Biden's Super Day
In spite of bad polls and some bad press, Joe Biden beat expectations in Super Tuesday's voting. It's about time. He's been running for president since 1988, and didn't win his first state until a few days ago.
Last night, Biden swept the southern states, aided by strong support from black voters, and he also scored surprising wins in Maine, Massachusetts and Minnesota. (It remains to be seen how he does on Super Thursday.)
Nevertheless, Bernie Sanders struck gold in the Golden State, winning the delegate jackpot of California, along with Colorado, Utah and Vermont. When all of California's delegates are finally allocated, it is expected that Biden will have a narrow lead of 60 to 70 delegates over Sanders.
Looking ahead to future contests, the numbers crunchers at FiveThirtyEight.com predict that Biden will be short of a majority when he arrives at the Democrat National Convention. In other words, it's going to be a long, hard road to Milwaukee and the Democrat Party nomination.
While we're on the subject of primary results, here's a fun fact: President Trump got more votes in yesterday's Texas Republican primary than Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg and Warren got in the Democrat primary combined!
This morning, Michael Bloomberg ended his campaign and formally endorsed Joe Biden. While Biden is no doubt thrilled to have Bloomberg's endorsement and financial backing, I suspect Joe won't be sharing a pizza with Bloomberg anytime soon!
Presumably trying to appear to be a man of the people, Bloomberg's campaign posted a video of the former mayor grabbing a piece of pizza, ripping off the crust, putting some back in the box, and then licking his fingers.
This from the guy who bought a three-minute infomercial on two major networks to explain how he would deal with the coronavirus!
Needless to say, the social media criticism was brutal. President Trump tweeted, "Mini Mike, don't lick your dirty fingers. Both unsanitary and dangerous to others and yourself!"
Senator Elizabeth Warren, who finished third in her home state of Massachusetts, is reportedly taking a day off to "assess the path forward." Many progressives are furious with Warren for staying in this long and siphoning votes away from Sanders. No one would be surprised if she drops out of the race in the next 48 hours.
A final point: Early voting is not a good idea. More than half a million people cast ballots weeks ago for candidates who dropped out. Their votes were completely wasted.
The Mythical Moderate
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to focus on something that is infuriating me. It's the false narrative being perpetuated by many in the media, including Fox News, and many Never Trumpers. The narrative is that Biden's win is a triumph of "moderation." That's a total lie. It is a complete myth.
My friends, Joe Biden is not a "moderate." He's not a "centrist." Maybe he was 30 years ago, but not today.
The difference between Biden and Sanders is that Sanders is honest and not ashamed to admit his agenda is socialist. Biden is mimicking Obama and Warren by disguising his radical agenda with words like "progressive" and "reform."
Let me remind you who the real Joe Biden is.
- Biden supported same-sex marriage before Barack Obama did.
- Biden believes in abortion during all nine months of pregnancy, and is committed to forcing you to pay for abortions.
- Biden is all in on a big government takeover of healthcare with an even bigger version of Obamacare.
- Biden wants to give free healthcare to illegal aliens.
- Biden has apologized for deporting illegal aliens.
- Biden's immigration "reform" plan is more foreign aid and no border wall.
- Biden is weak on communist China.
- Biden is an enthusiastic advocate of the Iran nuclear deal that gave the ayatollah's regime billions of dollars, put it on a path to nuclear weapons and threatened the security of Israel.
- Biden is all in on the radical Green New Deal. He's even threatened to put energy executives in jail.
- Biden will appoint radical justices, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will distort the Constitution and use the Supreme Court to impose a radical agenda on the American people.
- Biden suggested he would put extremist Beto O'Rouke in charge of his gun control policy.
What about any of this suggests that Joe Biden is a "moderate"? Again, you don't have to take my word for it.
- This media analysis found that Joe Biden's platform is more liberal than Hillary Clinton's.
- The Washington Post editorial board recently declared, "No, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden are not 'centrists.'"
- Axios wrote that Biden has "taken positions to the left of Barack Obama — illuminating the liberal drift of the entire party."
Please share this report with your friends and family members. Don't let them fall for the lie that Biden is a "moderate."
Roberts In The Middle
The Supreme Court today heard arguments in a critical case challenging a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges in case of an emergency during the abortion procedure.
The Louisiana law is similar to a Texas law the high court struck down in 2016 in a 5-to-3 vote after Justice Scalia had passed away. But the Supreme Court has changed significantly since then.
President Trump appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch to replace Scalia and Justice Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy, who was the deciding fifth vote in the Texas case.
The Louisiana law is just common sense. Doctors performing surgical procedures that can and do go terribly wrong should be able to access hospitals in emergencies. The left is usually eager to regulate businesses. Yet the left insists that there be no regulation at all when it comes to the abortion industry.
The left also insist that abortion is about "women's healthcare." Well, that is precisely the issue in this case – regulations to ensure the health and safety of women.
Chief Justice John Roberts, who voted to uphold the Texas law four years ago, seemed somewhat at odds with his previous opinion today. Reports suggest that he was wrestling with how much weight to give the precedent set by the Texas ruling. A decision is expected this summer.