2020 Democrats

The #PresidentCuomo fantasy

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The only way any Democrat could seriously hope for Cuomo as their presidential nominee would be a convention in which delegates threw out Biden, and Sanders, and started from scratch. And that would obliterate the fundamental principle of the candidate selection process: The nominee should be selected by the party's voters. More than anything else, the Cuomo boomlet is a reflection of misgivings about Biden. At age 77, he has lost a step. Now, they are seeing him struggle to project any sense of leadership in the crisis. They know the rank-and-file Democrats chose Biden in the primary field, but not necessarily with any great enthusiasm.

The Mysterious Rise, Fall, and Rise of Joe Biden

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Democrats may have dodged the Sanders socialist bullet and united the party behind Biden, but how will Biden beat Trump? In 2020 we will hear a lot from candidate Biden — but less frequently will we see him in person, speaking to or mixing with crowds. His running mate will be advertised as the future of the Democratic Party, with the subtext of soon becoming president. And the 24/7 message won’t be collusion or impeachment, but the coronavirus. There are problems with all of these strategies. But for now, the Democratic Party has gone from ruin in late February to hope in late March — even as gaffe-prone Joe Biden just stayed the same all along.

Bernie Sanders must consider coronavirus in exit strategy

Editors, Washington Examiner

It’s difficult to see what exactly Sanders is accomplishing at this point by remaining in the race. His campaigns typically feed off of large rallies, but he has not been able to hold them. Sanders isn’t able to mobilize his army of young supporters to knock on doors, and is instead having to resort to phones only. Sanders’s message doesn’t have much chance of getting through a news cycle in which Americans are focused on reports about the daily progress of the fight against coronavirus. It’s difficult to see how Sanders, with no path to the nomination, urges people to turn out to vote for him at a time when health experts are urging bans on large gatherings.

Joe Biden: A 'centrist' moves further left

Byron York, Washington Examiner

It's indisputable how the Democratic Party has moved left in recent years. Now, the party is about to choose a standard-bearer, in the person of former Vice President Joe Biden, and what has become clear is that Biden has not only shifted left with his party over the years, he has taken significant leftward steps in recent weeks. Is Biden undergoing some sort of late-in-life reassessment of his beliefs? Perhaps, but it appears more likely his shifts came for baldly political reasons. Biden's positions on three big issues changed virtually overnight to fit the political requirements of the late stages of the 2020 Democratic primary. And all involved a move to the left.

Joe Biden's Coming Disappearing Act

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

From the almost-certain-to-be-final debate on until at least the Democratic convention in July, and most likely beyond, Biden will substantially disappear. Joe could well use the coronavirus as an excuse for his disappearance, so that he can hide from public view and scrutiny as much as possible. The Democrats and the media will do their best to help with this. The last thing they want is to have the implosion of their candidate who is, to use a politically correct term, intellectually challenged. And they all know that’s a possibility. He'll be as inaccessible as possible without arousing too much suspicion. Biden is already giving speeches that could almost be called minimalist.

Bye-bye, Bernie

Editors, Washington Examiner

As in other states, Michigan's younger voters overwhelmingly voted for Sanders. And it wasn’t because of his youthful charisma, but because of his message. Those who were too young to remember the collapse of failed statist experiments during the end of the Cold War and who had a different set of economic experiences, are much more amenable to socialist ideology than their older counterparts. It’s possible that as the younger generation dominates the electorate and those with a memory of history age out, some future candidate could succeed where Sanders failed. So, as we get ready to bid farewell to the Sanders candidacy, we do so knowing that the fight against American socialism will go on.

Joe Biden Is China’s Choice for President

The Democratic Party has always been weak on national security when it comes to China. But at least some prominent Democrats loudly criticized Beijing for its atrocious human-rights record and its theft of American jobs, well before Donald Trump helped form a new national consensus on China. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have been longstanding China trade hawks, even socialist Bernie Sanders has been a reliable critic. And Joe Biden? Well, he’s on China’s side — not yours.

Race-hustler Joe Biden

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Democrats have eliminated both Kamala Harris and Cory Booker from the nomination contest this year. The only remaining viable candidates are two septuagenarian white men. One is Joe Biden and the other is Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders, a socialist whom Democrats would rather see lose the election than take over their party. Suddenly, Mr. Biden is not so racist. Both Ms. Harris and Mr. Booker have endorsed him. According to Ms. Harris, Mr. Biden “has served our country with dignity and we need him now more than ever. I will do everything in my power to help elect him the next president of the United States.” So much for hobnobbing with segregationists and thwarting desegregation.

The Dems Are Right. Americans Find Annoying Liberal Women Very Annoying.

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

So, when Warren and others insinuated, as she reached the end of her trail of phony beers and quit the race, that the reason for her total defeat was that Americans would not vote for a woman, she was partially right. Americans would not vote for a woman like her because she is a very, very annoying woman. The same is true of Stumbles McMyturn. We dislike her too because she is annoying, and it’s a very specifically female kind of annoying. No, they reminded Americans of their ex-wives, including American women and American men like me who don’t have ex-wives. It’s not misogyny to not want to deal with their personal psychodramas and tedious nagging. It’s sanity preservation.

Biden and Bernie to Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia: Drop Dead

Stephen Moore, CNS News

They would put 300,000 Pennsylvanians and nearly 200,000 Ohioans in unemployment lines. One has to wonder if the professors, CEOs and social activists would be all-in on the green agenda if it were their jobs that would be wiped out. Too often, political activists measure their commitment to the environment by how many other people they are willing to let lose their jobs. Climate change radicalism pits prosperity for the middle class against the elite and the millennial snowflakes who are protected from the real effects of the climate change hysteria. This movement exposes the fault line of the modern Democratic Party: Does it care more about the green activists or blue-collar workers?

Does Bernie Sanders Really Want to Win?

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Back in 2016, he refrained from getting embroiled in Hillary's email scandal or other clear Clinton malfeasances, such as the Benghazi affair, controversies that might well have won the election for him (and consequently his beloved ideas). Now he is engaged in a competition with Joe Biden—a man mired in obvious corruption with his substance-abusing son in both Ukraine and China and who also seems to have a growing problem with mental competence. And Bernie, mentions none of this. So far he doesn’t even allude to it. It could be that Bernie has the loser wish, losing so he can come back again to do his thing (speechify) without the messy inconvenience of actually doing the job.

Disappointed in their choices, desperate Democrats settle for Biden

Editors, Washington Examiner

Democrats elected their last three presidents by taking risks and choosing dark-horse candidates (Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama). Their relatively inoffensive, “safe” nominees (think of Al Gore or John Kerry) tend not to do so well. Before Trump, Republicans had also fared poorly in choosing inoffensive, “my turn next” nominees out of large, competitive fields. Neither Bob Dole nor John McCain nor Mitt Romney had what it took. If he can hold off Sanders for a few more weeks and cobble together enough delegates to secure the nomination, Biden will surely be a tough opponent for Trump. But how strange that he has become the one Democrats are desperate to settle for.

Biden’s New Status Doesn’t Come With A New Biden

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If earlier reports of the demise of Joe Biden were premature, so, too, are today’s confident predictions of a Biden sweep this November, marching over the political corpse of Trump and bringing in a Democratic Senate and Democratic House. As Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Sanders is a true believer. And, for such as these, it is better to die on the hill you have lived and fought on than to march into camp to be patted on the head by an establishment that secretly detests you. He may be hailed by a fickle media as a conquering hero today. But after the cheering stops, Biden is going to be, for the next eight months, the same candidate he has been for the last eight months.

The Democratic Disaster Just Got Even More Hilarious

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Donald Trump still has the change thing going for him in a good way – the Dingus of Dover is the candidate of the past, and Vermont Stalin is the candidate of a dystopian future. And the flaws of these individuals, combined with the flaws of their poisonous leftist ideologies like climate cultism and pronoun insanity, make them vulnerable to a guy who is not going to let the Candy Crowleys of the media stuff a ball gag in his cliché hole like that sap Mitt Romney. Super Tuesday settled nothing. This fight is going to go on for the next six months until one of these fossils “wins.” And then Trump is going to kick the Schiff out him right up into November.

Bad News: Lindsey Graham Wants Election Year Immigration Bill

The idea that giving amnesty to illegal aliens, no matter how tear-jerkingly their case is presented, will net the President more votes than he loses to those who oppose special treatment for any class of illegal aliens, shows just how out of touch Senator Lindsey Graham and the pro-amnesty crowd in the White House are with Trump’s base voters.

Joe Biden Is No ‘Moderate’ On Immigration And Amnesty For Illegal Aliens

If Joe Biden’s radical stance on immigration is what passes for “moderate” in the Democratic Party, then they really have gone off the progressive cliff. In essence, his proposals would create an "amnesty in place," gut worksite enforcement, create a magnet for millions to enter the United States illegally and prove a boon to human traffickers and fraudulent-document vendors.

The battle of the Democratic septuagenarians

Joseph Curl, Washington Times

“The most diverse field of Democratic presidential candidates ever” is, for all intents and purposes, down to four whites in their 70s. The American Federation of Aging Research estimated the chances for the 2020 candidates to survive one and two terms. For one term, Mr. Sanders came in at 76.8%, Mr. Biden 79.2%, Mr. Trump 84.8% (to make it through a second term), Ms. Warren 91.8%. For two terms, it was Mr. Sanders 66.6%, Mr. Biden 70% and Ms. Warren 88%. The authors didn’t run numbers on Bloomberg. But the bottom line is this: All four of the candidates would benefit from picking a younger running mate, just as Sen. John McCain did when he put then-Gov. Sarah Palin on his ticket.

Klobuchar & Buttigieg Out as Warren Plots ‘Compromise’ Victory

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

This is now boiling down to a Biden-Sanders race for the Democratic nomination. The drama will come in these two sides trying to reconcile to battle Trump in the general. To say the least, it won’t be easy. Sanders and his supporters already feel they have been unfairly denied once. Would Joe offer the VP to Bernie as a peace offering? Unlikely. That would make two late septuagenarians, both of whom have had health issues. (The optics of going everywhere with a team of cardiologists are not good.) And Bernie probably wouldn’t take it anyway. The Bernie Bros would not approve. This gives Warren yet another chance as a possible Biden VP choice. Joe and Liz—seems like a sitcom, doesn’t it?

The Myth Of Joe Biden The Moderate

The Democrats’ problem in appealing to moderates is pretty simple – try as they might to disguise their real views, none of the Democrat candidates, especially Joe Biden, are moderates. Setting aside Biden’s rapidly increasing propensity to have brain freezes and bizarre episodes of confusion out on the campaign trail, the former VP has revealed himself to be no “moderate” on issue after issue.

Democrats Trying To Consolidate Race Into Biden vs. Bernie

Klobuchar and Buttigieg are endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in an effort to pump up his faltering campaign, 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 Senator Bernie Sanders.