Democrats

The Democrats count their 'historic days'

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

This has nevertheless been a happy season for Democrats who do not look too closely for the omens of autumn. The latest polls show that Democrats now prefer the socialism that wrecked the economies of Europe to the capitalism that built America. Capitalism is an imperfect economic system, too, as Winston Churchill famously said, but its lasting virtue is that it is better than all the others. Even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not be Joan of Arc after all.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: DC pundits’ prevailing wisdom trumped by voter wrath and rage at elites

Purveyors of the “prevailing wisdom” will never accept that Washington must change and new leaders are desperately needed to foster it. Installing Jim Jordan as Speaker would be a good place to start, but even then the battle over the DC capital’s culture would just be commencing.

Omarosa tries to channel Anita Hill

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Expect to see more of Omarosa and hear more of her attacks. The White House issued a statement calling Omarosa a “disgruntled former White House staffer” whose book is “riddled with lies and false accusations.” The president said Omarosa begged him for a job “with tears in her eyes.” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the former aide’s attempts at character assassination “sad.” It is sad. But when a political party has lost the policy debate and has nothing left but personal attacks that is even sadder.

New Poll: Conservatives See Democrats Working for Minority Rule Through Supreme Court

An almost unanimous 99% of those responding to a neww FedUp PAC poll say that liberal Democrats “rely on the courts to overrule the majority” of Americans and that they oppose any judge who “would rule impartially according to the Constitution and the laws.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberals still trying to milk racism out of Charlottesville a year later

The anniversary of last year’s Charlottesville incident came and went, but liberals shouldn’t fret – there’ll be another one next year. Leftists need every possible reminder of their sinister causes they can get – and they’ll use them too. It’s all part of the ongoing battle for control of American culture.

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In truth, elite education has become a cattle brand. It signifies lots of things other than knowledge. The Trump revolution is often attributed to the angry pushback of the deplorables and irredeemables and all those who lacked the knack for getting with the global agenda. Perhaps. But it was also a popular consensus that our experts in government, the university, and the media were not very expert, and the résumés and letters behind their names increasingly denoted nothing much at all.

Democrat Judge Turns Loose Muslims Arrested At School Shooting Training Compound

Even though Siraj Ibn Wahhaj has documented ties to terrorism, was arrested in possession of a cache of guns, and is alleged to have been training children to carry out school shootings, New Mexico Judge Sarah Backus, an elected Democrat, granted him and his accomplices bail because their danger to the community was not established to her satsifaction.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When did it become okay to dis the culture & traditional America values?

America does look different today and many of us are upset about it. The changes resulted from a devolution of culture where it’s no longer considered mandatory by the elites to express regular reverence for God, tradition and country. If we’re truly better off for it, can someone explain how?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media mis-information detracts from quality of American public debate

Mark Twain was right – without a competent media you aren’t informed, but if you pay too much attention to the wrong sources, you’re mis-informed. We can’t necessarily control what we read but there is leeway to choose what to believe. Remember this the next time talk turns to politics.

Hollywood agenda to blacklist Trump is beyond hypocritical

Kristin Tate, The Hill

The fight over Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a microcosm for the insanity taking over American politics. Our solution to partisan disagreements should certainly not be a Stalinesque removal of all memories of political opponents. Such efforts show that the whitewashers are exactly what they accuse the president of being. The radical efforts of “damnatio memoriae” only increase the profile of the censored and showcase the inner tyrants of the left.

There’s Nothing “Right” Or Conservative About Neo-Nazis

Just as they did in Nazi Germany, Neo-Nazis are fighting for the allegiance of working-class voters by blaming the loss of their upward mobility and quality of life on racial grievance, this only serves the interests of Leftwing politicians bent on dividing America along racial and ethnic lines.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Frantic establishment media spins victory into defeat for the GOP

The media may spin last week’s special elections results as a net-win for Democrats but it’s the Donald Trump-led Republican party that’s sending winners to Congress time after time. The party still has much work to do ahead of November but don’t be fooled – the GOP glass is at least half-full.

Digesting Tuesday’s Election Results

As vigorous and enthusiastic campaigner as Donald Trump is, he can only show up the weekend before the election to save a few congressional candidates whose campaigns are lagging. If you want to win, nationalize the election and start campaigning NOW on the Trump agenda.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are libertarians wrong to pick a fight with the new Donald Trump GOP?

Debate will continue as to libertarianism’s place within the larger body of conservatism. To remain viable the GOP must appeal to all believers in small or limited government, something Donald Trump needs to understand. Will the GOP congressional leadership go along as well?

Conservative Confusion About Who and What We’re Fighting

David Catron, The American Spectator

The razor-thin majority by which Balderson won is the result of absent suburban voters who have forgotten that, after 2006, the Democrats nearly destroyed the U.S. economy and set the stage for the Obama era with all its trademark criminality. The Democrats are crooks and liars. Even worse, they are incompetent. If they are allowed to get their tentacles on the levers of power again, they will ruin everything they touch, and it will probably require more than mere votes to get rid of them next time. Conservatives can save the republic from all this by showing up for the midterms.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Have GOP leaders turned traitor or will they act before it’s too late?

Conservatives deserve better than they’re getting from the GOP congressional leadership, a collection of establishment politicians who always take the easy way out when confronted with a challenge. A change is needed – hopefully it won’t be forced upon us by this year’s elections.

Censorship: The Dark Heart Of The Democratic Party

Democrats demanding the “deplatforming” of those whose opinions they don’t like is the 21st century equivalent of pressuring papermakers to stop selling newsprint to newspapers that criticize the King and it gives voters a deep look into the dark, totalitarian heart of the new “progressive” Democratic Party.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberals initiated the culture wars, let them feel the noxious effects

President Trump is entirely correct to take sides in the culture war and if he needs to bring up LeBron James’s name to cause a stir and get people to focus on what’s going on out there, so be it. Democrats are the ones who’ve turned up the rhetorical heat – let them bathe in the burnt-out ashes.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will the left’s hope for economic malaise be a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Good news is contagious, a lesson the left would do well to learn. Hoping for Trump’s policies to fail isn’t going to win liberals many friends, nor will their increasingly frightening displays of hatred towards the president and his supporters. Conservatives must remain vigilant to endure.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: California burns while the politicians ban straws; who’s truly at fault?

As would be expected California’s fire troubles are inexorably linked to the mindset of its political leadership. Instead of buckling down and addressing the root of problems, Gov. Jerry Brown prefers to blame “climate change.” Remember this the next time you see a house in flames on TV.