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.
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.Don't forget to Like The Washington Sentinel on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at The Republican Legion.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Lies About ‘Bipartisanship,’ Taking Credit for Bills She Voted Against
Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren laid out a whopper of a lie while trying to burnish her “bipartisan” bona fides by taking credit for a bill that she voted against. One has to wonder if Elizabeth Warren ever tells the truth about anything?
Late last year, the Massachusetts Senator claimed that she “works with the other side” all the time. But fact-checkers say Warren stretched the truth quite a bit.
Per the Washington Free Beacon:
“I do work with the other side,” Warren said in October during a radio interview in New Hampshire. “I’ve gotten more than a dozen bills passed into law, and they’ve been bipartisan. And that’s just been since Donald Trump has been elected president.” A post on the “Fact Squad” section of Warren’s campaign website similarly boasts that “Donald Trump has signed more than a dozen of Elizabeth’s proposals into law” and lists 15 pieces of legislation Warren sponsored.
So, did she? Does Warren have this big history of “working with the other side”?
Well… not so much.
The Beacon adds:
Three of the items included in that tally, however, are bills that Warren ultimately voted against. The Gambling Addiction Prevention Act, the Sexual Trauma Response And Treatment Act, and the National Guard Promotion Accountability Act all passed the Senate in August 2018 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Warren was one of only 10 senators who voted against the 2019 NDAA, along with fellow 2020 contenders Kamala Harris (RIP), Kirsten Gillibrand (RIP), and Bernie Sanders.
One example of Warren’s “bipartisan” lie is her actions over the National Guard Promotion Accountability Act, a bill that Warren touts as an example of how she works with Republicans. Warren’s campaign site has all sorts of wonderful explanations about how she worked with Republicans on the bill. But Warren’s website is mysteriously quiet on just why Warren actually voted against it when the final version of that very bill came up for a vote in the U.S. Senate.
Warren is such a monumental liar, even far left, anti-American, Hollywood, socialist Michael Moore has called Warren a liar.
In a recent episode of his podcast, Moore slammed Warren for lying about sending her kids to private school, and for falsely describing her father as a “janitor” when she was young. Moore also attacked Warren for lying about what Bernie Sanders said to her.
While Moore did endorse Sanders for 2020, he has had a close working relationship with Warren for years as she has appeared in many of his propaganda films.
Elizabeth & Bernie have appeared in my films. I love them both. Why Elizabeth chose to stick a knife in Bernie’s back is beyond me. At a time when job #1 is to remove Trump, how did this help? My new RUMBLE podcast “The Sad Downfall of Elizabeth Warren.” https://t.co/uFwOFNka9U
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 15, 2020
And let’s not even get started on the fact that she claimed to be an American Indian for many decades while she earned big cash and was afforded high-paying positions in universities based on the lie that she was a “minority.”
Mayor Pete is Making a Move for Midwestern Moderates, and Surprising Many
The Democratic Deep State isn’t likely to let him trounce Biden, so is this all for naught?
In just a few day or so, Iowa will cast the first real votes of the 2020 primaries and, hopefully, shed a little light as to what the underlying storyline is to be.
This electoral season has already been a long and crowded ride, with nearly two dozen candidates at one point now whittle down to less than half that, with really only four or so hopefuls showing any real promise. Of the top four, two would be considered fairly radically progressive, while two are out-and-out, old school centrists. The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party has been drawn down this line for years, and the coming months could be crucial to settling this ongoing debate.
One of those more moderate candidates, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, is in Iowa this week hoping to court some conservatives…and it almost seems to be working.
As Buttigieg entered the Prairie Winds Events Center in downtown Orange City, a crowd of around 200 instead roared in a standing ovation.
Regan Harms, a 22-year-old senior majoring in biblical studies at Northwestern College in Orange City, said she wasn’t at all surprised with the turnout. As she introduced Buttigieg, she described him as a neighbor and fellow midwesterner, one who understands life in rural America.
“Iowans long for someone who understands them,” Harms said. “The second you meet him, you get that impression that he almost knows you. Of course he can come into Orange City, and people will like him. There’s that common bond among midwesterners.”
Of course, there was plenty of opposition as well.
In nearby Sioux Center in September, the Sioux County Conservatives alleged a restaurant was “celebrating sin” by hosting Pride brunch on a Sunday.
When asked whether people in Orange City cared about whether Buttigieg was gay, Harms said she wouldn’t answer that question.
“It’s a divisive topic here in town, of course,” she said. “Obviously, some people care, but look at this crowd. Others don’t.”
Buttigieg has thus far shown a surprising amount of strength in the midwest, but it is doubtful that the Democratic Deep State would be willing to suffer the wrath of the Biden family in order to nominate Mayor Pete.
Abortionists Planned Parenthood Using Tax Dollars in $45 Million Bid to Elect Democrats in 2020
Abortion mill operator Planned Parenthood is now using our own tax money to launch a $45 million campaign to back Democrats.
Abortion mill operator Planned Parenthood is now using our own tax money to launch a $45 million campaign to back Democrats in the coming 2020 elections. PP claims it will be its largest elections spending ever.
Planned Parenthood still gets millions of dollars a year in tax dollars from left-wing politicians who want to use our money to fund their blood lust. But now some small part of the millions PP gets from the tax payer will be pumped right back into politics to elect more abortion-loving, left-wing, anti-American Democrats.
Don’t believe a word of it if they say otherwise, either.
CBS “reporter” Kate Smith recently told viewers how “important” it was for PP to help Democrats win this year.
“There is so much at stake if you are an abortion rights activist. Last year, you saw an unprecedented number of abortion restrictions and bans across the country,” she said according to Newsbusters. “This is not just the south and Midwest that we’re talking about. I think there were 38 different states that introduced these restrictions. They are really leaving no stone unturned. Every single state they are looking at, and how can they either find candidates that are less hostile toward abortion rights or in some cases, find candidates that are particularly open to reproductive health. For example, I spoke to a volunteer activist in Colorado. She was telling me that Colorado, there Planned Parenthood affiliates see patients from 38 different states.”
As Newsbusters added:
The campaign, dubbed “We Decide 2020,” will target five million voters in nine battleground states via “large-scale grassroots programs and canvassing, digital, television, and radio and mail programs.”
Smith interviewed Planned Parenthood Votes Executive Director Jenny Lawson who said, “The stakes have never been higher,” and admitted, “[The Trump Administration] has managed to undo so much over the last three years” while scaremongering that “this summer the Supreme Court might gut Roe v. Wade.”
According to Planned Parenthood’s own 2017-2018 annual report, the organization committed a record high number of abortions while receiving a record high $617 million in taxpayer funding – representing 37% of its overall revenue. And now it’s spending $45 million to elect Democrats.
Smith also passed on the Democrat talking points that the abortion mill is needed because, “Planned Parenthood does so much more than abortions, of course, they do birth control, STI screenings.”
Of course, the truth is no one who needs these services has to use PP to get them. There are plenty of other places to get them. Furthermore, PP hardly does any of these services in the first place. Well over half its “business” is abortion, not birth control or STI screenings.
Republican Iraqi Refugee Running Against Omar Opens Up On Her Friendship With Ambassador Killed In Benghazi Raid
She makes a good point about the double standard of Obama’s invasion of Libya. He didn’t ask Congress first.
Dalia Al-Aqidi joined the Daily Caller’s Christian Datoc for a wide-ranging interview, in which she discussed her decision to run against Rep. Ilhan Omar, the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump, rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and her personal friendship with Christopher Stevens, the former U.S. Ambassador to Libya killed in the Benghazi raid.
Dalia Al-Aqidi, a former White House correspondent, just announced she will be running on the Republican ticket against Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district.
Al-Aqidi joined the Daily Caller’s Christian Datoc for a wide-ranging interview, in which she discussed her decision to run against Omar, the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump, rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran and her personal friendship with Christopher Stevens, the former U.S. Ambassador to Libya who was killed in the Benghazi raid.
A refugee who is grateful for the country that took her in and let her spread her wings. Isn’t this how it always should be? It’s a shame this isn’t more common but I’m glad she has the right mindset. She’s had an amazing career and history. She embodies our American Dream.
She could be a good role model for refugees rather than Omar who’s crying about how persecuted she claims to be and how awful and racist she sees our country. Please Minnesota whoever wins this nomination, vote Republican and make Omar go 1 and out!
It’s going to be so much fun watching the left try to find a way to paint her as racist, or anti-immigrant or anti Muslim.
— Simón Says (@GringoSimon) January 17, 2020
.More reasons why I am so impressed with Dalia Al-Aqidi. I had the privileged to be interviewed by her a few times. She’s an excellent journalist. I hope she joins Congress next January! @Dalia4Congress
— Fred Fleitz (@FredFleitz) January 17, 2020
— Pete Cummings 🇺🇸 (@_PeteCummings) January 17, 2020
Joe Biden Makes Mention of Two Former 2020 Hopefuls as Possible VP Picks
But have we already seen enough of these also-rans?
The sheer length of time that we’ve been examining the candidates for 2020 is, in and of itself, posing problems for the Democratic Party.
Dig long enough and you’re bound to find something, right? For Joe Biden, there were seven women lined up to tell the world about his hair-sniffing, grope-y misbehavior before he even officially announced his candidacy, (but long after everyone understood that he would be running). Kamala Harris was raked over the coals for her hard-nosed approach to marijuana offenders during her time as a prosecutor in California, with the now-Senator completely botching the response by laughing about it and making up a lie about partaking herself while listening to Tupac Shakur records in college.
Spoiler alert: Tupac hadn’t released any music while Harris was enrolled in any college.
Despite the vigorous screening and mudslinging that has already occurred for some of these candidates, it appears as though current frontrunner Joe Biden is considering going back to this dry well for his VP pick.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he would consider former presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke and Julián Castro to be a running mate or a member of his Cabinet if he is elected president.
O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman and high-profile 2018 Senate candidate, was an early frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination before fading into the field’s lower tiers and dropping out in early November. Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, ended his yearlong campaign earlier this month after struggling in the polls. Biden said he has spoken with both of them since their exits.
“My plea to both of them is that they stay engaged,” Biden said Wednesday in an interview with The Dallas Morning News. “They are talented, talented people.”
Biden also told The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday that he would consider another former 2020 rival, California Sen. Kamala Harris, for “anything that she would be interested in,” including vice president. Harris and Biden notably sparred on the debate stage early in the primary process, when the senator was critical of Biden’s past opposition to federally mandated busing to diversify schools.
This isn’t the wildest idea Biden has had about a possible VP however.
Earlier in the race, the former Vice President insinuated that he hadn’t ruled out a possible Republican running mate, shocking many of his die hard liberal supporters.
Trump Parrots Bernie Bros’ Conspiracy Theory About Impeachment and Rigged Primaries
Is Bernie getting the shaft again? Some believe so.
Supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are under a very specific spell, cast by they “outcast” candidate himself.
It all began back in 2016, when Bernie was cheated out of the Democratic primary nomination by Hillary Clinton in a morally-reprehensible scam that rigged the entire process. After Wikileaks was able to disclose the scheme, a great many of the Senator’s supporters simply stepped away from the Democratic Party itself, leaving Hillary Clinton to get trounced by Donald Trump in the general election.
From that moment on, Bernie’s campaign team has worked hard to maintain this “damn the man” attitude, characterizing Sanders as an anti-establishment revolutionary who they don’t want to win…whoever they are.
Of course, it should be noted that Sanders has been a career politician for decades, is an admitted millionaire, and owns a luxury lake house.
Still, he’s the perpetual underdog, thanks to clever marketing.
This characterization of Sanders has even spawned a number of conspiracy theories as to how the DNC and Democratic Party may try to cheat him again in 2020, including one that involves House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The Commander in Chief explained:
President Donald Trump said Friday that Democrats were purposely helping former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential primary by delaying the Senate impeachment trial.
“They are rigging the election again against Bernie Sanders, just like last time, only even more obviously,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Current Democrat Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar will be called back to Washington, DC, for the impeachment trial that is expected to begin next week. That means Democrats will be occupied in Washington for at least two weeks rather than campaigning in Iowa.
But Trump focused on Sanders as the biggest political victim of the impeachment calendar.
“They are bringing him out of so important Iowa in order that, as a Senator, he sit through the Impeachment Hoax Trial,” Trump wrote.
The unprecedented withholding of the articles of impeached by the aforementioned Pelosi until after the holiday break has set up these circumstances, leading many on the Bernie bandwagon to put stock in the theory that this was about bolstering Joe Biden – who has no such responsibilities back in Washington, allowing him to focus solely on Iowa in the coming days.
Warren and Sanders Share Testy Post-Debate Moment: ‘You Called Me A Liar’
The fiery moment could have major implications on the already tense race.
Much has been said about the Democratic civil war that continues to rage, particularly in the realm of the 2020 race to the White House.
The left simply hates President Trump. They loathe him. They’ve even gone so far as to rage under the “resistance” moniker, as though they are some sort of unified force against the evil that they perceive in the President.
Nothing could be further from the truth, and one only needs to examine the 2020 field of candidates to realize this.
The most recent flare up among these progressive combatants has come from the far left side of the spectrum, with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders now arguing with one another over something the latter may have said to the former in a private 2018 meeting.
As the story goes, Bernie told Liz that “a woman can’t win” in 2020. Warren, who just this week saw Bernie eclipse her fully in Iowa’s polling, dug this gem out of her war room in order to force the issue onto the debate stage on Tuesday night. When Sanders denied the claims, Warren was forced to confront him after the structured broadcast ended in a tiff caught on a hot mic.
“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” Warren told Sanders on stage after they both offered perfunctory “good job” greetings to other rivals, according to audio captured by CNN, which co-hosted the debate with the Des Moines Register.
“What?” Sanders replied, according to CNN’s report.
“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” she said again.
“You know, let’s not do it right now. If you want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion,” Sanders responded,
Warren replied: “Anytime.”
That appeared to have irked Sanders who then said: “You called me a liar.”
He added: “You told me — all right, let’s not do it now.”
Progressive Democrats have lamented the burgeoning feud, believing that this internal rift accomplishes nothing, and only bolsters the outlook of moderate candidates such as Joe Biden.
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