12 Questions For The Democratic Debate

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Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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It’s time the Democratic presidential contenders get treated like the Republican presidential contenders.

Republican candidates are often asked questions by reporters that attempt to paint them as out of step with the culture.  That’s fine, but only if Democratic candidates face similar queries. Below are 12 such questions that should be asked at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas:

1.) Is it bigoted for a straight male to reject a transgendered female for a date solely because “she” is not a natural born female?

2.) Should transgendered females be allowed to compete in female contact sports like women’s boxing and mixed martial arts?

3.) At what age do you think a person is capable of determining they were born the wrong gender? For instance, do you think parents should help their 5-year-old who says she is really the opposite gender transition, as has happened?

4.) Does the fact there are no people of color on the debate stage show that the Democratic Party has a white privilege problem?

5.) A “Blue Lives Matter” movement has arisen as a result of the recent spate of cop killings. Do you believe “Blue Lives Matter” and, if so, will you say the phrase right now?

6.) When exactly does a fetus become a person?

7.) Should a Christian baker be forced under penalty of the law to bake a cake for a Satanist wedding ceremony?

8.) Should it be legal for a black baker to refuse to bake a Confederate-Flag emblazoned cake for somebody celebrating Confederate Flag Day – a state holiday in Arkansas, mind you, that Bill Clinton did not act to end when he was governor of the state?

9.) If someone opposes gay marriage, are they a bigot? Would you accept campaign donations from an opponent of gay marriage? Is there any circumstance where you could imagine appointing an opponent of gay marriage to your cabinet?

10.) Bernie Sanders says he does not identify as a capitalist. Does anyone on stage identify as a capitalist? Please raise your hand.

11.) Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has repeatedly refused to delineate the differences between Democrats and socialists. Who on stage wants to give it a shot?

12.) Do you believe newspapers should publish depictions of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad? If not, what is your view of the musical “Book of Mormon?” Should it have been staged?

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