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  • Bloomberg the Nanny

    02/26/2020 3:49:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | February 26, 2020 | John Stossel
    Good for Mike Bloomberg. During his first debate, he slammed Bernie Sanders by saying: "We're not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that. Other countries tried that. It was called communism, and it just didn't work!" Exactly right. It's safe to say Bloomberg is not a communist. I wonder if that means there's still room for him in the Democratic Party. Unfortunately, Bloomberg is no principled, limited-government capitalist, either. Like his fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump, he's used to getting his own way at his own company. Unfortunately, he assumes government should function in a similar fashion. Instead...
  • Debating Bernie Sanders 'is like wrestling smoke'

    02/26/2020 2:50:26 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 16 replies
    US Democratic candidate Joe Biden keeps on "rolling out the gaffes" however, debating Bernie Sanders is similar to "wrestling smoke" according to the Daily Telegraph's Tim Blair. ... Mr. Blair told Sky News host Chris Kenny, politically "Bernie Sanders is alot harder to lay a glove on" than his opponents. "He's talking about a paradise, a socialist kind of super world where all is free and fair... How do you argue against invisibility like that?" ...

    02/25/2020 10:30:24 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 2/26/20 | Drudge
  • Mike Didn't Get it Done

    02/25/2020 6:14:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 25, 2020 | Cal Thomas
    The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it done, as his campaign ads promise he will if he becomes president. He was boring, expressionless and could not defend himself against past racist, sexist and misogynistic comments, including one mentioned by Elizabeth Warren, who said Bloomberg once referred to women as "fat broads" and "horse-faced lesbians." During the debate he also refused to release women who worked for him from sexual harassment nondisclosure agreements,...
  • Steyer will return to debate stage in South Carolina

    02/23/2020 10:21:29 AM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/23/2020 | ZACH MONTELLARO
    Steyer qualified for the debate after hitting 18 percent in a CBS News/YouGov poll in South Carolina released on Sunday morning, just one day before the Democratic National Committee's Monday deadline to set the field.
  • Poor Mike

    02/22/2020 4:15:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | February 22, 2020 | Michael Reagan
    I never thought I'd feel sorry for a billionaire - a $60 billion billionaire. But watching Mike Bloomberg getting beat up in the Democrat debate in Vegas Wednesday night was almost tragic. It was like watching an old boxer who gets clocked early in Round 1 and then wobbles around the ring in a daze for the rest of the fight while he's pounded unmercifully. Mike never recovered from the opening series of left hooks and below-the belt punches delivered by Bernie, Liz, Pete, Amy and old Joe. For two hours he was slapped around and bullied by his much...
  • SATIRE After Taking Brutal Beating In Debate, Bloomberg Rushed To Tiny Hospital In Tiny Ambulance

    02/21/2020 10:31:38 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 20 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 20th, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    LAS VEGAS, NV—Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg took quite a beating in last night's debate and was rushed to a nearby Las Vegas hospital. Of course, a normal-sized hospital and normal-sized ambulance are far too large for the miniature billionaire, so he was rushed to a very tiny hospital in a very tiny ambulance. Bloomberg was quickly wheeled out to a Hot Wheels ambulance on a cute little stretcher where he was then driven to The Las Vegas Center For People Who Need Medical Attention And Want To Get Some Emergency Care Too, which is small enough to be a "hospital...
  • AOC Calls For Themed Debates to 'Educate the Public' on Issues

    02/20/2020 9:34:02 AM PST · by RayBob · 92 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/19/2020 | Matt Keeley
    Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said during the Wednesday debate in Las Vegas that debates should be themed by issues, both to educate the public and determine how well candidates know each issue.
  • Big Democrat Debate Ratings Really Bad News For Mini-Mike

    02/20/2020 3:35:46 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 20 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Oh, my, that wasn’t what Mr. Excitement wanted to hear at all: Wednesday night’s televised debate that featured the mega-billionaire being pummeled repeatedly by his Democrat opponents drew a record audience of 33.5 million, according to Nielsen Fast National Data. No doubt when Bloomberg was being safely tucked into his lush bed last night by his man-servant Jeeves, the former New York City Mayor was placating himself over his dismal performance with the thought that, hey, nobody watches these things, anyway. So, no harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Mr. Excitement no doubt figured that he could make up for what...
  • In fierce Democratic presidential debate, 1 winner and 5 losers

    02/20/2020 12:45:33 AM PST · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19 2020 | Mary Anne Marsh
    Multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg landed in Las Vegas like a highly anticipated show on the Strip. But when he took to the stage with five competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday night, their debate immediately became an Ultimate Fighting Championship match. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., landed the most blows and won the night. Warren would not be ignored or denied. Warren flattened Bloomberg out of the gate using his own words against the former New York City mayor and he never recovered. As a result, voters got to see the real Warren, who was the front-runner last fall. And they...
  • Watch Bernie Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Deflect My Question About His Bill of Health

    02/19/2020 11:57:52 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 13 replies
    Katie Couric (via YouTube) ^ | 2/18/20 | Katie Couric
    I asked Nina Turner, co-chair of Bernie's Sanders' campaign, why they had chosen not to share the details of his "clean bill of health." ...

    02/19/2020 8:13:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Drudge ^ | 2/19/20
  • Campaign confirms Bloomberg will not stand on box during Democratic debate

    02/19/2020 5:21:18 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2020 04:43 PM | John Gage
    Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign said they would not attempt to make the former New York City mayor appear taller during his Democratic primary debate debut. Campaign officials told NBC News on Wednesday that the candidate would "*NOT*" be on a box during the Wednesday debate. The confirmation follows President Trump blasting the mayor as "Mini Mike" and claiming he wanted a box to stand on in the debate. NEW: Campaign officials tell @NBCNews that Mike Bloomberg will *NOT* stand on a box during tonight's debate, despite Trump's repeated claims that he requested one to boost his height — Josh Lederman...
  • Mike Bloomberg qualifies for South Carolina Democratic debate

    02/19/2020 8:04:26 AM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 19, 2020 | 10:34am | Emily Jacobs
    Michael Bloomberg has qualified for his second Democratic primary debate as he prepares to take the stage and face his rivals for the first time Wednesday night. The former Big Apple mayor met the qualification requirements thanks to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll released Tuesday that placed him in third with 14 percent support behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden, respectively. In order to qualify for the Feb. 25 in Charleston, South Carolina, candidates need to reach 10 percent support in four national, DNC-approved polls or 12 percent in two South Carolina polls...
  • Billionaire Bloomberg Replaces Billionaire Steyer on Democrat Debate Stage

    The battle of the Democrat money men running for president is playing out in high-roller Las Vegas as billionaire Mike Bloomberg replaces billionaire Tom Steyer on the debate stage Wednesday night. Steyer did not meet the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) threshold by the Tuesday midnight deadline. And while voters can cast their ballot for Steyer in Nevada, Bloomberg’s name is not one of the candidates on it. Steyer, who took part in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth debates is not happy about the development, Politico reports: Steyer’s campaign has cried foul at his likely exclusion, arguing that his...
  • Bloomberg’s 2016 comments degrading farmers are totally off-base

    02/18/2020 4:51:34 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2020 | John R. Lott
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. for circulating a 2016 video of Bloomberg’s comments on farming in which he said, “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.”. Bloomberg’s campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said that the comments were “completely out of context.” The problem is that the rest of Bloomberg’s comments don’t help him. Take his comparison to the information economy. “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology...
  • Bloomberg Makes It In For Nevada Debate!

    02/18/2020 8:04:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    When we looked at the new DNC debate qualification rules yesterday, the only outstanding question was whether Michael Bloomberg would get the last poll he needed to make it onto the stage or if we’d just wind up with the same five candidates we saw last time. That question was answered last night when a new Marist poll saw Mayor “Throw Them Up Against the Wall” surging to 19 percent nationally, pulling into second place behind Bernie Sanders. That was the fourth poll in the past month showing Bloomberg in double digits, leading to the Nevada debate invitation since...
  • Rush Limbaugh ponders a Trump debate against Pete Buttigieg: 'What's gonna happen there?'

    02/12/2020 11:13:30 PM PST · by knighthawk · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday suggested former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg wouldn't look masculine standing next to "Mr. Man" President Trump on a presidential debate stage because he is an openly gay married man. Democrats are “sitting there, and they’re looking at Mayor Pete, a 37-year-old gay guy ... loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage,” Limbaugh told his radio show listeners while discussing what he perceives as a weak Democratic field. “And they’re saying, 'OK, how’s this gonna look, a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband onstage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What’s gonna happen...
  • Confused ‘Corn Pop’ Biden calls Julian Castro ‘Julio,’ unloads on Dem debate rules for his failures

    02/09/2020 5:08:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 9, 2020 | Samantha Chang
    “The rules seem to be changing a little bit,” Biden said. “You know, if I’m Julio Castro or if I’m a couple of other guys [they make exceptions]. They didn’t change the rules to allow me to stand on the debate stage. But now, the rule gets changed to put someone else on the debate stage in a primary that he can’t even run in.” . . . When an audience member claimed that the most recent debate only garnered 7.9 million viewers, Biden quipped: “Come on, guys!”
  • Sanders Camp Reveals Their Main Gripe Against Bloomberg On The Democratic Debate Stage And It's No Secret

    02/08/2020 6:51:29 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 2/8/2020 | Matt Vespa
    The Democratic National Committee announced new rules for getting on stage for the party's Feb. 19 debate in Nevada — and they have the potential to shake up who is on the stage. The new qualification standards scrap the grassroots funding support threshold that candidates have had to meet for prior debates. That means former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who is self-funding his campaign and is not soliciting donations, could make his first appearance on stage. The DNC said Friday that candidates have three paths to the Nevada debate stage. They could reach 10% support in a...