Democrats

More Americans than ever find Democrats out of the mainstream

Joseph Curl, Washington Times

A new poll conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, just 33 percent of those surveyed think the Democratic Party is “in the mainstream.” More than half (56 percent) consider them out of step. In 2016, Democrats argued that President Trump was far outside the mainstream, but he turned out not to be. Now, just one-third of those polled think the Democrats of today are mainstream. Where the party goes next is anyone’s guess. But where it’s going right now apparently scares all those flyover-country “mainstream” Americans.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems show symptoms of acute Brett Kavanaugh derangement syndrome

It’s strange how the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh devolved into a deeply personal matter for Democrats. Their over-the-top protestations about the judge’s background and supposed lack of candor are making themselves look foolish. But since when do Democrats care about such things?

Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly: Woke Or Wuss?

Indiana's Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly’s carefully cultivated image as a “conservative Democrat” is in shambles, because not only was it a fraud to begin with, but it is now a position that is decidedly out of favor among the Democratic Party’s most motivated voters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: RINO carbon tax reminds us the power to tax is the power to destroy

Legendary Chief Justice John Marshall once wrote that the power to tax is the power to destroy – and it’s never been truer than it is today. All Americans pay way too much in taxes – and the government spends even more than it takes in – politicians should keep the lesson in mind.

Russianism

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Russianism is a psychological malady in which furor at Donald Trump’s election victory and presidency — and the ensuing depression resulting from the inability to abort it — finds release through fixation on Russia. Progressives need a scapegoat to blame for their disastrous election loss in 2016 and their lack of a persuasive agenda, which, hand-in-glove, turned over the Congress, the presidency, and the Supreme Court to progressives’ worst nightmare.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Take that Michelle Obama -- Democrats go low even when Trump goes high

Democrats aren’t doing a very good job of “going high” as Michelle Obama advised them to do two years ago. The party’s lack of substantive policy ideas forces Democrats to defend defenseless positions and relentlessly bash everything Trump does. Will voters make them pay?

Conservatives Reject Unilateral Disarmament In The Face Of Liberal Social Fascism

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Mutually assured destruction works, but it only works if it’s mutual. So, we shouldn’t stop. We should ramp it up, as unseemly and distasteful as it might be under normal circumstances. But these are not normal circumstances. We didn’t ask for this cultural war. We don’t want it. But we are done taking a ration of garbage from these creeps.

Just How Far Will the Left Go?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For now, Democrats rant, they rave, and they stew, accepting that they cannot do what might save them and therefore they only do more of what is destroying them. Out of that lose-lose dilemma was birthed Trump hatred. Without a persuasive argument, progressives came up with the mantra that Trump is a traitor, and that all they needed to do was to explain to supposedly dense voters that their current economic renaissance was actually jackbooted National Socialism. How far will the Left go? I fear that we have seen nothing yet.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump asks ‘Why can’t we be friends?’ and critics won’t stop ripping him

Trump’s critics will continue hemming and hawing over his non-traditional approach to relations with Russia but he sets the policy and on balance it’s a sound one. Hopefully there will soon come a time when he won’t have to ask “Why can’t we be friends?” and face condemnation.

The Democrats' Russian Sex Change Operation

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump needs to exercise his executive authority and order the release of all the documents pertaining to the Hilary email and Russia investigations that the DOJ is refusing to produce. I have heard the president's attorneys oppose this for fear of some bogus obstruction charge. I'm afraid it's too late for that. The public has to see it all — and not, alas, through the filtered eyes of an inspector general. Trust is gone. We need the originals. And no phony redactions, please.

Cohen tapes just latest 'silver bullet' to finally sink Trump (it won't)

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

It’s not just left wing Democrats around here peddling these absurd Russia yarns. It’s establishment crazies on both sides of the aisle. It’s the media formerly known as “mainstream.” Now they are all tinfoil-wearing conspiracy kooks who still think people take them seriously. Isn’t it funny how for all the grief Mr. Trump gets, he never gets credit for inspiring this kind of bipartisanship? You literally have atheists showing up in church these days to pray for their country.

The Left’s Newest Star Is None Too Bright

David Catron, The American Spectator

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been promoted by the legacy media as the prototype of a new generation of young progressives destined to replace the leadership of the Democratic Party. Unfortunately for her media boosters, however, she keeps blowing her lines. It’s not just her rote advocacy of single-payer healthcare and guaranteed government jobs, or even that she backs wacky ideas like abolishing ICE and occupying airports — Ocasio-Cortez is genuinely clueless.

New Poll: Conservatives Say Kavanaugh Will Boost GOP In Midterms

Almost 95% of those polled by FedUp PAC say the Kavanaugh nomination will boost the GOP in the midterms because “most Americans support the Constitution and want Supreme Court justices who will follow it.”  Less than 4% think the nomination will hurt Republicans this fall.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How California dreamin’ devolved into a liberal American nightmare

California remains the butt of jokes simply because its political leadership is granted free license to be as nutty as they want to be without fear of electoral rebuke. It’s a liberal politician’s dream; unfortunately for the rest of us California’s devolved into an American nightmare.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why are Democrats trying to seize the stupid party label from the GOP?

Democrats can’t help themselves in trying to seize the “stupid party” label from the GOP. If the minority party continues committing political hara-kiri by calling for the abolishment of ICE, they deserve everything they get. Republicans should simply stand by and watch the implosion.

Dems' Big Lie About Kavanaugh

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

Democratic fear mongers have a shot at derailing Kavanaugh, because they only need one Republican defection. The states are maneuvering around Obamacare rules to give the healthy lower premiums and still protect the seriously ill. That sure beats scaring the nation with phony numbers and misleading warnings about pre-existing conditions. As for Judge Kavanaugh himself, he has never written one word about covering or not covering pre-existing conditions. To smear him as an enemy of the sick is pure flimflam.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump steamrolls DC ruling class on the road to American rebrand

It's no secret Donald Trump will never be accepted as a member of the DC ruling class, but his backers don’t care and he himself is far from bothered by it. Trump will succeed in his drive to improve the American brand – whether the media or political elites ride along is irrelevant.

I am a Vietnam veteran. Here's why I chose to #WalkAway

Russell V. Hanson, Fox News

It struck me when I heard about the current #WalkAway campaign that it is not new. I was a pioneer in this movement some 40 years ago; and, there were many thousands of voters who walked away and elected President Donald Trump during our last election.  We will need more patriots who are willing to take the difficult road to righteousness and reject the easy road which will lead to the denigration of our model democracy. Join me! Realize that you won’t be walking alone.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: International allies and competitors learn Trumpism transcends borders

One of President Trump’s best attributes is his ability to shake off criticism and do what’s right for the American people. Establishmentarians may not appreciate Trump’s style, but he gets results. It’s a lesson NATO allies – and our enemies – are relearning every day.

Preexisting Prevarication

David Catron, The American Spectator

The goal of endangered Democratic Senators is to scare their moderate constituents into accepting a party line vote without punishing them at the ballot box. Consequently, these charlatans are attempting to fool the folks back home with phony defiance of their party’s leaders. Joe Manchin, for example, claims that he will react to any pressure from Schumer by telling him, “kiss my you know what.” This is pure theater. If Manchin can get away with it, he and the rest will vote on behalf of those whose wishes they really care about — their Beltway masters.