Democrats

Trump Acts While Democrats Act Out

David Catron, The American Spectator

As recently as a couple of decades ago, even Hillary Clinton possessed enough self-command to support George W. Bush. She knew that to do otherwise in a time of crisis would be seen as a betrayal of American values. This is why President Trump’s approval numbers have been steadily rising. Voters know he is sacrificing his strongest claim on a second term — the economy — for the good of the American people. Even Joe Biden finally realized he must be part of the solution to have any credibility. Trump will still win because he is taking action while most Democrats take cheap shots. “Make America Great Again” has never meant more than it does now.

Assault on America, Day 457: No rewind possible for 2020 election or Congress’s fiscal insanity

You know we’re in strange times when people seriously ponder postponing this year’s election or doing a “rewind” on the political nominating process. Now more than ever it’s prudent to take a step back and consider everything we’re doing -- and proceed cautiously. Let’s not make a bad situation worse.

Assault on America, Day 456: Trump and Pelosi don’t talk to each other. Is anyone bothered?

No one will lose sleep over the fact President Trump and Speaker Pelosi don’t speak and government will go on regardless of their failed personal relationship. In these trying times when we’re all searching for answers there aren’t any rules on political decorum. Trump will focus on doing his job, not pundit gamesmanship.

The ‘Orange Man Bad’ Disease

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The “Orange Man Bad” theory of causation: everything bad is Trump’s fault and this theory's proponents evidently can’t understand why it has cost them their credibility. So far, U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are still only a single-digit percentage of the more than 30,000 Americans who die annually from ordinary flu infections. As bad as the coronavirus outbreak is — and it’s likely to get much worse before it gets better — we must keep it in perspective. We must be able to distinguish between real risks and the politically motivated fear campaign being hyped by the media. The coronavirus pandemic will end, but the media’s liberal bias is incurable.

Assault on America, Day 455: Dems to replace Biden as nominee is best April Fool’s joke ever!

Coronavirus is proving to be no April Fool’s joke and neither are reports that some Democrats are plotting to remove Joe Biden as party nominee in favor of Gov. Andrew Cuomo or someone else. Speculation is fun but not exactly fruitful in times like these and the process will play itself out like it always does.

Democrats need to recruit Obama to bench Biden, find another candidate

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Looking isolated and lapsing into occasional gibberish, Biden seemed ­every bit the mentally challenged 77-year-old he was on the worst days of the campaign. Although he did better on a CNN virtual town hall Friday, his tics, such as having a three-point answer to every question, do not inspire confidence that he is capable of being president. So what can Dems do? Find another nominee. But first, they must bench Biden, or persuade him to bench himself. It’s a job for Barack Obama. Obama could pitch withdrawal as a final public service to country and party. For all we know, members of Biden’s family share the idea and would welcome Obama’s intervention.

Assault on America, Day 454: Bunker-down Joe and the jealous media default on coronavirus

Amidst the 24/7 news cycle on coronavirus, not many people care about nor hear what Joe Biden has to say about leadership and the appropriate response to the situation. Biden could’ve easily taken a supportive role on the issue, but he didn’t. In contrast, Trump looks presidential and in command. And voters recognize the difference.

Assault on America, Day 453: Joe Biden’s China syndrome will sink his shaky presidential hopes

There’s lots to complain about China in these difficult times, and as Mark Twain famously said about the weather, no one was doing anything about it. That all changed when Donald Trump ran for and won the presidency, and he’ll continue to hold Chinese leaders accountable for their complicity in the coronavirus pandemic.

A Plague of Democratic Partisanship

David Catron, The American Spectator

It’s difficult to imagine anything more cynical than the partisan effort to exploit a pandemic that is not merely killing Americans but also destroying the economic foundation upon which the survivors depend for their livelihoods. While congressional Republicans and President Trump attempt to ameliorate both emergencies, partisans attack them, as Joe Biden did. As indicated by the Harris poll, many Americans are worried about the economy as well as COVID-19, but Democrats see both as opportunities. We are in the grip of a partisan plague, and politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Andrew Cuomo, and Joe Biden are the rats.

Assault on America, Day 450: In COVID-19’s wake, fiscal sanity is demanded, not requested

States have the leeway to set their own guidelines on dealing with the coronavirus conundrum. Sooner or later the nation’s economic health must be given its due consideration, largely because Congress can’t keep assembling multi-trillion-dollar aid packages. The future has arrived and we can’t afford to dismiss it.

Assault on America, Day 449: Arrogant Dems ignored the ‘duty to rescue’ at their own peril

There is a duty to aid citizens when circumstances place them in positions they can’t control and they’ll suffer grave harm if actions aren’t done quickly to rescue them. In most cases help is a common sense call, something Democrats are either too arrogant -- or too selfish -- to understand. Americans are watching closely.

Dems on a Death Trip as They Play Politics in a Pandemic

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

In a time of crisis, the Democrats are playing politics as if nothing has happened. Just thinking about it makes you want to… wash your hands. (Hey, there’s a good side to everything.) They are also exploiting the situation that more Republican senators have contracted the virus and are unable to vote, according to the peculiar recondite Congressional rules. How creepy is that under the circumstances. This is a true addiction on the Dems’ parts, an addiction to politics, and as with most addictions, after a while, an intervention is the only salvation. We’re way past that “while.” Come next November, the Democrats are going to pay big time.

Assault on America, Day 448: Has coronavirus forever altered Trump’s approach to politics?

Time and circumstances will reveal whether President Trump’s new, more restrained public persona lasts throughout the coming presidential campaign. Through necessity, politics has been placed on hold until the coronavirus runs its due course, which leaves a lot of folks wondering if we might’ve seen the last of the “old” Trump.

Coronaviris Exposes Obamacare Failures

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Trump administration is considering the launch of a special enrollment period for people to sign up for Obamacare. This would presumably be useful as a symbolic gesture and it would perhaps even be helpful to a tiny percentage of the population. It will, however, have no effect on the damage the misbegotten “reform” law has already done to our rural health care safety net and it won’t increase our ability to deal with COVID-19. After ten years, Obamacare achieved an almost perfect record of failure, yet it remains as dangerous to the health of the republic as coronavirus is to our bodies. It’s time for SCOTUS to cure us of this debilitating infection.

Assault on America, Day 447: Don’t let elites use coronavirus as the means to ruin America

There is no simple solution to the dilemma of who should be helped first in the battle against COVID-19. Many need aid and there’s only so much to go around. We should resist the ruling class’s drive to deprive us of our liberties, while being especially vigilant to preserve what made America great in the first place.

Assault on America, Day 446: Three factors that will determine the winner of the 2020 election

The coronavirus panic has forced America into uncharted waters and no one can say for sure where we’re headed. One thing for certain is the crisis will end and people will go on with their lives, perhaps with a new perspective. This year’s election is a long way away, with lots still to talk and argue about.

Assault on America, Day 443: Bernie will never be POTUS and neither will dopey Joe Biden

My grandfather was (almost) right that there are no sure things in life, but we know for certain Bernie Sanders won’t be president -- and that Joe Biden will struggle to maintain a viable public presence headed into the fall campaign. With COVID-19 raging for the near term, all bets are off. Who could be more sure of anything?

Assault on America, Day 442: COVID-19 vaults illegal immigration to the top of 2020 debate

With the Democrats’ primary race ending and the presidential election approaching, Americans will now begin focusing less on personalities and electability and more on the candidates’ issue positions. Joe Biden won’t win many converts by promising to go easy on illegal aliens and vastly curtailing energy exploration. It just makes Trump’s job easier.

Trump’s Coronavirus Response Isn’t the Work of a Dictator

Rich Lowry, National Review

Trump declared an emergency last week and has now issued national guidelines against gatherings of more than ten people, but his initial instinct was to urge people to stay calm and carry on. The reason that Trump’s conduct in this crisis hasn’t tracked with the “incipient fascist” line of attack against him is that this criticism never made any sense. The problem with Trump’s mode of governance isn’t that he’s a would-be authoritarian. Rather, he has a highly personalized view of the presidency and an abiding belief that he can talk his way out of any difficulty — including, initially, a public-health crisis not susceptible to spin. It doesn’t make him a Falangist.

Assault on America, Day 441: COVID-19 + pols + media = taxpayers on the dole for $850 billion

We could not have foreseen what’s happened with the coronavirus up to this point and there’s no way to predict where events will go from here. The media pressured the political class into reacting/overreacting to a serious threat and now we’re preparing to dump hundreds of billions into it. What holds the future?