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The Democrat Debates Will be a Money-Taking-and-Spending Orgy

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Boy, this is going to be one expensive pair of debates. – Last week, I rolled out a proposed drinking game to play during this week’s pair of Democrat debates: Take a shot of tequila every time one of the candidates makes a proposal that would cost more than $1 trillion. You’ll be dead within an hour.

At the rate this motley collection of miscreants, sloths, Commies and grifters is going, I’m going to have to revise that death estimate down to about 20 minutes.

Here are some examples of the trillions the various candidates have been proposing to spend just over the past 48 hours:

Bernie Sanders – The Commie proposes to just make all outstanding student loans vanish into thin air, and says he’ll pay for it with an unspecific “tax on Wall Street.”

Hey, guess who invests in the undefined boogeyman that Democrats refer to as “Wall Street”? Hundreds of millions of ordinary, every day Americans, including anyone who owns an IRA, a 401(k) or any other form of investment account. That’s who would really pay that “tax on Wall Street.”

Fauxcahontas – Princess Little Big Moneyspender, meanwhile, most recently proposed to pay “marriage reparations” to gay couples who had to file as “single” during the years before the law was changed.

Hey, do you think any enterprising Democrat candidate will think to propose to pay “student loan reparations” to us Baby Boomers who paid off not only our own student loans but also those of our children? Because I’ll be signing up for that one.

Irish Bob O’Rourke – Not to be outdone, Irish Bob introduced a new proposal over the weekend that would “help” veterans and their families by levying a special tax on families that do not include veterans or current military members. Thus, the former “rising star” of the Democrat Party finds a new way to not only violate all sorts of constitutional principles of taxation, but also to divide Americans even more than they already are by pitting family against family.  Disgraceful.

Kamala Harris – One reason why Harris has faded in the race is that she’s just been running around basically saying “me too!” to the spending ideas of others. She’s for crashing the banking system by “forgiving” trillions in student loans; for any identity-based spending idea that comes along, like Warren’s “marriage reparations”; for paying reparations to millions of slave descendants; for pretty much anything that might get her a mention on the NBC Nightly News, basically.

So, anytime a question is asked of Harris, just go ahead and take a shot before she even answers, because you know whatever she says is coming right out of your pocket.

Cory Booker – I think I’ve just figured out why Cory Booker is performing so poorly in this race: He’s making a proposal that does NOT involve stealing money from one class of people to give to another or to divide the nation. His new deal involves setting up what he would call a “clemency panel” that would review the cases of 17,000 to 20,000 non-violent drug offenders currently serving time in our nation’s prison system. Given the absurd cost of housing such prisoners in the system, Booker’s program is something that would actually … wait for it… SAVE MONEY! No wonder this guy’s polling at just 2% among the Democrat Party’s demented voter base. He hasn’t a prayer.

Amy Klobuchar – The most abusive candidate in the race rolled out a list of dozens of actions she would take during her first 100 days in office, many of which would cost our nation hundreds of billions of dollars. Each. Among the most costly is the very first one on the list, which is to get our country back into the fraudulent Paris Climate Accords, which is nothing but a scheme to redistribute American wealth to all other countries on the face of the earth. That one alone will be worth 3 shots of tequila when she brags about it during the debate.

Kirsten Gillibrand – It appears the most inexplicable candidate nominally in the race for some reason has completely given up, since the only new proposal I could find her talking about over the last few days came when she told the New York Times that her favorite comfort food is…whiskey.

Now, that’s a campaign I could get behind!

Stock up on the Patron and Jose Cuervo, folks, it’s gonna be a long and expensive couple of nights.

That is all.

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The Biden Agonistes are Just Beginning

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Creepy Uncle Joe steps in it again. – Joe Biden’s status as the Unfrozen Caveman Senator in the Democrat presidential race took another ugly turn this week when, in a Tuesday fundraising speech in New York, Biden praised former segregationist Democrat senators he served with waaaaayyyyyy back in the ’70s like Herman Talmage and James Eastland. This naturally set off a round of shameless virtue-signaling from his white opponents and fits of moral outrage from his black opponents – Cory Booker and Kamala Harris – who have made a career of trading on identity politics.

So, what did the nation’s Creepy Uncle say that was so offensive? Here’s how the fake reporters at the AP characterize it in their piece this morning:

The controversy began at a New York fundraiser Tuesday when Biden pointed to long-dead segregationist senators James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia to argue that Washington functioned more smoothly a generation ago than under today’s “broken” hyperpartisanship.

“We didn’t agree on much of anything,” Biden said of the two men, who were prominent senators when Biden was elected in 1972. Biden described Talmadge as “one of the meanest guys I ever knew” and said Eastland called him “son,” though not “boy,” a reference to the racist way many whites addressed black men at the time.

Booker, Harris and all their white companions desperate to grab a share of the “black vote”, as the Democrats love to call it, rushed to condemn Biden for praising segregationists for being “civil.” But of course, the trouble with that criticism is that that part of what Biden said was actually true – the U.S. Senate of the ’70s did exhibit a remarkable level of bipartisanship and civility in addressing issues, especially when compared with the hyperpartisan crap show we see in the “world’s greatest deliberative body” today.

But if Biden’s virtue-signaling, moral outrage-expressing opponents had a lick of sense and honesty – which we know they don’t since they’re all Democrats – they’d attack him for the blatant, outright lie that truly stands out in those two AP paragraphs, which is his statement that “We didn’t agree on much of anything.”

My goodness. That took some nerve.

What was the litmus test on de-segregation when Biden took office in the senate back in 1973? Forced busing. Along with all the old Democrat segregationists in the senate at that time, like Talmadge, Eastland, Howell Heflin, Ernest Hollings, Sam Ervin and Robert Byrd, who was one of the loudest, most aggressive opponents of forced busing? If you said Joe Biden, you would be correct.

See, schools in the northeast during those years were every bit as segregated as those in the southern states. Indeed, Biden made his fierce opposition to forced busing a centerpiece of his initial campaign for the senate. It is fair to credit that position on that key issue largely for his election to the senate in the first place.

Then there was Biden’s ardent opposition to that other litmus test for helping the nation’s African American population at that time, racial quotas in hiring and school admissions, which proponents like to call “Affirmative Action.” Like his southern senate colleagues, Good ol’ Joe was dead set against those as well.

Don’t believe me? Here is what he told a Delaware reporter in 1975:

I do not buy the concept, popular in the ‘60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.’ I don’t buy that. I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”

Interesting quotes, huh? Especially interesting in light of yesterday’s shameful Democrat-staged hearing in the House on reparations.

Here’s the truth about Joe Biden: He agreed with the ’70s-era southern Democrat segregationists about pretty much everything, and wasn’t real shy about saying so at the time. Of course, everyone’s political views change over time, and Biden is no doubt no exception.

But this long record of publicly spouting off and all those thousands of votes he took over 36 years in the Senate are, as I keep trying tell everyone, a very big and real problem for Biden, and a big reason why he ultimately will not be the party’s nominee in 2020. It will be a long, slow death by 1,000 cuts. There are literally dozens more really bad days still to come for Biden, days when the media and his opponents will hit him with all the stupid stuff he said back in the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.

Even the ’10s, come to think of it, because saying stupid stuff has always been Joe Biden’s real stock in trade, and in that, he has definitely not evolved.

That is all.

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Why Mayor Pete is More Likely to Become President Than Joe Biden

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Please note that headline says “Become President,” not “Become the Democrat Nominee in 2020.” – That’s a key distinction here, because Biden still does have a slightly better chance of being the party’s nominee, although even that edge is steadily declining and will continue to do so over the summer.

And this shouldn’t be just a comparison between Buttigieg and Biden. I would submit that Kamala Harris has a better shot at becoming president than Elizabeth Warren, and that even Irish Bob O’Rourke has a better shot at doing so than Cory Booker and everybody has a better chance than The Commie does.

Why? The first reason is simple. Because, as I wrote back on April 5, American voters don’t like electing Washington, DC long-timers to be their president.

Here’s what I wrote in that piece:

… since Biden first came to Washington, the American people have shown a very strong bias against electing “experienced” guys like him to serve in the presidency. Going back to the 1976 election, here is how many years’ experience in Washington DC our past seven presidents had when they got elected:

Jimmy Carter – 0

Ronald Reagan – 0

George H.W. Bush – roughly 20

Bill Clinton – 0

George W. Bush – 0

Barack Obama – 2

Donald Trump – 0

Combined, those seven presidents had about 22 years’ total experience in the DC Swamp, with Bush 41 having almost all of them. Bush 41, as we all remember, was defeated in 1992 by an outsider, Bill Clinton, who got a big assist from an even more authentic outsider, Ross Perot.

Are you seeing a trend here? I am.

Who are the “establishment” candidates in this race? Biden, The Commie, Fauxcahontas, Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Ryan. While Biden, the Commie and Fauxcahontas are currently leading the polls for the nomination, the odds are heavily-stacked against any of these people being our president-elect come November 4, 2020.

Americans don’t want some crotchety old geezer who’s been ensconced in the DC swamp for 30+ years – or even 10 years – to be their national leader. If they did, Robert Dole and Walter Mondale and John Kerry and Al Gore and John McCain would have all served in the nation’s highest office over the past 30 years.

Yes, Harris is a senator, but she’s only been in that office a little over two years, same as Obama circa 2008. Yes, Irish Bob O’Rourke was in congress for 8 years, but he never did anything notable while there so nobody is really aware of his time in DC. Thus, both are viewed by the media and public through that same Obama “outsider” prism.

But back to the Biden/Buttigieg thing: The simple fact of the matter is that Buttigieg is a better, more effective candidate than Biden, and Biden knows it. Biden right now is riding the same wave of party establishment support that Jeb! was riding at this point in 2015. Well all know how that turned out.

Mayor Pete was all over the news yesterday because of the townhall he did on Fox News Sunday night, which was hosted by Chris Wallace. Conservatives complained all day Monday about Wallace’s softball conduct of the interview and the fact that Fox News chose to fill the venue with a pack of Buttigieg supporters, but so what?

The fact is that Buttigieg proved once again that he is an extremely composed and impressive public speaker, far moreso at age 37 than Creepy Sleepy Joe is at age 76. He is also very adept at fielding tough questions, as he proved back in March when Wallace peppered him with much tougher questions on Fox News Sunday. I was so impressed with Mayor Pete’s performance at that time that I tagged him as one of the real “Rising Stars” of this primary season.

Yes, most of what he says and thinks is batsh*t crazy. Yes, most of what he says is outright lies. But Buttigieg is, as one Democrat congressman said of Bill Clinton back in 1993, “an unusually good liar.” He says the crazy stuff he says with the conviction born of a true sociopath, which puts him in company with the last two Democrat presidents.

Contrast that with the likes of Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, both of whom are also inveterate liars but who are both unusually bad at it. Come to think of it, Gore and Kerry were also unusually poor liars, as were Dole, Poppy Bush and McCain – it must have something to do with spending too much time in the nation’s capital.

And then there’s Biden, who has been lying about so many things for so long that they just pop right out of his mouth, but only in short, semi-literate bursts in which no sentence is ever completed. Biden’s like a guy with a case of political Tourette’s syndrome. Biden is fond of saying “I’m the guy that passed that [fill-in-the-blank] bill!” only the bills he talks about either don’t exist or were written by someone else. On Sunday, he went even further, claiming he was the guy who started the whole “Climate Change” thing back in 1987. Somewhere, Al Gore – who also didn’t invent this whole “Climate Change” thing but likes to claim he did – is saying “whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?”

But I digress. All the Democrat candidates lie about pretty much everything because they’re all leftwing hacks and that’s the only way leftists can win elections. It’s just a given. Democrat voters love to be lied to, and will generally end up nominating whichever candidate is the most effective liar of the bunch.

The key for Democrat voters in this cycle will be to nominate the best liar who is not a fossilized DC insider if they want to have any real shot at defeating President Trump. Because Americans innately understand that the DC establishment, regardless of party affiliation, is their true mortal enemy.

Many Americans have tired of all the uproar and chaos that they have seen since the election of Donald Trump, and would love for things to calm down after 2020. But are they likely to choose to replace a political outsider like Trump with a long-time establishment insider who will just return things to the status quo they rejected in 2016?

Nope.

That is all.

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Crazy Uncle Joe Sucks the Air Out of the Democrat Room in 3 New Polls

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

How weak is the 20-person Democrat field? – It’s so weak that a 76 year-old, miserable two-time loser in presidential politics who has been wrong about literally every major issue facing this nation over the last half-century is sucking all the air out of the room. That’s weak.

Three new polls released yesterday show Biden blowing away the rest of the Democrat field and getting close to eating up half the support among the Party’s mind-numbed voter base: He comes in at 44% support in the Harvard-Harris poll , 46% in the Hill-HarrisX online poll and 40% in the new poll from Morning Consult. The Commie lags far behind in 2nd place with just 14% support in both of the first two polls, and a little stronger 19% in Morning Consult. None of the 18 other candidates registers even in double digits in any of the polls.

That’s how weak the 20-person Democrat field is.  Yikes.

Now, these are just three polls and as I pointed out in yesterday’s Campaign Update, Biden was always destined to have some really good polling numbers coming out of the gate in his carefully-scripted campaign launch. He is a two-term vice president, a guy who spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Senate, and the most known quantity out of all of the candidates in the field. He had lead the polls consistently before he even declared his candidacy, and that lead was inevitably going to grow once he finally jumped in. So that was all a given.

But, as unreliable as we all know that political polls are these days, there is no denying that a) three polls with fairly consistent results represents something of a trend, and b) some of the numbers posted by the other, supposedly “major” candidates in this race are stunningly weak.

The best example is the numbers put up by former darling of the fake news media, Irish Bob O’Rourke, who registers at 3, 3, and 5 in these polls, respectively, despite his very strong, if fading, fundraising numbers. It turns out that even mindless Democrat base voters want something more from a candidate – even one who just 3 months ago was touted by our fake news media as the “next Kennedy” – than jumping up on tables, waving arms and spouting meaningless platitudes.  Go figure.

But what about the wymyn-folks? Well, the Party’s two most prominent wymyn, Faucahontas and Willie Brown’s Paramour, are doing better than Irish Bob, but that’s not saying much given that you can triple his numbers and still be mired in single-digits. The Fake Indian is averaging just 6.7% in these three polls, while Kamala Harris, who many “experts” were touting as the most likely Party nominee as recently as March, is doing a little better with an average of 7.3%.

But hey, at least they’re both out-pacing Irish Bob, and looky here – they’re both doing better than the fake news media’s latest Prom Date, Mayor Pete! Pete Buttigieg registers at 2, 8, and 6 in these three polls, for a not-very-impressive average of just 5.3%, despite having received hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fawning, free media coverage over the past two months.

Who else is even worth mentioning here? Well, there’s the “other” African American candidate, Cory Booker, who all the smart people in D.C. and the fake media were telling us last year might become the “next Barack Obama”, God help us. But that was all before his “I am Spartacus” moment in the Kavanaugh hearings last October. In these three polls, Sen. Spartacus comes in at 3, 3, and 3. Hey, at least he’s consistent.

Amy Klobuchar, who registers at 2, 0, and 2 is the only other candidate who even manages to come in at above 1% support in any of these polls. Kirsten Gillibrand’s candidacy is such a joke that the folks at RealClearPolitics have stopped even listing her in their average of polls table.  My goodness.

Now, some observations:

  • First, the field is very crowded right now and that means that support is scattered among the competing candidates. As the field narrows, voters will consolidate their support among those who remain in the race.
  • There is no doubt, for example, that the other Commies in the race, like Fauxcahontas and Mayor Pete, are sucking support away from the real Commie, Bernie Sanders. The problem the Commie is going to have is that Mayor Pete, as the only openly gay candidate in the race, is likely to have some real staying power in the race, since the media will be afraid to report anything negative about him.
  • Fauxcahontas is also likely to have some staying power, since she is the most shameless liar in this liar-filled field. We all know how mindless Democrat base voters love to be lied to. So the Commie is in real trouble here.
  • Kamala Harris needs to do something, anything to set herself apart from the crowd, but her main problem is that she is a terrible campaigner and a singularly dislikeable individual. As a person who literally got ahead by sleeping with a powerful benefactor, her backstory is very unappealing, and her off-putting personality doesn’t help anything.
  • I still think Andrew Yang will have his moment in the sun in this race. Once the debates begin – and he’s already raised enough money to be on the stage – he will stand out from the rest of this moribund, unappealing field because he is so much more intelligent than any of his opponents.
  • Everybody else who is currently in this race is wasting their time and money, even those who, like Irish Bob, believe they might make an appealing running mate for either of the two near-octogenarians at the top of the polls. Biden’s already focused on Georgia gubernatorial loser Stacey Abrams – who apparently feels she’s entitled  to the slot – and any other potential nominee is more likely to look outside of a bunch of just-defeated candidates for their running mate.

Again, I continue to believe that this week is the best polling week Biden will have in this race and that someone else will ultimately be the Democrat nominee. But at this point, given the amazing weakness of the rest of the field, I wouldn’t hazard a guess who that eventual nominee might be.

Honestly, I don’t really care. President Donald Trump will wipe the floor with any of these weak sisters, brothers and who-knows-what.

That is all.

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Cher Reaches Peak Liberal Hypocrisy With One 280 Character Tweet

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Dear Cher: Sometimes it is better to stay silent and be thought a fool than to send out a tweet that proves the point.  – President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) had already gotten pretty much every leading national Democrat in America to admit they really don’t want to have all those inconvenient illegal immigrants placed in their self-designated “sanctuary” cities and states. From Nancy Pelosi to Chuck Schumer to Mayor Pete to Lieawatha to Spartacus, they’d all weighed in by reciting the same talking points script to their co-conspirator reporters that the Trump plan to bus illegals to cities that claimed they actually want them was somehow “cruel” and “uses these migrants as political pawns,” as if that isn’t exactly what the Democrats have been doing with them for the last two decades. The rank hypocrisy was literally breathtaking to behold.

But things got even better on Sunday. So, so, sooooo much better, when the ’60s pop relic and current Resistance icon Cher weighed in with her own unique combination of hubris, arrogance, ignorance and abject hypocrisy. She did it all on Twitter, because of course she did:

As I compile this piece this morning, that tweet has more than 40,000 likes, one of which is mine. I’d like it 1,000 times if only I could, because it is absolutely the perfect expression of today’s mindless leftist hypocrisy, all in less than 280 characters. It is quite literally a masterpiece of the liberal hypocrite art.

See, y’all, this mindless cretin celebrity understands helping struggling immigrants in other cities – y’all should be doing all y’all can because these immigrants are all, like, struggling and stuff or something. But HER CITY – you know, like, Los Angeles and stuff? Why, HER CITY is special. Unlike any of y’all’s cities, CHER’S CITY ISN’T TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN. So it’s all, like, totes special and stuff or something.

See, unlike El Paso or Las Cruces – which appealed to the federal government for more help on Sunday due to the flood of illegals into its friendly confines – or Laredo or San Antonio or Tucson or Albuquerque or any of those towns out here in what Cher calls “flyover country”, HER CITY – that’s, ummmm…Los Angeles, right? – has Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS! Is that really possible? We’ve never seen that before in Austin or Dallas or Houston or Oklahoma City or Denver. Have we?

Oh, but there’s more – poor Cher! See, HER CITY has PPL WHO – are you ready for this? – LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE, & [ARE] HUNGRY! (ummmm…what’s a “PPL”? I dunno, but Cher sez it’s a thing or something, so it must be a thing. Or something.)

Y’all, it’s soo, soooooooo sad out there in CHER’S CITY, like, you know, Los Angeles or something? And it’s even worse than that, see, ‘cuz some of those PPL WHO LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE & HUNGRY that HER CITY ISN’T TAKING CARE OF ARE VETS! ummmm….what’s a VET? Is that, like, a cat doctor or something?

But it’s not sad out there in OUR CITIES, ‘cuz we don’t have PPL or VETS or … something. And stuff.

Anyways, y’all, we gotta do something in our own towns, ‘cuz if CHER’S CITY and Her State Can’t Take Care of Its Own (many are VETS and even PPL), How Can It Take Care Of More   ummmm…I think there should be, like, a question mark there or something?

Excuse me while I go throw up.

That is all. For now.

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Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns, and Nothing Much Will Change

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Nielsen’s out, and not much will change. – Kirstjen Nielsen became the fall guy for the ongoing fiasco at our southern border last night, to be replaced as Homeland Security Secretary by ex-Obama official Kevin McAleenan, who served as Deputy Secretary under the infamous Jeh Johnson.

So, what difference will the change in personnel make? Not much. The problem at the border is with the tragic state of our laws and politically-motivated court decisions issued by outlaw Obama judges. Until congress acts to change the laws – and this particular congress is not going to do so – the situation at the border cannot be resolved without the building of a wall. Even with a wall, it will remain near-impossible for the government to send invaders who manage to sneak into our country illegally back home unless the absurd loopholes in the asylum laws are changed. Simple as that.

So, the Democrats have “won” in this issue: They have succeeded in creating a situation of utter chaos on our border with Mexico, they have the literal invasion of our country they’ve worked for so many years to create, and no one in a position of power can do anything effective to stop it. This is the ultimate outcome of the Obama/Soros plan to “transform this country”, as Obama was so fond of saying throughout his presidency. And hey, they had plenty of help from Paul Ryan, John McCain, Mitch McConnell and the Republican majorities in both houses of congress, who did literally nothing on this issue during President Trump’s first two years in office.

A pox on all their houses.

This is the issue on which the 2020 presidential election will be decided. – The President can talk all he wants to about the booming economy and Democrats can talk all they want about Green New Deals and free stuff for everybody, but, just like it was in 2016, what to do about the ongoing invasion – and that is what it is – taking place from Texas to California will ultimately decide who gets to live in the White House starting in 2021.

President Trump understands this, which is why he decided last week to put off dealing with the healthcare issue until after the 2020 election has come and gone, choosing instead to keep his focus on border security and pounding his Democrat opponents for refusing to do anything to address it.

The winning strategy for Trump is obvious: Get as many miles of new border wall built as you can with all that Department of Defense money that’s been identified, and pound the Democrats on the issue every day. Keep them on the defensive for the next 18 months.

That leaves the Democrats with what they always try to do on this subject: Rank demagoguery and trying to change the subject.

Hey, thanks to the Paul Ryan/Mitt Romney/John McCain wing of the GOP, it’s worked for them so far.

Some campaign odd and ends:

How moribund is Elizabeth Warren’s campaign? Fauxcahontas is running a poor third in her home state of Massachusetts. That moribund. And look who’s about to catch her there: Pete Buttigieg. Ouch.

Speaking of moribund campaigns, how about Cory Booker’s? He announced he had raised $5 million during the first quarter of this year, which sounds like a decent number until you realize that Buttigieg, the little-known mayor of South Bend, Indiana, had raised $7 million. Yikes.

Bernie Sanders led the Q1 money race for the Dems, coming in at $18 million. Kamala Harris raised $12 million, while Irish Bob O’Rourke came in at $9.4 million, with most of that coming in March following his announcement in late February. Because he hasn’t formally announced, frontrunner Joe Biden had no fundraising numbers to release.

Meanwhile, President Trump raised $67.5 million, $26 million more than those five leading Democrats combined.

Oh.

That is all.

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Joe Biden and Other Democrats Who Will Not be the 2020 Nominee

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Some of these Democrats just missed their moments. Others never had a moment, and never will. – I’ve already talked about my belief  that Irish Bob O’Rourke missed his moment by dithering around for four months before announcing his candidacy, but let’s talk about two other Democrats who missed their moments by not running in 2016 against the Pantsuit Princess:  Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker.

Had she run in the 2016 Democrat primaries, Senator Little Mouth Always Running might have been able to leverage herself in between The Commie and the Fainting Felon as the compromise candidate for the party’s voters. True, it would have been extremely hard overcoming the pernicious influence of the Clinton Machine, which conspired with the DNC to rig the nominating process, but having a third “legitimate” candidate in the race might have made that rigging harder to achieve.

Warren’s false claims of Native American heritage – which she undeniably used to secure a plum spot on the faculty at Harvard – had been revealed long before 2016 and would have become an issue in the nominating process, no question. But by sitting out that race, Warren has given President Donald Trump another two solid years to pound her fraudulent reality as a human being into the public consciousness.

Two years ago, the conventional wisdom was that Warren would immediately become the odd-on favorite to win the 2020 nomination as soon as she announced she was running.  Instead, she has foundered along in single-digits in the preference polls, and most likely will never move any higher because even Democrat voters now consider her to be a walking, always talking ethnic joke.

We’ve seen a similar thing happen to Senator Spartacus from New Jersey. He has long aspired to be seen as the next Barack Obama, and had he done the bold thing that Obama did in 2008 and jumped into the 2016 nominating process despite an incredibly thin record of public service, he might well have been able to legitimately pick up that mantle and seriously challenge the Coughing Crook for the nomination.

Maybe he would have caught fire then like Obama did or maybe he wouldn’t have, but by sitting that one out and waiting another four years, he, like Fauxcahontas, ended up just giving himself another four years to become a walking joke with a self-inflicted nickname. Booker’s problem isn’t that people just don’t know who he really is, like one idiot talking head said the other day, it’s the fact that people hear his name and snicker. He’s done, and might as well go home.

Joe Biden never had a moment and never will. Yes, he’s leading the Democrat polls right now, but let’s all remember that at this point in 2015, Jeb! was strongly leading the GOP polls, and he ended up throwing more than $150 million down a rat hole without winning a single primary or caucus before unceremoniously ending his campaign. The same thing is going to happen to Biden.

This is Biden’s third run at the nomination, and he has three major problems: He’s simply an unattractive candidate, he is a pasty-white man, and he is too damn old to hold the office. I’m sorry – I have nothing against elderly Americans and aspire to become one myself fairly soon – but the office of the presidency is incredibly demanding and Joe Biden is an elderly man. These realities will become more and more apparent to the increasingly-leftist, social-justice-warrior-oriented Democrat voter base in the coming months.

Then there’s New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – what in the hell is she even doing in this race? That’s the key question she must answer, and she simply has no means of answering it. In a race that already includes liberal senators like Kamala Harris, Spartacus, Fauxcahontas and Amy Klobuchar, why should Democrat voters pick Gillibrand out of that lineup? Gillibrand is currently polling at either 0% or 1%, depending on which poll you look at, and she most likely will never rise more than a point or two above that before getting out of the race.

Meanwhile, she’s humiliating herself with tweets like this one:

My goodness. The scent of desperation literally wafts up from the computer screen.

I’ll have a second post later today detailing the real rising dark horses in this campaign, and their names will definitely surprise you.

That is all.

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Ralph Northam is What Happens When Our Fake News Media Fails to do Its Job

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

At last!  A failed mayor of a corrupt New Jersey city is running for president!  Thanks, Democrats! –  Yes, friends, Senator Spartacus Jazz Hands, aka Cory Booker, has joined the fray in the ballooning competition to see which Democrat gets to lose to Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.  Aren’t you all thrilled?  I know I am.

We had to have Sen. Jazz Hands in the race for the entertainment value alone. Think of him as the 2020 version of John Kasich, only without all the “my father was a mailman” references. Spartacus will be the guy who just keeps hanging around saying all sorts of boring and stupid stuff while not winning anything, but he’ll have the added value of throwing the frequent childish fit when he doesn’t get his way about something. That’s when the Jazz Hands come out.

Yes, truly, Sen. Jazz Hands was an essential element for this cycle’s field of Democrat candidates. His entry into the race leaves us with just one more potential candidate announcement remaining who simply must get in in order to complete the perfect Democrat line up of freaks, misanthropes, communists, losers and frauds: Irish Bob O’Rourke.

Irish Bob simply must get in for the simple reason of all the fantastic social media memes his fake nickname will spawn. Plus, the potential for him live-streaming his next colonoscopy for political reasons is just something the nation cannot live without.

Jump in, Irish Bob, the water’s just fine, and the doctor is ready.

How does this even happen? – When you look back on the reality of it, it’s hard to imagine anyone with a mind creative and evil enough to make up the week the Democrat Party just had. Think about it: This week alone, here is what they have done:

  • Had two sitting governors, the mayor of a major city, and members of 8 different state legislatures sign, propose, endorse or pass bills that legalize infanticide;
  • Had the narrative about the infamous “Trump Tower Meeting” conducted by Donald Trump, Jr. in October 2016 be revealed as utterly fake news;
  • Had one of the party’s major presidential candidates endorse elimination of all private health insurance, a key piece of the communist agenda;
  • Saw the head of the American Gestapo, er, “Special Counsel” issue an indictment against Roger Stone that conclusively proves there was no “Russia Collusion” by the Trump Campaign;
  • Had the State of the Union Address scheduled for Feb. 5, giving President Trump a golden opportunity to spend 90 minutes educating the nation about what a freak and horror show their political party really is;
  • Had their favorite Supreme Court Justice fail to show up for work for the fourth consecutive week;
  • Saw President Trump take the right side – the side of freedom – in Venezuela while many of their own members and media toadies showed their true colors by supporting that country’s current thug socialist dictator;
  • Had the January jobs report come in at almost double the number predicted by all the idiot “experts”;
  • Saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average jump right back up over 25,000;
  • Saw President Trump make huge progress in getting his trade deal with China;
  • And finally, the coup de gras, saw the release of a yearbook photo showing the Democrat Governor of Virginia made up in black face, standing next to a guy in full KKK regalia!

Now, that, folks, is a No Good, Terrible, Horrible, God-awful, Very Bad Week.

And it’s only Saturday.

Seriously, how do you miss this? – If I’m Ed Gillespie, the GOP candidate who lost the Virginia Governor’s race to Ralph Black Face Infanticide Northam, I’m on the phone this morning with the high-dollar firm that was in charge of my campaign’s opposition research effort demanding a refund.

Seriously, how does someone miss something so rudimentary and still hold themselves out to be political professionals? And it isn’t just Gillespie – Northam had three opponents in the Democrat primary, and none of their oppo people caught it, either. It took a conservative blogsite – Bigleaguepolitics.com – with a no doubt bare bones staff to finally take a look at Northam’s college annuals and find the photo that everyone else had missed.  Amazing.

Then there’s the fake news media, most especially the news fakers at the Washington Post. The Post had plenty of fake reporters on staff to dedicate to finding women from 40 years ago who would slander Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore, had dozens of fake journalists scouring every facet of Brett Kavanaugh’s background, but had zero interest at all in assigning some intern to review the high school and college annuals of a Democrat gubernatorial candidate.  Funny how that works, huh?

Here we have an overt racist (Northam’s college nickname was – I kid you not – “Coon Man”) and endorser of outright infanticide sitting in the Governor’s mansion of Virginia in the year 2019, and no one in our fake news media had the slightest whiff of that prior to election day?  Please.

Note to all you demented Democrats: This is what happens when our nation’s entire Fourth Estate has consciously and intentionally abrogated its duty to perform as the people’s advocate in our society. Ralph Northam and the shame he has brought upon you this week is simply reaping what your party has sown.

I’m cool with that.

That is all.

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And Just Like That, Beto Leaps Into The Lead

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Beto Mania Update:  As if on cue with this morning’s Campaign Update, a new poll commissioned by Moveon.org has Irish Bob O’Rourke surging into the lead in the 2020 Democrat nominating contest even before he formally announces his inevitable candidacy:

Excerpt from the NBC.com article on the poll…

An early straw poll of members of the progressive group MoveOn.org shows a wide-open competition for liberal voters in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, with Rep. Beto O’Rourke narrowly beating out former Vice President Joe Biden…

The most popular potential candidate was O’Rourke, D-Texas, who was selected by 15.6 percent of respondents, followed by Biden at 14.9 percent, and then Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with 13.1 percent.

Now, a couple of things to note about this poll: First, it was conducted among the members of Moveon.org, who most observers would assume are on the left flank of the Democrat voter base, and five years ago that assumption would have been true.  But is it true now? Probably not – the Party has been pulled so far to the left over the last two years and Moveon.org’s members might well be to the right of the center of that particular leftwing universe these days.

Second, the poll did not include the Coughing Crook among its potential candidates, and anyone who thinks she has given up on her the presidential ambitions that have consumed her entire adult live is living in a dream world.

Third, the poll did include such Democrat luminaries as Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Fauxcahontas and Micheal Bloomberg (who used to pretend to be a Republican), and represents very, very bad news for those characters. Harris and Booker were supposed to be the “young guns” in the 2020 Democrat field, and, after damaging themselves terribly during the Kavanaugh hearings, are in grave danger of seeing their rising moons eclipsed by the Beto Mania that is fast sweeping the country.

Irish Bob is going to be the Democrat nominee in 2020, as amazing as that might still seem to some of you. Yes, he’s a loser.  Yes, he has no real qualifications for the job. Yes, there are going to be 20 other candidates in the field.

But he’s going to be the nominee. Might as well just start printing up the bumper stickers now.

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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