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Democrats Begin 2020 Panic; Biden May Finish Fifth in New Hampshire

Posted on | February 10, 2020 | No Comments

 

After a week of disasters, with the New Hampshire primaries looming on Tuesday, Democrats have begun to read the writing on the wall:

This was the worst week for Democrats since Donald Trump’s election-night shocker of 2016. . . .
In less than 200 hours, Democrats botched Iowa, watched Trump hit an all-time popularity high, debated ousting the DNC chair, and watched a socialist soar and an ideological civil war intensify. . . .
[T]here’s an underlying unease about unifying the party enough to get the kind of turnout needed to win in November. . . .
There’s a new fatalism in my conversations with Democrats, with many telling me that what once seemed unthinkable — Trump’s re-election in November — is now starting to look more likely than ever.
In a CNN segment [Sunday] morning that included Friday’s rosy economic statistics, a graphic asked: “IS TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION PATH WIDENING?” . . .
Whoever is ultimately nominated [by Democrats] will start in a tremendous hole against a Trump campaign has been relentlessly organized and optimized over the past three years.

The latest New Hampshire poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders leading at 24% followed by Mayor Pete Buttigieg (22%), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (13%) and former Vice President Joe Biden at 10%. However, Sen. Amy Klobuchar got a boost from her Friday debate performance; she’s now at 9% in the New Hampshire poll, which means that if her momentum continues, Biden could finish fifth on Tuesday. That would be an unmitigated disaster for his campaign, essentially ending his status as “establishment consensus” candidate. The prospect of Sanders as the nominee sent MSNBC’s Chris Matthews over the edge of the cliff:

Just this week, former Clinton adviser James Carville had a meltdown over the “AOC crazy” direction he says the Democratic party has taken, and former Obama adviser Van Jones hit the panic button for Democrats over Trump’s serious play for black voters.
Not to be outdone, after Friday night’s Democratic presidential candidate debate in New Hampshire, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews went on a tear against Sanders, bluntly stating that socialism “doesn’t frickin’ work” and wondering what Sanders thought about socialist dictators like Fidel Castro:

“[T]hose of us like me who grew up — who grew up in the Cold War and saw some aspects of it after visiting places like Vietnam like I have, seeing countries like Cuba, being there, I’ve seen what socialism is like. I don’t like it. Okay? It’s not only not free. It doesn’t freaking work. It just doesn’t work.” . . .
“When they go back to the early 1950s, I have attitude about them. I remember the Cold War. I have an attitude towards Castro. I believe if Castro and the — and the Reds had won the Cold War, there would have been executions in Central Park and I might have one of the ones getting executed and certain other people would be there cheering, okay? So, I have a problem with people who took the other side. I don’t know who Bernie supports over these years. I don’t know what he means by socialism.”

Where has Chris Matthews been the past 20 years? Did he think Obama was a moderate centrist? Did he not notice the rising tide of radicalism in the Democratic Party? Hillary Clinton had to cheat to deprive Sanders of the nomination in 2016, and the Antifa goon squads have been terrorizing Trump supporters for more than three years.

For years, Democrats were able to have their cake and eat it, too, promising the sun, the moon and the stars to their left-wing base, while soaking up millions in contributions from the corporate donor class. In the Trump Age, however, that formula isn’t working anymore, and the Democratic establishment is collapsing under the weight of its own corrupt hypocrisy. Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen . . .




 

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