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  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • Hillary Clinton in 2020? You laughed. Donald Trump didn’t

    10/12/2019 12:33:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 12, 2019 | Willie Brown
    Many of you dismissed my call for a Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump rematch as lunacy. “Call me crazy,” I wrote. Some of the more polite responses did. But it definitely caught the attention of Donald Trump. How else to explain his out-of-right-field tweet Tuesday after yours truly wrote that Clinton would make a far stronger 2020 opponent than any of the Democrats now running? “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” the president tweeted. “Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her...
  • Election Was Always Going to Be a Mudfight. If Biden Can't See That, He Should Get Out of the Way.

    10/07/2019 11:20:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Esquire ^ | October 7, 2019 | Charles Pierce
    I am excessively neutral on the subject of Joe Biden as a candidate for president. History would indicate that giving him another shot at it would be rather like handing Joe Hazelwood another supertanker. Nonetheless, considering the alternative, I'd walk through fire to vote for him. However, this piece in The New York Times is a vivid reminder that a) Biden's skills as a campaigner remain dodgy, and b) that he also seems to have lost a step as well. For more than a week, President Trump had been hurling unfounded accusations about Mr. Biden, his son Hunter and their...
  • Trump maintains solid support because the Democrat alternative is a nightmare

    10/07/2019 11:41:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2019 | Eddie Scarry
    Frustrated liberals have been asking for the last four years what it’s going to take for President Trump’s supporters to abandon him. Because, like, don’t they know he’s about to be impeached!? New York Times columnist David Brooks attempted to answer the question last week by imagining a conversation with someone he simply referred to as “Flyover Man,” because apparently he didn’t know a single real Trump supporter. It never seems to occur to liberals that perhaps the real problem isn’t that a lot of people continue supporting the president even though he can be strange, vulgar, and sometimes even...
  • 2 Republican governors say they support Trump impeachment inquiry

    09/27/2019 5:40:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | September 27, 2019 | The Washington Post
    For the first time, two Republican governors have publicly supported the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, a new development in an intensifying political fracas that has so far been largely partisan. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, both outspoken critics of Trump, said Thursday that they favored the investigation, but Scott added that he would wait for more information before calling for further action against the president. In a statement to The Washington Post, Scott called the inquiry "appropriate" and said it is a key part of Congress's duty as a co-equal branch of government. "I...
  • 2020 Candidates Fundraise Off CNN Climate Town Halls

    09/07/2019 2:10:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 5, 2019 | Jeremy Barr
    Democratic presidential hopefuls are hitting up potential donors after their participation in the seven-hour-long event. After participating in CNN's 10-candidate, seven-hour-long climate town-hall extravaganza on Wednesday night, some of the leading candidates for president are using the event to pitch potential donors. The Bernie Sanders campaign blasted a fundraising request pegged to the network's event on Thursday morning. "Last night I joined 9 other Democratic presidential candidates at CNN's Climate Town Hall, and there is no question that our Green New Deal plan to address the climate emergency is the most ambitious plan of anyone else in this race," the...
  • Michael Moore Warns Democrats ‘Will Stay Home’ If Biden Gets Nomination

    09/07/2019 12:40:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | September 6, 2019 | Paul Bois
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore may be lacking general political acumen, but perhaps he at least knows how to give a fairly accurate prognosis of events to come when it comes to Democratic politics. On Thursday, he issued Democrats a dire warning: Nominate former Vice President Joe Biden and risk alienating progressive voters come 2020. Writing a lengthy Twitter post, Moore first attacked Biden for attending a fundraiser hosted by Andrew Goldman, the founder of the natural gas company Western LNG, and argued that the former vice president is far too similar to Hillary Clinton. "Last night on CNN, a student...
  • Bernie Sanders: Trump is likely the 'most dangerous president' in history of US

    09/04/2019 3:29:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., ripped into President Trump during Wednesday's episode of "The View" and claimed that he was probably the "most dangerous" president in the history of the United States. His comments came after host Joy Behar asked him about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., seemingly preferring a moderate to challenge Trump in 2020. "I love Nancy but she and I disagree on this issue," Sanders said. "I think the way you beat Donald Trump — and I must say that in my view, Donald Trump is the most dangerous president probably in the history of this country." "We...
  • Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too

    08/26/2019 9:13:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    LifeZette ^ | August 21, 2019 | Staff
    With the Democratic National Committee (DNC) struggling to raise money, Chairman Tom Perez is planning to hold multiple fundraisers in Mexico City this September. The three fundraisers scheduled for the 28th, according to Bloomberg, will range from a student-centric event with a $25 minimum entry fee to a dinner at which tickets could go as high as $15,000. Under Perez’s leadership, the DNC has lagged far behind its Republican National Committee (RNC) counterpart in raising funds. Election 2020 Democratic National Committee Will Raise Funds in Mexico — and Seek Hillary’s Help, Too Chairman Tom Perez is organizing events in Mexico...
  • TROUBLE: Joe Biden Fundraising Effort Plummets, 60% of Online Donations Raised in First Week

    08/24/2019 12:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | August 19, 2019 | Staff
    Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden is facing more campaign issues this week; with analysts saying his fundraising efforts have “tumbled” since a series of gaffes on the campaign trail. “Joe Biden raised $4.6 million online on his first day in the 2020 presidential race, surprising doubters who thought the former vice president couldn’t run a modern campaign. But since then Biden’s online fundraising has tumbled — looking more like flash-in-the-pan opponent Beto O’Rourke than top-tier rivals like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren,” reports Politico. “More than 60 percent of the $13.2 million Biden has raised online came in the first week...
  • Joe Biden’s boom and bust online campaign

    08/20/2019 9:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 18, 2019 | Maggie Severns and Allan James Vestal
    Biden’s online fundraising has tailed off, suggesting problems generating grassroots enthusiasm, a POLITICO review of millions of donations shows. Joe Biden raised $4.6 million online on his first day in the 2020 presidential race, surprising doubters who thought the former vice president couldn’t run a modern campaign. But since then Biden’s online fundraising has tumbled — looking more like flash-in-the-pan opponent Beto O’Rourke than top-tier rivals like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. More than 60 percent of the $13.2 million Biden has raised online came in the first week of his campaign, which launched in late April, according to a...
  • The Republican Running Against Donald Trump Took His Message To The Iowa State Fair. Few Listened.

    08/12/2019 1:29:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | August 12, 2019 | Rosie Gray in Des Moines
    DES MOINES — Democratic presidential candidates descended on Iowa in a flurry of activity this weekend, attending the annual Wing Ding dinner and speaking at the Iowa State Fair, meeting as many voters as they could and kicking off the primary season in earnest. Top-tier candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders attracted huge crowds who followed their every move as they ate corn dogs and looked at the cow made of butter. And then, more quietly, there was Bill Weld. Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, arrived at the fair Sunday morning as a drizzly rain started to...
  • How Democrats plan to use gun control to beat Trump

    08/12/2019 1:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 12, 2019 | David Siders
    DES MOINES — A Democratic presidential field that has struggled to precisely define its general election indictment of Donald Trump appears finally to have found it. In the wake of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas — the latter of which was tied to a suspect whose anti-immigrant sentiments led to the killing of 22 people — candidates are road-testing a withering argument that draws a direct line between gun violence and the president’s racist rhetoric. “We are living with a toxic brew of two different things, each of which is claiming lives and each of which represents a national...
  • De Blasio says Bernie would have won in 2016

    08/06/2019 7:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 6, 2019 | Sally Goldenberg and Alex Thompsonr
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016 and is challenging Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential race, now says he believes Sanders would have beaten Donald Trump. "In my heart, yeah," the mayor said, when asked during a wide-ranging interview at POLITICO’s headquarters Monday if Sanders would have won the general election three years ago. "You know, hindsight’s 20/20, but I think when we look at it now, that was a moment where there was such desire for change," he added. De Blasio's embrace of Sanders comes as the Vermont senator is one of...
  • Trump declares 'hate has no place in our country,' as Dems demand recall of Congress

    08/05/2019 3:32:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2019 | Gregg Re
    President Trump on Sunday forcefully denounced two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying "hate has no place in our country." As the president spoke, top Democratic presidential candidates -- including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker -- demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recall Congress from its recess, currently slated to last until the second week of September, to vote on initiatives to curb gun violence. Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, Trump promised "we're going to take care" of the problem. He said he's been speaking to the attorney general, FBI director and members of Congress and...
  • Warren faces lingering concerns about her ability to beat Trump

    08/04/2019 2:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2019 | Amie Parnes
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) strong performance in this week’s Democratic presidential debates invigorated supporters who see her as slowly but surely making the case that she’s the best Democrat to take on President Trump. Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were widely seen as the biggest winners of the two debates, along with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who tangled with former Vice President Joe Biden in the week’s second debate. Sanders and Warren were the stars on the first night, and they avoided battling one another while presenting a united front against centrists arguing against the progressive proposals.
  • These Democratic candidates should drop out now

    08/02/2019 10:38:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 1, 2019 | Albert Hunt, The Hill
    Joe Biden survived the second round of Democratic presidential debates, but it became more apparent that over half the 22-person field is irrelevant and should get out, the sooner the better. The former vice president was repeatedly under attack on health care, criminal justice, immigration and abortion. He stumbled sometimes, but overall was sharper than his mediocre performance in the first debate a month ago. This won't assuage fears of mainstream Democrats that the 76-year-old Biden may not be up to the challenge of a protracted primary fight and bitter battle against Donald Trump. Still he was sufficiently engaged to...
  • The Decline and Fall of Bernie Sanders

    06/17/2019 7:53:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 16, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Not all that long ago, the cult of Bernie Sanders seemed immovable and impermeable. Most people understood that he had no chance of winning anything, yet there was a passionate contingent of the base that would cling to him no matter what. That passionate contingent is still there, but Bernie is bleeding badly at the polls. What's going on? 1. Bernie's campaign lacks excitement. The Bernie cult was the creation of former Obama people who had been shut out by Hillary Clinton. They had originally banked on Elizabeth Warren, but she had refused to run in 2016. It was easier...
  • Why it won't be easy for Elizabeth Warren to take Bernie Sanders' base

    05/19/2019 2:56:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 18, 2019 | Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN
    First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Poll of the week: A new national Fox News poll finds former vice president Joe Biden leading the Democratic primary 35% to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' 17% and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 9%. The poll is the latest to show Biden rising from the high 20s into the mid-to-upper 30s and Warren climbing from the mid-single digits to high-single digits. Meanwhile, Sanders has fallen from the 20s into the mid-teens. What's the point: It shouldn't be too surprising that Sanders' decline is...
  • Democratic senator says McCain listed off names of dictators during Trump inaugural

    05/26/2019 9:09:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2019 | Brooke Seipel
    The late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) listed off the names of dictators while watching President Trump's inauguration, according to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). HuffPost reported that during a campaign event in Iowa, the 2020 Democratic presidential contender told the crowd of more than 200 about sitting next to McCain and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during Trump's inaugural address. “I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation,” she said. “He understood...