The Democrats held another debate last night, and while I decided not to watch it, I did pull cards on the top candidates. I did not pull a card for Amy Klobuchar, but I did pull for Bloomberg, as he has promised to help Democrats financially, even if he is not the nominee. And, as much as it pains me, I pulled for Trump as well.
For Tom Steyer, I pulled the Eight of Swords.
This card generally symbolizes obstacles that keep us from moving forward. I read this as Steyer lacking name recognition on a national level. Because of this, I pulled a second card to see if this is temporary energy and I pulled Justice, which tells me that Steyer will get more name recognition as time goes by.
This doesn’t guarantee him a win as the Democratic Presidential nominee, but it does mean that current roadblocks for him will likely disappear.
Weirdly, I also pulled the Eight of Swords for Pete Buttigieg. Upon further reflection, it doesn’t surprise me that I pulled this card, as I doubt everyday folks know about Buttigieg. Political junkies, those on the Hill, and media pundits are obviously familiar with him, but I don’t believe he has the same political brand recognition as other candidates in the race. I also pulled a second card for him, asking whether or not the name recognition roadblock will be permanent for him and I got the Eight of Pentacles.
This tells me his campaign will continue to generate money and support, thought I don’t see him ultimately being the nominee. This could change, though, as it’s still early days. And it is clear that Buttigieg is not dropping out of the race any time soon.
I pulled the Page of Cups for Elizabeth Warren.
This tells me that that her base is strong and will continue to turn out for her. I am not one these supporters, as I will never forgive her for lying about Hillary Clinton and not really supporting her in 2016, but she does have a solid support base. However, her reach is not as broad as either Biden or Sanders. But, like Buttigieg, Liz isn’t leaving this race any time soon.
Gag-o-rama, I pulled The World for Bernie Sanders.
If you know me, you’ll know that I despise Sanders as much as I do Trump, as I see them as two sides of the same racist, sexist, toxic self-centered coin. I understand this isn’t a popular opinion, but I stand by it. Sanders’ narcissism allows him to believe he is the one and only candidate who should be president, so I’m not surprised that The World came up for him. Like Trump, Sanders is convinced he’s the only one who can get stuff done. Given that he’s been dubbed one of two front runners of the Democratic primary, even if I’d pulled a negative card, I can tell you that nothing will stop Sanders from seeing this through to the very end. He’s still pissed that he didn’t get the nomination in 2016 and we can expect him to throw another temper tantrum if he doesn’t get it this year either.
I pulled the Strength card for Joe Biden and I honestly read this card as a warning to him – he’s gonna need all the strength he can possibly muster to earn the nomination.
Right now, he has the support of the Black community, which is a loyal voting bloc for Democrats. This helps Biden a great deal. I suspect he will continue to get money from major wealthy private donors and PACs, which will also help keep his campaign going. But, he’s going to have to fight off Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to be nominated. And, if he does get the nomination, Biden will have to face the ire of Sanders supporters and Trump, Putin, and Saudi Arabia.
The first card I pulled for Michael Bloomberg was the Five of Swords.
When I pulled this card, my first impression was, while running, Bloomberg’s going to get blowback on many of the decision he made as mayor of New York City. Much, if not all of this criticism will be fair and I don’t see him becoming the Democratic nominee; I’ve never seen him making it that far in the race. However, because he’s pledged to spend whatever amount of money necessary to end Trump’s reign, I asked the Universe to show me the energy around this promise and I pulled the Five of Wands.
This is a battle card. I believe Bloomberg will stay true to his word, but I think he’ll be surprised how difficult it will be to fight Trump and his cronies.
While shuffling the cards for Trump, two fell out: the King of Swords and the Seven of Pentacles.
This makes sense given that Trump is a Gemini and sword cards rule air signs. He’s also the “leader” of this country and he thinks he’s a king, not a democratically-elected president (which is kind of accurate, since he wasn’t democratically elected). The Seven of Pentacles indicates that Trump is still planning to grift more money using his position of power in this country, to steal whatever he can, including the upcoming election.
I still do not feel that any of the Democratic candidates can overcome Trump and his criminal backers. It looks like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders stand the best chance of getting the Democratic nomination, but nine months remain before the election and anything can happen. Still, it’s probably going to be Trump versus either Biden or Sanders and I don’t think either of them can beat Trump. This is especially true since Putin already has his hands in the upcoming election, as judged by the recent hack of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, the board of which Biden’s son Hunter was a member. Trump is already using this story to put doubt into the mind of Americans regarding Biden’s loyalty and truthfulness, just as he did with Hillary in 2016. And he’s clearly got Russian minions doing the dirty hacking work, just as he did four years ago. Now that Putin has strong armed his entire government into resigning so he can set himself up to be King of Russia, he can help Trump in his bid to become King of America, #TrumpPutinLives.