President Trump’s campaigns on behalf of Republican US Senate candidates in the 2018 mid-term elections are paying off big-time.
Republicans picked up two Senate seats in 2018 while in the first three mid-term elections after Bill Clinton, Obama and George W. Bush won the White House their respective parties lost a combined total of 20 Senate seats.
While the Fake News media have focused on the Republican loss of the House in 2018 they have ignored the enormously more significant fact that Republicans ended up with 53 US senators to 47 for Democrats and Independents.
This is a huge victory for Trump that is being manifested in the Senate’s adoption of the so-called ‘nuclear option’ to speed up confirmation of Trump judicial nominees. The Daily Caller reported:
The Senate voted Wednesday to shorten Democrats’ time obstructing President Donald Trump’s nominees on the floor in order to speed up the nomination process.
… The nuclear option will cut Democrats’ debate time from thirty hours to two hours, making the confirmation process for Trump’s nominees faster. Republicans would only need 51 votes to confirm a Trump nominee after the change.
This is a major victory for the president and for us conservatives as Trump re-shapes the federal judiciary. Trump broke barriers in his vigorous campaigns to retain the Senate majority for Republicans. And he will continue to do so.
It gets worse. Democrat obstruction is monumental. Townhall.com reported:
In fact, the US Senate has already been forced to hold cloture votes – ending drawn-out debates – on 128 Trump nominees! In glaring contrast, the Senate had a grand total of only 24 such cloture votes for all six previous presidents combined: Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush II and Obama!
Democrat 2020 Primary ‘War’ Commences
The revelation that likely 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden has “acted inappropriately” with women for many years is a bad sign for Democrats. New revelations against Biden are coming out regularly including his touching little girls in disturbing and even illegal ways.
This news was carefully targeted to do maximum damage to Biden as he was preparing to announce that he is going to enter the race. After all, the old saying goes that “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression”.
The attack worked well. Biden and his followers have spent days trying to explain away the behavior rather than basking in the limelight of a favored candidate.
If president Trump did this kind of stuff the same Democrats and media skunks would be calling for his impeachment.
These charges were certainly launched by one of Biden’s potential Democrat primary opponents. Bernie Sanders’ campaign is the chief suspect since Biden and Sanders are considered the two leading contenders for the nomination.
We conservatives are very happy with this. Nikitas3.com has been saying since Trump was elected that the 2020 primaries are going to bring out the crazies and the claws in the Democrat party.
Many Democrats think that anyone can beat Trump, that anyone can be president since Trump has done so, and that all they have to do is show up and run. Yet so many of them are showing up that it is getting downright embarrassing – 18 candidates so far, and more to come.
But the field is very, very thin. Sanders is nuts; he spent his 1988 honeymoon in the communist Soviet Union. Beto O’Rourke is not a serious contender. He is too young, shallow, ignorant and extreme. So is the homosexual Indiana mayor Buttigieg and the radical ‘green’ governor of Washington state. And “Spartacus” Booker, former mayor of the largely black, dangerous, crime-ridden, shit-hole city of Newark, NJ. And Pocahontas. They are all jokes.
The charges against Biden represent the start of the Democrat 2020 intra-party war. And it is going to get ugly and will be wonderful to watch for those of us on the other side. The Biden campaign lashed out immediately. Fox News reported:
Members of Joe Biden’s inner circle are becoming increasingly convinced the Bernie Sanders’ campaign is behind at least one of the explosive accusations of physical misconduct recently leveled against the former vice president — and, in the words of one prominent backer, Biden is now “ready to kill Bernie.”
This is a treasure trove for president Trump who is going to act calm and presidential throughout 2019 and 2020 while the Democrats eat each other up. This “war” is just beginning.
Already the president has taken out after Pocahontas and mashed down her ratings. Because Trump is fearless and that is how you win elections.
Timid candidates lose and Trump has learned from his career in business to get tough, stay tough and never play defense. He has watched people like Mitt Romney lose by being Mr. Nice Guy.
Meanwhile Biden has two other major problems. Investigative reporter John Solomon reports on The Hill website:
Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn’t resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.
In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat.
Interviews with a half-dozen senior Ukrainian officials confirm Biden’s account, though they claim the pressure was applied over several months in late 2015 and early 2016, not just six hours of one dramatic day. Whatever the case, Poroshenko and Ukraine’s parliament obliged by ending Shokin’s tenure as prosecutor. Shokin was facing steep criticism in Ukraine, and among some U.S. officials, for not bringing enough corruption prosecutions when he was fired.
But Ukrainian officials tell me there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn’t mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member.
This is shocking for Biden to brazenly brag about strong-arming a foreign government as vice president of the United States. But then again Biden is very stupid, arrogant and corrupt, not the kindly “Uncle Joe” that he claims to be. There is even more. Breitbart News reports:
The Biden bombshell is one of many revealed in a new investigative book “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends” by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. Schweizer’s last book, Clinton Cash, sparked an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
… In December (2013), Vice President Biden and his son Hunter flew aboard Air Force Two to China. Ten days after the trip, a subsidiary of the Bank of China named Bohai Capital signed an exclusive deal with Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz’s Rosemont to form a $1 billion joint-investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST. The deal was later increased to $1.5 billion.
“The Chinese government was literally funding a business that they co-owned along with the sons of two of America’s most powerful decision makers,” writes Schweizer in Secret Empires.
Prediction: Biden will never be president. He may not even enter the primaries. He has not officially announced yet anyway.
Biden knows what happened to Paul Manafort over his ties to Ukraine. Biden may well decide that he does not want to stir up a hornet’s nest for himself or for his son by running for president.
Another Problem for Democrats – Possible 3rd Party Run by Schultz
While Democrats squabble and drift to the radical left they have another major problem on their hands.
Billionaire Starbucks founder Howard Schultz (net worth is $3.7 billion. Trump is the same or more) is warning Democrats about their extremism and seems to be preparing a third-party run in 2020.
Such a candidacy would eliminate any remaining hope for Democrats to unseat president Trump since left-leaning Schultz would largely siphon votes away from the Democrat candidate and not from Trump. Democrats are very angry with Schultz.
So why is Schultz running since he cannot win the election, but can only act as a ‘spoiler’ for the Democrats?
Answer: He is setting himself up for a political future as a more moderate and electable Democrat in 2024. He probably thinks that Trump is going to win 2020 anyway. Fox News reported:
He’s a lifelong Democrat, but Howard Schultz is taking direct aim at his own party these days as he mulls an independent run for the White House.
While he doesn’t shy from attacking Republican President Trump, Schultz has reserved some of his harshest criticism for Democrats, in Congress and on the 2020 trail, drifting further and further left. He sees this as his opening as well — evidence that the electorate could use a center-lane presidential candidate.
“Americans are not going to embrace socialism,” Schultz said last month at the South by Southwest conference and festival in Austin, Texas. Pointing to many of the leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Schultz said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends” that they’re “people who are well-intentioned, love the country, but they’re out of touch with these kind of policies that in my view that are not realistic.”
It’s far from the first time the billionaire and former longtime chairman and CEO of Starbucks has painted the Democratic White House hopefuls as too far to the left. He’s repeatedly warned that they’ll blow next year’s election against Trump by embracing extreme positions that he says are “never going to happen.”
“Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others are proposing to try and defeat Donald Trump with a far extreme proposal,” he stressed at South by Southwest.
… “The Green New Deal is fantasy,” Schultz (said). “There are well-intentioned people that are trying to do good things, but let’s not throw things against the wall that they themselves know are not going to stick.”