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Title: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on December 27, 2016, 10:20:50 AM
Not exactly a star-studded lineup. 

Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
BY NIALL STANAGE - 12/27/16

Democrats grappling with the shock of Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump are also beginning to turn their attention to 2020, and pondering who could defeat Trump as he vies for reelection.

Here are The Hill’s initial rankings of where the potential candidates stand.

1. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)

How would the 2016 election have panned out had Warren challenged Clinton in the primary? That’s one of the great unknowables of Democratic politics. But now, there is little doubt that the Massachusetts senator is the leading contender for the 2020 nomination.

Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, has been beloved by the left throughout her late-blooming political career, largely because of her no-punches-pulled attacks on banks and the financial industry. She got under Trump’s skin via Twitter during the 2016 campaign too.
The recent news that Warren will join the Senate Armed Services Committee in January has stoked speculation that she is looking to bolster her foreign policy and national security credentials in advance of a presidential run. Warren would be 71 by the time of the next election, but she is three years younger than Trump.

2. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sanders came from semi-obscurity in the Senate to give Clinton a serious run for her money in the battle for the Democratic nomination this year.

He won 23 contests and amassed more than 13 million votes. He also fired the enthusiasm of young voters and progressives, two pillars of the Democratic base that Clinton struggled to charm.

The Vermonter’s focus on income inequality and his broader point that the system is rigged against working Americans resonated. Sanders’s main problem when it comes to a 2020 run could be his age. He will be 79 next Election Day. Still, Sanders might well be tempted to try one more time — especially if Warren stood aside.

3. Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.)

Booker raised eyebrows earlier this month when it emerged that he would join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the new Congress convenes. As with Warren and the Armed Services panel, his decision was interpreted as an effort to burnish his resume for a potential presidential run.

Booker is just 47, and he is one of only two African-Americans in the Senate for now. (That number will rise to three in January when California’s Kamala Harris will be sworn in.)

He is also one of the most media-savvy members in the upper chamber — a trait that has been apparent since the start of his career, when his first, failed bid to become mayor of Newark was captured in a sympathetic documentary, “Street Fight.” 

Booker is far from the most liberal member of the caucus. During the 2012 presidential campaign, he criticized an Obama campaign ad that hit Mitt Romney’s business record, insisting on NBC's "Meet the Press", “I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity.”

An optimistic view is that he could bridge the gap between the progressive and center-left strands of the party. Skeptics will question whether he is a little too corporate-friendly for the tastes of Democratic primary voters.

4. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)

Klobuchar has already appeared on several shortlists of likely contenders for the nomination, and it’s not hard to see why.

The New Yorker called her, “popular, practical, appealing [and] progressive.” She is from a state where the currents of labor and progressivism run strong. But the no-nonsense, affable Klobuchar could also plausibly appeal to Rust Belt voters whom her party needs to win over.

One issue for Klobuchar right now is that she does not have a high profile outside of her native state and the Beltway. There is plenty of time to change that if she wants to run and win in 2020. But she could be eclipsed by higher-wattage candidates.

5. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y)

Gillibrand followed in Clinton’s footsteps when she replaced her as a New York senator in 2009. Could she do the same at the presidential level — but actually win the White House?

It’s certainly possible. Gillibrand’s profile has risen in tandem with her making the prevention of sexual assaults in the military a signature issue. Representing New York, she has easy access to the national media and to powerful Democratic fundraising networks.

But Gillibrand’s similarities with Clinton, superficial though they may be, could go against her. It’s just not clear Democrats would roll the dice again, as soon as 2020, on another prominent female nominee from New York.

Critics also charge that Gillibrand emphasized more centrist positions as a congresswoman from a somewhat conservative district than she does as a senator from a liberal state.

6. First lady Michelle Obama

If the first lady exhibited even a slight inclination to run, she would be ranked near the top of this list.

There is no figure in public life, with the possible exception of her husband, who has so strong a hold on liberal hearts and minds.

Obama has become more comfortable with her public role over the years. Her two major speeches during the 2016 campaign — one at the Democratic convention, another excoriating Trump for “hurtful, hateful language about women” — were among the most powerful delivered during the cycle.

The first lady insists that she won’t run, citing the effect such an effort would have on her two daughters among other factors. But Malia and Sasha Obama will be 22 and 19, respectively, by the time of the next election. When it comes to the first lady’s future plans, many Democrats still cling to the audacity of hope.

7. Gov. John Hickenlooper (Colo.)

Hickenlooper presides over a state that is considered a key battleground, even though it has become more solidly Democratic in recent years. Colorado has gone for the Democratic nominee in the past three presidential elections and Clinton won the state by five points.

Hickenlooper, who has a politically effective down-to-earth persona, could potentially boost the party’s appeal in the heartlands. He has enjoyed solid approval ratings during his time in office.

One problem? While his chances are talked up among Beltway pundits, he is almost unknown in the nation at large.

8. Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.)

Murphy has come to the fore on the issue of gun control. He can speak with moral authority on the issue: In his state, a gunman killed 20 young children, as well as six adults, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. President Obama has called that moment the worst day of his presidency.

Politically speaking, Murphy would need to display more policy breadth and heighten his national profile if he is to be a genuine contender. For the moment, he’s one to watch.

9. Vice President Joe Biden

The vice president could have definitively ruled himself out of the running, but hasn’t. He joked with reporters about the possibility earlier this month, and then sought to clarify by saying he had “no intention” of running.

Biden would clearly have loved to run in 2016, were it not for the fact that he was still grieving the loss of his son, Beau. Biden’s age is a real issue, however. He would be 77 by next Election Day. If he won, he would turn 78 before being inaugurated.

For all his political skills, his two previous runs for the presidency, in 1988 and 2008, ended in failure.

10. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.)

On paper, Cuomo looks like a strong candidate. He is the governor of a huge, liberal state and hails from a well-established political family. Cuomo’s late father, Mario, served as governor of the Empire State for three terms.

No one doubts the younger Cuomo’s ambition, but whether he is the right fit for the times is a tougher question. In a party where the left is ascendant, he has positioned himself as a centrist foil to New York City’s liberal mayor, Bill de Blasio. It’s not clear what Cuomo’s power base would be for a primary fight.

11. Sen.-elect Kamala Harris (Calif.)

Harris is one of the bright spots for Democrats who are dismayed by their failure to retake the Senate. She will succeed the retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer in January.

Harris has been seen as a rising star in the party for some time, her fans including President Obama, who once praised her in imprudent terms.

Harris, a leading lawyer before shifting into politics, is the daughter of an Indian-American mother and a Jamaican-American father. It’s not clear she has any presidential ambitions and, if she ran in 2020, she would face criticism about her relative lack of political experience. But she would be as experienced as then-Sen. Obama was when he began his 2008 White House run.

12. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Could she run again? It’s possible. Many people thought Clinton’s electoral ambitions had ended in 2008, with her devastating loss to Obama in the Democratic primary. That turned out not to be the case.

There is still a large, wealthy circle of Clinton loyalists, who would back any future run. But, even if she had the appetite for a 2020 bid, she would have enormous hurdles to overcome.

One of the biggest would be the question of how she lost the presidency to Donald Trump. Beyond the hardline Clintonistas, there aren’t many Democratic insiders who were wowed by her campaign. In a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released earlier this month, 62 percent of Democrats and independents said Clinton should not run again.

13. Former Gov. Deval Patrick (Mass.)

Patrick has considerable political skills and was once talked up as a potential inheritor of President Obama’s mantle. David Axelrod, one of the aides closest to Obama, worked with Patrick as well, and both Patrick and Obama adopted “Yes We Can!” as a campaign slogan.

But Patrick left office in 2015, and it’s just not clear whether he could — or would want to — come off the sidelines for 2020. He also joined Bain Capital, which is hardly the ideal launching pad for a quest to win over liberal activists.

14. Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.)

Kaine achieved a new national prominence when Clinton named him as her 2016 running mate. But his performance was a mixed bag.

The Virginia senator gave some energetic speeches on the campaign trail, defying his reputation for dullness. On the other hand, his showing in his sole debate with his counterpart, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was uneven at best.

15. Oprah Winfrey

Trump proved how powerful a currency celebrity can be — and there may be no more trusted celebrity in America than Oprah. Having steered largely clear of partisan politics for most of her career, Winfrey became an enthusiastic backer of Obama when he looked a long shot to beat Hillary Clinton to the 2008 nomination.

Winfrey has said she “couldn’t breathe” after Trump won in November. She softened her stance later, but could she be tempted into a race to defeat the president-elect?

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/311436-top-15-democratic-presidential-candidates-in-2020


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: tonymctones on December 27, 2016, 04:41:10 PM
Kaine is the only person i think would be decent


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Coach is Back! on December 28, 2016, 02:55:26 PM
Looks like another four years for Trump before he even started his first term..lol


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 28, 2016, 05:03:10 PM
What a pack of losers


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: AbrahamG on December 28, 2016, 06:57:38 PM
Kaine is the only person i think would be decent

I cannot even agree with you here.  He's milktoast.  Another horrible Dem VP pick.  Up there with Leiberman.  Why in the holy
fuck didn't they give her someone brown?  Either a Latino or a brother.  Shitloads of Latino's in congress to pick from.  Deval Patrick
or Corey Booker would have been good choices as far as African Americans go. 

No, I don't expect you guys to like the idea but I truly believe a better VP could have impacted the outcome.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on December 28, 2016, 07:23:11 PM
I cannot even agree with you here.  He's milktoast.  Another horrible Dem VP pick.  Up there with Leiberman.  Why in the holy
fuck didn't they give her someone brown?  Either a Latino or a brother.  Shitloads of Latino's in congress to pick from.  Deval Patrick
or Corey Booker would have been good choices as far as African Americans go. 

No, I don't expect you guys to like the idea but I truly believe a better VP could have impacted the outcome.

It wouldn't have mattered.  People vote the top of the ticket.  That's what the numbers show.  A stellar VP pick does not save a crappy presidential nominee. 


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Chadwick The Beta on December 28, 2016, 07:38:15 PM
I cannot even agree with you here.  He's milktoast.  Another horrible Dem VP pick.  Up there with Leiberman.  Why in the holy
fuck didn't they give her someone brown?  Either a Latino or a brother.  Shitloads of Latino's in congress to pick from.  Deval Patrick
or Corey Booker would have been good choices as far as African Americans go. 

No, I don't expect you guys to like the idea but I truly believe a better VP could have impacted the outcome.

Personally, I thought Kaine was picked because Virginia was thought to be a swing state that could have made the difference if Cankles had won a few more states.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: AbrahamG on December 28, 2016, 07:55:16 PM
I am not a big Corey Booker fan, but put him on the ticket and the black, latino and young person turnout increases and favors Hillary.  Corey Booker has the ability
to connect with voters unlike Hillary and Kaine. 


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Skeletor on December 28, 2016, 09:56:15 PM
You know it's bad when you have a fossil like Reid say it's like an old folks home...

Harry Reid Compares Dem 2020 Class to 'Old-Folks Home'

The class of favored Democratic candidates for 2020 looks like an "old-folks home," retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told New York Magazine.

"It depends on who's running," Reid said after being asked if he would support a White House bid from Vice President Joe Biden. "It appears we're going to have an old-folks' home. We've got [Elizabeth] Warren, she'll be 71. Biden will be 78. Bernie [Sanders] will be 79."

Biden told CNN after a Senate session in early December he is "going to run in 2020" for president, but later clarified he is "not committing not to run."

"I'm not committing to anything," he said. "I learned a long time ago fate has a strange way of intervening."

In mid-December, a Public Policy Polling poll revealed:

57 percent of Democrats want a candidate under the age of 60.
77 percent want a candidate under 70.
8 percent want one in their 70's.
The same poll shows Biden leading in Democratic support, followed by Sanders, and then Warren.

"Biden and Sanders are the only folks we tested who are pretty universally well-known by Democratic voters," PPP wrote in their poll. "They are also pretty universally well-liked. Warren is the next best known, and the only other person we tested who is known to a majority of Democratic voters at this point is [Al] Franken."

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Harry-Reid-Democrats-2020-Old-Folks-Home/2016/12/27/id/765757/


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Primemuscle on December 28, 2016, 11:27:35 PM
Not exactly a star-studded lineup.  

Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
BY NIALL STANAGE - 12/27/16

Democrats grappling with the shock of Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump are also beginning to turn their attention to 2020, and pondering who could defeat Trump as he vies for reelection.

Here are The Hill’s initial rankings of where the potential candidates stand.

1. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)

How would the 2016 election have panned out had Warren challenged Clinton in the primary? That’s one of the great unknowables of Democratic politics. But now, there is little doubt that the Massachusetts senator is the leading contender for the 2020 nomination.

Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, has been beloved by the left throughout her late-blooming political career, largely because of her no-punches-pulled attacks on banks and the financial industry. She got under Trump’s skin via Twitter during the 2016 campaign too.
The recent news that Warren will join the Senate Armed Services Committee in January has stoked speculation that she is looking to bolster her foreign policy and national security credentials in advance of a presidential run. Warren would be 71 by the time of the next election, but she is three years younger than Trump.

2. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sanders came from semi-obscurity in the Senate to give Clinton a serious run for her money in the battle for the Democratic nomination this year.

He won 23 contests and amassed more than 13 million votes. He also fired the enthusiasm of young voters and progressives, two pillars of the Democratic base that Clinton struggled to charm.

The Vermonter’s focus on income inequality and his broader point that the system is rigged against working Americans resonated. Sanders’s main problem when it comes to a 2020 run could be his age. He will be 79 next Election Day. Still, Sanders might well be tempted to try one more time — especially if Warren stood aside.

3. Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.)

Booker raised eyebrows earlier this month when it emerged that he would join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the new Congress convenes. As with Warren and the Armed Services panel, his decision was interpreted as an effort to burnish his resume for a potential presidential run.

Booker is just 47, and he is one of only two African-Americans in the Senate for now. (That number will rise to three in January when California’s Kamala Harris will be sworn in.)

He is also one of the most media-savvy members in the upper chamber — a trait that has been apparent since the start of his career, when his first, failed bid to become mayor of Newark was captured in a sympathetic documentary, “Street Fight.”  

Booker is far from the most liberal member of the caucus. During the 2012 presidential campaign, he criticized an Obama campaign ad that hit Mitt Romney’s business record, insisting on NBC's "Meet the Press", “I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity.”

An optimistic view is that he could bridge the gap between the progressive and center-left strands of the party. Skeptics will question whether he is a little too corporate-friendly for the tastes of Democratic primary voters.

4. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)

Klobuchar has already appeared on several shortlists of likely contenders for the nomination, and it’s not hard to see why.

The New Yorker called her, “popular, practical, appealing [and] progressive.” She is from a state where the currents of labor and progressivism run strong. But the no-nonsense, affable Klobuchar could also plausibly appeal to Rust Belt voters whom her party needs to win over.

One issue for Klobuchar right now is that she does not have a high profile outside of her native state and the Beltway. There is plenty of time to change that if she wants to run and win in 2020. But she could be eclipsed by higher-wattage candidates.

5. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y)

Gillibrand followed in Clinton’s footsteps when she replaced her as a New York senator in 2009. Could she do the same at the presidential level — but actually win the White House?

It’s certainly possible. Gillibrand’s profile has risen in tandem with her making the prevention of sexual assaults in the military a signature issue. Representing New York, she has easy access to the national media and to powerful Democratic fundraising networks.

But Gillibrand’s similarities with Clinton, superficial though they may be, could go against her. It’s just not clear Democrats would roll the dice again, as soon as 2020, on another prominent female nominee from New York.

Critics also charge that Gillibrand emphasized more centrist positions as a congresswoman from a somewhat conservative district than she does as a senator from a liberal state.

6. First lady Michelle Obama

If the first lady exhibited even a slight inclination to run, she would be ranked near the top of this list.

There is no figure in public life, with the possible exception of her husband, who has so strong a hold on liberal hearts and minds.

Obama has become more comfortable with her public role over the years. Her two major speeches during the 2016 campaign — one at the Democratic convention, another excoriating Trump for “hurtful, hateful language about women” — were among the most powerful delivered during the cycle.

The first lady insists that she won’t run, citing the effect such an effort would have on her two daughters among other factors. But Malia and Sasha Obama will be 22 and 19, respectively, by the time of the next election. When it comes to the first lady’s future plans, many Democrats still cling to the audacity of hope.

7. Gov. John Hickenlooper (Colo.)

Hickenlooper presides over a state that is considered a key battleground, even though it has become more solidly Democratic in recent years. Colorado has gone for the Democratic nominee in the past three presidential elections and Clinton won the state by five points.

Hickenlooper, who has a politically effective down-to-earth persona, could potentially boost the party’s appeal in the heartlands. He has enjoyed solid approval ratings during his time in office.

One problem? While his chances are talked up among Beltway pundits, he is almost unknown in the nation at large.

8. Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.)

Murphy has come to the fore on the issue of gun control. He can speak with moral authority on the issue: In his state, a gunman killed 20 young children, as well as six adults, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. President Obama has called that moment the worst day of his presidency.

Politically speaking, Murphy would need to display more policy breadth and heighten his national profile if he is to be a genuine contender. For the moment, he’s one to watch.

9. Vice President Joe Biden

The vice president could have definitively ruled himself out of the running, but hasn’t. He joked with reporters about the possibility earlier this month, and then sought to clarify by saying he had “no intention” of running.

Biden would clearly have loved to run in 2016, were it not for the fact that he was still grieving the loss of his son, Beau. Biden’s age is a real issue, however. He would be 77 by next Election Day. If he won, he would turn 78 before being inaugurated.

For all his political skills, his two previous runs for the presidency, in 1988 and 2008, ended in failure.

10. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.)

On paper, Cuomo looks like a strong candidate. He is the governor of a huge, liberal state and hails from a well-established political family. Cuomo’s late father, Mario, served as governor of the Empire State for three terms.

No one doubts the younger Cuomo’s ambition, but whether he is the right fit for the times is a tougher question. In a party where the left is ascendant, he has positioned himself as a centrist foil to New York City’s liberal mayor, Bill de Blasio. It’s not clear what Cuomo’s power base would be for a primary fight.

11. Sen.-elect Kamala Harris (Calif.)

Harris is one of the bright spots for Democrats who are dismayed by their failure to retake the Senate. She will succeed the retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer in January.

Harris has been seen as a rising star in the party for some time, her fans including President Obama, who once praised her in imprudent terms.

Harris, a leading lawyer before shifting into politics, is the daughter of an Indian-American mother and a Jamaican-American father. It’s not clear she has any presidential ambitions and, if she ran in 2020, she would face criticism about her relative lack of political experience. But she would be as experienced as then-Sen. Obama was when he began his 2008 White House run.

12. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Could she run again? It’s possible. Many people thought Clinton’s electoral ambitions had ended in 2008, with her devastating loss to Obama in the Democratic primary. That turned out not to be the case.

There is still a large, wealthy circle of Clinton loyalists, who would back any future run. But, even if she had the appetite for a 2020 bid, she would have enormous hurdles to overcome.

One of the biggest would be the question of how she lost the presidency to Donald Trump. Beyond the hardline Clintonistas, there aren’t many Democratic insiders who were wowed by her campaign. In a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released earlier this month, 62 percent of Democrats and independents said Clinton should not run again.

13. Former Gov. Deval Patrick (Mass.)

Patrick has considerable political skills and was once talked up as a potential inheritor of President Obama’s mantle. David Axelrod, one of the aides closest to Obama, worked with Patrick as well, and both Patrick and Obama adopted “Yes We Can!” as a campaign slogan.

But Patrick left office in 2015, and it’s just not clear whether he could — or would want to — come off the sidelines for 2020. He also joined Bain Capital, which is hardly the ideal launching pad for a quest to win over liberal activists.

14. Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.)

Kaine achieved a new national prominence when Clinton named him as her 2016 running mate. But his performance was a mixed bag.

The Virginia senator gave some energetic speeches on the campaign trail, defying his reputation for dullness. On the other hand, his showing in his sole debate with his counterpart, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was uneven at best.

15. Oprah Winfrey

Trump proved how powerful a currency celebrity can be — and there may be no more trusted celebrity in America than Oprah. Having steered largely clear of partisan politics for most of her career, Winfrey became an enthusiastic backer of Obama when he looked a long shot to beat Hillary Clinton to the 2008 nomination.

Winfrey has said she “couldn’t breathe” after Trump won in November. She softened her stance later, but could she be tempted into a race to defeat the president-elect?

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/311436-top-15-democratic-presidential-candidates-in-2020

Some of the folks on this list are so unlikely to run much less win that it's downright hysterically funny. Michelle Obama, as best as I know, has no applicable qualifications. I honestly don't think having been the First Lady for 8 years is enough to qualify her for the office. Oprah being on this list blew me away. She's well liked and has a record for having done good deeds, like giving away Pontiac's shortly before they became extinct. She represents not only women but African Americans and by extension, other minorities. However having no other qualifications for the Presidency, I can't believe she could get elected. But then, I thought the same thing about Trump and I was obviously wrong. Experience and qualifications apparently don't mean that much to the voting public.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: tonymctones on December 29, 2016, 05:50:09 AM
I cannot even agree with you here.  He's milktoast.  Another horrible Dem VP pick.  Up there with Leiberman.  Why in the holy
fuck didn't they give her someone brown?  Either a Latino or a brother.  Shitloads of Latino's in congress to pick from.  Deval Patrick
or Corey Booker would have been good choices as far as African Americans go. 

No, I don't expect you guys to like the idea but I truly believe a better VP could have impacted the outcome.
More identity politics? That's why trump was so popular bc you've had years and years of identity politics. Given I don't know much about him but having seen the debate he seems more center and a person capable of talking about issues competently.



Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: SOMEPARTS on December 29, 2016, 07:07:40 AM
Please let it be Elizabeth Warren. Please if there is a god. Please.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Yamcha on December 29, 2016, 08:25:32 AM
Please let it be Elizabeth Warren. Please if there is a god. Please.

How fun would that be?!  :D


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Yamcha on December 29, 2016, 12:48:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DezixLl-RY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnYxPdq6UsU


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on December 01, 2017, 04:50:21 PM
U.S. News: Kamala Harris ‘Inevitable’ 2020 Democratic Nominee
(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/02/Kamala-Harris-Associated-Press-640x480.jpg)
Kamala Harris (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press
by JOEL B. POLLAK
1 Dec 2017

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is the “inevitable” Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report senior politics writer David Catanese, citing political oddsmakers.
The first-term junior Senator, Catanese writes, is the “female Obama”:

At a time when the Democratic Party remains adrift in the political wilderness, still painfully sorting out its last national election loss while simultaneously trying to turn the page anew, Harris has vaulted over a fleet of venerable talent to bear the torch of former President Barack Obama’s legacy for the next generation.

In his lengthy profile, Catenese also highlights one facet of Harris’s biography that is relevant to the current debate over sex and politics: she once dated then-California State Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, who gave her a car and also helped her gain a foothold in California politics. As the SF Weekly noted in 2003: “Harris acknowledges that she benefited from her relationship with Brown, but insists there was nothing improper about it.”

Since then, Harris has moved up through the ranks, fighting a tough election to become the state’s Attorney General, and facing somewhat easier contest for the U.S. Senate seat, when the state’s Bay Area liberal establishment and Barack Obama himself backed her campaign against the upstart, Southern California-based, Latino-focused effort of then- U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).

Since arriving Washington, Harris has used her confrontations with Republicans — usually triggered by her refusal to let witnesses speak at committee hearings — to create viral YouTube videos that help drive fundraising. She is known to be tapping into Hillary Clinton’s donor network, has also become an big fundraiser for other candidates.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/12/01/u-s-news-kamala-harris-inevitable-2020-democratic-nominee/


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Chadwick The Beta on December 02, 2017, 10:21:34 AM
U.S. News: Kamala Harris ‘Inevitable’ 2020 Democratic Nominee
(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/02/Kamala-Harris-Associated-Press-640x480.jpg)
Kamala Harris (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press
by JOEL B. POLLAK
1 Dec 2017

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is the “inevitable” Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report senior politics writer David Catanese, citing political oddsmakers.
The first-term junior Senator, Catanese writes, is the “female Obama”:

At a time when the Democratic Party remains adrift in the political wilderness, still painfully sorting out its last national election loss while simultaneously trying to turn the page anew, Harris has vaulted over a fleet of venerable talent to bear the torch of former President Barack Obama’s legacy for the next generation.

In his lengthy profile, Catenese also highlights one facet of Harris’s biography that is relevant to the current debate over sex and politics: she once dated then-California State Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, who gave her a car and also helped her gain a foothold in California politics. As the SF Weekly noted in 2003: “Harris acknowledges that she benefited from her relationship with Brown, but insists there was nothing improper about it.”

Since then, Harris has moved up through the ranks, fighting a tough election to become the state’s Attorney General, and facing somewhat easier contest for the U.S. Senate seat, when the state’s Bay Area liberal establishment and Barack Obama himself backed her campaign against the upstart, Southern California-based, Latino-focused effort of then- U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).

Since arriving Washington, Harris has used her confrontations with Republicans — usually triggered by her refusal to let witnesses speak at committee hearings — to create viral YouTube videos that help drive fundraising. She is known to be tapping into Hillary Clinton’s donor network, has also become an big fundraiser for other candidates.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/12/01/u-s-news-kamala-harris-inevitable-2020-democratic-nominee/

Probably has a stinky pussy.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: George Whorewell on December 02, 2017, 11:19:18 AM
6. First lady Michelle Obama

^ This


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: AbrahamG on December 28, 2017, 06:00:59 PM
Probably has a stinky pussy.

And smokes Kool Milds.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: chaos on December 28, 2017, 06:13:27 PM
Are they so dumb that they are going to try to force a woman to run so they can show how "diverse" and "pc" they are?


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Coach is Back! on December 28, 2017, 06:55:20 PM
Looks like another four years for Trump before he even started his first term..lol

Just saying


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: SOMEPARTS on December 29, 2017, 12:57:31 AM
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I'd vote for this Kamala, not the impostor.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: loco on December 29, 2017, 03:33:29 AM
Not exactly a star-studded lineup. 

Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
BY NIALL STANAGE - 12/27/16

Democrats grappling with the shock of Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump are also beginning to turn their attention to 2020, and pondering who could defeat Trump as he vies for reelection.

Here are The Hill’s initial rankings of where the potential candidates stand.

1. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)

How would the 2016 election have panned out had Warren challenged Clinton in the primary? That’s one of the great unknowables of Democratic politics. But now, there is little doubt that the Massachusetts senator is the leading contender for the 2020 nomination.

Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, has been beloved by the left throughout her late-blooming political career, largely because of her no-punches-pulled attacks on banks and the financial industry. She got under Trump’s skin via Twitter during the 2016 campaign too.
The recent news that Warren will join the Senate Armed Services Committee in January has stoked speculation that she is looking to bolster her foreign policy and national security credentials in advance of a presidential run. Warren would be 71 by the time of the next election, but she is three years younger than Trump.

2. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sanders came from semi-obscurity in the Senate to give Clinton a serious run for her money in the battle for the Democratic nomination this year.

He won 23 contests and amassed more than 13 million votes. He also fired the enthusiasm of young voters and progressives, two pillars of the Democratic base that Clinton struggled to charm.

The Vermonter’s focus on income inequality and his broader point that the system is rigged against working Americans resonated. Sanders’s main problem when it comes to a 2020 run could be his age. He will be 79 next Election Day. Still, Sanders might well be tempted to try one more time — especially if Warren stood aside.

3. Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.)

Booker raised eyebrows earlier this month when it emerged that he would join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the new Congress convenes. As with Warren and the Armed Services panel, his decision was interpreted as an effort to burnish his resume for a potential presidential run.

Booker is just 47, and he is one of only two African-Americans in the Senate for now. (That number will rise to three in January when California’s Kamala Harris will be sworn in.)

He is also one of the most media-savvy members in the upper chamber — a trait that has been apparent since the start of his career, when his first, failed bid to become mayor of Newark was captured in a sympathetic documentary, “Street Fight.” 

Booker is far from the most liberal member of the caucus. During the 2012 presidential campaign, he criticized an Obama campaign ad that hit Mitt Romney’s business record, insisting on NBC's "Meet the Press", “I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity.”

An optimistic view is that he could bridge the gap between the progressive and center-left strands of the party. Skeptics will question whether he is a little too corporate-friendly for the tastes of Democratic primary voters.

4. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)

Klobuchar has already appeared on several shortlists of likely contenders for the nomination, and it’s not hard to see why.

The New Yorker called her, “popular, practical, appealing [and] progressive.” She is from a state where the currents of labor and progressivism run strong. But the no-nonsense, affable Klobuchar could also plausibly appeal to Rust Belt voters whom her party needs to win over.

One issue for Klobuchar right now is that she does not have a high profile outside of her native state and the Beltway. There is plenty of time to change that if she wants to run and win in 2020. But she could be eclipsed by higher-wattage candidates.

5. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y)

Gillibrand followed in Clinton’s footsteps when she replaced her as a New York senator in 2009. Could she do the same at the presidential level — but actually win the White House?

It’s certainly possible. Gillibrand’s profile has risen in tandem with her making the prevention of sexual assaults in the military a signature issue. Representing New York, she has easy access to the national media and to powerful Democratic fundraising networks.

But Gillibrand’s similarities with Clinton, superficial though they may be, could go against her. It’s just not clear Democrats would roll the dice again, as soon as 2020, on another prominent female nominee from New York.

Critics also charge that Gillibrand emphasized more centrist positions as a congresswoman from a somewhat conservative district than she does as a senator from a liberal state.

6. First lady Michelle Obama

If the first lady exhibited even a slight inclination to run, she would be ranked near the top of this list.

There is no figure in public life, with the possible exception of her husband, who has so strong a hold on liberal hearts and minds.

Obama has become more comfortable with her public role over the years. Her two major speeches during the 2016 campaign — one at the Democratic convention, another excoriating Trump for “hurtful, hateful language about women” — were among the most powerful delivered during the cycle.

The first lady insists that she won’t run, citing the effect such an effort would have on her two daughters among other factors. But Malia and Sasha Obama will be 22 and 19, respectively, by the time of the next election. When it comes to the first lady’s future plans, many Democrats still cling to the audacity of hope.

7. Gov. John Hickenlooper (Colo.)

Hickenlooper presides over a state that is considered a key battleground, even though it has become more solidly Democratic in recent years. Colorado has gone for the Democratic nominee in the past three presidential elections and Clinton won the state by five points.

Hickenlooper, who has a politically effective down-to-earth persona, could potentially boost the party’s appeal in the heartlands. He has enjoyed solid approval ratings during his time in office.

One problem? While his chances are talked up among Beltway pundits, he is almost unknown in the nation at large.

8. Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.)

Murphy has come to the fore on the issue of gun control. He can speak with moral authority on the issue: In his state, a gunman killed 20 young children, as well as six adults, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. President Obama has called that moment the worst day of his presidency.

Politically speaking, Murphy would need to display more policy breadth and heighten his national profile if he is to be a genuine contender. For the moment, he’s one to watch.

9. Vice President Joe Biden

The vice president could have definitively ruled himself out of the running, but hasn’t. He joked with reporters about the possibility earlier this month, and then sought to clarify by saying he had “no intention” of running.

Biden would clearly have loved to run in 2016, were it not for the fact that he was still grieving the loss of his son, Beau. Biden’s age is a real issue, however. He would be 77 by next Election Day. If he won, he would turn 78 before being inaugurated.

For all his political skills, his two previous runs for the presidency, in 1988 and 2008, ended in failure.

10. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.)

On paper, Cuomo looks like a strong candidate. He is the governor of a huge, liberal state and hails from a well-established political family. Cuomo’s late father, Mario, served as governor of the Empire State for three terms.

No one doubts the younger Cuomo’s ambition, but whether he is the right fit for the times is a tougher question. In a party where the left is ascendant, he has positioned himself as a centrist foil to New York City’s liberal mayor, Bill de Blasio. It’s not clear what Cuomo’s power base would be for a primary fight.

11. Sen.-elect Kamala Harris (Calif.)

Harris is one of the bright spots for Democrats who are dismayed by their failure to retake the Senate. She will succeed the retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer in January.

Harris has been seen as a rising star in the party for some time, her fans including President Obama, who once praised her in imprudent terms.

Harris, a leading lawyer before shifting into politics, is the daughter of an Indian-American mother and a Jamaican-American father. It’s not clear she has any presidential ambitions and, if she ran in 2020, she would face criticism about her relative lack of political experience. But she would be as experienced as then-Sen. Obama was when he began his 2008 White House run.

12. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Could she run again? It’s possible. Many people thought Clinton’s electoral ambitions had ended in 2008, with her devastating loss to Obama in the Democratic primary. That turned out not to be the case.

There is still a large, wealthy circle of Clinton loyalists, who would back any future run. But, even if she had the appetite for a 2020 bid, she would have enormous hurdles to overcome.

One of the biggest would be the question of how she lost the presidency to Donald Trump. Beyond the hardline Clintonistas, there aren’t many Democratic insiders who were wowed by her campaign. In a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released earlier this month, 62 percent of Democrats and independents said Clinton should not run again.

13. Former Gov. Deval Patrick (Mass.)

Patrick has considerable political skills and was once talked up as a potential inheritor of President Obama’s mantle. David Axelrod, one of the aides closest to Obama, worked with Patrick as well, and both Patrick and Obama adopted “Yes We Can!” as a campaign slogan.

But Patrick left office in 2015, and it’s just not clear whether he could — or would want to — come off the sidelines for 2020. He also joined Bain Capital, which is hardly the ideal launching pad for a quest to win over liberal activists.

14. Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.)

Kaine achieved a new national prominence when Clinton named him as her 2016 running mate. But his performance was a mixed bag.

The Virginia senator gave some energetic speeches on the campaign trail, defying his reputation for dullness. On the other hand, his showing in his sole debate with his counterpart, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, was uneven at best.

15. Oprah Winfrey

Trump proved how powerful a currency celebrity can be — and there may be no more trusted celebrity in America than Oprah. Having steered largely clear of partisan politics for most of her career, Winfrey became an enthusiastic backer of Obama when he looked a long shot to beat Hillary Clinton to the 2008 nomination.

Winfrey has said she “couldn’t breathe” after Trump won in November. She softened her stance later, but could she be tempted into a race to defeat the president-elect?

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/311436-top-15-democratic-presidential-candidates-in-2020

Most of them white, rich, old people, from the party of the poor, young minorities. 


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 29, 2017, 04:58:53 AM
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Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 29, 2017, 05:03:08 AM
Most of them white, rich, old people, from the party of the poor, young minorities. 

On the liberal sites like Huffington Post and Daily Kos they patronize blacks to a pathological extent. This is why.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on January 22, 2018, 03:58:55 PM
Kamala Harris Blasts Re-opening of Government After No Immigration Deal
by JOEL B. POLLAK
22 Jan 2018

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a rising potential presidential contender in 2020, voted against a bill to re-open the federal government on Monday, arguing that the budget should have done more to protect illegal aliens.
In a statement, the junior Senator from California and rising Democratic star said (via CNN congressional correspondent Phil Mattingly):

Our government made a promise to our Dreamers and it is long past time that we kept that promise. These are young people who are Americans in every respect except on paper. They have been waiting far too long to live securely in the only place they have ever called home

The Majority Leader’s comments last night fell far short of the ironclad guarantee I needed to support a stopgap spending bill. I refuse to put the lives of nearly 700,000 young people in the hands of someone who has repeatedly gone back on his word. I will do everything in my power to continue to protect Dreamers from deportation.

It is also time that we stop governing from crisis to crisis and ensure that priorities critical to Californians are funded for the future. I will continue to work with my colleagues to find a long-term solution that supports members of our military and national security priorities, funds children’s health insurance and community health centers, provides resources for those recovering from disasters like the California wildfires, and guarantees a future for young immigrants who are as American as all of us.

The bill to fund the government not only passed the 60-vote filibuster threshold, but also won 80 votes (to 18 against), as more than two dozen Democrats changed their votes.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) suffered an embarrassing capitulation after the government was closed for just two days, receiving nothing more from Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) than a “commitment” to vote on legalizing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — which the majority had already committed to doing anyway.

The outcome was a rare setback for Democrats in shutdown situations, when they typically hold the other hand. Schumer has been goading Republicans to shut down the government ever since they regained control of the House in the 2010 elections, and apparently believed — before today — that deny such shutdown would benefit his party.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/01/22/kamala-harris-no-end-shutdown-dreamers-daca/


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on January 22, 2018, 04:07:14 PM
2020 Democratic Frontrunners Vote To Keep Government Shut Down
BENNY JOHNSON
Reporter At Large
01/22/2018

Eighty-one senators voted to reopen the federal government Monday afternoon, handing President Trump and the Republicans a big win. Democrats in the Senate let the government shut down the over Republicans not including permanent legalization for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors in a spending bill.

The government shutdown withheld payment for armed service members and military families whose sons or daughters died in combat. The blame for the shutdown was swiftly turning on the Democrats, and their leaders agreed to a deal to open the government on Monday

However, eighteen senators voted to continue to keep the government closed. A large portion of that group has 2020 aspirations. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren all voted to continue the shutdown. The odds-makers all list the above democrats as favorites to run in 2020.

The full list of senators who voted ‘No’ on the bill passage:

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After the vote to reopen, Trump said in a statement:

I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses and are now willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children. As I have always said, once the Government is funded, my Administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration. We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it is good for our country.

Look for this vote to come up in 2020.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/22/2020-democratic-frontrunners-vote-to-keep-government-shut-down/


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: mazrim on January 22, 2018, 06:42:55 PM
Paul and Lee voting no as well? Must still be a high spending "budget"? They are usually levelheaded.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: mazrim on January 22, 2018, 06:52:01 PM
Yep, just read Paul's explanation. That guy sticks to what he believes that's for sure. Has a backbone.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on February 07, 2018, 03:49:40 PM
Biden bashes Trump as 'bully,' touts liberal credentials amid 2020 speculation
By Alex Pappas   | Fox News

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday described President Trump as the “neighborhood bully” while touting his own liberal credentials during a speech to Democratic lawmakers that appeared aimed at keeping his foot in the door for a potential 2020 run for president.

“Since when do we give hate safe harbor in America?” Biden said in a speech to Democrats at the Capitol. “Since when are we leaving so many people behind? Guys, this president is doing great damage.”

The former Democratic senator and vice president under former President Barack Obama accused Trump of pushing a “closed and clannish nationalism” and an “ugly and phony populism.” He also called out the president for his trademark derogatory nicknames to political critics.

“Don’t act like the neighborhood bully, talking down to ‘Little so and so’ or ‘Fat so and so,’” Biden said. “I mean, my God. He’s the president of the United States of America.”

2020 DEMS PLAY TO THE BASE BY VOTING TO EXTEND GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

He accused Trump of viewing everything through a selfish lens.

“We have a president who is consumed by his political survival,” Biden said. “It’s the beginning, the middle and the end. Everything is run through the filter of how it affects Donald Trump in Donald Trump’s mind.”

“Since when do we give hate safe harbor in America? Since when are we leaving so many people behind? Guys, this president is doing great damage.”
- Joe Biden
Biden also accused Trump of “shredding some of our core values” and cited the president’s attacks on the press.

“I mean there’s an all-out attack on the guys wearing the striped shirts: the press and the courts,” he said. “It is a technique that’s been used repeatedly throughout history by those who want to clear the field so they’re in a position to be able to abuse power.”

Biden unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1988 and 2008 but opted against a campaign in 2016. The 75-year-old, who has not ruled out a run in 2020, called for Democrats “to remain united as a party, and not be divided.”

“I will challenge any of you to put my progressive credentials of 36 years in the Senate up against any of you,” Biden said. “Any of you. I’ll also suggest that my commitment to growth of the middle class is as strong as any of you.”

Biden also pointed out how he and Obama won in places that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost during the 2016 election.

“By the way, you know, all these so-called racists who voted against us last time out?” Biden asked, telling Democrats to “remember a black man and an Irish Catholic kid” won in many of the places where Trump beat Clinton.

“But for 72,000 votes, we wouldn’t be having this discussion,” he said. “72,000 votes.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/07/biden-bashes-trump-as-bully-touts-liberal-credentials-amid-2020-speculation.html


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on March 12, 2018, 03:24:55 PM
If this uncharismatic extremist becomes the nominee, they might as well start planning Trump's 2020 inauguration already. 

Kamala Harris: ‘I Support’ Oakland Mayor Who Helped Criminal Illegal Aliens Evade Deportation ‘100 Percent’
Libby-Schaaf-Kamala HarrisAP Photos
by JOHN BINDER
10 Mar 2018
Washington, D.C.

Senator and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) says she “100 percent” supports Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s (D) decision to help criminal illegal aliens evade deportation ahead of a raid by federal immigration officials.

During a fundraiser for the YMCA’s “Y for Youth Luncheon,” Harris defended Schaaf, who made national headlines last month when she warned criminal illegal aliens of a coming raid in Oakland by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
 
Subsequently, Schaaf helped many criminal illegal aliens with sex crime convictions, drunk driving convictions, and armed robbery convictions escape arrest and deportation.

Harris defended Schaaf, saying “I think Mayor Schaaf is doing exactly what she believes is in the best interest of her community, and I support that 100 percent,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The liberal senator said the Trump administration was attempting to “roll back the clock” by enforcing federal immigration laws.

“This administration is using our tax dollars to engage in a political game instead of what’s in the best interest of Californians,” Harris said.

Harris’s defense of Schaaf’s warning to criminal illegal aliens is at odds with a plurality of Americans who say that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) should prosecute Schaaf for obstruction of justice.

A plurality of swing voters, about 40 percent, agreed that Schaaf should be prosecuted for warning criminal illegal aliens ahead of an ICE raid.

Most recently, Breitbart News exclusively reported how the sanctuary state of California is likely responsible for at least 5,000 crimes that were committed by criminal illegal aliens who were released by the state rather than being handed over to ICE agents for deportation.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/10/kamala-harris-i-support-oakland-mayor-who-helped-criminal-illegal-aliens-evade-deportation-100-percent/


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on March 12, 2018, 03:26:04 PM
Good.  But I would like the see the results of a DNA test. 

Warren: No to White House bid, DNA test; says heritage 'part of who I am'
Joseph Weber By Joseph Weber   | Fox News

Some on the left and right are calling on Senator Elizabeth Warren to take a DNA test to straighten out questions about Native American heritage; radio host Howie Carr weighs in.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Sunday ruled out a 2020 presidential run and taking a DNA test to prove Native American ancestry -- an issue that has nagged her Senate campaigns and would almost certainly create problems in a White House bid.

“I’m not running for president,” Warren, a champion of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, told “Fox News Sunday.”

When asked Sunday whether she’d agree to calls for genetic testing to resolve the heritage controversy, Warren launched into a family history, as purportedly told by her parents and grandparents, before saying, “It’s a part of who I am, and no one’s ever going to take that away.”

Warren, who is seeking a second Senate term this year, has been accused of saying she is of Native American heritage to help in securing jobs, including one as a Harvard law professor.

She has acknowledged identifying as a minority, but denies using such status to help advance her career.

President Trump has repeatedly called Warren, a Wall Street critic and potential White House rival, “Pocahontas,” a notable American Indian woman in colonial history, to highlight the controversy.

“Let me tell you a little bit about my family,” Warren said Sunday. “My mom and dad were born and raised out in Oklahoma, and my daddy was in his teens when he fell in love with my mother.

“She was a beautiful girl who played the piano. And he was head over heels in love with her and wanted to marry her. And his family was bitterly opposed to that because she was part Native American.

“And eventually my parents eloped and they survived the Great Depression, they survived The Dust Bowl. They went through a lot of hard times. They raised three boys, my older brothers, all of whom went off to the military.

"They raised me. They knocked around and it was tough but they hung together. They hung together for 63 years. I know who I am because of what my mother and my father told me, what my grandmother and my grandfather told me, what all my aunts and uncles told me and my brothers.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/11/warren-no-to-white-house-bid-dna-test-says-heritage-part-who-am.html


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on March 14, 2018, 08:57:33 AM
Cherokee genealogist casts doubt on Elizabeth Warren's story of parents' elopement
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/14/cherokee-genealogist-casts-doubt-on-elizabeth-warrens-story-parents-elopement.html

But The Washington Times reported that Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes wrote in a 2016 blog that the story doesn't make sense. Barnes, who has researched Warren's family and found no evidence of Native American ancestry, researched the marriage of Pauline Reed and Donald Herring and found it appeared to be an ordinary wedding.

“The problem with Warren’s story is that none of the evidence supports it,” Barnes wrote. “Her genealogy shows no indication of Cherokee ancestry. Her parents’ wedding doesn’t resemble an elopement. And additional evidence doesn’t show any indication of her Herring grandparents being Indian haters.”

The wedding was performed by a prominent Methodist clergyman, not a justice of the peace, Barnes found. She also noted that a detailed wedding announcement was posted in the local newspaper in Wetumka, Oklahoma.

“If Ms. Warren’s parents eloped due to her mother being ‘Cherokee and Delaware’ and it was such a disgrace, why did they rush back to Wetumka the same day they were married and proudly announce it to everyone?” asked Ms. Barnes. “If there was shame associated with the marriage and it caused so many problems, why was it happily announced in the local paper?”



Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: residue on March 14, 2018, 10:00:01 AM
I am not a big Corey Booker fan, but put him on the ticket and the black, latino and young person turnout increases and favors Hillary.  Corey Booker has the ability
to connect with voters unlike Hillary and Kaine. 

didn't he run into a burning building or something?


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Chadwick The Beta on March 14, 2018, 05:47:43 PM
Cherokee genealogist casts doubt on Elizabeth Warren's story of parents' elopement
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/14/cherokee-genealogist-casts-doubt-on-elizabeth-warrens-story-parents-elopement.html

But The Washington Times reported that Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes wrote in a 2016 blog that the story doesn't make sense. Barnes, who has researched Warren's family and found no evidence of Native American ancestry, researched the marriage of Pauline Reed and Donald Herring and found it appeared to be an ordinary wedding.

“The problem with Warren’s story is that none of the evidence supports it,” Barnes wrote. “Her genealogy shows no indication of Cherokee ancestry. Her parents’ wedding doesn’t resemble an elopement. And additional evidence doesn’t show any indication of her Herring grandparents being Indian haters.”

The wedding was performed by a prominent Methodist clergyman, not a justice of the peace, Barnes found. She also noted that a detailed wedding announcement was posted in the local newspaper in Wetumka, Oklahoma.

“If Ms. Warren’s parents eloped due to her mother being ‘Cherokee and Delaware’ and it was such a disgrace, why did they rush back to Wetumka the same day they were married and proudly announce it to everyone?” asked Ms. Barnes. “If there was shame associated with the marriage and it caused so many problems, why was it happily announced in the local paper?”



Twila ... there's a name that brings back GetBig memories.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on March 21, 2018, 08:16:54 PM
First article I've ever read about this guy.  I have a friend in New Orleans who thinks he is terrible.  Interested to see what he brings to the table. 

The Southern Democrat who could shake up the 2020 field
‘I think he’s a remarkable talent … on the Bill Clinton, Barack Obama scale,’ says one admirer of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE 03/21/2018
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Mitch Landrieu is pictured. | Getty Images

Mitch Landrieu is spending his final year as mayor serving as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, traveling the country as he leads a bipartisan rejection of the Trump administration‘s policies on infrastructure, immigration, health care and more. | Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Mitch Landrieu isn’t, for the moment, getting ready to run for president. But that’s not stopping the Democrat who led the rebuilding of New Orleans from speaking out against institutional racism and what he calls the “nightmare loop” that links Donald Trump to David Duke.

With a media tour for his new book, “In the Shadow of Statues” (out Tuesday), and after headlining this month’s media-fest Gridiron Dinner in Washington, Landrieu knows he’s kept people talking. Monday night on “The Daily Show,” he smiled through a long burst of applause when Trevor Noah pitched him on 2020. Ridiculous as he and everyone around him knows it is to think about a New Orleans mayor making a serious bid for the White House, they also see the unique profile he’d have in a huge Democratic field concentrated on the coasts — the white Southern liberal who loves wrestling and musical theater, and looks like he could blend right in at a Trump rally.

Barack Obama has taken note of Landrieu’s record as mayor and a speech he gave last year on removing Confederate monuments. The former president has said privately that he could see the appeal of a bald white guy from Louisiana talking up progressive politics in a smooth Southern accent. Though Obama is far from signing up, some notable players in his orbit are daydreaming of finding the next unlikely superstar and making it happen.

Landrieu sees the situation. He says he just doesn’t necessarily see himself as the solution.

“The country’s in a dark hour. My commitment has always been to do what I can to help,” Landrieu said. “You never say never. At the moment, I can’t see a pathway.“

And he knows he’s laying out what sounds like a platform. The subtitle of his book, a frank account of racism in America, is “A White Southerner Confronts History.” It includes tough words about the failures of politics to stop discrimination. In one passage, Landrieu points out that on the campaign trail, Ronald Reagan condemned the murders of civil rights workers, but that he then approved a budget that served pickled relish as a vegetable in poorer public schools.

He also knows, according to a person close to him, that running statewide in red Louisiana would likely be impossible after some of the decisions he’s made and constituencies he’s catered to as a strongly Democratic mayor. Also that his father, former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, sometimes regrets not having run for president himself.

Landrieu hasn’t raised money or hired any consultants or conspicuously campaign-minded aides. But he does have his prominent cheerleaders with local roots, like Louisiana native and former interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile, who said he’d be “a fantastic candidate.”

“We all know had Hillary Clinton won, Mitch Landrieu would have been a candidate for several Cabinet appointments,” Brazile said, stressing that she wasn’t making an endorsement. “But given the circumstances, I think it’s important to keep his eyes open and see which way the wind will blow in 2020.”

“It’s one thing to run for president, and it’s another thing for people to take you seriously. He clearly falls into the second category,” said James Carville, the Clinton political guru. “I think he’s a remarkable talent ... on the Bill Clinton, Barack Obama scale. The more people see him, the more people will like him.”

They’re not the only ones.

“I think he could have a really strong appeal as somebody who would run entirely outside of the Washington, D.C., ecosystem, and I think there’s a real hunger for that among Democrats. He fits that bill, and others do as well,” said Mitch Stewart, Obama’s Iowa field director in 2008 and battleground states director in 2012. “In a field of 15 to 20 candidates, in the first couple of states, you don’t need to get 50 percent. Can your posture, can your values as a candidate — would 15 to 20 percent be enough to prove viability? The calculus is different than in 2008 and 2016.”

Stewart added, “He would be one of the few candidates who I think could appeal to the African-American community and the white working class.”

In 2010, after moving his family back to New Orleans and feeling distraught at the state of the city, Carville talked Landrieu into a late entry into the mayor’s race with a poll that showed he’d win easily, despite his three previous losses for the job.

Carville said he’ll try to be that convincing again.

“I’ll do my best, because I’d like to see him run,” he said.

Landrieu’s book tour is taking him all around the country, ahead of an enormous tricentennial bash in New Orleans just before his term ends in May.

“I think people in the country are thirsting for an answer for how we get out of where we are and get us to where we need to be,” Landrieu said. “This has less to do with me, than can we please find somebody to really run the country … to get us out of this seemingly manufactured chaos that we’re in and get us to some security.”

He contrasted Trump’s record with his own experience leading a city devastated by Hurricane Katrina and wracked by years of mismanagement that’s now on the rise. New Orleans, Landrieu said, is “a city that is ascendant that used to be descendant.”

Landrieu is spending his final year as mayor serving as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, traveling the country as he leads a bipartisan rejection of the Trump administration‘s policies on infrastructure, immigration, health care and more. He said Washington needs to pay closer attention to the performance of mayors from both parties.

“The question we have to ask ourselves is why Washington is so stuck when you have all of this innovation going on,” Landrieu said.

But Landrieu’s big mission, and one that he said he doesn’t need to run for president to pursue, is making people confront racism — their own and the country’s. That starts with Trump but goes much deeper, he said. Everything that America is going through now, he said, Louisiana has seen already.

“We can recognize it more clearly, and we hear dog whistles more acutely. I was trying to wake the country up to the fact this is not new,” Landrieu said.

In the book, Landrieu traces Duke’s rise through state politics in the 1980s and 1990s — the two served alongside one another in the statehouse in Baton Rouge. Landrieu writes that Duke advanced by tapping into economic anxiety and got a pass on his racism from other Republicans who “saw him as a slick operator of calculated expediency, but very few wanted to speak out against him.”

The former Klansman, Landrieu writes, was regularly undercutting facts in an early version of “fake news!” A passage from a newsletter from Duke’s National Association for the Advancement of White People, Landrieu writes, “sounded a whole lot like ‘Make America Great Again.’”

“It seems so benign, but the word again gave the line its punch. Again fills African-Americans with dread. Exactly when were we great before? What are we going back to? And by the way, your great wasn’t so great for me,” Landrieu writes.

Landrieu said he’s going to take some time when his term ends to recover. He’s been in office for 30 years straight, working his way up. He has five children, and he said he wants to earn a living.

The last section of his book makes a more direct case against Trump, weaving in his own personal history and quoting Robert F. Kennedy.

"Poverty is a form of violence, I believe. So is not having access to health care, or not having a real job,” Landrieu writes. “We all come to the table of democracy in the United States as equals. That's what makes America great.”

If Landrieu decides to run, he’ll have the rare luxury of not having a job — either to distract him from the campaign or to trigger complaints that he’s ignoring his work for the sake of his political ambitions. His admirers say Landrieu‘s background also gives him the advantage of being able to speak credibly to Trump voters.

“If he showed up somewhere, people would show up to hear what he has to say,” Carville said. “That’s a huge thing. Not everybody crosses that threshold from Day One.”

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/21/mitch-landrieu-2020-democrats-473648


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Agnostic007 on March 21, 2018, 10:31:23 PM
What the Democrats need is Oprah to run. We've already learned a lesson about discounting a TV personality due to lack of qualifications. In todays America, Honey Boo Boo would garner more votes than Bernie Sanders. 


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Soul Crusher on March 22, 2018, 06:00:15 AM
What the Democrats need is Oprah to run. We've already learned a lesson about discounting a TV personality due to lack of qualifications. In todays America, Honey Boo Boo would garner more votes than Bernie Sanders. 

A fat black broad who dates white guys who is an emotional wreck.    Yeah just the latest rescue to the Democrat shithole of a party.   


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Primemuscle on March 22, 2018, 09:53:00 AM
What the Democrats need is Oprah to run. We've already learned a lesson about discounting a TV personality due to lack of qualifications. In todays America, Honey Boo Boo would garner more votes than Bernie Sanders. 
There is truth in what you say. Sad.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Agnostic007 on March 22, 2018, 10:38:00 AM
A fat black broad who dates white guys who is an emotional wreck.    Yeah just the latest rescue to the Democrat shithole of a party.   

honestly, Trump ain't much better, so we got nowhere to go but up


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Primemuscle on March 22, 2018, 10:47:03 AM
A fat black broad who dates white guys who is an emotional wreck.    Yeah just the latest rescue to the Democrat shithole of a party.   

And her net worth is peanuts at $2.7 billion. Stedman Graham, Oprah's partner for the last 30 years is African American.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Agnostic007 on March 22, 2018, 11:00:44 AM
And her net worth is peanuts at $2.7 billion. Stedman Graham, Oprah's partner for the last 30 years is African American.

He's a lawyer, facts don't matter


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Soul Crusher on March 22, 2018, 11:43:50 AM
And her net worth is peanuts at $2.7 billion. Stedman Graham, Oprah's partner for the last 30 years is African American.

My bad - she is still an emotional land whale who can't diet


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Agnostic007 on March 22, 2018, 04:08:31 PM
My bad - she is still an emotional land whale who can't diet

worth a couple billion.. and you are..?


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Primemuscle on March 22, 2018, 04:22:00 PM
My bad - she is still an emotional land whale who can't diet

I see nothing bad here. Rumors about her relationships have been around forever. She's a public figure. Although IMO she makes too big a deal about dieting when it is impossible to hide the failures and there's been a few.

Oprah 1998 Vogue cover photo:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ADvTFu0VuwA/UvoY0JBX5GI/AAAAAAAADmI/gdh8OtqVa6s/s1600/Oprah-Winfrey-Slim-Vogue-1998-Fashion-Rehab-03.jpg)

Twenty years later:

(https://s.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/oprah-winfrey-golden-globe-awards3-ap-mem-180108_4x3_992.jpg)


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on March 22, 2018, 04:34:36 PM
I see nothing bad here. Rumors about her relationships have been around forever. She's a public figure. Although IMO she makes too big a deal about dieting when it is impossible to hide the failures and there's been a few.

Oprah 1998 Vogue cover photo:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ADvTFu0VuwA/UvoY0JBX5GI/AAAAAAAADmI/gdh8OtqVa6s/s1600/Oprah-Winfrey-Slim-Vogue-1998-Fashion-Rehab-03.jpg)

Twenty years later:

(https://s.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/oprah-winfrey-golden-globe-awards3-ap-mem-180108_4x3_992.jpg)

Selective use of pictures.  She has been obese for much of her life. 

(http://i.imgur.com/WZFzc51h.jpg)


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Primemuscle on March 22, 2018, 04:47:24 PM
Selective use of pictures.  She has been obese for much of her life.  

(http://i.imgur.com/WZFzc51h.jpg)

Not sure what you mean here. I selected these two photos as examples of her thin and not-so-thin.

She's clearly obese in this photo, 'Oprah Winfrey admits to tipping the scales at 200 Lbs' in 2008.  In 1990, she weighed 237

(https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/oprah-9.jpg)

All her yo-yo weight gains and losses cannot be healthy.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Las Vegas on March 22, 2018, 05:21:02 PM
Biden had better find a way to pull footage on the hours upon hours worth of him grabbing and slobbering up the little girls who were so unfortunate to be in his presence over the years.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on March 22, 2018, 05:27:02 PM
Not sure what you mean here. I selected these two photos as examples of her thin and not-so-thin.

She's clearly obese in this photo, 'Oprah Winfrey admits to tipping the scales at 200 Lbs' in 2008.  In 1990, she weighed 237

(https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/oprah-9.jpg)

All her yo-yo weight gains and losses cannot be healthy.

Ok.  I misunderstood what you were doing.  My bad.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: AbrahamG on March 22, 2018, 07:07:59 PM
I prefer fat Oprah.  Makes my dick harder than the blazes.  I'd probably drop a load by merely sucking her tits.  Wonder what kind of nipples she's packing?


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: SOMEPARTS on March 22, 2018, 09:05:37 PM
I prefer fat Oprah.  Makes my dick harder than the blazes.  I'd probably drop a load by merely sucking her tits.  Wonder what kind of nipples she's packing?


Drunken post of peace.


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on April 10, 2018, 09:45:49 AM
Thank you Pocahontas.

Warren: I’ll serve my full Senate term if reelected
By LAUREN DEZENSKI 04/05/2018

DORCHESTER, Mass. — Elizabeth Warren said she would serve her full six-year term in the Senate if reelected in November.

“Yes, that’s my plan. I’m running for the United States Senate in 2018,” Warren told reporters Thursday, when asked if she would commit to serving out her full term. “I am not running for president of the United States. That’s my plan.”

. . . .

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/05/warren-pledges-full-senate-term-2018-505308


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on April 16, 2018, 10:04:34 AM
This hack wants to be president?  Please.

Cory Booker Asks Pompeo About ‘Gay Sex’ Three Times During Hearing
Mike Pompeo, Cory BookerAP Photos
by KRISTINA WONG
12 Apr 2018

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Thursday made news after repeatedly demanding to know CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s views on gay sex at his confirmation hearing to become Secretary of State.

Booker cited a speech Pompeo gave as a congressman in 2015 at a church, in which he quoted words a pastor had once delivered before the Kansas State Legislature.
 
“America had worshipped other Gods and called it multiculturalism. We’d endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle,” Pompeo had said.

Booker then repeatedly asked Pompeo: “Is being gay a perversion?”

Pompeo responded that as a politician he had a “very clear view” on whether it was appropriate for two same sex persons to get married. “I stand by that,” he said.

“So you do not think it is appropriate for two gay people to marry?” Booker said.

Pompeo responded, “Senator, I continue to hold that view.”

Booker then suggested that Pompeo’s views would be a problem, saying that he had met people at the State Department in Africa who were in same-sex marriages.

“We have married gay couples at the CIA, you should know, I treated them with the exact same set of rights — ,” Pompeo said before being cut off by Booker repeatedly.

“You believe gay sex is a perversion, yes or no?” Booker demanded, and Pompeo tried to answer. “Yes or no, do you believe that gay sex is a perversion? … Yes or no, do you believe gay sex is a perversion?”

Pompeo said he was going to give him the same answer. “My respect for every individual regardless of their sexual orientation is the same,” he said.

Booker said that as Secretary of State he would be representing America at a time “hate acts” were increasing in the U.S.

The Huffington Post published a story in 2013 that seemed to question Booker’s sexual orientation, citing an interview he gave to the Washington Post:

“Booker, who recently won the Democratic primary for a special upcoming Senate election, is 44 and unmarried and does not speak publicly about his personal life. But, the mayor tells the Washington Post that he doesn’t mind the gay rumors that have bubbled up from time to time during his political career:

“…People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.’ ”

“This isn’t the first time ‘gay’ and Booker’s name have appeared in the same sentence,” the Huffington Post wrote.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/12/cory-booker-asks-pompeo-gay-sex-three-times-hearing/


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on April 16, 2018, 10:05:58 AM
Sen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs
by KEN KLUKOWSKI
15 Apr 2018
Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced on Friday that he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith. Conservative leaders are now denouncing Booker’s vote as a violation of the Constitution’s Religious Test Clause.

Booker sharply questioned Pompeo on Thursday during the nominee’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, referring to words Pompeo spoke at a church in his district when the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was still serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
 
Pompeo has also supported efforts to defend marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Those beliefs are consistent with mainstream Christian beliefs.

Booker announced on Facebook late Friday that he will vote against Pompeo, saying that the former congressmen’s religious beliefs on these issues make him unfit to serve in federal office representing the United States. “I believe you can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people,” Booker wrote. The senator then quotes Bible verses that he thinks Pompeo is not living up to, including references to loving his neighbor.

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution provides, “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office of public Trust under the United States.”

Conservative and Christian leaders are appalled at Booker’s announcement, saying the Constitution forbids Booker’s voting against Pompeo because of the nominee’s religious beliefs.

“Demanding a loyalty oath to Sen. Booker’s determination of which beliefs are acceptable isn’t what this country is about; indeed, it’s what we fought for independence from,” Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council (FRC), tells Breitbart News. “We should celebrate that we are a nation that not only allows but encourages every American to hold and express their beliefs – including their religious beliefs – without fear of retribution by the government.”

Perkins, whose FRC has launched a petition protesting Booker’s violation of the Religious Test Clause that has 25,000 signatures at the time this article was filed, adds that this principle “is the essence of America and the Constitution.”

“Religious bigotry and discrimination is unacceptable in this country, much less from someone who takes an oath to our Constitution and who is supposed to serve the people of this country,” agrees Kelly Shackelford, president of First Liberty Institute, in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News.

“Sen. Cory Booker questioned Secretary of State-nominee Mike Pompeo for comments he made at his church, comments which reflected long-standing church doctrine regarding homosexual conduct and the biblical definition of marriage,” said Prof. John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). “And now Sen. Booker asserts that he will oppose Pompeo for those views.”

“This is essentially imposing a religious test on officers of the United States, something explicitly forbidden by Article VI of the Constitution,” added Eastman, whose NOM has likewise launched a petition.

“The American people put President Trump in the White House in part because they refuse to be discriminated against for their long-held, mainstream beliefs,” Trump Transition Team leader Ken Blackwell offers to Breitbart News. “Whether on abortion, marriage, the Bible, the Second Amendment, or other issues, tens of millions of Americans who are wonderful people have been vilified for their beliefs by left-wing elites, and the American people chose a president who will stand up for them.”

Pompeo’s nomination is still pending in the Senate, with committee approval expected shortly but no final floor vote yet scheduled.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/15/sen-booker-violating-constitution-voting-pompeo-religious-beliefs/


Title: Re: Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020
Post by: Dos Equis on May 21, 2018, 08:49:51 AM
At least he won't have to deal with Clinton cheating him out of the nomination.  And will not surprise me one bit of Democrats nominate and avowed socialist.  He will do down in flames if he is the nominee.

In re-election announcement, Bernie Sanders vows to be Trump's 'fiercest opponent in the Senate'
by Anna Giaritelli
May 21, 2018

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced his bid Monday for a third term and aimed to earn more support in the November 2018 election by promising to be President Trump's worst enemy in the Senate.

“Today, I am announcing my intention to run for re-election to the United States Senate in 2018,” Sanders wrote on Twitter.

"These are frightening and unprecedented times. We have a president who is not only a pathological liar, but someone who is trying to win votes by dividing our nation up based on the color of our skin, our country of origin, our religion, our gender or our sexual orientation," he continued. "If reelected, you can be sure that I will continue to be the fiercest opponent in the Senate to the rightwing extremism of Trump and the Republican leadership."

The Independent lawmaker caucuses with the Democratic Party but has endorsed socialist ideas that are far more progressive than those of moderate liberals.

Sanders, who turns 77 years old in September, would be 83 years old at the conclusion of a third term, if elected.

The senator became a household name by challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democrat's 2016 presidential nomination.

The Cook Political Report declared last September Sanders' seat a "solid Democrat."

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/in-re-election-announcement-bernie-sanders-vows-to-be-trumps-fiercest-opponent-in-the-senate