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polarbear4

tips for Benny, the hostess with the mostest. ??❣️

jcitybone

Poor poor Kamala. One of our debaters tonight has been such a disappointment. She sure won’t endorse Bernie.

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/article237591849.html#storylink=cpy

At the start of this year, Kamala Harris’ supporters believed they would be popping champagne in 2020. Now the only question facing Harris is when to put a cork in her campaign.

Should Harris drop out of the 2020 presidential race? Yes.

At 55, she’s young.

She can run again, but humiliating wipeouts in primary states will damage her permanently. They’ll mark her as a loser in the minds of voters and donors.

Her money has dwindled, her poll numbers have nosedived and she’s laying off staff. Other candidates, like Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, have gained momentum.

If she stays in the race, her failure becomes a liability. If she gets out, her endorsement becomes an asset. She has a careful calculation to make – and she should make it before the panicky behavior of her campaign staff renders it all moot.

Sensing disaster, Harris’ staff has begun to turn on itself. A blistering Politico story by Chris Cadelago depicted a campaign in full collapse.

“No discipline. No Plan. No strategy,” read the Politico headline, summing up Kamala 2020.

Unfortunately, Harris appears to be testing out a different excuse for her failure.

She calls it “the donkey in the room.” It’s the metaphorical suggestion that her campaign failed due to the racism and sexism of American voters.

“Are they ready for a woman of color to be president?” Harris recently “wondered aloud” in Iowa, according to Politico’s Cadelago.

Racism and misogyny are serious problems, and they do explain some voters’ preferences. They don’t, however, explain Harris’ collapse in California.

The hard truth: Harris was a weak presidential candidate.

True, she has one of the best campaign teams in the country. Yes, she was positioned to tap the enthusiasm of voters who believe it’s time to elect a woman president.

Yet her inability to stake out bold positions, stick to a plan or give voters a sense of her core values doomed her chances in a competitive race.

None of these shortcomings come as a surprise to anyone who has worked for Harris, as I did in 2013. Her lack of discipline, focus and decisiveness behind the scenes has always clashed with her beaming public image.

jcitybone

This is what we are up against

https://maplight.org/story/top-democratic-consultants-have-worked-for-anti-medicare-for-all-campaign/

As health insurance, pharmaceutical and hospital companies fight to prevent more politicians from backing Medicare for All, the industry’s front group has turned to top Democratic consulting firms and pro-business nonprofits for help, according to its 2018 tax return. The array of consultants includes presidential candidate Joe Biden’s pollster.

The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future (PAHCF), a nonprofit created last year to oppose plans to create a comprehensive, universal health care system, paid almost $760,000 to Bully Pulpit Interactive, a communications and digital marketing firm that has worked with the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).

The dark money organization paid almost $185,000 to Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, a polling firm that has been working with former Vice President Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign, the DSCC, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The firm recently tested attack lines on Medicare for All for Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank. PAHCF also paid $140,000 to Blue Engine Message & Media, a firm that was founded by former campaign staffers for President Barack Obama. (Blue Engine is now known as Seven Letter.)

PAHCF’s biggest vendor was Forbes Tate, a bipartisan lobbying firm with ties to moderate Democrats. It paid the firm more than $1.7 million. The organization separately contributed almost $520,000 to Center Forward, a centrist think tank that hosted a luxury retreat last year where senior Democratic congressional staffers were invited to listen to Center Forward board member Libby Greer, a Forbes Tate partner who works for PAHCF, talk with a hospital lobbyist about health care. The organization also paid $192,000 to Business Forward, a trade group that has been warning that business leaders are worried about Medicare for All

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jcitybone

Good! Thank you jurors!

https://tucson.com/news/local/border-aid-volunteer-scott-warren-s-case-goes-to-jury/article_f5100171-c1ee-58d2-84b8-9ab85e98ecea.html

Federal court jurors in Tucson found border aid volunteer Scott Warren not guilty of harboring charges after just two and a half hours of deliberation Wednesday.

The case hinged on the difference between helping and harboring.

In closing arguments earlier Wednesday, defense lawyer Gregory Kuykendall said Warren only provided humanitarian aid to two Central American men who crossed the border illegally in January 2018.

“Being a good Samaritan is not against the law. Practicing the Golden Rule is not a felony,” Kuykendall told the jury.

But federal prosecutors argued that Warren actually hid the men for four days at an Ajo migrant aid station known as the Barn — then gave them directions to skirt a nearby checkpoint and continue their journey north — solely to help them evade capture by the Border Patrol.

“He gave them a place to stay with four walls that law enforcement couldn’t see through. It’s the literal definition of harboring,” said prosecutor Nathaniel Walters. “They never needed medical attention. What they needed was a place to hide, and that’s exactly what the defendant gave them.”

magsview

That’s good news. Thanks.

humphrey

I have been paying little or no attention to the impeachment circus. I checked out MSNBC to see if they are already dumping on Bernie. Sadly the circus was still being broadcast.

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LieparDestin

humphrey

The tweet is old but it is new to me.???

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wi61

R lite

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polarbear4

and unity.

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