2016 election

The Animal Cunning and Instinct of Donald Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Lost amid the left-wing hatred of Trump and the conservative Never Trump condescension is that so far he has shattered American political precedents by displaying much more political cunning and prescience than have his political opponents and most observers.

Putting Campaign ‘16 to bed at last

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Donald Trump thanked everyone at the end of the day for his “landslide.” It was hardly that, but it was enough. Settling for the presidency short of a landslide is not a bad year’s work. And now the campaign of ‘16 is history, though there’s no guarantee that further schemes by the soreheads are not afoot.

When Democrats Wanted Moscow’s Political Assistance

Democrats were not always so sensitive about Moscow’s involvement in American elections. In 1983 Democrats were down on their luck. So what to do? According to a memo from KGB head Viktor Chebrikov what Democratic Senators Ted Kennedy and John Tunney did was call upon on the Soviet Union for assistance in defeating President Reagan.

How the political rules changed in 2016

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

All of the Clinton campaign's money, TV ads, celebrity endorsements, polling data and expert consultants couldn't overcome Trump's superior strategy. Mature adults would be seeking to understand how they had missed out on how the rules were changing.

How Dr. Ben Carson can heal the wounds of Obama's racism

Helping our inner city poor effects our entire nation.  Done properly, helping the poor builds their self-esteem, provides opportunities and reduces costly welfare programs.  Equally important, it can remove HUD from meddling in local government and jeopardizing property rights.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch And The Suicidal Demand For “Tolerance” Of Islam

Attorney General Loretta Lynch chose a very bizarre place to deliver the message of “tolerance” for Islam, the anti-constitutional movement for world domination that masquerades as a religion, because the All Dulles Area Muslim Society is one of the epicenters of Islam’s attack on America.

Russia Meddles in Our Elections — But the ‘Hacking’ Claim Is a Farce

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Let’s not pretend the “Russia hacked the election” farce is anything other than what it is: a scheme by the Democrat-media complex to rationalize a do-over — to persuade the Electoral College that it is not bound by the election results. The spectacle we’re watching has nothing to do with Russia.

The Mad Search for Pro-Trump Columnists

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Thirty or more years ago a similarly out-of-touch establishment derided those of us who disagreed with them, say, by supporting Ronald Reagan’s candidacy or by favoring peace through strength. Now the present establishment goes beyond deriding us. It ignores us. It claims to be looking for pro-Trump columnists but can come up with not a single one.

Hacks Of Democrats Were A Public Service Not A Disinformation Campaign

There’s only one problem with attacking the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election as tainted by a Russian disinformation campaign; a disinformation campaign is based on lies made to look like truth, and the hackers, be they Russians, Chinese or Americans, revealed the truth behind the Democrats’ lies.

Transition to Trump: Rex Tillerson for State may be Trump’s boldest choice yet

By naming Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, Trump knows he’s getting another outsider with real world experience and smarts. Plus, Two more from Tuesday: Perry for Energy and Zinke for Interior, and, By leaving his businesses, Trump’s only fulfilling a campaign promise.

Trying to overturn a free and fair election

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

What should distress every American is the way the left, the liberals, the progressives and their handmaidens in the press have discarded reasonable conversation to try out every absurd alarm, one after the other, to see whether one could stick, to undermine and undercut the results of what everyone agrees was a free and fair election on Nov. 8. None has worked. More than a month later, the republic stands.

Transition to Trump: Carly Fiorina could be next to join Trump’s conservative cabinet

Carly Fiorina meets with Trump, may be in line for a leading intelligence role. Plus, The left is going all out to stop Trump in the Electoral College, but the Founding Fathers won’t let them succeed, and, Solving the mystery of Trump’s conservative dream-team cabinet choices.

Trump’s Transition: So Far, So Good

Andrew McCarthy, National Review

Trump won’t even be president for another six weeks. The incoming administration is still a work in progress, the president-elect is still tweeting the night away, and plenty could still go wrong. But those of us who worried aloud that there might not be much daylight between Trump and Clinton are thankfully being proved wrong.

Transition to Trump: Democrats turning a nauseating shade of green over Trump’s cabinet moves

Trump’s choice of Scott Pruitt for EPA has the Democrats and leftists turning a nauseating shade of green. Plus, Grab the sleeping pills, Trump’s choice for Labor Secretary is causing nightmares on the left, and, Trump names wrestling empire founder to head the SBA, Democrats see only stooges.

The collapse of the political left

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The United States Constitution was designed to provide a framework in which rights are guaranteed and voters in states can choose policies in line with their different backgrounds and beliefs. Trump's victory means the left can't jam its policies down on the whole nation—and gives it the incentive to develop policies acceptable not only to its own base but with voters among whom it fell agonizingly short this year.