The most potent concentration of flaming batshit crazy over the weekend has been in San Francisco where the California Democrats held their annual convention.
Aspiring 2020 potential candidates had to make the journey into the feces-strewn city that is literally the definition of an American shithole where they made their case to the most extremist elements of a party that has gone completely off the rails.
Unfortunately, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper who is one of the nearly two dozen zanies crammed into the bursting at the seams clown car didn’t make a convincing case to the freaks and as a result, may the first one voted off the island once the primary season kicks off – if he even makes it that far.
Never one to be accused of moderation, Hickenlooper nonetheless chose to go off the reservation when he spoke the blasphemy that socialism is not the answer which did the amazing trick of making him look like the only rational candidate.
Which is why he was nearly booed off the stage.
Democrat John Hickenlooper:
“Socialism is not the answer”
“We shouldn’t try to achieve universal coverage by removing private insurance from 150 million Americans”
“We shouldn't try to tackle climate change by guaranteeing every American a gov job”
Crowd boos loudly each time pic.twitter.com/Q3Oosgd8Wf
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 1, 2019
Via The San Francisco Chronicle, “‘Socialism is not the answer,’ Hickenlooper tells booing California Democrats”:
It wasn’t a message many of the California Democratic Party convention delegates were eager to hear.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, one of 14 presidential candidates speaking to the convention in San Francisco, styles himself as a moderate. When he got his turn Saturday, he told the delegates in the Moscone Center, “If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer.”
He smiled as a sustained round of boos rained down.
He was booed a second time when he said the country should strive for universal health care without eliminating private insurance.
Hickenlooper was followed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who received a big reaction when he opened with the line, “I am the governor who doesn’t think we should be ashamed of our progressive values.”
In an interview after his speech, Hickenlooper said he did not come to San Francisco hoping to be booed.
But booed that he was and the next time that he speaks before a crowd of America hating leftist communist sympathizers, they will be better prepared and will likely pelt him with garbage and urine and feces bombs.
He has zero chance at winning the nomination but at least give the guy some credit for telling the truth.