Donald Trump

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can #NeverTrump claim a ‘moral imperative’ to primary Trump in 2020?

It wasn’t the only reason but one thing Trump’s supporters especially liked about him was his willingness to stand up for American traditions and culture no matter how “uncool” it seemed to the #NeverTrumpers, leftists, snobby elitists and establishment name-droppers. The same still holds.

Trump will weather storm, predicts Viguerie

Chad Groening and Billy Davis, OneNewsNow.com

Richard Viguerie predicts that a majority of Americans will support Trump and the Republican Party in 2018, during the midterm elections, and left-wing opposition only helps him with grassroots supporters. "They've finally found somebody who will stand up and say that the left is conducting themselves in an out-of-control way, that they're acting as dangerous radicals," says the longtime conservative. "So I think that's very much a positive at this point in time."

On Charlottesville, Trump, and Anti-Americanism

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Donald Trump’s buffoonery is self-defeating, but there is shrewdness beneath it. He grasps, in a way the people who cover him don’t seem to, that much of the country is sick of being told the country sucks. There are racists and they should be condemned without equivocation. But their existence in ever smaller numbers does not mean we are living in AmeriKKKa, or that there is high virtue in anti-Americanism.

Bannon's real political enemies are in the 'resistance,' not the White House

Matt Schlapp, The Hill

In presidential politics, there are people who become “The Honorable” and join the White House team, and there are those who revel in being pirates on the outside. Bannon may be the first to attempt to be both. My only advice as he begins his new voyage is to remember that Republican-on-Republican friction is sometimes needed, but in the end the true political enemy are those who comprise the #resistance.

On Afghanistan, Trump seeks answer to question: Why are we still there?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

If Trump does send more troops, the toughest questions to answer will still be his own. After all these years, why are we still in Afghanistan? And is there some reason to believe doing more of the same will finally work?

GOP Senate Must Confirm Trump’s Conservative Nominees

It is unconscionable that a Republican Senate majority would facilitate the Far Left’s efforts to continue Obama's policies by not confirming immediately Trump nominees Ajit Pai and Russell Vought.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If Bannon promises ‘war’ on Trump’s enemies we should all volunteer

President Trump’s enemies will do their best to weaken him – and they already have – but as long as Trump sticks to his campaign promises he ultimately won’t lose. It will be more difficult without Steve Bannon by his side, but if Bannon isn’t giving up, neither should we.

America’s Second Civil War

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

“Where does this all end?” President Trump asked. It doesn’t. Not until America’s histories and biographies are burned and new texts written to Nazify Lee, Jackson, Davis and all the rest, will a newly indoctrinated generation of Americans accede to this demand to tear down and destroy what their fathers cherished.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To find who the elites really despise, ride to the sound of the criticism

Steve Bannon will be a controversial figure as long as there are forces in the country out to cause trouble and establishment whiners to criticize him. But if Trump is smart he’ll look past all the outrage and recognize Bannon is only despised because he’s a threat to the established order.

Trump Right to Call Out Extremists on Both Sides

Bill Donohue, CNS News

Censoring speech, religion, and traditions is the mark of a totalitarian society, not a democratic one. But as Tocqueville instructed, there are times when the passion for equality in democratic nations turns to "delirium," and when that appetite is abetted by administrative centralization, it inexorably leads to despotism. That is the conversation we should be having.

What the President Said Is True, Whether You Like It Or Not

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

American leftists have decided if you are not with them, you are evil and worth silencing. They will allow no alternative opinions and they will allow no dissent. They will not even allow people the courtesy of neutrality. So the average American will probably give them an electoral middle finger, deservedly so.

Media plead ignorance of the 'alt-left'

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

Members of the national media are disputing President Trump's decision to blame the "alt-left" for engaging in acts of violence, and many say there is no such thing even though the term has been used for months. The so-called "alt-right" is a term for a loosely defined nationalist movement. Neither the "alt-right" nor the "alt-left" originated with Trump but people on both sides use both terms.

Conservatives Launching GOP Primary Challenges

Shak Hill in VA-10 and State Representative Barry Moore in AL-2 are getting the attention of conservative handicappers in their campaigns against establishment congressional incumbents and we look forward to more principled limited government constitutional conservative candidates taking the fight to other “white flag” incumbents in other House districts.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can General John Kelly put an end to the White House staff soap opera?

There are many factors beyond the president’s control in pushing policy changes and improvements. Eliminating the White House staff controversies will help move things along but the entirety of the Republican Party must get onboard if Trump is to Make America Great Again.

The Endless Hazing of Trump by Sanctimonious Frauds

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The self-appointed ruling class is overflowing with egomaniacs and heartless operators who, oblivious to the irony of their own pouting, decry Trump’s “ego” and question his “heart.” Has America ever had to endure a more insufferable collection of frauds? When not sating themselves at Margaret Sanger award galas and Black Lives Matters powwows, they can be heard lecturing Americans on “racial healing” and a culture without violence.

Is There Still a Conservative Foreign Policy?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In some sense, Trump has never squared the circle of proclaiming that he wanted to punish our enemies while also staying out of the business of others. Being dedicated to both agendas is a hard thing to do — a dilemma that explains why conservative foreign-policy labels mean little if anything these days.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Mitch McConnell’s lack of ‘expectations’ indicates it’s time for him to go

With all the talk of replacing Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader, we may see a changed man once the Senate reconvenes. President Trump deserves a lot of credit for injecting some of the unpredictability back into politics – and the establishment should take notice.

Counterpoint: Why Should North Korea Believe the United States?

No one knows what President Trump believes about the Koreas. He has made many contradictory comments while Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have been talking up the likelihood of war.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say McConnell Must Step Down

More than 97% of self-identified conservatives said that McConnell needs to be replaced by “someone who will fulfill Republican campaign promises.” Only about 2% agreed with McConnell that President Trump is demonstrating “excessive expectations.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media’s Charlottesville narrative – Racism, and Trump, are REALLY bad

Exploring the unfettered truth about American history and its uneven racial past is the only way to achieve real understanding today. It certainly won’t be realized by listening to the establishment media prattle on about how racist and “deplorable” Trump supporters are alleged to be.