Donald Trump

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Who do you trust more on government, Reagan or 'Pocahontas' Warren?

Ronald Reagan was right – if you’ve got a government agent at your door promising help it’s more likely a dilemma than a beneficial thing. People like Sen. Elizabeth Warren may disagree but Americans know better – the farther government stays away from your personal business, the better.

A Post-Trump World?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

We are in danger of establishing a precedent that in the new American politics, the way to defeat an oppositional leader is not to wait for the next election but to warp the criminal-justice system, normalize violent rhetoric against the person of the president, and consider the president guilty of whatever crime from his past is most convenient. Our elites have no idea of what half the “peasant” class thinks of them, or what it will do if they succeed, or the untold paradoxes and ironies that they will bring upon themselves.

These are the real scandals plaguing our country

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

America is being scandalized by four enormous events that are happening simultaneously. By scandalized, I mean that people are shocked and outraged at what they regard as breaches of acceptable behavior or morality. That wouldn’t be a problem if the vast majority were scandalized by the same things. That’s not the America we have. The vicious polarization stems from the fact that the country is split almost exactly in half over what people are outraged about.

In Washington, a rare relationship without pretense and BS

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The notable thing about McCain, who even before he fell ill was approaching the end of his Senate career and whose own runs for the White House were in the past, was that he never felt the need to even feign positive feelings for his party's leader. In a way, the two men together, McCain and Trump, struck a blow for genuineness amid the phoniness of official Washington. The relationship between the two men ended as badly as it began. But always, and rarely for Washington, without pretense.

Trump Kills NAFTA

Nothing explains Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss better than Monday’s announcement that Trump has kept his word to blue-collar voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin and other manufacturing states by officially dissolving NAFTA.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Even in death it’s hard to grapple with the legacy of ‘maverick’ McCain

John McCain is gone. With him went one of American politics’ most unique and controversial political figures. If it was McCain’s goal to have historians poring over his life for decades to come, he’ll certainly get his way. As for conservatives, we hope he’s the last of his kind.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Mollie Tibbetts’ murder trumps Mueller scapegoats in leadup to midterms

No matter how hard they may try, Donald Trump’s opponents can’t distract from the issues Americans care most about. Democrats and the media obsess about the latest happenings in the Robert Mueller investigation but voters are much more likely to remember Mollie Tibbetts.

Impeachment for Dummies

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The clean-up squad is here: Robert Mueller & Co. The Department of Justice and the special counsel's office move ever closer to the NKVD, or maybe Savonarola or Torquemada, while thinking they're the next best thing to Mother Teresa. So if there's going to be impeachment, I say bring it on. Destroy the country, if you wish. Create a civil war. But if you do it, remember to buy the book — Impeachment for Dummies. Or is it Dummies for Impeachment? I think it's the latter.

The Democratic pursuit of the unholy dream

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The rage to impeach Donald Trump began even before he was inaugurated, before he was even capable of high crimes and misdemeanors. Rep. Maxine Waters has been the face of the impeachment rage. Only now are “respectable” voices raised. In fact, if the president is impeached, she should be entitled to a place on the 2020 ticket, perhaps for vice president. To deny her would be shocking evidence of Democratic racism. She’s earned the recognition by her rabid devotion to a rabid cause, the campaign to cancel the result of a fair election that betrays everything that makes America the shining city on a hill.

How Trump can survive the onslaught against his presidency

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

His record, combined with the sense that he is under siege by a corrupt deep state, could motivate his half of the electorate to show up in full force on Election Day and save his neck once again. Given all the moving parts, and the likelihood of surprises, it is impossible to predict with strong confidence where the nation will be at the end of 2018. All I know is that the coming months are going to be one ­helluva nasty ride. Here’s hoping people of good will on both sides remember that, in the end, we’re all still Americans.

What The MSM Doesn’t Get About Trump's Support

What the establishment media doesn’t seem to comprehend is that Donald Trump’s supporters, conservative, populist voters, not just white Evangelical Christians, stick with him because they want results, and Trump, despite his personal foibles is delivering them.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats may bluster but they won't impeach Trump next year

Democrats hate all Republican presidents, period. Donald Trump just happens to be one with a Democrat-like personal history so they despise him especially. To Democrats, Trump is akin to a traitor; they desperately want to hang him but can’t spare the impeachment noose.

Do Democrats Want an Impeachment Fight?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If Democrats capture the House, then they will be the ones under intolerable pressure from their own media auxiliaries to pursue impeachment. Taking the House would put newly elected Democrats under fire from the right for forming a lynch mob, and from the mainstream media for not doing their duty and moving immediately to impeach Trump. Democrats have been laboring for two years to win back the House. But if they discover that the first duty demanded of them, by their own rabid followers, is to impeach President Trump, they may wonder why they were so eager to win it.

Lying, porn star paying cheat? At least he's not a Washington politician!

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Where was this prosecutorial zeal when it came to Hillary Clinton and her illegal bathroom email server or all the obvious global pay-to-play shakedowns by the Clinton Foundation? If people in Washington honestly want to understand the hostility and distrust American voters have for their federal government, they must admit that this stinks to the high heavens. At least Donald Trump still isn’t a dirty, self-dealing, dishonest Washington politician.

Do Politics Matter?

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

If President Trump truly cares about retaining Congress, he has to stop thinking about his base and start thinking about those in the competitive districts. How can he make their lives easier? That's not about policy. At the very least, it's about generating fewer headlines. Trump's base is rock-solid, and it's not going anywhere. But he needs more than his base to win in 2018 and 2020. And barring a personality change, that means minimizing the transaction costs of defending him for those who must show up to the polls.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media’s outright lies and distortions cloak true portrait of Trump

President Trump deserves much credit for weathering the media tempest that’s swirling around him at all times. The president generates much of the news himself, of course, but conservatives should admire a politician who so willingly endures the worst to make America great again.

Mueller and the Media Represent the Ancien Régime

David Catron, The American Spectator

Mueller, the Media, and the Democrats are out to get Trump only because they want to crush the populist revolt and restore the Ancien Régime. They have no respect for democracy and even less for the voters. They want to disenfranchise 63 million “deplorable” Trump supporters and go back to business as usual — fundamentally transforming the U.S. into a Venezuela. There’s only one way to stop these creeps from impeaching the President and ruining the country. Every Trump voter who came out in 2016 must to go to the polls on November 6 and drown the Democrats in a red wave.

Despite the disgusting Robert Mueller’s best efforts, Donald Trump remains unscathed

Roger Kimball, The Spectator

There will now be a feeding frenzy of speculation about how, or if, yesterday’s spectacles of prosecutorial power will affect the President. The court of public opinion seems to have turned decisively against Robert Mueller and his legal piranhas. Maybe their full-court press will unseat the President. It is a foregone conclusion, at any rate, that should the Democrats take the House by more than a narrow margin, Donald Trump will be impeached.