Nothing speaks louder in Washington than money, and it may well have already cut the Left’s overcrowded 2020 field down to size. According to a New York Times report, only five Democratic presidential candidates-raising a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months-are financially competitive enough to continue the race for the
Nothing speaks louder in Washington than money, and it may well have already cut the Left’s overcrowded 2020 field down to size. According to a New York Times report, only five Democratic presidential candidates-raising a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months-are financially competitive enough to continue the race for the White House. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, for one, has come in as a dark horse leading the fund-raising with $24.9 million in his war chest followed by Joe Biden ($22m), Elizabeth Warren ($19.2m), Bernie Sanders ($18m), and Kamala Harris ($11.8m). As for Beto, few want to give their money to a lost cause after he blew $75m on his losing Senate bid last year. We expect the crowd to winnow quickly in the debate after Labor Day.
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The New York Times reported on the current status of 2020 emocratic race.
“Five Democratic presidential candidates raised a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months – about three-quarters of the total fund-raising by the entire Democratic field, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. [The NYT] crunched the latest fund-raising numbers for the candidates, and the findings paint a picture of the diverging fortunes in the 2020 race. The numbers highlight the financial challenges that many of the lesser-known candidates are facing as they seek to keep their campaigns afloat. Mayor Pete Buttigieg more than tripled his fund-raising from the first quarter, as did Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic leader Joe Biden is echoing pre-ObamaCare promises that if you “like” your insurance you can keep it while unveiling his healthcare policy proposal on Monday. “How many of you like your employer-based health care? Did you think it was adequate?” Biden asked an audience attending an AARP forum in Iowa. “Now, if I come along and say, ‘finished, you can’t have it anymore,’ well that’s what Medicare for All does. You cannot have it, period.” Weird…all of this is sounding really familiar.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged Americans who “like” their employer-based or private insurance plans could keep them under a sweeping healthcare reform proposal his campaign unveiled on Monday.
Biden, who was instrumental in helping President Barack Obama pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA), made the promise during an AARP forum in Iowa when discussing how his “public option” proposal differed from Medicare for All.
“How many of you like your employer-based health care? Did you think it was adequate?” Biden asked those attending the forum. “Now, if I come along and say, ‘finished, you can’t have it anymore,’ well that’s what Medicare for All does. You cannot have it, period.”
A poll of swing districts released on Sunday undeniably revealed that Democratic voters despise Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN)-and that these America-hating politicians could cost the Democrats the White House and Nancy Pelosi her gavel in 2020. The main grievance: socialism. Not only did a mere 22% of voters have a favorable view of Ocasio-Cortez and 9% of Omar, but 69% of those polled viewed socialism unfavorably. That might explain why Pelosi is so anxious to throw AOC and her cadre under the Democratic bus. Thankfully, AOC’s not-so-bright outlook on party politics may guarantee Pelosi’s worst nightmare.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
A new internal Democrat poll in swing districts released on Sunday showed that socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are extremely unpopular and that they may cost the Democratic Party the presidency and the House in 2020.
“Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view,” Axios reported. “Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view.”
“Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%,” Axios added, whereas “capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.”
We all know it was never about “climate change,” but now even the chief of staff for socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just confessed it’s all about a socialist revolution. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Saikat Chakrabarti told The Washington Post. Chakrabarti then asked, “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” before letting the socialist cat out of the bag: “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” In rare moments of clarity, Leftists reveal the truth, and everything comes crashing down.
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The chief of staff for firebrand freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) admitted what the true goal of the Green New Deal is, and it’s not to defeat global warming.
Saikat Chakrabarti made the startling admission in a conversation reported in the Washington Post.
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” Chakrabarti said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.”
Chakrabarti was speaking with Sam Ricketts, the climate director for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination.
As viewers continue to flee from CNN, the Fake News outlet is using the opportunity to downsize its staff while sliding into new, luxurious headquarters. With less than half of Fox News Channel’s average, its prime time lineup is tallying behind TLC as well as Investigation Discovery and the Hallmark Channels, according to media watchdogs. Media expert Joe Concha is predicting these numbers will only get worse with the outlet’s liberal 2020 propaganda in full swing. In other words, the American people have had their fill of fake news.
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CNN is suffering a credibility crisis as viewership for the once-proud network continues to crater with no apparent plan in place to fix things anytime soon, according to media watchdogs and insiders.
CNN’s audience shriveled in the second quarter of 2019, averaging only 541,000 total viewers, less than half Fox News Channel’s 1.3 million average. But CNN struggled even more during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET, finishing as the fifteenth most-watched network on basic cable behind networks such as TLC, Investigation Discovery and the Hallmark Channel. CNN averaged a dismal 761,000 primetime viewers while FNC averaged 2.4 million.
The Hill media guru Joe Concha told Fox News that CNN’s freefall may not be slowing.
“The numbers warrant concern, yes. Q2 was a particularly news-rich quarter highlighted by the release of the Mueller report and all the aftermath and controversy following it, plus the launch of several high-profile Democratic candidacies including Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg to propel 2020 coverage into high gear,” Concha said.
If elected president in 2020, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will implement a scorched-earth policy on America’s sovereignty and our border security agents, even decriminalizing illegal border crossings. It comes complete with a vow to “reshape CBP and ICE from top to bottom,” create an Office of New Americans, raise the number of refugees by more than 100,000 in her first year as well, and put more than 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. Warren calls it a “rules-based system that is fair, humane, and that reflects our values.” But if public polling is any indication, the American people say, “Thanks but no thanks.” Good luck with all that, Liz.
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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has released a new immigration plan that would include decriminalizing crossing the border in a Medium post on Thursday.
“We need expanded legal immigration that will grow our economy, reunite families, and meet our labor market demands. We need real reform that provides cost-effective security at our borders, addresses the root causes of migration, and provides a path to status and citizenship so that our neighbors don’t have to live in fear,” the post reads, “That’s why today I’m announcing my plan for immigration reform — to create a rules-based system that is fair, humane, and that reflects our values.”
Along with decriminalizing border crossings, Warren vows to “reshape CBP and ICE from top to bottom” to focus them on smuggling and trafficking, and to use methods of monitoring migrants outside of detention, such as parole, case management, and surveillance.
Capitol Hill newbie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just took her catfight with SanFran Nancy to a new level-by accusing the House Speaker of “singling out” women of color in an attempt to keep AOC and her new radicals in check. “When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post. “But the persistent singling out…the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.” Outlook for AOC’s electoral future: not so good.
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The war between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is approaching nuclear reactor meltdown levels. This was bound to happen. It’s the new guard versus the old guard. That battle has intensified over the border crisis. Moderate House Democrats bolted and pushed to pass the Senate’s border package, which was also overwhelmingly bipartisan. It’s also one that President Trump said he would sign. The House passed their version, but had provisions that would have hampered enforcement of federal immigration laws. The funny thing is that AOC voted against the House bill too.
AOC, Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) all make up this far left witches coven and they’re even giving the House Democratic leadership heartburn. Pelosi has dismissed them, their policy initiatives, and said that their clout is grossly overrepresented due to their social media activity.
Former President Bill Clinton denied on Monday knowing anything about billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of underage minors, but new developments put Bill Clinton on 27 trips on Epstein’s airplane. Investigative journalist Conchita Sarnoff told Fox News, “I actually attempted to interview Clinton, but he did not agree to do so, and I know from the pilot logs, and these are pilot logs… you know were written by different pilots and at different times, that Clinton went. He was a guest of Epstein’s 27 times. Many of those times Clinton had his Secret Service with him, and many times he did not,” Sarnoff continued. “Almost every time that Clinton’s name is on the pilot logs there are underage girls. There are initials, and there are names of many, many girls on that private plane.” Of course, none of this comes as any surprise, but it begs the question why the FBI let Epstein and Slick Willy off the hook.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Investigative journalist Conchita Sarnoff told Fox News’ Shannon Bream on Monday night that there were “underage girls” on accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s plane when former President Bill Clinton traveled on it — at times without his Secret Service detail.
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis reports that Sarnoff is the executive director of Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking and is the author of the book “TrafficKing: The Jeffrey Epstein Case.” The Fox News segment followed the recent developments in the Epstein case that have occured after the financier was arrested on Saturday on child sex trafficking charges.
Sarnoff made the remarks in response to the following statement from Clinton on Monday:
President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York.
In her latest open borders remarks, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made it clear she doesn’t believe in American sovereignty. “I think that the whole notion of criminalizing the approach to coming across the border without documentation is not making anybody any safer. We just need to be in a different position on this,” Warren said in an interview this week. Nevermind U.S. Customs and Border Protection data revealing that among the two caravans arriving in the U.S. between October 2018 and January 2019 the “women and children” Warren aims to protect were among some 1,520 previously deported illegal aliens convicted of crimes in the U.S., including murder, rape, and assault. Warren also conveniently forgets intel on ISIS incursions at the Mexican border.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) does not believe it should be a criminal offense to cross the border illegally, she said during an interview with the California Nation podcast, which was posted Monday.
While the presidential candidate hit a number of issues during the broad discussion, Section 1325 of the immigration code, which makes it a criminal offense for people to cross the border illegally, became a highlight.
“Are you in favor of repealing that?” she was asked.
“I am,” Warren said, arguing that “criminalizing” illegal entry does not make people safer.
Sleazeball Clinton crony Jeffrey Epstein has just been indicted on two counts of sex trafficking. “The victims described herein were as young as 14 years old at the time they were abused…and were, for various reasons, often particularly vulnerable to exploitation,” court documents revealed. “Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18.” The documents also reveal that Epstein created and maintained a “vast network” and operation from at least 2002 to 2005, and among his frequent clientele treated to services by these exploited young girls on his private island were global elites, including Bill Clinton.
Here’s more from Fox News…
An indictment alleging sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy was unsealed Monday morning against billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who is set to make his first appearance in a New York City federal court later in the day.
Prosecutors allege Epstein, the 66-year-old wealthy hedge fund manager arrested on Saturday, preyed on “dozens” of victims as young as 14.
“The victims described herein were as young as 14 years old at the time they were abused…and were, for various reasons, often particularly vulnerable to exploitation,” prosecutors wrote in court documents. “Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18.”