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Trump’s biggest impediment to winning in
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Posted By: zoidberg, 6/19/2019 1:32:20 PM

“What’s your pitch to the swing voter on the fence?” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked President Trump on Sunday. Questions of this sort are gifts to politicians, but interviewers ask them for a couple of reasons. One, they’re civic-minded. Politicians deserve the opportunity to make their cases straightforwardly — and voters deserve to hear them. Second, they save time. (Snip) Trump’s initial answer started off following the standard script. He got four words off that must have had his political advisors cheering, “Safety, security, great economy.” Ideally, this is where Trump should have stopped talking.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56 6/19/2019 1:35:25 PM (No. 101564)
Oh yeah, I forgot. All those people I've known from New York City are modest, quiet, friendly and accommodating fellows. That Trump just isn't like them Sarcasm key now OFF.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 6/19/2019 1:37:04 PM (No. 101566)
He just cant let it go. He'd have been happier with the Hilebeast.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: excalgalcg 6/19/2019 1:39:06 PM (No. 101569)
Ah yes, words from never Trumper, Jonah. Always negative.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hammondb3 6/19/2019 1:47:24 PM (No. 101575)
Trump's biggest impediment to winning is low information voters being bused to the polls in order for rich liberals to once again take advantage of poor liberals' lack of awareness and intelligence. Funny how the party that CLAIMS to be intellectually superior does not have a chance of winning any race at all were it not for the stupid people who show up to cast their votes...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: VinGoombatz 6/19/2019 1:48:47 PM (No. 101577)
By the fourth sentence, JG is telling me that Stephano... is "civic minded". Without stating it directly. Bye Bye, little JG.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Quigley 6/19/2019 1:49:53 PM (No. 101578)
Yes, that’s it, tell us mr know it all, why we should vote for your candidate.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 6/19/2019 1:52:30 PM (No. 101582)
Jonah's schtick is really getting old.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: doublesharp 6/19/2019 1:54:09 PM (No. 101584)
Jonah will be right at home at the LA Times. I am so ashamed of him.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/19/2019 1:56:25 PM (No. 101586)
I love Trump, his personalty, his fight, his family, and winning. I just cannot get enough of winning!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Catherine 6/19/2019 1:56:51 PM (No. 101587)
I guess Jonah feels he hasn't almost completely destroyed his mother's site, he'll just keep on going til he does. Personality is the last thing we look for in a president. We want real people such as Reagan and Trump. Not those who have learned mind numbing phrases that are geared to bring cheers and applause on the left.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/19/2019 2:08:59 PM (No. 101592)
Jonah... Please keep quiet. Nobody likes you!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: vrb8m 6/19/2019 2:09:22 PM (No. 101593)
I find his personality refreshing -- indeed, a much needed breath of bracing, fresh air.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Peeps 6/19/2019 2:11:45 PM (No. 101596)
One of Trump's biggest assets in winning the 2020 election is his personality. Some people are too thick to get that.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pook60 6/19/2019 2:12:30 PM (No. 101597)
I'll be the first to admit that I was not on board with Trump until late in the primary process because of his personality. But to be at a point 2-1/2 years into his presidency and have supposed conservatives this blind is maddening. I still don't care for some things about the president's personality, but some of those things are techniques he uses to get things done. It is almost miraculous what he has been able to get done under these circumstances. Any conservative with a rudimentary sense of fairness and a scintilla of observational skill should be able to figure this out. So Trump sounds more like Muhammad Ali than Thomas Jefferson. So? Trump isn't taking on Alexander Hamilton. He's got the lying Democrats and stupid establishment Rinos hyperanalyzing his every move while totally ignoring the criminality of the left. Trump has to be all about Trump because he's just about the only one with a microphone who isn't lying and misrepresenting everything he does.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/19/2019 2:13:17 PM (No. 101598)
Gasp! Did Trump do something interesting? I guess I’d better get out there and be relevant! Says Jonah Goldberg. I live in Arizona. When Janet Napolitano was governor, if Sheriff Joe Arpaio did anything that got his name or voice on the radio or television, Jane-o had her media lap-dogs put her on the air pronto! Whether she had something to say in response to Sheriff Joe, or something completely different you could bet we would be hearing something!! Anything!! from the governor before the day was over. Thank you, President Trump, for the wonderful rally in Orlando! And my thanks to those who attended. You’ve warmed my heart and irritated many.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: JediJerry 6/19/2019 2:14:47 PM (No. 101601)
I am so disappointed Jonah is a Trump Hater. I am sure his mom is too. Considering the author of the story and the publisher, I consider it as just another media effort to make pseudo-news. Too bad he has it backwards because it IS Trump's personality that is one of the greatest character traits he has that will make him just win win win again baby. Go do something important there Jonah, like hit the beach and fly a kite.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: The Remnants 6/19/2019 2:20:28 PM (No. 101604)
I was thinking, apropos of nothing, but could it be that the reason the Trump Administration accomplishes so much is because the man at the top is not a drug user. It is my experience from working in two different corporations, that the culture of a corporation reflects the man at the top. I think a good example of that maxim is the tech industry; and i do not mean the drugs, but do mean that a corporation's culture reflects the man at the top. Jonah and Byron York (according to an article posted here today) must think that none of us have pulled the plug.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: stuBdoc 6/19/2019 2:21:16 PM (No. 101605)
Number 17: I don't think his Mom is a Trump-hater, too. As the editor of this site, she would have the opportunity to reject positive articles, and that is certainly not the case. At least, I hope I'm right.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/19/2019 2:21:32 PM (No. 101606)
Golly, what a coincidence! Exactly the same problem that the author might have if he ever had the gumption to throw his hat into the ring.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: FleetUSA 6/19/2019 2:22:26 PM (No. 101607)
Jonah who?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: FleetUSA 6/19/2019 2:29:01 PM (No. 101613)
Unfortunately journalists are paid to have regular articles, not to have quality, researched pieces.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bona Fides 6/19/2019 2:43:07 PM (No. 101620)
Jonah, you'll have a few more years to whine, get your resume ready. CNN, yeah.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 6/19/2019 2:47:23 PM (No. 101626)
I love you, Jonah (in a straight sorta way, for clarification). But please let it go. Trump is an ass. But he's our ass. And he's quite the effective force because (not in spite of) being an ass.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/19/2019 2:48:51 PM (No. 101628)
Jonah is in a wildly competitive race - - with Kristol, Stephens, Noonan, Napolitano, Podhoretz, and several other eager contenders - - to see who will be the Last Japanese Soldier - - the last NeverTrumper to remain bitter and delusional. It's quite a race - - so just sit back and enjoy!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rightfromthestart 6/19/2019 2:56:54 PM (No. 101638)
Am I wrong in remembering that in 2012 one of Jonah’s biggest objections to Trump was that he couldn’t possibly win ?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/19/2019 2:57:20 PM (No. 101639)
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 6/19/2019 2:57:38 PM (No. 101640)
Uh, Jonah, your view is not the view of most people. I wish I could understand what it is that drives certain conservative commentators over the edge into this entirely irrational hatred, but it is real and it is destroying them...not Trump. Sad to see.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: chillijilli 6/19/2019 2:59:16 PM (No. 101641)
Taking a big breath and getting ready to be flamed big time. I'll say it. I agree with some of the things that JG said. He's saying what he thinks, what's the matter with that? Don't we ALL do that? Or even more importantly, SHOULDN'T we all do that? I loved the huge supportive crowd last night for his speech. But for me, I lost interest after only ~ 10 minutes. I got bored with the schtick. Over and over again, the same stuff. Apparently I'm not supposed to express my honest opinion in this salon? Do others really think THEIR opinion is more valid than mine? Why is that? Blindly accepting behavior that is unappealing to me is a little too heil-like for me, thank you very much. You are free to like it and I am free not to like it. And we're both free to say so. Trump has flaws just like everyone else. And against all odds, he's achieved some near-miracles. Still, I totally agree with Jonah that if Trump would just stay on point about his many accomplishments the media and the Demos would go crazy. Unfortunately, for some reason Trump seems unable to stop taking the bait they toss him. And I suspect many fence-sitters (and he will need their votes) agree with JG about that.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 6/19/2019 3:03:27 PM (No. 101649)
Can the moderators have writings from jonah banned from the site as non-news? or at least as an embarrassment (I hope) to his mom?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/19/2019 3:19:05 PM (No. 101674)
Trump's personality is one of his strong points considering all the backstabbers that are opposing him.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: 1976Ag 6/19/2019 3:35:17 PM (No. 101689)
It's voter fraud.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: agape 6/19/2019 3:44:56 PM (No. 101696)
JG’s definitive treatise defined with great clarity that the Nazi’s were just a crazy bunch of leftists, not completely unlike the dem party so far. The dems are moving closer every day. JG deserves thanks, which means buy the book. But, he was sorta of surrounded by Uber-liberal New Yorkers at NatReview when the stuff Trump issue was published and has lots of friends that would disown him if he saw the light. But, JG ought not think we think Bit Donald is JC personified. Certainly not so. But, for JG to pick today, after a seriously remarkable rah rah party and monster fundraiser to claim Trump’s personality is defective... is plain nuts and indicates a certain unhealthy degree of of self-abuse. Frankly, my dear,i will not be insulted regarding either my Faith or loyalty to the Constitution.. Maybe JG is trying to help BiG D. But, since JG is neither a high-wire professional or another Hamilton, his best help would be to suggest items not covered enough, priorities missed and programs that ought to die. Why not criticize the lies told by media just after the speech. Perhaps a good book on secret exculpatory evidence liberals have hidden in famous czses or the three FBI attempts at Coups. Remember, the only examples of perpetual motion and supernaturally long life have been ineffective government programs. (And lawyers lips)
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Reply 34 - Posted by: MEMcL 6/19/2019 3:46:40 PM (No. 101697)
I love, no, LOVE President Trump"s personality! He is straight forward and unequivocal in his answers. How hypocritical to hear people "shocked" by his language! "Hell" is too crass for them? Have you listened to the music and videos and social media these days? Vulgar and crude. Trump is brash, and that is a good thing. He is grinding it out for all of us, and when I hear this type of criticism, I realize that the critics have nothing to hang their hat they criticize "style." I like Tucker too, but it makes me so mad that he always "qualifies" his statements about Trump. He says things like: "Trump, for all his faults, ......." or, "You may not like Trump for good reasons, but....or, "This is at least ONE thing that he has done right..." I think Tucker is a Never-Trumper who recognizes intellectually that the President is doing a good job, but can't get off that anti-Trump wagon. If he continues with this, he will lose me as a viewer. I don't like always having to be ready for an attack! And, Johah got in tight with the prissy, intellectually-superior Conservatives who formed a bond against the Man of the People, and he can't jump off that bandwagon. We all know, remember and disparage his unrelenting attacks on OUR choice, so he has no strategies for backing down now. Sad..
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Strike3 6/19/2019 3:55:55 PM (No. 101707)
Exactly 180 degrees off, Jonah, AS USUAL.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: AltaD 6/19/2019 4:08:35 PM (No. 101718)
Donald Trump's personality was a huge turnoff for me during the 2016 primary season. He was not my first, second or even third choice but when it was Trump vs. Hillary I decided to overlook his personality and hope for the best. Next time around I won't have to "hope for the best", he has proven that he is the best person for the job.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: red1066 6/19/2019 4:18:41 PM (No. 101723)
Trump's personality is exactly why he was elected in 2016. Goldberg hasn't been right about anything for years. When Trump won in 2016, he made a left turn and hasn't recovered from it.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: armywife85 6/19/2019 4:37:23 PM (No. 101739)
The establishment, media and the libs still don't get it. President Trump is where he is because of who he is and how he "acts" as they say. We love the fighter. We love having a President that isn't a politician, we love having a President that LOVES this country and doesn't speak ill of her, We love having a President that will take on the old guard in Washington.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Holeymoses 6/19/2019 4:45:39 PM (No. 101744)
Yes, Jonah, we yearn for the insincerity and shrill voice of a crooked old hag, wise to the ways of criminality and contemptuous of the people she is suppose to be serving. But in truth, many of us love our President's rough diamond ways, his tweets that are arrowed to us, his public, and his kind heart. Sorry guy!
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Rightfromthestart 6/19/2019 5:14:58 PM (No. 101760)
Of course I meant 2016, doesn’t seem to be a way to edit.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: StormCnter 6/19/2019 5:18:52 PM (No. 101765)
Jonah Goldberg makes a good point, but only the independents and/or undecideds will pay attention. President Trump has accomplished much. He deserves sincere applause for that. But, I believe there could have been more if he could sacrifice some of his more injudicious comments. Cut back the ridicule and name-calling. Rest the Twitter jibes occasionally, Sir, and please stop whining about criticisms against you. Let your actions and accomplishments speak. Let your supporters tout them. Let the RNC make supportive videos. Give the Jonahs of our political world a chance to like you. Allow us to reelect you.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/19/2019 5:22:30 PM (No. 101767)
Trump had a wry sense of humor. He’s hilarious. Some people just cannot grok.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: FormerDem 6/19/2019 5:23:47 PM (No. 101768)
I like his personality and I think he has good manners - namely, he puts others at ease, he never punches down, he stands fast for the weak, he is funny, and he does not show off in real ways.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: msjena 6/19/2019 5:24:14 PM (No. 101769)
You know what they say--if you can't change someone, change yourself. Trump is who he is. He isn't going to change. It's get on the Trump train or get left behind.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/19/2019 5:32:56 PM (No. 101779)
About 20,000 people in Florida would strongly disagree Jonah. Meanwhile YOUR personality is of one obsessed to the detriment of their mental health.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: David Key 6/19/2019 6:30:55 PM (No. 101822)
I like Jonah, have followed him for years, but.....He's like every other never Trumper. Sometimes you just can't see the trees or the forest for you own prejudices. He doesn't like Trump's style and personality. We get it a lot of people have problems with a lot of other people because there's a personality conflict. What they don't seem to even attempt to understand is that we are sick and tired of Slick Willie, and Slick O'ster's ability to shuck and jive us. Trump has faced slings and arrows like nobody since Lincoln. He kept more of his promises than the last three Republican administrations combined. He also fights back which is more than the last three Republican administrations combined.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: udanja99 6/19/2019 6:38:22 PM (No. 101828)
I wonder how much Jonah likes his investment portfolio these days. I sure like mine, thanks to President Trump and his magic wand.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: kreeger 6/19/2019 7:23:27 PM (No. 101846)
Nice change in tone from his scorched earth days as a NeverTrumper. It seemed a constructive article with some valid points. The President too often crosses the line from revving up the base to turning off swing voters with his bellicosity. He should stop compensating for his inarticulateness with smash mouth insults. He needs to take a few lessons from Nigel Farage.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Sunhan65 6/19/2019 11:35:50 PM (No. 101975)
#29, I'm always grateful for your candor, even when I don't agree with your position. As a long-standing and valued contributor on this site, you have every right to state your views without being flamed. The truth is that men and women of good faith and conservative views took divergent positions on Trump during his hunt for the nomination. Some of my favorite L-Dotters opposed him. However, most supported Trump once he was nominated, and almost all of them support him now as President. The same cannot be said for the conservative commentators in NR's "Against Trump" issue. They misjudged every aspect of 2016: Trump's ability to win, his commitment to enacting the conservative agenda once elected, and his subsequent success in doing so. They were not just wrong about President Trump; they were wrong about those of us who supported him. (The insults leveled against David Horowitz, for example, were appalling.) Why would anyone want or take advice from people who missed the point so badly?
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Reply 50 - Posted by: Sully 6/20/2019 7:58:36 AM (No. 102120)
I know you're supposed to read the article before commenting. Sorry. I couldn't read this goober before he stabbed the conservative base. May he be left in President Trump's wake. Irrelevant to match insufferable.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: drive 6/20/2019 8:05:24 AM (No. 102124)
Lucianne is definitely not on same page as her son. Read the must reads and you will see plenty of proTrump posts. Like many of us, Trump was not her first choice but he is now.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: NotaBene 6/20/2019 1:54:13 PM (No. 102459)
Wrong again, Jonah. Donald Trump is a master communicator the likes of whom we have never seen. We absolutely love him and will crawl over red-hot coals to re-elect him.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: LadyVet 6/20/2019 5:03:57 PM (No. 102625)
I think #18 has a good point about not using drugs. There were times when Obama was speaking, that I thought he must he almost stoned. Not drinking also helps Trump function. For a short time, I worked with a man who spent most afternoons after 4 pm at the downtown club(s) drinking. Sometimes he did not even come back for lunch. He probably would have fit in well with Hillary and John Boehner. Not much got accomplished.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: anonymous 6/20/2019 10:00:33 PM (No. 102802)
This is a good article by Jonah Goldberg. I think his premise is correct in a general sense. If there is anything that is guaranteed to turn off voters, it's the way the candidate conducts himself at the level of manners, it what you like. There have been many candidates with good policies who have self-destructed due to the perception that they are gruff or boastful. Trump's good fortune is that the array of candidates on the opposition are so poor in terms of their policies, especially the border.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: judy 6/20/2019 11:46:34 PM (No. 102835)
This time he has his record, a well oiled campaign staff & big $$$ to run on. Warts & all Trump is getting the job done. One thing for sure he won’t wait for you to leave the room before he tells you what he thinks. He is real. My advise ignore the media Trump’s rating are higher than the media & congress combined.
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Posted by Pluperfect 7/19/2019 5:29:56 AM Post Reply
The mood of left-wing Democrats might be neatly summarized by the media coverage of last weekend’s Netroots Nation conference. The progressive left seems poised to consign former President Barack Obama to the dustbin of history. Moreover, supposedly woke agitators do not seem to care how their exercise might affect black voters who comprise a crucial part of their 2020 electoral strategy. According to Vox, “Progressive activists know their enemy in the 2020 Democratic primary: Joe Biden.” As Vox notes, “Some activists at Netroots conceded they would support Biden in a general election if they had no other choice.” Dean Obeidallah of CNN and The Daily Beast finds this concession
Don’t Be Surprised If
Michelle Obama Gets Into
the Democrat Presidential Race
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Posted by Harlowe 7/20/2019 1:30:32 PM Post Reply
RUSH: There’s also this story in the New York Daily News. Michelle Obama… By the way, don’t be surprised if she gets in the Democrat presidential primary race after the primaries. Don’t be surprised. I think the Obamas are looking at this as, “The primaries? That’s beneath us. We’re not gonna enter the primaries.” They’ll let these people fight it out, spend all their money, and then when it looks like none of them has a chance of beating Trump, here comes Michelle (My Belle) Obama at the latter moments of the campaign to jump into the fray and save the day for the Democrat Party.
De Blasio orders New York office towers
to set their AC thermostats at 78
degrees to save energy as the Mayor
declares a heat emergency ahead of
dangerously hot weather
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Posted by Imright 7/19/2019 12:20:45 PM Post Reply
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered tall buildings to lay off the air conditioning in the face of an oncoming heatwave, in an attempt to preserve electricity in the city. In an emergency order issued on Thursday, de Blasio directed the owners of office buildings 100 feet or taller to keep the AC to 78F from Friday morning to Sunday evening. More than 200 million people in the eastern and central US are bracing for a dangerously warm weekend, with temperatures soaring as high as 110F.
Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau Back
‘Squad’ After Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets
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Posted by M2 7/20/2019 6:31:04 AM Post Reply
World leaders are expressing support for four far-left Congresswomen in the wake of a series of comments in which President Donald Trump challenged the lawmakers to leave the United States if they continue to criticize the country. On Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed President Trump’s remarks about the “Squad” — made up of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) — “undermine America’s strength.” She also said she stands “solidarity” with the lawmakers.
A rise in premature births among Latina
women may be linked to Trump's election,
study says
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Posted by ladydawgfan 7/19/2019 3:54:27 PM Post Reply

 The United States 2016 election, when President Donald Trump was voted into office, may have been tied to a rise in premature births among Latina women across the US, according to a new study. In the nine months beginning with November 2016, about 3.2% to 3.6% more preterm births to Latina women occurred above the levels of preterm births that would have been expected had the election not occurred, suggests the study, published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open on Friday.

Making America Venezuela: The left is
coming for your toilet paper
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Posted by PageTurner 7/19/2019 9:26:46 AM Post Reply
In its quest to make America Venezuela, the left is coming for your toilet paper. Kimberley Strassel spotted this beaut on Twitter: Apparently toilet paper is the new plastic straw of the green lobby, and they're out to put a stop to it. Kid you not, here is what the National Resources Defense Council is shilling as its new narrative: You may not realize it, but the toilet paper in your bathroom likely comes from some of the most important—and threatened—forests in the world. In fact, Procter & Gamble is driving the devastation
Sen. Jon Tester On How To Handle
Trump: ‘Punch Him In The Face’
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Posted by Imright 7/19/2019 8:33:54 AM Post Reply
Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said Thursday the best way for Democrats to beat President Trump in 2020 is to “go back and punch him in the face” in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”“I don’t think, even in states where Donald Trump won big, that it did you any good running away from Donald Trump,” he said. “I think you need to go back and punch him in the face. The truth is this guy is bad for this country.”WATCH: (Video) Joe Scarborough prompted the statement by asking Tester to give Democrats advice on how to defeat Trump, as someone who
Democrats Call for Increased Security
for ‘Squad’ After Trump Rally
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 7/19/2019 8:38:43 PM Post Reply
Democrats are calling for authorities to evaluate security for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and the other three freshmen members of the so-called “Squad,” arguing that President Trump’s verbal attacks on them at a recent rally in North Carolina have threatened their safety, according to Politico. “It’s crystal clear to me that her life is in imminent danger,” Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) told the outlet. “He has threatened the safety of a member of Congress. That takes this to a whole different level.” Trump later disavowed the chant, and Omar reportedly told reporters Thursday she was not worried about her personal safety.
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