Democrats

Resistance rattled by 'no collusion' talk

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Frustrated by Republican control the last two years, followed, potentially, by the failure of both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Mueller investigation to provide proof of collusion, bound-and-determined House Democrats will have to rely on themselves to come up with grounds to impeach Trump. That is one reason why the talk in the House today is of new investigations that will go where Mueller could not, and finally uncover evidence of impeachable offenses. If the Senate and Mueller investigations reach a disappointing end, Democrats might have to go it alone.

Assault on America, Day 43: GOP leaders’ wimp out on border wall leaves few options for Trump

Short on options, it’s said Trump will sign the bad deal sent him by his party leaders on Capitol Hill. If the president hopes to get a barrier constructed, he’ll need to do so by other means. It just goes to show, once again, the GOP leadership simply can’t be trusted. Don’t go there anymore.

Trump tax returns: House Democrats ready for ultimate fishing expedition

Byron York, Washington Examiner

What is remarkable is that even the most aggressive Democrats don't seem to have a clear idea what they will find in the returns. They're just sure there must be something bad in there. The former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has written of Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller that "Mueller does not have a crime he is investigating. He is investigating in hopes of finding a crime." That is what Democrats are planning with the president's tax returns. It is not hard to foresee the tax return fight setting off an ugly escalation of partisan warfare on the Hill.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal and the Unicorn Caucus

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

These are not happy days for Democrats, proving once more that nothing recedes like success. The radicalization of the party quickens. Rep. Ilhan Omar, the newly elected congressperson in Minnesota and a fierce supporter of the campaign to boycott, sanction and pull investments from Israel, accused Jews of being obsessed only with money and of showing more loyalty to a foreign country — i.e., Israel — than to their own. It was a familiar canard, demonstrating again how friendly the party has become to purveyors of anti-Semitic poison.

The Intersectional Road to Perdition

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Once a society establishes a system of rewards and punishments that favor accusation and force-multiply it through enhancements of race and gender, then fairness and truth become secondary considerations. Much less valued are notions of human frailty and atonement. Truth becomes a narrative of a particular class of victim, to be adjudicated in mob-like and often electronic arenas, without much attention to testimony, evidence, or witnesses. Intersectional identity politics progresses down its pathway to nihilism.

'The Rules' Don’t Apply To Democrats

Four prominent Democrats, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and Minnesota’s Muslim Democrat Congresswoman Ilan Omar, have broken the top three of the many unwritten rules of acceptable public conduct, and after issuing pro forma apologies or faux outraged denials, have come away unscathed.

Assault on America, Day 42: Who gave the media sanction to bash on Trump’s ‘Executive Time’?

The establishment news media’s worked overtime to portray Trump in every possible negative light and now they’re trashing his schedule because it contains too little priority for meetings and other official functions. Where journalists are concerned, if it weren’t for bad news there’d be no news at all.

How About A Red, White And Blue New Deal?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

It’s funny how the solution to every problem the left obsesses over is having leftists take away your money and your freedom. But, in my Red, White and Blue New Deal (Support your own damn self and leave me the hell alone.), no one takes anything from anyone else. You take care of yourself, and you get left alone, which is frustrating for the left because the left exists to steal what you have earned to redistribute as the left sees fit, and to command you to do, think, say, and feel as the left sees fit.

Green is the new red

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

We will need these to pay for the deindustrialization of America. Conservatives have tended to laugh and sneer at the GND (me included), but these frontal assaults on free market capitalism are quickly becoming Democratic orthodoxy. Green is the new red, as the saying goes, and unless conservatives defeat and discredit these dingbat ideas, Donald Trump will be proven wrong. America will be on its way to becoming a socialist nation.

It Turns Out Nancy Pelosi Is In The Censorship Business After All

A forced and insincere apology from Rep. Ilhan Omar is hardly enough and does not address the real problem here; having an open anti-Semite in the confidential decision-making hierarchy of our government. We think that RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel had it right when she tweeted: Nancy Pelosi was wrong to elevate her to the Foreign Affairs Committee. Now Pelosi should remove her.

Assault on America, Day 41: Do Dem leaders love fanatics enough to sacrifice everything?

Politics doesn’t need to be as complicated as today’s Republicans and Democrats make it out to be. The representative republic our constitution lays out should function to do the will of the people. President Trump is trying to do his part… will Democrat leaders stop the obstruction?

The Democrats’ disastrous week highlights Trump’s sanity

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

If you are of the mind that President Trump is to blame for everything wrong and wacky in our politics, then last week was a very bad week for you. The evidence begins with Trump’s very good State of the Union speech, where he was alternately conciliatory toward Democrats and ruthless in contrasting his policies with theirs. Reckless in their rhetoric and resistance, Dems make themselves vulnerable to charges that they support open borders, socialism and infanticide.

Liberalism’s PC Petards

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

By defining racism so broadly — liberals routinely extend the charge to philosophical matters such as opposition to affirmative action and amnesty — liberalism created a culture that lent itself to over-accusation and political death penalties. Its tendency to put the worst possible interpretation on all things racial also puts Democrats in a corner. They can’t explain away these incidents as bad taste or bad humor; liberalism always looks for deeper and darker reasons than those. That’s why their apologies have to be so freighted with admissions of enormous guilt.

Assault on America, Day 40: Look out! AOC and the Green New Deal socialists are coming!

The Founding Fathers never envisioned a government so powerful so as to control every aspect of citizens’ lives, but that’s what’s in store if the new breed of Democrat socialists succeed in enacting a “Green New Deal” someday. Their mindset is not only dangerous, it’s proliferating.

Trump Finds the Formula to Defeat Democrats in 2020

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020. His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers — 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats. Seventy-two percent agreed with the president's plans for securing the border with Mexico. Trump was not only unapologetic in defense of his wall. He seemed to relish savaging the rising radicalism of Democrats on two critical issues many Democrats have, since their 2018 triumph, seized upon: abortion on demand, right up to the day of birth, and soak-the-rich socialism.

The Return of Ancient Prejudices

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Recently, other ancient prejudices have been insidiously returning. And this time, the bias is more subtle, and it can be harder to address than traditional racism against non-white populations. The new venom, for example, is often spread by left-wing groups that claim victim status themselves and thus, by their logic, should not be seen as victimizers. what fuels the return of American bias is the new idea that citizens can disparage or discriminate against other groups if they claim victim status and do so for purportedly noble purposes.

The march of the 2020 phonies begins

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Just about every presidential candidate’s hedging on issues was based on what they thought a particular audience wanted to hear. None of this really works anymore, because Mr. Trump has crushed the expectation of political falsity. He has conditioned voters to want their political appeals straight-up, no chaser. This is why true-believing socialists like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have resonance. When politicians pander now, it’s no longer just cringe-worthy. It’s seen as desperate, pathetic and worse, passe.

Assault on America, Day 37: Every four years people talk 3rd party… will it happen this time?

It doesn’t take placing an ear to the ground to claim Trump’s potentially vulnerable (especially if the wall isn’t built) and there’s something amiss down below. It’s premature to view Howard Schultz as a true challenger to the two parties, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to see him try.

Democrats' rules come back to bite them in Virginia

Editors, Washington Examiner

Enforcing their own rules, with zero tolerance, zero forgiveness, and no due process, would cost Democrats dearly. It would give Republicans control of the state government in a year when the government will redraw congressional and state legislative districts. We have no doubt the Democrats discomfort will prompt them to rethink their cruel, ridiculous, and illiberal rules about evidence and due process. If it does, we will welcome it, so long as the change of heart lasts. But there is not much reason to expect that.

The Democrats' 'Green New Hoax'

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The so-called “Green New Deal,” onto which 70 leading Democrats have signed, doesn’t exist. Like a salesman parked at a corner hawking a small bottle filled with a mystery substance that will cure everything from insomnia to cancer, the Democratic Party is promoting a fraud-work quilt promising a cure for all. In reality, this hoax targeting the liberal base, GenXers and progressives, is nothing more than an elaborate Get Out the Vote organizing effort. No one asked former President Barack Obama for specifics of his “hope and change” plan, and we all know how that worked out.