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STOPPING THE BERN? DNC Members Discuss Changing Rules to Stop Sanders at Convention

traditional voter suppression accusations are lobbed against Republicans every two years. Whether the accusations are of voter registrations being cleaned up to remove people who have moved out of state, or who have been declared dead, the media and the Democratic party have always claimed that the Republicans were using voter disenfranchisement to tip the election in their favor. (Ironically Sen. Schumer argued that the 2020 election should not be decided by the voters because he feared that Trump might cheat. This belief is the ultimate version of voter disenfranchisement).

With Bernie Sanders rising in the polls, Politico is reporting that a small group of high-ranking DNC officials has begun to brainstorm ways to prevent Sen. Sanders from winning the nomination. Allegedly, the plan they have come up with is to re-write the rules to allow the superdelegates to vote on the first ballot for who should be the party’s nominee.

The current rules state that superdelegates can only cast their votes on the second ballot if the first vote fails to garner a nominee with enough delegates, forcing the party into a contested convention. With Sen. Sanders’ campaign being hurt in 2016 by a large majority of the superdelegates expressing support for Hillary Clinton, many of Sanders’ supporters do not trust and actually dislike the superdelegate system.

With Senators Warren and Sanders’ polling numbers, if one were to drop out, it is likely that the remaining candidate could surpass former Vice President Biden as the Democratic frontrunner. With the “traditional” Democratic leadership being hesitant to support either of them, it is entirely possible that the Democrats could be forced into a contested convention.

If leadership does decide to change the rules, they will undoubtedly lose the support of the left-wing of their party. If the rules are not changed and they decide not to back the candidate who has the most delegates (and voter support), they again will lose the support of millions of their most faithful voters.

Their only hope for a chance of a unified party is for Biden to show that he is capable of becoming the party’s nominee and convincing some of Sen. Sanders’ and Sen. Warren’s current supporters to vote for him during the primary.

Yet, with the Democrats’ attempt to undo the 2016 election with a sham impeachment, it should not be a surprise to anyone that the leaders of their party could seem to care less about what voters actually want.

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Two Can Play This Game: Trump Campaign Refuses to Credential Bloomberg News After Admitted Bias

Add another news outlet to the long list of biased, and unethical outlets making poor decisions against the commander in chief. Yes, Bloomberg is running for President as a Democrat in the 2020 primaries, but he is using his news network as his press secretary. In a statement so bizarre it reads like fiction, Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait sent a memo to staffers after Mike Bloomberg announced his candidacy. The memo declared they will “continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation).”

The insanity did not end there. Also announced was that no one running as a Democratic presidential candidate would be investigated. It’s nice to have friends who own networks. As for President Trump? He’s fair game and will continue to be “investigated.”

Many Bloomberg reporters and staff were infuriated at the mandate blocking them from doing their jobs fairly, honestly and accurately. Others, however, are thrilled to get rid of that pesky “journalist” title tying their hands with facts and editorial integrity to “take a leave of absence to work on their boss’ campaign” reported Fox News.

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Guess what, Mr. Bloomberg? Being President of the United States has its perks as well. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale fired back and gave the news outlet consequences for its actions. “The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong,” wrote Parscale in a statement. “Bloomberg News has declared that they won’t investigate their box or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump.”

Parscale continued that he is “accustomed to unfair reporting practices” but admitted this case is particularly outrageous as “most news organizations don’t announce their biases so publicly.” Trump’s campaign won’t allow Bloomberg to have their cake and eat it too, as Parscale announced: “since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events.”

Additionally, Parscale announced the campaign will “determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis. This will remain the policy of the Trump campaign until Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision. Great job Bloomberg, now any staff you have left actually attempting to do their job in any manner, has been punished as the result of your asinine actions.

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Daniel Goldman, Fiona Hill Lie About Ukraine Interference in 2016 Election

So as the impeachment mob kicks into gear on Thursday morning, Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman, in a question to Fiona Hill, the onetime NSC “expert” on Russia and Europe, casually says that the story of Ukraine interfering in the 2016 election has been “debunked.” Hill agreed, and The New York Times quotes her as follows:

“Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, criticized Republicans on Thursday for propagating what she called a “fictional narrative” that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 elections, denouncing a theory embraced by President Trump.

She argued that the story was planted by Russia and dangerously played into Moscow’s hands, by sowing political divisions in the United States that adversaries are eager to exploit.”

Say what?

A reminder for Goldman and Hill and anyone not paying attention.

As seen right here, on August 4, 2016, the Ambassador from Ukraine, one Valeriy Chaly, wrote an op-ed that appeared in The Hill. The title:

Ukraine’s ambassador: Trump’s comments send the wrong message to the world

“Recent comments by Republican nominee Donald Trump about the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea — occupied by Russia since March 2014 — have raised serious concerns in Kyiv and beyond Ukraine. Many in Ukraine are unsure what to think, since Trump’s comments stand in sharp contrast to the Republican party platform.”

That, Ms. Hill and Mr. Goldman, constitutes Ukrainian interference in the American election. Right there in black and white. There is nothing “fictional” about it.

Recall as well this January 11, 2017 story from Politico. The headline: Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire
Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton.

The story begins this way:

“Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

The Ukrainian efforts had an impact in the race, helping to force Manafort’s resignation and advancing the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia.”

Memo to Daniel Goldman and Ms. Hill, that is interference in the 2016 election.

The only thing that has been debunked in this hearing is the credibility of Goldman and Hill.

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Mark Cuban is Latest Billionaire to Pummel Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Plan

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban suggested in multiple tweets over the weekend that 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax “diverts attention from reality” and is designed to hide her own wealth from the public.

Warren’s wealth tax, calls for a 2% tax on every dollar a household has above $50 million, which would increase to a 6% tax for households with assets of more than $1 billion. That money would be used to pay for a variety of her policy proposals, including her disastrous “Medicare for All” plan.

https://twitter.com/mcuban/status/1193241557685673985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2019%2F11%2F11%2Fmark-cuban-says-sen-warrens-policies-divert-attention-from-reality.html

Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks, pointed out Warren’s income and net worth, which at $12 million puts her squarely among the top 1% in America.

WATCH: Wall Street Billionaire Literally Cries Over Choice Between Trump and Warren

Almost every Democratic challenger in the 2020 presidential race is a millionaire, with only Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, and Pete Buttigieg with net worths below $1 million. Excluding Steyer and President Donald Trump’s net worth, Warren’s net worth is just below the average of $12.9 million, according to Forbes.

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