100 Days of Trump: Republicans making a huge mistake by favoring Ryancare over jobs

Republicans should get back to the jobs and economic agenda they were elected for. Plus, Are the Republicans really panicking over the midterm elections already?, and, Trump chooses jobs and competition for the auto industry over fantasy Obama fuel standards.

Democrats Seek To Escape Their Whirlpool Of Failure And Fail At That Too

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

As Donald Trump triumphantly passed his 50th day as the President of the United States Who Is Not Hillary Clinton, Democrat leaders secretly gathered to survey the smoking wreckage of a party that was supposed to dominate America for a generation and ended up only dominating it until midnight on November 8, 2016.

Democrats need to help fix the Disastercare they created

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Force these Democrats to take part in cleaning up the mess they’ve made. Meanwhile, principled conservatives in the Republican Party who are opposed to Obamacare or Obamacare-lite should be given a free pass. It should be up to the people who invented Obamacare to fix it. In the end, if Democrats refuse to fix the mess and millions of poor people suffer the dire consequences of Mr. Obama’s and congressional Democrats’ failed policies, then Mr. Trump and Republicans can say they made a valiant and selfless effort to fix it.

Where Does FISAgate End Up? Probably Nowhere.

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

We will probably never get a definitive answer. What you’ll get is this: The Russians tried to meddle in the election, but the Russians did not “hack the election” or affect its outcome. As for the rest of it, nothing to see here, move along.

The Battle to Keep the Pentagon in Democrat Hands

Staffing the Pentagon with the same people who created today’s national security disaster and expecting them to fix it is a recipe for complete failure, but this is apparently where Gen. Mattis is heading.

What Has Gotten Into the Democrats?

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

What happened to détente? What happened to perestroika and glasnost? And how about their long-time fear of a “nuclear winter” and their longing for a “nuclear freeze”? The Democrats have always been big on mixing rhetoric with climate. Though admittedly, Putin and his fat cat cronies have changed over the years from the Soviets of old.

While You Weren’t Looking, the Democrat–Media Election-Hacking Narrative Just Collapsed

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

While all this head-spinning legal jibber-jabber goes back and forth, the foundation of the false narrative we’ve been hearing since November 8 has vanished. Now that we’re supposed to believe there was no real investigation of Trump and his campaign, what else can we conclude but that there was no real evidence of collusion between the campaign and Russia . . . which makes sense, since Russia did not actually hack the election, so the purported objective of the collusion never existed.

The Smearing of Jeff Sessions

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The media and Dems are looking to scalp Sessions not for any misdeeds but for his conservatism, and these Republican frauds are helping them. That the chattering has even turned to whether he should “resign” is a measure of the partisan hysteria of the moment. Every Dem under the sun is rushing to a microphone to call for his resignation. With a straight face, Nancy Pelosi even called for prosecuting him: “Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate.”

Jeff Sessions and the Democrats' Politburo Politics

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Inadvertently, but perhaps inevitably, just as life imitates art, America is now imitating Russia. Our political life is beginning to resemble the Soviet Politburo, where out of favor politicians were suddenly disappeared or, at the height of the Stalin era, simply murdered.  We're not murdering anybody yet, but we're certainly disappearing them.

On the eve of the insurrection

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The Democrats call their scorched-earth attacks on the new president “the resistance.” But it is accurately described as “an insurrection.” They’re determined to destroy a duly elected president of the United States, by resignation or impeachment if they can, and if that doesn’t work, maybe something more sinister will be employed. We’ve never before seen anything like this. We’re sailing in uncharted water.

The Democrats Abandon the Ship of State

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

Congressional Democrats have two options now. Option one is to stay the course of mass resistance. This option assumes that Tuesday evening’s President Trump will revert soon to Mr. T, the combative street-fighter. Option two is get out of the streets and get in the game Mr. Trump offered them in his speech. More likely is that the Schumer-Warren Democrats will spend two years listening to the resurrected voice from their past: “Hell no, we won’t go.”