Democrats

Assault on America, Day 55: Hamstrung Dems powerless to stop Trump’s border declaration

So much of what occurs on Capitol Hill these days is purely symbolic, none more so than this week’s Democrat resolution to terminate Trump’s national emergency declaration. Americans should give thanks the process worked in this instance -- and the problem might actually be resolved.

Media Helps Disgraced Democrats Northam, Fairfax and Herring Survive

The networks demand visually compelling images to drive coverage, and the Northam – Fairfax – Herring scandal has no compelling images: No howling mobs outside the Governor’s residence, no dramatic impeachment hearings with graphic testimony about alleged assaults at the hands of Lt. Gov. Fairfax, no college friends describing the blackface rap routine A.G. Herring performed.

Assault on America, Day 54: Extremism in pursuit of Democrat fantasies is indeed a vice

Democrats should think twice before labeling their political opponents as extreme, because it serves to draw more attention to their own bizarre hypocrisies. There are only so many voters who’ll buy the Democrats’ inane class warfare rhetoric -- the rest will just leave the building.

Assault on America, Day 51: #NeverTrump’s going extinct like the dodo bird … anyone care?

America is at political war and sooner or later everyone must choose sides. #NeverTrumpers think they’re neutral like Switzerland in WWII, but it doesn’t work that way. President Trump isn’t perfect but he’s on the right side -- and he has two years of accomplishments to back him up.

Assault on America, Day 50: Is Bernie Sanders the wave of America’s future?

Bernie Sanders will never be president. The fact he’s frequently mentioned as one of a few likely frontrunners in the 2020 Democrat presidential race is a poor reflection on a party that’s quickly slipping its tether to reality. How low will the Democrats sink? Time will reveal.

All the Pro-Trade Democrats Go Missing

Stephen Moore, CNS News

Voting down the USMCA would weaken the entire North American continent as we compete for continued supremacy against the European Union and the Asian Tigers. Democrats must get on board. Trump has threatened that if they won't, he will rescind NAFTA and reinstall the high-tariff policies of the previous era. But it would be better policy and politics to keep NAFTA in place and blame Nancy Pelosi and the other fake free trade Democrats for preventing an even better deal for American businesses and workers.

The Strange Paradoxes of Our Age

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The common thread to the paradoxes that we encounter daily is the inconsistency of progressivism itself — or rather its ad hoc adoption of any means necessary to be justified by an anointed end, which is the quest for power and control. Progressivism is not an empirical or coherent creed, but contrary both to human nature and the record of history — in its arrogance that an elite, if only provided with enough money, power, and good intentions, can create heaven on earth rather than hell.

Assault on America, Day 49: Petrified Pelosi threatens ‘national emergency’ on gun violence

Democrats don’t need to advocate for taking away Americans’ gun rights but they do it anyway. Whether it’s for political considerations or just a plain “we’ve got to do something” sense of urgency, Democrats are on the wrong side of history with this issue. Who will stop them?

Democrats Rush To Criminalize Gun Ownership

Our friends at Gun Owners of America recently sent out an alert about HR 8, the House Democrats’ first gun bill of the 116th Congress, saying, “Nancy Pelosi and her anti-gun team are either profoundly stupid or genuinely evil,” and after reading the anti-Second Amendment legislation Democrats are rushing through Congress, we’re going with genuinely evil.

Leftwing Media Goes After Lara Logan For Telling The Truth About Leftwing Media Bias

We thought Lara Logan’s interview with Mike Ritland was one of the more interesting examples of establishment self-analysis we’ve seen in a long time, but what was even more interesting was the reaction on the Left.

Assault on America, Day 48: Critics pounce but Trump did the right thing on national emergency

Politics is a nasty business, especially when elements of both sides care more about pleasing their powers-that-be than satisfying the will of the citizenry. Trump represents the “forgotten” people. He made the right call on the national emergency and we can only hope he’ll keep his negotiating skills intact.

Democrats Move From Crony Capitalism To Class Warfare

Nothing illustrates how far Left the Democratic Party has moved than the reaction of the Democrats’ most popular and media savvy politicians to the news that Amazon was abandoning plans to build part of its East Coast headquarters in the New York city of Long Island City.

Assault on America, Day 47: Will the ruling class ever get serious about cutting spending?

If Democrats ever achieve large majorities in Congress and elect a party president the real fun begins. With their Green New Deal, Medicare for All and universal college tuition on the wish list, the sky’s the limit. All the more reason why Republicans should get their spending acts together today.

The Democrats and the Diversity Dilemma

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The minorities of color in the Democratic coalition are growing, as the base of the GOP is aging and shrinking. But these minorities are also becoming more rivalrous, competitive and demanding. And the further they move left, they more they move outside the American mainstream. We are no longer "one nation ... indivisible" We have almost ceased talking to one another. As for "under God," added in 1954, Democrats at their Charlotte Convention sought to have God excised from the party platform. "Liberty" has been supplanted by diversity, "justice" by equality.

A Unicorn in Every Pot

David Catron, The American Spectator

Sadly, the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, free college tuition, and a federal jobs guarantee are only stragglers in the herd of mythical creatures the Democrats plan to round up and feed the voters. They are utterly bereft of genuinely useful policy ideas to offer the nation. So, instead, they will promise a unicorn in every pot. Herbert Hoover didn’t cause the Great Depression, but if any of these people make it to the White House and implement any of their awful ideas, they may well succeed in causing one.

The Republican Pouncing Problem

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

Pouncing is never a story. Ever. It is a simple fact of politics that when people screw up, their political opponents react with alacrity. Highlighting that response rather than the underlying screw-up is the equivalent of a headline that reads "Sun Rises in Morning." Yet that's what the media do ... whenever Democrats screw up. Republican gaffes are a story in and of themselves. Democratic gaffes aren't a story; Republican nastiness is. All of which demonstrates that a huge swath of the media is inseparable from the Democratic Party.

Assault on America, Day 44: 2020 Democrats to run the impossible gamut of past and present

Political campaigns are always fascinating to watch as they evolve from beginning to close. Candidates must move with the flow as new revelations and events occur to change the narrative the media presents. For Democrats in 2020, that process starts now -- and it won’t end… ever.

Can the Democrats ever get over their anti-Israel bias?

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Democrats’ ultimate problem is their party is now largely secular, angry and radical, and moving away from its Judeo-Christian roots. The trends are more pronounced now than they were 10 years ago, and we can only imagine where the party will be 10 years from now. Against this madness, give Trump his due. He embraces Israel for the miracle and strategic ally it is, and boldly moved our embassy to Jerusalem. And so far, when it comes to standing with Israel, the Dems looking to challenge him in 2020 offer no competition.

Class warfare and the Democrats

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Launching a political run on class warfare isn’t new or inspiring; blaming the successful is an old and tired trope of the left. After all, when your policies destroy economies and lives, you need to both scapegoat and demonize the successful. It has become such a habit that Democrats can’t acknowledge the economic successes of the president, and even more seriously, refuse to admit the damage inflicted on cities and states under the boot of Democratic policies. Dangerously dumb policies don’t discriminate, they come from Democrats in general across the economic spectrum.

Dems’ Abortion Lies

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

We don’t need Ivy League bioethicists to tell us what’s immoral. Any society that allows the killing of unwanted human beings is heading in the wrong direction. When asked about the growing public concern over late abortion and new state laws like New York’s, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called any limits “an attack on women’s rights.” She tells politicians to stay out of it. The choice is “between a woman and her doctor.” The choice to kill a viable fetus? The choice to doom a newborn to suffocation? That stance is so extreme that not even most pro-choice Americans can stomach it.