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Can Kamala Harris take on a real hitter like President Trump?

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Can Kamala Harris take on a real hitter like President Trump

In the first Democratic debate, Joe Biden was the recipient of Kamala Harris’s sneak attack. She was prepared to swipe at the frontrunner and essentially called him a racist, as she is wont to do against competitive male Caucasians. She came out looking strong. But the second debate was a different story. Not only did she take a couple of hits, but she demonstrated an inability to get back up after getting knocked down.

As a former California GOP Chair Tom Del Beccaro declared today, she has a “glass jaw.”

The brutal attack on Harris came at the hands of Tulsi Gabbard. It wasn’t anything about policy, but history that gave Gabbard a line of attack. Harris was a prosecutor as District Attorney of San Francisco and then California. She built a record of incarcerations, extended sentences, and hidden evidence that could easily make one assume she was a racist, a Republican, or both if they looked only at the actions and not the actor.

Biden tried to hit her on it earlier in the night, but Gabbard delivered the real shot to the jaw.

Harris had opportunities to respond during the debate. She had open opportunities to respond after the debate. But even CNN’s Chris Cillizza acknowledged her post-debate showed a poor face for Harris.

“That is not a good look. For any candidate. Ever.”

Here’s the problem. What Gabbard and Biden hit her with is child’s play compared to the attacks she’s going to get from Republicans and President Trump if she’s the nominee. In fact, neither Harris nor Biden seem up to that challenge. The other three frontrunners seem to be better suited to handle full-blown Trump attacks. Pete Buttigieg’s demeanor is a foil to Trump’s bombast while Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are in a constant state of righteous indignation that any Trump attack will only perpetuate.

Biden seems weak. Harris seems petty. They’re arguably #2 and #3 on the updated “power rankings” of Democratic candidates behind Warren. If Warren falls, the two next in line don’t seem up to the Trump challenge.

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Sanders heading to Warren’s native state for Comanche event

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LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is focusing on reliably Republican Oklahoma with an appearance before the largest annual gathering of the Comanche Nation in the state where rival Elizabeth Warren was born.

Sanders’ visit may remind some of a sensitive subject for Warren, still criticized after her October release of a DNA test meant to bolster her claim to Native American heritage. That was supposed to rebut President Donald Trump’s mocking of the Massachusetts senator as “Pocahontas,” but only intensified it.

Last month, Warren offered a public apology to Native Americans, trying to show that the issue won’t be a political drag in her White House campaign.

The Comanches, who are holding their 28th annual Nation Fair Powwow, are a Plains Indian tribe of about 17,000 enrolled members, with headquarters just north of Lawton, in southwest Oklahoma. Powwows are important social events for many tribes, and typically feature traditional dance, songs, food, regalia and other customs.

Sanders, a Vermont senator, won Oklahoma’s 2016 Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton. The state votes next year as part of the earlier and expanded “Super Tuesday,” which comes on March 3 and includes neighboring Texas.

University of Oklahoma political science professor Keith Gaddie said Sanders’ powwow visit was unusual because the tribe, which well-known, is not a particularly large Native American nation.

“There’s no reason, in order to win the state, that you’d have to go down to that event,” Gaddie said.

Warren has made her family’s down-home, financial struggles after her father had a heart attack and couldn’t work — forcing her mother to get a minimum wage job — a central theme of her campaign. Sanders and Warren are friends who agree on many policy issues, including the “Medicare for All” universal health insurance plan.

Both also have refused to attack one another, ducking questions about whether they eventually will have to compete for the Democratic Party’s most liberal wing. But a Des Moines Register-CNN-Mediacom poll released Saturday showed Warren outpacing Sanders in Iowa, which launches the 2020 Democratic nominating contest on Feb. 3, and running about even with former Vice President Joe Biden, who had been the crowded field’s front runner.

Sanders planned a rally at the University of Oklahoma before speaking at the powwow.

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Weissert reported from Washington.

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AOC calls out her own party’s ‘refusal’ to impeach Trump

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is rallying her base against the Democratic Party Establishment. Her Justice Democrats puppetmasters want an all-out war against the people they consider to be “moderates” despite that group seemingly encompassing anyone who isn’t a far-left radical progressive. Their targets are people who would be considered progressives on any scale that didn’t get tilted by the rising radical left.

Their opening strike against the Democratic Establishment comes in the form of having AOC go after the party for not impeaching President Trump. They won’t say what the President did that’s worthy of impeachment outside of general complaints about obstruction or abuse of power, but those are just details to be ignored by Ocasio-Cortez and the Justice Democrats. They aren’t interested in facts. They only care about the feelings associated with a Trump impeachment.

As our EIC noted, conservatives should hope AOC gets her way:

Fox & Friends tackled the issue today, noting how the brewing war between the left and the far left is threatening to make the Democratic Party cannibalize itself. Meanwhile, the President is safely planted in the Oval Office with no worries of real impeachment.

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Candace Owens: ‘Leftists and Democrats don’t want to see these issues fixed in black America’

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Speaking before Congress today, conservative activist Candace Owens detailed some of the real problems black citizens are facing in America today. She considers “white nationalism” to be a problem that wouldn’t make her top-100 list of actual issues harming African-Americans and their communities.

What she DOES consider to be huge problems include the deterioration of the family as our welfare system encourages women to remain single mothers, knowing their income from the government would be cut if they were to marry the father of their children. Gun violence is a real problem, but it’s a problem that comes back to gun control areas such as Chicago in which so many black Americans are killed by gun-wielding criminals while law abiding citizens are not allowed to protect themselves.

She looks to the education system that keeps African-American youths from receiving their proper education. And she turned to the policies of Democrats who seem to view African-Americans as a base of voters who must be exploited by indoctrinating them into the notion they’re being persecuted by white nationalists in the GOP.

Owens noted that “leftists and Democrats don’t want to see these issues fixed in black America because then they can’t stomp on those issues.”

It’s clear that Democrats spread lies intent on making minorities believe they’re the party that will help them when invariably their policies are the ones that actually oppress the masses. Marxism’s roots in racism are flourishing in leftist America.

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