• Las Vegas Brawl: In Dem Debate, Prez Candidates Go After One Another

    Surge Summary: In Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate the candidates seemed to train their fire on one another – Senator Bernie Sanders largely excepted. Billionaire and former New York Governor Michael Bloomberg was particularly attacked, but with his money don’t expect him to drop out. Despite his veneer as a “moderate”, his views remain radically Leftist.

    by Gary Bauer

    The Las Vegas Brawl

    Surge Summary: In Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate the candidates seemed to train their fire on one another – Senator Bernie Sanders largely excepted. Billionaire and former New York Governor Michael Bloomberg was particularly attacked, but with his money don’t expect him to drop out. Despite his veneer as a “moderate”, his views remain radically Leftist.

    [Wednesday] night’s Democrat debate was a bare-knuckles brawl right from the beginning. Barely three minutes into the debate, Elizabeth Warren came out swinging and landed multiple punches on Michael Bloomberg.  Here are some brief observations:

    • I couldn’t help but think [Wednesday] night how humiliating it had to be for Mike Bloomberg to raise his hand to get the moderators to call on him.  At one point, he asked in sheer frustration, “What am I, chicken liver?”  Well, that’s the most expensive chicken liver in history.
    • Bloomberg has already spent more than $300 million and is prepared to spend $1 billion or more.  Some of his campaign staff are making more than $30,000 a month, and there are reports that he has guaranteed them that salary through November, whether he’s the nominee or not.  My advice to the New York billionaire:  Fire whomever prepped you for the debate.  They clearly did not earn their $30,000 this month.
    • Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg went at each other regularly and intensely. Are they both competing to be vice president?
    • Joe Biden did better [Wednesday] night than he has in previous debates, but that’s not saying much.  He really struggled during his response on climate change, and even touted one of Obama’s failed green energy boondoggles as a model of success.
    • Bernie Sanders had to be thankful [Wednesday] night that Bloomberg was there.  It kept everyone else from going after him.  Sanders is after all the frontrunner in the national polls, leading Biden by double digits.

    Speaking of Sanders, he was endorsed [Thursday] by Emgage PAC, the nation’s largest Muslim political action committee.  You don’t get the endorsement of a group like that unless they are certain you are anti-Israel, and will, as Barack Obama did, reorient America’s foreign policy away from Israel and toward countries like Iran.

    Not surprisingly, Sanders has also been endorsed by anti-Semites Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Linda Sarsour.

    Down But Not Out

    In spite of being the clear target of every candidate on the stage [Wednesday] night, you cannot count out someone with Bloomberg’s resources.  It’s worth noting that exponentially more Americans have seen and heard pro-Bloomberg ads than watched [Wednesday] night’s disastrous performance.

    But while Bloomberg is winning some praise for his defense of capitalism, don’t confuse him for a moderate.

    He wants to rejoin Obama’s absurd Paris Climate Accord and the Iran nuclear deal.

    He wants to take away your Second Amendment rights.

    He’s all in on abortion on demand.

    He’s an apologist for communist China.

    And he’s got lots of other crazy ideas like taxing the poor.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Screen Shot: CBS News; https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/democratic-debate-nevada-clash-bloomberg/

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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