Hickenlooper ends White House bid Thursday, hints at possible Senate run in Colorado

H/T Fox News.

Another clown has exited the 2020 DemocRat Clown Car.

Coping with a struggling campaign and facing the reality that he wouldn’t make the stage at next month’s third round of Democratic presidential debates, former two-term Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ended his long-shot bid for the White House on Thursday.

“Today, I’m ending my campaign for President. But I will never stop believing that America can only move forward when we work together,” Hickenlooper said in a video released on social media and through email.

“A little over six months ago, I announced my run for President. In almost every aspect, this journey has been more exciting and more rewarding than I ever imagined. Although, of course, I did imagine a very different conclusion,” he added.

Hickenlooper’s announcement also came as he’s been facing pressure from national Democrats this summer to end his presidential campaign and jump into Colorado’s crowded Democratic U.S. Senate primary for the chance to face off next year against first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, who faces a challenging re-election.

“People want to know what comes next for me. I’ve heard from so many Coloradans who want me to run for the United States Senate,” HIckenlooper said in his video. “They remind me how much is at stake for our country. And our state.”

HInting at a possible Senate bid, he added “I intend to give that some serious thought.”

Hickenlooper, a geologist by training who started a successful brewery in downtown Denver and then served two terms as the city’s mayor before winning the governorship, announced his candidacy for president in March. But during the spring and summer he struggled to break out of the pack, outshined by candidates with bigger names and bigger campaign war chests, as well as less-known rivals who generated buzz and soared ahead of him in the polls.

Hickenlooper had a lackluster second quarter of fundraising, bringing in just $1 million during the April-June period. And six weeks ago, much of his senior staff jumped ship over differences with the candidate regarding the future of the campaign.

There also was virtually no chance Hickenlooper would reach the two Democratic National Committee thresholds – campaign contributions from 130,000 individual donors and at least 2 percent in four qualifying polls – to make the stage at the next two debates, which will be held next month and in October.

Hickenlooper focused his White House bid on his record as a governor who accomplished results by working with all sides, but who also pushed back against the leftward drift of the Democratic Party.

He was no fan of “Medicare-for-all,” telling Fox News earlier this year that “we will get to some version of single-payer, but single-payer doesn’t include getting rid of insurance companies.”

At last month’s second round of Democratic presidential nomination debates, he repeatedly took aim at rivals Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, the party’s progressive standard-bearers and biggest advocates of a government-run Medicare-for-all system that would eliminate private insurance.

In the spin room after the debate, he once again painted Medicare-for-all as unrealistic, telling Fox News “there are a lot of different ways to move this country forward. It might not be these moon shots.”

And on the Green New Deal — the sweeping proposal that aims to transform the country’s economy to fight climate change while enacting a host of new health care and welfare programs–Hickenlooper argued that the plan shouldn’t be “a litmus test that you’re either with us or wrong.”

A Democratic source familiar with Hickenlooper’s recent conversations with Senate Democratic leadership regarding a potential Senate run told Fox News on Wednesday that “the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee wants him to drop [his White House bid] and they want this recruit really badly.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous in order to speak more freely, said that at a meeting in New York City earlier this month between Hickenlooper and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the chamber, “Schumer made the point that if the governor were to run for the Senate, he would be a total hero. … The governor could be the firewall between Mitch McConnell remaining as Senate majority leader and the Democrats taking back the Senate.”

A separate source, close to Hickenlooper’s inner circle, told Fox News that “everyone has come to him and said, ‘We need you, we need you, we need you,’ and I think the message of ‘You need to do this for the sake of the country’ resonates with him.”

Hickenlooper left office in January with an approval rating nearly 20 percentage points above water. And a new poll in Colorado released this week suggested Hickenlooper would be far ahead of the rest of the already-crowded field of candidates for the Democratic Senate nomination if he were to join that race.

National Democrats view Gardner, a former congressman who narrowly defeated incumbent Sen. Mark Udall in 2014 during a wave election year for Republicans, as vulnerable.

Democrats are fighting to regain the majority in the Senate, which the GOP currently controls 53-47.

Hickenlooper’s announcement also came as he’s been facing pressure from national Democrats this summer to end his presidential campaign and jump into Colorado’s crowded Democratic U.S. Senate primary for the chance to face off next year against first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, who faces a challenging re-election.

“People want to know what comes next for me. I’ve heard from so many Coloradans who want me to run for the United States Senate,” HIckenlooper said in his video. “They remind me how much is at stake for our country. And our state.”

HInting at a possible Senate bid, he added “I intend to give that some serious thought.”

Hickenlooper, a geologist by training who started a successful brewery in downtown Denver and then served two terms as the city’s mayor before winning the governorship, announced his candidacy for president in March. But during the spring and summer he struggled to break out of the pack, outshined by candidates with bigger names and bigger campaign war chests, as well as less-known rivals who generated buzz and soared ahead of him in the polls.

Hickenlooper had a lackluster second quarter of fundraising, bringing in just $1 million during the April-June period. And six weeks ago, much of his senior staff jumped ship over differences with the candidate regarding the future of the campaign.

There also was virtually no chance Hickenlooper would reach the two Democratic National Committee thresholds – campaign contributions from 130,000 individual donors and at least 2 percent in four qualifying polls – to make the stage at the next two debates, which will be held next month and in October.

Hickenlooper focused his White House bid on his record as a governor who accomplished results by working with all sides, but who also pushed back against the leftward drift of the Democratic Party.

He was no fan of “Medicare-for-all,” telling Fox News earlier this year that “we will get to some version of single-payer, but single-payer doesn’t include getting rid of insurance companies.”

At last month’s second round of Democratic presidential nomination debates, he repeatedly took aim at rivals Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, the party’s progressive standard-bearers and biggest advocates of a government-run Medicare-for-all system that would eliminate private insurance.

In the spin room after the debate, he once again painted Medicare-for-all as unrealistic, telling Fox News “there are a lot of different ways to move this country forward. It might not be these moon shots.”

And on the Green New Deal — the sweeping proposal that aims to transform the country’s economy to fight climate change while enacting a host of new health care and welfare programs–Hickenlooper argued that the plan shouldn’t be “a litmus test that you’re either with us or wrong.”

A Democratic source familiar with Hickenlooper’s recent conversations with Senate Democratic leadership regarding a potential Senate run told Fox News on Wednesday that “the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee wants him to drop [his White House bid] and they want this recruit really badly.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous in order to speak more freely, said that at a meeting in New York City earlier this month between Hickenlooper and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the chamber, “Schumer made the point that if the governor were to run for the Senate, he would be a total hero. … The governor could be the firewall between Mitch McConnell remaining as Senate majority leader and the Democrats taking back the Senate.”

A separate source, close to Hickenlooper’s inner circle, told Fox News that “everyone has come to him and said, ‘We need you, we need you, we need you,’ and I think the message of ‘You need to do this for the sake of the country’ resonates with him.”

Hickenlooper left office in January with an approval rating nearly 20 percentage points above water. And a new poll in Colorado released this week suggested Hickenlooper would be far ahead of the rest of the already-crowded field of candidates for the Democratic Senate nomination if he were to join that race.

National Democrats view Gardner, a former congressman who narrowly defeated incumbent Sen. Mark Udall in 2014 during a wave election year for Republicans, as vulnerable.

Democrats are fighting to regain the majority in the Senate, which the GOP currently controls 53-47.

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2020 Dems’ Latest Attack on Obama: His DOJ Bungled the Michael Brown ‘Murder’ Investigation

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

First off Micheal Brown got his punk ass shot because he had attacked a police officer and was rushing toward the same officer.

I know Bathhouse Barry Obama has to be pissed having his legacy challenged by the 2020 DemocRat clowns.

Warren, Harris stand with activists against Obama officials.

Democratic presidential candidates continue to throw shade on the legacy of former President Barack Obama. They rarely criticize him by name, but many of the 2020 hopefuls have implicitly attacked Obama’s record on health care, immigration, and climate change, among other issues.

The latest example of implied criticism, courtesy of two prominent contenders, focuses on the Obama administration’s investigation into the controversial police-involved shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass) and Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) marked the five-year anniversary of Brown’s death on Twitter by asserting that he was “murdered.”

Elizabeth Warren

@ewarren

5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times. I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on.

35K people are talking about this

Kamala Harris

@KamalaHarris

Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America. His tragic death sparked a desperately needed conversation and a nationwide movement. We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equity in our justice system.

6,682 people are talking about this

That’s not what Barack Obama’s Department of Justice concluded after investigating the incident. The federal probe, in addition to the local criminal investigation presented to a grand jury, did not find sufficient evidence to pursue charges against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Brown. Both largely substantiated Wilson’s version of events that Brown reached into his police car and attempted to grab the officer’s gun.

The DOJ investigation further concluded that a central detail in the popular narrative surrounding the case — that Brown held his hands up and shouted “don’t shoot” — was likely false, and based on testimony from unreliable witnesses. The tweets from Sens. Harris and Warren suggest that Obama’s Justice Department failed to address “systemic racism” and “racial equity” in the justice system.

Zaid Jilani@ZaidJilani

It has become an article of faith for Democratic candidates that the Obama administration’s investigation and conclusion for Michael Brown’s shooting was false? https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1159902078103445507 

Elizabeth Warren

@ewarren

5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael was unarmed yet he was shot 6 times. I stand with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael. We must confront systemic racism and police violence head on.

25 people are talking about this

Obama, meanwhile, is reportedly “expressing exasperation” with the Democratic primary candidates attacking his legacyand promoting policies far to the left of those he pursued as president.

2020 Candidate Steve Bullock Declares Democrats Are ‘Well on Our Way To Losing’ 2020 to Trump

H/T Western Journal.

Unless President Trump screws the pooch on gun control he will be reelected.

Presidential hopeful and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock warned fellow Democrats at the National Press Club on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s “reelection [is] becoming more likely with each passing minute.”

Bullock made these remarks after he witnessed the 2020 presidential candidates bicker during last week’s Democratic debates.

“As I stood on that debate stage last week and then listened that next night, I saw [Trump’s] reelection becoming more likely with each passing minute,” he said, the Washington Examiner reported.

Bullock expanded on the fact that his state went for Trump in 2016. Democrats need to try to appeal to constituents in places like Billings, Montana, he said, and not just the liberals who are already going to vote for the Democratic candidate.

 

“Please permit me to take everyone out of the ‘Twitterverse’ for at least a minute and bring us back to Earth,” he said, according to Politico.

“We cannot defeat Trump’s politics of personal destruction if we practice self-destruction.”

He added, “We are well on our way to losing this election long before it ever really has started.”

The Montana governor then went into a variety of topics, like health care, that he said demonstrated the split in the Democratic Party that could cost them the election.

“I stood on that debate stage, and I could not believe that after 70 attempts by Republicans, it is now the Democrats who are calling to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Bullock said.

“If you propose abolishing private health insurance, you will lose. You will reelect Trump.”

He added that expanding health insurance to illegal immigrants would not sell in his home state and could create a magnet for more illegal immigration.

“We need border security. But we need sanity, not the vanity in securing our borders,” Bullock said. “Yet our every action can’t be that reaction to Donald Trump.”

Bullock has just 1 percent support nationwide, according to a recent Morning Consult poll. He doesn’t seem concerned and said that his success as a red-state governor will be appealing to people, according to Politico.

“I guarantee you if I’m the nominee … I’m going to carry Vermont, Massachusetts and California,” he said.

“But I wonder if the senators from Vermont, Massachusetts and California can make same that guarantee of carrying Montana, or Michigan or Wisconsin or Pennsylvania.”

 

Joe Biden: Jokes And Quotes

H/T Clash Daily.

Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden is the gift that keeps on giving.

“If we were in high school, I’d take him (President Trump) behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Gropin’ Joe Biden.

“Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun!” Joe Biden

“You’ve all seen over the last eight years what President Obama means to this country. He is the embodiment of honor, resolve, and character – one of the finest presidents we have ever had.” Joe Biden

Joe Biden wanted to punch President Trump but he couldn’t get his fist out of his… mouth.

Joe Biden has been wrong about every major foreign policy decision in the last 40 years, but Trump’s a bum?!

If Joe Biden becomes President, Obama will have his hand up Joe’s shirt, working his mouth.

Joe Biden claims to be a common man, the descendant of working stiffs. He learned well that hard work was for suckers, so he’s been in public office for 50 years.

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is a prophet. He once talked about FDR appearing on television before television was invented.

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is a fount of wisdom. He once said: “No one ever doubts that I mean what I say. The problem is I sometimes say all that I mean.”

“Foreign policy is like human relations, only people know less about each other.” The wit of Joe Biden

Joe Biden calls corruption a cancer, the essence of tyranny, serving as Vice President to the most corrupt President in American history. Joe would know!

“Most liberals think of civil liberties as their Achilles heel. It isn’t.” Joe Biden demonstrating the importance of clarity

“In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.” Joe Biden

“I know why we’re strong. I know why we have held together; I know why we are united: it’s because there’s always been a growing middle class.” Master fact blaster Joe Biden

“Just talk to me as a father – not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?” Poppa Joe Biden, defender of the rule of law

“You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt? The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.” Joe Biden, master economist

“ . . . on complicated issues, I’m going to give them straight answers. And if it takes more than three minutes, I’m going to do it.” Joe Biden

“My recollection is – and I’d have to confirm this – but I don’t recall paying any money to go to law school.” Joe Biden

“I used to say to my late wife, ‘I have great faith in the American people.’” Joe Biden (No more?)

“Reality has a way of intruding.” Joe Biden

“You never make fun of anybody with a club foot or a withered arm, but it’s open season on anybody who stutters.” Yo Joe Biden!

“I don’t say very much I don’t really think through. I know that sounds inconsistent with Joe Biden.”

“Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be Vice President of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend.” Joe Biden, team player

“People everywhere in the world are hungry for economic opportunity. And it’s about a lot more than being able to make money.” Joe Biden

“There’s only one person in this race who will be there, who’s always been there for you, and that’s Hillary Clinton’s life story.” Joe Biden

President Trump Responds To Biden ‘Poor Kids’ Gaffe: ‘Joe Is Not Playing With A Full Deck’

H/T The Daily Wire.

The more I listen to Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden the more I think he has dementia. 

President Donald Trump on Friday took aim at former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign flub earlier in the week.

On Thursday, during a campaign speech in Iowa, Biden said “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids” before a brief pause. As people started to clap, Biden added: “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it. But think how we think about it.”

The outrage over the remark from the Right was not aimed at what Biden actually said, but the fact that the media brushed the gaffe aside in a way it would never have done if it had been made by a Republican.

As Trump left the White House for a fundraiser on Friday, he told reporters that “Joe is not playing with a full deck.”

“He made that comment, I said ‘woah,'” Trump continued, according to The Hill.

Trump added of Biden: “This is not somebody you can have as your president, but if he got the nomination I’d be thrilled.”

Following Biden’s remarks, media outlets defended the former vice president, who received glowing coverage under the Obama administration and is only now receiving negative attention due to his status as the Democratic frontrunner.

NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Friday falsely claimed that the Trump campaign edited footage of Biden’s remarks, even though the footage released by Trump rapid response director Andrew Clark included what Biden said before and after the “poor kids” statement.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that Mitchell herself provided an edited version of Biden’s statements. Mediaite reported that Mitchell accused the Trump campaign of “notably” not including “the full remarks,” even though Clark’s tweet did include the full remarks – the same portion of Biden’s speech that NBC played.

Beyond the false claim regarding Clark, Mitchell defended Biden because his gaffe came “after a long day and night at the Iowa State Fair.”

Mitchell would never use such a defense for a Republican

As The Daily Wire previously reported, Biden routinely makes such “gaffes” yet is almost always protected by the media.

In 2008, during then-candidate Barack Obama’s campaign, Biden called the future African-American president “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Earlier this year, Biden praised former Sen. James O. Eastland (D-MS), who opposed civil rights and was a segregationist. Biden also praised former Sen. Herman Talmadge (D-GA), also a segregationist.

The list goes on.

 

Trump May Lose Gun Rights Supporters’ Votes

H/T Bearing Arms.

I do not think gun rights supporters will vote DemocRat nor will enough of us will set out the election.

Because we know if President Trump loses we will be a lot worse off Second Amendment wise.

A solid part of the Republican base is gun owners. While some Democrats own guns and even support gun rights, they’re a distinct minority in the gun rights community. Guns and Republicans are synonymous in a lot of people’s minds, which is why gun rights supporters were a big part of President Donald Trump’s base when he shocked the media by winning the 2016 presidential election.

However, things haven’t been all roses and daisies since then. Trump had the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives make a ruling that would classify bump stocks as machineguns to ban them without legislation. But generally, the president got a pass on it. After all, what transpired is still better than what almost happened. As a result, a lot of gun rights supporters were willing to shrug it off.

Now, in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, President Trump is once again signaling his willingness to wheel and deal on gun control legislation.

It seems that for some, it’s enough to make them reconsider voting for the president next time around.

Less than a week before calling for more gun control laws, President Trump invited boos at a massive Ohio campaign rally, warning 17,000 supporters that if Democrats reclaim power, “there is no Second Amendment.”
Within 72 hours of the rally, gunmen randomly murdered nearly three dozen people in nearby Dayton and in El Paso, Texas. And despite the campaign line, Trump called for new restrictions, outraging gun rights hardliners.
Trump told reporters that he would “certainly” bring up a semiautomatic gun ban, and pushed lawmakers to expand mandatory background checks and to allow temporary gun confiscation.
“I’ll be convincing some people to do things that they don’t want to do, and that means people in Congress,” Trump said, calling for “great legislation after all of these years.”
Michael Hammond, legislative counsel of Gun Owners of America, which claims 2 million members and supporters, said Trump risks losing both conservative and traditionally Democratic Midwestern voters.
“I am no longer committed to voting for Donald Trump,” said Hammond, who spends most of his time in New Hampshire. “I think he’s about to make his ‘read my lips’ mistake. He thinks he can do anything on the Second Amendment and gun owners will love him.”

Hammond isn’t alone. I’m seeing a lot of gun rights supporters expressing similar desires.

The National Rifle Association issued a statement regarding its continued support for the president.

In a statement, the NRA defended Trump.
“Donald Trump is the most pro-Second Amendment president in recent American history. From nominating Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, to removing the United States from the United Nations gun ban treaty, President Trump has stood strong for the rights of law-abiding gun owners,” the group said.

However, it’s important to remember that while the NRA is influential, it’s not handing down directives that gun rights supporters must obey. Trying that with gun folks would be worse than herding cats.

Of course, that also doesn’t mean Trump couldn’t get away with it either. In a post from earlier today, I wrote that polling data suggests broad support for both universal background checks and red flag laws, as well as surprising support for an “assault weapon” ban. I speculated in that post that such support was soft, but if it’s not, then Trump would appear to have little to lose.

This is especially true if his opposition is a vehement gun grabber like so many of the Democratic candidates are right now. After all, who else are you going to vote for, right?

Still, it’ll be interesting to see how this impacts the 2020 race and whether those poll numbers remain constant or not.

WATCH: Michael Moore Claims Only ONE Person Can Beat President Trump

H/T Clash Daily.

Michael Moore is delusional if he thinks Michael(Michelle)Obama can beat President Trump in  2020.

Just how nervous and desperate are the Dems getting about 2020? Some are setting their hopes on getting a ‘ringer’ to join the race.

Michael Moore had the dubious distinction of accurately reading the tea leaves when Trump spoke to the people of Michigan in their own language.

Remember Trump’s quip about Mexico and Michigan? How where you build cars and can’t drink the water have switched under Democrat oversight? The voters sure did.

Moore realized Trump was tapping into something real there and started sounding the alarm. It was too little, too late

And Moore’s worst fear came to light — a Republican presidency.

Ok, maybe it’s not his WORST fear. A calorie-restricted diet, falling into obscurity, or actually having to break a sweat to earn a living might edge out that fear. But it was certainly his political worst-case scenario.

Until now. Now he’s afraid of something even ‘worse’ — a second Trump term! And the current crop of Dem ‘contenders’ isn’t inspiring him, either. He is calling for a ‘ringer’.

You guessed it — he wants Michelle Obama to jump into the race.

Great, just what America needs most, a daily dose of Barack’s ‘bitter half’.

Fortunately for us, those of us who consume the news won’t need to worry about that nightmare scenario. (Not that we’re worried we would lose, we’re just glad she finally went away.) Michelle was asked about this very possibility by 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak for Amtrack’s magazine “the National”.

Obama described how her upbringing in Chicago and her education had shaped her. When asked if there was “even a one percent chance” that she would consider running for president, Obama was strident.

“Just between us, and the readers of this magazine—there’s zero chance,” she said. “There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.”
Source: MSN

Mike just told us that his cry for help…

… was spurned.

Hey Mike, how’s it feel to have your hopes dashed by a 12-year-old?

Since ‘your only hope’ of defeating Trump won’t be answering the call, there’s only one thing left to do. Practice saying this phrase: ‘President Trump’s second Term’.

We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.