Democrats

Democrats Send Diversity To The Back Of The Bus

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

As the 2020 campaign began, the party divided into two camps. The promise of victory offered by Biden and the ideological agenda offered by Sanders and Warren trumped the ethnic appeal of Booker, Castro, and Kamala Harris. Now, with the arrival of moneybags Mike Bloomberg and his tens of millions of dollars in ads, almost certain to reach hundreds of millions before Super Tuesday, there is the possibility that four or five candidates will survive to the convention, with no one having a majority of delegates. And the horse-trading will begin. My view: Super Tuesday will cut the field to two or three. And the nominee will be one of the six palefaces on the stage December 19.

Impeachy Keen

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Democrats increasingly encounter politics not as the art of the possible but as an act of catharsis. The results of November 8, 2016, as suggested by images of Election Night mass weeping, scheduled guttural screaming, and monthly waning-moon spells cast by anti-Trump witches, resulted in a collective nervous breakdown of sorts. The impeachment crusade, begun on the second Tuesday in November three years ago, comes as a therapeutic response to this breakdown and not a serious attempt to remove the president, the chances of which, at least under Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution, appear about as strong as Adam Schiff releasing a cover version of Classy Freddie Blassie’s “Pencil Neck Geek.”

The latest election takeover attempt

Hans Von Spakovsky, The Hill

This week, the House of Representatives has taken up the Voting Rights Advancement Act, though the bill would be more accurately named the Election Fraud Advancement Act or even the Federal Takeover of Local Elections Act. The Constitution grants states the right to administer their own elections. If it passes, the bill would gut that right and empower liberal activists to stop the election reforms needed to protect the integrity of the electoral process. It would also enable them to manipulate redistricting to help the candidates and political parties they favor. The bill is flat out bad policy and a blatant attempt to take over and federalize the election process.

The Democrats’ Massive Impeachment Fail

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Maybe this wasn’t the stroke of genius the congressjerks from West L.A. and Manhattan thought it was. The fact that it will inevitably end in a bored senatorial shrug is the perfect chef’s kiss. The dealer is showing a king and the Dems have a three and a deuce? Time to double down! This is going to end badly, hilariously badly, and everyone seems to know it except the Democratic leaders like Schiff and now the Nadd, who are driving full speed into the brick wall (Pelosi knows, which is why she’s right behind them, every step of the way). It’s like the proverbial dog who chases the car and then wonders what to do when he finally catches it – just before the car backs up and runs him over.

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.