Donald Trump

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Kavanaugh is right; we now have good reason to fear for the future

If Kavanaugh goes down Trump’s strategy is still the same – send forward qualified originalist conservatives and let the Democrats keep disemboweling themselves ahead of the 2020 election. Regardless, the country will never be the same after this is all over – is it the end or a new beginning?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ sick stalking of Kavanaugh disqualifies them from humanity

Whether or not Kavanaugh’s teen history truly constitutes a “disqualifying event” Democrats and the media will treat it that way regardless. Decency and fairness are in short supply these days – if you’re Ted Cruz you can’t even go to a restaurant without being harassed. Is it sick? You decide.

Trump's sovereignty doctrine

Editors, Washington Examiner

The nation is nowhere near the point at which armed rebellion could be justified, but it has suffered a lot under rulers who failed to put America first. For those who believe that Trump’s policy is incoherent, or just a mish-mash of inherited conservative ideas with some anti-immigration and anti-trade rhetoric thrown in, this speech should make them think again. Trump has a coherent view of the world, and it’s very helpful to hear it spelled out in this way.

The Trump Doctrine

President Trump’s remarks at the UN were noteworthy, not so much for their radical departure from the interventionist policies of the two Bush presidents, and their rejection of the weakness and globalism of Obama, but for their return to the principles of George Washington.

What Happens If Rod Rosenstein Is Out At The Department Of Justice?

We agree with the President that there is a “lingering stench” at the Justice Department and FBI, however, it is unclear whether Rod Rosenstein will resign, be fired or stay in his position. The question is, is firing Rosenstein a set-up as Sean Hannity suggests, or something that needs to happen right away, as Judge Jeanne Piro and Laura Ingraham have urged.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Republicans must hang together now or they’ll hang separately later

The best solutions to problems aren’t always the ones that cost the most money, something Washington politicians have a hard time realizing. Republicans would accomplish a lot more if they’d cast off their phony “bipartisan” appearances and act more like Democrats…and hang together.

Was There a Cabal Plotting Against the President?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Thursday is shaping up to be the Trump presidency's "Gunfight at O.K. Corral." That day, the fates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and much else, may be decided. We are often told that the moment we are in has historic significance and will be long remembered. Yet, how many can still recall what the "resister" in the Trump White House or Cabinet wrote in his or her anonymous op-ed in The New York Times? How Kavanaugh conducts himself Thursday, however, and whether he is elevated to the court, could decide the fate of constitutional conservatism and the Republican Congress in 2018.

Is Trump Creating New Republicans?

James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

Current polls suggest that Republicans could be in for a rough November, but not as rough as one might expect among a key voting constituency. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report writes today that Democrats are confident about their support among suburban women, but enthusiasm among female Democratic voters “isn’t being replicated among another group of voters that theoretically should be as motivated — or more — to vote for Democrats: Latino voters.”

Saving the Republican Congress

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Republicans should be for legal immigration. The “big beautiful wall” Mr. Trump wants to erect should also have big, beautiful gates for immigrants to enter orderly and lawfully. The last thing Democrats want on the eve of the midterm elections is to have to go on TV and explain why they won’t vote for funding the government because they don’t want Mr. Trump to secure America’s borders. And if House and Senate Republicans don’t want to go to the mat on this issue, then Trump voters are probably right in asking: What’s the point of having a Republican Congress anyway?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ second verse same as the first – why the Kavanaugh sliming?

Should Republican senators fail to pass Kavanaugh through the system and confirm him there will be consequences for the GOP as a whole. Voters want leaders who stand up for what’s right, not elected cowards who shiver at rumors and scurrilous gossip. Will the truth prevail here?

The 25th Amendment is no light matter

Editors, Washington Examiner

The 25th Amendment was not ratified as an end-run around the required votes for impeachment and removal, but rather as a safeguard of the executive capacity in cases such as presidential assassination attempts or grave physical or mental illnesses. Even a president’s grave moral turpitude or the commission of high crimes, the likes of which would seemingly justify impeachment, could never justify invocation of the 25th Amendment. Even if the president clearly and indisputably committed treason on national television, the 25th Amendment would not be the remedy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Sleazy Dems and hapless R’s give America worst case of déjà vu ever

For all those tired of déjà vu in American government it’s time to band together to force changes. The freak show surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation has tarnished the reputations of our political institutions. Isn’t it time to say we’re not going to sit by and take it any longer?

Russia Gives Up on Trump and the West

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Our share of the global economy is much shrunken from Reagan's time. Our deficit is approaching $1 trillion. Our debt is surging toward 100 percent of GDP. Entitlements are consuming our national wealth. We are committed to containing the two other greatest powers, Russia and China. We are tied down militarily in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, with the War Party beating the drums for another and larger war — with Iran. And we are sanctioning adversaries and allies for not following our leadership of the West and the world. In looking at America's global commitments, greatly expanded since our Cold War victory, one word come to mind: unsustainable.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If politics were fantasy football, Democrats would all be benchwarmers

President Trump is fortunate to have a strong “bench” full of Republican political players he can call on in times of need. The GOP “fantasy team” includes not only a dream starting lineup but also capable backups who contribute. The Democrats? They’re all hopeless benchwarmers.

Bring U.S. Forces Home from Syria

The Trump administration appears to share the belief of prior administrations that it can transform the Middle East in America’s image. But Washington’s record in the Middle East is catastrophic. It is time to bring home America’s troops.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrat lynch mob shows we have a government of fools, not laws

America is on fire because of Democrats’ zeal to trash the reputations of good people just to preserve judge-made “rights” like abortion. The United States was supposed to be a government of laws, not fools. That’s impossible to accomplish in today’s unhinged political environment.

Democrats’ smash and smear agenda reaches new heights

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Donald Trump, to 63 million Americans, was the antidote to both parties. Warts and all, he still is. Trump has created many of the dynamics that make him a lone ranger. He doesn’t always return loyalty and trusts no one as much as his own gut. Given his druthers, he would like to govern as a bipartisan president and cut deals like a Lyndon Johnson. Maybe in the next life. In this one, Trump is the only defense against the left’s smash and smear agenda. It’s either him or the deluge.