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Anti-Gun Extremist, Michael Bloomberg, Preps To Enter 2020 Race

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https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-anti-gun-extremist-billionaire-michael-bloomberg-preps-to-enter-2020-race-report-says


November 8th, 2019
BREAKING: Anti-Gun Extremist, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, Preps To Enter 2020 Race, Report Says
By Ryan Saavedra
DailyWire.com

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat megadonor and anti-gun extremist, is reportedly set to enter the 2020 Democratic Party primary race for president, according to a new report from late Thursday afternoon.

The New York Times reported that “in the first sign that he is seriously moving toward a campaign, Mr. Bloomberg has dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary there” because the state “has a Friday deadline for candidates to formally enter the race.”

“Mr. Bloomberg and his advisers called a number of prominent Democrats on Thursday to tell them he was seriously considering the race, including former Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the retired majority leader who remains a dominant power broker in the early caucus state,” the Times added. “Aides to Mr. Bloomberg also reached out to Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, the chair of the Democratic Governors Association.”

In an email to Politico, longtime Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson said: “We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that. If Mike runs he would offer a new choice to Democrats built on a unique record running America’s biggest city, building a business from scratch and taking on some of America’s toughest challenges as a high-impact philanthropist.”

Wolfson continued on Twitter, writing: “Mike believes that Donald Trump represents an unprecedented threat to our nation. In 2016, he spoke out at the Democratic Convention, warning against a Trump presidency. In 2018, he spent more than $100 million to help elect Democrats to ensure that Congress began to hold the President accountable. And this year, he helped Democrats win control of both houses of the Virginia legislature.”

“We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that,” Wolfson continued. “If Mike runs he would offer a new choice to Democrats built on a unique record running America’s biggest city, building a business from scratch and taking on some of America’s toughest challenges as a high-impact philanthropist. Based on his record of accomplishment, leadership and his ability to bring people together to drive change, Mike would be able to take the fight to Trump and win.”

A New York Times analysis of Bloomberg’s gun control views from a few years ago found that his views are far outside anything that is considered to be mainstream:

His flagship bill is New York Senator Charles Schumer’s “Fix Gun Checks Act.” The proposal follows model language from Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” campaign. According to my analysis of the bill, this version of background checks would outlaw loaning a firearm to one’s spouse or sibling for two weeks. Or sharing a firearm on one’s property — such was target shooting with a guest, or loaning a gun to a ranch hand. And sharing guns while target shooting on federal land where it is allowed, such as on National Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management property.

The bill would felonize a couple who are not legally married, but who share firearms at a target range. Or a member of the Army Reserve who is summoned to overseas deployment, and who stored personal guns with a sibling or a trusted friend. Also criminalized is the friend who lends a gun to a stalking victim for a few days.

John Tkazyik, former Mayor of Poughkeepsie in New York, belonged to one of Bloomberg’s gun control groups until he realized how extreme the group was and that their goal was to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens. Tkazyik wrote in 2014:

I’m no longer a member of [Mayors Against Illegal Guns]. Why? Just as Ronald Reagan said of the Democratic Party, it left me. And I’m not alone: Nearly 50 pro-Second Amendment mayors have left the organization. They left for the same reason I did. MAIG became a vehicle for Bloomberg to promote his personal gun-control agenda — violating the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and taking resources away from initiatives that could actually work to protect our neighborhoods and save precious lives. Gun control will actually make a bad situation worse.



It did not take long to realize that MAIG’s agenda was much more than ridding felons of illegal guns; that under the guise of helping mayors facing a crime and drug epidemic, MAIG intended to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens. I don’t believe, never have believed and never will believe that public safety is enhanced by encroaching on our right to bear arms, and I will not be a part of any organization that does. [emphasis added]

It did not take long to realize that MAIG’s agenda was much more than ridding felons of illegal guns; that under the guise of helping mayors facing a crime and drug epidemic, MAIG intended to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens. I don’t believe, never have believed and never will believe that public safety is enhanced by encroaching on our right to bear arms, and I will not be a part of any organization that does.

Faiz Shakir, campaign manager for Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is a socialist, said of Bloomberg, “More billionaires seeking more political power surely isn’t the change American needs.”

Democrat strategist and former top Obama aide David Axelrod indicated that the struggles of Joe Biden’s campaign played a big role in Bloomberg entering the race, saying: “There’s no question that Bloomberg’s calculus was that Biden was occupying a space, and the fact that he’s getting in is a clear indication that he’s not convinced Biden has the wherewithal to carry that torch. So yeah, I don’t think this is a positive development for Joe Biden.”
 

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Last ditch effort now that Warren has fallen flat. The dems had to convince someone to fall on the sword. Not their own sword, the one in their back.
 

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What comes out of NYC isn't much better than what comes out of California, and Bloomburg is a Prime Example of this. He is the one who started the War on Fat, Salt, Sugar, and he is the one who made it Illegal to Purchase an Extra Large Soft Drink. He is also Rabidly Anti 2A and has no Qualms of Trampling the Constitution. I wouldn't Vote for him if he could Walk on Water, and Raise the Dead.
 

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That man is one dangerous snowflake..

He will bury Biden, Warren and Bernie.
He got money.

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But it makes me laugh how he waited until most of them threw away a ton of their campaign money before he entered. The Dems are having a hard time raising any campaign funds as it is (as many of their devotees are deeply in debt and unemployed or under employed) and here comes a billionaire who really doesn't need to raise any money. I bet they paint him as the "Progressive Donald Trump". A billionaire political outside who can save them from the old school Democrat politicians like Hillary and Bernie. Of course in reality he has been playing liberal puppet master for years.
 

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If he drops in, absolutely.
He got to dodge all of the questions in the debates so he never had a chance to make a wrong answer.
Absolutely. And, to top that off, he'll get the benefit of the Democratic Party's primary donor rules. See, one of the requirements for engaging in the televised debates was for each participant to register a certain number of financial donors with the Dem Election Committee so that the party can solicit those donors for contributions other than those originally made to the primary candidate. Much of the funds received from those solicitations are distributed to those candidates who go deeper into the primary process (as well as whoever finally gets the nomination). So crafty Bloomberg will get money from the DNP without having shared info on any of his own donors. Well played...
 

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... So crafty Bloomberg will get money from the DNP without having shared info on any of his own donors. Well played...
But he's a billionaire like Trump and can dump billions of his own money (instead of millions) into propaganda. As @phideaux said "He got money".
The other ones have spent most of their money early-on trying to beat out Beto and other forgettable ones.:LOL:
 

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But he's a billionaire like Trump and can dump billions of his own money (instead of millions) into propaganda. As @phideaux said "He got money".
The other ones have spent most of their money early-on trying to beat out Beto and other forgettable ones.:LOL:
No question that Bloomberg has barrels full of money to throw at this. My only point is that he’ll get even more dough from the DNP, raised from donors recruited by the other candidates. But his own donors will be his alone, unshared. I think he timed his entry into the race very well. He’s a rich and crafty bugger, and someone to watch out for.
 

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Well, the more money he spends on a failed attempt at the nomination, the less money he has to promote his gun control agenda...
That is a good point. Funny how the libs hate and vilify the rich, unless they spend their money on progressive BS.
 

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