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05 Feb 2020, 7:59 pm

Buttigieg narrowly holds lead in Iowa caucuses as more precincts report

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a slight 1.3 percentage-point lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses as more results trickled in on Wednesday.

The caucuses were held Monday but technical problems caused an unprecedented delay in reporting the results. No candidate has been declared the winner yet, and results are still coming in.

As of Wednesday night, Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Ind., mayor, led the race with 26.7 percent of delegates over the 25.4 percent in favor of Sanders, according to numbers released by the Iowa Democratic Party.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren trailed with 18.3 percent and former Vice President Joe Biden was hovering in fourth with 15.9 percent, with 86 percent of precincts reporting.


Biden goes on attack, slams Buttigieg and Sanders after taking ‘gut punch’ in Iowa
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Former Vice President Joe Biden cranked up the volume Wednesday in his attacks against two of his top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination – Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Speaking to an audience in this small southeastern New Hampshire city the morning after delayed partial returns from the Iowa caucuses showed Biden in fourth place -- trailing Buttigieg, Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts -- the former vice president admitted, “I’m not going to sugarcoat it. We took a gut punch in Iowa.”

Biden acknowledged that “this is not the first time in my life I’ve been knocked down.”

Biden’s lackluster performance in the Iowa caucuses makes a strong finish in next week’s primary in New Hampshire even more imperative.
With that in mind, Biden then unloaded on Sanders, warning that “if Senator Sanders is the nominee for the party, every Democrat in America up and down the ballot – blue states, red states, purple states, easy districts competitive ones – every Democrat will have to carry the label that Senator Sanders has chosen for himself.”

He then stressed that Sanders “calls himself a Democratic socialist."

he former vice president then emphasized that President Trump is champing at the bit to label the Democrats as socialists. And he pointed to his own efforts in the 2018 midterms in helping the Democrats win back the majority of the House of Representatives.

“When Sanders attacks me for having baggage, I have to tell you the 60-plus candidates that I campaigned for, the toughest districts in the country just two years ago, don’t see me as baggage and they wanted me in their districts," he said.

And Biden said he doubted such candidates would want “Bernie Sanders to come in and campaign” for them.

Biden then used some of his most muscular language to date to criticize Buttigieg, who’s narrowly leading Sanders in Iowa as the results trickle in.

Biden said: “Mayor Pete likes to attack me as well and he’s a good man. He calls me part of the old failed Washington. Really. Was it a failure that I went to Congress to get ObamaCare passed?”

Biden then highlighted numerous other accomplishments during the Obama years and asked “Is he really saying that the Obama-Biden administration was a failure? Pete, just say it out loud.”

he former vice president then took another shot, saying “I’ve great respect for Mayor Pete and his service to this nation but I believe it’s a risk – to be straight up with you – for this party to nominate someone who’s never held office higher than mayor of a town of 100,000 in Indiana. I do believe it’s a risk.”

Biden was interrupted twice by climate change demonstrators.

"These guys are OK," Biden said as the protesters chanted. "They want to do the same thing I want to do. They want to phase out fossil fuels and we're going to phase out fossil fuels."

When one of them continued to interupt Biden, he responded saying "don't act like the Trumpers, OK."

Moments later another of the protesters - a young woman - asked what Biden would do to close a coal fired plan in New Hampshire.

The former vice president touted his past efforts and added "we can't do it all at one. We're working on it kid. We're working on it."


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05 Feb 2020, 9:35 pm

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In theory everything for free sounds like an attractive option -cash, college, medical, food, rent, and prizes for all! Think about this. People up until today joined the military to afford college, worked, starved, and sacrificed to get through courses while trying to eat. Now is the proposition that one won't have to suffer nor payback college. I'm unsure how this will work out since university fees cannot be discharged. Who will eat the losses? The universities would have to increase the tuition beyond affordability to offest devastating losses. If so, would the gov have to pay to compensate public and private universities? Naturally it would increase taxes; which free rent, medical, food, and everything else would too. The student loan debt is massive: $1.6 trillion. If it went the career politician's ways think about this: you go to college to get a degree to make money, that college is free since self-serving soc.. Then after years of hard college work, you get the work you desire but your increased tax load is way higher. Some of the candidates advised they have no problem taking 50-60% federal, add in state, FICA, etc and you have virtually nothing left. What is the point? Everything for free; the reality is far worse in everyday practice. Career politicians are unaffected. They have a retirement for life some only have to serve one term. Their medical is different from yours, they don't have to pay for it and their families are covered, no co-pay. Making a law for you to follow which disempowers YOU doesn't affect them in the slightest financially, medically, etc. Context.


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06 Feb 2020, 12:26 am

Pete Buttigieg maintains tight lead for first in Iowa

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Pete Buttigieg maintained a narrow lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as Iowa continued reporting its caucus results into the night Wednesday.

With 96% of Iowa's precincts reporting, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor remained the leader of the race, with 26.4% of state delegates. He's closely trailed by Sanders, with 25.7%.

They're followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 18.3%, former Vice President Joe Biden at 15.8% and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar at 12.2%.

Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price told state party officials on a call Wednesday night that the full results are expected by Thursday morning.


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06 Feb 2020, 10:25 am

CNN Excludes Tulsi Gabbard From Town Hall That Includes Lower-Polling Candidates

On Feb. 5 and 6, CNN will host a New Hampshire town hall with eight presidential candidates, including: Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Deval Patrick.

Two top 10 Democratic presidential candidates are excluded from CNN’s series. The first is former NEw York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is not competing in the New Hampshire primary. The second is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

Gabbard is polling nationally higher than Patrick, a candidate who was asked to join CNN’s series. According to Real Clear Politics’ latest aggregation, Gabbard is polling at 1.8 percent nationally, while Patrick is at 0.5 percent. In New Hampshire, Gabbard is polling ahead of Yang, Steyer, and Patrick, all three of whom were invited to the town hall.


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06 Feb 2020, 9:27 pm

Hey, Bloomie's not allowed to do that! Joe Biden's the only authorized plagiarizer around here!

(The young folks may not know that Biden made a name for himself 20 or so years ago when he was found to be plagiarizing his speeches from British politicians.)



BLOOMBERG PLAGIARIZED PARTS OF AT LEAST EIGHT OF HIS PLANS

MIKE BLOOMBERG’S PRESIDENTIAL campaign plagiarized portions of its plans for maternal health, LGBTQ equality, the economy, tax policy, infrastructure, and mental health from research publications, media outlets, and a number of nonprofit, educational, and policy groups.

The Intercept found that exact passages from at least eight Bloomberg plans or accompanying fact sheets were direct copies of material from media outlets including CNN, Time, and CBS, a research center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the American Medical Association, Everytown for Gun Safety, Building America’s Future Educational Fund, and other organizations. Bloomberg co-founded Everytown for Gun Safety, a political organization focused on gun control, and Building America’s Future Educational Fund, a nonprofit working on infrastructure investment and reform, and has chaired them in the past, and he was listed as a co-author on the educational fund’s reports. He is not clearly affiliated with the other sources. The plagiarized sections ranged in length from entire paragraphs to individual sentences and fragments in documents that were between five and 14 pages long.

On Wednesday afternoon, The Intercept sent a detailed query to the Bloomberg campaign. By Thursday morning, one of the plans was completely taken down, while others were changed.


https://theintercept.com/2020/02/06/mik ... arization/


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07 Feb 2020, 6:14 am

Darmok wrote:
Hey, Bloomie's not allowed to do that! Joe Biden's the only authorized plagiarizer around here!

(The young folks may not know that Biden made a name for himself 20 or so years ago when he was found to be plagiarizing his speeches from British politicians.)



BLOOMBERG PLAGIARIZED PARTS OF AT LEAST EIGHT OF HIS PLANS

MIKE BLOOMBERG’S PRESIDENTIAL campaign plagiarized portions of its plans for maternal health, LGBTQ equality, the economy, tax policy, infrastructure, and mental health from research publications, media outlets, and a number of nonprofit, educational, and policy groups.

The Intercept found that exact passages from at least eight Bloomberg plans or accompanying fact sheets were direct copies of material from media outlets including CNN, Time, and CBS, a research center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the American Medical Association, Everytown for Gun Safety, Building America’s Future Educational Fund, and other organizations. Bloomberg co-founded Everytown for Gun Safety, a political organization focused on gun control, and Building America’s Future Educational Fund, a nonprofit working on infrastructure investment and reform, and has chaired them in the past, and he was listed as a co-author on the educational fund’s reports. He is not clearly affiliated with the other sources. The plagiarized sections ranged in length from entire paragraphs to individual sentences and fragments in documents that were between five and 14 pages long.

On Wednesday afternoon, The Intercept sent a detailed query to the Bloomberg campaign. By Thursday morning, one of the plans was completely taken down, while others were changed.


https://theintercept.com/2020/02/06/mik ... arization/

What about Melania?


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07 Feb 2020, 7:29 am

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CNN Excludes Tulsi Gabbard From Town Hall That Includes Lower-Polling Candidates

On Feb. 5 and 6, CNN will host a New Hampshire town hall with eight presidential candidates, including: Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Deval Patrick.

Two top 10 Democratic presidential candidates are excluded from CNN’s series. The first is former NEw York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is not competing in the New Hampshire primary. The second is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

Gabbard is polling nationally higher than Patrick, a candidate who was asked to join CNN’s series. According to Real Clear Politics’ latest aggregation, Gabbard is polling at 1.8 percent nationally, while Patrick is at 0.5 percent. In New Hampshire, Gabbard is polling ahead of Yang, Steyer, and Patrick, all three of whom were invited to the town hall.


https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/06/cn ... andidates/


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07 Feb 2020, 10:38 am

Joe Walsh has dropped out.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/joe-walsh-ends-republican-primary-challenge-against-trump/ar-BBZL4n5?li=BBnbfcL


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07 Feb 2020, 9:04 pm

The Democrats' national nominating convention is going to be held in Milwaukee. Today the chairs of the Milwaukee committee were fired for creating a toxic work environment.


Leaders of 2020 DNC Host Committee fired

The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention are out.

Late Tuesday, the board for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee terminated President Liz Gilbert and her chief of staff, Adam Alonso. The move comes just one day after the board suspended the pair and launched an investigation into “toxic workplace” allegations.

The Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that a group of senior women staffers wrote an unsigned letter last week complaining of being "bullied and intimidated" by Alonso — something they said Gilbert did nothing to stop. They said Alonso's actions fostered a "toxic and unstable" culture.

"Every employee has a right to feel respected in their workplace," said a one-page statement from the board.

"Based on the information we have learned to date, we believe the work environment did not meet the ideals and expectations of the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee Board of Directors. Accordingly, Liz Gilbert and Adam Alonso are no longer employed by the organization, effective immediately."


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08 Feb 2020, 4:55 am

Wow, real progress from the Democratic Party. Will the Republican Party step up to the plate? Can see them losing libertarian support if they don’t defend basic human rights.



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08 Feb 2020, 9:27 am

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Wow, real progress from the Democratic Party. Will the Republican Party step up to the plate? Can see them losing libertarian support if they don’t defend basic human rights.


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08 Feb 2020, 10:45 am

"Joseph Buttigieg (His Father) was born and raised in Hamrun, Malta, and had studied to be a Jesuit priest before emigrating to the United States and embarking on a secular career as a professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend. His father was a professor at Notre Dame for 29 years."

Now About Pete; a REAL ELITE like Obama; RICH with REAL CREDENTIALS:

"Buttigieg is a graduate of Harvard College and Oxford University, attending the latter on a Rhodes Scholarship. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a consultant at the management consulting firm McKinsey.[4] From 2009 to 2017, he served as a naval intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant. In 2014, he was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal.[5]"

-From the Folks at Wiki

All That and He's actually Shot a Gun Before;

Oh yeah; He's Honest With REAL SELF ESTEEM.

Give Credit to the Voters of indeed a Newer Age of Respect for all Human Rights.

Give Credit to Voters Who Wanna Bring Back Balance And Truth And Common Sense
for What to Change that is Possible; and What to Accept that cannot Be Changed.

Give Credit to Anyone Who is not Ashamed of Who They Really Are; A Real Authentic Human Being.

Give Credit to Anyone Who Understands That to Be a Real Human Is Tell the Truth FEARLESSLY With Love.

Other than that; finally A Democratic Candidate Who Has A Fighting Chance to Win and Change The 'Drama State'
back to a reality in Balance. It'll be Pretty Hilarious Seeing Trump Try Bring This Real Man Down to Trump's Size.

Ordering the Popcorn, now; This is gonna be Fun to watch. i don't know about y'all; but Lies make my Skin Crawl;
And I'm about Miracles; real ones; but ya gotta be realistic and know which cards to play; and which ones to take away.

Not unlike Obama; This REAL MAN has 'the Right Stuff'; Again, a Human who has the Audacity to Tell the Truth FEARLESSLY With Love; And not too 'Big' to Shed a Tear of Sincere Feelings for What it takes to be an Authentic Human Being who is actually Trustworthy; No Doubt He is not THE Second coming; and will have maybe one or two hairs out of
place; but nah; it is nothing like 'the Hair Style and Colors' of Trump(s).

Oh yeah; And He's actually Smart.

We Could Use Some Brains in the White House
Again; Someone Capable of 'Reason' more than lies.

Gonna Love the Karma at the Catholic Church that i visit;
When the 'First Man' is not a 'First Lady' and the Gay Man who is Married is 'The REAL MAN' ELECTED.

There's something about a Human Being Who Is Honest With Integrity And Smart Who Gets the Jobs done 'Right'.

There's something More about a Human Being who is Fearless Enough to be Who They are and Stand Taller than ever before.

A Smart Person Who Tells the Truth Fearlessly in Office With Love; Hallelujah; it's Possible that Truth and Light Will Live again; even in a place as seedy as this; (the USA) Perhaps Truth and Light of Love Will Rise again with real 2020 Vision.

Deceit and Lies Literally make Human Beings Weak; Science even Shows this. This makes Trump The Weakest and this Pete Dude by far the Strongest; still to come; not even Gonna Try to Pronounce His Last name; but i'm sure the 'Haters'
Will find a way to do it; that falls off him as Haters will for REAL MEN WHO STAND UP FOR TRUTH, LIGHT, AND LOVE;
to have one of those as President of this Country Again; Will be a Hell of a Relief for Sure. I'll probably start
watching the Occasional Sit-com TV Show Again; and Actually Get in the Mood to Decorate for
Halloween as it won't be 365 days a year; hehe.

Perhaps there is Hope for this Country in Return of Blue for Truth.

i for one; have 'The Audacity' for Hope too;

Against All Odds;

This Pete Dude is
already A REAL HUMAN HERO.

They Are Hard to Find and Easy to Get Behind;
at least for Humans who understand what a Hero is.

Please 21st Century; Please Come and Stay now in 2020
Vision of some Sanity in Truth and Light and Love Fearlessly.

According to the Source "FiveThirtyEight", Pete has a 1 in 25 Chance
of Securing the Democratic Nomination, overall; Sanders, a 1 in 2 Chance;
And Biden a 1 in 5 Chance. Sanders does have a Greater Chance of Beating Trump
Still, according to Polls, so far too. If Sanders is Nominated, i Believe he Will Win; But as
Far as His Promises go; This Country is way too Heterogenous for 'The Common Person'
to Love All of His Neighbors Enough to Take Care of them; it's a nice Platitude but 'reality shows' it's a 'Pipe Dream'.
Fight for What is Possible; Fight Harder for What is Possible and Make it Success; Waste your Time on Pipe Dreams.
i'd Love to See Universal Care; but there is let's face IT; no Universal Love for 'All Brothers and or Sisters' in 'This Land'.
You gotta move to a smaller Homogenous Society to Find an Approximation of it; We as Humans are still evolved now
this way; it's just life; 'Smaller Villages' Just work better; with folks on A Same General Choir Music of Dance And Song.

Meh; Where i Live (me) is my Village; Ya Do What ya Gotta Do in 'Rome'.


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08 Feb 2020, 11:10 am

He's crooked vermin.


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16,000 Plus Lies of Deceit Say it all Even with No Impeachment And 'Eviction' Dreams.


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