Democrats

Outsiders vs. Insiders: George Washington’s warnings against faction are still prescient today

There is no obvious answer to the question of how to build a party, but the Democrats and Republicans are showing us clear notions on what not to do. Both parties are proving George Washington was correct – self-interested “factions” lead to unending bickering and ultimately to despotism.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Pakistani IT Scammers

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Awans have had the opportunity to acquire communications and other information that could prove embarrassing, or worse, especially for the pols who hired them. Did the swindling staffers compromise members of Congress? Does blackmail explain why were they able to go unscathed for so long? And as for that sensitive information, did the Awans send American secrets, along with those hundreds of thousands of American dollars, to Pakistan? This is no run-of-the-mill bank-fraud case.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: With Priebus’s exit the establishment is left on the outside looking in

Trump’s instincts are clearly in the direction of getting government out of people’s lives, lowering taxes and creating a better economy so people can get jobs and take care of themselves. If it means completely purging the GOP establishment to accomplish these ends, so be it.

Let the Dems Be the Transgender Party

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Trump’s thankless recovery of common sense shows once again that conservatism is too important to be left to self-appointed conservatives. Had the rank-and-file listened to these frauds, Hillary Clinton would be president, her boot would lay on their necks, and the military would be building statues to “Chelsea” Manning.

The Democrats’ Biggest Problem Is Cultural

Ted Van Dyk, Wall Street Journal

Democrat leaders' focus on political correctness and conformity has left an impression on traditional Democrats that their party leaders care more about transgender bathroom access than employment, the cost of living, education or public safety. Mrs. Clinton’s “deplorables” reference struck home with these voters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can conservatives sustain the urgent fight against the ruling class?

On the one-year anniversary of Hillary’s Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democrat Convention in Philadelphia it’s clear the Washington establishment is still very much alive and unvanquished. Conservatives can either stand up and continue the fight or wave a white flag and surrender.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The establishment’s sad Obamacare failure will end in primary reckoning

People won’t have to search very hard to discover the real culprits in the Obamacare repeal debacle. In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote, “Frailty, thy name is woman.” In 2017, it’s more like “Failure, incompetence, corruption and fecklessness, thy name is establishment.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ is socialism repackaged in naked populist form

Chuck Schumer’s right: American capitalism does need a reexamination. But the Democrats shouldn’t be surprised when the people demand more of it, not the warmed-over rebranded “Better Deal” they’re offering to move attention away from their latest ploy to foster socialism.

Schumer's Criticism of Hillary Is Worse Than It Seems

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Chuck Schumer's promising better jobs for higher pay. Does that mean everyone's going to work for the government, because that's the only way he could guarantee that (and even then)? We all know where that leads. If that's the best he can come up with, the Democrats are in worse shape than I thought.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP holdouts should join Obamacare repeal play or be cut from the team

The Washington establishment is clearly on life support. One can only speculate the GOP “moderates” will soon understand that their best – and only – option is to play a little team sports, go along with the play that’s called and hope everyone does their job in the execution.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Relentless media war on Trump has failed miserably to dent his resolve

Trump tells it like it is. The media may not see it that way, but with the outsider president, what you see is what you get. The rest is conjecture and innuendo. Trump spoke truth to power in Cleveland one year ago last Friday – and there’s no sign he intends to let up now.

How Washington forgot how to govern

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

All it takes is a breakthrough on healthcare, tax reform, infrastructure or some major issue not yet on the national radar screen to make a lot of this talk go away. New York was dubbed "the ungovernable city" before Rudy Giuliani, the presidency seen as too big a job under Jimmy Carter before Ronald Reagan. Right now, however, Washington is a long way from looking like some kind of shining city on a hill.

Presidential Election Integrity Commission Meets – Left Goes Nuts

President Theodore Roosevelt once said, it is the affair of every honest voter, wherever born, to see that no fraudulent voting is allowed anywhere. Which begs the question, if Democrats are so opposed to investigating illegal voting, are they honest voters?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare repeal is ‘Shawshank Redemption’ moment for GOP

Trump has done well in fulfilling the spirit of his candidacy and his supporters rest easy knowing he'll work tirelessly to Make America Great Again. Whether Congress allows him to get far in that quest is another matter. It’s now up to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s GOP critics are only sabotaging their own chances for success

Republicans gain little or nothing by bailing on Trump. It didn’t work for Ted Cruz at the Cleveland convention last year and won’t have any better results today either. Conservatives are onboard with Trump’s agenda and it’s time everyone started pulling for the right side.

Blame dishonest Democrats who created Obamacare and lied about it

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Obamacare is circling the throat of the toilet and taking the economy, the American people and even insurance industry with it. And Mr. Schumer’s argument here is that Mr. Trump and Republicans are to blame for not FIXING the Obamacare that Mr. Schumer foisted on the American people? Like I said, only the most dishonest weasels are capable of preening at times like this.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Republicans will ensure future success with a dose of fiscal sanity now

Making hard choices is something even the “deplorables” understand. Family budgets have not increased in years and the hope of something better is what drove tens of millions to vote for Trump. If Republicans are to keep their majorities in the future they need to remember that now.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Unity-challenged GOP has come a long way since last year’s convention

If GOP “moderates” need perspective on the healthcare fight all they need to do is remember back to a year ago today when the party was fractured and there was little hope for unity. Then Republicans gathered in Cleveland to nominate Donald John Trump for president.

'Unhinged' anti-Trumpers are Russian to conclusions

Paul Mulshine, New Jersey Star-Ledger

The word "unhinged," which means "mentally deranged" is a rather unusual one. People don't normally refer to sane people as "hinged." So why do they say the opposite? Whatever the reason, the term is catching on among conservative Republicans to describe liberal Democrats who have become so obsessed with President Trump that they seem to lose all connection to reality.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ insane Russia boomerang will return to squelch them

The Democrats are only interested in tripping up and delegitimizing Trump and talking about impeachment and Russia. It’s a tactic that is almost certain to come back to haunt them in the future. When it happens some might think it tragic; but it will still be fun to watch.