NBC said it best, “President Trump is the winner of the first Democratic debate.” Illegal aliens were the other big winner. Unfortunately, big losers included U.S. citizens, blacks and other minorities. If you missed it, the top 20 Democratic presidential candidates spent two nights in an anger-induced, “we hate America” debate that should frighten sane people, regardless of your political affiliation. For the sake of our country, for the sake of your children and grandchildren, I ask you Dems and libs, please return to a sane version of liberalism. That Democratic debate was socialism and “destroy America” on full display. Following are examples of what I mean.


THE HIGHLIGHTS (actually low-lights) of the Democrat debates included:

• Eric Swalwell proudly proclaimed that he wants to storm into your house and seize weapons (Note - only if you refuse to surrender them). Obviously, Swalwell has no problem violating the 2nd and 4th Amendments. 

• Julian Castro (former Obama cabinet member) proudly stated that he wants “reproductive justice” for transgender males. After the debate Julian tried to clarify and said, “it’s trans men, trans masculine, and non-binary folks who need full access to abortion and repro healthcare.” Abortion for males? WTH is he talking about?

• Kamala Harris (D-CA) is in favor of bringing back forced school busing to further integrate public schools. FYI - School bussing was the most hated government edict of the past 50 years. Fully 90% of both blacks and whites opposed forced bussing. Why Kamala wants bussing is anyone’s guess but Dems love “mandatory programs”. 

• Every Dem candidate, except John Delaney (D-MD), wants “Medicare for all”. Democrats want to replace private health insurance with Big Government because more government is their only solution.

• Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) thinks the Taliban bears NO responsibility for 9/11 or terrorism. Hey Tulsi, the Taliban harbored Al Qaeda which makes them responsible.

• Instead of sending them home, Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) wants to “lawyer up” illegals who sneak across the border.

• Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) both answered questions in broken Spanish. Their condescension and pandering to Latino voters was insulting. Hey, Beto and Cory, how about encouraging immigrant Latinos to learn English and assimilate into society – something that would actually benefit them? 


WHERE ARE the sane Democrats? Only Delaney and Tim Ryan (D-OH) realize how radical their leftist comrades have become. Delaney said that Medicare for all is “bad policy” because it eliminates private health insurance and imposes a single payer system. And Ryan said, “We’ve lost all connection. We (meaning his Democrat party) have got to change the center of gravity of the Democratic Party from coastal and elitist and Ivy League – which is the perception – to somebody from the forgotten communities that have been left behind for the last 30 years.”


RYAN IS correct. The Dems are elitist. They despise those of us here in central Georgia. They’ve exchanged working people and working communities for illegals. President Trump hasn’t and is why he’ll win re-election.


FINALLY, WHEN the Democratic candidates were asked, all said they will decriminalize illegal border crossings (i.e. illegals sneaking into the country). Then, when asked if their health plan included illegal aliens, every Dem is in favor of paying the health care for illegals the day they set foot in this country. Additionally, not one Democratic candidate said that he would deport any illegal - ever. This is beyond insanity. Every Democrat supports allowing anybody in the world to invade our country, we must do nothing to prevent them from entering, and once here, they have a “right” to stay forever. Plus, the day they show up, the illegals are entitled to free healthcare, free education, free housing, and free whatever else they want – at your expense. Illegals only need to sneak across the border and we must give them everything. (Note – We don’t even do this for our own citizens.  Obviously, Dems care more about illegals than they do U.S. citizens.) 


AS A COUNTRY, we can have open borders and allow anyone in the world complete access to America, or we can have a “welfare society” in which everyone is entitled to everything. However, we can’t have both or we’ll soon be providing food, shelter and healthcare to the entire world and be a bankrupt country just like Venezuela. But hey, apparently that’s what liberals are demanding and what their candidates are selling - the country be damned. 


A COUNTRY is defined as – a body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory. I’m asking you Democrat readers, if we have open borders and allow unfettered access to everybody in the world, insist they NEVER integrate into our society, and insist that they NEVER pledge allegiance to flag or country, how does that help the United States? How do we benefit by bankrupting the nation by giving endless welfare to illegals? Except the illegals, how do open borders help anybody?


LET’S BE CLEAR; I’m an American citizen. I defended this country by putting my life on the line on numerous overseas deployments to the Middle East and elsewhere. In my 25+ year Army career I’ve jumped from planes in the middle of the night; trudged through swamps up to my neck; carried loads of well over 80 pounds for endless miles; spent countless nights shivering, wet and cold; and been shot at - all to help keep Americans safe and our nation free. The benefits the Dems want to give illegals, the day they arrive, are more than I, or any other citizen, receive – despite having sacrificed with blood, sweat and tears. I’m not complaining about what I receive or don’t receive. I have a problem with Democratic candidates who want to use my tax dollars to buy votes, and who want to give more to criminal illegals than they do to U.S. citizens. 


WEEKLY Quote: “The Dems are catering to noncitizens.” Rush Limbaugh

Sloan Oliver is a retired Army officer who writes a weekly column for the Reporter. Email him at