Republicans

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Unity-challenged GOP has come a long way since last year’s convention

If GOP “moderates” need perspective on the healthcare fight all they need to do is remember back to a year ago today when the party was fractured and there was little hope for unity. Then Republicans gathered in Cleveland to nominate Donald John Trump for president.

The Poltroon Party Gets a Reprieve on Obamacare Repeal

David Catron, The American Spectator

Americans will forgive a lot from our politicians, but we will not reward cowardice. If the Republicans arrive at November of 2018 having done nothing about Obamacare, the result will make them nostalgic for the “good old days of 2006 and 2008.” The GOP has majorities in both houses of Congress and a President with a pen in his hand. There are no excuses left. They must pass some version of BCRA or be written off by the voters as the Poltroon Party.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ insane Russia boomerang will return to squelch them

The Democrats are only interested in tripping up and delegitimizing Trump and talking about impeachment and Russia. It’s a tactic that is almost certain to come back to haunt them in the future. When it happens some might think it tragic; but it will still be fun to watch.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ rage over phony Donald Trump Jr. email scam is pathetic

The hubbub over Donald Trump Jr. is the Washington establishment’s latest desperate ploy to delegitimize the Trump presidency. But if the ruling class is to make it work they’ll need something more substantial than junk emails and a kook like Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberals rescue trapped whales so why won’t they help Charlie Gard?

Americans should not forget the lessons learned from the Charlie Gard case or else all of us might someday end up just as a name on a clipboard somewhere in a cluttered government conference room with our life – or death – arbitrarily in a bureaucrat’s hands.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Disneyland showed Hillary and the Dems just don’t get gender

Hillary can try to make a political comeback but unless she and the Democrats ditch their failing message and insistence on dividing everyone into us-versus-them subgroups by race and gender then they won’t be any more successful than the last time in convincing people to choose them.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Is Trump's presidential legacy being driven by foreign policy?

President Trump’s vision has been a smashing success thus far and will likely continue as the world wakes up to the notion there’s a different philosophy governing America today. It may be the ultimate irony but Donald Trump is building his presidential legacy on foreign policy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Establishment pans Trump’s notion of what ‘presidential’ means

Trump doesn’t care about being “presidential” because by the establishment’s definition it would mean he’d have to stop being himself and start accepting what’s failed in America. If that’s the case I’m betting most Americans would prefer someone who isn’t “presidential” at all.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Was choosing Gorsuch Trump’s greatest accomplishment to date?

Having reasonable public servants like Neil Gorsuch deciding cases at the highest level is a win-win for conservatives and America. And it’s just one of the reasons why Trump’s move to nominate Gorsuch for the Supreme Court continues to be a popular one with the voters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Elites use Trump’s tweets to distract from their fecklessness

Whether Trump’s tweets are a distraction – or just a diversion – will be debated for a long time, no doubt. In the meantime the calendar will turn, the debt will mount and people will live their lives regardless of what the chattering class thinks about the president’s mass musings.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Back Trump On ObamaCare Repeal

When asked whether ObamaCare has succeeded or failed more than 95% of respondents to FedUp PAC’s latest poll agree that ObamaCare has failed, and should be repealed pending passage of a replacement plan.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Donald Trump made Independence Day feel great again

The Oval Office is now occupied by a man who loves America and its people, military, traditions, laws, institutions and yes, the flag. This alone is enough to give the United States a new atmosphere, something you could sense as the fireworks exploded overhead on the Fourth of July.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Cruz foresaw Obamacare mess four years ago; was he a soothsayer?

Republicans can hold onto their base and perhaps foster inroads among other constituencies by pursuing policies that make a difference in people’s lives. For this it doesn’t require a soothsayer to foresee – it just takes political resolve and leadership to accomplish.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats leap headfirst out of bounds with ‘death party’ rhetoric

It may not be the ideal situation to move legislation without input from the other side but Democrats and their “death party” rhetoric makes it necessary. When the simple matter of trying to forge new laws is demonized to such a degree by the opposition it leaves very little choice.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Agenda-less Democrats’ Russia train heads hopelessly for derailment

It’s only been a little over five months since Donald Trump took office, but thus far he is the one being vindicated by the truth. The Democrats’ Russia train is rolling downhill fast; the brakes are shot and there aren’t any barriers preventing them from hurtling off the tracks.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Did Edgar Allan Poe offer the secret on how to treat the media?

The Founding Fathers counted on an informed citizenry to keep watch over their government. Unfortunately for us the apathetic and antagonistic (to Trump) elements of the populace don’t seem to care about the facts and all too willingly buy-in to the media’s speculation.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ruling class GOP leaders make Obamacare repeal the art of the impossible

Republicans lose track of what’s important when they hear only the voices of those complaining the loudest about what they’ll miss if a bill is passed or if Obamacare is deservedly thrown into the trash bin of history. They better keep their promises and accomplish something.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Is the American secession movement really gaining converts?

Given the obstacles we’ve encountered and overcome in the past, doing so again in the 21st century would seem to be eminently achievable. But today the schisms loom so large and the political will to work towards consensus is so weak that the task appears insurmountable.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hate to say it Democrats, but Nancy Pelosi ain’t your (only) problem

We shouldn’t worry about the Democrats gaining ground because they’ll never take any good advice anyway. They’re much too concerned with firing up the radical feminists, race baiters and environmental loons to concern themselves with the deplorables’ point-of-view.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hapless Democrat surfers troll for electoral waves in flat political seas

The people casting the ballots still need a reason to get themselves to the polls and vote for their candidate of choice. Perhaps Republicans have been fortunate thus far, but if they don’t capitalize legislatively on their election successes the luck will ultimately run out.