Andrew Yang Scolds Fellow 2020 Democrats for ‘Being Obsessed’ With Trump Impeachment

2002 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang scolded his fellow Democratic presidential aspirants on Thursday night’s debate stage for “being obsessed” with impeachment and ignoring the reasons behind President Donald Trump’s popularity in America.

“We have to stop being obsessed over impeachment, which unfortunately strikes many Americans like a ball game where you know what the score is going to be, and start digging in and solving the problems that got Donald Trump elected in the first place,” Yang said at the debate in Los Angeles. “We have to take every opportunity to present a new, positive vision for the country, a new way forward, to help beat [Trump] in 2020.”

Earlier in the debate, Yang said people in America distrust lawmakers and have been polarized by politically charged cable news networks, which carry on as if Trump is president “because of some combination of Russia, racism, Facebook, Hillary Clinton, and emails all mixed together.”

Americans, he said, know better.

“The more we act like Donald Trump is the cause of all our problems, the more Americans lose trust that we can actually see what’s going on in our communities and solve those problems.”

Yang, an entrepreneur from New York, has polled mostly in the single digits throughout the campaign but remains a popular choice among some younger voters. He is especially admired by tech workers, who refer to themselves as the “Yang Gang,” and counts several major Silicon Valley names among his donors.

His performance on Thursday night was widely lauded, but observers said he may have a hard time qualifying for the next debate in January because Democratic officials are narrowing the threshold for participation.

In his closing statement, Yang drew laughter from the audience when he said, “I know what you’re thinking America. How am I on this stage with them.”

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  1. We have to “start digging in and solving the problems that got Donald Trump elected in the first place,” Andrew Yang

    Andrew Yang is confused a bit.

    The only way for that to happen is for the Democrats to get rid of King Donald The Loser & Moscow Mitch FIRST. It should be obvious that those two have no desire at all to change things.

  2. Phil,

    So….you are against a wall, by whatever means? Learn Spanish or its sub-dialect Mexican.

    I’ve actually considered and read about some scenarios where Mexico builds the wall to keep Americans from fleeing the 3rd-world shithole conditions becoming standard in places like CA. Mexico at least considers its own citizens before criminal trespassers, unlike the US.

    As for the rest of your demented diatribe I can say two things:
    1. “You can keep your doctor” and “families will save $2500 or more.”
    2. Don’t fail to consider the prosecutions which might take place in Trump’s 2nd term. Your side has a bunch of losers less appealing than Hillary was.

    1. PLEASE explain just how a border wall addresses the issue of drugs and illegal entries when 98% occur at legal points of entry. “Mexico will pay for the wall” was to get your attention, it wasn’t a solution to the problem. If you actually believed that it was, Trumpers would all be building a wall on the southern border of their property instead of upgrading their security systems for ALL sides of their home, most assuredly the front and back doors! and LOL…You really want to recycle a version of the “Lock Her Up” mantra?? Using a private server was never a crime. Being on a board of directors for a foreign county’s oil company is not a crime. A board member NOT having oil drilling experience is not a crime, as indicated by simply reviewing the Board of Exxon. Holding opposing views of the party in power is NOT a crime. We are not a third world country. There is a crime on the books or there isn’t. Of course no D candidate appeals to YOU–they are not going after the voter who wants Civil War 2.0.

  3. “Are you blaming Trump for not taking care of lead in the water? It’s the states and cities who should be doing something about it.” ron

    Of course. King Donald The Loser promised an infrastructure bill and he has done nothing about it, except to promise that he will sell this country to his friends and the highest bidders even if they are foreigners. He wants to sell you out, Ron.

    The rest of what you wrote are just right-wing talking points and/or noise.

  4. PS: Do I really strike you as being so set in my ways that I would not even investigate options? Personally, I think Biden will get the nod and I just can’t vote for him. Given that choice I will stick with DJT as the lesser of the two evils much as I did when he ran against HRC.

    Also I tend to think that in order for any president to truly implement his/her vision for the country they need the eight years that comes with reelection, even Barry needed the full eight to thoroughly screw the country.

    There is much that DJT says and does that makes me shake my head and want to pass him the A1 Steak Sauce for the shoe leather he is ingesting but when it comes down to it his loutishness does not diminish his love for this country or its people. In the end I and I suspect many others are voting for that: A president who won’t apologize to the world for being America or American a la Super O.

    1. “his loutishness does not diminish his love for this country or its people” Morte206

      You are confused by King Donald The Loser.

      He doesn’t give two hoots about you or me. The ONLY thing that he cares about is himself. He puts on airs about caring, but you don’t seem to recognize that it is all fake.

      He obviously doesn’t care about the country because he is willing to let anyone poison it and kill us. What has he done to help with lead in the water of over 3,000 cities or towns? Nothing! He doesn’t care about the environment at all and is willing to let companies rape it. He takes credit for a good economy, but that has happened DESPITE what he has done, such as the trade war against China and the American people. He doesn’t care about any other people other than himself, except maybe Ivanka. That is obvious because he hasn’t done a thing to help people get the health care that he promised BEFORE getting elected. And this is just for openers.

      Yeah, you and a whole bunch of others have been fooled.

  5. Don’t trust Yang because he tells you what you want to hear.

  6. It’s a shame that Yang, Tulsi, or my beloved whack-job Marianne are not contenders.

    They at least make some sense. The ruling elite, and they are just that, of Biden, Warren, Sanders, and assorted billionaires are just throwing out competing wish lists.

    Notice how they all say “we must do this” vs. “this is exactly how we will do this”. Not that their goals are in any way practical. Notice how “Lunchbox Joe” promised to eliminate millions of blue-collar jobs? Yeah, that’s how the Dims support the non-elite.not living in Blue Zones.

    Guess what? Despite the wishes of the Blue Zones these people have votes just like illegal immigrants in the Blue Zones.

    1. LOL…Was having Mexico pay for the wall “in any way practical”?? Tax cuts paying for themselves? No golf and no vacations? Paying off the national debt in 8 years? Making coal king again? The existence of the secret healthcare plan that covers everyone and costs less? GDP of 4, 5 maybe even 6%? And my personal favorite, Drain the Swamp? The guy who was fined for corruption in every aspect of his business was suddenly going to do a 180 and be surround himself with honest brokers?? Are you saying you see a path thru Congress for Yang’s $1,000 per month per person stipend? I am guessing that will be the same Congress that General Confusion envisions passing M4A.

  7. Yang calling them out is refreshing. Maybe just maybe there’s one democrat whose got a functioning brain whose willing to do what’s right for the American people. But i’ve seen how they lie and promise to be different. Mr. Yang actions speak louder than words. You have a long way to go to prove to the American people that your not one of the sheeple!

    1. Don’t trust him. He’s just telling the more conservative crowd what they want to hear.

  8. Yang calling out the Party on Trump hatred was invigorating to say the least. Certainly it made me take a second, even a third, look at him.

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