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Media Talking The Economy Into A Recession To Defeat Trump

From our perspective we think Ainsley Earhardt of Fox and Friends had it right when she laid the blame for the growing talk of an economic recession on the media's attitude against Trump. “They do not want him to win again and they don’t like that the economy is doing well, apparently," said Ms. Earhardt.

Assault on America, Day 230: Dem losers make great candidates for intra-party advancement

As long as there are elections there will be losers and a good share of them will be Democrats. Such candidates should take heart; their party not only sees them as unlucky and unfortunate, it also likely considers them good contenders for even higher offices. Stacy Abrams for VP? What a joke.

Trump Bets His Presidency on Tariffs as a Recession Looms

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump seeks to throw out a free trade policy that, rooted in 19th-century ideology rather than U.S. national interests, threw open American markets to the world and produced, over three decades, $12 trillion in trade deficits and a loss of 70,000 factories and five million manufacturing jobs. The weapon Trump is using to stop this looting is tariffs, a price of admission into the U.S. market. Trump is using tariffs to coerce China to stop cheating on the trade rules we have established and grant us the same access to her markets as Chinese producers have to American markets. And he is betting his presidency he can pull it off.

Trump and Tone

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

It would be a good thing, not a bad thing for us to have good relations with Russia. I think it is good that he chats up the chubby dictator from North Korea even as he maintains a punishing regime of sanctions on the hermit empire. I think it is a good strategy to dispense some honeyed words in President Xi’s direction, to tell the world what an impressive leader he is, while imposing billions in tariffs in order to encourage the Chinese to play fair. Where there is no alternative there is no problem. What’s the alternative to Donald Trump on any of these issues? Joe Biden? Elizabeth Warren? Bernie Sanders? To ask the question is to answer it.

Assault on America, Day 229: Bar-B-Q, political choices and Dems -- a snapshot of life in 2019

Joaquin Castro likely did Texas based Bill Miller Bar-B-Q a favor (in the business sense) by publishing the name of its owner as a Trump backer. Texas conservatives’ response has been overwhelming -- but what does it say about our culture and society when it’s okay to potentially ruin someone’s existence over a political view? Think about it.

Assault on America, Day 226: If 2020 Democrat candidates were in training, they’d all be cut

With Joe Biden looking increasingly tired, careworn and unable to get his thoughts straight, Democrats have a heck of a problem. Like a football team with no one backing up an aging and failing quarterback, the party is desperately searching for another option -- and time is running out.

'The Hunt' movie reveals just how far liberals' derangement will take them

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Mr. Trump has been the one steady, reasonable voice in the midst of this "The Hunt" madness. In his statement after the El Paso and Dayton shootings, he condemned racism and bigotry, but also dared to address the multitude of issues we face, “We must recognize that the internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize disturbed minds and perform demented acts. … We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. … It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. …” High-profile liberals say Trump is the problem: Perhaps they need to look in the mirror.

Assault on America, Day 225: Cultural retreat spells death for conservatives hoping to MAGA

Conservatives won’t realize cultural success until there’s a determined effort among those with a say to engage with liberals on their own turf and refuse to bow to political correctness wherever it’s found. Retreating before the battle is joined is the last thing we should do if we’re truly to Make America Great Again.

Yes, China is the Greater Menace

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

For three years, the U.S. establishment has not ceased to howl about Russia’s theft of emails of the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. Yet the greatest cybercrime of the century was Beijing’s theft in 2014 of the personnel files of 22 million applicants and employees of the U.S. government, many of them holding top-secret clearances. Undeniably, Russia is a rival. But Putin’s economy is the size of Italy’s while China’s economy challenges our own. And China’s population is 10 times that of Russia, and four times that of the USA. Manifestly, China is the greater menace. This issue is likely to decide the destiny of our relations and the future of Asia, if not the world.

Assault on America, Day 224: Does Biden really think being a minority equates to being poor?

Nearly as predictable as the tides, Joe Biden will keep making speeches and he’ll continue saying things that cause decent people to shake their heads. Democrats must decide whether they want a presidential nominee who seems to be slipping more and more as the days go on. What will they do?

Assault on America, Day 223: Americans buying guns is the rational response to mass shootings

Americans aren’t stupid; they see what’s happening in the country and can be trusted to take rational approaches to complex problems -- like purchasing a firearm for personal protection. The political class always jumps to conclusions, and often times they’re the wrong ones for the wrong reasons.

Trump Is Unlikely To Commit Political Suicide by Betraying Us On Guns

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Any move toward the Democrat position that our basic gun rights are negotiable or that we can be disarmed in any way would be utterly unacceptable. And Trump knows this – he knows what we will and will not tolerate. He’s certainly not like the Fredocon GOP goofs who get MSNBC hits because they are eager to submit to the media’s narrative. He’s too smart to do exactly what the Democrats are using this furor to try to trick him into doing – create a rift between him and his base so one of the 272 pinko morons running for the Donkey nom can sneak in and win an election that right now is Trump’s to lose. Trump does not want to lose.

Media go far beyond Trump Derangement Syndrome in attacking president

Dan Gainor, Fox News

The anti-Trump media went off the deep end this past week, concocting horror stories about the president they love to hate. I’m not talking Trump Derangement Syndrome. That’s so 2016. I’m talking about peddling absolutely crazy stories. These include claims that President Trump wants to exterminate Latinos and is honoring Hitler’s birthday. And on top of this, many in the media attacked anyone who dared express support for the Second Amendment of the Constitution. MSNBC led the way, with its on-air personalities saying things that would get normal humans fired from jobs, de-platformed online and disowned by their families. Four examples.

Assault on America, Day 222: Two years since Charlottesville and Dems haven’t learned a thing

It’d be great to say America’s learned a lesson in the two years since the deadly riot in central Virginia, but glancing around it certainly doesn’t look that way. Liberals are still attempting to pin blame for tragedies on the political leadership in the White House. And it ain’t working.

The New York Times modifies its motto to fit leftist agenda

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The world has changed and the media with it, but no news organization has changed more than the Times. The mandate of opinion-free news coverage was tossed overboard during the heated 2016 presidential election, and the paper now displays its bias on every page. The quaint motto is still there, but these days the Times doesn’t cover the news as much as promote an agenda. As it says repeatedly, the paper has a “mission.” The mission is obvious: The Times aims to elect left-wing Democrats to virtually every office in the land and transform America culturally, educationally and politically.

Has anyone actually read the El Paso manifesto?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Since the manifesto has become such an important part of the moment's political debate, it is worth looking at the whole thing. And the impression one gets after reading the manifesto is quite different than some press accounts. Trump appears only once and it's clear Crusius borrowed his "fake news" characterization of the news media from the president. But that is not what Trump's critics have charged. They have charged that Trump inspired Crusius to kill. They have charged it so often in the last few days that it has hardened into a general perception that Crusius was inspired by the president. But read the manifesto. It's just not there.

No, White Supremacy Is Not A Crisis

David Marcus, The Federalist

Yes, white supremacy is a problem, it’s a scourge, it is a disgraceful stain on the country. But it isn’t a crisis. Mass shootings might be, but even they are fairly rare. Most Americans don’t walk around in fear of them. And they come in all kinds of demented flavors. The United States is not a white supremacist country, it does not have a white supremacist president, and the vast majority of her citizens are not white supremacists. Ours is not a nation that bends to the arc of history, ours is a nation that bends the arc of history. We are not shuffling towards white supremacy; quite the opposite.

Maybe Now Congress Will Rein In The Tech Lords

It's good and long overdue that the GOP leadership finally figured out that you don’t feed your enemies – but the advertising money they are withholding from Twitter is a rounding error to these giant tech companies. What is really needed is serious, sustained and vigorously executed litigation and enforcement of anti-trust laws and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Assault on America, Day 219: Kamala Harris shows true meaning of political ‘flash in the pan’

It takes a lot for a politician to achieve electoral viability and sustain it through a grueling campaign -- and then maintain it once in office. Democrats like Kamala Harris can only get so far on surface characteristics alone, something several candidates are yet to discover in this year’s presidential race.

Democrats hate Trump more than they hate racism

Editors, Washington Examiner

There are surely Democratic voters of good will in this country. But the loudest voices on today's Left and in today’s Democratic Party hate Trump far more than they hate racism, and they are showing it now. The moment Trump tried to do something inarguably constructive, they stopped caring about racism’s harmful effects on the body politic and acted primarily from concern that this will hamper their ability to call Trump a racist. They decided it’s a better use of their time and energy to frame half of their fellow citizens as Klansmen than it is to rally alongside them behind the common enemy of a violent racist ideology.