2020 Election

Assault on America, Day 258: For Trump and the GOP in 2020, it’s School Choice, stupid!

Some political issues are such obvious winners they should be in the forefront of every conservative’s campaign pitch. School choice and responsible stewardship of the environment are two subjects the GOP could use to turn heads instead of permitting the left to control the narrative. Are Republicans paying attention?

Yes, They Are Coming for Your Guns

The Editors, National Review

If it ever was, “Nobody is coming for your guns!” is no longer true — which means that a host of commonly posed inquiries now have the same simple answer. “Why do you oppose federal licensing?” Because leading Democrats are threatening confiscation. “Why do you oppose ‘universal’ background checks?” Because they would create a registry. “And why do you oppose a registry?” Because leading Democrats are threatening confiscation. Unwittingly or not, O’Rourke and his acolytes have stuck a dagger into the exquisitely calibrated gun-control messaging on which their party has worked for the better part of 20 years. No voter can now say he wasn’t warned.

Hands Off the Electoral College

Elad Vaida, The American Spectator

The latest fad on the left is the push to eliminate the Electoral College. We can’t take our stability for granted. The Electoral College, which safeguards our federalist system, plays a significant part in the United States’ durability. We are one nation, yes, but one nation in which the voices of all states are heard. Trying to rule a continent-sized country in a unitary system would lead to disaster or dictatorship. We shouldn’t risk our republic because some sore losers want to overhaul the entire political system every time they don’t get their way, like spiteful children who have lost a game of tag.

The crackers and frackers could hold the keys to 2020

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

“On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil-fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking — everywhere,” Warren tweeted. The rest of the Democratic hopefuls will follow suit, with the possible exceptions of Joe Biden and Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan. Donald Trump won Pennsylvania with just over 40,000 votes in 2016. Jobs postings are everywhere touting opportunities, no matter the skill level. If you reliably turn up for work, there is likely a career for you in the oil and gas industry. Do the Democrats care?

Local GOP Committee Strikes Back – Votes To Censure RINO Congressman

In a sober, frank, open and honest discussion of Rep. Denver Riggelman's voting record the Rappahannock County Republican Committee voted to censure the freshman GOP Representative for voting to undermine President Trump’s program of "American jobs for American workers" and undermining Trump’s pledge to stay out of other countries’ civil wars and to refrain from military commitments not clearly tied to our own national security.

Assault on America, Day 257: Mark Sanford run the epitome of a #NeverTrump fool’s errand

One can’t necessarily blame Mark Sanford for challenging Trump in the 2020 GOP primaries, but it’s open to debate whether it’s a net positive or just a fool’s errand. The “conversation” regarding debt and spending needs to take place either way -- and who’s to say Sanford should lead it?

Democrats Debate Issues No One Cares About And Policies No One Wants

Based on the results of recent polls, racist pandering is getting Beto and Mayor Pete exactly nowhere. But lack of measurable impact didn’t drive the candidates away from talking about issues no one cares about and pushing policies no one wants and that was ultimately the overarching theme of last night’s Democrat debate.

Assault on America, Day 254: Houston Democrat debate -- Why do they hate America so much?

Democrats have a heck of a lot of work -- and soul-searching -- to do before settling on a nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s general election. The confusion and indecision on display in Houston won’t clarify the hard choices for the party’s voters -- if anything, it’s more wide open than ever for America’s liberals.

Why Trump is still winning

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Mr. Trump never tries to be something he is not. He is always focused on selling himself as the consistent same product wherever he is. The conversations he has with people in private are pretty much the exact same conversations he has with people in public. Mr. Trump cherishes the opportunity to speak the hard truth, even when people don’t want to hear it. It’s why so many people cringe over his “impolitic” comments. President Trump’s purposeful foray into the politics of football may have cost him some momentary cheers there in North Carolina. But it reminded everyone how much he loves to win and what a “stable genius” he is.

Assault on America, Day 253: Joe Biden, his stamina, smarts & sanity under scrutiny tonight

Americans will be watching closely as the somewhat winnowed Democrat field gathers tonight in Houston for their third debate of the 2020 nominating cycle. After the program we’ll know a lot more about Joe Biden and his ability to sustain himself for the long haul -- of if he’ll merely reprise his role as the incredible shrinking man.

Assault on America, Day 252: 9/11 reminds us we still have far to go to Deliver Us From Fear

Similar to December 7, 1941, September 11, 2001 will live as a day in infamy for folks who vividly remember the attack and its aftermath. The nineteen terrorists will have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams if Americans allow fear to tear our country apart. We can’t let them.

Assault on America, Day 251: Trump leaves mark on GOP politics, but his agenda will endure

Conservative candidates needn’t fret over the day when Donald Trump leaves office and starts his post-presidency career tweeting and influencing GOP politics. As long as they keep Trump’s popular agenda in mind, they’ll be fine -- and avoid the wrath of The Donald at the same time.

2020 May Be The Best Year In A Decade For Conservatives To Run For Congress

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives, if you, or someone you know, is interested in running for Congress, or any other political office, I urge you to recruit your team and file as soon as possible, the 2020 election is going to be a great year for conservatives.

Assault on America, Day 250: AOC, sleepless nights & the Democrat climate change alarmists

The 2020 election is about so much more than just the choice between Donald Trump and a yet-to-be-determined liberal opponent. If Democrats prevail, we’re a lot closer to making something like the Green New Deal a reality…an awfully high price to pay so AOC can get a night’s sleep.

In 2020 Trump Will Reduce the Blue Wall to Rubble

David Catron, The American Spectator

Trump voters won’t desert him next year, which means the crumbling blue ramparts will completely collapse in 2020. Trump could well win the Granite State this time, and that will knock another hole in the increasingly unstable ediface. Another state the Trump campaign plans to target is Nevada, which he lost by only two points in 2016. By winning all the states he won in 2016 plus Minnesota, Nevada, and New Hampshire, Trump will win re-election and reduce the fabled blue wall to rubble. Can you see any of Trump’s potential Democratic opponents stopping the wall’s demolition with pie-in the-sky promises while the economy continues to grow and create jobs?

Assault on America, Day 247: Chicken Little media gets it wrong -- Trump will win suburbs

It’s far too early for establishment consultants to predict Trump and the GOP’s congressional candidates will lose the once reliable suburban vote. True, bored media reporters need something to write about, but ultimately American voters will decide. Here’s thinking they’ll choose right.

Assault on America, Day 246: No magic mirror needed to see all 2020 Democrats are extreme

Informed political watchers don’t expect much different from next week’s third Democrat debate. Each candidate is extreme to say the least, a fact that will reveal itself the more they talk. Impeachment, a “Freedom Dividend” and Medicare for All will help demonstrate the point. Americans take note.

Election 2020: Will America Be the New China?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

From Big Tech to Hollywood to our media to our campuses to the campaign rhetoric of virtually every Democratic candidate, we are moving toward a homogenization of thought and action that is, well, Chinese communist in style and ultimately in content. Apocalyptic as it may sound, if you love freedom, election 2020 is becoming the last chance to stem the tide. There is no alternative, not even remotely. In any case, judging a politician by his or her personality is a boring and subjective enterprise. With Western civilization in the balance, voting against a candidate because you think a tweet is crude is nothing short of idiotic.

Joe Biden Needs An Intervention

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Joe desperately needs an intervention, but he won’t get one. We normal people think he’s a Dumb Man Walking, and the polls indicate way too many Democrats think he’s the cream of their commie candidate crop, the one with the best chance to take on Trump. So, he’ll keep mortgaging his dignity until he either wins the nomination or the Democrats decide to go all-in on the Stalinist, or the Squaw, or the Furry, or Stevie Nicks 2.0, or one of the other members of their primary freak show’s cast.  Right now, Trump’s gotta be rolling with laughter. Oh well. It couldn’t happen to a nicer party.

Mattis Scorches Biden

General Mattis’s criticism of Joe Biden is particularly interesting when contrasted to the criticism of Biden by his opponents in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary. Almost all of them have criticized Biden for voting in favor of the Iraq War, but none of them have criticized him for his role in its disastrous aftermath.