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Harris Is Rising Above the 2020 Pack With Promises to Be Everything to Everyone

Plus: Former Sen. Mike Gravel may run, Donald Trump Jr. doesn't understand censorship, and the "Neoliberal Shill" contest has a winner.

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Harris now number three in CNN presidential poll. California Sen. Kamala Harris refused to criticize her fellow Democratic 2020 presidential candidates during a Tuesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Harris is seemingly trying hard to be all things to all people right now, suggesting she's "open" to just about anything that other candidates suggest or that reporters throw her way.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's calls to end the electoral college? "I'm open to the discussion," she told Kimmel. "There's no question that the popular vote has been diminished in terms of making the final decision about who's the president of the United States, and we need to deal with that."

Harris has also recently professed to be open to prostitution decriminalization (while semi-contradicting that claim in the same interview). And she was open to Medicare for All … until she was criticized for being too left-leaning. Then Harris was quick to assure people that she was also open to other plans.

Harris supports reparations for black Americans, but basically defines reparations as whatever you want them to be. She told NPR "the word, the term reparations, it means different things to different people. But what I mean by it is that we need to study the effects of generations of discrimination and institutional racism and determine what can be done, in terms of intervention, to correct course."

It's pretty clear Harris will say whatever she thinks a situation calls for right then. This early in the campaign, that could signal an anti-dogmatic approach, a willingness to adapt and change. But knowing Harris' history, it seems more likely that she knows exactly where she stands on most of these issues but doesn't want to say until it's more clear which way political winds are blowing.

It's paying off so far, I guess. Harris has risen to third among Democratic candidates in CNN's 2020 poll, having gone from 4 percent support in December 2018 to 12 percent support this month. Beto O'Rourke (who has recently had old comments dredged up where he talks about needing to address ballooning Social Security costs and the national debt, gasp!) had 11 percent support.

Former Vice President Joe Biden led the Democratic pack with 28 percent support, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 20 percent.

Enter Mike Gravel. Meanwhile, ex-Senator Mike Gravel has been lighting up Twitter with a new account calling out Harris, Sanders and other Democrats while teasing a 2020 presidential run. "The 2020 Democratic field pretends to progressivism, but don't buy the lie," @MikeGravel tweeted yesterday. Harris "kept innocent men on death row. @JoeBiden voted for the Iraq War. @CoryBooker invented a drug dealer friend (and voted with Big Pharma)."

At first people weren't sure the account was legitimate, but Politico reporter Zach Montellaro talked to Gravel and confirmed. Gravel told Montellaro that "a group of students" had "the idea I should run. They're working on that, they're going to be coming out here to California to meet with me." Gravel will "decide after he meets with the students on if he'll run," reported Montellaro.

On Twitter, Gravel's account said this isn't about winning but shifting liberal political parameters. "Our goal is to forge a Democratic Party that articulates a moral vision on foreign policy and political reform."

"It's simply not enough to go back to 'the pre-Trump normal,'" Gravel's account tweeted. "Because the pre-Trump normal meant drone strikes, forever, massacres, and mass surveillance." Another tweet criticized Harris for just coming "around to supporting marijuana legalization, even though she smoked it herself in college. Meanwhile, I've served as the CEO of two marijuana companies."

Harris has been getting slammed on all sides over her marijuana comments.

Her "joke about marijuana and Jamaica did not go over well with her Jamaican father, who [last month] criticized her for perpetuating a 'fraudulent stereotype,'" noted Jacob Sullum. Now, "Cory Booker, one of her rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, also was not amused."

On MSNBC Monday night, Booker commented: "We have presidential candidates—senators—bragging about their pot use while there are kids who can't get a job because they have a nonviolent offense."

FREE MINDS

Censorship is freedom, or at least that's what many Republicans want people to think right now. Donald Trump Jr. is the latest to jump on the internet- and speech-regulation bandwagon under the pretense of protecting conservatives from "censorship." In order to fight (real or imaginary) bias by private companies, Trump Jr. proposes that we give government more tools to dictate who can say what online.

FREE MARKETS

Google is getting fined 1.49 billion euros by European Union regulators. The company "shielded itself from competitive pressure by imposing anti-competitive contractual restrictions on third-party websites," said EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. "This is illegal under EU antitrust rules."

"We've always agreed that healthy, thriving markets are in everyone's interest," said Google Senior VP of Global Affairs Kent Walker in response. "We've already made a wide range of changes to our products to address the Commission's concerns. Over the next few months, we'll be making further updates to give more visibility to rivals in Europe."

David Reid at CNBC notes that this "is the third antitrust fine from Brussels to land on Google's desk." In July 2018, "regulators in Brussels hit the Alphabet unit with a $5 billion fine for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. … In 2017 Google, received a $2.7 billion penalty from the EU for favoring its shopping service over competitors."

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Another eight states have introduced bills this legislative session that, if passed, would also outlaw abortion. Though three of those aren't technically trigger laws, all will be inactive unless Roe becomes ineffective, either through a full repeal or a handful of small anti-abortion-rights decisions.

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  • "I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be," President Trump said during a televised press conference yesterday.
  • "When the people of Florida voted, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, to allow former felons to vote in state and federal elections, progressives wondered how the state's Republican-controlled legislature would respond. Now we know." And it's not good…
  • A Florida massage-parlor sting update:
  • David Sirota, a paid speechwriter for Sen. Bernie Sanders, was simultaneously pretending to be an independent journalist and trashing other Democratic candidates "on Twitter, on his own website, and in columns in The Guardian," reports The Atlantic.

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  1. Google is getting fined 1.49 billion euros by European Union regulators.

    They should try a Gexit.

    1. Hello.

      The EU are master shakedown artists.

      1. Machiavelli is revered in the EU, secretly of course.

      2. Fascism, born in the EU, is the perfect shakedown scheme. The guv gets to call the shots while it can blame all problems on the private industries. And the people believe. See Obamacare.

    1. Couch cushions in the lobbyists waiting room.

      1. Were those Weinstein’s old couches?

        1. The cash there was stuck in place

  2. ELECTION 2020

    [crickets]

    And I’m fine with that.

    1. Cricket 2020. Make America Chirp Again.

    2. Election 2020 is shaping up to last as long as a standard cricket match.

  3. Google is getting fined 1.49 billion euros by European Union regulators

    REGULATORS! pony up

    1. Now you’re talking. Don’t forget mandatory toothbrushing.

      [throws glitter]

      1. ” Don’t forget mandatory toothbrushing.”

        Hence Brexit.

  4. KOMO News’ Special: Seattle Is Dying
    There’s a section featuring angry residents of one area of the city who are screaming at their representatives for action. They want the tent cities managed and they’re tired of calling the police only to find out the police can arrest people but those same people will be back on the street, sometimes within hours.

    As I noted last month, just 100 homeless people in Seattle were responsible for 3,500 criminal cases. This special references that story. It also asked Seattle police officers to comment anonymously on what was happening and those responses are enlightening. One officer told KOMO, “People come here because it’s called Free-attle and they believe if they come here they will get free food, free medical treatment, free mental health treatment, a free tent, free clothes and will be free of prosecution for just about everything; and they’re right.”

    1. Open borders and everything is free. This is why that doesn’t work.

      1. Is there a way to make progressives live with their own bad decisions? They shouldn’t get to move to out and fuck up other places too

        1. So glad Amazon HQ2 is not coming to my city…

          1. The irony of the Bronx Bimbo being so progressive she scared progressive companies away is rich

        2. Is there a way to make progressives live with their own bad decisions?

          Competing state currencies is about the only way that I can think of.

  5. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” President Trump said during a televised press conference yesterday.

    Niceties are for liars.

    1. Neither has the media, but when they see petty personal rivalries, ya gotta stoke the drama rather than report on the actual big stories to come from that presser.

    2. Who would be a fanatic for McCain?

      I found him unsupportable for his anti-free speech stance in pushing McCain-Feingold, and being the media’s favorite Republican until he went up against their darling, Obama.

      1. stole from grandmas in the 80s. should have been cast aside then.

      2. Yeah McCain can fuck of and die for all I care… oh wait..

  6. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is mulling a total ban on vaping pods like Juul.

    mulling sounds a lot like mueller, maybe we can get trump to tweet about how terrible this is

    1. Mueller Mulling Mulching Multiple Multcing Mules

      1. Damned fine alliteration there Chip.

        1. Thanks, brother

        2. Thanks, brother

          1. And the squirrels second that

            1. squirrels second sublime syntax

  7. Open borders and everything is free.

    What could go wrong?

  8. Prosecutors have offered to drop solicitation charges against Robert Kraft in unusual deal that calls for admitting he would’ve been found guilty https://t.co/w1tld8YDys
    ? The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 19, 2019

    That seems to say more about the confidence the prosecutor has in the case than anything else.

  9. A tongue-in-cheek Neoliberal Shill contest on Twitter

    that’s the irony equivalent of a triple negative

    1. Hey, parody does not write itself. Or maybe it does.

      1. Parody doesn’t write parody. The OBL script writes parody.

  10. David Sirota, a paid speechwriter for Sen. Bernie Sanders, was simultaneously pretending to be an independent journalist and trashing other Democratic candidates “on Twitter, on his own website, and in columns in The Guardian,” reports The Atlantic.

    A pretense of journalism in election coverage? Well I never.

  11. Now they’re children:

    Bill Gates talked with Google employees about using A.I. to analyze ultrasound images of unborn children
    “We’re doing a lot of work with analyzing ultrasound, and we can do things like sex-blind the output, because we’re not having anybody actually see the image. We can tell you what’s going on without revealing the gender, which is, of course — when you do that, it drives gendercide. And yet, we’re doing the analysis, the medical understanding, in a much deeper way, and that’s an example where it’s all done with a lot of machine learning.

    1. Abortion = good. Aborting female children = gendercide.

      1. Look, as a woman, it’s my right to kill any of my children from conception to their 25th birthday. Why are you against women’s health, shitlord?

        1. Just your own children, and not any child? You have internalized Patriarchy.

          1. It takes a village to choose not to raise a fetus.

            1. In 2019 I can’t tell if serious or not.

      2. It’s literally impossible to tell the gender of a fetus. Gender is based on how we identify, and fetuses are clumps of cells incapable of expressing that.

        #ILoveScience

        1. Politics is tying the language in knots wanting these words to refer to different things depending on the situation.

          1. Thus approacheth the end of our civilization.

  12. David Sirota, a paid speechwriter for Sen. Bernie Sanders, was simultaneously pretending to be an independent journalist and trashing other Democratic candidates “on Twitter, on his own website, and in columns in The Guardian,”

    my, sirota!

    1. “Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind
      I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind
      My, my, my, aye-aye, whoa!
      M-m-m-my Sirota!”

      Did you picture Bernie signing this?

    2. My Sirota!

      Song to the tune of My Sharona!

      1. Bernie thought it was a good idea to hire him after nine Coronas.

        1. Was that after watching the Pochohontas Christmas drinking special?

    3. ‘sirota’ means ‘orphan’ in Russian and probably a few more Slavic languages

  13. Sounds like Kamala is trying to be the new Hillary.

    1. Well Hillary Clinton was literally the most qualified candidate ever and won the 2016 election by 3 million votes despite Russian hacking and a biased media. So that’s a pretty good role model to choose.

      #StillWithHer

      1. How can you forget about her days with the Goldwater campaign?

      2. #StillNotAMajority

      3. I was thinking more like, a woman who rode the coattails of a powerful man to get her name out there?

  14. David Reid at CNBC notes that this “is the third antitrust fine from Brussels to land on Google’s desk.”

    maybe hangouts is going away because they can’t afford it any more.

  15. #MeToo gets the wrong victim!

    “A Hollywood Reporter article published earlier this month said Mr. Tsujihara had an extramarital relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk beginning in 2013. It cited text messages in which Mr. Tsujihara promised to make inquiries about casting her in roles at Warner, while expressing concerns that doing so could be dangerous for his career.

    . . . .

    In a statement Monday, Ms. Kirk said she had nothing to do with the leaking of the text messages and the story that followed, which “refer to events from six years ago.” Ms. Kirk reiterated her relationship with Mr. Tsujihara was consensual. She said, “I may have made some poor choices and I’m sorry for that, but I’ve learnt from my mistakes since then and grown a lot, as a person, as a woman, and as a professional actor.”

    Ms. Kirk previously said she had no claims against Mr. Tsujihara and that he didn’t promise her anything. On Monday, she said, “I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Kevin Tsujihara stepping down at Warners. Our relationship ended many years ago. The release of the story by The Hollywood Reporter was nothing to do with me. In fact I tried to prevent it. Whatever differences we may have had in the past were long since forgotten. I only wish him the best of success in his future endeavors.”

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/wa…..552929877?

    1. Short version:

      Kevin Tsujihara is being forced out as chief executive at Warner Bros. Studios–but it looks like he’s the victim.

      Ms. Kirk apparently pressured him to help her in her acting career by getting her parts in Warner Brothers productions, pressure which he resisted–according to text messages.

      She’s actually apologizing for putting that kind of pressure on him to further her career.

      1. Short version

        Heh

      2. #believeAllWomen

      3. “victim”

    2. It’s like the plot of Bowfinger, the Steve Martin comedy, where a pretty and innocent girl comes to Hollywood with stars in her eyes, and the moment she steps off the bus, Martin’s character, a sleazy movie producer, is trying to take advantage of her by promising her roles in his movies. Helpless victim, right?

      She subsequently uses and abuses him as a stepping stone and goes on to victimize more and more powerful people in Hollywood until she ends up becoming the girlfriend of the most powerful lesbian in Hollywood (the girl’s part is widely thought to have been inspired by Martin’s experience with his girlfriend, Anne Heche, who dumped him and went on to become Ellen DeGeneres’ girlfriend.)

      Middle aged men have been using their positions of power to victimize younger women against their will since the dawn of history, but Tsujihara isn’t the first man to be victimized by a younger woman on the proverbial casting couch since the the dawn of history either. Maybe It takes a real feminist to appreciate that women are perfectly capable of being the aggressor.

      1. Or that both sides may be achieving their own agendas in such a relationship

        1. NO! Women cannot think for themselves when a man is in the same room!

  16. Did cuck Kimmel lick Warren’s native bush on live TV?

    1. Flashback: Jimmy Kimmel in Blackface Mocking Black Athletes

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wse5lgIDxM

      1. That was honest Kimmel. We now have shill Kimmel.

  17. Harris is seemingly trying hard to be all things to all people right now…

    That only works for a second-year United States senator with presidential aspirations if he’s have left no trail. (Or, at least, no trail journalists are willing to follow.)

  18. There’s no question that the popular vote has been diminished in terms of making the final decision about who’s the president of the United States, and we need to deal with that

    Diminished? Seems exactly the same as its always been, really. Increased, really, sinve the expansion of suffrage and the change in laws that award all of a states’ electoral votes to the state winner

    Fuck it, why am I even bothering?

    1. CA needs to lower the voting age to 15 so they get the extra votes in a national Presidential election the left deserves by virtue of representing the 99% whether we like it or not. Let Social Studies teachers make absentee voting a classroom exercise, publicly shame anyone who votes wrong, harvest the votes, and keep only the ones for Democrat candidates.

      Every vote matters, and CA Social Studies teachers should get 100s of votes each.

      1. Likewise, people who live in Central America shouldn’t be put through the inconvenience of having to sneak into the U.S. just to vote for Democrats. They should be able to do that at home.

        1. It’s inhumane to suppress the voting rights of future illegal undocumented persons of notdocumented status.

    2. That is by design. The Founders did not want pure majoritarian rule. They wanted the presidents who could draw votes from a more diverse electorate than the most populous states.

  19. Trump Jr. proposes that we give government more tools to dictate who can say what online.

    Given who’s in the White House, I can see why he’s up for that. What I can’t understand are the leftwingers who are pining for it as well.

    1. More tools? They’ve already got the biggest tools outside of a liberal arts college HR department, where they gonna find more tools? Has Trump, Jr got a twin brother we don’t know about?

  20. Harris supports reparations for black Americans, but basically defines reparations as whatever you want them to be.

    This is terrific. Just when Elizabeth Warren’s support for reparations got her close to overtaking Harris as my #1 choice for 2020, now Harris supports them too!

    For the record the ultimate goal of us reparations supporters is to pay African Americans at least a few trillion, and possibly tens of trillions of dollars. This is clearly the moral, humane thing to do, and ? like with open borders ? anyone who opposes it is a racist.

    I look forward to Reason’s main racial justice advocate Shikha Dalmia making the libertarian case for reparations very soon.

    #LibertariansForReparations

    1. And when those reparations fail to make society perfect and destroy white cishetero male privilege, it will be clear and irrefutable evidence that we did not give enough reparations. Another $10T is necessary!

      1. As long as black and brown people have lower average net worths and SAT scores than whites, we know that white supremacy is alive and well. But a few trillion dollars in reparations is a crucial first step.

        1. Yes! We need a SAT-ACT score tax, to redistribute the points from high to low (and white to black) (but what about Asians?).

      2. And quite naturally everyone who feels that their group has been victimized or oppressed, including Native American, Hispanics [they lost the whole Southwest for God’s sake], LGBT etc., women, Muslims, even Asians will expect their reparations too. The entire federal budget will have to be entirely devoted to making up for historical oppression as well as compensating for the lack of dignity such people feel over knowing what their ancestors endured. Then the entire county can go fucking broke and we can be invaded and taken over by China.

        There, happy now?

    2. Nick loves reparations… No need for my favorite Right Wing Contributor, Shikha, to write anything about it. (Shikha earlier this week wrote a fawning piece about how Right identity politics is both a counter punch, and a much harder and unified one at that. I agree)

      Also, do the 22 trillion dollars the US spent on anti-poverty programs the past 50 years, that disproportionately went to minorities, count toward the reparations total, or are we going to ignore that?

      1. $22T was clearly not enough, or else racism would have disappeared by now.

        1. Hint: no amount of money, resources, or programs will ever be “enough.” There will always be a “next step.”

    3. I define reparations as letting descendants of slaves come to my property and do some yard work and kitchen chores.

    4. I haven’t seen an article by Shriek in a while. Did TDS get the best of her?

      1. And Google fixed that miss, or lack of miss, on my part.

  21. Fun fact… Senator Mike Gravel has 10k followers, while gravel (a pile of dirt) has 5k followers.

    He’s got no shot in hell, I do hope he keeps dragging all the progressive clowns through the gravel

    1. It’s not about winning, it’s about staying in long enough to get a book deal and a sweet cable news gig.

      See 2012 Republican Primary.

    2. Is he really running? That’s awesome, he is hilarious. He’s a young 88.

      [contemplates rock…..throws rock in the water]

  22. “There’s no question that the popular vote has been diminished in terms of making the final decision about who’s the president of the United States, and we need to deal with that.”

    How can it diminish from zero?

    1. Your insistence that words have specific meanings is so patriarchal and racist.

  23. My understanding of Harris’ idea of prostitution legalization is that it would follow what I’ve heard called the “Nordic model”, a system in which they still bust Johns for hiring a prostitute and pimping is still illegal–but they no longer go after the prostitute.

    “Two days after the Decrim NY rally, Californian senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris declared her support for decriminalization, but appeared to back the Nordic Model. During her days as a prosecutor, Harris had busily jailed prostitutes and moved to shut down Backpage, the main website on which they advertised.”

    —-Molly Crabapple

    ‘Whores But Organized’: Sex Workers Rally for Reform

    http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2…..or-reform/

    That would seem to be consistent with progressive victim ideology, where if you go after anybody, it should be men with white privilege seeking to exploit women with their economic power. According to Molly Crabapple, the prostitutes themselves are largely against the Nordic model, but they’re not much of a voting bloc.

    P.S. Finding out that Molly Crabapple was a fun artist/anti-artist. Finding out that she’s a member of the Democratic Socialists of America is another example of the general rule–socialism takes the fun out of everything.

    1. I could go for a Nordic model.

      1. [takes 60% of Derp-o-Matic’s income]

        1. A Nordic model can only take half of your wealth, yet the Nordic model requires 60% of your income.

          Guess which one is still worth it?

    2. I loved Molly on The Simpsons! Great teacher!

      1. That’s a different Crabapple

        1. The one from the Little Rascals?

        2. aw r.i.p. Edna

    3. What. The fuck. Is an artist/anti-artist?

      I’ll wait for your answer before calling that some of dumbest, pretentious, faux intellectual progressive claptrap I’ve ever heard.

      1. Well, she’s an artist in that she creates art. The art circles she’s thought to be in include what they call pop surrealism and, especially, lowbrow art. This includes things that wouldn’t have been thought of as art in the past, probably wouldn’t have made it onto the walls of the MOMA, the Guggenheim, or any widely respected and well curated museum in the past. Molly’s particular talents have trended towards “illustration”, something that’s been routinely dismissed as less than what the gatekeepers in New York would call “art”. In that sense, she’s an anti-artist. Anti-art might take inspiration from what people think of as lesser art–tattooing, street art, stuff like that.

        Anti-art, in that sense, is anti-elitist. And it exists regardless of whether you and I like it or whether you or I think it should.

        1. Molly Crabapple as an artist was big into books of illustration, and what you might call anti-art happenings, where she would bring in burlesque performers or luche libre and invite a bunch of artists to come paint, sculpt, draw them on the spot. You could come in and watch the performances and watch the art being made around it, too. It drew a lot of really hot, creative chicks, and it was a lot of fun. Molly Crabapple herself was smokin’ hot, creative, and fun, and if you think smokin’ hot, creative, and fun are bad things in women, I don’t know what to say. Finding out that she’s joined the Democratic Socialists of America certainly drains the fun out of it. Still, Death on the Installment Plan was wildly hilarious, and Celine was fucking Nazi.

          How’s that for progressive claptrap?

          1. Claptrap. What a wonderful word.

            1. ‘Musty old claptrap’ works good too.

          2. Sounds about right: anti-art is a stupid, inaccurate, pretentious term.
            Not knocking the concept of what you describe, just the conceit.
            “Sub-art” or some variation might’ve worked, but hippies/hipsters gonna hippie/hipster.

            1. I think the pretentiousness is on the part of elitists telling us that “Dogs Playing Poker” isn’t really art. The reason that is really art (and good art)–despite the fact that it resonates with people–isn’t elitist at all. That Thomas Kinkade’s art is shit–despite the fact that it resonates with people–starts getting to the heart of why pop surrealism and lowbrow art are legitimate. Anti-art stripped the contemporary art world of its elitism without stripping good art of its legitimacy. It may have become a fad, but I was a fan.

              Turn it into something about socialism, and I start losing interest PDQ.

    4. That would seem to be consistent with progressive victim ideology, where if you go after anybody, it should be men with white privilege seeking to exploit women with their economic power

      You over-complicate the issue. You are never going to get women to vote for prostitution if you take away the potential to punish philandering husbands.

  24. Try being all things to all people, and you’ll be nothing to nobody.

  25. “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” President Trump said during a televised press conference yesterday.

    That’s more consistent than McCain’s media enablers, who liked him as long as he wasn’t a nominee for President.

    1. They hated him until he pushed the fake dossier and started virutue signalling while senile

      1. I wouldn’t say that. They were fine with indulging his megalomania as long as it hurt Republicans. They turned on him instantly when he was an actual threat to gain power in ways that would hurt them.

  26. “Harris supports reparations for black Americans, but basically defines reparations as whatever you want them to be. She told NPR “the word, the term reparations, it means different things to different people.”

    Closed primary states will trend towards the candidate who can be more SJW, more feminist, more BLM, more socialist, and more environmentalist than the other candidates. I expected this to happen over the course of the campaign as we approached Super Tuesday, when California, Massachusetts, and Texas will all be up for grabs on the same day. That’s a long way away! I had no idea they would go so far to the left so quickly.

    Here’s the baseline for Democrat candidates right now. They’ve got to be pro:

    1) Green New Deal
    2) Medicare for All
    3) Legalized Prostitution
    4) Reparations for Slavery

    And the Iowa Caucus is still almost a whole year away!

    How much further to the left can they go from here, between now and then, how will they ever walk a year’s worth of rhetoric back after they win the primary to take on Donald Trump?

    1. The best part of this is how as soon as any of them comes up with something, they all pick it up for themselves.

      “Green New Deal?”
      “GND!” “GND!” “GND!”

      “Popular vote and no more electoral college?”
      “One vote!” “One vote!” “One vote!”

      “Reparations?”
      “Money for slavery!” “Money for slavery!” “Money for slavery!”

      Brings a whole new flavor to “echo chamber”

    2. “how will they ever walk a year’s worth of rhetoric back after they win the primary to take on Donald Trump?”

      Hahaha!! Expecting consistency from SJWs is like expecting milk from sharks.

      1. Yeah, the Democrat candidate who won by being more SJW than the others will try to walk it back, but that doesn’t mean the swing voters of Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin will buy it.

      2. Shark milk. You’re on to something there. Looks good, tastes horrible. Kills you in the end.

    3. Yes, it is amazing how completely self involved and stupid the Democratic Party has become. Nancy Pelosi is the voice of moderation, and they are done listening to her, she is too far right. Wow. Trillions of dollars of reparations; it will never happen but it is a stupid idea to bounce around. Of course let’s not even discuss the 22 trillion debt.

      The Democrats can’t seem to understand that this super leftwards lurch is going to make them toxic to most Americans. Trump must be delighted to see this foolishness. Trump may very well get re-elected in 2020. Just one more reason to vote Libertarian in 2020. I can’t stand voting for any of these Democrat clowns, and hate Trump. Furthermore, the libertarian party is not going to be taken seriously until it can get around 10% of the electorate, which may never happen, but definitely won’t happen if none of us vote.

  27. Alt-text: “Why, yes, I have a vagina!”

  28. “ensorship is freedom, or at least that’s what many Republicans want people to think right now. Donald Trump Jr. is the latest to jump on the internet- and speech-regulation bandwagon under the pretense of protecting conservatives from “censorship.””

    This is all a trojan horse. The lefties are pounding the same drum with their calls to control “hate speech” on these internet platforms and banning certain videos too.

    They just want to control speech it’s that simple.

  29. “David Sirota, a paid speechwriter for Sen. Bernie Sanders, was simultaneously pretending to be an independent journalist and trashing other Democratic candidates “on Twitter, on his own website, and in columns in The Guardian,” reports The Atlantic”

    good grief no one cares

  30. This is all going to end, very badly.

    1. I think you’re right.

  31. So when Bernie Sanders divvies up his campaign contributions with all the other candidates in his own little effort to eliminate the wealth gap (and because equitable sharing is just the right thing to do, dammit), does he send a check to the Trump campaign same as the others or does he just share his wealth with fellow socialists?

  32. “There’s no question that the popular vote has been diminished in terms of making the final decision about who’s the president of the United States, and we need to deal with that.”

    Another national politician that failed 4th grade history.

  33. Gravel will “decide after he meets with the students on if he’ll run,” reported Montellaro.

    Just have them snapchat your campaign details to you.

  34. Wait, this is exhausting, didn’t we just have an election? I’m already sick of the 24×7 campaign cycle.

    1. Trump Season 3 is LIT

  35. Thank goodness she’s not a natural born Citizen.

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