Worth celebrating. But I’m not sure the 2020 campaign is over for her, if you know what I mean.
Bloomberg is refusing to investigate either its owner, Michael Bloomberg, or the other Democratic candidates. But it will continue to go after President Trump and his campaign.
So Trump banned them, at least from the campaign.
Even some at Bloomberg must be in shock that they are being banned from investigating the Democratic candidates.
“This all could have been avoided had someone just stood up and said, you’re running for President of the United States now,” tweeted Megan Murphy, Bloomberg News Washington bureau chief during the 2016 election. “I really think you can handle your own newsroom of immensely talented editors and reporters covering you the same way they do everything else.
Where was the outcry about this from the rest of the press?
Huh? Washington Post?
Here’s the logic, which the Post must have found truly inescapable to present it. Or at the very least, they felt they needed to raise the alarm.
According to the piece:
The big gubernatorial victories in Kentucky and Louisiana has unleashed optimism in the Democratic Party. They underscored the story we’ve seen again and again in the Trump era: Democratic gains in the suburbs and among college-educated whites are helping Democrats assemble a potent anti-Trump coalition, even in some of the reddest parts of the country.
But behind the numbers, there is another reality lurking: It remains unclear how much this will matter in 2020 against President Trump — because of the peculiar nature of the advantage that Trump may hold in the electoral college.
Turnout skyrocketed, but on both sides, because Trump is energizing pro-Republican turnout, as well. The difference-maker was that Democrats engineered big swings in suburbs with a lot of college-educated voters, such as the areas outside New Orleans and in northern Kentucky, across the river from Cincinnati.
The crucial point here, though, is that Republicans also made gains — that is, they increased their margins, as well as turnout — in more rural parts of the country.
n the most educated areas in both states, the Democratic margin and turnout surged. But the same happened for Republicans in the remaining areas in the two states. On balance, in those states, Democrats still fared better from those competing dynamics.AD
But here’s the rub. Those same dynamics have real ramifications for Trump’s advantage in the electoral college. That’s because the states with the most-educated populations won’t be decisive in the electoral college, while the states with the less-educated populations will be crucial, particularly in the Rust Belt.
For instance, in Wisconsin, the percentage of eligible voters who are white and have college degrees is a low 27 percent. In Michigan and Pennsylvania, it’s 33 percent, according to Wasserman’s data. By contrast, in a dozen leading blue states, those voters average about 40 percent.
This means Democrats could run up huge margins in urban/suburban and cosmopolitan America, winning the popular vote by a greater margin than in 2016, while still losing in the electoral college. As Wasserman noted, the fact that Republicans are also improving in their areas suggests that Trump’s electoral college advantage — relative to the popular vote — may be deepening.
Well, I gather this will be used as another “Exhibit A” for eliminating the Electoral College. Because, you know, when you’re losing the game, change the rules.
This wasn’t bad. Saturday Night Live has had some decent moments this year.
The show led off with Alec Baldwin doing his Trump thing and a host Will Ferrel appearing as Gordon Sunderland. Tired and predictable. No need to inflict it on you.
I can’t get enough of Kate McKinnon doing Elizabeth Warren or Larry David playing Bernie Sanders. Fred Armisen was great as Michael Bloomberg, and others were good too, I thought.
Biden just looks like a tired old man here. All he wants to do is deport people who have committed felonies, but his audience thinks even that is going too far.
I love when Democrats have to deal with the crazy people among their constituents.
Elizabeth Warren has the same problem during one of her recent events. Fortunately, Rep. Ayanna Pressley also speaks crazy and was on hand to calm the situation.
And of course, she opposes charter schools, which allow poor kids to get some of the benefits her kids got.
According to the Washington Free Beacon:
A school yearbook obtained by the Washington Free Beacon indicates, however, that Warren’s son, Alex Warren, attended the Kirby Hall School for at least the 1986-1987 school year, Warren’s final year as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. The college preparatory school is known for its “academically advanced curriculum” and offers small class sizes for students in grades K-12. The yearbook indicates that Alex Warren attended as a fifth grader.
“Elizabeth’s daughter went to public school. Her son went to public school until 5th grade,” Warren communications director Kristen Orthman told the Washington Free Beacon. “Elizabeth wants every kid to get a great education regardless of where they live, which is why her plan makes a historic investment in our public schools. Every public school should be a great school. Her plan does not affect funding for existing non-profit charter schools, but she believes we should not put public dollars behind a further expansion of charters until they are subject to the same accountability requirements as public schools.”
Hunter Biden is a bottomless pit of trouble for Joe Biden. Science has just pulled an illegitimate grandchild out of the pit.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic candidate, can welcome a sixth grandchild into his family after a DNA test confirmed that his son Hunter was the father of an an Arkansas “Baby Doe.”
The new family member marked a second landmark for Biden on Wednesday, who also turned 77.
Testing found “with scientific certainty” that Joe Biden’s son fathered the child, according to a motion filed Wednesday. He “is not expected to challenge the results of the DNA test or the testing process,” the filing said.
“Baby Doe’s paternal grandfather, Joe Biden, is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party for President of the United States of America (he has already filed for the March 2020 Arkansas primary). He is considered by some to be the person most likely to win his party’s nomination and challenge President Trump on the ballot in 2020,” the filing added.
The court document also said members of the Biden family were eligible to be protected by Secret Service.
Biden, 49, agreed to take the paternity last month after 28-year-old Lunden Roberts claimed he was the father of her one-year-old child. Biden has publicly denied he was the father, but Roberts said Biden had admitted otherwise to her in private.
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Well, Christmas is coming, and Michael Bloomberg is already doing some shopping. This year, he’s thinking of buying the presidency. According to several reports, he has changed his previous view and may soon get in the Democratic primary. He could win. The current group is such an amalgamation of nothings, it’s possible. I still think… Continue Reading
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