Biden Openly Believes Obamacare’s More Important Than Every Single Constitutional Right

H/TWestern Journal.

It is sad to see Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden embarrass himself like this.

 I think he is in the early stages of dementia.

Joe Biden held a “virtual happy hour” for young people this week on social media.

It was problematic for a few reasons — and not just because of what he said about Obamacare, which was truly mindblowing.

First off, the attendance — “2800 simultaneous viewers throughout the chat,” according to CBS News reporter Bo Erickson — was really rather sad.

Any major party presidential candidate who had so few people show up to a video happy hour during the middle of a period of social distancing in which we’re all trapped at home watching “Tiger King” would fire his social media team for utter incompetence.

That number wouldn’t have been acceptable in 2000, much less 2020. I doubt, too, that it was because Biden was hosting a happy hour and he doesn’t drink. This is a clear sign that his campaign is having trouble generating excitement, particularly in the midst of the most serious pandemic in a century.

And yet, according to Erickson, the whole thing was “#lit.”

Bo Erickson CBS

@BoKnowsNews

.@JoeBiden wrapping up his first virtual happy hour w/young Americans. There were about 2800 simultaneous viewers throughout the chat.

3,420 people are talking about this

This is possibly one of the most #unlit things ever:

Bo Erickson CBS

@BoKnowsNews

.@JoeBiden wrapping up his first virtual happy hour w/young Americans. There were about 2800 simultaneous viewers throughout the chat.

In the time of corona@SeePvnk

There is a guy living on the beach that streams himself catching dirt crabs that gets 3k

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For most people who don’t want to attend a virtual happy hour with a teetotaler, which seems to be a lot of people, there was a bit of news made by Biden — namely, that he thought Obamacare is “maybe, the most important human right that anyone should have.”

“One of the proudest days of my career in the United States vice presidency was the day we passed Obamacare,” Biden said.

“You know, there’s over 100 million people with pre-existing conditions,” he continued.

“Whatever it may have been. A woman who had breast cancer. A child with Crohn’s disease. A whole range of things,” he said. “They weren’t able to get insurance before; now they cannot be denied insurance.

“Also, there’s 20 million people who never had health insurance before that have it now,” he added.

“You’re able to stay on your parents’ policies now until you’re 26 years old, which is vitally important to a generation that got kicked in the teeth” by the 2008 financial crisis.

“And so to me, it is, maybe, the most important human right that anyone should have and that is to be able to take care of your own.”

He’s going to “restore all the cuts” Republicans have made to Obamacare, in addition to “further subsidiz[ing] it.”

He also said he will “significantly drive down drug prices, significantly drive down costs.

This was a basic sketch for which he didn’t provide specifics, but anything else “is just criminal, in my opinion.”

But yes, there you go — Obamacare is apparently more important than any other right that we have.

Freedom of speechFreedom of the press? The right to privacy? The right to bear arms? Ending slavery? Anything else in the Constitution?

Health care is a service and a commodity, not a right. Obamacare was one of the worst things that’s happened to our ability to obtain it cheaply, and now Joe Biden wants to preserve the worst parts of it and augment it.

And he believes that’s a human right.

I understand Joe Biden is having a rough time of it. It isn’t just that he’s out of the spotlight right now and that his “shadow briefings” have more or less been disasters.

Watching this “virtual happy hour,” you get the impression of someone who was engaging in desperate impulses to rap with the kids despite the fact that younger liberals — much like older liberals, or in-between ones — are only supporting him because they have no better alternatives left.

That said, stuff like that doesn’t make anyone want to take him more seriously.

No “rights” were conferred by Obamacare. If anything, it took rights away — the right to not buy or not buy a service without being taxed.

You have no right to a service. To state anything else is arrant nonsense. Decidedly #unlit.

Trump Campaign Says Nearly 40% of Audience at His South Carolina Rally Were Dems, Independents

H/T Western Journal.

If they were just a small amount of sense on the DemocRat side of the aisle they would be very afraid of an election blow out.

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign suggested Monday that more than 15,000 people who attended the president’s rallies so far this year were Democrats and independents.

Roughly 16 percent of attendees at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, were black, 28 percent of the audience didn’t vote in 2016, and nearly 40 percent of them were either Democrats or independents, the Washington Examiner reported, citing campaign sources.

“We know from data gathered from rallies that a significant percentage of rally registrants and attendees have voted infrequently in federal elections, but they are motivated to come out to see President Trump,” campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told the Examiner.

“We also know that the president’s record of accomplishment on behalf of all Americans appeals to a wide swath of voters, including men and women, in all demographics, in all regions,” he said.

“He also speaks to the ‘forgotten Americans’ who politicians have left behind for decades.”

Murtaugh has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for data breaking down the percentage of people who were Democrats vs. those who identified as independents.

Data also show that 18,500 of the 67,000 people who attended Trump rallies over the last two months — or about 28 percent — were Democrats and independents.

“It is definitely a big deal,” Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin told the Examiner.

Campaign manager Brad Parscale explained in a “60 Minutes” interview in October how the president manages to collect identifying information on voters.

Most of the campaign’s success was in matching individual preferences with ad content or microtargeting his constituents.

The campaign changed “language, words, colors, changing things because certain people like a green button better than a blue button,” Parscale told CBS’s Lesley Stahl, adding that the campaign tested who would like what type of ad.

Monday’s Washington Examiner report comes after Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden won 10 Super Tuesday races in February.

South Carolina was effectively Biden’s Maginot line, or the blue wall upon which he staked his much of his 2020 presidential campaign.

Biden outpaced Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont with a projected 60 percent of the vote to take control of at least 20 of South Carolina’s 54 pledged delegates.

South Carolina was the first time in the former Delaware senator’s three presidential runs that he won a state primary or caucus.

Sanders: No Regrets for Praising Castro

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Commies of a feather flock together.

The praise of Castro will hurt him in  Florida’s primary.

 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Monday said during a Fox News town hall that he doesn’t regret praising the deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Sanders whether he regretted his praise of Castro’s “literacy program” in an interview on 60 Minutes, since it appears those comments hurt him in subsequent primaries. Sanders replied, “No.”

“Look, I have spent my entire life fighting for working people and fighting for democracy,” Sanders said. “If you check my record, I have condemned authoritarianism, whether it is in the Soviet Union, whether it is in Cuba, whether it is in Saudi Arabia.”

Sanders, who has fallen behind former vice president Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, attempted to blame the media for the backlash he received for praising Castro.

“I know it’s hard given ‘gotcha’ questions,” Sanders said. “Given the media that we deal with and everything else, you say something and people can beat up on you. I think you’ve got to tell the truth. So, if in China they’ve reduced extreme poverty, does that make me a communist who supports China? No, I’m just telling you a simple fact.”

Baier later brought up that some Democrats, including Rep. Stephanie Murphy (Fla.), criticized Sanders’s praise of Castro, prompting him to say, “Of course they did.”

“So what? I’ve got a lot of Democrats who are attacking me as well. You know that. Nothing new there,” Sanders said.

Several Florida Democrats criticized Sanders after the 60 Minutes interview, saying his comments were “ill-informed” and “insulting to thousands of Floridians.”

Trump’s So Distrusting of Pelosi That He Refuses To Even Attend Her St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

H/T Western Journal.

One way to show this psychopath who gets the last laugh.

Nancy Pelosi’s even poisoning St. Patrick’s Day.

After more than a year of unrelenting hostility from the House speaker, including the failed attempt to actually oust President Donald Trump from office, the White House has announced that Trump will not be attending the annual Capitol Hill luncheon that goes back to President Ronald Reagan’s first term.

It might seem petty, but Trump is making a very big point: Pelosi simply can’t be trusted.

In a statement on Sunday, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said Trump will skip the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon — traditionally hosted by the House speaker and typically attended by the prime minister of Ireland, according to The New York Times.

Instead, Trump will host Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar separately at the White House on Thursday, according to The Associated Press – five days before the March 17 holiday.

Deere’s statement suggested Pelosi’s behavior at other public functions was the reason for the decision.

“Since the speaker has chosen to tear this nation apart with her actions and her rhetoric, the president will not participate in moments where she so often chooses to drive discord and disunity,” the statement said. (Emphasis added.

Anyone paying attention to politics over the past year could understand that.

Since she regained the speaker’s gavel with the opening of the 116th Congress in

January 2019, Pelosi has led a party engaged in an all-out assault on the presidency.

That state of affairs reached a nadir of absurdity with the Democrats’ doomed impeachment effort – for an alleged cause that seems to get sillier as every passing day puts it further in the past.

But even after the impeachment charade collapsed, Pelosi’s venomous ways have continued.

Her decision to rip up her copy of Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4 before the applause had even stopped in the House chamber – and while television cameras were still broadcasting her every move to the entire country – made clear not only that Pelosi’s malice was unabated, but that she would use any occasion to give vent to her feelings.

Tellingly, as the AP reports, the luncheon Trump is skipping started in 1983, when then-Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill looked for a way to ease tensions with the Reagan White House.

Bitter as the political antagonism between O’Neill and Reagan was, it never reached the level vituperation as there is between Trump and the Pelosi brigades – mainly because Democrats of the Reagan years might have been liberal, but generally were nothing like the leftist mobs of today.

In a lame attempt to claim the high ground, Pelosi’s office issued a statement blaming Trump for the state of affairs.

“One would think that the White House could set petty, partisan politics aside for this historic occasion,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement, according to the AP.

Seriously?

The way congressional Democrats set aside “petty, partisan politics” when they were engaged in a naked character assassination of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2018? The way they’ve set aside “petty, partisan politics” in their shameless attempts to politicize the coronavirus outbreak and the Trump administration’s response to it?

Few events on the annual D.C. calendar rival the State of the Union for the label of “historic occasion,” but that didn’t stop Pelosi and her followers from putting their own poisonous, “petty, partisan politics” on full display.

And social media commenters knew it.

KRNV

@KRNV

President Trump is skipping an annual bipartisan luncheon hosted by Nancy Pelosi that celebrates the ties that bind the U.S. and Ireland.

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Trump to skip St. Patrick’s Day Hill luncheon, blames Pelosi

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Irish eyes at the U. S. Capitol will not smile on President Donald Trump on St. Patrick’s Day. Trump is skipping an annual bipartisan luncheon with House and Senate…

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Steve@Steve54777860

Can’t say that I blame the guy! Either Republican or Democrat she’s treated him like a criminal. 32 years she’s got to go! Term limits

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Liberty Diana ⭐️⭐️⭐️@dmills3710

President Trump Will Host Prime Minister of Ireland 3/12/2020 for Annual Shamrock ☘️ Bowl Presentation & Skip Pelosi’s St Patrick Day’s Lunch Stating She Has “Torn” Country Apart With Her Divisive Actions & Words▫️@POTUS @freedomcaucus @GenFlynn https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/she-has-torn-this-country-apart-trump-declines-invitation-to-st-patricks-day-lunch-with-scorching-letter-to-crazed-speaker-pelosi/ 

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Good for him. I’d do the same. She’s an embarrassment to USA. And to humanity. Her ongoing attacks speak volumes about her.

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Saint Gerard Magella@magaJella

Saint Patrick led the SNAKES out of Ireland – President Donald Trump is leading the RATS out of Washington DC – Nancy Pelosi is a rat —

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The irony here is that the precipitating event involves Ireland, a country that’s no stranger to the damage hate-filled politics can bring.

Conditions in the U.S. are nowhere near the state of war that existed in Ireland until the 1998 Good Friday Agreement brought a troubled end to the “Troubles,” but that’s no thanks to the Democrats who despise Trump, or to their #Resistance to even the idea of cooperating with a duly elected president.

According to the AP, presidents have missed the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon only four times in the 35 years since the tradition began, and even then, the vice president went as an understudy. Trump himself attended in the first three years of his term, but not this year.

And Vice President Mike Pence will not be attending either, the AP reported.

Trump’s making a point about Pelosi’s poison. She’s not to be trusted, and Trump knows it.

Those Sexist Democrats

H/T Town Hall.

The problem with Princess Fauxachontas is she is a liar and has the personality of a rabid raccoon.

Elizabeth Warren finally quit the race for president this week, about 2 weeks later than she should have. Better late than never, I guess.

In the wake of her withdrawal, the usual suspects in the media started doing what they always do when something impacts the left – they started trying to find something external to blame for their own actions. MSNBC and CNN panels were devoted to “what went wrong” with Warren’s promising campaign and searching for a reason she couldn’t regain the momentum she’d had earlier.

In typical liberal fashion, they looked externally, quickly settling into their “safe space” of blaming society as a whole for something completely of their own doing.

Sexism was the culprit, they declared. The country has never had a female president, and so many knuckle-dragging Americans simply can’t accept the idea of one now, or possibly ever.

There are a lot of problems with this theory, not the least of which is the only people who’ve had the chance to vote for Elizabeth Warren are Democratic Party primary voters, so it’s not the country who rejected her (or didn’t have the chance to), it was them.

Among these problems is the fact that the left-wing media stopped paying attention to her. They built her up, showering her with glowing coverage, fawning panel discussions, and more magazine covers than your average supermodel. That was early on in the race, then it was gone.

Distracted by shiny new candidates like Michael Bloomberg or others who’d over-performed their expectations like Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren faded. Like a new toy a kid plays with non-stop for a week after Christmas, then never touches again, the shine was gone.

Warren went from exciting to boring. The Simpsons made a lot of money off merchandise with “Don’t have a cow, man” emblazoned on it, but you don’t see it anymore because it got played out. Warren’s “I have a plan for that” made her the Clara Peller of 2020 – white-hot for a minute, only to burn out quickly.

Running for president requires media coverage, and Warren got it. After a while, it started to hurt her.

Even dedicated leftists couldn’t help but notice Warren’s 6-week dodge on the question of whether or not her health care plan would raise taxes on the middle class. She wouldn’t answer, and the longer she wouldn’t answer the worse she looked. Bernie Sanders came right out and said his would, Warren tried to dance around the question. Even for liberals, that wasn’t a good look.

Another problem for Warren is she’s a liar. Joe Biden is too, but Warren’s went to the very heart of who she is. Biden tells a story of being arrested in South Africa trying to visit Nelson Mandela, then “clarifies” that he was (allegedly) ushered through a different door at customs by security. His story was a lie, but insignificant from a policy perspective and relatively minor from a guy in the middle stages of dementia.

Warren told a charter school activist that her kids went to public school when her son went to private school. There’s no grey area there. She said she was fired from a teaching job for being pregnant when all the evidence indicates she quit, including an interview she’d given in the past where she said exactly that.

Then there’s her past flipping foreclosed houses and her current attacks on foreclosures, her lack of understanding as to why a father who’d saved for his child’s college might not be a fan of implicitly being called a sucker for not wanting to pay off the student loan debts of people who’d irresponsibly borrowed fortunes for unmarketable degrees.

Worst for Warren, and the thing she could never shake (even though she was never asked about it in 10 debates) was her pretending to be Native American to get jobs. Elizabeth Warren, who is so white that her camouflage in a snow storm is nudity, was touted as the “first woman of color” hired by Harvard Law School. There is no way she didn’t know this at the time, having declared herself as such on her Texas Bar Association card and contributed plagiarized French recipes to a Native American cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow,” which listed her as a Cherokee. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

None of that happened by accident. She didn’t have a good answer for it because there is no good answer for it. She started lying about it back when there was no way to disprove it, and she lied about it in places and in ways no one was likely to bother checking it. Had she not entered politics, it’s unlikely anyone would’ve noticed and she would’ve retired having gotten away with it.

But she did enter politics. And in politics, your opponents don’t care what gender you are, they want to beat you. In that sense, when her history of fraud and hypocrisy was dragged out, Elizabeth Warren was treated like every other candidate. I thought that was what the feminist movement wanted?

Of course, being treated like anyone else is not what feminists want. They want the good stuff, not the bad stuff. But you can’t get special treatment in the name of equal treatment.

In the end, Elizabeth Warren lost because Elizabeth Warren was an awful, dishonest candidate who ran as Bernie-lite. Why vote for Bernie-lite when you can just vote for Bernie?

While all the liberal journalists and pundits try to punch the feminist box on their “woke” cards by lamenting Warren’s demise as proof this country is a horrible, sexist wasteland, it’s important to remember how Amy Klobuchar got such send off when she ended her much more successful campaign. And as Democrats pledge to “do better” in the future (mostly in an attempt to retain the votes of women who only want to vote for a woman because she’s a woman), notice the relative silence over the Democratic National Committee changing the rules to exclude Tulsi Gabbard, an actual woman of color, from the next debate.

Elizabeth Warren was a failure for the same reasons so many progressive Democrats are failures – they are lying, unlikeable hypocrites willing to do or say anything to quench their thirst for power. While she claimed Bloomberg’s scalp along the way, the smoke signals were on the wall the whole time. To the extent sexism played any role in her demise, if any, it was from Democrats. They denied the rest of the country the chance to reject her for any of the other number of reasons she’s spent a lifetime giving us.

 

Tulsi Gabbard Asks Biden, Sanders to Demand DNC Allow Her on Debate Stage

H/T Breitbart.

The DNC is good at stacking the deck against a candidate they did it in 2016 against Crazy Bernie Sanders and now in 2020, they are stacking the deck against Tulsi Gabbard. 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) asked fellow presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Friday to help her get on the Arizona debate stage.

Gabbard’s request comes after the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) updated qualifications barred her from participating in the upcoming event in Phoenix, according to the Hill:

Tulsi Gabbard 🌺

@TulsiGabbard

.@JoeBiden @BernieSanders I’m sure you would agree that our Democratic nominee should be a person who will stand up for what is right. So I ask that you have the courage to do that now in the face of the DNC’s effort to keep me from participating in the debates.

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“To keep me off the stage, the DNC again arbitrarily changed the debate qualifications,” Gabbard wrote in a subsequent tweet.

“Previously they changed the qualifications in the OPPOSITE direction so Bloomberg could debate. I ask that you stand w/ me against the DNC’s transparent effort to exclude me from the debates,” she stated.

To take part in the event scheduled for March 15, candidates must have at least 20 percent of the delegates awarded up to that point, according to Breitbart News.

The report continued:

The previous debate requirement allowed a candidate to participate if he or she had a single pledged delegate. If the DNC stuck to the previous rules, Gabbard, who did not qualify for any of the debates ahead of the caucuses in Iowa and Nevada or the primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina, would have been able to participate.

The Democrat presidential candidate currently has two delegates, both from the U.S. territory of American Samoa, where she was born, according to KYMA.

Friday, the hashtag #LetTulsiDebate trended on Twitter throughout the evening, Fox News reported.

“Gabbard has not appeared on at a Democratic debate since November. She was also snubbed by CNN’s town hall series despite the liberal network inviting former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, whose polling was lower than hers,” the article said.

Following Gabbard’s request, Twitter users voiced their displeasure with the DNC’s decision to update the debate qualifications.

“I don’t particularly like your politics – but I suspect Senile Joe and Comrade Sanders are deathly afraid that you’d be seen as a much more viable candidate than them if you were up there on the stage with them,” one person wrote.

“Tulsi, you qualified, you deserve to be on that stage. I hate that the elite of the Democratic Party keeps doing this to you,” another commented.

Bernie Sanders: I’ll Drop Out if Biden Has Most Delegates at Convention

H/T Breitbart.

Sounds like Comrade Bernie is ready to roll over and play dead.

Unless something happens Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden will be the 2020 DemocRat Nominee.

Appearing Wednesday on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary if former Vice President Joe Biden has a plurality of pledged delegates heading into the Democratic National Convention.

 

A partial transcript is as follows: 

RACHEL MADDOW: If, at the end of the day, it turns out that Vice President Biden is going to have more delegates than you do heading into the convention, will you drop out?

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: Of course I’m gonna drop out; he will win. I mean, I suspect, we will run through the process, and I think people have a right to vote. But if Biden walks into the convention, or at the end of the process has more votes than me, he’s the winner.

MADDOW: And that’s true whether or not he has a majority or a just plurality?

SEN. SANDERS: Absolutely, that’s what I’ve said. Look, here’s the story, and there’s some confusion about this. Last time around in 2016, you talked about 2016, you’ll remember that before the very first vote was cast in Iowa, Hillary Clinton had 500 superdelegates at her side. She walked into the campaign with 500 superdelegates. I thought that was totally outrageous, absurd, and undemocratic. We fought very hard in the Democratic rules process to get rid of all superdelegates. That is my preference. I think it should be the decision of the people, not Washington insiders. We lost, but what we did get is not getting rid of all super delegates at the convention voting, but that on the first ballot there won’t be any superdelegates voting.