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2020

Cory Booker on The Chopping Block as Candidate’s Super PAC Shuts Down

Booker’s polling numbers, and his lack of fundraising, seem to indicate that Booker could be on his way out the door.

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The 2020 Democratic primaries are a mess, to put it bluntly.

The left’s overcrowded field has been drawing strong criticism for months now, as voters continue to struggle to choose a clear frontrunner in the often-ugly race.  Former Vice President Joe Biden seemed to be a shoe-in, at least for several weeks before being upended by Senator Elizabeth Warren, with the two currently locked in a tug of war for the coveted top spot.  Bernie Sanders of Vermont appears somewhat threatening to both Warren and Biden as of late, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has suddenly surged as well, currently holding an unexpected and strong lead in Iowa while polling less enthusiastically on a nationwide scale.

This comes after two latecomers announced their candidacies as well:  Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

But the real story of the Democratic field is who isn’t going to win, and why they are still in the race at all.

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Senator Cory Booker is just such a candidate, and the latest news from his campaign seems to indicate that his run is likely coming to an end.

Steve Phillips, a San Francisco lawyer and founder of Dream United, indicated in a news release that the super PAC had struggled to raise money. Booker, D-N.J., has publicly disavowed support from super PACs, which aren’t required to disclose their donors publicly.

“We remain firm in our belief that Senator Cory Booker is uniquely qualified to unite and heal Americans across this country at this critical point in our history,” a statement on Dream United’s website read. “Respecting the Senator’s publicly-stated sentiments about SuperPACs, Dream United will cease operations effective immediately.”

Phillips, a Stanford University classmate of Booker, said in his statement that it became clear while trying to fundraise “that the donor community is strictly adhering to Senator Booker’s publicly articulated wishes that he does not welcome independent support.”

Dig deeper, however, and this cheery narrative falls apart.

The group raised a little over $1.1 million during the first six months of the year, far short of Phillips’ stated goal of $10 million. Politico reported in July that almost all of those funds were contributed by Phillips’ wife, Susan Sandler. The couple have previously helped raise money for high-profile black candidates, including former President Barack Obama and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Booker has been struggling in the polls as well, drawing only 2% of the vote nationally in the latest round of surveys.

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2020

With the End of Kamala Harris, the ‘Inclusive’ Dem. Party Set For All-White Debate

Now that Kamla Harris has quit her losing quest for president, the next Democrat presidential debate is set to be an all-white affair.

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Now that Kamla Harris has quit her losing quest for president, the next Democrat presidential debate is set to be an all-white affair as so far only the white candidates have been approved for inclusion.

Harris had qualified for the upcoming Democrat debate, but on Tuesday the California Senator announced the end of her campaign for the 2020 Democrat nomination for president.

Harris, who was never able to get more than a few percent support in the Democrat polls, said that she can’t see a “path forward” to the nomination. “So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today,” she said.

But with Harris exiting the stage, that leaves only the white candidates approved for the “inclusive” party’s debates.

So far, only six Democrat candidates have been officially invited to the debate: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and billionaire Democratic donor and climate change nutcase Tom Steyer.

So, the “diverse” party has thus far excluded Sen. Cory Booker, businessman Andrew Yang, Rep. Julian Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabard, and former gov. Deval Patrick.

According to the Democrat National Committee, Booker, Yang, and Gabbard have met some of the requirements for inclusion, but still have not hit the needed polling numbers to be included.

Naturally, many liberals are crying that the fact that no minorities will be on stage despite that there are plenty of them in the hunt for the nomination is proof of racism.

Lefties took to Twitter to leave their primal screams:

In fact, the situation sponsored the Twitter hashtag “#PrimariesSoWhite,” that briefly hit the “trending” list on Tuesday.

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2020

Sayonara Kamala! 2020 Long Shot Makes Long Overdue Announcement

We’ve seen this coming since February, if we’re honest.

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For well over nine months now, the writing has been on the wall for Senator Kamala Harris’ bid for the Democratic primary in 2020.

It was back in February that Harris foolishly attempted to defend her record as a hard-nosed prosecutor by joking about “smoking marijuana” and “listening to Tupac” when grilled in an interview about her tough treatment of non-violent drug offenders.  Worse still, the story was a lie – a fact that only took several minutes for the internet to discover.  Then, to top it all off, Kamala made the ill-advised attempt at humor during Black History Month.

Yikes.

This incident sent Harris’ polling numbers crashing down into the low single digits, where they have remained since.

Now, someone in her camp has finally pulled the plug on the long-doomed campaign.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) ended her bid for the White House on Tuesday amid dropping poll numbers and reports of turmoil in her campaign.

“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” Harris said in a statement. “I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.”

“In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do,” the California Democrat concluded.

The development comes after Harris canceled a Tuesday fundraiser at the Paul Weiss law firm in New York City over what her campaign described as a “personal matter,” reports CNBC. The event, which was expected to draw Wall Street investors Marc Lasry and Blair Effron, had not been rescheduled by the campaign.

The Democratic Senator’s exit from the race should act as a catalyst for others to abandon their ill-fated bids as well, allowing the Democratic Party to finally get down to business of trying to push Joe Biden over the top despite his constant, creepy gaffes.

 

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2020

Trump Campaign Stops Credentialing Bloomberg News Since It Stopped Stories on Democrats

The Trump campaign says it will no longer offer press credentials to Bloomberg News.

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The Trump campaign says it will stop validating press credentials for Bloomberg News after the so-called news agency announced last month that it would no longer be doing any negative stories about Democrats running for president in 2020.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale announced the decision on Monday, a week after Bloomberg’s editors announced that with the entrance into the race for president by their owner, Michael Bloomberg, the “news” agency would no longer be writing any negative stories about Democrats, The Hill reported.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg News made no such pledge about ending negative stories about Trump.

According to the Trump campaign, by refusing to conduct investigative reporting on Democrats, Bloomberg News all but formalized “preferential reporting policies” for Democrats.

Parscale said that with this being the case, there is no reason to allow Bloomberg to have access to the Trump re-election campaign.

“Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events,” Parscale said in a statement. “We will determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis. This will remain the policy of the Trump campaign until Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision.”

After the campaign’s announcement, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel reported that the Republican Party would also stop credentialing Bloomberg reporters for official events.

“Media outlets should be independent and fair, and this decision proves that Bloomberg News is neither.,” McDaniel tweeted on Monday.

This is all exactly the right move to make. After all, with Bloomberg’s announcement that it was all in for the Democrats and intended to use its “news” service to cover for the left, there is no reason to treat Bloomberg as a legitimate news agency.

Bloomberg should be forever tainted by last week’s announcement, a gaffe that should serve as proof that its “reporting” is too biased to believe.

Bloomberg is officially the epitome of fake news.

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2020

Joe Biden Claims He ‘Spent A Lot of Time’ with Kim Jong Un Despite Having NEVER Met Him

Joe Biden claimed that he has “spent a lot of time” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong un despite the little fact that Joe has never even met the man!

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Creepy Joe Biden just keeps rambling about this he knows nothing about, doesn’t he? This time he exclaimed that he has “spent a lot of time” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong un despite the little fact that Joe has never even met the man!

Seriously. Biden has never been in the North Korean leader’s presence. Not. One. Time.

Yet, Joe just told an audience in Iowa that he is the better candidate because he has all this foreign policy experience.

Last Saturday, Biden was heard insisting that all the Norks know him well.

“You’re gonna have to assume that position from the moment they are sworn in on January the 20th and know the rest of the world knows that person — in this case, me — and that I know them,” the former vice president said of dealing with world leaders.

Biden continued saying, “Putin has no illusions about whether I know him or not. Kim Jong Un is another person [who knows] whether I know him or not. The same with Xi Jinping. I’ve spent a lot of time with these folks. They know, they know [me].”

This, however, is an outright lie.

Joe Biden has never even met Kim Jong un. In fact, neither has his former boss, Saint Barack Obama, because the Obama administration refused to deal with Kim’s North Korean government during Obama’s eight-year regime.

Biden continues to be a major gaffe machine who seems determined to place himself in historical situations he was never in all in an effort to pump up his thin bonafides.

For instance, in August Biden insisted that he had received the parents and victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when he was vice president. The problem with this proclamation is that he was out of office for months before the shooting even happened.

“I watched what happened when the kids from Parkland marched up.” Biden said in August. “I met with them. And then they went up on the Hill when I was vice president. And all those congressmen were like, ‘I’m not here, I’m not here.'”

Of course, the problem is, Joe Biden ended his term as vice president in January of 2017 and the Parkland shooting didn’t happen until the next year.

The fact is, Joe Biden has never met with the victims or families o the Parkland shooting.

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2020

Booker Says His Nomination Will Win Back the Senate Days After His Super PAC Collapses

This oblivious optimism is not the stuff that presidents are made of.

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Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt, as they say.

The sheer glut of Democrats who are vying for the 2020 nomination tells us something about the party itself that few are willing to admit:  That a vast majority of liberals are incapable of accepting reality.  We have low-polling progressives clinging to the primary race as though they all have a shot at taking the Oval Office, despite the obvious and clear reality of the situation.  Those who remain in the race while polling in the sub-double-digits do so at their own peril, as the longer they remain in their un-winnable position, the less likely the part is to trust them on important matters.

This oblivious optimism is not the stuff that presidents are made of, after all.

Cory Booker appears to possess just such a stubborn demeanor, as he defies reality to claim that his hypothetical nomination would make him the party’s savior come next November.

From an appearance on MSNBC:

“I think if I’m the nominee, quite seriously, we’ll have a wave election that we can pull out. We can win the senate seat in North Carolina, in Georgia, South Carolina.”

He added, “If we get a nominee that can excite the entire base from suburban women to the African-American core of our party, we’re going to see us winning seats that people think we can’t win like North Carolina. We won it when Obama ran. And we can pick up Senate seats. So my goal is to win the Senate back.”

The bold and unbelievable proclamation comes just days after a Super PAC supporting Booker folded, having announced that they had only raised approximately 1/10 of their fundraising goals.

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2020 is Trump’s to lose says Cofounder of Black Entertainment Television

Only Trump can defeat himself, according to Bob Johnson.

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The 2020 presidential election in the United States could be a true reckoning for the Democratic Party, who have repeatedly failed to capture the imagination of the nation’s voters in recent years.

During the last general election in 2016, the party itself committed one of the cardinal sins of politics:  They got caught cheating.  Specifically, Hillary Clinton’s financial extortion of the DNC was exposed by the work of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, and the nation soon learned that the primary process itself was rigged by the former Secretary of State.  This pushed a number of Democratic voters away from Clinton in the general, particularly those who were rabid supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders.

Now, as 2020 approaches, and with the impeachment circus still ongoing, the cofounder of BET Bob Johnson believes Donald Trump will run away with the election, given the current slate of Democratic candidates.

From a recent appearance on CNBC:

HADLEY GAMBLE: When you take a look at what President Trump has done in the last several months, particularly the conversation surrounding the U.S.-China trade spat, is this his to lose you think?

BOB JOHNSON: I think the president has always been in a position where it’s his to lose. He’s bringing a disruptive force into what would be called “political norms.” I don’t care if it’s the way he conducts foreign policy, the way he takes on government agencies, and the way he deals with immigration, he brings his style. Now, a lot of people, particularly people who voted for him and those who will vote for him in the next election, like that style. I think what the Democrats have to do is to be careful is to not get caught up in stylistic-Trump and more in substantive-Trump.

Given the indecision that we have already seen in the 2020 Democratic field, Johnson certainly has a point.

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Battleground Voters Who Chose Democrats in 2018 Leaning Toward Trump

Bad news for Democrats coming into the 2020 election cycle finds battleground state voters who voted Democrat in 2018 are supporting Trump.

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An article at the New York Times reveals more bad news for Democrats coming into the 2020 election cycle as battleground state voters who voted Democrat in 2018 are leaning toward supporting Donald Trump next year.

The Times has discovered that swing state voters who went for the Democrats in 2018 midterms plan to swing back to Trump in 2020.

This is even after months of Democrats beating the drum for impeachment, weeks of fake show trials, and the Democrat-controlled media proclaiming Trump a criminal every minute of every day.

“Nearly two-thirds of voters in six battleground states who voted for President Trump in 2016 — but for Democratic congressional candidates in 2018 — say they intend to back the president against each of his top rivals, according to recent polling,” the paper reported.

The states in question include Michigan and Wisconsin, two key states the Democrats need for electoral success in 2020. The two states also helped give Democrats the edge in last year’s midterms and helped give the Democrats control of the House of Representatives. Republicans suffered key losses in those states in 2018.

Democrats expected these battleground states to tip the 2020 presidential election — and others — in their favor, but these new polls now show that hope may be fleeting.

“This group is only a sliver of the electorate — 2 percent of registered voters — and is not representative of all voters. They are overwhelmingly white, 60 percent are male, and two-thirds have no college degree,” the Times reports. “But the president’s strength among them helps explain why he is highly competitive in states that Democrats carried just one year ago.”

The polls show that many swing voters in these states carefully consider their vote and are not necessarily beholding to parties. That is bad news to Democrats.

These voters also told pollsters that the media has been lying about Trump and that they don’t feel very upset over the things he has done that the media thinks are criminal acts.

One thing buoying voters in these polls is Trump’s roaring economy. It is this that is driving many of these swing voters to Trump because of their gratitude for the Trump’s great jobs climate. But his often rough behavior doesn’t bother them.

“He’s not exactly the person I’d have as my best friend,” one of these voters told the Times. “But he’s a great president. Most politicians just talk about doing things, but Trump does them.”

This is the armor Trump has against the Democrats. It seems less and less likely that the Democrats will be able to pierce that armor.

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