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What About Trump’s 2020 Primary Opponents? In a Word, Pathetic

President Donald Trump has a few primary challengers for 2020. But there may be more people reading this article than people supporting those challengers.



You might not know it, but President Donald Trump has a few primary challengers for 2020. But there may be more people reading this article than people supporting those pathetic challengers.

The loudest mouth of the bunch is former congressman and former talk show host Joe Walsh. Walsh has been all over the map on Trump. He started out as a never-Trumper. Then morphed into a yes-Trumper-because-Hillary, then realized that there weren’t any other right-leaning talk show hosts who were anti-Trump, so he morphed again into a Trump hater. But when he began losing supporters, he jumped to Trump primary challenger just ahead of being kicked off the air.

Walsh has been on just about every side of every issue during his decades-long hunt for elective office. In the late 1990s he was anti-gun and socially liberal, but by the 2000s he became a hard-charging Tea Party conservative and stayed that way as a one-term congressman from Illinois until the Democrats re-districted him out of office. Then he played around with trying to topple members of his own party by eyeing a primary challenge against other Republicans in his area before settling for a talk radio career. Now he is a virulent, spittle-specked, anti-Trumper.

Walsh announced his primary challenge at the end of August with great flourish and appearances all over left-wing cable TV. The fawning attention by TV brought in a flurry of donations to his campaign. But since that big splash he has faded to almost obscurity.

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By September, Walsh was reporting $115,429 cash on hand, and received $234,991 in contributions on top of a personal loan. He had spent $119,561 in the third quarter.

Seems like a lot, huh? Not so much for a national campaign. By contrast another 2020 primary opponent, Rep. Mark Sanford, already had $1.4 million cash on hand by September 30.

Speaking of Sanford, he may have more cash, but he doesn’t seem to have any more traction than Walsh. This week Sanford held a big rally in Philadelphia and the turnout was amazing ,not for its size but for its hilarity. Aside from the media, a whole one person showed up to celebrate the South Carolinian’s campaign.

Even funnier, the man who showed up knows Mark, and is pulling for his candidacy against Trump… but is a Democrat and won’t be voting for Sanford, regardless.

Sanford is used to crashing and burning. He was a rising conservative congressional star in 2009 but then one day he seemed to disappear from view. When he finally turned up, he claimed he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail,” but it was later revealed that he had flown to Buenos Aires to meet with his girlfriend… even though he was married.

That set off a mess so huge that he was driven from Congress. But a few years later he made a comeback and in 2013 won election to another term in congress. But it wasn’t to last.

He has also attempted to make a name for himself as a virulent anti-Trumper even though his constituents are not on that same page. Unsurprisingly, he lost his re-election bid in 2018.

Still, even as Sanford has more cash than any of these three primary challengers, it is a pittance that won’t much help him get on the ballot in 50 states.

Speaking of the three challengers, that brings us to joker number three: Bill Weld.

Weld, a former liberal Republican governor of Massachusetts, has nearly nothing in the bank, either.

Weld raised $457,428 since July and had $208,043 cash on hand for the last reporting period. While that is more than the pitiful amount Walsh has raised, it is still a joke.

In the end, Trump has three primary challengers… but he doesn’t really have three primary challengers.

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Harris Campaign Nearly Kaput After New Polling Numbers in New Hampshire

Harris has shown no signs of possibly bowing out of the race anytime soon, despite it becoming fairly obvious that she has no need to continue.



As the Democrats continue down the winding and ever crowded path to the 2020 election, the time for brevity and efficiency grows ever nearer.  The sheer number of candidates still vying for the nomination is untenable, and has been for some time, leading many to believe that a mass culling is on the horizon.

There are less than a handful of candidates remaining who truly have any shot at securing the nomination and, despite all of the previous hype surrounding her candidacy, Senator Kamala Harris is no longer one of them.

A new poll from one of the most important early-voting states has fairly well sealed her fate this week.

The RealClearPolitics average of New Hampshire polls similarly shows a tight race: Biden and Warren are tied at 19.7 percent, Sanders is at 19.0 percent, and Buttigieg is at 11.3 percent.

As for the bottom-tier, Quinnipiac finds Kamala Harris posting her worst polling result of 2019 in New Hampshire a couple weeks after the California senator fired her campaign staff and closed campaign offices in the state in order to redirect her diminishing resources to Iowa.

Meanwhile, Tulsi Gabbard is showing a pulse at 6 percent in the Quinnipiac poll (the Hawaii congresswoman has the support of 10 percent of independents but only 1 percent of Democrats who intend to vote in the primary):

Gabbard 6

Yang 4

Klobuchar 3

Steyer 3

Bennet 1

Booker 1

Harris 1

Harris began the race as a fiery and prominent candidate who relied on her ability to draw race into the conversation in order to score political points.  This ethnically-charged angle was certainly not sustainable, however, and Harris quickly fell out of favor, as we see here.

There has been no indication from Harris or her campaign that the Senator will dropping out of the race anytime soon, despite this clear and obvious sign that her presence is no longer a contribution to the conversation.



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Clinton Claims She’s ‘Under Pressure’ to Enter 2020 Race, Despite History of Failure

This is likely just an excuse for Clinton to enter and soil the 2020 Democratic race.



Like a bad penny, it looks as though Hillary Clinton is bound to keep turning up, time and time again.

The already-failed presidential candidate and former First Lady has been unabashedly hinting at a possible run for the oval office in 2020, both on social media and during her recently heavy spate of public appearances.  At one point, after being dared by President Trump to enter the race. Clinton went so far as to emit a “don’t tempt me” – a sure sign that the former Secretary of State has at least considered such  maneuver.

Of course, the Democratic Party itself isn’t enthused about the prospect, after Clinton’s rigging of the 2016 primaries was outed by the work of Wikileaks and Julian Assange.

Despite the obvious reticence of her own party, Clinton continues to edge closer to the inevitable.

From her recent appearance on BBC Radio:

When asked about her future in politics, Clinton said, “I feel a sense of responsibility partly because you know my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways. And I want to retire him.”

When asked if she is absolutely ruling out a 2020 run, Clinton said, “I, as I say never, never, never say never. I will certainly tell you. I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it. But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.”

This pressure is, of course, uncorroborated and possibly a complete farce meant to serve as an excuse when Clinton inevitably enters and ruins the 2020 Democratic race.


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Tulsi Gabbard Gets Big Polling Bump Thanks to Clinton Kerfuffle

This is yet another clear and concise message to Hillary Clinton: The Democratic Party isn’t interested in what you’re pathetically peddling.



For many within the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton is a cursed figure that was theoretically banished after her rigging of the 2016 primary was exposed by Wikileaks.  The former Secretary of State certainly doesn’t see it that way.

Clinton has instead inserted herself right into the center of the fray, consistently dropping hints about a late entry into the 2020 race and attacking the candidates and ideologies that don’t fit into her corrupt globalist world view.

Her most recent target was Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who Clinton alleged was being “groomed” by the Russian government to act a a spoiler within the Democratic Party – possibly by launching a third party bid for the presidency.

Gabbard has vehemently denied this nonsensical attack, of course, and even threatened Clinton with legal action over the insinuation.

But there is a silver lining for Gabbard.

You see, after all of this cockamamy Clinton chaos, Gabbard has seen a potent pop in the polls…particularly in the early polling state of New Hampshire.

A new CNN poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire and released this week shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D–Hawaii) with 5 percent support from likely voters in the state, which is scheduled to hold the nation’s first Democratic primary on February 11. That level of support is good enough to put Gabbard in fifth place, trailing only Sen. Bernie Sanders (21 percent) of Vermont, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (18 percent) of Massachusetts, former vice president Joe Biden (15 percent) and Pete Buttigieg (10 percent), the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Tied with Gabbard at 5 percent are Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

The CNN poll is perhaps the best signal yet that Gabbard—whom Hillary Clinton nonsensically smeared as a “Russian asset” two weeks ago—is experiencing a bit of a polling bounce, especially in New Hampshire. She’s risen by 4 percentage points since the same pollsters’ July survey while Biden has fallen by 6 points and Sen. Kamala Harris of California has fallen by 9 points. Nationally, Gabbard has experienced a small but noticeable bump in her poll numbers in recent weeks too, though she continues to sit in the third tier of Democratic hopefuls.

This “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” logic has fully cemented Hillary Clinton’s status as a persona non grata within the Democratic Party, and should serve as a warning to the former First Lady that she is far from welcome in the 2020 race.

But, given what we know about Hillary Clinton, it is unlikely that this message will resonate.


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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.


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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.

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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.

Bloomberg has a long list of problematic statements.

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