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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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Brace Yourselves, Because this Democrat Clown Show has Just Begun

Today’s Campaign Update
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Creepy Joe crashing, Mayor Pete plummeting, the Incredible Shrinking Beto, and more.:  The fallout in the various polls from last week’s Democrat debates has been fast, fierce and entirely predictable. The winners and losers of those debates were obvious, at least in terms of how the demented Democrat voter base would react. As usual, the fake news media and their “experts” and “analysts” had little clue about any of that.

Take Mayor Pete Buttigieg as a great example. All the “expert” talking heads at CNN and MSNBC and Fox ooohed and ahhhed about his simple admission that “I couldn’t get it done” when asked why he’s been unable to do a single damn thing to ease the seething racial tensions in South Bend during his seven long years as Mayor. All the smart people smiled and declared the fake news media’s latest Democrat date as one of the “clear winners” of the second night’s debate. The same pundits and “experts” all marveled again on Friday as Mayor Pete announced that his campaign raised about $24 million during the second quarter of the year, apparently forgetting that President Donald Trump raised that amount in the first 24 hours of his campaign.

We have now had four new polls come out in the wake of the debates (The Hill/HarrisX, Politico/Morning Consult, CNN and Quinnipiac), and Mayor Pete has lost ground from his prior 7% support level in each and every one of them. He’s at a pitiful 4% in the most current poll, from Quinnipiac, and hilariously receives … wait for it … ZERO percent support from Black voters.

Ouch.

Then there’s the Incredible Shrinking Beto, the fake news media’s former fave Democrat date, Irish Bob O’Rourke. Irish Bob was already sucking wind going into the debates, sitting at an average of about 4% support in the various polls. In the four polls released this week, he comes in at 4, 3, 2, and 1. The man is headed to 0 with a bullet.

The goofy and insufferable ex-Texas congressman compounded his horrific debate performance by going to Juarez, Mexico (hey, if you can’t attract support in America, try another country!) the next day and announcing that all these illegal aliens from central America have no choice but to get paid by Soros operatives to travel to the U.S. because of … wait for it … CLIMATE CHANGE. Because of course that’s what he said. Turns out not even most incredibly gullible Democrat voters who love to be lied to are buying into that particular whopper.

I’ve been telling y’all that the once-impressive polling lead held by America’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator would be gone by October. Well, after his wooden, confused and feeble debate performance, that timetable has sped up considerably. Unless some unforeseen sequence of events intervenes, Creepy Uncle Joe will be lucky to lead in any of these polls, real or fake, come late August. In the two most-current of those four polls, CNN and Quinnipiac, his support level that hovered in the mid-40s just two months ago is now down to 22%.

Indeed, after his terrible exchange with Kamala Harris during the debate, Biden finds himself virtually tied with the opportunistic California Senator in Quinnipiac, leading her by just 22% – 20%.  Yikes.

What about Bernie Sanders, you ask? Well, The Commie appears to be on the same path as Irish Bob, albeit with still-higher numbers. In the four polls in question, his numbers have come in at 19, 15, 14, and 13. The old Bolshevik apparently thought it would be a great idea to not prepare for this first debate, and just parrot the same answers he’d given during his debates with the Fainting Felon four years ago. Amazingly, Democrat voters seem to be growing weary of his tiresome Marxist messaging, something no one could have ever possibly predicted, including yours truly.  Go figure.

I also seem to have missed on my prediction that Fauxcahontas would get a boost from being seated at the kiddie table in the first debate with a bunch of people who all were polling at 4% or less. Her numbers are still hovering around 12%, which is right where her average was before the debate took place. I have long suspected that Lieawatha is going to have the same problem experienced by the Coughing Crook, i.e., that the more public exposure she gets, the less the public is going to like her. That dynamic could be kicking in here.

Looking around, it does not appear that any of the myriad other candidates in the race got any sort of real bounce out of the debates. The fake news media has now figured out that Julian Castro is the only actual, real Hispanic candidate and is now doing its best to give him a boost with gobs of free air time, but that is not resulting thus far in any noticeable movement in his numbers. Conversely, the media is still doing everything it can to ignore the only actual interesting people in the race – Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson – no doubt adhering to their marching orders from the DNC, which hates them all and wants them out of the race as soon as possible.

The Democrat Party, the party of “diversity,” cannot tolerate anything resembling real diversity of thought in its presidential race, after all.

At the end of the day, the control being exerted by the DNC, in concert with its toadies in the media, is why we see this race rapidly boiling down to what will become a long, tough slog involving Creepy Uncle Joe, The Commie, Kamala, and Fauxcahontas, with Mayor Pete and Cory Booker continuing to hang around yapping at everyone’s heels so long as their money holds out.

If you think this clown show you’ve witnessed thus far is unimpressive, well, you are not alone. You can bet that the Pantsuit Princess is sitting up in Chappaqua, grinning her evil grin as she sips her third chardonnay of the morning, day-dreaming about how she will waltz into next year’s hung convention and present herself as the Party’s savior yet again.

Stranger things have happened, and stranger things will happen again before this is all over.

That is all.

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Kamala Harris Became a Political Powerhouse in Debate #2

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

Kamala Harris became a serious contender for the Democrat nomination last night. The Willie Brown paramour from California won the debate by landing a massive body blow on front-runner Joe Biden, putting her star on the rise in the race and accelerating Biden’s inevitable fall.

Watch this clip – it is devastating for Biden:

“It’s a mis-charicteration (sic)” are the first words out of our nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator’s mouth. He looks like one of the old Democrat segregationists he “got stuff done” with back in the 1970s, an age that most Democrat voters cannot even remotely relate to. He sounds old, he sounds programmed, everything he talks about is stuff that happened damn near half a century ago.

And then, he is so shaky, so unsure of himself, so out of canned talking points, that he becomes the first person in the history of presidential debates to …wait for it … cut himself off.

That boy done. And Kamala is off to the races. That clip getting played constantly on all the cable channels and all the social media platforms will add 5 points to her polling support in a week, maybe more.

The “Look at Me ‘Cuz I’m So Weird” award goes without any question at all to goofball author Marianne Williamson, who, when asked what her first priority upon assuming the presidency would be, actually said this:

“My first call is to the prime minister of New Zealand, who said that her goal is to make New Zealand the place where it’s the best place in the world for a child to grow up,” said Williamson. “I would tell her, ’Girlfriend, you are so wrong!”

Williamson is so overwhelmingly weird that even the weirdos at the Huffington Post went off on her performance this morning. That’s weird.

Her closing statement capped off a night of weirdness, probably capping off her vanity project campaign for good, as the DNC will now instruct their media toadies to keep her off the air and out of future debates:

Honestly, I can’t tell if she was threatening to defeat the President in next year’s general election or propositioning him. All conservatives should immediately contribute money to her campaign to ensure she is able to stay in this race, just as a practical joke.

The embarrassing MSNBC/NBC moderators did their best to ignore Williamson, allowing her less than 5 minutes of time to air her her grievances against New Zealand and praise her spirit guides, but if you’re Andrew Yang, you’re thinking “damn, sure wish I’d have gotten that extra two minutes!” this morning. Yang, the only actual semi-interesting person on that stage last night, the guy who campaigns on his claim to have a million ideas, was only given 2:58 to express them by the DNC/fake media cabal desperately hoping to kill him off before he can catch any fire in the race.

By comparison, Biden got 13:19 to talk about all the great stuff he did during the Nixon Administration, Harris got 12:16, Mayor Pete was awarded 11:21 for being the bestest hall monitor in the field, and the old Commie got 10:58 to spout all of his Stalinist nostrums.

Yang did get the consolation prize by winning the Drudge insta-poll following the debate. Yang pulled in over 28% of the vote in that measure, probably because his paltry time speaking ended up irritating fewer Americans than everyone else. Hilariously, Williamson actually came in third in that poll, pulling over 12% support, while Kamala Harris was second at 17%.

Who had the worst night? Other than Biden, you’d have to point to John Hickenlooper, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennett and Eric Swalwell, all of whom were the same non-factors in the debate that they’ve been thus far in the campaign. You can just stick a fork in all of ’em.

The Commie was the Commie, sounding and looking exactly as he sounded and looked in the 2016 race with the Pantsuit Princess. Being the only outright Commie in that race, he was able to give the Fainting Felon a race for her money. His problem this time, though, is that there are a ton of other outright commies in the race, and they’re really cutting into his support base.

Sanders spent his time pounding on every boogeyman imaginable, as Commies always do: The Medical industry, drug makers, corporate bigwigs in general, ICE, the Border Patrol, President Trump, Climate Change, conservative judges, senate Republicans – all of those handy boogeymen and more enjoyed their time in last night’s Bolshevik spotlight. He’s a tiresome old hack trading on nothing but fear and empty promises, which of course is why depraved Democrat voters love him.

Last night didn’t harm him, but it didn’t do him any good, either. Expect him to fall in the polls over the next couple of weeks, and expect both Fauxcahontas and Harris to pass him.

Hey, what about Mayor Pete? Last night was set up by the DNC and NBC to be his breakout moment, that jumpstart that would move his campaign into the next gear. He did fine in the debate by all accounts, but none of the media coverage is focused on him this morning.

And Buttigieg’s biggest problem comes in the only measure that really matters in these debates: Optics. Standing there on that stage next to the much, much taller Unfrozen Caveman Senator, Mayor Pete just looked like a high school sophomore trying to debate the school principal. After his awful weekend back in South Bend, Buttigieg needed to have a moment last night in which he showed real authority and empathy, especially for African Americans, in order to break out of that Optics trap.

He didn’t do that. Thus, his campaign, which had already stagnated in the 6-7% support level in the various polls, will continue to stagnate. You may even see his level of support begin to slowly drop, as frustrated potential supporters turn their heads to Kamala and Fauxcahontas.

So, here are the winners and losers from the Second Debate:

Winners:

Kamala Harris, and it isn’t close

Losers:

Everyone else

This race is shaking out very quickly, despite the crowded field. Now that she’s had her breakout moment, Kamala Harris is going to be hard, hard, hard for the other candidates to take down.

Think about it: How’s it going to look to identity-politics-oriented Democrats when two old, gray-haired white guys start going after the lone woman of color in the field? Exactly. So you won’t see them do that. And if they can’t go after her, how are they going to stop her?

Good question. Glad I don’t have to answer it.

That is all.

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In These Democrat Debates, Optics Are Almost All That Matters

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

So, the plan to boost Fauxcahontas continues today, with both the New York Times and Washington Post dutifully claiming that she “won” the first debate Wednesday night. Well, there’s no surprise there, right? Right.

Think about it: How could she have possibly not have been at least one of the “winners” on that stage? The DNC/NBC had ensured she would be the only candidate on-stage polling above 3% support. They had also rigged the process to ensure that she would be placed dead-center among the field of 10 contenders, a position that inevitably provides a subliminal message of authority. Finally, she was standing between the goofiest man in politics, Irish Bob O’Rourke, and the second-goofiest man in politics, Cory Booker.

She’d have had to start shaking uncontrollably like Angela Merkel or go into a Pantsuit Princess-esque uncontrolled coughing fit in order to look anything but great in that situation.

So, sure, she was a “winner” last night, based on optics alone. As I pointed out this morning, the only mistake she made was wearing a muted purple jacket, which made her look smaller even than she is, and ensured human eyes would naturally migrate over to Tulsi Gabbard and her bright red jacket.

The big mistake most people make in judging “winners” and “losers” in these debates is to try to judge them on the substance of what the candidates have to say. That is a totally, completely, 180 degree wrong way to do this.

The actual “winners” in these debates are inevitably the candidates who make the most favorable impression visually. What they say doesn’t really matter much.

Donald Trump “won” every GOP debate in 2015, not due to anything he said or positions he took, but because he was visually the most genuine, non-politician person on the stage. That’s what GOP voters were looking for in the 2016 election cycle, not another talking-points parrot. Trump not only did not do talking points, you got the impression he’d never be able to memorize them properly even if he wanted to. GOP primary voters loved that about him, and still do.

Who stood out visually last night? More than anyone else, Tulsi Gabbard. No question. She’s younger than most in the field, attractive, tall, and that red jacket just added to the effect. She’d have been a “winner” with the voters last night had she stood there reciting poetry by Maya Angelou. Actually, that might have gained her votes, given Democrat voters’ love for identity politics.

Lieawatha also stood out visually, simply due to her positioning on the stage. The human eye is always drawn to the center of the screen, and to anything out of place. Thus, whenever NBC showed a wide shot of the stage, the human eye was immediately drawn to the short lady standing in between two 6’3″ guys in the center of the screen. That’s the kind of favorable visual impression these candidate would kill for. Had Little Big Moneywaster worn a bright yellow, orange or red jacket, many viewers would have been unable to take their eyes off of her. Thus, a bit of a missed opportunity there.

Both Booker and Irish Bob would have made favorable visual impressions were they not both so damn goofy. But Booker looks like he’s always about to burst into fits of school-shooter rage whenever he speaks, an obvious turnoff. And Irish Bob’s constantly-waving arms and bobbing head ultimately just end up irritating everyone, especially since President Trump hilariously called the weirdness of all of that out.

Julian Castro is another guy who most likely made a favorable visual impression. Again, he is young, good-looking, and speaks in a quiet, highly-literate tone, all of which conveys authority. But like Gabbard, doing well visually in a debate only does so much good when you are polling at less than 1% and your campaign is chronically under-funded.

But unlike Gabbard, Castro is a reliable, down-the-line leftist nutjob, so we will see him getting lots more free media from CNN and MSNBC going forward. It’s like clockwork.

Bottom line: Fauxcahontas was a “winner” in the first debate because it was set up for her that way.

Tonight’s second debate was set up to be a night for Pete Buttigieg to shine, but his lost weekend back home has put a major snag in that plan. I have a feeling that Kirsten Gillibrand might find a way to stand out from the rest of the crowd tonight. Just a guess – but it seems like this stage is a real opportunity for her to recover from her cheerleading-in-the-gay-bar fiasco of a couple of weeks ago.

We’ll see.

That is all.

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Tonight is Fauxcahontas Fest for the Democrats

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

Last week, we talked about the fact that the Democrat Party leaders don’t do anything by chanceThe contention by the DNC that the lineup for the two debate panels tonight and tomorrow night were determined by drawing names out of a hat at random is transparently absurd. The thought that this party, which does everything it does and says everything its people say based on polling and focus groups would leave such a crucial part of its campaign to oust Donald Trump to chance is laughable.

As we pointed out in that June 15 piece, the two panels have been clearly constructed to give the advantage to Elizabeth Warren (tonight) and Pete Buttigieg (tomorrow), who together had become the party’s dream ticket before Buttigieg’s horrible two days back in South Bend over the weekend. The party leaders are probably regretting going out on that particular limb for Mayor Pete now that his intractable problems with black voters have become a national story.

But boy, are they going all-in for Fauxcahontas. Today, we learned that Little Big Moneywaster will not just be the only leading candidate on tonight’s stage, but she will actually be positioned in the dead center of the field. This time, though, party spokespeople don’t expect you to believe that is all purely by chance. Here is how that all works, as explained by the news-fakers at NBC:

NBC on Tuesday announced the candidate positions on the stage for the two-night event on June 26 and 27, and it will feature the contenders who’ve been leading in the polls in the middle of the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

That means on Night One, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas will be in the middle, while Night Two will feature former Vice President Biden and Sanders, the Vermont senator, standing side-by-side at center stage.

Thus, Little Big Mouth Always Running gets to dominate the stage next to Irish Bob O’Rourke, whose own campaign has imploded to the point that he polled just 1% in the most recent Emerson poll, and a slightly better 3% in the new YouGov poll out this morning.

The staging could not be more advantageous for Lieawatha: Standing next to the awkward, arm-waving goofball from El Paso, she is going to look positively dignified by comparison.

After Warren gets to stand out on a kiddie stage with no one polling at better than 3%, Joe Biden and The Commie have to face off while standing right next to one another. This picture of two old, gray-haired, pastly-white Swamp rats with a combined age of 153 (that is not a typo) in the center of the stage is not going to be a good look at all for them, or for a Party that likes to think of itself as the champion of minorities and younger generations.

The idea there was initially to give Mayor Pete, age 37, a chance to look like a shining light of youth  by comparison and to also present himself as the reasonable adult in the room as the nation’s leading Commie and Unfrozen Caveman Senator went after each other. But that all went to hell when Buttigieg’s attempt to go back home and actually try to do his day job crashed up on the shoals of a group of Black Lives Matter protesters.

Now, that second debate night is looking more like a golden opportunity for Kamala Harris to catch lightning in a bottle, if she’s capable. We’ll see.

But tonight, it’s all about the party and the media’s effort to promote Fauxcahontas, the party’s most transparent fraud and pathological liar, as their new favored candidate. Given the sorry nature of the competition, and the way Democrat voters love to be lied to, it’s almost certain to work.

That is all.

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A Lost Weekend Back Home Gives us a Peek at the Reality of Mayor Pete

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

What, you mean I have to keep doing my job? Why didn’t someone tell me? – Pete Buttigieg got an unpleasant reminder late last week, when he found out he had to actually return to South Bend, Indiana, the town of 100,000 – you know, about the number of people who try to get tickets to the average Trump rally – where he still happens to be mayor.

There, he found a small group of Black Lives Matter protesters, courtesy of George Soros, who were expressing anger over a recent police shooting of a black man in the city, a shooting that the officer’s body camera mysteriously failed to record.  Imagine that. Mayor Pete managed to offend these protesters immediately by reading from a prepared script as he addressed them.  I kid you not:

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Boy, that’s a great look, huh? He looks like a 15 year-old high school sophomore participating in his first debate class. One mystery here is why does he need that hand-held mike? There were only about 20 people there – he can’t speak loudly enough to be heard without amplification?

Horrible optics that should get some campaign aides fired aside, the weekend was a lost one for Mayor Pete, one in which he had to cancel several scheduled presidential campaign events to return home and pretend to be doing the job he’s been ignoring since March. As luck would have it, a mass shooting broke out while he was in town, one that the preponderance of our fake news media completely ignored in service to their favorite Democrat “rising star.”

From the AP report linked above:

Violence flared again in South Bend early Sunday when a shooting at a pub left a Michigan man dead. Police identified the man as Brandon Williams, 27, of Niles, Michigan. Another 10 people suffered gunshot injuries in South Bend Sunday, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said. Five of the wounded remained in hospital in stable condition later Sunday. County Sheriff William Redmond said his officers assisted South Bend police in controlling a crowd of more than 100 “upset and angry citizens” who came from the pub to the hospital where the wounded were taken. It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

That’s a total of 11 people shot, one killed, in a town of 100,000 in a single bar in a single day. Boy, that Mayor Pete is doing one whale of a job, huh?

Our intrepid public semi-servant then held a town hall on the police shooting Sunday evening, and that event went totally downhill almost before it began. After the mayor and police chief seemed to blame the victims of the bar shooting for getting shot, one woman had had enough:

“I don’t understand how you expect anyone to talk about respect in an oppressed society,” she told the city leaders. “What is respect in an oppressed society? How can you blame the victims of last night in an oppressed society?”

Another woman told a reporter from the LA Times present for the town hall this:

“You might as well just withdraw your name from the presidential race,” the woman sitting next to me murmurs. “His presidential campaign is over… I believe that today ended his campaign.”

The same reporter had tweeted the following a few minutes after the town hall had begun:

“Very, very hostile town hall for Pete Buttigieg over a police shooting in South Bend. The crowd gets upset and angry when a representative for Al Sharpton is the first to take the mic for questions from the crowd. This thing is teetering on the edge of chaos.”

Now, the picture our fake news media has given us of Mayor Pete is one of a totally wonderful Mayor whose city runs like a well-oiled machine. Everybody loves Mayor Pete, and all is sweetness and light in his city. Yesterday, we saw a different reality of South Bend, one of a smallish city torn by racial strife, a city whose Black citizens feel ignored and abused by local officials.

Although the media has done its best to hide it from us, we also saw a different side of Buttigieg himself. Instead of the self-assured talking points parrot who so slickly fields questions from friendly reporters on television, we saw a squeamish, halting man-child who must resort to reading from a script when confronted by unfriendly protesters. We saw a kid who can’t manage a town whose entire population would fit into Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, but who is now asking us to put him in charge of a nation of 330 million.

At the end of the town hall, Mayor Pete promised the angry crowd that “This is the beginning of a conversation that will continue.”

You get the feeling that they’ve all heard that one before, and aren’t real happy about the follow-up, or lack thereof. Anyone willing to take a flyer on having the same outcome for the entire country is in need of some special counseling.

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No, Pete Buttigieg is Not Trying to Become our “First” Gay President

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

Doesn’t anybody read anymore? – The latest Twitter uproar today is how openly-gay Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told an interviewer from Axios Sunday that America has likely already had multiple gay presidents:

Buttigieg didn’t want to name names of those past presidents he personally suspects might have been gay, but honestly, I hadn’t really thought it was any big secret. I mean, doesn’t everyone know by now that at least one former U.S. president, James Buchanan, was almost certainly a closeted gay man? In fact, an accurate reading of history tells us he wasn’t even closeted.

Back in March, the Washington Post, in an early effort to award a campaign contribution in-kind to Buttigieg, ran a piece by Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of ex-Chicago Mayor/Obama flunky Rahm Emanuel, titled “America has already had a gay president.”

Emanuel goes into great detail about how Buchanan’s contemporaries knew he was a homosexual, and how the media of the day provided him cover. Here’s one of the key passages:

Before becoming president in 1857, Buchanan openly lived with William Rufus King, who at various times served as senator from Alabama, ambassador to France and, finally, Franklin Pierce’s vice president. They met in Washington as young politicians, and lived together on and off for more than 16 years until King’s death from tuberculosis in 1853. Buchanan’s biographer, Jean H. Baker, believes that his relationship with the Southerner King partially explains why this Pennsylvanian was a “doughface,” a northerner who did not oppose slavery. Indeed, Buchanan explicitly urged the Supreme Court to deliver an expansive ruling in the Dred Scott case — which denied freed slaves American citizenship and forbade Congress from regulating slavery in U.S. territories — and lobbied Congress to admit Kansas as a slave state.

Oh.

But wait, there’s more:

How do we know Buchanan and King were a couple? In 1844, after King assumed his posting in Paris, Buchanan wrote a letter to a friend, complaining about being alone and not being able to find the right gentleman partner:

“I am now ‘solitary and alone,’ having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone; and should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick, provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection.”

Oh.

And, so what? Well, here’s the thing: It is a fact that being a semi-openly gay man in the mid-19th century turns out not to have been a disqualifier for someone who wanted to pursue public office. Those sad strictures arose only later in our nation’s history and are nothing to be proud of.

Now, Buttigieg seeks to become [maybe] the second gay U.S. president, and the media does him and the voters a real disservice by constantly focusing on his sexual status. Buttigieg should not become president because he’s an extreme leftist and has been a poor mayor in his only elective office, and who he happens to be married to is not relevant to the decision.

But you can bet the media will continue its hyper-focus on Buttigieg’s sexuality. They obviously plan to try to shame the American public into thinking we are somehow obligated to elect our “first gay president” in 2020, just as they brainwashed so many into thinking they were obligated to elect our first black president in 2008.

That shaming effort worked hugely for Barack Obama, largely because he would in fact be our “first” black president. Where Buttigieg is concerned – as the candidate himself freely admits- he would not only NOT be the nation’s “first” gay president, but likely wouldn’t even be its second.

Read a book, people.

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Dems/NBC Structure Debate Lineups to Promote the Party’s New Dream Ticket

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

Well, the Democrat debate lineups are set for next week, and aren’t we all thrilled? Ok, no. But I’ll tell you who is thrilled to death, and that is Fauxcahontas, the fake Indian senator from Massachusetts who got her a seat at the kiddie table. This is how we know that she has now replaced Kamala Harris as the favored child of the Obama minions who are running the DNC into bankruptcy. We’ll explain, but first, take a look at how the “random drawing” for next week’s two debate nights turned out:

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Anything look a little odd to you there? Well, it will if you understand how the Democrats and the fake news media – in this case, NBC and its affiliate channels – work together to structure their narratives and influence how this campaign is going to go.

The first thing to understand here is that the Democrat Party does nothing at random. Nothing is left to chance – everything is scripted, every word they utter, every public action they take is based on supporting the narrative, which in turn is based on polling and focus groups. So, ignore the myth that these lineups were determined by drawing names out of a hat. That’s utter nonsense.

Now that you understand that, take another look at the lineups and notice the most striking aspect of them: There is Princess Little Big Giveaway all by herself at the end of that first line, preceded by an amazing array of lightweights in the race. None of those other nine candidates is polling more than 2-3% support currently, and most of them come in at a flat zero in all but a handful of national polls. Who do you think that’s intended to benefit?

It’s been hilarious reading some of the “news” reports since the lineups were released, most of them claiming that Lieawatha somehow came out on the short end of the stick, based on the bad reasoning that golly, nobody will be watching that first debate because Biden and the Commie aren’t in it. This betrays a complete lack of understanding about what actually matters here, which is not how many people tune into the debate, but what the media narrative of it will be the next day.

The narrative for Night 1 is set up to be “Man, did Elizabeth Warren dominate that debate stage, or what?” It’s as predictable as Joe Biden groping a child at a public event. You know who really got screwed by that draw? Tulsi Gabbard, who needs people to be watching in order to notice that she’s the only person on that stage who will be saying what she actually thinks, rather than reciting talking points written for her by other people, as all the others will be doing. Trust me, that’s not an accident, either, given that the Obama people who run the DNC detest Rep. Gabbard.

Thus, Night 2 will be crammed with the rest of the “heavyweights” in the race, if you can call them that. Sleepy Creepy Joe, the Commie, Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete will all be forced to compete with each other for opportunities to stand out, along with six rank also-rans like Kirsten Gillibrand and Marianne Williamson. The almost inevitable result of this lineup will be the formation of a circular firing squad with the guns trained mainly at Uncle Joe.

Guess who is most likely to come out of that mess looking best? If you said Mayor Pete, you’d be right. Because Buttigieg has already proven he’s much smarter than the rest of these hacks, and is the most likely one to be sure to stay completely out of the slugfest.

So, the lineup coming out of Night 2 sets up a narrative that will be something like “Buttigieg remains above the fray as a brawl breaks out on the debate stage.” Just millions more dollars worth of free media for the party’s “rising star.” No mystery here.

The people who run the DNC understand that Biden’s a dinosaur who is completely out of touch with the party’s radicalized voter base, and that the Commie is, well, a Commie who would lead the party to unrecoverable electoral disaster. So these lineups have obviously been structured to promote what is quickly emerging as the party’s “dream ticket” – a marriage between a fake Indian and an Obama disciple who has never before run for any office above mayor of a mid-size town in Indiana.

As much as they try to hide what they’re doing, the Democrats are really extremely transparent when you understand how they coordinate their efforts with our fake news media.

That is all.

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Fauxcahontas Makes Heap Big Surge in Presidential Race

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

We here at the Campaign Update have consistently noted that Democrat voters love being lied to, and they appear determined to prove us right. If you hadn’t already picked up on it, the biggest surge in the Democrat nominating race over the past couple of months has not come from Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has settled into polling consistently in the 7-8% support range. While that’s fairly respectable, we might have expected a little better performance from a guy who has received tens of millions of dollars in free, fawning air time from our fake news media since March.

No, the biggest surge has come from exactly the source we should have all anticipated, the life-long human fraud who has gotten everything she has achieved in life by lying. This is a woman who doesn’t just lie about economics, not just about the law, not just about public policy; oh, no, that’s not nearly enough. Elizabeth Warren is a woman who has spent her entire adult life disgracefully lying about who she even is as a person, pretending to be of American Indian descent in order to move ahead in line for plum jobs, to obtain licenses to practice law, and even to get elected to the United States Senate.

Making things even more hilarious – and thus making her even more appealing to liar-obsessed Democrat voters – Warren had become so bought into her own line of BS that she even resorted to taking a DNA test to prove her life of lies last year. When the test came back with the finding that she might – maybe – have 1/1024th native American blood in her stream, she immediately paraded around on a public “victory” tour. Only the loud objections from several Indian Tribes put a stop to that nonsense.

But why would it surprise us that her initial reaction to having been publicly proven to be a heinous, life-long fraud would be to stage a celebration? After all, this is a woman who wants to be the Democrat presidential nominee, and while she’s a horribly dishonest individual, she isn’t stupid. She knows what appeals most to her party’s demented voter base, and that DNA test was proof she had the main qualification to win their support.

You have to think like these Democrats think, folks. I know it’s hard, but once you do, everything they do makes perfect sense.

Anyway, getting to the point here, we’ve had a spate of new polls of the Democrat race released in the past few days, and they show a clear Lieawatha surge, one that well outpaces the little boomlet Mayor Pete’s enjoyed. Quinnipiac, which showed Warren getting just 4% support in March, now has her at a very strong 15%, just 4 points behind the Commie. Economist/YouGov, meanwhile, has her at 16%, 4 points ahead of the old Bolshevik, and just 11 points behind Creepy Uncle Joe.

At the state level, a new Des Moines Register poll has her surging to 15% support in that state, in a virtual tie with the Commie and 9 points behind Biden. In Nevada, another key early caucus state, a new poll by Monmouth shows her firmly in second place at 19% support.

And a note about Warren consistently now getting at or above that 15% support level: That’s the level of votes a candidate must attain to win delegates in the party’s new proportional system for 2020. Thus, Lieawatha now joins Biden and the Commie as the only candidates consistently breaching that key threshold.

Little Mouth Always Running’s recent surge, along with her solid fundraising efforts, have now clearly established her as the strongest woman in the race. Kamala Harris, who all the “experts” believed was the odds-on favorite to be the main challenger to Biden back in January, continues to struggle and her polling numbers have settled into an essential tie with Mayor Pete. Although she on the surface seems like a female carbon political copy of Barack Hussein Obama his own self, she so far simply lacks Obama’s ability to connect with voters.

In other words, Kamala is just a lousy candidate. Who knows – maybe if she made up a back story about how her great grandmother always told her she was a space alien, that might be an obvious-enough lie to steal voters away from Fauxcahontas. Do lies about Aliens trump lies about Indians in demented Democrat thought? Hard to know until it’s been tried, Kamala.

In any event, the math on this race is becoming increasingly clear as the contestants lurch towards their first debates later this month. We have a top tier of contenders that consists of the Creepy Uncle every family wants to hide in the basement, a Commie trying to pretend he’s merely a socialist, a fake Indian, a modestly unsuccessful mayor of a mid-size city most Americans have never heard of, and a Senator who advanced her career by having a years-long affair with a power broker twice her age. The other 20 or so candidates need to devise better sets of lies if they want to move up the pecking order.

Way to go, Democrats!

That is all.

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