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February 20, 2020

The Morning Report - 2/20/20


Good morning, kids. Thursday and you can bet your bollocks to a barn dance that after last night's Democrat nightmare in Nevada, they wished it was on a Saturday night when no one would've been watching. But the tiny tyrant, diminutive dictator, Little Big Gulp Mike Bloomberg might have set in motion not only a Trump win in November, but perhaps the splitting of the Democrat party as a result. I'm getting ahead of myself, so let's dive in to the fecal soup that was last night and recap some of the action. I invite you to refer to the transcript of Breitbart's live blog linked below for the blow by blow description.

With Bloomberg coming from out of nowhere to "rescue" the Democrat Party to beat Trump, there was no way the rest of that field who had been campaigning for close to a year already let him steal the limelight or the nomination (more on that brainwave in a moment). The guy may be a billionaire but did he really not think that his record as well as his foibles and campaign-killing sound bites would not be used against him? That's precisely what Elizabeth Wan did, and it was pretty effective.

That said, the bloody exchange between Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders was particlulary delicious to watch. The former, who mind you is trying to get the nomination from a political party whose base is hard left and heading harder and further left, just ripped its most popular candidate and the ideology he embraces as utter failures, as well as his hypocrisy for being a wealthy socialist with multiple homes. The stunning thing about this particular exchange is just how revelatory it is about the candidates. First, Bernie got so apoplectic, I thought was going to have another heart attack, but it shows that if he did go one on one with Trump, OrangeManBad would destroy him. Second, I find it quite laughable that Bloomberg is talking about the evils and failures of communism when as mayor of New York he has gone pedal to the metal to dictate how people live with bans on everything from guns to salt to styrofoam, while at the same time using his media empire to shield and whitewash the totalitarian thuggery in Communist China. Not to be outdone, putrid pipsqueak Peter Puffer tried to thread the needle as some sort of "real Democrat" and attacked both Bloomie's billions and Bernie's Bolshevism, which is risible in the extreme considering his father was a hardcore Stalinist and disciple of Antonio Gramsci who preached about taking over free countries via "the long march through the institutions."

That really was the theme for the night: hypocrisy on parade, but that has always been the story of the Democrat Party since time immemorial. Circling back to what I alluded to, I think tonight was yet another disaster for the Democrats. They are pinning their hopes on Bloomberg to be a face of moderation that voters can rally behind. But by trying to do this, they have forced the candidates to openly debate the merits or lack therof not only of socialism as a philosophy but the very policies that are at the cutting edge of it; policies which most Americans still at a minimum do not agree with and in general find abhorrent. That is, when their media gatekeepers allow those issues to enter the discourse. Note the absence of any questions about abortion and amnesty.

In any case, Sanders was the candidate to beat but after last night, it will be interesting to see the direction his poll numbers take. Sure, Bloomberg got cut to ribbons but I don't think anyone necessarily improved their standing. Looking ahead, the way the Democrat primaries are structured, Bernie still might not garner enough delegates to lock up the nomination outright, which means a brokered convention. The Democrats do not want him to run against Trump because he'd get crushed. So, even with Bloomberg's hideous performance last night, they seemingly have no other alternative, or are seeking no other alternative but to stick with him and his billions.

Whether the Democrats actually rig the primaries and blatantly steal it from Bernie as they did in 2016 (although back then, he was a willing shill candidate to run against Hillary, at least at first until the base rejected her) or if the delegates vote to give it to Bloomberg legitimately at the convention, the Bernie Bros will simply not accept that outcome. That means the Democrat Party fractures and Bernie runs third party this year with perhaps a permanently disaffected base. Or, recognizing that potential catastrophe that will last well beyond next November, the Democrats may swallow hard and let Bernie get wiped out by Trump. Plus, when you consider that so far, Bloomberg has burned through nearly half a billion dollars just to get humiliated, with perhaps an option for half a billion more, that's just 32 ounces of sugary icing on the cake. Of course, we'll see how the Democrat voters of Nevada caucus next week.

No matter what that outcome, it is obvious that the Democrats are in total disarray, warring from within, have zero policies that average Americans want, let alone regard for average Americans and America in general (they do love those illegal aliens!) and are headed for a wipeout not seen since 1984.

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