2020 Election

Assault on America, Day 490: Forrest Gump sets the line between science and common sense

These days it’s hard to tell where “science” stops and good judgment begins, but the coronavirus conundrum and China’s role in the pandemic will help reveal the dividing line. Democrat politicians can only hide behind graphs, charts and models for so long -- sooner or later, they’ll have to start making sense.

Weekend at Biden’s

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Sexual misconduct claims are not really the worst problem for the Biden campaign. Their worst problem is … Joe Biden. Sleepy Joe has spent the past six weeks quarantined in his basement in Delaware, but if he’s really going to be the Democrats’ nominee, he’ll have to go out on the campaign trail sooner or later, and eventually face Trump on the debate stage. Does anyone really believe Biden is up to such a challenge? Or is this campaign turning into a dark comedy we might call “Weekend at Biden’s”? Given the probability that such a farce would conclude with Trump’s reelection, Democrats might yet decide to rewrite the script.

Assault on America, Day 489: Time to fuel up and let Trump be Trump across America again

Word that President Trump plans to get on the road again is welcome news to conservatives and Republicans weary of seeing him confined to the White House and unable to appeal directly to voters instead of being bludgeoned by Democrats and the media without let-up. Here’s to well-worn luggage, Mr. Trump.

Assault on America, Day 488: COVID-19 will come back in the fall. Tell us what we don’t know

The experts think they’re being helpful by predicting a new round of coronavirus infections after the summer season, but it’s not telling us anything we don’t already know. Debate will continue as to the wisdom of shutting down the economy in the first place. For most of us, it’s time to relearn what it was like to enjoy basic liberties.

Assault on America, Day 485: What happened to #BelieveSurvivors? The Tara Reade travesty

Biden accuser Tara Reade isn’t likely to go away, but the Democrat establishment wouldn’t dream of allowing her a full hearing in the court of public opinion. All the party’s pontificating over “believing survivors” during the Kavanaugh sideshow goes out the window when one of their own is threatened. Grampa Joe will be on the ballot in November.

My Advice to the President

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Mr. President, come the autumn election you would be wise to let the Chinese government have it. Moreover, I think it would be wise of you to remind the American people of your early acts during the pandemic. The Democrats attacked you as a racist and a xenophobe. Remind the electorate of that. One other thing — if we want to get out of this recession we will need to return to the growth rates you gave us. So let us get on with the election. If the president merely reports to the American people what he has done in recent weeks and reports honestly what the Democrats have done, he will have no need of moving vans for another four years.

Assault on America, Day 484: Media hypocrites overreact to wrong kind of government shutdown

As the coronavirus episode has revealed, Democrats and their media enablers don’t act the least bit bothered by keeping America’s business doors closed as long as it plays to their political prospects. It’s a far cry from their concerns for federal employees during government shutdowns. How do they explain the distinction?

Assault on America, Day 483: Dopey Joe’s make- believe presser not a dream -- it’s a nightmare

If Joe Biden truly were president it’s safe to say a lot of people would take a realistic look at his leadership qualities and find them lacking. It’s one thing to isolate yourself in a coronavirus-proof bunker; it’s quite another to face the hostile media every day and still come out looking like a winner. That’s President Trump.

Assault on America, Day 482: Biden says Trump will delay the 2020 vote. Blatant lie or reality?

The new reality with China is yet another reason why Trump wouldn’t dream of delaying this year’s election, since Joe Biden’s dirty fingerprints are all over the subject and voters tend to have short attention spans. There’s a long way to go before November and the world is changing awful fast. Stay tuned.

Assault on America, Day 481: Round and round COVID-19 goes, but it stops at state bailouts

While it’s not possible to predict exactly where the coronavirus conundrum stops, we at least recognize where it started (China) and what we shouldn’t be doing (dumping federal money on state and local governments) to beat it in the interim. With the world changing before our eyes, someone needs to mind the store.

Assault on America, Day 478: WARNING! Scam artist Dems force leftist lunacy on America!

It doesn’t take a genius to see the American public’s being scammed by a lot of deceitful political swindlers during the coronavirus panic. As the time nears for some of us to reopen our businesses and start leading “normal” lives again, we’ll need to watch out for the scammers and their ruthless schemes to abolish our freedoms.

Assault on America, Day 477: Media fixates on Biden VP choice to steal spotlight from Trump

With not much else happening in the coronavirus-dominated news cycle, the media is working overtime to generate interest in matters like Joe Biden’s upcoming running mate selection. We can’t be sure who he’ll choose, but we know for certain she will be a big government loving nanny state liberal…just like him!

Assault on America, Day 476: Politicians who protest the protesters merit removal from office

Every American politician should take pride in the citizenry actively engaging in societal governance, and this includes protesting when they feel their leaders aren’t acting in their best interests. In good and difficult times alike, government must be responsive to the voices of the people. Protests are a healthy thing, not a threat to well-being.

Why coronavirus will not cost Trump reelection

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

My view is that the president, like virtually everyone else in Washington, including Democrats, the media and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was slow off the mark and initially reluctant to see the virus as a major threat. But once Trump crossed that threshold, he became, as he put it, a “wartime president” and has performed very well at marshaling supplies, working cooperatively with private firms and states facing the biggest outbreaks and keeping the public informed. Although his rhetoric can be absolutist, Trump has been flexible when it was needed and his deference to medical and health professionals is refreshingly out of character.

You Deserve A Lagniappe: Kevin Gentry’s interview of Richard Viguerie (Part 5 of 7)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
These articles may not be of interest to all readers of ConservativeHQ, but if you are involved in a conservative nonprofit, either full-time or part-time, as a Board Member, a volunteer, or you’re considering being involved with a nonprofit, or perhaps you’re a candidate for public office or volunteer for a candidate – then you will benefit from my conversations with Kevin Gentry.

Assault on America, Day 475: Why we just might see more MAGA hats on campus real soon

It's hard to say whether we’ll soon be spotting MAGA hats on reopened college campuses, but there’s little doubt that recent youth opinion surveys are encouraging. Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats depend on waves of young voters turning out to favor them, and if they don’t… well, you can predict the rest of the story.

Assault on America, Day 474: Trump’s enemies petrified he made the right call on reopening

President Trump thrives on making hard choices, which made his call on when to lift the federal guidelines and begin opening up the economy an attractive one for him. Conservative supporters understand the gravity of the situation and the difficulty of the decision; it’s time to back the president and unite behind common sense.

Why Trump Will Win the Post-Pandemic Election

David Catron, The American Spectator

Biden will enjoy a disproportionate amount of “earned media.” The 2016 election illustrated the limitations of that once formidable resource. Trump also has other advantages such as a sophisticated “virtual campaign.” As Jennifer Harper wrote, “President Trump has once again proven he can bypass the news media and take his message directly to the public.” It's why the Democrats are anxious to shut down the economy. Their only hope is that the coronavirus recession will be blamed on Trump. As usual, however, they underestimate the intelligence of the voters and the president himself. When we emerge from the pandemic, Trump will have won yet again.

Ignore ‘Mrs. America.’ Here’s the True Story of Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly was one of the most influential women of the second half of the 20th century, playing a key role in the 1964 Republican presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater, helping to found the powerful pro-family movement, and heading STOP ERA, which defeated the Equal Rights Amendment. I’m reminded of all this by “Mrs. America,” a nine-part miniseries set to begin streaming April 15 on Hulu. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett stars as Schlafly in the drama about the fight over the ERA.

Assault on America, Day 471: Obama endorsed ‘ol Joe Biden. Here’s how it (probably) happened

Conservatives may not agree with the Obamas but we concede that they’re not losers. Any takers for a bet on whether Barack and Michelle would risk everything just for the chance of standing in the background for Joe Biden? No way! Endorsements don’t mean much today, but non-endorsements do. Waiting all this time to choose Joe spoke volumes.