#23–Bill De Blasio

Holy crap!

How many more ego-centric tools want to be president?

The news has broke….NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio has thrown his hat into the fray for the nomination of the Democratic Party…..this situation is now become a joke.

Really?

Does the country need 23 candidates to choose from?  A country that cannot make up its mind whether paper or plastic!

What does he bring to the table?

Another day, another Democratic candidate. This time it’s New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who announced his 2020 campaign with a video and an appearance on Good Morning America, reports ABC News. The 58-year-old, currently in his second term, is running on a “working people first” theme. If he wins, he’ll need to do a better job managing secrecy: The Washington Post notes that his launch was revealed in advance by a sharp-eyed teenager in St. Louis. Gabe Fleisher, 17, spotted a notice from the Democratic Party in Sioux, Iowa, announcing that de Blasio would be in town Friday for the “first stop on his Presidential announcement tour.” Fleisher tweeted the news Wednesday, meaning the teen’s Wake Up To Politics newsletter scooped every other media outlet.

“There’s plenty of money in this country,” de Blasio says in his video. “It’s just in the wrong hands.” He adds that he’s a New Yorker, and “I’ve known (President) Trump’s a bully for a long time. This is not news to me or anyone here, and I know how to take him on.” De Blasio may have name recognition, but FiveThirtyEight notes that he is unpopular in his home city and has suffered some high-profile policy failures—for instance, he campaigned on a promise to curb homelessness, but New York’s shelter system has only gotten more crowded. And his liberal base wasn’t too thrilled that he tried to bring Amazon to town. “Then again, he has some debates coming up, and he isn’t a stranger to a crowded primary field, so don’t rule him out just yet,” writes Chadwick Matlin.

To me he is a typical politician…..say what he needs to get elected then do what he wants…..for instance when he was running for re-election he was asked if he would give the people of NYC a full 4 years if he won re-election……his answer was…YES!  That being the mayor was all he wanted to do.

He lied!  He will lie if in office as president.

He needs to stay put and focus on the needs of NYC…let the other 22 focus on the nomination.

Just another ego trip to clutter up the 2020 election cycle.

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Party Politics For 2020

If we look at the two parties for our political future then where do some of the more popular candidates fall?

****Below are Dem candidates and the parties that their policies favor****

Democrats • Tulsi Gabbard • Mike Gravel • Bernie Sanders

Centrist Democrats • Elizabeth Warren

Moderate Republicans • Cory Booker • Kirsten Gillibrand • Kamala Harris

Republicans • Michael Bennet • Joe Biden • Pete Buttigieg • Amy Klobuchar • Beto O’Rourke

Not one of them favor the policies of socialism regardless of what the media and idiots want you to believe.

AXIOS has done a fine job of putting together the Dem candidates and there ONE big thing…..ALL the many many candidates and their ONE BIG THING!

The field

Go to AXIOS and their coverage of the Dem candidates…..pick your favorite and check out if they have the “grit” to be the nominee….

Go deeper: A closer look at Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bennet, Julián Castro, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, Wayne Messam, Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang.

As typical candidates come and go in favor with the media…….

Mayor Pete once the darling of the media seems to losing his allure…..but let’s say he wins the nomination the first question that will be asked (not by me) is America ready for a gay president?

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that 70% of voters (including 86% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic) say they are open to electing a gay president.
The same poll also discovered, however, that only 36% of voters (including 40% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic) think the United States is ready to elect a gay president.
 
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Biden Is The Man!

Now that Biden has entered the race the MSM, all but FOX, is making him the man to be nominated…..

They push his story for him…his elections, his wife and child’s death, the house burns down, his son dies and how he handled each of these disasters.

Granted he is the guy to go to when you need someone to talk you through some personal disaster…….no one person could help more.

But I am sorry all this “story” does not make Biden uniquely qualified to be the best person for the presidency….of course that is my feeling not that of the corporate media who is firmly in Biden’s corner (at least for now)…..

As former Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 presidential race Thursday, he immediately looked past the vast field of Democratic rivals and threw down the gauntlet toward President Trump, casting the race as a “battle for the soul of the nation.”

His strategy amounts to a bet that ideology and policy matter less to Democratic primary voters than their desire for victory over a president who has upended social and political values that liberals hold dear.

I have been comparing Biden to most Repubs (those before they sold their souls to Trump) I have said that his policies are more in line with the GOP than most average Americans (those people that MSM says he appeals to most)

Recent criticism of Joe Biden for praising Dick Cheney as “a decent man” and Mike Pence as “a decent guy” merely scratches the surface of what’s wrong with the current frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. His compulsion to vouch for the decency of Republican leaders — while calling Donald Trump an “aberration” — is consistent with Biden’s political record. It sheds light on why he’s probably the worst Democrat running for president.

After several decades of cutting corporate-friendly deals with GOP legislators — often betraying the interests of core Democratic constituencies in the process — Biden has a big psychological and political stake in denying that the entire GOP agenda is repugnant.

 
I am not going to support Biden for the nomination…I do not care if he is the only one that the media thinks can beat Trump in 2020…..and as soon as the voter gets their heads out of the media’s ass they will see that he is not the one we need to put this country into a healthy state.
 
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Biden In The Lead

Last week Biden finally came out of the closet and announced his campaign for the Dem nomination……and now that he is in the lead the media will do their best to tear him down….(not that I find it reprehensible to do so)…after all he is the flavor of the day (for now)…..

To me Biden is not the candidate the country needs…he is an interventionist, anti-regulation in other words he should be a Repub…..

Joe Biden will never again be more popular than he was the day before he entered the presidential race. Still his residual appeal, a misbegotten nostalgia for the Obama years, vaulted Biden 20 points ahead of his nearest Democratic Party rivals in a Quinnipiac poll taken a few days after Biden’s announcement (in a creepy video) and his first campaign gigs, where, despite decades of service in the legislative ranks of Wall Street, he cunningly wrapped himself in the union label.

This Quinnipiac poll is almost certainly an outlier, but it must be picking up some kind of vibrations. Warren surging, Bernie plummeting. Warren has been hitting hard on new policies. Bernie is avoiding difficult issues and giving same stump speech he has for past 6 years…

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/03/roaming-charges-biden-in-plain-sight/

There are several reasons why in my opinion Biden is the wrong person to rep the DNC……and this group below offers several of the reasons why this is…….

As soon as former Vice President Joe Biden announced his run for the presidency, he drew fire from the more progressive side of the Democratic Party. Justice Democrats, a group that backs Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and other new faces in Congress, issued a tweet thread laying out why Biden is not their candidate.

“Joe Biden stands in near complete opposition to where the center of energy is in the Democratic Party today,” the group wrote April 25. “We don’t need someone who voted for the Iraq War, for mass incarceration, and for the Bankruptcy Reform Act, while voting against gay marriage, reproductive rights, and school desegregation.”

The six issues in that tweet have long been seen as Biden’s Achilles’ heel in this Democratic primary. Biden’s votes are a matter of record, but on some points, such as gay marriage, Biden switched his position.

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/apr/26/justice-democrats/biden-draws-barbs-progressive-democratic-organizat/

My concern is foreign policy and so far between the two “front runners” Biden and Bernie have differing views……

Supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden praise him as a man with extensive foreign policy experience. He’s living proof, however, that extensive doesn’t necessarily mean good.

Biden reflects the mindset of the previous generation of mainstream Democratic leaders who are out of touch with the anti-interventionist sentiments of most Americans.

“We don’t like his experience,” says Karen Bernal, theoutgoing chair of the California Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus and who supports Senator Bernie Sanders for President. “Biden is way too deferential to the military-industrial complex. I don’t see him changing.”

Biden vs. Bernie – a Foreign Policy Faceoff

Oh God the polling is never ending and the BS of the MSM is never ending….for the media needs a corporate America friendly candidate they can promote and that candidate is Biden.

Biden is in the lead by double digits as they approach the first post but he needs to watch for the other horse in the race to cut him off as they race to the finish …….(sorry I had to throw in a Derby reference)…..(that will be the first and last reference to this damn race you will hear from me)

This is a debate that few will pay attention to for this election……for me I am still supporting Tulsi Gabbard for she best reflects my outlook on our foreign policy.

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Mayor Pete Update

2020 is the year that will make history in some form or another.

First it was Beto and he announced and slowly was pushed aside by Mayor Pete and now Biden has announced and Pete is slowly being pushed aside for the flavor of the day.

Most of us hard core Leftists are waiting for Pete to stumble and he stumped a toe with a comment about trade…..

In his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg has been telling audiences that the U.S. lost six times as many jobs due to automation than trade from 2000 to 2010, according to The Washington Post. This is literally true, but for all practical purposes it is a very big lie.

The way in which it is true is that we always lose jobs to “automation,” which is known to economists as productivity growth. Productivity growth averages around 2 percent annually (it has been closer to 1 percent since 2005). If productivity grows by 2 percent, this means that we can produce the same amount of goods and services with 2 percent fewer worker hours.

https://truthout.org/articles/pete-buttigieg-trivializes-the-impact-of-trade-on-us-job-losses/

And as they say….”the beat goes on”…….

It was bound to happen sometime.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has emerged as a serious contender in the Democratic presidential primaries, had it easy for a while there — people fawned over his ability to speak eight languages and his Harvard University and military pedigree. His hopeful messaging has also resonated with many, who view Buttigieg’s rhetoric as a welcome reprieve from the divisive nature of contemporary American politics.

But the spotlight also comes with risks. A burgeoning Buttigieg backlash has begun to take shape alongside the praise. For example, The New York Times Magazine writes that Buttigieg’s famed intelligence is, in part, the result of “internetty smarts,” or an intelligence designed to appeal to people’s “vanities and prejudices,” exemplified by his ability to speak non-fluent Norwegian or his “mostly incoherent” takes on James Joyce.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/838175/buttigieg-backlash-beginning

I like his openness about most everything but on the same hand I fear he is just a conserv Blue Dog trying to muscle his way into the progressive movement.

I have written my reservations on several Dem candidates….nothing I have seen or heard has changed my thinking….so far….the one that is suffering from this game the media has to play are the women candidates….their flavor is waning in these early days.

You choose your favorite…all I can do is give my insights and hope it will help…..above all come November….please VOTE!

Is Biden The Answer?

Biden announced and now he must start in earnest to be the candidate that America needs (his words not mine)……but he is nothing more than policies of the Clinton and Obama…..corporate candidate of the first degree.

Dems need to find their candidate and not suffer at the hands like they did in 2016…..they, Dems, will NEVER regain their place among the American people it they lose twice to Donald Trump…..

But the burning question is….can Biden truly win in 2020?

Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race. His case to win the 2020 Democratic nomination is fairly simple: As Barack Obama’s two-term vice president, he’s the most familiar brand in the field. He’s ahead in the polls (it’s emphatically not a tie for the lead with Bernie Sanders; Biden’s polling is quite a bit better). He’s also the best-performing Democrat in polls against President Trump, and he gains a lot of support from Democrats on the basis of his perceived electability. And while he might not be the most liberal Democrat, that isn’t necessarily a disadvantage; roughly half of voters in the Democratic primary identify as moderate or conservative,1 which could be a plus in a field where many candidates are running to the left.

Of course, this doesn’t mean Biden’s path to the nomination is easy. Not by a long shot. But before we start to poke holes in Biden’s candidacy, let’s ruminate on his advantages a little longer. There’s a case to be made that the media — in seeking out shiny new objects like Pete Buttigieg, and in ignoring the preferences of older, more working-class and more moderate Democrats who still make up a large part of the Democratic base — is overlooking the obvious front-runner in Biden. Arguably, in fact, media elites have the same blind spots for Biden that they had for Trump. There aren’t likely to be a lot of Biden voters in most journalists’ social circles, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there.

 
My thoughts are the Biden is just a carbon copy of Hillary in policies and donors…..in other words he will be a minor Left of center president and this country has suffered at the hands of centrists for the last 50 years.
 
If you need a place to look at all the candidates….even the ones the media tries to ignore…..then look no further than USAToday interactive…….
 
 
Is Biden the answer?
 

Let’s be blunt: As a supposed friend of American workers, Joe Biden is a phony. And now that he’s running for president, Biden’s huge task is to hide his phoniness.

From the outset, with dim prospects from small donors, the Biden campaign is depending on big checks from the rich and corporate elites who greatly appreciate his services rendered. “He must rely heavily, at least at first, upon an old-fashioned network of money bundlers — political insiders, former ambassadors and business executives,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Biden has a media image that exudes down-to-earth caring and advocacy for regular folks. But his actual record is a very different story.

 
I have said that he is the big business candidate…..just another Clinton-esque candidate……

Hours after officially entering the 2020 Democratic presidential field Thursday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to head to the Philadelphia home of Comcast executive David Cohen for a big-dollar fundraiser that will reportedly be attended by Democratic lawmakers, the CEO of insurance giant Independence Blue Cross, and other high-powered party players.

Biden launched his presidential bid with a video condemning President Donald Trump’s response to the 2017 neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville and calling the 2020 election “a battle for the soul of this nation.”

“The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America America is at stake,” Biden said. “That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”

 
This just illustrates why I say he is a Corporate candidate…..
The media trope that portrays “Lunch-Bucket Joe” Biden as a regular, down-to-earth guy who cares deeply about regular folks is pure, unadulterated bullshit. His real constituents wear pinstripe suits and works on Wall Street and in corporate headquarters. They fly around in fancy private jets. And the supposed “everyman liberal” Joe Biden is their loyal apparatchik.
 
I do not support Biden and still am a Tulsi fan….for now……
 
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Yep! Biden’s In!

The MSM is just plain giddy with the news that Biden will run in 2020. They are making it a battle for the DNC…..they are making the centrists candidates the candidates of choice…..the voter is noot driving this right now….it is the media that is pushing the candidates….Biden, Pete and Beto…..women are not that important to them right now.

The MSM wants the Dems to shoot their own in this election…..

Joe Biden is finally, officially getting into the race. If you want to get a sense of how threatened other presidential aspirants feel about this, consider their own decisions. Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton joined the race this week, just a couple of weeks after his House colleagues Eric Swalwell (California) and Tim Ryan (Ohio) did the same. Beto O’Rourke, Jay Inslee, and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper entered in March, joining Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, and Cory Booker. Michael Bennet, Bill de Blasio, Steve Bullock, and Stacey Abrams are still weighing their options, so let’s safely say at least two out of four of them will go for it.

The story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary so far has been the historic size of the field, which will end up in the mid-20s before all is said and done. And the size of the field is, in large part, a reflection of how Democratic politicians view Joe Biden: as a paper tiger, whose fall will make the nomination anyone’s for the taking.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/joe-biden-2020-democrats.html

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This is an interactive look at most of the candidates…….please use it to pick your favorite…….

The Iowa caucuses are less than a year away, which means those planning to join what promises to be a crowded field of 2020 presidential candidates are beginning to formally announce their candidacies.

The field has grown to 20 Democrats with former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement on Thursday morning, and others could still join the field. 

And there is still a chance of a third-party challenge from former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

Here’s a breakdown of the people who have officially announced their candidacies so far.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/03/23/election-2020-who-candidates-president/3210287002/

This election like ALL elections is very important…….do you want more of the same or do you prefer another approach to government?

Learn the issues …..learn the candidates……do some goddamn reading!

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