2016 election

Assault on America, Day 418: Budding Democrat civil war will end in mass casualties, no survivors

The beneficiary of the Democrats’ nomination struggle is President Trump himself. It doesn’t take a genius to see Trump is drawing strength from the Democrats’ unfortunate situation and the coming months should be truly entertaining – and revealing. Pass the popcorn and soda; this is better than a matinee at the movie house.

Assault on America, Day 415: Trump rides ‘The Beast’ at Daytona, cruises to victory in November

There’s little doubt President Trump’s appearance at the Great American Race last Sunday turned heads and raised eyebrows among the Democrats and his #NeverTrump critics. Anti-Trumpers look on helplessly while Trump gathers momentum for the fall campaign, just like “The Beast” circled the track at Daytona.

Assault on America, Day 414: Las Vegas pounding knocks the Bloomberg off Mike’s rose

Not even the infusion of new blood made this debate any more interesting than the previous iterations. The only thing the Democrat Vegas debate revealed was that the party has a heck of a Sanders-sized problem on their hands. Even if Biden somehow jumpstarts his on-deathwatch campaign, or Bloomberg emerges, or Klobuchar, or Buttigieg, or even “Pocahontas” Warren surges -- they still have to confront Trump later this year.

Assault on America, Day 413: Floating Hillary as VP won’t win Bloomberg any bets in Vegas

National elections have a way of sorting things out and this year’s will be no different. Tonight, Democrat presidential candidates will hem and haw about “unity” and “restoring the soul of the nation,” but there’s no getting around the fact we’re one divided nation. And having Hillary Clinton as vice presidential nominee wouldn’t make it better.

Assault on America, Day 412: Fundraising and policy success is Trump’s way to ‘feed the wolf’

It is undoubtedly true that money helps “feed the wolf” in political campaigns. Without it you can’t pay staff, purchase advertisements, send out mailers or do other tried-and-true canvassing methods. But big bucks don’t buy everything. President Trump has a healthy war chest and issues on his side -- and that’s all he needs to succeed in November.

Assault on America, Day 411: Time to stick a fork in Joe Biden’s comatose candidacy…or is it?

Anyone with eyes and experience knows Joe Biden’s campaign is in trouble and may be on unalterable death watch. But it’s still too early to say for sure whether the former Obama veep is comatose and headed for political obscurity. Nevada and South Carolina will have their say. Will Biden spring back to life?

Assault on America, Day 408: The American economy stinks? According to Democrats it does

No matter how hard they try, Democrats will have a heck of a time convincing Americans that the economy isn’t working for them and that the only solution to their woes is to turn Trump out of office. Telling someone to see something that isn’t there isn’t exactly a sound strategy for success.

Assault on America, Day 407: Search for Dem White Knight becomes forlorn recovery mission

Logic says Democrats’ dissatisfaction with their presidential field will continue until party voters settle on a frontrunner, but that’s not likely to happen as long as the candidates are as divided as they are now. With no “White Knight” on the horizon, the party’s hopelessness will only intensify. Trump is looking terrific by comparison.

Assault on America, Day 406: NH greases Bernie’s socialist wheel, establishment fumes

What a mess. The New Hampshire Democrat primary went absolutely as predicted. Sanders comes away with the undisputed win he was deprived of in Iowa and the “moderates” are left wondering what a Bernie-bro fueled fall candidacy might look like. Donald Trump won the day without even being on the ballot -- again.

Assault on America, Day 405: Romney, Hogg, and all of DC’s liars, sleazebags and opportunists

It's no secret that Washington is chock full of liars, sleazebags and opportunists, but what Mitt Romney did last week ranks up there with the most underhanded, publicity seeking stunts of all time. President Trump will succeed despite the presence of people like Romney. Who will history remember?

Don’t Tell Henry Olsen, But He Sounds Like the Republicans of the 1930’s

Washington Post reporter Henry Olsen accuses the authors of the groundbreaking book "Coming Home" of using “cherry-picked evidence” to predict a surge in African American support for President Trump. In fact, he is the one guilty of cherry picking data even slanting the data. Olsen cites unnamed polls that show Trump’s approval rating among African American voters at 13 percent, but does not tell the reader anything about the sample used.

Assault on America, Day 404: Biden’s facade candidacy implodes from lack of real substance

Impeachment will likely end up killing Biden’s final run for president, but there wasn’t much of a foundation for his candidacy to begin with. All along Joe chose to defend his son against some pretty obvious charges of political favoritism. It’s a choice he made… and the man chose his family over being president. So be it.

Assault on America, Day 402: Democrat NH debate -- Anger and Racism ain’t gonna do it

New Hampshire Democrats head to the polls in a few days and they’ll need to decide between the emerging party socialistic trend -- as embodied by Bernie Sanders -- and the establishment status quo (Joe Biden?). Pete Buttigieg is a possible alternative to Biden, but he didn’t inspire much confidence on Friday night. It’s certainly not an easy political dilemma for Granite State voters.

Assault on America, Day 401: Are Trump’s fans as tired of winning as Democrats are of losing?

Even a good many Democrats would admit it’s been a rough go of it lately, with President Donald Trump not only surviving their best shots, he’s actually making inroads with voters who heretofore wouldn’t consider choosing Republicans. Which begs the question: Are Trump’s fans as tired of winning as Democrats are of losing?

Assault on America, Day 400: What to expect post-impeachment. A bestseller won’t reveal

Though no one truly knows what to expect now that Trump’s impeachment has been relegated to the trash heap of history, one scenario seems likely: Trump’s base has been activated and energized months earlier than in a normal election year and Democrats are in despair from failure. Who will win in the end? You be the judge.

Assault on America, Day 399: Magnanimous Trump wows Congress and country with SOTU

Every year the president’s State of the Union Address receives more than its share of commentary from the media and punditry, but Trump’s latest iteration might have more staying power than most. The magnanimous president faced real challenges on Tuesday evening and overcame them all. A very Trumpian performance, indeed.

Assault on America, Day 398: What would have happened in Iowa if Democrats could count

Democrats should enjoy their one day of public-attention grabbing fun because all eyes shift back to Washington tonight to see how President Trump will handle his State-of-The-Union address flanked by his not-so-loyal opposition in the last gasps of a doomed impeachment trial. Will Bernie Sanders show up? No matter; he’s already full of glory after Iowa.

Assault on America, Day 397: Would a Sanders Iowa win launch a Dem version of #NeverBernie?

Bernie Sanders could easily end up on November’s ballot. And it all begins tonight in Iowa where Hawkeye State residents have had a good long look at the Democrat party candidate offerings. The political world just might be about to be turned upside-down, a development many would welcome. It’s all over but the voting.

Assault on America, Day 394: Conservatives to RINOs: We got no more use for you guys

The more time passes the clearer it becomes that #NeverTrumpers don’t have a leg to stand on -- or, as Vincent LaGuardia Gambini might say, “I got no more use for this guy”. Next week begins the process of selecting a Democrat opponent for Trump. Can he or she count on help from the Republican resistance?

Assault on America, Day 393: ‘Hi, I’m Mike Bloomberg, and I accept the Dem nomination’

These are strange days when a candidate creates a large following by skipping most of the traditional party nominating process events, but Mike Bloomberg appears to be doing it. Democrats aren’t nearly as unified as the media would have Americans believe, a problem Trump doesn’t need to worry about.