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Viguerie and Shirley: Trump’s next battle: McConnell and the GOP Swamp

Richard Viguerie and Craig Shirley, Fox News

The battle between Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump and is only going to intensify. When Donald Trump surprised the world by winning the 2016 election, the establishment was not going to let go of power without a fight. What’s worse is that they failed to learn anything from the sweeping loss of the House of Representatives in 2018.  McConnell and his weak-kneed colleagues are again failing to understand the mood of the American people. They want a fighter for the policies he promised to deliver. Those not wearing their MAGA hats and stand in the way of those promises are likely to come out on the wrong side of this fight.

Joe Biden and restoring the old (pre-Trump) order

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Biden stands ahead of the field. Democrats know how old he is, they know he has lost in the past, and they still like him. There's a truism that elections are always about the future, not the past. That's often the case. But what if it isn't this time? A lot of political truisms did not hold up in the 2016 election, which was won by a man with another promise of restoration, to "Make America Great Again." Now, many Democrats seem happy to support a candidate who pledges to take them back a few years. Again, that could change, but for the moment, it shows how many Democrats yearn to return to a time before Trump.

The Truth About Tariffs And Red China

Donald Trump is the first President to recognize we are in a war with the Red Chinese, and the battlefield he has chosen is one that is favorable to us. We believe conservatives should support the President’s tariffs because they are among the cheapest and most effective weapons we have to win the war Red China has declared on us.

Assault on America, Day 134: As Bernie avoids touting socialism, 2020 Dems pick up the slack

It’s understandable how Democrat presidential candidates hope to set themselves apart from the others by dissing on President Trump, his record and his policies. But when push comes to shove they’d better provide facts to back up their claims. Bernie Sanders and cohorts aren’t making the grade.

China’s Brilliant, Insidious Strategy

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

China understands the often blame-itself-first Western mind (and there is such a thing) far better than Westerners themselves do. It assumes that it will not really suffer blanket criticism for its inhuman treatment of religious minorities and dissidents, or its ruthlessness in Africa. Instead, it figures that many will side with it as victims of a Western racism that supposedly prevents Western liberals from appreciating genuine Asian efforts to join the family of nations. China is confident that it now knows the U.S. only too well, and it is mastering the political, economic, cultural, and military methods of nullifying American advantages. And it may be right.

How President Trump can break up the Democrats' fragile coalition

John Feehery, The Hill

For Republicans and President Trump, there are three things they can do to exploit divisions within the fragile Democratic coalition. First, condemn consistently and forcefully the white supremacists among them. The American dream is a universal value, and it is not just opened to the palest among us. Second, defend traditional values as the greatest gateway to economic security. The Democrats are taking us to a brave new world, untried, untested, untethered to reality. Normal Americans don’t buy it. Third, listen to the concerns of black, Hispanic and Asian Americans, value their input and ask for their votes. Don’t make the same mistakes of the progressive elite.

Which One Of The Spygate Rats Will Flip First?

Fired FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI General Counsel James Baker and several others are already in the crosshairs. Given U.S. attorney John Durham’s reputation for uncovering and prosecuting FBI corruption in the Bolger case, which one of the Spygate rats is going to flip first?

Joe Biden Cuddle Studio Franchising Opportunity

Cuddle studios advertise they provide nourishment for the soul through laughter, compassionate listening, and above all else, an incredible grounding energy. However, the competition in the nascent cuddling industry is about to become even fiercer with the entry of a new market-maker: The Joe Biden Cuddle Studio franchise operation.

Assault on America, Day 133: The best way to guarantee a 2020 loss for Trump is go to war

Donald Trump’s shown a remarkable ability to manage his political affairs in such a way to accomplish great things, shore up his base level of support and give himself a very good chance at reelection. How could it all change on a dime? How about being ensnared in another war. Don’t do it, Mr. President.

Return to ‘Fire and Fury’ on North Korea Isn’t Worth the Risks

Doug Bandow, CNS News

Negotiation, backed by deterrence, is the only realistic option. But for negotiation to progress, the Trump administration must abandon its demand that the North does what it cannot do. The president should suggest that the two countries sign an agreement formalizing the understandings reached on liaison offices, a peace declaration and return of American personnel’s remains. Trump should also toss in the end of State Department’s travel ban both to and from North Korea. These steps would help fulfill Kim’s insistence on building trust. Then negotiations should commence over nuclear issues. Neither side should let this moment pass without taking a greater effort to reach agreements.

Assault on America, Day 132: If Joe Biden is a ‘moderate,’ then every Democrat is a ‘centrist’

No matter how you slice it, Joe Biden is no “centrist” -- and he’s no “moderate” either -- nor are any of the other major 2020 Democrat contenders. The media tries to wrap these extremists in the most normal terminology possible, but underneath each one lies just another leftist belief system.

Comey Is Ultimately Screwed

Our friend former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova had a pithy assessment of where Attorney General Bill Barr’s investigation into whether the Obama-inspired spying on President Trump and his campaign were properly predicated: "Comey is ultimately screwed,” said DiGenova.

Assault on America, Day 131: R’s & D’s aren’t just mortgaging the future, they’re ruining it

Things won’t improve until there’s the political will to bring government spending under control. It’ll require a complete change in attitudes among the citizenry, too -- and a good sales job by our elected leaders. Something’s gotta give. Mortgaging the future is a reality…but there won’t be a house left to give the children.

Impeachment is a bad strategy for Dems – but right now it’s the only one they’ve got

John Feehery, Fox News

For the members of the progressive left, what matters most is victory for their agenda. Politics has become a desperate blood sport, and the left has lost all perspective when it comes to President Trump. Trump’s approval ratings are now higher than President Barack Obama’s at a similar stage in his term. You know why? The economy is booming and the president is showing that he is a strong leader who is willing to stick up for America. Every day that the Democrats stick to the impeachment script is a day wasted that could go to making significant progress on issues important to the average American.

Assault on America, Day 128: Pelosi’s awkward dilemma equals big opening for GOP next year

No one should feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi. She’s got a near impossible dilemma -- to manage the outspoken get-Trump fringe nuts in her caucus and still offer a coherent package of ideas for Americans to latch onto. Republicans have a golden opportunity to beat Democrats in 2020. Will they take it?

Export-Import Bank is a swampy tool of self-enrichment for insiders

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is a corporate-welfare agency that puts U.S. taxpayers at risk when foreign companies, and foreign governments, buy U.S. goods on credit. Standing at this intersection of multinational business deals, banking, bureaucracy, and Big Government, it’s no surprise that Export-Import is also characterized by corruption and self-enrichment — of both the legal and illegal nature. Foolishly, the Republican Senate is set to confirm three Export-Import board members. This would not only betray the limited government talk of conservative Republicans, but it would also abandon President Trump’s pledge to drain the swamp.

Trump To Address Most Important Immigration Issue

We believe President Trump’s willingness to take on the assimilation issue comes from his own deep sense of patriotism and love of country, and his own family’s immigrant story. We are 100 percent in favor of a strong and effective assimilation program being included in any immigration reform plan put forth by the President.

House Freedom Caucus To Lead Fight For Trump’s Wall Money

House Democrats are moving rapidly to stymie President Trump’s efforts to build a desperately needed wall on our southern border, but the conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus have already pledged to stand in the breach. However, As of press time House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had not issued any statement or made any floor remarks in opposition to the Democrats’ latest efforts to stop construction of the border wall.

Assault on America, Day 127: Booker’s proposed gun grab makes him scariest of all 2020 Dems

Unfortunately for Americans, Sen. Cory Booker’s not being ironic in yearning to federalize gun ownership. True, he’s just trying to draw attention to his flailing presidential bid, but none of the other 2020 Democrats condemned anything in Booker’s crackpot plan either. Talk about “scary”.

The Turtle Wants To Move On… To What?

Conservatives applaud Majority Leader McConnell’s words of support for President Trump and for his demand that Democrats end the obstruction and publicly funded conspiracy theory propagation. The problem we see is that McConnell has not specified what action he plans to take to move the Trump agenda forward.