Democrats

Assault on America, Day 138: Trump trade policy won’t let China dictate how we shop, live or eat

Donald Trump meant what he said when he chose “Make America Great Again” as his campaign mantra four years ago. Decade upon decade of feckless trade policy had a big hand in causing the U.S. to slip in competitiveness around the globe. With Trump in charge, we’re seeing a drastic change for the better.

Mueller changed everything

Byron York, Washington Examiner

From now on, the Trump-Russia affair, the investigation that dominated the first years of Donald Trump's presidency, will be divided into two parts: before and after the release of the Mueller report. Before the special counsel's findings were made public last month, the president's adversaries were on the offensive. Now, they are playing defense. Without a judgment that a conspiracy — or collusion, in the popular phrase — took place, everything else in the Trump-Russia affair began to shrink in significance. If Democrats could still claim that Trump and Russia conspired in 2016, they would still have the upper hand. But after Mueller, that claim is no longer possible.

Rashida Tlaib Reaps the Rewards of Anti-Semitism

David Catron, The American Spectator

Democrats are clearly making a play for Muslims' votes. Ironically, by allowing an unapologetic anti-Semite to preside over the House of Representatives, they have provided a useful reminder of what their party is about. Its congressional caucus includes a sitting representative who refers to Jews as “termites.” Its leading presidential contender is a well-documented pro-segregationist. It boasts a sitting governor nicknamed “Coonman” pursuant to his affinity for donning blackface. And it goes without saying that they have no realistic agenda for the future. The Democrats need another — very long — stint in the wilderness.

Blowhard Democrats Are Green Phonies

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The Democratic Party at the moment seems to be in a knockdown, drag-out fight for who can be the greenest of the green and push us forward to a brave new world propelled exclusively by solar and wind energy. Only the strongest (i. e. most slavishly devoted to renewable energy at all costs) will survive. Bernie and AOC are currently beating Joe Biden over the head about this. Poor Joe is frantically shoring up his "environmental" credentials. But those who've tried renewables (like Germany) discovered it doesn't work. I doubt this would mean much to true believers like Bernie and AOC, but the rest of us might pay attention.

Assault on America, Day 135: Which 2020 Democrats will join Alyssa Milano’s sex strike?

Search efforts didn’t reveal whether any of the 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls signed on to Alyssa Milano’s call for a nationwide “sex strike” -- but they all side with the abortion-on-demand cause behind it. Just when you thought American politics couldn’t get any screwier…what will it be next week?

Assault on America, Day 134: As Bernie avoids touting socialism, 2020 Dems pick up the slack

It’s understandable how Democrat presidential candidates hope to set themselves apart from the others by dissing on President Trump, his record and his policies. But when push comes to shove they’d better provide facts to back up their claims. Bernie Sanders and cohorts aren’t making the grade.

Assault on America, Day 133: The best way to guarantee a 2020 loss for Trump is go to war

Donald Trump’s shown a remarkable ability to manage his political affairs in such a way to accomplish great things, shore up his base level of support and give himself a very good chance at reelection. How could it all change on a dime? How about being ensnared in another war. Don’t do it, Mr. President.

Constitutional Crisis or Dem Crisis of Confidence?

David Catron, The American Spectator

Pelosi, Nadler, and their accomplices in the media as well as the federal bureaucracy need a crisis — any crisis — to worry the voters about the President. But claims that he has endangered the republic by “acting like a King” or “trying to amass dictatorial powers” are just cries of desperation. The system is working exactly as intended. It is keeping our “leaders” at each other’s throats, which leaves them less time to pick our pockets. To paraphrase the immortal J. Rufus Fears, the Constitution is one of the only things of lasting value to be produced by a committee. There is no constitutional crisis — just a crisis of Democratic confidence.

Assault on America, Day 132: If Joe Biden is a ‘moderate,’ then every Democrat is a ‘centrist’

No matter how you slice it, Joe Biden is no “centrist” -- and he’s no “moderate” either -- nor are any of the other major 2020 Democrat contenders. The media tries to wrap these extremists in the most normal terminology possible, but underneath each one lies just another leftist belief system.

Dems should drop anti-Trump platform and become a genuine party

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Dems ought to quit the resistance nonsense and turn their energies into becoming a genuine opposition party. They can start by quietly accepting that Trump was fairly elected in 2016, then make news with constructive criticisms of his policies and credible alternatives. That would give voters a substantive contrast. And Dems would be practicing what they preach. They demand respect for presidential norms and the separation of powers, yet refuse to accept Trump’s legitimacy. If they can’t do even that, they deserve a long exile in the political wilderness.

Conservative Action Project: Conservatives Oppose Legislation that Undermines Women And People of Faith

Conservatives are united in strong opposition to the Democrat-sponsored “Equality Act” and the “Fairness for All Act.” The titles of these bills belie their consequences, which will undermine parental rights, and the pro-life and conscience rights of medical professionals, make environments inherently unfair, unequal, and unsafe for women and curtail religious freedom for both religious organizations and people of faith.

Assault on America, Day 131: R’s & D’s aren’t just mortgaging the future, they’re ruining it

Things won’t improve until there’s the political will to bring government spending under control. It’ll require a complete change in attitudes among the citizenry, too -- and a good sales job by our elected leaders. Something’s gotta give. Mortgaging the future is a reality…but there won’t be a house left to give the children.

Impeachment is a bad strategy for Dems – but right now it’s the only one they’ve got

John Feehery, Fox News

For the members of the progressive left, what matters most is victory for their agenda. Politics has become a desperate blood sport, and the left has lost all perspective when it comes to President Trump. Trump’s approval ratings are now higher than President Barack Obama’s at a similar stage in his term. You know why? The economy is booming and the president is showing that he is a strong leader who is willing to stick up for America. Every day that the Democrats stick to the impeachment script is a day wasted that could go to making significant progress on issues important to the average American.

#NeverTrump GOP Senators Messing With Donald Trump Jr.

Senate Intel Committe Chairman Richard Burr, not generally thought of the sharpest knife in the Senate’s GOP drawer, apparently decided to give the Democrats, including his odious Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), one more opportunity to grandstand for the cameras and to set a perjury trap for Donald Trump Jr.

Assault on America, Day 128: Pelosi’s awkward dilemma equals big opening for GOP next year

No one should feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi. She’s got a near impossible dilemma -- to manage the outspoken get-Trump fringe nuts in her caucus and still offer a coherent package of ideas for Americans to latch onto. Republicans have a golden opportunity to beat Democrats in 2020. Will they take it?

Democrats’ Plan to Destroy the Jobs Boom

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

Democrats running for president are pitching plans that will destroy millions of jobs, doubling the number of people out of work. No matter how Democrats badmouth capitalism, the truth is wage hikes and job opportunities are moral victories. They enable people to become self-sufficient, raise a family, and aspire to more. Presidential contender Joe Biden is campaigning to “Make America Moral Again.” Are you listening, Joe? The Bureau of Labor Statistics says one-third of all future new jobs will be in healthcare. That’s unless Democrats win big in 2020 and push through Medicare for All. A jobs boom is a good thing. Don’t let Democrats destroy it.

How the left targets American history, statues and heroes

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The United States exists as an idea. We are a nation which was not naturally formed due to geography, language or a shared history. Being an American stems from the idea of freedom. If you can demonize those who established that idea, remove them from the public square and even make it dangerous to discuss or laud them, America itself begins to disappear. The left knows this full well. For everyone else who understands the vital importance of our history, it’s time to make sure we do not surrender to this bizarre assault on our Founding, our heroes, and the past in general.

Trump To Address Most Important Immigration Issue

We believe President Trump’s willingness to take on the assimilation issue comes from his own deep sense of patriotism and love of country, and his own family’s immigrant story. We are 100 percent in favor of a strong and effective assimilation program being included in any immigration reform plan put forth by the President.

Assault on America, Day 127: Booker’s proposed gun grab makes him scariest of all 2020 Dems

Unfortunately for Americans, Sen. Cory Booker’s not being ironic in yearning to federalize gun ownership. True, he’s just trying to draw attention to his flailing presidential bid, but none of the other 2020 Democrats condemned anything in Booker’s crackpot plan either. Talk about “scary”.

Why Progressive Anti-Semitism — and Why Now?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Anti-Semitism is only going to intensify. Both in America and Europe, it is naturally at home among the multicultural Left. The media, popular culture, universities, and left-wing political parties either cannot or will not stop it. Trump’s unwavering support for Israel and keen support of Jews also encourages leftists, in Pavlovian fashion, to attack anything that Trump favors. Prominent progressive Jews lack either the ability or the inclination to call out members of their own political persuasion — a fact that only encourages even more overt anti-Semitism.