Politicians are renowned for their shortsightedness. During the post-war period, for example, Republicans have very publicly opposed most tax increases. I like small government, so I’m good with that. Where I part ways with the Grand Old Party is with its failure to oppose big spending that’s funded with debt, meaning future tax hikes.
It isn’t easy for a Democratic Party event to inspire bad press from its PR team, the mainstream media (MsM), but the party’s 2020 convention has managed to do just that. For many in the MsM, as well as among the general public, are describing the virtual event as like an “infomercial,” as boring, and as “unwatchable.”
Joe Biden. This is what a “moderate” Democrat looks like? Really? Well, considering the craziness of the Democratic primaries with a lineup that included Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker, Biden may seem moderate by comparison. And that, of course, is the whole point of the media narrative in attempting to sell Joe Biden as a “centrist,” “Moderate,” “conservative” Democrat to Middle American voters. However, aside from Biden’s long public record of supporting far-left positions on political, social, economic, and moral issues, his list of current endorsers speaks volumes about the agenda we could expect from a Biden presidency. Consider this very abbreviated list of endorsers:
Just one day after presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden said, “I am not committed to naming any but the people I’ve named, and among them are four black women,” Politico reported that he’d already made up his mind. Yesterday Politico announced, Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months.
The “Unity Task Force” convened by presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden and former campaign rival Bernie Sanders has produced their recommendations on how the United States should tackle the so-called “climate emergency.” And it’s every bit as extreme as you would expect when you consider that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was one of the chairs of the committee.
In the current climate of “race before everything else,” it seems likely that Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat nominee for president, will be pressured into picking a black woman for his running mate. But according to some black Democrats, there's at least one white woman that might also be an “acceptable” choice — Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren.
The radical Left beclowned itself this weekend with the claim that the Antifa goons who are looting and burning American cities and attacking cops are doing the same job as the American boys who landed at Normandy. The 76th anniversary of the Allied landings on June 6, 1944 to open the final campaign in the liberation of Europe occasioned the absurd equation that came from at least four people who should know better.
A persistent myth percolating this election season is that former Vice President Joe Biden, the probable nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States this year, is some sort of “moderate.” This centrist image is being cultivated by the media, as a way of contrast to President Donald Trump’s supposed “right-wing extremist” image, and the looney Left in Biden’s own Democratic Party — those such as socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, or Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
A growing number of Bernie Sanders voters are threatening to leave the Democrat Party should former vice president and front-runner Joe Biden continue on to become the Democrat nominee for president in 2020. Should their threat become a reality, it would likely assure President Donald Trump’s reelection in November.
Left for politically dead not long ago, ex-vice president Joe Biden has risen like a Phoenix to sweep 10 Super Tuesday states in the race for the Democratic nomination. Erstwhile frontrunner Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) went from the wind at his back to political heart attack, as late-deciding voters made the difference by breaking largely for Biden. Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had a disastrous night — finishing third in her home state — while billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s similarly poor showing caused him to exit the race.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who was considered to be the frontrunner in the race to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination until former Vice President Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary on February 29, is coming under fire in the Miami area for his comments praising Castro’s communist Cuba.
With low unemployment numbers, high stock market numbers, and the failure of the twin ruses of the Mueller investigation and the absurd Democrat impeachment effort in the past year, you might think that the nation’s conservatives might want to rest a bit. But that’s far from the case according to American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp, whose group hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference, more commonly known as CPAC.
With Bernie Sanders surging and the economy-aided Trump train rolling, Republicans are overjoyed and Democrats overwrought. Or at least that’s the conventional wisdom. In reality, a growing number of rank-and-file Democrats believe the socialist senator offers the best chance to beat the president in November.
In a fact sheet released by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Monday night, the Democratic presidential frontrunner outlined a number of ways he intends to pay for his vast array of government programs, including by cutting military spending, creating new taxes on the wealthy, and filing lawsuits against corporations.
Ah, feel the Bern. Love him or hate him — and avowed socialist Bernie Sanders does evoke extremes in feeling — even conservatives will credit him with being honest. But they shouldn’t. Not only has the Vermont senator and presidential contender changed positions to capture today’s “woke” Democrat Party left flank, but there are three factors to be considered when assessing honesty, and Sanders fails in the most dangerous way possible.
Sometimes a “radical” is someone right 50 years too soon (or too late) — and often a “moderate” is a wrong radical who wants to be thought right by people voting today. The latter is the case with this year’s Democrat candidates, points out commentator Jack Hellner, as he warns of the “phony press trope about all those Democratic ‘moderates.’”
The directed killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s blood-soaked field marshal in the “forever war” of the Middle East, has begun to roil the politics of both the region and the USA. A stunned and shaken Iran retaliated by firing a dozen missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq. Yet, before launching the attack, Iran signaled that its retaliation would be strictly proportionate, to avoid an escalation.
Anyone who doubts that the election of socialist Bernie Sanders, also known as “the bum who wants your money,” will usher in a progressive utopia can rest easy. The candidate will end free speech as we know it, “re-educate” Trump-supporting Nazis with his plans for a “free” college education, and set up gulags for resisters.
With former vice-president Joe Biden still maintaining a lead in many polls, some of the more “progressive” elements of the Democrat Party are dreaming of a scenario in which some combination of Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), two icons of the far left in America, would join forces to run as president and vice president against Donald Trump in November.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) not only denounces socialist tyrants such as Mao, Stalin, and Hitler in his new book, The Case Against Socialism, he targets domestic socialists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, because in Paul’s view, these domestic socialists favor policies that, if adopted, will turn the United States into another socialist country.
In 2016 during Bernie Sanders’ first run for president, Investor’s Business Daily called him “the bum who wants your money.” Sanders failed at everything he tried, IBD explained, except yakking about socialism and the crimes of the rich. Now, 29 years after he was elected to Congress, he’s still yakking about socialism but has become one of the rich. In other words, he’s learned nothing about economics in those three decades, likely because he got rich through elected politics, not private enterprise.
In a 10-2 vote this week, members of the Burlington, Vermont, City Council passed a resolution that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Councilor Adam Roof, the resolution’s sponsor, argued that every resident should have the opportunity to vote because all are affected by local government decisions.