Please Please More Democratic Debates

With all the rancor in politics these days, the CNN/New York Times Democratic debate on Tuesday night delivered a rare moment of comity: Twelve Democrats agreed, apparently without compensation, to appear in a Donald Trump ad.

Other points on which the Democrats came together in peace and harmony:

-- Trump should be impeached.

-- Abortion is great.

-- Obamacare sucks.

At least we’re all finally agreed on Obamacare!

Obamacare has given us a system -- to quote Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont -- “which is dysfunctional, which is cruel, 87 million uninsured, 30,000 people dying every single year, 500,000 people going bankrupt for one reason, they came down with cancer.”

None of the Democrats disagreed with Sanders’ description of health care in American today, although they have slightly different solutions.

I don’t mean to be rude, but I thought Obamacare was supposed to fix health care.

Millions of us were thrown off our health insurance plans by Obamacare, and now I find out that it didn’t even make things better for anyone else. The government intervenes, everything goes to hell, then Democrats cite the hell they created to demand another massive government intervention.

The motto of all socialist schemes should be: “This time, it will be different.”

The Democrats' universal answer to the drug problem -- which is actually a “Mexico Is on Our Border” problem -- is to say they’d go after the pharmaceutical companies and then, in the next breath, demand that we legalize drugs.

In the midst of their crusading anger at the pharmaceutical companies, not one Democrat mentioned Purdue Pharma. You know -- the primary culprit in the prescription drug epidemic, at least according to dozens of state attorneys general and hundreds of private lawsuits accusing the company of aggressively marketing OxyContin and hiding its addictive nature.

It would be like vowing to go after “middle-aged men” to stop underage sex trafficking on Orgy Island -- but not mentioning Jeffrey Epstein.

The Democrats are furious with pharmaceutical companies, “wealthy corporations” (Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s phrase) and “the rich” (any guy with an alarm clock).

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Rep Elijah Cummings Passes at 68

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The veteran Democratic representative chaired the powerful House Oversight Committee investigating President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has died, according to a statement from his office.

The Democratic member of Congress, who chaired the House Oversight Committee, which was among the panels investigating the impeachment of President Donald Trump, was 68. 

Cummings died at Gilchrist Hospice Care, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning “due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office confirmed in a statement to HuffPost.

Rep. <a href="" target="_blank">Elijah Cummings</a> (D-Md.) died Thursday ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) died Thursday at the age of 68.

Cummings, the son of a sharecropper, practiced law for almost two decades and served in the Maryland House of Delegates before winning his congressional seat in 1996, where he was renowned for championing civil rights issues.

His House committee’s probes into the Trump administration drew fierce anger from the president. In July, Trump tweeted racist insults about Cummings and his majority-black district, calling it a “rodent-infested mess.”

Cummings earlier this year said he had “no doubt” that Trump is a racist after the president said four Democratic members of Congress ― all women of color ― should “go back” to other countries.

On the only time in 2017 that Cummings talked one-on-one with Trump about lowering drug prices, the Baltimore Sun reported him as telling the president: “Mr. President. You’re now 70-something, I’m 60-something. Very soon you and I will be dancing with the angels. The thing that you and I need to do is figure out what we can do — what present can we bring to generations unborn?”

The Baltimore archdiocese

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Democrats say they left White House meeting on Syria after Trump ‘meltdown’

KEY POINTS Democratic congressional leaders say they walked out of a meeting with President Donald Trump after what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a “meltdown” by the president. Earlier, the House passed a resolution opposing Trump’s move to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria. The bipartisan vote comes amid mounting backlash to the president’s action, which critics say left Kurdish troops allied with the U.S. vulnerable to a Turkish offensive. RT: Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Steny Hoyer 191016 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to reporters with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, October 16, 2019. Leah Millis | Reuters

Democratic congressional leaders said they walked out of a White House meeting on Syria on Wednesday following what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a “meltdown.”

After top Democrats left the bipartisan meeting with Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that the president appeared “shaken up” by a House vote condemning his decision to remove U.S. forces from northern Syria. The House approved the resolution in an overwhelming 354-60 vote, as even a majority of Trump’s Republican Party supported it.

“That’s why we couldn’t continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it,” Pelosi said outside the White House, in only the latest instance of a gathering between the president and Democrats blowing up.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., described the meeting as more of a “nasty diatribe” than a “dialogue.” He said Trump called Pelosi a “third-rate politician” — though Pelosi later clarified the president used the term “third grade politician.” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., added that he had “never” seen a president “treat so disrespectfully a coequal branch” of government.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican who voted for the House measure to oppose pulling troops out of northern Syria, told reporters that Pelosi “stormed out” of the meeting. He ca

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Elizabeth Warren’s Search for Victimhood

Nobody celebrates victimhood like the modern Democratic Party. As of last week, Hillary Clinton still thinks she won the 2016 election. She and her supporters believe the presidency was stolen from her by a corrupted electoral college which was manipulated by phantom Russian agents. That and sexism. Nary a mention of her conspicuous absence from the swing states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Stacey Abrams cannot concede last year’s Georgia gubernatorial race because she cannot accept that she lost. She can’t accept that a dysfunctional campaign headed by an unqualified candidate was to blame. It was voter purges and a corrupt system. That and sexism plus racism. Victimhood is the religion of the left, which is why Elizabeth Warren is trying so very hard to be the eternal victim.

Since at least the mid-1980s Warren has been desperately trying to anoint herself a member of the Cherokee Nation. And it has certainly paid off for her. From 1986 until her fraud was discovered in 2012, she steadily rose through the ranks as the first Native American woman at multiple law schools. Of course, the schools in question deny that her race, misrepresented as it may be, had anything at all to do with her hiring, even though she was constantly touted as the first Native American woman. Her “minority status” paid off. She exploited systems designed to help victims of past discriminations, and she liked it. Until of course she felt so empowered by the media’s undying defense of her distortion that she took her now famous, or infamous, DNA test.

Given her history of blatant misrepresentation, it comes as no special surprise that Senator Warren has found herself embroiled in yet another case of falsely claiming to be the victim of discrimination. For nearly a year now, at every campaign stop, she has loudly, yet erroneously, recalled the tale of her being fired from a Riverdale, NJ teaching position for being “visibly pregnant” in 1971. It is true that these things did happen to women in 1971. It is simply not true that it happened to Warren. 

Unfortunately for Warren’s fantasy, the Washington Free Beacon was able to locate the actual minutes of the school board meeting where she was in fact given her job. Further frustrating her efforts for Victim of the Year, Warren

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