2020 Election

Assault on America, Day 139: Spineless wimp Mitt Romney leads DC swamp class with gusto

No one ever said American politics was full of principled leaders, and Mitt Romney is perhaps the worst jelly-spine wimp in Congress today. Romney’s turning out to be every bit as frustrating as conservatives thought he’d be -- just think what would’ve happened if he’d won in 2012.

Assault on America, Day 138: Trump trade policy won’t let China dictate how we shop, live or eat

Donald Trump meant what he said when he chose “Make America Great Again” as his campaign mantra four years ago. Decade upon decade of feckless trade policy had a big hand in causing the U.S. to slip in competitiveness around the globe. With Trump in charge, we’re seeing a drastic change for the better.

2020: The Year of the Women -- for Trump

Lauren DeBellis Appell, Real Clear Politics

When women vote, they pay attention to what a candidate is for, not who they’re against. They voted for Trump the first time because they believed, among other things, that their economic and national security had a better chance of success with him, and they were right. Women vote on substance and results, not on their emotions or vague talking points. That won’t change in 2020; they’re going to vote for the person who will keep this country going in the right direction. Women are already voting with their wallets, and if the first quarter of 2019 is any indication, President Trump has earned the confidence of women going into the 2020 election cycle.

Assault on America, Day 135: Which 2020 Democrats will join Alyssa Milano’s sex strike?

Search efforts didn’t reveal whether any of the 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls signed on to Alyssa Milano’s call for a nationwide “sex strike” -- but they all side with the abortion-on-demand cause behind it. Just when you thought American politics couldn’t get any screwier…what will it be next week?

Assault on America, Day 134: As Bernie avoids touting socialism, 2020 Dems pick up the slack

It’s understandable how Democrat presidential candidates hope to set themselves apart from the others by dissing on President Trump, his record and his policies. But when push comes to shove they’d better provide facts to back up their claims. Bernie Sanders and cohorts aren’t making the grade.

How President Trump can break up the Democrats' fragile coalition

John Feehery, The Hill

For Republicans and President Trump, there are three things they can do to exploit divisions within the fragile Democratic coalition. First, condemn consistently and forcefully the white supremacists among them. The American dream is a universal value, and it is not just opened to the palest among us. Second, defend traditional values as the greatest gateway to economic security. The Democrats are taking us to a brave new world, untried, untested, untethered to reality. Normal Americans don’t buy it. Third, listen to the concerns of black, Hispanic and Asian Americans, value their input and ask for their votes. Don’t make the same mistakes of the progressive elite.

Assault on America, Day 133: The best way to guarantee a 2020 loss for Trump is go to war

Donald Trump’s shown a remarkable ability to manage his political affairs in such a way to accomplish great things, shore up his base level of support and give himself a very good chance at reelection. How could it all change on a dime? How about being ensnared in another war. Don’t do it, Mr. President.

Assault on America, Day 132: If Joe Biden is a ‘moderate,’ then every Democrat is a ‘centrist’

No matter how you slice it, Joe Biden is no “centrist” -- and he’s no “moderate” either -- nor are any of the other major 2020 Democrat contenders. The media tries to wrap these extremists in the most normal terminology possible, but underneath each one lies just another leftist belief system.

That’s Hillary Clinton’s angry ghost stalking the election of 2020

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Some Democrats with 2020 vision look forward to the next election. One of them is Joe Biden, who took a remarkable 32-point lead in the primary polls this week. He apparently read in the newspapers that Hillary lost and he did get over it. He polled 46 percent in the poll and Bernie Sanders got only 14 percent. Such early polls have to be taken with a lovin’ spoonful of extra-coarse kosher salt, and have little to say about an election 18 months hence. But such polls show which way the wind is blowing now, and are more relevant than most of the blah, blah, blah. Elvis has left the building, and so has Hillary Clinton.

Dems should drop anti-Trump platform and become a genuine party

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Dems ought to quit the resistance nonsense and turn their energies into becoming a genuine opposition party. They can start by quietly accepting that Trump was fairly elected in 2016, then make news with constructive criticisms of his policies and credible alternatives. That would give voters a substantive contrast. And Dems would be practicing what they preach. They demand respect for presidential norms and the separation of powers, yet refuse to accept Trump’s legitimacy. If they can’t do even that, they deserve a long exile in the political wilderness.

Assault on America, Day 131: R’s & D’s aren’t just mortgaging the future, they’re ruining it

Things won’t improve until there’s the political will to bring government spending under control. It’ll require a complete change in attitudes among the citizenry, too -- and a good sales job by our elected leaders. Something’s gotta give. Mortgaging the future is a reality…but there won’t be a house left to give the children.

Critics Of David Bossie Have It Wrong And Are Hurting President Trump’s Reelection Prospects

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Just as David Bossie is being criticized today, I received a lot of establishment media criticism back in the 1970s by those who saw political direct mail as having only one purpose—to raise money. What these critics don’t understand is that direct mail is advertising, and that it is a form of alternative media that educates voters, organizes activists to pass or defeat legislation, and identifies favorable voters and supporters—and raises money too.

Assault on America, Day 128: Pelosi’s awkward dilemma equals big opening for GOP next year

No one should feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi. She’s got a near impossible dilemma -- to manage the outspoken get-Trump fringe nuts in her caucus and still offer a coherent package of ideas for Americans to latch onto. Republicans have a golden opportunity to beat Democrats in 2020. Will they take it?

Assault on America, Day 127: Booker’s proposed gun grab makes him scariest of all 2020 Dems

Unfortunately for Americans, Sen. Cory Booker’s not being ironic in yearning to federalize gun ownership. True, he’s just trying to draw attention to his flailing presidential bid, but none of the other 2020 Democrats condemned anything in Booker’s crackpot plan either. Talk about “scary”.

Assault on America, Day 126: Obama blames Hillary for wrecking his legacy. Is he wrong?

Barack Obama shouldn’t be griping about his legacy -- those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss didn’t tarnish his reputation beyond what he’d already done to himself through eight years of arrogant malfeasance. 2020 Democrats seemingly haven’t grasped the lesson.

Assault on America, Day 125: Trump commission should shoot back at climate change commissars

Contrary to the claims of Democrats and the media, science is far from “settled” on climate change or other debatable concepts. Trump’s NSC climate commission may or may not be created but the political fight over the matter is unfinished. Some advice: if an enemy is shooting at you, “shoot back.”

Assault on America, Day 124: Democrats’ Trump tax return fix a prelude to all-out war in 2020

Democrats aren’t doing much to hide how they intend to approach the 2020 election. Anyone who thinks the 2016 campaign was nasty better gear up for the political war to end all wars next year. Donald Trump represents the biggest barrier to the realization of all the Democrats’ sinister schemes. Plan accordingly.

Biden’s Alleged Financial Ties To U.S. Enemy China Overshadow His 2020 Bid

Ben Weingarten, The Federalist

If we as a nation truly care about the corrosive, destabilizing nature of foreign influence, should not we be most concerned with the greatest foreign adversary of all? Should not business leaders be presenting a united front with members of an increasingly united federal government to drive as hard a bargain as possible to fundamentally change China’s behavior, and provide real teeth to any punishment should it fail to adhere to a deal, as it has done repeatedly in the past? As the CPDC’s speakers made clear, U.S.-China policy not only deserves to be at the center of the 2020 presidential election, it must be at the center of the 2020 presidential election.

The one issue that could reelect Trump

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

President Bill Clinton survived the Monica Lewinsky scandal in large part because he rode a robust economy courtesy of the internet bubble (which later burst). Mr. Trump knows these lessons of history — as do the Democrats. A dynamic economy creates electoral momentum for a president responsible for the new prosperity. Mr. Trump’s success has already made it far more difficult for his opponents to advance their existential war against him and their leftist agenda. The extraordinary economic boom is the reelection. If it continues apace, one by one the Democratic candidates will float into irrelevancy, and Mr. Trump will astonish the world all over again.

Assault on America, Day 121: Who hurts his party more, Trump or Crazy Bernie Sanders?

It’s always comical whenever a liberal commentator offers advice to Republicans and even more hilarious when he or she attempts to define the Democrats. There’s no way that keeping Trump as head of the GOP hurts Republicans now -- a lesson Democrats will realize soon enough.