A conservative activist contends that Democrats' continued support of radical policies won't play well in the heartland of America.
Last week, for the first time, all the top Democratic presidential candidates were on the same stage in Houston for the third Democratic debate.
While Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families doesn't think the debate moved the needle one way or the other for any candidate, he does think some of the radical positions pushed on stage will come back to haunt whoever is ultimately nominated by the Democrats to run against President Donald Trump.
"Those positions got raucous applause from the audience on a university campus in a room filled with people who are very sympathetic to socialism," he describes. "But I don't think you're going to [see those positions] play well in Cincinnati and Nashville and St. Louis and most other places around the country."
Bauer cites one glaring example: "They want no regulation on abortion, yet they were making it clear they were totally willing to take away guns from law-abiding Americans." (See sidebar)
'Gun grab' not expected to fly with Texans
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In an attempt to turn the Lone Star State "blue," the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has targeted six Texas districts for 2020, as well as Republican Senator John Cornyn, who they believe is vulnerable. But a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas believes the battle for the Second Amendment could derail Democrats' plan to flip Texas to their side.
Cathie Adams argues that Democrats' pledge to confiscate citizens' guns could embolden the turnout for Republicans in 2020.
"I believe that the majority of Texans do know that their Second Amendment rights are under attack, and [they understand] that if we don't stand up and show up at the polls that it's going to be all over," Adams tells OneNewsNow.
"I just do not see Texans sitting down and watching this happen – we're going to get up, we're going to vote, we're going to be engaged in this process," she concludes.
And some things, he argues, that should have drawn attention didn't.
"… Like former Vice President [Joe] Biden saying that nobody who has committed a non-violent crime should be in prison. Really? Not Bernie Madoff?" he asks. "Not the bankers that the leftists keep telling us caused the economic collapse back in 2008 and 2009?"
According to Bauer, a lot of the candidates' statements spoken on the spur of the moment won't hold up under examination.
Kids in cages? Not under my watch, says Biden
During last week's Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Biden responded to a question challenging the Obama-Biden administration's record on deportations:
Biden: "Number one, we didn't lock up people up in cages. We didn't separate families. We didn't do all of those things."
But according to Obama's former ICE chief, Thomas Homan, the Obama administration built cages that housed children who were later shown in a 2014 image. Bauer suggests that there's two ways to interpret what the former VP said.
"When Vice President Biden says that under the watch of him and Barack Obama no children were put in cages, there's only two conclusions you're left with: he either chooses not to remember – or he remembers and he's intentionally lying, believing that most of the liberal media won't do a fact-check on him," says Bauer.
"There has been nothing done by the Trump administration that's any different than what Obama and Biden did during their administration [in handling illegal immigrant families]," he emphasizes.
The only difference now, says Bauer, is that left-leaning judges who allowed Obama and Biden to do those things will do anything and everything to stop President Trump from doing the same thing.