2020 Democrats

Pity the professor adrift in the world of politics

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Professors are not popular guests on television, one well-known anchorman says, because professors talk in long paragraphs and answer the question they prefer and not the question they were actually asked. Politicians do this, too, but usually in folk English. Some professors think their ilk is getting a bad rap because critics mistake being prepared for knowing too much, that there’s something inherent in being a professor that makes someone less “relatable.” But such professors, presumably found only at the University of Utopia, keep such opinions of themselves safely under wraps. Only Donald Trump (Fordham, University of Pennsylvania) could get by with talking about himself like that.

Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Inauthenticity

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In contrast to the always proud of his background Donald Trump, his Democratic rivals do not seem especially forthcoming about who they are. When convenient, they play down their advanced degrees, the success of their parents, their own advantaged upbringings, successful assimilation, and stereotypically bourgeois lives. And based on their attacks on front-runner Biden, they seem to want to distance themselves from anyone upper-middle-class, white, male, heterosexual, Christian, or old. The mantra of the new progressive movement is that racism, misogyny, and class oppression are everywhere — and that no one is better acquainted with such endemic hatred than upscale Democratic candidates, who have supposedly lived through such ordeals.

Liberals are eating their friends as well as their enemies

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Liberals are no longer liberals, they are progressives or social-justice warriors or anti-Trumpers. Whatever they call themselves, they are still eating their friends as well as their enemies. Munch, munch. Dems, of course, could also pull themselves together and unite behind their nominee for 2020. But even allowing for how much they want to defeat Trump, it’s more likely their savage attacks on each other will get bloodier and cost them the election. For one thing, there is no strong Trump-like personality capable of dominating the party and turning it to a more sensible policy course. And recall that Clinton and Bernie Sanders never reconciled before the 2016 general election.

Well, Trump Just Won in 2020

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump has to be ecstatic. These people are never going to beat him. Their entire platform consists of forcing Normal Americans to work so that the liberal elite can give free stuff to Democrat constituents and illegal aliens. They also want to ensure that the United States obeys the dictates of the transnational global elite when it comes to sucking up to those few foreigners who haven’t yet snuck in here for subsidized dental work. Yeah, Americans are totally going to applaud like the trained seals in the Colbert audience for reversing Trump’s policy of making the euroweenies pick up the tab for their own defense and for reinstating the Paris Accords.

Democrats Plan Votes On Slave Reparations Bill

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044), tell your Representative you agree with Barack Obama, slave reparations are unconstitutional on their face, and demand that your Representative vote NO on H.R. 40 or any other slave reparations bill that comes before the House.

Handicapping the Dems' 'Bonfire of the Mediocrities'

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I channeled Tom Wolfe by calling this the "Bonfire of the Mediocrities" because I don't think you could possibly find twenty-four duller individuals in a phone book (to channel William F. Buckley) than those running for the Democratic nomination. It's stunning, actually, and a sad commentary all by itself about our politics. Where are the Bobby Kennedys of yesteryear? I'd even take Hubert Humphrey, I'm so desperate. The best and the brightest? This is more like the worst and the dimmest — and I'm not just talking about Bill de Blasio and Eric Swalwell. I PREDICT... drum roll... the Democratic candidate for 2020 will be... ta-dum... Elizabeth Warren.

Biden Not Alone: All Dem Climate Policies Are Plagiarized

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Besides his obvious affinity for plagiarism, it should be no surprise that Joe Biden stole his ideas for dealing with climate change. He couldn't possibly have any of his own. He doesn't have anywhere near the background or, to be honest, the intelligence to comprehend the necessary physics and chemistry. What the Democratic candidates are doing is exploiting climate for political gain and actually hurting the environment in the process, not to mention the economy. Not only is their approach anti-science, but it is also a dumbing down of our culture, especially our all-too-gullible young people who already have had their brains drilled by a ridiculously biased educational system.

Democratic presidential candidates come to their senses on abortion

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Geniuses on the Supreme Court managed to find abortion as some kind of guaranteed, sacred right in a document that never once mentions the gruesome procedure. The very same politicians who still see this phantom right to abortion in the Constitution today are also the first to go blind about gun rights, which are clearly spelled out in actual words in the Second Amendment. So, it is really great to see so many Democrats finally come to their senses and join the good, long struggle of returning the issue of abortion to voters. Of course, the moment they discover the wisdom of their newfound strategy, they will surely abandon it.

“A Completely Ludicrous Quote” Gets Treated As Real News

We agree with President Trump, there is a huge difference between a mistake of fact and the reporting of social media comments that today’s “journalists” treat as news and report without vetting. Some system of holding those who promulgate, and often profit from fake news needs to be found.

Democrats Have A Three-Part Plan For The Politics Of Impeachment

House Democrats have a well-thought-out plan to regain control of the federal government; part one is to push the message that President Trump is engaged in a coverup. Trump supporters should hit every social media platform, letter to the editor column and other public fora with the question “Cover up of what?” every time a Democrat or Left-leaning media personality surfaces to make the charge.

Socialist Promises

Walter Williams, CNS News

Socialism promises a utopia that sounds good, but those promises are never realized. It most often results in massive human suffering. Capitalism fails miserably when compared with a heaven or utopia promised by socialism. But any earthly system is going to come up short in such a comparison. It turns out that for the common man capitalism, with all of its alleged shortcomings, is superior to any system yet devised to deal with his everyday needs and desires. By most any measure of human well-being, people who live in countries toward the capitalistic end of the economic spectrum are far better off than their fellow men who live in countries toward the socialist end.

The North Koreans Have A Point On Biden

A North Korean news outlet recently belittled former Vice President Joe Biden as a “fool of low IQ,” citing his college grades and disparaging him for falling asleep at a 2011 Obama speech. In their criticism of Biden’s IQ the NoKos have a point, and it is one shared with no less a judge of Biden’s decision-making capacity than former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Joe Biden Cuddle Studio Franchising Opportunity

Cuddle studios advertise they provide nourishment for the soul through laughter, compassionate listening, and above all else, an incredible grounding energy. However, the competition in the nascent cuddling industry is about to become even fiercer with the entry of a new market-maker: The Joe Biden Cuddle Studio franchise operation.

The Spartacus Versus Fauxahontas Cage Match

The worst thing Democrat presidential candidates can say about one another is, “You’re just like Trump.” So, you know things are getting down to serious policy differences between Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren (D-MA) when he hit her with the "you sound like Trump" insult.

Will Suppression Truthers Depress 2020 Democratic Turnout?

David Catron, The American Spectator

The race card is all Democrats have left and they have evidently forgotten how to play that one with any real skill.They are reduced to the ridiculous pretence that voter ID laws and the removal of dead people and noncitizens from voter rolls constitutes a coast to coast Republican conspiracy to disfranchise minorities. In other words, they are playing their remaining card in a way that will depress turnout by the least motivated among their base, the drop-off voters who will not bestir themselves on Election Day because they have been told by Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris, that their vote doesn’t count. Race-baiting ain’t what it used to be.

Why Biden won't get the Dem nomination

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

The real reason why Biden won’t get the nomination is that he and his family are corrupt, enriching themselves courtesy of foreign governments. Normally, that would not be a problem for a Democrat because the dominant mainstream media is not interested in scandals affecting powerful Democrats. But with 22 Democrats running for president, some of them with MSM allies, and with grave doubts about Biden’s ability to defeat Trump (their overriding goal), these scandals will not be suppressed. Especially because they involve collusion with a foreign power (China and Ukraine). Biden is the 2016 Jeb! of the Democrats’ 2020 field. He looks like a shoe-in to many, but he will fade.

Uncle Joe Plays the Race Card

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

With the economy firing on all eight cylinders, and the drive for impeachment losing steam, a new strategy is emerging — to take Trump down by stuffing him in a box with white supremacists. The strategy is not original. It was tried, but backfired on Hillary Clinton when she called Trump supporters "deplorables ... racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic ... bigots." The crimes that interest the media are those committed by white males against minorities, which can be used to flesh out the picture of America that preexists in the mind of the left, if not in the real world. Yet it does appear that issues of race, tribe and identity are becoming an obsession in our politics.

Biden Way Up in CNN Poll, but Will It Last?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, Joe Biden appears to be way up in that other horse race, the Democratic presidential derby. He's a fat 20 points above Bernie, who seems to be slipping. In fact, we might be able to put a fork in the geriatric socialist. It's likely voters, even Democrat voters, are having trouble swallowing his declaration that terrorists should have the right to vote, one of the dumber statements made in the history of presidential politics. (What was or is going on in that man's brain?) But what about the others? They are so far back and there are so many of them that Joe, despite his also geriatric fumbling, may actually waltz into the nomination.

Conservatives Balking At $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Trump campaigned on increasing infrastructure spending, but we see a carefully laid Democrat minefield looming in this latest “agreement” with plenty of political downside to the President and Republican 2020 candidates if he proposes raising taxes or blows up the deficit before the 2020 election.

McConnell Ready To Betray Trump on Spending

White House officials are leery of where budget talks between McConnell and Pelosi may lead, noting that the last bipartisan deal reached in early 2018 boosted spending by $300 billion over two years. Conservative policy experts are urging Trump not to trust McConnell to put together a spending deal that wouldn’t blow up the deficit.