Democrats

Assault on America, Day 233: Time, events and the Democrat Party have passed Obama by

No one ever said being on the political outside is easy, something former President Barack Obama is discovering. Obama lost his influence the minute he exited the Oval Office, so much so he couldn’t even convince his VP not to run and ruin his legacy. And there’s nothing he can do about it now.

The Ghost Of John C. Calhoun Haunts Today’s American Left

John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

From its founding, Americans really did believe in their principles—and were acutely aware of the gulf between those principles and practice, above all the practice of slavery. That’s one reason more than one-third of the states between 1776 and 1800 abolished slavery, and even more of them, including southern states, restricted it. That’s also why Calhoun, a generation later, had to construct an entirely new political philosophy, based on junk science and metaphysical determinism, of American government: he knew it would be impossible to preserve slavery under the Founders’ constitutional system.

Assault on America, Day 232: Trump’s trade tariffs deserve time -- and patience -- to work

Whether or not President Trump’s trade tariffs bring the world around, it was worth the effort to try and correct decades of imbalance between the U.S. and China. For far too long people merely complained about cheaters and theft -- Trump deserves credit for stepping up and doing something about it.

Ignorant Liberals Need To Go Visit America

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Locked up in their largely child-free urban playgrounds, our garbage elite is utterly unaware of the real America and of real Americans themselves. And it is dangerously unaware of – even actively hostile to – our true history. There are lessons there they need to learn as they continue to bully and provoke the mass of Americans who just wish to be left alone. Anyone who causally suggests confiscating millions of weapons from millions of American patriots and who has not walked through Lexington and Concord is a fool. And, sadly, our blue elite is full of fools.

Progressive Democrats Renounce Their Former Selves

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

To win the nomination, almost all the leading candidates on the Democratic debate stage now believe that they must renounce almost everything they once stood for — at least for a while. Given that most are white or affluent or children of privilege, or all three, sometimes the metamorphosis becomes low comedy. Those who have not reinvented themselves are either out of the race or shortly will be. If Trump will relax, let his record speak for itself, and avoid cul-de-sac Twitter traps and warring retweets, the various multiple and faux personalities of his opponents and the many foolhardy agendas they embrace will more or less reelect him.

Assault on America, Day 231: Prepare for the ‘Office of White Supremacy’ if Dems win in 2020

Thanks to Booker and “Beto” the 2020 campaign just got that much nastier. We’re still over a year away from the fall general election contest and it promises to be the ugliest one on record. Democrats aren’t holding back anymore -- anyone who supports Trump is a “racist.” And you could end up on a watch list in the White House.

Assault on America, Day 230: Dem losers make great candidates for intra-party advancement

As long as there are elections there will be losers and a good share of them will be Democrats. Such candidates should take heart; their party not only sees them as unlucky and unfortunate, it also likely considers them good contenders for even higher offices. Stacy Abrams for VP? What a joke.

Call To Action: Demand Your Senator Vote To Confirm Steven Menashi

Rachel Maddow is intentionally distorting what conservative Steven Menashi’s law review article said about Israel and ethnonationalism because she shares the Left’s anti-Semitism and because she can’t countenance the idea of a well-qualified Jewish member of the Trump White House Counsel’s staff sitting on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Assault on America, Day 229: Bar-B-Q, political choices and Dems -- a snapshot of life in 2019

Joaquin Castro likely did Texas based Bill Miller Bar-B-Q a favor (in the business sense) by publishing the name of its owner as a Trump backer. Texas conservatives’ response has been overwhelming -- but what does it say about our culture and society when it’s okay to potentially ruin someone’s existence over a political view? Think about it.

Assault on America, Day 226: If 2020 Democrat candidates were in training, they’d all be cut

With Joe Biden looking increasingly tired, careworn and unable to get his thoughts straight, Democrats have a heck of a problem. Like a football team with no one backing up an aging and failing quarterback, the party is desperately searching for another option -- and time is running out.

Democrats: The Party of Dirty Language

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Donald Trump’s occasional over-the-top counterattacks are always provoked by an over-the-top attack. The Democrats always attack first. Moreover, it is the Democrats who have coarsened debate in this country. They have been campaigning on slurs and scurrilous language. In the present furor over white supremacists, Donald Trump did not begin hurling insults. It was the Hon. Veronica Escobar, a Democrat, who, hours after the attack in El Paso, stood on stage with Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, and said the shootings were “fueled by hate, and it’s fueled by racism and bigotry and division.” You know whom she was alluding to.

Assault on America, Day 225: Cultural retreat spells death for conservatives hoping to MAGA

Conservatives won’t realize cultural success until there’s a determined effort among those with a say to engage with liberals on their own turf and refuse to bow to political correctness wherever it’s found. Retreating before the battle is joined is the last thing we should do if we’re truly to Make America Great Again.

Smearing at the Rhodes Scholar Level

Daniel Oliver, American Action News

If you’re into smearing at the Rhodes Scholar level like Mayor Pete, you just leave out the good parts of what Trump said and show only the parts of the quote that make your point. Buttigieg knows, or can fairly be charged with knowing, what Trump actually said about Charlottesville—but of course, Rhodes Scholar Buttigieg has no interest in truth. The smear’s the thing. Democrats having nothing else to run on except identity politics—the politics of hate and division, precisely the politics they so assiduously ascribe to Donald Trump. The press can and will continue to smear, and at the Rhodes Scholar level. Will democracy see us through?

Why is the presidential field so old?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

There has never been a moment in American history in which so many of the top contenders (Sanders, Biden, Trump and Warren) for the presidency have been so old. There has never even been a time when two candidates over 70 ran against each other in a general election. The age issue in 2020 is about more than just gaffes. It is a substantial question for the nation's voters. Any of the top contenders might well experience age-related problems in office, and voters need to consider that before electing them. The race is in its early stages. It will inevitably become more passionate next year. When that time comes, age will be an issue.

Assault on America, Day 224: Does Biden really think being a minority equates to being poor?

Nearly as predictable as the tides, Joe Biden will keep making speeches and he’ll continue saying things that cause decent people to shake their heads. Democrats must decide whether they want a presidential nominee who seems to be slipping more and more as the days go on. What will they do?

Assault on America, Day 223: Americans buying guns is the rational response to mass shootings

Americans aren’t stupid; they see what’s happening in the country and can be trusted to take rational approaches to complex problems -- like purchasing a firearm for personal protection. The political class always jumps to conclusions, and often times they’re the wrong ones for the wrong reasons.

Assault on America, Day 222: Two years since Charlottesville and Dems haven’t learned a thing

It’d be great to say America’s learned a lesson in the two years since the deadly riot in central Virginia, but glancing around it certainly doesn’t look that way. Liberals are still attempting to pin blame for tragedies on the political leadership in the White House. And it ain’t working.

White Supremacy: Like Manna to the Left

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

The charge of white supremacism is so precious to anti-Trump stalwarts because it enables them to inject the smudgy ink of racism into a discussion where it is totally out of place. As American society becomes ever less racist, any possible shards of racialist thinking are gathered up like manna for grateful consumption by those who have a stake in perpetuating the noxious myth that America is a uniquely racist society. The unstable edifice of racial accusation can be kept upright only by constant pressure, like those inflatable toy castles at children’s birthday parties. Turn off the machine pumping in the air and the plaything collapses in upon itself.

How Democrats exploit a tragedy in their ghoulish play for power

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

With the failure of the Russia dossier hoax, the only thing the Democrats have left is the “Everyone Is A White Nationalist” hoax. The shooter in El Paso was a murderous lunatic with a manifesto hodgepodge, including racist rantings coupled with leftist screeds about the environment, evil corporations and the importance of a universal basic income. No one but the shooter is responsible for the massacre, and the Democrats blaming Mr. Trump know that. But as usual, liberals and Trump haters can’t control themselves, and never know when to stop, no matter the damage they cause if they can punish Mr. Trump and the nation that elected him.

Assault on America, Day 219: Kamala Harris shows true meaning of political ‘flash in the pan’

It takes a lot for a politician to achieve electoral viability and sustain it through a grueling campaign -- and then maintain it once in office. Democrats like Kamala Harris can only get so far on surface characteristics alone, something several candidates are yet to discover in this year’s presidential race.