Even as they whine about global warming, spending on private jet flights by the Democrat candidates has skyrocketed during this campaign for the 2020 Democrat nomination for president.
According to federal campaign finance records, spending on private jets jumped from $680,000 in the second quarter to more than $2.2 million in the third quarter, The Hill reported.
Topping the list was newly “woke” former Vice President Joe Biden who spent $924,000 on private jet flights between July 1 and September 30. That tab dwarfs the $256,000 he spent in the second quarter.
According to the numbers, Biden spent one dollar out of every 20 campaign dollars on private airfare.
Failing candidate Kamala Harris also seriously hiked her spending on private jet flights going from a mere $17,000 in the second quarter to $235,000 in the latest reporting period.
Bernie Sanders also had a sudden glut of private flight charges going from a low $18,000 in quarter two to more than $360,000 in the third quarter.
As to newly minted poll leader, Elizabeth Warren, her spending on private jets went from $34,000 to $132,000.
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has also splurged on private jets with $479,000 in flights in the third quarter, up a bit over the $300,000 he spent previously.
For his part, Buttigieg has blamed the fact that his home base in South Bend, Indiana (and his job there as mayor), forces him to fly private because there are no major airline flights near his home.
Some of the other candidates far, far down in the polls also spent big dollars on private airfare.
“Other candidates who dropped campaign cash on private flights include Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who spent about $40,500; Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who spent about $23,000; and former tech executive Andrew Yang, who spent just under $26,000,” The Hill reported.
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Poll of Democrat Voters in Swing States Could Be Bad News for Warren and Sanders
A poll last week taken of Democrat voters in swing states finds less appetite for the far, far left ideas of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
A poll last week taken of Democrat voters in swing states finds they have less appetite for the far, far left ideas of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders than the media exclaims, a report says.
The New York Times-Siena College poll from last week shows that swing state Democrats are looking for a more moderate candidate that the extremists represented by socialists Warren and Sanders.
The poll asked preferences of Democratic voters in six battleground states — Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. At a 62 to 33 percent-rate, most answered that they prefer candidates who “promise to find common ground with Republicans” over candidates who “promise to fight for a bold progressive agenda.”
Polls like this have buoyed candidates such as Joe Biden and newly minted candidate Michael Bloomberg who present themselves as the “moderate” candidates despite their left-wing policy ideas.
Fifty-five percent of respondents also said that they prefer “more moderate” candidates to the thirty-nine percent who wanted “more liberal” ones.
Results like this seem bad for the far=left candidates such as Warren and Sanders.
According to the New York Times:
The divisions go beyond ideology and ambition: Older, nonwhite Democrats and those without college degrees strongly favor Mr. Biden. But younger Democrats of all races prefer Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders, while those with college degrees overwhelmingly prefer Ms. Warren. “
This result does not bode well for the Democrat Party.
If the Party nominates a moderate, it may cause hard-core liberals to stay home on Election Day in 2020. On the other hand, even more moderates may refuse to vote in 2020 if the Party picks a hardcore leftist.
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Clinton Pokes Nose into 2020 Race to Call Warren and Sanders’ Tax Plans ‘Disruptive’
This, coming from the woman who got caught rigging the 2016 primaries.
There is a serious air of discontent surrounding the 2020 Democratic primaries, and it is now breeding desperation within the party itself.
Those who have so far thrust themselves into the election spotlight have done little to invigorate the progressive party. There is a 4 way tie at the top currently, and none of those involved can match the favorability of President Donald Trump – even while he faces the threat of impeachment.
Smack dab in the middle of this quartet are Senators Liz Warren and Bernie Sanders, of Massachusetts and Vermont, respectively, and whose views border on socialism outright. Their success would be seen as a massive leap to the left for the Democrats, and the old guard is none too happy about it.
Failed 2016 Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton issued a warning on Wednesday, asserting at the New York Times‘ DealBook conference that both Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) plans to hike taxes on the ultra-wealthy would be “incredibly disruptive.”
Clinton appeared at the DealBook conference this week and dismissed both Warren’s and Sanders’ plans to tax the wealthy, suggesting their proposals are “complicated” and would not work in the long run.
“I just don’t understand how that could work, and I don’t see other examples anywhere else in the world where it has actually worked over a long period of time,” Clinton said.
Both Warren and Sanders have unveiled radical redistribution plans as key features of their presidential platforms. Warren’s “Ultra-Millionaire Tax” targets individuals with more than $50 million in assets, levying a two percent tax, which goes up to three percent for those with more than $1 billion in assets. However, her $52 trillion Medicare for All plan increases the taxes on the ultra-wealthy, “asking billionaires to pitch in six cents on each dollar of net worth above $1 billion.”
Of course, Clinton doesn’t speak for a vast majority of the Democratic Party at this point, after being shunned for her role in a scheme to rig the 2016 primaries.
POLL: Even Under Impeachment, Trump Favored Over 2020 Democrats
The Democratic Party seems as thought they are primed and ready for some serious embarrassment in the coming months.
First, there’s the impeachment “inquiry” that they are currently engaged in, that is inevitably destined to fail after a swift trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. Yet, here they are, grinding out soundbites and cable news appearances in an attempt to cast doubt on the White House itself.
Then there’s the fact that, even with all of this alleged “evidence” against Donald Trump, they still aren’t nearly as popular as he is.
The latest polling from Monmouth shows that President Trump enjoys a higher favorability than every serious 2020 Democrat candidate.
Those of you looking for even more proof that the establishment media have almost no impact on public opinion need only read on…
Keep in mind that this a poll of 835 registered voters taken between October 30 and November 2, 2019 — or while Democrats and their media allies are on a 24/7 crusade to impeach Trump.
Favorable / Unfavorable
Donald Trump: 44 / 54 percent
Quid Pro Joe Biden: 43 / 50 percent
Bernie “The Fossil” Sanders: 41 / 54 percent
Cherokee Princess Elizabeth Warren: 42 / 44 percent
Dingbat Kamala Harris: 27 / 46 percent
Mean Little Mayor Pete Buttigieg: 27 / 34 percent
If that is not interesting enough for you, since this poll was taken in late September, Trump’s numbers have improved… Previously, he was at 43 percent favorable, 56 percent unfavorable.
One can only imagine how frustrating it must be for the Democratic Party to be unable to work so hard on the UkraineGate conspiracy theory, only to have it backfire so spectacularly with the American public.
Now, just imagine what these numbers will be when the Senate acquits Trump.
Left-Wing Billionaire NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg Getting Ready for 2020 Run for President
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, is reportedly making plans to make a late jump into the contest for the 2020 Democrat nomination.
Left-wing billionaire, former New York City mayor, and virulent hater of the Second Amendment, Michael Bloomberg, is reportedly making plans to make a late jump into the contest for the 2020 Democrat nomination for president.
Bloomberg is a loathsome, slippery sort of cretin, for sure. He is an authoritarian, a hater of the Constitution, a nanny stater, and will do or say anything to win, so his word isn’t good for anything. He even once ran as a Republican just to win office in New York. He lied. He was never a Republican and never meant to be one.
According to reports, Bloomberg sneaked off to Alabama to file papers to fun for the Democrat nomination.
“We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that,” longtime Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson said in an email, according to Politico. “If Mike runs he would offer a new choice to Democrats built on a unique record running America’s biggest city, building a business from scratch and taking on some of America’s toughest challenges as a high-impact philanthropist.”
Bloomberg has said he could have beat Donald Trump in 2016, but it was Hillary’s turn. And he says he didn’t join early this time because the field was too crowded. But now that several have been pulled away from the field, he thinks he can make a dent.
But, a former advisor told the media that Bloomberg, 77, feels he is starting to get too old to run for president and this is his last shot at the office. So, that probably makes up the biggest reason for finally jumping into the race.
Still, this late entry will not help his chances any. He’s missed every debate thus far and he won’t be able to make the next debate in Atlanta on November 20, either. But at an estimated worth of $52 billion, he can entirely self-fund — at least to start with — so he won’t have to tart a fundraising campaign to get started.
Bloomberg, though, has a very deep record of left-wingery that will prevent Republican voters from crossing the aisle for him, but not a deep enough left-wing record to entice the communist-loving voters who are leaning toward current leaders Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Indeed, Sanders has already slammed Bloomberg.
“More billionaires seeking more political power surely isn’t the change American needs,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said about the news. Sanders also weighed in, saying “[t]he billionaire class is scared and they should be scared.”
Moderates may warm to him, but he recently was heard mollycoddling the Chinese, so he will easily fall to criticism from Trump.
Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg defended the Communist Party of China in September
-Has millions in concentration camps
-Steals US tech
-Spys on the US
-Clamping down on freedom
Firing Line host Margaret Hoover ripped him for it pic.twitter.com/bLNrm037gR
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 7, 2019
Mike Bloomberg recently said Xi Jinping is “not a dictator” and the Chinese Communist party is “responsive” to its people. That right there should disqualify him from ever being President of the United States. https://t.co/Eh4uQY71s0
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) November 8, 2019
Bloomberg has a long list of problematic statements.
Democrat presidential candidate billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who spends tens of millions of dollars pushing for extreme gun control laws, demonstrates that he knows literally nothing about firearms.pic.twitter.com/SCjpNdQm6h
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 7, 2019
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) November 8, 2019
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Tulsi Gabbard Defies Radical Dems, Lambasts Idea of ‘Open Borders’
Tulsi’s somewhat-sensible rhetoric has made her the black sheep of the 2020 Democratic primary.
The simplest way to become an outsider within the Democratic party is to demonstrate that you are in possession of common sense.
This seems to be the reason why Tulsi Gabbard has been nearly completely shunned by her liberal cohorts on the 2020 campaign trail, (and then some), as the American Veteran and Hawaii Congresswoman continues to drop truth bombs on the entire field.
Gabbard, appearing with Breitbart News’ editor-in-chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot 125, is among the ten Democratic presidential candidates who have qualified for the fifth debate Nov. 20.
She fielded a variety of question from Marlow, including questions about domestic policy, starting with immigration.
“The reality is that we do not have a nation if we don’t have borders,” she said. “It’s a false choice for people to say you’re anti-immigrant if you support secure borders. That’s just not the case.”
Gabbard is one of the only candidates who has opposed decriminalizing illegal immigration, and who has opposed providing free health care and free college tuition to illegal aliens.
Sentiments such as this have attracted a number of high profile attacks against the Congresswoman from within her own party, most notably from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Clinton, in what many believe to be a stunt to gauge online interest to her potential late entrance into the 2020 race, alleged that Gabbard was a “Russian asset” being “groomed” to spoil the Dem’s chances by launching a third party bid.
Gabbard recently, (and reportedly “enthusiastically”), pledged to remain within the Democratic race and eschew the idea of a third-party run according the DNC chief Tom Perez.
Yet Another Mainstream Stunt by Clinton Bolsters Belief That She’ll Crash 2020
Hillary has only a few days left to file her paperwork for the all-important state of New Hampshire, so we’ll have our answer soon enough.
Some people just don’t know when to leave well enough alone. Former First Lady Hillary Clinton is just such a person.
Back in 2016, Clinton cemented her reputation as that of a sleazy and conniving political lifer; the kind of character that would put any of the antagonists from House of Cards to shame. Her rigging of the Democratic primaries, with the assistance of the DNC, was seen as a betrayal by the left’s base. The former Secretary of State quickly became a persona non grata within the party itself.
That’s why there was no uproar from the Democrats when Hillary looked to be sitting out 2020. They were likely glad to be rid of her.
Unfortunately for them, they may have spoken too soon.
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined James Corden on Tuesday’s edition of the Late Late Show to mock President Donald Trump, fuelling speculation that she may be preparing a 2020 presidential run.
Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance alongside her daughter Chelsea during Corden’s monologue, with the pair receiving a prolonged standing ovation from the audience.
“I’m really fed up with all your Trump jokes. Every single night,” Hillary joked. “If anyone should be telling Trump jokes … it’s me.”
With that, Corden stepped aside and gave the two women a chance to take shots at Trump and his former press secretary Sean Spicer, who has received support from Trump as he continues to compete and win on the dance competition show Dancing on the Stars.
Clinton recently responded to a tweet by President Trump, daring her to run again in 2020, with “don’t tempt me” – the first of several indications that 2016’s runner up may be getting the band back together.
Gabbard Commits to Democratic Party, Won’t Mount Third-Party Spoiler Effort
All this after Hillary Clinton accused Russia of grooming Tulsi to ruin the Democrats’ chances.
Just weeks ago, a strange little Democratic spat showed up on the national radar screen, and was quickly dismissed by many who witnessed it.
The issue was Hillary Clinton, once again sticking her nose in the affairs of the Democratic Party, much to the dismay of those who suffered through her 2016 takeover of the DNC and subsequent rigging of the primaries. Clinton is little more than a curse on the progressives at this point in her lengthy political career, and many within the Democratic establishment would like nothing more than for the former First Lady to retire quietly to upstate New York.
Unfortunately, that is far from reality, and Clinton has begun even attack some of the Democrats who are running for the party’s nomination in 2020. In the case of Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Clinton insisted that the war vet-turned-politician was being “groomed” by Russia to spoil the race with a third party candidacy, should she fail to secure the Democratic nomination. Gabbard immediately shot back, denying the claims and taking a swipe at Clinton in the process.
Now, in an effort to further disprove Hillary’s ridiculous assertion, Gabbard has made a pledge.
Longshot presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard says she will not launch a third-party bid for the White House if she fails to secure the Democratic nomination.
For weeks questions have swirled over whether the Hawaii congresswoman could play spoiler in 2020. That’s what many Democrats accuse Jill Stein of doing in 2016, when her Green Party candidacy cut into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s margins in key battleground states in the contest against Republican Donald Trump.
DNC Chair Tom Perez confirmed the news as well, describing Gabbard’s demeanor during the discussion as “enthusiastic”.
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