Democrats

Eric Swalwell Nukes His Campaign For President

Rep. Eric Swalwell, the Far-Left California Democrat Congressman who famously reminded gun owners that the government has nuclear weapons should they choose to resist his gun confiscation schemes, is abandoning his presidential campaign. But that doesn’t mean Democrats will abandon their plans to try to confiscate your guns should they ever obtain the power to do so.

Assault on America, Day 188: Radicalism and tyranny to define the next Democrat president

Conservatives should be willing to put their money where their mouth is next year when President Trump takes on his socialistic out-of-touch Democrat opponent. Democrat presidential candidates have sworn they’ll accomplish their aims by any means necessary. Would the republic survive?

July 4th: Hate in the Time of Peace and Prosperity

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Everybody's angry for July 4, 2019, particularly the left. They're angry about what people did two hundred years ago and they're angry about what they might be doing today, even if they're not. They think everyone is a racist, was a racist, or will be one. And if they're not a racist, and even if they are, they're a sexist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, a transphobe who hates people in wheelchairs and on and on. And does it matter that people crying racism were themselves the scions of racists? But there is a good side. Things are pretty great. We do have peace, prosperity and, more importantly, freedom (if we could only get rid of Google and Facebook and some government agencies).

Assault on America, Day 187: Independence Day and the crisis in Democrat electoral confidence

Independence Day means more than an excuse to get together with friends, consume adult beverages and host outdoor barbecues. It’s a time to reflect on the value of freedom and truth -- and the threats to those precious rights we’re seeing right now from Democrats of all ages.

Trump Has Already Won the Immigration Debate

David Catron, The American Spectator

A national survey conducted by Rasmussen June 11-12 found that 55 percent of likely voters oppose providing taxpayer-funded health care benefits to illegal immigrants. The Democrats are for open borders, their use of euphemisms like “decriminalization” notwithstanding. But that position is a sure loser. The Democrats remain in denial as to why they lost the 2016 election — Donald Trump’s primary campaign promise was to tackle illegal immigration. This failure to face reality suggests they will be trounced again in 2020. Immigration is the most important issue for a majority of voters, and the Democrats have abandoned the field to President Trump. It will cost them the election.

American Presidential Elections Are Too Long and Destructive for the Country

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Who loses in all this? The public, of course. In the endless election year (is it three out of four or four out of four?) the domestic issues of the country are barely resolved, if at all, and the foreign policy initiatives undercut and/or maligned. It's hard to believe, but the Iowa Caucus, the serious debut of campaign 2020, is not until February 3, 2020, a full seven months off. Are we enervated yet? Do we hate each other enough yet? How about postponing the campaign until Thanksgiving and allowing the country and Congress to go about their real business? The British manage their campaigns in only 60 days. Maybe we could squeeze it down to, say, 180.

'Fact-Checkers' Find Democrats Are Truth Tellers

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It was maddening that NBC News put its "fact-checker" Jane Timm on the first Democrat debate, who then proclaimed on the "NBC News Now" livestream, "It was a pretty clean debate." No errors? Timm proceeded to support Julian Castro for tying the "tragic death of that father and daughter to Trump's own immigration policies." She added, "And we checked that. It is true!" Saying that Trump policies kill immigrants is graded as true? That, according to NBC, is a natural consequence of following the rule of law. Anyone who gets through a Democrat debate and pronounces that it was "pretty clean," implying every utterance was true, cannot be taken seriously as nonpartisan and independent.

Assault on America, Day 182: Would Portland's authorities care if Antifa killed someone?

There’s virtually no end to the hypocrisy propounded by the left. And it’s not just the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates doing the holier-than-thou value judging -- it’s anyone arguing people deserve punishment for their political beliefs. Where does it go from here? We’re almost afraid to find out.

Expect the Democrats to Sharpen their Knives as the Scrum Gets Nastier

Dov Fischer, The American Spectator

Harris gained ground by getting into Biden’s face. And that result is going to register among the other candidates as one of the most significant takeaways of the first round. Debate points were not won by enlightening the public on the issues. Rather, with two-dozen-and-one people fighting for the chance to reverse the Trump presidency and to lead America in a new direction, boldly crashing the nation’s economy and collapsing our country’s strengthened international posture, the best way to break out of the scrum is by sharpening the knives and attacking frontally — preferably aiming at Biden, but at least slashing someone or something. Go for the jugular.

Democrats Hate It When Peace Breaks Out

Trump as a successful peacemaker on the Korean Peninsula does not help the Democrats defeat him in the 2020 election, so the Democrats and their media allies have suddenly become adverse to peace with North Korea and prefer what was known during the Cold War as brinksmanship or a reversion to the failed policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Assault on America, Day 181: Joe Biden is no racist, but he’s got plenty of other disorders

Political pundits are paid big bucks to make mountains out of molehills, and that’s exactly what took place last week in raking Joe Biden over hot coals for his feeble response to Kamala Harris’s “That little girl was me” monologue. Biden’s past will follow him alright, but not because of racism.

The Party of Illegal Immigration

The Editors, National Review

There didn’t seem much room for Democrats to move left on immigration, but they’ve found it. The collective posture of the party is getting closer and closer to open borders, only without embracing the label. If there were any doubt that Democrats want to welcome illegal immigrants and treat them like U.S. citizens, seeing every single candidate on the stage last night promising to provide government health insurance to illegal immigrants removes it. The Democrats’ radicalism on immigration is certainly a political mistake that will give President Trump ready fodder next year. We’d say it’s impossible for Democrats to get any further out on this limb, but the next round of debates is only a month away.

It’s Not A Bribe When You Use Other People’s Money

Derek Hunter, Townhall

In total, the Democratic field is offering tens of trillions of dollars in bribes to voters if they’d just pick them to be president. But they are not bribes, they’re new and expanded government programs. Apparently it’s not a bribe if you offer people someone else’s money. But don’t follow their example and try this in your life. Just as if you kept a corporation’s books the way the government handles its accounting, you’d end up in jail, the people who write the laws were very careful to exempt themselves from the legal definition of a bribe for the purpose of buying votes. They’ve always done it, they’ve just never done it so blatantly. The “Woke Olympics” have just started, hold on to your wallets.

Assault on America, Day 180: Democrats are more than an obstacle to sanity, they’re a burden

Last week Democrats demonstrated they’ll stop at nothing to defeat President Trump next year, including raising phony concerns that he won’t leave office when the time comes and also by withholding money to simply execute America’s immigration laws. All in all, a shameful display.

In debates, Democrats move toward open borders

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The combination of an open border and increased benefits for those in the country illegally could greatly increase the already-high number of border crossers and the inducement for more to come. Beyond Miami, other prominent Democrats were also taking up the decriminalization cause Thursday. All that happened in just a couple of days. There is no indication it will be the end of such proposals in the Democratic race; after all, it is just the first debate in a long race. Julian Castro started something big, and after Wednesday's and Thursday's debates, it might be hard for Democrats to turn back.

Assault on America, Day 177: That’s it? America groans as filled-out Dem field fails to astound

America breathed a sigh of relief as the Democrat presidential candidates wrapped up their first “debates” of the 2020 cycle. Predictably, nothing much was ventured, nothing gained. Joe Biden will keep leading until he shoots himself in the foot -- or Democrats dump all of them and start over.

Humorless Liberals Pan Trump Appearance At Faith And Freedom Coalition

Democrats are increasingly hostile to pro-life Americans, supporting abortion and infanticide and doing their upmost to drive Christian believers from the public square. And joking about the Johnson Amendment aside, that’s the bedrock reason for Donald Trump’s popularity among Evangelicals that no Democrat has a prayer to change.

Assault on America, Day 176: First ten Dems debate, the winner is caffeine & anti-depressants

The only thing that was conclusively proven on Wednesday night was the Democrats will struggle to nominate a candidate who can match the prominence of Donald Trump. Trump may not be universally popular, but everybody knows him -- more than can be said for this sorry bunch of Democrat wannabes.

What now, for those who denied a 'crisis' at the border?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The situation at the border is so terrible in part because those in power, and those cheering them on in the media, have steadfastly resisted commonsense measures to reduce the flow of illegal migrants — the large majority of whom do not have a valid claim of asylum — across the border. The resulting paralysis in border policy encourages more migrants to come, making the situation worse by the day. Perhaps some only want to deny the president a victory, no matter how sensible. Perhaps others are simply looking for a partisan advantage. Perhaps some sincerely believe in open, or virtually open, borders. It does not matter what their motives are. The crisis — yes, crisis — at the border worsens every day they do not act.

Assault on America, Day 175: It’s here! 2020 Democrats open (rhetorical) fire on each other!

If history is a guide, tonight’s and tomorrow night’s Democrat debates won’t do much to change the dynamic in the party race -- or American politics in general. This week marks the beginning of the official process, the opening salvos in what will be a very long war to win the election.