Elections, Politics

Biden Fails to Impress Iowans

According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, likely Iowa Democratic caucus voters are not buying into 76-year-old Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign bid for the White House. Among those polled, 36.7 percent cited an age-related reason as their chief concern, ranging from being too old or even that he had already had his time. Even more, 41.24% were not impressed with Biden’s performance in the debates compared with 50% who said Kamala Harris did better than expected. Once again, Democrats look to crown the latest minority group star as the heir apparent to president of the Club for Victimhood.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Joe Biden’s age and what was seen as a poor performance in last week’s debate appear to be significant problems for him in Iowa.

A Suffolk University/USA Today poll of likely Iowa Democratic caucus voters released Thursday found that a third of those who do not support Biden cite the former vice president’s 76 years, lack of fresh ideas, or other reasons relating to Biden’s long political career as reasons for spurning him.

Some 36.7% cited age-related reasons. 15.2% said that Biden was too old or that they want a younger candidate, 7.5% said that they want someone new/fresh ideas, 7.2% said that Biden should “pass the torch” or that he had his time, 4.8% said that they want diversity or that Biden is old school, and 2.1% said he was out of touch.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Elizabeth Warren the New “Not Bernie”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the new “compromise nominee” for the Left according to political insiders. “The Massachusetts senator may be out of sync with party centrists, but she’s drawn at least one sharp line with [Bernie] Sanders that is resonating with prominent moderate voices as she surges into the top tier in national and early state polls,” POLITICO reported. Warren appears to be slowly overtaking Joe Biden as the fusionist candidate for the Democrats. If she can shed the Fauxcahontas baggage and perform well in the debate, this could be a fight worth watching.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

When Joe Biden entered the 2020 presidential race, he was seen as the “compromise nominee,” the so-called centrist that could win the primary and beat Trump in the general election. He was thrust out there as a moderate-by-comparison candidate in a field of otherwise hardcore radicals. That was the whole point of his candidacy. But it turns out the Democrat Party establishment is warming up to one of his opponents instead: Fauxcahontas herself, Elizabeth Warren.

There was a time not so long ago when leading Democrats warned that Elizabeth Warren’s “fantasy-based blue-state populism” risked leading the party to ruin.
But in a revealing tell of how far her campaign has come since its early February launch, some unlikely voices in the center of the party are growing more comfortable with the idea of Warren as the nominee.

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Elections, Politics

Voters Ready to Say Bye-Bye Beto

A new Reuters/Ipsos national poll confirms what common sense has told us all along: former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is struggling on the 2020 campaign trail. He has lost 3 percentage points among Democrats and independent voters since May and is now a bottom feeder with just 3 percent support overall in the already overcrowded field. Minority voters and those under the age of 34 are particularly losing enthusiasm for the Beto bandwagon with just eight months to go until the Democratic Party starts narrowing the field by delineating who and who does not make the 2 percent cut to appear on the party’s national debate stage. Beto may not have been born for this after all.

Here’s more from Reuters…

Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who nearly won a U.S. Senate seat last year in the reliably conservative state, is struggling in his White House bid and has lost support from young voters and minorities, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos national poll.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke speaks at a campaign house party in Salem, New Hampshire, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
The public opinion poll released on Thursday shows support for O’Rourke among registered Democratic and independent voters slipped by 3 percentage points since a May survey to 3% overall.

During the same time, other leading Democratic presidential candidates saw their support increase.

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Elections, Politics

AOC Burns the Bern, Endorses Warren

Rabid socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is turning her back on fellow comrade Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and giving her 2020 endorsement to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “One longtime Warren watcher said that it appears the senator’s campaign to win the official endorsement from the darling of progressives is on track,” the Washington Examiner reported. The report also noted that it’s a “coveted” endorsement that “could be the coup d’Ètat for the heart and soul of the restless left wing base Warren is courting.” That any candidate is wooing AOC spells disaster for the Democratic Party in 2020, which will be hard-pressed to come back to the center after swinging for the socialist fence.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The most prominent Millennial legislator may be bailing on the man who paved the way for her stardom. According to a report in the Washington Examiner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who is a self-described democratic socialist, will not endorse the nation’s leading socialist for president.

Instead, she’s reoortedly considering backing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Warren has been staging a comeback of sorts these last few weeks, crushing Sanders from behind and pulling from his base of support, just as former Vice President Joe Biden increases his lead over the longtime Vermont senator in certain key primary states. Once behind by double digits, Warren has moved comfortably into third place in the 2020 Democratic primary, commanding comfortable double-digit favorability ratings in both national and state-based polls.

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Elections, Politics

Biden’s 2020 Strategy: Don’t Campaign

Joe Biden is making headlines for…not campaigning for the White House. Biden’s campaign strategy of “limited exposure” included no campaigning on Memorial Day weekend, if only because he already has near universal name recognition. According to LMT Online: “Since entering the race four weeks ago, Biden has held 11 public events, according to his campaign. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, held nearly four times that number in the same period, according to schedules. And Gillibrand, who is lagging in the polls, planned 11 stops in Iowa just over the holiday weekend.” An alternate theory is that Biden can’t keep his hands to himself, so staffers are preventing further damage when his poll numbers are comfortably in the lead.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Former Vice President Joe Biden seems to have a unique approach to winning the 2020 Democratic nomination: campaign as little as possible.

According to a report in LMT Online, Biden’s campaign is now one of “limited exposure,” and, unlike his competitors for the 2020 nomination, he’ll actually take most of Memorial Day weekend off, preferring to take time out of the spotlight rather than press the flesh and march in parades — the activities typically required of anyone running for public office on a national holiday.

“With near universal name recognition and high favorability ratings among Democrats, the former vice president does not need to introduce himself to voters like nearly every other candidate.

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Elections, Politics

Beto 2020 2.0

In the wake of his failure to launch in the polls, Beto is now planning to “reintroduce” his 2020 campaign … in order to salvage it. While others would consider a failed launch obvious evidence of a bad candidacy, Beto thinks more media appearances will help him in the polls. “O’Rourke plans to step up his national media appearances after skipping most of that kind of exposure in recent months. He is scheduled to appear on MSNBC’s ‘Rachel Maddow Show’ on Monday night and ABC’s ‘The View’ the next day,” the AP reports. One can only guess that Beto isn’t sufficiently non-mainstream to garner enough Leftist intrigue. Perhaps if he were to come out as trans, he might be a sensation. Time will tell.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

In the latest 2020 Democratic primary polls, Beto O’Rourke registers. In some cases, he commands less than 1% support, down significantly from just a month ago, when, right out of the gate, O’Rourke out-raised Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders within the first 24 hours of his campaign.

It seems Beto O’Rourke has noticed, and after trying to reconfigure his platform to appeal to far-left voters, he’s now pledging to completely rehabilitate his image, “reintroducing” his 2020 campaign in a last ditch effort to move back up in the polls, the AP reports.

“O’Rourke plans to step up his national media appearances after skipping most of that kind of exposure in recent months. He is scheduled to appear on MSNBC’s ‘Rachel Maddow Show’ on Monday night and ABC’s ‘The View’ the next day,” the AP says.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Trump Trolls: “What the Hell Happened to Beto?”

Like us, Trump is openly wondering “What the hell happened to Beto?” Trump asked the question during last night’s rally in Panama City Beach, Fl, noting that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has “fallen like a rock.” In March, President Trump told Fox Business Network that he’d love to challenge Biden, Bernie, or Beto in 2020 but especially Beto because “the press seems to have chosen” him. Beto’s meteoric crash is unfortunate because it would have made for great entertainment in the summer of 2020.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump knocked 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s political profile in a rally Wednesday night.

“I went to Texas and made a speech. And Beto, Beto, boy has fallen like a rock,” Trump said at the rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. “What the hell happened to Beto?”

Trump said in March that he dreams of facing off against O’Rourke in the 2020 presidential election.

“I’d love to have Biden, I would love to have Bernie, I would love to have Beto,” Trump said in a March interview with Fox Business Network. “Beto seems to be the one the press has chosen, the press seems to have have chosen Beto. And when I watch Beto, I say, ‘We could dream about that.'”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Democratic Primary Fight Escalates as Biden Enters

Former Vice President Joe Biden and now official 2020 contender ups the ante on the Dems’ intraparty fight between its Left wing and more moderate or mainstream factions. “If I were in charge of the DNC or Joe Biden’s campaign or any other entity associated with the traditional Democratic Party, I would be going out of my way to embrace the new energy on the Left and these anti-establishment forces,” quipped former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich. At the same time, the Left is attempting to snuff out moderates despite polling that shows they have the only shot of beating President Trump.

Here’s more from The Hill…

The bell has rung on round two of the Democratic Party’s civil war.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s entry into the 2020 presidential primary sets the stage for another knock-down, drag-out fight between the establishment wing of the party and the ascendant left, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

That showdown threatens to tear open old wounds the party suffered in the bitter 2016 primary contest between Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Party leaders have tried to move on from that divisive episode, but deep wells of suspicion and distrust remain between mainstream Democrats and the left.

“The civil war that started in 2016 never ended,” said one veteran Democratic hand. “It’s still going on.”

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Elections, Politics

Kamala Harris Promises Gun Control in First 100 Days

During a CNN town hall Monday night, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) pledged a mandate of universal background checks by fiat if Congress fails to get the job done in her first 100 days in the Oval Office. She also promised to revoke the licenses of any dealers or anyone selling more than five guns a year if they violate the law. Harris’s triple package includes prohibiting “domestic abusers” from purchasing firearms. What’s more important, however, is what she didn’t say, namely, that criminals don’t obey laws. Whether or not her proposals might have any demonstrable reduction in gun violence is debatable, as we only have to ask the people of Chicago about that reality.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday night pledged that, if elected president, she will sign a series of executive orders on gun control if Congress fails to pass comprehensive legislation in her first 100 days in the Oval Office.

During a town hall hosted by CNN, Harris said that if a bill from Congress did not make it to her desk, she would unilaterally mandate background checks for customers purchasing a firearm from any dealer who sells more than five guns a year.

Dealers who violate the law, she said, would have their licenses revoked. The other executive orders would prohibit fugitives from purchasing a firearm or weapon, as well as close the loophole that allows some domestic abusers to purchase a firearm if their victim is an unwedded partner.

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AOC Prompts Multimillionaire Donor to Back Her Republican Competition

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just got sworn into office a few months ago, yet her competition is already hoping to show her the door. The Democrat’s most likely Republican opponents so far include a female Egyptian-American journalist and an NYPD cop turned teacher. In addition to more competitive biographies than bartending, they could potentially have a multimillionaire mystery donor. According to Bronx Republican Chairman Mike Rendino, a megabucks donor who is “worth over $200 million” is hell-bent on replacing Ocasio-Cortez in the next round of elections. Though that will be an uphill battle in the heavily Democratic district, it’ll be fun watching her spend Democratic Party cash to defend against slam dunk attacks.

Here’s more from New York Post…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surging national profile has inspired a trio of Republican opponents from her home district — along with a multimillionaire mystery donor who could help close the gap in her foes’ long-shot race against her.

Just three months after taking office, the Democratic socialist congresswoman’s challengers include an Egyptian American journalist, who has already tossed her hat in the ring, and an NYPD cop-turned-high-school-civics teacher and conservative talk-radio producer, both of whom are seriously exploring a run against her.

And the fledgling challengers could get help from a wealthy New Yorker committed to backing an Ocasio-Cortez opponent, a GOP big said.

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