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  • Democratic National Convention: Schedule for 4-day event announced (veep pick speaks Aug 19)

    08/04/2020 1:27:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WFTV ^ | 8/03/20 | Debbie Lord
    The Democratic National Convention will take place in a couple of weeks, but it won’t be the boisterous celebration of politics we are used to seeing every four years. Instead, look for a mostly virtual event, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The highlight will be when presumptive nominee Joe Biden accepts the nomination on the last night of the convention. - It will take place Aug. 17-20. - The party's mostly virtual festivities will kick off on Monday with opening ceremonies and a selection of speakers, who will be announced at a later date. - The results of votes on...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Backs Rioters in Portland: ‘The Best of Our Democratic Ideals’

    07/24/2020 6:13:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/24/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti backed violent demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, referring to mobs that have attacked a federal courthouse as “the best of our democratic ideals” and slamming federal law enforcement’s response. Portland has been the scene of nightly violent riots for weeks. Black Lives Matter “protesters” have pelted officers with bottles, rocks, and bricks. The “protests” have included Black Lives Matter activists and members of the militant Antifa group
  • Connecticut GOP Calls on ‘Democratic Party’ to Change Name: ‘Years of Racial Oppression

    06/30/2020 2:54:55 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30th 2020 | Sussen Berry
    The Connecticut GOP called upon the “Democratic Party” to change its name Monday, issuing a resolution that asserts Democrats must address “the hundreds of years of racial oppression, violence, and multiple violations of human rights” associated with their party. The resolution states Connecticut Republicans “deem it necessary that the Democratic Party change its name due to the Party’s long tragic legacy denying Americans basic human rights,” including: Democrats blocked the first attempt to ratify the 13th Amendment in 1863 Democrats unanimously voted against the 14th Amendment giving former slaves citizenship Democrats unanimously voted against the 15th Amendment giving former slaves...
  • Democratic Socialists of America's membership surges amid coronavirus, report says

    05/18/2020 11:07:16 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18 2020 | Gregg Re
    Even as virtually every country's economy has struggled in recent months amid state-imposed lockdowns intended to combat the coronavirus pandemic, some disaffected progressives are convinced that the problem is capitalism -- reportedly sending membership in the Democratic Socialists of America [DSA] surging by 10,000 since March, for a still-paltry total of 66,000 members overall. The coronavirus outbreak originated in China, a communist country, and went on to ravage several European countries with public health care systems, including Italy. With Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, though, many socialists increasingly have sought a cause to support. They apparently found it...
  • Five States Suspend Democratic Primaries Over Coronavirus, Sending Nomination Race Into Chaos

    03/22/2020 8:36:54 AM PDT · by MagillaX · 50 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 3/22/2020 | Emily Zanotti
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has no intention of dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and as the July convention draws closer, his decision to keep his campaign alive may mean chaos for the Democratic party. Five more states have suspended their Democratic primaries amid concerns about coronavirus, and it may soon be impossible for any candidate to win a majority of delegates. The New York Times reports that Indiana, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Maryland have now joined Ohio in postponing their presidential contests, leaving the future of the Democratic presidential nomination uncertain. Ohio, of...
  • Illinois Democratic official says primary volunteers quitting amid outbreak

    03/16/2020 7:31:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 16 2020 | Staff
    The executive director of the Illinois Democratic Party said Monday that the party is struggling to gather enough volunteers for Tuesday’s primary election as the coronavirus spreads across the country. Mary Morrissey called for volunteers who are outside of the population most vulnerable to the virus when speaking with Hill.TV on Monday. She confirmed that the party has seen volunteers drop out because of the virus. “That is the biggest crisis in terms of the election right now is we need election judges,” she said. “It’s critical that we have election judges tomorrow,” she added. The Illinois Democrat said “one...
  • SATIRE After Taking Brutal Beating In Debate, Bloomberg Rushed To Tiny Hospital In Tiny Ambulance

    02/21/2020 10:31:38 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 20 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 20th, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    LAS VEGAS, NV—Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg took quite a beating in last night's debate and was rushed to a nearby Las Vegas hospital. Of course, a normal-sized hospital and normal-sized ambulance are far too large for the miniature billionaire, so he was rushed to a very tiny hospital in a very tiny ambulance. Bloomberg was quickly wheeled out to a Hot Wheels ambulance on a cute little stretcher where he was then driven to The Las Vegas Center For People Who Need Medical Attention And Want To Get Some Emergency Care Too, which is small enough to be a "hospital...
  • None of the Democratic candidates are moderates

    02/16/2020 6:22:49 PM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    IWB ^ | Fabius Maximus
    Summary: Let’s look at the cosplay festival that is Campaign 2020, as the candidates pretend to be what they are not. Their voting records tell the true tale to those that listen. Dazzled by our glorious revolutionary future. The presidential election of 2020 is a costume drama, with the candidates all wearing masks. Trump pretends to be a populist, behind which is the standard GOP team (who have run their standard policies: tax cuts for the rich, deregulation of corporations, waving anti-trust to build cartels, crushing unions, etc.). The Democratic Party’s candidates play more elaborate cosplay games. Sanders runs as...
  • Democratic contest looks like catastrophic mess of 1972

    02/12/2020 2:29:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 02/11/2020 | Quin Hillyer
    This Democratic presidential nomination battle has the feel of the party’s disastrous 1972 contests that resulted in a 49-state landslide for Republican incumbent Richard Nixon over left-wing Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota. That Democratic tussle, like this one, featured a multicandidate field navigating an uncertain and volatile Democratic electorate. Like this race, with socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders making the party establishment extremely nervous, the 1972 primaries pushed to the fore a candidate, McGovern, seen as so radical that party insiders appeared to be in full panic mode. And, as in this year with Joe Biden, in 1972, a former...
  • Warren’s epic flop in New Hampshire leaves her no path to the Democratic nomination

    02/11/2020 8:01:24 PM PST · by catnipman · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/11/2020 | Kaylee McGhee
    Elizabeth Warren admitted defeat in New Hampshire Tuesday night. She claimed to be still plotting a path forward for her presidential campaign, but, at this point, it has nowhere left to go. With results still coming in, MSNBC has projected that Warren will come out of the primary with zero delegates. At best, she'll be in a distant fourth, well behind Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar. This was a disastrous night for Warren on top of an already lackluster showing in Iowa last week.
  • Sanders edges out Buttigieg to win New Hampshire, as Klobuchar surges to third

    02/11/2020 8:50:32 PM PST · by catnipman · 116 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/11/2020 | Gregg Re
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has won the New Hampshire primary, Fox News projects, catapulting the 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist to the front of the still-crowded Democratic presidential primary field.
  • Nevada Democrats debut to volunteers new iPad-based ‘tool’ to calculate math on Caucus Day in the wake of Iowa fiasco

    02/10/2020 11:26:44 AM PST · by catnipman · 51 replies
    The Nevada Independent ^ | 2/8/2020 | Megan Messerly
    Asked by a volunteer how results would be transmitted from one place to another, the staffer demurred. “Those are all excellent questions, and we’re still working out some of the details around those ...” she said. In interviews, volunteers said they received little information at the training beyond a rough outline of how the tool is supposed to function. They also were unsure how the party plans to carry out its four-day early voting period, which previously relied on the use of an app to capture people’s preferences. Morrison said that there was “not a bit of proof” at the...
  • Andrew Yang: Democratic Party ‘Unfortunately Is Acting Like Donald Trump Is the Cause of All of Our Problems’

    12/30/2019 6:39:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/29/2019 | Pam Key
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang argued Democrats should not be treating President Donald Trump as the cause of all problems. Yang said, “To me, it’s clear the reason Donald Trump is our president today is that we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs that were primarily based in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Iowa, the swing states he needed to win.”
  • Catholic priest denies Joe Biden Holy Communion for pro-abortion stance

    10/29/2019 6:54:47 PM PDT · by Technical Editor · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Tue Oct 29, 2019 - 3:26 pm EST | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    FLORENCE, South Carolina, October 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Catholic priest refused Holy Communion to Joe Biden, former U.S. Vice-President and current Democratic presidential candidate, because of his public support for abortion. Biden, 76, was refused communion by Fr. Robert E. Morey at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina during Sunday morning Mass. “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” the priest subsequently told the Florence Morning News. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church,” he continued. “Our actions should reflect that.” “Any...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders to be endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an influential voice

    10/15/2019 8:40:28 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2019 | Sean Sullivan
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, one of the most influential voices among young liberals and a rising Democratic star, plans to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president and appear with him at a rally on Saturday, according to two people with knowledge of her plans. The surprise endorsement is a political coup for Sanders, 78, who has been fading in the polls and has faced growing questions about his age and health. Before Tuesday’s Democratic debate, he had been sidelined from the campaign trail for two weeks by a heart attack. “We’re looking forward to Saturday,” said Corbin...
  • Why did we elect corruptible Republican and Democratic representatives?

    09/19/2019 1:37:42 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 26 replies
    9/19/19 | MosesKnows
    Why did we elect corruptible Republican and Democratic representatives? The question implies that the Republican and Democratic Political Parties are merely two cheeks of the same corrupted ass. The root of the answer lies in this adage; a candidate who advocates robbing Peter to pay Paul will very likely gain Paul's support. We elected the Republican and Democratic representatives who oppose President Trump. Why do they oppose President Trump? Is it because of his policies? Is it his demeanor? Is it that he not a seasoned politician, which is why I voted for him? I think exposing President Obama’s inept...
  • The polls are in, and here’s who won the second Democratic debate

    08/06/2019 3:57:52 PM PDT · by catnipman · 24 replies
    vox ^ | Aug 6, 2019 | Andrew Prokop
    Last week’s second Democratic debate did little to change the race — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren continue to be the top candidates, per new post-debate polls.
  • TV Ratings: CNN’s Second Democratic Debate [night] Tops First[night] With 10.7 Million Viewers

    08/02/2019 12:19:27 PM PDT · by catnipman · 19 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/1/2019 | Will Thorne
    "Wednesday’s debate was down 43% on NBC’s first debate which aired to 15.3 million viewers on June 26."
  • Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

    05/21/2019 9:27:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 5.21.19 | MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday.</p> <p>A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act. Their impatience is running up against the speaker’s preference for a more methodical approach , including already-unfolding court battles.</p>
  • NY Times: Venezuela’s Economic Devastation Comparable To Countries Destroyed By War

    05/18/2019 7:09:31 AM PDT · by FtrPilot · 20 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 17, 2019 | JOHN SEXTON
    Democratic socialism is working in Venezuela. It’s working to make everyone miserable and hungry. The sign in the photo reads: “Maduro is hunger.” The NY Times reports the economic decline Venezuelans are now experiencing is unsurpassed in the past 45 years outside of countries in the midst of war: