2020 Election

Bob Marshall: The perilous quest to fast-track a Covid-19 vaccine

To address the COVID-19 epidemic governments are considering mandatory vaccination of every person in the world with fast-tracked, never-before-approved vaccines that can alter genes; vaccines using tissue from aborted children and vaccines developed without animal testing prior to human trials. A 1972 Science magazine editorial cautioned that mass immunization campaigns can produce significant irreversible harm if a vaccine became contaminated with an unrecognized agent such as a cancer-causing virus. Rushing to produce a Covid-19 vaccine could have similar effects.

Assault on America, Day 580: Trump is right, national mail-in balloting would be a disaster

President Trump opened a can of worms last week when he tweeted that the election could be postponed until after the COVID-19 national panic subsides. Democrats will use the occasion to step up their calls for mail-in balloting, a tragic national disaster waiting to happen if it comes down to it. Republicans had better step up.

Read the Fine Print to Know What a Biden Presidency Brings

Roger Kimball, The Epoch Times

Even if Joe Biden wins, it will not be he who governs. On every contentious issue—immigration, defense spending, regulation, education, healthcare, taxes, housing policy, student debt—the Democratic platform calls for a huge increase in government intrusiveness and consequent loss of individual freedom. Naturally, the truly radical nature of this platform is somewhat concealed by bureaucratese and a clever deployment of uplifting abstractions. Elie Wiesel was asked what his experience of the Holocaust taught him. “When people say they want to kill you,” he said, “believe them.” Good advice.

Liberal media blurs cost of ongoing Black Lives Matter/Antifa race riots

Robert Knight, Washington Times

Apart from lots of happy stories depicting the whole country kneeling to the BLM’s anti-White, Marxist demands, you won’t see much about the real costs. Between May 25 and June 8, at least 17 people were killed in what the media call “unrest.” More than 700 law enforcers were injured. Property damage has run into the billions, and we’re not done yet. Portland continues to simmer, and cities explode nightly, like Richmond this past week. Just because the media have amnesia, we shouldn’t forget the real costs of the Democrats’ experiment in street justice. Or sacrifices of the thin blue line.

Coronavirus and the Ceremony of Innocence

David Catron, The American Spectator

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t very impressive by historical standards. Consequently, it will change our lives in relatively superficial ways. The majority come from that most reviled tribe of villains — men. COVID-19 kills about twice as many males as women. Consequently, some feminists may view the pandemic as condign punishment for the plague of patriarchy they claim has sickened society for millennia. A more rational way to look at coronavirus is as a wake-up call. Most of us conduct our lives as if depravity and deprivation don’t exist. Perhaps COVID-19 will drown that ceremony of innocence.

Will Democracy Get Lost in the Mail?

Tim Graham, CNS News

The media are starting to admit that mail-in voting might not turn out very well. This year, people have risked their health and stood in long lines to participate in our democracy. The prospect of an orderly election with results the people can have confidence in is looking grim. In 1984, I cast my first presidential vote for Ronald Reagan with an absentee ballot mailed home to Wisconsin. My father informed me, after Reagan won in a landslide, that my vote wasn't counted. That wasn't heartbreaking, but if this election gets messy and isn't a landslide, we're going to have heartbreak, angst, and rage.

Despite Trump tweet, election won’t be delayed — but all-mail voting poses grave dangers

Hans A. von Spakovsky, Fox News

Americans should insist on their right to vote in-person in their polling places, where they can be sure their ballots are safely received and counted. No one disputes that those most at risk from the coronavirus pandemic may want to vote by absentee ballot. But as the NYT correctly said back in 2012, “votes cast by mail are less likely to be counted, more likely to be compromised and more likely to be contested than those cast in a voting booth.” That assessment is just as true today as it was eight years ago. Voters should not be forced to deal with the problems of massive voting by mail.

The Folly of the Never Republicans

Rich Lowry, National Review

What the Never Republicans are hoping for is not just a repudiation of Trump. They want the least resistance to the most progressive president of our lifetimes to give him the greatest possible running room on abortion, conscience rights, health care, judges, climate, immigration, transgender policy, policing, gun rights, campaign finance, taxes, spending and, surely, things we can’t even think of yet. This is a high cost to pay, not just for the GOP, but for the country — at least that’s what you think if you are a conservative who believes progressives are deeply wrong on all these questions.

Conservative Leaders Petition President Trump To Save Steve Stockman's Life

We invite you to join the other conservative leaders who have launched a petition to President Trump asking him to intervene to save the life of former Congressman Steve Stockman, who has contracted COVID-19 after being unjustly sentenced to serve 10 years at the the federal prison in Beaumont, Texas. To join the other conservative leaders fighting to save Steve Stockman's life please click this link and sign the petition.

Assault on America, Day 579: America needs a bubble to isolate from media/political stupidity

It goes without saying a lot of people will have much to answer for once the “bubble” is burst and there’s no longer a need to worry about the CCP virus. Will we all look back on these times with humor and understanding of what went on? Or will it be more like a gigantic societal hangover with people asking, “I did what?”

Democrats Embrace Riots And Socialist Revolution

Attorney General Barr recently made a key point that every American should keep in mind going into the 2020 election, “What makes me concerned for the country is this is the first time in my memory the leaders of one of our great two political parties, the Democratic Party, are not coming out and condemning mob violence and the attack on federal courts.” Barr left hanging the obvious reason why Democrats have failed to condemn the violence in Portland – it’s their allies and voters who are trying to burn down the courthouse, and the American constitutional republic with it.

Conservative Leaders Tell Department Of Labor To Pull Our Pension Money Out Of Communist China

“The investment of private retirement funds into Chinese companies that do not comply with basic transparency standards, and in many cases rely upon child- and slave-labor, is incompatible with fundamental American values and must be discontinued.” The repugnant practice of investing U.S. pension funds in Communist China makes unwitting private U.S. retirees investors in Chinese companies which use child- and slave-labor, “effectively making individual 401(k) owners or pensioners parties to and profiteers from the exploitation of the victims of such cruel abuse.”

Assault on America, Day 576: Bored Democrats politicizing COVID-19 to petrify America

One month away from the traditional, post Labor Day start of the presidential campaign season, Democrats are pulling out all the stops to pin the ongoing CCP virus pandemic on President Trump and his administration. The liberal party’s “solutions” always involve dumping more money; other than that, they haven’t a clue.

Meet Biden’s Politburo

David Catron, The American Spectator

Despite his many faults, Democrat Joe Biden once had political instincts that allowed him to thrive in “the Swamp” for nearly half a century. But he just doesn’t have it anymore, and his handlers never did. Biden doesn’t know he isn’t a viable candidate, that he is nothing but an old jalopy that Obama administration retreads and leftist radicals hope to keep running long enough to reach the White House. He isn’t capable of leading in any meaningful sense, and no committee created by Sanders supporters and Biden’s cynical handlers will be able to sustain his basement campaign, much less a Potemkin presidency.

Silence and Betrayals of GOP Senate Leaders Killing America

The silence of Republican leaders has led Democratic leaders to think they’re winning the battle over the future of America. And why shouldn’t the Democrats think they can win? For the past three years the GOP’s congressional leaders hid whenever any part of Donald Trump’s conservative – populist MAGA agenda came up, avoiding any showdown with the Democrats over everything from the Wall to the revolution going on in the streets of Democrat-controlled cities.

Assault on America, Day 575: Silent Majority and humble Trump will let it roar on Election Day

This year’s election is far too important to make it all about making an example of Grampa Joe Biden or haggish Nancy Pelosi or arrogant and condescending Chuck Schumer. Stick to the “presidential” stuff and the rest will follow. If Trump can keep it up, the “secret” vote won’t feel as compelled to remain invisible.

Waiting for the Counterrevolution

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

At some point, if the rioting and revolution and overt socialism continue, the majority will weigh in, likely from mid September to mid October. The Democratic Party knows this. So its functionaries are now frantically trying to portray Trump as the instigator of the violence — or claim there is no violence at all. They permanently script and seclude the cognitively challenged Biden, and redefine Antifa and BLM as our own sons and daughters who, if a little rowdy and zealous at times, have their hearts in the right place and soon will calm down and join the victorious Democratic war wagon. Pushback is coming this fall.

COVID-19 is at the core of Donald Trump’s election woes

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Despite his acceptance of the need to get better grades from the public on handling the virus, the president clearly would like the focus of the campaign to be on other things. The economy he built until the outbreak remains his prime strength, and he is especially eager to draw a contrast with Biden on the riots and crime wave burning through urban areas. He is already running TV ads depicting an elderly woman calling 911 during an attempted break-in, only to get a recording. That’s the main fight he wants to have. But to get there, he must first convince voters America is winning the COVID war. More prayers will be needed.

Silicon Valley Ramps Up Censorship Of Conservatives

We all know that America's Frontline Doctors weren’t deplatformed and censored for providing misleading information about COVID-19, they were deplatformed and censored for providing information that demonstrates President Trump was right, and that contradicts and undermines the Democrats’ plan to ramp up the misery to help them defeat Trump in the 2020 election.

Assault on America, Day 574: Joe Biden’s agonizing quest for a mini-me drawing to a close

They’d never admit it, but Democrats are scared to death of the prospect of having to govern in a post-Trump world, since he’s the only thing that unites them. Grampa Joe Biden must be vacillating over the different women on his short list, afraid of making the wrong choice -- but even more terrified of making the right one.