2020 Election - Democrat's Platform

  Democrat Platform for 2020

  • Full term or after birth abortion. 
  • Higher taxes. 
  • Green new deal. 
  • Gun ban/control. 
  • Open borders/sanctuary cities. 
  • Abolish ICE. 
  • Socialism. 
  • Free healthcare (even for illegals-Biden) and college. 
  • Reparations. 
  • Paris Accord. 
  • Globalist trade deals. 
  • Impeach Trump. Obstruct Trump (Travel Ban, Border, Activist Judges) 
  • Reinstate regulations. 
  • Endless Trump investigations. 
  • Abolish Electoral College. 
  • Want Felons voting. 
  • Lower Voting Age to 16. 
  • No Voter ID. 
  • Encourage terrorist group Antifa. 
  • Identity politics.
  • Media Control
  • Censorship


2020 Democrats denounce Alabama's near-total abortion ban


2020 Democratic presidential candidates are hitting back hard against Alabama's near-total abortion ban, which was signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday. Several of the White House hopefuls are pointing to the need for better health care and to defend the Supreme Court's precedent set forth in Roe v. Wade.

President Donald Trump has yet to comment on the recent bills being passed by state lawmakers. However, he has repeatedly made misleading comment's on Democrats' stance on abortion during recent rallies.

“Democrats are aggressively pushing late-term abortion allowing children to be ripped from their mother’s womb, right up until the moment of birth," he said earlier this month at a rally at Panama City Beach, Fla. "The baby is born and you wrap the baby beautifully and you talk to the mother about the possible execution of the baby."


Pete Buttigieg Admits That When He Says ‘Fair Taxes’ He Means ‘Higher Taxes’


New Hampshire state director of the Concord Coalition Tyler Sweeney asked, “We reached $22 trillion in national debt. What would a President Buttigieg do to restore fiscal responsibility?”

“When candidates, Democrats, go out promising — as I think we should — that we’re going to have major increases in investment in things like education, health and infrastructure, we also gotta be willing to say where the revenue’s going to come from,” Buttigieg explained. “That’s why we really do need to entertain ideas like, I would say a fairer — which means higher — marginal income tax rate on those with the most.”


2020 Democratic presidential candidates endorse Green New Deal


Several Democrats running for president in 2020 have signed on to a proposal called the "Green New Deal," crafted to emulate FDR's New Deal yet with sweeping environmental reforms.

The proclamation was introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday, backed by dozens of legislators endorsing the endeavor. While it has only been introduced as a resolution, a summary of the plan explained that the goal is for the U.S. to become carbon-neutral within a decade, eradicating all fossil fuels — including emissions from airplanes and "cow farts" — retrofitting or replacing all buildings and providing union jobs for any Americans "unwilling" to work.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) boasted of signing on to the resolution, and sold it to an audience while likening the initiative to America fighting against Nazi Germany in World War II.


Democrats Used to Disagree About Gun Control. The 2020 Candidates Don't.


At her recent CNN town hall meeting, Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was asked by a pastor what the country can do about gun violence. "We have got to have smart gun safety laws in this country," she responded. "You can be in favor of the Second Amendment and also understand that there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers."

What stood out about that exchange was not that it distinguished Harris from her competitors for the Democratic nomination. Far from it, in fact: In January of 2019, a number of high-profile Democratic candidates in the Senate all co-sponsored an assault weapons ban bill, including Harris, and her presumptive primary opponents Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts).


2020 Dem Swalwell Would Send Gun Owners to Prison If They Didn’t Turn Over ‘Assault Weapon’ After Proposed Ban


During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Swalwell — the California congressman who threw his name into the ring for the Democratic presidential nomination last week — was asked if people who chose to defy his proposed ban and buyback of “assault weapons” would go to jail for not complying.

Swalwell answered that “they would” before bringing up the “alternative” of leaving the weapons at a “hunting club” or a “shooting range.”


Joe Biden Vows to Ban Sanctuary Cities – Flashback


KING: ‘I’d like to hear from Senator Biden. Would you allow these cities to ignore the federal law?”

BIDEN: “The reason that cities ignore the federal law is the fact that there is no funding at the federal level to provide for the kind of enforcement at the federal level you need.

Pick up The New York Times today. There’s a city not far across the river from my state that imposed similar sanctions. And what they found out is, as a consequence of that, their city went in the dumps — in the dumpster; stores started closing, everything started to happen, and they changed the policy.

Federal Authorities Charge Judge and Court Officer for Aiding Illegal Immigrant in Escape From ICE


Federal prosecutors have charged a judge and court officer in Massachusetts with a series of federal crimes related to their actions in helping an illegal immigrant flee from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, Fox News reported.

The United States District Court in Boston, Massachusetts, charged Newton District Court Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph and trial court officer Wesley MacGregor with conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice, obstruction of a federal proceeding and perjury. Attorney Andrew Lelling stated, “This case is about the rule of law … We cannot pick and choose the federal laws we follow or use our personal views to justify violating the law.”

This illegal immigrant had been deported twice before in 2003 and 2007 on other criminal charges. Despite this, his lawyer was recorded telling the judge that “ICE will pick him up if he walks out the front door. But I think the best thing for us to do is clear the fugitive issue and release him on a personal, and hope that he can avoid ICE…That’s the best I can do.”

The judge then asked, “what if we detain him?” before ordering the court officer to go off the record and turn off the courtroom’s audio recorder for nearly a minute. After that, the defendant’s lawyer said that his client “has some property downstairs” and wanted to speak through an interpreter, the judge allowed the court officer to then escort the illegal immigrant in order to escape through the back door and avoid impending deportation while the ICE officer assigned to Medina-Perez was waiting in the lobby.

The court documents charging the judge state that, “with the recorder off, defendant Joseph and the Defense Attorney discussed devising a way to have A.S. [Medina-Perez] avoid being arrested by the ICE officer.” The ICE officer did not know that the illegal immigrant had left the courthouse and was later mislead by the judge.


Democrat Candidates Told to Lie About Party’s Support for Sanctuary Cities and Open Borders  10-14-2018


The New York Times obtained a four-page memorandum from John Podesta’s Center for American Progress think tank. The memo tells Democrat candidates across the country to lie about their support for sanctuary policies to protect violent illegal aliens and to lie about the party’s open borders policies.

Democrats do not support a border wall and deportation of violent illegals. They don’t want the American public to know this.


Potential 2020 Democratic Candidates Rally Around Calls To “Abolish ICE” 


Democrats jockeying for the 2020 presidential nomination are calling to dismantle U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — embracing a stance that until recently been isolated to far-left party activists. 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has gone the farthest among possible contenders — tweeting Thursday that ICE “has become a deportation force” and should be replaced with “something that actually works.” 

But Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have also seized on the outcry over President Donald Trump’s migrant family separation policy to back a broad reshaping of the country’s immigration enforcement system.


Democratic Socialists of America officially endorse Bernie Sanders 


"Sanders is...the only socialist in American history with a serious chance of winning the presidency."



Where do 2020 Democratic candidates stand on healthcare? 


“Medicare for All” has been the dominant phrase in the healthcare conversation for 2020 Democratic candidates in the run-up to the 2020 primary. Though the phrase sounds simple, it has proven complicated. While almost every candidate pays at least lip service to Medicare for All, no two candidates hold the same policy position. 

Medicare for All advocates support a single, government-run health program with comprehensive, universal coverage that is free at the point of service. This plan would be accompanied by a jobs initiative that would ease the transition from private to government-run industry. 


What Exactly Are Slavery Reparations? 2020 Democrats Are Trying to Figure That Out

When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was asked whether he endorsed reparations for the descendants of slaves in the U.S. during a CNN town hall earlier this week, he responded with another question: “What does that mean?” “I’m not sure anyone’s very clear,” Sanders, who didn’t support reparations during his unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid, continued.

The American government has previously paid reparations to descendants of Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, as well as to victims of state-mandated sterilizations and of the Public Health Service’s 1932 Tuskegee experiment that purposely infected, and failed to treat, black men with syphilis. Despite these precedents, Hardball reported that 68% of Americans are opposed to reparations for the descendants of slaves. In fact, reparations have been outright dismissed by otherwise progressive politicians—President Barack Obama didn’t endorse them—or have been “redefined” to mean policies that lower the opportunity gap. The question remains, however, if broad policy that doesn’t specifically redress slavery—and only slavery—is a sufficient interpretation of reparations.


Here’s where the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on impeaching Trump 


Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. 

Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing calls to start the impeachment process, citing evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report they believe shows Trump obstructed justice . Most others, including leading contenders Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, have found a way to hedge or search for middle ground, supporting investigations that could lead to impeachment or saying Trump’s conduct warrants impeachment but stopping short of any call for such a proceeding.


Democratic candidates want to abolish the Electoral College 


 The Green New Deal and “Medicare for All” are old news. The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College. 

It’s the latest push by White House hopefuls to embrace a procedural tactic to rally the Democratic base, following similar calls to scrap the filibuster and increase the size of the Supreme Court. The 2020 candidates are tapping into Democratic anger after Donald Trump became the second Republican in five presidential elections to win the presidency through the Electoral College while losing the popular vote. 

The Electoral College, a group that comes together every four years to technically elect the president, is enshrined in the Constitution and won’t be easy to eliminate. O’Rourke suggested a constitutional amendment to award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote.


Democrats confronting debate over letting felons vote 


Democratic presidential contenders are facing a new debate over whether criminals in prison, even notorious ones like the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to win back their right to vote. 

Only two states now allow prisoners to vote — Maine and Vermont, Sanders' home state. But debate over the issues has begun percolating in a handful of other states, backed by advocates who see it as a civil rights issue. 

Asked Monday during a CNN town hall whether he supported allowing sex offenders or terrorists such as marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to vote, Sanders did not hesitate. "The right to vote is inherent to our democracy — yes, even for terrible people," Sanders said. "Once you start chipping away and you say, 'Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Oh, that person did that, not going to let that person vote.' You're running down a slippery slope."


States race ahead of 2020 Democrats in push to scrap Electoral College, lower voting age. 


Three states — Colorado, Delaware and New Mexico — have enacted legislation this year to circumvent the Electoral College by joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Two Democrat-controlled legislatures, in Maine and Nevada, have passed such bills out of committees. 

State legislators also have laid the groundwork for lowering the voting age — an idea championed last week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat — with measures in 23 states to preregister voters at age 16 or 17. 

In California and Oregon, constitutional amendments have been introduced this year to lower the voting age. Both ideas have picked up steam on the left in recent weeks as Democrats turn their focus to defeating President Trump in 2020. They see their goal as more attainable with an influx of teenage voters and without the Electoral College.


Democratic 2020 Candidates Flirt With Unconstitutional Censorship


Buzzfeed reports today that several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are looking at ways to tackle the growing problem of white nationalism. That’s good! 

They also report that some of them are endorsing the idea that the government should regulate speech on social media companies as a means of doing so. That’s bad! That’s very bad! 

Most of the quotes from the candidates are vague, likely because they recognize it’s basically impossible for Congress to pass a law aiming to diminish the reach of a certain ideology on a private social media platform without blatantly violating the Constitution.

 Kamala Harris for example promised if social media giants allowed white supremacist content, “we are going to hold you accountable as a community,” but the campaign “did not specify what holding social media companies accountable would look like.” 

Cory Booker’s campaign likewise “did not clarify if he’d specifically support regulating social media companies to curb white nationalism.”