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Assault on America, Day 156: Trump bashers’ conduct defies apples to oranges comparison

It’s extremely hard to compare today’s political predicament to those of the past because there’s never been a president quite like Donald Trump and Democrats of today are a breed apart from their predecessors. Impeachment will happen -- or it won’t -- and life will stay putrid and stagnant in the DC swamp.

Understanding the Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Albright Doctrine

Doug Bandow, National Interest

For Albright, war is just another foreign policy tool. One could send a diplomatic note, impose economic sanctions, or unleash murder and mayhem. No reason to treat the latter as anything special. Joining the U.S. military means putting your life at the disposal of Albright and her peers in The Blob. Unfortunately, the vagaries of U.S. foreign policy suggest that this mindset is not limited to any one person. Any president serious about taking a new foreign-policy direction must do more than drain the swamp. He or she must sideline The Blob.

Assault on America, Day 155: Thank God our fighting men had big guns on D-Day, 1944

Liberals aren’t interested in a “national conversation” on guns. They only want to confiscate them while scoffing at the argument that the Second Amendment guarantees your right to protect yourself. Blame the gun -- it’s the liberal thing to do. It makes liberals feel useful and the gullible and uninformed actually follow along. Nonsense.

Who will answer when a nation calls for greatness

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Britons were told that unemployment would scourge the land, the economy would collapse, there would be no medicine to assuage the pain of disease, fresh food would disappear from grocery shelves, and neither fish nor chips would survive a vote to leave Europe. In the event, Britain soon enjoyed the highest employment in nearly 50 years, the economy grew even faster than in Germany, the strongest economy on the planet. All against the scorn of the little men in Brussels. Now Britain is looking for new leadership, for optimists, not pessimists. Perhaps someone in a new generation will be raised to greatness. It may seem unlikely, but stranger things have happened.

Assault on America, Day 154: 2020 confirmation battle would make Brett Kavanaugh’s look tame

Few issues would engender more interest and energy than a Supreme Court vacancy during next year’s presidential campaign. Should one occur, the public battle would certainly make history. Mitch McConnell was correct to say he’d move forward with confirmation hearings… but would the nation survive?

Law enforcement, media changed standards for Trump

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Angry disputes about the president have done terrible harm to the principle that an investigator, be it a journalist or a prosecutor, should meet at least some standard of proof before leveling an accusation. Trump's critics often accuse him of violating the norms that make our society and government work. Yet in their discussion of the dossier, some of those critics violated essential norms of fairness and accuracy. And in Mueller's no-exoneration gambit, a storied figure in American law enforcement abandoned one of the most important standards of justice. The damage done could last a long time.

Don’t Let the Swamp Win: President Trump & Congress Must Restrain Spending in Upcoming Budget Deal

As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate a deal on spending caps, 76 leaders of the conservative movement involved in the Conservative Action Project have released a memo urging all parties involved to restrain spending.

Assault on America, Day 153: Since when does equality mean some are more equal than others?

Perhaps we’re fortunate prominent liberals like Taylor Swift keep highlighting the absurdity of their causes. The “Equality Act” is the most egregious recent example of a politically correct mindset gone bad. Those who truly stand up for “equality” will remember what the word actually means. Why is there no middle ground?

Assault on America, Day 152: What would happen if liberals boycotted every pro-life state?

Pro-life state legislatures should be commended for pushing the envelope on the human rights issue. As liberal challenges to abortion restriction laws mount, the Supreme Court will decide. Here’s thinking Hollywood actors’ and producers’ absurd boycotts won’t accomplish a thing.

Viguerie's Prediction: 'Obsession' with Trump could destroy Democratic Party

Chad Groening, OneNewsNow.com

Richard Viguerie thinks the Democrats' obsession with Donald Trump will do serious damage to the Democratic brand. "The average American is concerned about their jobs, their community, and national security – and the Democrats aren't addressing any of those issues," the political pundit argues. "The more obsessed the Democrats become with impeaching the president [and] driving him out office, the more disconnected they're going to be with the voters." "It they're not careful, they're going to really disconnect with the American people and perhaps go the way of the Whig Party back in the 19th Century," he offers.

Trump Has Become the Democrats’ Great White Whale

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The Democratic establishment has become something like novelist Herman Melville’s phobic Captain Ahab, who became fatally absorbed with chasing his nemesis, the albino whale Moby Dick. The great white whale once ate part of Ahab’s leg, and he demands revenge — even if such a never-ending neurosis leads to the destruction of his ship and crew. So far, Trump seems to have escaped all of their efforts to spear and remove him before the 2020 election. Trump, like Moby Dick, seems a weird force of nature whose wounds from constant attacks only seem to make him more indestructible and his attackers even more obsessed with their prey.

Assault on America, Day 149: Distraught Dems out of options as impeachment dreams dwindle

Democrats’ dreams of impeachment aren’t helping to win anyone over. Robert Mueller’s pathetic impromptu press conference this week didn’t reveal anything new, either, and time’s running out for Trump’s enemies to make something stick. Sooner or later voters will pay attention… what will they see?

Assault on America, Day 148: Grandstanding Dems should personally embrace illegal aliens

The American elites are completely out-of-touch on most things but never more so than with illegal immigration. Those holed-up in ivory towers show little concern or compassion for folks who must live with the epidemic of issues aliens bring with them. Perhaps it’s time the snobs embraced the problem on a personal level. Would they learn?

Trump Counterattacks Using Democrat's Hypocrisy

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

With our glorious ruling class, it’s all lies, it’s all garbage, and Trump gleefully exposes it all. Mueller declares him innocent and the Democrats claim that this actually shows Trump is more guilty than they ever imagined. People notice when they are being scammed – well, not stupid liberal people who buy into nonsense like socialism, global warming and the idea that men can have babies, but Normal people do. What Trump is doing by highlighting their hapless hypocrisy is undermining not just the garbage policies that make up the Democrat dogma but the entire notion that our liberal elite somehow consists of our betters.

Assault on America, Day 147: What does Beto -- or any Democrat -- know about farming & trade?

Up until recently the 2020 Democrat presidential race featured a bunch of candidates saying and doing everything they could to attract attention and boost name recognition. Now it’s almost time for the Trump bashers to get serious… Brace yourself for a lot of crazy stuff in the coming months.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Our friend Joe diGenova has described former CIA Director John Brennan as “the mastermind of” the “conspiracy to frame Donald Trump.” However, as a “mastermind” Brennan falls far short – he can’t even make-up an original lie to cover his tracks, his story about a high-level source close to Putin follows the “magic source” plotline of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy so closely.

Assault on America, Day 146: If Democrats stay in power the earth might not last 12 more years

Anyone who looks at today’s political gridlock and thinks it’s the system’s fault clearly isn’t seeing the true picture. One party wants to push through reforms as fast as they can write them and the other hopes nothing ever gets passed. Nobody wins, but the American people certainly lose... big time.

Foolish Pelosi Forces Trump to Declassify and Re-Elects Him

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

It would have happened sooner or later, but Nancy Pelosi's out-of-control behavior—accusing Trump of a cover-up before meeting with him (sheesh), demanding his family stage an intervention (double sheesh), etc.—clearly forced the president finally to issue a memo giving Attorney General Barr authority to declassify the 2016 campaign surveillance documents. (He undoubtedly had it in his hip pocket for a while.) The memo requires all agencies to "promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review." Popcorn time for conservatives has come. But it's good to remember the old saw: It's never as good or as bad as you think it is.

Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

How can we tell that the former accusers are now terrified of becoming the accused? Because suddenly the usual band of former Obama officials and Trump accusers have largely given up on their allegations that Trump was or is a Russian asset. Instead, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Rod Rosenstein are now beginning to accuse one another of wrongdoing. Even their progressive media handlers are starting to sense the desperation in their new yarns — and the possibility that these hired-gun analysts or guests were themselves guilty of crimes and were using their media platforms to fashion their own defense. The end of the Mueller melodrama has marked the beginning of real fear in Washington.

Stop The Nomination of Far Left Attorney Michael Bogren For Federal District Judge

Michael Bogren wants to overturn the most important religious liberty case of recent years -- the Masterpiece Cake Shop decision -- and impose the homosexual and transgender agenda on believers. Please call Senator Josh Hawley’s office (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to thank him for standing for religious liberty and to urge him to put an indefinite hold on the Michael Bogren nomination.