The list is incredibly long but not incredibly surprising. We’re only two weeks into the New Year and there are already more than a dozen Democratic presidential candidates either having already declared their intention to take on Donald Trump in 2020 or, as we speak, at least “putting out feelers” to test the political waters.
As of now the list is long but currently very fluid; meaning, of course, some of these presidential wannabes are considered rock-solid candidates who will stick it out to the very last Caucus and/or Primary, while most of the others will not and consequently fade into political oblivion in the months ahead.
While the one commonality each of them share is their disdain for Trump and their belief that the very impressive and powerful “Train” that steamed him into Washington in 2016 must, in 2020, be derailed (no, dynamited and blown to the proverbial nether region at all costs), there seems little doubt the handful of really legitimate contenders will cut each other to pieces long before it comes time for the Democratic nominee to direct his/her attention towards Trump.
As you might well assume, the names garnering the most attention include Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, currently considered by most political pundits as the frontrunner; former Vice-president Joe Biden; Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders; and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Of local interest there is West Virginia’s — actually southern West Virginia’s — own Richard Ojeda. Having failed in his attempt to gain the 3rd Congressional District seat last November, a few weeks ago the current 7th District State Senator announced that he, too, would run for this nation’s highest office and, ideally, do his part in saving the nation from the heresy and malevolence of Donald Trump.
There seems to be some doubt among the pundits as to which of the top Democratic candidates will be able to convince those continuing to ride the Trump Train that it is he/she and the Democratic Party that really does have this country and its citizens’ best interest at heart.
There are more than a dog has fleas, of course, far too numerable to list here, but two of the most notable “best interests” come to mind right away.
He/she will try to convince you that it is far better to spend a reported $100 to $150 billion in government handouts each year for the thousands of illegal immigrants incessantly continuing to flood across our southern border than it would be to spend $5 billion just one time to at long last secure our country and use all this extra money elsewhere.
He/she, at least top candidates like Warren, Biden, and Sanders, will try to convince you that not long ago, specifically during the eight years that a Democrat occupied the White House and it was more politically expedient for them to do so, that at that time and on numerous other occasions they DID NOT
ALSO vehemently voice support for any amount of effort it took, any amount of money it cost, to secure our borders.
He/she will also try to convince you that they’ve always considered our presence in the Middle East as unwarranted and unwanted by those countries and that we should have never supported a president, a Republican, who got us into that very costly mess to begin with.
He/she will try to convince you that they haven’t flipped on their original statements by now calling Trump something worse that a traitor because he recently had the unmitigated gall to agree with what they previously said and, as promised during his campaign, announced his intention end our involvement there and bring our troops home.
At least for now, there is one prominent Democrat who apparently still believes it is actually her who is Chief Executive in the present and therefore doesn’t need to run. She’ll still be convinced even two years from now that she actually won in 2016 and will still be busy trying to figure out how to finally trump Trump and assume her rightful place in the White House and American History.
However, irrespective of whether she ends up accepting Trump’s victory and running again in 2020 you can be assured that Hillary Clinton will continue be the great and powerful Oz behind the curtain and at least be attempting to convince everyone that it is the Democratic Party that knows what’s best for us necessary nuisances, the mere voters.
In typical Democratic, hypocritical fashion, on New Year’s Day she tweeted this thinly veiled message rebuking of everyone not supportive of her and the Liberal agenda:
“In many ways, 2018 was a dark time for our country. As it ends, I’m grateful to everyone who brought light into it: activists who protected kids at the border, journalists who stood up for truth, organizers who mobilized voters for the 2018 elections..and protested to fight for the values we share. Here’s to more light in 2019, and to a shared commitment to make it as bright as possible. Happy New Year.”
Everything you need to know about Hillary and today’s Democratic Party can be summed up from the obvious cynicism oozing from her “Happy New Year:” “There America, you got what you asked for…choke on it!”
To which America would or at least should reply: “Yeah, Hillary. We did. And not one iota about our choice in 2016 is likely to change in 2020 unless the once admirable but currently disgraceful Democratic Party rids itself of you and the above likeminded lemmings and gets back to putting America’s and not its own globalist, selfish interests first.”