Republicans

Assault on America, Day 1: Mitt Romney fires next volley in elitist war on MAGA agenda

#NeverTrumpers like Mitt Romney won’t ever get onboard with the conservative agenda. The swamp dwelling ruling elites are too preoccupied with preserving their own power and playing nice with the opposition to “do the right thing.” Trump will be Trump -- and he’ll win in the end.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ reckoning a safe bet in a certain to be tumultuous 2019

The always festive New Year’s celebrations were the calm before the storm where 2019’s political battles are concerned. 2018’s strife only figures to worsen now that liberals feel empowered to act on their aims. Democrats happily wall themselves off from reality -- an impossibility in 2019.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Prediction -- Democrat excess leads to new and improved Trump in 2019

DC elites were thrown into a tizzy when Trump won two years ago and looked perplexed as he laid out his America First vision during his inaugural address. This refusal to confront the reality of Trump isn’t likely to dissipate when Democrats take power in the House. How’s that for a prediction?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will Trump win his own ‘Battle of the Alamo’ even if no one survives?

By now President Trump realizes it’s not fun being in the White House, but nobody ever claimed it'd be easy (except for maybe him). It took decades for the Washington establishment to control government and they won’t be vanquished without a long battle. Trump is up to the job.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Plenty of good reasons why compromise is a dirty word in America today

Talk will continue on possible ways to fix the shattered American political system but in today’s highly divided culture and society, a workable solution doesn’t appear evident. If neither side seems willing to compromise, there are good reasons for it. Conservatives won’t get their hopes up.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s choice to pull out of Syria a Christmas gift to all Americans

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria will certainly draw more than its share of comment even at this calm (from a news standpoint) time of year. Christmas presents a chance to ponder the concept of peace on earth, goodwill towards men -- never more so than in 2018.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Yes, SNL liberals, It’s a Wonderful Life with President Donald Trump

Life without Donald Trump as president wouldn’t be as clear cut wonderful as liberals would have you think. Saturday Night Live can do all the ridiculous skits in the world and it still doesn’t change the fact we’re living in a complex place and it requires capable people to lead. Trump fits the bill.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Weekly Standard demise a lesson for Trump on what NOT to do on wall

Few conservatives will miss Bill Kristol’s The Weekly Standard now that it’s gone. The defunct publication was a glaring example of how not to conduct a successful enterprise; by alienating those inclined to support them, the magazine guaranteed its own demise. Let’s hope the same fate doesn’t befall Trump.

People Over Politics: Secure The Border Now

Jake Hoffman, Townhall

Sensible Americans must join with President Trump and demand that Congressional Republicans like Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell do their job by securing our southern border immediately.  We must band together to tell Congress to work through Christmas and pull all-nighters if necessary, but their only priority between now and December 31st should be to put people over politics and secure our nation by securing our borders—build the wall now.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrat oversteps on Trump impeachment will stir populist uprising

When government oversteps its bounds there’s invariably a popular uprising to combat it. Be it the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the modern-day Tea Party movement or this year’s anti-gas tax protests in Paris, the people don’t take it kindly when political elites dictate and condescend.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Shutdown the Democrats’ inane talk and just fund the wall, Republicans

If Republican ruling elites are truly terrified over Trump’s threat to shutdown the government, they must accept it’s their own inactions that brought on the confrontation. They can use the coming days to salvage a little dignity and give Americans a Christmas gift -- a big beautiful wall protecting them.

Good Riddance to Obamacare

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Republicans have to head this off at the pass if they wish to preserve free market medicine. Free market (capitalist-based) medicine has been vastly more important to everyone's health than most realize, because it has been the impetus for many of the extraordinary high-tech inventions and advanced pharmaceuticals that have driven the life expectancy of Americans ever higher (until now, with the opioid crisis, alas). Moreover, it has induced many of our most intelligent people to be doctors.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Obamacare’s demise is the goose that laid the golden egg for GOP

With the downing of Obamacare last week Republicans now have a golden opportunity to make something worthwhile out of the last days of this lame duck session. With budget talks stalled over the border wall there’s something new to talk about and accomplish if they’ll only take advantage.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Instead of autopsies on the dead, Republicans could use new leaders

If you look close enough Republicans don’t need an “autopsy” or excessive soul-searching to indicate what party candidates should do ahead of the next election. A thorough reexamination of conservative principles and proposals would do the trick nicely…and while they’re at it, select new leaders too.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump corners Chucky & Nancy on border wall, wins bout by knockout

President Trump’s orchestrated negotiation session with Democrat leaders the other day was a stroke of brilliance. Politically speaking, Trump can’t lose here: if he gets money for the wall it’s another campaign promise fulfilled. If he doesn’t, he can run against the stagnant DC swamp again in 2020.

Build the wall -- do what we said we’d do

Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows, Fox News

The House Freedom Caucus will offer two amendments to the year-end spending bill. First, we need to end the catch and release problem. Second, we need $5 billion in unrestricted funding for the border wall. Our members will not vote in support of a bill that doesn’t include these provisions. The president should also use his veto pen to ensure that Congress listens. This battle won’t be easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But if we have the political will, we can win. We have the American people on our side.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberal Democrats to discover bigger isn’t necessarily better in 2020

Trump will need to work harder than ever to steal media attention away from the certain-to-be-fascinating Democrat presidential primary race in 2020. The crazy and eclectic cast of Democrats are destined to provide entertainment of the highest order. Will Americans tune in or tune out?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Show off Sen. Jeff Flake gives bad name to rotten apples everywhere

It's unfortunate that one bad apple like Jeff Flake can spoil the whole bunch (in this case, President Trump’s judicial nominees). Even worse, there are tons of equally sour fruits in the nation’s capital, begging for a swamp draining mission of epic proportions. Is Trump up to the task?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Do staff critiques and turnover indicate chaos in Trump’s West Wing?

The list of Donald Trump’s former staffers is growing by the day and his swampy establishment enemies swear the body count is a sign of instability and danger. But the sun will rise tomorrow and the administration forges on, another non-boring day in the life of the Trump presidency.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Trump can avoid a ‘Day of Infamy’ on the economic front in 2020

President Trump could face a struggling economy in 2020, but there are ways to ensure things run smoothly when the moment arrives. Keeping interest rates low, encouraging clean natural gas production and repealing federal control of the legal drinking age might help the GOP.