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DNC chair takes a swipe at Tim Scott online, gets absolutely torched by the Republican senator

Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison took at swipe at fellow South Carolinian Sen. Tim Scott (R) on Wednesday with an insult on Twitter, but the Republican senator fired back with a stinging reminder from the recent past.

What are the details?

Earlier in the day, Republican leadership announced that Scott would deliver the GOP’s response to President Joe Biden’s speech next week before a joint session of Congress.

Harrison — who gained his new post after handily losing his bid to challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in November — decided to flex his muscles over the decision in a public fashion.

Posting CNN’s story about Scott’s upcoming address to the American people, Harrison tweeted in reaction, “And I will take great joy responding to the falsehoods & the hypocrisy that I’m sure we will hear in this response.” He added the hashtags, “#IGotReceipts” and “#FactChecking.”

But Scott replied, “Hey Jaime, we saw your receipts. Spending $132 million and losing to @LindseyGrahamSC by 10+ points seems a little high, don’t you think?”

The reactions from other Twitter users descended into further political battles, with numerous folks praising Scott for his “mic drop” response in a collection of gifs sharing applause, slam dunks, and the declaration that “there’s been a murder.”

But others criticized the only African American GOP senator — with multiple tweets, calling him an “Uncle Tom.”

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Democrats reportedly lambaste party’s embrace of far-left policies, socialism: ‘It’s killing us’

Democrats believed that a “blue wave” was coming in the 2020 election, but Republicans mounted an overall impressive effort, defying dire pre-election predictions. According to a new report, there is some infighting between Democrats, some blaming the party’s poor election performance on pushing far-left policies.

Last week, Democrats held a conference call to discuss what went wrong in the 2020 election. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) questioned the DNC’s Latino outreach program, while others lambasted the party’s endorsement of far-left ideologies.

“Defund police, open borders, socialism — it’s killing us,” Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-Texas) said, according to The New York Times. “I had to fight to explain all that.”

Gonzalez contended that the Democrats’ embrace of socialism cost the party support with Hispanic and Asian migrant populations. He argued that while the “average white person” may think of Nordic countries when it comes to socialism, the Latino and Asian communities recall authoritarian “left-wing regimes” in Cuba and South East Asia.

Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) concurred with Gonzalez, pointing out how he wasn’t as successful with Vietnamese-American and centrist voters because of the party’s seemingly close ties with socialism.

“This narrative that the Democratic Party is borderline socialist, we need to fight back harder on that because it’s simply not true,” Rouda declared. “We needed to be more forceful in defending the moderate position of the Democratic Party as a whole.”

Democratic consultant Chuck Rocha stated that white members of the Democratic Party needed to stop seeing “black and brown people as the same.”

In another DNC conference call earlier this month, Democrats broke into different factions, as some blamed the party for going too far left.

If the Democrats “are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) reportedly said on the call.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) said “defund the police” messaging and allying with the Black Lives Matter movement was damaging to her election.

“We need to be pretty clear. It was a failure. It was not a success,” Spanberger said. “We lost incredible members of Congress.”

“We have to commit to not saying the words ‘defund the police’ ever again,” she declared. “We need to not ever use the words socialist or socialism ever again. It does matter, and we have lost good members because of that.”

“If we run this race again we will get f***ing torn apart again in 2022,” the Virginia congresswoman stated.

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Trump Offered Assange A Pardon In Exchange For His Source, Assange Declined

There is still some integrity in the human race.  Julian Assange was offered a pardon from President Donald Trump in exchange for giving up the source of the Democratic National Convention emails that he leaked.  Assange declined the offer refusing to throw his source under the bus.

Assange’s defense revealed the pardon deal to a court in London on Friday, where the WikiLeaks founder is currently fighting extradition to the United States. Should he lose, he will be tried for espionage offenses and could face 175 years behind bars, according to a report by RT. 

Assange has literally declined the offer to stop the brutal torture he’s enduring in London in order to protect his source. Defense lawyer Jennifer Robinson told the court that former US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and another Trump campaign associate, Charles Johnson, offered a pardon if Assange were to reveal the source of the emails, which are widely considered to have helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

“Rohrabacher proposed a ‘win-win’ situation,” Robinson said.

“Assange can get ‘get on with his life’ – a pardon in exchange for information about the source.”

“Information from Mr Assange about the source of the DNC leaks would be of value to Mr. Trump,” she added, paraphrasing Rohrabacher and Johnson. –RT. 

Ron Paul Interviews Julian Assange: “Going After Wikileaks Because They Humiliated the CIA”

The source of the Democratic National Committee emails remains a mystery, however, there is an abundance of evidence to suggest it was Seth Rich who was mysteriously murdered.  Opponents of both Assange and Trump have pinned the blame on “Russian hackers”, yet Assange himself has gone on record as saying that Russia was not the source.

The espionage charges against Assange stem from WikiLeaks’ publication in 2010 of a tranche of documents revealing U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. The documents were leaked by former soldier Chelsea Manning, who was imprisoned from 2010 until her sentence was commuted in 2017.

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Pro-Biden women steal MAGA hat from 7-year-old boy, assault mom in viral video. Police just made an arrest.

Police have arrested a Wilmington, Delaware, woman who was seen stealing a “Make America Great Again” hat from a 7-year-old boy in a viral video.

What happened?

The video, taken outside the venue for the virtual Democratic National Convention on Thursday, shows two women harass a mother and her young son. The women ripped a pro-President Donald Trump sign and stole a MAGA hat from the boy, whose mother filmed the altercation.

The mother then followed the women through a parking lot. One of the women threatened to assault the mother, who pleaded that she return her son’s hat.

When a male bystander attempted to retrieve the hat, the woman holding it then punched him in the face.

The situation continued to escalate from there, with one of the women eventually assaulting the mother. The video stopped as she was being assaulted.

The video, which was posted by Students for Trump and received attention from Donald Trump Jr., has received more than 4.5 million views. According to Fox News, the White House has even contacted the boy.

Who did police arrest?

On Friday, Wilmington police arrested 21-year-old Olivia Winslow, charging her with first-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, WDEL-TV reported.

The second woman has yet to be arrested.

From WDEL:

Court records, obtained by WDEL, report the victim telling police the woman who’s yet to be arrested “forcefully” snatched a political sign from her hand while Winslow stole the MAGA hat and handed it to her alleged accomplice. Winslow is also accused of knocking a hat off an adult woman’s head. As the victim’s 7-year-old son went to retrieve the hat off the ground, the woman who’s yet to be arrested attempted to stomp on the hat, but stomped on the boy’s hand, according to statements in court records. The little boy wasn’t hurt, but did begin to cry, police said.

The woman who’s yet to be arrested is accused of punching a third victim, a man, in the face, resulting in a small laceration to his lip which caused him “substantial pain” the victim told police in court records. The woman who hasn’t been arrested then threw the MAGA hat over a fence and struck the adult woman in the face with a closed fist, which did not result in injury, court records said.

Winslow was released from jail after being arraigned.

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Biden accused of plagiarism in DNC acceptance speech

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has been accused of plagiarizing a part of his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Similar allegations arose during his failed 1988 campaign for the White House.

What are the details?

Several Canadians took to Twitter calling foul during the broadcast of Biden’s speech Thursday night, accusing Biden of lifting the words of departed liberal Canadian politician Jack Layton, who passed away in 2011.

CBS News Washington correspondent Alexander Panetta noted, “A number of Canadians are struck by the similar parting words of Biden’s speech to the final words of Jack Layton’s farewell letter before his death.”

The reporter provided a side-by-side of the excerpts.

In Biden’s speech, he said, “For love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. Light is more powerful than dark. This is our moment. This is our mission.”

Layton’s quote read, “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

Canadian media picked up on it, too. Left-leaning outlet HuffPost Canada declared, “Joe Biden’s DNC speech sounded a lot like a Jack Layton quote,” while conservative publication The Post Millennial noted that “left-wing Canadian activists” were making the plagiarism accusation. Both outlets compiled examples of tweets from users claiming Biden stole Layton’s words.

HuffPost did not receive a response from the Biden campaign on “whether Layton was a reference for the speech,” but the outlet noted:

Even Layton wasn’t the first Canadian politician to mobilize ‘love is better than hate’ phrasing. That honour goes to prime minister Wilfrid Laurier, who said something similar in 1916.

‘I shall remind you that already many problems rise before you: problems of race division, problems of creed difference, problems of economic con­flict, problems of national duty and national aspiration,’ Laurier said during a speech in London, Ont.

‘Let me tell you that for the solution of these problems you have a safe guide, an unfailing light if you remember that faith is better than doubt and love is better than hate.’

Accusations of plagiarism have dogged Biden in the past. Last year, Business Insider wrote an entire piece spelling out how “Joe Biden’s first presidential run in 1988 cratered amid multiple instances of plagiarism.”

The outlet pointed to two New York Times reports from 1987, exposing instances where Biden was accused of plagiarism. In one, “Biden acknowledged plagiarizing a law review journal for a paper during law school, and asked school administrators not to be expelled.”

The second report from The Times was published within weeks of Biden dropping out of the race.

As Business Insider described:

During his failed 1988 run, Biden lifted portions of a speech by United Kingdom Labour MP and Margaret Thatcher challenger Neil Kinnock.

During an event at the Iowa State Fair, Biden mimicked entire portions of Kinnock’s speech from earlier in the year. At one moment, Biden repeated the line that he was the first ‘in a thousand generations’ to graduate from college, gesturing to his wife in the exact same way Kinnock did, while also saying the same line about her education and lineage.

Biden would later acknowledge that he in fact did have relatives who attended college, directly contrasting the Kinnock lines.

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Catholic priest prays for God to ‘open our hearts’ to unborn children in DNC closing prayer

A Catholic priest mentioned the sanctity of life and prayed for hearts to be opened to unborn children at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, a message that aligns with Catholic beliefs but is rarely, if ever, espoused by members of the Democratic Party establishment.

Father James Martin, a Jesuit, prayed for a variety of people, asking God to “open our hearts to those most in need.”

“Loving God, open our hearts to those most in need,” Martin began. “The unemployed parent worried about feeding his or her children. The woman who is underpaid, harassed or abused. The black man or woman who fear for their lives. The immigrant at the border, longing for safety. The homeless person looking for a meal. The LGBT teen who is bullied.”

“The unborn child in the womb,” Martin continued. “The inmate on death row. Help us to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome. Amen.”

A Catholic priest advocating for the sanctity of unborn life isn’t, or at least shouldn’t, be surprising. However, the Democratic Party’s stance on abortion has gotten increasingly liberal in recent years, to the point where a politician who advocates for any limitation on abortion rights faces criticism from the left.

Abortion rights have been rebranded in the Democratic Party platform under the label “reproductive health, rights, and justice.”

“Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice,” the party’s 2020 platform reads. “We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion.”

The platform goes on to advocate for restoring full federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and repealing the Hyde Amendment, which currently prohibits the use of federal funding for abortion in most cases.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who publicly professes to be a Catholic, said in June 2019 that he supported the ban on federal funding for abortion. The revelation kicked off a firestorm of criticism from other Democrats and pro-abortion advocates, so one day later, he totally flipped his stance to support repeal of the Hyde Amendment.

In October 2019, Biden was denied communion at Saint Anthony Catholic Church over his abortion advocacy. The priest, Father Robert Morey, said “any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching,” CNN reported.

Biden has said he personally opposes abortion, but doesn’t believe he has the right to tell women what to do on the matter.

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‘Bikers for Trump’ show up outside DNC with a message to Democrats: ‘Wisconsin ain’t theirs, it’s ours’

As the Democratic Party prepared to continue its convention festivities Wednesday, a group called “Bikers for Trump” rode into Milwaukee, Wisc., to deliver a message: “Wisconsin ain’t theirs, it’s ours.”

Roughly 100-150 representatives of the group, riding hogs and donning Trump 2020 memorabilia, showed up outside the security perimeter of the Wisconsin Center at around 4 p.m. in the afternoon, WTMJ-TV reported.

They started their journey 40 miles north in West Bend before riding down to Milwaukee in order to show support for the president in the battleground state.

They weren’t their to “poke the bear,” the group’s founder Chris Cox told the outlet, “but we’re here to keep an eye on things.”

While gathered outside the convention center, the group reportedly waved Trump 2020 flags, sang the star-spangled banner, said the pledge of allegiance — and revved their engines to make their presence known.

One biker told WTMJ-TV: “We’re not concerned about their convention. We wanted to show our presence and support for our president, Donald Trump. They come into Milwaukee, which is fine. That’s their prerogative. They’re having their convention, it’s not a big deal … but we want to show support for our president.”

“We’re not going to cause any problems, but we don’t want them to think that because they have their convention here, that they took Wisconsin,” he continued.

“Wisconsin ain’t theirs, it’s ours,” he added emphatically.


‘Bikers for Trump’ arrive in Milwaukee to support President Trump

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The outlet reported that the assembly was peaceful and police never even approached the group while they gathered outside the convention center.

The Democratic National Convention will conclude its fourth and final night of action on Thursday as former Vice President Joe Biden is set to take the stage and accept the party’s nomination for president.

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Donald Trump Jr. WARNS: Joe Biden is NO moderate, media are selling LIES to the American people

The man who needs no introduction, Donald Trump Jr., joined Glenn Beck on Thursday’s radio program to weigh in on the past three nights of “hateful drivel” and boundless hypocrisy at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s deceptively progressive politics, and the past three and a half years of Democratic hoax after hoax against his father, President Donald Trump.

“I’ve been trying to watch it but it’s not easy to get through it. It’s painfully boring,” Trump Jr. said of the DNC. “You’re seeing, you know, hateful drivel, long boring speeches, and hypocrisy that knows no bounds. [Such as] Bill Clinton talking about the sanctity of the Oval Office, and Obama talking about [politicians] enriching themselves from public office. I mean, Obama went in as the community organizer, and now he is buying a $20 million home in Martha’s Vineyard. Please, spare me, spare me the nonsense.”

Trump Jr. stressed that Joe Biden is not the “moderate” the media makes him out to be, and asked if anyone can name one good thing Biden has accomplished in his eight years as vice president, not to mention the half a century he served as an elected official in Washington, D.C.

“The media can push Joe Biden as the moderate: ‘Look, it’s moderate Joe from Scranton.’ But they don’t talk about the fact that he left Scranton at seven. They don’t talk about the fact that he was an elected Washington, D.C., official since his 20s and has done nothing else. He’s not ‘Blue-collar Joe,’ but they will try to sell that image to the American people. Meanwhile, you have people like Kamala Harris with the most liberal voting record in the Senate. […] You have the Biden/Bernie Sanders joint unity platform on Joe Biden’s website. You’re not a moderate if you have the Biden/Bernie Sanders joint unity platform on your website,” he stated.

Trump Jr. also discussed how his father has been under constant fire from the media, Democrats, and Big Tech, as well as whether anyone will end up going to jail for the “Deep State” coup against a sitting president of the Untied States.

Read more here: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Behind the scenes on the campaign trail with Donald Trump Jr.

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Obama takes direct aim at Trump in DNC speech: ‘Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t’

Former President Barack Obama launched his most direct attack ever against President Donald Trump during his Democratic National Convention speech Wednesday night, spending the first several minutes of the speech criticizing Trump before even mentioning Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Obama’s speech carried a similar tone toward President Trump as his wife Michelle’s speech earlier in the week, taking a tone of disappointed acceptance that the president is not going to change for the better, and therefore it’s important for voters to show up for Biden in November.

I have sat in the Oval Office with both of the men who are running for president. I never expected that my successor would embrace my vision or continue my policies. I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care.

But he never did. For close to four years now, he’s shown no interest in putting in the work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends; no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.

Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone while those at the top take in more than ever. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.


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The speech highlights the consistent dynamic of the Democrats’ approach to this election — that it’s much more about opposing and eliminating President Trump than it is about Biden’s quality as a nominee.

Throughout the 2020 primary, Biden’s biggest strength and primary appeal to Democratic voters is his ability to win a general election against Trump, which allowed him to secure the nomination despite not being the strongest candidate in terms of progressive policies or the party’s desire for a female or minority nominee.

Even as voters rejected Biden in early primary elections, when it became clear that the alternative was a Bernie Sanders nomination, Democrats rallied around Biden with high-profile endorsements to resurrect Biden’s near-dead candidacy.

Obama and other top Democrats seem aware of the potential that Biden, as a relatively uninspiring candidate, could fail to generate the turnout needed to win in November, and many of their appeals to voters have focused on asking them not to stay home even if they’re discouraged about the current state of the nation’s politics.

“We can’t let that happen,” Obama said. “Do not let them take away your power. Don’t let them take away your democracy. Make a plan right now for how you’re going to get involved and vote.”

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Army investigating soldiers for appearing in uniform on DNC video

The U.S. Army announced Wednesday that it has launched an investigation into two soldiers who stood in uniform for a video that aired during the Democratic National Convention, saying the act violated Department of Defense rules that bar personnel from giving the impression that the military is offering a political endorsement.

What are the details?

The unnamed military personnel were seen standing behind the delegates representing American Samoa during roll call on the second night of virtual convention on Tuesday, a move the immediately sparked questions on social media about whether their appearance broke any rules.

The next day, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Emanuel Ortiz Cruz issued a statement saying, “The Army is investigating two soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command who appeared in uniform during the Democratic National Convention on Aug.18,” while noting that “Wearing a uniform to a partisan political event like this is prohibited.”

“The Army follows the Department of Defense’s longstanding and well-defined policy regarding political campaigns and elections to avoid the perception of DoD sponsorship, approval or endorsement of any political candidate, campaign or cause,” he continued. “”Examples of prohibited political activities include campaigning for a candidate, soliciting contributions, marching in a partisan parade and wearing the uniform to a partisan event.”

When reached by The Hill for comment regarding the soldiers’ appearance on the broadcast, a DNC official said “the composition of that shot was an oversight.”

The official explained, “Each state was asked to highlight issues and values that matter most and the American Samoa delegation wanted to highlight their commitment to military service when they filmed their segment.”

The outlet pointed out that the Democratic Party’s 2020 platform states that the party “will never use active duty soldiers as political props, and we will never send military forces to suppress Americans exercising their constitutional rights.”

Military-focused publication Task and Purpose reported:

Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued a memo on Feb. 5 reminding service members to remain apolitical during this election cycle, but that is very difficult in a world where anyone with a phone can post pictures or video of troops making partisan statements.

To wit: The Navy launched an investigation after a petty officer was shown in a viral video yelling “F—k Trump” at protesters while she was in uniform.

Meanwhile, U.S. service members have brought red “Make America Great Again” campaign hats at events with Trump. The Navy separately punished sailors for attending a speech by the president while wearing “Make Aircrew Great Again” patches.

And last year, a major in the South Carolina Army National Guard was shown in a video telling Biden at a campaign event that she was praying he would be elected president.

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AOC’s DNC speech used to formally second the nomination of Bernie Sanders

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) used her much-hyped brief speaking time Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention to second the nomination of fellow democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Viewers immediately reacted on social media, wondering if her omission of the name of Joe Biden was a snub, leading others to insist it’s simply how conventions operate.

What are the details?

Ocasio-Cortez was the second person to speak as Democrats from all 50 states announced their respective tallies for delegate votes. Her speech was much anticipated, after progressives had criticized the fact that she would only be granted a minute or so of speaking time, while Republicans such as former Ohio Gov. John Kasich were graced with a larger spotlight.

Given that Ocasio-Cortez’s plug occurred on the second day of the virtual convention, viewers were confused when all of the talk about Biden was interrupted by two speakers out of the gate during roll call who appeared to pledge their devotion to Sanders before Biden was formally made the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee — and no longer “presumptive.”

The congresswoman from New York talked policy first, pledging her “fidelity” to “a movement that realizes the unsustainable brutality of an economy that rewards explosive inequalities of wealth for the few at the expense of long-term stability for the many, and who organized an historic, grassroots campaign to reclaim our democracy.”

She closed by saying, “In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep systemic solutions to our crises of mass evictions, unemployment, and lack of health care, and espíritu del pueblo and out of a love for all people, I hereby second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America.”

The hashtag “#Did AOC” began trending on Twitter, with users wondering if she had just used her platform to rebel against the party. Mainstream news outlets noted in headlines that the far-left firebrand had made no mention of Biden while she endorsed Sanders for president of the United States.

What did AOC say?

So many people questioned the purpose behind her remarks, that Ocasio-Cortez addressed the issued herself afterward, tweeting, “If you were confused, no worries! Convention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold. I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call. I extend my deepest congratulations to @JoeBiden – let’s go win in November.”

She added, ”
Congratulations, @JoeBiden – I deeply look forward to fighting for our future together and reclaiming our democracy in November. Thank you @DemConvention for having me deliver Sen. Sanders’ roll call nomination speech. It’s been an absolute honor. #NotMeUs & #Biden2020.”

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When they go low: DNC chief Tom Perez uses Herman Cain’s death in attempt to score political points

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez invoked the death of recently departed conservative businessman Herman Cain on Tuesday, in an effort to dunk on President Donald Trump.

What are the details?

Perez and DNC CEO Joe Solmonese sat for an interview with Politico Playbook, and were asked for their thoughts on President Trump continuing to make campaign stops while presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has largely remained at home in Delaware.

Solmonese answered that the president was “pulling a political stunt” and “causing crowds to gather” amid the coronavirus, while Democrats are “going to continue to have a thoughtful and impactful conversation with the American people.”

According to Politico, Perez “interjected” with his own thoughts on Trump’s Tulsa rally in June, which was attended by Cain before he passed away July 30 from complications from COVID-19. As USA Today noted, “it is unknown if he contracted the virus at the event.”

“Was that a good model for how people should conduct themselves?” Perez asked. “Ask the family of Herman Cain.”

What was the response?

In reaction, Dan Calabrese, the editor of Cain’s website, told the outlet that Cain had “traveled extensively in the weeks prior to his infection, and could have been exposed on flights, in various hotels or any number of other places.”

“For Tom Perez to make that statement that he did is a ghoulish attempt to exploit a man’s death for political advantage while pretending unconvincingly to care,” he added. “And the last thing Herman’s family needs is to be bothered with gratuitous nonsense like this while still grieving.”

Republican National Committee spokesperson Mandi Merritt also reacted to Perez’s remarks, telling Fox News in a statement, “It’s completely disgusting that DNC chairman Tom Perez would stoop to the level of using a grieving family to score cheap political points.”

Cain was the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza for several years and then served as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City before running for president in 2012 as a Republican. At the time of his passing at the age of 74, he was the co-chair of Black Voices for Trump.

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Elizabeth Warren featured at DNC’s Native American Caucus meeting

The Democratic National Convention asked former self-identifying Cherokee Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to participate in its Native American Caucus meeting on Tuesday, drawing laughs and dismay from critics on social media before reportedly pulling the plug on the event’s livestream chat.

Warren famously exploited her claims of having indigenous ancestry throughout her career, before taking a DNA test in 2018 that revealed she is a scant 1/1024th Native American. The debacle earned her the nickname “Pocahontas” from President Donald Trump.

What are the details?

Ahead of the afternoon meeting, former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D), promoted the event on Twitter, writing, “I’m excited for the DNC Native American Caucus meeting today. Please join @Deb4CongressNM, @sharicedavids, @ewarren, and me (and whole bunch of other good folks) today!”

Several Twitter users made jokes about Warren being selected, with one asking Flanagan, “Will @ewarren be speaking for 1/1024% the amount of time the actual Native Americans will be speaking?” Others called the DNC’s move offensive, and a number of self-proclaimed Democrats also questioned the decision to feature Warren.

One person wrote, “Let me preface this by saying I am voting for Joe Biden. But, with that said, how is it nobody at the DNC recognized the optics of @ewarren coming anywhere near the Native American Caucus? Perhaps what happened was overblown. But, why poke that bear?”

Sure enough, clips of Warren speaking to the Native American Caucus began to be released online, showing her touting Democrats work for “Indian country” and expressing her gratitude for being asked to participate in the panel.

But according to an account claiming it rallied folks to troll the DNC’s Native American Caucus, the livestream chat function was disabled early as people weighed in on the event…..

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls state’s COVID-19 response ‘beautiful’ despite more than 32,000 deaths

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo looked directly into the camera, with a straight face, and described New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as “beautiful” during his speech for the Democratic National Convention on Monday night.

“For all the pain and all the tears, our way worked,” Cuomo said. “And it was beautiful. We showed that our better angels are strong, and that Americans will rise to their call. We saw that even at the end of the day, even if it is a long day, that love wins.”

The state of New York has suffered more than 32,000 reported deaths from the virus, which accounts for nearly 20% of the COVID-19 deaths in the entire country.

While it would be unreasonable to place full blame for those deaths on one politician, more than 6,500 of those deaths were in New York nursing homes, which were required by Cuomo’s March 25 policy to accept people who had COVID-19 but had been discharged from the hospital. Cuomo did not end that policy until May 10.

Cuomo blames the federal government, specifically President Donald Trump, for the damage that was done to New York by the novel coronavirus.

“Our collective strength is exercised through government. It is, in effect, our immune system,” Cuomo said, according to Fox News. “And our current federal government is dysfunctional and incompetent. It couldn’t fight off the virus. In fact, it didn’t even see it coming. The European virus infected the northeast while the White House was still fixated on China.”

President Trump limited travel from China at the end of January, because that’s where the virus originated. In March, he suspended travel from Europe, a move that was widely criticized by his political opponents at the time even though the virus was spreading uncontrollably in places like Italy.

Cuomo — again, the governor of a state where more than 32,000 people died of COVID-19 — described the virus as a political metaphor. He called COVID-19, which is literally a deadly illness, “the symptom, not the illness.”

“Our nation is in crisis, and in many ways, COVID is just a metaphor,” Cuomo said. “A virus attacks when the body is weak and when it cannot defend itself. Over these past few years, America’s body politic has been weakened.”

An NBC/Marist poll from July found that 86% of New York Democrats approved of Cuomo’s performance, an apparent reflection of their belief that Cuomo handled the pandemic properly.

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Chris Christie absolutely trashes John Kasich after former Ohio GOP governor speaks at DNC

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had harsh words for fellow Republican and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who spoke Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in favor of presumptive nominee Joe Biden.

What are the details?

Christie, who is now a contributor on ABC News, was asked for his take on “how big a threat” Republican endorsements of Biden might be to President Donald Trump.

“Zero. Zero,” Christie replied. “They’re absolutely meaningless.”

Focusing in on Kasich, the New Jersey Republican, who was a rival of Kasich’s during the 2016 presidential primary, continued, “Just to show you where John Kasich’s standing is in the Republican Party: When he was the only Republican governor left on the stage in 2016 — Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich, [were] the three candidates left — do you know how many Republicans governors, of his colleagues, his sitting colleagues, endorsed John Kasich? Zero.”

Christie explained, “And the reason they didn’t endorse him is because he’s a backstabber, and he’s an untruthful guy. And so, tonight, Republicans are going to look at that and go, ‘you can have him. Please, believe me, give us a break, get him out of our party, you take him for a little while, because on top of that, I’ve worked with John a lot. He’s exhausting.”

“Joe Biden’s going to be getting calls from John Kasich — he’s going to want to change his phone number,” Christie laughed.

Two other Republicans, former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (N.J.) and former Rep. Susan Molinari (N.Y.), also spoke at the opening night of the DNC convention. Christie dismissed them both, too, saying they are not prominent names in the party.

What did Kasich say?

Kasich delivered his pre-recorded speech standing literally at a gravel “crossroads.”

“I’m a lifelong Republican, but that attachment holds second place to my responsibility to my country,” Kasich said in his address. “That’s why I’ve chosen to appear at this convention. In normal times, something like this would probably never happen, but these are not normal times.”

He added, “We can all see what’s going on in our country today and all the questions that are facing us, and no one person or party has all the answers. But what we do know is that we can do better than what we’ve been seeing today, for sure. And I know that Joe Biden, with his experience and his wisdom and his decency, can bring us together to help us find that better way.”

The Republican was given more time to speak at the convention than Democratic socialist firebrand Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

Anything else?

The Hill reported that ahead of Kasich’s appearance at the DNC, Trump said of Kasich, “He was a loser as a Republican, and he’ll be a loser as a Democrat. Major loser as a Republican. I guess you can quote me on that. John was a loser as a Republican. Never even came close. And as a Democrat, he’ll be an even greater loser.”

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DNC chairman: Searching Biden’s records is just like searching Hillary Clinton’s emails — ‘because there’s nothing there’

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez compared calls for searching presumptive nominee Joe Biden’s Senate records to searching 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails, saying there is “nothing there.”

“This is like the Hillary emails because there was nothing there,” Perez said during a Sunday interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, in which the DNC chair defended Biden against allegations of sexual assault by his former Senate aide Tara Reade.

Former FBI Director James Comey concluded that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and staff had been “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” though no charges were brought following the search of Clinton’s private server.

Biden has denied the accusations launched against him by Reade and has asked the National Archives to release any record, should it exist, of the sexual harassment complaint Reade alleges she filed with the Senate in 1993.

The former vice president, however, is denying outside access to his career-spanning Senate records, which some believe may contain corroborating evidence. The files are currently being kept under lock-and-key at Biden’s alma mater, the University of Delaware, where Biden has close ties with the people in charge.

Despite refusing to allow even a search of “Tara Reade” in the records, Biden reportedly sent campaign operatives to look through the records last spring shortly after he launched his presidential bid.

During the interview, Perez backed up Biden’s refusal to allow a search of the Senate records, arguing that there’s “nothing there.” If there was anything there, argued Perez, former president Barack Obama would have found it.

“The most comprehensive investigation of the vice president was when he was vetted by Barack Obama in 2008,” Perez suggested. “I’m very familiar with vice-presidential vetting process. They look at everything about you. They looked at the entire history of Joe Biden, his entire career, and I will tell you, if Barack Obama had any indication that there was an issue, Barack Obama would not have had him as his vice president.

“Barack Obama trusted Joe Biden. I trust Joe Biden,” he added.

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DNC chair urges states to continue with primaries as scheduled despite social distancing guidance

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is encouraging states to avoid postponing their scheduled presidential primaries despite federal social distancing guidance suggesting Americans avoid gathering in close proximity amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the details?

Florida, Illinois, and Arizona all held their elections on Tuesday as scheduled, while Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana opted to push back their primaries in an effort stop the spread of the coronavirus in their states.

But Perez cheered the states that pressed forward, regardless of the risks presented by people congregating and waiting to place their votes.

Perez told NPR on Tuesday, “I think it’s a false choice to suggest we either have to protect safety or protect and ensure our democracy. What you saw in Arizona today, and in Florida, was in Arizona more people voted early than voted in the entirety of the Democratic primary in 2016.”

The outlet noted that “Arizona Democratic Party officials said turnout surged in the state because of early mail-in voting,” which Perez wants other states to emulate.

“I’ve called on all the states that haven’t gone yet to take these steps so that we can in fact have voting and protect our workers, our voters, our candidates,” Perez added.

CBS News reported that there were “long lines and confusion” at some polling places on Tuesday, with many poll workers staying home to avoid risking their health and that of others.

Ohio governor Mike DeWine (R) refused to hold his state’s primary on Tuesday and pushed it back to June — defying a judge’s decision, The Washington Post pointed out — as COVID-19 cases continued to mount. He explained during a press conference, “We should not force [voters and poll workers] to make this choice. A choice between their health and their Constitutional rights and their duties.”


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The two Democratic front-runners, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), both chose not to campaign in person but rather reached out to voters online in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona on Tuesday. Biden ended up winning all three states.

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When pressed on his extreme abortion comments, DNC chair questions the faith of Trump supporters

When pressed about the Democratic Party’s abortion stance in a recent interview, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez responded by questioning the faith of people who “go to church on Sunday” while also supporting President Donald Trump.

“I think the challenge that I see among a lot of people that go to Donald Trump rallies, and then they will go to church on Sunday, and I’m not, I don’t know what faith they are worshiping,” Perez told Axios’ Jonathan Swan in an interview published Sunday. “Donald Trump has done more to hurt the least of us, among us, than just about any president I can think of.”

Perez made the remarks after a back and forth about whether or not there’s still room for pro-life voices and views in the Democratic Party, given some of his own hardline comments on the abortion issue.

During the interview, Swan brought up Perez’s 2017 remarks that Democrats’ support for abortion is “not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.” He also asked the party chief to respond criticisms from Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who wrote in 2018 that “it saddens me, and weakens the democracy millions of Americans cherish, when the party that once embraced Catholics now slams the door on us.”

“Well, actually the majority of Catholics voted for Democrats in 2016, so apparently the cardinal may not understand that Matthew 25 is a pretty important teaching,” Perez countered, referring to the parable of the sheep and the goats in the New Testament.

“Matthew 25 says, you know, when you were hungry, I fed you. When you were naked, I provided you with clothing. When you were an immigrant, I welcomed you,” Perez added. “I think one of the reasons why so many people are moving away from Donald Trump is that he’s abandoned all of those values.”

Axios’ writeup of the interview notes in a fact check that Catholic voters were “closely split between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016,” according to exit polling and analysis.

Swan also asked Perez about the success of Louisiana Democratic Gov. Jon Bel Edwards, whose stances and actions on unborn life differed considerably with the kind of pro-abortion ideological orthodoxy that Perez put forward in his 2017 statement.

Perez said that Edwards shouldn’t have to “turn in his Democrat card,” as Swan put it, but that the governor was “wrong” to sign a heartbeat abortion ban bill passed by the state legislature last year.

“I profoundly disagree with the position he took there, and I think I speak for most Democrats in saying that” Perez said of Edwards. “And I will continue to say that publicly because I think it’s a really important issue.”

The question of the Democratic Party’s openness to pro-life voters became subject of debate earlier this year on the 2020 primary campaign trail after then-candidate Pete Buttigieg was was confronted on his abortion stance by Pro-Life Democrats executive director Kristen Day in late January. When questioned on his thoughts on the matter Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) later said that “by this time in history, I think, when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is essentially, an essential part of that.”

The overall trend of Democrats abandoning the former mantra of “safe, legal, and rare” for a far more unapologetic and extreme stance has been well documented over the last few years. Meanwhile, the party’s leftward march on abortion would appear to be leaving a lot of its voters behind. Gallup polling conducted in May 2019 showed that 29% of Democrats identified as “pro-life,” while Marist polling conducted in January found that 44% of Democrats favor restrictions on abortions ranging from limiting it to the first three months of a pregnancy to not allowing it under any circumstances.


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Democratic Majority Whip Jim Clyburn says DNC should consider canceling future debates since Biden has basically won

Former Vice President Joe Biden dominated “Super Tuesday 2,” possibly putting the Democratic presidential nomination out of the reach of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Majority whip Jim Clyburn, an influential Democratic representative from South Carolina — who gave Biden a key endorsement — said the Democratic National Committee should consider treating Biden as the presumptive nominee and canceling future primary debates.

What did Clyburn say?

“I think we will be at a point where Joe Biden will be the prohibitive nominee of the party,” Clyburn told NPR. “And I think the DNC, the Democratic National Committee, should then step in, make an assessment, and determine whether or not they ought to have any more debates.”

Clyburn’s endorsement of Biden before the South Carolina primary helped push the former vice president to a dominant victory in the state — the first primary state Biden ever won in three attempts to run for president — and kicked off Biden’s charge past Sanders in the race.

What happened Tuesday?

Biden easily beat Sanders in Michigan, a state in which Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary. Biden also won Idaho, Mississippi, and Missouri. Sanders won North Carolina. Washington is too close to call, but with 76% of precincts reporting, Sanders leads Biden by 0.2% — just 84 votes.

The victories give Biden a nearly 100-delegate lead, which will be extremely difficult for Sanders to overcome in the Democratic primary system that awards delegates proportionally, rather than in a winner-take-all format. FiveThirtyEight’s primary forecast, which was last updated before Tuesday’s results, only gives Sanders a 0.1% chance of winning the nomination.

Sanders did not address his supporters Tuesday night after the disappointing results, and instead went home to Vermont. There is no indication yet from his campaign that he will drop out ahead of the next scheduled debate, but there will be increasingly loud and frequent calls for him to exit the race for the sake of party unity against President Donald Trump.

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Tulsi Gabbard calls out Biden and Bernie after the DNC locks her out of the debate

Despite all the accusations of misogyny and sexism in recent days over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary, there is still a woman in the race.

That woman is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), and the Democratic National Committee announced Friday that it had changed its qualifications for the next debate in a move that solely blocks Gabbard from taking the stage against frontrunners Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

On Friday night, Gabbard reacted to the DNC’s maneuvering, and called on her opponents to have the “courage” to “stand up for what is right” after the party locked her out.

What are the details?

Rep. Gabbard won two delegates on Super Tuesday, which would have qualified her for the debate stage under previous DNC rules, the
Daily Caller reported earlier this week. But with low polling numbers and two clear front-runners in Sanders and Biden, the DNC was expected to up the threshold for qualifying for the debate.

Sure enough, the DNC announced Friday that the only qualifying factor for the next debate would be that a candidate must hold a “at least 20 percent of the delegates awarded as of March 15,” according to
The Hill.

Critics have pointed to the hypocrisy of the DNC pushing Gabbard off the stage, particularly in light of the fact that she is the only veteran, the only person of color, and the only woman remaining in the race for the party that touts itself as the party of diversity.

Gabbard, however, did not mention her service or race or gender on Friday evening when she responded publicly to the DNC’s rule change. But she did mention the fact that the DNC changed its rules at the end of January
in favor of billionaire Mike Bloomberg solely in order to grant him access to the stage.

“To keep me off the stage, the DNC again arbitrarily changed the debate qualifications,” Gabbard tweeted. “Previously they changed the qualifications in the OPPOSITE direction so Bloomberg could debate. I ask that you stand w/ me against the DNC’s transparent effort to exclude me from the debates.”

Gabbard also called out her remaining opponents by name, writing, “@JoeBiden @BernieSanders I’m sure you would agree that our Democratic nominee should be a person who will stand up for what is right. So I ask that you have the courage to do that now in the face of the DNC’s effort to keep me from participating in the debates. #LetTulsiDebate”

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Ex-DNC chair — who shared debate questions with Hillary Clinton — tells RNC chief to ‘go to hell’ over prospect of brokered Dem convention

Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman turned Fox News contributor Donna Brazile lost her cool on Monday, lashing out on air at Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and telling the GOP chief to “go to hell.”

Brazile — who famously
shared debate questions with Hillary Clinton ahead of time during the Democratic primary against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in 2016 — was apparently fired up over the suggestion that the DNC could be looking at a brokered convention in 2020.

What are the details?

On Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Ms. McDaniel weighed in on the Democratic presidential primary, saying, “It does depend on how big the lead that Sanders takes out of California is, if he picks up a huge proportion of delegates, but I don’t see anybody getting out soon and it’s leading towards potentially a brokered [DNC] convention which will be rigged against Bernie if those superdelegates have their way on the second vote.”

Co-hosts Ed Henry and Sandra Smith then turned to Brazile for her reaction, and the Democratic operative came unglued.

“First of all, I want to talk to my Republicans,” Brazile began. “First of all, stay the hell out of our race. Stay the hell out of our race. I get sick and tired, Ed and Sandra, of listening to Republicans tell me and the Democrats about our process.”

The ex-DNC chair continued, “First of all, they don’t have a process. They’re canceling primaries. They have winner take all. They don’t have the kind of democracy that we see on the Democratic side. And for people to use Russian talking points to sow division among Americans — that is stupid.”

“So, Ronna, go to hell!” Brazile said. “This is not about — no, go to hell, I’m tired of it, Ed…We are not trying to prevent anyone from becoming the nominee.”

Following the 2016 election, Brazile wrote a book wherein she claimed the DNC and the Clinton campaign rigged the primaries against Sanders. She later walked back that claim, but told her Democratic critics at the time to “go to hell.”

How did McDaniel respond?

McDaniel wrote on Twitter after the interview, “It’s ok, @donnabrazile. I’d be having a bad day too if my party was still hopelessly divided. Talk of a brokered convention and the DNC trying to stop Bernie obviously hit a little close to home.”

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Democrats are likely heading to the convention without a clear nominee, says analyst Nate Silver

Democrats who were hoping that their party would coalesce around a nominee to take on President Donald Trump in the November election may have to wait until the summer. According to a forecasting model by Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, Democrats now face a 52% chance of heading into Milwaukee this July without an obvious opponent to Trump.

The prospect of the Democratic Party not having a clear general election candidate for several months is being made more likely by the possibility that former Vice President Joe Biden will easily win today’s South Carolina primary. According to the final RealClearPolitics polling average, Biden is expected to defeat Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 15 points in the Palmetto State.

Silver’s convention forecast indicates that Sanders has a 32% chance of securing the nomination prior to this summer’s convention, twice as likely than Biden’s 16% chance. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is said to have a less than 1 in 100 chance of being the party’s nominee.

What are the DNC’s rules

To win the Democratic nomination, a candidate must win 1,991 pledged delegates on the first ballot. If not, Democrats will move to what is called a brokered convention where the candidates will attempt to persuade Democratic “superdelegates,” a group of 771 elite members of the party, to vote for them to be the party’s nominee in a second round of voting.

“If the convention is contested and goes to a second ballot or more, automatic delegates will be able to vote and a candidate must receive majority support from all delegates—2,375.5 votes,” according to Ballotpedia, which adds that approximately two-thirds of the delegates will have been allocated by the end of March.

Will Democrats allow it?

The challenge for Sanders is that in interviews with 93 of the 771 superdelegates, the New York Times found that the vast majority are unwilling to back his nomination.

As TheBlaze reported Thursday, after interviewing dozens of interviews with party leaders and 93 superdelegates, the Times said that a significant contingent of top Democrats are secretly planning to stop him at the Democratic National Convention this summer, even if it risks damaging Democrats’ chances in November.

“This article is based on interviews with the 93 superdelegates, out of 771 total, as well as party strategists and aides to senior Democrats about the thinking of party leaders. A vast majority of those superdelegates — whose ranks include federal elected officials, former presidents and vice presidents and D.N.C. members — predicted that no candidate would clinch the nomination during the primaries, and that there would be a brokered convention fight in July to choose a nominee,” the Times reported.

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Bombshell: Top Dem leaders are planning to stop Bernie Sanders at the convention, says NY Times

Despite Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying she would be “comfortable” with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as the party’s nominee in the upcoming presidential election, a bombshell New York Times report says that a growing group of DNC superdelegates and party leaders are planning to stop the democratic socialist at the nominating convention in Milwaukee this summer.

Based on dozens of interviews with party leaders and 93 superdelegates, the Times reported that a significant contingent of top Democrats are secretly planning to stop him at the Democratic National Convention this summer, even if it risks damaging Democrats’ chances in November.

“This article is based on interviews with the 93 superdelegates, out of 771 total, as well as party strategists and aides to senior Democrats about the thinking of party leaders. A vast majority of those superdelegates — whose ranks include federal elected officials, former presidents and vice presidents and D.N.C. members — predicted that no candidate would clinch the nomination during the primaries, and that there would be a brokered convention fight in July to choose a nominee,” the Times, which also spoke on-the-record with various top Democrats, reported.

There’s ‘a vibrant conversation’ about whether anything can be done to stop Sanders

“We’re way, way, way past the day where party leaders can determine an outcome here, but I think there’s a vibrant conversation about whether there is anything that can be done,” Connecticut Congressman and superdelegate Jim Himes said.

The Times noted that only nine of the 93 superdelegates they contacted said that Sanders should become the Democratic Party’s nominee if he arrives at the convention with a mere plurality of delegates.

“I’ve had 60 years experience with Democratic delegates — I don’t think they will do anything like that,” superdelegate and former Vice President Walter Mondale said. “They will each do what they want to do, and somehow they will work it out. God knows how.”

A Stop Sanders super PAC?

The Times noted that since Sanders emerged as the party’s clear front-runner after winning the Nevada caucus, four large donors have contacted former Congressman Steve Israel of New York to ask if he knew of someone who can help them build a super PAC aimed at stopping Sanders. He declined.

“People are worried,” said former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, who once led the DNC and is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden. “How you can spend four or five months hoping you don’t have to put a bumper sticker from that guy on your car?”

Top Dems want Obama to get involved

Democrats are so anxious about Sanders potentially being the party’s nominee that some are urging former President Barack Obama to get involved to broker a truce either among the remaining “moderate” candidates or between progressives and the DNC establishment.

At least one DNC member has even floated the idea of former first lady Michelle Obama being nominated as vice president as a way of unifying the party.

“She’s the only person I can think of who can unify the party and help us win,” William Owen of Tennessee told the Times. “This election is about saving the American experiment as a republic. It’s also about saving the world. This is not an ordinary election.”

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Video: DNC chair on Bernie Sanders’ socialism: There’s no ‘ideological divide’ in our party

After spending years arguing that accusations of socialism against Democrats were merely Republican smears, it seems like the Democratic Party may be preparing to fully embrace the label as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is emerging as the front-runner to win the 2020 presidential nomination.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked DNC Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday how Democrats will come together despite the “ideological divide” separating the party’s moderates from its progressive base.

Perez responded by saying there are no ideological divisions among Democrats:

“I think the real thing that folks understand is that what unites us far exceeds what our differences are. There’s no ideological divide on the need to ensure that people with pre-existing conditions can keep their health care. There’s no ideological divide on the need to ensure that we keep pharmaceutical companies accountable so that we can lower the price of prescription drugs. There’s no ideological divide on the need to make sure that one good job should be enough. The differences between the Democratic Party candidates and Donald Trump, whoever the nominee is, are 100 percent.”

Swing State Democrats: Bernie who?

While Perez may want to downplay concerns among Democrats with having Bernie Sanders as the party’s nominee, several party leaders have refuse to say whether they will endorse the 78-year-old democratic socialist.

When asked by the Miami Herald this week if they would consider supporting Sanders, three members of Congress from the key swing-state Florida balked at the possibility.

“He’s not going to be the nominee,” said Rep. Donna Shalala of Florida’s 27th Congressional District when asked if she would campaign for Sanders if he were to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. “That’s [a] hypothetical question and since I don’t think he’s going to be the nominee I don’t have to answer the question.”

Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-18) and Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) also punted.

“I’m seriously considering endorsing another candidate, that’s my answer to you,” said Mucarsel-Powell, who represents a purple congressional district in southwest Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys with a large anti-socialist Latino population.

Meanwhile, Bernie is pulling ahead

The DNC’s embrace of Sanders comes as polls show him increasingly likely to clinch the party’s nomination.

A national YouGov / Yahoo News poll taken Feb. 12-13 shows Sanders beating top Democrats in head-to-head matchups, indicating that the Vermont socialist is in a strong position to win even if the crowded field were to narrow.

Meanwhile, a Las Vegas Review-Journal / AARP poll finds Sanders with a comfortable 7-point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming Feb. 22 caucus in Nevada. Although another recent poll shows Biden continues to maintain his first place position among South Carolina primary voters, his lead has narrowed significantly in recent weeks following his poor performances in Iowa and New Hampshire. The South Carolina primary is Feb. 29.

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