Elections, Politics

Poll: Sanders Voters are “Low Information”

A new NBC poll released Sunday on “Meet the Press” confirms what we have pretty much known from the start: 2020 socialist candidate Bernie Sanders’ voters are “low information.” “The less you are paying attention, the more likely you are a Bernie Sanders supporter,” host Chuck Todd said, pointing to a Monmouth poll showing Bernie trailing Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Now Todd and NBC are facing social media outrage, as Bernie voters condemn the implication. With a little less than 18 months before election day, we’re already witnessing the circular firing squad that is the 2020 Democratic Party.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

An NBC poll which debuted Sunday on “Meet the Press” revealed a characteristic about Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voters that wasn’t exactly flattering.

It turns out, the less you pay attention to politics, the more likely you are to support the socialist option for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

WATCH Chuck Todd deliver the bad news to his panel.

“The less you are paying attention, the more likely you are a Bernie Sanders supporter,” Todd says, pointing to a Monmouth poll taken recently showing that Sanders is losing definite ground to both former Vice President Joe Biden and a suddenly-much-stronger Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has jumped between 5 and 6 points in the polls since Biden entered the race.

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15 States Trying to Abolish Electoral College

Nevada just became the latest state to join the National Popular Vote pact to abolish the Electoral College and give liberal strongholds, such as California and New York, “majority” control over the White House. Fourteen other states plus the District of Columbia have already decided to give their state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. Although the measure is now 75 electoral votes away from the 270-vote threshold needed to swing the electoral vote, Maine and Oregon are predicted to surrender their nonliberal constituents’ voting rights on a false pedestal of “representation.”

Here’s more from MSN…

The man who helped invent scratch-off lottery tickets now has his sights set on a bigger prize: overhauling the way the United States elects presidents.

On Tuesday, Nevada became the latest state to pass a bill that would grant its electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote across the country, not just in Nevada. The movement is the brainchild of John Koza, a co-founder of National Popular Vote, an organization that is working to eliminate the influence of the Electoral College.

If Nevada’s governor signs the bill, the state will become the 15th — plus the District of Columbia — to join an interstate pact of states promising to switch to the new system. Those states, including Nevada, have a total of 195 electoral votes. The pact would take effect once enough states have joined to guarantee the national winner 270 electoral votes, ensuring election.

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Biden Praises “Courageous” Antifa

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his presidential bid Thursday, praising the violent anti-conservative group Antifa. Spinning the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville to his political advantage, Biden admonished that it was wrong to draw a moral equivalent between white nationalist groups and their opposition, such as Antifa, describing them as “a courageous group of Americans.” Predictably, Biden used the opportunity to refer to President Trump essentially as a racist. In so doing, Biden has tipped his hand to a likely strategy to tack Left in hopes of peeling off enough of the fringe Left votes from the gaggle of also ran Leftists in the Democratic camp. And he’ll do so to his peril by offending enough of the political center to leave Trump’s 2016 base intact.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Antifa in a video announcing his presidential bid Thursday, characterizing the group as “courageous” and saying it’s wrong to draw a moral equivalence between white nationalist groups and those opposing them.

The violent methods of Antifa are well documented. The nebulous group often uses these violent means against peaceful conservative speakers, benign free speech advocates, and even journalists.

In a retelling of the events at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Biden describes the white nationalists as having “crazed faces, illuminated by torches, veins bulging and baring the fangs of racism,” but describes the Antifa members who engaged violently with them as “a courageous group of Americans.”

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Soros Group Registering 1.4 Million Ex-Felons for 2020

Socialist billionaire George Soros is bankrolling progressive organizations in their schemes to turn Florida blue with the help of nearly 1.4 million ex-felons. The battleground state is already considered on the brink if the voting rights restoration skews the state Left following last year’s passage of Amendment Four… From 2000 to 2010 alone, Soros has used his Open Society Foundation to donate $50 million to the ACLU and nearly $7.5 million to the Brennan Center. For context, Donald Trump won the state with a little over 100,000 votes, or a mere 1.2%. The more important question is whether or not ex-felons will actually bother to vote. It’s hard enough getting those who aren’t felons to show up.

Here’s more form Breitbart…

Progressive organizations, many financed by billionaire activist George Soros, are working overtime to restore voting rights for Florida’s nearly 1.4 million ex-felons as the nation’s biggest swing state seems poised to play a pivotal electoral role in the 2020 presidential race.

The current battle revolves around a Florida state amendment that was passed last year restoring voting rights for felons, with progressive groups opposing a local bill that would require the state’s ex-felons to first pay civil fines and court fees before registering to vote.

Florida’s Amendment Four was approved by voters during last year’s Midterm election.

The heavily Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union and Brennan Center for Justice based in New York both served as consultants in drafting Amendment Four.

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Former Aide: Biden’s 2020 Prep “Half-A**ed”

An ex-aide for former Vice President Joe Biden is far from impressed with the looming 2020 candidacy announcement, revealing “I’ve never seen anything so half-a**ed. They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for president since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.” Biden, who served four terms as a U.S. senator and two terms as former president Barack Obama’s vice president, is expected to announce his official candidacy in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary sometime next week. Biden, along with Bernie Sanders, continues to top the polls as the most likely Democratic nominee and with the best performance against Donald Trump. If the Democrats insist on putting forward an old white guy, good luck wooing the minorities their party claims to champion.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly expected to jump into the 2020 Democrat presidential primary next week ― but some in the Democrat elder’s orbit are worrying that his campaign-in-waiting is already in disarray.

“I’ve never seen anything so half-assed,” one unnamed former Biden aide told TIME. “They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for President since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.”

“The guy’s best day is the day he announces,” another source, described as a Biden “insider,” told the magazine. “Everything after that gets worse.”

While the specific campaign launch date and location is unclear, Biden’s advisers are also said to be considering an early event in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Obama Campaign Manager: “Bernie Can’t Win in 2020”

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and 2012 Obama campaign manager Jim Messina doesn’t think Bernie can beat Trump in 2020. During an interview on ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, Messina said the Vermont socialist senator would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” thanks to some Democratic National Committee rules changes, but that would not be enough because Bernie cannot mobilize the moderates needed to win the election. “The three Democrats who have won the presidency in my lifetime-Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama-have been able to do both.” Messina is absolutely correct, but we’re really going to enjoy watching Bernie make the hard sell of socialism to those who aren’t buying it.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Appearing on the Wednesday episode of ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, former deputy chief of staff and 2012 campaign manager for President Barack Obama, Jim Messina, stated that he doesn’t believe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) can beat Trump in 2020.

Messina first noted that Sanders would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” in the Democratic primaries due in part to his team, which, “over the last four years, in delegate meeting after delegate meeting, and DNC meeting after DNC meeting … got the rules changed in a way that really, really helps [Sanders].”

When host Jonathan Karl asked what it would mean for the Democrats to nominate Bernie Sanders, Messina spoke about the internal struggle currently roiling the candidates, which has to do with the direction in which to take the party.

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Leftist “Shadowy” Dark Money Rigging Elections

Millions of dollars from the seemingly limitless left-wing organizations and individuals are pouring in for the common cause of defeating President Trump in 2020. According to a report: “Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash.” The “hydra-like” network raked in $1.6 billion between 2013 and 2017 to promote a left-wing agenda. Worse, if the four “sister” groups were tallied as one, it would be the 22nd largest public charity in America, higher even than the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Clinton Foundation. We might even say there is a vast left-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against Donald Trump since the day he announced for president…which might sound a bit familiar Hillary was unavailable for comment on this story.

Here’s more from Fox News…

An expansive network of “shadowy” dark money donors has grown to rival the influence of the conservative Koch network — pumping millions into left-wing causes ranging from health care to climate change to abortion — all while flying well under the radar of public scrutiny, according to an explosive new report obtained by Fox News.

The report, by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center, describes a band of nonprofits operating under the banner of Washington-based philanthropy company Arabella Advisors. Those “pop up groups” are housed in four Arabella-controlled “sister” nonprofits, according to the report: the New Venture Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund, Hopewell Fund and Windward Fund.

“Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash,” the report says. “The real puppeteer, though, is Arabella Advisors, which has managed to largely conceal its role in coordinating so much of the professional Left’s infrastructure under a mask of ‘philanthropy.’”

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Beto Start Over?

Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign is showing signs of flailing about as much as his arms. The failed Senate candidate shot off from the fund-raising starting line raking in a cool $6.1 million in a day but has since been bested by former Vice President Joe Biden, who is not actually a candidate…yet. What’s more is that Beto appears to be high-centered among the now 18-strong gaggle of Democrats vying to oust Trump. Even more ominous may be the signs that Beto is failing miserably in the Midwest, as he veers further Left in his rhetoric with newcomer Mayor Pete Buttigieg the newest recipient of the media’s drooling. All in all, Beto could likely become just another political obituary in the cemetery of heir apparents that never got past Iowa. Time will tell.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Beto O’Rourke’s campaign to be president started out well enough, but things haven’t exactly taken off as expected for the former Member of Congress and once-failed Senate candidate from Texas.

O’Rourke’s fundraising began with a bang; the candidate, who had never before launched a national campaign, raised $6.1 million in under 24 hours, besting a previous record set by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). But unlike Sanders, O’Rourke’s numbers haven’t gone up since he announced his interest in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and according to Politico, he’s mired in the middle of the pack, competing against only second-string candidates.

Sanders is “far ahead” in both polling and fundraising (though he’s still running several points behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t even entered the race yet), and O’Rourke is now trailing South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who quickly supplanted O’Rourke as the young upstart Democratic “golden child,” raising an impressive $7 million in just a few days on the stump, and drawing much larger crowds and much more media attention.

 

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FEC Complaint: AOC Ran “Subsidy Scheme”

A new Federal Election Commission complaint alleges that socialist darling Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Saikat Chakrabarti, her campaign manager, ran a “subsidy scheme” in violation of campaign finance laws to fund her campaign for Congress. The complaint, obtained by Fox News, alleges that Chakrabarti’s group Brand New Congress LLC undercharged clients, such as Ocasio-Cortez. It could afford to do so because, in turn, it was subsidizing its losses with PAC money from Justice Democrats PAC and Brand New Congress PAC. If true, this is highly illegal and could lead to jail time. We expect more than a few centrist Democrats are quietly wringing their hands at the opportunity to rid themselves of this stain on their party. All the more reason we hope AOC beats the charges; she’s the best gift to conservatives since, well, Hillary.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her campaign manager ran a “subsidy scheme,” according to a new Federal Election Commission complaint that alleges they abused campaign finance laws.

The complaint, filed Wednesday, claims Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her campaign manager, used PAC money funneled through an LLC to “subsidize cheap assistance for Ocasio-Cortez and other candidates at rates far below market value.”

The complaint, obtained by Fox News, alleges Chakrabarti’s group Brand New Congress LLC, which took on Ocasio-Cortez on as a client, was charging clients under market value and subsidizing losses with PAC money; therefore, providing candidates who signed on to the LLC with illegal campaign contributions.

 

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Senate Dems Launch Attack on Electoral College

Already under fire in nearly a dozen states across America, the Electoral College is now under attack by a group of Senate Democrats who want to abolish it just in time for 2020. At least one of the Left’s presidential candidates is already championing the measure. Democratic candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (CA) defended her support, arguing: “The Electoral College has distorted the outcome of elections and disenfranchised millions of voters, and I think that’s wrong.” If successful, abolishing the Electoral College would turn America’s presidential election into a mob rule popularity contest run by large cities and the most populated states in the U.S., such as New York and California. A similar measure has already been introduced in the House by Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN). Leave it to Leftist Democrats to undermine the framers’ wisdom and let the outcome of presidential elections be determined by mass hysteria. Memo to the left: Athens is calling; they want their instrument of self-destruction back.

Here’s more from Fox News…

A group of Democratic senators on Tuesday introduced a measure to do away with the Electoral College, picking up on a talking point that has caught fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential field.

The measure serves as companion legislation to one put forward in the House by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and counts one presidential candidate — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York — among its co-sponsors. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California and Brian Schatz of Hawaii also sponsored the resolution.

The Electoral College has been the focus of renewed Democratic criticism in the wake of President Trump’s 2016 win. While he defeated Hillary Clinton in the electoral vote, he lost the popular vote by 2.9 million ballots.

“Before the 2000 election, I introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Constitution and create a system of direct election for presidents,” Durbin said in a statement.

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