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Lawrence O’Donnell is What Happens When all Standards of Journalism are Gone

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

Last week, after President Donald Trump had said that, because his three predecessors in the job failed to deal with China’s unfair trade practices, and therefore he was the “chosen one” to do so, the Democrat-toadying news media went berserk. “Trump thinks he’s the Chosen one!” they wailed, “Trump compares himself to a messiah!” the headlines roared. On and on and on it went, even though the President was very clearly using the term “chosen one” in a highly ironic and humorous manner.

But of course, when it comes to covering the President, our fake news media toadies have no sense of humor or irony. President Trump is, to these Democrat-activists-with-press-passes, the devil incarnate after all, and thus every word must be taken literally.

Then there’s Joe Biden, the Unfrozen Caveman Senator who seldom knows what town or state he happens to be in, and can’t remember the name of that guy he served with as Vice President. Biden this week related a story of military heroism he claimed to have witnessed while serving as Veep, a story in which he supposedly placed himself in harm’s way to visit a wounded warrior in a military hospital in Iraq – or was it Afghanistan? Hey, it’s just details.

The story ends with Biden heroically traveling to that hospital despite being warned of the dangers involved, and the heroic soldier refusing the medal he was offered because the fellow heroic soldier he had attempted to save had ended up dying. It’s a great story in which the only accurate part was the part about the heroic soldier.

Every other aspect of the story Biden related was completely false, as even the Washington Post managed to bring itself to admit. Simply not true, as in did not happen.

Yet our Democrat-toadying fake news media has gone to heroic lengths itself to excuse Biden’s latest despicable fabrication as just another gaffe. Why, that’s just ol’ Joe Biden, he does this stuff all the time. It’s part of who he is, and it shouldn’t be held against him.

Ok, fine. Having a sense of humor and irony is also part of who President Donald Trump is. Why, you might ask, is that invariably held against him by our fake national press corps?

The answer is simple: our fake national press corps has mounted a focused campaign of dehumanization against Donald Trump the candidate and Donald Trump the President for four solid years now. In this campaign, Trump is a monster, a non-human who the fake journalists must not ever make the mistake of characterizing in human terms.

This dehumanization campaign is also why we saw NBC and its despicable host Lawrence O’Donnell clearly intentionally slander President Trump and Trump Enterprises by claiming some loans taken out by the company had been co-signed by Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin. After the Trump lawyers sent a letter promising a major lawsuit were the false report not retracted within 24 hours, O’Donnell was forced to issue a grudging semi-apology in which he hilariously claimed to have not adhered to NBC’s “rigorous” standards.  Please.

The strategy here was clear: Slander the non-human President with an outrageous, unsourced lie, and then wait a day to issue a half-hearted apology knowing that 5 times as many Americans would hear and believe the initial claim than would ever even hear about its semi-retraction. This is what happens when all former journalistic ‘standards’ have completely disappeared.

Our nation’s media establishment as it exists today is now nothing more than a political party. Wait, that’s not quite accurate: It is in fact nothing more than the propaganda arm of the national Democrat Party. The corporate media have long been heavily biased in the Democrats’ favor, but always in the past, there were still enough editors and anchors within those organizations who possessed the journalistic integrity to prevent their operations from going completely off the rails into outright slanderous/libelous behavior.

Those people are all gone now. Even at Fox News, Shep Smith is allowed to engage in the most outrageously false monologues imaginable during what is supposed to be a straight news hour each day.

Today’s news media is a daily race against the competition to see who can do the best, most outrageous job of dehumanizing and damaging a duly-elected POTUS while covering for all the bad actors who are destroying our society’s institutions. These are not news operations – they are slander factories with no standards, no editorial control, no integrity.

They are abominations to a free society, enemies of the people, plain and simple.

That is all.

 

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And Just Like That, Biden’s Lead Evaporated

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

Hey, remember way back in April, when I told you Joe Biden’s polling lead would be gone by October 1? – Well, that deadline came early, at least in the Monmouth poll, which was updated today:

Ok, so, it’s just one poll, right? Right.

But wait, there was also this Emerson poll that came out on Friday:

The Biden lead there is within the poll’s margin of error.

Thus, the two most-current polls in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls show the Biden lead, which on May 9 sat at 27 points over Sanders, is now basically gone. We’ll have to wait to see if that trend continues as the other polling groups release their updated findings over the next 10 days or so.

But what is obviously happening is what I told you all would happen back in April: The more Biden becomes exposed to the public, the more voters look around for some viable alternative. More and more, those voters are settling on Elizabeth Warren as that alternative, both to Biden and to Sanders.

That just proves another point I made to you way back in April: Democrat voters just love a great liar, as we have witnessed in every nominating process since 1992. What better liar is there in the current field of mediocrities than the lifelong reprehensible fraud nicknamed Fauxcahontas?

Two more things to note in recent Democrat polling trends: Kamala Harris continues to be a horrifically awful candidate who is about as appealing as a bottle of insect repellant, and Pete Buttigieg is basically a non-factor who can’t get out of the 4-7% range.

The reality is that this is currently a 3-person race, and one of those persons, Biden, is just going see his numbers keep falling until he finally gains a grasp on reality and gives up the ghost.

Here are my odds for who will be the ultimate winner of the 2020 Democrat nomination:

Fauxcahontas – 3 to 2

The Commie – 5 to 1

Harris – 10 to 1

Biden – 100  to 1

Someone else in the current field – 25 to 1

Someone not in the current field – Even money

That is all.

 

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Joe Biden to Voters: “Don’t Vote For Me”

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

Ok, that wasn’t all he said. – The full sentence he muttered in response to a question about some voters worrying about his advanced age was, “I say if they’re concerned, don’t vote for me.” But if President Donald Trump had made that exact same statement, the heading I used for this piece would have appeared above the fold on the front page of this morning’s New York Times and Washington Post. You know it’s true.

Where the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator is concerned, isn’t literally everyone at least a little bit concerned about his age? Doesn’t every one you know have at least some concern about whether or not this walking, talking gaffe machine is in full possession of his mental faculties? Trust me, Joe Biden is not a guy who should be giving Democrat voters such an easy out. As his polling lead continues to slowly but steadily drop, this is a man who should be clinging to every vote every bit as fiercely as he clings to other men’s wives on stage at public events.

Instead, this is what comes out of his mouth in an unscripted moment, and it was far from the only gaffe of his day in New Hampshire. While walking around the town of Keene, NH, Biden had this to say:

The man doesn’t even know what state he’s in half the time.

Then there was the whole assassination cluster-gaffe this week. On Tuesday, he talked about how the 1968 assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy had such a huge impact on his young life. Such a huge impact, in fact, that he thought they took place in the “late ’70s” when he was already a mid-30 year-old veteran of the U.S. Senate.

He tried to mitigate that damage on Friday, when he actually got the year those assassinations took place correct, but then compounded his problems by speculating about how things would have turned out had his former boss, Barack Obama his own self, also been assassinated. My goodness.

Now do you understand why his handlers have been feverishly contracting his schedule of public appearances and doing what they can to prevent him from taking questions from the press? When was the last time you saw Biden do a major TV interview? While all his younger – and in Bernie Sanders’ case, older – opponents are rushing to do live town halls on a very friendly CNN or even friendlier MSNBC, have you seen Creepy Uncle Joe do one?

Well, this is why. The guy simply cannot be trusted not to destroy himself in unguarded moments. This is nothing new – this has always been the case where Biden’s concerned. The only thing that’s different now is that, instead of running against Republicans who everyone in our fake news media hate, he’s running against fellow socialist Democrats who everyone in our fake news media love. Thus, his real behavior is actually getting some coverage.

Expect his poll numbers to fall again in the next round of polls, now that he’s given concerned voters this easy out. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

That is all.

 

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The Biden Gaffe Machine Just Keeps Rolling Along

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

Is there anything Joe Biden didn’t do first? – I mean, to hear him tell it, anyway.

Seriously, Biden has been a creature of the DC Swamp since time immemorial, which means since 1973 for all you Millennials out there. Throughout all that time, he’s never been considered to be any sort of guy who has been on the cutting edge of societal evolution. He’s always been on the wrong side of literally every foreign policy issue, never out front on any budgetary matter that anyone can remember, and the truth is that he’s always been very slow to react to our nation’s shifting cultural currents.

But to hear ol’ Joe tell it, why, he’s the guy who wrote every important bill of the last 45 years, he’s the guy who was always behind the scenes telling his “good friend Barack” when he was doin’ stuff wrong, and he’s always been the first to be out-front on controversial, shifting societal norms.

So it was that, as he and his hyper-cautious handlers toured yet another fair in Iowa (seriously, does Iowa have a state fair or festival every weekend of the year?) Biden grabbed a young female college student who had had the temerity to actually ask him a question that the Democrat activists in the news media would never dream of asking him and shouted “I was the first to come out for marriage!”, which in Biden-speak meant he believes he was literally the first DC Swamp creature to voice his approval of gay marriage.

Which probably isn’t true, given that, after leaving the senate in 2008, he and his “good friend Barack” ran on a platform that was firmly opposed to gay marriage. As recently as just a few months ago, Biden was still in the habit of telling off-color gay jokes at public events:

 

A quick Google search reveals that the first recorded instance of Joe Biden voicing approval for gay marriage came in 2012, when, as is his habit, he just blurted out a position contrary to Obama’s during an interview, an act for which it was later revealed he was called on the carpet by the then-President.

By 2012, dozens of elected Democrats and even a few Republicans had already voiced their strong approval for gay marriage, which means that once again Biden was exaggerating the cutting edginess of his political career. But hey, it’s just good ol’ Joe, so what does it matter?

Biden, in his confrontation with the female college student, also revealed he is waaaaayyyyyy behind the times when it comes to his party’s gender-identity politics. Prior to his grabbing the young lady by the arm and pulling her in to shout at her, the two had this exchange:

“How many genders are there?” the girl asked.

“There are at least three,” Good ol’ Joe responded.

“What are they?” she asked.

Biden becoming visibly angry, responded: “Don’t play games with me, kid.”

So, as we see there, Biden is up to three genders now, although he obviously has no idea what the third one might be, which may be the first time he’s ever agreed with about 95% of all Americans.

But according to the social justice warrior crowd, the number of genders that exist among the human race are simply a matter of however many any aggrieved individual wants there to be. There might be three, there might be 30, there might be 300, depending upon how some random person feels about it.

Maybe that’s what Biden meant when he scolded the girl not to play games with him. There are only three genders now because that’s how he was feeling about it at that particular time. Next Tuesday, on the other hand, he might well feel like there are 624 separate and distinct human genders, who knows?

When you think about it, this how-am-I-feeling-today-based concept of what reality happens to be is a perfect crutch for Biden to adopt. After all, if anything you say, any opinion you express is real because that’s how you happen to be feeling, then all of Biden’s myriad gaffes suddenly disappear into the ether. In the future he can just say “Hey, I wanted to sniff that guy’s wife’s neck because I was feeling like doing that right then – don’t you dare judge me!” or something like that, and all the CNN and MSNBC and New York Times reporters would all nod their heads and move onto another pre-approved softball question.

This is Joe Biden, folks. This is the unfrozen caveman politician the Democrat Party wants to put in the White House next year. Isn’t life grand?

That is all.

 

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America Needs Mental Care

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

Thanks for that, Joe. We know you’re so darn sincere. – Elderly Democrat presidential front-runner Joe Biden, speaking at a high-dollar fundraiser in San Diego on Sunday, comforted the mourning people of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio by offering his heartfelt sympathies over the “tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before.” You just seriously could never make these people up, folks.

That Dayton shooter? He was an Elizabeth Warren fan. – So he said himself on his Twitter profile, which was dug up by law enforcement officials on Sunday. A registered Democrat, fan of Fauxcahontas. The shooter in El Paso, who developed an irrational hatred for Hispanics during the Obama Administration for whatever reasons – most likely having to do with his upbringing and nothing at all to do with politics – left behind a manifesto advocating for all manner of pet leftist Democrat causes and a profile at MyLife.com that showed he was a Democrat before some Democrats got into it and altered it.

Yet, our fake news media and every Democrat in America wants you to believe that both incidents are the fault of President Donald Trump. This is a very sick attempt at brainwashing, folks, so nothing really new since that’s what our fake news media attempts to do to us every day of the week.

The brainwashing efforts are especially sick, however, when they come in the wake of mass shootings in which 30 people were brutally murdered by a couple of deranged lunatics.

How sick are these people? CNN’s fake news host Jake Tapper dug disgraced, fired ex-FBI Agent Andrew McCabe up to claim it’s all Trump’s fault on his despicable Sunday program. Irish Bob O’Rourke and failed South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Spartacus Booker were all over the Sunday morning shows calling the President a racist and a white supremacist, blaming him for both incidents without evidence. And fake news hosts like Tapper and Chris Wallace and George Stephanopoulous and Chuck Todd lapped it all up and egged the politicians on, all in craven efforts to drive up ratings.

Blaming President Trump, Elizabeth Warren or any current politician for a 50-year phenomenon in our society that began in the late 1960s is a despicable, depraved political tactic that should be condemned by any thinking American. Before the late 1960s – coinciding with the advent of the effort to de-institutionalize dangerous mental health patients – our country had experienced exactly two mass shooting events in the 20th century: The Camden shootings in 1949, and of course the University of Texas Tower shooter in 1966. We equaled that in about 14 hours on Saturday, and would have surpassed it on Sunday had law enforcement not thwarted a planned copycat effort in Florida.

That de-institutionalizing of severe mental patients culminated in a 1975 Supreme Court decision in a case brought by the leftist ACLU, and the frequency of these events, which had already become a trend, has accelerated ever since. Also not coincidentally, the nation’s homeless population has blossomed during that same period of time.

Many of those mental health institutions were awful, abusive places and definitely needed to be reformed and better-regulated. Instead, the ACLU decision resulted in simply shutting them down and pouring patients, many of whom were dangers to themselves and society, out onto the streets. Many had no support system outside of the institutions, no place to go, and were left to simply fend for themselves. The process of treating new patients inevitably devolved into a process of prescribing drugs to try to control their behaviors and little else.

Both of these most-recent shooters – like so many before them – were known by local school and law enforcement officials and their friends and families to be highly-troubled individuals. They needed real mental care, and did not get it. We will almost without any doubt at all find out that instead they were consuming several different prescription drugs as panaceas to “correct” their behaviors. We will also no doubt find out they were both heavily into violent video games, and come from dysfunctional families.

This is all so clear, and all so utterly, depressingly predictable. And yet, all we are going to be allowed by our fake news media, the Democrats and the online PC culture to talk about is beefing up background checks at gun shows and confiscating ill-defined “assault weapons” from law-abiding citizens.

As if on cue, even the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has decided to try to quell the despicable effort by the political left to blame him for these shootings by playing that same game:

Depressing.

The President will deliver a speech from the White House on the matter at 10:00 ET today.

I have no problem with beefing up background checks, but they would have done nothing to prevent these two most recent tragedies or any of the others that came before them, because the inanimate objects that play roles in these acts are not the problem.

But that’s what we are left with because no one in our fake news media or our popular culture wants to deal with the real issue at hand. Our entire country is desperately in need of focused mental care.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones, because your government damn sure isn’t going to do it for you.

That is all.

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Dem Debate, Night 2: A Status Quo-Preserving Farce

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

My goodness, feel free to shoot me if I ever do that again. – I’m afraid I made the horrific decision to actually watch the Wednesday night Democrat debate live, and I hardly got a minute of sleep as a result. What a horror show that party is.

You put any one of these circus clowns in the White House and this country as we have known it is over. Over and done. Overall, this has to be the dumbest bunch ever to take a debate stage together.

I never thought I’d witness anyone more useless than New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, but Washington Governor Jay Inslee gave him a run last night, and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet wasn’t far behind. Every time Inslee started talking about how wonderful he has been on “climate change,” I wanted to find a razor, fill the bathtub and slit my wrists.  Bennet, meanwhile, honestly sounded like he’d had one too many toddies before going on stage – I’ve never seen him speak in such a mush-mouthed way.

DeBlasio?  Why is he there again? This is a guy who is forcing his police officers to grin and bear it as they are assaulted by gangs of thugs, and he wants us to make him Commander-in-Chief? Go away, Tall Stupid Man.

As was the case on Tuesday night, the worst people in the room were the Democrat activists pretending to be moderators provided by CNN. Here is how these tools of the DNC allocated speaking time last night:

Biden: 21:01

Harris: 17:43

Booker: 12:59

Gillibrand: 11:18

Inslee: 10:46

Gabbard: 10:32

Bennet: 10:26

Castro: 10:25

DeBlasio: 9:41

Yang: 8:38

So, other than Harris and Booker, clear favorites of the DNC/Media complex, no one in the rest of the field got more than half the speaking time that Biden received. Yang – who the DNC hates with a passion and wants out of the race – got 40% of Biden’s time, which is three MORE minutes than he was allocated in the June debate.

That’s mostly the fault of the moderators, who didn’t pose a question to anyone other than Biden or Harris until the “debate” was half an hour old, but it was also due to a clever tactic employed by Harris. You can say what you want about Harris – and there are so, so many things to be said about her – but she is clever.

She obviously watched the first night and figured out how the moderators were doing things.  Anytime one candidate made a derogatory remark about or challenged another candidate, they then gave 30 seconds to the other candidate to respond.

Now, Creepy Uncle Joe is about 3 more facial surgeries away from becoming an actual Roman bust and extremely prone to gaffes, and Harris knows that camera and speaking time is his kryptonite. So, she spent most of her own time targeting Biden, which generally resulted in Biden stuttering and stammering in half-sentences and often in half-words and finally targeting her back, resulting in even more speaking time of her own.

She wasted most of that time, appearing nervous and offering nonsensical and evasive answers about her own record, but the tactic of exposing Creepy Uncle Joe was very smart and effective.

As a result, Biden ends up being one of the clear losers in this debate. His poll numbers will tank down into the low 20s in the next round polls to be released over the next 10 days or so. But he will go into hiding and those numbers will again recover back up maybe into the 30s as deranged Democrat voters forget who he really is and what he really looks and sounds like these days. Then the next debate will come around, and we’ll repeat the whole process again.

Despite all her air time, Harris is a clear loser because she will just tread water after this debate. She utterly wasted her breakthrough moment on busing with Biden from the first debate, and she can’t afford to just tread water anymore. Loser, loser, looooser.

Other clear losers include DeBlasio, Kirsten Gillibrand, Inslee and Bennet, all of whom should end their 0%-polling campaigns today. Andrew Yang was also a loser after wasting his air time by reciting scripted answers that often made no sense. He had the potential of being a real factor in this race, and has completely thrown it away by taking his “expert” advisors’ advice and becoming just another nervous talking points parrot. Too bad, so sad.

I’ve seen a couple of talking heads last night and this morning list Cory Spartacus Booker as a winner, but I don’t see it. Yes, he scored some debating points on Biden that will impress some Democrat voters, but optically he is a disaster. He apparently can’t help it, but Booker always appears to be right on the verge of going into some Manson-style Helter Skelter rage whenever he speaks. Plus, he’s gotten into the habit of waving his arms around crazily, as if he’s imitating Irish Bob O’Rourke. Debating points are nice, but optics are what really matter in these televised debates, and Booker’s optics are not good.

There were a couple of candidates who did themselves some good last night, and thus can be classified as winners. They are former San Antonio Mayor/Obama HUD Secretary Julian Castro and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Castro wins on demeanor – he was the calmest and most articulate person on the stage all night long. His ideas on immigration and other topics are mostly crazy, but he offers them with a quiet dignity that really allows him to stand out among his goofy, arm-waving, shouting and whining peers. Good optics there.

Gabbard also was a winner on the optics front – which, admit it, is pretty easy for her to do – but she was also able to score some direct hits on both Harris and Biden as the debate wore on. She was also the most-searched candidate on Google in all 50 states during the debate, repeating her performance in that category from the debates held in late June.

None of that is likely to do her much good, though, as the DNC and its media toadies hate her and will almost certainly find a way to exclude her from future debates, just as they are doing with Yang. Democrat voters seem to be interested in Gabbard and want to know who she is, but when they find out that she actually makes good sense on some issues, they run away in fear of coming in touch with reality. So she might as well just give it up at this point.

Taken together, this week’s two nights of debates will end up preserving the status quo, and enable Biden to remain in the lead for another month. In the meantime, the Commie and Fauxcahontas will keep jockeying for 2nd place position, Harris will continue to flounder, Mayor Pete will continue his slow fade into 0%-Black-Support oblivion, and Booker will keep on clinging to false hopes of catching lightning-in-a-bottle.

Everyone else might as well drop out now, but you can be sure most of them won’t do that. Those vanity campaigns are hard to give up.

That is all.

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Democrat Debates, Round 2 Feature Rigged Match-ups of Front-Runners

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

I demand to be a billionaire! um, will that work too, Rashida? – Michigan Bigot Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib told Fake, er, Jake Tapper yesterday that the economy is not growing because of the policies of President Donald Trump, but because…wait for it…THE PEOPLE DEMANDED IT. I swear I don’t make this stuff up. Here’s a link to the video:

Tlaib Flounders While Trying to Explain Why Michigan Shouldn’t Reelect Trump Given Their Economy Recovery

No, Rashida, that does not make sense. Not at all. Go away.

Hooboy. Here we go again. – The second round of Democrat “debates” take place tonight and tomorrow night in Detroit, to be televised on the Democrat activist channel CNN. So, it’ll be a great night to binge “Fixer Upper” or catch up on all those episodes of “Last Man Standing” you’ve missed or maybe watch a baseball game, which is my plan.

I’m not sure which of CNN’s on-air hacks will serve as “moderators”, but does it really matter? Whichever Democrat activist hacks it turns out to be will assuredly pose only the most painless of softball questions to the various circus clowns on stage, and none of the clowns will make any effort to actually answer the question posed anyway. It would be a far more honest endeavor if CNN just gave each of circus clowns 10 minutes or so to recite their standard talking points, because that’s what they’re all going to do.

The only real question over the next two evenings is whether any of the also-rans can recite their talking points in a manner that might allow them to have a break-out moment, like Kamala Harris had during her first debate at the expense of Creepy Uncle Joe. Harris got a big initial boost from that attack – which turned out to have been mostly false, but hey, she’s a Democrat, so that’s ok – temporarily moving her into second place in a few national polls, as Biden’s own poll ratings cratered.

But in the weeks that have followed that event, Biden has slowly regained his poll standing by largely staying out of the public spotlight (the old Hillary Clinton strategy) while Harris, a terrible campaigner, has utterly failed to capitalize on her opportunity and has fallen back into a weak fourth place.

This is where the Democrat debate process – with just a handful of debates spaced a month apart – plays into Biden’s creepy hands. Biden’s a horrible debater in general, and putting his elderly, highly-plasticized face in the national spotlight is never going to be a good thing for him. So, he is going to need weeks to recover from every one of these debate events, and the DNC process will give that to him. The fact that he’s been able to recover from his first debate fiasco is a firm testament to the laughable weakness of the rest of the Democrat field of clowns.

The field enters this week’s debates in almost the same polling positions they occupied entering the first debates, with two notable exceptions. First, The Commie has cratered over the past two weeks, as his poll numbers have fallen from around 20% to the low teens in the most recent round of polls. Fauxcahontas has now firmly assumed second place, trailing Creepy Uncle Joe by 12-14 points.

Second, Irish Bob O’Rourke, who entered the first debates polling around 4-5%, just behind Mayor Pete, has now cratered so badly that he trails Andrew Yang, one of the three actually interesting candidates in the Democrat field. Irish Bob finds himself on-stage tonight with Fauxcahontas, The Commie, Mayor Pete, the mercurial Marianne Williamson, and an assortment of 0-1%-polling irrelevancies who should have already abandoned their vanity campaigns. Tonight is basically Irish Bob’s last stand – he either finds a way to make himself relevant to the process again, or what little ongoing funding he still has will dry up like a West Texas stock tank in a drought.

As I pointed out last time, the Democrats never leave anything to chance, so both night’s panels have been rigged as battles between front-runners who have been trading polling support with each other in the hopes of improving TV ratings. Tonight’s feature match is between The Commie and Fauxcahontas, and you can bet the CNN “moderators” have been instructed to focus most of their questioning on those two.

Wednesday night’s feature match will be between Creepy Uncle Joe and Harris, obviously. No one else on tomorrow night’s stage is polling more than 3%. Aside from the feature bout, the big question will be whether or not Yang can get more than the 3 minutes of air time he got from the MSNBC goons during his first debate and potentially have a breakout moment.

Readers may remember that I predicted back in March that Yang would eventually become one of the “rising stars” of this field, but backed off of that later after Yang had had several awful TV appearances during which he did nothing but robotically recite talking points. Over the last month, though, Yang has gotten out of that noose provided by his “expert” advisors, and begun speaking more extemporaneously. Not surprisingly, we’ve seen his polling numbers begin to creep up as a result.

If he can get fair treatment from CNN’s fake “moderators” – and that’s a very big “if” since the people at the DNC are scared to death of an outsider like Yang – he could finally have the breakout moment he needs to boost his campaign on Wednesday.

Tulsi Gabbard, the only other actual interesting person in the Democrat field besides Yang and Williamson, is also on the Wednesday stage. She also was given very little opportunity to speak by the MSNBC goons, and we’ll just have to wait and see if she is given any more chance on CNN. Given that the folks at the DNC hate her as much as they hate Yang, it’s highly doubtful.

Otherwise, we just have to hope for as much air time as possible for Williamson, just because she’s so damn entertaining.

That is all.

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The Week in Review: Democrats Gone Wild!

The Campaign Update Week in Review
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[Editor’s Note: The Campaign Update will be silent from July 11 through July 23 because Dave needs some down time.]

It’s hard to imagine how the week just past could have gone any worse for America’s Democrat Party, i.e., the Party of Antifa, the Party of AOC, the Party of Socialism, the Party of open borders, the Party of Creepy Uncle Joe and The Commie and Fauxcahontas and rioting and flag-burning and lying fake news media and protesting celebrations of America’s Independence Day.

Seriously, when the three most lasting images of the week are of Antifa rioters assaulting dozens of innocent Americans in Portland and Washington, DC, leftist protesters burning the American flag on July 4, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lying relentlessly about things she did not actually see or do on a trip to the U.S./Mexico border, your party is having a week to forget.

The week began horribly for the Dems, as President Donald Trump made history by becoming the first U.S. president to walk across the DMZ into North Korea. Despite the best efforts of the media to suppress them, the images of that historic moment for peace went viral all over social media for the next several days. All grumpy Democrats could do was whine about the meeting somehow legitimizing the Crazy Little Fat Guy, but in reality, all that did in the public’s mind was make the Dems sound like a bunch of, well, grumps.

The early week festivities continued with Irish Bob O’Rourke, so desperate over his failure to attract votes in the United States, going across the border into Mexico to campaign instead. There, Mexican citizens no doubt made much fun of the freakish, arm-waving yankee.

Oh, but it just got better on the border, folks, much better – if you aren’t a Democrat, that is. Cory Spartacus Booker, seeing Irish Bob’s stunt as a challenge, decided it would be a great thing for him to go down to the border and break all sorts of U.S. laws by personally escorting illegal aliens into the United States. While Spartacus was no doubt duly impressed with his own self, few actual Americans noticed, and fewer still were similarly impressed.

Not to be outdone, AOC, partly participating in a tour of a detention facility in Clint, Texas with 13 fellow Democrat demagogues, caused an uproar, which is her only true core competency. She began screaming at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol personnel as soon as she entered the facility, then refused to participate in the tour, choosing instead to park herself in a holding area as the rest of the group went through the building. She then posted a series of abject lies on her Twitter feed, pretending to have actually toured the facility. Her supporters went nuts – which is also the only thing they’re any good at doing – and it took two days for the truth to actually filter out, by which time the actress AOC had moved on to her next performance.

AOC’s week ended with San Fran Nan throwing her under the bus in a fawining, softball interview with the terminally smarmy Maureen Dowd in the New York Times.

Oof.

Creepy Uncle Joe Biden spent the entire week clarifying, apologizing, and lashing out at his tormentors as he watched his standing in the various polls fade, as it inevitably must. By the end of the week, two separate polls had his once-grand 20+ point lead over the field sitting at just 2% ahead of the opportunistic Kamala Harris. Biden’s faithful army of fake media defenders were left only to brag about his “huge” fundraising haul of $21 million for the second quarter of the year, always forgetting to point out that President Trump raised $24 million in the first 24 hours after he formally announced his candidacy.

Ouch.

Then came July 4, and the wonderful celebration of America’s Independence planned and staged by your President, Donald J. Trump. The Dems and their media hacks had spent the entire week slamming the entire thing as just another Trump campaign event, but any American who actually watched the festivities and failed to be inspired by it is most likely, well, a Democrat. Everyone else thought it was wonderful.

While ordinary Americans were celebrating their wonderful nation, Democrats all across the country were burning flags and assaulting other Americans. Meanwhile, their presidential candidates, all of whom had spent the week slamming the President for presumably “politicizing” Independence Day, spent July 4th at campaign events where they slammed the President and politicized Independence Day.

You seriously can’t make this stuff up, folks.

There was a raft of great news for America and Americans this week, and great news for America and Americans was, as always, terrible news for the Democrat Party. The stock market reached new all-time highs during the week for about the 65,000th time in the Trump presidency, throwing Morning Joe and the editorial board at the New York Times into fits of depression.

Friday’s jobs report came in at a whopping 224,000, “shocking” all the “experts” who had all agreed it would only amount to about 165,000. All of this means that, despite the best efforts of Democrats and the fake news media to talk it down, the Trump economy just keeps rolling along, and the recession Democrats have been praying for remains nowhere in sight.

All the Dems in and out of the media got even more depressed Saturday night when the Washington Post and ABC were forced to reveal that the President’s rating in their fake poll had reached an all-time high.

By the end of the week, Democrats and their media toadies were so bereft of anything positive that they were left to panic about the rumor that the President may be considering replacing National Security Advisor John Bolton – a war hawk who these same Dems and media toadies have spent the last 15 years mercilessly vilifying – with someone who would favor getting the U.S. military out of the 18-year war in Afghanistan and Barack Obama’s misadventure in Syria.

Grumps, liars, extremists, and black-clad masked brutes: That is what the Democrat Party has become in 2019.

It’s not a good look, folks.

That is all.

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Does Anyone Care Enough About Joe Biden to Stage an Intervention?

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

We should not be at all surprised if, at some point between now and September, we see our nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator, Joe Biden, withdraw from race to become the Democrat Party’s 2020 presidential nominee due to some unspecified “health” reasons. Why? Watch this clip from an interview with Chris Cuomo:

This guy is simply not capable of enduring the long, grueling, race he faces. He proved in the first debate last week that he is unable to think quickly enough on his feet to adequately respond to an attack from just one of his 24 rivals for the nomination. That single attack has over the past week shaved 8-10 points off of his support level in the various polls of the race, cutting his previous 18-point lead down by doubt digits.

What’s going to happen in the next debate when, emboldened by the results produced by Kamala Harris’s 60 seconds as the attack dog, Fauxcahontas and Spartacus maybe even Julian Castro decide to join in the fun? What’s going to happen when half a dozen opponents team up to spend the full two hours treating this fumbling, bumbling gaffe machine to a death by a thousand cuts?

The Unfrozen Caveman Senator can’t even recall basic facts of history or cobble together complex thoughts required to respond to multiple topics at the same time. He says in that snippet that Russian aggression “would never have happened” on his and Barack Hussein Obama’s watch. He appears to have forgotten that Russia engaged in all manner of aggressive acts on their watch, and did so without consequence.

He apparently doesn’t remember Russia’s aggression against the Ukraine on his watch. He can’t recall Russia’s annexation of Crimea that took place on his watch. He appears to have forgotten about Russia’s entrance into Syria on his and Obama’s watch. He can’t seem to recall Russia’s constant prodding and provoking of NATO across Europe on his watch. He is in obvious denial that Russia’s alleged “attack” on our 2016 elections took place on his and Obama’s watch, and Obama chose to do nothing about it.

And even if he did recall those things, you get the clear feeling from watching that video that he would be utterly incapable of forming any sort of coherent set of thoughts about them if put on the spot to do so on live, national television.

Biden is 76 years old, soon to be 77, but he looks and sounds much older than that. His speech is often slurred; he frequently must pause in the middle of sentences to search for words; the scars from his many plastic surgeries are becoming increasingly prominent, defying the ability of makeup artists to cover them. He is clearly, unambiguously a man in the decline of his life.

Like many who find themselves such decline, he’s begun lashing out. A day after the interview clipped above, he was threatening to dig up dirt on his opponents and use it against them, saying “I mean, I get all this information about other people’s pasts, and what they’ve done and not done. And you know, I’m just not going to go there. If we keep doing that — I mean, we should be debating what we do from here.”

It has been clear for some time now that he will not be the party’s nominee in 2020. He is simply not up to that task, and frankly never was. He has always been a buffoon, a mean and frankly bigoted clown prone to embarrassing himself and those around him at he drop of a hat. He’s a guy who has never had any respect for people’s personal space – which is the nicest thing that can be said about his behavior – a guy with a long, documented history of telling racist, sexist and homophobic jokes in public events. You can’t put this guy in charge of anything really important and even hope for a positive outcome.

So why stay in? Perhaps the DNC has some reason for wanting it’s party’s creepy uncle to be out front serving as an attack dog on President Trump, but the utility of even that role drops every time a video like this one gets into the public domain, and Biden’s poll numbers drop another five points.

At this point, though, the people around Biden and those who actually care about him and his well-being need to be seriously thinking about finding some semi-dignified way for him to end his 46-year career in national public life. Because it is getting close to ending, one way or another.

He has three options here:

One is to go out the Jeb! Bush way, which is to just keep struggling on, getting embarrassed in debate after debate, playing out the string until next March or so, when the money finally runs completely out and a string of embarrassing primary and caucus defeats have come and gone;

The second is to go out in utter humiliation, after some giant breakdown takes place on live TV which makes it impossible for him to even continue struggling on;

The third is to face reality, to recognize the harsh fact that he is just not destined to be our nation’s president and never was, and to find some dignified reason for leaving the race. Perhaps get a friendly doctor to discover some previously hidden heart defect or other condition that precludes this man from going on with such a stressful endeavor.

That third, more dignified option only exists if there actually are people around the former Vice President who really do care about him. It’s fair to wonder if such people really do exist, because if they do, you have to question why they’ve allowed him to get to this point without having already staged an intervention.

If you’re out there, there’s no time like the present, folks.

That is all.

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