The Phony Campaign

2019-10-06 Update

President Elizabeth Warren? Michael P. Ramirez says: The joke is on you.

[The Joker]

In other news… whoa, look who's back, qualifying for inclusion in our Phony analysis with a 2.1% probability of being our next president. Ladies and gents, I give you the candidate America probably deserves: Hillary!

Candidate WinProb Change
Donald Trump 41.2% -0.6% 1,940,000 +250,000
Hillary Clinton 2.1% --- 797,000 ---
Pete Buttigieg 3.6% +1.3% 674,000 +104,000
Bernie Sanders 3.2% -1.2% 558,000 -137,000
Joe Biden 9.9% -0.2% 403,000 0
Elizabeth Warren 26.0% +1.1% 215,000 -30,000
Andrew Yang 3.5% +0.1% 33,000 -6,700

Warning: Google result counts are bogus.

For diversity-mongers: our leader board is 71% male-identifying, 86% heterosexual, 86% white, and 71% septuagenarian.

  • Fox News reports the news that Tomi Lahren (who apparently has a show on "Fox Nation", their streaming service) does not care for Hillary: Lahren rejects Hillary Clinton's latest excuse for losing in 2016: 'It was your lying'. Specifically, Tomi did not care for Hillary's recent appearance on "The View", where she claimed one of the reasons for her loss in 2016 was that she was not as "loose or open as I could have been."

    “Hillary, a friendly piece of advice if, God forbid, you ever decide to run again (Please Don’t), it wasn’t your seriousness, it wasn’t sexism, it wasn’t married women who didn’t stand up to their husbands, it wasn’t Comey, or Obama, or Bernie or voter suppression or Russia. It was your lying, your elitism, your lying, your shameless and phony pandering, your lying! Oh, and your lying!”

    I don't believe that was particularly friendly advice, Tomi.

  • At National Review, David French weighs in: Joe Biden’s Gun-Control Plan Is a Constitutional Disaster.

    This morning, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled his “Plan to End Our Gun Violence Epidemic,” and it’s a mess. It contains provisions that would bankrupt gun manufacturers for the crime of selling fully functional, legal firearms. It would ban the sale of the most popular rifles in America and the standard-capacity magazines made for America’s most commonly used handguns. Oh, and to incentivize a voluntary buyback of existing “assault weapons,” it would grant the owners of such weapons a choice: sell your rifle to the government or join a firearms registry.

    Put simply, Biden’s plan would leave law-abiding citizens outgunned in their own homes by predatory criminals, and place virtually every gun-maker at risk of financial ruin. This is what Democratic “moderation” looks like?

    Well, of course it is.

    In other news, Politico reports on Wheezy Joe's verbatim stream-of-consciousness rap in Urbandale Iowa back in August:

    “I think that, uh, the behavior of this administration has awakened, uh, a whole new generation to get engaged in ways that they may not have gotten before,” Biden said, referring to President Donald Trump and the current tumult. “Just like in my generation, when I got out of school that, uh, when Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King had been assassinated in the ’70s, uh, late seven—when I got engaged, um, you know, up to that time, remember the, none of you women will know this, but a couple men may remember, that was a time in the early, late ’60s, and the early ’60s and ’60s, where it was drop out and go to Haight-Ashbury, don’t get engaged, don’t trust anybody over 30. I mean, for real. What happened to them, by the, by the early ’70s, the late ’60s, there was a whole generation that said, ‘Enough.’ The war in Vietnam was underway, and it was—a lot of you served in that war—and, uh, we were fighting like the devil to make sure that there was something dealing with cleaning up the environment, which was only beginning. We were in a position where the women’s movement was just beginning to move. We should have, by now, long before, passed the ERA amendment, but that was another issue …”

    Joe's fading, in more ways than one.

  • Bernie had a heart attack, and I wish him a speedy recovery. But, as Issues & Insights points out: Bernie Sanders Should Be Grateful We Don’t Have ‘Medicare for All’.

    A 1995 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that no patients needing an urgent coronary angiography test – used to reveal artery blockages – received one within 24 hours in Canada or the U.K., whereas 65% did in the U.S. Nearly two-thirds of Canadians and 94% of Brits had to wait more than three days.

    The same study found that while 80% of urgent coronary bypass operations occurred within 24 hours in the U.S., only 24% did in Canada and 10% in the U.K.

    The situation has not improved in either country since then.

    Well, maybe he would have been fine. I'm pretty sure he would have been fine. Right?

  • Another week, another new tax proposal. Peter Suderman looks at the latest, and doesn't like it: Elizabeth Warren’s Lobbying Tax Is Anti-Constitutional Pseudo-Policy.

    Among the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment is the right "to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." In other words, you have a right to communicate with the government, to complain about its current policies, and to advocate for new and different ones without fear of punishment or censor. You might call this a right to gripe about the government, to the government. Alternatively, you might call it a right to lobby

    The unlimited right to petition the government—to lobby the lawmakers who make decisions that affect your life, your family, your fortune, and your business—is a right that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) thinks American businesses should not have. 

    Elizabeth Warren, like most Democrats, is fond of inventing "rights"; she's not particularly good on protecting or respecting the rights we currently have.

  • And over at National Review, Michael Brendan Dougherty looks at an older issue: Elizabeth Warren Native American Ancestry Controversy: Not Going Away.

    ‘I have listened and I have learned,” said Elizabeth Warren at a forum of Native American voters in Iowa last month. “Like anyone who’s being honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for the harm I have caused.” Did any reporter ask her what harm, specifically, she’d caused, or what, specifically, she’d learned? Did any reporter ask her if her “mistakes” were ones anyone could have made, or ones she believed any of her peers, either at Harvard or in the Senate, had also made?

    No, they did not.

    She's currently, however, judged by people betting their own money as the Democrat with the best shot at being Our Next President.

Last Modified 2019-10-12 4:43 AM EST