Encore of Revival: America, March 2, 2020

Tom Steyer doesn’t seem to know which party he’s running for. Recommending private sector solutions to the voter base that wanted Sanders v Trump in 2016 is, in a word, nutty. But, he shares one thing in common with Bloomberg: they think Trump’s deep pockets bought him the election, so they could copy-cat the same victory. But, Trump’s deep pockets didn’t buy him the election; Trump earned it through a life in the office rather than a private palace and over a decade of experience watching the public respond to him on camera.

While the Democratic party is being commandeered by radicals, the base is shifting from “help us -ists” to “socialists”. Sanders would have probably won the 2016 nomination were it not for the Democratic party’s non-democratic system of superdelegates throwing their minority support to Hillary. Unlike the professional campaign organizers (including Biden), and unlike the lazy rich guys (including Biden), Sanders is the real deal. He’s in it because he believes in it. And, his base respects him for the same two reasons Trump’s base respects him: hard work and personal connection to the crowd. To boot, it’s about ideology.

Part of the schism forming between the evermore so apparent “two Americas” is about how we view money. Some view money as having an ethereal source—once a country or company is “rich”, money just grows on trees or something. Others view money as having to be generated from a combination of work and savvy, no matter how rich a country or company gets. The “ethereals” believe the economy grows because government injects money from the imaginary hole in space through which money pours without end, and this is good because rich companies are purportedly rich because they have access to a similar money hole in space. The “savvyists” believe government can only give what government already took away and that companies can only make what they continue to think and work for.

The test of the 2020 election is a battle of ideals. Whichever voter base sees the universe correctly will have the strength to muster an election victory. So, you see, 2020 is about clear vision.


Lindsey Graham Says He Will Call 21 People To Testify In Senate Judiciary Investigation Into FISA Abuses // RCP

Do we still believe anyone about Russia or FBI about anyone?
Top FBI official: Russia wants to watch us tear ourselves apart // CNN

Devin Nunes: Mueller prosecutors should face criminal charges over Russia ‘dirt’ tipster // WA Examiner


Great commentaty…
Moderates just blew their best shot to stop Bernie Sanders // Guardian

Washington as Usual


Fascinating inside baseball…
Democrats may try to eliminate Ocasio-Cortez’s House seat, paper says // Fox News

News Media, Journalism & Free speech

Took one for the team…
ABC News suspends correspondent for remarks that were secretly recorded by right-wing group // CNN

Security & Public Safety

Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants // NY Times

Culture & People

Judge Judy Ending After 25 Seasons; New Show Judy Justice in the Works // Hollywood Reporter

Coverups & Scandal

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment // AP

North America

Trump is reportedly furious with the plunging stock market due to coronavirus fears // CNBC

CNBCs Jim Cramer on the coronavirus We have lost containment and this could be worse than we thought // MarketWatch

Global markets fall sharply as virus cases spread past Asia // AP


Pope cancels event due to ‘illness’ after touching hands and kissing heads at Vatican // Daily Mail

Tenerife coronavirus: Hotel on partial lockdown as Italian tests positive // CNN