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  • President Trump’s approval rating is ticking upward. Should Joe Biden be worried?

    03/27/2020 7:33:54 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 59 replies
    Joe Biden watches from the far reaches of the upper balcony as he waits and waits to be declared the de facto Democratic presidential nominee and assume leadership of his party. The coronavirus has postponed state primaries, prolonged the contest, yanked him out of the news and left him in political limbo, where he wonders if Bernie Sanders will ever acknowledge defeat and shivers in the shadow of another Democrat, Andrew Cuomo, who didn’t even run for president. Biden has, for the moment, been dealt a remarkably frustrating hand. Sanders is sending the signal that his battle presses on by...
  • Tom Steyer MIA on Coronavirus Relief After $300 Million Vanity Campaign

    03/27/2020 6:42:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Hanna Trudo
    The billionaire Democrat was once virtually everywhere. Now, he’s nowhere to be found.Not too long ago, Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democrat who flooded the airwaves with an incessant push to impeach President Trump, was virtually everywhere. Now, he’s hardly visible. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread rapidly, some of the nation’s wealthiest individuals are evaluating ways to help those most in need. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who spent nearly $1 billion to self-fund his short presidential campaign, committed through his philanthropy to giving $40 million to a global response fund and was part of a $75...
  • Coronovirus is Not Even Close to America’s Biggest Problem

    03/27/2020 6:41:02 PM PDT · by Freedom Hunter · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/27/2020 | Bryce Buchanan
    The COVID-19 pandemic can be used to illustrate two problems that are both more destructive than the virus. The problems relate to how Americans view the role of government in their lives and to the belief that government money can always fix problems. .... We are on the Titanic, headed for the debt iceberg. In brief moments of clear vision, we see the iceberg and know we must change course to avoid disaster. But a self-imposed fog allows us to pretend things are fine. Do not look away. Look directly at this problem. It's real. Things that are unsustainable cannot...
  • Coronavirus Response Highlights Myriad Problems With American Politics and Policies

    03/25/2020 4:38:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 25, 2020 | H. Sterling Burnett
    The illness and death wrought by the coronavirus, and the economic fallout from the federal and state governments’ responses to it, are truly frightening to behold, resulting in wrenching changes to peoples’ lives and livelihoods. Rahm Emanuel, a former senior advisor to President Clinton, chief-of-staff to President Barack Obama, and the mayor of Chicago, is infamous for his quip, “never let a good crisis to go to waste when it’s an opportunity to do things that you had never considered, or that you didn't think were possible.” Taking Emanuel’s admonishment to heart, Democrats played politics with peoples’ lives during the...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton Details Democrat Depravity Since the Corrupt Media Won’t Do It

    03/23/2020 1:47:51 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 36 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    You seriously could never make this stuff up. – In a series of Tweets this afternoon, GOP Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas listed the absurd list of Democrat demands that are holding up the crucial stimulus bill. Below is the text of those Tweets: Families and businesses need help now to survive the China virus pandemic. But @SpeakerPelosi walked away from negotiations to write her own bill, full of absurd provisions completely unrelated to the crisis at hand. Here’s what Speaker Pelosi is demanding while Americans suffer: 1. Corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards...
  • Millennial explains why socialism fails

    03/18/2020 12:52:32 PM PDT · by Drastic · 5 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 3-18-2020 | Frank Bojazi
    This is Morgan Zegers explaining why socialism fails. She's the founder and CEO of Young Americans Against Socialism. She gets it, so why don't a lot of the other younger voters get it?
  • Illinois primary election updates: Polls open across Chicago amid concerns the coronavirus pandemic could affect turnout

    03/17/2020 5:46:35 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2020 | Staff
    Polls across Chicago opened Tuesday morning amid a cloud of concerns about how the coronavirus pandemic could affect voter turnout. Days before Election Day, efforts to contain the virus escalated in Illinois with the announcement of schools temporarily shuttering and restaurants shifting to only take out or delivery services. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and the Cook County Clerk scrambled to find new election judges after many opted out of the role because of COVID-19. About 850 election judges, or about 10% of the people who had signed up for the role, told Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough’s office...
  • ‘Stay Home’ — Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Scold Americans for Going to Bars amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    03/15/2020 11:37:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2020 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined forces on Saturday night to scold Americans who went to bars and restaurants amid the coronavirus outbreak. Ocasio-Cortez reacted to reports in New York City of people leaving their homes to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in bars and restaurants. She wrote: To everyone in NYC but ESPECIALLY healthy people & people under 40 (bc from what I’m observing that’s who needs to hear this again): PLEASE stop crowding bars, restaurants, and public spaces right now. Eat your meals at home. If you are healthy, you could be spreading COVID. What...
  • "Communism and the Conscience of the West"

    03/14/2020 8:53:51 PM PDT · by Tacrolimus1mg · 10 replies
    The Bobb-Merrill Company ^ | 1948 | Fulton J. Sheen
    Apparently, a URL was mandatory, so I linked to FR. Has anyone else read this book? I inherited it from my grandfather, who was a cop with an extensive library consisting of all manners of philosophy, religion, myth, and history. I ask because I'm hardly thirty pages in, and I feel like this book was just written. Quotes shared here are cited as well as the can be via a smartphone and clumsy keypads. --- "Dedicated to: Mary Gracious Mother-Heart Of the World's Savior In Prayerful Hope Of The Conversion of Russia" Lastly, a paragraph; the one which made me...
  • Louisiana postpones Democratic primary over coronavirus, the first state to do so.

    03/14/2020 9:14:23 AM PDT · by Adam7 · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13-03-2020 | Willy English
    Louisiana will postpone its presidential primaries set for next month, becoming the first state to take the step as fears about the coronavirus outbreak spread. broadcasted earlier that The state will push its presidential nominating contests back to June 20 from the planned date of April 4, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced Friday. It has also delayed its municipal elections until July 25.
  • Dems, Media: Universal Health Care, Paid-Leave Will Solve Coronavirus [Supercut]

    03/11/2020 4:51:59 AM PDT · by tomselliott · 11 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 03/11/2020 | Tom Elliott
    "Never let a crisis go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel famously said during the 2008 recession. That same ethos is currently at play in the current Coronavirus crisis. Democrats have wasted no time using the health scare to push long-time progressive policy goals, including paid sick leave and “universal health care.” During a recent Democratic press conference on the viral outbreak, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) said the issue proved the need for paid family leave, collective bargaining, ObamaCare, expanding entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid — all of which she said are now isues of “national security.”
  • Joe Biden's delusions: excerpts from his campaign's "vision" pages.

    03/10/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Original | Tue, 03/10/20 | daniel1212
    Joe Biden's delusions: excerpts from his campaign's "vision" pages . Promoting death and perversion, increasing dependence upon government from Pre-K on up, inculcation of liberal "values," politically correct policies, and prevaricating propaganda, with this expensive expansion of government being funded via the economy that it will work to distress. What Biden proposes and vows is essentially not much different than radical Sanders, but is somewhat less extensive and straightforward (while being verbose and often redundant), yet basically promising the same perversions of morality and principles of a sound society. LGBTQ : As President, Biden will secure the passage of the...
  • Democrats and Mainstream Media Want Bernie Politically Acceptable, Just Not President

    03/07/2020 11:47:25 AM PST · by saxonjf · 6 replies
    Medium ^ | March 7, 2020 | C M Latsha
    The Democrats and their allies in the Mainstream Media outlets have spent the last quadrennial trying to maintain a narrow balancing act. On one hand, they want Bernie Sanders, avowed socialist and "Independent"ť Senator from Vermont to be a viable politician and treat him as a strong voice on the left. On the other, they are doing everything they could to ensure that Bernie would not be the Democrats’ nominee in either 2016 or 2020.
  • “…Hurry Up, Please, It’s Time….”

    03/06/2020 5:26:49 AM PST · by RArtfulogerDodger · 18 replies
    Watcher of Weasels ^ | 3/4/2020 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    PHOTO OF LEGS & CO, 1977, ("FIGHTING FOR YOU.") As T.S. Eliot said, “it’s time.” PHOTO OF OBAMA KISSING BIDEN Time to close up and get the hell out of Dodge. Time for all good Democrats to hang up, stop drinking, and go home. Because it looks like they want to nominate an old, senile, baby-touching, hair-sniffing, digit-sucking pervert named Joe Biden. That’s actually fine with me in-so-far-as the upcoming 2020 election is concerned. But I am dumbstruck by the choice. Actually, it can’t really be Biden, whom the Masters have chosen. No. Something else is afoot. This, about...
  • Emily Sass: Making Progress on Education Reform

    03/05/2020 4:41:33 AM PST · by The Houston Courant · 6 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | February 25th, 2020 | E. Sass
    There’s even an acronym for the way teachers feel about these late winter and early spring months: EDOFMA, the eternal darkness of February, March and April. It’s a time when education seems like an endless slog, with little visible progress. As one blogger puts it, “For the first few weeks back from the holidays in January, things seem OK, but then reality sets in. Hard.” It’s much the same with education reform. But as dedicated teachers know, foundations are being laid even when progress isn’t visible. That’s how improvement often happens; incrementally, through persistence and dedication. What seemed like a...
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show, March 2-6th, 2020, WOR-AM, Mon-Fri, 12-3PM .

    03/02/2020 9:04:01 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 3.2.2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW... it is time for... that harmless, lovable little fuzzball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-The-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies.
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show, February 24-28th, 2020, WOR-AM, Mon-Fri, 12-3PM ET.

    02/24/2020 8:57:02 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 55 replies
    EIB Network ^ | Monday, February 24th, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW... it is time for... that harmless, lovable little fuzzball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-The-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies.
  • Bloomberg’s 2016 comments degrading farmers are totally off-base

    02/18/2020 4:51:34 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2020 | John R. Lott
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. for circulating a 2016 video of Bloomberg’s comments on farming in which he said, “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.”. Bloomberg’s campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said that the comments were “completely out of context.” The problem is that the rest of Bloomberg’s comments don’t help him. Take his comparison to the information economy. “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology...
  • Michael Tracey: Bloomberg Campaign ‘The Most Brazen, Oligarchic Intervention In The History Of American Electoral Politics’

    02/18/2020 1:20:02 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 43 replies ^ | 2/17/20 | Scott Morefield
    Independent journalist Michael Tracey called former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign “the most brazen, oligarchic intervention in the history of American electoral politics” during a Monday night appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Discussing the fact that Bloomberg has bought his way into near Democratic front runner status in lieu of traditional campaigning, Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Tracey to analyze “what it means for the country.” “Bloomberg rightly surmised that he was not going to go and ever win the presidency on the strength of his political convictions, because they are completely ugly and despicable and alien...
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show, February 18th, 2020, WOR-AM, Mon-Fri, 12-3PM.

    02/18/2020 8:51:41 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 71 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 2.18.2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW... it is time for... that harmless, lovable little fuzzball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-The-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies.