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Even With AOC and The Squad Endorsing Bernie, His Campaign Is Over.

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Time for some honest analysis after the Tuesday CNN Debate Debacle on the candidate who has raised more money in the 3rd quarter than anyone else, Bernie Sanders.

The Sanders campaign raised just over $25 million for the 3rd quarter barely beating out Elizabeth Warren at just under $25 million according to CBS News. That would have made an interesting race going into the 4th quarter of this year as the time runs short before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hamshire primaries for both of these candidates.

Then the first week of October hit and Sanders had a heart attack and that changed the makeup of this whole primary season.

The announcement yesterday that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the other members of The Squad will be endorsing Bernie is just a 24-hour temporary shot in the arm that will have no effect on this campaign’s demise. Nice gesture but ultimately meaningless.

So why am I saying this?

According to the CDC, Bernie Sanders was one of 790,000 Americans who have a heart attack every year. Being this was his first, he was one of 580,000 that had that happen this year. Sanders is to be commended that he took the signs seriously and had it treated immediately. This undoubtedly saved his life.

However, with all that positive news, these facts remain.

Tuesday night, anyone who was tuning in at one point or another was watching Sanders more closely than anyone else. Because of our natural curiosity to see if a 78-year-old man who is two weeks from a heart attack looks like he is ok. Every single one of us thought about it and many media outlets talked about it before the debate.

This is not meant to be mean or cruel. This is just the reality of what people think and the health reality of what a 78-year-old man who just had a major heart event goes through.

Anyone who goes through a heart attack and is lucky enough to survive has a recuperation period that has to be taken. Naturally, the younger you are, the shorter that period is generally. Bernie is, no doubt, a vibrant guy for a 78-year-old. He is also now a vibrant 78 yr old who just suffered a heart attack and wisely has been resting at home. His first campaign event since his hospital stay will be this Saturday where he will get endorsed by AOC.

However, the campaign calendar is not going to afford Bernie the time to recover. The Iowa caucuses are in 109 days and the New Hampshire primary is one week later.

I would much rather have a vigorous Bernie Sanders out on the trail making his case for his ideas and that he be defeated in that arena than for him to be sidelined like this. Plus I love Larry Davids’s impersonation of him and I want more of that.

Sanders will still be able to influence the Democratic race for the nomination from the sidelines and yes it will be from the sidelines. I’m sure all of the candidates left will be lobbying him heavily for his endorsement as they should.

However, it is only a matter of time before the lack of campaign events scheduled and the whispers of “Where is Bernie?” become the norm and ultimately force him out of the race. Sanders has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with and he still can be for many years to come.

Just not as a candidate for President of the United States.

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Biden Campaign’s 3Q ‘Cash on Hand’ Less Than Half of Top Tier Rivals; Trump Has More Cash Than All 2020 Candidates Combined

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Biden campaign’s supply of “cash on hand” at the end of the third quarter stood at just under $9 million according to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal. That compares to almost $34 million for Sen. Bernie Sanders, $25.7 million for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and $23.4 million for South Bend, IN mayor Pete Buttigieg. Even Sen. Kamala Harris had $10.5 million in cash on hand.

What, if anything, does this mean for the Biden campaign going forward? Are donors sensing that his candidacy may be irreparably damaged by Biden’s March 2016 threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid unless Ukraine fired the Prosecutor General who was about to investigate his son. Maybe that, on top of all the questions about his mental acuity which surfaced over the summer, have supporters doubting his viability.

The Journal reported that Biden’s campaign raised $15.7 million and spent $17.7 million during the quarter, making it the only campaign in the top four to have spent more than they’d raised. Payroll accounted for $9 million for the period.

Senior advisor to Biden’s campaign, Symone Sanders told the Journal they believe “the primary election will be a dogfight that will continue well after the first few states have voted…This isn’t something that’s going to be over in Iowa or New Hampshire.”

According to the report, most of Sanders’ and Warren’s contributions have come from small donors. Conversely, many of Biden’s donors have contributed the maximum legal amount.

The report also showed that six of the lower tier candidates had less than $1 million in cash on hand on September 30.

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan had about $158,000 left in the bank, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro —who was on the debate stage Tuesday—had less than $700,000 in available cash. Mr. Castro has said he would drop out of the race if he isn’t in the debate next month, and he hasn’t yet qualified for it.

Author Marianne Williamson, who missed qualifying for Tuesday’s debate, was down to about $725,000.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock had less than $1.4 million in the bank—a smaller amount than even New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who quit the presidential race in late August.

Although Biden remains ahead in some polls, Elizabeth Warren appears to be eclipsing him. Some are even calling her the new frontrunner. She certainly has momentum behind her. And she had a strong performance in last night’s Democratic debate in Ohio.

In the meantime, Matt Wolking, The Deputy Director of Communications for the Trump campaign announced that Trump/RNC had a whopping $158 million in cash on hand at the end of the quarter. On Tuesday, Wolking tweeted that “the Trump campaign, authorized joint fundraising committees, and the Republican National Committee (RNC) will report $158 million combined in cash on hand at the end of Q3.” That’s more than the total amount collected by all of the 2020 Democrats.

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In the Tank: Watch as CNN’s Anderson Cooper Plumps Biden’s Ukraine Pillow During Democratic Debate

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden – 10/15/19. Screen grab via CNN.

It’s no secret that CNN is in the tank for Democrats. It’s also not breaking news that they have been quick to say in their reporting that there’s supposedly “no evidence” that President Trump is speaking the truth about the Joe Biden/Hunter Biden/Ukraine quid pro quo issue. It’s also a well-known fact that CNN refused to run the Trump campaign’s Ukraine ads, ostensibly because they criticized some of CNN’s on-air “talent.”

Still, watching the debate on Tuesday night and seeing the lengths the struggling cable news network will go through to protect candidates they like was a sight to behold, and is worthy of commentary.

On Trump’s allegations of wrongdoing against both Joe Biden and his son Hunter, here’s how moderator Anderson Cooper lovingly teed up the question he was about to ask (bolded emphasis added):

COOPER: Thank you, Congressman. The impeachment inquiry is centered on President Trump’s attempts to get political dirt from Ukraine on Vice President Biden and his son, Hunter. Mr. Vice President, President Trump has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board in Ukraine. I want to point out there’s no evidence of wrongdoing by either one of you.

Having said that, on Sunday, you announced that if you’re president, no one in your family or associated with you will be involved in any foreign businesses. My question is, if it’s not okay for a president’s family to be involved in foreign businesses, why was it okay for your son when you were vice president? Vice President Biden?

Did you get that? Anderson has concluded, without evidence, that both Bidens were “falsely accused” by Trump and in the same sentence used the words “there’s no evidence of wrongdoing”, even though if he was “falsely accused” the latter statement would go without saying, wouldn’t it?

After Biden did not answer outside of saying neither he nor his son did anything wrong and then pivoting to impeachment, Cooper again gave asking him the question a try, this time without the “falsely accused/no evidence” qualifiers:

COOPER: … just to follow up. Mr. Vice President, as you said, your son, Hunter, today gave an interview, admitted that he made a mistake and showed poor judgement by serving on that board in Ukraine. Did you make a mistake by letting him? You were the point person on Ukraine at the time. You can answer.

Biden again dodged the question, instead noting he was proud of his son and stating the focus should be on “Trump’s corruption.” The issue did not come up for Biden again.

Watch the exchange below:

The segment was reminiscent of how former CNN anchor Candy Crowley repeatedly stepped in to help out President Obama during an October 2012 debate he had with GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

It’s almost like CNN has an agenda or something.

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The Democrat Debate – Promising to Damage the Economy by Fixing What Is Not Broken

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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

In past debates, the Dems have battled the reality of a strong economy; in the latest, they pledge to cripple it.

There was a notable alteration in last night’s Democratic debate for the presidency. In past versions, the hopefuls have tried to sell us on the concept that the country is doing poorly on the economic front. Only two problems with that stratagem — data saying otherwise, and polls showing most Americans are satisfied with their economic condition.

So last night, the dozen hopefuls on stage mostly resorted to a tested talking point within their party, that being class warfare. With a laundry list of giveaway programs, the reality facing these overreaching proposals is funding them. The natural solution, of course, is confiscation of wealth to do so, therefore the night was filled with the demonization of the unfairly secure, wealthy, and vile corporations.

That the rich would be targeted so is of little surprise, but what was actually vexing was the framing of things. Those vile wealthy need to have their comeuppance so their wealth needs to be confiscated for the benefit of the working class, who are said to be struggling. The ‘’Let’s go get ‘em’’ energy was palpable, but less so was the applying of common sense to their proposals — the so-called solutions.

It kicked off laughably enough with Bernie Sanders declaring that the impeachment of President Trump is valid due to him enriching himself while in office. This from Sanders, the man who has had to alter his platform talking points to demonizing ‘’billionaires’’ now, because he is himself a millionaire, in possession of three homes, while never having a private-sector job. Of course, Bernie is not ever targeting himself when going after the rich.

One of the ways they intend to glean more money into the public coffers is to levy heavier taxes on the wealthy, and not just the economic practices of the rich. They want to tax them merely for being rich. Elizabeth Warren and others favor taxation on those sitting on wealth of a certain strata. They want to tax inactivity, in other words. That is blatant wealth confiscation, no other way to describe it.

There was talk about the number of jobs being lost to automation, and there was not a single dose of self-awareness that Democrat policies are spearheading the movement. In laughable fashion, Cory Booker brought up the need to strengthen unions, saying that unions should be supported and their reach broadened all the way down to fast-food workers. This means your solution for job loss is to impose one of the factors that has spurred the use of automated kiosks, Mr. Booker.

Other proposals were equally obtuse, in that they talk of problems and then promote ideas that would exacerbate those very problems. As the Dems always enjoy demonizing big business in favor of the worker, they always forget that it is the wealthy and the corporations who hire the workers. Numerous candidates proposed getting companies to ‘‘pay their fair share’’, following the canard that companies somehow avoid paying taxes outright. Who among these vaunted economic thinkers believes that if you impose higher costs on corporations that will lead to them opening up their payroll expenses and hiring more people?

Joe Biden followed suit, desperate not to be left out of the finger-wagging Olympics. His brilliant strategy was to suggest doubling the capital gains tax. This is the primary vehicle for business investment and expansion, so chasing away investors from companies means that it will stagnate their growth. In other words, it is a jobs killer.

The amazing aspect in all of these wealth confiscation schemes is that these Democrats fall into the same trap they always do — resting on the belief that wealth and money are static. Look at Andrew Cuomo currently bemoaning all of the wealthy who have fled his state for less confiscatory areas. Look at California that is witness to a steady migration of those who can no longer tolerate the always swelling tax burdens.

The same result will occur when you draw devil horns on the rich in this country. The wealthy are just as likely to seek out offshore tax havens or even move to less aggressively needy nations. The corporations that are forced into higher expenditures will create alternative solutions. Look at how restaurant jobs have become imperiled by the forced wages imposed by Democrat laws. Note the recent news from employees of Target stores, who were granted the $ 15-hour wage increase, only to see their working hours cut way back.

This was done so that the company would compensate that new payroll expense by saving that money in paying out fewer full-time benefits. While the Democrats are crowing about fixing supposed problems they never anticipate the result of their policies. The actual economic solutions are undertaken by those who are targeted by these new policies. The results are never as successful as their intentions.

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Video: Mayor Pete Suplexes Beto After Failed Senate Candidate Questioned His Courage

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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

About the only thing I looked forward to seeing Tuesday night at the fourth Democratic debate was the scrap between Beto O’Rourke and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Beto and Mayor Pete have been needling each other for weeks on the issue of gun control, and specifically O’Rourke’s mandatory gun confiscation plan. Mayor Pete has referred to Beto’s plan as an unattainable “shiny object.” Because of that, O’Rourke has countered that the Mayor, who served in Afghanistan, was “afraid of doing the right thing right now” because he was supposedly more interested in focus groups, consultants, and polls than saving lives.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, one of last night’s debate moderators, teed up the tense exchange between the two by first asking Beto about how he planned on implementing his plan. After Beto gave a non-committal answer as to what he would do, Cooper then turned to Mayor Pete for his thoughts:

COOPER: Thank you. Mayor Buttigieg, just yesterday, you referred to mandatory buybacks as confiscation and said that Congressman O’Rourke has been picking a fight to try to stay relevant. Your response on guns?

BUTTIGIEG: Look, Congressman, you just made it clear that you don’t know how this is actually going to take weapons off the streets. If you can develop the plan further, I think we can have a debate about it. But we can’t wait. People are dying in the streets right now.

Beto responded by emphatically stating that we can’t wait on gun confiscation, the time is now, and we need to do the right thing, etc. etc. He also added the below comments, which was another swipe at Buttigieg’s courage regarding taking what Democrats would characterize as bold action on gun control:

O’ROURKE: No, let’s decide what we are going to believe in, what we’re going to achieve. And then let’s bring this country together in order to do that. Listening to my fellow Americans, to those moms who demand action, to those students who march for our lives, who, in fact, came up with this extraordinary bold peace plan… that calls for mandatory buybacks, let’s follow their inspiration and lead and not be limited by the polls and the consultants and the focus groups. Let’s do what’s right…”

Buttigieg at long last let him have it:

BUTTIGIEG: The problem isn’t the polls. The problems is the policy. And I don’t need lessons from you on courage, political or personal. Everyone on this stage is determined to get something done. Everyone on this stage recognizes, or at least I thought we did, that the problem is not other Democrats who don’t agree with your particular idea of how to handle this.

Watch:

I’ve said before that I’d be content with them both destroying each other at future campaign stops and debates because they are both pompous, sanctimonious hypocrites on a number of fronts, but Beto really did have that coming to him.

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Elizabeth Warren had a Hot Mic Moment during a Post-Debate Interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper

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Returning from a commercial break during a post-debate interview on CNN, Elizabeth Warren and Jake Tapper looked amused. When the mic went live, Warren had a playful smile on her face and was heard telling Tapper “I can’t say that.”

Come on Elizabeth. Tell us what you can’t say.

It was nothing that would damage her politically, rather it humanized her.

Stuck in my head is a scene from a video her campaign released shortly after Warren had declared her candidacy. In what was truly an embarrassing moment, Warren was being live-streamed in her kitchen when she decided she’d have a beer. She says, “Hold on a second, I’m gonna get me a beer.” She gets herself a beer and tells her viewers, “I’mma pull up a stool” as she takes a swig.

Reminiscent of a 2008 video showing Hillary Clinton tossing back a shot of whiskey in an Indiana bar, Warren was trying to show that she was “just like everybody else.” The only word that comes to mind is cringeworthy.

So, seeing her in an unguarded moment sharing a light-hearted joke with Tapper softened her. Overall, Warren had a very good night and this moment only helped her.

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V.P. Mike Pence Tells House Committees No Thanks on Impeachment Inquiry

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You just know that when the Veep told the House committee people he would not cooperate he was really nice about it also.

Late Tuesday night, the Vice President of the United States, through counsel, informed the House committees that are scrounging around doing impeachment-like things that he would not play along.

According to Axios

The counsel for Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to the chairmen of the House committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine on Tuesday informing them that he will not cooperate with a request for documents in their “self-proclaimed” impeachment inquiry.

This was fully expected, so no surprise.

However, the announcement that Nancy Pelosi blinked and will not hold an impeachment vote as of now means that the White House strategy of pressuring the House to hold a formal vote has worked. Pence and other White House officials will not face much pressure until the House holds a vote or they take this to the courts. The courts won’t take this up soon so this is looking like a suave move by the White House.

The Trump administration is still going to have its hands full dealing with other aspects of this Ukraine story but for now, the House vote on Impeachment is tabled and the Vice President of the United States can just hang out and do what V.P’s do.

Which I’m not sure of exactly.

Here is the letter sent on behalf of the Vice President…

Dear Chairmen:

The Office of the Vice President has received the Committees’ Letter to the Vice President, dated October 4, 2019, which requests a wide-ranging scope of documents, some of which are clearly not vice-presidential records, pursuant to a self-proclaimed “impeachment inquiry.” As noted in the October 8, 2019 letter from the White House Counsel to each of you and to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the purported “impeachment inquiry” has been designed and implemented in a manner that calls into question your commitment to fundamental fairness and due process rights.

The Office of the Vice President recognizes the oversight role of your respective committees in Congress. Please know that if the Committees wish to return to the regular order of legitimate legislative oversight requests, and the Committees have appropriate requests for information solely in the custody of the Office of the Vice President, we are prepared to work with you in a manner consistent with well-established bipartisan constitutional protections and a respect for the separation of powers. Until that time, the Office of the Vice President will continue to reserve all rights and privileges that may apply, including those protecting executive privileges, national security, attorney-client communications, deliberations, and communications among the President, the Vice President, and their advisors.

As detailed in the White House Counsel Letter, the House of Representatives has not authorized any “impeachment inquiry.” Specifically, the operative House rules do not delegate to any committee the authority to conduct an inquiry under the impeachment power of Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. Instead of being accountable to the American people and casting a vote to authorize what all agree is a substantial constitutional step, you have instead attempted to avoid this fundamental requirement by invoking the Speaker’s announcement of an “official impeachment inquiry” at a press conference? Never before in history has the Speaker of the House attempted to launch an “impeachment inquiry” against a President without a majority of the House of Representatives voting to authorize a constitutionally acceptable process.

The Office of the Vice President encourages the Committees to forgo their request to the Office of the Vice President, or hold it in abeyance, pending your discussion with the White House Counsel’s Office concerning compliance with constitutionally mandated procedures. Similarly, the Office of the Vice President encourages the Committees to first seek information from primary sources that may be responsive to your broad requests.

Sincerely,
Matthew E. Morgan

Counsel to the Vice President

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Anti Green New Deal Ad Running Tonight During Democrats Debate.

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Now you have a reason to watch the “Jeff Zucker Presents: A Totally Unbiased Election Debate By CNN” because of CNN’s need for ad revenue. A group that is doing an ad the blows up the dream of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the New Green Deal, will air tonight.

You know this will make all the Democrats watching so happy.

According to Fox News

A new ad highlighting the “Green New Deal’s” (GND) financial toll will debut as Democrats take the debate stage on Tuesday night.

The ad, created by the right-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), will portray for voters a stark contrast between life under “common sense energy policies” and an economy “strangled” by the GND.

Tuesday’s ads will run before, during, and after the Democratic debate on CNN, but it’s just the start of a month-long campaign that will escalate with more than $250,000 in ad spending.

As I wrote earlier this week here at Red State about climate change or warming or cooling, these people supporting this nonsense have been acting weird and saying this stuff for years.

Climate Protester Climbs On Top Of An Airplane And Does Not Help The Cause.

CLIMATE FLASHBACK: In 1978 Mr. Spock Told Us Another Ice Age Would Be Here By Now.

I’m glad a group is taking the time and investing some coin to do an ad during a debate where all the candidates up on stage tonight will probably trip all over themselves to say the wackiest thing about climate change. I honestly am waiting for one of them to propose plugging up volcanoes and saying they support a Federal program to do so. #VolcanoesKill

I hope that Competitive Enterprise Institute will help organize and rally people to their cause in other ways. Possibly joining with other groups to start to roll back some of the nonsense that A.O.C and her happy band of Green new Deal bots are screaming about. They have been effective for 40 years and the time to push back is now.

In the meantime enjoy tonight’s debate (Really, I’m SERIOUS) and let me know what you think fo the ad at the info below.

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#ExposeCNN Part 2 (Full): CNN Leadership Picks Favorites Among 2020 Democratic Candidates, Least Fave is Tulsi Gabbard

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On Tuesday, Project Veritas released Part 2 of their #ExposeCNN series. Whistleblower Cary Poarch tells viewers that he was a registered Democrat when he began working at CNN. During the 2016 Democratic primaries, he said he had campaigned and voted for Bernie Sanders.

Poarch was able to record CNN President Jeff Zucker’s daily 9am meetings where he issued his daily guidance to CNN staff members.

At one of these meetings, Zucker asked CNN Vice President and Political Director David Chalian if he thought CNN was taking Andrew Yang seriously enough.

Chalian replied, “Yeah, I mean, I think we – I don’t know why we wouldn’t take him – you know, most of these candidates seriously. We should definitely be looking at why Andrew Yang is resonating…Do I think he’s a likely nominee? No, I don’t.”

In another, Zucker suggested that CNN do a segment on Democratic candidate Kamala Harris’ call for President Trump’s Twitter account to be suspended. He says, “It’s not going to happen [Kamala winning the nomination], but I think it’s a good segment in the show… Not going to happen, but it’s a good talking – it’s a good segment.”

Nick Neville, CNN Media Coordinator is asked why the network didn’t broadcast Biden’s entire rally. He answers, “They probably think it’s boring… people would change the channel.” He’s right about that.

In another clip, several employees are discussing the network’s treatment of several of the candidates.

CNN’s Media Coordinator Christian Sierra, who we heard from yesterday, said it was unfair to focus on only a few of the candidates. He is asked, “Who is CNN unfairer against right now on the debate?”

Sierra responds, “Um, I think probably Yang and Klobuchar. One of the lesser ones. Just cause they’re going to talk about Biden more than Warren and Sanders. They’re not going to mention others…They want to cover the people who are on the top. They don’t want to cover the bottom.”

Poarch asks, “So, who does he [Zucker] want to be president?”

Sierra answers, “Here’s the thing, I don’t know. I think he wants a Democrat but I don’t think he has any particular favorite. Well, ‘cause here’s the thing, he donated before to Kamala Harris when she was running for Senate in California. Um, but, I think he kind of likes Pete, but I can tell he also likes Biden and Warren.”

Poarch asked Sierra if Zucker likes Biden. Sierra tells him he thinks so.

Then, Evan Perez, Senior Justice Correspondent weighs in, “Now I’ll tell you this. Joe Biden has a problem. Because his son was trading on his name. It looks bad. It smells bad. It’s not illegal. Nothing is illegal about it…How do you go and say that Donald Trump is the problem? Get him out of here, and convict him, when your son is doing the same shit.” (I posted about this exchange here.)

As for some of the other candidates:

The whistleblower asks Sierra “Who does CNN like?”

He tells him, “I think they like Warren a lot.”

Sierra continues, “They don’t like Tulsi. They don’t like Tulsi Gabbard. Because she supports Assad and she’s not taking a conventional route when it comes to one policy, stuff like that.”

Poarch sums it up by saying, “I just want us to have a free and fair election. That’s what it’s all about. Like we get information presented to us. We can, we can pull the lever for whoever we want. Again, left, right center, whatever. That’s the American dream. That’s what it should be. I don’t need to have some ideology shoved down my throat. That’s twisted in a way.”

I don’t think there was anything especially surprising or egregious about Part 2 of #ExposeCNN. The network’s leadership and staffers are merely stating their opinions about the field of 2020 hopefuls. Why would they want to cover unpopular candidates who have little chance of winning the nomination as often as the more viable among them? CNN is a business and businesses work for profits.

Part 1, which I posted about on Monday (here) had more meaty exchanges. Staffers discussed Zucker’s hatred and his “personal vendetta” for President Trump. In one segment, a staffer is heard saying he couldn’t believe CNN hasn’t taken down Trump yet. In another, an employee describes the scene at CNN on the night of Trump’s 2016 victory as funeral-like.

Zucker is heard making an incredibly tone-deaf remark about Fox News. He said:

I think what’s going on in America now is really fundamentally the result of years of fake news, conspiracy nonsense from Fox News. The fake conspiracy nonsense that Fox has spread for years is now deeply embedded into American society and frankly, that is beyond destructive for America.

He is also recorded telling staffers that it’s time to turn on Lindsay Graham. “So, I wanna say on the Lindsay Graham front. I know that there’s a lot of people at CNN who are friendly with Lindsay Graham. Time to knock that off and call him out.”

So far, I would say Project Veritas is 1 – 1. Part 1 was fairly interesting, but Part 2 was a bit of a wet weekend.

We’ll see what Part 3 brings.

Stay tuned.

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Booker to Buttigieg: Calling a Buyback Program ‘Confiscation’ is Doing the NRA’s Work for Them. So is Saying That

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The NRA defends gun rights, and guns prevent crime. Guns are also employed in crime, but how else might one stop that crime, if not with guns?

Yet, the National Rifle Association’s gone from a somewhat neutrally-perceived organization to the Essence of Evil. When and how did this become an accepted idea?

Word on the woke street seems to be the 2nd Amendment advocacy group is a devilchild, and I’d be willing to bet many believe that but don’t know why.

As I covered previously, 2020 hopeful Pete Puttigieg recently decried Beto O’rourke’s promise to steal America’s most-popular hunting rifles from the homes of its citizens (here).

Cory Booker didn’t like that, so he came up with a neat idea: Just say it isn’t what it is.

Presto-change-O.

Good as new-O.

Mayor Pete referred to the Beto’s plan as “confiscation,” and aspiring physical assaulter Cory used Twitter to revolt against the meaning of words:

“Calling buyback programs “confiscation” is doing the NRA’s work for them, @PeteButtigieg—and they don’t need our help.”

I hate to do this, but I will anyway — I’ll say what you already know:

1. It isn’t a “buyback” program because, given that we are not a socialist country, the government doesn’t own all products and means of production. You cannot “buy back” that which you did not sell.

2. “Buy” denotes a mutual transaction; confiscation does not. I’d love to “buy” the Knight Rider car for $20. Sadly, I will — at some point in my life — be forced to confiscate it. The joyride will be bliss, until KITT ignores me and I’m taken to jail in my black leather jacket.

And I could possibly find myself sitting next to a certain punk rocker who apparently’s got an itch to steal guns that he’s psyched to scratch.

A guy who didn’t much appreciate Pete’s putdown.

Here’s what Beto had to say earlier this month:

“I think [Pete] represents a kind of politics that is focused on poll-testing, and focus group-driving, and triangulating, and listening to consultants before you arrive at a position. I think our politics has to be about doing the right thing and saying the right thing.”

As reported by The Daily Wire, this isn’t Cory’s first time to defend forcibly taking firearms. Following September’s Democratic debate, he laid it out for reporters:

“You have to set up a system that is mandatory, you have to set up a system to pull them off, but this idea, this imagery that the fear-mongers and demagogues try to say of somehow armed police officers showing up and confiscating weapons — that’s the fear-mongering. And people trying to obscure and make people forget what we have done before as a nation with machine guns, what other nations have done with assault rifles.”

Of course, there are no “assault rifles” in this case, but hunting rifles that look particularly scary, in the same way that a black widow looks more menacing that a grandaddy long legs.

But no matter what you call it, they’re spinning a web of confiscation.

“Look, I hate when Democrats use the language that Republicans try to use to scare people away, as opposed to sort of the pragmatism and practicality of this.”

Said the spider to the fly.

-ALEX

 

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Antifa Lunges For Idiot Supremacy – Interrupts An ‘Ending Racism’ Event And Calls A Black Man A White Racist

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