Democrats

Will Democratic Rebels Dethrone Queen Nancy?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What does the new year promise? As it becomes apparent that there is little common ground for bipartisan legislation on Capitol Hill—except perhaps on infrastructure, and that would take a long time to enact—the cable news channels will look elsewhere for the type of action that causes ratings to soar. That action will inevitably come in the clashes between Trump and his enemies and the media that sustain them. And trading barbs is not Nancy Pelosi’s kind of fight.

A newer, hungrier kind of Democratic radical

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The leaders of the so-called Justice Movement sometimes sound as if they’re eager to terminate many Democratic old-timers. They’re determined to break up and shake up the old order. The Justice Movement is focused on biography, identity (no more white guys, if possible, and white ladies can be tolerated if they behave themselves). They have their eye on lots of free stuff — free college, free health care, after-school programs for children, nutrition for old folks.

There Is No ‘Surge’ in White Supremacy

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

National Review's David French lends a conservative imprimatur to the false leftist narrative that Trump is a racist, that the president promotes white supremacy, and that his supporters are ready to wield Tiki torches to burn down the country. A greater threat to civil society, in reality, is contemptible pieces of writing like French’s, which are intended to malign innocent people based on race and political affiliation, and further divide the country he laughably claims to want to save.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If Democrats never move to the center, why should Republicans do it?

Donald Trump won’t ever stop fighting and he’ll never surrender. It’s not in his DNA to give ground and the Democrats will keep pushing their socialism and extremism to their own detriment. The next two political years will be critical to our future – but aren’t they always?

Democrat Losers: Undignified and Dangerous

David Catron, The American Spectator

This is the platform of a moribund party awash in dark money yet bereft of genuine ideas for improving the lives of average Americans. And, if gaining power over all three branches of government requires destroying the credibility of our electoral process, the Democrats are for it. Not one called for Abrams to stop accusing Brian Kemp — without evidence — of voter suppression. Not one asked Bill Nelson to stop accusing Rick Scott — without evidence — of meddling with the Florida ballot count. Not one gives a damn about dignity or democracy. All they care about is power — and that is dangerous.

Acting AG Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest and no reason to recuse himself

Hans A. von Spakovsky, Fox News

The special counsel has publicly disclosed absolutely no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.  The indictments released so far by the special counsel go to great lengths to point out that the alleged actions of Russian agents to use social media to inflame public opinion in 2016 were done without the knowledge of any individuals in any presidential campaign.  In fact, the Russians used false and stolen identities to impersonate Americans. Not only is the evidence of any supposed collusion “weak,” it is nonexistent. The demands for recusal are baseless. Whitaker should be given the chance to do his job.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Protect Mueller’ farce shows why Flake and #NeverTrump needs to go

Robert Mueller doesn’t need “protection” because his phony investigation is not at risk. Democrats and #NeverTrumpers like Senator Jeff Flake are wasting time on the matter, detracting from Congress’s real business at hand. Shouldn’t Americans demand more from their leaders?

In Democratic circles, anti-Semitism is becoming normal

Roger Kimball, The Spectator

Donald Trump’s gospel of ‘principled realism,’ his gentle and patriotic version of broad-church, America-first nationalism, offers a healing alternative to the resurgence of socialism as put forth by Democrats. The angry Left, which has yet to accept the results of the 2016 election, refuse to take their seats at the table he has set for them. The increasingly violent confrontations with journalists, politicians, and talk show hosts is one troubling sign of that recalcitrance. The normalization of anti-Semitism is another.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Change for change’s sake ain’t getting it done in American politics today

American voters aren’t ever satisfied and it seems they favor divided government and all it entails. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats will give them all the resistance, obstruction and rancor they can handle in the next two years. Hopefully by that time voters will see that a little stability and success ain’t so bad after all.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Swamp dwellers bicker while California burns – who’s truly at fault?

The California wildfires are a tragedy, and reasonable people can differ as to their true cause and possible solutions. But civil public debate is impossible in today’s political environment. The left will not quit until they win – or conservatives give up the fight. Don’t let it happen.

The Democrats Are the Threat to Democracy

Brandon J. Weichert, The American Spectator

For two years, the Democratic Party has insisted that the American people must follow their lead and #Resist President Donald J. Trump at all costs. The Left has argued that Trump is unlike any leader that we’ve had in American history. According to the DNC, Trump’s presidency is more than just an inconvenience to their partisan agenda. Instead, it is a threat to America’s sacred democratic institutions. Which is the party that fundamentally hates the United States again? Because it sounds like it’s the Democrats who really hate America (and you).

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ruling elites view 2018 as a disaster, conservatives see glass half-full

Realistically speaking no one’s celebrating last week’s loss of the House to the Democrats. When it comes to future elections nothing is certain. Conservatives must play the hand they were dealt -- and all things considered, it could’ve been worse. Will Republicans act on their chances?

Explosive Politics? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Daniel Oliver, The American Conservative

Yes, the Democrats have won back the House of Representatives, but the music of increasing prosperity in minority communities will be the dirge of the Democratic Party. Our politics is likely to become even more explosive, not less, the fuse having been lighted by Democrats in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016. The conflagration will be great, and the smoke of the Democrats will go up as the smoke of a furnace. Explosive politics? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

A little corruption greases the wheels

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Unlike her predecessor, who was marched out of office without ceremony after she was suspended for “grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence,” Mzz Snipes appears to rely on both corruption and incompetence to get the job undone. The Miami Herald reported that an election worker found several bags of “uncounted early ballots” in the Broward County office. Nobody could be sure where the uncounted bags came from, or where they were supposed to go. Mzz Snipes, meanwhile, mixed rejected and accepted provisional ballots all together. No favorites played here. We’re all democrats.

Democrats and the Rule of Lawyers

David Catron, The American Spectator

The reason the Democrats tried to destroy now-Justice Kavanaugh is that they need a left-leaning Supreme Court to facilitate the machinations of their oily advocates. Having given up any pretense of simply obeying the law, the Democrats depend on their lawyers to make sure it doesn’t cause much inconvenience. Our government, like the Roman republic, is based on the principle that no one is above the law. The Democrats have assiduously undermined that principle, but this is as dangerous for them as it is for us.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What does it say about Dems when they deny a loss is a loss is a loss?

Eventually the facts catch up to a liar and it’s never been truer than for Democrats hoping to swing legitimately won Republican victories in Florida (and other places). Americans aren’t stupid – they realize when they’re being taken. The question is will Democrats ever acknowledge it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOPers won’t win in 2020 with the same dumb hacks leading the charge

The political war will rage on regardless of who Republicans choose to lead them in the next Congress. If they’re wise GOP House members will look to the recent past and discover their leaders haven’t aided their cause. New leaders would help them regain what they lost this year.

This Is a Fight to the Finish

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends. Everyone seems to sense that now. This is a fight to the finish. A postelection truce that began with Trump congratulating House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — "I give her a great deal of credit for what she's done and what she's accomplished" — was ancient history by nightfall. To a world watching with fascination this death struggle convulsing our capital, one wonders how attractive American democracy appears. What the Trump-establishment war is about is the soul of America, a war in which a compromise on principle can be seen as a betrayal.

Look For Democrats To Blow Their Meager Success By Being Jerks

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

No, you never win by losing, but there is opportunity for the GOP in this win. When life gives you lemons, you should take those lemons, sell them, and buy beer. While the loss of the House is annoying, Trump has options because he can play it successfully whether the Democrats make the smart move – pretending to be bipartisan – or do what they are inclined to do and act like horrible creepy fascist weirdos. Nancy Pelosi’s problem is that though she’s smart enough to see that “Everybody hug” is the smart play, her insane caucus is likely to demand the horrible creepy fascist weirdo option.