Duncan Hunter, a corrupt GOP rep from California, has a challenger

Retired Navy SEAL Larry Wilske to challenge Calif. Rep. Duncan Hunter

Pelosi knows what Trump is doing - forcing a "socialist" narrative onto the Dems - and in today's presser (during the noon hour PST) she refused to answer questtions about Trump's strategy.

Pelosi knows what Trump is doing -  forcing an extremist / "socialist" narrative onto the Dems  - and in today's presser (during the noon hour PST) she refused to answer questtions about Trump's strategy choosing rather to simply ignoring Trump and questions about his tweets and verbage.    Instead,  she talked about what the House was doing in terms of legislation. 

As it turns out,  there is little Pelosi can do to regain the narrative with a "head in the sand" approach  but to try a legislative attack.  Problem:   as long as the GOP owns the Senate,  her legislative agenda must meet with compromise in the Republican Senate before it becomes law.   This compromise (they call it "reconciliation")  insures that the GOP and Trump will share in the Pelosi strategy  and will be claimed as feather in Trump's warbonnet. 

Worse yet,  she waited to have this fight for the national narrative after two and half yearts of doing nothing but "resist."  
While she and Democrat leadership was busy investing in a failed strategy designed to rid the White House of the "impostor President,"  Trump was wide awake and platting for the 2020 campaign.   Today,  just three months (factoring in all congressional vacation time) before the 2020 campaign season begins,  Pelosi realizes she has nothing in terms of legislative achievements.

So beit.  End of the discussion   . . . . . . . .   for the Dems. 







 

Trump's grand 2020 campaign strategy

Tramp's grand 2020 campaign strategy:  force the Democrat front-runners to either deny they are "socialist" and risk losing the Millennial vote (to a measureable degree),  or, claim "socialism' as a campaign headliner and risk the dissatisfaction of the larger national electorate.  

When it is all said and done,  the President is working to create the prospect of a Democrat candidate weaker and more out of touch with American Centrists than was Hillary  and it appears that his strategy is working.  

The investigation looking into possible campaign finance violatons by the Trump campaign is over with no charges against the President.

A federal judge said on Wednesday that federal investigators have finished their investigation into campaign finance violations committed by President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, over payments made to women alleging affairs with Trump.
Judge William H. Pauley III wrote in an order issued in the Southern District of New York that the “government now represents that it has concluded the aspects of its investigation that justified the continued sealing of the portions of the materials relating to Cohen’s campaign finance violations.”
“The campaign finance violations discussed in the Materials are a matter of national importance. Now that the Government’s investigation into those violations has concluded, it is time that every American has an opportunity to scrutinize the Materials,” he wrote.   The filing signals that federal investigators had wrapped up their probe in relation to Cohen and other Trump Organization executives' potential involvement in the payments  . . . . .   
CNN reported last week that the federal investigation on the alleged campaign finance violations was coming to an end, and that Trump Organization executives are unlikely to be charged.

Read the full article in The Hill, here. 

Quinnipiac Poll after the first Democrat Debate - Harris was the big winner, only 2 pts behind Biden


Biden fell 8 points from 30%  to  22%

Sanders dropped 6 pts -  19% down to 13%

O'Rourke  is at 1% down from 3%

Warren fell 1 pt from15%  to 14% 

Only Harris gained,  moving from 7% 
to 20% 

Sanders rejects private insurance and pharma donoations.

Understand that this is, yet,  another example of  Leftist Democrats moving away from Barack Obama.  To be clear,  "ObamaCare" was insurance reform on a grand scale.  It was not healthcare reform.  

Literally millions of Americans (about 15 million) have policies under ObamaCare with 8,000 to 12,000 dollar deductibles,   meaning they have to spend their deductible caps before they can use ObamaCare.  In other words and for all practical purposes,  these folks have no insurance protections at all.  Add this humber to the 30 million folks who have no insurance coverage and you have the demonstratable illustration of a failed healthcare reform, i.e. "ObamaCare."  

Clearly, Barack was tied to the healthcare industry.  As a result,  his reform package was and is an utter failure.  Ten years later,  all Democrat candidates except Joe Biden,  is talking about expanding Medicare rather than saving ObamaCare.  Understand that Medicare is 47 trillion dollars.  The government is borrowing 40 cents on every dollar spent on ObamaCare/Medicare.  Adding to that debt is an impossible reality when measured in terms of sustainability.  

Sanders approach is markedly different.  Will his approach ring true as Sanders continues his campaign.  Will he be able to overcome a national repulsion against raising taxes to pay for his univeral medicare expansion plan?  Only time will tell. 

Exactly what we need . . . . a fully grown third grader for president.


BIDEN: I’ll Challenge Trump To Do Push-Ups On Stage!

Last month 103 million, this month . . . 109 million . . . and Beto raised 3 million.

Three Trump entities – Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Trump Victory, and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee – raised a combined total of $56.7 million, with the RNC raising a total of $51.3 million during the time period. Additionally, the joint fundraising committees between the Trump entities and the RNC reported a total of $123 million cash on hand at the end of June, with $80.2 million coming from the Trump entities, and $43.5 million coming from the RNC.

Perhaps I was the first to see his strategy, but now, 24 hours later, even his enemies see what he has done

Jonathan Allen / NBC News: How Trump flipped the script on Pelosi and The Squad  :

"So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, 'RACIST,'" Trump tweeted Sunday night.
While Democrats aren't likely to see any similarity between Trump's record and Ocasio-Cortez's shot at Pelosi — she said it was "stupidly untrue" to think she had played the "race card" against Pelosi — Trump surely saw an opportunity to frame the pair of dust-ups for his own base and swing voters as twin examples of Democrats unfairly accusing political rivals of racism.
And while many Democrats disagree with The Squad on policy or tactics as much as they did before the weekend, the collective defense means there is now a public show of solidarity.
As much as it's a mistake to think that every slur Trump issues with his mouth or his fingertips provides evidence he's a master of advanced game theory, it's also an error to assume there's no method to his messaging.

Editor:  In short,  Trump has forced Pelosi and company to defend the four subversives within their midst,  and,  in so doing,  identify one of the several campaign strategies Trump hopes will take him to victory in 2020  . . . . .  and it looks like it is working.   

Related:
 
Charles Creitz / Fox News:
Jesse Watters: Trump ‘won’ the ‘squad’ press conference, Dems just want to ‘impeach him for tweeting’


 Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter says Trump's racist tweets don't break its rules




New Hampshire 2020 Democraty Primary

Biden   20.8%

Harris  17.5%

Warren  16.7%

Butticieg  11.5%

Sanders  9.9% 
(and Sanders won New Hampshire big in 2016)