Democrats

California's liberal leprechauns scheme again

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

California liberal leadership is known for being experts at figuring out how to hide taxes, fees and penalties to fund their bad ideas. Democrats don’t usually have success with their machinations, but they are experts at delivering failed schemes. Regular, hard-working Californians get stuck with higher taxes to “cover the state’s transportation needs” after years of the state wasting billions of dollars on a bullet train debacle that many expect the new governor to kill. It’s not just failed schemes the Democrats are geniuses at, it’s the ability to make other people pay for their incompetence.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrat oversteps on Trump impeachment will stir populist uprising

When government oversteps its bounds there’s invariably a popular uprising to combat it. Be it the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the modern-day Tea Party movement or this year’s anti-gas tax protests in Paris, the people don’t take it kindly when political elites dictate and condescend.

Mining CSPAN for Democrat Impeachment Gold

To put the Democrats’ hypocrisy on what is and is not an impeachable offense in context, our friend Ben Weingarten compared comments made by Rep. Jerold Nadler following the release of the sentencing memorandum for the president’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, with what Nadler said during the Bill Clinton impeachment.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Shutdown the Democrats’ inane talk and just fund the wall, Republicans

If Republican ruling elites are truly terrified over Trump’s threat to shutdown the government, they must accept it’s their own inactions that brought on the confrontation. They can use the coming days to salvage a little dignity and give Americans a Christmas gift -- a big beautiful wall protecting them.

Democrats' Border-Barrier Flip-Flop

Deroy Murdock, National Review

Some of the same Democrats who decry President Donald J. Trump’s proposed concrete wall as a 30-foot-tall human-rights violation actually approved 700 miles of steel barriers under the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (SFA). Given the inadequacy of today’s steel barrier, it is more vital than ever to erect a solid concrete wall to shield America from those who ceaselessly break into our country with neither permission nor papers. On this matter, today’s Democrats should heed their former selves.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare’s demise is the goose that laid the golden egg for GOP

With the downing of Obamacare last week Republicans now have a golden opportunity to make something worthwhile out of the last days of this lame duck session. With budget talks stalled over the border wall there’s something new to talk about and accomplish if they’ll only take advantage.

Don’t Underestimate Dumb Voters’ Appetite For Idiot Leftist Politicians

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

We need to take these hacks head-on, both for ourselves and our kids. Don’t think for a moment that the millennial generation is not stupid enough to embrace the agents of their own servitude. The first generation to fail to surpass the success of the previous one is perfectly capable of eagerly voting to make their own lives worse in the name of…whatever it is that motivates these fools. Probably kale and feelings. They deserve laughter, but it’s a mistake to laugh them off. It’s a mistake our country might not recover from.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Instead of autopsies on the dead, Republicans could use new leaders

If you look close enough Republicans don’t need an “autopsy” or excessive soul-searching to indicate what party candidates should do ahead of the next election. A thorough reexamination of conservative principles and proposals would do the trick nicely…and while they’re at it, select new leaders too.

Time is up, let's build the wall

Rep. Jody Hice, Washington Examiner

While no one wants a repeat of January's Schumer Shutdown over immigration, the leverage is in the president’s hands. Remember, the troops are funded, retirees will continue receiving their paychecks, and now the Trump administration has the ability to close the border, alter immigration and asylum services, and wait until enough Senate Democrats actually come to the table and provide him the money needed to build the wall. The time for half measures is gone. The time for anything other than doing what we said is over.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump corners Chucky & Nancy on border wall, wins bout by knockout

President Trump’s orchestrated negotiation session with Democrat leaders the other day was a stroke of brilliance. Politically speaking, Trump can’t lose here: if he gets money for the wall it’s another campaign promise fulfilled. If he doesn’t, he can run against the stagnant DC swamp again in 2020.

Trump Border Wall Showdown

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

Right now, newly arrived legal immigrants who earn little or nothing are eligible for fully subsidized Obamacare plans, with taxpayers paying the entire bill, even for copays and deductibles. And 6.8 million children of immigrants are enrolled in Medicaid, according to the Urban Institute. Meanwhile, millions of American-born taxpayers who fund this give-away to newcomers are going without insurance themselves, because they can’t afford it. That doesn’t jive with the ideal that a democracy’s first duty is to protect its own citizens.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberal Democrats to discover bigger isn’t necessarily better in 2020

Trump will need to work harder than ever to steal media attention away from the certain-to-be-fascinating Democrat presidential primary race in 2020. The crazy and eclectic cast of Democrats are destined to provide entertainment of the highest order. Will Americans tune in or tune out?

The Democrats’ Delusions Drive The Trump Impeachment Narrative

Democrats have convinced themselves that Donald Trump’s election was fraud, not a revolution against the Leftwing establishment consensus in Washington. So, while the narrative has shifted from Russian collusion to real or imagined campaign finance violations, the underlying concept that Donald Trump was “fraudulently” elected President hasn’t shifted at all.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Show off Sen. Jeff Flake gives bad name to rotten apples everywhere

It's unfortunate that one bad apple like Jeff Flake can spoil the whole bunch (in this case, President Trump’s judicial nominees). Even worse, there are tons of equally sour fruits in the nation’s capital, begging for a swamp draining mission of epic proportions. Is Trump up to the task?

Mark Meadows For White House Chief Of Staff

The most important job President Trump’s next Chief of Staff has is not making the trains run on time – it is making the trains deliver on President Trump’s agenda to ensure his reelection. Priebus and Kelly both failed in that important part of the job, Mark Meadows is the only name that has surfaced who can deliver on it in the face of a hostile Nancy Pelosi-led Congress.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Do staff critiques and turnover indicate chaos in Trump’s West Wing?

The list of Donald Trump’s former staffers is growing by the day and his swampy establishment enemies swear the body count is a sign of instability and danger. But the sun will rise tomorrow and the administration forges on, another non-boring day in the life of the Trump presidency.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Trump can avoid a ‘Day of Infamy’ on the economic front in 2020

President Trump could face a struggling economy in 2020, but there are ways to ensure things run smoothly when the moment arrives. Keeping interest rates low, encouraging clean natural gas production and repealing federal control of the legal drinking age might help the GOP.

Trump Didn’t Kill the Bush Values

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

Times change. Family values have been displaced by a more media-driven agenda: racism, identity, gender, immigration, tariffs. Taxes are a constant, but if President Trump raises taxes next year in a compromise with the Pelosi Democrats, don’t expect the Beltway press to give him the same praise 41 is getting this week for reversing his no-new-taxes pledge. Perhaps, like Bush, Donald Trump will be a one-term president, and for the same reason—a slowing U.S. economy. But if you want to discover why America lost the personal and political values of George H.W. Bush, forget Donald Trump. Look deeper.

Democrats Are Just Too Darned Smart

David Catron, The American Spectator

Sen. Mazie Hirono's posturing, along with the antics of her accomplices, almost certainly killed the 2018 reelection bids of four Democrat senators who voted against Kavanaugh. And it helped enlarge the GOP majority in the Senate to 53-47. That means a lot of conservative judges will be confirmed during the next two years — and perhaps another Supreme Court justice. Finally, if her fellow brainiacs in the House impeach President Trump, she has helped to kill any chance that he’ll be convicted. Smart? Well, it’s just too complicated to explain to mere voters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Cultural change is as inevitable as the tides. Embrace it or fight it?

There’s little doubt cultural changes in the past half century have made a significant difference in all of our lives. Some changes are good, others not so much. But time doesn’t wait and it’s in everyone’s best interest to accept that tomorrow will not look like today. For many, it’s a blessing.