Assault on America, Day 203: How ‘Trumpian’ values replaced the feeble and outdated old GOP

It’s clear that many in both parties are having a difficult time defining President Trump and what his administration represents. Though the federal fiscal situation leaves much to be desired, Trump’s emphasis on people-centered government is a big improvement from the “old” GOP.

Democrats think they've got a slam dunk obstruction case against Trump. They don't.

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Mueller hearing on obstruction is a kind of second chance for Democrats. Before the Mueller report was released, many firmly believed it would prove the existence of conspiracy or coordination, more commonly known as collusion. When that did not happen, Democrats and their allies in the media pivoted to the obstruction issue, with some embracing obstruction as the grounds on which Trump could be removed from office. Their strategy did not exactly ignite public excitement. Without the sort of solid, incontrovertible evidence they can sell to the public, Democrats face an uphill climb, no matter how much attention the Mueller hearing attracts on Wednesday.

‘Racism’: A Cliché Fastened to a Dying Animal

David Catron, The American Spectator

The very Democrats who covered for a brazen anti-Semitic bigot would have us believe they are outraged by the president’s “racist” tweets. None of this is about racism or bigotry. It’s about a dying animal called the Democratic Party, hatred for the man administering the lethal injection, and the voters who support him. As Goldie Taylor says, “Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.” As it happens, the House held a vote Wednesday afternoon to impeach the president. It failed 332 to 95. The increasingly shrill cries of racism are just the death throes of a political party that reviles the United States, President Trump, and the voters they can no longer fool.

Electoral College Helps Small States, Not Red States

Hans von Spakovsky, CNS News

Under the National Popular Vote compact, the voices of states with smaller populations would be quickly drowned out by states with larger populations (like California and New York). This would create what Alexis de Tocqueville warned against when he spoke of the potential for democracy to lead to a “tyranny of the majority.” It was for this reason that the Founding Fathers did not establish a pure democracy. The National Popular Vote compact is unfair and is, in fact, antithetical to representative democracy. For a small state like Maine or Nevada to pass this compact is self-destructive—and it also potentially thwarts the votes of residents of larger states as well.

Assault on America, Day 202: R’s and D’s fail to appreciate suicide missions result in death

Democrats have spent years trying to paint Trump as a racist -- and they’re still doing it -- but now they’re getting a little taste of their own medicine, and don’t like it. The best thing Trump could’ve done was get Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat leadership defending the “Squad.” How dumb and ignorant are they?

Free Stuff Isn’t Freedom

Sam Sorbo, CNS News

Democrats are like poor people, trying to rig the lottery that need to convince others of their altruism. Free healthcare for all, regardless of nationality or legal status! Free education for anyone – and retroactively! But the old adage that “freedom isn’t free” is true in reverse. Free stuff isn’t freedom; it’s the opposite. Ignorance is running rampant in our schools, in our culture, in the media and in the ranks of the progressive left. Government schools teach that only government can provide the answers to all our woes. It cannot. But government – and those who support policies that seek its continual expansion – will certainly try to convince us it can.

Assault on America, Day 201: ‘Send her back!’ is the rallying cry of the politically suppressed

Among the multitude of problems the establishment media chooses to ignore is the border patrol’s inability to adequately control drug and human smuggling due to lack of manpower and resources. Rather than report facts, media members sensationalize “Send her Back!” chants. Who loses here?

Impeachment vote a warning — to Trump and Pelosi

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The headline of the House vote on a resolution to impeach President Trump was that lawmakers rejected it by an overwhelming 332-95 margin. If 40% of Democrats are ready to impeach the president before considering any resolution on Russia, obstruction, campaign finance, or anything else, Wednesday's vote suggests that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has argued that impeachment could backfire on Democrats politically, might have an uphill battle holding off impeachment on a more serious resolution. Wednesday's vote was a warning, both to the president and the speaker. It showed that any real impeachment effort will begin with 95 votes in the House. The Democrats who are dead-set on impeaching the president are already well on their way.

President Trump Has the Moral High Ground Against the Democrats

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

It's not about trolling. It's about principle. President Trump has a gift for asking the obvious questions that the elites avoid, for example: What idiot let Omar into the United States in the first place? Come to think of it, why should we admit immigrants who hate us and hate everything we stand for? I believe that new Americans are as good as old Americans, and sometimes better, if they become Americans with a passion for our principles and love for what we represent. But we are under no obligation to open our national home to our enemies. The liberal globalist idea that we need to bow, scrape and apologize to every foreigner with a grudge against us rankles the American people.

Dems insist ‘no one is above the law’ — except illegal immigrants

Marc Thiessen, New York Post

Democrats didn’t think this way when they held the White House. President Barack Obama deported far more illegal immigrants than Trump has. ­Axios reports that “under the Obama administration, total ICE deportations were above 385,000 each year in fiscal years 2009 to 2011 and hit a high of 409,849 in fiscal 2012.” I don’t recall Democrats in Congress accusing Obama of a “crime against humanity” or actions “outside the circle of civilized human behavior.” Back then, Democrats agreed, as Sen. Charles Schumer put it in a 2009 speech, that “illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.” Since Trump took office, Democrats have become the party of illegal immigration.

Census Citizenship Fight Shows Trump Team’s Greatest Weakness

President Trump has an instinctive feel for the inflection points in today’s political and cultural battles, but personnel is policy, and Attorney General Barr is only one man; he needs a cadre of victory-minded conservative lawyers to handle the day-to-day legal work upon which victory or defeat of the Trump agenda hinges.

Assault on America, Day 198: Anniversary of Apollo 11 tests today’s wimpy liberal mindset

The fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing represents both a testament to human ingenuity and a challenge to resurrect the spirit that allowed us to reach for the stars. In wasn’t a partisan achievement, it was an American one. Unfortunately, those days are long gone…will they ever return?

Democrats Are One Hundred Percent Wrong about Racism

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

There is only one way at this point to end or diminish racism and that is to shut up about it. Otherwise, what you really want, whether you admit it or not, is to perpetuate racism for your own advantage—like Al Sharpton (and many others, obviously, some of whom want desperately to be in the White House). I doubt Cory Booker would approve. 'The Squad" would doubtless go apoplectic. Nevertheless, it's the only way to end racism—stop talking about it. We already have laws against it, for a long time now, as we should. And they should be strictly enforced. But the rest of the blah-blah has got to go. It only makes people hate each other. It creates racism rather than solves it.

How to Miss a Big-Time Political Point

William Murchison, The American Spectator

It would be nice to get back to the central point here, which is that the Green New Deal — outlined by whites, blacks, who cares, really? — is nonsense and merits utter rejection. We can’t afford it. We can’t tolerate it, never mind the size of the Bernie Sanders Fan Club. The reported vogue for socialism on the part of the young needs squelching — not by force (the tool of the Left) but by rational persuasion. Trump, master operator as he conceives himself, plans to squash the ultra-left Democratic presidential ticket he hopes will result from embarrassing party moderates into alliance with Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Might work. But if not, what then?

Trump Wins Big in Emoluments Lawsuits: Two Down and One to Go

Hans Von Spakovsky and Giancarlo Canaparo, National Review

President Trump has won the second of three lawsuits alleging he violated the Constitution because foreigners and state officials patronize his businesses, such as the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal dismissed the claim by Maryland and the District of Columbia that Trump was violating the Constitution’s domestic and foreign emoluments clauses. One emoluments case remains, this one before federal Judge Emmet Sullivan in the District of Columbia. In light of the Fourth Circuit’s opinion, perhaps the president should seek another writ of mandamus in the D.C. Circuit to overrule what is clearly an erroneous decision by Judge Sullivan.

Skipping the Philly Fanatics at Netroots Nation

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The radical fringe of the left came to Philadelphia last weekend for the annual Netroots Nation conference. It was extremist enough that only four Democrat presidential contenders dared to show their face there. If ever there were an event that was ripe for parody, this was it. Yet you didn't hear any negative coverage of it on the broadcast networks. This is how the 2020 campaign is going to unfold. Donald Trump's statements will be subject to withering attacks hourly — He's hateful! He's corrupt! He's inept! Meanwhile, the Democrats and their "Nutroots" base will be carefully curated to look as reasonable and ready to govern as you could possibly imagine.

Assault on America, Day 197: Will Joe Biden’s fib obsession lead to calls for Hillary to run?

Whether or not Hillary Clinton eventually decides to enter the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden’s fate depends on how long he maintains the appearance of viability. Once Democrat voters see through the former Obama VP’s ruse the end will come quickly. Will Hillary then pick up the pieces?

The Selfish Actors of Illegal Immigration

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Many people benefit from the lawbreaking: The Mexican and Central American governments, the Democratic party, employers, ethnic activists, rich progressives, and the illegal border crossers themselves. Almost every party invested in open borders proves utterly selfish. If border crossers were temporarily housed in vacant summer dorms at Stanford, Harvard, or Yale, or were accorded affordable-housing tracts for immigrant communities in the vast open spaces of Portola Valley and the Boulder suburbs, or if immigrant children were sent en masse to language-immersion programs at St. Paul’s, Sidwell Friends, or the Menlo School, then the progressive social-justice warrior would probably go mute.

Democrats Try Extra-Constitutional Plan To Revive ERA

Radical feminists and Far Left Democrats are trying to revive the ERA without going back to Congress and passing a new proposed constitutional amendment. Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14) has introduced H.J.Res.38 in an attempt to bypass the biggest constitutional roadblock to the ERA’s revival; its failure to meet the 1982 extended deadline.

Conservatives to Congress: No Two-Year Spending Caps Deal

With federal spending reaching record levels, the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project released the following memo to Congress regarding a rumored deal to break the existing spending caps and drive the deficit even higher.