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Monday News Roundup: Ute Tribe Strikes Back at Biden Order, and Why is Tulsi Still a Democrat?

Why does the Biden Administration hate Native Americans? – On Sunday I wrote about the negative reaction by officials in New Mexico to China Joe Potato Head Biden’s order halting all oil and gas leasing and permitting actions on federal lands for 60 days. The Land of Enchantment’s officials turn out not to be so enchanted with the idea of shutting down the industry that funds about half of the state’s annual budget. Go figure.

Well, New Mexicans are not the only ones who are more than a little irritated by the new administration’s rash action. See, the Biden ban also applies to oil and gas activities on Indian lands, lands from which massive volumes of natural gas and oil are produced every day in the U.S., and which provide the life’s blood financially to many Indian tribes and nations.

One of those Tribes is the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, most of whose lands are located in Utah. Over the weekend the Tribal leaders made their displeasure known, sending a letter to Scott de la Vega, the Acting Secretary of Interior:

Here is the text of that letter from the story at DailyWire:

The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation respectfully requests that you immediately amend Order No. 3395 to provide an exception for energy permits and approvals on Indian lands. The Ute Indian Tribe and other energy producing tribes rely on energy development to fund our governments and provide services to our members.

Your order is a direct attack on our economy, sovereignty, and our right to self-determination. Indian lands are not federal public lands. Any action on our lands and interests can only be taken after effective tribal consultation.

Order No. 3395 violates the United States treaty and trust responsibilities to the Ute Indian Tribe and violates important principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Your order was also issued in violation (of) our government-to-government relationship. Executive Order No. 13175 on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, and Interior’s own Policy on Consultation with Tribal Governments.

The order must be withdrawn or amended to comply with Federal law and policies. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We look forward from hearing from you.

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In my professional life, I spent about a decade as a company point person in relations with an array of Tribes and nations across the Mountain West. During that time, I personally witnessed dozens of instances in which the federal government under both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush grossly and intentionally ignored and violated the rules of sovereignty cited in the letter above. The callous disregard for and indifference towards Tribal rights evidenced by employees of those administrations was truly breathtaking to behold, and served as a stark reminder that the federal government’s abuse of the rights of American Indians did not end with the death of Buffalo Bill’s Wild Wild West Show.

Here we see the abuse and disregard starting up again on the very first day of a new administration. Despicable.

Why is Tulsi Gabbard still attaching herself to the Democrat Party? – It’s a great question, since she departs from the Party’s approved dogma on so many matters. Yes, she isn’t a perfect fit for the Republican Party’s approved dogma either, but she certainly would be far more at home with the populist views of Donald J. Trump.

Over the weekend, she appeared with Jesse Waters on Fox News to discuss China Joe Potato Head Biden’s apparent intent to turn Washington, DC into a permanent police state. You can bet her messages were not pre-approved by San Fran Nan or Chuck Schumer.

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I find myself agreeing with Tulsi Gabbard most of the time, and I’ll bet most of you do as well. Can any of you say the same of Mitt Romney? Mitch McConnell? Liz Cheney?

Tulsi Gabbard is clearly in the wrong political party. If he really does want to maintain and grow a political movement of his own, Donald Trump would do well to reach out to Ms. Gabbard to see if they can’t form an America First, anti-globalist partnership. There are the makings of a truly viable third party effort here.

Here is what hard-hitting journalism is going to look like for the next four years:

Sure glad to know that China Joe had a bagel, but what about his morning bowl of tapioca pudding? Did his handlers get that to him on time? That’s what America truly needs to know, because missing out on his morning tapioca makes China Joe grumpy.

*sigh*

In a just world they would all be fired and Chicago would start over from scratch. – Remember when Americans could accurately praise their school teachers for being so dedicated to making sure their students learned what they needed to learn to be prepared for real life? Yeah, those were good times, weren’t they?

Those times no longer exist, of course, as has become increasingly evident across the country during our national panic over COVID-19. Nowhere is the shift in teacher attitudes more blatantly apparent than in Chicago, where unionized teachers voted to stage an illegal strike rather than follow orders to return to actually teaching kids in classrooms instead of loafing through “online learning” exercises in which few are actually learning a damn thing:

From the story at the Chicago Sun Times:

Chicago Teachers Union members have voted to defy Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plans and continue working from home Monday because of health and safety concerns.

City officials had said in recent days they would view the collective refusal of in-person work as a strike, but in response to Sunday’s vote results said they will delay the scheduled return of thousands of teachers and staff until Wednesday “to ensure we have the time needed to resolve our discussions without risking disruption to student learning.”

The CTU’s move to reject in-person work marks the culmination of a months-long fight between the union and the nation’s third-largest school system over how and when to reopen schools during the pandemic — a disagreement that threatens to plunge the city’s education into deeper turmoil if a deal isn’t reached over the next few days.

“So what does this mean? It means the overwhelming majority of you have chosen safety,” the union told teachers and staff as they announced the vote results. “CPS did everything possible to divide us by instilling fear through threats of retaliation, but you still chose unity, solidarity and to collectively act as one.”

About 86% of the 25,000 rank-and-file CTU members participated in the electronic vote over the past three days, with 71% favoring the rejection of in-person work in an unusually close vote for CTU labor actions. When the CTU voted to strike in 2019, 94% of members who voted chose to walk out.

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Now, there is zero “science” or “data” about COVID-19 that supports this illegal union action. You have roughly the same chance of contracting the viral gift from China while hunkered down in your basement as you do while in a grade school classroom. In fact, we have seen studies that your chance of getting it at home are far higher, depending on where you live.

This illegal action is nothing more than an organized effort to institutionalize distance learning on a permanent basis. That’s what it is, and if officials in Chicago and other cities throughout America don’t start dealing with such illegal actions harshly, that is where we are going to end up as a society.

If you think your kids weren’t learning much in school before COVID came around, just wait until they’ve gone through several years of this kind of “education.”

This action and others like it simply cannot be allowed to stand, because what we have been doing to our school children for the last 11 months is nothing more or less than child abuse.

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Saturday News Roundup: China Joe Biden Just Keeps Saying the Quiet Parts out Loud

The Texas case got thrown out late on Friday. – The lawsuit brought before the Supreme Court by Texas AG Ken Paxton and 17 other state AGs was rejected by 7 of the 9 members of the Court late on Friday. I discuss the implications of that in a separate story this morning.

We will miss having Tulsi Gabbard in congress. – Yes, she’s a Democrat and yes, I don’t agree with her on all that much, but this is a woman of great courage and conviction who is not afraid to stray from the Democrat Party’s daily script.

On Friday, Cong. Gabbard – who sadly did not run for re-election this year – introduced legislation that would ban biological males from participating in women’s sports nationwide. Sadly for girl and women athletes, this is something that has been allowed in an increasing number of school districts and colleges across the country. Gabbard’s bill is a clear effort to protect the rights of actual, genetic women and their right to compete against human beings who possess similar genetic makeup, and not against biological males who only “identify” as women.

Naturally, Gabbard has been smeared by those on the left. This tweet by The Hill is sadly typical of the absurd slant the corrupt media has put on the story:

Thus, in the eyes of the insane left and its media toadies, this effort to protect the rights of girls and women – which the political left formerly supported – now becomes an “anti-transgender” bill. Up is down, black is white, right is wrong. That is the American left today.

So long, congresswoman. Real, thinking Americans are sad to see you go.

He’s against de-funding the police before he plans to be for it. – China Joe Potato Head Biden got caught on tape saying the quiet part out loud again. In a recording of a virtual event with Democrat Party activists, Biden can be heard advising them all to stop saying “de-fund the police,” but only until after the January 5 Georgia senatorial runoff elections have been held. After that, hey, no problemo, apparently.

Biden is also heard on the recording admitting that President Trump “beat the hell out of us all over the country” despite his own claims to be the legitimate president-elect.  Biden supporters will claim this was just another example of their declining, elderly placeholder resorting to hyperbole, but anyone paying real attention will know it’s just another example of him saying the quiet part out loud.

From a story at PJMedia:

In a recording leaked to The Intercept, former Vice President Biden appeared to blame the “defund the police” movement for the Democrats’ shellacking down-ballot in the 2020 elections, and urged liberal civil rights leaders not to put public pressure on his incoming administration regarding police reform until after the Georgia Senate runoff elections in January.

“I also don’t think we should get too far ahead ourselves on dealing with police reform in that, because they’ve already labeled as being ‘defund the police’ anything we put forward in terms of the organizational structure to change policing — which I promise you, will occur. Promise you.”

Biden can be heard telling left-wing civil rights leaders in the recording, “Just think to yourself and give me advice whether we should do that before January 5, because that’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country… I just raise it with you to think about. How much do we push between now and January 5—we need those two seats— about police reform? But I guarantee you there will be a full-blown commission. I guarantee you it’s a major, major, major element…we can go very far.”

Successful efforts to defund the police at the local have resulted in disasters nationwide. But Joe Biden himself has publicly expressed support for defunding the police. During an interview with activist Ady Barkan, Biden said, “Yes, absolutely,” when asked if they both could agree that “we can redirect some of the [police] funding?”

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Equally of interest, China Joe then goes on to lecture the radical leftists who make up the vast majority of the Democrat voter base today on the limits of executive authority:

So there’s some things that I’m going to be able to do by executive order. I’m not going to hesitate to do it, but what I’m not going to do is I’m not going to do what used to — Vanita [Gupta], you probably used to get angry with me during the debates, when you’d have some of the people you were supporting saying, ‘On Day 1, I’m gonna have an executive order to do this!’ Not within the constitutional authority. I am not going to violate the Constitution. Executive authority that my progressive friends talk about is way beyond the bounds. And as one of you said, maybe it was you, Reverend Al [Sharpton], whether it’s far left or far right, there is a Constitution. It’s our only hope. Our only hope and the way to deal with it is, where I have executive authority, I will use it to undo every single damn thing this guy has done by executive authority, but I’m not going to exercise executive authority where it’s a question, where I can come along and say, ‘I can do away with assault weapons.’ There’s no executive authority to do away that. And no one has fought harder to get rid of assault weapons than me, me, but you can’t do it by executive order. We do that, next guy comes along and says, Well, guess what? By executive order, I guess everybody can have machine guns again. So we gotta be careful.

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Boy, oh, boy. That is not going to sit well with the Bernie Sanders and AOC’s of the world. If he does ultimately assume the presidency, China Joe is going to find that his honeymoon lasts about 15 seconds before all hell starts to come at him from members of his own party.

Hey, he can’t do any worse than Comrade De Blasio. – Looks like Andrew Yang is probably going to run for Mayor of New York next year.

From the story at JustTheNews:

Entrepreneur and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is making plans to run for New York City mayor.

Yang, whose presidential campaign centered on a universal basic income for every American, has been telling city leaders that he intends to run in next year’s election, according to The New York Times.

He is not expected to announce his bid until at least next month and has already met with a top City Council member, the newspaper reports. Yang declined Thursday to comment to The Times about the purported bid.

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Hey, it’s New York City, where a guy like Andrew Yang is actually considered to be a “moderate.” If he does end up running, he would almost certainly be the least repugnant, anti-American radical among the Democrat candidates in the field. We should all wish him the best of luck in his pursuit.

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Democrat War On Women: DNC Rigs Rules to Exclude Tulsi Gabbard From Next Debate

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Only septuagenarian white male geezers need apply. – Today the DNC announced new qualification rules for its next debate. Conveniently for the Party’s establishment, the new rule – there’s only one now – works to exclude Tulsi Gabbard from the stage.

From The Hill’s report:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday announced new qualifying standards for the upcoming Arizona debate that will leave only the top two contenders on stage.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not meet the single qualifying factor: earning at least 20 percent of the delegates awarded as of March 15.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden are the only candidates who have qualified for the debate, which will be hosted by CNN and Univision on March 15 in Phoenix.

Gabbard has two of the 1,385 delegates awarded. Those delegates are from American Samoa, which former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg won on Super Tuesday before dropping out and endorsing Biden.

Six states are set to vote on Tuesday, including Michigan, the biggest electoral prize of the night. It is highly unlikely Gabbard will meet the 20 percent delegate threshold after Tuesday’s elections.

Thus, while the corrupt news media and leading Democrats like Nancy Pelosi lament the fact that it appears certain that no woman will win the presidency this year, their Party works to ensure its lone remaining female – and minority – candidate in the race will not even have the opportunity to debate the Geezer Brigade on national television.

That, friends, is today’s Democrat Party in a nutshell.

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The Corrupt American Media Shames Itself Yet Again

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You can’t trust MSNBC or the New York Times to do the maths. – Seriously, you could never make this stuff up, folks.

Understand that both of these corrupt “journalists” spent a good deal of time preparing for this moment. They prepared actual talking points for it. Both certainly were assisted by half a dozen or more assistants, fact-checkers, and talking points monkeys.

Understand that this didn’t just happen on the spur of the moment, and you understand exactly how utterly stupid the nation’s population of corrupt journalists truly is as a group.

Speaking of utterly stupid corrupt fake journalists, check out this tweet from the execrable hack, Ana Navarro, a paid CNN contributor:

Of course, Jeff Sessions is from Alabama, not Arkansas. But hey, at least she knew it was one of those “A” states out there in Flyover Country, so her peers in the corrupt news media would say she did great. They like to grade themselves on a very steep curve.

The “it’s all sexism and misogyny” excuse rears its ugly head again. – Here’s a panel of dimwitted talking heads on MSNBC yesterday, whining about how the failure of the lifelong fraud Lieawatha to gain traction in the Democrat Party nominating race means America is all, like, sexist and like, misogynistic and stuff, or something:

Note that at least three of those five nitwits pretend to be working journalists, including the host, who is really just a turncoat former Bushie. Note also that none of them has the presence of mind to realize that all this sexism and misogyny they’re talking about, if it actually does exist, comes straight from the DEMOCRAT PARTY VOTER BASE. This would be the very same Democrat voter base that these very same nitwits regularly portray as being so open-minded, diverse and vastly superior to the voter base of the GOP.

This is not rocket science, is it? Seriously, is this hard? Am I missing something here? If I am, I truly do want to know what it is.

And now for some comic relief…: Hey, look, CBS This Morning is so desperate for rating that it has apparently signed Austin Powers to a new contributor agreement.

GOLO or Gabby Adventure Time Now: School, Zorro, 돌, and REDFACE

 

Ok, sorry. Just having a little fun there.

Back to the whole “sexism” and Fauxcahontas thing… – The cretins who run The Hill published this piece yesterday:

Here’s the thing, ladies and corrupt journalists pushing this false narrative:

TULSI. GABBARD. IS. STILL. A. CANDIDATE.

She really is a woman – seriously, she serves in the Army Reserves, it’s been verified. Check it out:

Tulsi Gabbard ‘regrets’ her past anti-gay activism as she prepares for a presidential race ...

See? She’s even waving at you, trying to get your attention.

Why is she waving in a desperate attempt to get your attention, you ask? It could be because she, a verified, actual lady with all the requisite lady parts, has had a real hard timing getting to 2% support in the polls of DEMOCRAT VOTERS in this campaign. Seems that all you liberals out there who wail and scream and whine incessantly about the nation’s aching need to have a woman, any woman, elected to the presidency for the simple fact that she is a woman, have utterly and completely failed to support this particular woman.

Today, she is the last woman standing in presidential politics for 2020, and I guaran-damn-tee you we will not see anyone in our corrupt news media wailing and screaming and incessantly whining about the need for all you liberals out there to now support Tulsi Gabbard over the two old geezers she’s left running against.

So, spare us all the drama. Please.

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Conservatives Should Watch Tulsi Gabbard and Learn

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You go, Tulsi. – I’ve consistently called Tulsi Gabbard one of the two actual interesting candidates in the Democrat presidential field, along with Andrew Yang. That’s not because I agree with either of those two about much, but because they are the only two people in the race who actually speak their own minds rather than just parroting talking points written and handed to them by staffers on any given day.

Of course, the relative independence of mind displayed by Gabbard is one of the main reasons why she and Yank literally had zero chance of really becoming any kind of force in the race, since the Democrat nominee will ultimately be decided either by a brianwashed voter base or, in the case of a split convention, the party bosses who brainwashed them.

All that having been said, I greeted the news that Gabbard had sued the pantsuit off the Pantsuit Princess this week with great joy and amusement. Gabbard is seeking $50 million in damages for the Coughing Crook’s allegation that the Hawaii Congresswoman and Major in the Army National Guard is a “Russian agent.” Of course, this is an accusation that the Grasping Grifter has leveled at a wide array of her tormentors since her 2016 campaign went down in flames, one so scurrilous that no one outside of the corrupt news media takes it seriously.

But obviously was highly offended by the Hacking Hag’s accusation, which was made a few months ago, and initially responded by demanding a retraction. Since that was not forthcoming, she decided to file a defamation suit, and it’s hard to blame her for doing so.

Good for her. While she probably has little chance of prevailing, this is a tactic that more people who are attacked by Democrat politicians and their media toadies need to be employing. There needs to be a cost for this kind of scurrilous behavior, and the only way to really cost these people is through their pocketbooks. If nothing else, Gabbard’s litigation will cost the Fainting Felon thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees.

And hey, if the other side thinks you’re getting some traction with the court, they may even offer to settle for millions, as CNN recently did in the defamation suit brought by Nicholas Sandmann and the Covington Catholic school. $25 million is real money for a fake news network that barely registers in the ratings anymore.

This is the kind of thing Republicans need to be doing – finding creative ways to exact a cost from the Democrats and their media hacks for all the outright lies they continue to spread. Every member of the Trump family and Trump cabinet should have defamation suits filed against CNN and MSNBC and their on-air talent like Fredo Cuomo and Rachel Maddow.

After all, the Democrats have zero reservations whatsoever using government money to hire highly-paid lawyers to corrupt our political system; witness the way they have used a vast team of Lawfare-affiliated contract lawyers to concoct and manage their impeachment scam against President Trump. The Democrats have also used the Lawfare people to tie up major Presidential executive orders and regulatory actions in the courts for months on end throughout this administration. It’s a very effective tactic, even though they pretty much always lose in the end, when the anti-constitutional decisions issued by their Obama-appointee federal judges generally get overturned by appellate courts or the Supreme Court. The bad guys lost again this week with the finalization of the Administration’s revised Waters of the United States regulation, but delay is the goal.

On the conservative side, however, things are different. Other than the various defamation suits brought by Sandmann and his lawyers, the most visible efforts to use the courts to police Democrat abuses come from the folks at Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch leader Tom Fitton and his folks do great work, but it’s like a David vs. Goliath battle that’s being fought in that arena.

Conservatives simply must become more active in this area and develop an effective counter-strategy to Lawfare’s activities, if only as a defensive strategy in the event of the election of another Democrat to the presidency. As things stand today, Democrat politicians and their toadies in the corrupt media are free to make any accusation they want, no matter how scurrilous and unfounded it may be, without consequence.

Ironically, Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat presidential candidate, and Nick Sandmann, a high school student, are trying to show them the way. Is anyone watching and learning?

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Iran Lobs Missiles As Democrats And Corrupt Media Cheer Them On

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So, what actually happened last night? – Not much, other than open sedition and disgrace from the Democrat/media/Deep State Axis of disinformation.

When news broke that Iran was lobbing missiles from its soil at a pair of Iraqi military bases where U.S. and coalition forces were stationed, Democrats and media figures immediately started their own cheering section for the Iranian Mullahs on Twitter. MSNBC’s Larry O’Donnell kicked things off with this little gem, openly urging the Mullahs to take revenge on the bad Orange Man in the White House:

San Fran Nan Pelosi, the ostensible Speaker of the House, did her own version of “Down the Field, Big Team, Down the Field” for the Mullahs with this tweet, blaming everything on the Orange Man:

Even Tulsi Gabbard, an active reservist who should know better, made a statement blaming everything that’s ever happened vis a vis Iran on the bad Orange Man. Pathetic.

Pelosi’s statement that she was “closely monitoring” the situation was a lie. In fact, she was partying at the opening of a new D.C. restaurant as the situation in Iraq was unfolding, as an enterprising attendee posted a picture of her yucking it up with her fellow party-goers and posted it on Twitter:

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No wonder those articles of impeachment she’s been holding onto for weeks smell like vodka and mothballs.

The nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator, Quid Pro Joe Biden, was as discombobulated as always, twice confusing the nation of Iran with Iraq. The fawning corrupt reporters present attributed the latest evidence of Biden’s creeping dementia to a simple “misspeak”, because of course they did.

Meanwhile, over at CNN, it was business as usual:

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Thankfully, whether due to poor aim of the Iranian military or by intention, no U.S. or Coalition personnel were killed in the missile attacks. As one friend emailed me this morning: “Iran named this attack after General Soleimani…that’s why it was scattered all over the desert, not hurting anyone.”

The lack of U.S. casualties, however, did not prevent the despicable hacks at MSNBC from giving airtime to Iranian propaganda claiming the attacks had killed 30 U.S. military personnel. As reported by the Daily Caller:

MSNBC host Chris Matthews brought in NBC News Tehran bureau chief Ali Arouzi, who repeated the Iranian claims to MSNBC’s national audience.

“We’ve just getting reports now that a second wave of rocket attacks have been launched from Iran. The IRGC was saying that Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader of this country, was in the control center coordinating these attacks. This is, uh, this bit I’m not sure about,” Arouzi said, before sharing the unverified propaganda claims, “but Iran state media is claiming that 30 U.S. soldiers have been killed in this attack. Now, this is not confirmed, this is just coming from Iranian media, but we have just stepped over the precipice, Chris.”

The only “precipice” that had been stepped over was MSNBC’s stepping over the precipice into rank sedition and fake news.

Senator Marco Rubio summed things up like this early Wednesday morning:

President Trump, showing the restraint towards Iran’s constant provocations that he has demonstrated throughout his presidency, actually did closely monitor the situation throughout the evening. Despite wild media reports variously claiming that he had scrambled stealth fighters out of the UAE and ordered nuclear-warhead-armed B-52s to prepare for takeoff, the U.S. held its massive fire and allowed the situation to fully play itself out.

Earlier on Tuesday, during a press availability at the White House, President Trump summed up the decision to take out Soleimani in his own unique way:

The President will make a statement to the nation later this morning, laying out the details from the U.S. point of view, and discussing his next steps moving forward. If he were the hothead know-nothing the seditious U.S. media portrays him to be, hell would already be raining down all over the Middle East.

Be thankful he’s your President, and not the actual hothead who openly celebrated the “successful” Obama Administration plan to throw the entire nation of Libya into 19th century turmoil, a state it remains in to this day.

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Bloomberg’s In! Sort of. Maybe.

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Tired of all this #WINNING yet? – The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 set new record high closes on Thursday amid very solid corporate earnings reports and optimism about an interim trade deal with China. The NASDAQ also had a gain for the day and closed at its second-highest level of all-time.

Despite all the howling from liberal “experts” that tariffs would destroy the market, the Dow is up by almost 11%, the S&P 500 by almost 14% and the NASDAQ by right at 16% since President Trump first announced tariffs on China in February 2018. Maybe it’s time to find some new “experts.”

Mayor Big Gulp dips his toe into the race. Will he go all-in? – Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire professional nanny who famously outlawed the selling of sugary soft drinks in cups larger than 20 ounces, made the first move towards getting into the race for the 2020 Democrat nomination Thursday when he filed paperwork to get himself on the ballot in Alabama.

While most corrupt fake news media swooned hysterically at the prospect of another big Democrat hero entering the race, Tal Axelrod at The Hill got the story right in a piece headlined, “Bloomberg signals interest in entering presidential race.” Bloomberg is filing the paperwork in Alabama because it is the state with the earliest filing deadline. What he did yesterday was just a baby step towards getting ready to formally enter the race.

The ex-Mayor has not formed up a campaign committee, hired campaign staff or done any of the myriad other things anyone must do in order to mount a presidential campaign. He can do those things very quickly when he makes his final decision, since he, like Donald Trump, is a billionaire who can self-fund his own effort, but until he does those things, he’s just dipping his toe in the water.

Here’s a big catch with Mayor Bloomberg, though: At age 77, he is actually nine months older than the geriatric Joe Biden, who really does appear to be in a state of rapid mental decline. Bloomberg appears to be in much better physical and mental condition than Biden, but this is an extremely advanced age for a person seeking the presidency. Ronald Reagan, our oldest serving President in history, was 77 when he left office after 8 years on the job. Bloomberg would be 78 on his inauguration day.

Bloomberg will presumably base his campaign on an “I’m the one who isn’t batsh*t crazy” strategy, but as Joe Biden has discovered, that strategy has limited utility in a field crowded with various levels of Alinskyite/Marxist grifters. As of today, Biden, a massive front-runner just 6 months ago, finds himself running in 4th place in Iowa, a weak 2nd in New Hampshire, and clinging to an increasingly-tenuous lead in the national polls.

If you consider Preacher Pete Buttigieg to also not be batsh*t crazy, then as of today, in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, the “I’m the one who isn’t batsh*t crazy” segment of the Democrat voter base amounts to just 35%. Add in Amy Klobuchar and you get to 37%. Tacking on Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard gets you to 41%.

Now, Bloomberg presumably wants to just jump in and divvy up that minority pie even further, because it is a mistake to believe that Biden and/or Buttigieg are just going to throw up their hands and shout “no mas!” like Roberto Duran (you Millennials will have to Google that reference) just because some guy who hasn’t held elected office in six years is jumping in with a lot of media fanfare. Should Bloomberg actually fully enter the race, the most likely impact would be to end Biden’s status as the national front-runner and basically make it even less likely that any candidate in the field would be able to accumulate enough delegates during the primaries to win the nomination on the first ballot at next year’s convention.

You are going to see a lot of wild predictions from your fake news media today and over the weekend about Bloomberg somehow becoming an immediate front-runner in the race. But once all of that settles and Democrat voters start to see just how un-exciting this guy truly is, his most likely impact will be to simply muddle the picture further than it already is.

Meanwhile, the Fainting Felon sits out there in her wardrobe of pantsuits and hospital gowns, waiting to waltz in as the Party’s savior at a hung convention next summer.

You just could never make this stuff up, folks.

P.S.: If you really believe that Bloomberg actually isn’t batsh*t crazy, invest a couple of minutes in reviewing this clip from a September interview:

And just for your further edification, here are photos of Mr. Bloomberg paling around with Jeffrey Epstein’s partner, Ghislaine Maxwell:

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Oh. The more you know…

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The Democrat Nomination Race is All Jumbled-up Again

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

One of the biggest ways the ongoing fake impeachment circus benefits the Democrat Party is to take public attention away from the parade of clowns who are seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. Sure, it hasn’t helped Joe Biden, with the revelation of the influence peddling he conducted with his ne’er-do-well son Hunter, but nothing can really help Biden, who most days doesn’t even know what state he’s in. And you get the occasional 4-hour pop-up news cycle when one of the clowns – most recently, Irish Bob O’Rourke – calls an unceremonious end to his or her failed campaigns.

But otherwise, the rest of these grifters, scam artists and just plain nitwits have been able to fly mostly under the public radar since their last disastrous debate in mid-October thanks to all the media obsession over Nancy Pelosi’s and Adam Schiff’s impeachment scam. But, since today is exactly one year out from Election Day 2020, and I’m frankly tired of talking about that particular scam, today is a very good day for Today’s Campaign Update to provide an update on the actual campaign, right? Right.

Lieawatha’s War Path Stalls – The first thing to note about the progression of the campaign over the past several weeks is that the momentum in the race seen by Little Mouth Always Running throughout August and September has now stalled. It was easy for demented Democrat voters and fake journalists to view Fauxcahontas as a younger, fresher version of The Commie while she was safely polling in third place, but once she passed Sanders and started polling first in a poll here and there, everyone had to take a step back in start thinking about what the Party’s prospects would be in 2020 with Princess Gonna Take All Your Money at the top of the ticket.

It turns out that there are actually some Democrats who are capable of semi-rational thought, and that $52 trillion price tag on her “Medicare for All” plan has many in the Party suddenly experiencing reservations about making this particular life-long fraud the Party’s standard-bearer next year. Lieawatha’s little tom-tom boomlet in the polls stagnated in late-September, and she has actually faded slightly throughout October.

The Squad goes full Commie – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” of female freshmen congressional Saul Alinsky disciples chose to endorse the oldest, most pasty-white male in the race, despite their constant bashing of old, white men as the cause for all of society’s ills. That old, pasty-white guy happens to be The Commie who, at age 78, is just a year older than fellow old, pasty-white guy Joe Biden.

The Squad’s endorsement of The Commie came barely a week after the Senator from the People’s Republic of Vermont suffered a heart event, at least according to published media reports. Since literally nothing that our national news media reports can be trusted anymore, who knows if he really had any health issue or not? It’s a crapshoot.

In any event, the endorsement by the Party’s most radical group of leftist nitwits got the Democrats’ Perpetual Outrage Mob really motivated, and The Commie’s poll numbers, which had slowly declined throughout the long, hot summer, have stabilized since.

Preacher Pete is a “rising star” one more time – Preacher Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of some little town in Indiana, was the Party’s favorite media-boosted “rising star” throughout the spring. But like Sanders, he had seen his polling fortunes wane throughout the summer after his media toadies figured out that he has literally zero appeal to Black voters, who make up a huge portion of the Party’s support base.

But Preacher Pete has made a significant comeback in the polls since the October debate, during which he said a few things that the media liars can refer to as “moderate” without spewing coffee all over their keyboards. The 37 year-old radical leftist scold is now being promoted as the “sensible moderate alternative to Joe Biden,” who everyone knows will not be the Democrat nominee next year.

As a result of this new media promotion angle, Preacher Pete is once a gain running solidly in fourth place in the national polls, and a very strong second in Iowa behind Lieawatha now. How long that can last is anyone’s guess, but the best bet is it will last until his current media admirers find some other cute candidate on whom to focus their love interests.

Kamala’s campaign is on life support – The single most illegitimate candidate in the race, who literally slept her way to the U.S. Senate, has just about run out of gas. She has spent the last week firing all of her staff in New Hampshire and other states, and blaming her pathetic performance on sexism, racism and any other -ism she can think of. Call it the Hillary Clinton Strategy.

The truth is that Kamala Harris is a terribly unappealing person, and a horrible campaigner to boot. She has now mysteriously chosen to focus basically all of her remaining campaign assets on Iowa, where she is polling a very consistent 3%, running a very distant 6th place behind even Amy Klobuchar.

Basically, this race has now become a war of attrition, one in which we are seeing candidate after candidate drop out after finally going broke. Next up in that procession will likely be dead-man-walking candidates like Julian Castro of Texas, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, and Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

Sen. Klobuchar still has some money, so she’ll just keep plugging along in Iowa and few other states in hopes of catching lightning in a bottle at some point. Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang, the field’s two “outliers,” i.e., actual interesting candidates, also have done a solid job of raising and conserving funds and appear to be in it at least until Super Tuesday comes around next March. And the singularly irritating billionaire Tom Steyer has unlimited funds of his own, and obviously enjoys hanging around and irritating people, so he’ll keep campaigning and polling at or near zero for the foreseeable future.

Bottom line: A month ago, this race appeared to be shaping up as Fauxcahontas’s race to lose. But here we sit with a year to go before the general election, and it’s gotten all jumbled up again. With Biden slowly collapsing and the Pantsuit Princess now making increasing noises about getting into the race, the chances of this thing ending up with an open convention process next Summer are once again on the rise.

So much fuss over a process that is just going to end up picking someone to go out and lose to President Donald Trump. But hey, these are Democrats we’re talking about here.

Here are my updated odds for the ultimate outcome of this circus clown parade:

Someone not currently in the race: Even

Elizabeth Warren: 5 to 2

Preacher Pete: 7 to 2

The Commie: 4 to 1

Joe Biden: 10 to 1

Amy Klobuchar: 15 to 1

Kamala Harris: 20 to 1

Tulsi Gabbard: 50 to 1

Andrew Yang: 50 to 1

The rest of the current field: 100 to 1

That is all.

 

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Tulsi Gabbard, the DC Swamp’s New Heretic

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

Burn the heretic! Burn the heretic! – So, what is really going on with this effort – detailed here yesterday – by the Democrat/media/RINO Axis of Propaganda to brand Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard as a “Russian agent”? No doubt, many readers can already guess, right?

This is the Axis of Propaganda, which has saddled our nation with a three-year neverending coup effort, already building the foundation for its excuse for losing the 2020 election, in which they know they have little chance of preventing President Donald Trump from winning re-election to a second term. That foundation for excusing the loss – by blaming it all on the Russians one more time – will then serve as the kicking off point and justification for another four years of neverending coup efforts.

Yes, it’s all incredibly tiresome and futile, but this is all these people have left at this point. If you wonder why they keep doing this kind of thing, you have to understand that to the denizens of the DC Swamp, this is a literal fight for survival. President Trump isn’t just upsetting the apple cart, every action he takes is a direct assault on their corrupt way of life.

In Syria, Trump is destroying their foundation for never-ending Middle East wars, from which many trillion of dollars of graft and no-bid contracts have flowed to all the influence peddlers and hangers-on.

By implementing policies that have helped the oil and gas industry make our country more energy secure, Trump has helped destroy any compelling reason why our country must remain entangled in all of the Middle East’s 2,000 year-old conflicts between various religions and sects.

By investigating the actions of Quid Pro Joe and his ne’er-do-well son Hunter, Trump is exposing the kind of influence game that thousands of DC Swamp denizens spend their lives aspiring to become a part of.

By working to end the last 30 years of trade deals that have allowed China and other nations across the globe to drain America’s wealth, Trump is upsetting the 30-year effort to end America’s status as the world’s lone true superpower.

By investigating the origins of the FBI/CIA/State Department spying efforts against the Trump Campaign, Trump threatens to expose the Obama-era corruption that not only turned most federal departments into mob-like enterprises, but leads all the way up to the Obama White House.

By mentioning Crowd Strike and the DNC server on his call with Ukraine President Zelensky, Trump signaled that he knows full well where and how the neverending coup germinated.

And by doing everything he can to secure the southern border with Mexico, Trump exposes the globalist attempt to turn our nation into a classic socialist two-tiered society, one with a ruling class consisting of a few million and an easily-manipulated and controlled permanent underclass consisting of several hundred million.

If you understand these motivations by the Axis of Propaganda, you realize that the assault on Gabbard, a Major in the Hawaii National Guard who has served two full tours in the Middle East, is simply a shot across the bow signaling that the Swamp hasn’t surrendered, and its leaders are gearing up for another four years of the same old bullsh*t.

Gabbard has made herself a target due to her refusal to support the Axis of Propaganda’s narrative that President Trump is somehow an illegitimate president. She regularly admits that Trump did win the 2016 election fair and square in her stump speeches, and likely set off this week’s round of attacks on her character when she said it again during the Tuesday night debate. This is the main reason why I frequently refer to her as the only truly interesting person in the Democrat field – she’s the only actual independent voice on that debate stage.

In the world of the neverending Middle East warmongers like the Pantsuit Princess, anyone who favors the Trump policy of getting the U.S. out off all of these Islam-driven conflicts automatically becomes someone to be demonized as a tool of Vladimir Putin. The Axis of Propaganda has been running a social media effort to demonize Gabbard throughout 2019, and her statement that Trump really won in 2016 during the debate appears to have been the catalyst for the Coughing Crook to make things more public on Wednesday evening.

On domestic policy, Gabbard is just another Democrat socialist dedicated to wasting trillions of dollars every year on programs that have no chance of actually working. But on foreign and military policy, she is a DC Swamp heretic, someone whose reputation and career must be destroyed before she gains enough political influence and power to become an existential threat to the utterly corrupt way of life all the Swamp skunks and snakes have built for themselves.

Gabbard was on Tucker Carlson’s show Thursday night giving her side of this story. It’s a pretty strong interview and worth taking the 5 minutes to watch:

There is literally zero chance that Gabbard could ever become the nominee of the Democrat Party in 2020 – the Swamp rats who control the party now would rather destroy the party before they let that happen. But she is, at least on some matters, that rarest of rare animals in Washington today: A Democrat who is actually willing to tell the truth about the DC Swamp and the real nature of Hillary Clinton:

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For that alone, she deserves our respect.

That is all.

 

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Hillary Clinton Goes After Tulsi Gabbard and Takes an Epic Beating

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

ummmm…maybe the Fainting Felon should turn her slanders on a more passive target. – This is the best thing you will see today, trust me.

The Democrat/media smear machine is really afraid of Tulsi Gabbard, the representative from Hawaii who remains the only actual interesting person in the party’s presidential nominating race. As Gabbard herself pointed out in Wednesday night’s debate, the smear machine has been up and running at her for the past week:

“Not only that, but, the New York Times and CNN have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this regime change war. Just two days ago, the New York Times put out an article saying that I’m a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears. This morning, a CNN commentator said on national television that I’m an asset of Russia. Completely despicable.”

The big concern at the smear machine is that, because Gabbard does not toe the party line on each and every issue – especially those related to international relations and military policy – she might decide to mount a third party candidacy after the Party ensures its nomination goes to one of the Marxists in the race, most likely to be Fauxcahontas.

Media smears from the two fakest news organizations on the planet not being enough to scare Tulsi off, party leaders obviously fed a script to the Coughing Crook to use during an appearance on Thursday night. There, the Grasping Grifter had this to say about Rep. Gabbard:

“I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton said, speaking on a podcast with former Obama adviser David Plouffe. “She’s the favorite of the Russians.”

“They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far,” Clinton said.

Boy, did the Hacking Hag pick on the wrong target.

Obviously PO’d by Clinton’s idiotic and libelous remarks, Gabbard hit back Friday afternoon on Twitter, and boy, is it epic:

BAM! POW! OOF!

But wait, there’s more!

BOOM! KABLOOEY! YIKES!

But wait, there’s still more!!!

HOLY CRAP! SHOTS FIRED! OLD, COUGHING, HACKING, FAINTING, CORRUPT HAG DOWN!

Whew. That’s just brutal. And oh, so damn true.

Thank you, Rep. Gabbard, for being a Democrat willing to speak the truth about the single most corrupt political figure this nation has ever known.

Please, don’t stop now.

That is all.

 

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Dem Debate: Clipping Coupons, Stealing Your Money, and Confiscating Guns

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

I didn’t watch last night’s Democrat debate, because I’m sane and would prefer to stay that way. Besides, there was baseball on TV. But I did follow the festivities in real time on social media, and quickly realized I didn’t miss anything that wasn’t entirely predictable.

For example, there was this lovely moment, when the two near-octogenarians in the race, perhaps surprised to see each other still alive and kicking, gave each other a big hug:

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Awwww, isn’t that cute? It’s like that big family reunion back in 1963 when both of your great-grandpas showed up together for the last time.

Speaking of Quid Pro Joe, he got the very predicable special handling from CNN hack Anderson Cooper, who prefaced a question about his bullying of the Ukraine in order to protect is ne’er-do-well son with “You have been falsely accused by the White House…”, and bumbling ‘Ol Joe was barely able to take it from there. If Cooper could’ve taken him by the hand and walked him through an answer, you can be sure he would have done so.

At other times, though, the Unfrozen Caveman Senator didn’t fare quite so well. Check out this clip, when he’s asked by some chick about the Marxist “wealth tax” scheme being touted by The Commie and Fauxcahontas:

That’s right: He literally said “clipping coupons in the stock market.” He apparently thinks Nabisco often runs “2 for 1 specials” on purchases of its stock, and General Motors offers 5 year, 0 percent financing from time to time.

In case you couldn’t understand the rest of his gibberish answer, here’s everything he said, verbatim:

“No, look, er, ah,um, demonizing wealth people, what I’ve talked about is how you get things done. And the way to get things done is take a look at the tax code right now.  The idea, we have to start rewarding work not just wealth. I would eliminate the capital gains tax [rapid blinking and scrunch face occurs here] that i..I w, I would raise the capital gains tax to the highest l.., rate of 39.5 percent, would double it. Because guess what? Why in God’s name should someone who’s clipping coupons in the stock market make, in fact, pay lower tax rate than someone who in fact is, uh, like I said, is, th, uh,  a school teacher and a fireman.”

Got that? So, all you stock market coupon clippers better put those scissors away and go out and get a job teaching or putting out fires. Because that’s the world Quid Pro Joe lives in these days.

In another highlight, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who remains the only actual interesting person on the Democrat stage, ripped into the two main drivers of today’s fake news media, CNN and the New York Times. Hilariously, those two fake news outlets also happened to be the hosts of last night’s debate. Here’s the clip:

For those who still like to read things, here is the key passage:

“Not only that, but, the New York Times and CNN have also smeared veterans like myself for calling for an end to this regime change war. Just two days ago, the New York Times put out an article saying that I’m a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears. This morning, a CNN commentator said on national television that I’m an asset of Russia. Completely despicable.”

Boom. Don’t hear language like that about our fake news media coming from any of the other Democrats on that stage, mainly because the New York Times and CNN treat them all with kid gloves.

But maybe the best part came when Irish Bob O’Rourke appeared to question the political courage of Navy veteran Pete Buttigieg, and that did not go well for the Texas dilettante:

Oof.

In an interview released earlier on Tuesday, O’Rourke also signaled that his pending failure to win the Democrat nomination would likely end his amazingly mediocre political career, saying “I cannot fathom a scenario where I would run for public office again if I’m not the nominee.”

All of his former fantasy lovers at various Texas and national fake media outlets would be heartbroken, but those words fall on most Texans like manna from heaven.

Note to Beto: You aren’t winning anything in this race, given that your campaign has been the most laughable, miserable, epic failure this year has seen. So, please, keep your word, for once.

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To sum up the rest: Julian Castro told a bunch of lies about immigration, Fauxcahontas refused again to admit she is going to raise taxes on the middle class, Kamala Harris bumbled and stumbled all over herself, Andrew Yang barely got any airtime, Cory Booker continued sucking up to Creepy Uncle Joe, Tom Steyer was on the stage but nobody knew why, or even who in the hell he was, and everyone went after Fauxcahontas at one time or another because she’s the real frontrunner in the race.

But in the most important news of the evening, the Nationals beat the Cardinals to sweep to their first-ever National League pennant.

That is all.

P.S.: As I was typing this piece up this morning, President Donald Trump summed last night’s festivities up perfectly:

 

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Bernie is Toast, Biden is Close

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

Bernie Sanders’ presidential hopes are over, although he may not realize it yet. – The Commie had to undergo surgery to implant multiple stents into his 78 year-old heart, and has cancelled a bunch of planned campaign events over the next couple of weeks so he can recover. Although this can be a fairly minor procedure for a younger person – I had one placed into my left ventricular artery at age 55 and was back to full speed within a few weeks – it can be far more difficult for a person of Sanders’ advanced age.

But the speed of his recovery doesn’t even matter here: Sanders was already finding it impossible to move his polling numbers much above 15% due in part to the impression among many Democrats that he is just too old for the job he seeks. Suffering a heart attack in the midst of the campaign – and yes, if he was having chest pains, any doctor will tell you that he did indeed suffer a heart attack – will only serve to build that perception among many more voters, who will now begin to cast their eyes in the direction of the other, younger unquestioned Marxist in the race, Fauxcahontas.

The near-certain outcome will be that we will see Sanders’ polling numbers drop into single digits over the next few weeks, and a commensurate rise in support for Little Mouth Always Running.

Speaking of the Fake Indian running, check out the greeting she received from Nevada voters when her plane landed out there on Wednesday:

Not exactly the reception that Princess I’m Gonna Take Your Wampum expected. But that’s the price we can expect more and more Democrats to pay for their support for San Fran Nan’s sham impeachment circus as Trump supporters become increasingly engaged in public activism and protest.

Meanwhile, the campaign of Quid Pro Joe Biden, the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator, is now hanging by a thread. While Biden’s foundering campaign did not quite meet my prediction that his lead would have disappeared by October 1, he sure came close.

In fact, Lieawatha actually now holds the lead in 4 of the 7 most recent polls taken in the race, according to Real Clear Politics, and she and Biden are in a statistical tie in a fifth poll taken by Emerson. In fact, only one of those polls was even partially conducted in October, and that one – by The Economist/YouGov – shows the Fake Indian holding a 6 point lead. The two clear outlier polls, both showing Biden with 11 point leads, were taken entirely in September.

Given that reality, I think I’ll declare half a victory on this particular prediction, made back in April when Crazy Uncle Joe kicked off his campaign with a near-30 point lead. There is now little doubt that his lead will disappear entirely when the first polls conducted entirely in October are published over the next two weeks.

For the  rest of the field, just a few trends to note:

  • Kamala Harris is on life support. She announced early this week that she is shaking up her staff, but that won’t help. The candidate is the problem with her campaign. She is just a horrible candidate, and shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic won’t change that.
  • Preacher Pete is your basic 6% candidate now, and his trendline has been essentially static since June. His consistent ZERO support from African American voters means he has no real chance in the race for the nomination, and that won’t change. The only reason for him to hang around is in the hopes of becoming arm candy for Fauxcahontas in the general election.
  • Andrew Yang had a $10 million fundraising haul in the third quarter, which places him in the top 4 in this pitiful field. He had one exciting moment when he came in at 8% in the Emerson poll last week, but that’s a clear statistical anomaly given that he is at 2 or 3 in every other poll. Another potential vice presidential nominee, but no chance to win the big prize.
  • Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Irish Bob O’Rourke and Amy Klobuchar are all dead as door nails, but they will linger through the next debate in mid-October in the vain hopes of having some breakthrough moment on that crowded stage.
  • The only other declared candidate worth mentioning is Tulsi Gabbard, who had a chance to be the only actual interesting person on stage when she initially came out in opposition to Pelosi’s Impeachment Circus. But she lost that not even 48 hours later when she reversed her posture. Thus, she’ll be just another hack with no chance of truly distinguishing herself in that next debate.

Then there’s the Pantsuit Princess, the thus-far-undeclared candidate in this race. The Fainting Felon has raised eyebrows by putting herself back in the public spotlight with a series of speaking events this week, raising the spectre that she might decide to become a late entrant into the campaign season as Biden falters.

From a pure self-defense standpoint, that appeared to make some sense late last week, as the corrupt news media assisted Biden by claiming the President’s rhetoric about Biden’s clear pay-for-play selling of his vice presidential office related to Ukraine, China and other countries amounted to a Trump attack on a political rival rather than an effort to identify clear corruption. But that particular line of BS has very quickly lost its utility as this week has progressed and the damning video of Biden bragging about engaging in his clear bullying of the Ukraine government on behalf of his ne’er-do-well son gained traction with the public.

Would the Grasping Grifter attempt a similar tactic, declaring herself to be a candidate to try to give herself political cover against the increasingly aggressive investigation led by Attorney General William Barr? She might, but she would fail even more miserably than Biden is failing with that line of BS.

Only time will tell. I still think her plan is to wait it out and hope to become the party’s savior at a hung convention.

Given all of that, here are my updated odds on who the eventual Democrat nominee will be:

Fauxcahontas – 3 to 1

Someone not currently declared – 3 to 2

Quid Pro Joe – 20 to 1

The Commie – 50 to 1

Preacher Pete – 100 to 1

Kamala – 100 to 1

Andrew Yang – 100 to 1

The rest of the declared field – DEAD

That is all.

 

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The Biden Lead is Crashing Like the 1929 Stock Market

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

The Biden lead is crashing like the 1929 stock market. – Today’s Campaign Update has been predicting since April – when he formally entered the race – that Joe Biden’s polling lead would be gone by October and that he would leave the race for the presidency shortly after March 4, 2020, which is Super Tuesday.

As things turn out, the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator is right on pace to achieve the first piece of that two-pronged prediction. The three most current new polls out this week all now show him in a statistical tie with Fauxcahontas, the life-long fraud who is now the candidate with all the momentum in the race. The polls all come from legitimate polling groups – Economist/YouGov, Emerson and Quinnipiac – which are independent from major U.S. fake media outlets. That’s an important distinction, since those major fake news outlets produce their “polls” as a means to create fake news instead of any real effort to measure the state of the race.

Biden’s once-strong leads in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests in the race, have already disappeared into the ether, although he does still cling to leads in the most current polls in South Carolina and Nevada, the two contests that come after New Hampshire. Faced with this reality, the Biden campaign has now taken to saying that it is not important for their confused candidate to win Iowa or New Hampshire, which smart observers will note is exactly what the campaign of Rudy Giuliani kept saying back in 2008. How did that work out for the Mayor?

The big outlier in the national polls is The Hill/HarrisX poll. HarrisX is a legitimate polling group, and its poll, taken on September 20/21, came out before the controversy about Biden’s interference in the Ukraine on behalf of his ne’er-do-well son Hunter, broke into the news cycle. That one still had Biden’s support up over 30%, and Fauxcahontas way down at 14%, trailing even The Commie.

That is a real outlier compared to these three more-recent polls, and it will be interesting to see where it comes out in its next iteration. That may not happen until after October 1, since it has been on a two-week cycle.

Lots of other interesting stuff in these three most-recent polls, including:

Bernie Sanders is basically dead in the water at this point. He is stuck in the mid-teens, mainly because he has no new ideas that aren’t recycled from his 2016 effort. He just keeps on repeating the same tired Marxist talking points over and over again, and that just bores the short-attention-span Democrat voter base back to playing games on their IPads. Fauxcahontas has become the more interesting and energetic Marxist of the day.

Irish Bob O’Rourke has now fallen behind Andrew Yang. His strategy of attracting support by being the loudest, shrillest and most profane finger-pointer in the crowd has failed just as everything else he has ever tried in his life. He gone, he just don’t know it yet.

The same can and should be said of Cory Booker. He polls at dead zero in two of those three polls. His campaign recently let it be known that it is almost out of money and that he would probably have to leave the race soon if fundraising doesn’t pick up. There is no reason whatsoever why fundraising for the goofy Senator should pick up.

–  Like The Commie, Kamala Harris is also dead in the water. Her support numbers, which had been stuck in the 6-8% range throughout July and August, are now stuck in the 3-4% range. Like Booker, it is hard to see any reason why they  might suddenly pick up. As bad as she has been as a senator, she is even worse – absolutely horrible – as a candidate. For you college football fans, Harris is the Jim Harbaugh of the political world – blessed with more hype than Barack Obama, but unable to meet expectations on the field of play.

Then there’s Mayor Pete, or Preacher Pete as The Campaign Update prefers to call him. The little Deacon has one of the most loyal bases of support of any candidate in this race. The trouble is, that base of support has settled in right at 6%, and no one should expect him to move substantially above or below that level. He is the 6% candidate, waiting to become VEEP arm candy for Fauxcahontas in next year’s general election.

The only other thing worth noting here is that Tulsi Gabbard has now qualified under the DNC’s very mysterious rules for the October debate. Thus, there will be one actually interesting person on stage with 11 circus clowns for that one. Given Democrat voter preference for circus clowns, that will likely be Tulsi’s last stand.

All that having been said, the odds are now getting a little better for one of these candidates, most likely Fauxcahontas, to accumulate the necessary majority of delegates during the primary races to win on a first ballot at next year’s nominating convention. Biden’s rapid fall, combined with the inability of candidates like Harris, Booker, Preacher Pete or Irish Bob to gain any real traction, make it more likely that only 2 or 3 of those who survive into 2020 will be able to get to the 15% threshhold in each state to be awarded delegates.

This is now Fauxcahontas’s race to lose, which should come as no surprise to readers of The Campaign Update. We have consistently told you that Democrat voters love a good liar, and will pretty much always nominate the single biggest life-long fraud in the field. That has been the case in every nominating battle since 1992, and there was never any reason to think this one would turn out any differently.

Given that, here are my new odds for the ultimate winner of this race:

Fauxcahontas – Even money

Someone not in the current field – 2 to 1

Biden – 5 to 1

The Commie – 20 to 1

Preacher Pete – 50 to 1

Kamala – 50 to 1

The Field – 100  to 1

That is all.

 

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New Poll: Just 1 in 3 Americans Believe the Official Story about Jeffrey Epstein’s Death

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

When the top line of a new poll is not the real story.–  I laughed out loud when I saw the topline numbers of the new Emerson College poll that was released this morning. My laughter was totally at the expense of Irish Bob O’Rourke, who has now dropped below the likes of Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang in the pecking order of this particular poll. 

Mere words cannot express the amount of pleasure it gives this 7th-generation Texan to see this fraudulent circus clown falling down into 4th-tier status, relegated to competing with the likes of Amy Klobuchar and Julian Castro for the crumbs that fall from the vote-filled cookies being consumed by Crazy Uncle Joe and The Commie.

For purposes of illustrating that joy, here is what I looked like at about 11:00 CT this morning:

Hey, don’t judge me! I had to sit through interminable hours of ads for this guy’s failed senate campaign last year – I’m entitled to a minute or two of heavy gloating. So is Senator Ted Cruz, come to think of it.

Anyway, I initially thought this was the big story out of this otherwise unsurprising poll, and figured that I’d focus on that, along with Yang’s fairly surprising 4% and Mayor Pete’s continuing fade from relevance for this afternoon’s Update.

But then I browsed through news reports about the poll, and came across this one at Business Insider:

  • Only 33% of Americans agree with an autopsy report that says Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, according to a new poll.
  • The Emerson College poll also found that 34% of respondents said they believe he was murdered, falling in line with numerous conspiracy theories that have flourished since the disgraced financier’s death.

So, three weeks of fake news media reports assuring us that Epstein’s extremely convenient death was a simple suicide, after the autopsy came back in support of that finding, and after what we are supposed to believe was a full and complete investigation by the stalwart “rank and file” of the FBI, only one in three Americans are actually buying the official narrative here.

Business Insider, as an arm of Yahoo News, naturally blames it all on “conspiracy theories” being promoted by those nasty people on social media, and to be honest, there have been a lot of alternative theories thrown into the public mix about Epstein’s demise. Still this 33% belief in the official narrative represents an extraordinary failure by those who have invested so much time and effort in its promotion.

The reasons for that have little to do with the promotion of “conspiracy theories,” though. In fact, the biggest problem that the FBI and its fake media toadies have here comes in the form of the actual facts about the case that have been made public.

There are just too many odd coincidences that took place related to the security measures for the government’s most high-profile prisoner to be believed by anyone capable of critical thought processes. This is, after all, the same federal law enforcement complex who the fake news media has been assuring us is pretty much infallible since it became publicly known that they attempted to fix the 2016 elections.

But now, that same fake news media expects you all to believe that, in a case involving a life-long pedophile billionaire who happened to be running buddies with all manner of prominent leftist political figures and celebrities, why, that infallible federal law enforcement complex was just as bumbling and clownishly-incompetent as can be! Just your ordinary, everyday confluence of incompetence and bad luck, folks! Nothing to see here! Go on about your business! um, please?

As is pretty much always the case, Americans are not as stupid as the fake media believes them to be. After all, if they were that stupid, Irish Bob O’Rourke would be a U.S. Senator now, Stacey Abrams would be Governor of Georgia, and Al Gore would be a former President instead of the second incarnation of P.T. Barnum.

What we are seeing here is sort of a 56 years-later replay of the aftermath of the John F. Kennedy assassination. Because there was no Internet or social media back in 1963, it took a lot longer to happen, but once all the disturbing facts surrounding that killing of a U.S. president slowly made their way into the public domain, public belief in the official narrative, which had been initially fairly high, plummeted.

That skepticism about the official findings that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin lingers into modern times. In a poll published in October, 2017, FiveThirtyEight found that just 33% of Americans buy into the Oswald-as-lone-nut theory.

The reality is that the 1 in 3 Americans who still buy into the official stories related to Epstein and Oswald believe them mainly because they, like Fox Mulder, want to believe. Many Americans just cannot accept the reality that their government would intentionally lie to them, yet there is no longer any doubt at all that the Warren Commission’s report was filled with hundreds if not thousands of outright lies about what happened in Dallas when JFK was killed. The government withheld all sorts of evidence in that case and lied about so much more.

So, if most of the public is skeptical about what we are being told happened to Jeffrey Epstein, they have very valid reasons for feeling that way, and our fake news media has played an enormous role in creating that lingering lack of trust.

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.

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A CNN-Level Collapse: Dem Debate Night 1 Ratings Fall by 25%

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

We here at the Campaign Update have laughed out loud for the last 3 years as CNN’s ratings have collapsed like a treehouse built like a Bernie Sanders acolyte. – Now, the fake news channel’s collapse has rubbed off on its cherished Democrat Party and it’s presidential debates.

Last night’s first of two debates aired solely on CNN this week plummeted from the 15.3 million viewers who tuned into the debates held in late June to just 11.5 million, according to the final ratings released this morning by the Neilsen Media Research group:

CNN’s broadcast of the Democratic debates on Tuesday night attracted 11.5 million viewers, according to final ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research.

Some 8.7 million people tuned into CNN while the CNN Digital live stream attracted 2.8 million.

The first of two debates from Detroit was watched by approximately 4 million fewer people than the June 26 debate broadcast by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, which attracted 15.3 million viewers for the broadcast from Miami.

Oh, my.

Neilsen attributes some of the collapse to the tough competition the Democrat Clown Show faced from airings of “The Bachelorette” on ABC and “America’s Got Talent” on NBC. But if the Democrat field also had talent, wouldn’t concerned Americans tune into their debate and catch “The Bachelorette” on their DVR, sans commercials?

Contrast these ratings to the GOP debates during the summer of 2015, all of which drew well over 20 million viewers, even the fiasco that was moderated by the raging nitwits from CNBC. Critics will contend that that was mainly due to the presence of Donald Trump, but the proper reply to that is yeah, and he won the election, so what’s your point?

The big danger going forward here for the DNC is the stunning lack of public interest in their jalopy clown car. The DNC is already scheming to rid the field of anyone who does not toe the party line – witness what they’ve done to Andrew Yang this week – which most likely means that actually interesting and entertaining outliers like Marianne Williamson, Yang and Tulsi Gabbard won’t be on-stage for the next rounds of debates this fall.

These three interesting people are the only attractions for anyone to the political right of Fidel Castro to actually watch these debates – without them, the only people tuning in will be the same collection of lunatics, nitwits and malcontents who live their entire lives making all the noise on Twitter and Facebook.

Newsflash to the DNC: That is not a winning strategy.

But please, don’t listen to me. Carry on.

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Brace Yourselves, Because this Democrat Clown Show has Just Begun

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

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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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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Last Night, Faucahontas Fest Turned into Tulsi Time

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

I did not watch last night’s Democrat debate, aka, Fauxcahontas Fest. Life is just too damn short to put myself through that nonsense. Plus, my blood pressure’s been a little elevated lately, and there’s no use monkeying around with that, right? Right.

But we can still draw plenty of conclusions from the festivities just from perusing the news coverage of the event this morning. Let’s go through some of them now:

Beto O’Rourke made an ass of himself, and we have photographic proof. – Irish Bob broke out in Spanish in a non-answer to a question posed to him early in the debate, and the look on Cory Booker’s face while he was doing it is priceless:

Fauxcahontas is standing there trying to figure out how to say all of that in Cherokee. Klobuchar’s looking for a notebook to throw at him. But I digress.

The best part was when the lights went out. Some enterprising NBC technician apparently decided that the paltry audience for this debate needed a break from all the larceny and nitwittery taking place, and doused the lights just as Chuck Todd and the guy sitting next to him… wait, that was a woman? Rachel Maddow? So hard to tell … were about to take their turn asking questions. President Donald Trump did the nation a service and sent out a tweet with a clip of that segment this morning:

Everybody lied about everything. Well, what did you expect? These are all Democrats. Of course they all lied about everything. If Democrats started telling the truth they’d never win another election.

Lieawatha did not get the most camera time. According to the New York Times (cough) that title when to the always verbose and dramatic Cory Booker. This isn’t all that surprising, really. Booker can filibuster with the best of them. Irish Bob got the second most time, but nobody understood anything he was saying, and all the arm-waving meant nobody was listening anyway.

Little Big Mouth Always Running, meanwhile, came in third place in the minutes race, 90 seconds behind Booker. Down at the bottom of the list were two outright Marxists, Bill Deblasio and Jay Inslee, both of whom need to pack things up, go back home and focus on ruining New York City and the state of Washington, which is their core competency.

Julian Castro, an actual Hispanic, apparently felt he needed to his punch fellow Texan and fake Hispanic in the gut last night in order to stand out. He repeatedly interrupted Irish Bob, and at one point also broke out into Spanish just to show the audience what a real Mexican American sounds like. Not sure it got him anywhere, but hey, when you’re polling at less than 1% you start to take desperate measures.

They all had favorite boogeymen. Because of course they did – they’re Democrats. Boogeymen are their stock in trade. Most notable boogeymen of the evening were: Climate Change, Mitch McConnell, and of course, Donald Trump. *sigh*

Tulsi Gabbard had a good night, but it probably won’t matter much. Here’s what I wrote about Gabbard and this debate on June 15, after the lineups for the two nights were announced:

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.

Well, Gabbard did have a good night, as evidenced by this chart showing which candidate was the most-Googled during the debate in each state:

Gabbard also overwhelmingly won the Drudge Report insta-poll following the debate, coming in at almost 40%:

Surprisingly, nearly 40 per cent of those who took the survey chose the 38-year-old congresswoman from Hawaii as the runaway winner

 

Unfortunately for the congresswoman from Hawaii, initial estimates are that just 9 million viewers were tuned into last night’s festivities (See? Life is just too short for most of you, too). That compares to the more than 30 million who regularly tuned in to watch the early Republican debates featuring Donald Trump in 2015.

So, Tulsi is likely to get a little bump in the polls out of this debate, but it will be difficult for her money-starved campaign to capitalize on it. Still, she remains the only actually interesting person in the entire field, simply because, like Donald Trump in 2015, she stands out as the only authentic person on the stage. If nothing else, she certainly elevated her prospects for being selected as a vice-presidential running mate.

Now, let’s talk a little bit about Fauxcahontas, because she is doing something interesting that I only see a few picking up on this morning. She is actually picking spots to channel the policies of … wait for it…Donald J. Trump.

No, seriously, think about it: She’s been running around the country lately talking about the need to break up the big social media giants, focusing especially on Facebook and Google. Who else has been talking in those terms? Your President.

Last night, she talked at length about the need to bring jobs back to America. President Trump has spent the last two-and-a-half years not just talking about that very thing, but making it happen. Bigly.

Whether you like the fake Indian or not – and honestly, how could any sentient being actually like her – you do have to recognize the clever nature of this approach. Expect her to start triangulating to adopt more successful Trump policies into her repertoire as the campaign goes on.

Optics matter. Irish Bob deciding to pander to Hispanics by breaking into Spanish at random was really poor optics, as are his constant head-bobbing and arm-waving. He is well and truly done after this debate, and should just run back home to Texas and challenge John Cornyn for the senate.

Though she had a good night overall, Warren really missed the boat with her spot on center stage by choosing to wear a dull purple jacket. It’s shallow, and maybe sexist, but one of the reasons why Gabbard stood out so clearly on that stage last night was because she wore bright red. The human eye is attracted to bright colors. If you want to call me sexist for saying that, then you’re a moron and I don’t have time for you.

So, judging from the media coverage of the debate this morning, here are the winners and losers:

Winners:

Donald Trump

Tulsi Gabbard

Fauxcahontas

Mitch McConnell (who got more air time last night than half of the contestants)

Cory Booker

Losers:

Irish Bob

Bill DeBlasio

Jay Inslee

Amy Klobuchar

Meh:

Everyone else.

I won’t be watching tonight’s second debate, either, but I will certainly provide another un-watched summary of events tomorrow morning.

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The State of the Democrat Race: Biden Seals His Fate

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

Hey, remember when Joe Biden’s rationale for running was that he would be the moderate who would appeal to independent voters? – Yeah, that’s all gone now.  I’ve told you all along that Joe Biden will not – cannot – be the 2020 nominee for the Democrat Party, and this was the week in which he sealed his own fate.

Honestly, it was inevitable. This man is a dinosaur trying to compete in a modern age with which he is totally unfamiliar. He’s like Phil Hartman’s genius “Un-Frozen Caveman Lawyer” SNL character, an ancient throwback to a time long past who is always confused and frightened by our modern ways and customs. More specifically, Biden is confused and frightened by the ways and customs of his Party’s modern-day voter base, pretty much all of which lies to the left of Fidel Castro and, where abortion is concerned, Margaret Sanger.

Not surprisingly at all, Biden got all caught up in abortion politics this week, and the outcome destroyed the entire rationale for his candidacy to begin with. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, wanted all abortions to be legal as a means of controlling America’s black population. Today’s Democrat Party voter base fully endorses Sanger’s beliefs – abortions kill a far higher percentage of African American babies than those of any other segment of U.S. society – but takes it a step farther, to allowing babies born alive after attempted abortions to be left on a table to die.

This is what Democrat politicians refer to as a woman’s right to “healthcare.”  You betcha.

Biden, a life-long practicing Catholic, has always supported the Hyde Amendment, a policy which prevents Americans of actual religious faith from having to pay for abortions through their tax dollars. That is, until this week, when the subject was raised. When Biden reasserted his Hyde support, the SJWs in the social media universe went berserk, and almost frightened the eldery man out of what little hair he has remaining.

Less than 24 hours later, Biden gave up, fully endorsing his party’s baby-killing at all costs ways.

Poof! No more reason for Creepy Uncle Joe to be in the race. If Biden’s going to be just another Commie, baby-killing hack, why, the rest of the field is filled to the gills with younger, more attractive, more female and more minority versions of that.

So, again, as I’ve said all along, Biden will not be the nominee. His polling lead will have evaporated by October – really, by September at this rate – and he will leave the race shortly after he fails to win Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina. Which means March. He is this cycle’s Jeb!, but he just hasn’t realized it yet.

Elsewhere in the race, things remained pretty static. Bernie the Commie remains ensconced in second place in every poll, though his numbers keep slowly declining as the numbers for Fauxcahontas keep creeping up. Every Democrat nominating race is always won by the best liar, and little Lieawatha was just born to lie. So she is now firmly in third place with a slow-moving bullet.

Kamala Harris is going nowhere fast, and seems to have no idea of how to change that dynamic. She is just a very poor candidate, which is not surprising given the unseemly manner in which she advanced herself to the Senate in the first place. Mayor Pete has also stagnated after having received tens of millions in free media from our fake news outlets, and may have reached the peak of his popularity already. Irish Bob O’Rourke, fresh off of his utterly-failed effort to reboot his campaign, is simply dead in the water.

In fact, the entire field has stagnated at this point, as the fake news media flails about trying to decide which of them will be promoted next, and I suspect that will remain the state of play until the debates begin in a few weeks.

Here is a prediction I will make when that season comes around: The only actually interesting candidate in the race, Tulsi Gabbard, will really stand out on the debate stage. She will then likely become the media’s next “rising star” obsession.

What do I mean by “interesting candidate”? I mean that Gabbard, like Donald Trump in 2016, will stand out on a debate stage because she will be the only person on the stage saying what she truly believes, rather than just reciting a bunch of talking points scripted for her by other people. That was the real reason why Trump ended up becoming the GOP nominee, because most ordinary Americans are sick to death of watching politicians recite talking points. Like Trump, Gabbard tends to directly answer the questions posed to her, and does it in plain language most people can understand.

So, expect her to really stand out among the clutter of political hackery that will surround her on that debate stage. As a woman and minority, Gabbard also has some of the identity politics attributes valued by shallow Democrat voters. She is not, however, a particularly good liar, so while she will likely get a boost out of the debates, she cannot become the eventual nominee.

I had previously thought that Andrew Yang might do similarly well in the debates, but he has completely succumbed to the bad advice from professional communications “experts.” So he sounds no different than Kirsten Gillibrand or Kamala Harris these days. Not a recipe for winning if you are, like Yang, an insurgent candidate looking to stand out in a crowd.

The only other candidate I’d expect to perhaps get a boost out of the early debates would be Texas’s Julian Castro, the only actual Hispanic candidate in the race. Castro is a very smart guy and a very polished speaker. But again, not an especially convincing liar, which will really harm him with Democrat voters.

So right now we are just kind of stuck in a holding pattern until the debates get started. That’s when things will really start to get interesting.

Here are my initial odds on the race, which I plan to update weekly:

Anyone Else – Even

Hillary Clinton – 5 to 1

Joe Biden – 100 to 1

Bernie the Commie – 20 to 1

Elizabeth Warren – 6 to 1

Kamala Harris – 12 to 1

Mayor Pete – 50 to 1

Irish Bob – 1,000 to 1

Spartacus – 20 to 1

Tulsi Gabbard – 50 to 1

Julian Castro – 50 to 1

Kirsten Gillibrand – 6 million to 1

Amy Klobuchar – 1,000 to 1

Bill DeBlasio – Infinity to 1

The rest of the declared field – 100 to 1

That is all.

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The New Democrat/Media Narrative: Congress Must Take Up Mueller’s Witch Hunt

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This is going to become hard to keep up with. – When the Republican candidates for the presidency assembled for their first debate in the summer of 2015, there were 17 of them. At the rate the Democrats are going so far this year, they will exceed that number by Valentine’s Day.

Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard told communist CNN talk show host Van Jones that she plans to toss her lei into the ring within the next week. As I mentioned yesterday, San Antonio politician Julian Castro will be making his formal announcement today, joining Congressman John Delaney of Maryland as the first two formally-declared candidates. And of course, Fauxcahontas announced last week that she’s formed an exploratory committee, which means she’s running too.

So, Ms. Gabbard will make it four, and she’s actually the most interesting of the bunch.  She’s only 37 years old, but has been making news for years in her congressional role as a rare contrarian within the Democrat congressional caucus. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a socialist like all the rest of them, but she’s at least fairly intelligent about it and is not shy about calling out her party’s own excesses when she sees them. She has courage, in other words, and that is a terribly rare thing in a Democrat politician.

Gabbard most recently made news earlier this week when she called out dimwitted Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono and California Senator Kamala Harris for the anti-Catholic bigotry the two exhibited recently in their roles on the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Gabbard was also frequently critical of the Obama Administration and of Hillary Clinton during her own disastrous run for the presidency.

One interesting thing Gabbard’s candidacy will do is without question give the Democrat field the broadest range of age in American history.  Think about it:  From Silent Generation Bernie Sanders at 77 to Millennial Tulsi Gabbard at 37, the Democrat field will span four full generations and 40 years. That is unprecedented.

But bottom line, Gabbard is far too intelligent, honest and interesting to ever win the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination, but she could set herself up for a cabinet position in some future Democrat administration by raising her public profile with a primary run.

Actual exchange at a Trump press availability on Friday afternoon:

TRUMP: Good job yesterday, I appreciate your sales pitch.

ACOSTA: I didn’t see any danger on the border Mr. President.

TRUMP: That’s because we had a wall.

Oof. And that’s why Donald Trump is President.

The fake media starts a new narrative using a most reliable source. – It didn’t get a ton of notice, but early Thursday morning, leftist rag Mother Jones put up a column by Democrat activist/pretend journalist David Corn titled “The Myth of the Mueller Report.” Corn, reading the handwriting on the wall, spends 1,000 words or so detailing the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is under no obligation to produce any sort of public report, or any report at all that does anything other than detail the various indictments of ham sandwiches he’s secured over the past 20 months, and submit it confidentially to whomever happens to be serving as attorney general at the time.

The handwriting on the wall to which I refer is all the obvious signals that, despite all the hysteria and false reporting in our fake news media, Mueller has been slowly winding his operation down since last August and is likely to close up shop and issue whatever final report he’s going to issue shortly after the confirmation of new Attorney General William Barr is confirmed by the Senate.

The other piece of handwriting that’s all over our national reading wall  is that, along about that same time, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be issuing his final report – at long last – on all the rampant abuse of the FISA system that took place during most of 2016 and into 2017. That report will not be good for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and everyone knows it, including Mr. Barr. That’s why we saw the news early this week that the oily Mr. Rosenstein will be leaving his own office right around the same time these other major events are taking place.

All of this is horrible news for the Democrats and their  media agents who, like Corn and Mother Jones, have been faithfully pushing the “Russia Collusion” fantasy on behalf of the Democrats for the last 26 months. They are desperate to keep the fantasy alive and need another vehicle for doing that once the Mueller witch hunt closes up shop.

Enter the new Democrat majority in the House of Representatives, and the concluding logic in Corn’s piece, which reads as follows:

Providing the citizenry a complete account of the Trump-Russia scandal is actually the responsibility of Congress.

And there it is: The roadmap for media justification of the endless series of kangaroo-court hearings the Democrats are going to conduct through various congressional committees for the next two years. 20+ months of a Special Counsel witch hunt aren’t going to deliver the Democrats their unicorn, so it is now up to Congress to spend the next 24 months pounding the public with the same nonsense.

You can expect to see Corn’s “logic” echoed throughout the fake news media’s editorial pages and talking head panels in the coming weeks and months.  Because this is the narrative, and pounding home the narrative is all our fake news media does anymore.

That is all.

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