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Democrats Trying To Consolidate Race Into Biden vs. Bernie

Bernie Sanders
In a concerted effort to stymie the nomination of Socialist Bernie Sanders as the Democratic Party’s nominee for President, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have joined Leftist billionaire Tom Steyer and quit the race for President.

Klobuchar and Buttigieg are endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in an effort to pump up his faltering campaign, while Steyer’s intentions to endorse remain unclear as of posting time for CHQ.

And as the Democrat establishment tries to consolidate behind Biden, the Far Left has begun a social media campaign to push Senator Elizabeth Warren to drop out of the race and endorse Socialist Sanders.

@sahilkapur, national political reporter for NBC News tweeted:

The Biden endorsements are pouring in, party luminaries are pressuring Bloomberg to drop out and Sanders supporters have made #WarrenEndorseBernie a trending hashtag. The ~winnowing~ race is on.

@jamie_agust tweeted:

Warren supporters, I’m asking you to please come over & support Bernie.

The centrists have come together & united under a candidate. It’s time we do the same.

We share the same hopes & dreams for the working class. Together we will transform this country. #WarrenEndorseBernie

@maydaymindy9 tweeted:

I was an Elizabeth Warren supporter but it’s time for her to drop out and support a viable candidate and get behind Bernie or Biden


Independent Leftist candidate for Congress in Florida’s 25th District Yadira Escobar @YadiraCongress also tweeted a plea for Warren to withdraw and endorse Sanders:

Elizabeth Warren, here's a plan! You are 100x better than Donald Trump, but IF you stay in the race, you are ONLY handling the win to Joe Biden who will LOSE to Trump.

#WarrenEndorseBernie who is the progressive front-runner for your policies! We are all in this together.

While @DavidAgStone tweeted this panicked alarm about the effects of the continuation of Sen. Warren’s candidacy:

This is about more than politics. This is class warfare. The moderates are conspiring openly to screw Sanders and lose the election to Trump. People are going to DIE if Warren doesn’t come through. #WarrenEndorseBernie

But Warren supporters and other Leftists were skeptical that the social media campaign would work.

@HoarseWisperer tweeted:

Elizabeth Warren raised nearly $30 million last month and is poised to get a real look from voters in a smaller field.

There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for #WarrenEndorseBernie

@maddenifico called out the Bernie Bros tactics tweeting:

Bernie Sanders cult of digital Brownshirts spent months harassing, bullying, and trashing Elizabeth Warren, and her supporters — and now they want her endorsement?

I'm hoping @ewarren tells them exactly where they can shove their request.


POLITICO’s Elena Schneider reports Buttigieg’s exit delivers “the first break in the logjam in the center of the party,” said Ace Smith, a California-based strategist who worked on Kamala Harris’ presidential bid. “That, plus Steyergetting out, benefits Biden tremendously.”

That “logjam” has been a growing concern for moderate Democrats in recent days as Sanders climbed in the polls following victories in New Hampshire and Nevada. That concern translated into pressure on Buttigieg’s campaign. As results trickled in from South Carolina Saturday night, some of Buttigieg’s chief fundraisers and backers fielded calls from top Democratic donors, who urged them to ask Buttigieg to drop out and help unite the Democratic Party, according to donors who fielded those calls.

CNN’s Eric Bradner, Gregory Krieg and Dan Merica report Sen. Klobuchar's exit is having a similar effect of the Democratic Party's "moderates."

Asked if he believed that his moderate rivals were privately discussing ways consolidate their support, and derail his bid, Sanders didn't reject the premise.

"I think it's no secret that the establishment is getting very nervous," he said. "Whether it is the corporate wing of the Democratic Party or the political leadership."

The problem for the Democrats is that none of these candidates are really “moderate” on any major issue.

As we explained in our article “The Myth of the Moderate Democrat” (with a hat tip to Deroy Murdock) Americans for Democratic Action awarded Sanders a 2018 Liberal Quotient of 100%, — a perfect Left-wing score. The "moderate" Klobuchar tailgated Sanders with a 95% rating that year. But in 2017, Sanders scored a 95, with Klobuchar to his Left at 100. Biden, for his part, earned an 80% Liberal Quotient in 2008, his final year in the Senate. While not as far Left as Klobuchar and Sanders, who both hit 100 that year, noted Mr. Murdock, Biden was much closer to the liberal fast lane than to the middle of the road.

Likewise, former New York City mayor and multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg has seconded the Left’s prescriptions — from aggressive gun control to anti-"global warming" orthodoxy to robust rejection of his own mayoral law-enforcement practices. These candidates advocate steep tax hikes, a new carbon levy, lavish federal spending programs, freebies for illegal aliens, subsidized abortion — on demand, without apology, and until natural delivery — and truckloads more government intervention.

While their views may seem “moderate” to the Far Left “woke” voters who dominate Democratic Party primaries, we doubt they will look very moderate in a Trump campaign ad.

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