Democrats

Assault on America, Day 126: Obama blames Hillary for wrecking his legacy. Is he wrong?

Barack Obama shouldn’t be griping about his legacy -- those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss didn’t tarnish his reputation beyond what he’d already done to himself through eight years of arrogant malfeasance. 2020 Democrats seemingly haven’t grasped the lesson.

Assault on America, Day 125: Trump commission should shoot back at climate change commissars

Contrary to the claims of Democrats and the media, science is far from “settled” on climate change or other debatable concepts. Trump’s NSC climate commission may or may not be created but the political fight over the matter is unfinished. Some advice: if an enemy is shooting at you, “shoot back.”

When the third time is not the charm

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The only “high crime and misdemeanor” left to imagine is that the attorney general “lied to Congress.” Without a shred of reliable evidence, that’s the thinnest fantasy of all. The third time is definitely not the charm. So what’s next? Is there a scandal about pilfered bedpans at the Department of Health and Human Services? Did the attorney general indulge a needed burp and forget to beg Jerrold Nadler’s pardon? What the Democrats need, in addition to a good 5-cent cigar, is a scandal with lasting power. President Trump and his side must remember that when your enemy is trying to destroy himself, the only smart thing to do is get out of his way and give him room. The crazies will do the rest.

Assault on America, Day 124: Democrats’ Trump tax return fix a prelude to all-out war in 2020

Democrats aren’t doing much to hide how they intend to approach the 2020 election. Anyone who thinks the 2016 campaign was nasty better gear up for the political war to end all wars next year. Donald Trump represents the biggest barrier to the realization of all the Democrats’ sinister schemes. Plan accordingly.

Thelma Nadler and Louise Schiff

David Catron, The American Spectator

If House Democrats like Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff continue to mine the Mueller report for presidential malfeasance and conduct multiple investigations into Trump’s business and tax matters, the effect on Democratic electoral prospects will be comparable to the damage done to that dusty T-Bird after Louise stomps on the gas. The electorate has had enough of collusion conspiracy theorists and Trump truthers. This is reflected in the latest public opinion polls as well as the ratings of cable networks that continue to push the most implausible narratives of White House skullduggery.

Dem attacks on Barr come down to three-week gap

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Mueller protest seemed more about feelings and intangibles than the bottom-line conclusions Barr had listed. And how, precisely, would a four-page letter "fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of a 448-page report? But that was the basis of the Democratic attack on Barr. (And if you do not believe it was an attack on Barr, just look at the questioning of Sen. Mazie Hirono.) Democrats are angry at the president for everything, they're angry at the attorney general for covering for the president, and they are angry at Mueller for not giving them the full-throated indictment of the president that they wanted. And that has nothing to do with a three-week gap.

William Barr exposed the rampant desperation of Trump’s foes

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Barr called the letter a “bit snitty,” and countered the criticism by saying he had moved quickly to release the entire report, minus minimal redactions, and the whole world could see what Mueller had found — and didn’t find. It was a legitimate, if thin, line of questioning, but Dems didn’t like the answer and lost it again. Obviously frustrated that their main talking point for the entire Trump presidency has come up empty, they savaged Barr and accused him of covering up for a corrupt ­president. It was politics at its most dishonest as they tried to argue that up is down and black is white. Barr was mostly stoic.

Assault on America, Day 121: Who hurts his party more, Trump or Crazy Bernie Sanders?

It’s always comical whenever a liberal commentator offers advice to Republicans and even more hilarious when he or she attempts to define the Democrats. There’s no way that keeping Trump as head of the GOP hurts Republicans now -- a lesson Democrats will realize soon enough.

Amid good news, can Democrats talk down the economy?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

In that rather ironic scenario, a good Trump economy could give voters the freedom to focus on things they don't like about the president. In any event, Trump's job will be to convince voters not only that his economic policies are working, but that Democratic proposals such as the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, tuition-free college, and more would destroy the economy that has gone well during the early Trump years. So far, despite all the pessimistic talk, that's not a hard argument to make. And if the indicators hold up, the president will hold a strong hand, whatever his real or perceived liabilities, in November 2020.

Assault on America, Day 120: On infrastructure, if you [don’t] build it Democrats will come

Democrats’ desperation to beat Trump in 2020 surpasses any desire to help the country, including passing a responsible infrastructure bill that won’t raise taxes. Pelosi and “Chucky” are only checking all the appropriate political (“We gotta do something”) boxes by appearing to cooperate. The inevitable result? Another stalemate.

Why Go West?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The harshest critics of the West in general and the United States in particular are the best arguments for it. What enervates and often destroys Western societies are not barbarians on the horizon, plagues, or invasions, but complacency and unreal demands put on society to reach utopian perfection. Such efforts are contrary to human nature and often result in disastrous social and political polices, leading to impoverishment and collapse. The Hellenic polis, Rome, and Byzantium eventually eroded because each in its complacency forgot the very values that had created its successful cultures in the first place. Why flee from what you find intolerable to what you soon find intolerable?

Conservatives Balking At $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Trump campaigned on increasing infrastructure spending, but we see a carefully laid Democrat minefield looming in this latest “agreement” with plenty of political downside to the President and Republican 2020 candidates if he proposes raising taxes or blows up the deficit before the 2020 election.

Assault on America, Day 119: Trump can’t even send congrats without being called a racist

Receiving recognition is special and it’s a great thing to earn praise from the president no matter what the hyper-sensitive liberal media thinks of it. It’s a sad fact Trump can’t even offer a compliment without some commentator reading racism into it. Will the left’s baseless assaults never end?

McConnell Ready To Betray Trump on Spending

White House officials are leery of where budget talks between McConnell and Pelosi may lead, noting that the last bipartisan deal reached in early 2018 boosted spending by $300 billion over two years. Conservative policy experts are urging Trump not to trust McConnell to put together a spending deal that wouldn’t blow up the deficit.

Assault on America, Day 118: Mind-numbed media wouldn't survive without Donald Trump

The media will maintain their Trump fascination as long as the president continues to draw people towards him. Some loath Trump, others adore him. Similarly, the 2020 Democrat candidates can’t win without stealing some of the attention Trump gets. How will it balance out?

Trump’s Intersectional Weekend

While we don’t buy the idea that all of society is controlled by oppressive intersectional institutions, the Trump team has, from the beginning of his unlikely rise to the Oval Office, recognized that the key elements of a winning political coalition on the Right do intersect, and their nexus is constitutional liberty, especially as protected by the First and Second Amendments.

Assault on America, Day 117: Joe (race) Biden (race), Democrat (race) for (race) President!

A thorough perusal of the Democrat presidential candidate menu reveals a collection of entrees that will either make Americans ill or put them to sleep. Joe Biden may be the special du jour but beneath his provocative ingredient description lies a man who doesn’t have a clue why he’s even running.

Why Trump Is Right To Defy Democratic Subpoenas

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

America's diversity — racial, religious, cultural, ethnic, ideological, political — is visible and ever-growing. It is the more racially, culturally, religiously, ethnically, and ideologically diverse of the parties, the Democrats, that seems the more splintered than a Republican Party that is supposed to be afflicted with the incurable and fatal disease of Trumpism. The questions raised by the present state of our politics, which might fairly be described as an American civil war without arms, are these: How does a nation so divided stand united in the world? And if it cannot stand united in the world, how long does it remain a great nation?

Trump Opponents Never Tire of Losing

David Catron, The American Spectator

Are these people really so obsessed with bringing down the President that they can’t see they are making his case about “the swamp” with slander, partisan investigations, and deep state sabotage? I stumbled across a Latin tag the other day that Trump’s antagonists should learn: Saepe intereunt aliis meditantes necem. This translates into English as, “Those who plot the destruction of others often destroy themselves.” They have been trying to destroy Trump for three years, and he’s still standing. If they keep it up, he will win reelection in 2020. Will they never tire of losing?

The one lesson Trump's enemies just can't understand

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Congress is engaging in Investigation Overload. And it’s boomeranging badly on Mr. Trump’s enemies in two ways. One, the myriad probes are increasingly viewed not as Eliot Ness-like searches for the truth but as unnecessary, vindictive, desperate and mean-spirited ambushes targeting a president trying his best to govern. And two, Mr. Trump’s enemies and their clown-car investigations are accomplishing a formerly impossible thing: Turning him into a sympathetic figure. Mr. Trump has been wise to recognize and capitalize on this emotional impulse, while the principle of diminishing returns continues to be lost on his enemies. Perhaps after he’s re-elected in 2020, they’ll learn.