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Tulsi Gabbard announces that she will suspend her presidential campaign and endorse Joe Biden

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced Thursday that she will suspend her presidential campaign and endorse former Vice President Joe Biden to take on President Donald Trump in November’s general election.

Gabbard made the announcement in a video message posted on Twitter.

In the announcement, the 38-year-old House member said that her decision was motivated by the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus — formally known as COVID-19 — as well as the primary election results from earlier this week.

“After Tuesday’s election, it’s clear that Democratic Primary voters have chosen Vice President Joe Biden to be the person who will take on President Trump in the general election,” Gabbard said.

On Tuesday, Democratic primary voters sided with Biden over rival presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in primary contests in Illinois, Florida, and Arizona.

“Although I may not agree with the Vice President on every issue, I know that he has a good heart and is motivated by his love for our country and the American people,” Gabbard said. “I’m confident that he will lead our country guided by the spirit of aloha — respect and compassion — and thus help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart.”

In suspending her campaign, Gabbard said that she would give her “full support” to Biden “in his quest to bring our country together.”

At the same time, Gabbard sent her “best wishes to my friends Sen. Bernie Sanders, his wife Jane, Nina Turner, and their many supporters for the work they’ve done.” She also praised the senator’s “love for our country and the American people and his sincere desire to improve the lives of all Americans.”

In regard to the ongoing viral spread, the House member said “the best way that I can be of service at this time is to continue to work for the health and wellbeing of the people of Hawaii and our country in Congress, and to stand ready to serve in uniform should the Hawaii National Guard be activated.”

Gabbard added that now “is not the first time we have faced adversity together, and it will not be the last.” She added that “as Americans and all of humanity, we face a common enemy” and urged people to “stand together once again, and work hand in hand to defeat this new enemy — the coronavirus.”

Gabbard announced her candidacy in January 2019 but failed to generate widespread support among Democratic primary voters despite staying in after other candidates had dropped out. At the time of her announcement, she had won no Democratic primary elections in 2020 and only earned convention delegates in American Samoa on Super Tuesday earlier this month. Her RealClear national polling average on Thursday stood at 3.3% in comparison to Biden’s 55.8% and Sanders’ 35%.

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Alyssa Milano says she got teary watching Biden’s speech in which he blasted Trump on coronavirus: ‘Thank God for his leadership during this crisis’

While watching Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden tell the American people Thursday how he’d handle the coronavirus — and of course, criticize President Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic — actress and far-left political activist Alyssa Milano tweeted that she was getting a little choked up.

“I have tears in my eyes watching [Joe Biden] right now,” Milano wrote, adding that she thanked God for Biden’s “leadership during this crisis.”

Not terribly shocking, as Milano hates Trump and recently endorsed Biden:

What did Biden say in his speech?

Biden certainly didn’t let the present health crisis go to waste, squeezing out as many shots as possible against Trump to gain political advantages.

For starters he slammed Trump’s use of the term “foreign virus” — which the mainstream media, particularly CNN, has been doing endlessly ever since the coronavirus reared its head in Wuhan, China. Then he dug in further.

“This virus laid bare the severe shortcomings of the current administration,” Biden said. “Public fears are being compounded by pervasive lack of trust in this president fueled by adversarial relationships with the truth that he continues to have. Our government’s ability to respond effectively has been undermined by the hollowing out our agencies and disparagement of science.”

Here’s a clip:


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“By cutting our investment in global health, this administration has left us woefully unprepared for the exact crisis we now face,” Biden added, according to the Los Angeles Times. “When I’m president, we will be better prepared, respond better and recover better. We’ll lead with science. We’ll listen to the experts. We’ll heed their advice.”

The Trump campaign in a statement accused Biden of politicizing the crisis, the Times said: “President Trump acted early and decisively and has put the United States on stronger footing than other nations. His every move has been aimed at keeping Americans safe, while Joe Biden has sought to capitalize politically and stoke citizens’ fears.”

Oops

As the Federalist recalled, Biden in January criticized as xenophobic Trump’s travel ban to China as the coronavirus spread — even though it was critical for preventing an earlier U.S. outbreak.

“This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia,” Biden said at an Iowa campaign event, the outlet added.

What was the reaction to Milano saying she got misty watching Biden?

As you might expect, not everyone was crying tears of joy over Biden’s speech — and they let Milano have it:

  • “He read a teleprompter for 7 minutes without falling over, threatening a blue collar worker, calling someone a ‘dog-faced pony soldier,[‘] or saying he was running for the Senate. Truly inspiring.”
  • “… he pokes people in the chest and arm, punches shoulders, leans into their faces while yelling and jabbing a finger at them. All aggressive actions and inappropriate.”
  • “He makes many people cry, you are not alone, especially the young women when he is smelling their hair.”
  • “What leadership? What has he done to this point to combat the virus? Giving feel good speeches isn’t an accomplishment.”
  • “Wasn’t Joe VP in 2010? As of mid-March 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that about 59 million Americans contracted the H1N1 virus, 265,000 were hospitalized as a result, and 12,000 died.”

(H/T: BizPac Review)

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Michigan blue-collar worker says Joe Biden ‘went off the deep end’ in viral confrontation showing presidential candidate cursing at, threatening him

On the heels of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s threatening cuss-out of a blue-collar worker at a Detroit auto plant Tuesday, Jerry Wayne told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning that the former vice president “went off the deep end” with him — and doesn’t deserve to be in the White House if he can’t understand that he works for the American people.

What’s the background?

Biden was touring a Fiat Chrysler assembly plant under construction Tuesday and spoke to Wayne, who isn’t an auto worker but was working at the plant. The exchange was caught on video.

At one point Wayne told Biden, “You are actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns” — to which Biden replied, “You’re full of s**t.”

After Biden told Wayne he owns shotguns and supports the Second Amendment — though strangely saying, “You’re not allowed to own any weapon. I’m not taking your gun away at all …” — Wayne replied that Biden said he would take away guns in a “viral video” with former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

“I did not say that … I did not say that!” Biden shot back, adding that the video and others like it “are simply a lie.”

Soon Biden was pointing his finger right in Wayne’s face, after which the blue-collar worker waved his hand in front of Biden’s finger and said, “This is not OK, all right?”

Then Biden really lost it: “Don’t tell me that, pal, or I’m going to go outside with you.”

“You’re working for me, man!” Wayne angrily replied.

“I’m not working for you,” Biden growled back, adding, “Don’t be such a horse’s ass.”

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: profanity)

By the way, MSNBC broadcast a selectively edited video of the unhinged interaction, as veteran reporter Andrea Mitchell said she was “paraphrasing” Biden’s “full of s**t” remark as “full of it.” GOP national spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington criticized the network for leaving out Biden’s expletives and threat and instead saying Biden was simply “mixing it up.”

The morning after

During his appearance on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning, Wayne said he had asked Biden how he expects votes from the “working man when a lot of us … bear arms, and we like to do that. And if he wants to give us work and take our guns, I don’t see how he’s going to get the same vote.” Then the fireworks began.

Wayne said Biden “could have easily said, ‘I’m not taking questions,’ and I would have very respectfully walked away. But he wanted to listen to my question, and I don’t think that he was ready for it.”

In an extended version of the interview as seen on Mediaite, Wayne added that Biden “doesn’t need to touch anybody’s weapon at all. What we need to do is we need to concentrate on teaching people how to respect firearms and how to use them, not take them away.”

“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy asked in the extended interview, “Were you surprised … that you asked a civil question, and Joe Biden just went off the deep end on you?”

“Yeah. I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful,” Wayne replied. “I didn’t try to raise any feathers. And he kind of just went off the deep end. I saw that he was digging a hole, and I just kind of let him talk for a while to dig a hole.”

Wayne also said he was put off by Biden’s “I don’t work for you” comment.

“He was the vice president; he wants to be the president now,” Wayne said in the extended interview, adding that “you work for the American people, and if you can’t understand that, then you don’t deserve to have a leg in this race.”

Anything else?

During the interview with Wayne, “Fox & Friends” replayed past video interviews with Biden — the first with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who asked, “To gun owners out there who say, ‘Well, a Biden administration means they’re going to come for my guns’?”

“Bingo,” Biden replied. “You’re right — if you have an assault weapon. The fact of the matter is they should be illegal. Period. Look, the Second Amendment doesn’t say you can’t restrict the kinds of weapons people can own.”

The second clip replayed was during a recent campaign rally, where Biden said Beto O’Rourke would be mobilized to “take care” of America’s gun situation — and O’Rourke already had infamously declared, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take away your AR-15s.”

And at the rally, Biden told O’Rourke onstage, “I wanna make something clear … you’re gonna take care of the gun problem with me. You’re gonna be the one who leads this effort. I’m counting on you.”

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Elizabeth Warren chokes up after question about ‘two white men’ now left in race: ‘All those little girls … are going to have to wait four more years’

When far-left U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke to the media outside her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home Thursday about her decision to end her presidential campaign, a reporter asked about another kind of race.

“I wonder what your message would be to the women and girls who feel like, ‘We’re left with two white men to decide between’?” the reporter inquired, presumably in reference to the leading Democratic candidates, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

“I know,” Warren responded before getting a bit choked up. “One of the hardest parts of this is all those pinky promises, and all those little girls who are gonna have to wait four more years. That’s gonna be hard.”

Warren had been making “pinky promises” to young girls during her campaign “so that they’ll remember that running for president is what girls do.”

Anything else?

Warren, a front-runner for the Democratic nomination a few months ago, drifted into the pack once primary season began.

Disappointing vote totals in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina gave way to Warren’s chance to rebound on Super Tuesday. But she failed to win any of the 14 states up for grabs, including her home state of Massachusetts, where she took third place. In addition, Warren’s total pledged delegate count sat at 65 as of Thursday morning, well behind Biden’s 596 and Sanders’ 531. She then reportedly flew home to reassess her campaign with staff.

According to Mic, the Biden and Sanders campaigns reportedly have been asking Warren for her endorsement, but she noted Thursday that such a decision will have to wait.

“I need some space around this, and I want to take a little time to think a little more,” she said.

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Tim Allen on ‘Last Man Standing’ calls out Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren while launching into humorous defense of capitalism

Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” character Mike Baxter is trying to teach exchange student Jen (Krista Marie Yu) about capitalism in Thursday episode, as she looks into the best way to earn money for her geology club’s bake sale, NewsBusters reported.

‘We’re also human beings with a conscience’

At the end of the show, Baxter on his vlog actually calls out Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — both staunch anti-capitalists, with Sanders an admitted democratic socialist — while defending capitalism and extolling the compassion of its adherents:

“Hey, Mike Baxter here for Outdoor Man to talk about one of my favorite passions. No, no, no, not guttin’ a deer while listening to the Lovin’ Spoonful. I’m talkin’ about capitalism. Now, old Bernie and young Elizabeth tell the folks capitalists are coldhearted, money-grubbing vultures. When you put it that way, you make it sound like a bad thing. But we’re also human beings with a conscience. Conscience. You remember those?”

Later, he reminds viewers that “evolved’ capitalists should listen to their consciences “every once in a while,” as that’s the best way to do business and continue capitalism’s “recipe for economic success”:

.”..I mean, sure, paying your workers with baseball cards and bubble gum would increase profits, but it’s wrong! Listen, a good boss should know how to make a buck and still be a human being. You see, capitalism, it’s just a recipe for economic success, and it doesn’t taste quite right until you sprinkle in a little morality. That’s why, here at Outdoor Man, we provide benefits for our part-timers, paid medical leave, and all-you-can-eat chili at the Annual Meat Summit. Which sadly leads to a lot of paid medical leave. Happy employees make good employees, and that’s good business. Baxter out.”

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Glenn Beck: Pete Buttigieg is NO moderate — here’s where he stands on the issues

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg’s policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

“[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state … and he’s going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way,” said Glenn.

Here are just a few examples of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don’t use tariffs to pressure countries
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