Democrats

Poll: Senate Democrats Should Be Very Worried About The 2018 Elections

Henry Rodgers, Daily Caller

Only three of the ten Democratic Senators up for re-election in 2018 are above a 50 percent approval rate in states that favored President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Jon Tester of Montana are the only three with above a  50 percent approval rating, which is not a good sign for the future of the Democratic party, a Morning Consult poll revealed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will bad apples Bob Corker & Jeff Flake spoil the whole GOP bunch?

Politics is always unpredictable and it’s incredibly difficult if not impossible to grasp which issues or events will motivate majorities to turnout. It’s a little easier to pin down how people will react to Trump bashers like Bob Corker and Jeff Flake – in a word, negatively.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ignorant and arrogant establishment proves resistant to life’s lessons

The first rule of business is to avoid offending your customers, a bit of common sense that shouldn’t need to be reinforced once experience provides the instruction. Unfortunately some in the conservative media and the NFL haven’t quite gotten the memo. Won’t they ever learn?

The Plot to Bring Down Trump

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Thus we have Free Beacon neocons, never-Trump Republicans, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the DNC, a British spy and comrades in Russian intelligence, and perhaps the FBI, all working with secret money and seedy individuals to destroy a candidate they could not defeat in a free election. The real indictment here is of the American political system, and the true tragedy is the decline of the Old Republic.

Even Some Democrats Learn That Hillary’s Political Sting Is Poisonous

John Fund, National Review

Democrats know she was a terrible candidate who now refuses to acknowledge, much less learn from, her mistakes. For nearly a year, she has more or less forced Democrats to parrot her campaign’s denials that it paid for the largely discredited anti-Trump dossier compiled by ex–British spy Christopher Steele.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Even on Halloween liberals can’t trick people into believing them

There’s no hiding behind a mask for liberals pretending to be someone or something they’re not, even on this day. Most Americans see Halloween as an excuse to dress as someone we admire or wish to lampoon. Unfortunately for them, liberals can’t just dress as themselves.

A Bipartisan Dossier of Collusion

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

It’s not clear that there was Trump collusion with Russia, but Trump won, so we’re still hearing about it. Had Hillary won, there would still be collusion with Russia, but we’d be hearing that line that Clinton-administration scandals made an eight-year refrain: Everybody does it!

Poll: 68% of Voters Say Dems Own Obamacare

David Catron, The American Spectator

No amount of propaganda will make voters believe President Trump or the GOP created this mess. In fact, their primary complaint about the Republicans is that they haven’t repealed Obamacare yet. The Democrats and their media co-conspirators should be grateful that only two-thirds of the voters blame them for the risibly titled “Affordable Care Act.”

The Delusional Optimism of Both Sides

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

In the end, the calculus is simple: Trump can't afford to be cavalier, thinking he's guaranteed victory; Democrats can't afford to sit on their laurels and hope that Trump collapses. In any case, some cautious pessimism might be in order all the way around.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: With Bannon as guardian angel the GOP senate will want to live again

Enacting Trump’s agenda into law is going to take leadership and actions by people who are willing to put themselves on the line politically to accomplish great things. To win, he’ll need more good senators in position. Men like Steve Bannon will make sure Trump gets them.

Paying the price for Trump Derangement Syndrome

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The noisy Democratic “resistance” has sapped so much of the big-donor money that the traditional repositories of fighting reserves are getting only a trickle of the juice. “When everybody with a printer and a letterhead can pose as a Trump-killer,” says one party advocate, “there’s not a lot of money left lying around for the party.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Smart money says Dems and GOP elites choke in must-win situations

Common sense says the pressure is on Democrats to prevail in the Virginia election in two weeks and on establishment Republicans to stave off conservatives in next year’s primaries. One way or another there are so many “must-win” scenarios that someone’s going to end up a loser.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What does George W. Bush & the NFL flag protesters have in common?

It’s hard to predict how the latest battles over American culture will turn out or if they’ll ever truly end. There’s so much disinformation out there and so many liberal politicians seeking to take advantage of it that things just seem to be getting more dumb and dumber all the time.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: No one but Trump controls his image and media liberals hate it

There’s no concrete explanation for why Trump tweets or says what he does and whether it’s on purpose or accident will likely remain a mystery for the balance of his days in office. Trump knows what he’s doing and the image he’s fostered is one that meets his approval.

Is War With Iran Or North Korea Inevitable?

Certainly, a nuclear-armed ICBM-equipped North Korea or Iran is intolerable to our interests and to the future of western civilization. The question for President Trump is at what point do the other options available to stop the threat be judged failures?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: No need to panic, Donald Trump isn’t diving in with the swamp monsters

Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he possesses a virtually unmatched political instinct. Trump understands where he’s been and where he’s going and who can help him get there. Invariably he’ll recognize the leaders of the establishment aren’t his friends.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare war simply won’t be won by McConnell leading from behind

Mitch McConnell may believe history and the public is in his corner but Americans are on the side of a government staying within the bounds of the Constitution and refraining from interfering in their lives. There’s only one way to win a war and it’s not by leading from behind.