Democrats

The Strange Paradoxes of Our Age

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The common thread to the paradoxes that we encounter daily is the inconsistency of progressivism itself — or rather its ad hoc adoption of any means necessary to be justified by an anointed end, which is the quest for power and control. Progressivism is not an empirical or coherent creed, but contrary both to human nature and the record of history — in its arrogance that an elite, if only provided with enough money, power, and good intentions, can create heaven on earth rather than hell.

Assault on America, Day 49: Petrified Pelosi threatens ‘national emergency’ on gun violence

Democrats don’t need to advocate for taking away Americans’ gun rights but they do it anyway. Whether it’s for political considerations or just a plain “we’ve got to do something” sense of urgency, Democrats are on the wrong side of history with this issue. Who will stop them?

Democrats Rush To Criminalize Gun Ownership

Our friends at Gun Owners of America recently sent out an alert about HR 8, the House Democrats’ first gun bill of the 116th Congress, saying, “Nancy Pelosi and her anti-gun team are either profoundly stupid or genuinely evil,” and after reading the anti-Second Amendment legislation Democrats are rushing through Congress, we’re going with genuinely evil.

Leftwing Media Goes After Lara Logan For Telling The Truth About Leftwing Media Bias

We thought Lara Logan’s interview with Mike Ritland was one of the more interesting examples of establishment self-analysis we’ve seen in a long time, but what was even more interesting was the reaction on the Left.

Assault on America, Day 48: Critics pounce but Trump did the right thing on national emergency

Politics is a nasty business, especially when elements of both sides care more about pleasing their powers-that-be than satisfying the will of the citizenry. Trump represents the “forgotten” people. He made the right call on the national emergency and we can only hope he’ll keep his negotiating skills intact.

Democrats Move From Crony Capitalism To Class Warfare

Nothing illustrates how far Left the Democratic Party has moved than the reaction of the Democrats’ most popular and media savvy politicians to the news that Amazon was abandoning plans to build part of its East Coast headquarters in the New York city of Long Island City.

Assault on America, Day 47: Will the ruling class ever get serious about cutting spending?

If Democrats ever achieve large majorities in Congress and elect a party president the real fun begins. With their Green New Deal, Medicare for All and universal college tuition on the wish list, the sky’s the limit. All the more reason why Republicans should get their spending acts together today.

The Democrats and the Diversity Dilemma

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The minorities of color in the Democratic coalition are growing, as the base of the GOP is aging and shrinking. But these minorities are also becoming more rivalrous, competitive and demanding. And the further they move left, they more they move outside the American mainstream. We are no longer "one nation ... indivisible" We have almost ceased talking to one another. As for "under God," added in 1954, Democrats at their Charlotte Convention sought to have God excised from the party platform. "Liberty" has been supplanted by diversity, "justice" by equality.

A Unicorn in Every Pot

David Catron, The American Spectator

Sadly, the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, free college tuition, and a federal jobs guarantee are only stragglers in the herd of mythical creatures the Democrats plan to round up and feed the voters. They are utterly bereft of genuinely useful policy ideas to offer the nation. So, instead, they will promise a unicorn in every pot. Herbert Hoover didn’t cause the Great Depression, but if any of these people make it to the White House and implement any of their awful ideas, they may well succeed in causing one.

The Republican Pouncing Problem

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

Pouncing is never a story. Ever. It is a simple fact of politics that when people screw up, their political opponents react with alacrity. Highlighting that response rather than the underlying screw-up is the equivalent of a headline that reads "Sun Rises in Morning." Yet that's what the media do ... whenever Democrats screw up. Republican gaffes are a story in and of themselves. Democratic gaffes aren't a story; Republican nastiness is. All of which demonstrates that a huge swath of the media is inseparable from the Democratic Party.

Assault on America, Day 44: 2020 Democrats to run the impossible gamut of past and present

Political campaigns are always fascinating to watch as they evolve from beginning to close. Candidates must move with the flow as new revelations and events occur to change the narrative the media presents. For Democrats in 2020, that process starts now -- and it won’t end… ever.

Can the Democrats ever get over their anti-Israel bias?

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Democrats’ ultimate problem is their party is now largely secular, angry and radical, and moving away from its Judeo-Christian roots. The trends are more pronounced now than they were 10 years ago, and we can only imagine where the party will be 10 years from now. Against this madness, give Trump his due. He embraces Israel for the miracle and strategic ally it is, and boldly moved our embassy to Jerusalem. And so far, when it comes to standing with Israel, the Dems looking to challenge him in 2020 offer no competition.

Class warfare and the Democrats

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Launching a political run on class warfare isn’t new or inspiring; blaming the successful is an old and tired trope of the left. After all, when your policies destroy economies and lives, you need to both scapegoat and demonize the successful. It has become such a habit that Democrats can’t acknowledge the economic successes of the president, and even more seriously, refuse to admit the damage inflicted on cities and states under the boot of Democratic policies. Dangerously dumb policies don’t discriminate, they come from Democrats in general across the economic spectrum.

Dems’ Abortion Lies

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

We don’t need Ivy League bioethicists to tell us what’s immoral. Any society that allows the killing of unwanted human beings is heading in the wrong direction. When asked about the growing public concern over late abortion and new state laws like New York’s, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called any limits “an attack on women’s rights.” She tells politicians to stay out of it. The choice is “between a woman and her doctor.” The choice to kill a viable fetus? The choice to doom a newborn to suffocation? That stance is so extreme that not even most pro-choice Americans can stomach it.

Resistance rattled by 'no collusion' talk

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Frustrated by Republican control the last two years, followed, potentially, by the failure of both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Mueller investigation to provide proof of collusion, bound-and-determined House Democrats will have to rely on themselves to come up with grounds to impeach Trump. That is one reason why the talk in the House today is of new investigations that will go where Mueller could not, and finally uncover evidence of impeachable offenses. If the Senate and Mueller investigations reach a disappointing end, Democrats might have to go it alone.

Assault on America, Day 43: GOP leaders’ wimp out on border wall leaves few options for Trump

Short on options, it’s said Trump will sign the bad deal sent him by his party leaders on Capitol Hill. If the president hopes to get a barrier constructed, he’ll need to do so by other means. It just goes to show, once again, the GOP leadership simply can’t be trusted. Don’t go there anymore.

Trump tax returns: House Democrats ready for ultimate fishing expedition

Byron York, Washington Examiner

What is remarkable is that even the most aggressive Democrats don't seem to have a clear idea what they will find in the returns. They're just sure there must be something bad in there. The former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has written of Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller that "Mueller does not have a crime he is investigating. He is investigating in hopes of finding a crime." That is what Democrats are planning with the president's tax returns. It is not hard to foresee the tax return fight setting off an ugly escalation of partisan warfare on the Hill.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal and the Unicorn Caucus

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

These are not happy days for Democrats, proving once more that nothing recedes like success. The radicalization of the party quickens. Rep. Ilhan Omar, the newly elected congressperson in Minnesota and a fierce supporter of the campaign to boycott, sanction and pull investments from Israel, accused Jews of being obsessed only with money and of showing more loyalty to a foreign country — i.e., Israel — than to their own. It was a familiar canard, demonstrating again how friendly the party has become to purveyors of anti-Semitic poison.

The Intersectional Road to Perdition

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Once a society establishes a system of rewards and punishments that favor accusation and force-multiply it through enhancements of race and gender, then fairness and truth become secondary considerations. Much less valued are notions of human frailty and atonement. Truth becomes a narrative of a particular class of victim, to be adjudicated in mob-like and often electronic arenas, without much attention to testimony, evidence, or witnesses. Intersectional identity politics progresses down its pathway to nihilism.

'The Rules' Don’t Apply To Democrats

Four prominent Democrats, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and Minnesota’s Muslim Democrat Congresswoman Ilan Omar, have broken the top three of the many unwritten rules of acceptable public conduct, and after issuing pro forma apologies or faux outraged denials, have come away unscathed.