Democrats

Black Like Me -- An end to Plantation Politics

Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.), Townhall

The American left, the liberal media and race hucksters have made the National Anthem at sporting events an identity politics issue. In a perverted way, the left has made honoring America synonymous with condoning racism in the past and present. I left that plantation a long time ago and have no intention of returning either voluntarily out of intimidation or by capture regardless of the hate and vitriol hurled my way. I’ll determine and define what it is to be authentically black, and it’s black like me.

Don’t expect Democrats’ new taxes to stop with the wealthy

Betsy McCaughey, New York Post

Dems’ tax schemes are more about punishing the “rich” than helping the poor. The Dems’ share-the-wealth schemes will end up fleecing millions more people, not just what socialist Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez misleadingly calls the “tippy-tops.” A wealth tax is a lot more intrusive than submitting a W-2, by the way. Warren’s plan calls for more IRS agents and more audits. Agents will have to value your home, your cars, furniture and jewelry every year. Yikes. Fair warning to hard-working, successful people.

2020 Democrats' fuzzy Medicare math — let's spend $32 trillion more!

Editors, Washington Examiner

Left-wing Democrats have always had a difficult, not to say hostile, relationship with budget math and economics. Yet, they promote this program anyway on the theory that federalizing medicine will somehow result in better care. It has not done so elsewhere in the world. One cannot change the basics of healthcare just by making government pay for it. One would hope that Democrats might have learned their lesson after Obamacare made insurance less affordable. Those who aspire to positions of authority should learn from their mistakes instead of seeking to compound them.

Assault on America, Day 29: 2020 Democrats look like a parade of the expended and tired

Democrats aren’t so busy celebrating their “victory” on the border wall funding scrap with President Trump to look ahead to next year and who will try to beat him. The old and tired wing of the party has Joe Biden -- and probably Hillary Clinton… better prepare for a failure of epic proportions.

Mueller, An Odd Hero for the Lawless Left

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

During the Clinton years, we heard a lot from the left about the “criminalizing of political differences.” We don’t hear those laments anymore. Liberals used to tell us that Trump had no intention of winning in the first place and was as surprised as anyone by his victory. They champion Mueller not because he is protecting “our sovereignty,” as one Hollywood starlet recently put it, but for the simple reason that he is tormenting their political opponents.

Assault on America, Day 28: SOTU postponed but Trump will enjoy last word in standoff

It’s a shame the State of the Union address did not go on as planned but President Trump is far from ready to capitulate on border wall funding. Americans will eventually see Speaker Pelosi for the unbalanced partisan hack that she is -- and politics as usual may finally be put to rest.

When Will the Rising Tide of Bias Against Christians Stop?

Penny Nance, Real Clear Politics

There is a striking and alarming trend that uses a religious litmus test to determine if individuals are fit for public service and demands that those in office deny their conscience and beliefs. Freedom of religion is a First Amendment right set forth by our Founding Fathers, not some new conservative fad adopted since the Trump administration came into office. This trend has now spread to accusing the spouses of our public servants of bigotry and hate for their religious beliefs, and it must stop. Using a religious litmus test as a prerequisite to serve in office is unconstitutional.

Assault on America, Day 27: Catatonic GOP leaders own the next shutdown… if there is one

Next to the inability to fund the border wall, Republican leaders’ silence is the single most disappointing aspect of the struggle to control illegal immigration. Appearances mean things -- if McConnell and McCarthy are to join the fray it’s time to fish or cut bait. Fence-sitters lose every time.

Can 'Liberal' Dems Face Their Outrageous Anti-Semitism Problem?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The Democrats have a serious anti-Semitism problem — and it's growing. Making matters worse is that very few of them acknowledge it. Most look away, pretending it's not there or deliberately not seeing it at all.It's simple to say the Jewish "liberals" (or progressives or whatever they want to call themselves) are not Jews at all because most do not practice. But Hitler, of course, did not care. He swept up the communists with the Hasidim. The whiff of Berlin 1938 is in the air. The Democratic Party better police itself or the whiff will turn into a stench.

Assault on America, Day 26: Media says Trump caved on wall, but it’s Democrats in the dark

Democrats’ intractable position on border wall funding will invariably force President Trump’s hand -- and that’s something Trump relishes. Democrats could be reasonable and accept the president’s compromise offer…or more likely end up with a wall on the border and nothing for their side.

Pelosi and the Caucus of Crazy

David Catron, The American Spectator

Not all Democrats are racists. Some are anti-Semites. A few are socialists. And some are old-fashioned crooks. Nancy Pelosi and a few others are merely megalomaniacs. One hardly needs heavyweight political scientists or sophisticated historians to predict what happens when this volatile admixture is combined with large quantities of special interest money and unlimited political power — you get crazy. What you do not get is reasonable compromises on important issues. And you certainly don’t get good government.

To Democrats, America is a Sinkhole of Racism

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Monday, after a meeting with Sharpton, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand offered her message of conciliation. Said the successor to Sen. Hillary Clinton, President Trump has "inspired a hate and a darkness in this country that I have never experienced myself. "It is wrong to ask men and women of color to bear these burdens every single day. ... White women like me must bear part of this burden." Does there not come a time when the pandering has to stop? Ronald Reagan preached America as the Pilgrim fathers' "shining city on a hill." For Democrats today, America is the heart of darkness.

Democrats’ First Bill Attacks Free Speech Rights Of Conservatives

HR 1 would crush the free speech rights of conservatives by regulating political speech on the Internet, violating the privacy of advocacy groups and their supporters, compelling speakers to include lengthy government-mandated messages in their communications and creating a public financing system for congressional campaigns.

Assault on America, Day 23: Trump and GOPers know without the wall, America soon may fall

President Trump’s new wall slogan may or may not sway the issue in his favor but he’s got to keep Republicans unified and in a fighting spirit on the border wall. Squandering this golden opportunity might not just mean the downfall of the GOP -- it could be the end of America, too.

Anti-Catholicism and media malpractice

Editors, Washington Examiner

The Covington Catholic incident needs to be put in a larger context. The larger context is burgeoning anti-Catholicism on the political Left and in the press. Earlier in the month, Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, opposed a federal judicial nominee on the grounds that he belongs to the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic service organization in the world. This is bigotry. But it’s bigotry that echoes the prejudices of so many media elites, and so it gets a pass. But now it grows into something ugly.

Are Democratic Voters About to Break Bad?

Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

Harris’ record shows she was a “progressive” prosecutor in that she used her powerful public positions to promote a highly partisan, left-wing political agenda. She wasn’t known for her concern about the misuse of government power or the rights of the downtrodden when she had the power to do something about those problems, but she did promote the causes of liberal interest groups such as Planned Parenthood and California’s public-employee unions. Harris champions the raw exertion of government power, which might make her the odds-on favorite in the party of big government.

Assault on America, Day 22: In Democrat-land, the prettier you are the smarter you become

The old saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but where Democrats are concerned a handsome countenance goes much farther than that. When trying to standout to the grossly uniformed and overly superficial Democrat base it pays to be a looker -- just ask Juan Williams.

What if Mueller doesn't give Democrats what they want?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Now there is talk about starting a new House Trump-Russia investigation that would essentially replicate what Mueller is doing now, but with the assurance that the proper (anti-Trump) result would be reached and that it could be used for impeachment purposes. Democrat party leaders have invested a lot in their across-the-board opposition to the president. If Mueller does not come up with something that supports what Democratic lawmakers want to do, they will have to do it themselves.

The Race to the Far Left

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The buzz around Kamala Harris is this week’s window on the party’s far-left fixations. Harris is so far to the left she considers membership in the Knights of Columbus a hate crime. Harris has embarked on a race to the far left in which the greatest rewards go to the most radical candidates. To win this bidding war, she promises an America even more fundamentally transformed than Obama’s, one without borders but plenty of transgender bathrooms — an America that respects neither divine nor written law and treats Christianity as the only permanently scandalous impediment to public life.

Assault on America, Day 21: Long past time for a GOP scorched earth strategy on judge nominees

Try as they might, Democrats can’t delay everything forever, especially if Republicans grow a spine and make them participate in the process -- or they’ll just be steamrolled. Democrats play for keeps…it’s about time Republican leaders acknowledged it and countered fire with fire.