Democrats

The Recession Myth

Stephen Moore, CNS News

The deregulation agenda under Trump is likely to accelerate in 2019 and 2020 as the one lever the Executive Branch has to clear roadblocks to growth. Wages are rising now for the lowest-income Americans, as The Wall Street Journal recently reported. That should keep consumer spending at a healthy clip. Trump chief economist Larry Kudlow says that "a recession is so far in the distance I can't see it." Nor can I. The only ones who can see it are the Trump haters who want it to happen.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Don’t cave, Republicans, America can’t afford new federal entitlement$!

The last thing Republicans should do ahead of 2020 is make hasty decisions about changing course midstream and then start acting like Democrats to pass another big federal entitlement program (like paid family leave). Will Democrats help by pushing the needle a little too far? Time will tell.

Red Alert: A Blue Wave in Orange County

John Fund, National Review

Recalibrating the GOP’s message to include voters left behind economically over the last two decades remains a necessary party project. But Trump’s version of that message carries a price with it, a toxicity that makes it difficult for many suburban voters to look past Trump’s personality flaws and consider the totality and efficacy of his policies. Donald Trump will be president for only another two or six years. Long before the curtain comes down on his larger-than-life performance, Republicans should start thinking about what they will run on and what kind of candidate they will nominate.

Poor Chuckie Schumer: Still known by two names

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

With all these crazy loons in his caucus running for president from the Senate floor, Mr. Schumer will have a devil of a time just keeping enough of them in town and out of Iowa and New Hampshire to hold a vote. Even more troubling is that since they are all running for the Democratic nomination, each and every one of them will be competing with the entire field of candidates to get noticed by coming up with the craziest, most left-wing, most stridently anti-Trump crackpot politics. Before it is all over with, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont socialist, will sound like the level-headed, sane one.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When the media isn’t the ‘enemy of the people’ it’s boring us to death

It almost seems the bored American media searches for topics when it reports on a possible 2020 Jeff Sessions conflict with Trump, the ever-revolving soap opera of John Kasich and Nancy Pelosi’s wish-list for the upcoming Congress. An anxious public awaits political news of substance.

Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Media Lynch Mob

David Catron, The American Spectator

The real problem the Democrats have with Cindy Hyde-Smith has nothing to do with dogs or whistles or a revival of Jim Crow. What do you think will matter more to the voters of the Magnolia State tomorrow: Jobs or forty-year-old photos in high school yearbooks? Lower taxes or lies about public hangings? Border security or balderdash about voter suppression? Donald Trump’s accomplishments or Democrat promises? Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith or the media lynch mob?

It's not war, but a remarkable skirmish at the top

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The back and forth between the president and the chief justice follows the bitter controversy over the appointment and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, and the angry recriminations over the fact that the court is split, with five justices regarded as conservative (including Mr. Roberts) and four liberal. The way this game was played is that nobody on the court admit to a political edge, and the president refrains from acting like a “Trump judge” betrayed him when he gets an unexpected ruling.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrat oversteps put Donald Trump in charge of his own 2020 destiny

There are still over 700 days to go until the 2020 election. Time might be getting short for Democrat presidential hopefuls to put their campaigns together, but there’s a world of chances for President Trump to make his case before the public. Is Trump in trouble? A wise man wouldn’t bet on it.

Give Thanks For Ron DeSantis And Rick Scott

The aim of Steyer, Soros and their network of Far-Left megadonors wasn’t just electing another progressive governor, it was putting Florida out of reach of Republican presidential candidates forever. Thanks to Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott that didn’t happen, and the Democrats’ well-planned election fraud was stymied and turned over to federal authorities for criminal investigation.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Thanksgiving in the DC swamp means asking ‘What have I got to lose?’

Heading into Thanksgiving, most Americans probably think the only thing they have to lose is a few pounds after the four-day holiday, but Republicans and Democrats face different dilemmas on the political front. The GOP would benefit from acting boldly…what have they got to lose?

Will Democratic Rebels Dethrone Queen Nancy?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What does the new year promise? As it becomes apparent that there is little common ground for bipartisan legislation on Capitol Hill—except perhaps on infrastructure, and that would take a long time to enact—the cable news channels will look elsewhere for the type of action that causes ratings to soar. That action will inevitably come in the clashes between Trump and his enemies and the media that sustain them. And trading barbs is not Nancy Pelosi’s kind of fight.

A newer, hungrier kind of Democratic radical

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The leaders of the so-called Justice Movement sometimes sound as if they’re eager to terminate many Democratic old-timers. They’re determined to break up and shake up the old order. The Justice Movement is focused on biography, identity (no more white guys, if possible, and white ladies can be tolerated if they behave themselves). They have their eye on lots of free stuff — free college, free health care, after-school programs for children, nutrition for old folks.

There Is No ‘Surge’ in White Supremacy

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

National Review's David French lends a conservative imprimatur to the false leftist narrative that Trump is a racist, that the president promotes white supremacy, and that his supporters are ready to wield Tiki torches to burn down the country. A greater threat to civil society, in reality, is contemptible pieces of writing like French’s, which are intended to malign innocent people based on race and political affiliation, and further divide the country he laughably claims to want to save.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If Democrats never move to the center, why should Republicans do it?

Donald Trump won’t ever stop fighting and he’ll never surrender. It’s not in his DNA to give ground and the Democrats will keep pushing their socialism and extremism to their own detriment. The next two political years will be critical to our future – but aren’t they always?

Democrat Losers: Undignified and Dangerous

David Catron, The American Spectator

This is the platform of a moribund party awash in dark money yet bereft of genuine ideas for improving the lives of average Americans. And, if gaining power over all three branches of government requires destroying the credibility of our electoral process, the Democrats are for it. Not one called for Abrams to stop accusing Brian Kemp — without evidence — of voter suppression. Not one asked Bill Nelson to stop accusing Rick Scott — without evidence — of meddling with the Florida ballot count. Not one gives a damn about dignity or democracy. All they care about is power — and that is dangerous.

Acting AG Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest and no reason to recuse himself

Hans A. von Spakovsky, Fox News

The special counsel has publicly disclosed absolutely no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.  The indictments released so far by the special counsel go to great lengths to point out that the alleged actions of Russian agents to use social media to inflame public opinion in 2016 were done without the knowledge of any individuals in any presidential campaign.  In fact, the Russians used false and stolen identities to impersonate Americans. Not only is the evidence of any supposed collusion “weak,” it is nonexistent. The demands for recusal are baseless. Whitaker should be given the chance to do his job.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Protect Mueller’ farce shows why Flake and #NeverTrump needs to go

Robert Mueller doesn’t need “protection” because his phony investigation is not at risk. Democrats and #NeverTrumpers like Senator Jeff Flake are wasting time on the matter, detracting from Congress’s real business at hand. Shouldn’t Americans demand more from their leaders?

In Democratic circles, anti-Semitism is becoming normal

Roger Kimball, The Spectator

Donald Trump’s gospel of ‘principled realism,’ his gentle and patriotic version of broad-church, America-first nationalism, offers a healing alternative to the resurgence of socialism as put forth by Democrats. The angry Left, which has yet to accept the results of the 2016 election, refuse to take their seats at the table he has set for them. The increasingly violent confrontations with journalists, politicians, and talk show hosts is one troubling sign of that recalcitrance. The normalization of anti-Semitism is another.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Change for change’s sake ain’t getting it done in American politics today

American voters aren’t ever satisfied and it seems they favor divided government and all it entails. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats will give them all the resistance, obstruction and rancor they can handle in the next two years. Hopefully by that time voters will see that a little stability and success ain’t so bad after all.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Swamp dwellers bicker while California burns – who’s truly at fault?

The California wildfires are a tragedy, and reasonable people can differ as to their true cause and possible solutions. But civil public debate is impossible in today’s political environment. The left will not quit until they win – or conservatives give up the fight. Don’t let it happen.