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Last night, the Democrats’ presidential candidates essentially engaged in a 2-hour-long food fight. Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders seemed to enjoy the festivities the most. At the end, the most common reaction to the food fight across America was ‘Thank God that’s over.’ Democrats did their best to not look competent, composed or somewhat sane.

Now that the shouting match is over, it’s time to get serious about what’s important to the people these buffoons want to serve. At the moment, the top issue is limiting the spread of the Coronavirus. Anyone watching last night’s food fight must admit that nobody on that stage is prepared to lead this nation through a medical crisis.

Think of the Democrats’ presidential candidates. The frontrunner is a Marxist who praised Cuba for starting a literacy program, then started slaughtering their own people. The previous frontrunner supposedly had a good night despite the fact that he said that half the nation’s population had been killed through gun violence in the past 15 years but didn’t notice what he’d said. Pete Buttigieg, who thinks highly of himself despite this fact:

Pete Buttigieg barged in on a protest led by McDonald’s workers in Charleston, South Carolina Monday. While some of the protesters appeared to be supporters, others were not at all pleased to see him, especially when he took the microphone and began to speak.

The protest was in support of workers’ unions and a $15.00 minimum wage. He joined in with the marchers on the front line and helped hold a banner that read “Racial Justice = Economic Justice.” The crowd was mostly African-American. A group of Black Voters Matter protesters began to chant, “Pete can’t be our President, where was $15 in South Bend? when he began his remarks and continued until he cut it short after about a minute or two.

Why would anyone have confidence in these buffoons to properly handle a situation like this? There was a time when the first test for a presidential candidate was passing what I’ve called the commander-in-chief test.

While I don’t think it’s time for panic, I think it’s time to trust in a presidential administration that’s done a pretty good job of handling hurricanes and other crises. I wouldn’t trust the buffoons on last night’s debate stage:

FNC has called the Nevada Caucuses. It wasn’t close. Bernie Sanders is running away with the delegates and the raw vote totals. He’s almost tripling Joe Biden in both delegates to the Nevada Democrat State Convention and raw vote totals. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum, Amy Klobuchar left Nevada and flew home to Minneapolis to speak at a rally. At the rally, Sen. “Klobuchar told her supporters at a rally in her native Minneapolis that she had once again ‘exceeded expectations’ in the race for the Democratic nomination as she tried to polish what entrance polling and initial results appear to indicate will be a finish outside the top tier in Nevada.”

That’s outright BS. Sen. Klobuchar finished in the low single digits percentage-wise, just ahead of some candidate named “undecided.” At the rally, Sen. Klobuchar said “I always note that a lot of people didn’t even think that I would still be standing at this point. They didn’t think I’d make it through that speech in the snow. They didn’t think I’d make it to the debate floor. But time and time again, because of all of you and because of the people around this country that want something different than the guy in the White House, we have won.”

Saying that finishing in the microscopic single-digits rates as exceeds expectations says that Sen. Klobuchar’s expectations were virtually nonexistent. Sen. Klobuchar’s schedule for tomorrow includes “rallies in North Dakota, Oklahoma, Arkansas and South Carolina.” She’ll be on the debate stage in South Carolina Tuesday night, then participate in South Carolina’s First-in-the-South Primary on Saturday.

The latest polling there shows Sen. Klobuchar finishing sixth:

After today’s finish, it’s difficult picturing Sen. Klobuchar making it past South Carolina. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Bernie is looking like a juggernaut. While it’s too early to say he’s the nominee, it isn’t too early to say that he’s the prohibitive frontrunner. Bernie leads in California by double-digits and barely trails Biden in Texas. If someone doesn’t win some states on Super Tuesday, then this race is essentially over. Doing well isn’t enough. At this point, moral victories won’t cut it. Finishing better than expectations is fine in Iowa and New Hampshire. To win the nomination, the candidate must win states, especially the biggest delegate-rich states.

That narrows things down to Bernie, perhaps Biden, Bloomberg, Buttigieg and Steyer. After that, it’s unrealistic.

This week’s events have produced a multitude of winners and some distinct losers. Let’s start with the losers.

Mitt Romney- Mitt Romney sided with Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi when he voted to convict President Trump on Impeachment Article 1. Mitt’s constituents in Utah want him censured.
Nancy Pelosi- In a planned attack, Pelosi ripped up her personal copy of President Trump’s SOTU Address. In ripping up her copy, Pelosi played into President Trump’s hand by looking like a petulant school child. Here’s the scene:

Iowa Democratic Party- We’re almost a week removed from the Iowa Caucuses and we still don’t know who won the Caucuses. The chairman of the party apologized on Tuesday. The chairman of the DNC called for a recanvas of the results. That’s the personification of humiliation.
Biden, Klobuchar and Warren- This trio is essentially a trio of zombie candidates. Biden isn’t attracting any positive attention. What he’s missing in positive attention, he’s making up for in negative attention. According to her allies, Klobuchar keeps gaining ground on the leaders. Unfortunately, she finished in 5th place in Iowa and looks likely to repeat that performance in New Hampshire. Back-to-back 5th place finishes will seal Sen. Klobuchar’s fate. Warren finished third in Iowa, which is decent enough but she’s got race relations problems. Stick a fork in her. She’s finished.

Winners
Mitch McConnell- Despite what CNN, MSDNC and the Washington Post say, he’s the true DC master tactician. Pelosi isn’t the master tactician.
Devin Nunes- The Democrats’ impeachment trial showed that Devin Nunes got virtually everything right on the FBI scandal and with FISA abuse. Everything he got right, Schiff got wrong. Literally.
Iain Lanphier and Charles McGee- Iain was mentioned in President Trump’s State of the Union Address this way:

Iain has always dreamed of going to space. He was the first in his class and among the youngest at an aviation academy. He aspires to go to the Air Force Academy and then he has his eye on the Space Force. As Iain says, “Most people look up at space. I want to look down on the world.”

President Trump then told the rest of the story:

But sitting behind Iain tonight is his greatest hero of them all, Charles McGee, who was born in Cleveland Ohio, one century ago. Charles is one of the last surviving Tuskegee airman, the first black fighter pilots and he also happens to be Ian’s great grandfather. On December 7th Charles celebrated his 100th birthday. A few weeks ago, I signed a bill promoting Charles McGee to Brigadier General. And earlier today I pinned the stars on his shoulders in the Oval Office. General McGee, our nation salutes you. Thank you sir.

That’s what I call a history lesson!
Jenaya Davis- “The next step forward and building an inclusive society is making sure that every young American gets a great education and the opportunity to achieve the American dream. Yet, for too long, countless American children have been trapped in failing government schools. To rescue these students 18 States have created school choice in the form of opportunity scholarships. The programs are so popular that tens of thousands of students remain on a waiting list. One of those students is Jenaya Davis, a fourth grader from Philadelphia, Jenaya. Jenaya’s mom Stephanie is a single parent. She would do anything to give her daughter a better future, but last year that future was put further out of reach when Pennsylvania’s governor vetoed legislation to expand school choice to 50,000 children. Jenaya and Stephanie are in the gallery. Stephanie, thank you so much for being here with your beautiful daughter. Thank you very much. But Jenaya I have some good news for you because I am pleased to inform you that your long wait is over. I can proudly announced tonight that an opportunity scholarship has become available. It’s going to you and you will soon be heading to the school of your choice. Now I call on Congress to give one million American children the same opportunity, Jenaya has just received. Pass the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act because no parents should be forced to send their child to a failing government school.”

President Trump reminded the politicians in the House chamber what it’s all about when he said “Members of Congress we must never forget that the only victories that matter in Washington are victories that deliver for the American people.”

Delivering for the American people has become President Trump’s legacy. That’s what makes him this week’s biggest winner. Despite all of the unrighteous fights he’s had to fight, despite all of the criticism he’s taken, despite the lies that’ve gotten told about him (Think Adam Schiff’s parody), President Trump kept his eyes on what’s important. He’s rebuilt the military. He’s killed the nastiest of terrorists. He’s built the strongest economy. He’s put young people like Iain and Jenaya first.

That’s the definition of a winner. He isn’t perfect but his priorities are fantastic.

Finally, there’s some results from Iowa. Whether they’re accurate is still in question. Last night, when it became clear that the Iowa Democratic Party’s app wouldn’t work, the Klobuchar, Biden, Buttigieg, Warren and Yang campaigns delivered rah-rah speeches to fire up their supporters even though they didn’t have any results.

Later, the Sanders campaign “took it on itself to release numbers it collected from nearly 40 percent of precincts, tabulated by its campaign organizers. The Sanders campaign reports it received 29.7 percent of the vote, closely followed by former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 24.6 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in at 21.2 percent, and former Vice President Joe Biden in fourth at 12.4 percent. Sanders put those numbers out shortly after Buttigieg finished his own, seemingly triumphant speech in Iowa. The party said it would release official results Tuesday.”

Relying on a campaign’s campaign figures isn’t the smartest thing. Campaigns have been known to cherry-pick information that most favors them and omit the information that isn’t flattering to them. Still, it’s the closest thing to actual data that we’ve seen thus far.

If Sanders’ numbers are relatively accurate, Biden and Klobuchar have a reason to worry. Biden had Iowa to himself, with the exception of Buttigieg. If he had a real message, he would’ve put the state away and coasted to victory. He didn’t win with 12.4% of the vote. It was smart for Sen. Klobuchar to make her speech but reality will catch up if she doesn’t get a message fast.

This morning, President Trump weighed in via twitter:


This tweet looks totally foolish at this point:


No results 14 hours after the Caucuses started is transparency? Who knew that they’d lowered the bar that far? Is that like invisible transparency?

When it was first reported that the final CNN-Des Moines Register poll before the caucuses wouldn’t be published, the Des Moines Register issued this explanation on why it wouldn’t be published:

The Des Moines Register, CNN and Selzer & Co. have made the decision to not release the final installment of the CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll as planned Saturday evening. Nothing is more important to the Register and its polling partners than the integrity of the Iowa Poll. Today, a respondent raised an issue with the way the survey was administered, which could have compromised the results of the poll. It appears a candidate’s name was omitted in at least one interview in which the respondent was asked to name their preferred candidate.

Jazz Shaw’s article asks some important questions that stop well short of conspiracy theories:

How big would the impact have been on the final results? The sample size for the last Des Moines Register Iowa poll was 701 likely caucus-goers. Let’s say there were ten people making the calls. If one person’s font size was off, there might have been roughly 70 calls where a name was left off the list of choices. But they randomize the order of the names, so all the candidates would have missed being listed, likely less than a dozen times each. Wouldn’t that randomization balance out?

I’m not a statistician but couldn’t this be fixed by weighting the results differently? To the statisticians reading this, feel free to offer insights into this question in the comments section.

UPDATE: Powerline has an update on this story that’s worth checking out:


I won’t say that I’ll trust this information. I’ll just offer this opinion: if it’s true, then the Klobuchar campaign ends in Iowa.

The other thing worth noting is that the DMR poll is the gold standard in Iowa polling, much like the Marquette Law School poll is the gold standard in Wisconsin. We’ll still have to wait on the results but the DMR poll is usually accurate.

Last week, Sen. Klobuchar shared the co-endorsement of the NYTimes with Elizabeth Warren. Later, she won the endorsement of the Quad Cities newspaper in northeast Iowa. Unfortunately for Sen. Klobuchar’s campaign, Sen. Klobuchar didn’t win the endorsement of the only newspaper in Iowa that matters. Instead, Elizabeth Warren won the endorsement of the Des Moines Register.

In their editorial explaining their decision, DMR’s editorial board wrote “The Des Moines Register editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses as the best leader for these times. The senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts is not the radical some perceive her to be. She was a registered Republican until 1996. She is a capitalist. ‘I love what markets can do,’ she said. ‘They are what make us rich, they are what create opportunity.'”

That’s gotta sting for St. Amy. She’s been running in the Democrats’ moderate lane, where she’s thought she was competing with Joe Biden. Along comes DMR’s editorial board, who says that Elizabeth Warren is the best candidate in the race. Sen. Klobuchar, aka St. Amy of Hennepin County or St. Amy for short, must’ve been blindsided with that headline. This doesn’t help, either:

Warren doesn’t measure the health of the economy by looking at the stock market or an unemployment rate that doesn’t count the longtime jobless or chronically underemployed. She measures it by how working families are doing. Many are not doing well, and Warren seeks major reforms to help them.

A qualification: Some of her ideas for “big, structural change” go too far. This board could not endorse the wholesale overhaul of corporate governance or cumulative levels of taxation she proposes. While the board has long supported single-payer health insurance, it believes a gradual transition is the more realistic approach. But Warren is pushing in the right direction.

It’s difficult to picture Sen. Warren as a moderate, especially after this dispute:

Elizabeth Warren isn’t a moderate. Neither is St. Amy. Joe Biden thinks that we should eliminate fossil fuels so that we’re once again dependent on Middle East oil, especially from Iran. Further, each of those candidates want the US to return to the JCPOA. What part of those policy positions sounds moderate to you?

Finally, it’s thrilling thinking that Sen. Klobuchar will soon be able to spend more time focusing on her day job as Minnesota’s senior senator. Then again, it’s a little frightening thinking of her returning to being Minnesota’s senior senator.

Last night’s Democrat presidential debate got stupid fast when the moderators changed the subject to Iran. Democrats didn’t attempt to abandon the DNC’s talking points. From there, things went downhill fast.

Amy Klobuchar and Joe Biden stood out but not in a good way. Sen. Klobuchar said “Because of the actions of Donald Trump, we are in a situation where Iran is starting to enrich uranium again in violation of the original agreement. What I would do is negotiate. I would bring people together just as president Obama did years ago. And I think that we can get this done. But you have to have a president that sees this as a number one goal. I would not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.”

First, it’s stupid to negotiate if the country you’re negotiating with isn’t feeling pain or is frightened of you. When John Kerry negotiated with Iran, Iran wasn’t worried about whether their people would overthrow the regime. The product was an agreement that was so weak that the Obama administration wouldn’t submit it as a treaty for ratification. The agreement was so terrible that most Democrats opposed it.

Next, President Trump’s taking out of Gen. Soleimani triggered an uprising against the Regime, with 5 straight nights of protests against the regime. With Iran’s economy collapsing, unemployment skyrocketing, inflation hitting 50% and students having lots of time to protest, there’s reason for Iran’s regime to worry about getting overthrown.

Third, Sen. Klobuchar should pay attention to events. Yesterday, Boris Johnson announced that the British, French and Germans had taken the first step in dragging Iran back into compliance with the JCPOA:

Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday formally accused Iran of breaking the 2015 agreement that limited its nuclear program, taking the first step toward re-imposing United Nations sanctions.

The European countries started the clock running on what could be some 60 days of negotiations with Iran about coming back into full compliance with the nuclear deal. Under the agreement, if they cannot resolve their dispute, that could revive United Nations sanctions on Iran that had been suspended under the deal, including an arms embargo.

Call me crazy but I’d argue that President Trump’s strategy is working beautifully. Biden sounded almost as incoherent:

“I was part of that deal. It was working,” he said. “It was being held tightly. There was no movement on the part of the Iranian government to get closer to a nuclear weapon. And look what’s happened. We’re now isolated,” he continued. “We’re in a situation where our allies in Europe are making a comparison between the United States and Iran saying both ought to stand down, making a moral equivalence. We have lost our standing in the region; we have lost the support of our allies.

“The next president has to be able to pull those folks back together, reestablish our alliances and insist that Iran go back into the agreement, which I believe with the pressure applied as we put on before we can get done. And quite frankly, I think he’s flat out lied about saying the reason he went after [Soleimani] was because our embassies were about to be bombed,” Biden added.

That’s breathtakingly uninformed, which is dangerous for us. Biden being this uninformed gives credence to his nickname of Sleepy Joe. We can’t afford a president who isn’t paying attention to the world around him.

It’s either that Biden is uninformed or he’s unwilling to admit that President Trump’s strategy is well thought out and working. This information about the British, French and Germans accusing Iran of breaking the JCPOA didn’t happen right before last night’s debate. It was announced during Tuesday morning’s BBC Breakfast Show. That should’ve been part of these candidates’ morning briefing.

In short, the Democrats’ presidential candidates couldn’t admit that a) President Trump’s strategy is working and b) US allies are joining us in increasing pressure on the Iranian regime. This is what the Democrats’ stupidity towards Iran looks like:

God help us if any of these idiots becomes our next commander-in-chief.

When it comes to dovish presidential candidates, this year’s Democrats look more like 1972 than any other bunch of dovish Democrats. Kim Strassel’s article highlights just how leftist this year’s Democrat frontrunners are. Let’s start with Bernie Sanders’ dovishness.

Strassel writes “Voters now know that a President Bernie Sanders would not take action against Iran or other rogue regimes, no matter how many red lines they cross. Mr. Sanders will take no step that might bring us anywhere closer to ‘another disastrous war’ or cost ‘more dollars and more deaths.'” Honestly, I’m not certain Bernie would have any red lines. Thankfully, we won’t have to worry about that since he doesn’t stand a chance of winning the general election. That being said, he’s got a decent shot at winning the Democrats’ presidential nomination.

Then there’s Elizabeth Warren:

A President Elizabeth Warren would similarly offer a pass to leaders of U.S.-designated terrorist groups, at least if they have an official title. The Trump strike, she said, amounted to the “assassination” of “a government official, a high-ranking military official.”

Richard Nixon was right when he said that “the world is a terrible neighborhood to live in.” Anyone that thinks that these Democrats are prepared to be commander-in-chief is kidding themselves. People this dovish aren’t prepared for the harsh responsibilities of making difficult decisions on a moment’s notice. This interview is proof that Elizabeth Warren isn’t bright enough to be commander-in-chief:

Anyone that thinks that the US isn’t safer as a result of killing Maj. Gen. Soleimani doesn’t pass the commander-in-chief test. Sen. Warren thinks we aren’t safer now than we were 3 years ago. Right after 9/11, we were told that killing terrorists created more terrorists. After the US took out the Taliban and things settled down a little bit, we were told that the Arab street respected “the strong horse.” It’s time to stop thinking that these Democrats have a clue about national security/terrorism. They don’t. They’re idiots. The guy in the White House is the only person currently running that I’d trust with these matters. Trusting Bernie, Biden, Buttigieg or Warren with national security, terrorism or foreign policy is foolish.

Salena Zito’s latest reporting from the “middle of somewhere” is the best understanding of what’s actually happening in battleground states. The subject of Ms. Zito’s article is West Virginia as it relates to other battleground states. If you aren’t getting Ms. Zito’s e-updates, it’s time you started. They’re as essential of reading as Kim Strassel’s articles. But I digress.

The key part of the article comes where Ms. Zito writes “No one would argue seriously that West Virginia, where Trump got more than two-thirds of the vote, would ever be in play for the Democrats in 2020. But the story of its sentiments and the evolution of these voters aren’t just limited to within the state’s boundaries. In many ways, especially in their connection to place and their distrust of large government, political, and entertainment institutions, these voters are very similar to voters in rural, suburban, and exurban voters in the swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin.”

Then it goes into extended detail:

Tom Maraffa, geography professor emeritus at Youngstown State University, explained that the similarities of the voters in slow-growth metropolitan regions are striking and important to consider when trying to understand trends. He said West Virginians “share that sense of rootedness” with voters “in places like suburban Youngstown, Akron, or Ashtabula, Ohio, or suburban Erie, Pennsylvania, or Macomb County, Michigan, or Kenosha, Wisconsin.”

If Democrats don’t win back these blue collar cities and counties in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, they’ll lose this election. Period. In 2016, President Trump turned Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin from Hillary’s “blue firewall” into red states. Based on what’s happening in West Virginia, that trend is strengthening.

The premise I’m operating from is that this isn’t as much about Democrats vs. Republicans as it is about ultra-liberal nutjobs vs. sane people. Imagine the reaction of people in the audience when Vice President Biden said that coal miners should learn how to program computers:

That video says it all. Those coal miners wouldn’t walk across the street on a sunny day to vote for Biden but they’d sprint across a busy highway in a snowstorm to vote for President Trump. If Vice President Biden thinks that his reputation as a blue collar guy is enough to defeat President Trump, he’s kidding himself. A man whose job is on the verge of disappearing and whose community is falling apart doesn’t care about a politician’s reputation. That miner wants to know, first and foremost, whether that politician will be with them in their foxhole. Those miners and manufacturers know that President Trump will be with them in their foxhole.

That’s the biggest reason why President Trump will win re-election. President Trump told the people of western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan that he’d be their president and that they wouldn’t be forgotten again. That’s powerful stuff to a man who’s worrying about his community, his church and his industry.

This article isn’t rare enough. It’s the type of article I’d expect from desperate Democrats hoping and praying that nobody will notice that the economy is actually lifting all ships. Laced throughout the article are paragraphs like this:

On paper, Esther Mabior should be fine. She has a degree from Iowa State University, where she majored in economics, and lives in a city where her chosen profession, the insurance business, employs thousands of people.

But Ms. Mabior, 26, can’t find a job as an insurance adjuster. And she says her own experience is a lot like the stock market highs and the ever-expanding gross domestic product she keeps hearing about: It all looks good on the surface, but deeper down things aren’t so rosy. “There may be people doing well,” Ms. Mabior said after attending an event for Pete Buttigieg’s campaign in Des Moines over the weekend, calling herself “living proof” that as far as the economy is concerned, “it’s not that great.”

That’s the type of story that I’d call an anecdote. That doesn’t mean Ms. Mabior isn’t tell us the truth about her life. I don’t find a reason to doubt her. What I don’t find is a reason to make policy based on her testimony.

Let’s look at actual data. This is from the Atlanta Federal Reserve:

On November 25, Fed chair Jay Powell gave a speech titled “Building on the Gains from the Long Expansion,” in which he observed that “Recent years’ data paint a hopeful picture of more people in their prime years in the workforce and wages rising for low- and middle-income workers.

This is the supporting graph:

In making this point, Chair Powell used a cut of the Atlanta Fed’s Wage Growth Tracker that looks at the median annual wage growth of workers in the lowest 25 percent of the wage distribution. As the following chart shows, the lowest-paid workers have been experiencing higher median wage growth (the blue line) in the last few years than workers overall (the green line). This reverses the pattern seen in the wake of the Great Recession, when median wage growth for lower-paid workers slowed by more than for workers overall.

It’s time to reject the Democrats’ version of the economy. At the Democrats’ last presidential debate, Vice President Biden insisted that the economy wasn’t that great. Today, a Democrat strategist insisted that people were worse off thanks to higher health insurance premiums. What this strategist didn’t mention was that the Trump-GOP tax cuts put lots more money in families’ pockets so they could afford higher health insurance premiums.

It’s worth noting that every Democrat in Congress voted against the Trump-GOP tax cuts. Imagine how families would be fighting if not for the tax cuts and if President Trump hadn’t cut energy-related regulations. Those regulation cuts alone restored a dying energy industry. That, in turn, has led to rising wages for blue collar workers. The guy that’s supposed to connect with blue collar workers, Joe Biden, is regurgitating the Democrats’ spin:

“An awful lot of people, middle-class folks, are in real trouble, and they’re not at all certain about their future,” Mr. Biden said in Fairfield, Iowa, on Saturday. “So the idea that everybody’s doing well is just simply not true. The very, very wealthy are doing very, very well, but the rest are scraping along.”

If VP Biden’s speeches were rated by the Washington Post’s fact-checker, he’d get 4 Pinocchios each speech.

When she took the stage herself, Ms. Warren of Massachusetts argued that the economic recovery had failed to touch the most marginalized communities or rural areas. “Why is America’s middle class being hollowed out?” she asked. “And the answer is in who our government in Washington works for.”

Let’s see how plays with this news:

Overall, 35 percent of respondents said that economic conditions were “very good,” and 41 percent said they were “somewhat good.” According to CNN’s analysis of the data, the 76 percent net positive is the largest share of Americans to feel good about the economy since 2001, when 80 percent of those queried said things were going well.

When three-fourths of the people think that the economy is very good or somewhat good, it’s difficult selling what the Democrats are pushing. I’d rather sell ice cubes in Antarctica than talk down this economy heading into President Trump’s SOTU Address.

Biden must think that we’re dumb enough to think that Schiff and Nadler are honest. The only way Biden maintains his frontrunner status for the nomination is because the others are worse candidates than he is. Actually, that’s precisely the case.