Cooper's Eye on the Left: Leading octogenarian Democrat

Cooper's Eye on the Left: Leading octogenarian Democrat

June 10th, 2019 by Clint Cooper in Opinion Free Press

Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Berlin, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Gray power

If you thought former Vice President Joe Biden was the dinosaur among 2020 Democratic presidential candidates at 76, you'd be wrong. It's former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, 89, and he's pumped from the results of a Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey.

The survey showed him receiving 1% of support in a question to Democrats about who they would support in next year's presidential primary. The octogenarian tweeted — or someone tweeted for him: "Our condolences to [U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, 38, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, 52, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, 40, and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, 59] (all fake progressives and stooges for corporate power) for polling below us in the new Harvard/Harris poll. There's always next time."

Gravel first ran for office in 1958, before each of the four aforementioned candidates was born. He last served in public office in 1981, when he retired after two terms as U.S. senator.


Oh, she's from New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, has support from around 1% of Democrats for her party's 2020 presidential nomination in a recent poll, and her words during a recent appearance in Georgia assure she will never get much higher, at least in areas where abortion is not popular and Christians are a majority.

The Empire State's junior senator, in the Peach State to rail against its ban on abortions after six weeks, seemed to badly misunderstand the Christian faith, the concept of free will, and conflated abortion with the separation of church and state.

"If you are a person of the Christian faith," said Gillibrand, who has said she is Catholic, "one of the tenants of our faith is free will. One of the tenants of our democracy is that we have a separation of church and state, and under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people. And I think this is an example of that effort."

Whew, that's a lot to unpack. First, pro-life supporters, regardless of their faith, believe taking a life in the womb is murder, to which free will is not extended. Second, while many people have a faith that does not support abortion, they oppose abortion because they believe the taking of a life is wrong. And, third, Christians are not called to impose their faith but are told to share it, yet they feel a moral duty to oppose abortion.


The new segregation

Graduation ceremonies, according to a study by the National Association of Scholar, are becoming increasingly segregated.

Indeed, at least 75 American colleges now have black-only graduation ceremonies, and 43 percent of surveyed colleges have segregated residence halls.

Two years ago, Harvard hosted a separate graduation ceremony for black students for the first time, and the University of Delaware hosted a separate ceremony for LGBTQ students. Now the separation has widened.

In addition to the graduation ceremonies, with neo-segregation, as the survey terms it, 46% of the 173 college surveyed offered segregated student orientation programs; 43% had segregated residential arrangements; and 72% had segregated graduation ceremonies. Some even had "Diversity Fly-Ins," where colleges offered minority students an expenses-paid, on-campus visit, and segregated alumni groups.

Sort of turns that whole civil rights movement on its head, doesn't it?


Will it take a mass murder?

Apparently, it will have to get worse than murders of humans and rapes of dogs to death to move the left from harboring illegal immigrants in sanctuary state and cities.

Illegal immigrant Fidel Lopez, 52, was convicted in April of raping his girlfriend's small Lhasa Apso, which led to its death. The judge in the case in Multnomah County, Oregon, sentenced the man to 60 days in jail and said he would have sentenced him to a longer term if the law had allowed him to do so. But since he already had served 60 days while waiting to stand trial, he was released.

However, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had requested that he be turned over to that agency for deportation — due to immigration violations — upon his release and requested that it be given 48 hours notice of that release. But officials in Multnomah County, a sanctuary city, ignored the request and released him into the public.

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