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Suddenly, the running mate the Democrat nominee picks looks critical

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Suddenly the running mate the Democrat nominee picks looks critical

As the Democrat primary progresses, it seems the leader board is filling up with a lot of gray hair. And while 60 may be the new 50, all three of the leading candidates will be well beyond that on Inauguration Day 2021. Both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will be into their 80’s by the end of a single term. Warren will be 71, older than both Trump and Reagan when they took office. With their age, the fact their running mate is a heartbeat away from the presidency becomes a much more critical factor.

The Problem

Amazing that the party of youth and diversity has three white septuagenarians leading their party. This is likely because the Democrat bench was decimated during the Obama administration. The Democrats lost over 1,000 seats nationwide during his tenure. This prevented younger Democrats from gaining the experience and skills needed to run for higher office.

When the also ran, race-baiting Stacey Abrams is the best you’ve got to deliver the State of the Union response, it’s a problem. It’s also a problem in the selection of a running mate for the front-runners. There are not a lot of experienced choices that are much younger than the frontrunners themselves.

Joe Biden is polling well because he appeals to moderate voters and has support among African-Americans. He has hinted that he will pick a female running mate. The best match for Biden would be someone like Amy Klobuchar. She is running in a more moderate lane. However, she would not excite the base at all. So what does Biden do? Pick a far more radical candidate such as Kamala Harris or Stacey Abrams to get the base out on election day? That risks alienating moderates and independents if an issue is made of the running mate’s policy preferences and qualifications.

Given that Warren and Sanders are running in the same far left lane, they may have the opportunity to select younger more diverse running mates. However, the pairing of two radicals is a gift for the President. It is often said Biden was selected because he appealed to more moderate voters more than Obama did. However, Sanders and Warren have endorsed radical candidates in other races. It seems unlikely they would make a more moderate choice for running mate.

Conclusion

In my opinion, the most dangerous pick any Democrat nominee could make is Tulsi Gabbard. She is smart, well spoken and unabashed in her love for our country. While her foreign policy is not something I agree with, even I nod my head when she talks about unity, the Constitution and American exceptionalism. She could appeal to a broad range of moderates and left leaning libertarians. Yet she still has enough more progressive ides to attract some of the base. However, it does not seem the DNC can see these factors. 

In any case, if current trends hold, the selection of a running mate will be critical for the nominee. But, if the recent past is any indicator, the nominee and the DNC will worry more about intersectional credibility and ideological purity. This could be a distinct disadvantage for the nominee.

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Left scrambles to downplay Biden’s words, ‘If the prosecutor’s not fired, you’re not getting the money’

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Left scrambles to downplay Bidens words If the prosecutors not fired youre not getting the money

We all know Joe Biden is a gaffe-machine. We also know he was involved in many of the scandals and foul play that were littered throughout President Obama’s time in the White House. Now, we’re learning that Biden used his power as Vice President to pressure the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor who was investigating a firm that employed Biden’s own son, Hunter.

This didn’t come from a FOIA request or deep investigations into Biden’s past. It came from the clumsy presidential frontrunner’s own mouth. While speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, Biden discussed his dealings with Ukraine, including the threats he made if the prosecutor wasn’t fired.

“If the prosecutor’s not fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden said. “Well, son of a bitch, he got fired.”

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro and Representative Mark Meadows discussed it last night on her show:

It isn’t often that I disagree with assessments from my team, but this article claiming the media is done with Biden is wrong. He’s right that Biden’s campaign may be over, but progressive media will try to prevent it. There may be some far-left media outlets who were displeased with Biden from the beginning and are now using the Ukraine story to sink him further, but mainstream media is generally still in Biden’s corner. This story from the NY Times, an attempt to debunk the Trump administration’s claims that Biden played dirty to protect his son, lays out most of the facts while coming to completely wrong conclusions, as they’re wont to do.

Biden’s Work in Ukraine: What We Know and Don’t Know

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/us/politics/biden-ukraine-trump.htmlThe president has often been vague about the specifics of his allegations, but one detail that he and his allies have repeatedly cited is the former vice president’s threatening to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the prosecutor. Mr. Trump’s campaign on Saturday publicized footage of Mr. Biden recounting the threat.

The prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, was soon voted out by the Ukrainian Parliament.

His dismissal had been sought not just by Mr. Biden, but also by others in the Obama administration, as well other Western governments and international lenders. Mr. Shokin had been repeatedly accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his office and among the Ukrainian political elite, and criticized for failing to bring corruption cases.

There are two huge, gaping hole in the NY Times’ assessment that he was being pushed out by many in and out of the White House at the time. First, neither the U.S. government nor any other is likely to be concerned about corruption within a sovereign nation’s state prosecutor’s office. It’s just not something we do, and we especially wouldn’t hold a billion dollar loan guarantee back because we didn’t like a prosecutor.

But more importantly, the NY Times readily admits the prosecutor WAS investigating Hunter Biden’s company. His replacement looked into the matter and came to the quick, politically expedient conclusion that there was nothing to see here. That certainly sounds like political pressure being used to subvert an investigation into a company with deep financial ties to the son of a Vice President. It definitely doesn’t sound like the United States government’s sudden desire to end corruption in a prosecutor’s office for the sake of doing the right thing.

No, legacy media is not pushing the Ukraine scandal because they don’t like Joe Biden. They’re pushing the Ukraine scandal because they don’t like President Trump and they believe the American people are too stupid to connect the dots back to Biden. They believe their propaganda machine can offer Biden the cover he needs while pointing their fingers at a phone call, a whistleblower, and an exchange between world leaders that almost certainly did nothing to break any laws.

Democrats and the media are so desperate to push the unpopular impeachment narrative that they’ll take their chances with harming Biden along the way. They think we’re too dumb to see the truth. I, for one, refuse to believe their lies.

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Jonah Goldberg: Beto O’Rourke’s supporters have no sense of humor

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Jonah Goldberg_ Beto O'Rourke's supporters have no sense of humor

There has been coverage for the last four years by mainstream media about how “deplorable” President Trump’s supporters are. My personal experience with them, even when I was a “Never-Trump” conservative, was that they’re passionate, yes, but overall they’re not abusive.

The same cannot be said about many of the Democratic supporters on social media who seem to be so easily triggered by criticism or jokes, they’re ready to kill anything or anyone that speaks ill of their chosen messiah. Beto O’Rourke’s camp is one of the worst, and I found that Jonah Goldberg seems to have had a similar experience.

It’s one thing to be passionate. It’s another thing altogether to get threatening with others, especially over harmless jokes. Is Beto O’Rourke a “furry”? Probably not. But it’s funny nonetheless. His fans need to stand down before dying on that particular hill.

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Eric Early condemns Schiff’s latest impeachment talk

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LOS ANGELES – September 22 – Eric Early, the leading Republican challenger for California’s Congressional District 28, condemned Adam Schiff’s latest impeachment comments as “baseless” and “pure partisan hackery.”

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, Schiff, who has spent the past few years unsuccessfully trying to prove collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents, hopped on the latest baseless allegations against President Donald Trump as grounds for impeachment.

“Once again, Adam Schiff drove past countless homeless encampments in Los Angeles on this way to the T.V. studio to promote conspiracy theories about our President,” Early said. “His comments are nothing more than an effort to attack the President and rescue Joe Biden’s failing presidential campaign.”

“Voters are getting sick of Schiff’s schtick, which is nothing more than a mix of a man clearly intoxicated by the sound of his own voice and pure partisan hackery,” Early said. “Angelenos deserve better.”

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For 25 years, Eric has fought in the courts to help people stay in their homes and help job creators, businesses and innovators succeed and stay in California while building his own successful law firm. Eric was a candidate in 2018 for California Attorney General against Xavier Becerra, receiving almost one million votes as a first-time candidate.

Eric’s parents immigrated legally to the United States in the 1930s. His father enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17, and was shipped to the Korean War, fought in the First Marine Division at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, and was awarded a Purple Heart. Eric’s parents moved the family to Long Island, and lived in a middle-class neighborhood of Irish, Italian and Jewish families.

Growing up in New York, California was a symbol of the American Dream, a place where people’s imagination, drive, talents and hard work could allow them to live a good life, while enjoying California’s natural beauty and climate. California became Eric’s home in 1986, where he started his own family.

Eric’s career as an attorney did not follow the usual path. He attended New York University’s undergraduate film school, and then held various positions, including producing commercials for Hasbro Toys, directing short children’s films for The Great Space Coaster, working as post-production supervisor on hundreds of animated episodes of The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony, and writing several animated episodes of G.I. Joe and Jem and the Holograms. At one point, he produced trailers for “King of the B-Movies”, Roger Corman.

While working full time to support his family, Eric attended Southwestern Law School’s evening program and after graduation worked at one of the most prominent law firms in the state, where he was a Partner for a decade. Eric was regularly involved in complex litigation matters in California and throughout the country, primarily focusing on business, entertainment, real estate, title and escrow related litigation. In 2010, Eric started his own firm along with several of his colleagues, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP (“Early Sullivan”). Early Sullivan, which now has 30 attorneys, has been recognized as Boutique Firm of the Year by the California Daily Journal, and has been named as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News for several years running. Eric has been the firm’s Managing Partner since its doors opened, has successfully tried several cases to verdict – one of the results being awarded Defense Verdict of the Year by the Daily Journal, and has overseen countless complex lawsuits in which the firm’s clients have prevailed. During the normal course of his practice, Eric has also handled several cases in which he has represented homeowners whose properties have been victimized by real estate fraud, in which fraudsters try to steal their homes. He has been able to regain control of the properties for his clients.

Among various honors, Eric is the Past President of Southwestern Law School’s Entertainment and IP Alumni Association, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2017; and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2005.

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