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Much ink has been spilled over why Joe Biden’s lead in the Democratic primaries is holding. Some rightly point out that he’s a weak frontrunner. That’s definitely true. Another theory on Biden’s lead holding is that each time a new ‘flavor-of-the-month candidate’ pops up, they put in a poor debate performance.

Let’s be realistic, though. There are only 4 candidates with any sort of a shot at winning the nomination. That short list is Biden, Warren, Bernie and Kamala Harris. The rest are pretenders, potential cabinet secretaries or unserious people. Marianne Williamson, Pete Buttigieg, Corey Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, Bill de Blasio and Tom Steyer fit into that category.

Kamala Harris’s campaign is virtually dead. She had a strong first debate, which caused her stock to rise briefly. By the time of the Detroit debates, she’d lost her momentum. Then Tulsi Gabbard utterly demolished her:

Right now, Elizabeth Warren has some momentum. Will her apology to Native-Americans stop that momentum? I think it will. She’s the so-called ideas lady but her ideas are far outside the mainstream. And who can forget this moment?

If I were asked what word or term I’d use to describe that cringe-worthy moment, I’d say “Almost life-like.” Like she’s gonna come off as a regular Jane with legitimate blue collar credentials? Right!

The truth is two-fold. Biden is a weak frontrunner. Still, he’s the strongest candidate in a weak class. The rest of the candidates are essentially pretenders.

Anyone that thinks that Joe Biden’s plan to eliminate fossil fuels is smart policy hasn’t read Rep. Fred Keller’s op-ed on the subject. First, Rep. Keller highlights the fact that Vice President Biden promised to eliminate fossil fuels during the last set of Democrat debates.

Next, Rep. Keller explains what fossil fuels mean to the economic well-being of Pennsylvania families. Rep. Keller explains how many jobs would be lost if Biden’s plan became reality, how much families’ electric bills would rise and how much school funding would drop as a result of Vice President Biden’s plan. Biden insists that “We would work it out”, supposedly with the natural gas workers whose jobs would get flushed down the toilet to appease the nutty environmentalist base of the Democratic Party.

The complete elimination of fossil fuels spells more pain than just massive tax increases for working families. It means weakening our national security by eliminating our ability to be energy independent, killing a thriving energy economy and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports, and stopping investment in rural America.

Then there’s this:

For example, last year, Massachusetts was forced to import natural gas from Russia due to New York’s refusal to put in place pipeline infrastructure that can get natural gas to markets where it is needed.

Those concerned about Russian interference need to be concerned with Russia’s ability to influence our country when Americans are forced to buy natural gas from Russian gas companies and when countries like Russia have leverage to increase the price of natural gas in the winter time and turn the lights off for millions of Americans.

Biden’s idea is stupid. It isn’t questionable. It isn’t something that good people can disagree on. It’s a stupid idea. Period.

Normal Americans are getting repulsed by the behavior of politicians like Robert Francis O’Rourke, Sen. Spartacus Booker and Tim Ryan in the wake of this weekend’s mass shootings. That’s in addition to Joaquin Castro essentially threatening President Trump’s San Antonio supporters.

Robert Francis O’Rourke, in his best impersonation of being a real man, called President Trump a “white nationalist.” Sen. Booker said that it was “the president who must be ‘held responsible’,” not the shooter.

Unfortunately, this is what I expect from politicians. There isn’t a solution to be found anywhere. That’s why normal Americans, defined as people who don’t see racism motivating white people’s every action, got out to the polls and elected Donald Trump as president. They were tired of politicians of both parties not solving problems. They elected the man they saw as Disruptor-in-Chief. They elected President Trump. Thank God for that.

The MSM criticized President Trump’s Inauguration Speech, calling it dark. Now, people across this nation think it’s dark but needed. Meanwhile, the leading contender to be the Democrats’ presidential nominee, Joe Biden, plans on directly linking President Trump to the el Paso shooting:

Saying that President Trump has “fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation,” Democratic presidential primary front-runner Joe Biden on Wednesday will directly link the president to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The charges by former vice president – who will make his case during a speech in Burlington, Iowa – come on the same day as Trump travels to El Paso to visit with law enforcement, first responders and victims of the shooting, which left at least 22 people dead. The president will also stop in Dayton, Ohio, site of another mass shooting this past weekend.

The suspect in the El Paso massacre allegedly wrote a white nationalist manifesto ahead of the shootings. Biden, pointing to the president’s divisive immigration rhetoric at campaign rallies and on Twitter, will ask “how far is it from Trump’s saying this ‘is an invasion’ to the shooter in El Paso declaring ‘his attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas?'”

What a blithering idiot. It’s stunning to hear the former Vice President of the United States insist that this idiot in Texas did what he did because of something President Trump said.

Normal people understand that the El Paso shooter was a disturbed person and, it turns out, a ticking time bomb waiting for detonation. This has nothing to do with President Trump.

UPDATE: Some of President Trump’s San Antonio supporters have started criticizing Rep. Joaquin Castro, (D- TX) for outing them:

One of those Trump donors even revealed he’s also been a supporter of local Democratic lawmakers—including Castro himself. Wayne Harwell, the owner of a local real estate development company whose name appeared on the list Castro shared on Monday night, told Fox News in a phone interview that he donated money to Castro’s congressional campaign. But he suggested that after Castro outed him in a bid to shame Trump supporters, he won’t be supporting Castro anymore.

Rep. Castro probably doesn’t care. He ‘stood up’ to President Trump, which keeps him in good standing with Resist activists, which is all he wants.

Let’s be blunt about this. Rep. Castro isn’t a man of integrity. Period. Rep. Castro knows that Democrat-affiliated organizations like Antifa and other domestic terrorist organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party will likely visit these contributors for the sole reason of intimidating them for the next campaign. What’s most disgusting is that Democrats have employed this tactic since Scott Walker was Wisconsin’s governor. That was the entire purpose behind the illegal John Doe investigations.

I don’t know what’s worse. Vice President Biden is promising to take law-abiding Americans’ legal firearms. Rep. Castro is issuing veiled threats to people who’ve contributed to the campaign of a politician he doesn’t approve of. On second thought, this is easy. They’re both dirtbag losers who don’t give a damn about the Constitution.

It’s more than a little strange to read that Joe Biden won the debate, then find out that, for the second debate in a row, Biden didn’t make himself available to the press in Spin Alley. That isn’t what winners do. Confident people want another round of publicity to get their message out to another potential group of voters.

The question that can’t be ignored is the one I’ll ask here. Mr. Vice President, if you’re the winner of tonight’s debate, why aren’t you acting like the winner of tonight’s debate? Why are you employing the strategy that Hillary used in 2016? If you didn’t notice, she lost. Mr. Vice President, did you skip Spin Alley because you won only because the others on stage were more mediocre than you were?

Certainly, Kamala Harris had a difficult night after Tulsi Gabbard dismantled her:

Sen. Harris’ statement might’ve been fine as part of a stump speech. It’s foolish to think that a candidate who just attacked you will let you get away with an evasive answer like that.

Whoever wins the Democrats’ nomination won’t face John McCain or Mitt Romney on the debate stage. They’ll face a guy who smells blood in the water like a great white who hasn’t eaten in awhile. Any sense of weakness will be seized upon immediately.

Tuesday night’s debate stage didn’t have anyone on it that has a realistic shot at the nomination. Crazy Bernie and Pocahontas have no chance at the Democrats’ nomination. Tonight’s candidates had a bunch of wannabes that don’t have a chance. Watch the idiotic reply Julian Castro gave on immigration:

If Castro thinks that he’s auditioning to be someone’s running mate, he’s foolish. Anyone pushing an open borders policy is kidding himself.

At the end of the day, though, Joe Biden’s hiding strategy is foolish. He might or might not win the Democrat nomination. If he wins the Democrats’ nomination, he’ll get eaten alive by the human shark known as President Trump.

Thomas Friedman’s latest column must’ve been a difficult column to write for him. It’s one of the few columns that he’s written that I’ve actually agreed with.

For instance, Mr. Friedman was exceptionally coherent when he wrote “I was shocked that so many were ready to decriminalize illegal entry into our country. I think people should have to ring the doorbell before they enter my house or my country.” I totally agree, Mr. Friedman. I think that’s just common sense. I think it’s also just common courtesy. I wish more of your media cohorts would starting simple truths like that on a frequent basis.

Mr. Friedman’s coherent statements continued in the next paragraph when he wrote “I was shocked at all those hands raised in support of providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants. I think promises we’ve made to our fellow Americans should take priority, like to veterans in need of better health care.” Again, this isn’t complicated. It’s common sense.

Which brings us to Mr. Friedman’s lede. Friedman opens the column by saying “I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, ‘Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?'” Yes, Thomas, President Trump’s path to re-election is smoother than a baby’s bottom. On the Democrats’ stage are wannabes without any political gifting. Compared with this clown show, John Kerry might look entirely plausible.

And I was shocked by how feeble was front-runner Joe Biden’s response to the attack from Kamala Harris — and to the more extreme ideas promoted by those to his left. So, I wasn’t surprised to hear so many people expressing fear that the racist, divisive, climate-change-denying, woman-abusing jerk who is our president was going to get re-elected, and was even seeing his poll numbers rise.

That’s a polite way of saying that these Democrat candidates stink to high heaven. They’re more qualified to do burlesque than run for president. This paragraph speaks volumes:

But I’m disturbed that so few of the Democratic candidates don’t also talk about growing the pie, let alone celebrating American entrepreneurs and risk-takers. Where do they think jobs come from?

Tom, from what I’ve seen, these Democrats don’t think about jobs. They’re mostly about hating employers. You’ve criticized President Trump and that’s fair. What you haven’t done the last 5-10 years is hold Democrats accountable. You let the beast grow. Now that the Democratic Party has essentially disappeared, at least the Democratic Party you grew up in, you’re shocked to find a hideous creature ruled by The Squad.

Lest you think that Mr. Friedman is smart, I’ll disabuse you of that notion with this video:

It reminds me of Joe Biden saying that President Trump “doesn’t get it.” It’s Biden that doesn’t get it. That’s why President Trump will win re-election.

Why anyone would think that the Democrats’ presidential nominee has a fighting chance 16 months from now is beyond me. Don’t tell me about the latest polls showing Sleepy Joe Biden, Crazy Bernie Sanders or a handful of other Democrats defeating him at this point. Each of those polls comes with a fatal flaw. That fatal flaw consists of 6 words that change everything. The fatally flawed words are “if the election was held today.”

Unfortunately for Democrats, and luckily for the nation, the election won’t be held until Nov. 3, 2020. Another thing that will work in President Trump’s favor and in the GOP’s favor is what’s happening beneath the public’s radar. What’s happening beneath the public radar is Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager, building a machine. During a recent interview with FNC’s Martha MacCallum, Parscale told her that he’ll have a volunteer army of 2,000,000 people to knock on doors and man the phone banks. That’s in addition to having already built out the campaign headquarters in Washington, DC and New York City. That’s in addition to the RNC already staffing field offices in all 50 states. Newt Gingrich put it perfectly in this interview:

But I digress. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Kurt Schlichter’s latest article highlights just how foolish Democrats are:

You gotta hand it to them – it’s an innovative strategy to run for President by taking the position that your country is garbage and that its are people deplorable monsters. It’ll be interesting to see how the Democrats fare on their “America sucks!” platform. The last week has seen Team Donkey take brave stands against the flag and celebrating our military, and you would half expect them to next advocate for something insanely suicidal, like taking your health insurance or forcing you to pay for illegal aliens’ doctors. Oh wait, that happened too.

Let’s see how this is adding up. Democrats have told Americans that they’re for taking away these Americans’ employer-provided health insurance and replacing it with government-run health care. Democrats also told Americans that they want American taxpayers to pay for illegal aliens’ health care.

Joe Biden, the Democrats’ leading idiot, justified taxpayer funding of health care for illegal aliens this way:

Biden is right that a significant portion of illegal aliens came in legally. The fact that the Obama-Biden administration didn’t even attempt to fix that crisis the last 5+ years of their administration speaks to how unserious the Obama-Biden administration was on this issue. That being said, conditions at the border have dramatically changed.

Remember Larry Tribe insisting that the 2 tanks and the 2 fighting machines reminded him of the Chinese forces who mowed down peace protesters in Tiananmen Square?


Remember AOC telling dishonest reporters that CBP put “women in rooms without running water”, then telling those same dishonest reporters that those same women stuck in a room that didn’t have running water were drinking water out of toilets? If you don’t, this should help refresh your memory. Make sure to watch the video of AOC lying through her teeth.

Please explain to me why we should ever let any of these Democrats within 1,000 miles of America’s levers of control. I’d argue that AOC, Biden and Harris in charge would be a total disaster for the US. They’d be worse than Obama. PS- That’s something I didn’t think I’d hear myself say, especially with the bitter memories of the Obama-Biden administration so fresh.

Anyone that saw the videotape of Kamala Harris dismantling former Vice President Biden likely cringed when they saw it. Biden looked that discombobulated. It stripped away the veneer that Biden was the most electable candidate the Democrats could nominate in their attempt to retake the White House.

As inept as Biden looked in that exchange, he looked worse in his interview with CNN. In that interview, Biden said “While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look at what’s happening in Hungary […] look what’s happening. You think that would happen on my watch, on Barack’s watch? You can’t answer that, but I promise you it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.”

It’s breathtakingly astonishing to hear that. Can you imagine what would happen if that idiot had to negotiate a trade deal with China? Can you imagine that idiot negotiating a nuclear disarmament treaty with Kim Jung-Un? The term ‘raked across the coals’ keeps running through my mind for some reason.

This crop of Democrat presidential candidates is lacking in political talent to begin with. With nonentities like Eric Swalwell, Robert Francis O’Rourke, Marianne Williamson and John Hickenlooper on the debate stage, it’s difficult to take Democrats seriously. Throw in Bill de Blasio and Joe Biden and it’s virtually impossible to take them seriously.

It almost makes me yearn for the competence of John Kerry or the charisma of Al Gore. Remember Sen. Kerry’s global test moment:

It’s frightening to think that Biden and Kerry composed part of President Obama’s national security team. But I digress.

The Biden administration would be a disaster. The Obama administration knew that Putin planned on hacking into the 2016 election way back in 2014. That’s what’s in the Mueller Report so it isn’t opinion. The Obama administration didn’t do anything. In fact, it’s possible that they looked away while Russians tampered with our election system.

While it’s uncertain what type of effect the latest Biden gaffe will have in the short term, it’s certain that it would have a negative impact on his competitiveness against President Trump, if he gets that far.

Each week, Democrats pitch multiple messages on Trumponomics. The first attempt is telling viewers that too many people aren’t feeling the effects of the good numbers. They’re insisting that voters don’t notice the increasing wages and the tax cuts because health insurance costs have stolen the wage increases and the money from the tax cuts.

Another of the Democrats’ attempts to discredit Trumponomics is by pretending that President Obama deserves the credit for the booming economy. They point to the fact that we’ve had steady job increases under Obama. They leave out the fact that economic growth and wages were virtually stagnant under President Obama’s policies. President Obama’s supporters never mention how small business and consumer confidence have skyrocketed under President Trump’s policies.

The latest Democrat attempt is to ignore the economy altogether. This attempt will fail, too. According to Byron York’s article, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are basing their campaigns on virtue signaling:

That leaves Democrats with the task of convincing millions of Americans to vote against their economic interests, to choose a Democrat over the president, during a time of economic satisfaction.

How to do it? Some Democrats have chosen to argue that there is something so wrong with the president, that he’s a racist, or he is an agent or Russia, or he is something equally terrible, that the traditional measures of a successful presidency do not apply.

Look at Democratic front-runner Joe Biden’s entry into the race. Biden’s announcement video focused entirely on the August 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a counterdemonstrator was murdered.

“We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” Biden said. “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”

Fast-rising Democratic contender Kamala Harris chose another approach. “I know predators,” the former prosecutor said recently, “and we have a predator living in the White House.”

President Trump isn’t a predator. He isn’t the bully that Biden accused him of being, either. They’re just flailing in their attempt to pull him down to their levels. It won’t work. President Trump is still the heavyweight in the ring. Biden’s been a lightweight his entire career. That’s why former Bush and Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Biden had gotten every major foreign policy issue for the past 30 years wrong.

As shown in this videotape, Biden talks tough but he’s a lightweight:

He doesn’t lack for confidence. He’s just lacking in talent. More than exposing him on an issue, Sen Harris exposed Biden on his lack of talent.

Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit has exposed Kamala Harris as a total fraud. The DNC might as well get out the jelly because Kamala’s toast. In this video, Harris stated that she was part of the second class to get bussed:

Perhaps she thought that nobody would research that claim, which is a pretty good bet if the only media was the MSM. Fortunately for truth-seeking Americans, they can rely on the modern-day Pamphleteers, aka bloggers. Enter Mr. Hoft and the gentlemen at Powerlineblog.com. First, Mr. Hoft’s find. This is the Berkeley yearbook from 1963, the year before Sen. Harris was born:

This is the 1964 Berkeley yearbook, the year of Sen. Harris’s birth:

It’s pretty obvious that Berkeley was integrated long before Sen. Harris was that 10-year-old girl in pigtails. Next, enter John Hinderaker and Paul Mirengoff of Powerline blog. Here’s what Mr. Mirengoff wrote:

Harris presents a misleading picture of Berkeley and, implicitly, of her family’s status. A friend who graduated from college there around the time Harris depicts tells me:
Berkeley was not segregated or racist during that era. It was one of the most liberal places in the country. I’d like to learn a lot more about [Harris’] busing. I accept that she took a bus to elementary school, but I don’t think they were busing kids to various neighborhoods for racial reasons in Berkeley in 1971. Makes no sense at all to me. Her mom and dad were PhDs, and she went to India during summers to stay with her mom’s family (see Wikipedia). She makes it sound like they were poverty-stricken…or something.

So much for the issue of bussing being “personal” for Sen. Harris. That’s utter nonsense. Here’s what Mr. Hinderaker, the founder of Powerlineblog wrote on this subject:

What I think is most remarkable about this story is that the Democrats are now nostalgic for busing! Joe Biden is a villain because he opposed it decades ago, while Harris is a heroine…or a martyr…or something, because she participated in it.

But here’s the thing: in the 1970s, everyone opposed busing to achieve racial balance in public schools. Federal courts in urban areas around the country had ordered children to be bused from their homes to faraway schools to achieve a numerical, bean-counting ethnic balance in public schools. The result was a disaster: neighborhood schools were destroyed, student achievement declined, violence erupted, civil disobedience by parents of all races ensued. Finally, as I recall, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order: No more busing!

While this doesn’t change the fact that Biden had a lackluster performance Thursday night, it changes the glow surrounding Sen. Harris’s ‘moment’ in the sun. It’s now established fact that Sen. Harris’s big moment happened because she embellished, otherwise known as lying through her teeth.

Let’s see if the MSM tries propping her up after this.

Joe Scarborough thinks that the American people need to defeat Donald Trump. Apparently, the economy is too strong for too many people for his liking. Or perhaps, it’s his goal because President Trump puts the American people first. Most likely, it’s because President Trump is a fighter who won’t so-called elitists have their way.

Whatever the reason for Morning Joe’s desire to defeat President Trump, last night’s debate performances has left Morning Joe in a fretful mood. He has a right to be dismayed. What we saw last night in Miami was a policy disaster coupled with a food fight disaster coupled with the supposed frontrunner looking like a dunce more than once.

So dismayed was Morning Joe that he said “With apologies to our friends watching, last night was a disaster for the Democratic Party. My only hope is people were not watching and I will tell you why.” He’s actually right for a change. Last night was a disaster for the Democrats. Between Joe Biden looking like an old fart, Bernie telling the nation that his Medicare-for-All would raise taxes on everyone to (my personal highlight) all of the Democrats’ presidential candidates signifying that they’d stop enforcing the borders, then give health care benefits to the illegal aliens, it was a train wreck.

Then there’s this:

But Scarborough also directed his fury toward former Vice President Joe Biden for his poor debate performance, particularly for letting Sen. Kamala Harris land punches on him. “He was off his game, I must say,” Scarborough said. “It was one of the more disturbing debate performances I have seen since Ronald Reagan’s first debate in 1984.”

That’s the part that should frighten Morning Joe the most. The truth is that Joe doesn’t have game. The frightening part for Democrats is that their candidates, other than Kamala Harris, don’t have game.

Ari Fleischer got it right in this interview:

Bomb’s away!