The B & B Show

That is Bloomberg and Biden…..there is a new poll in Florida and it will be a shock for some…..

Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 strategy of skipping the early states and pouring money into those that vote later appears to be paying off in the crucial swing state of Florida. A new survey from St. Pete Polls has him on top there—and the development appears to have come at the expense of Joe Biden, reports the Hill. A month ago, Biden easily led the pack at 41%, while Bloomberg had 17.3%. In the new survey, Biden has cratered to 25%, while Bloomberg has risen to 27.3%. Behind them are Pete Buttigieg (10.5%), Bernie Sanders (10.4%), Amy Klobuchar (8.6%), and Elizabeth Warren (4.8%).

“Oh my,” writes Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, noting the dramatic reversal of fortune for Bloomberg and Biden. “A few hundred million ad dollars later, Bloomberg now looks very much like a player in the Sunshine State,” he writes. “If that’s all it takes to undercut Biden, then he wasn’t ever going to survive a frontal collision with Donald Trump.” Florida Politics reports that Bloomberg has spent at least $11 million on TV ads in Florida’s big markets, while his Democratic rivals have yet to begin focusing on the state. Florida’s primary is March 17

Mikey just cannot keep his mouth shut trying to out do his fellows Dems with stupid attacks…..this time he attacks Libertarians and Unions…..

Michael Bloomberg has made it his late life’s mission to take on the National Rifle Association, calling the organization “shameful,” “dangerous” and extreme.

The problem now that he’s seeking the Democratic nomination? In his final year as New York mayor, Bloomberg compared two groups core to the Democratic base — a local faction of the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York City teachers union — to the NRA.

“We don’t need extremists on the left or the right running our police department, whether it’s the NRA or the NYCLU,” the then-mayor Bloomberg said of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in a 2013 speech in which he defended the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

A video of the remarks was obtained by POLITICO.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/16/michael-bloomberg-teachers-civil-libertarians-nra-115430

Not to worry if you do not support either candidate…..it is a month before the Florida vote and a lot can happen…..but that said Bloomberg does have a massive amount of cash on hand and can buy his way past the voters.

Biden has always used South Carolina as his firewall because of the popularity of Obama….but there seems to be a crack forming in the firewall…..

His message is uninspiring. His ground game is flawed. After Iowa and New Hampshire, they’re no longer convinced he can beat Donald Trump.

Interviews with two dozen South Carolina lawmakers, consultants and voters here suggests there are deep cracks in Joe Biden’s firewall state, where his campaign expects to turn his misfortunes around with a robust victory that highlights his broad-based support — particularly among African Americans.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/15/joe-biden-south-carolina-firewall-114862

Bloomberg just wants his money to do the talking….Biden has a feeling of entitlement….neither will do anything but let the status quo continue to rule the roost.

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After New Hampshire

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The front runners before Iowa and New Hampshire seem to be dwindling in their leadership…Warren and Biden….

Let’s start with Biden…..

Biden has done everything he can to make himself look better than all other Dems….and so far he has been a dud…a flop…..

Candidates who flame out early in presidential primaries, almost by definition, do not make history. But Joe Biden may be an exception. Biden’s presidential campaign is now almost certain to fail, but he has done more than any other candidate to shape the outcome. And the result is likely to be disastrous — for Biden’s personal legacy and political agenda.

Biden has run for president three times. He has not yet managed to finish higher than fourth in any primary or caucus. Biden may, or may not, have been a good enough politician to win a presidential campaign in his prime. He is now well past his prime. His campaigning pace is languid, his debate performances unsettling. And he hasn’t built the kind of campaign apparatus that could drag him over the finish line. He has far fewer endorsements than a traditional Establishment favorite, and his organization has underperformed in Iowa and New Hampshire.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/bidens-campaign-was-a-disaster-for-liberalism-and-his-party.html

Now Warren……

Sorry but Warren’s campaign has fallen far short from the proposal that she could bridge the gap between Bernie and the Centrists…..far short…..

Elizabeth Warren’s presidential hopes are looking dim. After a third-place finish at the Iowa caucuses, she is heading for a distant fourth in New Hampshire, with less than 10 percent of the vote. Her progressive rival Bernie Sanders is leading the Democratic primary and appears to be consolidating support from the party’s left wing. Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar are winning over college-educated women, cutting away another key part of Warren’s base. In a speech Tuesday night, the senator from Massachusetts seemed to assure supporters that she wouldn’t drop out any time soon. “We might be heading for one of those long primary fights that last for months. We’re two states in,” Warren said. But it’s unclear how, exactly, she could make a comeback at this point.

It’s a sad denouement for a once-promising candidate who seemed capable of bridging the party’s left and its establishment and who could articulate a progressive vision for the country without the baggage of referring to herself as a socialist. She laid out a sweeping agenda and injected bold policy ideas like mass student debt forgiveness and a wealth tax into the center of the race. She terrorized billionaires, who wept on television at the thought of her presidency. This fall, as she surged to a slim lead in national polls, Warren briefly seemed like a legitimate front-runner. But then, within a couple of months, it all fell apart.

https://slate.com/business/2020/02/elizabeth-warren-new-hampshire-primary-losing-why.html

Both campaigns have become dismal failures in their promises to the donors and the people…..there is a chance that Biden could pull a rabbit out of his political hat but I do not see much hope for Warren as it is today.

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My How Biden Dances

Ever since Biden entered the 2020 race there have been shots at him for his war vote in 2001…..and ever since he has been trying to make it like he voted yes but started opposing the war after that.

It gets sillier every time he starts the backpedaling…..

But he continues the lies and the MSM lets him get away with it.

While Biden and his surrogates like John Kerry continue to falsely claim that he was not for the Iraq invasion, the Sanders camp has rightly highlighted more documentation, including video, of his support for the Iraq invasion after it happened, like his statement about Bush at the Brookings Institution in July 2003: ‘The president of the United States is a bold leader and he is popular.”

But it’s the tip of the iceberg. That address to Brookings (video) itself contains brazen pro-war falsehoods, with Biden claiming that Saddam Hussein ‘violated every commitment that he made. He played cat and mouse with the weapons inspectors. He failed to account for the huge gaps in weapons declarations that were documented by UN weapons inspectors and submitted by them to the UN Security Council in 1998, and every nation in that Council believed he possessed those weapons at that time. He refused to abide by any conditions.’

It’s a pack of lies. The Iraqi government released a massive amount of information in 2002, it agreed to allow the UN weapons inspectors in well before the Congressional vote that authorized war — a vote that Biden has claimed was justifiable to give Bush a stronger hand in getting inspectors into Iraq. Additionally, the prior weapons inspection regime, UNSCOM, was ended in 1998 not because Saddam Hussein kicked them out, but because Bill Clinton ordered them withdrawn on the eve of his scheduled impeachment vote to make way for the Desert Fox bombing campaign.

Biden’s Pack of Lies About the Iraq War

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Biden And Mayor Pete

Seems the media has found the two most favorite candidates to promote…Biden which is not surprise and Mayor Pete which is a bit of a surprise until you look deeper and see that he, Pete, is of the same ilk as Biden….both are Corporatist….big money Dems….

To listen to them both and one can see that the Corporatism and militarism are going hand in hand….

Eager to hedge their bets, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg have offered merely tactical critiques of President Trump’s decision to kill Qassim Suleimani. In sharp contrast to Elizabeth Warren and especially Bernie Sanders, the gist of the responses from Biden and Buttigieg amounted to criticizing the absence of a game plan for an atrocious game that should never be played in the first place.

Many journalists have noted that only in recent days has foreign policy become prominent in the race for the 2020 nomination. But what remains to be addressed is the confluence of how Biden and Buttigieg approach the roles of the U.S. government in class war at home and military war abroad — both for the benefit of corporate elites.

Let’s be clear: More than 50 years ago, when Martin Luther King Jr. bravely condemned “the madness of militarism,” he was directly challenging those who included the political ancestors of the likes of Buttigieg and Biden — Democratic politicians willing to wink and nod at vast death and destruction, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, equivocating while claiming that the war machinery would operate better in their hands.

Biden and Buttigieg Are Showing How Corporatism and ‘the Madness of Militarism’ Go Together

Foreign policy has been sadly missing from most of the Dem debates but I have the feeling that the next on before the primaries begin will be a focused foreign policy.

Maybe then we can find some light between the so-called “centrists”…..I think not but I am open to the possibility.

Just a side note if one is thinking of a Biden vote…..40m years ago he wanted to cut social security…..

As early as 1984 and as recently as 2018, former Vice President Joe Biden called for cuts to Social Security in the name of saving the program and balancing the federal budget. Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted Biden’s record on Social Security in prosecuting the case that Biden isn’t the most electable candidate. The issue could be raised again in Tuesday night’s debate.

After a Sanders campaign newsletter continued the attack on Biden’s Social Security record, the Biden campaign complained to fact-checkers at Politifact that his comments were being taken out of context. Placed in context, however, Biden’s record on Social Security is far worse than one offhand remark. Indeed, Biden has been advocating for cuts to Social Security for roughly 40 years.

And after a Republican wave swept Congress in 1994, Biden’s support for cutting Social Security, and his general advocacy for budget austerity, made him a leading combatant in the centrist-wing battle against the party’s retreating liberals in the 1980s and ’90s.

https://theintercept.com/2020/01/13/biden-cuts-social-security/

And this is the guy that pretends he is a progressive….

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Biden Proves He Will Say Anything For A Vote

I have been saying that this country does not need another Clintonian candidate for the nomination. The media has decided that the best thing for the country is a spineless corporatist (Read….centrist)…this time it is Biden…..and to a lesser extent Mayor Pete.

But Biden will show his cowardice by saying that he might choose a GOPer as VP……

Joe Biden says he’s open to sharing the Democratic ticket with a Republican if he’s nominated, but there’s one problem: He can’t think of a suitable one. A woman at an event in New Hampshire on Monday told Biden that her 21-year-old son was wondering if he would consider a Republican running mate, CNN reports. “The answer is I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Biden said. “You know there’s some really decent Republicans that are out there still, but here’s the problem right now … they’ve got to step up.”

Biden has said he would prefer a running mate “of color and/or a different gender” and hasn’t ruled out former rival Kamala Harris or current rival Elizabeth Warren. “Whoever I would pick for vice president, and there’s a lot of qualified women, there’s a lot of qualified African-Americans. There really truly are,” he said Monday. “There’s a plethora of really qualified people.” There hasn’t been a president and vice president from different parties since the Civil War, although John McCain wanted Democrat-turned-independent Joe Lieberman as his running mate in 2008, reports Reuters. Under pressure from his fellow Republicans, he chose Sarah Palin instead.

THis does nothing to help his case to be the Dem candidate to take on Trump…..he sounds like the babbling fool the president is….and do we really want another mindless toad as president?

Typical BS from a centrist……there is NOTHING courageous about Joe Biden.

Not to worry there is Mayor Pete waiting in the wings for Biden to stumble……yet another “corporate candidate”….but I do not trust this person and I am not alone…..

Hill.TV host Saagar Enjeti dismissed South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg‘s debate performance, saying the White House hopeful shouldn’t be taken seriously as a top-tier candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic field.

“Pete Buttigieg last night asked us all to take him very seriously, and unfortunately, it was revealed that he is a fundamentally unserious candidate,” Enjeti said Friday.

“Not only from his polling with African Americans but with his dated calls for change, while not actually changing anything,” he added, pointing to Buttigieg’s campaign fundraising tactics as a prime example.

Buttigieg was a top target on Thursday’s debate stage, facing criticism over his experience and fundraising practices.

Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had the most significant clash of the night after the Massachusetts senator made a passing remark about candidates who take big-dollar donations.

“I can’t help but feel that might have been directed at me,” Buttigieg said, before defending his fundraising practices and noting that Warren also took money from large donors before launching her presidential bid.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also ripped Buttigieg over his fundraising strategy, comparing him to fellow contender, former Vice President Joe Biden.

“My good friend Joe, and he is a good friend, he’s received contributions from 44 billionaires. Pete on the other hand, is trailing, Pete,” Sanders said from the debate stage. “You only got 39 billionaires contributing.”

The attacks come amid a renewed focus on Buttigieg, who has ascended the early state primary polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

(thehill.com)

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Biden: One Term Is Enough

Contrary to popular belief this is not some anti-Trump rant but rather something that candidate Biden alluded to in a campaign stop……

Joe Biden badly wants to be president, but apparently not for eight years. The 77-year-old former vice president has indicated to aides that he would serve only a single term if elected president next fall, Politico reports. “He’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for reelection,” one campaign adviser tells the outlet, adding a public admission of this fact could paint Biden as “a good transition figure” and soothe younger voters worried that an eight-year Biden presidency would fail to usher in the sort of change they believe is needed.

Biden is keeping relatively quiet, however, as other advisers fear a claim to a one-term presidency would lessen his influence. He also doesn’t want to make a promise he can’t keep. “He’s going into this thinking, ‘I want to find a running mate I can turn things over to after four years but if that’s not possible or doesn’t happen then I’ll run for re-election,'” another adviser tells Politico.

Almost instantly the campaign had a cow….and Biden had to start what he does best'”back peddling”……

Joe Biden is pushing back against claims that he is considering a pledge to only serve one term. Biden, who recently turned 77, would become the oldest president in US history if he is elected next year—and if he won a second term, he would be 87 by the time he left office. “I don’t have plans on one term. I’m not even there yet,” the candidate told reporters in Nevada Tuesday. Deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield tweeted: “Lots of chatter out there on this so just want to be crystal clear: this is not a conversation our campaign is having and not something VP Biden is thinking about.”

Politico, citing anonymous sources in the Biden campaign, reported Tuesday that it was “virtually inconceivable” that he would seek a second term in 2024. But “this is not a conversation we are having among people who actually are running the campaign,” campaign manager Greg Schultz said Tuesday, per NBC. The BBC reports that only three presidents have made one-term pledges. James Polk and Rutherford Hayes kept theirs and declined to run for re-election. William Henry Harrison, who, at 68 years old, was the oldest president in US history when he was inaugurated in 1841, died after just 30 days in office.

I guess that was just a Biden misspeak……something that ism used to explain Biden gaffs almost daily.

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The Biden Saga

As the election approaches we are getting more and more negative stuff…..the biggest story so far is the BIden’s well the son Hunter is more like it and his dealings in Ukraine….

So to help my readers understand this story line…..maybe this would help my reader decide where to place their support…..

Just what did Joe Biden’s son do in Ukraine? Reporters are revisiting the question as Democrats continue their impeachment probe of President Trump. After all, Trump is accused of pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating Hunter Biden’s activities there. In what the Atlantic wryly calls “socially acceptable corruption,” Hunter became a director of Ukraine’s biggest natural-gas producer, Burisma, in 2014, with no prior experience and an obvious connection to President Obama’s White House. Joe Biden, then vice president, visited Ukraine in 2015 to apparently urge officials to renew their own anti-corruption crusade. Now, the complications:

  • Biden successfully pressured the Ukrainian government to fire top prosecutor Victor Shokin after he failed to properly investigate corruption—including at Burisma, per the Intercept. Biden even threatened to hold back $1 billion in US loan guarantees unless Shokin got kicked out. But Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and others claimed Biden was trying to curtail the Burisma investigation.
  • Casting doubt on the official story, the Hill says Ukraine’s top prosecutor still had cases open against Burisma in 2016. And Shokin claims in an affidavit for a European court that he was told Biden didn’t like him investigating the gas company. “The truth is that I was forced out because I was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into Burisma Holdings, a natural gas firm active in Ukraine and Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was a member of the Board of Directors,” he testified. Documents obtained by the FBI in an unrelated case show that Hunter and his business partner, Devon Archer, made $3 million in fees from Burisma.
  • “And simply fraudulent are news reports insisting that [Joe] Biden wasn’t influenced by his son’s presence on the Burisma board, because it’s impossible to know,” writes Holman Jenkins at the Wall Street Journal. “Mr. Biden, instead of insisting that Ukraine’s chief prosecutor be fired, might have insisted he prove his bona fides by reopening his dormant Burisma investigation. We just can’t know.”
  • But another former Ukrainian prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, said Friday that he didn’t know of “any possible violation of Ukrainian law” by either of the Bidens, USA Today reports. Lutsenko, who wrapped up the Burisma probe in 2017, added: “Hunter Biden cannot be responsible for violations of the management of Burisma that took place two years before his arrival.”
  • Maybe Bill Maher nailed it in a Friday tweet that urged politicians to tell their kids to get “a real job. Not a ‘consulting’ job cuz your [sic] somebody’s kid. It looks swampy.”

Keep in mind that is corruption is your thing then you must condemn ALL corruption no matter which side of the blurred aisle you sit on.

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