Biden Called Out For Exaggerating Crowd Size
White House frontrunner candidate Joe Biden lashed out at a Fox News reporter in Iowa on Tuesday, after the journalist called him out for claiming to draw the largest crowds of any Democrat running for president.
“What I’m trying to do is go around from town to town. And I’m drawing as big of crowds, bigger than anybody,” the former vice president said. “Have you seen anybody draw bigger crowds than me here in this state?”
Biden was caught off guard when some in the crowd responded in the affirmative. One was Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, who told Biden he had seen larger crowds at events hosted by Biden’s competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is gaining ground on him in the polls.
“I mean, I know you, I know you’re going to go after me no matter what I’ve got,” Biden shot back moments later. “Yeah, you, and it’s okay. Good. I’m a big boy. I can handle it.”
Considering how touchy he is, Biden apparently can’t handle it. And considering his propensity for gaffes, he can’t afford to get complacent, either.
Spike Lee: Trump is a ‘White Supremacist’
On CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday, film director Spike Lee put his full ignorance on display by declaring President Trump “a white supremacist.”
“I think that most woke historians would say that this country, the United States of America, was built upon the genocide of people and slavery. I mean, that’s a fact,” Lee began, neglecting to admit that “woke historians” are by definition leftist propagandists.
“Another thing I’d like to say respectfully, why are we still asking is this guy [Trump] a white supremacist? I mean, like, it’s not even the question. I mean, the Muslim ban, all Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers,” he added, citing the Left’s favorite talking points about the President, although Trump never instituted a Muslim ban or called all Mexicans rapists and drug dealers.
Lee went on to repeat the lie that Trump called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “good people”: “I mean, that quote, that’s going to be attached to him. He’s going to be on the wrong side of history, and that’s the first thing they will say, that quote.” Only if the Left keeps repeating it often enough to stick, which is their intent.
Hirono: ‘There Is Going to Be a New Arms Race’
On MSNBC’s Live Tuesday, Sen. Mazie Hirono claimed that since President Trump has pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, “there is going to be a new arms race.”
“The president’s unilateral decision to get out of the INF means there is going to be a new arms race and already you saw that with the testing of the missiles off the coast of California,” Hirono said. “And so you think that China and Russia are not paying attention? They are going to begin to do these intermediate missile testings themselves. Do we need that at a time when the tensions are already high between our country and China as well as Russia? No. This is not what we need.
“We need to be looking for diplomatic ways to tamp down the tensions that are arising all around the globe, thanks to this president’s unilateral actions pulling us out of all kinds of agreements and treaties, including, by the way, as you well know, the Iran nuclear treaty.”
Actually, what we need – and have – is a president who has the will to protect America from agreements that run against our interests – like the Iran nuclear treaty.
Pope Francis Calls for ‘Antidote’ to Populism
In his forward to a new book that will be published by the Vatican in September, Pope Francis reaffirmed his opposition to populism such as that represented by President Trump in America and Matteo Salvini in Italy, declaring that organized citizens in action are the “antidote to populism.”
“The fear today is a fear of manipulation of civilizations, the creating agent of xenophobia and racism,” the socialist Pope wrote in The Eruption of Popular Movements: The Rerum Novarum of Our Time. He denounced “the politics of the false prophets who exploit fear and desperation and who preach a selfish well-being and a false security.”
“The antidote to populism and political showmanship lies in the efforts of organized citizens,” Francis added, “particularly those who… fight to survive the darkness of exclusion.”
Of course, it isn’t the populists exploiting fear and desperation and the darkness of exclusion, but the identity-politics, open-borders globalists of the Left.
Kamala Harris Continues Plunging in Polls
According to a CNN poll released Tuesday, most leading Democrat presidential contenders have maintained or increased support, but Sen. Kamala Harris has dropped precipitously from 17% support to a meager 5%.
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, for example, held steady at 15% and 14%, respectively, in both the June and recent polls. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was up 4 points to 5% in the latest poll. Frontrunner Joe Biden came in at 29% support, up from 22% despite his ongoing verbal gaffes.
Harris’ poll numbers are back down to what she had in the spring before getting a surge of support after her initial debate performance, CNN reported.
A devastating attack from competitor Tulsi Gabbard in the second round of Democratic National Committee presidential debates may have knocked Harris, once a serious threat to win the nomination, out of contention for good.
AOC Mocks Electoral College, Middle Americans
In an Instagram video posted Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) ridiculed the Electoral College and, by implication, vast swaths of Americans who don’t live in Democrat-concentrated, coastal urban zones.
“We’re coming to you live from the Electoral College,” she said in the video, with the camera panning over empty fields. “Many votes here, as you can see. Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean, I can’t think of any other way. Can you?”
In a later post, AOC added, “To all the Republicans getting big mad [because] the electoral college is, in fact, a scam” followed by an article arguing that supporters of the Electoral College are clinging to a racist system that disenfranchises “millions.”
“#FactsAreFacts, America. The Electoral College has got to go,” she concluded, because Democrats don’t want the Middle Americans they despise so openly to have a fair say in elections.