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  • Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

    04/20/2019 7:06:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon and Matt Flegenheimer
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end of it we get an old white guy, someone who represents the status quo, it’ll be because they’ve proven themselves.” Ms. Neal, a dental hygienist, made an agonized face at Mr. Johnson, her boyfriend. Wouldn’t something be lost, she asked, if the historically diverse slate...
  • Bernie Sanders is 'a real contender' to beat Trump, GOP strategist Karl Rove says

    04/18/2019 12:14:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 85 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2019 | Bailey Vogt
    Bernie Sanders could defeat President Trump in the 2020 presidential election, GOP political consultant, according to former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove. “When only 37% of Americans in the RealClearPolitics average think the country is going in the right direction while 56.4% think it’s on the wrong track, Mr. Sanders could be perceived as an agent of change,” Mr. Rove wrote about the socialist Vermont senator in his Wall Street Journal op-ed.
  • Why Crazy Bernie will lose in 2020

    04/19/2019 12:16:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    american thinker ^ | 4/19/2019 | Jacob Dreizin
    Fifteen months from now, Democrats will nominate their least electable (with the possible exception of Kamala Harris) candidate for U.S. president, who will then go down in flames. This is not just because he's a Castro-loving nut who traveled to Russia to bond with his fellow commies in the 1980s — voters have short memories and will forgive or ignore history that ancient. And Democrats themselves would not lose sleep over the irony of pitching Crazy Bernie after years of collusion delusion. The specific reasons for Crazy's pending loss (if he lives that long) are as follows. First: Crazy is...
  • AOC Supports Impeaching Trump After Reading Mueller Report

    04/19/2019 11:53:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    NTK ^ | 4.19.2019 @12:00pm
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that she supported impeaching President Trump after reading the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Thursday. “Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President. It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. Ocasio-Cortez added that she is signing on to Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) impeachment resolution. “While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction,” Ocasio-Cortez...
  • AOC says she'll sign Tlaib's Trump impeachment resolution in wake of Mueller probe

    04/18/2019 11:13:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Hours after the Department of Justice on Thursday released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez committed to adding her name to an impeachment resolution aimed at President Trump. The New York Democrat revealed her intentions on Twitter, vowing to sign onto the resolution put forward by fellow freshman lawmaker Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., last month. The proposal calls on the House Judiciary Committee to probe whether or not the president committed any offenses that rise to the level of impeachment.
  • Kellyanne Conway's husband calls for Congress to remove 'cancer' of Trump

    04/18/2019 11:13:22 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN)George Conway, husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, called for Congress to remove President Donald Trump from office following the release of the redacted special counsel report. "White House counsel John Dean famously told (President Richard) Nixon that there was a cancer within the presidency and that it was growing," Conway wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Thursday night. "What the Mueller report disturbingly shows, with crystal clarity, is that today there is a cancer in the presidency: President Donald J. Trump. Congress now bears the solemn constitutional duty to excise that cancer without delay." As...

    04/18/2019 4:56:11 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 122 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/18/19 | SHANE CROUCHER
    Right-wing pundit and immigration hawk Ann Coulter said she could vote and perhaps even work for democratic socialist Bernie Sanders if he stuck to his “original position” on U.S. border policy... “If he went back to that position, I'd vote for him, I might work for him. I don't care about the rest of the socialist stuff.
  • Ann Coulter says she’d consider vote for Bernie Sanders

    04/18/2019 4:42:40 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 April 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said she could support Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, in 2020 and even floated the idea of working in his administration if he returned to his earlier stance on immigration. In a preview clip of PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” released Wednesday, host Margaret Hoover asked Coulter how she viewed the progressive senator. She asked whether she would support him if he campaign on “getting rid of low-skilled workers” to ensure higher wages. “If he went back to his original position, which is the pro-blue-collar position. I mean, it totally makes sense with him," she said....
  • The Case for Busing Border Detainees to Burlington, Vermont

    04/18/2019 7:07:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2019 | John Klar
    Vermont's politicians like to stand out nationally.  Republican Governor Scott led Vermont's effort to prohibit its police from supplying identifying information, particularly "immigration status," to federal authorities.  Bernie Sanders's 2020 platform consists almost entirely of anti-Trump sputtering.  Patrick Leahy recently invoked Watergate to challenge President Trump to release the Mueller Report — an awkward splash, since it appears that the Obama FBI was spying on the Trump political campaign in Watergate-on-steroids style. Then there's Burlington, Vermont mayor Miro Weinberger, who strives for Ocasio-Cortez-like stardom.  The mayor has challenged the president to transport unlimited numbers of detainees to the Green Mountain State, saying, "The...
  • AOC slams justice system amid reports of Felicity Huffman’s alleged prison sentence <tr>

    04/17/2019 11:21:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17 2019 | Kathleen Joyce
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams justice system amid reports of Felicity Huffman’s alleged prison sentence Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blasted the justice system amid reports actress Felicity Huffman may get a lighter prison sentence for her part in the college admissions bribery scam. Huffman, 56, agreed earlier this month that she will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and fraud for paying a consultant $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to boost her daughter’s SAT score.
  • Pelosi warns Democrats of liberal 'menace' ahead of 2020 vote

    04/16/2019 1:05:06 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/16/19 | Dmitry Zaks
    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday her Democratic Party must avoid the "menace" of liberal policies pushed by rising political stars if it wants to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. "When we won this election, it wasn't in districts like mine or Alexandria's," Pelosi said in reference to the November midterms in which the Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives. "Those are districts that are solidly Democratic -- this glass of whatever would win with a D next to its name in those districts," said the Speaker after picking up a glass off a...
  • Dozens of Dems vote 95 percent of time with AOC despite Pelosi's claim that bloc is 'like five...

    04/16/2019 9:44:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Full title: Dozens of Dems vote 95 percent of time with AOC despite Pelosi's claim that bloc is 'like five people'Nearly 70 Democrats have been voting in tandem with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s scoffing that the far-left Democratic wing was only “like five people.” Pelosi downplayed the influence of the new-wave progressives, particularly Ocasio-Cortez, who pushed the party leftwards, during an interview with CBS News' Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes,” saying that despite the noise, the party is still largely centrist and rejects socialism “as an economic system.” “You have these wings, AOC and her group...
  • Pelosi appears to take new jab at Ocasio-Cortez, says ‘a glass of water’ could win their districts

    04/16/2019 6:16:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-16-19
    Pelosi appears to take new jab at Ocasio-Cortez, says ‘a glass of water’ with a ‘D’ could win their districts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday made a point to heap more praise on Democrats who flipped Republican seats in the 2018 midterms and downplayed representatives like herself and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who carried districts where a "glass of water" with a "D" next to it could win. “When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s,” Pelosi said. “[S]he’s a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will...
  • Pelosi’s like five people In Reality Dem Party’s Storm Troopers

    04/15/2019 11:19:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/19 | Judi McLeod
    Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and the two other radicals are not just the bit players in Speaker Pelosi’s “like five people” description to Stahl, they’re front and centre, in the Battle To Take Down America The CBS Television Network Tweet on the Nancy Pelosi “like five people” explanation of the radicals swept into power in 2018 Midterm elections tells the whole story of what the Democrat Party and the mainstream media are really up to: The CBS Tweet sent out 7:15 p.m., Sunday night:
  • Trump Blasts Pelosi, Omar After 9/11 Video Controversy

    04/15/2019 8:48:07 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-15-2019 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for defending Rep. Ilhan Omar and called the freshman Democrat “anti-Semitic” and “out of control.” “Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made. She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!” Trump tweeted Monday. The president’s tweets come after Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Sunday that she’d taken steps to ensure the safety of Omar, D-Minn., after the president tweeted a video that combined...
  • Pelosi moves to ensure Ilhan Omar's safety, calls for Trump to take down video

    04/15/2019 2:27:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2019 | David Aaro
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she's taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Trump’s tweet of a video that, according to critics, showed the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video. That same day, the video was no longer pinned to the top of Trump’s Twitter feed, although it was not clear whether it was because of Pelosi's request. Pelosi was among numerous Democrats who had criticized Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to...
  • AOC..says that America should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel [tr] [ed]

    04/16/2019 7:41:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 16, 2019 | Danyal Hussain
    Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for being an authoritarian, 'Trump-like figure' while suggesting that US military and economic aid to Israel should be cut. The Representative for New York, a rising star in her party, has insisted that the idea of cutting aid to Israel should 'definitely be on the table'. The 29-year-old has been criticised by the Jewish Democratic Council of America for the comments, with the organisation saying that US-Israel ties 'must supersede politics'.
  • Ocasio-Cortez says cutting military, economic aid to Israel ‘can be discussed’

    04/15/2019 8:09:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 15, 2019 | 10:26pm | Chris Perez
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the US should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel — and Jewish Democrats are blasting her for it. “I think it’s something that can be discussed,” she said Sunday on Yahoo’s “Skullduggery” podcast, adding that the idea should “certainly” be on the table. “I think these are part of conversations we are having in our caucus,” the congresswoman added. “I hope to play a facilitating role in this conversation and a supportive role in this conversation. But I also know that there have been people leading on this for a long time, like Congresswoman...
  • The Democrats' Crowded Clown Car

    04/17/2019 6:40:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    American ^ | April 17, 2019 | Anna L. Stark
    “Overwhelming” is the only word which properly describes the growing list of 2020 Presidential candidates vying to unseat Donald Trump. To date, there are the officially declared, the yet to declare, and a handful of teetering outliers. The outliers aren’t in the running per se, but in the event no Democrat is able to garner the party nomination, one of them might be persuaded to step up to the podium. The Declared Candidates:Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Robert O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Corey Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, Tulsi Gabbard, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney,...
  • ‘Stop Sanders’ Democrats Are Agonizing Over His Momentum

    04/16/2019 8:55:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    NY Times. ^ | 4/16/2009 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    When Leah Daughtry, a former Democratic Party official, addressed a closed-door gathering of about 100 wealthy liberal donors in San Francisco last month, all it took was a review of the 2020 primary rules to throw a scare in them. Democrats are likely to go into their convention next summer without having settled on a presidential nominee, said Ms. Daughtry, who ran her party’s conventions in 2008 and 2016, the last two times the nomination was contested. And Senator Bernie Sanders is well positioned to be one of the last candidates standing, she noted. “I think I freaked them out,”...