Big govt, Elections, Politics

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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Bernie 2020 Platform: “Transforming Our Country”

Avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is promising his 2020 bid is not just about winning the White House with his more than one million campaign volunteers but about a fundamental transformation of America. Appearing before a crowd at Brooklyn College, Bernie blasted President Trump for being a boarding school elitist, as the figurehead of the problems of the U.S. tax code, and representing systemic discrimination in the U.S. What the Bern is conveniently omitting is his own lavish lifestyle replete with multiple houses and cushy existence, but then liberals never have to live by their own rules.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) officially kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign today by resurrecting a pledge to defeat not just President Trump but “Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the military-industrial complex, the prison-industrial complex, the fossil fuel industry, and a corrupt campaign finance system.”

Sanders rallied a largely young crowd at Brooklyn College, near where he grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood and announced that he’d already signed up more than a million campaign volunteers.

“Donald Trump wants to divide us up by the color of our skin, our country of origin, our gender, our religion, and our sexual orientation. We are going to do exactly the opposite,” he said. “We are going to bring our people together – black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, men and women, native-born and immigrant.”

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Polls Point to Michelle Obama and Biden as Top 2020 Picks

The already crowded Democratic 2020 field is leaving some of the party’s voters out in the cold. According to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Tuesday, 25% of Democrats would vote for either Michelle Obama or Joe Biden in the primary despite neither having announced a bid. If independent voters are factored in, Biden beats Michelle by one point, 23% and 22% respectively. Biden has consistently led primary polls as well as those predicting his performance against President Trump. One poll even found that Trump would beat everyone but Biden, but as the field nears a predicted 20 candidates, this poll could swing radically in the next 12 months.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former first lady and former Vice President Joe Biden tied for the Democrats’ favorite 2020 presidential candidate in a poll released on Tuesday.

Twenty-five percent of Democrat voters said that they would either back Obama or Biden for the Democrat nomination, even though neither Democrat has declared their candidacy for president in 2020, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released on Tuesday.

Several polls had Biden leading the early list of Democrat contenders in the past few weeks. One poll released in February found that Biden would serve as a formidable opponent to President Donald Trump–the survey found that Trump would beat everyone but Biden in a 2020 matchup.

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Bernie 2020 Launches

Democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has officially thrown his hat into the 2020 ring. The Bern kicked it off with a series of personal insults targeting President Trump: “We are running against a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction.” Let’s not forget Bernie’s reputation for anti-Semitism, money laundering, and Marxism. Someone grab a mirror for the black pot.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his candidacy for president Tuesday morning — and immediately resorted to blasting out a series of personal insults at President Donald Trump.

“Hi, I’m Bernie Sanders. I’m running for president,” Sanders begins, managing to produce the only real hint of a smile in the ten-minute announcement video, which features him running through his key talking points from his failed 2016 run and denouncing the sitting president as a pathologically lying racist, sexist, xenophobe, and tryant.

“You know as well as I do that we are living in a pivotal and dangerous moment in American history,” says Sanders, about 4 minutes into his announcement. “We are running against a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction.”

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2nd Amendment, Elections, Politics

South Dakota Passes “Constitutional Carry”

“Constitutional Carry,” or permit-less concealed carry, legislation is on its way to the desk of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), who has previously endorsed the bill. Already, the gun-regulation forces of Everytown for Gun Safety are mobilizing with fake polling in an attempt to portray a Second Amendment victory as at odds with South Dakotans’ wishes. Despite their best efforts to downplay this Republican accomplishment, South Dakota appears poised so far to become the fourteenth “constitutional carry” state in America even as a legal challenge winds its way to the Supreme Court.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, the South Dakota state legislature passed a bill allowing for permit-less concealed carrying. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD), who has already expressed support for the measure.

Although South Dakota is a reliably Republican state — President Trump carried the state in 2016 by 30 points — The Hill reports that members of the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association testified Monday in the state House that the bill should ideally be limited to South Dakota residents. A companion bill that mandates such a restriction was introduced in the state House on Friday, but thus far has not been scheduled for a hearing.

Pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety released polling attempting to demonstrate that the proposed bill was at odds with South Dakotans’ desires.

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Colorado Trips on Electoral College

Gearing up for 2020, Democrat-controlled Colorado is looking to chip away at the Electoral College checks and balances in favor of mob rule. On Tuesday, the state Senate passed legislation to give all of its electoral votes to whoever wins the national presidential popular vote. Even more alarming is that this incredulously shortsighted effort to rig the 2020 election BLUE is part of the 11-state (plus the District of Columbia) efforts to in-state the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. All it needs is to reach that magical 270 vote threshold to “outvote” the actual Electoral College system designed by our Constitutional framers to “control [the] effects” of faction.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, the Colorado Senate passed a Democratic-sponsored bill that would seek to award all of Colorado’s presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national presidential popular vote. Denver’s local ABC affiliate reports:

Colorado’s Senate has passed a bill to have the state award its presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

Democratic Sen. Mike Foote’s bill would have Colorado join 11 states and the District of Columbia in what’s called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

It would replace the Electoral College, in which 270 electoral votes are needed to win the U.S. presidency. Compact proponents say it would go into effect once enough states with 270 votes enter the pact.

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