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Radical Movement Slips Sideways – Over A Cliff

The radical socialist movement has lost all momentum

Young radical progressives flocked to Bernie Sanders like rats behind the Pied Piper, hypnotized by his promises of free everything for life. They called it a Socialist Revolution and were ready to burn down the establishment to get it. They were all fired up by Bernie’s initial success in Iowa and New Hampshire.

By the time the Bernie bus pulled into America’s heartland, it was clear. The movement was losing momentum. Every stop along the campaign trail only seemed to slow it down more. Cooler, wiser, but still very liberal heads made it crystal clear that they aren’t ready for revolution, only a regime change.

In the midst of a crucial nationwide crisis, with one of four primary elections canceled due to social-distancing restrictions, the results of the other three contests, in Arizona, Illinois, and Florida, made it clear that the movement has gone as far as it can. “While our campaign has won the battle of ideas, we are losing the battle over electability to Joe Biden.”


Bernie to ‘assess’ his options

According to a statement issued Wednesday morning by campaign manager Faiz Shakir, Bernie Sanders has some thinking to do as he heads off to isolation in his Vermont living room. Biden now has almost 300 more delegates than Sanders. There is “no sugarcoating it, last night did not go the way we wanted.” Sanders is expected to vote on the coronavirus relief bill Wednesday, “and afterward head back home to Vermont with his wife Jane.”

“Senator Sanders is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign.” He wants everyone to know that the public welfare is his top concern. “In the immediate term, however, he is focused on the government response to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring that we take care of working people and the most vulnerable.”

There is a lot of pressure for Bernie to simply throw in the towel but he’s not ready to do that yet. Not if there is still a chance that staying in the race will force Biden to adopt some of his radical policies. The movement will continue, they insist, even if Bernie has to get out and push. “Sanders backers believe that the senator needs to remain in the race to push Biden in a more progressive direction.”

The guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have all campaigns scrambling to work from home, moving all their efforts online.

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Today’s THREE Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Chinese Virus

China caused the crisis, Lied to the World, and now holds us hostage with lifesaving medicine.
Back Stabed Ad 600Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Geezer Derby

With a little help from the other candidates and the Democrat party, Biden appears to be a shoo-in for the Nominee.
Biden Pulling AheadPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Silent But Deadly

Chinese government propaganda with some help from Mainstream media are trying to shift blame to Trump and the U.S.
Chinese VirusPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been popular all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as Dinesh D’Souza, James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, Rush Limbaugh, and has had his toons tweeted by President Trump.

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Pollak: Democrats Pushed Impeachment While Coronavirus Spread

Reported by Joel B. Pollak | 

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House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., holds up a pen presented to her by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after she signed the resolution to transmit the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. …
Susan Walsh / Associated Press
We now know the cost of impeachment.

While Democrats were diverting the attention and energy of the entire country into a pointless trial that could not possibly have ended in anything other than President Donald Trump’s acquittal, the coronavirus pandemic was beginning in China and arriving in the United States.

The timeline of the two developments — impeachment and coronavirus — is shocking, and reveals the true cost of hyper-partisanship.

  • January 11: Chinese state media report the first known death from an illness originating in the Wuhan market.
  • January 15: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi and House Democrats celebrate the “solemn” occasion with a signing ceremony, using commemorative pens.
  • January 21: The first person with coronavirus arrives in the United States from China, where he had been in Wuhan.
  • January 23: The House impeachment managers make their opening arguments for removing President Trump.
  • January 23: China closes off the city of Wuhan completely to slow the spread of coronavirus to the rest of China.
  • January 30: Senators begin asking two days of questions of both sides in the president’s impeachment trial.
  • January 30: The World Health Organization declares a global health emergency as coronavirus continues to spread.
  • January 31: The Senate holds a vote on whether to allow further witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial.
  • January 31: President Trump declares a national health emergency and imposes a ban on travel to and from China. Former Vice President Joe Biden calls Trump’s decision “hysterical xenophobia … and fear-mongering.”
  • February 2: The first death from coronavirus outside China is reported in the Philippines.
  • February 3: House impeachment managers begin closing arguments, calling Trump a threat to national security.
  • February 4: President Trump talks about coronavirus in his State of the Union address; Pelosi rips up every page.
  • February 5: The Senate votes to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, 52-48 and 53-47.
  • February 5: House Democrats finally take up coronavirus in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia.

For twenty days, from the day the first death from coronavirus was known, Democrats did nothing about it. They were too busy with the president’s impeachment trial — a trial Pelosi had delayed unnecessarily for several weeks.

To the extent that they commented on coronavirus at all, it was only to tear up the president’s remarks or to call him a racist. They told the nation that he, not coronavirus, was a threat to the national security of the United States.

In the midst of that all-consuming trial, it is remarkable Trump was able to do anything else at all. But he did, and one of the things he did was impose the China travel ban, just one day after the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global health emergency, and the day before the first victim of the pandemic died outside China.

For his trouble, he was criticized by the World Health Organization and called “hysterical” by his future 2020 rival.

When Republicans warned Democrats that impeachment was a waste of time, a divisive partisan exercise, and a distraction from the real issues facing the country — a lesson Republicans learned the hard way, in Bill Clinton’s impeachment, 21 years before — Democrats ignored them.

Just a few weeks later, our divided leaders were taken by surprise by the pandemic, and bickered on cable news, asking why nothing was done sooner.

But we know why.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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This Weeks Ann Coulter OPED: Bernie Is Still Trump’s Nightmare

Commentary by Ann Coulter Ann Coulter | Posted: Mar 04, 2020 4:00 PM

Bernie Is Still Trump's Nightmare

Source: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

The Democrats’ sudden discovery of 77-year-old éminence grise Joe Biden has the electric feeling of Republicans settling on George H.W. Bush in 1992. (The Iowa Republican Party actually canceled the caucuses that year so as not to embarrass President Bush.)
It’s Democrats convincing themselves in 2004 that John Kerry was the “safe” choice. 
Proposed Biden campaign slogan: OK, I Guess He’ll Do.
This is good news for Trump. Bernie Sanders is his greatest nightmare.
True, the media, the donors and the Democratic Party are convinced that Sanders is a sure loser — just as, four years ago, Fox News, the donors and the Republican Party knew that Trump was a sure loser.  
What made both Trump and Sanders unique in their respective primaries was their voluble opposition to Wall Street, war and immigration. I’m beginning to suspect that Americans hate Wall Street, hate war and hate mass, low-wage immigration.
I take no position on these preferences. I am simply stating facts.
Recall that, in 2016, Trump and Sanders were the only presidential candidates opposed to the mass importation of low-wage workers immiserating our working class. Sadly, they both moved left on the issue at about the same time: Bernie when he went from being a Socialist to a Democrat, and Trump when he went from the campaign to the White House.
On war, Sanders is certainly consistent. Good war, bad war, necessary war, stupid war — he’s against ’em all! As he recently tweeted about Trump’s assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, raising the prospect of war with Iran: “I was right about Vietnam. I was right about Iraq. I will do everything in my power to prevent a war with Iran. I apologize to no one.”
At this moment in time, 20 years into a war without end in Afghanistan — unless Trump really does end it in the fourth year of his presidency — with foreign policy experts constantly demanding military intervention against some faraway tribe, Sanders’ anti-war sentiments are a balm to the country’s weary soul.

Four years ago, Bernie probably beat Hillary Clinton — minus the finagling of the Democratic National Committee — by slogging her for her Iraq War vote. Also, four years ago, Trump destroyed Jeb! Bush during a debate in the most pro-military state in the union, South Carolina, by calling the Iraq War a “big, fat mistake” and saying Jeb!’s brother had “lied” us into it. The media heralded this as another Trump gaffe, “his riskiest departure from the party line,” as Fortune magazine put it. A week later, Trump swept the South Carolina primary, walking away with all 50 delegates.
Trump bragged so much about his opposition to the Iraq War that media “fact-checkers” worked overtime to prove that he was an Iraq War supporter. I think they were wrong and Trump was right, but the point is: Both Trump (the candidate) and the media knew that the anti-war position was wildly popular with voters. Then Trump became president, and the only people working overtime on his war stance became his own voters, constantly on edge that he’s about to start a war with Syria or Iran.
Sanders has also shown remarkable consistency in his contempt for Wall Street. (There’s a reason poor Mike Bloomberg was running.) To great acclaim, Sanders says things like, “The billionaire class is scared and they should be scared.” He vows to break up banks and impose a wealth tax. “We’re prepared to be their worst nightmare,” he says.
Similarly, back when he was running, Trump alone among Republicans kept harping about the absurd carried interest tax break that allows hedge fund managers (and private equity and venture capital managers) to pay a tax rate of 20 percent on their income, rather than the 39.6 percent the rest of us pay. Trump complained endlessly about the loophole, saying, “the hedge fund guys are getting away with murder.” He said some of these people “are making a tremendous amount of money and paying virtually no tax, and I think it’s unfair.”  
Clueless as ever, a shocked New York Times reported: “Defying Republican political gravity, after his heresy of proposing a tax increase, Mr. Trump’s popularity among Republicans rose.”
The sad ending to this story is that then Trump became president and hired half of Goldman Sachs. More Goldman Sachs employees work in the Trump administration than worked for Presidents Obama and Bush combined.
Gary Cohn, one of these patriotic, salt-of-the-earth Goldman guys, told Trump not to eliminate the carried interest loophole, so he didn’t. And Warren Buffett continues to pay a lower tax rate than his secretary.
Maybe a Fidel-admiring revolutionary was never the best champion of even the most popular ideas — just as a vulgar reality TV star wasn’t. Maybe Bernie is dead. But the universal popularity of hating Wall Street, war and immigration will never die.
It could be that a “safe” choice is all the Democrats need. But I think Trump just dodged a bullet.

Humor From My Email INBOX

Random thoughts

By Thomas Whittington, Apple Valley, CA

Have you heard about the new STD virus?  It was named for those afflicted with Stop Trump Derangement Syndrome. The symptoms are easy to spot. Just say the word “Trump” and those afflicted will start to convulse while foaming at the mouth, constantly repeating the word impeachment.

Biden has started his search for a running mate. In the name of diversity, he is seeking a one-armed, black, lesbian, Eskimo with a Hispanic surname.

The U.S. Navy has announced that it will not name a warship after Biden.  They are afraid that it will never know which ocean it is sailing in.

Poor Bernie Sanders. His exploration team to pick a sight for his inauguration is in chaos. Jane Fonda will not attend unless it is held at the Hanoi Hilton. Raul Castro wants it held at the Revolutionary Palace in Havana.  He has even picked a 1953 Chevy convertible for the parade.

Nicolas Maduro wanted to hold it in Caracas, with a salute to Che, Fidel, Stalin and Mao, but Bernie wanted a socialist/communist winner to be saluted, not a bunch of losers.

Good luck Bernie in finding Utopia for your inauguration.

Oh My! Sanders Team Unleashes A Devastating Video About Biden’s Mental Issues, This One Is Going To Sting

Written by Staff Writer for | March 10, 2020

A group of Bernie Sanders supporters just unleashed a devastating new video about Joe Biden’s medical issues that are going to haunt him the rest of the campaign.

Dr. Jill Stein who is a fervent Sanders supporter released a video on Tuesday that starts with at the time Vice President Biden debating Rep. Paul Ryan during a 2012 debate. The stats Biden was spewing were lies but, he was commanding and articulate. Next, the video shows the numerous gaffes Biden has made during the current Democrat primary.

Stein wrote, “Many who remember Biden in 2012 debates are shocked to see current videos of him rambling, incoherent, hostile, or confused. He’s in no state to debate Trump. Painful to see – but we ignore it at our peril. Retweet to break through the media coverup. #BidensCognitiveDecline

The Biden campaign is scrambling to find a way to stop the mistakes and they have come up with a plan, no speeches over 15 minutes. In St. Louis Biden only spoke seven minutes, then in Kansa City he finished up in 12 minutes and he still managed to screw that one up. 

On Sunday while speaking at the New Hope Baptist Church for 14 minutes, he attacked Mississippi’s former governor for not accepting Medicare-for-all – which is a policy Biden is against and his competitor Bernie Sanders is for.

The Biden campaign will not talk about the greater strategy and how they will deal with President Trump if he is the nominee. President Trump often speaks up to and over 90 minutes and doesn’t use a teleprompter. You would never see President Trump do something like this. 

Candidates attacked Senator Sanders over his heart attack but he is doing three public events a day and speaking for about an hour.

The Biden campaign is trying to play the game hide your candidate but, in the event, he goes up against President Trump he’s not going to be able to hide.

The Washington Post

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Great White Hope

Most Democrat presidential candidates have all jumped on the anti-Bernie bandwagon in favor of Biden.
Democrat Primary Rigged for BidenPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco.
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Donations/Tips accepted and appreciated –  $1.00 – $5.00 – $10 – $100 –  it all helps to fund this website and keep the cartoons coming. – THANK YOU!

A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been popular all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as Dinesh D’Souza, James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, the great El Rushbo, and has had his toons tweeted by President Trump.

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