Democrats

The Schiff Memo Harms Democrats More Than It Helps Them

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Schiff memo, which has been delayed for weeks because the FBI objected to its gratuitous effort to publicize highly classified intelligence, including methods and sources, tells its tale through what appear to be scores of blacked-out redactions of information Schiff pushed to expose. The Schiff memo does more to harm than to advance the Democrats’ defense of the Obama administration and the use of the FISA process by the FBI and the DOJ.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Instead of protesting guns, teens should clean sidewalks in San Fran

The media will always frame complex issues in the most biased way feasible. It’s easy to drum up sympathy for liberal causes by showing students chanting and holding signs in front of the White House; it’s much more difficult to face the realities of liberal governance head-on.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Normalization’ of Trump presidency leaves Dems on outside looking in

It’s only natural for American political observers to always consider the next election as the most important one of a generation – and this year’s midterms are no different. A lot can happen before November arrives; for now it’s probably best just to sit back and watch the show.

Legislation by Lynch Mob

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The Democrats, enjoying all the fawning media coverage, can’t resist the instant gratification of calling for gun bans. For the moment they feel like they occupy the moral and political high ground. But it won’t last. Americans don’t want their country turned into a “gun-free zone” in which they entrust their safety to an overweening and incompetent state, one that leaves them as exposed as the students at that Florida school. Nor do they want to be made to feel evil for exercising a constitutional right.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: CNN clown hall sideshow proves the Left’s out for much more than blood

President Trump needs fighters on issues like gun rights. Wednesday’s CNN town hall showed the opposition is intense and he’ll require reinforcements in Congress with the backbone to look people in the eye and hold firm on principles – otherwise the battle is lost already.

Make the Deep State Pay — It's the Only Way

Mark Ellis, PJ Media

It is the only mechanism available to put the final nail in a coffin that Democrats and their media arm have constructed for themselves by putting the country through this debacle. Only by coming out en masse on midterm Election Day and casting Trump-aligned ballots can citizens proclaim with a united voice that such a coordinated, covert effort to thwart the will of the people has electoral consequences.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why should today’s youth have final say over America’s gun laws?

Today’s youth has a lot to learn when it comes to real world survival and the fight to preserve precious constitutional rights. There will always be plenty of people telling them what to say – we can only hope they’ll grow brains to make original thoughts of their own.

How the MSM and Russian Trolls Are Destroying the Democratic Party

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Lost in a Russia-induced haze, the Democratic Party virtually no longer exists.  They have no ideas, no proposals, nada.  There's nothing but Nancy Pelosi whining about "crumbs" while genuine tax reform is appearing live in people's paychecks. The Democrats can dream about a "wave election," but the only wave that seems to be coming their way is a surfer's wipeout. Nevertheless, CNN et al. bleat on about Russia, Russia, Russia. I have news for Zucker, Tapper, Acosta and company.  No one's interested.

Liberals Fail, Volume XXXVII

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

It’s been a sad week to be a liberal, again. Nothing seems to be going right for our betters and aspiring masters. America continues to prosper, to their dismay. Their conspiracy theories are turning into borscht. Donald Trump is breaking their collective collectivist spirit. They can’t even manage to effectively blame conservatives for things conservatives didn’t do.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Anyone who believes the GOP is a true conservative party, please stand up

Where are the conservatives in Congress? Certainly the GOP’s promises to forge a more conservative direction in government haven’t been realized in a lot of ways; the only answer is to make sure good people go to Washington and then hold them accountable once they get there.

Against Gun Control: The ‘I-Want-To’ Factor

William Murchison, The American Spectator

I speak as a lifelong non-gun owner when I say we ought not count on governmental control of firearms as a broad, asphalted, tree-lined avenue to the elimination of gun violence. It might be, in objective terms, that nothing short of resort to the old “superstitions” we thought were gone — prayers, confessions, sacraments — will help a bit. My advice to the gun-controllers and Harvard professors: Don’t laugh. There are more things in heaven and earth, evidently, Prof. Pinker, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems callously dump Dreamers and boast Repubs will take the fall

If the recently concluded senate immigration deliberations revealed anything, it showed Democrats aren’t serious about solving real problems. They’re only in it for the political chits they believe are up for grabs. With such a bankrupt outlook they shouldn’t be dispensing advice.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Resurgent ruling class plots to un-Cork(er) a Tennessee surprise

Much as we’d like to hope otherwise the establishment has not been vanquished by the recent successes of conservatives and the Trump administration. The fact they’re now trying to bring Bob Corker back from retirement indicates the swamp creatures are still very much alive.

Centerism = Total Catastrophe

Update: President Trump endorses House Goodlatte bill, dismisses Senate remaining immigration proposals.  Much as the establishment media and open borders Republicans on Capitol Hill would like to present the Schumer-Rounds-Collins bill as a “centerist” proposal, there’s nothing “centerist” about granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and who knows how many thousands of illegal bordered crossers who would arrive between now and June 30, 2018.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media’s obsession with no-name Porter won’t derail Trump’s mission

The media will continue to chase whatever disreputable nonsense they believe will draw focus away from the “man behind the curtain.” But Americans aren’t fooled; Trump’s improving poll numbers prove the message is getting through – and that’s a good thing.

If Rob Porter Were Tom Carper — or Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Juanita Broaddrick’s horrific tale of her rape never disturbed Biden enough to oppose Bill Clinton renominating President Obama in 2012. And most certainly the close friend of the late Senator Kennedy never lifted a finger to impose the slightest censure on colleagues and fellow liberal Democrats Kennedy and Dodd after that sexual assault on the Brasserie waitress.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Infrastructure tizzy shows Democrats love bureaucracy more than people

President Trump’s infrastructure and various other budget proposals will be run through the political meat grinder and by the time they’re through they’ll likely be unrecognizable – if anything is done at all. The best Americans can hope for is a complete cleanse of Democrats this year.

#Russiagate: The Second Time as Farce... or Tragedy?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

So many people are on the brink of being humiliated -- the Democratic Party, the Department of Justice, the FBI and, most of all, the mainstream media -- that they will not take it even close to lying down and certainly not with a laugh.  Not a single one of them appears to have anything close to the self-knowledge required or the faintest sense of humor. They're going to fight to the bitter end -- all of ours.

On Immigration The “Do Nothing Senate” Should Do Nothing

On immigration the Senate should do what it does best; nothing. If Congress does nothing the law stays as it is, illegal aliens get arrested and deported, the quality of life of American workers and their families is protected, and America protects itself from a future of One Party rule. Now, that’s what we call win – win.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Pelosi, Bernie & Hillary will send voters sprinting to the GOP in 2018

Everyone knows Republicans have issues. Recent events proved the party has completely abandoned fiscal restraint and there’s an internal struggle for the direction of the GOP with Trump right in the center of it. Compared to the Democrats, however, Republicans look sane.