Democrats

Fascism Lives!

Daniel Oliver, The Federalist

British fascist Oswald Mosley has been dead for 19 years, but his spirit must be spinning for joy in its tight little grave at the report published recently by The British Academy, which calls for businesses to “place purpose at the heart of the corporation” instead of profit. The BA busybodies’ goal is to have corporations do good for the “wider community” instead of maximizing shareholder wealth. Puh-lese—or per favore, as they said in Mussolini’s Italy. If it was really the finest minds in the UK that produced this document, Britain’s only hope now is rampant, plebiscitary democracy. And one-way tickets to Davos for all of the report’s authors. And their children. And grandchildren.

Lady professor and the Lonely Hearts Club

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

In her loneliness, the lady professor (and lonely school marm Pamela Karlan) also declared that President Trump’s call for investigating corruption in Ukraine was worse than the crimes that nearly got President Nixon impeached. Because, she said, Mr. Nixon’s crimes were domestic and Mr. Trump’s supposed “crimes” were abroad. Whatever. As if eating mail-order turkey and sleeping with Mueller reports isn’t sad enough, the lonely lady professor later attacked the 13-year-old son of President Trump to make the point that — well, to make the point that she really despises President Trump. There was no other point. Please. Somebody call the emergency lonely hearts line and get this woman some help.

Assault on America, Day 338: For Democrats, ‘diversity’ is the bug that’s eating them alive

Kamala Harris’s hasty withdrawal from the 2020 Democrat presidential race further exposed the party’s weakness vis-à-vis President Trump. The field’s lack of “diversity” is only one problem to overcome when competing against a strong opponent on his turf and trailing badly in the substance category. Democrats are in big trouble.

Assault on America, Day 337: Trump makes NATO ‘go Dutch,’ allies whine. Americans cheer

“Going Dutch” with friends isn’t a bad thing when everyone’s in a good mood, there’s plenty to share and the bank account is full. These are good times in America. Trump’s made a lot of it possible. The American military isn’t for hire, but it’s also not going to be anyone’s sucker either. It’s time Trump’s enemies -- and friends -- realized it.

Assault on America, Day 336: Impeachment, Joe Biden, Pete, Ozzy, and the politics of weirdness

Joe Biden’s strange behavior won’t save him from the scrutiny he’s destined to receive if Democrats choose to put President Trump on trial over his routine conversation with the Ukrainian president. Voters aren’t about to cashier Trump over such trivial deviations from decorum. And the whole gesture threatens to wreck their presidential race, too.

Why the Democrats Can’t Settle for Censure

David Catron, The American Spectator

The only real question is when Democrats will pass articles of impeachment — a resolution on which they must have a genuine floor vote. If the Democrats possessed Trump’s media savvy, their impeachment effort would perhaps be more successful. But they put America to sleep with boring bureaucrats whining on C-Span. Nonetheless, they will soldier on this week with the photogenic Jerrold Nadler leading an arcane discussion with various academics about what the framers meant by “bribery” and “treason.” Why? They must reassure the far-left members of their own caucus, and the TDS victims who support them, that they are serious about impeachment. But these people aren’t serious about anything beyond power and money. Censure is a nonstarter.

The bad-faith impeachment

Byron York, Washington Examiner

If Pelosi and Schiff can pass impeachment articles by Christmas, they can send the matter to the Senate for trial in January. Even on that accelerated schedule, the trial will probably overlap, at least a little, with voting. But if the House can't get impeachment done by the holidays, the matter will certainly drag on through the primaries. So the race is on. To summarize: Many Democrats wanted to impeach Trump from the get-go. Frustrated at their inability to get it done, they jumped on their last, best hope, taking shortcuts to ensure their preferred result and racing to beat the political deadline imposed by their party's presidential contest. Through it all, they have insisted they are acting only with great reluctance and sorrow.

Bloomberg Destroys Journalism Norms

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Democrat Michael Bloomberg has a long-standing policy of banning his reporters from investigating him or his businesses. Now he's banning any investigation of him as a presidential candidate, along with all of his fellow Democratic candidates! How does this not look like a massive, credibility-crippling conflict of interest? Oh, they'll cover the Democratic campaigns, the debates, the horse race in the polls, the candidate finance reports. But investigating the other Democratic candidates is banned. Journalists who perpetually lament Trump's destruction of "democratic norms" now face a candidate who's obliterating all the journalistic norms. This is an ethical test. Let's see how many will try to skip the class and hope it goes away.

Freitas, McGuire, Ramirez Launch Challenges To Radical Leftist Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger

In what may be the first step in recapturing the Old Dominion for conservatives, principled limited government constitutional conservatives Nick Freitas, John McGuire and Tina Ramirez have announced they are running for the Republican nomination to take on Far-Left Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

Assault on America, Day 335: Blame the Dem House for Congress’s do-nothing inertia

There is a school of thought suggesting doing less equates to doing more, but it’s not true where the do-nothing U.S. Congress is concerned. The House Democrat majority has had many opportunities to work and pass bills that would eventually become laws, but they weren’t interested in compromise. What’s the result? Gridlock.

Assault on America, Day 334: Democrats should realize a bad candidate isn’t better than none

Unlike Obama, President Trump has shown that a bad decision isn’t superior to none at all. Trump knew if he simply trusted the American people to make their own choices and dissolved the shackles of government oversight, that folks would prosper. Could any of the 2020 Democrats deliver the same? No chance.

I Am Thankful For Many Things, Especially The Things That Make Stupid People Sad

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

At Thanksgiving time, we should reflect upon the blessings we enjoy, and I enjoy nothing quite as much as stupid people who are miserable. There are a lot of stupid people who are miserable right now, and this is good. The misery stupid people cause themselves should disincentivize future stupidity – with luck, America will be burdened with less stupidity because of it. There’s a lot to be thankful for, and it is right and proper that we be thankful. So here is what we should be especially thankful for at Thanksgiving 2019: The Continuing Humiliation of the Fredocons, Donald Trump, Dogs, Twitter, The impeachment Schiffshow, Economic Prosperity, The Senate and Cocaine Mitch, Chick Fil-A's Coardice and The Salvation Army.

There Is No Good Case for Impeachment

Stephen B. Presser, American Greatness

President Trump ran on a platform of draining the swamp, and if this matter ever gets to trial in the Senate, there is a chance that the disgraceful use of foreign aid funds to line the pockets of American “consultants,” “board members,” or lawyers, or some other forms of facilitator, could be exposed. The sensible tactic would be to abort the impeachment proceedings through a censure vote. But, as the proceedings have shown so far, good sense seems to be in short supply in the House. Unless the deep state wants to further its own demise, however, and unless the Democrat candidates for president want to spend a good deal of the campaign season off the hustings and in a Senate proceeding they will lose, we are probably witnessing the beginning of the end of the Trump impeachment.

Let’s Say A Thanksgiving Prayer For 2020

By electing Donald Trump, we, and our country, in effect survived the long harsh winter of the Obama years, but there’s no guarantee that we will succeed in our goal of governing America according to limited government constitutional conservative principles. To do that will require many more years of hard work.

Why Republicans Won’t Abandon Trump

Trump haters are confounded by Trump supporters. They ask, “If you believe it’s true that Trump does sketchy things, why don’t you care?” They ask the same question about the climate: “You concede that the climate is changing, so why won’t you do something about it?” The answer: You first.

Assault on America, Day 329: Does protesting climate change count as a Thanksgiving prayer?

It’s a product of our strange and upside-down world that disgruntled Ivy League students and dolts like Colin Kaepernick draw media coverage just by nature of their own special brand of deviancy. These fools pretend to “care” about others and the causes they champion when it’s really all about selfish desires and dearth of character. Sad.

Why the rush toward impeachment?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The quickie hearings are over and Schiff and his Intelligence Committee colleagues are at work — prayerfully, no doubt — on a report of their findings. That report will go to the House Judiciary Committee, which will swiftly draft articles of impeachment. Whatever articles the committee approves will then be sent to the full House for a vote. By that time, Christmas will be fast approaching. If House Democrats make that deadline and approve articles against the president, a Senate trial will follow after New Year's. And then will come Iowa. So Schiff is rushing, rushing, rushing. (The House is on a break, but the impeachment staff is at work.) Impeachment is "an urgent matter that cannot wait." Because politics demands it.

The Check-the-Box Impeachment

Rich Lowry, National Review

Democrats have had the difficulty from the beginning of trying to build an edifice of impeachment and removal atop the narrow foundation of the Ukraine episode, and now they aren’t even going to finish the edifice, content with what they could complete in a two-month investigation largely reliant on the testimony of people who weren’t around for the main events (Marie Yovanovitch) or were out of the loop (Fiona Hill). It’s not as though getting firsthand witnesses will weaken the Democratic case; it will in all likelihood make it stronger. But with every day that passes, it becomes a little more absurd to say Trump should be impeached and removed when the public can make its own verdict in the election.

Assault on America, Day 328: Impeachment bluff about to explode in Pelosi’s unfortunate hands

The Democrats’ phony impeachment pursuit goes way beyond the mere matter of castigating a president and removing him from office. The stakes are high for everyone in Democrat-land, especially Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Will she and her caucus really throw the impeachment switch? We’ll soon know the answer.

Assault on America, Day 327: To Biden, it’s cut Hunter loose or concede the Dem nomination

Joe, cut the boy loose. It’s either save Hunter’s reputation or give up your dreams of being the Democrat nominee. Either way, you’ll never be president. Not only are you a sleazy career politician who personally profited from your ability to win elections, you’re a terrible candidate. The only winner if Joe loses? America.