Donald Trump

Donald Trump tested by Obama’s leftover priorities

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

President Trump is truly a man alone. This isn’t new, as he was elected for that very reason; he campaigned as someone who would confront the status quo, and by doing so, make America great again. The budget battle is the perfect illustration of how lost Congress is and confirms the importance of why Mr. Trump was elected: to stop the nonsense in Washington that is ruining our lives. He is the right president, but the Republican Party is not his team.

Despite majority, House Republicans struggle to govern

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Veteran House Republicans said in interviews Tuesday that their problems run deeper. They lack the unity, mindset and political will to make the hard choices required to govern. The healthcare breakdown is just another symptom of this broader political virus that seems immune to all antibodies, including President Trump, the Republican who took up residence in the White House in January.

Colbert, Trump, and the Roots of Liberal/Progressive Rage

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Something about Trump's character and appearance -- what he says and does or, more accurately, what they think he says and does, because they are completely incapable of seeing it with any clarity -- has set off multiple trip levers in the minds of a huge percentage of Americans, including the media, Hollywood, the academy, etc.  This, however, says vastly more about them than it does about Trump.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: A government shutdown is the best thing that could happen to the GOP

The only thing that will break this political monotony is a government shutdown. Not even the election of President Trump broke the trend. We hope he will come to his senses and lay it on the line for Ryan, McConnell and the GOP “centrists” who are damming up the process.

Democrats are doubling down on failure

Marc Thiessen, New York Post

The Democrats’ unrelenting, hyperventilating obstruction of Trump has sent a crystal-clear message to Obama-Trump voters: We don’t hear you. We loathe your president and all of you who put him into office. And we’re going to show you what you can do with your Trump vote, by doing everything in our power to undermine the man you elected.

Nixon's Revenge

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If this war ends well for Trump, it ends badly for his enemies in the press. If Trump goes down, the media will feel for a long time the hostility and hatred of those tens of millions who put their faith and placed their hopes in Trump. For the mainstream media, seeking to recover the lost confidence of its countrymen, this war looks like a lose-lose.

‘Nationalist’ Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word

Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal

Nationalism—the sense that Americans are bound together into a single people with a common destiny—is a noble and necessary force without which American democracy would fail. A nationalist and patriotic elite produces leaders like George Washington, who aim to promote the well-being of the country they love. An unpatriotic and antinationalist elite produces people who feather their nests without regard to the common good.

President Ryan Takes Over

The spending bill Paul Ryan is about to ram through Congress shows that despite Donald Trump’s historic election win it is Speaker Paul Ryan who is really running the show in Washington, and President Ryan has no intention of fulfilling candidate Donald Trump’s campaign promises.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Political inexperience proving no disqualifier for President Trump

President Trump may have fallen short of fulfilling some or most of the promises he made during the campaign, but if choosing an inexperienced outsider means we get the chance to toss out the ruling class in the process, I’ll take a political novice as president every time.

Piety and Trump-bashing: The sheer awfulness of the White House Correspondents' dinner

Byron York, Washington Examiner

For many years, the dinner has been almost entirely about the president. This year, with Trump absent, the Association tried mightily to make the dinner about freedom of the press, about the value of journalism, about the First Amendment — the big banner behind the podium read CELEBRATING THE FIRST AMENDMENT. But the fact was, the dinner was still all about the president. It was just about a president who wasn't there.

Trump breaks political mold by staying on offense

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

As elder statesman, Mr. Obama apparently intends to continue with his cool, glib and snarky style. And — just like his presidency — his post-presidency will be petty, small-minded and utterly bereft of imagination or inspiration. Mr. Trump, meantime, is breaking all the china in Washington as he works to reinvent the wheel. Every. Single. Day.

Will 2020 Be Another 1972 for Democrats?

Victor Davis Hanson, Investor's Business Daily

Democrats' politically correct messaging derides opponents as deplorable racists, sexists, bigots, xenophobes, homophobes, Islamophobes and nativists. That shrill invective only further turns off middle America. Being merely anti-Trump is no more a successful Democratic agenda than being anti-Nixon was in 1972.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Beyond 100 days, Trump’s main opponent remains The Swamp

President Trump’s post 100-day momentum will be sustained only through conservatives and Republicans working together as a team to generate policies that are popular and effective across the country. If the economy improves, so will Trump’s approval numbers.

The Rise of the Generals

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Before President Trump proceeds along the path laid out for him by his generals, brave and patriotic men that they are, he should discover if any of them opposed any of the idiotic wars of the last 15 years, beginning with that greatest of strategic blunders—George Bush’s invasion of Iraq.

Speaker Paul Ryan’s Implosion

Since the election of President Donald Trump the myth of Paul Ryan’s genius has come crashing down to earth because for the first time in his life Ryan has actually had to produce measurable results. And when the results have been compared to the myth Ryan has failed. Spectacularly.

Tax Reduction and Reform: President Trump Goes After The Swamp

Reducing the tax burden on businesses will encourage long-term investment, make them more competitive and help get our economy growing and creating private sector jobs. This is the tax plan that the American people supported when they elected President Trump, so Speaker Ryan and House Republicans would do well to give it their full support.

Conservatives Want A 'No Excuses Budget' From The GOP Congress

We urge our conservative friends and readers to call their Representatives and Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to demand funding of the border wall in the soon-to-be-passed continuing resolution. Tell them no excuses; no border wall funding – means a no vote.