Democrats

Democrats’ Debate Cowardice, Hypocrisy, and Nuttiness

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Rarely has America seen a more animated and, yes, crass group of candidates. “Liar,” “racist,” and “traitor” were voiced often and without detail. The number of Democratic high officials who have threatened or dreamed of beating up Donald Trump or physically assaulting him grows each week. Joe Biden bragged twice about beating up the president. Cory Booker did too, who claimed his testosterone might get the better of him. So how odd that Biden, Booker, and Harris (who once joked about wishing Trump would die in an elevator) are now lecturing us that strong language can influence the unhinged to pick up a gun and kill the innocent.

Democrats hate Trump more than they hate racism

Editors, Washington Examiner

There are surely Democratic voters of good will in this country. But the loudest voices on today's Left and in today’s Democratic Party hate Trump far more than they hate racism, and they are showing it now. The moment Trump tried to do something inarguably constructive, they stopped caring about racism’s harmful effects on the body politic and acted primarily from concern that this will hamper their ability to call Trump a racist. They decided it’s a better use of their time and energy to frame half of their fellow citizens as Klansmen than it is to rally alongside them behind the common enemy of a violent racist ideology.

Democrats to Seniors: Drop Dead

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other backers of Medicare for All are making big promises with no way to pay. Sanders has proposed several tax hikes, but altogether, they wouldn’t foot the bill for even half the estimated cost of his program. It’s make-believe math. There’s nothing make believe about Medicare Part A’s impending insolvency. Some 61 million seniors depend on Medicare and have no other means of paying their hospital bills. Millions more will become dependent in the next six years. For White House contenders to ignore this crisis is a slap in the face to seniors and middle-aged Americans counting on Medicare.

Assault on America, Day 218: ‘National White Male Lobotomy Day’ coming to your town

Democrats will do anything to win, and their suggestion of a special congressional look into “white nationalism” is as ridiculous as they come. In time someone will devise a reasonable way to stave off the next irrational attack. Until that time, maybe the politicians should just stay the heck away from DC.

Democrats: Exploiting Massacres for Political Gain

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If Democrats believe about Trump what their candidates say about him — that he is a white nationalist racist and xenophobe deliberately stoking fear, hatred and violence, whose words and actions call to mind the fascist Italy of Benito Mussolini and Third Reich of Nazi Germany — how can the Democratic leadership credibly not try to impeach him? Yet, blaming the massacre in El Paso on the rhetoric of Donald Trump is a charge that can come back to bite his attackers. Neither the right nor left has a monopoly on political extremism or violence. And the hate-filled rhetoric of the left this last weekend exceeds anything used by Trump.

Assault on America, Day 217: Why today’s pols shouldn’t try to compete for every possible vote

While it’s a good thing to say you’ll compete for every vote, closer analysis indicates it just isn’t possible. In today’s political climate there’s no such thing as the lowest common denominator; it’s best to take a position and defend it to the last and not worry about the naysayers. Just ask President Trump.

Assault on America, Day 216: American culture of death, not firearms, to blame for mass murders

Something’s definitely wrong in America when individuals set off on mass murder rampages. The challenge lies with identifying a true cause and devising solutions that are both politically palatable and will actually address the problems. Blaming guns or the president is the easy way out. Can’t we talk about the culture of death instead?

Democrats fearing 2020 election scramble for panic button with loser candidates

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Suddenly, after just two debates, the Nervous Nellies are climbing the walls. Many Dems are worried that the battle is too nasty and too negative, and that the front-runner, Joe Biden, is looking awfully ­wobbly. Equally worrisome, Biden’s strongest challengers, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, are leaning so far left that their appeal could be limited to the most radical elements. Some of their supporters are even attacking the sainted Barack Obama. What to do? My modest suggestion: Panic! All three top contenders are looking like losers in a general election.

Assault on America, Day 215: Dems dump on Obama while Trump’s re-election prospects rise

It wouldn’t be a stretch to deem President Trump the “winner” of last week’s Democrat debates. The lifelong celebrity and social media master knows precisely which buttons to push to get his enemies attacking him -- and each other, too. It’s only August and already the Democrats are in deep trouble.

Menacing Invective against Trump Creates a Dangerous Climate

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Donald Trump is a controversial president, no doubt. He replies to his critics with strong, often inflammatory invective. Yet the continued litany of threats to physically assault or kill a president is lowering the bar of assassination, and it will haunt the country long after Trump is gone. We are now well beyond even rhetorical violence. The current climate is becoming scary. Those who brag of wanting to violently attack the president should worry about where their boasts will finally lead if any of the thousands of James Hodgkinsons in America take such threats seriously and act on them.

Dems Pull a 'Reagan' in Their Debates

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Ronald Reagan famously said, "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party left me." Now it's left the rest of us. If every candidate on stage raising their hands for free healthcare for illegal aliens during the first MSNBC debate wasn't enough to brand the party and its faithful as a collection of virtue-signaling lemmings, the subsequent CNN debates should have finished the job.I think we can spare ourselves the pain of more of these debates and give the Dem nomination to Biden. He's an old-school, doddering party hack. But at least he doesn't seem out of his mind.

Who’s Using Baltimore?

Candace Owens, American Greatness

If the people attacking the president were really concerned about the residents of Baltimore’s blighted neighborhoods, they’d be addressing the concerns those residents raised in the very videos Donald Trump tweeted out. They’d be outraged that the Democratic Party has been taking Baltimore’s votes for granted while consistently failing to improve conditions in that city. They’d be looking for solutions to literal rat infestations. Luckily, President Trump is wise to this game. He was a prominent businessman in New York City throughout Al Sharpton’s heyday. He knows this race-hustling game, and he knows that it never pays to back down to a notorious con man.

Being a Racist Is Easy Today

Walter E. Williams, Townhall

To be a racist today takes little effort. For example, one can sit back in his easy chair and declare that he's for across-the-board tax cuts. That makes you a racist. If you don't believe me, think back to 1994 when the Republican-led Congress pushed for a tax-cut measure. The bottom line is that when leftists have no other winning argument, they falsely accuse others of racism. Republicans cower at the charge and often give the leftists what they want. Black Americans who are octogenarians, or nearly so, need to explain what true racism is, not to correct white liberals but to inform young black people.

Assault on America, Day 212: Democrats’ ‘dark psychic forces’ will throw the 2020 election

When Trump talks about “rat infested” Baltimore and making streets safer, he’s drawing a lot of voters’ attention. And his Jamestown tribute was highly presidential, too. Democrats won’t get nearly as far talking about “dark psychic forces” and other wacko ideas, but they’ll sure give it a try.

Assault on America, Day 211: Democrat debate: Until further notice, it’s Biden’s race to lose

Will these two programs shake up the Democrat race? We’ll find out in the coming days and weeks, but here’s thinking everyone’s ready for a break from the non-stop negativity, blame game and finger pointing of the party candidates. In that sense, the real “winner” is all of us.

Trump Exposes Democrat Attachment to Sharpton

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The same liberals who insist Republicans are spineless for failing to denounce Trump's tweets are not suffering from long-standing amnesia about Sharpton's wretched record. They know his leftist, race-baiting, despicable behavior. See: Brawley, Tawana. Sharpton's critics know that so many young voters will never remember all the lies and hate speech — and even deaths — in his flagrantly race-exploiting past, from the Brawley hoax and the Crown Heights race riot, to the Freddy's Fashion Mart fire. Democrats who want his endorsement all rush to his National Action Network conference to seek his blessing. Thirteen presidential candidates made the pilgrimage in April.

Democrats just purged white party staffers, and it's a bigger deal than anyone wants to admit

Editors, Washington Examiner

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats’ powerful campaign arm, has just abruptly purged half a dozen staffers. Why? Because they are white. There are two possible interpretations of this mass-purge at the DCCC. Either a few Democrats are making a racial issue out of a patronage question, once again knifing each other under the cover of intersectionality, or Democrats are genuinely angry that half the staff at the DCCC are white. As often happens with the Democratic Left, it is difficult to tell just where the insincerity ends and the fanaticism begins. But either interpretation implies that this is not a party fit to govern.

What's next for Democrats post-Mueller?

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Even after Mueller, Democrats’ hatred is so deep for the president, who refuses to submit to their demands — the usual scenario for Republican presidents — that they feel compelled to continue their attacks, if for no other reason than to raise 2020 campaign money. Unwilling, or unable, to give up, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced he will try to gain access to grand jury testimony, which would be illegal. Yogi Berra famously said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over. In the case of the Democrats’ hatred of President Trump, it’ll never be over. Let them run on that next year.

Assault on America, Day 210: Democrat debate equals predictability and inadvertent hilarity

It’s often said these debates do little to help voters make up their minds, and it might be especially true in Democrats’ case. It’s hard to think of a time in history where one of the parties has offered such poor candidates for president as this year’s Democrats. The party’s “stars” are extreme and the no-names are boring. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, not a roadmap to victory.

Good Riddance To Bob Mueller

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Don’t expect me to shed any tears for his tattered reputation. When all those innocent people he trashed in his quest to undo the 2016 election get their reputations back – and when they get made whole from being impoverished by the lawyer bills they were forced to incur – I’ll start caring that Robert Mueller’s legacy will be that of a doddering oaf who scratched his scattered head and wondered aloud what that newfangled “Fusion GPS” was. Oh boy, he locked up Manafort, but not any Podestas or anyone else not associated with Trump. Slink away, Bob, and take your whole useless caste of failure, grifters and creeps with you.