Big govt, Elections, Politics

Dems 2020 Field: “Old vs. Young”

With the unofficial start of the 2020 race for the White House well under way, Democrats still look to be fielding at least two dozen potential candidates, and a quick analysis shows the fight could shape up to be two camps warring again each other: the old and the young. On the young end of the spectrum, we’ll likely see Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker as well as Beto O’Rourke, and on the older end, we may see Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders along with Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, and Michael Bloomberg. Regardless of how it ends up, it’s going to be quite a show.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

About the only consensus to emerge from 2016 was that it was an extraordinarily unusual election cycle, from beginning to end.

One aspect that differentiated the cycle from most in the recent past was the enormity of the Republican field. The primary season kicked off with so many GOP candidates that the debates had to be split into two broadcasts, with the lower-polling members of the field serving as a not-ready-for-prime-time opening act for the main debate.

There was a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth throughout Republican Land about the number of contenders for the title. The early prevailing sentiment was that the pesky B Team contenders were getting in the way of smooth sailing for the complainer’s somewhat more mainstream and/or viable candidate.

That lament was voiced most often by the Rubio people, who were relying on a strategy that consisted of little more than than, “He’s the best choice because shut up.” It was also heard from Cruz supporters, John Kasich’s imaginary friend Clive, and the seventeen comatose Republican millionaires who had long ago vowed to vote for whichever Bush was running.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Beto Bros Out with Barack

According to recent reports, highly anticipated 2020 White House contender Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who could not beat Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the U.S. Senate, has officially kissed the ring of former President Obama in what most are analyzing as the beginning of “Beto2020.” According to The Washington Post, O’Rourke met with Obama in D.C. on Nov. 16 to discuss 2020: “The meeting was the first sign of Obama getting personally involved in conversations with O’Rourke, who, despite his November loss in a U.S. Senate race in Texas, has triggered more recent discussion and speculation than any other candidate in the burgeoning 2020 field.” Hope and change are coming again.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A Democrat serious about taking on Trump in 2020 must take one crucial step first: secure the blessing of the man who many still see as the leader of the party. Beto O’Rourke, who just got done losing to Ted Cruz in Texas, has officially taken that first step, and many are hoping it’s the beginning of “Beto 2020.”

O’Rourke, a representative from Texas who gave up his seat to fall about 200,000 votes (2.6%) short of becoming a senator, has continued to enjoy the rock star media coverage of someone who actually won their race in part because he managed to get a lot closer to dethroning Cruz than many thought he could in Texas — but mostly because he has the charisma that most of the other potential Democratic presidential candidates are glaringly lacking.

Former President Barack Obama recently commented on that charisma, saying O’Rourke sort of reminds him of himself. “The reason I was able to make a connection with a sizable portion of the country was because people had a sense that I said what I meant,” Obama told his former strategist David Axelrod in an interview for “The Axe Files” podcast.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Biden: “I’m the Most Qualified…to be President”

Former Vice President Joe Biden is considering a 2020 run for the Oval Office, given his latest proclamation while on a book tour. He’s arguing he is “the most qualified” to be president, and that he and his family will make a decision within the next two months on whether or not to make a final bid. We’ll give kudos: he did admit that he’s a “gaffe machine”…but that he’s still better than a liar.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Former Vice President Joe Biden says there’s no one better qualified in the nation to be president, but admitted at the same time he’s a “gaffe machine.”

“I’ll be as straight with you as I can. I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president,” Biden said Monday during a book tour stop in Missoula, Montana, according to CNN.

“No one should run for the job unless they believe that they would be qualified doing the job. I’ve been doing this my whole adult life, and the issues that are the most consequential relating to the plight of the middle class and our foreign policy are things that I have — even my critics would acknowledge, I may not be right but I know a great deal about it,” he said.

The moderator of the event, Bruce Feiler, said Biden would have a variety of potential liabilities if he choose to run, including being too old, being out of touch with the #MeToo era and being a “gaffe machine.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Discredited “Climate Scientist” Teams Up With Soros

Breitbart News reports how “discredited ‘climate scientist’ and fake Nobel prize winner” Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann is teaming up with the Soros-funded global warming propaganda platform DeSmogblog to get ahead of the scandal. In essence, Mann is attempting to use select emails and claims of transparency to ward off further investigation into the $1.5 trillion Climate Industrial Complex, complete with its data deception and methodological manipulations. One such example showcases alarm over a failure of evidence to correlate the “man-made” global warming theory… back in 2000. The global warming hysteria cabal is alive and well.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Who wants to rummage through Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann’s dirty laundry?
The discredited “climate scientist” and fake Nobel-prizewinner has released a batch of his old emails, which you can access here.

Mann gives a defiant account of his decision at the Soros-funded global warming propaganda site DeSmogblog.

By releasing his emails, Mann claims, he will be:

(a) using these emails to show how scientists are making an honest and diligent effort to understand the science underlying Earth’s climate system,

(b) showing how scientists are engaged in the good-faith give-and-take that is central to the scientific enterprise, which includes appropriate skepticism and critical assessment not only of other scientists’ work but our own, as evident through internal deliberations between the scientists, and

(c) demonstrating the understandable frustration that scientists have with those who intentionally misrepresent them and their research for the purpose of advancing an ideological agenda.

 

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Path to Victory to Defund Planned Parenthood

In an effort to get ahead of the now progressive Democratic House rising in January, national pro-life organizations joined Trump administration officials at the White House to battle for defunding Planned Parenthood regardless of who controls the U.S. House in the New Year. Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million in annual taxpayer funding and is the nation’s largest abortion provider, killing 900 preborn children per day according to Live Action president Lila Rose. Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins presented five ways the Trump administration can help talk down the abortion giant: refuse to sign any budget funding for Planned Parenthood, assert the Protect Life rule in Title X regulations, appoint life-affirming judges, end fetal tissue research, and keep Planned Parenthood out of sex education and family planning programs. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

National pro-life organizations met with Trump administration officials at the White House Wednesday to clear a path to defund Planned Parenthood, even with pro-abortion Democrats poised to take the reins of the U.S. House in January.
Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins, Live Action president Lila Rose, and representatives from the March for Life and the Susan B. Anthony List met with Trump administration officials.

While the pro-life activists acknowledge the administration has fulfilled some of President Donald Trump’s promises to them, Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest provider of abortions – remains the recipient of more than $500 million in annual taxpayer funding.

“Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the U.S. and, while receiving taxpayer funds, daily profits from the deaths of 900 preborn children killed in its facilities,” said Rose in a statement sent to Breitbart News.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Ocasio-Cortez Identifies as “American Revolutionary”

Following a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and seeing “The Great Leap,” Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to share her thoughts with a photo of the text on display as well as stipulating her mood as an “American Revolutionary.” She was promptly trolled by such conservatives as Ben Shapiro, who tweeted in response, “Wait until you hear about their perspective on limited government and individual rights!” “The Great Leap,” of course, concerns America’s overthrow of British rule in favor of freedom. AOC would rather throw us back under oppression–not of a king but of a massive socialist bureaucracy.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Far-left Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said online Wednesday night that she felt like an “American revolutionary” — and was promptly mocked by conservatives.

Ocasio-Cortez posted the remark after she apparently visited “The Great Leap” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and tweeted out a photo that matches the text of a display featured at the museum:

The world the British colonists inherited was ruled by kings, hereditary aristocrats, and wealthy gentlemen. But in the year 1776, Americans decided to change that world. They would do without a king or aristocrats. They would create a new government based solely on “the people.”

But who would really count as “the people,” and how would it all work? Should wealthy and educated gentlemen still dominate the government? Should a new, representative form of government truly represent the interests and views of common men and women? How should those people participate to make their voices heard?

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Bill and Hillary Bash Trump for Cash in Canada

In a Toronto stadium built for six times the crowd that showed up, former President Bill Clinton and his First Lady (never President) Hillary Clinton saw fit to bash the sitting POTUS to raise cash for their already fat deep-state pockets. “We have a president who is part of the cover-up as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Mr. Khashoggi was murdered, and we have a president and those closest to him who have their own personal commercial interests,” Hillary teased. Her ironic “personal commercial interests” comments were accompanied with jokes about her moving to Canada and joining parliament. You know … because she’s still assuming victory. The comments were made with accidental irony, given the many scandals surrounding Secretary Clinton’s involvement with the Uranium One scandal and the shakedown artistry through the Clinton Foundation.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Playing in front of just over 3,000 people in an arena that can seat about six times that number in Toronto Tuesday evening, Bill and Hillary Clinton found a variety of ways to slam the sitting President of the United States, whose reign is so awful, his vanquished presidential opponent suggested, that she was considering moving to Canada to restart her political career as a member of parliament.

The event was hosted by one of the reluctant “stars” of the politically damaging Clinton Foundation expose by Peter Schweizer “Clinton Cash,” Frank McKenna, a former Canadian ambassador and current deputy chair of the Toronto-Dominion Bank who Schweizer describes as having “paid Bill more than any other financial institution for lectures,” amounting to some $1.8 million for ten speeches over just two years, which Schweizer suggests is related to the Keystone Pipeline battle.

The Daily Mail, which reported at length on the event, the first of 13 such engagements, notes that, as one might expect, McKenna didn’t bother asking many hard questions of the power couple.

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Ocasio-Cortez Compares Migrant Caravan to Holocaust Jews

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, socialist congresswoman-elect of New York, has reached a new intellectual low this week, comparing the migrant caravan charging our southern border and lobbing rocks at our border agents with Jewish families fleeing the Holocaust and Rwandans trying to escape genocide. “Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. Last time we checked no one is threatening mass extermination of migrant workers, but details are of little value to the Left.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the star Democratic congresswoman-elect from New York, compared migrant caravan members who clashed over the weekend with U.S. border agents to Jewish families fleeing Nazi Germany and other targets of genocide.

Ocasio-Cortez, who was elected to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District earlier this month, tweeted over the weekend in support of those attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. She compared those fleeing violence in Central America to those who escaped Germany, Rwanda and Syria.

“Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted late Sunday.

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Dems: Trump is Right

At least a few Democrats are attempting to ride President Trump’s coattails to glory arguing that’s what they were thinking all along. In an interview with the Guardian, Hillary Clinton admitted, “I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame.” She continued explaining that it’s an issue in the Americas as well. Here’s the bottom line: when Hillary Clinton is tacitly admitting, via a European analogy, that Trump is right, things are looking good for reelection in 2020.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

This is how Trump will fade. Democrats will simply say they were thinking the same thing all along. “In an interview with the Guardian, [Hillary Clinton] the former Democratic presidential candidate… suggested immigration was inflaming voters and contributed to the election of Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the EU.”

“I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame,” Clinton said, speaking as part of a series of interviews with senior centrist political figures about the rise of populists, particularly on the right, in Europe and the Americas. …
“I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken particularly by leaders like Angela Merkel, but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part, and must send a very clear message – ‘we are not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support’ – because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic.” …

Clinton was one of three heavyweights of the centre-left interviewed by the Guardian … The other two interviewees, Tony Blair and Matteo Renzi, agreed that the migration issue had posed significant problems for centrist politics.

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Big govt, International, Issues

Mexico Deporting Would-Be Illegals For Us

The DailyWire reports that Mexico is ratcheting up its efforts to wrangle illegal immigrants seeking entry into the United States as they are temporarily stranded at the border. According to the AP, Tijuana officials have “arrested 34 caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries,” for failing to comply with Mexico’s laws while en route to the United States. Tijuana has been especially resilient in the face of the onslaught of the thousands-strong caravan and is drawing a sharp contrast between self-reliant Haitian asylum seekers with the entitled new arrivals from Central America.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Mexicans, now saddled with hosting around 3,000 migrants waiting to declare asylum at an official United States border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego, California, are losing patience with the “workers” and deporting those that make trouble back to their home countries.

The Associated Press reports that Tijuana officials have “arrested 34 caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries,” for failing to follow Mexico’s laws.

Hundreds of Tijuana residents have also staged protests against the migrants, who have taken over a local soccer stadium to use as a temporary shelter.

The mayor of Tijuana is no stranger to massive migrant caravans, but this one, he says, is different. A Haitian caravan, which also arrived looking for political asylum in the United States and was turned away, consisted largely of refugees looking for work and more permanent homes.

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