This morning I hat to take mom for a doctor’s appointment. While waiting, I had to suck on the TV tuned to the Chicano version of Good Morning America & similar AM crap. Well yeah, the Special Hell and all.
So they start talking about who won and who lost the debate last night and apparently according to them, it was Biden, Kamala and Beto. Next, Cute Young Pneumatic Babe proceeds to interview some political “expert” who was giving his impression about the debate. Young Pneumatic Babe (YPB) then asks him about Beto’s promise of mandating to “retire” AR-15s and AK-47s (Yes, she used that word.) The expert corrected her on the spot saying that Beto did not say “retire” but “confiscate.”. She looked shocked she got forcibly rebuked and was even less happier when the expert told her that was damn near impossible. .
I have to think how somebody told YPB to use the word “retire” rather than confiscation as the connotation of the word outside Mexico and its suburb of Los Angeles is very negative. Latin America has been plagued by confiscations by government (or those that want to become government by force) for a couple of centuries now. Every effing dictator and every effing revolutionary would inevitable come to your land or home and “confiscate” the fruits of your labor for the good of the country or the good of the revolution. Many people decide only to work the bare minimum because they were always afraid somebody would target them for having too much and come take away. And in some cases (lots) they simply wanted all you have and you were issued a bullet in the back of the head as compensation.
As I said, probably the word confiscation did not produce a lot of consternation in Republica Popular de California, but in Florida? Beginning with the Cubans and the rest of the Latin American escapees from Socialist governments? You bet your ass it may make a difference.
I don’t think we will see the rest of the candidates taking such a extreme position or it would deliver Florida to Trump again.