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Democrats Reject “Moderate” Label

Democrats vying for the 2020 ticket are afraid of being labeled “moderate.” Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told Rachel Maddow, “I think [voters] should see me as a progressive because I believe in progress, and I have worked towards progress my whole life.” Then there’s Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). She’s hopping on Beto’s bandwagon not only to oppose President Trump’s efforts to build a border wall but also to tear down existing sections of it! In an election where being a “centrist” may be key to winning “flyover country,” the Left’s contenders don’t seem to care much. With the Democrats tacking hard to the Left, they’re leaving the center wide open for Trump to cultivate. Let the circus begin.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is highlighting her work bridging the political divide as she embarks on a 2020 presidential campaign – just don’t call her a “moderate.”

The day after the Minnesota Democrat declared her candidacy, she pushed back against the label, telling Rachel Maddow, “I think [voters] should see me as a progressive because I believe in progress and I have worked towards progress my whole life.”

The senator then touted a litany of “progressive” accomplishments during her years in Washington and at the state level.

The response underscored how even those candidates considered within the party’s center-left are reluctant to be seen as somehow ignoring the wishes of the – vocal and influential – liberal base. The label “moderate” is scorned, avoided as a potentially fatal term in a primary campaign stacked with left-wing heavyweights like Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey, who speak glowingly of big-government policies like the Green New Deal. Most recently, populist firebrand Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Tuesday launched his second straight bid for the Democratic nomination.

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Cory “Spartacus” Booker Launches 2020 Bid

New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker threw his hat into the already crowded ring on Friday to challenge President Trump for the White House in 2020. Booker, who gained special notoriety for his “Spartacus” self-comparison during his defamation of now confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is calling for Americans to unite behind him. In an obvious jab at President Trump, Booker argued that he envisions a country “where our criminal justice system keeps us safe instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame.” So many words with so little meaning. Thanks, Sparky.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Calling for a sense of common purpose, Sen. Cory Booker on Friday morning declared his candidacy for president.

The high-profile Democrat from New Jersey announced his White House run with a new website and a tweet featuring a two-minute-long campaign launch video, as well as an email to supporters.

“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood,” Booker said in the video.

The former mayor of Newark, known for his oratory skills, added that he envisions a country “where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame.”

 

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Ex-Starbucks CEO Could Split Left’s 2020 Vote

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz could be just the spoiler President Trump has been dreaming of. Instead of competing in an already crowded Left wing field, the social liberal may run as an Independent, splitting the vote in favor of Trump. During a 60 Minutes interview, Schultz did not officially announce a campaign, but his noncommitment was enough to panic top Democratic and Never Trump operatives. If he pulls the trigger, the us vs. them election becomes a referendum on both political parties rather than on just President Trump. What’s most interesting is that Schultz, a liberal’s liberal, would be running to the right of the current crop of Democratic candidates Harris, Gillibrand, Booker, O’Rourke, Warren, and Sanders. This could get fun.

Here’s more from The Atlantic…

Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot.

None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both. Each was blamed for siphoning off enough votes to throw the presidential elections.

These days, the difference between the parties is starker than it’s ever been in modern times. Yet here comes Howard Schultz, a billionaire who feels that he might be the answer to American politics, and that he’d run for president as an independent.

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Kamala2020: Harris Announces Her Bid

First-term Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who gained infamy for her troublemaker role in the Kavanaugh confirmation chaos, officially announced her candidacy for President of the United States. During an interview on Monday with ABC’s Good Morning America, Harris stated, “I am running for president of the United States, and I’m very excited about it. The American people deserve to have someone who is going to fight for them, who is going to see them, who will hear them, who will care about them and put them in front of self-interest,” she effused. She also made sure to claim that justice and decency are “all on the line now” in a veiled attack on President Trump before further attacking his border wall fight as a “vanity project.” Memo to Kamala: the American people favor the wall and border security. Harris’s cataclysmic loss may be the only “justice” she provides.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) officially announced her candidacy for President of the United States on Monday, joining what is shaping up to be a crowded fray in the double digits.
The first-term senator revealed during a sit-down interview with ABC’s Good Morning America that she is jumping into the race, stating, “I am running for president of the United States, and I’m very excited about it.”

“The American people deserve to have someone who is going to fight for them, who is going to see them, who will hear them, who will care about them and put them in front of self-interest,” she told co-hosts George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts.

Harris, the subject of presidential buzz since her election to the Senate in 2016, further stoked such speculation after releasing her memoir The Truths We Hold: An American Journey and subsequent book tour and media blitz last month.

Harris also shared an announcement video to social media, touting her long record as a public servant and vision for the country.

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Senator Kamala Harris Slams Trump as “Gutless”

Kicking off her book tour at George Washington University, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) used the opportunity to attack the sitting President of the United States, calling Trump “gutless” while also teasing that she will be making her 2020 candidacy decision “soon.” When asked “What’s the difference between your gut and his gut?” Harris responded: “I would say that assumes facts not in evidence that he has a gut. There is a thing about leadership, which is you have to have the courage to do things that are in the best interest of the people you lead even if it is not in your personal best interest, and you can’t be gutless when it comes to making those kinds of decisions. You have to put the needs of the people above your personal needs.” Behold yet more hypocrisy, as Harris has evidently forgotten her role in the fight over the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh a few short months ago when she spectacularly failed to “put the needs of the people above [her] personal needs” to have a pro-abortion, Leftist justice on the Supreme Court.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON – Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who said she plans to make her 2020 decision “soon,” attacked President Trump for the position he has taken on the government shutdown.

“First of all, let’s be clear, you cannot hold the American people hostage over your vanity project. I mean, but that’s what it is. That’s what it is,” Harris said on Wednesday evening during a discussion focused on her new memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, at George Washington University.

“We’ve had enough of these powerful voices that are trying to sow hate and division among us. I’m done with that. I’m really done with it because it is not only wrong from a moral perspective; it is unproductive if we actually want to be on a trajectory that is about achieving success and progress. It is morally wrong,” she added.

Harris compared Trump’s insistence on $5 billion in funding for a wall or steel barrier along the southern border to her young godson and “his train.”

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Gowdy Goes After Warren “Demonstrably False Allegation”

In a Twitter spat last week, 2020 presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) alleged that Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was abandoning his constituents for a “fat lobbyist paycheck.” As you might imagine, Gowdy isn’t letting her get away with it. Appearing on Fox News, he called her out for a “demonstrably false allegation.” “If you are going to criticize the president and other people for being loose with the facts, don’t be loose with the facts yourself,” Gowdy fired back. He also used the opportunity to dog Warren for her uncomfortable efforts to compete with charming-if-intellectually-vacant Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by awkwardly drinking beer on an Instagram livestream. Warren, the consummate ivory tower intellectual, is hoping to have it both ways as the uber brain and the everyman. Though it will fail miserably, it’s gonna be quite entertaining to watch as Democrats tear themselves apart.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., began her 2020 campaign with a “demonstrably false allegation,” according to former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.

The pair had a Twitter spat last week which centered on Warren claiming Gowdy was leaving politics for a “fat lobbyist paycheck.”

“If you are going to criticize the president and other people for being loose with the facts, don’t be loose with the facts yourself,” Gowdy said on Fox News. “She is running for president of the United States. And she kicks it off by making a demonstrably false allegation against a former colleague.”

Since leaving Congress last week, Gowdy has rejoined his old law firm, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, in South Carolina as a white-collar defense attorney.

In a tweet Friday, Warren claimed he retired because he “just wanted a fat lobbyist paycheck,” adding “That should be illegal.”

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Democrats Target Electoral College for Elimination

On the first day of the new 116th Congress, Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced two bills seeking to amend the Constitution to favor the Left and its vast conspiracy theories against sitting president Donald Trump. The first bill targets the electoral college for elimination, and the other seeks to prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or members of their families, administration, or campaigns. Major population centers have long supported the progressive agenda, and abolishing the electoral college would eliminate any fair chance for conservatives to win elections. The framers of the Constitution are surely rolling in their graves.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced two bills on Thursday, one to eliminate the electoral college and the other to prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members.

A press release from Cohen’s office stated that the “senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two Constitutional Amendments today on the opening day of the new Congress. The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. The second would limit the presidential pardon power by prohibiting presidents from pardoning themselves, members of their families, members of their administrations and their campaign staff.”

“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said.

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“Pocahontas” Launches 2020 Committee

Uber-left crusader Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced on Monday she’s launching a White House exploratory committee for a 2020 bid. During the announcement, Warren blasted the federal government, arguing that it “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling out the “corruption, pure and simple.” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel quickly retorted, “Senator Warren couldn’t be more out of touch. Americans will see her for what she is: another extreme far-left obstructionist and a total fraud.” Indeed. What’s more, she’s a hypocrite. Warren is supported by some of the wealthiest corporations in the land, and she’s not all that impoverished herself either. But then again hypocrisy is par for the Democrats’ course.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday she is filing paperwork to launch an exploratory committee for president, taking her first major step toward a 2020 run for the White House.

“Today, I’m launching an exploratory committee for president,” Warren, 69, a Democrat, said in a video released to supporters.

In her announcement, the liberal firebrand argued government “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling it “corruption, pure and simple.”

“That’s not how government is supposed to work,” Warren said. “You know it. I know it. And we know it is time to fight back.”

As for details about her campaign, Warren said she’ll “announce a plan” early in the new year.

Warren burst onto the national scene a decade ago during the financial crisis with calls for greater consumer protections.

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Biden Upset About Obama-Beto Bromance

Vanity Fair is out with an amusing report regarding top 2020 contenders for the Democrat nomination that should leave likely top pick and former Vice President Joe Biden a tad flummoxed. According to Vanity Fair, Biden is miffed over the budding “bromance” between former President Barack Obama and upstart Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, who is already being hailed by reliable leftists as the next Obama despite failing to defeat Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the November midterm elections. Biden spokesman Bill Russo has already countered the claim, calling it “unequivocally false,” but we do know the chip on Biden’s shoulder was already quite heavy after being passed over in the last go-round to make room for Hillary. He’s sure to fight tooth and nail to prevent losing his rightful place as heir apparent a second time.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Vanity Fair said, “Obamaworld insiders describe the former vice president as upset” with Obama’s attention to other Democrat contenders for 2020.

“This is unequivocally false. Period,” Biden spokesman Bill Russo told the magazine. When asked how he does feel, Russo declined to comment further. It might sound a bit thin, but that is because it is little more than rumor from unidentified associates.

But fear not; there are rumors which are every bit as vague about the President’s presumed feelings about Biden, credited to “a person familiar with the ex-president’s thinking.” They claim he is simply unwilling to take sides so early in the game, after the way the road was cleared for Hillary in 2016 despite her unpopularity.

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Democrats to Bet 2020 on Beto?

Democrats are chomping at the bit to take down President Trump, but they may be putting all their eggs – or at least the nomination – into the wrong basket. According to rumors swirling from the DC Swamp, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is the white, male candidate of choice that the anti-male, anti-white Left thinks will be their “Kennedy.” Despite failing to be beat incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the Left thinks he can win in 2020, and now “Draft Beto” is launching a million-dollar fund-raising drive to give the midterm loser a head start. Here’s the short version: Democrats could nominate an uber-liberal guy for whom $70 million wasn’t enough to convince Texans to put him in the U.S. Senate. This should be fun to watch.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

There’s something weird about Democrats: They love losers.

In 2016, they picked former Democratic nomination loser Hillary Clinton as their candidate. She promptly got crushed by a narcissistic reality TV show host by an Electoral College vote of 306-232.

Now — and we swear we aren’t making this up — the Democrats are eyeballing a guy who lost a Senate race in Texas as their go-to candidate for president in 2020.

The mainstream media will tell you the 2018 Texas race was close, oh so close. And it was — if you consider losing by 2.6 percentage points, which equals 214,921 votes, close. How much did Sen. Ted Cruz win by in November? If you filled the NFL’s largest stadium — which happens to be in Dallas, and holds a whopping 105,000 fans — then emptied it, then filled it again, you still wouldn’t reach the margin by which Cruz won. That may not be a world-class thumping, but it’s a pretty sound beating nonetheless.

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