Democrats

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Republican in disguise?

Roger Kimball, The Spectator

The chicly accoutered socialist Alexandria just scored some major points for Republicans with her astonishingly ignorant attack on the Electoral College and the idea that each state is accorded two senators, regardless of its population. Of course, she is not alone. Hillary Clinton, the erstwhile politician, likes the idea of scrapping the Electoral College. The voters understand what the Democrats are trying to do. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pretends not to, which is why she just might be a secrete weapon deployed by the GOP.

Singing only sad songs is no fun

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Democrats and the liberals were winning for so long that it never occurred to any of them that the good old days wouldn’t last forever. But the good old days didn’t, and now they’re as ill-tempered as the alligator the day the creek went dry. Democrats have won many elections under the rules obtaining, and they will one day elect presidents again who nominate men and women to the Supreme Court. The fault, the Bard said, is not in the stars, but in ourselves. That can be a painful lesson, but not learning it will be most painful of all.

Kavanaugh Casualties

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

When the Christine Ford saga finally ended, a lot of truth had distilled out, along with the evaporation of prior pretensions and misconceptions. If there was any stereotypical lesson to be had, it was that many on the senatorial panel and the legions of advisers and lawyers on the Ford Team, as well as Ford herself, by their class, education, and comportment, increasingly seem quite different, quite more privileged, and quite more self-absorbed than most average Americans of all backgrounds who have little sympathy for the psychodramas of a pampered and professional class.

The Democrats’ Idea Of Civility

“In their quest for power, the radical Democrats have turned into an angry mob,” President Trump said at a recent rally. We can’t say that Rep. Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton and Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker constitute a “mob,” but they certainly prove the point the President made at Monday’s rally.

Where’s John Brown When We Need Him?

Today, peaceful “normal” Americans find themselves in much the same position as Free-Soil settlers found themselves in Kansas in the years 1856 to 1858: Democrats are attacking us in our homes and businesses, we are harried and assaulted and government officials seem powerless to defend us or in some cases are even leading the attacks.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: 50 out of 51 GOPers did right on Kavanaugh, isn’t it time to celebrate?

The left’s intimidation tactics didn’t work on Senators Collins, Graham and even Jeff Flake -- and they shouldn’t have. If America’s political system is ever to get back on track Republicans need to stick together to honor this “new” unity. Otherwise, things could get ugly really fast.

The Democrats’ Little Bighorn

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

So, what does 2019 look like, if Democrats capture the House? Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A House Judiciary Committee headed by New York's Jerrold Nadler who is already howling for impeachment hearings on both Kavanaugh and Trump. And, by spring, a host of presidential candidates, none of whom looks terribly formidable, led by Cory ("I am Spartacus") Booker, trooping through Iowa and New Hampshire, trashing President Trump (and each other), and offering themselves as the answer to America's problems. Bring it on!

New Poll: Kavanaugh Is Only the First Victim of Democrat Smear Campaigns

President Trump and a defiant Judge Kavanaugh refused to cave in to the pressure of Democrat politicians, the media, and left-wing mobs.  Even though the tactic failed, most conservatives expect the Left to use smear campaigns against future Trump appointments, according to a new poll by FedUp PAC.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Bumbling senate Dems provide ample kindling for GOP grassroots fire

In the aftermath of the confirmation war over Brett Kavanaugh there’s a tangible feeling America has changed – and the Republican Party along with it. There’s nothing quite like watching a good man being irrationally attacked to bring out the beast in righteous people. Democrats are yet to feel the sting.

The Party of Screaming Women

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The Democrats’ failure to stop Kavanaugh produced scenes of shrieking women who mobbed the Capitol on Saturday. After the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh, the deranged horde descended on the Supreme Court building, where Daily Wire reporter Emily Zanotti witnessed their final paroxysm of impotent rage. The women “broke through a police line and barged to the Court’s chamber, where they proceeded to wail, gnash teeth, and pound at the doors while Kavanaugh was being sworn in inside.” The hysterical protesters “tried desperately to claw their way” through the heavy locked doors.

The Left Criminalizes Politics by Weaponizing Investigations

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Left is destroying investigative norms. If we do not insist on these norms and defend them, then investigations become a political weapon from which only the Left will be spared. The moral of the story: When politics is involved, we can no longer presume that investigations are being sought and will be conducted in good faith. We should not agree to them in the absence of enforceable norms that limit scope, protect privacy, and ensure that decent people of all ideological persuasions are not discouraged from participating in the political life of a free, pluralistic society.

Susan Collins: The Old Republican Establishment’s Finest Hour

Maine’s Senator Susan Collins, is the last of the old-fashioned Northeast establishment Republicans to serve in high public office. We conservatives often disagree with Senator Collins, and we will continue to do so, but one thing we can agree on is that stability, predictability, reliance and fairness are still virtues worthy of admiration and respect during our disagreements.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Donald Trump’s ‘doctrine of patriotism’ sets standard for world peace

Trump’s “doctrine of patriotism” will accomplish its goal of fostering world peace and prosperity among sovereign nations. Leftists and some conservative dreamers believe all the world’s peoples can be stuffed in one little box and emerge in harmony; reality says it ain’t so.

So, What Are The Rules Anyway?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

I think there actually are no rules anymore. I think the elite is so terrified it is losing its power that it is tossing out the foundations of the society it is supposed to organize and manage, that is, the rules. I think our elite actually does not believe in rules, that their attempts at enforcing the rules are merely a grift designed to jam up Normals and provide a way to keep them in line.

Kavanaugh FBI Report: No Hint Of Misconduct

We urge CHQ readers and friends to call Senators to urge Judge Kavanaugh’s prompt confirmation, starting with four Republicans who need shoring up. RESPECTFULLY urge them to vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh:  Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska (202-224-6665) and Susan Collins of Maine (202-224-2523), Jeff Flake of Arizona (202-224-4521) and Ben Sasse of Nebraska (202-224-4224).

The Establishment Media’s Despicable Attempt To Destroy Brett Kavanaugh

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer told Fox News on Wednesday that Kavanaugh isn’t getting a fair shake because most members of the mainstream media “want the Republicans to lose,” and reaction to the FBI probe isn't exactly proving him wrong.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats must pay for treating Americans like addlebrained idiots

Democrats really do think we’re that dumb. They’ve turned the “advice and consent” process into a political sideshow that’s got men everywhere terrified of juvenile sins that might crop up now. We shouldn’t ever have to worry about what’s in a high school yearbook, should we? For this, Democrats must be made to pay at the ballot box.

The Kavanaugh Allegations Are Psychological Terrorism, And It’s Time They End

James Simpson, The Federalist

Democrats will continue to use these tactics until the American people scream “Enough!” — because they are effective. The real goal is psychological terrorism—that is, engaging in a scorched-earth effort to destroy the target, and in so doing intimidating anyone willing to enter public service, or even just support a public figure that does not parrot the politically correct line. Such excommunication has real consequences on reputations, jobs, relationships, even survival. The real goal is to threaten the rest of us into silence.

Dems Risk Losing Suburban Women with Kavanaugh Attacks

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

The shared tears and collective fury are galvanizing women voters, but not in the way Democrats initially calculated. The Democrats’ insistence that due process and a presumption of innocence don’t apply to men (particularly conservative white men) is a terrifying prospect for the husbands, sons, fathers, and brothers we love. The Left still doesn’t understand that we don’t hate men like they do. I am told we are to believe women no matter what. If what I now hear from my suburban sisters is the truth (excuse me, “our truth”) then the Democrats have plenty to worry about right now.

It's All Gone: The Democrats' Dead Ideals

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

It is not yet clear what the snarling, incontinent attacks on Brett Kavanaugh will mean for him and his family. Early indications are not encouraging. The travesty that was the smear campaign against Brett Kavanaugh is disintegrating. He will be confirmed, but the mephitic stench of the attack against him and the rule of law will linger. I wonder if the Democrats will remember it when the tallies come in on November 6 and their vaunted blue wave turns out to be a moist, impotent trickle.