Democrats

Why the Dems Will Never Win Back Trump Voters

David Catron, The American Spectator

Warren will no doubt get her a beer, grab a copy of her DNA test, and seek the advice of the Cherokee tribal elders. Biden, having learned from the media that Trump supporters are all racists, may pour himself two fingers of Scotch and try to imagine what his segregationist mentors James Eastland and Herman Talmadge would do in similar circumstances. In the end, however, it doesn’t really make very much difference. Trump voters all have at least one thing in common. They know that not a single Democrat on that NBC stage Wednesday or Thursday can be trusted — as Talmadge might have put it — in an outhouse with a muzzle on.

Assault on America, Day 174: D’s and R’s dump millions to wage a messaging war in 2020

As with every campaign, messaging will be extremely important in 2020. Democrats will vie for the title of most extreme and liberal to please primary voters and President Trump will continue to preside over the GOP, the two parties preparing for an all-out messaging war in the coming months.

Assault on America, Day 173: Hollywood liberals make hay over illegal aliens’ beating hearts

Liberals like Alyssa Milano should be careful about attaching the “hypocrite” label to anyone, much less those who are pro-life protectors of the unborn. Neither the immigration issue nor the culture war will be decided by outspoken Hollywood actors. American voters will notice, too.

Assault on America, Day 170: Desperate Dem candidates crawl over broken glass to draw looks

Crazy plans are in abundance these days as Democrat presidential candidates hit the campaign trail hard hoping to draw notice from party voters -- and more importantly, the sensationalism hungry media. Corey Booker and “Beto” O’Rourke probably won’t get far, but they’ll sure jump through hoops to get a TV spot.

Dems’ Agenda: Kill Jobs, Pander to Freeloaders

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

These Democratic candidates don’t believe jobs are the way to end poverty. For them, “work” is a four-letter word. Their approach is to take money from working stiffs and give it to slackers. Far from promoting work, the Dems running for president don’t hesitate to throw millions of Americans out of work. The Dems’ major policy proposals, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, open borders for illegals, and tax hikes on corporations, are all job killers. In his final Sunday sermon in 1968, King explained that a person who “doesn’t have a job” has “neither life nor liberty.” Message to the 2020 candidates: jobs, not handouts, are the remedy for poverty.

Assault on America, Day 169: Trump train rolled through Orlando, Democrats left tied to track

A year from now when both parties are gearing up for their nominating conventions few will remember what was done or said at Tuesday night’s Trump reelection announcement rally. People will be too focused on choosing between the candidates then -- and Trump will definitely come out ahead.

A Tsunami of Hypocrisy

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

When you point out the elites' shameless dissembling, you get accused of “whataboutism,” which is apparently defined as “the outrageous act of pointing out how liberals are full of it.” But whataboutism is a moral necessity. It identifies the liars and clarifies the rules. They wouldn’t demand you stop doing it if whataboutism didn’t punch them in the gut. The days of us letting them play by one really loose set of rules and forcing us to play by another that jams us up every time we seek to pursue our own interests has passed. We’re neither suckers nor saps, and they don’t get to dictate how we defend our interests anymore. Their tsunami of hypocrisy has washed away any pretense of their moral superiority. They are why they got Trump.

Not quite a return of 'The Gong Show'

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Good ol’ Joe doesn’t have to have “a breakout moment,” but the others do. Mayor Pete might elaborate on his recent remarks that America might already have had a gay president, perhaps James Buchanan, but if so that might take away the thrill of Mayor Pete and a male inamorata in the White House. Elizabeth Warren, lately getting a respectful look, might be approaching her breakout moment. A real live Indian, if indeed Pocahontas qualifies, where Andrew Jackson once presided would be an ironic twist for the ages. There could be surprises, perhaps a big night for Amy Klobuchar. Beto is well past his sell-by date, and probably Kamala Harris, too. Everybody else looks like an also-ran already. But bring ‘em on. The suspense is killing us.

Hot Take: Trump Announces Reelection

President Trump’s conscious or unconscious decision to equate conservative ideas, policies and values with Americanism, in contrast to the Democrats’ radical socialism, may be his most enduring contribution to American political discourse. It is certain that the core ideas that the Democratic Party has now embraced have no precedent in American constitutional liberty and only Donald Trump would be unafraid to call them un-American.

Assault on America, Day 168: Americans brace for the 2020 Democrat debates. Will they matter?

Party primary debates can make a big difference in every campaign cycle, but only if the candidates are already well known or find a unique way to present themselves. Issues always take a backseat at such “beauty contest” media sideshows. Will next week’s Democrat forums prove any different?

Assault on America, Day 167: It’s official, Trump is running in 2020 -- he’s in it to win it

President Trump officially launches his 2020 campaign tonight. As they’ve done throughout his four-year political career, the media will feed off of the interest the event generates, then bash him relentlessly afterwards. Trump won’t care -- he and his tens of thousands of backers will have the time of their lives.

Democrats’ Hypocrisy on ‘Foreign Interference’

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

If President Trump does not think he should report Russian outreach to the FBI, or if the next Democratic candidate thinks it’s worth retaining foreign spies to scour the far corners of the world for dirt on Trump, voters should factor that in for what it’s worth. I daresay it will not be worth much in the greater scheme of things that cause us to vote a certain way. Whether it is 18 months from now or five and a half years from now, Donald Trump will no longer be president, but the United States will still need both to have lines of open information exchange with foreign governments and to be able to influence events in foreign countries. What is done out of spite today will be back to haunt us tomorrow.

Assault on America, Day 166: With debts mounting, how much should Americans provide?

With Democrats like Bernie Sanders campaigning on the necessity to spend more to provide a higher standard of living for everyone, it’s about time Americans had a conversation about the difference between “needs” and “wants.” Don’t trust a big spending politician to explain the distinction.

The Media/Democrat Complex Strikes Big Tech

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

The media and Democrats have picked the right target: The lords of Big Tech are eager to please and frightened of blowback. They're political liberals who can be intimidated into censorship while being simultaneously assured that they're making the world a better place. They aren't. All it would take for this censorious moment to end would be a little backbone: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter announcing that they won't censor people unless those people violate actual First Amendment principles like incitement and libel; advertisers announcing that they won't pull their dollars based on astroturfed pressure tactics. But backbone is in short supply. And the glut of intimidation won't relax anytime soon.

Assault on America, Day 163: For Trump and the GOP in 2020, it ain’t just the economy, stupid

No one ethnic voting bloc will determine the outcome of next year’s election but taken as a whole, Republicans can’t afford to assume they’ll do better just because the economy is strong. Everyone wants a better life and it’s up to the political class to convince voters it will happen.

‘Medicare-for-all’ is a $32 trillion utopian taxpayer-funded fantasy. Don’t be fooled, America

Matt Schlapp, Fox News

Both Democrats and Republicans in Washington have recently offered an array of misguided legislative and regulatory proposals that could later serve as the foundation to build full-scale socialized medicine programs down the road. As is always the case, once codified into law, policies can easily be manipulated, expanded and tied together by executive order and regulatory fiat, and upheld by activist courts, down the road. Ultimately, proposals like "Medicare-for-all" and other smaller proposals are costly, inefficient, inhumane and serve to upend the norms of doctor-patient relationships. Socialized medicine is not the cure; it is a debilitating human and economic disease.

Assault on America, Day 162: Trump trails Dems in Texas and other key states. Time to panic?

Politics is politics and polls are polls. The 2020 election is shaping up to be one heck of a struggle, and reality suggests many citizens haven’t made up their minds on who they’ll choose a year and a half before Election Day. Opinion surveys are a snapshot it time; take them with a grain of salt.

Assault on America, Day 161: Hillary, Obama, GOP heads and the politics of cowardice & losing

Along with his many predictions of “winning” President Trump’s known for calling his opponents “losers” and gloating over their failures. Such talk may not go over well on a playground, but in the world of politics you can say anything you want as long as you back it up. Trump’s done it -- a lot.

The Media Press Dems for Impeachment Porn

David Catron, The American Spectator

The goal of the media is obvious. There might be a few journalists who think an impeachment inquiry will turn public opinion against Trump the way it did in Nixon’s case, but this isn’t 1973-74. The legacy media no longer enjoy a monopoly on the news. But they have been going through ratings withdrawal since Attorney General Barr announced that Mueller came up dry, and they want the Democrats to make them well. The Fourth Estate needs a fix of eyeballs and clicks, and believe they can get them with impeachment porn. That’s why they’re standing on the street clamoring for Pelosi to jump.

Is It Mutiny Or Command Failure?

President Donald Trump has been working to restore sound priorities that promote military readiness, not demoralizing social agendas that the previous administration pushed to extremes. Recent news reports brought to our attention by our friends at the Center for Military Readiness suggest, however, that some Defense Department and military officials are not following the President’s lead and orders.