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Bernie Sanders Wins Colorado Primary After Joe Biden Sweeps the South

The socialist needed this victory.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has won the Colorado primary, stemming the tide after sustaining many crushing losses in the Bible belt to begin Super Tuesday.

The Associated Press called the race for Sanders as of 7:21 p.m MST, with 486,445 votes being counted from Colorado Democrats. Sanders currently has 36 percent of the vote, with former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg getting 24 percent, former Vice President Joe Biden receiving 20 percent, Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (D-MA) at 17 percent, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) at 1 percent.

Sanders supporters are celebrating the big victory, which they hope is the first major one of many before Super Tuesday comes to an end.

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Although Sanders received a resounding victory in Colorado, he will not be receiving 100 percent of the state’s delegates. Candidates must break the 15 percent threshold statewide or within one of the state’s seven Congressional districts in order to receive some of the state’s 67 pledged delegates. As many as four different candidates could reach that threshold and lay claim to some of the state’s apportioned delegates.

There are 23 delegates that will be designated on a proportional statewide basis while 44 are assigned based on the results within the state’s seven Congressional districts. In addition, the state has another dozen superdelegates who may very well play a role in deciding the nominee at the DNC convention in Milwaukee, Wis. later this year, particularly if the convention is brokered after delegates cannot decide who the candidate is on the first ballot.

Biden gained the early momentum over Sanders and other contenders on Super Tuesday after he won in Virginia, North Carolina, and other delegate-rich southern states:

Joe Biden has been projected as the winner of the Virginia Democratic Primary, winning the state in overwhelming fashion and showing his appeal in southern states and to Black voters.

The first round of Super Tuesday returns showed Biden carrying the state in a landslide.

Both Bloomberg and Sanders had hoped to be competitive in the traditionally moderate state, with the former having spent a considerable amount of money hoping to block out Biden. But it appears Biden’s appeal to southern Democrats proved more effective than Bloomberg’s money.

Early returns show the former Vice President with more than 55% of the vote, perhaps repeating his dominant South Carolina victory in the more affluent southern state…

North Carolina has also been called for Biden as polls closed in the state. A victory in that state would represent an even more favorable development for Biden, who was expected to compete with Sanders closely in the Tarheel State.

Sanders may have a chance to bridge the gap with Biden as the states of Texas and California, two states with large Hispanic populations, have yet to be decided.

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Obama Reportedly Said Pete Buttigieg Too ‘Gay’ and ‘Short’ to be President

Tell it like it is, Barack!

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Former president Barack Hussein Obama reportedly said that former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was too “gay” and too “short” to be a serious presidential contender during the midst of the 2020 presidential race.

Buttigieg, who ran for president in 2020 and surprisingly won the Iowa caucus, is now the Transportation Secretary under President-imposed Joe Biden. He is considered a rising star in the Democrat Party due to his homosexual lifestyle, which includes being gay married to a husband, but Obama is apparently a doubter.

Obama reportedly made his remarks while addressing a group of black Democrat donors in Oct. 2019 as he was attempting to exert his influence over the process. The revelation comes from a new book authored by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen titled, Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.

At the time, Obama was apparently supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president. The excerpt from the book, which includes various pot shots made by Obama toward Buttigieg, reads as follows:

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When he was asked to return to the original question on his advice, Obama said he liked Buttigieg, a rising talent who’d worked on his own campaign. But despite his affinity for the South Bend mayor, he rattled off a list of reasons why Buttigieg couldn’t win. 

“He’s thirty- eight,” Obama said, pausing for dramatic effect, “but he looks thirty.” The audience laughed. Obama was on a roll, using the tone of light ridicule he some-times pointed at himself — ” big ears” and “a funny name,” he’d said so many times before. Now, it was directed at Buttigieg. “He’s the mayor of a small town,” the former president continued. “He’s gay,” Obama said, “and he’s short.” More laughter. 

Only months earlier, Buttigieg had sat in Obama’s postpresidential office in Washington seeking counsel on how to maintain equanimity in the face of homophobia on the campaign trail. Now, behind his back, Obama was riffing on him to some of the wealthiest Black men in America at a time when Buttigieg had been dubbed “Mayo Pete” by critics who believed he couldn’t connect with African American voters.

It goes without saying that any conservative who made similar remarks would be pilloried by the fake news media. Obama will get a pass, although the comments may make the former president’s relationship with the former mayor strained as Buttigieg climbs up the political ladder undeservedly due solely to identity politics.

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