The ‘Cast of Characters’ label is, in my view, appropriate considering the list of Democratic hopefuls running for POTUS in 2020. The list is long and growing, but the one theme in all of them is their embracing of the toxic liberalism of the Democratic Party. Each of them is a strong advocate of ‘Climate Change’ being man-made and public enemy number one. Virtually of them are advocates of Socialism or the New Socialism of the Democratic Party. Virtually all of them have signed on to the New Green Deal advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leftists. All of them downplay the border crisis and are opposed to a wall and securing our borders against the invading hordes of illegals who ignore our laws and seek the ‘freebies’ being advanced. That, in my view, is justification for calling them a ‘Cast of Characters.’
The field includes such names as Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro, Robert Francis O’Rourke, John Hickenlooper, Amy Klobuchar, Corey Booker, Kamala Harris, John Delaney, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard, Ojeda, Tulsi Gabbard, other potential entrants. Stacey Abrams has suggested she might run after losing her bid in Georgia to become Governor. Eric Holder’s name has been tossed around and there is the never dying desire of Hillary Clinton to become President. John Kerry is toying with the idea of running. There are names such as Michael Bennet, Sherrod Brown, Bob Casey, Jeff Merkley, Eric Swalwell, Steve Bullock, Jay Inslee, Terry McAuliffe, Landreau, Andrew Gillum, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Eric Garcetti, Andrew Yang, Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, Marianne Williamson, Bill de Blasio, and Howard Schultz.
I can’t wait to see how they handle the Democratic debates with that potential list and the additions that will have entered the race by the time of the first debate. Bernie Sanders sanctimoniously said, “If it turns out that I am the best candidate to beat Donald Trump, then I will probably run.” Hey, Bernie, you have been running since you lost to Hillary, so give it a rest. You know that you have a following of Socialist and those in a quest for the ‘freebies’ that you suggest.
Former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper made the audacious claim, “I’m running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done,” Hickenlooper announced in a campaign video. “I’ve proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver.” Well, hallelujah another savior is coming to save us from the good that has been done under the current president and return us to the harm done by the former president.
Then Amy Klobuchar, the Democrat Senator from Minnesota said, “For every American, I’m running for you.” This one who has served in the Senate since 2007, told a crowd. “And I promise you this: As your president, I will look you in the eye. I will tell you what I think. I will focus on getting things done. That’s what I’ve done my whole life. And no matter what, I’ll lead from the heart.” Wow! Now, I do have the warm fuzzies. Utopia is here and a three-term Senator that has stood in the way of America’s progress is our answer. Enlightenment is such a wonderful thing.
Senator Spartacus, Cory Booker the Democrat Senator from New Jersey see race in everything. His self-inflating declaration was, “I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame.” Senator Booker, that is the country that we are returning to under this President and the country that you and your devotees have been standing in opposition to. But alas, I’m just a patriotic American who served in Vietnam, and loves my Freedom, so what could I know?
Then there is Senator Kamala Harris, the I slept my way to the top Senator from California who envisions herself as the savior of all mankind, womankind, and the thousands of genders the Democrats insist we must recognize. Next, we have Senator Pocahontas, Elizabeth Warren who declared, “This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. I am in that fight all the way,” she told supporters in Lawrence, Mass. “And that is why I stand here today: to declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States of America.” She went on to say that Donald Trump was the latest and most extreme symptom of what’s gone wrong in America. No, Senator you and those of your ilk are.
I have not addressed the long laundry list of other candidates and will conclude with Mighty Mouse, the windbag himself rushing to save the day, Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke. I don’t know if any candidate in the field is more self-serving and filled with self than this candidate. He is one of the new darlings of the Left and has declared that he would tear down the existing walls on the southern border if he could. He has endorsed the New Green Deal, is in favor of higher taxes, against securing the border and claims that his campaign will be a positive one like it was in Texas. Wait? How many attack ads with outright lies did he have in Texas? There were so many that it would be impossible to count.
Even a liberal paper from Austin, Texas did some fact checking on O’Rourke and had to acknowledge that the connection to his rich father-in-law, the real estate developer and the bankrolling of a Super PAC to buy O’Rourke a seat in Congress were not false and, in their attempt, to exonerate him exposed other connections to huge sums of funds coming in from sources that could be questionable.
The charges of his laboring for his father-in-law as a member of the City Counsel in El Paso, in the bulldozing of a poor Hispanic neighborhood to abet rich developers including his father-in-law were largely true. His sexist history and remarks while in college were true. His DUI and accident with him attempting to leave the scene and lying on the campaign trail were true. Mr. O’Rourke, sir you speak with a forked-tongue and appear willing to say or do anything to advance your position. But, alas, you are on the Cover of Vanity Fair saying, “I’m Just Born to Do This,” referring to running for president or I guess any political office. But, we should all be grateful that he is sacrificing to save us from ourselves, right?
Yes, I am being sarcastic. However, I am deeply concerned about 2020 because of the grave threat to our Freedom and our Constitutional Republic. If we allow any of this ‘Cast of Characters’ to occupy the White House, we will rue the day and America will be forever changed. That change will not be for the good but will plunge us deeper into the abyss of darkness the toxicity of liberalism offers. Please, wake up America and help us save the Republic from the planned destruction of Toxic Liberalism and Socialism.
God bless you and God bless America!