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  • Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection

    10/18/2019 9:31:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 235 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 18, 2019 11:35 AM | Tim Pearce
    Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win reelection. The former secretary of state pushed the theory on the Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. Plouffe and Clinton discussed hurdles the Democratic nominee would face and compared the 2020 race to Clinton’s loss to Trump in 2016. Plouffe asked Clinton about the part third-party candidates, such as Jill Stein of the Green Party, played in 2016, allowing Trump to secure key states. "They are...
  • Tom Steyer spent $109,000 per second he spoke during 2020 presidential debate

    10/17/2019 3:30:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/17/19 | Emily Larsen
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Tom Steyer failed to make a splash in his first Democratic presidential primary debate despite spending the equivalent of $109,000 per second he spoke on the stage. The 62-year-old billionaire hedge fund king-turned-impeachment activist had the least amount of speaking time of the 12 candidates during Tuesday's debate, about 7 minutes, while most other candidates got 12 minutes or more to answer moderator questions and make their points. Steyer, who has pledged to spend $100 million of his own money on his presidential bid, gave his campaign a whopping $47.6 million from his July launch through the...
  • Michael Bloomberg: Maybe I Should Run For President After All

    10/15/2019 6:54:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    If you’re worried that your white, male 76-year-old candidate might not be able to cut the mustard, who do you bring in? A white, male 77-year-old candidate, of course. Or at least that seems to be the thinking of billionaire New Yorker Michael Bloomberg.According to sources close to the former New York City Mayor, Bloomberg is still “seriously thinking about” running for President, probably as a Democrat, but only if Joe Biden appears to be seriously struggling against Elizabeth Warren. Or perhaps only if Joe Biden drops out of the race. (CNBC) Mike Bloomberg might end up running for...
  • The eye-popping cost of Medicare for All (the Fauxcahontas $34 trillion wet dream)

    10/16/2019 6:36:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Atlantic via MSN ^ | 10/16/19 | Ronald Brownstein
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to answer repeated questions at Tuesday night’s debate about how she would fund Medicare for All underscores the challenge she faces finding a politically acceptable means to meet the idea’s huge price tag — a challenge that only intensified today with the release of an eye-popping new study. The Urban Institute, a center-left think tank highly respected among Democrats, is projecting that a plan similar to what Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders are pushing would require $34 trillion in additional federal spending over its first decade in operation. That’s more than the federal government’s total cost...
  • Please, Please More Democratic Debates!

    10/16/2019 4:47:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 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...
  • Presidential Candidate Klobuchar at Townhall: No, Sorry, We Can’t Afford Free College For Everyone

    02/19/2019 9:07:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2019 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, lots of oohing and ahhing among the chatterati over this answer from last night’s CNN event. It’s “on brand,” if nothing else. Klobuchar’s betting that (a) the leftist vote will split half a dozen ways, (b) Biden either will choose not to run or get sunk by leftist grievances against him when he gets in, leaving the center to her, and (c) her regional appeal will help her to a surprisingly strong finish in Iowa, elevating her into the top tier. This question and answer were a perfect opportunity for her to establish her centrist...
  • 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…
  • 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!
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will endorse Bernie Sanders for President

    10/15/2019 9:10:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 16, 2019 | Christina Zhao
    Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, three of the most influential voices among young progressive liberals, will all reportedly endorse Senator Bernie Sanders in his 2020 bid for presidency. In an article published on Tuesday evening, The Washington Post reported that two unnamed sources with knowledge of the plan said Ocasio-Cortez, 30, will join Sanders, 78, at a campaign rally on Saturday to announce the surprise endorsement. During the fourth Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, Sanders revealed that a "special guest" would join him in New York. "We're looking forward to Saturday," Corbin Trent, a spokesperson for...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • DNC's rigged system: Tulsi Gabbard as whistleblower

    10/15/2019 2:35:57 PM PDT · by rintintin · 16 replies
    New Hampshipe Union Leader ^ | Oct 13 2019 | Union-Leader editors
    We hadn’t thought of Tulsi Gabbard as a whistleblower but the Democratic presidential hopeful from Hawaii may have to enter a witness protection program to be shielded from her own party. Gabbard asked supporters last week whether she should boycott this Tuesday’s televised “debate.” She says it’s not a true debate (she’s right there). She says it’s part of her national party’s effort to replace the role of voters in New Hampshire and elsewhere by “using polling and other arbitrary methods which are not transparent or democratic...” The “so-called debates,” she says, “are not debates at all, but rather commercialized...
  • Corrupt Senators Took Ukraine Cash

    10/15/2019 6:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    a group of Democratic senators took cash from a Ukraine lobbyist to push Ukrainian gas interests at the same time the Democrats are pushing the Trump-Ukraine yarn. ... Remember Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business partner? .. previously been a top fundraiser for John Kerry, who was Secretary of State at the time. And soon after Devon and Hunter joined the Burisma Board, the company channeled $90,000 to a lobbying firm called ML Strategies, which was headed by none other than David Leiter, John Kerry's former chief of staff. That's handy because then-Secretary of State John Kerry himself has visited Ukraine...
  • 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...
  • What’s a Wealth Tax Worth? Warren and Sanders’s plans to pilfer savings would hurt investment

    10/14/2019 5:51:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2019 | Andy Kessler
    Why do liberals think rich people have money just lying around, like Scrooge McDuck swimming in a giant pool of gold coins? That’s the myth behind plans to tax Americans’ wealth, as Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both propose. Ms. Warren wants an annual asset tax of 2% on households worth more than $50 million, and 3% if you’re worth more than $1 billion. Mr. Sanders would tax “extreme wealth” starting at 1% on households worth $32 million and topping out at 8% on those worth $10 billion or more. Whereas the Soviets confiscated wealth virtually overnight, at least...
  • Trump Wins Every Democratic Debate: Voters will be convinced to vote for him by seeing his opponents

    10/14/2019 5:40:16 AM PDT · by billorites · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Bobby Jindal
    The Republican National Committee should offer to be the official sponsor of a weekly Democratic presidential debate. There would be no better advertisement for President Trump’s re-election. Every time the Democratic presidential contenders gather together, it’s a contest between the merely delusional, the vaguely vindictive and the patently absurd. There are funny moments, like when Andrew Yang risked the ire of the political-correctness police and told us, “I am Asian, so I know a lot of doctors.” There are substantive moments, like when former Vice President Joe Biden reversed himself on China, apparently now agreeing with Mr. Trump that intellectual-property...
  • Bernie Sanders unveils plan to raise corporate tax rate to 35% and ban stock buybacks

    10/14/2019 6:36:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2019 | block
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders introduced a plan on Monday that would reverse President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for businesses and return the corporate tax rate to 35% from its current 21%. The Corporate Accountability and Democracy Plan would also eliminate many of the tax breaks and loopholes in the tax code and do away with off-shore tax havens. Other highlights: “Democratize Corporate Boards. Under this plan, 45% of the board of directors in any large corporation with at least $100 million in annual revenue, corporations with at least $100 million in balance sheet total, and all publicly traded companies will...
  • Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

    10/14/2019 5:44:29 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    foxnews ^ | Oct 14, 2019 6am | Liz Peek
    Can former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., actually defeat President Trump in the 2020 presidential election? Democrats watching Trump’s Minneapolis rally Thursday night have to wonder. President Trump wowed the crowd in blue-state Minnesota. And what a crowd it was; tens of thousands inside the arena chanting and cheering, while hundreds more stood outside hoping to get in. The energy in the room was extraordinary, especially considering that the president, buoyed by his fans, spoke for an exhausting hour and 45 minutes. Forget the polls, forget the partisan impeachment inquiry; the enthusiasm of those Minnesota supporters...