The latest tidbits about the 2020 campaigns.
THE APPRENTICE: Trailer [1:51] – I’m watching Season 1 of Donald Trump’s 2004+ reality show, The Apprentice. I’m not a fan of the genre, but I am interested in seeing Trump in his pre-presidential days. So far (4 episodes in), I think it’s clear that he doesn’t care about race or gender. He cares about process and results. Maybe American voters who don’t know what to believe about him on these two issues would find the show instructive. Unfortunately, Netflix only has Season 1.
CHALLENGING AOC: Scherie Murray [3:45] – A Jamaican-American, Republican businesswoman is throwing her hat in the ring to take down Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2020. Her platform includes focusing attention on the needs of district constituents rather than on prancing around on the national stage. What a concept.
GREEN NEW DEAL: Alex Epstein, the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, discusses the Green New Deal, which is supported by all of the Democratic presidential hopefuls [5:56]
OMAR: Rand Paul makes sense [1:14] – “I’m willing to contribute to buy her a ticket to go visit Somalia. I think she can look and maybe learn a little bit about the disaster that is Somalia.”
SWAIN: I love her campaign slogan! – Carol Swain is an American conservative television analyst and former professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University. She is featured in this Prager U video explaining that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history. [5:49]
DCCC: Lacks diversity – Six top echelon of staffers at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee left their jobs Monday as a result of being too white. These included the chairwoman, the communications director, a top communications aide, the political director, the deputy executive director; and the director of diversity. Three of the six are female.
BIDEN: Democrat before Catholic – Biden used to be one of the Democratic Party’s strongest advocates for the death penalty; now he opposes it. One might suppose he has changed sides in response to Pope Francis’ position that the modern world can no longer justify the death penalty for any reason. One would be wrong.
Joe “CINO” Biden has never been obedient to the Catholic Church’s 100% condemnation of abortion. He used to at least support modest regulations and restrictions, particularly on forcing Catholics and others who oppose abortion to help pay for it. But now he’s stepped up to the Democrat Party Line, which is to force all taxpayers to provide the money for the unrestricted slaughter of the unborn, for any reason and right up until birth.