2018 Elections

But is it still 'the economy, Stupid'?

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

If Trump had been content to do what previous conservative presidents did, to talk about what a great thing it would be if he could do all these good things and one day he surely would, the Democrats would have been pleased to give him a nice (figurative) pat on the head and everyone could have got on with civility, the rage this year. But he actually set out to do these things, and that’s not the way the Washington game is meant to be played. If the Democrats take the House, we can expect the game to get meaner. Chuck and Nancy and Maxine promise an impeachment party, and it will be an exercise in ultimate futility. But we’ll have fun breaking some furniture.

Democrats Running Because They Hate You

We’ve found a frightening intersection between the astonishing statements by Democratic candidates and campaign operatives revealed in James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas undercover videos and the conclusions of Prof. Angelo Codevilla’s recent essay “Our Revolution’s Logic” that we told you about in our article “Revolutionary Logic.”

Trump: Military Can Use Force At Border

President Donald Trump said yesterday the military will respond with force to anyone in the invading migrant “caravans” who attacks soldiers with rocks or other objects. "They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back," Trump said during a White House press conference about immigration.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In 2018’s rapid dash to the election R’s tout security, D’s pound race

With just days to go until Americans vote in the midterm elections both parties are busy making their closing arguments to voters on the importance of congressional majorities. Republicans make it all about security, Democrats just want to talk healthcare, race and gender.

They Can't Bear the Thought That Trump's Win Was No Anomaly

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

I do not of course know what is going to happen next Tuesday. But if, as seems to me increasingly likely, the Republicans hold the House, the anti-Trump and NeverTrump fraternity will be dealt a cruel blow. Not only will they have lost, not only will their confident predications have been in vain, but their entire sense of the way the world works will have been further undermined. The thing that was impossible, that could not have happened, will have turned out to be not an inexplicable singularity but a corroboration of a new dispensation -- a dispensation, moreover, that has no place for them.

The Democrats' never-ending meltdown

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

When the midterm comes along the Democrats are going to find that we are not ISIS, or Nazis, or racists, or terrorists. We are Americans. We are moms and dads, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, and best friends. We are voters and families who look to the future and want it to be the best it can be. Next week, we must trust and urge the American people to not reward those who condemn people for rejecting the status quo, and deciding to stand for freedom, fairness and a renewed American future.

Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum’s Campaign: 'It’s a cracker state.'

Our friend James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action has struck again, this time catching the campaign of Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida trashing the state and white voters: Florida “is a f***ed up ass state" and “It’s a cracker state,” said campaign aide Omar Smith, Gillum's former college roommate.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Life-changing events shine spotlight on 2018’s electoral consequences

In our troubled times life-changing events occur whether we’re ready for them or not. Some respond by purchasing a gun to protect themselves while others continue faulting political leaders for making things worse. Elections do have consequences – let’s hope they’re all good this year.

Why Democrats are staying silent about the migrant caravan

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

While immigration looked like a sure loser for the GOP in June, the sheer size of the caravan, and the violence displayed by some marchers in Guatemala and Mexico, is galvanizing Republican and conservative voters and could tip next week’s midterms. If Democrats support the use of the military or any other Trump measure aimed at blocking entry, they risk turning off the party’s leftist base on the eve of Election Day. On the other hand, if they object too loudly and demand sympathy for thousands of unvetted migrants, Trump will have fresh reason to brand them as favoring open borders and illegal immigrants over law-abiding citizens.

Democratic-Controlled House

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

For those Americans who see majority rule as sacrosanct, ask yourselves how many of your life choices you would like settled by majority rule. Would you want the kind of car you own to be decided through a democratic process? What about decisions as to where you live, what clothes you purchase, what food you eat, what entertainment you enjoy and what wines you drink? I'm sure that if anyone suggested that these decisions should be subject to a democratic process wherein majority rules, we would deem the person tyrannical.

Big Tech Election Meddling: Censoring Conservatives Right Before Election Day

Conservatives like Laura Loomer, John Guandolo and LifeSiteNews.com are being silenced and censored by Big Tech. As Ms. Loomer said, "There is nowhere for Conservatives to go. We are being banned online in the middle of the midterm elections simply because we are conservative. Put simply, this is ELECTION MEDDLING."

Revolutionary Logic

In an essay “Our Revolution’s Logic” that should be a wake-up call to every conservative in America Prof. Angelo Codevilla applies the "logic of revolution" to the escalating “Resistance” to the results of the 2016 election and says its sentiments’ spiraling volume and intensity have eliminated any possibility of “stepping back.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Halloween’s been ruined by the politically correct thought police

Halloween isn’t the only day Americans wish things could be the way it used to be. Politics has creeped unwantedly into every aspect of our lives – and there’s no going back now. Perhaps today we should take a break from the turmoil and remember the good things in life – and tomorrow start a new trend.

Democrats Blaming Normal Americans for Nuts Will Blow Up In Their Faces at the Ballot Box

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

This latest okey-doke is isn’t going to work. It's transparent baloney, and Normal people see it. One of the big challenges the liberal elite faces is the fact that it refuses to concede that their opponents – i.e., people like you – are not utter idiots who don’t know they are being grifted. They have to think we are stupid, because they have no achievements of their own and assuming we’re dumber than they are is the only way they can feel superior to us. As a result, they adopt ridiculous strategies because they can't accept that we're smart enough not to be fooled.

Why the left hates prosperity

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Politics is a contact sport. And yes, it really all does come down to winning. There aren’t too many moral victories in politics. As two-time winner Bill Clinton used to say, you can’t change the country if you don’t win. The problem for the Trump haters and the reason they are so spitting angry is that Mr. Trump is changing the country — for the better. Seven of ten voters rate the economy as good or great. Liberals are doubly angry and frustrated because they were so sure he would fail. Hmm. Perhaps they are the ones who are intellectually inferior.

The truth about rage and hate

Steve Hilton, Fox News

I want to say something directly to my friends in the elite. This is not just about Trump. It's about you, too. The way you've shown no compassion for the casualties of your ideas, the human casualties of globalization, automation, centralization, and uncontrolled immigration. Here's my plea to the liberal elite and the Never Trump elite. Start practicing the tolerance you preach. Show some empathy and respect for your fellow Americans. Love thy neighbor.  Yes, even the ones who support President Trump and watch Fox News.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Pundits pontificate on election odds but voters decide from the booth

Both sides’ advocates will use the remaining days before next week’s elections to make their cases on which party will ultimately control the House. Opinions are worth what you pay for them – but voters determine the results. Conservatives are on fire this year; will good things happen?

The Making of a Red Wave?

Laura Hollis, Townhall

President Donald Trump stiffened the spines of previously squishy Republicans. Trump saw early on that he would never get a fair shake from the media and took his message straight to the American people in his singularly blunt fashion. Trump has also exposed how false and fraudulent the press has been. Trump dared to go after the votes of minorities, women and working-class Americans -- and his rising approval ratings in those groups have shocked observers who've claimed for years that no Republican could achieve what he has done.

The Democrat Brand In Their Own Words

Through “The Stop The Democrat Mobs” campaign, CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and FedUp PAC have been leading the efforts for conservatives to nationalize the election around the violent, Far-Left, socialist policies and positions of the new Democrat Party.