government shutdown

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Irascible impeachment talk is Democrats’ most asinine rant to date

In the end Donald Trump’s presidency will likely rise or fall with the conclusions of the special counsel on the Russian-meddling investigation. If the case against him is truly as flimsy as it appears on the surface, Democrats are the ones who will suffer the most from pursuing it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Distracted conservatives equate to disastrous Democrat gains in 2018

More than anything conservatives need to take a step back from all of this fury, breathe into a paper bag if necessary and try to remember, as the Bible teaches, “This too shall pass.” President Trump will regularly stir up the liberal hornets’ nest, but the people aren’t fooled.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Fraud-free elections are a figment of liberal hallucinogenic imaginations

What “evidence” do liberals possess showing that anyone was actually prevented from voting simply by having to produce a valid ID? Where is the “evidence” of collusion to suppress minority turnout? Where is the “evidence” demonstrating that such a plot exists?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In regards to Trump, is it time for conservatives to push the panic button?

As conservatives, we must keep an eye on Trump and the people closest to him. Vigilance is called for. Loyalty is a given, but it will be critical for Trump to not stray too far from where he came from…or he may very well find himself all alone in a room with few friends.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To recover from his media troubles, Trump must dump the establishment

The forces Trump faces are formidable; his frustration must be boiling over. But if he’s unwilling to recognize that the problems he’s encountering are attributable to his embrace of the Washington establishment, all might be lost already. Let’s hope it really isn’t this bad.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When it comes to real American presidents, Trump breaks the mold

Donald Trump the human being is the product of seven decades of learning at the hands of American culture and traditions. He’s so completely apart from every other president – and contemporary politician – that conventional comparisons to the past just won’t stick.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The Democrats’ Comey rage is a tale told by idiots signifying nothing

Democrats have gone completely overboard once again on this Comey/Russia/Special Prosecutor matter and people will notice. The truth is out there somewhere and eventually the Democrats will either have to produce a Russia smoking gun or surrender their holster.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Make no mistake, hate fuels the left’s outrage machine, not Trump

If this is the best we can expect from our political system in the era of Trump it’s time to stop mincing words and label the “resistance” for what they truly are – anarchists and traitors. They won’t be bargained with and even when you give them what they want they still act “outraged.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Republicans should not fear the big bad (Democrat) wolf in 2018

There are a lot of factors – some known, some unknown – that will drive the 2018 elections. Republicans would be wise to let the Democrat taunts, threats and campaign “advice” go right on by. Stick to their nationalizing-the-election guns and good things will happen.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To drain the swamp Trump needs good people to work the pumps

The creatures in this case are even more formidable than the reptiles in a real bog. Their weapons are federal statues, regulations and the court system as well as an army of self-interested politicians who will say anything to sway public opinion in their favor.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why guilt-free liberals won’t let Hillary’s 2016 election loss pass away

The 2016 election won’t die because liberals won’t let it go. It wouldn’t have mattered if Trump won the popular vote in addition to the Electoral College, liberals would have found some other rationale for discontent. In their continuing protests they reveal no guilt whatsoever.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Work continues on constructing a genuinely conservative GOP

Regardless of the good feelings of some House members, last week was not a good one for the GOP. The disastrous betrayal of the leadership over the budget tarnished anything positive that could have resulted from the final coming together over healthcare. There’s danger ahead, too.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Wretched GOP leaders are already blighting Donald Trump’s legacy

If GOP leaders want to partake in a circular firing squad even after Trump figured out a way to win a national election, that’s their own doing. The party suffers unity issues because it’s leaders care a lot more about getting re-elected than they do about governing principles.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s need for approval is not hindering his presidency in the slightest

Trump represents change and wants to put his stamp on the positive things that are occurring in the country. Part of it is due to his intrinsic desire to be liked and appreciated; part of it is because a new direction is desperately needed. America wins in either scenario.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: A government shutdown is the best thing that could happen to the GOP

The only thing that will break this political monotony is a government shutdown. Not even the election of President Trump broke the trend. We hope he will come to his senses and lay it on the line for Ryan, McConnell and the GOP “centrists” who are damming up the process.

Nothing Really Bad Happens When There’s a Gov’t Shutdown

Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

The bottom line is that even though I almost always cheer for a government shutdown, I’ll be sitting on the sidelines for this fight. But if Trump and congressional Republicans at some point decide to fight for much-needed spending restraint (a naive hope, I realize), then I’ll be the first to cheer if that battle leads to a shutdown.

Cruz, Paul: Insiders Running in an Outsiders' Game

Caitlin Huey-Burns & James Arkin, Real Clear Politics

The fight over the Iran nuclear deal, plus upcoming battles over Planned Parenthood and funding the federal government, set a stage for Cruz and Paul to try to show they can disrupt Washington from the inside. They will use that stage to contrast themselves with Trump and the other outsiders to make the case to primary voters that they are already tested.

Defunding Planned Parenthood: The GOP Leadership’s Next Self-Inflicted Crisis

At some point, Congress has to do what's right -- not just from a political standpoint, but from a moral one, and on defunding Planned Parenthood that time is now. If there’s a government shutdown, better that than continuing to make every American taxpayer complicit in the murder of thousands of babies and the trafficking of their dismembered bodies.

Gerritson: Babies or Bureaucrats? An open letter to Congress

The unborn don’t get a furlough, like a bureaucrat during a government shutdown, instead they have a permanent “solution” violently forced upon them as they are dissected alive, parceled out and sold for profit.  Can anyone in Congress coherently argue that saving government bureaucrats from temporary layoffs should come before rescuing live babies? Please watch this video and forward it to your contacts and tell them to ask their Representative and Senators, "Babies or bureaucrats?" . WARNING: it graphically makes the point in 60 seconds.  

Carly Fiorina stood with establishment over government shutdown

The Right Scoop

In 2013, Fiorina said she felt “sorry” for John Boehner and: “There’s no honor in charging a hill that you know you can’t take, only casualties, although Ted Cruz maybe got name recognition and money along the way. But President Obama wanted this shutdown. And Ted Cruz played right into his hands.”