No reason or need for us to go into the lead issue of the day, Baltimore. We laid out our thoughts yesterday, and the media will run with it until the debate tonight. What’s interesting is the pushback the left is getting on their “this is racist” argument. Some are actually questioning why Baltimore and other cities are actually in such bad shape.
Which is a good question considering the amount of tax dollars we have sent to them.
The President is still on it too. His tweet this AM:
“Elijah Cummings never even went to the Southern Border and then he screams at the very good people who, despite Congresses [sic] failure to fix the Loopholes and Asylum, make it work (crossings are way down and the Wall is being built). Even with zero Dem help, Border getting strong!” …
When you hear that things are so bad in the cities today do you ever wonder how past generations would have handled it? I know they would not have been so permissive, anti police, provided as many handouts, allowed the schools to be destroyed, presided over the destroying of family units and society to crater as it has.
So, maybe it’s our fault and the leaders we have put in place who have failed
Debate two tonight – part one
The Democrats are back on stage tonight for round two. There will be Trump bashing for sure as CNN will surely set them up with anti administration questions. Beyond that who do they go after? Well they need to attack Biden, who polls say has recovered since the first debate. So tonight they will attack in his absence. But watch three people in particular this evening:
Sanders and Warren will be side by side and they are both going after the same base. She seems to have caught him and he needs to stop her and regain some momentum.
Then Mayor Pete, with his war chest so large but his numbers so low, needs to make some noise. He needs a breakthrough.
The others will be looking for a magic moment and in these debates you never know what happens.
The other thing you will see that will get coverage is an ad that is set to run a few times. Sponsored by Tom Steyer, the ad is “Need To Impeach”. The supporters are spending in the mid-six figures to air the ad on CNN and MSNBC before and after the second presidential debate.
And with 107 Democrats now on record for impeachment hearings they are getting closer to half the members.
it’s not all good
The DNCC is having its issues as we have outlined here a number of times. Here’s a story in Politico today.
“The top echelon of staffers at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee left their jobs Monday, a shakeup following a pair of POLITICO stories detailing deep unease with the party’s campaign apparatus over a lack of diversity.“
Yes, you read that right, they are having a shakeup and letting people go over a lack of diversity.
Today the China trade talks are back underway. As we reported yesterday there is a lack of enthusiasm that anything will get done. We just think China is playing the long game, as they always have, and want to see if a Democrat can beat Trump. You might say, “but that would make Trump stronger”. That’s true, but China will read the tea leaves next summer and fall and if it looks like Trump will win they will make a deal then. They know the President would want it for election purposes and they can do it then.