Democrats

The Democrats ponder a second McGovern fling

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

With so many Democrats having heard the voice of the people buzzing in their ears, every candidate will be tripping over each other to prove that he’s more liberal than thou. When the party sobers up it will be too late. The Democrats are making the mistake they made once before, when they allowed the late George McGovern, a good but wrong-headed man, and his peaceniks to pull the party so far to the left that it fell off the side of the mountain. Years went by before the damage was repaired. The left is once more making all the noise in the party, raising most of the money, and intimidating the serious and the plausible.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Tariff debate irks the intellectuals but Americans may take to the idea

The jury’s still out on the validity of trade protectionism. History seems to support many sides of the argument, but they can’t all be right. Perhaps President Trump is correct in saying it’s time for a change; either way it appears the swampy status quo is on its way out.

Against Fake Civility

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Civility is not a sign of weakness when a system of reasoned debate is in effect. But it is a sign of weakness, and will be taken as such by our enemies, when we cling to civility because we are too weak and afraid to admit the awful truth, that we are no longer a society ruled by reason but by power. You want a civil society again? Good – so do I. But the way to get it is not to surrender. It is to defeat those who want to crush you with lawless rulings by leftist judges, with economic warfare launched by woke corporations, and by the steady erosion of the rights your Creator granted you.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Should conservatives worry about Trump’s wobbly gun views?

Truth is, there are lots of things in Washington today causing Americans to do a double-take. President Trump is clearly interested in furthering the conversation on guns and willing to accept whatever Congress comes up with as long as it’s reasonable. For the rest? Wait and see.

Hope Hicks and the truth of little white lies

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

White lies are the lubricant of civility, the secret to happy marriages. The problem is that the swamp snakes around here have coopted “white lies” into a means for smearing good people, dodging responsibility and shamelessly seeking personal political gain off the senseless murders of 17 people — mostly children — in a school massacre. This blurring of the line between white lies and rank black lies is the first delusion of these people around here.

Chris McDaniel Announcement Sets Mississippi GOP Senate Primary

"We've lost our way as a people and the party, the party of Taft ... the Party of Reagan... has lost its way as well," our friend state Senator Chris McDaniel said in his announcement remarks. "The Tafts and Goldwaters are the heart of the GOP, not the McCains and Lindsey Grahams."

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Conservatives hope Hicks story won’t stall momentum of Trump agenda

The media will never cease complaining about the way Trump handles communications – or anything else the outsider non-politician who now occupies the Oval Office does. Critics are a dime a dozen in the swamp; what really counts is what’s getting done right before our eyes.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: It’s never too early to work for the second term of Donald Trump

With his early declaration of intention to run again in 2020 President Trump demonstrated he’s all-in on his agenda and committed to making America great again. In doing so Trump proved he’s a man of action and resolve. It’s time we got to work to ensure he gets his second term.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Divided Dems primed and ready to massively flunk 2018 midterm exams

One way or another both parties have a lot to contemplate ahead of this year’s midterms. The Republicans have their retirements and #NeverTrumpers, but the Democrats are battling over something much larger and potentially more destructive -- a fight over the soul of the party.

The Price Dems Pay for Purges

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Hillary saw half the country as “deplorables.” But for the San Francisco Democrats, that is too cautious an estimate. They see most of the country as deplorable. Hence, their boycotts grow ever more expansive, extending to conventional positions once contained in their own platform. In this frenzied atmosphere, Feinstein’s bona fides as a gun confiscator couldn’t even win her any appreciation. No deviation is too small for the Democrats to police at this point.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: What kind of (government) friend would leave us alone to die?

The old saying “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out” is little comfort when you have no clue whether friends are even prepared to assist when the time is ripe. It’s a lesson 17 unfortunate souls in Florida will no longer have the opportunity to appreciate.

Richard Viguerie on the 2018 Congressional Midterms: ‘It Does Not Look Good for Conservatives’

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

“We’ve got to recognize there’s a wave coming that’s going to wipe out a lot of conservatives if we continue operating as we have been for the last year. We need to make major changes, and they’re within our control. We can nationalize the election. We can all play a role, whether it’s at the national level, the local level, or the state level,” Viguerie concludes.

The Schiff Memo Harms Democrats More Than It Helps Them

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Schiff memo, which has been delayed for weeks because the FBI objected to its gratuitous effort to publicize highly classified intelligence, including methods and sources, tells its tale through what appear to be scores of blacked-out redactions of information Schiff pushed to expose. The Schiff memo does more to harm than to advance the Democrats’ defense of the Obama administration and the use of the FISA process by the FBI and the DOJ.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Instead of protesting guns, teens should clean sidewalks in San Fran

The media will always frame complex issues in the most biased way feasible. It’s easy to drum up sympathy for liberal causes by showing students chanting and holding signs in front of the White House; it’s much more difficult to face the realities of liberal governance head-on.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Normalization’ of Trump presidency leaves Dems on outside looking in

It’s only natural for American political observers to always consider the next election as the most important one of a generation – and this year’s midterms are no different. A lot can happen before November arrives; for now it’s probably best just to sit back and watch the show.

Legislation by Lynch Mob

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The Democrats, enjoying all the fawning media coverage, can’t resist the instant gratification of calling for gun bans. For the moment they feel like they occupy the moral and political high ground. But it won’t last. Americans don’t want their country turned into a “gun-free zone” in which they entrust their safety to an overweening and incompetent state, one that leaves them as exposed as the students at that Florida school. Nor do they want to be made to feel evil for exercising a constitutional right.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: CNN clown hall sideshow proves the Left’s out for much more than blood

President Trump needs fighters on issues like gun rights. Wednesday’s CNN town hall showed the opposition is intense and he’ll require reinforcements in Congress with the backbone to look people in the eye and hold firm on principles – otherwise the battle is lost already.

Make the Deep State Pay — It's the Only Way

Mark Ellis, PJ Media

It is the only mechanism available to put the final nail in a coffin that Democrats and their media arm have constructed for themselves by putting the country through this debacle. Only by coming out en masse on midterm Election Day and casting Trump-aligned ballots can citizens proclaim with a united voice that such a coordinated, covert effort to thwart the will of the people has electoral consequences.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why should today’s youth have final say over America’s gun laws?

Today’s youth has a lot to learn when it comes to real world survival and the fight to preserve precious constitutional rights. There will always be plenty of people telling them what to say – we can only hope they’ll grow brains to make original thoughts of their own.

How the MSM and Russian Trolls Are Destroying the Democratic Party

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Lost in a Russia-induced haze, the Democratic Party virtually no longer exists.  They have no ideas, no proposals, nada.  There's nothing but Nancy Pelosi whining about "crumbs" while genuine tax reform is appearing live in people's paychecks. The Democrats can dream about a "wave election," but the only wave that seems to be coming their way is a surfer's wipeout. Nevertheless, CNN et al. bleat on about Russia, Russia, Russia. I have news for Zucker, Tapper, Acosta and company.  No one's interested.