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The Loser Establishment Is Rightfully Terrified of Ric Grenell

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

There is still establishment trash in key positions, and the president is taking out the garbage. He is cleaning house of losers, schemers, hacks, and pompous fat-bodies. He’s going to ruthlessly purge the national security/foreign policy bureaucracy, getting rid of the Never Trump weasels and replacing them with actual patriots. The media is going nuts, as it has been directed to do by its masters, screeching that Trump is ruining the institutions that have not failed to fail at everything they have done in nearly 30 years. He’s going to try out a new idea on our bureaucracy – having it not suck at its job. The reason you are hearing all the shrieking and screaming is that it’s working.

Another Corrosive Correspondents' Dinner

Tim Graham, CNS News

Washington journalists are rejoicing that celebrity glitz and glamour are returning with their self-celebrating soiree, the White House correspondents' dinner. Last time around, Hasan Minhaj worried out loud saying that in the Trump era, "trust is more important than truth." And many people don't trust the press, which he equates with truth, just like The New York Times does. These highly educated, well-read policy nerds somehow can't imagine that a comedy routine like this mixed in with candid shots of Wolf Blitzer or Brian Stelter guffawing along isn't helping the idea that the press is nonpartisan, that it doesn't see itself as valiantly taking a side. They're urged to keep their "foot on the gas".

Democrats and the Media Continue to Be Russia’s Best Allies

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

The Dems and the media are so hungry for something, anything, to get Trump, the Russians don’t have to do much of anything. My advice to POTUS, if he would like to diffuse matters and put an end to the Democrats being the Russkies inadvertent “besties,” he should just relax and make fun of the whole business instead of complaining. A year or more ago some Russian comics showed the way in a phone call to Adam Schiff that turned the California congressman into a buffoon desperately looking for nonexistent “kompromat” on the president. It remains the best, and easily the funniest, political prank of our times. As a lesson in humility, they should play it again and again in front of the House Intelligence Committee.

Thatcher and Reagan: Why Do They Hate Them So?

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Mrs. Thatcher pretty much believed as Ronald Reagan believed: Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem. How many times did he say the most terrifying words he could imagine were, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help”? Mrs. Thatcher had her own variation of this line. Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher got along swimmingly, and, come to think of it, Ronald Reagan and only Ronald Reagan shares a place with her in the bien-pensants’ pantheon of hated figures. Donald, your pathway to greatness is clearly marked. The hatred for Mrs. Thatcher — and President Reagan too — is quite startling to anyone familiar with what they achieved. I have come to love her.

The Cruel Reality Of Life As One Of The Media’s Never-Trump Waterboys

Christopher Bedford, The Federalist

Never-Trump men and women agree with a media that has been proven wrong over and over again, but there is no room for self-awareness. The two-or-so weeks of journalistic self-reflection that followed the 2016 election gave way to race-baiting, conspiracies, and inquisitions. A promised focus on the heartland and The New York Times’s apology to its readership gave way to The 1619 Project. In what industry would this hubris survive except for media? Even in politics, a business filled with corrupt liars not even trying to deliver, its practitioners are held to task by elections. Not here. The club marches on, complete with back-handed back-slaps to the boys who carry its water.

The Absurd ‘Trump Is a Tyrant’ Trope

David Catron, The American Spectator

That people like Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, et al. are touring the nation publicly abusing the president in order to capture the Democratic nomination is proof that Trump is not a tyrant. In a genuine dictatorship, there would be no alternative party from which to challenge him. He has the power to obliterate entire cities, yet the worst any of these people can expect from our Oval Office “autocrat” is a snarky tweet. If the Democrats want to win, they will have to stop running against an absurd caricature and try to learn what the president knows that they have missed. The voters will be happy to tell them if they will just shut the hell up and listen.

Trump’s Critics on the Economy: So Wrong, So Often

Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times

Anti-Trumpers are still squawking from their lofty perches as if nothing that happens in the real world—rather than in la-la land or on MSNBC—really matters. Being wrong five or 10 or 100 times isn’t punishable; it can even win you a Nobel Prize. It is the unique sanctuary of punditry and academia. If you hired a stock picker that consistently recommended losing stocks, would you keep that person on retainer? If you hired a contractor and the house collapsed, would you pay him? If a football team lost every game, would you give the coach a five-year contract extension? But the press keeps turning to the same sources no matter how many times they have been wrong on the economy.

Trump Drives Democrats Crazy At Daytona

We think that maybe Kelly O’Donnell is not old enough to remember the 1992 presidential campaign, but Maggie Haberman certainly is, and so we contrast the reception President Trump got at the Daytona 500 with the reception Bill Clinton got in 1992 when his motorcade entered Darlington speedway, where 70,000 rabid stock-car fans awaited the start of the Southern 500.

Impeachment Dies in Desperation

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

As the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump inevitably burns out on the ash heap of history, Democrats are being left to argue that if this president is left unchecked, if he's not removed from office, he'll "do it again." He'll pressure foreign governments to investigate the business dealings of the Bidens, which is a "threat to national security." National security equals no questioning of the Bidens. Democracy equals removing an elected president. Since the start of the year, Trump's approval is up 6 points among Republicans and 5 points among independents. This leaves the overall impression that Trump has a very good chance of becoming the first president to be impeached and then reelected.

Trump Recognizes His Congressional Defense Team In Well-Deserved Victory Lap

While we agree with the President that Democrats are both vicious and mean, we want to focus on what the President said about the Republicans and conservatives who were the leaders of the effort to save the Trump presidency and the MAGA agenda.

Mitt Romney Will Never Ever In A Million Years Be President

Were Romney’s action a singular deviation from conservative orthodoxy one might give fair consideration to its legitimacy, but it is not. Romney’s choice to ignore the clear evidence offered in the President’s defense is of a piece with his past choices to align himself against his fellow Republicans and the conservative movement.

Turn the Page on Impeachment

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Month after month, network evening-news coverage of Donald Trump's presidency has been notable mostly for its perpetual negativity. The Senate impeachment trial isn't the slightest bit different. They spent more than two years "reporting" that a Russian collusion conspiracy would be exposed and prematurely end the Trump presidency. Now we're nine months from Election Day, and Trump is still in charge ... which means the beatings must continue. The American people should point and laugh at the idea that the networks would argue it is essential for the Senate jurors to be nonpartisan in their weighing of the evidence. Our media elites are never objective. The stakes are always too high for evenhandedness.

The News They Won’t Report

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The massive crowds turn out for Trump’s rallies cheer when he criticizes the “fake news” media. Impeachment actually appears to have made Trump more popular. Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics noted this week, “Trump’s job approval is now the highest it has been in our average since Feb. 5, 2017.” Does anyone think this trend will be reversed if, somehow, Democrats can get enough GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote to drag out the impeachment trial? Maybe Jake Tapper thinks so, but he seems to believe his job is to report only what Democrats want to hear — and the most important news, he never reports at all. Keep it up, Jake, and you’ll get lots of credit when Trump gets reelected in November.

Parties must move on from Trump impeachment — or end in mutual destruction

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Never in modern times has there been such a nasty, permanent campaign to thwart and take out a president. The effort has taught a new generation of Americans that Dems are ruthless and have two enormous advantages, and both have played major roles in the anti-Trump campaign. That the permanent bureaucracy leans left has never been a secret. The other Dem advantage is the media. It, too, has always leaned left, but the bias involved in demonizing Trump and his supporters is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Either the nation moves on to other business and the election, or the parties engage in mutual destruction over Bolton and the Bidens. Acquittal and moving on is my hope. Mutual destruction is my fear.

Do You Speak Trump Or Democrat?

The problem with the impeachment farce (or attempted coup as we prefer) is not that Democrats were “speaking different languages” from Republicans, but that from the very beginning of the Trump presidency Democrats chose to dishonestly present their policy differences with President Trump as self-evident crimes and then tailor the facts and testimony to fit that narrative.

Join Conservative Leaders Call The Senate, Demand Your Senators Vote To Acquit President Trump

It is, as the CAP memo says, time for the Senate to bring the proceedings to a close with a vote to acquit the president and return to the business of the American people. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to acquit President Trump be submitted and voted on immediately.

Rand Paul Shut Out, Cruz Scorches Schiff: Time To Vote And Acquit Trump

After more than 90 questions and 8 hours of debate on Wednesday and Thursday, we agree with Ted Cruz it is time vote to acquit President Trump. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to acquit President Trump of all charges be submitted and voted on immediately.

The Media's Dreadful Impeachment Partisanship

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It's not surprising that Democrats and Republicans favor or oppose impeachment based on the party of the president in the dock. It should be surprising that our supposedly nonpartisan journalists flip to whichever talking points are in use by the Democrats. The networks today tout the Democratic House managers as so incredibly diverse and worldly-wise and then mock the Republican House managers of 1999 as stale, pale and male. Journalists constantly moan that their credibility is shot and blame "anti-media" messages from Trump and the conservative media. Not so. They've lost the public's respect all by themselves. They flagrantly indulged their Democratic buddies all over again.

Romney Sides With Democrats on Impeachment, Gets Hit By Club for Growth Ad Campaign

The Club for Growth will launch a television advertisement, “Handle,” criticizing Senator Mitt Romney for siding with Democrats in the impeachment process. The ad will run on Fox News in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.  and reinforces Lou Dobbs' message that Romney is a "creep," "reprehensible," a "treacherous fool," and a "snake."

Strong Close: Bondi Unmasks The Biden Corruption Machine, But Do RINOs Care?

Pamela Bondi’s meticulous presentation rendered anything John Bolton might have to say completely irrelevant. It's time to end this charade. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to dismiss the charges against President Trump be submitted and immediately voted on.