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Well, I like the word in the thread title..."Can'tadates". Clever twist!

As far dims running and sundry loonie lefties declaring, I say bring 'em! Bring as many as possible. I want 'em ALL to suffer rejection by the electorate AND the loss of fundage, Afterward, Trump will wipe the floor with the ass of who actually runs. Followed by a national celebration at Trump's SECOND inaugural ball where it will be announced that the Democratic Party has filed bankruptcy AND ceased ALL operations. Hopefully the dance will be held on the graves of Killary/Bill/Comey/Brennan?Oblahblah/Holder and those other wretched souls who willfully and with full knowledge conspired with the aforenameed cretins to bring down the US.
 

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Hawaii Rep. Gabbard enters presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who at times has had a spiky relationship with the Democratic Party, on Saturday added another liberal voice to a burgeoning field of candidates seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

Gabbard, 37, officially launched her candidacy in Hawaii, where she has served as a congresswoman since 2013. A Samoan-American, she was the first Hindu elected to Congress.

She told the crowd gathered she was running against “powerful, self-serving politicians and greedy corporations,” and vowed to restore “dignity, honor and respect to the presidency.”

“Join me in putting this spirit of service above self at the forefront and stand up against the forces of greed and corruption,” she said.

Gabbard made headlines in 2016 by quitting a leadership post at the Democratic National Committee over the party’s decision to limit the number of debates between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, a move analysts said helped Clinton.

She then endorsed Sanders for president, becoming one of the few members of Congress to do so. She remains popular with some progressives but will have serious competition on that front with candidates such as senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren in the presidential field.

Gabbard has consistently opposed U.S. intervention in Syria, going as far as to secretly meet with Syria’s president, Bashar Assad, in January 2017, sparking fierce criticism from some in her own party. She opposes removing Assad from power.

Gabbard has not been a factor in early 2020 opinion polls, and her nascent campaign already has shown signs of trouble.

Politico reported this week that her campaign manager Rania Batrice was set to depart in the coming days after weeks of disarray.

Gabbard’s campaign on Friday confirmed the departure but said Batrice would remain an adviser to Gabbard.

Gabbard also was forced to apologize for her past opposition to same-sex marriage, which she now supports, and has been engaged in a public feud with Hawaii’s popular Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono over a federal judicial nominee.Speech

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Scandal-Plagued Sen. Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Presidential Run
"Minnesota Nice" branding belies mean streak and temper, said staff. Will it harm her presidential chances?


Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Feb. 10, 2019 3:40 pm


  • screenshot/Klobuchar announcement/NBC News/YouTubeIn front of a snow-drenched crowd on Boom Island, Minnesota, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential intentions. "I am running for this job for every person who wants their work recognized and rewarded" and "every parent who wants a better world for their kids," said Klobuchar. "I am running for every American." And no matter what, "I'll lead from the heart."
    She went on to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, for passing a law that automatically registers Americans to vote at age 18, for universal background checks for gun owners, for "sweeping" legislation addressing climate change, and for "net neutrality for all."
    "If you don't know the difference between a hack and Slack, it's time to get off the digital highway," said Klobuchar in a cringe-worth line apparently meant to demonstrate her tech savvy.
    The 56-year-old, three-term senator has received less national attention than fellow Democratic senators like Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), both of whom have already announced their 2020 candidacies. Klobuchar could benefit from that if it means she's seen as having less baggage, too. But that reputation suffered last week with the release of several stories describing her as a terror to work for.
    Klobuchar "demeaned and berated her staff almost daily, subjecting them to bouts of explosive rage and regular humiliation within the office, according to interviews and dozens of emails reviewed" by Buzzfeed. Her office had the highest staff turnover rate in the Senate between 2001-2016, according to Politico. And then there's this, from HuffPost:
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  • Liberal pundits have rallied around Klobuchar anyway, with many dismissing the idea that how a senator treats subordinates should matter when assessing her fitness for office. Some suggested it was only an issue because she's a woman.

    But in general, and especially with Klobuchar campaigning as the nice Midwestern anti-Trump, her temperament behind the scenes matters. Blowing up at staff and driving them away at high rates don't suggest "Minnesota nice," nor someone who may handle presidential pressure well. More so than being a member of Congress even, head of state is a position that requires restraint and good people skills to do well.



    Aside from the high employee-turnover distinction, Klobuchar's tenure in Congress hasn't been terribly remarkable. The successful legislation she's sponsored mostly falls in the category of completely useless, and on occasion actively bad. One of her first successful bills toughened formaldehyde emission standards for plywood, fiberboard, and particleboard. Another set up the Attorney General to micromanage the disposal of drugs at nursing homes. She's sponsored several bills that slightly tweak the process of adopting children from abroad and one about rural call quality.

    Some of Klobuchar's worst work has been around "human trafficking." Legislation she introduced saw that the National Human Trafficking Hotline (a federal clearinghouse for trafficking tips that provides no actual victims assistance nor investigative action but does report to federal agents) could get more funding than grants going directly to victims services. Another Klobuchar law expanded funding for the Department of Transportation to study and spread dubious propaganda about human trafficking. She's also been an outspoken supporter of last-year's federal ban on prostitution ads (FOSTA-SESTA) and a 2017 "anti-trafficking" measure that was full of civil liberties concerns.

    In September 2017, Klobuchar joined John McCain in trying to get tough on online political advertising in order to address alleged election interference. As Scott Shackford wrote at the time, "Russian meddling is just being used as an excuse to do what politicians and federal agencies have wanted for a long time—to regulate how people campaign online."

    So far this year, Klobuchar has introduced legislation to strengthen federal law enforcement involvement in cases of stalking and domestic violence, to ban deals between pharmaceutical companies that delay generic versions of medication coming to market, and to tighten regulations on social media companies.

    https://reason.com/blog/2019/02/10/sen-amy-klobuchar-announces-2020-run
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Scandal-Plagued Sen. Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Presidential Run
"Minnesota Nice" branding belies mean streak and temper, said staff. Will it harm her presidential chances?


Elizabeth Nolan Brown|Feb. 10, 2019 3:40 pm


  • screenshot/Klobuchar announcement/NBC News/YouTubeIn front of a snow-drenched crowd on Boom Island, Minnesota, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential intentions. "I am running for this job for every person who wants their work recognized and rewarded" and "every parent who wants a better world for their kids," said Klobuchar. "I am running for every American." And no matter what, "I'll lead from the heart."
    She went on to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, for passing a law that automatically registers Americans to vote at age 18, for universal background checks for gun owners, for "sweeping" legislation addressing climate change, and for "net neutrality for all."
    "If you don't know the difference between a hack and Slack, it's time to get off the digital highway," said Klobuchar in a cringe-worth line apparently meant to demonstrate her tech savvy.
    The 56-year-old, three-term senator has received less national attention than fellow Democratic senators like Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), both of whom have already announced their 2020 candidacies. Klobuchar could benefit from that if it means she's seen as having less baggage, too. But that reputation suffered last week with the release of several stories describing her as a terror to work for.
    Klobuchar "demeaned and berated her staff almost daily, subjecting them to bouts of explosive rage and regular humiliation within the office, according to interviews and dozens of emails reviewed" by Buzzfeed. Her office had the highest staff turnover rate in the Senate between 2001-2016, according to Politico. And then there's this, from HuffPost:
    View image on Twitter







  • Liberal pundits have rallied around Klobuchar anyway, with many dismissing the idea that how a senator treats subordinates should matter when assessing her fitness for office. Some suggested it was only an issue because she's a woman.

    But in general, and especially with Klobuchar campaigning as the nice Midwestern anti-Trump, her temperament behind the scenes matters. Blowing up at staff and driving them away at high rates don't suggest "Minnesota nice," nor someone who may handle presidential pressure well. More so than being a member of Congress even, head of state is a position that requires restraint and good people skills to do well.



    Aside from the high employee-turnover distinction, Klobuchar's tenure in Congress hasn't been terribly remarkable. The successful legislation she's sponsored mostly falls in the category of completely useless, and on occasion actively bad. One of her first successful bills toughened formaldehyde emission standards for plywood, fiberboard, and particleboard. Another set up the Attorney General to micromanage the disposal of drugs at nursing homes. She's sponsored several bills that slightly tweak the process of adopting children from abroad and one about rural call quality.

    Some of Klobuchar's worst work has been around "human trafficking." Legislation she introduced saw that the National Human Trafficking Hotline (a federal clearinghouse for trafficking tips that provides no actual victims assistance nor investigative action but does report to federal agents) could get more funding than grants going directly to victims services. Another Klobuchar law expanded funding for the Department of Transportation to study and spread dubious propaganda about human trafficking. She's also been an outspoken supporter of last-year's federal ban on prostitution ads (FOSTA-SESTA) and a 2017 "anti-trafficking" measure that was full of civil liberties concerns.

    In September 2017, Klobuchar joined John McCain in trying to get tough on online political advertising in order to address alleged election interference. As Scott Shackford wrote at the time, "Russian meddling is just being used as an excuse to do what politicians and federal agencies have wanted for a long time—to regulate how people campaign online."

    So far this year, Klobuchar has introduced legislation to strengthen federal law enforcement involvement in cases of stalking and domestic violence, to ban deals between pharmaceutical companies that delay generic versions of medication coming to market, and to tighten regulations on social media companies.

    https://reason.com/blog/2019/02/10/sen-amy-klobuchar-announces-2020-run
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This one's a sweetheart, huh?
 

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Maybe someone in the DNC will wake up and realize they are sitting on a fund raising goldmine. The DNC should lock all these yo-yos in a cage and make them fight to the death for the nomination all on pay-per-view. Even Independents and Republicans will be giving them money to see that. Plus, it clears the benches for the new generation of "Occasional Cortex" types to rise up the ranks so they can offer every color of the rainbow new deal. Seems like a win for everyone.
 

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Maybe someone in the DNC will wake up and realize they are sitting on a fund raising goldmine. The DNC should lock all these yo-yos in a cage and make them fight to the death for the nomination all on pay-per-view. Even Independents and Republicans will be giving them money to see that. Plus, it clears the benches for the new generation of "Occasional Cortex" types to rise up the ranks so they can offer every color of the rainbow new deal. Seems like a win for everyone.
If the women were hot (they're not), I'd say let them battle it out in mud wrestling matches.
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If the women were hot (they're not), I'd say let them battle it out in mud wrestling matches
You're correct. I wouldn't subject mud to that sort of punishment.
 

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Last I heard the DNC was running on negative numbers.
What's the matter Deep State? Slush finds all dried up? Rat lines torched and flooded? Stolen assets frozen? Now comes the PAIN!
 

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Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Mikey!

Is Michelle Obama Going To Run For President In 2020?
February 11, 2019 by Michael Snyder
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When she made a surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, the entire auditorium went into a “spontaneous shrieking hysterical meltdown” when she began to speak. She is the most admired woman in America by a very wide margin, and she is married to the most admired man in America. She released her critically-acclaimed memoir “Becoming” in November, and here we are in February and it is still the best selling book on Amazon. Her national book tour has been filling sports stadiums all over the nation, and Democrats all across America are buzzing about the possibility that Michelle Obama could run for president in 2020.

But she has always insisted that she will never do it. In fact, she has made statements like this one time after time…
“I’ve never had the passion for politics. I just happened to be married to somebody who has the passion for politics, and he drug me kicking and screaming into this arena.”​
So that is the end of the matter, right?

Unfortunately, in politics you can never trust what people say, and it is much more important to watch what they do.
In recent months, Michelle Obama has been put center stage time after time while her husband has faded into the background. Suddenly, Michelle Obama seems like she is the biggest rock star in America, and there are only two reasons why this would be happening.

Either she wants to capitalize on her fame and make as much money as possible, or she is secretly plotting to run for president of the United States.
And it is entirely possible that she won’t run. Ultimately, all of the motivational pablum in her book and her national tour could be setting the stage for her to become the next Oprah. She definitely doesn’t seem content to drift quietly into retirement, and it is quite clear that she wants to do something.

Without a doubt, a career in television would be appealing, but my gut tells me that she has her eyes on an even bigger prize.
I have a feeling that events are being carefully orchestrated for her to become the “reluctant hero” that will step in to save the day for the Democrats in 2020. And judging by the reaction at the Grammy Awards last night, the left would get behind her in a heartbeat…
At last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, host Alicia Keys brought a quartet of very famous women onto the stage and introduced them one-by-one to the crowd.​

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith all got varying degrees of warm ovations.
But the fourth lady sent the whole place into spontaneous shrieking hysterical meltdown.​
In fact, NBC News reported that she received a “hero’s welcome” and that she cut off the applause once it reached 25 seconds…
Many in the audience didn’t immediately seem to pick up on Obama’s appearance, but she was quickly interrupted when she began speaking, making it only as far as “From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side …” before the crowd stood and loudly cheered for 25 seconds.​


“All right — we got a show to do,” she said as she tried to wave the audience to quiet down.​
No other Democrat that is running for president or that is thinking of running for president can elicit that sort of passionate response.
And let us not forget that Michelle Obama’s book is outselling every other political book in modern history, including all of the books written by her husband. The following comes from CNN
The inspirational memoir by the former first lady has been on sale for more than two months, yet it is still No. 1 on Amazon’s constantly updated list of best-selling books.​


Amazon said “Becoming” enjoyed the longest streak at No. 1 for any book since “Fifty Shades of Grey” came out in 2012.
No political tome or public figure’s memoir has ranked No. 1 for as long as “Becoming,” according to data the company provided to CNN Business.​
I just checked, and “Becoming” is still number one right now.
That is an incredible achievement.

Even if Michelle Obama does not want to run for president, top Democrats may really start twisting her arm as we get deeper into this election season. Because even though more than 20 Democrats may ultimately jump into the race, all of them are losers.

The one guy who has a little bit of buzz around him is Beto O’Rourke, and he thought that it would be a good idea to hold a rally on the border on the same day when Trump was holding one. Well, only a few hundred people showed up for Beto, but tens of thousands showed up for Trump
“There has never been anything like this in the history of our country. We have to understand that. There has never been. If you would say as an example, that tonight 69,000 people signed up to be here. Now the arena holds 8,000. And thank you, fire department. They got in about 10,000. Thank you, fire department. Appreciate it. But if you want to really see something, go outside. Tens of thousands of people are watching screens outside.​

If you are going to win a presidential election, it really helps to be a rock star, and Trump is a rock star.

The Democrats need their own rock star, and the only one that fits the bill is Michelle Obama.

At this point, many Democrats deeply dislike Hillary Clinton, but they remember the Obama years very fondly. When Barack Obama left office, he had a 59 percent approval rating, and that number is much higher than anything Trump has been able to achieve over the last year…
Obama left office with a 59 percent approval rating and a 37 percent disapproval rating, according to Gallup.
In late January, the Gallup poll ratings for President Trump were the exact inverse of Obama’s numbers — 59 percent disapproval and 37 percent approval.​
If Michelle Obama decides to run, she will win the Democratic nomination.

And without a doubt, she would be Donald Trump’s toughest potential opponent in 2020 by a very wide margin.
But will she do it?

Only time will tell, but the calls for her to run are starting to become louder with each passing day.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/is-michelle-obama-going-to-run-for-president-in-2020
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Ouch: Cory Booker’s Own Constituents Turn Against His Presidential Campaign Before It Gets Off the Ground

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announced his presidential run earlier this month, but he’s failed to gain enthusiasm even among his own constituents.

Of Garden State residents polled by Monmouth University between Feb. 8-10, more said Booker wouldn’t make a good president than those who said he would.

“New Jerseyans are divided on whether Booker would actually make a good president – 37% say he would and 42% say he would not,” the Monmouth University Polling Institute reported.

Additionally, a whopping 58 percent of New Jersey residents said Booker will not be able to effectively serve as a senator while running for president.

Booker announced his candidacy on the first day of February — Black History Month — with a message about race.

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“The history of our nation is defined by collective action; by interwoven destinies of slaves and abolitionists; of those born here and those who chose America as home; of those who took up arms to defend our country, and those who linked arms to challenge and change it,” Booker said in his announcement video.

“Together, we will channel our common pain back into our common purpose. Together, America, we will rise.”

Booker’s campaign probably thought that sounded stirring. For Americans who follow politics — even for liberals — it’s more boringly predictable Democratic identity politics.

Even aside from the notable lack of enthusiasm among his own state’s residents, Booker is facing stiff competition in the nomination race.California Sen. Kamala Harris, one of Booker’s Democratic opponents in the nomination race , already seems in the lead with regard to media coverage.

Harris had a successful town hall with CNN last month, which rewarded her with early momentum.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren might also pose a threat to Booker’s

Both women are just as far-left as Booker.

Things go from bad to worse for Booker — and other Democrats — when the potential presidential run of former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is considered.

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Schultz offers liberal voters a potential third-party candidate with less extreme positions. Already, Schultz harshly rebuked the absurd Green New Deal and attacked the Democratic Party for its extremism.

There are plenty of options available for liberal voters, which means there is no reason to vote for Booker.

Booker isn’t a special or interesting candidate — he’s the typical cookie-cutter, far-left Democrat, and in the 2020 Democratic field as it’s shaping up, there are plenty of those to go around.

I don’t blame his constituents for wanting someone else as president.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/ouch-cory-bookers-constituents-turn-presidential-campaign-gets-off-ground/?ff_source=push&ff_medium=westernjournalism&ff_campaign=manualpost&ff_content=2019-02-14
 

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