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  • Bloomberg Could Win Dem Nomination

    09/03/2019 11:26:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 60 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 8/28/2019 | Dick Morris
    Bye bye Biden. As Joe stinks to 19 percent and 22 percent in the latest Monmouth (8/26) and Economist/UGov (8/21) polls, putting him in a statistical tie with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for the first time, there is an opening for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Democratic primary. Here’s how it might come about: Step One: Biden fades into a tie with Sanders and Warren (already happening) and then falls to third place. Biden has no way to come back. He is the candidate of events that happened between 2008-2016. If the past is not...
  • These Democratic Party presidential candidates are unqualified...and weird

    10/17/2019 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2019 | J Marsolo
    William Buckley once said he would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the Boston phone book than the entire Harvard faculty. After watching the October 15 Democratic Party presidential candidate debate, I would rather have as president any of the first 2,000 in any phone book in any city in the USA than the present weird bunch of Democrats. Joe Biden is out of it. He said "coupon-clippers in the stock market" should pay the same tax rates as teachers and firefighters. The "coupon-clippers" are primarily those who buy municipal bonds that are tax-free. The interest is...
  • Please, Please More Democratic Debates!

    10/16/2019 4:47:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    With all the rancor in politics these days, the CNN/New York Times Democratic debate on Tuesday night delivered a rare moment of comity: Twelve Democrats agreed, apparently without compensation, to appear in a Donald Trump ad. Other points on which the Democrats came together in peace and harmony: -- Trump should be impeached. -- Abortion is great. -- Obamacare sucks. At least we’re all finally agreed on Obamacare! Obamacare has given us a system -- to quote Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont -- “which is dysfunctional, which is cruel, 87 million uninsured, 30,000 people dying every single year, 500,000 people...
  • Amy Klobuchar slams Trump in wake of El Paso massacre, faces backlash for politicizing tragedy

    08/04/2019 1:03:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2019 | Brie Stimson
    A Democrat seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination faced sharp criticism on social media Saturday after linking that day's massacre in El Paso, Texas, to President Trump's rhetoric. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., one of nearly two-dozen Democrats hoping to block Trump's bid for a second term in the White House, made her remarks at a labor forum event in Las Vegas. “The individuals who do the shootings are responsible," Klobuchar said, referring to mass shootings such as the one in El Paso that left 20 dead and 26 injured, "but I do think Trump's rhetoric has fueled more hate in...
  • Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar score high on electability; Elizabeth Warren, not so much

    01/22/2019 7:35:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 2, 2019 | Harry Enten
    Now that the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination has officially started, one of the big issues that will likely come up is which candidate is the most electable. One way to find that out is to see how the different possible candidates have done in the past. Of course, it's difficult to compare candidates when they run for different offices in different years. There are, however, six potential 2020 Democratic contenders ran who ran for the US Senate in 2018. The big takeaway from those results: Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sherrod Brown of Ohio are above-average candidates...
  • At presidential debate, Democrats unite: No rights for human beings in the womb

    10/16/2019 3:31:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    The Democratic presidential candidates didn’t hold back in their debate on Tuesday night when it came to making sure everyone knew how much they’re in favor of killing preborn human beings. Twitter had quite the story to tell…
  • Elizabeth Warren Under Fire as Campaign Surrogate’s Racist, Homophobic Tweets Come to Light

    10/15/2019 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Conserv · 59 replies
    Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is being heavily criticized for failing to vet a high-profile campaign surrogate with a history of making homophobic, racist, misogynistic and xenophobic comments on social media. Activist Ashlee Marie Preston was featured in a Warren campaign video released October 10. In that video, Preston explains that she’s “a Warren Democrat because I am not afraid of the fight.” The video released by Twitter account @TeamWarren is captioned: 🙌@AshleeMPreston is a #WarrenDemocrat, and so are we. Together, we’re fighting so that all women of color have a voice in our democracy.
  • Trump: Our record Economy would CRASH, just like in 1929, if any of those clowns became President!

    10/16/2019 8:39:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 16, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Our record Economy would CRASH, just like in 1929, if any of those clowns became President!
  • Scarborough Pushes Beto to Admit: 'Law Enforcement' Will 'Visit' Citizens, 'Recover' Guns

    10/16/2019 9:22:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's one Democrat idea that clearly has Joe Scarborough very worried about the potential harm it could do to the eventual Dem candidate: Beto O'Rourke's proposal of a mandatory "assault weapon" buyback, aka, gun confiscation. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough scalded the proposal as "a stupendously bad idea," calling it "radical" and likely to be found "unconstitutional." Joe fretted that O'Rourke's gun-confiscation proposal, along with his support for stripping tax-exempt status from religious groups that don't support same-sex marriage, would be "be repeated around the clock between now and next November by whoever is the Republican nominee." And so it...
  • Beto O’Rourke: If You Don’t Hand over Your AR-15 We’ll Take It

    10/16/2019 6:58:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/19 | AWR HAWKINS
    During the October 15, Democrat debate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made clear that AR-15 owners who refuse to hand over their guns will have them taken away. O’Rourke reiterated his plan to use a government-mandated buyback to confiscate privately-owned AR-15s and AK-47s. In so doing, he claimed that each AR-15 and AK-47 in private hands is a “potential instrument of terror.”CNN’s Anderson Cooper then asked O’Rourke how he plans to get people to hand over their rifles.  O’Rourke responded by explaining that he expects complains with the mandatory buybacks. He said, “I expect my fellow Americans to follow the law. The same...
  • Beto: If You Don't Surrender AR-15, Law Enforcement Will 'Visit' and 'Recover' It

    10/16/2019 4:40:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 146 replies
    MRCTV ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe, pressed by Joe Scarborough as to what would happen if people refuse to surrender weapons such as AR-15s covered by his mandatory gun buyback plan, Beto O'Rourke admits that law enforcement would "visit" and "recover" the weapon. 
  • O’Rourke’s proposal would hand victory to Trump

    10/15/2019 10:34:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Record-Courier ^ | October 16, 2019 | Michael Gerson
    Beto O’Rourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his pledge that “hell, yes” he wants to confiscate AR-15s and (3) his proposal to tax religious institutions that don’t approve of gay marriage. This is not the normal substance of presidential ambitions. Few young people nursing political dreams say: “When I grow up, I want to be a foul-mouthed, overreaching, anti-religious culmination of every exaggerated liberal stereotype and the embodiment of every fevered conservative nightmare.” Perhaps O’Rourke was just precocious...
  • The Clown Show live thread...Democrats Debate

    10/15/2019 4:36:29 PM PDT · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 518 replies
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    Welcome to tonight`s CLOWN SHOW OF THE LEFT...if you dare! Drinking words...FREE, DEMOCRACY, IMPEACHMENT ( I'M DRINKING CLUB SODA )
  • Democrats Are Going to Regret Beto’s Stance on Conservative Churches

    10/15/2019 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/12/19 | John Inazu
    The issue of gay rights and recognition and acceptance of the LGBTQ community has moved at warp speed—in political terms anyway—this past decade. “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage,” said the candidate Barack Obama in 2008. At Thursday night’s nationally televised forum on LGBTQ rights, candidate Beto O’Rourke showed how far, and how quickly, the Democratic Party has moved. The former Texas congressman caused quite a stir when he said he would support revoking the tax-exempt status of religious institutions—colleges, churches, and charities—if they opposed same-sex marriage. (snip)...
  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • Tuesday's Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

    10/14/2019 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fake News Network ^ | 10/14/19 | Harry Enten
    (CNN) — Tuesday night's CNN/The New York Times debate stage will feature a record 12 candidates. It could be the last debate appearance for up to 33% of them. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke are all in deep danger of not making November's debate. That means Tuesday may be the last chance fo those four to give their campaigns a realistic chance to have a measure of success. Fundraising and polling qualification thresholds have been bumped up once again for November's debate. Jumping...
  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • O’Rourke Doubles Down on Punishing Churches Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage

    10/14/2019 11:00:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 83 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | Cameron Cawthorne - October 14, 2019 10:20 AM
    He says this will include historically black colleges and mosques Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke doubled down on his proposal to revoke the tax-exempt status of religious institutions that do not support same-sex marriage. The former Texas congressman reiterated his support for punitive tax measures against churches or affiliated services that believe marriage is between a man and a woman, a position he introduced at CNN's Equality Town Hall on Thursday evening. NBC host Geoff Bennett asked O'Rourke how he would implement this plan given that the government "can't just dole out punishments on theological grounds." "You are free to...
  • Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship ‘Rainbow Pride Flag’

    10/13/2019 4:08:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-12-19 | Thomas D. Williams
    Celebrated Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has taken issue with the Democrats’ extreme push of the LGBTQ agenda, saying he will stand with biblical morality. “I will not bow down at the altar of the LGBTQ agenda nor worship their rainbow pride flag,” Rev. Graham said in reaction to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they do not recognize homosexual marriage. “I’m going to stand with the Word of God, the Holy Bible, which is truth from cover to cover,” Graham added in a three-part tweet Friday evening. Rev. Graham, the son of “America’s Pastor,” Billy...
  • Beto Vows to Strip Tax-Exempt Status From Churches That Oppose Gay Marriage

    10/10/2019 8:35:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/10/2019 | Tyler O' Neill
    Beto to Obama: Hold my beer. Barack Obama's IRS may have targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, but Obama never pledged to strip tax-exempt status from organizations that disagreed with his position on an issue. Yet on Thursday, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said he would strip tax-exempt status from any religious organization that supports traditional marriage as defined by one man and one woman. In fact, his position essentially amounts to a government preference for pro-gay marriage religious bodies that likely violates the Establishment Clause. CNN's Don Lemon quoted O'Rourke's policy on LGBT issues, which states: "Freedom of religion...