Donald Trump

Does Midterm History Really Augur Big GOP Losses?

David Catron, The American Spectator

The outcome of the midterms depends less on the arc of history than the ineptitude of the Democrats. Even if history actually supported the claim that the President’s party always gets clobbered in the midterms, bumblers like Biden, Sinema, Warren, O’Rourke, Ocasio-Cortez, et al. will probably save the Republicans. The voters have heard the calumny and seen the clowns. Even worse, they know the Democrats want to hit them with high taxes, open borders, and single-payer health care — not to mention an impeachment charade that would put the Kavanaugh circus to shame. The GOP Congress is probably pretty safe.

Chris Matthews' Reaction to Kanye West Exposes the Left's Race-Card Hustle

Larry Elder, Investor's Business Daily

Matthews said, in effect, that most white people are not racist, would not vote for a racist and therefore only a brain-dead white politician would run an election catering to racists. Yet virtually every night, he and his guests preach racism, racism, racism in America. To the left, the only acceptable blacks are victicrats who believe racism is the top problem. Never mind the liberals -- like Obama -- who know damn well the top problem is fatherlessness. But Democratic politicians -- like Obama -- also need to keep blacks angry for votes. Quite the Faustian bargain.

Howard Dean and Joe Trippi Create the First Internet-Based Presidential Campaign

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives took note of how the liberals used the Internet in 2003 to create the first Internet-based presidential campaign. Both Left and Right realized that politics would never be the same again. This is excerpt 42 (of 45) from America’s Right Turn.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: For R’s and D’s in 2018, ‘working together’ just ain’t in the stars

Don’t count on R’s and D’s working together to solve the nation’s issues anytime soon. Trump’s shown a worrisome (to conservatives) tendency to compromise on certain topics but Democrats simply won’t meet halfway on anything meaningful. No one wins…and everyone loses.

The Origins of Progressive Agony

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The catastrophic yet suicidal loss in the 2016 election and the disappointment over the Obama presidency radicalized Democrats. A combative Trump himself certainly enraged them, on a variety of political, social, and cultural levels. When Democrats lost, they realized that they still lived in a Republic and not a volatile Athenian democracy — and found this also hard to take. More exasperating still was the loss of the Supreme Court, the last bastion of elite brilliance and superior morality that might yet save America from the prejudices and ignorance of the irredeemables, deplorables, clingers, and crazies.

Wearing a MAGA Hat at the Volusia Mall

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Judging by my experience at the Volusia Mall, where people responded to my hat with either indifference or support but no anger, I would have to say that the media’s hoped-for blue wave in Florida looks like a trickle. I was expecting at least one or two deranged Rachel Maddow fans to object to my hat. Nobody did.  Perhaps the folks at the mall were exceedingly polite, and that’s why they didn’t object to the hat. Or maybe the shock of the Trump presidency has worn off for Dems around Daytona. But I suspect the real reason is that the floundering, increasingly nutty Democrats have done nothing to galvanize them.

Trump Takes the Right Position (Again) on Khashoggi

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

As for Trump, I think once again he is being smart not following the herd.  If MBS turns out to be a total swine, there's plenty of time to react accordingly.  If not, the president has properly hedged his bets.  In any case, in a world (the M. E.) where practically all leaders, other than Israelis, are various degrees of thugs, it may come down to the regrettable choice of the traditional the  "enemy of my enemy," etc. Thanks to Obama's giveaway of billions, we know who that mainly is - Iran and its client Hezbollah.

We're All Indians Now

President Donald Trump seems to effortlessly induce Democrats to do dumb stuff that exposes their lies, hypocrisy and contempt for the intelligence of their fellow Americans. The President’s latest triumph in this regard is the revelation of the results of Senator Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren’s DNA test.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If wishes were fishes Democrats would have everyone eating sushi

Democrats wish for a lot of things, but their cure for the issue “ailments” would end up worse for America than the “disease.” Voters have a chance to stave off endless stupid investigations and Democrat chicanery by voting Republican on November 6. Will conservatives step up?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems’ beautiful blue wave more like stagnant algae-filled millpond

Democrats seriously blundered by forecasting an ominous “blue wave” would clean Republicans out of Congress simply because of Donald Trump’s personality. Americans aren’t gullible – don’t be surprised if the Democrats’ “wave” turned out to be more akin to a stagnant algae-filled millpond on a windless day.

Democrats' 'Kanye Derangement Syndrome' Explodes

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

African-Americans are waking up to years of Democratic Party exploitation and being slaves to a virtual one-party system.  This is reflected in the polls, but it is also reflected by the growing abreaction by largely white progressives who are acting out in unprecedented manners. It's  not at all accidental that the unhinged behavior of these progressives, confronting Republicans in restaurants and so forth, is growing at the same time as Kanye is getting huge publicity for his apostasy.

Trump Is Right About Medicare-for-All

David Catron, The American Spectator

The inevitable effects of Medicare-for-All: Dramatic increases in the aggregate cost of care, reductions in access to providers, and rationing. Why will seniors feel these effects more acutely than other Americans? They use more health care and tend to be more expensive to treat. If a physician gets paid about the same amount for treating healthy young patients as he gets paid for seniors, he will start turning away the latter. President Trump is right. Medicare-for-All would be outrageously expensive, ageist, and immoral.

Forget, Hell! Trump wades into Civil War

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

“So Robert E. Lee was a great general,” Mr. Trump said. “And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia. He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee.” Cue the media, who somehow went wild over Mr. Trump complimenting Gen. Lee as a “great general.” As anyone who has ever studied four minutes of Civil War history knows, of course, Mr. Trump’s comments are totally and completely factual and accurate. Lee was a brilliant tactician whose battlefield genius is still studied today. The war likely would have been over in one week if Gen. Lee had not sided with his home state of Virginia.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When everything’s a political hill to die on, no one reaches the top

Questions on how to conduct effective campaigns or how to confirm the next Supreme Court justice are difficult and opinions diverge widely. The “old” American political system might produce a workable solution, but in today’s environment, everything’s a political hill to die on.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are normal people now trapped in the Democrats’ uncivil America?

Hillary Clinton’s advocacy for “incivility” in dealing with Trump and Republicans isn’t likely to cause much of a stir on its own. No one listens to the decrepit former presidential candidate, but Clinton’s attitude is all too pervasive in the greater Democrat party. Be afraid…be very afraid.

Trump’s Kavanaugh Apology Showed True Presidential Leadership

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

It is not particularly virtuous to apologize to Kavanaugh for the attempt to destroy his life so much as the bare minimum required of decent people. In a sea of horrific behavior, Trump showed decency by apologizing on behalf of Americans. Saying true and obvious things isn’t courageous unless they’re said in the face of a threatening mob who doesn’t permit deviation from the rigorously enforced consensus. The last month was an embarrassment to Americans who care about rule of law and the presumption of innocence.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats about to discover conservatives’ angst that lies beneath

It’s only a matter of time before we find out if there’s another Andrew Breitbart out there or how many Democrats will be defeated in a few weeks due to the party’s outlandish treatment of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. What comes around goes around, a principle Democrats have yet to absorb.

The Democrats’ Idea Of Civility

“In their quest for power, the radical Democrats have turned into an angry mob,” President Trump said at a recent rally. We can’t say that Rep. Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton and Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker constitute a “mob,” but they certainly prove the point the President made at Monday’s rally.