Connect with us

Democrats

Joe Biden’s time really is up, so who takes his lane?

Published

on

Joe Bidens time really is up so who takes his lane

It was the symbolic soundbite of the night. While responding to accusations of being a racist, former Vice President Joe Biden launched into an emotion recitation of his civil rights record. For a minute there, it seemed like he might be able to control some of the damage done by the massive blow Senator Kamala Harris inflected on him. But then, Biden said something remarkable.

“My times up. I’m sorry.”

And with those words, Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign was over. He won’t be calling it quits any time soon. His poll numbers likely won’t even drop that much despite a very poor overall debate performance. But it was a gaffe nonetheless; you never give up your time in a debate. You fight for every second, talking over the moderators if necessary and breaking in with rehearsed lines at just the right moment. This was a rehearsed line by Biden. His team had prepared him. But he wasn’t prepared enough. Whether he forgot the continuation of his civil rights defense or if he’d said everything they’d planned for him to say, it was an awkward moment that will haunt him until he calls it quits.

And the symbolism is clear. Biden is the old Democratic Party, the party of the Clintons and Kennedys. Even Obama’s legacy is arguably long in the tooth as the mercurial party that idolized him is already looking for a more progressive model. And Biden isn’t it.

Joe Biden’s time is up for the same reason Ronald Reagan became a Republican. Neither left the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left them.

The only question that remains is, who will pick up the moderate mantle? Who will run in that lane who has a chance of competing with the three frontrunning Medicare-for-All radicals, Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris?

Will it be Pete Buttigieg? The South Bend mayor has been an enigma so far, seemingly radical and moderate at the same time. But he was adamant about taking a measured course to single-payer instead of forcing 180 million Americans to change to government-run health insurance, so that immediately puts him closer to the center than the three progressives ahead of him.

Will it be one of the other three Senators currently stuck in single-digit polling, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, or Cory Booker? They can’t seem to make it in the crowded leftist lane, so maybe they’ll make the switch to the middle and try to be a better Biden than Biden.

Will Andrew Yang step up? He didn’t do much to help his case last night, showing very little passion and fueling more confusion about his trademark plan for universal basic income.

At this point, it’s anyone’s guess, but if I were forced to pick one, it would be Buttigieg. Not only is he doing better in the polls than the others, he also had an impressive debate performance. He’s a natural at this whole politics thing. Too bad he’s a progressive Democrat. He has the brains to be a good Republican if he could just get his ideology in order.

It’s clear Joe Biden no longer has the mental fortitude to fight the long battle for the nomination. He’s campaigning on autopilot after four decades of trying to keep up with his party’s evolution. But even now, he’s already running out of gas.

We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.

American Conservative Movement

Advertisement

0

Democrats

Dianne Feinstein’s comment on Dayton shooter skipped one important point

Published

on

Dianne Feinsteins comment on Dayton shooter skipped one important point

Gun control is the talk of the town as the week comes to a close. Well, that and Greenland. And Jeffrey Epstein. But the mass shootings two weeks ago has DC buzzing, media furiously reporting, and activists on both sides of the debate furiously Tweeting at each other. Senator Dianne Feinstein weighed in on the discussion by pointing out some important facts about the alleged Dayton shooter, Connor Betts.

Her facts are correct. Her analysis is off because it missed one important point. We’ll get to that in a minute, but let’s declare once and for all (though I’m sure I’ll have to repeat myself later) that the 2nd Amendment IS NOT ABOUT HUNTING OR HOME PROTECTION. Our right to keep and bear firearms was put into the Constitution by our founders because they recognized what could happen if the people had no recourse against an oppressive government. Just as Venezuelans didn’t realize they danger they were putting themselves into when they allowed their guns to be taken away, so too do many Americans put way too much trust in government.

The authoritarian left wants guns because they know they’ll never achieve their endgame as long as the people can defend themselves from tyranny.

Feinstein is correct that the Dayton shooter was able to cause an extreme amount of death and injury in a short period of time. Police were quick to respond, otherwise it could have been much worse. But as our EIC pointed out in a Tweet, Feinstein’s narrative is worthless when you look at it from the opposite perspective.

Gun control is not the solution to our mass shooting problem. If anything, gun control has enabled shooters to enact their crimes without fear of many “good guys with a gun” to stop them. We must never give up our 2nd Amendment rights.

We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.

American Conservative Movement

Continue Reading

Democrats

President says AOC ‘fuming’ that Tlaib, Omar are becoming the faces of the party

Published

on

President says AOC fuming that Tlaib Omar are becoming the faces of the party

President Trump took to Twitter to make fun of the opposition party as two of its most outspoken members, Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, continue making headlines and stirring up controversy. He even threw in an accusation against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for good measure.

There are no indications that this is accurate, but that’s not the point. This isn’t hard policy or thoughtful analysis. It’s a petty jab, and while many Americans, including some of his fans, are against him taking shots at the opposition in such a manner, this is the society we live in and it includes a President who takes jabs on Twitter. You can stress over it or sit back and enjoy it. I choose the latter.

For AOC’s part, she took the jab with a chuckle.

Beyond the diversion this offers ahead of a weekend, reality is probably more closely reflected by the President’s Tweet than Democrats are comfortable admitting, at least the part about them being the face of the party. “The Squad” makes more headlines among the four of them than the rest of the Democrats combined, and this includes the powerful heads of committees who are actively investigating President Trump ahead of a possible impeachment.

Both Democrats and Republicans have different degrees of infatuation with “The Squad.” Are they a real threat to our republic, as many on both sides claim, or are they merely a diversion from real decisions being made in DC?

We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.

American Conservative Movement

Continue Reading

Democrats

Kirsten Gillibrand wants to confiscate guns

Published

on

Kirsten Gillibrand wants to confiscate guns

Senator and failing Democratic candidate for president Kirsten Gillibrand wants to confiscate your guns. The former “conservative” when it was politically expedient to be one in upstate New York has now gone the way of most her new party. She’s a radical progressive who wants your guns.

For someone who used to have an “A” rating with the NRA, she’s come a long way to hit rock bottom by calling for “assault weapons” bans and mandatory buybacks, AKA confiscations. Oh, but she won’t actually SAY they’re mandatory buybacks. She danced around that question like a pop star.

Gun activist Colion Noir broke down a recent interview she did with CNN. It was clear, as Noir pointed out, that CNN has already weighed Gillibrand in the balance and found her wanting. They went after her to corner her on her old gun rights support and tried to get her to admit what she wants to do as president with gun confiscations.

It’s funny watching Democrats flail around trying to get attention for themselves. There are only a handful of candidates leaving a mark, and Kirsten Gillibrand isn’t one of them. But she’s still trying to do damage to the 2nd Amendment on her way out.

We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.

American Conservative Movement

Continue Reading

Facebook

Trending