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Daily Recap — June 27

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A Show About Nothing

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The time has arrived. We’ve again reached that magical season of empty platitudes and full blown lies, where the bottom feeders of the Democrat party seek the serendipitous soundbite that would breathe life into their pipe dream campaigns.

As it turned out, the soundbites of this round were few and the life, well, lacking. But we were given a snapshot of at least half the Dim presidential field nonetheless, along with an idea of where the Dem establishment is headed over this next year and a half.

In recognition that this debate was only one of two and involved only half the field, we’ll keep this as short and sweet as possible, focusing on the most important takeaways.

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The Healthcare Divide Revealed

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At one point last night, candidates were asked to raise their respective hands if they would be willing to sacrifice their own private insurance plan for government-run healthcare. All but two —Elizabeth Warren and Bill deBlasio— refused to commit to a government plan.

Dems have undoubtedly been reading the polling data, which shows that while healthcare is a winning issue for them overall, it becomes a losing one when voters learn that their private plan may be on the chopping block. This presents a terrific opportunity for Trump and his machine to use healthcare as a wedge issue within the Democrat party, as the Bernie/Warren wing are built on a foundation of universal, government-provided healthcare. For the more hardcore “progressives,” this can be a non-negotiable issue.

These fault lines along healthcare policy also reveal the Dem strategy for handling the progressive/corporatist divide within their party. They’ve simply chosen their favorite Marxist to head up that side of the house, one they know will ultimately cave to the establishment when the chips are down: Pocahontas.

The feeling among the Sanders camp is that Warren has become the preferred far-left candidate of the DNC, and their feeling is accurate. The DNC wants Biden if it’s at all possible to drag him across the finish line. But if not, and the Bernie wing of the party stands to reap the benefits of Biden’s downfall, the thinly-veiled swamp creature known as Chief Taxahonky will suffice to keep the DC gravy train on track.

Bottom line: Don’t take Warren too seriously when she raises her hand volunteering for gov’t healthcare. When it matters, she’ll fold to the Pelosi corporate wing. And that’s why she’s being groomed to take Bernie’s market share for the Marxist wing of the party.

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These Moonbats Can’t Help Themselves

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Honestly, if the Left would just chill the hell out and stop being batshit for two seconds, they would constitute a formidable threat to take the White House. But they can’t. Not even a little bit.

Somewhere along the line, a Dem strategist convinced mainstream Democrats that the path to political prosperity ran through green-haired Hot Topic cashiers on Twitter, and it’s been a race to the bottom ever since.

Elizabeth Warren refused to place any limit whatsoever on abortion rights. Julian Castro emphasized the importance of taxpayer-funded abortions for trannies, especially black ones. Bill deBlasio reminded everyone that his son is black, and that America is so racist that he must train his son to survive the evil police under his own command. Beto O’Rourke was attacked for daring to suggest that we may need to retain some sort of detention area at the border for the cartels, which revealed his utter heartlessness and racism. And oh yeah, want to own a gun? Be prepared to present your license to Cory Booker.

Dems are walking a very dangerous tightrope, trying to straddle the world between firing up the far left who bring much of the energy to the primary process and not alienating the moderates who decide elections. I don’t believe they yet have the correct formula for keeping both sides happy and I doubt they ever will. What I do know is the GOP must seize on all the far left positions being taken before the candidates wave the Men in Black wand on America to make them forget before the general election.

Trump’s enemies continue to be his greatest asset.

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In Memoriam:

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Boring as it was, last night’s engagement had a few confirmed kills.

Beto:

I’ll admit, I’ve got some egg on my face with this one. I suspected Beto would be a far more formidable candidate than he turned out to be. Never in a million years did I think his platform would be “Just tell me what you want.” Robert Francis has been an empty suit since this thing kicked off and he didn’t become more substantive with time. Voters don’t necessarily want a policy nerd, but no one is going to rally behind a man who doesn’t even pretend to stand for anything.

Last night was par for the course of the O’Rourke campaign: dull, dim-witted, lacking in principle and completely unremarkable. The Beto campaign is officially deceased.

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Tim Ryan:

Once again, egg on my face, although this was more bad luck than anything. Ryan was someone I mentioned as a candidate to keep an eye on, as he represented the exact type of Democrat that used to win the Rust Belt with regularity. And he started out strong last night to that end, reminding Dims of what they must do and who they must get on board if they’re to return to power long term.

Unfortunately, Tulsi Gabbard caught him in an exchange in which he seemed to blame the Taliban for 9/11. This wasn’t Ryan’s intended point, as anyone who was paying attention and has some working knowledge of the subject matter understood. All the same, remember, this is all about soundbites, and Gabbard found the one she needed. She corrected his misstatement and seized the opportunity to tout her own credentials as an Iraq War veteran, drawing contrast with the neoliberal chickenhawk Ryan.

RIP Tim Ryan. You could have gone places.

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John Delaney:

He looks like an accountant who takes his bowling league far too seriously. He also interrupts a lot and is worth over $100 million. Just go home John. Your wife has enjoyed the time alone but she oddly misses you around the house.

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Bill deBlasio:

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It’s not that deBlasio hurt himself last night, necessarily. It’s just that when you’re polling at 0%, you’re technically already dead. So uh, yeah. RIP Bill.

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Big Picture:

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All in all, an unremarkable event. Or as DJT would say, “BORING!!!”

But we did learn from the lack of anything resembling a challenging question that the orders have essentially been sent down: Warren is the preferred Marxist candidate and leave poor old Joe Biden alone because his heart can’t take the stress.

Tonight should be a bit more entertaining, as #CrazyBernie will share center-stage with Biden and will do so with a fresh chip on his shoulder. Aggrieved Bernie is the best Bernie. Let’s hope we get a dose of that Bernie tonight, although I still believe he’ll save his most potent stuff when they make their way to his stomping ground in the northern states.

Will candidates ignore Mama DNC’s orders and go after Biden? Probably not, at least not yet. But it’s worth checking out.

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