Steyer Throws In The Towel After 3rd Place Finish In SC

I can remember individuals like Tom Steyer from my days as a political consultant.

These were people who had achieved private sector success but were, in late middle age, bored. They wanted to put their money to use to get themselves a new gig where the ego stroke was as much or more so than it was at the firms they ran.

Thus, for good and bad, they chose politics. Good for my former self, as they paid big. Bad, in that they thought their former expertise naturally transferred over to political operations. It didn’t. But they were sure it did and were adamant about it.

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At that point you had two choices. You could take their money and do their moronic bidding, knowing they would lose. Or you could honestly read them the riot act and hope they saw reason, knowing for opening your yap you could lose the contract.

Most operatives, including me, took the money and made the best of it. And that’s what Steyer’s people did. It’s a big reason he placed third in South Carolina and then got out of the race.

He was a one trick pony, impeachment. After Pelosi stole his thunder he had no reason to politically live. But sure his impeachment win, not conviction win, would make him a hero to the Democrat rank and file he jumped in the race and spent a lot to just look hysterical and foolish.

There wasn’t one trendy Democrat fad he did not embrace. Reparations? Sure. Repeal Trump tax cuts? Uh huh, regardless of the politically suicidal aspect of the idea. Global warming, climate change, whatever they’re calling it this week? Of course. He couldn’t let a crazy notion go by without making out with it behind the bleachers.

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In the end the very nothingness of his message, appeal, and candidacy caught up with him. His unfortunate hip hop dance routine, that we covered yesterday, was the final embarrassing nail in the coffin for this political non-entity.

Go back to making money, Tom. You seem to be good at it. Just leave the country out of it. We have enough idiots to deal with already.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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For Hitting Hillary, Media Blacks Out Tulsi Gabbard Campaign

By David Kamioner | February 16, 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is not your typical Democrat. Sure, she buys into a lot of their socialistic nonsense. But then she wouldn’t be a modern Dem if she didn’t.

However, she has had some good words for the president/does not suffer from TDS, was not for impeachment, and, here’s the worst thing for Dems, she is in a running feud with Hillary Clinton on several fronts.

That is a sin her fellow Democrats and their lapdog media just can’t abide. So the media has spiked her, blacked her out, refused to cover her. Hence her dismal showings in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Now while I have no enthusiastic brief for the telegenic Gabbard, fair is fair. Also, any enemy of Hillary is an indirect pal of mine. Like Churchill said, “If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”

Here’s what she said about it on Fox Business. Voters “really haven’t had a chance to hear my message or to learn about the background and experience I bring to serve as commander-in-chief because there’s been an almost total corporate media blackout since the day that I started running for president.”

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She continued.

“I am the candidate that’s bringing this unifying message that’s not based on hate, not based on hate for Trump or hate for the other party or hate for any one group or another but is building this coalition of support that’s centered around love of country.”

Wait. What?

Did she actually use the term “love of country?” And she’s a Democrat?! Can you see why many of her fellow Dems and the media loathe her and can’t let her message get out? She also said she doesn’t base every hour of her waking existence on hating the president? Oh whoa. Get the bonnie lass a GOP registration card! Granted, blue Hawaii variety.

Combine those words with the run and gun with Hillary and her persona non grata status with the media is not only understandable, but expected. So across the barricades, as it used to be before the Dems lost their minds, we can throw Gabbard a jaunty salute in recognition of her sanity and patriotism. Then we can get back to the business of beating her party to an electoral pulp.

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Democrats Rush To Use Obama In Campaign Ads

By David Kamioner | February 11, 2020

Six of the Democratic candidates battling for the presidential nomination in New Hampshire have used old clips of the disgraced 44th president in campaign ads.

Joe Biden, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, Liz Warren, Deval Patrick, and Tulsi Gabbard have all utilized Barack Obama to prime the pump.

The quotes in the spots are from years ago when they were running for different offices or engaged in other activities. But the spots are cut to make it appear that Obama is endorsing them today. To date the former president has said kind words about several of them. However, he has officially endorsed no one.

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In fact, he may not endorse anyone until the convention or until there is a definite front runner with a clear path to the nomination. He and his wife are holding their fire so they upset no one, lest those not endorsed not endorse Michelle Obama for her possible upcoming statewide run in Illinois.

But the larger issue in using Obama highlights the fact that the Democrats are caught in a bizarre time warp/echo chamber where the hits from yesterday are playing to a much too appreciative audience.

Part of the reason is our old pal GOP political incompetence. Also bad timing was at play. The 2008 McCain presidential effort was shoddily run and it happened to coincide with national economic calamity. But the Democrats ignore those factors and think Obama pulled off an electoral miracle. Saying, for argument’s sake, that Obama did pull a nice stunt, it was over ten years ago. The nation has moved on.

And in 2012 they ran against Mitt Romney. Need we say more?

Do the Democrats really want to compare the economic and national security records of Obama and Trump? The Obama administration brought us a slow as molasses jobless uptick. Trump has brought economic boom.

In national security the prevailing Obama images are American sailors being taken prisoner by the Iranians and in response Obama flying billions in last minute pallets of cash to them just before he left office. The Trump defense record so far has an overriding image as well. Qassem Soleimani eating a hellfire missile.

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Given these examples, why in the world would the Democrats want Obama’s endorsement? Sure, it’ll play well in the primary season and especially well with black voters on Super Tuesday.

Nevertheless, by seeking it they go down a tone deaf and anachronistic path that will serve them ill in the fall.

Let’s hope they don’t realize it until next winter.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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Elizabeth Warren Gets Race Hustled By Her Own Campaign

By David Kamioner | February 7, 2020

Six female minority staffers told Politico they left the Nevada state organization of Democratic candidate for president Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts because they felt like tokens.

No duh ladies.

It’s not exactly an epiphany that the Left looks upon minorities as political pets, to be used like beasts of electoral burden but always to take a back seat to upscale white limo leftists.

Though it seems that these gals are just pulling the race hustle. It’s a particular practice, as amusingly chronicled in Tom Wolfe’s “Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers,” that uses racial guilt to get goodies from guilty white liberals.

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We could go on with more general comment. But in a new tool LifeZette is providing its readers, we will now engage our Political Translation Service (PTS).

It takes leftist gibberish and translates the likely real meanings into standard understandable English. So, here are the statements of the aggrieved parties and the PTS translations.

First ticked off staffer: “During the time I was employed with Nevada for Warren, there was definitely something wrong with the culture,” said Megan Lewis, who signed on with Warren last May.

“I filed a complaint with HR, but the follow-up I received left me feeling as though I needed to make myself smaller or change who I was to fit into the office culture.”

PTS: “Oh man, this campaign is falling out of the sky like a brick. Nobody believed us on the Bernie thing and we got killed in Iowa. Even though she’s from next door, New Hampshire looks like a loss too and there’s no way I am going down with this leaky ship. So I’ll say something about race. Nobody will believe me, but everybody will pretend to and that will get me a job with a better campaign.”

Another Nevada staffer who booked, but did not want her name out there because, like on a movie set, you don’t want to be thought of as “difficult” in a political campaign, said she was hired, “to literally bring color into the space but not the knowledge and voice that comes with it.”
Complete blather.

She went on: “We all were routinely silenced and not given a meaningful chance on the campaign. Complaints, comments, advice and grievances were met with an earnest shake of the head and progressive buzzwords but not much else.”

PTS: “I’m gonna use vague PC references that make no sense, though ironically I mention ‘progressive buzzwords’ in my statement, to instill guilty fear into the hearts of the Warren people. Liz will fold like a Walmart card table and give me a nice recommendation to another campaign.”
And the primary season continues…

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Trump Easily Wins Iowa, Twitter Roasts Democrats for Disastrous Night

By David Kamioner | February 4, 2020

The Republican National Committee couldn’t have asked for a better Iowa caucuses script if they had written it themselves.

On one hand, the GOP caucuses.

Efficient, timely, organized, nothing out of place. The president won most, if not all, of the delegates in the contest. At last count he had 38 out of 40 delegates and the other two should fall to him today when the few votes left are counted. It was a display of political professionalism on all GOP fronts, except for hapless presidential challengers Bill Weld and Joe Walsh. They hardly registered on radar.

We’ll spare you the details of the Democratic manure show, as we already covered it in our last article. We’ll let the president and others fill you in this time.

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Trump campaign chief Brad Parscale chimed in with this.

“Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history. It would be natural for people to doubt the fairness of the process. And these are the people who want to run our entire health care system?”

Don Trump, Jr. joined the fun.

“If the Democrats can’t run a caucus that they had four years to prepare for, how the hell can anyone think they could actually run the country?”

Even Dems piled on.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson said of the young mayor, “Did Pete Buttigieg just claim victory in Iowa when the results haven’t been announced yet?”

Also this guy.

Former 2020 Democratic primary candidate Julian Castro tweeted: “This is a total mess. I respect the people of Iowa, they’ve been great—but it’s become very clear that our democracy has been misserved by a broken system.”

Then there’s this.

And this.

And my personal favorite, from the Democratic National Committee before they knew what their idiocies had wrought.

And how could the laugh riot be complete without the president.

For good measure, he even insinuated the whole thing was a ruse to stop Bernie Sanders from winning. Perfect.

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Heads will roll at the Iowa Democratic Party, and perhaps at the DNC, over this. It rained on their impeachment show, it takes the spotlight away from any planned Democratic hijinks at the State of the Union address, and it plays right into the GOP message of the general incompetence of the Democratic Party and its candidates.

All in all a good night, for Republicans.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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