Donald Trump

The Teflon Don Grinds Down #TheResistance

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

You gave Trump the excuse he needed to be the most conservative president since Calvin Coolidge, and now he’s doing it. He couldn’t not do it – you left him no way to compromise, and you made sure that any act of magnanimity or graciousness would be rejected. Even if he wanted to moderate his policies, that would just create an opening we all absolutely know you would exploit. So there won’t be any détente with the liberal elite, no peace accords with the snooty left.

The Media's Maddow Disease

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Trump is pulling the curtain back on the charades of the media, but often they pull the cord before he does. Instead of taking a pause in their partisanship, they plunge more deeply into it. Editors rebuke other editors for not calling Trump a “liar” on their front pages. Schools of journalism fete the most virulently anti-Trump pundits. In a way, it is all wonderfully clarifying. The mask of phony neutrality is off and their partisan faces are visible for all to see.

Trump's budget puts Washington in its place

Editors, Washington Examiner

For much of the Washington news media, cutting federal funding for something is the same as opposing that thing. Trump's budget, however, makes a distinction that these critics miss. Federal funding should be for things that are best done by the federal government. Many things are better done at a level of government closer to the individual, or even outside government altogether.

Violent threats against the president are OK now?

Kristin Tate, The Hill

The selective outrage is deafening. Obama was certainly the target of vicious remarks, but the calls for outright violence from the left have received nowhere near the same attention in the press as conservatives received during the Obama years.

Trump’s Budget: GOP Congress On The Spot

The pressure from Capitol Hill’s big spending establishment Republicans won’t be to cut the budget, it will be to fund the increased spending on defense and homeland security AND all the domestic boondoggles that President Trump wants to eliminate to pay for his shift in priorities.

With Flynn Out Islamist Sympathizers In At Trump White House?

Mike Flynn was clear-eyed about the threat Islam poses to constitutional liberty and America’s Judeo-Christian culture. Whoever conned President Trump into saying that he thought Islam has been “kidnapped by radical groups” did so by failing to tell him that he was meeting with a representative of one of the chief kidnappers – the Wahhabis of the Saudi royal family.

Tell the House Freedom Caucus: Stand Tall Against #RYNOcare

#RYNOCare is destined for failure and we conservatives need to call and tweet House Freedom Caucus members today to tell them to stand firm against this bill, and that we’ve got their backs when the establishment comes after them!

Donald Trump paid a higher tax rate in 2005 than most people in his income group

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

Trump paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million of reported income that year, for an effective average tax rate of 25.3 percent. But that year, those among the top 0.1 percent of taxpayers had an average tax rate of 22.48 percent, according to data from the Tax Foundation.

Ryancare a Kamikaze Mission for Trump

Ryancare is a twofer for Ryan: He and his big government DC pals continue to control people’s lives by controlling the health care and health insurance markets and they screw Trump in the process.

JOBS JOBS JOBS!

Economists had forecast 200,000 nonfarm payrolls in February, according to a Bloomberg survey. They raised their forecasts Thursday after a report by the payrolls-processing giant ADP showed the private sector added 298,000 jobs in February, many more than expected.

How Investigating the Trump Campaign Backfired on Obama’s Embeds

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The Obama embeds were fiendishly busy in October, at once investigating Trump’s computer server and leaking to the press about it, all on the gamble that their exertions would help catapult Hillary into the White House. They gambled wrong.

Trump Is Not the Gipper, and the Era of Reagan Is Not Over

Craig Shirley, CNS News

Contrary to what the people at the Post or New York Times, or even some conservative outlets, say, Reagan’s legacy and Reaganism are not dead, nor are they dying, nor are they asleep. They are alive and well in the GOP. President Trump, even if the leader of the nation, is only partially the face of the Republican Party and certainly not of Reagan conservatism.

The World on January 20, 2017

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Lead-from-behind Obamism proved to be little more than allowing the United Nations and the European Union to redefine American interests as something akin to Davos globalization. What, then, is a Jacksonian Trump approach? Trump seems none of the above. But he is inheriting a world that is imploding, an electorate that has no belly to fix it, and a military that for the present is in no shape to do so even if it wanted to.

The Most Important Thing President Trump Has Done So Far

President Trump has ordered the Executive Branch to take your input and make it part of the plan to reorganize the federal government. Nothing like this has ever been done before.

The Coming #RINOcare War On Conservatives

American Action Network, a political action committee with ties to former Speaker John Boehner and current Speaker Paul Ryan, is airing a half-million dollars’ worth of television ads in the districts of 30 Freedom Caucus members urging them to support Paul Ryan's #RINOcare bill.

Where Does FISAgate End Up? Probably Nowhere.

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

We will probably never get a definitive answer. What you’ll get is this: The Russians tried to meddle in the election, but the Russians did not “hack the election” or affect its outcome. As for the rest of it, nothing to see here, move along.