2020 Democrats

Dem Nomination Is Warren's to Lose — and That's Dangerous

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

(If I were a Democrat I'd be embarrassed. Andrew Yang is at least good for some laughs.). Warren is the only one who has run a campaign that is even slightly effective. And it's showing. That's good news for her, but dangerous for the rest of us. Unlike the others, Warren is just possibly savvy enough to win the general. Republicans may think the phony Pocahontas nonsense was enough to do her in, but that's so 2017 (the Paleolithic Age in terms of our politics) and about as likely to sink Warren at this point as Stormy Daniels is likely to sink Trump. These things have already long been baked into our political cake.

Branding The Democrats: Trump And Rush Channel Viguerie

When this month’s Limbaugh Letter came out detailing Rush’s views on how President Trump has been branding the Democrats and it read like Rush and President Trump had read Mr. Viguerie’s memos and The Secret To A Trump Landslide. As Rush put it: It’s a marketing miracle!

Warren smartly sneaking up on weak, bloodshot Biden from the left

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Because Warren is a much better debater than Biden is, and because others also will be gunning for him, don’t be shocked if Thursday’s showdown upends the race and she soon emerges as the front-runner. At which point, Dems will have a new problem: The whiff of anti-Americanism in many of the candidates’ policies will become more pronounced without Biden at the top. Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders are especially guilty of making sweeping condemnations of the shape and structure of contemporary society. Indeed, they and their fellow candidates want such radical changes that it’s hard to figure out what, if anything, they like about America.

Can Uncle Joe Run This Marathon?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Why is the Democratic Party apprehensive about Joe Biden? Though every poll has him running well ahead of his competitors, the Biden campaign has ranged from dull to embarrassing. If elected, at the end of his first term, Biden would be 82. If he sought and served the two terms every president seems to seek, he would, in 2028, be 86 years old on leaving office. Does the Joe Biden of the summer of 2019 look like he could be, a decade from now, the dynamic leader America could rely on to face down the successors to China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin? Prediction: Joe Biden will declare that, if elected, he will only serve one term.

Will Democrat ‘Super Delegates’ Save Gaffe-A-Minute Biden?

A significant group of “super delegates” coming out for Biden would signal donors that the Party elders have confidence in Biden’s ability to take on President Trump. Absent such an effort by the Democrats’ party leaders to tilt the nomination to Biden, it looks like Biden is fading and the race is moving toward an Elizabeth Warren vs. Bernie Sanders marathon.

Socialism never?

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

In an attempt to reach Generation Z — those in their teens and 20s — a new organization is starting this month to combat socialism’s appeal. It’s called Young Americans Against Socialism (yaas.org), according to its site, a nonpartisan nonprofit “dedicated to exposing socialism’s failures to young Americans by creating viral educational videos for social media.” Its founder, Morgan Zegers, worries that “more than half of young people believe socialism should be implemented in America.” The reason, she says, is because many of them know little about it. Her campaign will be largely on social media where she notes young people spend hours every day.

The ‘Hunt’ Only Works If Deplorables Are Disarmed

Given the constant pressure from the elite to disarm everyone except themselves, deplorables should be very skeptical that The Hunt is social satire and not a snapshot of the dystopian gun-free future that awaits us in a country run by President Kamala Harris or one of the other Far Left candidates running in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary.

Will 2020 Be a Repeat of 2004 for Democrats?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Biden, like Kerry, is an old political warhorse. For now, he poses as the Democratic establishment’s only safe bet. Like Kerry, Biden has lots of flaws, is an erratic campaigner, and is gaffe-prone. Yet Biden continues to poll as the front-runner, mostly because most Democratic voters realize that none of the scary hard-left alternatives have any chance against the hated Donald Trump. Fifteen years ago, the Democrats backed off from the hard left and took the safe route in nominating a boring and sedate party man. This time around, Democrats may have no choice but to try the 2004 formula again.

Liberals have good reason to ditch Obama’s lousy legacy

David Harsanyi, New York Post

This fissure within the Democratic Party is directly tied to Obama’s legacy. The former president inflamed progressives, empowered and normalized them, but never quite delivered on his lofty promises of change. Even as Obama set the stage for his party’s hard-left shift, he was forced — to his endless frustration — to live within the realities of a representative republic. Obama is a politician who, though personally admired by many voters, is a terrible advocate for anything other than himself. Some Democrats, it seems, have tricked themselves into believing that Obama’s policies, rather than the man, are popular.

Joe Biden Gets Mugged By Multicultural Reality

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

For two hours, when the Democratic candidates were not attacking each other, they were piling on Joe. Biden eased some fears that he has lost more than a step as a presidential candidate. Yet this is not the same Joe who bested Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, in 2012. Today, much of the career record of Joe Biden—his opposition to busing, his credentials as tough-on-crime, his support for NAFTA, his backing of the Iraq War, his career-long support of the Hyde Amendment—is seen not as a record to be proud of, but a record to be ashamed of, and a record to apologize for.

Racism is the left’s only answer to Trump (and that won’t help Democrats in 2020)

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

When Democrats aren’t declaring American tradition, history, and culture inherently racist – the Democrats are promoting open borders, free health care for people who enter our country illegally, the end of private insurance and choice in health care, and the death of our economy through fanatical environmental regulations. I suspect all these ideas get 15 to 20 percent approval when you take them nationwide. But in their mania the Democrats are dragging themselves further and further to the left. As I’ve mentioned before, I believe we are heading toward another Nixon-McGovern-style landslide.

Kamala Harris Is An Anchor Baby, Not A ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Of The United States

From our perspective, the circumstances of Kamal Harris’s birth were a form of birth tourism where the child is born in the geographic confines of the United States for the sole purpose of obtaining American citizenship and then whisked off to another country, only to return when and if being an American is economically advantageous.

End is near for much of Democratic field

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates will debate Tuesday and Wednesday night. It will be the last time voters will see some of them on a debate stage. Party rules call for new qualification standards for candidates in the next debate, scheduled for September in Houston. Candidates will be required to meet a new polling standard and a new donations standard. Only one candidate has dropped out of the Democratic race so far -- Rep. Eric Swalwell of California. He took part in the first debate, but remained at an unmeasurable level in the polls. Soon other candidates will have to reach that same level of honesty. Primary contests are about narrowing the field.

The Mueller Farce Exposes The Enemies Of The People

Yesterday’s House hearings featuring testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller offered nothing of substance regarding the charges fabricated to impede Donald Trump’s presidency. However, they did provide beyond a shadow of a doubt proof of the complete corruption and utter cynicism of the Democrats and their allies in the establishment media.

The Democrats’ 2020 Campaign Theme Is 'You Americans Are Terrible'

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Your job is to work to generate taxes and feed the cities and defend the country while your betters clink Chardonnay glasses between bouts of redistributing the fruits of your labor to buy the votes of their slack Democrat political constituencies. And besides being the engine that powers the establishment, you also fulfill another important function. You’re the liberal elite’s punching bag, the scapegoat, the convenient excuse for every flaw, failing and foul-up in the society that very same elite runs. You don’t get the credit you’re due; instead you get scorn, because that scorn both gins up the elite’s dopey allies and acts to keep you in line. It’s a stick to beat you and a chain to bind you.

Pity the professor adrift in the world of politics

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Professors are not popular guests on television, one well-known anchorman says, because professors talk in long paragraphs and answer the question they prefer and not the question they were actually asked. Politicians do this, too, but usually in folk English. Some professors think their ilk is getting a bad rap because critics mistake being prepared for knowing too much, that there’s something inherent in being a professor that makes someone less “relatable.” But such professors, presumably found only at the University of Utopia, keep such opinions of themselves safely under wraps. Only Donald Trump (Fordham, University of Pennsylvania) could get by with talking about himself like that.

Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Inauthenticity

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In contrast to the always proud of his background Donald Trump, his Democratic rivals do not seem especially forthcoming about who they are. When convenient, they play down their advanced degrees, the success of their parents, their own advantaged upbringings, successful assimilation, and stereotypically bourgeois lives. And based on their attacks on front-runner Biden, they seem to want to distance themselves from anyone upper-middle-class, white, male, heterosexual, Christian, or old. The mantra of the new progressive movement is that racism, misogyny, and class oppression are everywhere — and that no one is better acquainted with such endemic hatred than upscale Democratic candidates, who have supposedly lived through such ordeals.

Liberals are eating their friends as well as their enemies

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Liberals are no longer liberals, they are progressives or social-justice warriors or anti-Trumpers. Whatever they call themselves, they are still eating their friends as well as their enemies. Munch, munch. Dems, of course, could also pull themselves together and unite behind their nominee for 2020. But even allowing for how much they want to defeat Trump, it’s more likely their savage attacks on each other will get bloodier and cost them the election. For one thing, there is no strong Trump-like personality capable of dominating the party and turning it to a more sensible policy course. And recall that Clinton and Bernie Sanders never reconciled before the 2016 general election.

Well, Trump Just Won in 2020

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump has to be ecstatic. These people are never going to beat him. Their entire platform consists of forcing Normal Americans to work so that the liberal elite can give free stuff to Democrat constituents and illegal aliens. They also want to ensure that the United States obeys the dictates of the transnational global elite when it comes to sucking up to those few foreigners who haven’t yet snuck in here for subsidized dental work. Yeah, Americans are totally going to applaud like the trained seals in the Colbert audience for reversing Trump’s policy of making the euroweenies pick up the tab for their own defense and for reinstating the Paris Accords.

Democrats Plan Votes On Slave Reparations Bill

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044), tell your Representative you agree with Barack Obama, slave reparations are unconstitutional on their face, and demand that your Representative vote NO on H.R. 40 or any other slave reparations bill that comes before the House.