Posts tagged #2020 Democrats

Desperate: Lower-Tier Democrat Candidates Are Begging For A $1 Donation On Facebook To Make Upcoming Debates

Some lower tier Democrat candidates that have no chance of winning have resorted to begging their followers on Facebook for $1 after the Democratic National Committee (DNCC) announced its plans to limit participants for the third and fourth debates to candidates that reach a 130,000 unique donor threshold.

Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro are just some of the lower tier candidates that are hoping supporters can find some spare change in the couch to donate. They want to stay in the race longer so they can get a better book deal or cable news gig (see my previous article that explains what I’m talking about).

The problem with the Facebook ads the candidates are purchasing is that they’re having to spend money and lots of it, to get their message out to voters that they need a $1.

If you’re spending $100,000s of dollars on ads to get 130,000 donations, the math doesn’t add up, and you don’t have to be a math whiz or the winner of Jeopardy (he finally lost!) to figure this out. The more money they need, the more money they have to spend. It’s a losing battle.

I think it’s a good idea and about time the DNCC whittled down the candidates. There are too many, and I’m ready to see which candidate (Biden) gets the honor of coming in second place after Trump wins reelection.

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Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of A Whittle Bit of Commentary. Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Silicon Valley Wants You To Vote On Your Smartphone For President And It'll Be A Computer Hacker's American Dream

If you got tired of hearing Democrats complaining the 2016 election was unfair the Russians colluded with Trump by hacking voting machines, you’re really going to want to turn off the TV in future elections.

The wizards of Silicon Valley have a new scheme to “help make our elections fairer,” and it’s an idea that will be a computer hacker’s American dream come true.

According to TheEagle.com, Bradley Tusk, an investor that invested in Uber among other companies, is behind a new push allowing mobile voting in U.S. elections that would allow Americans to vote for president on their nearest smartphone instead of their nearest polling station.

There is a bad idea for so many reasons.

One, the cost of implementing this would cost states you have to assume millions of dollars because what doesn’t cost millions of dollars to implement?

Two, how can they stop from third-party hackers from hacking machines and changing votes and stealing voting data. If the government couldn’t stop Russia from “hacking” our current voting machines, how do they plan to keep our data safe on an app from hackers, both foreign and domestic?

Imagine a future where a computer hacker threatens to expose how you voted online unless you paid him off. It could happen.

Third, it’ll never increase voter turnout like he says it will. Other countries have tried it, and so far, it hasn’t really made a difference in voter turnout.

User data is stolen all the time online, with the latest example Quest Diagnostics and I’d much rather my voting data not be stolen.

Call me old fashion, but I’d rather risk having some hanging Chads in Florida due to paper ballots than risk having my data exposed all over the internet.

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Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of A Whittle Bit of Commentary. Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Joe Biden's Real Opponent Is The Internet And Social Media Montages Of His Political Gaffes

With each new poll released it seems Joe Biden’s lead continues to expand on Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and the other 20 plus Democrats running for second place in the 2020 election.

While Biden continues to expand his lead on second place Sanders, the Vermont Senator isn’t his real opponent. It’s the internet.

If we were still living in the 1980s or even the early to mid-90s, Biden would have a better chance of winning the White House because social media and YouTube didn’t exist.

If you search for Joe Biden on YouTube, you will find countless Biden political gaffe clips and montages of classic Biden slip-ups all mashed up into one video.

Go to Twitter, and you’ll see Biden quotes and memes of Uncle Joe touching women inappropriately with retweets galore.

Before the social media era, he could cover these clips up because the media would just ignore him putting his foot in his mouth. However, they can’t do that anymore, especially in the era of #MeToo.

The media can no longer control the narrative like they did before because if they don’t report on a trending clip, their audience will call them out on social media. Of course, they can just pretend the clip isn’t a big deal when they do report it but once the clipped is out online and on-air they can’t convince every viewer it isn’t offensive what he’s said.

Biden may still win the nominee in the end, but in the general election, the YouTube clip montage could be his political downfall.

Biden’s past does not sit well with the base of the Democrat party. Many of them don’t like him because they believe he isn’t far left enough. Add multiple #MeToo moments and no endorsement from AOC, and it’s a recipe for election disaster for the man from Scranton.

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Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of A Whittle Bit of Commentary. Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Will 2016 Be The Last Fair Election In History? States Passing National Popular Vote Bills Making Electoral College Irrelevant

It's ironic that 2016 may be our last fair election considering all the screaming and yelling that Trump cheated and colluded. The Washington Times reports the Nevada Senate approved a National Popular Vote bill that will allow the state to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.

Nevada and 14 other states including the District of Columbia, have joined together to form the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, will require electors in participating states to vote for the national vote-winner instead of the candidate that receives the most votes in their home state.

They're making their states and the votes of their residents irrelevant! This is crazy!

Why even campaign in Nevada, Colorado, Delaware or New Mexico when they're just gonna give the state to whichever candidate wins the national popular vote? You'd be wasting time and resources.

If other states adopt this, California, Florida, Texas, Ohio, New York and a couple of other large populated states will be the only ones that matter.

This is why we have the Electoral College. So that even small states have a say in electing the president.

If I'd lived in one of these states, I'd be outraged.

It's an attempt to change the rules to their favor because Trump won which will make it all the more hilarious if he wins the popular vote in 2020 and then Nevada electors have to vote for him.

If America doesn't have a unified voting system that every state follows, our elections could become chaos. What if other states decide to create their own system and rules in the future? We could have multiple states with multiple voting systems, which would be a disaster for our elections.

The Electoral College has served us well every four years. I've never wanted the election process changed so a political party I support had a better chance of winning after a president won I didn't like. I understood how important having fair elections is to the continued success and future of America.

Changing the rules just because you don't like the outcome doesn't serve the country well and will make more question the legitimacy of our elections.

The odds of this backfiring on the participating states is very good and maybe even as soon as 2020 when Trump wins.

Trump Has A Big League Advantage No Other Republican President Has Ever Had If Democrats Try Impeachment: An Influential Conservative Media

The Democrats are once again ramping up the impeachment talk to help fundraise for the 2020 campaign, and because of the #EpicFail that was the Mueller investigation that concluded Trump did not collude with Russia.

While many Democrats may think it’s a slam dunk if they do decide to impeach Trump on Trumped up charges, Trump has a big league advantage that didn’t exist when Nixon resigned.

Today in 2019, Trump has a vast and influential conservative media that no one could have even predicted when Nixon was facing accusations.

During Nixon’s era, you had three broadcast networks, multiple national and regional newspapers/magazines that almost all were mainstream left-leaning outlets.

While it’s true today the majority of the media is still liberal, unlike in the 1970s, you have multiple influential conservative media outlets that would offer a balance to the Trump hating impeachment coverage that would dominate mainstream media outlets.

Watergate possibly could’ve gone different for Nixon if Sean Hannity and Fox News existed then. Plus, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Michael Savage and the rest of talk radio reaches millions of listeners per day.

There are also powerful online sources including The Daily Caller and Breitbart that would spread facts and information the rest of the media would not report.

In addition, there is BlazeTV, YouTubers and conservative bloggers posting on social media.

And of course, there is the biggest pro-Trump media megaphone of them all: Trump’s Twitter page.

Democrats can Tweet and comment all they want that Trump is Nixon 2.0 and they can give impeachment a shot, but it would be nowhere near as easy as it was with Richard Milhouse.

Trump has an advantage no other former Republican president has, and that is a vast right-wing media on-air and online that would be ready to come to his defense. If you’ve seen the ratings recently for CNN and how badly Fox News dominates them, I think I like Trump’s odds.

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Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of “A Whittle Bit of Commentary.” Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Parody Joe Biden Website Ranks Higher On Google Than His Real Campaign Website

Comedians and satire kings on social media are going to have a field day with the 2020 presidential election. The hilarious fun has already begun!

While former Vice President Joe Biden is rising in the polls, at the same time a fake Joe Biden campaign website is rising up the Google search results when anyone searches his name.

JoeBiden.info, a fake parody campaign account that mocks his “legislative accomplishments” with a list of issues he was against before he was for them (Iraq War for example) and his “hands-on approach” with women ranks higher on Google than his campaign website.

I Googled Joe Biden and other than an advertisement asking you to donate to him, his official website is nowhere to be found, but JoeBiden.info is the fourth link on the page.

I love satire, and this website and the fact it tops his own campaign website on Google is just classic.

However, if the parody account starts to gain too much traction, Google will probably block or take the website off the top results if the company follows the lead of Twitter that took down an AOC parody account.

The fake site already has a lot of material from Biden’s past with many more moments I’m sure ahead as we edge closer to election day 2020. This race for the White House is going to be a meme bonanza.

Especially if it comes down to Biden v. Trump.

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Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of “A Whittle Bit of Commentary.” Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Majority Of Democrats Running For President Are Really Running For A Cable News Gig Or Book Deal 5/3/19 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

Transcript: I don’t know about you but I gave up trying to keep count on how many Democrats are running for President. The names of new candidates from this point on doesn’t matter because none of have a chance at winning the nomination and they know it.

So why are they running?

Simple. It’s a marketing campaign.

Most of the candidates that are not delusional into believing they can actually win, are running to enhance their profile.

To gain national recognition.

To grab a gig on CNN or MSNBC and maybe even sign a book deal.

Having that you’re a former candidate for president is a nice line on your resume. They know it’s Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders nomination to lose. Everyone else is just running for a book deal.

I’m Chad Whittle and that’s a Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of “A Whittle Bit of Commentary.” Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.