Thursday, February 27, 2020

Buy popcorn stock

Ace: "FiveThirtyEight.com: The Most Likely Result of the Democrat Party -- Now a 50% Likelihood -- is "No Winner/Brokered Convention"
How do we engineer this outcome?

Oh wait, that would be immoral, say the people who have been actively sabotaging the GOP for three election cycles in a row now.
South Carolina has an open primary and the fear/hope was that Republicans would vote for Bernie and force the final showdown between freedom and socialism.  But now the strategy should be to vote for Sundown Joe which would give him a boost into Super Tuesday which then would push the Democrats closer to a brokered convention where the superdelegates will kneecap Sanders.

By the way, I like to check the "betting odds" page on Real Clear Politics because it gives a more up-to-date status of the Democratic race than the lagging national polls.  Let's just say that the Bloomberg boomlet is officially over and Sundown Joe has moved back into second place thanks to mini-Mike's awfulness and Bernie's love for Castro

Look out Bernie!


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Gaffe: accidentally telling the truth

The Hill: "Bloomberg called Social Security a 'Ponzi scheme' as mayor."
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg referred to Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme” as mayor and called for cuts to the program as well as to Medicare and Medicaid.

"I don't know if Bernie Madoff got his idea from there, but if there's ever a Ponzi scheme, people say Madoff was the biggest? Wrong. Social Security is, far and away," Bloomberg said in 2009 on the radio program “Live from City Hall” in audio reported by CNN’s KFile.

"We are giving monies out with the next guy's money coming in and at the end of — when the music stops — it's just not gonna be enough chairs for everybody," Bloomberg added.
No less than the Social Security Trustees have said that the music will stop in 2035 and then benefits will be cut back 25% to match incoming revenues.  I wonder how Americans who have paid into the system for their entire lives will feel about this negative rate of return.

I don't think the issue has come up once during the Democratic debates.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

This is why I hate these debates and the mainstream media

Twitchy: "Elizabeth Warren revives her story about being fired for being visibly pregnant at #DemDebate."

Warren has been repeating this lie for a year now and it is a lie but the moderators are absolutely passive and non-confrontational about a false talking point that she's been repeating forever.

Democratic debate

I cannot believe that a party that got absolutely rolled on judicial nominees because Harry Reid changed the rules is now advocating for eliminating the filibuster.

These people are crazy.  

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The madness of the Democrats

Reason Online: "Bernie Sanders Wins the Nevada Caucus. He's on Track To Win the Democratic Presidential Nomination."

The Predictit market for Sanders took a huge jump up tonight.

Extra - Twitchy: "‘Democrats are going to have to sober up’: Hosts of well-known right-wing network MSNBC melt down over Bernie Sanders’ Nevada win." 

Prediction time: Nevada caucuses

Here's my guess:

Sanders
Buttigieg
Klobuchar
Warren
Biden

Yup, I'm predicting a fifth place finish for Biden, despite the polls.  I don't believe there is such a thing as a Biden supporter.  I think when they ask people in these polls, they recognize his name, but that doesn't mean they're going to caucus or vote for him.  His support is a mile wide and an inch deep and nobody is going to stand in a high school gymnasium for two hours for Joe Biden.

Also: Warren tricked me last time into thinking she had support in New Hampshire.  I won't be fooled again.  As Mona Charen recently wrote, Amy is the Democrats' only hope so I'm putting her ahead of Warren.

Mark it down.

Friday, February 21, 2020

It's a wonder nobody trusts the media

Red State: "Shocker: That ‘Bombshell’ About Trump Offering Julian Assange a Pardon to Cover-Up for Russia Was Total Garbage."  "Once again, the media ran with another absolutely garbage Russia collusion story, not bothering to confirm it and not bothering to even get a comment from the person at the center of it (Rohrabacher). And once again, we’ll see no corrections, no apologies, and no introspection. They’ll just move on to the next hoax. But don’t you dare question their value and credibility."

Thursday, February 20, 2020

It's a smash hit!

Townhall: "Oh Good, Nearly 20 Million Saw the Democrats' Bloodbath Wednesday Night."

It wasn't my imagination: Bloomberg was terrible and he's absolutely cratered in the prediction markets.  He might as well set $400 million on fire in the middle of Central Park.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020