Democrats

Pols Not Telling You About Dangers of Legalizing Weed

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

The FDA is obsessing about school kids using flavored e-cigarettes. Cracking down on vaping while standing by quietly as states legalize marijuana is wacky. The risk of marijuana to adolescent brains is indisputable. The concern that teen vapers might someday become cigarette smokers is speculative. As the push for marijuana legalization gains steam, politicians don’t deny the dangers to brain development. They just never mention it. Don’t let their silence fool you.

Assault on America, Day 79: If we stall on the Green New Deal, will we all melt in 12 years?

Just like with building a house, every policy proposal must have a solid foundation. Without proper study and foresight ideas quickly fall apart, especially if they’re weak to begin with. The Democrats’ Green New Deal would be an exorbitant disaster and must be stopped.

Here Comes a Cakewalk for Democrats

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

At the dawn of the 2020 presidential campaign, we can already see what's coming, the contrast in tone between "news" coverage of Trump and the bus full of his Democratic opponents. It's going to be just preposterous. It will have all the fairness and balance of a waiter asking you if you'd like to dine on filet mignon or ingest rat poison. Bernie, Biden, Beto and all the rest. It doesn't matter. They're all fantastic. Win or lose, they'll each get a participation trophy.

In Defense of the Electoral College

The Editors, National Review

The Constitution hosts an outline for national action, and a blueprint for localism; and serves as a vehicle for the majority, while including guarantees that the most significant decisions must be broadly agreed upon. The Electoral College is one of the many finely tuned institutions within the charter that have ensured stability and continuity in America for more than two centuries. To destroy it in a hail of platitudes, civic ignorance, and old-fashioned political pique would be a disastrous mistake.

Assault on America, Day 78: If husband and wife can’t agree on Trump, how will America survive?

Like today’s opinion polls, the idiosyncratic and contradictory marriage of Kellyanne and George Conway fails to reveal why the Trump presidency remains so polarizing for Americans. Time passes and opinions change, yet the country seems strangely set on their impressions of Donald Trump.

Assault on America, Day 77: Nutty court packing & big spending schemes doom 2020 Democrats

Polls show Trump’s maintained the modest job favorability bump he enjoyed after his SOTU address. If Democrats in Congress and on the campaign trail go to extremes the president won’t need to worry about setting distinctions. Reality is a tall enough hurdle for Democrats to clear.

Socialism: An Old Dogma With No New Tricks

David Catron, The American Spectator

Market forces can’t be evaded by socialism any more than the laws of physics can be eluded by a perpetual motion machine. There is no evidence that any attempt to do so has ever succeeded in either case. The belief that it is possible to successfully replace capitalism with socialism requires blind faith that can’t be justified by experience or theory. It is merely leftist dogma, and it has failed to learn any new tricks in the last two centuries. A trip to Venezuela will confirm this. By all means, share your findings when you return… if you live.

Beto Launches Apology Tour, Beats Out Bernie In First Day Haul

Like Obama, O’Rourke is an empty vessel who sees himself as a man of destiny, and like Obama he has turned apologizing into an artform, indeed his readiness to apologize for anything and everything was our primary takeaway from his first few days on the campaign trail. Given that, Beto is shaping-up to be the perfect white guilt candidate for a Democrat Party who’s only organizing principle is racial and social animus.

Assault on America, Day 76: Beto, Biden and leftwing Dem nutjobs make best case for Trump

Democrat presidential primary debates should prove fascinating spectacles with each candidate vying for their own slice of party pie. When the dust settles it’s possible no one will command the respect of Democrat voters, placing President Trump in very good position heading into next year.

We’re nowhere near a solution to the immigration crisis

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Failure to stop the flow of illegal aliens guarantees that disputes over what to do about those already in America will divide our nation for another generation at least. The net effect of inaction is that the far-left radicals who believe compassion requires America to have virtually open borders are winning. They demonize all restrictions as racist and xenophobic, and will never be satisfied until all distinctions between legal and illegal immigrants are erased. Nobody should be fooled into thinking we are anywhere near a solution to the immigration crisis.

A Progressive Political Agenda for Slave Reparations

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

What to do today? Americans should have learned long ago that they cannot save the world. Slavery was an evil institution and its malign impact lives on. But financial reparations is not the right prism through which to view the issue. We all should celebrate the end of the horrid institution, but there is no justification to take from those who are not responsible for slavery and give to those who had no contact with slavery. Reparations might be good Democratic politics, but it is bad policy and fake justice.

America’s Long History of Rejecting Dual Loyalty

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What defines us, said Joe Biden, are the “enduring principles in the Constitution, even though we don’t necessarily all know them.” But if these principles, of which many Americans are not even aware, says Joe, are what define us and hold us together, then what is it that is tearing us apart? Is it not our differences? Is it not our diversity? “Diversity is our greatest strength!” we are ever admonished. But where is the evidence for what appears to be not only an inherently implausible claim but a transparently foolish and false one?

Assault on America, Day 75: Trump veto signals no retreat on vow to drain the putrid DC swamp

President Trump’s excellent political instincts were proven correct as he saved his first veto for the crucial immigration issue. Congress’s decades-long stalling on the wall pushed the problem into crisis mode. Trump’s leadership showed Republicans how it’s done -- but will they learn?

It’s Time For Conservatives To Choose: Fight Back Or Surrender

Derek Hunter, Townhall

Conservatives never return the favor of dragging old quotes or actions into the light, they almost uniformly refuse to call for boycotts. They prefer to “take the high road.” What good is the high road if it leads to defeat? Moral victories are just a polite way to justify losing. Liberals collect scalps, conservatives collect moral victories. This isn’t a battle for local dog catcher, it’s a fight for the future of the country; it’s time for the right to fight back the way they’re being attacked.

Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice

George S. Bardmesser, The Federalist

Today, every single Democrat I can name is working overtime to make certain that I will pull the lever for Trump again, and with both hands this time. Trump need not worry about locking down my vote––the Democrats are doing all the heavy lifting. Every time the Democrats and their media allies peddle yet another “end of the Trump presidency bombshell,” I laugh hysterically. If I laughed any harder, people would think I was having an epileptic seizure. I can’t even keep track of half the revelations that were supposed to bring Trump to an ignominious end.

Far Left Anti-Electoral College Plan Building Momentum

Democrats have long opposed the Electoral College because with overwhelming margins of victory in high-population states like California they could dominate future presidential elections based on the popular vote, so they have concocted a plan to try to bypass the constitutional amendment process.

Assault on America, Day 72: GOP & Trump need women--and everyone else--to win big in 2020

Debate continues as to the best way to expand the GOP’s “big tent,” but it definitely won’t come through pandering to any specific demographic. Republicans would gain a lot by following President Trump’s example and standing for something and keeping promises. The rest will follow nicely.

Facts Don't Favor Socialism

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

As the Democrats careen to the left (and over a cliff), it should not be surprising that their allied "fact-checkers" are running alongside them, trying to "correct" any negative impressions. "Be wary of politicians crying socialism," warned Washington Post "fact-checker" Glenn Kessler recently. Kessler cited President Trump, who said in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, "Socialism is not about the environment. It's not about justice. It is not about virtue. Socialism is about only one thing: It's called power for the ruling class."

More displays of fraud from Democrats

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

In assessing these politicians, Americans have two options: Democrats are either the most incompetent leaders in the history of the country, losing interest and walking away from two evil, corrupt men (Trump and Kavanaugh) who hold incredible positions of power. Or the more obvious choice: All these accusations (like those against the Covington Catholic High School kids and actor Jussie Smollett’s imagined “MAGA Country” attackers) were false from the start, revealing a political and media elite that see the nation as a horse to ride and abuse until it drops and dies.

Snopes Veers Far Left: Smears Tennessee Star And Promotes Bizarre Conspiracy Theory

Snopes.com lost a lot of credibility by covering for Far-Left radicals like Nathan Phillips, but it completely jumped the shark in the article “Hiding in Plain Sight: PAC-Connected Activists Set Up ‘Local News’ Outlets” and managed to smear The Daily Caller and the innovative state news sites The Tennessee Star, The Ohio Star, The Minnesota Sun and Battleground State News all in one article.