What Will Democrats Destroy First: Themselves Or The Country?

H/T Town Hall.

The only way the DemocRats will get to destroy America is they win the 2020 Presidential election.

What did we just watch? Was it a political party committing suicide, or was it the country? We’ll find out next November.

That Democratic debate Thursday was something else, and by something else I mean horrifying. Not only wasn’t there a sane person on that stage, there wasn’t even a mildly crazy adult. “Bat feces crazy” comes to mind.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren didn’t miss a beat as they promised to spend more money than exists by simply “taxing the rich.” Their health care, free college, student loan forgiveness, everyone gets an electric car, peace, love, and understanding platforms only lacked giving everyone a cash-excreting unicorn. But it’s still early in the process.

Kamala Harris wants to be clear about everything, then avoids every opportunity to get specific. All the candidates have had to disavow some of their past positions for being insufficiently “woke,” but Harris has had to deny everything she’s done that brought her to this point. Being a former prosecutor would normally be a positive, people tend to like not having criminals roaming the streets. Somehow, having served law and order has become a liability in the Democratic Party – you can’t run on supporting cops in the party that hates cops. So Harris, being the only person who finds herself funny, just giggled a lot and spoke in platitudes.

Beto O’Rourke, on the other hand, spoke in his typical series of halting shouts. The cross between Napoleon Dynamite and Butthead’s faux outrage was only eclipsed by his eagerness to continue to dance a jig on the graves of El Paso’s shooting victims. I’d say he’s replaced coherent sentences with cursing and indignation, but he’s never spoken in coherent sentences and likely doesn’t know what indignation means. Someone told him he could win the nomination by calling everyone and everything racist while promising to forcibly take away the most popular rifle in the country and forgot to tell him they were joking. The drunk drivers’ campaign holds the record for setting the world’s largest pile of cash on fire. It, along with his ego, can be seen from space.

Joe Biden gave his best debate performance to date, which is a bit like celebrating your kid getting on base because he was hit by a pitch but otherwise went 0-for-4. It’s amazing how low the bar can be set for a former Vice President of the United States. Not that the job requires any abilities, which made Biden perhaps the most qualified person to have ever held it. His dentures nearly fell out, he lectured on the importance of playing records for kids, and rambled off-topic a couple of times. For him, aces!

It was considered so good for Joe because it was so bad for Julian Castro. The twin who not only split a womb but also a brain with his brother, attacked Biden for being old, repeating three times that Joe had forgotten something he’d said just 2 minutes earlier. The only problem was Castro was the one who was wrong. Oops. Castro’s resume is thinner than his short-term memory. He served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (YAWN) and Mayor of San Antonio, which is just this side of an honorary position with no power aside from wielding scissors at ribbon cutting ceremonies. He would’ve been chosen as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016 because he’s Hispanic, but he couldn’t speak Spanish well enough so she went with a white guy who could. He’s completed his Rosetta Stone Spanish courses now, and seems to be running for the second slot on any ticket based on his last name. Doubtful it’ll be Biden’s now.

Andrew Yang promised to give 10 people $1,000 per month for a year, drawn randomly from people who signed up at his website. My name wasn’t picked, so who cares?

Pete Buttigieg didn’t do himself any favors, he didn’t do any harm either. That’s a problem for him since his time as “flavor of the month” expired several months ago and he’s been relegated to top-tier of the “also-ran” category.

Cory Booker is trying to sell himself as the one candidate who lives in a poor neighborhood. But his parents were executives at IBM and he attended Stanford, Oxford, and Yale, so his “poverty” is closer to tourism and vanity than anything resembling reality. That’s is biggest problem – nothing about him is sincere if you look under the surface. The image he seeks to project to the public is as real as the imaginary friend name “T-Bone” he pretended existed and spoke about often while Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. (Seriously, check it out.)

Amy Klobuchar was on stage too. A fact I had to Google because I couldn’t remember who else was up there but knew there were 10.

One of these people will be the nominee of the Democratic Party, and whichever one ultimately falls out of the clown car needs to be taken seriously. They will have a 50 percent chance of becoming the next president. Then we’ll discover whether we watched a party destroy itself, or the country last Thursday.

Derek is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!) and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses.

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O’Rourke: El Paso Shooting Came ‘At the Invitation of Our President’

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Robert Francis O’Rourke(delusional-TX) starts his day with a giant and heaping bowl of dumbass flakes.

Calls for gun registry, licenses for every firearm, and a ‘buyback’.

 

 

Beto O’Rourke (D.) accused President Donald Trump of inviting mass shootings during an appearance Saturday at the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention.

The former Texas congressman said the El Paso shooter, who killed 22 people, was a product of America’s racist culture and Trump’s racist rhetoric.

“This person drove 600 miles with that hatred, really at the invitation of our president, and opened fire with that AK-47 on innocent people in a Walmart, killing 22 of them and grievously wounding many dozens more,” O’Rourke said.

He proceeded to demand an aggressive gun-control agenda. Listing the items of that agenda, he said the political difficulty of legislating it all would not deter him.

“A gun registry in this country, licensing for every American who owns a firearm, and every single one of those AR-15s and AK-47s will be bought back so they are not in our streets, not in our homes, do not take the lives of our fellow Americans,” he said to loud applause. “And we are going to do that together.”

Assuming the position of a much-publicized New York Times series, O’Rourke stated the country’s founding was not in 1776 but in 1619, when the first African slave was brought to North America. This was the root of the gun violence problem, he argued.

“This is a country that has been defined by foundational, systemic, endemic racism, since the very founding of this country, August 20 of 1619, the first time that a kidnapped African was brought here against his will and made to serve as a slave to build the greatness and success and the wealth of this country, which his descendants would never be able to fully participate in,” O’Rourke said.

“This is the reality of United States of America,” O’Rourke continued.

He went on to argue it was only a matter of time before Trump, who has “no honor, no morals, and no ethics,” would bring about such an attack with his rhetoric.

“Sooner or later it was going to find us. It wasn’t a matter of if, it was a matter of when,” he said.

O’Rourke continued to praise progressive social movements that he said reflect the aspiration of some in America to right historical wrongs.

“This is a country that has produced Moms Demand, this is a country that has produced March for Our Lives, this is a country that has produced the leadership that will ensure that we not only have universal background checks and red flag laws and end the sale of those weapons of war, but that we go the necessary steps further, as politically difficult as those may be,” O’Rourke said.

 

 

WATCH: Coughing, Bumbling Biden Thinks American POTUS Is Named ‘President Hump’

H/T Flag And Cross.

Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden is slowly bumbling and coughing himself out of the 2020 DemocRat nomination.

He’s getting worse by the day…

History will certainly look kindly upon President Trump’s first term in office. Of course, the media will do everything in their power to make sure it doesn’t happen.

Trump hasn’t been perfect by any means but he has accomplished a lot in just two and a half years in office.

Joe Biden doesn’t see it that way, though. He sees the presidency of “President Hump” playing out a little differently.

Biden said, “I believe history will look back at this presidency as an aberrant moment in time. But if Donald Hump — Donald Trump is reelected…Freudian slip. If Donald Trump is reelected, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation.

WATCH:

 

 

When you start at the top, there’s only one way to go.

Down.

Joe is learning that the hard way.

From Monmouth:

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former Vice President Joe Biden are currently bunched together in the national Democratic presidential preference contest. Movement in the latest Monmouth University Poll – positive for Warren and Sanders, negative for Biden – suggests the 2020 presidential nomination process may be entering a volatile stage. The poll results also suggest that liberal voters are starting to take a closer look at a wider range of candidates, while moderates are focusing on those with the highest name recognition. Another key finding that could contribute to growing volatility in the race is confusion over “Medicare for All.” Most say support for this policy is an important factor in choosing a Democratic nominee, but voters actually prefer a public option over a single payer plan.

The poll finds a virtual three-way tie among Sanders (20%), Warren (20%), and Biden (19%) in the presidential nomination preferences of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters across the country. Compared to Monmouth’s June poll, these results represent an increase in support for both Sanders (up from 14%) and Warren (up from 15%), and a significant drop for Biden (down from 32%).

LOOK:

Even MSNBC thinks Joe is losing steam – bigly.

Pete Buttigieg Wrongly Interprets Bible in an Attempt To Justify Abortion

H/T Western Journal.

Mator Pete needs to read his Bible especially Proverbs 6:16-17 King James Version

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

There is no more innocent blood than that of a baby.

Did you know Pete Buttigieg is religious? Don’t worry — if you didn’t, he’ll tell you. Repeatedly.

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s belief in the Christian deity is about as well-established as the fact that he’s a mayor.

I don’t wish to cast aspersions on Mayor Pete’s beliefs, mind you. Rather, I think they’re interesting inasmuch as the Democrats have been moving in a decidedly secular direction, both in terms of what their candidates publicly profess to believe and in the policies they support.

This can lead to some interesting contortions, as Buttigieg proved when he tried — and failed — to provide biblical support for abortion.

The South Bend, Indiana mayor was appearing Friday on “The Breakfast Club” when he decided to expound on the Christian faith, because of course he did.

There wasn’t anything particularly new about most of the appearance if you’ve followed Buttigieg’s campaign; he talked about the “rigid” faith of Vice President Mike Pence and intimated that God was actually on the Democrats’ side because “every other word that comes out of the mouth of Christ is about things like helping those in need.”

(Christ apparently left out the part about government doing this helping and taking your money to do it, but I’m sure we can fill in the blanks there.)

However, he decided to veer into abortion, “which is obviously a tough issue for a lot of people to think through morally,” he said.

And then he decided to give his biblical defense of terminating the lives of the unborn, which is about as flimsy as you’d expect: “Then again, there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently.”

He is, of course, pro-choice.

“I think, no matter what you think about the kind of cosmic question of how life begins, most Americans can get on board with the idea of, all right, I might draw the line here, you might draw the line there, but the most important thing is the person who should be drawing the line is the woman making the decision,” Buttigieg said.

Getting into that last part puts us in some thorny territory, but let’s talk about that biblical defense of abortion.

When Buttigieg talks about how there are “a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath,” what he’s most likely referring to is Genesis 2:7, in which God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

That’s Adam, of course. If Buttigieg wants to take this part of the Old Testament literally, I’d like to see him explain it to the Democratic base.

The point of that verse, I think we might agree, is that God needed to breathe life into Adam in order to get the whole thing rolling.

Genesis, of course, is the first book of the Bible. Apparently, Buttigieg didn’t read too far into the book.

Just to save him and his supporters from having to wade too deeply into it, here are a few other verses he might want to consider:

  • “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)
  • “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
  • “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Luke 1:41)
  • “From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” (Psalm 22:10)
  • “Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?” (Job 31:15)
  • “If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.” (Exodus 21:22-25)

So God knows you before you were formed in the womb and also formed your inward parts.

He has set aside dire punishments for those who harm the unborn in battle.

Do we still want to go with that whole life beginning with breath thing? Is that your final answer, Mayor Pete? Do you want to phone a friend?

It’s rather ironic that Mayor Pete is accusing conservatives — especially Mike Pence, who he’s fashioned as his bête noire even though Pence seems to have rather liked the guy, save for his opinions — of using the Bible as a book of convenience when that’s precisely what he’s doing.

One Bible verse about Adam means that life starts at birth, period.

Income redistribution is biblical because “every other word that comes out of the mouth of Christ is about things like helping those in need.”

Here’s his Godly take on climate change, too: “If you believe that God is watching as poison is being belched into the air of creation, and people are being harmed by it — countries are at risk of vanishing in low-lying areas — what do you suppose God thinks of that?”

I suppose the real question is what God thinks of using the Bible as an accessory to support your predetermined political opinions.

That shouldn’t be a hard question to answer, though.

Pollak: The Craziest Things Said at the CNN Climate Town Hall

H/T Breitbart.

One thing you can say about the DemocRats is they put their crazies front and center.

Call the Federal Elections Commission: CNN made an enormous in-kind contribution to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Wednesday evening.

Over the course of seven hours, the top ten Democratic candidates for president in 2020 committed to radical solutions to “climate change” — a problem that, assuming the worst-case scenarios are true, will result in our grandchildren being much richer than we are, instead of much much richer.

Set aside, for the moment, the appalling wastefulness of devoting seven hours — seven consecutive hours — of prime time programming to the subject.

(Theoretically, since economic inefficiency means society wastes resources that otherwise would have been allocated to more valuable uses, CNN can be accused of destroying the planet.)

Clearly, CNN wanted to make a political statement about how important it thinks climate change ought to be in the election.

Good. Given that the United States is the only country in the world that has reduced emissions over the past decade-and-a-half while growing its economy, and that the main reason is the growth of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), which Trump has supported and almost every Democratic candidate promises to ban, the only choice is to vote for the Republicans. That is, if you really care about climate change. (Otherwise you’re just putting party before planet).

That wasn’t the point CNN wanted to make. Nor was it CNN’s goal to expose the ignorance and extremism of the Democratic field.

Yet that is exactly what happened. Given 40 minutes apiece, the aspiring Democratic contenders showed that they are willing to de-industrialize the U.S. economy, put millions of people out of work, and lower the standard of living for tens of millions more, all for the sake of “science” they cannot explain and do not understand.

It wasn’t all the candidates’ fault. CNN kept making “scientific” claims that ranged from half-truths to pure baloney. Again and again, for instance, moderators suggested that Hurricane Dorian was caused by climate change, or a sign of things to come. (It isn’t.)

But give the network partial credit for noting that plans like the “Green New Deal” will hurt mining and agricultural communities. Some of the candidates barely seemed to care.

Among the worst ideas:

1. Taxing “carbon pollution.” Some called it a “carbon fee”; others called it a “carbon tax.” Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) was the only one offering a “cap-and-trade” system as an alternative. All believe that you should be paying more for fuel. None suggested making it revenue-neutral — say, by lowering payroll taxes — though South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg would redistribute the money to the poor. (Learn from California: that’s not happening.)

2. Banning fracking. With the possible exception of former vice president Joe Biden (who agreed last month at the second debate that he would “eliminate” fracking) and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro (who would back bans at state and local levels), all of the Democrats want to ban the one innovation that has made the greatest difference for our planet in the last twenty years, powered the economic recovery, and made us less dependent on the Mideast.

3. Ending oil and gas exploration and extraction on public lands. The Obama administration tried it, too. Never mind that some public lands have been specifically set aside for oil and gas development. There seems to be little thought about the impact that would have on the U.S. economy, on fuel prices, and on national security. Nor is any credit given for industry advances in environmentally-friendly technology (except as a warrant for more regulation).

4. Banning nuclear energy. Perhaps with Nevada — the fourth state in the 2020 primary contests — in mind, most of the candidates objected to nuclear energy because of challenges around nuclear waste storage. Only businessman Andrew Yang and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) offered defenses of nuclear power as a zero-emissions alternative, with Booker making the obvious argument: if you believe we need to reduce emissions quickly, nuclear is the only way.

5. Banning plastic straws, discouraging meat, eliminating incandescent light bulbs. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) admitted that paper straws are useless, but wants to ban the plastic ones anyway, based on pseudoscience. Booker, a vegan, says you can eat what you want — thanks! — but the rest want you to find another source of protein. And the candidates mocked Trump for halting the imposition of energy-efficient bulbs — seemingly ignorant of health risks.

The craziness didn’t end there. Biden blamed climate change for the cancer and the genocide in Darfur (previously thought to be the fault of Arab militias slaughtering, raping, and displacing black African civilians). Buttigieg said he would explain climate change to folks in the heartland by telling them God thought greenhouse gases were a sin. Bernie Sanders suggested global population control, encouraged by organizations that promote abortion abroad.
They all want to rejoin the Paris Climate Accords; none wants to submit them to the Senate for ratification, but several want to eliminate or evade the filibuster to pass the “Green New Deal” — the “green” socialist manifesto written by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

No compromises on the road to utopia. And plenty new material for Trump’s campaign ads.

Send a receipt to Jeff Zucker and file a form with the FEC. This one will leave a mark.

 

Month Before Demonizing Straws and Meat, Buttigieg Was Seen Enjoying Both

H/T Western Journal.

Mayor Pete like all leftist hypocrites it is you must do as I say and not as I do.

Presidential candidates can expect their every move to be scrutinized and even their tiniest gaffes exposed. They are constantly in the spotlight.

So 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, surely must be guarding his words carefully. He wouldn’t want to pull a Biden, would he?

The former vice president has received plenty of heat for his frequent gaffes on the campaign trail, but Buttigieg may have bested him in the category of “least self-aware comment.”

Appearing Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” Buttigieg fielded questions from host Alisyn Camerota about what she called the “existential” climate change crisis.

“Yes, we can all do away with our plastic straws — and I haven’t drank out of a staw for the past six months because I’m so worried about what’s happening in the ocean — but people feel helpless when it’s something that existential, so what do you do about that?” Camerota asked.

Righteous claims about renouncing straws aside, Camerota’s question was straightforward, especially in a Democratic primary race obsessed with climate change.

Buttigieg’s game plan for a response should have been simple: All he had to do was assure voters that he was the best choice to solve the “existential threat” as president.

Not so fast.

The South Bend mayor’s answer began smoothly enough as Buttigieg attempted to inspire viewers.

“We can rise to meet this [challenge] and be proud of it. That’s part of what my climate plan is about. It’s not only about all of the things we’ve got to do technologically and with regulation and so on; it’s about summoning the energies of this country to do something unbelievably hard,” he said.

Buttigieg also denounced an approach to climate change that focuses on blaming people for the “crisis.”

“See, right now we’re in a mode where I think we’re thinking about it mostly through the perspective of guilt,” he said.

But Buttigieg’s answer went from comforting to scolding in a matter of seconds as the Democratic candidate seemed to change his mind on the question of guilt.

“From using a straw to eating a burger, am I part of the problem? In a certain way, yes,” Buttigieg continued.

Watch the exchange below.

 

If people who use plastic straws are a problem, it sure doesn’t look like Buttigieg is much of a solution.

Just weeks before his CNN appearance, the mayor was photographed at the Iowa State Fair enjoying some meat-filled snacks and — you guessed it — using a plastic straw.

An Eater piece featured a series of photos showing the candidate eating “pork-chop-on-a-stick” and a “BLT bacon ball sandwich,” an item he said was his favorite treat at the fair.

Buttigieg was also captured on camera sipping on a slushie from the fair’s “do-it-yourself Slushie Factory.”

Claims of hypocrisy on the part of celebrities and politicians are nothing new, and they’re often justified.

But Buttigieg’s mistake of sipping a straw from one side of his mouth and condemning the activity from the other side may just take the cake.

 

 

 

 

 

Biden’s Healthcare Plan Could Cause Rural Hospitals To Close According To Study

H/T Clash Daily.

If Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden or any DemocRat proposes it we need to oppose it.

We can hardly wait for Biden to assure us… “if you like your rural hospital you can keep your rural hospital.”

And it will be just as true as the empty promises his ‘boss’ gave us.

One big problem with Democrats and their grandiose policies is their ignorance of how unintended consequences come into play.

“They’re in trouble,” Kirk Norris, the president and CEO of the Iowa Hosptial Association, said. “Our community hospitals are in the worst financial shape they’ve been in over 30 years.”
Source: Breitbart

One decision creates a chain of secondary and tertiary effects, and Democrats regularly fail to anticipate how negative incentives buried in their policies create results that are easily predicted by disinterested outsiders.

It happened with the $15/hr minimum wage plan.

It happened with the ‘you can keep your doctor’ claim in Obama care.

And it’s happening again with the ridiculous 2020 Democratic promises.

Feasibility studies could easily rip apart most of their pie-in-the-sky plans. Here’s a look at one that came back evaluating the crippling damage it would have on the State of Iowa.

The [Cedar Rapids Gazette] wrote that 52 rural Iowa hospitals could close under Biden’s public option plan and “rural hospitals could experience a loss of more than $476 million dollars under a public health insurance proposal.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s healthcare plan would create a “public option,” allowing a government health insurance option to compete with private health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.

…The Navigant Consulting study found that after having millions of Americans switch from their private insurance plan to the public option plan, the public option would pay hospitals at Medicare rates, which is typically lower than private insurance, and would cut rural hospitals’ revenues between $4.2 billion and $25.6 billion.

…To make matters worse for public option supporters, the study suggested that to prevent hospitals from closing under the public option system, Medicare would have to increase payments to hospitals between 40 to 60 percent above Medicare rates, which could cost between $4 and 25 billion annually depending on how many employers move employees onto the public option.
Source: Breitbart

To suggest that Iowa is uniquely the ONE state whose hospital system would take a beating like this seems… improbable.

Speaking of ‘unintended consequences’, Obama and Biden still haven’t had to answer any questions about THIS: