February 24, 2020

Bernie Sanders notched up a decisive win in Saturday’s Nevada Caucuses. At this writing (early Monday morning), with 88% of precincts reporting (and why is it taking so long to count these votes? Do they let Bernie's economic advisers handle the math?), Bernie has 47.1% (13 delegates) with Joe Biden a distant second at 21% (2 delegates), followed by Buttigieg (13.7%, 1 delegate), Warren (9.6%, no delegates) and everyone else below 5% (Bloomberg didn’t participate.)

This sets up Bernie Sanders as the Democrats’ definite front runner. Biden is calling his second-place win a comeback, but he was leading in Nevada polls until recently. He’s hoping that South Carolina will bring him back into the lead, but it now seems harder than before, since Biden was counting on strong African-American support, and Nevada proved that Bernie is drawing a lot of that. Bernie also got the lion’s share of Latino support, which is surprising, since you would think Latinos would have friends or relatives from places like Nicaragua, Venezuela or Cuba who would warn them not to fall for the siren song of socialism.

In fact, they’re trying. In case you missed it, try this…

Or this…

If Sanders can keep his momentum going through Super Tuesday, it will be hard for anyone else to overtake him, since the Dems have no winner-take-all states. So even if Sander loses a state, he’ll still likely add to his delegate total (as with “doing away with the Electoral College,” the Democrats are always changing the rules to give themselves an advantage in the last election without thinking ahead to what it might do to them in the next election. Here’s a story from back in 2018, warning them that they were setting themselves up for a fiasco in 2020, but did they listen?...)

So now, Democratic Party leaders are panicking and their press agents in the “news” media are in meltdown mode over the possibility that the Party’s Presidential nominee won’t even be a Democrat but instead a ranting Socialist with fiscally ruinous policies, and a severely misplaced admiration of such communist Utopias as the USSR and Cuba.

Lest you think I’m slandering him, “60 Minutes” ran an interview with Bernie just last night, in which he praised Castro’s murderous, oppressive dictatorship, saying this, which echoes the praise of Mussolini, that at least he "made the trains run on time"...

“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but it’s unfair to simply say everything’s bad. When Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program.”

On Twitter, Charles C.W. Cooke noted that “came into office” is a “euphemism for the ages,” while Cory Morgan writes, “Literacy is always a good thing in a totalitarian dictatorship. You want to be able to read those 50-year-old books donated to the prison library as you do your 15-year stint for being critical of the state.”

As for Bernie’s attempts to deflect his genuine admiration of communist dictators by pointing out that Trump has said nice things about Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin, I’d like to point out that that’s just a negotiating tactic when he was trying to get them to sign a deal. It was summed up well by Will Rogers, who said that “Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”

Personally, I have to congratulate Bernie. He’s dangerously wrong about absolutely everything, but he campaigned hard, he fought for the votes, and he won fair and square, which must be a real novelty for him in a Democratic Primary.

But that said, as any American should be, I’m also appalled that an open socialist would ever come within a thousand miles of a major party Presidential nomination. Some people think this is great for Republicans because Trump would beat him so badly, it would harm Democrats all down the ticket. But as much as I want to see the House flipped, I’d like to see it done because Americans realize that Republican ideas work better, not because one of the two major parties committed suicide, or because vast numbers of Americans have been so misled and miseducated that they would actually vote away their birthright for socialism’s poisonous, empty promises of “free stuff.”

I have long said that neither party has a monopoly on good ideas, and the country is healthier when we have a strong two-party system with open debate. If we lose that, it will be because the Democratic Party leadership flushed away their own legitimacy. If they’re panicked by Bernie’s success, what did they expect? They created it.

First, their attempts to rig the last primary for Hillary insured that Bernie would start 2020 with a strong organization fueled by fired-up supporters who felt that the Establishment had ripped them off and who were dead set on insuring that it didn’t happen again (this is part of the parallel I made recently between Bernie and Trump.)

And in a larger sense, the Democrats spent decades taking over the schools so they could spoonfeed socialism and blaming-America-for-all-the-world’s-ills to generations of kids. Now, they’re surprised that their party is being taken over by young radicals who hate America and don’t know how horrible socialism is? They’re like Dr. Frankenstein being surprised that the monster he created turned on him. Unfortunately, now the monster is threatening the entire village.

Let us hope Democratic primary voters come to their senses. If not, then we can look forward to the starkest choice in Presidential election history, a choice that really will be “the most important election of our lifetimes,” since it could determine whether America remains America or not.

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  • Barb Sabin

    02/24/2020 10:06 PM

    If I weren't a Bible believing, fundamental, Conservative Christian with my future in the hands of Our Almighty God, I would be TERRIFIED at the Socialist turn out precious country is taking!!! PLEASE America, wake up and realize, we are on a rapid, slippery slope to losing our Great country, as we know it!!! My patriotic parents and grandparents would turn in their graves, if they knew what we are facing!!! God knows that we need a GREAT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING of JESUS CHRIST AND HIS WORD!!! It's not too late to PRAY FOR A MIRACLE!!!

  • Robin Rebhan

    02/24/2020 07:15 PM

    We need to get rid of the " Common Core Teaching " in our public schools, that is turning our children into little Socialists.
    Socialism is popular in Europe. The EU is insured by European Banks, which are insured by American Banks in Europe, which are insured by our Banks here in America, which are insured by the FDIC, which is insured by us American Taxpayers.
    Europe does not have the Military to stop a Russian invasion, because they cannot afford a strong military. Much of what would be their military funding goes to social programs. Were it not for the U.S. American Military most of Europe would be just a speed bump for Russian Tanks.
    Basically American Capitalism is helping to support European Socialism.
    A good read is a biography by Larry P. Arnn ( President of Hillsdale College ) " Churchill's Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government ".
    President Trump is trying to change this expense to America. And I applaud him for it.

  • H Corey

    02/24/2020 05:52 PM

    I lived when Stalin was head of USSR. He was portrayed as a fatherly figure who loved children and would be photographed with little children who would kiss his hand. That’s who BSanders reminds me of—a wolf in sheep’s clothing. BSanders want to provide daycare to preschool children. Stalin re-educated children to spy on their parents and report them to Father Stalin. Why don’t people remember & learn from history? Is our press doing it’s job?


    02/24/2020 05:48 PM

    The DNC is in such a panic, it has played all its cards to get rid of Trump and now realize that they should have been lulled into a deep hole they never expected to be created by not controlling the RADICALS and are now fearing those radicals look like someone from Austria, who changed the world completely.

  • Thala J Susag

    02/24/2020 05:36 PM

    Bernie Sanders socialist preaching in Nevada sounded
    familiar to Latinos from/or with relatives from, south
    of the border leftist countries and communist Cuba, so
    they voted for a familiar personality. Promises mean
    nothing; they have heard it all before.

  • Joyce Birch

    02/24/2020 05:13 PM

    We need Trump re-elected & take back the House & keep the Senate. Amen!

  • Lucille Jarzynka

    02/24/2020 03:07 PM

    Please vote
    Republican for the House and Senate. We have to regain the House -- get Nancy Pelosi out and make Kevin McCarthy Speaker. And the Republicans MUST retain the Senate Majority.

  • Lucille Jarzynka

    02/24/2020 03:02 PM

    Pray for the USA!

  • Kay DeWitt

    02/24/2020 02:50 PM

    Because of my focus on how the EVIL of the godless agenda of the Democratic party is playing a part in the crisis we are facing with kids killing other kids, did your opening your next to last paragraph...(which stated: "And in a larger sense, the Democrats spent decades taking over the schools so they could spoonfeed socialism and blaming-America-for-all-the-world’s-ills to generations of kids") be the one that inspired my comment....which is a repeat of what I have stated over and over again....WHICH IS THAT....

    It is time for Christians to step up to the plate and make their cry THAT kids killing other kids be STOPPED or, in fact, America will NOT remain America and that , therefore, there will BE nothing "great" that can be said OF this America. ....

    And, Mike, I cannot close this comment without telling you (and your readers) that, yesterday, I went back to the church in Mooresville, NC, that Mark Harris, as of February 2nd, is now pastoring, and I heard him preach THE most anointed...
    powerful.....sermon I've heard coming out of any pulpit here in Charlotte since I
    moved here in 1994!!!!!.....AND....

    Because I sat in his church....with the written proof OF my claim of the crime this city committed AGAINST Mark and how he was sitting on a "million -dollar" story that will PROVE it. ...I was brought to tears when I heard Mark state, verbatim...IN his sermon...the same thing that I had stated IN the material I was planning on giving him AFTER the service!

    And what so moved me ABOUT this "coincidence" was that, in reality, it was NOT a "coincidence" but, rather, was a "God-incident" that I was able to receive as His confirmation that He is IN "this" and time will tell just what all the "this" is! When I, after the service, presented Mark WITH said "material", I told him that, after he READ the material I was giving him, I wanted to sit down with him and talk ABOUT whether, or not, he sees God IN this and, IF so, does WHAT he see coincide with what I see!!!

    All I can tell you is one who, like yourself, has laid claim to....because I am a pretty good judge (discerner) of character (and, as well, of those Christians who truly KNOW Christ, and not just know ABOUT Him), the reason Mark sought political involvement is because he carries a burden for our country NOT because he was seeking some kind of POLITICAL gain....and he looked TO having some kind of political "identify" because he felt that that would give him more of an opportunity to make a difference to the evil direction this country is taking than he could as a pastor preaching ABOUT this evil direction from his pulpit!

    SO...because Mark STILL carries this burden for our country....and because he shares our Man of Sorrows' tears OVER our country....don't be surprised how you might just see God raising up Mark Harris to be the one who "sounds the trumpet" warning Christians TO step up to the plate to take a stand AGAINST the evil of socialism or they will know HIS judgment for NOT doing so!

    And WHY do I SEE Mark AS God's choice to GIVE this trumpet call? The answer is... because unlike those evangelists who are claiming to BE prophets of God, but, in reality, are false prophets.....Mark Harris IS a true prophet of God who, BECAUSE he KNOWS God (and not just ABOUT God)....and knows God's HEART...God can use Mark AS His mouthpiece!

  • David E. Miller

    02/24/2020 02:45 PM

    For several months prior to the Nevada Caucus, there was a campaign booth outside near the Lied Library on UNLV campus promoting Bernie Sanders. This is a high student traffic area. To my knowledge, no other candidate had a booth on campus. I'm still perplexed as to why students are enamored of a candidate who, if elected, will turn 80 in his first year in office (Sept. 8, 2021). But I think Bernie's focus on young voters is part of the reason he gets votes. Maybe he taps into the socialist indoctrination they're subjected to by liberal professors.

  • Elgin Polo

    02/24/2020 01:58 PM

    I appreciate your analysis, but I have a hard time understanding how any one candidate can be ruled a "clear" front runner when they have barely started awarding delegates. I believe the super Tuesday results are needed first.

  • Linda Orf

    02/24/2020 01:21 PM

    The great take away: The Democrats don’t know how to use a calculator for simple addition that most educated can do long hand.

  • Kim Honeycutt

    02/24/2020 01:09 PM

    I am in limbo regarding who to vote for in the Alabama Republican Senate race. I see that the polls have Sessions as the frontrunner. I do not feel comfortable with that based on his lack of lack in the Trump White House. Should I let bygones be bygones? I would truly like your advice on this matter.

  • jack macdonald

    02/24/2020 12:43 PM

    Since we know the consequences of our educational system being petri dishes for Socialism/Communism how do we set about correcting this crap? We can plainly see the damage yet no one is offering a solution. We had better do something now about the hiring practices of our colleges and universities. Just as we need honest Supreme Court justices to interpret the constitution, we need someone to take a look at our textbooks and how Socialism is presented as opposed to how Capitalism is taught. Also, look at the textbooks and how this country is presented. If students are taught that they live in a terribe country that is probably how they will think and vote. We need a u-turn immediately.

  • Robert Mascari

    02/24/2020 12:36 PM

    Bernie Sanders', as the Democratic leading candidate, is the result of years of successful Dem's indoctrination of the educational systems, (from elementary, high school and college levels) to rewrite history and control and manipulate the education systems to achieve ultimate jurisdiction.
    Now the chickens have come home to roost and the Dems are in a panic.
    How did we get here? How did it get so bad, so fast? Why didn't the right step in sooner?
    Very, very disturbing.