It’s official: Michael Bloomberg, multi-billionaire former mayor of New York City, has announced his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Bloomberg, much like most people in the United States, believes that the current gaggle of Democrat hopefuls lack the potential to win the 2020 presidential election against the incumbent. Known for his oppressive policies as NYC mayor and his blatant anti-Second Amendment rhetoric and activism, Bloomberg believes he alone stands a chance to wrest the Oval Office from that dastardly outsider Donald Trump. The months leading up to the election will be very telling for the DNC. The introduction of Bloomberg into the primary race is going to show us exactly what Democrat voters really stand for, even with the filter of the Democrat-run media and the boisterous hard-left special interest groups in place. It will answer questions about how far left the common Democrat has really moved since the first days of Barack Obama’s presidency.
Bloomberg is a powerful advocate of ‘common-sense gun control’ via over-taxing and halting the production of most models of common semi-automatic weapons until only the wealthy elite have access to them. Recently, he jumped on the ‘man-made climate change’ bandwagon by launching the $70 million American Cities Climate Challenge. He even admits that the wealthy should, in fact, be paying more taxes. He certainly sounds like the ideal candidate the left has been longing for. But the current Democrat presidential candidate front runners didn’t seem very receptive to the new challenger. It seems a battle is brewing.
(Excuse me while I go pop some popcorn, because this is going to be interesting.)
Reacting to Bloomberg’s $34 million television campaign announcement, far-left extremist Bernie Sanders fired a shot across the Bloomberg campaign machine’s bow when he hit Twitter and spewed:
“We do not believe that billionaires have the right to buy elections. That is why multi-billionaires like Michael Bloomberg are not going to get very far in this election.”
Likewise, Democratic presidential candidate hopeful and sworn enemy of Wall Street Elizabeth Warren fired her shot at the wealthy candidate via Twitter:
“Mike Bloomberg is placing $34 million in TV ads in one week—the most of any presidential candidate in history. That’s one way to pay less under my #WealthTax. Because in a Warren administration, he and his billionaire friends would finally have to pay their fair share.”
It seems Mike Bloomberg will be fighting an uphill battle within his own party. Or will he? Bloomberg is a self-made man. He’s the fourteenth wealthiest person on the planet and the eighth wealthiest in the United States, according to Britannica.com. If we are to believe Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and their fringe Socialist base, this should automatically make him the enemy. Judging by Warren and Sanders’ recent rhetoric, he is the problem and should be ostracized by left-leaning voters everywhere even though he now professes to adhere to the farthest left of the left’s Socialist ideology.
This makes for an interesting scenario. Bloomberg’s success in the Democrat primaries will be a measuring stick as to how much emphasis Democrat voters place on wealth accumulation. It will also be a standard to measure just how far out of touch the coastal DNC has become with ‘flyover’ America. Setting aside Bloomberg’s tendency to create and enforce oppressive laws such as trans fat bans, large soda bans, strict tobacco control and many others, his billionaire status will be his first major hurdle with the rest of the Democrat candidates. If his numbers rise to rival Biden, Sanders, and Warren, it is safe to say that the Democrats’ billionaire vilification is yet another out-of-touch Democrat witch hunt.
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