A Not Very Super Tuesday for Socialism
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders entered Super Tuesday as the presumed favorite to capture the Democratic nomination in this November’s general election. On Wednesday morning, he found himself preparing to dig out of a hole.
The 18-29-year-old base that came out in record numbers in 2016 left much to the imagination Tuesday as each of the 14 states saw a decline within that demographic.
Heading into Super Tuesday, polling showed Sanders ahead in both Massachusetts and Texas, but due to the poor turnout amongst the 18-29 crowd, Vice President Biden prevailed in both states and has positioned himself well heading into next week’s round of primaries and caucuses.
Something the mainstream media has conveniently left out of the news is the massive amount of votes President Trump has received in the 2020 primary season.
For example, President Trump won in Texas with 94.1% or 1,889.006 votes. The last time an incumbent ran for reelection was George Bush in 2004. He received 92.5% of the vote in Texas, a state where he also served as Governor. The Democratic primary had a total of 2,075,862 votes case. Solid showing for President Trump who is essentially running unopposed compared to the Democratic party who is in the midst of a competitive primary battle.
Schumer Threatens Two Supreme Court Judges
Perhaps feeling the heat of an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenge for his U.S. Senate seat, Chuck Schumer continues taking a sharp left turn in Washington D.C., and now has a new target; Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.
Schumer’s comments came as U.S. Supreme Court Justices deliberated on a Louisiana abortion decision. “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Schumer emphatically yelled into the microphone. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
These appalling threats coming from Senator Schumer are a clear indication he feels left out of the spotlight and the only way he knows how to make himself relevant is to issue threats to member of the highest court in the land.
Senator Schumer owes Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh an apology for the threats he personally made against him and an apology for the subsequent response the threat received from those in the crowd.
Crime Continues to Rise
Thursday, the NYPD announced 482 were rearrested after being released due to the new bail reform laws.
Albany Republicans continue to call on bail reform to be revisited. While Governor Cuomo has tip toed around the situation, his office has said they are open to reform, but as a part of the state budget, which is exactly how we got into this mess in the first place.
The state budget is no place for legislation to be slipped in and passed. New laws should be debated on the floor of the State Senate and Assembly. Not hidden within the wording of a state budget.
While there has been talk about giving judges back the discretion to decide which criminal offenders should be held on bail, there has been no talk regarding discovery rules.
Previously, state law required the defense to request discovery information. Now, prosecutors must automatically hand over information to the defense within 15 days.
These new laws endanger the witnesses and prevent those who have witnessed a crime to come forward in fear of retaliation. Democrats must uphold their duty to, first and foremost, protect the citizens of New York and our visitors. If they don’t, we must elect new representatives that will.