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Democrats Desperately Unhappy that America is Doing So Well

Guest piece from Karen Kataline

Ahead of Super Tuesday and after winning his first-ever primary contest in South Carolina, Joe Biden said, “We need to build on the coalition and the legacy of the most successful presidency in our lifetime, Barack Obama.” He then corrected himself:  “The Obama-Biden Presidency.”

As Bill Clinton might say, I guess that depends on what the meaning of “success” is.

If the goal of the previous administration was to increase poverty and racial tension, hatred of the police and of America, subversion of the rule of law, kicking Israel in the teeth, and making more people dependent on government than ever before, then Voila! That’s exactly what he accomplished.

By that measurement, I will concede that the Obama/Biden Administration was indeed successful. Many including myself, don’t believe the aforementioned outcomes were unintentional.

Nevertheless, Democrats must run against Trump’s real and measurable accomplishments to have anything to run on at all. After less than one term, we have seen a dramatic increase in the GDP, wages and employment, enforcing the rule of law, and in the confidence and prosperity of America.

All of this has been achieved against the backdrop of Democrats illustrating daily, what little regard they have for America and Americans.  Who else would openly defend Qasem Soleimani, MS-13 gang members and criminal illegal aliens?  Today’s Democrats have repeatedly supported those things that  speed the decay of civil society and keep the public angry, frightened and anxious.

Despite the fact that Obama has yet to endorse his Vice President for President, Biden will invoke Obama’s name as much as he can to win the nomination. What is completely lost on Biden and Democrats in general (don’t tell them!) is that Obama is not now, nor was he ever as popular at the end of his Presidency as they so enthusiastically claim.

There was a major downside to calling anyone who criticized Obama’s policies a “Racist!”  Lacking creativity, they continue to hurl the same invective at anyone who supports Donald Trump’s policies.

Cultural bullying works because most people want to avoid attacks and conflict. so they keep quiet and they lie to pollsters. That’s one of the reasons Democrats were so blindsided by Trump’s stunning win in 2016.  Like so many other Democrat strategies employed to weaken and then destroy Trump, that backfired “bigly.”

Here’s another example: We know much more now about Obama’s multi-pronged attempt to sabotage Donald Trump before and after his successful campaign. Trump is President today in part, because of Barack Obama and the policies we weren’t allowed to criticize.

Who in their right mind would want to return to the misery and malaise of the Obama years?  I know one political party that would.

Regardless of who emerges as their nominee, Democrats will have a tough time trying to convince voters that Trump’s success is really failure and Obama’s failure was really success.

I may be overly optimistic, but I think that will backfire too.

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio.

Kataline’s style has been described as “funny, feisty, but fair.” She is the producer and host of Spouting Off, a live, Internet call-in talk show covering politics, pop culture and social psychology. She has an active blog and her Op Eds can be seen online at Fox News, Investor’s Business Daily, Western Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller, FrontPage Mag, and The American Thinker.

 

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Bloomberg Surpasses Jeb! as America’s Biggest Presidential Flop

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

Ok, so, who’s the biggest flop of all time in presidential politics? – In 1980, all of the nation’s punditry made huge fun of Texan John Connally for spending the then-princely sum of $6 million in the early GOP primary races before dropping out without having won a single delegate. He was widely considered at that time to be the biggest loser in modern presidential political history.

Boy, Connally sure doesn’t hold that dubious title anymore.

That trophy got taken in 2016, when Jeb! Bush and his supporting super PAC frittered away a grand total of around $300 million. For that phenomenal investment, Jeb! and his backers won exactly 0 delegates to the GOP convention. The former Florida Governor had entered the race as the odds-on favorite to become the eventual nominee, but, after taking a pounding from Donald Trump in the party’s 2015 debate season, the low energy candidate dropped out after a horrific showing in the New Hampshire primary.

But luckily for Jeb!, all of that $300 million was other people’s money, and he was able to slink back to Florida to resume his life of immense privilege. Like Connally in 1980, his political career was well and truly over but his personal fortune was intact.

There have been other big presidential primary flops in modern times – Howard Dean in 2004 and Rudy Giuliani and his infamous “Florida strategy” in 2008 come immediately to mind – but in terms of throwing good money after bad candidacies, no one could compare to Connally and Jeb!.

Until now.

Interestingly, the motto for the Jeb! Bush campaign in 2016 was “Jeb can fix it!”, which is eerily reminiscent to the “Mike will get it done!” motto for the campaign of America’s new all-time biggest flop in presidential primary politics, Michael “Mini-Mike” Bloomberg.

As only he can do, President Donald Trump summed up Mr. Excitement’s Super Tuesday showing in a 280 character tweet:

Yeah, that’s pretty much it, all right.

But hey, Mini-Mike did manage to win a caucus – in American Samoa, where a grand total of less than 400 people participated in the process. His campaign hasn’t told us how many millions he dropped on TV ads in that tiny island territory that most Americans don’t even know exists.

Otherwise, despite an investment of more than $500 million, with another reported $200 million of his personal fortune already committed in ad buys, Mini-Mike came up bupkis in terms of actually winning. Oh, he’ll rack up several dozen delegates once all the votes are finally counted in several states in which his third-place finishes got him above the 15% viability threshold, but that will be small consolation for this very small, hubris-driven man.

Rumors are circulating this morning that some of his teeming masses of senior advisors – none of whom apparently have a clue about what they’re doing to judge by the candidate’s performance – urged him on Monday to drop out of the race in order to avoid the humiliation he – and, let’s be honest, they – suffered last night.

It was good advice, as things turned out. They could see what was coming, even if the candidate could not.

Rumors are also circulating that Bloomberg was under “immense pressure” from party leaders Tuesday night to announce the end of his campaign following his latest disastrous showing. Assuming that is really happening, it is also good advice, because Mini-Mike is dead in the water. He could burn through his entire $60 billion fortune between now and the July convention and probably not win a single state primary.

The reason why is simple: Because the product being advertised does not match the reality of the product, and everyone knows it now. Mike Bloomberg is the Ford Edsel of American politics, and no amount of paid advertising can sell an Edsel.

Joe Biden has had to run his campaign on a shoe-string for the last several months. He spent pretty much no money at all on paid advertising in the majority of states he won on Tuesday, yet he was the big winner of the day. Similarly, in 2016, the Pantsuit Princess spent 3 times as much money on paid advertising as Donald Trump, and still lost because she, like Bloomberg, was a horribly unappealing candidate.

As I noted a few days ago, in fact, Bloomberg’s campaign is a perfect illustration of the very limited returns on investment in paid advertising. Those returns are becoming increasingly limited over time, since younger people under the age of 40 pretty much do not watch any paid advertising at all. What Mini-Mike bought with his half-billion dollar investment was a certain level of name recognition and pretty much nothing beyond that.

The temptation for Bloomberg and his enormous ego will be to keep soldiering on at least through March 17, when Florida – where he has been leading in the polls – is up, along with Illinois and Ohio, where he has also spent gobs of bucks. Hell, he’s already in for $700 million – why not make it an even billion and try to save some face here?

The problem with that reasoning, though, is that all of those Florida polls were taken before Biden’s win in South Carolina, and the huge boost that provided to his campaign. The next round of polls are very likely to show that “Joe-mentum” has carried Biden into the lead in all of those upcoming states.

When that happens, the pressure on Mini-Mike to drop his pretense of a campaign and line up behind Quid Pro Joe, as distasteful as that may seem to him, will become overwhelming.

But regardless of what Mr. Excitement does going forward, he has earned the title of the single biggest flop in modern presidential electoral history, and nobody, at least in this election cycle, can take that away from him.

That is all.

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The Democrat Clown Show Moves Into Outright Panic Mode

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

The Democrat Party’s “establishment”, i.e., the part of the party’s leadership that still tries to hide its’ true socialist nature, is pulling out all the stops for Quid Pro Joe. – Having now realized that Mini-Mike Bloomberg is too inept and flawed as a candidate to ever be able to unite the party’s demented voter base, the Democrat poobahs pulled out all the stops on Monday to try to lift their Unfrozen Caveman Senator to wins in some key Super Tuesday states today.

It probably won’t work, given that “pulling out all the stops” just means that Crazy Uncle Joe received the endorsements of several people who already failed miserably in their own attempts to do what he’s trying to do. First came Preacher Pete, who suddenly ended his campaign Sunday afternoon after reportedly speaking to both Jimmy Carter and Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self.

No doubt the Preacher was promised a nice, cushy cabinet spot for his troubles. Try to imagine this guy as your next Secretary of Defense, and you probably get the idea.

Next came Amy Klobuchar, who apparently got the same Obama call about 18 hours before she was poised to win the primary in her home state of Minnesota. There’s your next secretary of Homeland Security or Housing and Urban Development, folks, should Joe manage to Quid Pro his way into the Oval Office.

Serial looooooser Irish Bob O’Rourke even got into act, flying out to somewhere – I’m not sure where – to deliver an endorsement speech at a Biden event in another half-empty high school gym. After O’Rourke had finished, the Unfrozen Caveman Senator got up and delivered another incoherent speech that included this little gem:

Yes, you heard it right: “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing. You know, how we talk about. The, we, the people.” Somewhere, Thomas Jefferson is rolling over in his grave.

The obviously impaired geezer also apparently thinks Buttigieg is actually Eric Swalwell:

You could never make this stuff up, folks, never in a million years.

The Commie, Bernie Sanders, seemed unfazed by it all, being used as he is to seeing the Democrat establishment working to rig elections against him. He made a speech in San Jose, California in which he welcomed all the former Buittigieg and Klubuchar supporters into his fold, knowing that a large percentage of those folks – especially among the Preacher Pete support base – are commies at heart. He most likely laughed out loud when he saw O’Rourke trying to make himself relevant to something again.

Meanwhile, Mini-Mike Bloomberg made an ass of himself on national TV one more time, making the strategic error of appearing in a town hall on Fox News. Watch his answer when an audience member asks, “How do you justify pushing for more gun control when you have an armed security detail that is likely equipped with the same firearms and magazines you seek to ban the common citizen from owning? Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s, or these people’s?

Bloomberg: “Look, I probably get 40-50 threats every week, ok, and some of them are real. That just happens when you are the mayor of New York City, or if you’re very wealthy and you’re campaigning for president of the United States. You get lots of threats, so I have a security detail. I pay for it all myself, and, uh, um, you know, they’re all retired police officers who are very well trained in firearms.”

Oh. Does anything he said there justify his position of banning common citizens from owning firearms? What he just said there is exactly what you’d expect a hubris-consumed person of massive wealth and privilege to say: “It’s fine for very wealthy people like me and my security detail to have guns because we need them to protect us from people like you.”

Note that he rubs this ordinary guy’s nose in his own massive wealth not once, but twice in the span four sentences. An intelligent, well-coached candidate would have said something like, “Look, I’m a candidate for president right now, and before that I was mayor of New York City. The unfortunate reality of our society today is that, when you put yourself into those positions of public service, you have to have armed security because of all the threats you receive. I do not carry a gun in my personal life and never will.”

There, see how easy and much more effective that was? Who in the hell is advising this man?

The reality of Mini-Mike as a candidate is that he has got to be the single most clueless individual on the face of the earth. And this answer, in a nutshell, illustrates to us all why the Democrat party establishment is so panicked now to try to prop up the obviously impaired Biden.

Their efforts are probably too late and will most likely go for naught. There are 1357 convention delegates up for grabs today and the Commie is most likely going to win somewhere between 800 and 900 of them.  The rest will be split up in some proportions between Quid Pro Joe, Mini-Mike and Fauxcahontas, who has refused thus far to end her hopeless campaign, even though she most likely got the same call from Obama that the others received.

So, Gropey Dopey Joe might come away with 300 or so, with Mini-Mike and Lieawatha divvying up the rest.

By the end of the day today, a little more than 40% of the total delegates in this nominating race will have been awarded, and The Commie is poised to own right about half of the 1900+ he needs to win on a first ballot at the Democrat convention in July.

After yesterday’s events, you can literally smell the panic and fear setting in at DNC headquarters. For the rest of America, it is the sweet aroma of #WINNING.

That is all.

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Coming Soon: The Fake Indian vs. The Three Elderly Amigos

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

The countdown to the announcement of his new contributor agreement with MSNBC has begun. – Preacher Pete Buttigieg, the scripture mis-quoting failed ex-Mayor of a small college town in Indiana, suddenly decided to end his hopeless presidential quest Sunday afternoon, a decision that seems odd given that it came just a little more than a day before the opening of the polls for the Super Tuesday primary contests in 14 states.

The decision seemed even stranger given that it came mere hours after Buttigieg had given this interview with the execrable Chuck Todd on Meet the Press:

Buttigieg: We believe there are places from coast to coast…where our messages are resonating particularly well. We’ll be looking at the math as we continue to push and make the most of the resources that we have. I think what matters the most right now is calling Americans to that vision of what it could be like in this country if we could turn the page on the toxic and divided character of our politics right now.

There is already an American majority that agrees with us, that agrees with our party…you wouldn’t always know it from looking at the outcomes in Washington, but right now the American people are already with us. What’s going to be needed is a message and a messenger to make sure those priorities are going to be met. I find that is true in the reddest of states, and on the coasts as well.

Every single day, we do a lot of math on this campaign, so we’ll be assessing that at every turn.

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Huh. Guess he waited to “do the math” until after he’d spoken to Todd.

In all seriousness, the most likely thing here is that he and his staff met later in the day, and the math showed them all that his campaign was out of money, with zero prospect of winning a damn thing in any state, on Super Tuesday or at any other time down the road. Maybe he also got a call from George Soros or one of his many proxies, telling him that he had served his purpose in this campaign and that the money spigot was about to be turned off for good.

Either event would make it clear that it was time to see if the candidate couldn’t go make a deal with one of the cable news networks to become a paid contributor, like Andrew Yang already did at CNN. Hell, Preacher Pete is so glib, he’d be a good candidate to host a prime-time show on one of the liberal channels. I mean, c’mon, he’d be miles better than crazy Larry O’Donnell or Fredo Cuomo. Don’t be shocked if you see him pop up on one of the Super Tuesday analyst panels tomorrow night. He’s a natural.

Meanwhile, in Selma, Alabama… – Looky what happened to Mini-Mike when he made the stupid decision to go speak in a black church in Selma on Sunday:

I don’t know who is advising this guy, but whoever told the master of “stop and frisk” it would be just a peachy idea to go politicking in a black church in Selma, Alabama needs to be put on the next bus home.

And by the way, whatever happened to the separation of church and state in this country? Churches who allow their Sunday services to be taken over by politicians need to have their tax exempt status revoked. If you want to make your church facility an adjunct for the Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden campaign, then you need to start paying taxes, especially on the money you got from the candidate for letting him become your preacher for a day.

This is just one more example of how the political left in this country destroys everything it touches.

Hey, at least they weren’t in church. – Also-ran candidate Amy Klobuchar suffered her own bit of indignity on Sunday when this happened:

So, George Soros strikes again, sending Klobuchar a clear message through one of his proxy groups, Black Lives Matters, that it is well and truly time to end her own hopeless quest. Expect her to call it all good tomorrow night.

“I like these guys…they are funny guys…just kill one of them.” – So, that will leave Fauxcahontas standing alone against the trio of 78 year-old pasty-white men. If it were a Western movie, she’d be playing the role of El Guapo against the Three Elderly Amigos. Can’t wait to see the Amigos doing their dance number to “My Little Buttercup.”

Three Amigos- Bar Scene (My Little Buttercup) - YouTube

 

That is all.

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