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Home Front: Politix
De Blasio Angers Fellow Democrats by Quoting Che Guevara at Miami Rally
[Miami Herald] New York Mayor Bill de Blasio became the latest presidential candidate to flash a little español this week when, during a political rally Thursday, he pulled out a Spanish phrase he thought might motivate workers striking at Miami International Airport.

But instead of endearing himself to South Florida’s Hispanic diaspora, an apparently unwitting de Blasio uttered a revolutionary rallying cry deeply associated with Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution and a man viewed by hundreds of thousands of Cuban exiles as a sociopath and mass murderer.
"apparently unwitting" is far too generous
In a gaffe that forced him to apologize hours later, de Blasio quoted notorious Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara as he spoke Thursday in Terminal D to contract workers protesting poor pay and unsafe conditions. The big-city mayor apparently thought he was saying something akin to the United Farm Workers’ co-opted Si se puede! and instead dropped Che’s most famous quote ‐ instantly enraging Florida Democrats and illustrating concerns that some of the Democratic Party’s biggest figures remain ignorant to the intricacies of Miami politics.

"This is the problem that we run into all the time," Annette Taddeo, a Colombian-American state senator who spoke at the rally before de Blasio, said of the nuances of campaigning in South Florida. "The left has [some] people that are just clueless as hell."

De Blasio, who was in Miami this week to participate in the presidential debates, got into trouble Thursday when he appeared at the airport for a rally for ramp and cargo workers. With a crowd of around 100 chanted behind him, de Blasio urged them to unionize. "The eyes of the world are on this airport, the eyes of the world are on Miami-Dade."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/28/2019 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336089 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Skidmark || 06/28/2019 2:57 Comments || Top||

#2  De Blasio probably checked with Booker, O'Rourke or Castro for a pithy Spanish quote to use before the debates. I guess he could default to the Dem ploy "It was Russian collusion--Orange Man." Most likely De Blasio was DOA before the debates; IMO he will get booted. One backer the last I heard--some mayor in NC.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/28/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes. Che worship is a very personal thing to democrats. Not meant to be shared with the public at large. Except on college campuses.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/28/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  De Blasio Angers Fellow Democrats by Quoting Che Guevara at Miami Rally

Because they were jealous. "Heh Butthole, we should have thought that one up first"!
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Bill de Blasio decided to address the largest anti-Castro community in America with a Che quote. You might start to think these are all agents working to get the biggest landslide in history for Trump in 2020.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/28/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Said dumb little Donald, "I wanna
Someday run a New York Ukraina
And ply folks with scotch
But not listen or watch
With my very own neo-Okhrana!"
Posted by: Pheresing Ebbang5654 || 06/28/2019 20:58 Comments || Top||

Dem Presidential Candidate Promotes Abortion Rights For... Transgender Women
[REDSTATE] When it comes to so-called "abortion rights", Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro believes no one should be excluded from the right to choose ‐ including men who identify as women.
"Yo soy Cornhoolian!"
At last night’s Democratic debate, Castro was asked about his position on abortion rights and if his healthcare plan would cover abortion costs. Here’s what the former housing secretary had to say:

"I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom, I believe in reproductive justice. And, you know, what that means is just because a woman, or let’s also not forget someone in the trans community, a trans female, is poor doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the right to exercise that right to choose."

Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Next up: Uterus Transplantation
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/28/2019 2:59 Comments || Top||

#2  So... men would, uhh... have a womb transplant thingy, and then err... exercise the right to not use it. Ehh ? What ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/28/2019 7:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Julian Castro is the identical twin brother of current United States Representative Joaquin Castro. I'm mot sure which Juan is the evil twin. I'll go with both.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/28/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#4  The Future (with a suture)

A well-hung woman fights
For reproductive rights
To force a man with tits
To use his bakin' bits.
The winsome husband:
"Maybe... if I can change the baby."
A christening, a doctor
(the hospital defrocked her),
Posted by: Floluque Forkbeard3775 || 06/28/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Isn't a trans abortion called taking a dump?
Posted by: Flert Ebbeasing8240 || 06/28/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Dem Presidential Candidate Promotes Abortion Rights For... Transgender Women for cross dressing men.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Everyone who heard this has been mad dumber. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.
Posted by: Regular joe || 06/28/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

Warren's (and Sanders') Land Mine
[Politico] It passed almost unnoticed, but history suggests we just saw a potent political weapon get pointed at two top candidates, Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Because no Pubs have watched the debates, searching for ammunition. I hope one of Trump's folks bookmark this article.
The moment came when the 10 participants were asked, by a show of hands, who would dispense entirely with private health insurance. Only New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Warren signaled "yes." That's when former Rep. John Delaney, one of the least visible of the 24 announced candidates, weighed in.

After pushing back on the idea of taking something away from Americans that most are reasonably happy with, we already been down that road Delaney said this:

"Also it’s bad policy. If you go to every hospital in this country and you ask them one question, which is how would it have been for you last year if every one of your bills were paid at the Medicare rate? Every single hospital administrator said they would close. And the Medicare for All bill requires payments to stay at current Medicare rates. So to some extent we’re basically supporting a bill that will have every hospital closed."
Unless, or course, you're gonna nationalize the hospitals.
And then he finished with a stinger about his electrician father on union health insurance: "He’d look at me, and he’d say ’Good job, John, for getting health care for every American, but why are you taking my health care away?’"

Delaney might have been talking to the very, very, very long-shot mayor of New York. But the other person who raised her hand to essentially scrap private insurance was the much more plausible Senator Warren. And a Democratic former congressman‐not some right-wing think tank or Freedom Caucus Republican‐was saying, on TV, that her policy would threaten the survival of just about every hospital in the country, and yank good insurance from working people.

And a year from now‐an eternity in campaign time, but not too long to keep the issue warm in a big oppo file‐it wouldn't be hard at all for Donald Trump, on Twitter and in ads and on a debate stage, to point out that a member of Warren's own party, sharing the same stage, implied that her health care ideas would be dangerous for America. (The same applies in spades for self-identified socialist Sanders.)
Posted by: Bobby || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Both Warren and Sanders are walking and talking splodadopes as are the other 18.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/28/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Free Medical? First make the VA and Indian Health work since you already run those, then come talk to us.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/28/2019 12:25 Comments || Top||

Bernie Sanders won't commit to leaving the race if he fails to secure the Democratic nomination
[THEHILL] White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders

...The only first openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords. He ran for the 2016 nomination for president, to be cheated out of it by Hillary Clinton, then went back to being a socialist...
(I-Vt.) declined to commit to exit the presidential primary race before the Democratic convention if he fails to win the party’s nomination.

"I intend to be the Democratic nominee," he said on MSNBC Wednesday.

"Some people say that if maybe that system was not rigged against me, I would have won the nomination and defeated Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
. That’s what some people say. So I think we’re going to play it out," he added. "So our goal right now is to win it, and by the way, as you may know, poll after poll shows what against Trump? It shows me beating Trump by 8, 9, or 10 points. We’re going to beat Trump, we’re going to win the Democratic nomination. "

Sanders faced widespread criticism from across the party after the 2016 race that his insistence on carrying out his campaign through the Democratic National Convention even after it became clear he had fallen short of the necessary delegates to win the nomination forced Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
to continue battling an intraparty dispute and hurt her standing in the general contest against Donald Trump.

He has long railed against the Democratic National Committee for overseeing what he slammed as a "rigged" nominating process that favored Clinton over his bully boy progressive campaign. While hacked emails revealed a preference among top party officials for Clinton over Sanders, no steps were made to materialize those desires.
Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336080 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Donald Trump was the big winner in the Democrat debates.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/28/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Run Bernie Run!

Well, at least we would get a better view of who constitutes the radical Left vs the business as usual crooks.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/28/2019 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  To good to be true.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Looking for another big payout from the DNC.
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/28/2019 12:22 Comments || Top||

#5  He's not a Democrat. What's he doing trying to steal their nomination?

He tried that last time and they rigged the primary against him. And then they won in court claiming they didn't have to respect the vote and could nominate whoever they liked.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/28/2019 16:24 Comments || Top||

Beto O'Rourke slammed on social media for failing to answer his first question in Spanish OR English
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke;
...Kennedyeque businessman, musician, skateboard artiste, and politician who represented Texas' 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. Beto is a Latino nickname for people whose names end in "erto," like "Roberto" or "Alberto." He is seeking the Dem nomination for President in 2020 because he has nice hair and lots of teeth. He was born into a local political family in El Paso, Texas and is a graduate of a prep school and Columbia University, which is not in Texas. In 2005, he was elected to the El Paso City Council. He was elected to Congress in 2012 after defeating eight-term incumbent Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary. He declined to seek re-election in 2018, instead running for the Senate against Republican Ted Cruz, running a campaign that drew national attention because of his skateboarding skills. A few months after he lost, he announced his campaign for President...
dodged a question about a proposed top income rate of 70 per cent in two languages on Wednesday evening - sidestepping the issue in English and Spanish at a Democratic debate.

His second answer was so confusing that fellow candidate Cory Spartacus Booker
U.S. Senator-for-Life from Noo Joisey, formerly the mayor of Newark. Booker is a candidate for president in 2020, running on a platform of Make America Newark. He once wrote an essay on how to grope babes. He is noted for having an imaginary friend named T-Bone...
, who answered a question later in Spanish, was caught giving him the side eye.

O'Rourke became an early target after fielding the first question of the debate on MSNBC. A moderator asked him about the raising the rates on top earners, which is a notion that Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
floated for millionaires when she came to Congress.

'This economy has got to work for everyone. And right now we know that it isn't. And it's going to take all of us coming together to make sure that it does,' O'Rourke said, reverting to his campaign boilerplate language.

Then he switched to Spanish to deliver his non-answer for viewers again.
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#1  The micksican.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/28/2019 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Would have thought this was the Babylon Bee satirically striking again with stealth and repartee.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/28/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Dang! I picked Bee. This game is getting tougher all the time.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/28/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

Elizabeth Warren: Gun Violence a ‘National Health Emergency’
[BREITBART] Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren
...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless...
(D-MA) said during Wednesday’s debate that gun violence is a "national health emergency in this country."

She suggested that solutions might include "universal background checks" and banning "weapons of war," a reference to "assault weapons."

Warren did not mention that Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, adopted universal background checks in the early 1990s, yet the state has witnessed mass shooting upon mass shooting in the decades since.

She also omitted the fact that California has an "assault weapons" ban, yet the shootings continue.

She said, "We can also double down on the research and find out what really works."

Warren added, "We need to treat it like a serious research problem, which we have not done."
Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She said, "We can also double down on the research and find out what really works."

Meaning "I don't have solutions. I can only whine and stomp my feet."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/28/2019 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  More citizens die in traffic accidents.
Maybe we should require drivers licenses.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/28/2019 3:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Donks present a national [mental] health emergency--not guns.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/28/2019 7:18 Comments || Top||

#4  You have an equal chance dieing from a fall as being murdered with a firearm. 3 times that dieing in an auto. 7 times more likely dieing in an accident. 50 times more likely being aborted.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 06/28/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#5  So what is her answer? Ban "urban youth" in Chicago? Lizzy wouldn't that be racist or something?

At the very least Fake-ocahontas, does not sound carbon nutterel.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Ban demoncrats instead.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/28/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#7  What about snake bites? Don't they deserve research or maybe anti-venom stocks?
Posted by: 3dc || 06/28/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#8  The CDC number on hospital patients die due to 'ooops' is several times higher than gun deaths. Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. Why isn't that a real 'National Health Emergency'?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/28/2019 12:29 Comments || Top||

#9  What about snake bites?

Don't know.
More likely to be killed by a deer than a shark though.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/28/2019 12:29 Comments || Top||

Cory Booker: We Need to Talk More About Transgender Americans
[BREITBART] Sen. Cory Spartacus Booker
U.S. Senator-for-Life from Noo Joisey, formerly the mayor of Newark. Booker is a candidate for president in 2020, running on a platform of Make America Newark. He once wrote an essay on how to grope babes. He is noted for having an imaginary friend named T-Bone...
argued during the Democrat presidential debate on Wednesday that Americans need to talk more about transgender people.
"Ferociously heterosexual" Cory Booker
"We do not talk enough about trans-Americans, especially African American trans-Americans, and even incredibly high rates of murder right now," he said.

He compared the transgender rights struggles to the civil rights of black Americans, recalling a time when they were lynched in America.

Booker also said that up to 30 percent of LGBT schoolchildren were afraid to go to school.

He then argued that Democrats needed to do more than just support the Equality Act proposed in Congress.

"We need to have a president that will fight to protect LGBTQ Americans every single day from violence," he said.

Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336087 views] Top|| File under:

#1  a president that will fight to protect (black) LGBTQ Americans every single day

He needs a dinge-queen superhero in office ? He's been binge watching 'Black Lightning'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/28/2019 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Transgendered? Gag! A mental disorder. Nature has already chosen one's gender. You don't het to choose.
Posted by: SR-71 || 06/28/2019 6:46 Comments || Top||

#3  “There is no God Nature. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate,”

~ Stephen Hawking
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/28/2019 6:51 Comments || Top||

#4  There are not that many votes with the transgender population ~ 1.4 million Americans, the figure is fluid.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/28/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Having truck with abominations is part of the aftermath of original sin. Spartacus, you go, girl...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/28/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Go ahead Corey, snore.
Posted by: Dale || 06/28/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#7  I imagine Stephen had quite a surprise recently.
Posted by: SR-71 || 06/28/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Sounds to me like Hory has a hard on for crossdressing men.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#9  He should talk more about Beards
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/28/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Yea, and clothes that match gender mood of the day.
Posted by: Dale || 06/28/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

#11  Cueball's been T-boned.
Posted by: Lex || 06/28/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#12  Why?
Posted by: 3dc || 06/28/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#13  What about Transsylvania? The Transsiberian Railways? Transactions? Translations?
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/28/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#14  Pandering to such a small sliver of the electrite seems a bit pathetic. As a scoiety talk about transgenders a lot consider their actual numbers.
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/28/2019 12:08 Comments || Top||

#15  What about Transsylvania?

Transylvania University
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/28/2019 12:33 Comments || Top||

#16  “There is no God Nature. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate,”

Driving Another Nail Into Dualism’s Coffin
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/28/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#18  No, we don’t!
Posted by: Hupolet Bourbon1119 || 06/28/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

#19  transgender population ~ 1.4 million Americans

I think you are off by a factor of 10 (too large)

Posted by: Frozen Al || 06/28/2019 14:05 Comments || Top||

#20  I don't agree much with Stephen Hawking, never have. He had some good insights, but he should have left it there, where he was at least close to right (maybe). But oh no, he had to spout off on "all the things" because it was expected, and he wanted the invites to the fancy parties. Glad he is finally gone.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/28/2019 14:26 Comments || Top||

#21  EC, Transylvania should be very nice this time of year, but 'Transsiberian Railway' advisory is to keep your mouth tightly closed due to the high density of the flying masses of mosquitoes and other such vermin this time of year. Maybe goggles would also be prudent.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/28/2019 14:31 Comments || Top||

#22  fight to protect LGBTQ Americans every single day from violence,

Don't we already have laws for that?

How about we equip all the 'at-risk' folks with sidearms? Or move them outta the Democratically-controlled inner cities? Or clean up the citi ... oh, never mind.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/28/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||

#23  No Cory, we need to talk about your mental illness and your constant encouragement of mental illness in others.

Cory, you are a wackjob and need to live out your life in a nice padded cell. Because we know you would never avail yourself the discretion of a gentleman were it offered.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/28/2019 18:18 Comments || Top||

#24  #19 Frozen Am. You could be right, the number came from the NYTs.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/28/2019 18:25 Comments || Top||

#25  Becase that 0.02% (or whatever...) of the populatoin is going to get me elected!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/28/2019 19:17 Comments || Top||

#26  Transistors. More or less problematic than tubes? Discuss.
Posted by: Thack Greater5308 || 06/28/2019 21:23 Comments || Top||

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