Why the Democrats only play to win

Buck Sexton filled in for Glenn on his radio program Monday, where he shared his insights on Saturday night's Democratic debate. If you didn't watch it, you didn't miss much --- it was intended not to be watched by the vast majority Americans, Buck noted.

That being said, Buck highlighted one important takeaway --- a lesson on how Democrats play the game.

"Democrats play to win," Buck said. "Why? Winning means power. You have power, you can get what you want."

If the debate looked like a preposterous game show, it's because that's just what it was, Buck continued.

"With the, 'oh, well, who is going to be the next DNC nominee?' We all know who it's going to be," Buck said. "They know who it's going to be and have for quite some time, which is why they have managed to set up the process in this way."

Listen to the segment below for more.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

BUCK: You have a debate that wasn't supposed to be seen. Many of us chose to watch some of it. If you watched all of it, I applaud you. Because I don't think there's a whole lot that you could take away from it, other than, this is how Democrats play the game. And maybe there's a real lesson here for Republicans that they should pay attention to.

Democrats play to win. What is the central tenet of the modern progressive Democrat party in this country? What is number one? What is the first rule? You know, first rule of Fight Club is never talk about Fight Club. What is the first rule of the Democratic Party? Win. Why? Winning means power. You have power, you can get what you want. You can do what you want. Without power, you're irrelevant.

So whatever you have to do to win is what is what is wise, is what is just, is what is good. It doesn't matter what the acts are, right? The ends completely justify the means. Democrats want to win. They have discipline. Fact that this looks like a preposterous game, almost like a game show, quite honestly, at this point. With the, oh, well, who is going to be the next DNC nominee? We all know who it's going to be. But they know who it's going to be and have for quite some time, which is why -- why is why they have managed to set up the process in this way.

You hear about Bernie Sanders, lawsuits, this is all just noise. This is sound and fury signifying nothing. It's just trying to make it seem like there's something going on here. It's a good look. It's a good look for Bernie. Bernie gets to burnish his national credentials here. He gets to sort of get his name out there, build more of a brand for the Democrat socialism that he's trying to make mainstream. Something we should all keep in mind is, it's not that hard for him to do because how far apart -- really, how far apart are Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on issues of economics, for example?

You can say the biggest difference seems to be that Hillary very gladly takes large donations from Wall Street, from hedge funders, from people who have very big pockets. Bernie trashes them all the time, and perhaps too much, so he won't take as much cash or any cash from them. We'll see. Depends on which one. Depends on the donation.

Hillary is pretty comfortable with that stuff because Hillary has completely taken in that Democratic principle of whatever it takes to win. Do whatever it takes.

We have the Republicans squabbling. All kinds of going after each other. And for what?

You think they're going to be a stronger candidate at the end of this whole thing? You think that this isn't going to help Hillary in a general? It's time for some of these Republican contenders to go back to either whatever other public office jobs they had or their book tour or something else.

Because the Hillary machine -- as I like to say, Hillary and the Democrats, it's like Skynet and the machinery is self-aware. They will do whatever it takes to win, even having a ridiculous Saturday night debate that is intended -- intended not to be watched by -- by a vast majority of the American people.

Featured Image: Democratic president candidate Bernie Sanders waits as Hillary Clinton walks on stage at Saint Anselm College December 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the third Democratic debate featuring Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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