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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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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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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Cory Booker Wants a Reparations Study

America is trillions in the hole and just spent hundreds of millions on a fake collusion conspiracy, but that’s not stopping 2020 contender Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) from using his congressional office to buy black votes! Booker in particular is planning legislation to introduce reparations for black Americans. He calls it “a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country…” You know, because white people who never owned slaves and whose majority of ancestors most likely didn’t either giving money to black people is a surefire way to end “racial bias.” One could almost look at Booker’s own commission as racist in thinking that black people need the support of white people to thrive in modern America, while Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have already clambered aboard the bandwagon.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Senator and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Cory Booker (NJ) announced Monday he plans to introduce legislation that would form a commission to study reparations for black Americans.

“This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country,” a statement via Booker reads. “It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed.”

According to The Hill, a Booker spokesperson said the bill would create a commission aimed at analyzing the “impact of slavery and continuing discrimination against African-Americans.” The body would be tasked with providing recommendations for those who are descendants of slaves. The New Jersey Democrat will unveil the bill’s text “shortly,” the lawmaker’s office said.

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Bernie Burning Out?

New 2020 Democratic presidential polls show declining support for socialist hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT). According to polling expert Harry Enten, Bernie raked in only a 46 percent favorability rating among registered voters compared with a 59 percent favorability rating among all voters in June 2016. Enten speculates that previously “Sanders was benefiting from not being in a competitive campaign.” (Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has garnered the most support in general election polls among the Democrats, may be benefiting from a similar effect.) “When you’re not being thought of [as] a viable threat to win a party’s nomination, opponents tend to lay off.” Or perhaps he’s just getting lots of competition from younger, more viable socialist candidates.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to political polling expert Harry Enten, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been plummeting in the latest round of 2020 Democratic presidential polls. Enten wrote at CNN yesterday:

Our new CNN poll puts Sanders favorable rating at 46% compared to an unfavorable rating of 45% among registered voters. This is only the latest poll to have Sanders at basically even in his net favorability rating (favorable-unfavorable). A Quinnipiac University poll from late December gave the Vermont senator a net favorability of just +2 points. An average of all recent polls put Sanders’ net favorability at about -1 points.

Compare that to where Sanders was at the end of his 2016 presidential bid. Sanders had a 59% favorable rating to 36% unfavorable rating among all voters in a CNN poll taken in June 2016.

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Trump: Popular Vote “Easier” Than Electoral Vote

President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday, arguing that the Democrats want to abolish the Electoral College because it’s “much easier” to win the popular vote. “Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College,” Trump tweeted in part. “It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon.” He added, “Cities would end up running the Country if the current state-led National Popular Vote Pact, by which signing states give all of their electoral votes to the popular vote winner in the presidential election, is successful.” Trump is exactly right. According to the 2010 census, although rural America comprises 97% of the nation’s geography, it makes up less than 20% of the population, and that number is declining. In short, if Democrats are successful, almost exclusively blue metro areas will decide White House contests.

Here’s more from The Hill…

President Trump on Tuesday night argued that campaigning for the popular vote in U.S. elections is “much easier” than campaigning for electoral votes, as Democrats renew their push to circumvent the Electoral College.

“Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College,” Trump tweeted in part. “It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon.”

He added that “Cities would end up running the Country” without the Electoral College and that the current system “is far better for the U.S.A.”

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#MeToo Comes for Harris, Sanders, and Gillibrand

Several Democratic 2020 presidential contenders are getting bit with #MeToo but in the wake of accusations on the mismanagement of sexual misconduct allegations against their subordinates. According to a Fox News report, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have been hit with charges of hypocrisy in their condemnation of sexual assault except when it happens on their watch. Gillibrand, described by GQ Magazine as “the face of the MeToo movement” following her calls for then Senator Al Franken’s ouster, is now faced with a female aide crying foul over Gillibrand’s lackluster concern over a case of sexual harassment.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Several Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls — including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and now Kirsten Gillibrand — are defending their self-professed commitment to the ideals of the #MeToo movement against a series of accusations they recently mismanaged sexual-misconduct claims against their subordinates.

As the three prominent senators each have sought to draw a sharp contrast with President Trump, who has faced his own misconduct allegations, the claims highlighted vulnerabilities that could become major liabilities not only in a heated Democrat Party primary, but also in the general election.

Back in 2017, Gillibrand and others ramped up the pressure for then-Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. He ultimately stepped down.

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Lefties Push Bill to Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote

Freshman Representative Ayanna Presley (D-MA) just introduced an amendment to House resolution H.R. 1 to allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections just in time for 2020. This demographic conveniently skews further Left than older voters, an obvious benefit to Democrats. Presley is passing it off as a way to allow younger voters to have a say in their future. Pressley argued: “Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.” Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) is not on board, though, saying, “I did raise three teenagers, and based on that I’d be pretty dubious about lowering it to 16.” Judging from the poor judgment of adult voters-see Barack Obama-giving kids suffrage doesn’t look so wise.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

This week, far-left freshman Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-MA) introduced an amendment to a House resolution, H.R. 1, that would allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections in 2020.

It’s no secret that younger voters, without the attendant responsibilities contingent on reaching adulthood, tend to swing far more to the political Left than older voters, so the move is a transparent and cynical attempt to gain more voters for the Democratic Party, but Pressley tried to pass it off as germinating from her concern for younger voters. She stated, “Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.”

She added, “The time has come: Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to have their right to vote. We celebrate them often and lift them up as foot soldiers of movements.

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