I know I am but what are you? In a contest to see who can be the most juvenile on the left Democrat Andrew Yang, a 44-year-old lawyer and entrepreneur, who is running for the 2020 nomination, takes the lead. When all else fails, name call and that is what Yang did to President Trump. He says he will take on Trump in any physical or mental contest and sincerely doubts Trump could run a mile. Trump who outdoes everyone around him on a daily basis.
Yang is doing this in a desperate move for attention in a dwindling field of leftists who are seeking the political gold ring in their party. He’s not exactly riding at the top of the polls but he was just endorsed by Elon Musk. Musk has made a fortune in technology and aerospace so, of course, he would endorse a craven socialist. Too many good drugs I think are the cause of this.
Yang took center stage at the Iowa State Fair to rant about Trump’s fitness while claiming that he could best the Commander-in-Chief at physical and mental feats. Right. “I don’t think Donald Trump could run a mile. Would you guys enjoy trying to watch Donald Trump run a mile? That’d be hysterical,” Yang said in comments captured by ABC News. “What does that guy weigh, like, 280 or something?”
He called Trump ‘fat’ and a ‘slob’ and said ‘America would love to see you pass out’. Tacky and petty… it’s a twofer. Yang is attempting to make physical fitness a voting issue. “No one wants a president who doesn’t seem like they can run a mile,” he declared at one point. Wow… so that would leave out wheelchair-bound former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and chronically crippled former President John F. Kennedy, who were both Democrats. Revisionist much?
From the Conservative Tribune:
“Yang was just getting warmed up.
“I challenge Donald Trump to any physical or mental feat under the sun. I mean, gosh, what could that guy beat me at, being a slob? He’s an embarrassment,” the Democrat said.
“According to The Atlantic, an aide tried to stop Yang from going further. Instead, the 2020 hopeful continued his rant, calling the current president “so fat” and then seemingly challenging him to a pushup contest. Yes, this really happened.
“I can do approximately infinity more pushups than Donald Trump,” Yang bragged.
“[W]hat could Donald Trump possibly be better than me at? An eating contest?” he went on.
“Like something that involved trying to keep something on the ground and having really large body mass? Like, if there was a hot-air balloon that was rising and you needed to try and keep it on the ground, he would be better than me at that, because he is so fat.”
“The comments were so bad that even some voices on the left criticized them. Splinter News journalist Samantha Grasso accused Yang of hating fat people and being “fatphobic,” confirming once and for all that Donald Trump’s habit of eating at McDonald’s is “4D chess”-level brilliant.
“Okay, maybe he just likes burgers, but that certainly makes him seem a lot more normal to voters than Andrew “Let’s Run a Mile” Yang. It isn’t clear whom the Democrat was trying to impress, or why he thought a lengthy rant about a 73-year-old man’s body type would resonate with primary voters.
“Yang isn’t the first Democratic presidential candidate to rant about physically challenging Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker have both done so, with different levels of pent-up aggression.
“If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden said last year.
“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life. I’m a pretty damn good athlete,” Biden blustered. “Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
“Biden made comments similar to Yang’s in July. “Come on, Donald, come on, man. How many push-ups do you want to do here, pal?” he said.
“Booker went a step further by fantasizing about punching the president.
“[M]y testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him, which would be bad for this elderly, out of shape man that he is if I did that,” he declared on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” before calling Trump a “physically weak specimen.”’
Trump could run circles around these guys and frankly, he can run the country which none of these candidates can. Not without bankrupting her even more and driving her into the ground. Whether Trump can run a mile or not is not the most pressing thing facing this nation.
“Central to Yang’s campaign is the proposal of a monthly $1,000 “Freedom Dividend” to all U.S. citizens over the age of 18 (a form of universal basic income, or UBI) in response to worker displacement driven by technological automation. Yang proposes a value-added tax to finance the dividend and to combat tax avoidance by large American corporations. He argues that the problem of automation-driven job displacement is the main reason Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, stating that based on data, “There’s a straight line up between the adoption of industrial robots in a community and the movement towards Donald Trump.” Yang has said that he became an advocate of a UBI after reading American futurist Martin Ford’s book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, which deals with the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on the job market and economy. He believes UBI is a more viable policy than job retraining programs, citing studies that job retraining of displaced manufacturing workers in the Midwest had success rates of 0–15%. His campaign slogan is “Humanity First”, which calls attention to his belief that automation of many key industries is one of the biggest threats facing the American workforce. The other two central elements of Yang’s platform are “Medicare for All” and “Human-Centered Capitalism.”
“Over 100 policies are listed on Yang’s campaign website. He supports a carbon tax and bringing the United States back into the Paris Climate Agreement. He supports legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and has pledged to appoint pro-choice judges. An article in The New York Times described various new policies Yang proposes, such as a department focused on regulating the addictive nature of media, a White House psychologist, making Election Day a national holiday, and, to stem corruption, increasing the salaries of federal regulators but limiting their private work after they leave public service.”
He also told a crowd in New Hampshire on Friday that he would pardon every prison inmate convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses if he was elected. He also wants to decriminalize marijuana and opioids.
But his worst policy is this:
“We need to move to a new form of capitalism – Human Capitalism – that’s geared towards maximizing human well-being and fulfillment. The central tenets of Human Capitalism are:”
- Humans are more important than money
- The unit of a Human Capitalism economy is each person, not each dollar
- Markets exist to serve our common goals and values
That’s called ‘communism’, not capitalism.
Instead of challenging the president on substantive issues that Americans care about, Yang goes for running a mile and pushups. He calls Trump disparaging names and a cheater. How disrespectful and typically leftist, as well as intellectually weak. He has over 100 policies on his site and most of them are overwhelmingly radically leftist. Consider the source when he starts nipping at President Trump.
I’ll just leave this here:
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,