2016 election

It’s Pretty Clear Why Obama Wouldn’t Have Fared So Well Against Donald Trump

Phillip Stucky, Daily Caller

Obama claimed in a Monday interview with CNN’s David Axelrod that his ground game would have gotten out the minority vote such that he would have surmounted Trump’s election efforts in 2016. Not so fast, because Obama’s dream falls apart amid a wash of black activists who voiced disappointment in his presidency during the run up to the election.

Transition to Trump: Trump receives warning from the affirmative action police

Donald Trump is already under assault for lack of “diversity” in his administration. Plus, Trump’s inauguration day could lack big name entertainers but the real “star” will be there, and, Obama’s inflammatory statements and transition roadblocks were entirely predictable.

The Audacity of Denial

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Obama claims that he wants Democrats to do a better job of “bleeding” alongside of the working class and assuring them that “we understand why they’re frustrated.” But what is the ultimate source of the frustration? It is his insulting ideology. His “legacy was on the ballot,” a phrase he used during the campaign and now no doubt regrets, and the people rejected it.

How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump: Part 1 of 3

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump won by “a victory of increments” in key states that relied upon adding new voters; disaffected traditional Democrats and increments of other demographics, such as African-Americans and Hispanics, and especially Catholics, to build a new Republican-voting coalition.

The Desperate Revisionism of the Left

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Hillary had come a long away from her days as a Watergate committee staffer who extolled the Pentagon Papers. In power, she had become like Nixon, adopting a sinister view of leakers and investigators and a sense of entitlement that led her to set up an illegal email server. But now out of power, she will dust off her senior thesis paper from Wellesley on Saul Alinsky and return to her radical roots.

Trump outlasted every 'last chance' from the media

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

At various points in 2016, the press predicted that it was either Trump's "last chance" to save himself, or it was his opponents' "last chance" to stop him. But each time, he overcame those pitfalls and prompted reports of yet another "last chance" for the unconventional candidate.

The Animal Cunning and Instinct of Donald Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Lost amid the left-wing hatred of Trump and the conservative Never Trump condescension is that so far he has shattered American political precedents by displaying much more political cunning and prescience than have his political opponents and most observers.

Putting Campaign ‘16 to bed at last

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Donald Trump thanked everyone at the end of the day for his “landslide.” It was hardly that, but it was enough. Settling for the presidency short of a landslide is not a bad year’s work. And now the campaign of ‘16 is history, though there’s no guarantee that further schemes by the soreheads are not afoot.

When Democrats Wanted Moscow’s Political Assistance

Democrats were not always so sensitive about Moscow’s involvement in American elections. In 1983 Democrats were down on their luck. So what to do? According to a memo from KGB head Viktor Chebrikov what Democratic Senators Ted Kennedy and John Tunney did was call upon on the Soviet Union for assistance in defeating President Reagan.

How the political rules changed in 2016

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

All of the Clinton campaign's money, TV ads, celebrity endorsements, polling data and expert consultants couldn't overcome Trump's superior strategy. Mature adults would be seeking to understand how they had missed out on how the rules were changing.

How Dr. Ben Carson can heal the wounds of Obama's racism

Helping our inner city poor effects our entire nation.  Done properly, helping the poor builds their self-esteem, provides opportunities and reduces costly welfare programs.  Equally important, it can remove HUD from meddling in local government and jeopardizing property rights.