2020 Election

Assault on America, Day 603: RNC vs. DNC, Day 3: Pence, Old Glory, and the real Donald Trump

With Old Glory as the backdrop, Vice President Mike Pence closed out another well-produced, performed and inspired day at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Democrats and the media were desperately trying to steer the narrative back towards COVID-19, but there’s more to this election than scaring people. Trump and the GOP offer optimism instead.

Accentuating the Positive at the Republican Convention

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

From the outset it was clear the dual (or is it dueling?) conventions demonstrated markedly different tones. You could call the Democrat’s “medically gloomy”—they were banking on COVID getting their man elected—and Republican’s “optimistic yet fed up.” They were optimistic about the future but fed up with the violence in the streets. “Celebrating America as the land of promise” were practically the first words of the narration that began the evening, just before the invocation by Cardinal Timothy Dolan that declared us, “One nation, under God.”

GOP makes compelling pitch to black voters at RNC 2020

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Democrats, seized by identity politics, are supporting Black Lives Matter and Biden’s pick of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate was part of an effort to bolster the turnout among both women and nonwhites. One result is that Biden has refused to condemn the violence sweeping through the nation’s urban areas, at least in part because that would be tantamount to calling for the police to crack down. And that, in turn, would infuriate the Black Lives Matter movement. Trump has a record of creating jobs for nonwhite Americans that any Democrat would die for.

Democrats portray America as a nation full of misery, poverty and angst

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

While this week’s Republican National Convention can — and should — counter the anti-Trump claims by Democrats, the event should mostly focus on optimism. The country the Democrats describe is not the real America. We’ve come through far greater challenges in the past because of the optimism and tenacity of our citizens. Ronald Reagan used to say America’s best days were ahead. Republicans should say if the Biden/Harris/Sanders/Ocasio-Cortez gang assumes power, they will transform America into the darkness they now falsely claim envelops us. If they win, their pessimistic rhetoric will become all too real.

Now Democrats Are Stuck With Biden

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump has achievements, promises he’s kept, and if you listen to his speeches, he’s making more promises that he’ll keep. What’s Mr. Jill got? His theme is “I’m kind of nice, and pay no attention to the agenda of the communists pulling my strings.” He’ll raise your taxes, ban fracking, suck up to the ChiComs, let rioters run rampant, defund the cops, and try to take your guns. And the Democrats’ plan has worked so well that they literally have the worst possible candidate to defend this idiotic agenda against the best and most aggressive GOP politician in decades.

Maximo Alvarez And The Speech That Explains The 2020 Election

Most of the media seemed to miss the most important part of Mr. Maximo Alvarez's electrifying Republican national Convention speech, but what he said was not just a message; it is THE message conservatives must pound into the consciousness of establishment Republicans and others on the Center-Right who seem to view 2020 as just another election. There. Is. Nowhere. Left. To. Go.

Pelosi Said The 2020 Election All Comes Down To Wisconsin

"It’s all riding on Wisconsin,” Pelosi told more than 100 Democrats during a virtual meeting tied to the final day of the Democratic National Convention. After the shooting of Jabob Blake Democrat-controlled Wisconsin descended into chaos and revolution. It remains to be seen how this revolution will affect November’s election, but one thing is clear – Democrats have chosen the side of riot and revolution in Wisconsin, instead of the side of law and order.

Assault on America, Day 602: RNC vs. DNC, Day 2: Republicans finally get message on messaging

Donald Trump the showman was on full display on Day two of the Republican National Convention, which further highlighted his administration’s many accomplishments while serving as a stark contrast to the downer negativity of the Democrats. First Lady Melania Trump wrapped up the evening with a very appropriate summation of the greatness of America.

A Potential Landslide Agenda

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

There isn’t a lot in here that looks like a political risk. This feels a lot like a reprise of Nixon’s successful 1968 campaign. It’s a law-and-order message in a time of political chaos, and it’s an open appeal to middle-class people of color who bristle at the idea they’re obligated to endorse the radical politics of the street. Properly articulated, this agenda could pull a political landslide and even grow some coattails. But Trump is going to want to resist the temptation to dunk on Biden in every news cycle, because an agenda like this can speak for itself and win.

From DNC Irony to Parody

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Why the left-wing irony? First, The new progressives and their converts live in an echo chamber where there is no journalism left. Second, leftists are postmodernists who believe in narratives not facts. Third, the Democratic Party is now that of the upper- and upper-middle-class and the very rich. Finally, the Left is unhinged by Trump. It's not what you say against Trump, or the irony of your own ridiculous rhetoric, but the very fact that you are against him and thus are extended exemption from all rules of honesty and the absurdities of your own paradoxes.

Another Potential Election Fiasco: Vanishing Volunteers at the Polls

John Fund, National Review

States are facing a shortage of thousands of poll workers as older volunteers at higher risk for coronavirus cancel plans to show up on Election Day. America already faced a vanishing corps of volunteers before the virus, as existing ones retired or died. It’s become more and more difficult to convince younger generations to take on a job that involves twelve-hour days or longer and pays between $75 and $160 for the whole day. Shortages of people could add confusion, long lines, and delays to an Election Day process that has already been taxed by coronavirus.

Our Advice For The GOP Convention

As CHQ Chairman Richard A Viguerie pointed out in his book “TAKEOVER” Republicans never, ever win the presidency unless they nationalize the election by campaigning on a conservative agenda— drawing a sharp contrast between the Democrat worldview and the conservative worldview. Which means Republicans must make this week’s convention all about the Democrats’ agenda, not about Joe Biden’s lack of mental acuity and Kamala Harris’s lack of personality and principles.

The Propaganda of the Deed – How America’s Marxist Revolution is Spreading and Growing Bolder

“The propaganda of the deed” does not equate to a single act of terror – it is not an event, it is part of a process of narrative construction, reinforcement and confirmation through deeds. In the vast continuum of potential examples of “propaganda of the deed” BLM and ANTIFA are still on the low end, compared to say al Qaeda’s attack of September 11, 2001 or the IRA’s bombing campaigns in Northern Ireland, but they are learning, and until the deeds have consequences they will continue to increase in boldness and in violence.

Assault on America, Day 601: RNC vs. DNC, Day 1: Republicans refute Dem fear and loathing

The first day of the Republican National Convention showed a distinct departure from the overly contrived political infomercial and fundraising telethon Democrats put on last week. Not only was the presentation more convention-like, it wasn’t as though we were viewing an hours-long depression therapy session. Kudos to Trump and the organizers for a job well done.

Kamala Harris Has Only Two Principles

We agree with Tucker Carlson, Kamala Harris is the “single most transactional human being in America.” Harris even beats out Hillary Clinton in that regard, and that’s saying a lot. But Kamala Harris is not without principles – it’s just that the two principles she has held most consistently, detestation of religious people in general and virulent hatred of Catholics in particular, should frighten every American.

Two Miles From North America’s Oldest Elected Body, A Richmond Neighborhood Cowers In Fear

It’s two miles or so down Monument Avenue from the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond to the Robert E. Lee Memorial.  Those who spray-painted it had all the time in the world to deface the statue, knowing the state and city government would do nothing to protect this public property. The result is a once-beautiful neighborhood now gripped in fear, stripped of its history, shorn of its tradition.

Assault on America, Day 600: MAGA agenda Trumps doom and gloom at the RNC this week

All of the Democrats’ -- and Joe Biden’s -- myriad of issues will rise to the surface in the time remaining before Election Day. The liberal party seems to be on cloud nine after their virtual convention last week, but the Trump party, a.k.a. the GOP, gets its shot at defining the narrative beginning tonight. Will the president rise to the occasion? Definitely.

Kamala Harris Won’t Motivate Minority Voters

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Biden campaign’s decision to nominate Kamala Harris was an act of desperation, and indications thus far suggest that it won’t help him with minority turnout. Indeed, President Trump appears to have been the primary beneficiary of the virtual Democratic National Convention. Katie Pavlich reports at Townhall that his approval rating went up four points after Wednesday night’s snoozefest. Unless you believe that former VP Joe Biden knocked it out of the park last week, he and Harris are about to endure the dreaded dead cat bounce from their nominating convention.

Trump runs as protector of the Republican base

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

As Democrats savaged his leadership for four nights running, President Trump positioned himself as the protector of his base. But there’s a risk that simply appealing to the Trump base won’t be enough to close the gap with Democratic challenger Joe Biden. “Over the last week, the Democrats held the darkest and angriest and gloomiest convention in American history. They spent four straight days attacking America as racist and a horrible country that must be redeemed,” Trump said at the conservative CNP meeting. “Joe Biden grimly declared a season of American darkness.”

Biden clears a low bar, but now he can’t go back into hiding

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

There is no excuse for him to hide any longer in his basement. He must come out into the sunshine and, while protecting himself from COVID, get on the campaign trail and take his claim to the presidency to the people of America.Biden has so far refused to sit for interviews, making a major break with every other presidential campaign in modern times. The talk that the Democrat would even skip the three fall debates, promoted by some of his supporters, is similarly unacceptable. Joe Biden has broken the protective shell and he can’t now wrap himself in it again. Ever.