2020 Democrats

Handicapping the Dems' 'Bonfire of the Mediocrities'

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I channeled Tom Wolfe by calling this the "Bonfire of the Mediocrities" because I don't think you could possibly find twenty-four duller individuals in a phone book (to channel William F. Buckley) than those running for the Democratic nomination. It's stunning, actually, and a sad commentary all by itself about our politics. Where are the Bobby Kennedys of yesteryear? I'd even take Hubert Humphrey, I'm so desperate. The best and the brightest? This is more like the worst and the dimmest — and I'm not just talking about Bill de Blasio and Eric Swalwell. I PREDICT... drum roll... the Democratic candidate for 2020 will be... ta-dum... Elizabeth Warren.

Biden Not Alone: All Dem Climate Policies Are Plagiarized

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Besides his obvious affinity for plagiarism, it should be no surprise that Joe Biden stole his ideas for dealing with climate change. He couldn't possibly have any of his own. He doesn't have anywhere near the background or, to be honest, the intelligence to comprehend the necessary physics and chemistry. What the Democratic candidates are doing is exploiting climate for political gain and actually hurting the environment in the process, not to mention the economy. Not only is their approach anti-science, but it is also a dumbing down of our culture, especially our all-too-gullible young people who already have had their brains drilled by a ridiculously biased educational system.

Democratic presidential candidates come to their senses on abortion

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Geniuses on the Supreme Court managed to find abortion as some kind of guaranteed, sacred right in a document that never once mentions the gruesome procedure. The very same politicians who still see this phantom right to abortion in the Constitution today are also the first to go blind about gun rights, which are clearly spelled out in actual words in the Second Amendment. So, it is really great to see so many Democrats finally come to their senses and join the good, long struggle of returning the issue of abortion to voters. Of course, the moment they discover the wisdom of their newfound strategy, they will surely abandon it.

“A Completely Ludicrous Quote” Gets Treated As Real News

We agree with President Trump, there is a huge difference between a mistake of fact and the reporting of social media comments that today’s “journalists” treat as news and report without vetting. Some system of holding those who promulgate, and often profit from fake news needs to be found.

Democrats Have A Three-Part Plan For The Politics Of Impeachment

House Democrats have a well-thought-out plan to regain control of the federal government; part one is to push the message that President Trump is engaged in a coverup. Trump supporters should hit every social media platform, letter to the editor column and other public fora with the question “Cover up of what?” every time a Democrat or Left-leaning media personality surfaces to make the charge.

Socialist Promises

Walter Williams, CNS News

Socialism promises a utopia that sounds good, but those promises are never realized. It most often results in massive human suffering. Capitalism fails miserably when compared with a heaven or utopia promised by socialism. But any earthly system is going to come up short in such a comparison. It turns out that for the common man capitalism, with all of its alleged shortcomings, is superior to any system yet devised to deal with his everyday needs and desires. By most any measure of human well-being, people who live in countries toward the capitalistic end of the economic spectrum are far better off than their fellow men who live in countries toward the socialist end.

The North Koreans Have A Point On Biden

A North Korean news outlet recently belittled former Vice President Joe Biden as a “fool of low IQ,” citing his college grades and disparaging him for falling asleep at a 2011 Obama speech. In their criticism of Biden’s IQ the NoKos have a point, and it is one shared with no less a judge of Biden’s decision-making capacity than former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Joe Biden Cuddle Studio Franchising Opportunity

Cuddle studios advertise they provide nourishment for the soul through laughter, compassionate listening, and above all else, an incredible grounding energy. However, the competition in the nascent cuddling industry is about to become even fiercer with the entry of a new market-maker: The Joe Biden Cuddle Studio franchise operation.

The Spartacus Versus Fauxahontas Cage Match

The worst thing Democrat presidential candidates can say about one another is, “You’re just like Trump.” So, you know things are getting down to serious policy differences between Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren (D-MA) when he hit her with the "you sound like Trump" insult.

Will Suppression Truthers Depress 2020 Democratic Turnout?

David Catron, The American Spectator

The race card is all Democrats have left and they have evidently forgotten how to play that one with any real skill.They are reduced to the ridiculous pretence that voter ID laws and the removal of dead people and noncitizens from voter rolls constitutes a coast to coast Republican conspiracy to disfranchise minorities. In other words, they are playing their remaining card in a way that will depress turnout by the least motivated among their base, the drop-off voters who will not bestir themselves on Election Day because they have been told by Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris, that their vote doesn’t count. Race-baiting ain’t what it used to be.

Why Biden won't get the Dem nomination

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

The real reason why Biden won’t get the nomination is that he and his family are corrupt, enriching themselves courtesy of foreign governments. Normally, that would not be a problem for a Democrat because the dominant mainstream media is not interested in scandals affecting powerful Democrats. But with 22 Democrats running for president, some of them with MSM allies, and with grave doubts about Biden’s ability to defeat Trump (their overriding goal), these scandals will not be suppressed. Especially because they involve collusion with a foreign power (China and Ukraine). Biden is the 2016 Jeb! of the Democrats’ 2020 field. He looks like a shoe-in to many, but he will fade.

Uncle Joe Plays the Race Card

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

With the economy firing on all eight cylinders, and the drive for impeachment losing steam, a new strategy is emerging — to take Trump down by stuffing him in a box with white supremacists. The strategy is not original. It was tried, but backfired on Hillary Clinton when she called Trump supporters "deplorables ... racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic ... bigots." The crimes that interest the media are those committed by white males against minorities, which can be used to flesh out the picture of America that preexists in the mind of the left, if not in the real world. Yet it does appear that issues of race, tribe and identity are becoming an obsession in our politics.

Biden Way Up in CNN Poll, but Will It Last?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, Joe Biden appears to be way up in that other horse race, the Democratic presidential derby. He's a fat 20 points above Bernie, who seems to be slipping. In fact, we might be able to put a fork in the geriatric socialist. It's likely voters, even Democrat voters, are having trouble swallowing his declaration that terrorists should have the right to vote, one of the dumber statements made in the history of presidential politics. (What was or is going on in that man's brain?) But what about the others? They are so far back and there are so many of them that Joe, despite his also geriatric fumbling, may actually waltz into the nomination.

Conservatives Balking At $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Trump campaigned on increasing infrastructure spending, but we see a carefully laid Democrat minefield looming in this latest “agreement” with plenty of political downside to the President and Republican 2020 candidates if he proposes raising taxes or blows up the deficit before the 2020 election.

McConnell Ready To Betray Trump on Spending

White House officials are leery of where budget talks between McConnell and Pelosi may lead, noting that the last bipartisan deal reached in early 2018 boosted spending by $300 billion over two years. Conservative policy experts are urging Trump not to trust McConnell to put together a spending deal that wouldn’t blow up the deficit.

Breaking - Accuser Recants - Democrat Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Accused Of Sexual Assault

BREAKING: The accuser has recanted charges that would have been a serious blow to rising Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s carefully crafted image as a paragon of modern homosexual domesticity. The a 21-year old man, Hunter Kelly, now claims he never accused Buttigieg of sexually assaulting him earlier this year and the whole thing is a case of identity theft.

'Sleepy Joe' shakes up the Geezer Primary

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Democrats gave us a presidential primary within a presidential primary. This one is the Geezer Primary, and the collective age of the two front-runners is 153. The man from Delaware can be a gaffe machine, and the early evidence is that he will be willing to renounce every good thing he has done in 36 years in the U.S. Senate and eight in the White House to make himself acceptable to the party, once defined by the politically incorrect courage of Jefferson, Jackson and FDR, and now renounces itself. Joe has a strong resume and more experience than any other Democrat. But who needs experience and a strong resume? Watching the Geezer Primary may be fun, but the winner is likely to be a loser.

Trump’s Intersectional Weekend

While we don’t buy the idea that all of society is controlled by oppressive intersectional institutions, the Trump team has, from the beginning of his unlikely rise to the Oval Office, recognized that the key elements of a winning political coalition on the Right do intersect, and their nexus is constitutional liberty, especially as protected by the First and Second Amendments.

The Democrats’ Mean Girls Problem

Few voters outside college campuses and the liberal Twitterverse are attracted to angry white feminists, sneering liberal arrogance, smug elite condescension, Hillary Clinton-style flip-floppers and scary socialist commissars – which pretty well sums-up the females in the Democratic field.

Lunch Bucket Joe And The Mafia Hit Man

As Joe Biden announces for president it is worth recalling he has a long, friendly, and somewhat dark history with the Teamsters, or, more accurately, a mafia hitman, the late Frank Sheeran, who also happened to be the president of Teamsters local 326 in Delaware and helped make Biden a U.S. senator.