2020 Democrats

Joe Biden Is No ‘Moderate’ On Immigration And Amnesty For Illegal Aliens

If Joe Biden’s radical stance on immigration is what passes for “moderate” in the Democratic Party, then they really have gone off the progressive cliff. In essence, his proposals would create an "amnesty in place," gut worksite enforcement, create a magnet for millions to enter the United States illegally and prove a boon to human traffickers and fraudulent-document vendors.

The battle of the Democratic septuagenarians

Joseph Curl, Washington Times

“The most diverse field of Democratic presidential candidates ever” is, for all intents and purposes, down to four whites in their 70s. The American Federation of Aging Research estimated the chances for the 2020 candidates to survive one and two terms. For one term, Mr. Sanders came in at 76.8%, Mr. Biden 79.2%, Mr. Trump 84.8% (to make it through a second term), Ms. Warren 91.8%. For two terms, it was Mr. Sanders 66.6%, Mr. Biden 70% and Ms. Warren 88%. The authors didn’t run numbers on Bloomberg. But the bottom line is this: All four of the candidates would benefit from picking a younger running mate, just as Sen. John McCain did when he put then-Gov. Sarah Palin on his ticket.

Klobuchar & Buttigieg Out as Warren Plots ‘Compromise’ Victory

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

This is now boiling down to a Biden-Sanders race for the Democratic nomination. The drama will come in these two sides trying to reconcile to battle Trump in the general. To say the least, it won’t be easy. Sanders and his supporters already feel they have been unfairly denied once. Would Joe offer the VP to Bernie as a peace offering? Unlikely. That would make two late septuagenarians, both of whom have had health issues. (The optics of going everywhere with a team of cardiologists are not good.) And Bernie probably wouldn’t take it anyway. The Bernie Bros would not approve. This gives Warren yet another chance as a possible Biden VP choice. Joe and Liz—seems like a sitcom, doesn’t it?

The Myth Of Joe Biden The Moderate

The Democrats’ problem in appealing to moderates is pretty simple – try as they might to disguise their real views, none of the Democrat candidates, especially Joe Biden, are moderates. Setting aside Biden’s rapidly increasing propensity to have brain freezes and bizarre episodes of confusion out on the campaign trail, the former VP has revealed himself to be no “moderate” on issue after issue.

Democrats Trying To Consolidate Race Into Biden vs. Bernie

Klobuchar and Buttigieg are endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in an effort to pump up his faltering campaign, and as the Democrat establishment tries to consolidate behind Biden, the Far Left has begun a social media campaign to push Senator Elizabeth Warren to drop out of the race and endorse Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.

Biden Wins SC, Bernie Wins Cash And Polls Heading To Super Tuesday

Joe Biden goes into the Democrats' Super Tuesday primaries almost broke and with no time to turn his South Carolina win into campaign cash. Sleepy Joe may have picked up a little bounce from his South Carolina win, and Michael Bloomberg may have dumped half-a-billion dollars on TV, but it is the Far Left "woke" progressives that are driving the Democratic primaries in most states, and they are solidly in Bernie Sanders’ corner.

Democratic Candidates Avoid AIPAC as Their Party’s Anti-Semitism Grows

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

As of now, only Michael Bloomberg will be attending AIPAC. This is about seeming “progressive,” i.e. supporting the supposedly legitimate grievances of oppressed Third World people even, if it must, including Hezbollah and Hamas. Hamas is the organization that chants “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!” at demonstrations, lest we English speakers are unclear on where they stand. Should Bernie Sanders win the nomination, it will be interesting to see how Jews respond. Trump has done more for Israel than any president since Truman who recognized the state. The Israelis love and acknowledge this, American Jews not so much. Can this change? Will this change? As we all know, old habits die hard.

A Slow Bern

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

It is not just that the answers are so cheap and unconvincing. It is that the right questions are never raised. The moderators, hopelessly biased in favor of big government, never once ask the Democrats to justify their demands that the federal government do this or that function or make this or that expenditure. Fundamental questions of political philosophy go completely ignored as the candidates try to outbid each other. The result is debates that revolve almost completely around the least legitimate functions of the federal government while the essential ones go unmentioned. The only “solution” the Democrats ever offer is to throw money at problems rooted in moral and cultural decay.

Why Were The Democrats All Beating Up On Bernie?

Former Mayors Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg may have a point about Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders' lack of appeal to suburban middle-income voters. But here’s the problem – all the Democratic candidates are with Bernie or even to the Left of him on issue after issue.

Bernie Sanders Nomination: Let’s Be Careful What We Wish For

Many conservatives have been chortling with glee at the prospect of Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders getting the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. The assumption seems to be that a Bernie nomination will make the 2020 campaign a pushover for Donald Trump’s reelection. Our take is that in the aftermath of Bernie’s victory in the Nevada Caucuses, we conservatives should be careful what we wish for.

Michael Bloomberg Gets Stopped And Frisked

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Bloomberg’s campaign is sounding the alarm that Sanders could soon amass an insurmountable delegate lead if the Democratic field stays split, and is urging the other candidates to drop out. Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Joe Biden are being told that if they do not get out of the race and clear the lane for the mayor, they will get a socialist as their nominee, and the party will deserve the fate November will bring—a second term for Trump. As the other candidates cannot beat Sanders, Bloomberg’s campaign is saying, they should step aside and clear the field for Mayor Mike. This would call for a spirit of self-sacrifice and measure of esteem for the mayor not evident on that stage Wednesday night.

Bloomberg in debate: Billions of dollars, zero vision

Byron York, Washington Examiner

After the debate, Bloomberg tried to turn his lack of vision into a virtue: "Tonight, I stood on a stage with a group of politicians," he tweeted. "They talked, because that's what they're good at. They went on and on about what they could and should do. I have built. I have created actual change. I have gotten it done. That's what I'll do for America." Should he win the Democratic nomination, Bloomberg will run against a president who was elected on a ringing promise to "Make America Great Again." Like him or not, Donald Trump will campaign for re-election on a pledge of American greatness. Bloomberg will promise to "get it done" with sensible management. That's not what wins elections.

Mike Bloomberg: The Incredible Shrinking Candidate

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The whole Las Vegas debate offers an astonishing indictment of the current Democratic Party that a guy like Mr. Bloomberg can rocket to the top of the heap without a single day of actual campaigning and in spite of his political record. To understand just how devastating this crack-up of the Democratic Party is, consider this: The only candidate other than Mr. Bloomberg who has a shot at the nomination refuses to actually join the Democratic Party. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is a “Democratic Socialist.” Even now since Mr. Bloomberg officially switched his party registration to “Democrat,” he is a curious candidate for the party to run against President Trump in November.

You Bernie Suckers Are Going to Get Fooled Again

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Here’s why you will let the Democrat puppetmasters succeed. It’s because you are stupid. Now, you could stop being stupid. You could refuse to play along. You could even insist Bernie run as a third-party candidate. I like that because it guarantees Trump II: Fossil-Fuel Generated Electric Boogaloo. But it would serve your interests too by forcing the party to recognize and respect you instead of assuming you’ll fall into line once again. But you won’t. You’re all talk and no revolution. Take off that Che t-shirt and put on one with Mini Mayor’s pouty little mug on it. He’s your man. You’re all Bloomberg Bros. Just give it time. You’re saps, and you’ll take whatever you’re given and tell yourself you like it.

Democrat Platform: Make you do things you don’t want to do

We have been listening very attentively to what the Democrats have been saying during their debates and campaign appearances, and all their statements and speeches always seem to boil down to one thing: They plan to make you do things you don’t want to do.

The Dumpster Fire In Vegas

Last night's Democratic Party primary debate was a real dumpster fire, and it was a dumpster full of Michael Bloomberg’s money that went up in flames. But the dumpster fire isn't out yet. Democrats still have to navigate a caucus system that was set up to stuff Bernie Sanders, but with Bloomberg's implosion they have no viable alternative to the socialist curmudgeon from Vermont.

Why Mike Bloomberg is already pandering to the left

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

I’m not seeing much evidence that Bloomberg fits the description of someone who offers a clear alternative with the others. Indeed, to judge from his policy proposals, the party is changing him more than he’s changing the party. His campaign website is chock-full of Big Government promises that echo the prohibitive give­aways of his opponents without exactly copying them. From issues like college tuition and student debt to climate change, tax hikes and health care, Bloomberg is proposing plans in which he’s mostly just shaved off the most extreme elements advocated by Sanders and Warren. He would do the same things, just a little bit less. That’s a distinction without much of a difference.

Sorry, Pete Buttigieg, but South Bend hasn't prepared you to be president

Editors, Washington Examiner

The role that Buttigieg served in South Bend was a good one, which anyone should be proud to fill, but it is simply fantasy to suggest that the skill set he learned there prepared him for the White House. Sen. Amy Klobuchar had a point when she said that no woman with qualifications as thin as Buttigieg's would be standing on the presidential debate stage. The amazing thing, however, is that even a man with such thin qualifications would be suffered to stand there. America has elected inexperienced presidents before. When the former mayor claims that his service in South Bend has prepared him for the presidency, one can only wonder whether he's been spending too much time at the Linebacker.

The Absurd ‘Trump Is a Tyrant’ Trope

David Catron, The American Spectator

That people like Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, et al. are touring the nation publicly abusing the president in order to capture the Democratic nomination is proof that Trump is not a tyrant. In a genuine dictatorship, there would be no alternative party from which to challenge him. He has the power to obliterate entire cities, yet the worst any of these people can expect from our Oval Office “autocrat” is a snarky tweet. If the Democrats want to win, they will have to stop running against an absurd caricature and try to learn what the president knows that they have missed. The voters will be happy to tell them if they will just shut the hell up and listen.

Michael Bloomberg: Like Penny Loafers At A Rodeo

The entertainment of value of Bloomberg’s phoniness aside, the former New York City Mayor’s real problem is that the authentic Bloomberg would get buried in both the Democratic Party’s primary and the general election, because, judging by what the real Michael Bloomberg says in unscripted moments, he’s an even nastier elitist than Hillary Clinton.