Tag: Democrats

As 2020 Democrats launch ads for Nevada, Bloomberg homes in on Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg will release three nationwide TV ads on Tuesday morning that are laser-focused on one thing: beating President Trump, whom one ad describes as “the biggest bully of all.” The big picture: 2020 Democrats face their next electoral test on Saturday in Nevada, a state with a critical Hispanic constituency. Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar are releasing Spanish-language ads in the state, the New York Times and NBC News report. Bloomberg’s ads will play across 28 states, including Nevada and its Reno market to hit California voters near the area, campaign spokesperson ... Read more

DOJ Furor Latest To Help Democrats Hide Spygate, Undermine Elections

Another spin operation appears to be afoot to thwart Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the Russia collusion hoax and others perpetrated by high-ranking federal bureaucrats. The eye of the hurricane this weekend has focused on the Department of Justice, with news Friday that an assistant U.S. attorney declined to press charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for documented lying to federal investigators under oath. If the libs like you- and especially if you hate Trump- the law does not apply. Was true for Hillary, and now we see is true for McCabe. This makes a mockery of ... Read more

Shortage of dollars, not delegates, may sink Dems

Democrats should be watching 2020 candidates’ spending and cash flow, not their polls, to understand “more about where this race is going,” trail veteran Peter Hamby writes for Vanity Fair. Where it stands: In response to the big question of who can scale up for Super Tuesday, Bloomberg is spending the most digital and network ad money on Super Tuesday and the Rest Belt — not on early primary states, like the rest of his Democratic competitors. The big picture: Bloomberg is betting that enough exposure — through a $300m+ ad campaign and a non-traditional run that looks past the ... Read more

Senate Democrats Insist Babies Born After Abortions Should Be Left To Die

The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act is not about restricting abortions but about giving newborns a chance to survive no matter where they are born, said Sen. Ben Sasse, the bill’s lead co-sponsor, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. During the hearing, called “The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive,” Republican senators questioned why a baby born in a hospital should be treated differently than a baby born in an abortion facility. Democrats, lacking an answer, changed the subject. Thirteen committee senators heard from five female witnesses, three who shared powerful testimony and two who expressed ... Read more

The Ticket: A Historic Vote on Equal Rights, and Hopes for Gun Control

For the first time yesterday, Jennifer Wexton got to use the gavel. The freshman Democratic congresswoman from Virginia presided over a floor debate on a bill to advance the Equal Rights Amendment. “This wins the prize for the coolest thing I’ve gotten to do as a member of Congress,” she told Edward-Isaac Dovere on the latest episode of The Ticket: Politics From The Atlantic. Listen to the full episode here: Subscribe to The Ticket: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher (How to Listen) Four years ago, when Wexton was a state senator in Virginia, she saw her resolution to ratify ... Read more

Democrats Rush To Hurt Women’s Rights With Equal Rights Amendment

On Monday evening, feminist legal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg repeated her view that advocates for Equal Rights Amendment, among whom she counts herself an enthusiastic member, have to start from the beginning in the ratification process. Despite even Ginsburg’s misgivings, on Thursday, the House will vote on the question of reviving the defunct and ruinous ERA. If they choose to remove the long past-due deadline on the amendment’s ratification, they will not only be endorsing an illegitimate process that makes a mockery of Article V, but ushering in an era of enforced sex interchangeability. If you thought that the ... Read more

Democratic establishment’s angst over Sanders grows

In a mirror image of the queasiness among establishment Republicans as Donald Trump gained momentum in 2016, Democratic insiders see an increasing possibility that Bernie Sanders — a democratic socialist who tied Pete Buttigieg in Iowa and edged him in New Hampshire — will be their nominee. The state of play … There are two groups of Democratic worry: those who think he’ll be the nominee and can’t get elected (and would risk taking the House with him), and those who think he’ll be the nominee and can get elected — and would sink the economy and blow up health ... Read more

Shameless Virginia Democrats Heckle Pastor, Walk Out in Protest of His Prayer

A pastor’s biblical prayer was not only heckled but outright snubbed by Virginia Democrats in a shameless display. Democratic lawmakers in Virginia’s House of Delegates made their distaste of the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Grant Jr. clear Tuesday morning by heckling the pastor and walking out on his opening prayer. Grant’s prayer started without outrage, but that changed when the pastor warned against legislation that violates biblical principles. “I pray that you may understand that all life is precious and worthy of a chance to be born. God is a giver of life and people have no right or authority ... Read more

Democrats Default, Trump Gains – The American Prospect

The Federal Trade Commission, with a majority of Trump appointees, has just launched a full-scale investigation of abuse of monopoly power by the tech platform giants—Google, Amazon, Facebook et al. The inquiry will focus on more than 400 strategic acquisitions over a decade, which big tech companies have used to cement their monopoly stranglehold, such as Facebook’s purchase of competitors Instagram and WhatsApp. This perversion of market power was already flagrant during the Obama years, but the FTC—with a majority of Democratic appointees—did nothing. Call me cynical, but did this lapse have something to do with the fact that Silicon Valley, liberal ... Read more

Op-Ed: For Democrats Lamenting Socialism, It’s About Power

A new pattern seems to be emerging in the Democratic repertoire of endless failed attempts to destroy Donald Trump and his mass of everyday American supporters. They want their candidates to move to the imaginary “middle” by claiming they are against socialism. Democratic strategist James Carville made news recently when he said, “We’re losing our damn minds!” He groused about a few ridiculous Democratic ideas and those on which presidential candidates have been running. Specifically, he cited free college, voting from jail, and the eradication of borders completely. He didn’t mention free health care for illegal aliens, reparations for African-Americans, ... Read more