King himself leans only slightly Republican…
King stepping forward could encourage other Republicans to do so and prod Democrats in districts that have partisan makeups similar to King’s district, which leans only slightly Republican.”It might give cover to some other Republicans, it might give some incentive to Democrats,” King said of his move.
Clinton is not quite a full-on pariah in the modern Democratic Party—the one he did so much to reshape and rebuild. But some of his signature policies are the butt of attacks by the current crop of Democratic contenders, and the sitting president has floated the utterly unproven conspiracy theory that Clinton may have had something to do with the jailhouse death of Jeffrey Epstein, the serial sex trafficker whose company he once kept.
Clinton’s checkered past with women—his acknowledged infidelity and serious allegations of predation—left him sidelined as a surrogate in last year’s midterms, too toxic to raise money or stump for candidates in the #MeToo era. He is no longer the party’s reigning “Secretary of Explaining Stuff,” as Barack Obama famously dubbed him. It seems more than likely that he won’t have a prime speaking slot at next summer’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee—if he appears at all.
“He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” Sarandon told the crowd during her introduction of Sanders, where she also listed progressive issues long-supported by the Vermont senator, according to Politico reporter Holly Otterbein.
“This is an opportunity for Democrats to really see what we stand for as a party,” Gillibrand said. “There’s a false debate in the party right now. Either you have to be an uber-progressive who can inspire the base or you have to be a moderate who wins those red and purple areas. I believe you have to do both, and my candidacy is both… I know how to bring people together, Democrats and Republicans on a bipartisan basis.”
“I think it’d be very hard to deal if they do violence [the Chinese government against protesters in Hong Kong]. I mean if it’s another Tiananmen Square, I think it’s a very hard thing to do,” he said on the runway tarmac before boarding Air Force One. “I really do believe that if this weren’t part of the deal [not responding to protesters with violence], possibly something would have happened already a long time ago.”
But later in the same press release, Tlaib asserted that she may wish to speak out against Israel and engage in political activism. That’s why Israel asked the Michigan Democrat to sign a waiver against such activity, considering some of the controversial statements Tlaib has made in the past.
Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib changed her mind Friday on visiting the West Bank, hours after Israel said it would allow her to visit relatives in the Palestinian territory on humanitarian grounds.
The about-face was the latest in a series of maneuvers by both Tlaib and Israel and came a day after Jerusalem announced it would bar her and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar from entering the country in their capacity as US lawmakers because of their backing for the boycotting of Israel.
““We are seeing [migration] flows from throughout the Eastern Hemisphere from Africa, from the Middle East, from South Asia, that are arriving in South America and making a long land trek to the U.S. border, paying, in some cases, $30,000 to $50,000 per person to a variety of alien-smuggling organizations,” he said August 2.”
Democrats calling Jews racist after refusing to allow two radical American politicians entry to campaign against Israel for Palestinian Liberation candidates