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A Thursday Night Thumping For Joe Biden

Joe BidenPolitical pundits and strategists on both sides of the aisle agree that the big winner of the Democratic debates is California Sen. Kamala Harris. She delivered the one truly memorable performance of the four hour, two-night event in Miami.

And unfortunately for the former Vice President, she had some of her best moments bashing Joe Biden, landing real blows that many people believe did lasting damage.

“Bottom line: Harris is a front runner now. Biden won’t be soon,” a Democratic campaign insider from the key early state of New Hampshire told InsideSources after the debate.

“@KamalaHarris won this debate and helped her standing in the race. If she is consistently like this then she will be formidable,”  Democratic consultant Mary Anne Marsh tweeted after the debate. “She hurt @JoeBiden and he didn’t really help himself @BernieSanders and @PeteButtigieg seem diminished.”

“Everyone else should prepare their exit plans,” said NH state Rep. Rosemary Rung (D-Merrimack). “Between last night and tonight, Joe Biden is NOT the frontrunner. He’s turned ‘moderate’ to ‘obsolete.’”

DC Democratic strategist Joel Payne told InsideSources he’s hearing the same conversations being reported by New York magazine and Fox News, among others, that there’s a sense of panic around Biden’s campaign. “But Kamala Harris is the real story,” Payne said.

And a DC GOP insider says the same buzz is being heard in Republican circles:  “Harris is ready to take the gloves off use the oppo her campaign has collected,” the source told InsideSources.

Veteran New Hampshire Democrat and Bill Clinton co-chair Terry Shumaker agrees that Harris seized an opportunity but says the “Biden panic” talk is overblown.

“It was one debate,” Shumaker told InsideSources. “He [Biden] did fine. He spent most of his time either responding to the other nine or going after Trump. And that hasn’t changed: Everyone I talked to wants to know who can beat Donald Trump, who has the experience and toughness to go after Trump in the campaign.”

As for the attacks on Biden, Shumaker said it’s to be expected. “If you have two weeks to plan to go after the front runner and you don’t succeed, you shouldn’t be in the race.”

But many progressives believe Biden suffered a blow to his campaign and they’re exploiting it. The pro-Liz Warren group Progressive Change Campaign Committee told InsideSources in a statement  “Kamala Harris showed Joe Biden is behind the times and not the Democratic Party’s most electable candidate by a long shot.”

And Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats, said in a statement: “Joe Biden lacks the ideas and leadership needed to govern America through a series of historic crises.”

“We don’t need someone who voted for the Iraq War, for mass incarceration, and for the Bankruptcy Reform Act while voting against gay marriage, reproductive rights, and busing to achieve school desegregation. We can do so much better.”

Reprinted with permission from - Inside Sources - by Michael Graham

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Helen Corey

If US votes in a leftist like KHarris, it will have destroyed freedom. We will just be another country run by a dictator who will line her pockets and those of her supporters. Free stuff has a price. That price is freedom of expression, religious practice, thought.

Honey

Kamala Harris lied every word. That’s how the left gets popular. It lies about economics, what will happen if socialism wins, global warming; about Trump they lie the most. They promise the moon – and no one promises more sweetly and with such good humor than Harris. She is probably the front runner and the most dangerous of all of them. Every single candidate of the twenty plus is either delusional or existentially dangerous to liberty surviving.. Probably both. How could any American voter be taken in by these people? Trump looks better every minute to me. I didn’t want him. But we got him. And he is surprising me all the time with the good things he is doing. Next year on election day we must trounce, obliterate the dem party. And let’s have a reasonable party arise from the ashes of this socialist, anti semitic mess of a… Read more »

JerryH

Seriously, are any one of the twenty Democrat hopefuls worth considering? Kamala Harris comes across as a loud-mouthed angry woman who likes to bully. Aside from that fact, she offers no solutions that are less reprehensible than the other nineteen candidates. Socialist ideas, no matter whether they are sugar-coated or blatant (like Bernie Sanders’ proposals) are no more than a system designed to eviscerate the common man and place the power in the hands of a few who consider themselves elite. Kamala may have had the loudest voice at last night’s debate, but she has little to offer the country. I watched the first half of the debate before I could stomach no more, and I switched it off. The rudeness, the pandering, and the unfounded criticisms of our President proved that this group is unworthy of consideration. Kamala stated that the economy is not as good as the President… Read more »

LauraC

Poor goofy Joe. His heart is not in it. I can’t, however, imagine having to listen to Kamala’s highly annoying Valley Girl voice for the next year and a half. The Dems are in trouble if she is the best they have.

Diana

Don’t watch don’t care and you people who do are nuts they democratics have you not paid attention the last 2 years they all are vile disgusting people they want to raise your taxes as much as 90% and even worse they are for killing babies, next your grandparents then if you are mentally challenged, if your crippled then just to get rid of you look at Canada killing the elderly even when the family says no, they democratic party is a socialist, communist party pay attention won’t build the wall which was approved years ago, not protecting America and the American People from this invasion of illegals, catch put on a bus took right back no court no excuses get them out immediately within 24-48 hr. And all they get is sandwich water and out that includes kids their own countries can deal with their own not us

John C. D'Amico

Last night’s gaggle of Socialist Democrats all attempting to out liberal each other. They would ruin the best economy we are enjoying, tax the hell out of us and their program would destroy our country!

Susabella

Beware of someone who is articulate! It does not mean they have the intelligence, experience and ability to competently handle every area the president has to know well and deal with every day. Remember well spoken Obama?????

PaulE

I hope no one wasted their time watching these debates either night. All that was on display was a stage full of “fellow travelers” reciting the same old socialist ideals that have failed miserably everywhere they have been enacted. As for the so-called moderators, all of which are like-minded leftists,, they’re only function was to throw a series of soft-ball questions to the group for the duration of each debate. That Joe Biden didn’t shine isn’t a surprise. Old Joe never got out of the one percent in either of his past two attempts at running for President and that was when the Democrat Party was still pretending to be moderate. So his poor performance before a stage filled with much more hard core socialists shouldn’t surprise anyone. His so-called front-runner status was merely something ginned up by the media due to name recognition. I’m sure that we’ll see a… Read more »

Wayne

Joe Biden along with his son, is almost as big a crook as Hillary Klinton.

Stephen Russell

Keep Dems divided & we win 2020. anyway to divide Dems DO so.

Marie

None are very good but all ar very scary should they win. Hope the conservatives and republicans know how important voting is going to be.

Diane Tyson

Look at the results of Harris’ policies in CA.

Stephen Russell

All thier policies are Dated & Fossilized alone from Biden on down, dated thinking & they WANT US to pay for Medicare etc for Illegals & we Lose.
We the Voters lose Your call.
I say CUT Govt waste 2: CAGW.org alone for funding thier “games”.
Dems Lecture BUT Never Live

Phyllis

The Debates were laughable. I cannot believe there was so much lack of intelligence, lack of common sense and
total ignorance demonstrated on that stage. I wonder what boat the democrats are on? They are going to sink.
Smart people are not going with them!

Todd Taylor

If Biden is the best the Socialistic liberal Democrats have offer for the 2020 presidential election Trump has already won but let us not rest on this fact. WE MUST BE RESOLVED TO STAND AGAINST THE LIBERAL, SOSIALISTIC DEMOCRATIC PARTY. WE MUST TAKE BACK THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM FROM THE ENTITLED LIBERAL MILLINIALS. THE FIGHT WILL BE GREAT BUT WE MUST, AS CONCERVATIVE, PATRIOTIC, CONSTITUTIONAL, FAITH LOVING, REPUBLICANS HAVE THE RESOLVE TO WIN; LET US NOT WEAKEN OUR EFFORTS TO SEND THE STRONGEST MESSAGE WE CAN TO ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO DESTROY OUR REBLUBIC WITH BROKEN SOSIALISTIC IDEALS. LETS THIS CONSERVATIVE VOTE BE LIKEN TO NAILS IN A COFFEN TO THE SOSIALISTIC MOVEMENT IN THIS GREAT NATION; ENOUGH IS ENOUGH; SOCIALISM MUST DIE! WE NEED TO VOTE OUT OF OFFICE, EXPELL EVERY SOCIALISTIC POLITICIAN.

Rick J.

Joe’s best days are far behind him. The crazier and more socialistic candidates will prevail. This will make
it easier for President Trump to be reelected. Trump 2020 to keep America great!!!

badlands

Blessed be those who run in circles as they shall be known as big wheels… What a bunch of dips.

Harry Barber

Sayonora Joey! We hardly knew ye !

addy ducey

I don’t like Joe Biden’s flip flop politics and I dislike his face lift even more.

cecil welch

Bravo! Helen. KHarris will ruin our country for sure. Great post. Cw.