2020 Election

Get Ready For Apocalypse Ruth

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Ginsburg’s very old and she’s very sick and facing that reality is not the same as high-fiving it. There’s a more than significant chance that before the 2020 election she will pass on to her reward despite her being the Energizer Bunny of being wrong wrong wrong about constitutional jurisprudence. She just keeps going and going and going, but someday she’s going to run out of juice and join her pal Antonin Scalia on the bench in the great beyond, and if that happens with Trump in the White House, ho boy. The Democrats are already prepping the battlespace with this cheesy narrative.

Democrats Are Rooting for Recession

Stephen Moore, CNS News

Can the media and the pundits talk America into a recession? They want to, but probably not. Sustainable growth depends on business formation and expansion, not consumer shopping. We know what's holding that back: the trade war with China, a Fed that's too tight and the headwinds of an economic stall-out in Germany, the rest of the European Union and Japan. Most countries in the world would love to have America's economic conditions. I will stick with my prediction that if and when Trump gets a deal with Beijing that ends the tariff wars, the economy will soar and the recession rooters will look mighty foolish — again.

Assault on America, Day 238: What do David Koch & Ruth Bader Ginsburg have in common?

The big picture surrounding a man’s life disappears whenever a conservative like David Koch passes away. Hypocritical liberals rush to bash the dead while facts reveal the dearly departed actually made numerous important contributions to humanity. Will the offensive slander never cease?

Why don't Democratic also-rans quit the race?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Why are the Democrat candidates polling below 2 percent still in the race? Each has his or her reasons, but perhaps some are cherishing the hope, however farfetched, that they might become the next Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum. There are reasons why today's Democratic field remains so large. The candidates in the top tiers are quite reasonably expecting some sort of re-sorting in coming months. And the candidates at the very bottom are looking to improve their lot before the inevitable surrender. It could take quite a while before many are convinced to give up.

Why Michelle Obama Won’t Run in 2020

David Catron, The American Spectator

Mrs. Obama claims “there’s zero chance” that she will run. She clearly believes there is life after the White House, and has definite plans to “make a difference” in the future. Nonetheless, she insists that “sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them.” That sounds sensible, but there will continue to be calls for her to bail out the Democrats and save the country from President Trump. When the pressure mounts for her to run, she will take a look at the last candidate who was a sure bet to beat him — Hillary Clinton. Michelle Obama has a good life. It’s not likely that she wants to end up like that.

Assault on America, Day 237: Democrats and John Kasich, the candidates nobody cares about

The vast majority of presidential candidates run for ego reasons. History’s road is paved with men and women who thought they were exactly what the public was hoping for, a thirst for fame and notoriety that’s only quenched through harsh reality. 2020 features many such dreamers. Who will prevail?

Assault on America, Day 236: Media knocks Trump’s manner but America is tone-deaf

As long as Donald Trump remains president -- and probably long after he’s left the White House -- debate will continue on whether his “tone” is costing him and the GOP voter goodwill and support. Plenty of evidence shows the polls are wrong; we won’t find out for sure until Election Day 2020.

What Could Sink Trump’s Chances in 2020?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Elections are not popularity contests. If they were, Trump might well lose handily, given that his approval ratings are consistently below 50 percent. Instead, they are choices between good and better — or bad and worse — candidates. Trump's near-animal energy belies his age. Some of his potential opponents — Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren — are in their 70s and seem to show their age more than Trump does. Add up all these factors, and a currently unpopular Trump will still likely be harder to beat than his confident media detractors and enraged progressive critics can imagine.

Assault on America, Day 233: Time, events and the Democrat Party have passed Obama by

No one ever said being on the political outside is easy, something former President Barack Obama is discovering. Obama lost his influence the minute he exited the Oval Office, so much so he couldn’t even convince his VP not to run and ruin his legacy. And there’s nothing he can do about it now.

Assault on America, Day 232: Trump’s trade tariffs deserve time -- and patience -- to work

Whether or not President Trump’s trade tariffs bring the world around, it was worth the effort to try and correct decades of imbalance between the U.S. and China. For far too long people merely complained about cheaters and theft -- Trump deserves credit for stepping up and doing something about it.

Trump: 'Vote for me, or else'

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Early polls are usually meaningless, but there are warning signs that should be heeded. There is the issue of deportment, something taught at home and in school when I was a child. Manners, character, honesty, consistency and how others see you were also traits thought important to instill in young men and women. Is the economy all that matters? Have we become that cynical? We are, or ought to be, more than what we possess. The president might win a second term, insulting along the way, but will it have been worth it if he continues to appeal to the worst devils that are also in our nature?

Assault on America, Day 231: Prepare for the ‘Office of White Supremacy’ if Dems win in 2020

Thanks to Booker and “Beto” the 2020 campaign just got that much nastier. We’re still over a year away from the fall general election contest and it promises to be the ugliest one on record. Democrats aren’t holding back anymore -- anyone who supports Trump is a “racist.” And you could end up on a watch list in the White House.

Assault on America, Day 230: Dem losers make great candidates for intra-party advancement

As long as there are elections there will be losers and a good share of them will be Democrats. Such candidates should take heart; their party not only sees them as unlucky and unfortunate, it also likely considers them good contenders for even higher offices. Stacy Abrams for VP? What a joke.

Assault on America, Day 229: Bar-B-Q, political choices and Dems -- a snapshot of life in 2019

Joaquin Castro likely did Texas based Bill Miller Bar-B-Q a favor (in the business sense) by publishing the name of its owner as a Trump backer. Texas conservatives’ response has been overwhelming -- but what does it say about our culture and society when it’s okay to potentially ruin someone’s existence over a political view? Think about it.

Assault on America, Day 226: If 2020 Democrat candidates were in training, they’d all be cut

With Joe Biden looking increasingly tired, careworn and unable to get his thoughts straight, Democrats have a heck of a problem. Like a football team with no one backing up an aging and failing quarterback, the party is desperately searching for another option -- and time is running out.

Yes, Google Is Trying To Control The 2020 Election

Google whistleblower Zachary Vorhies started collecting internal documents from the company because he saw something dark and nefarious going on with Google and he realized that they were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.

Assault on America, Day 225: Cultural retreat spells death for conservatives hoping to MAGA

Conservatives won’t realize cultural success until there’s a determined effort among those with a say to engage with liberals on their own turf and refuse to bow to political correctness wherever it’s found. Retreating before the battle is joined is the last thing we should do if we’re truly to Make America Great Again.

Why is the presidential field so old?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

There has never been a moment in American history in which so many of the top contenders (Sanders, Biden, Trump and Warren) for the presidency have been so old. There has never even been a time when two candidates over 70 ran against each other in a general election. The age issue in 2020 is about more than just gaffes. It is a substantial question for the nation's voters. Any of the top contenders might well experience age-related problems in office, and voters need to consider that before electing them. The race is in its early stages. It will inevitably become more passionate next year. When that time comes, age will be an issue.

Assault on America, Day 224: Does Biden really think being a minority equates to being poor?

Nearly as predictable as the tides, Joe Biden will keep making speeches and he’ll continue saying things that cause decent people to shake their heads. Democrats must decide whether they want a presidential nominee who seems to be slipping more and more as the days go on. What will they do?

Assault on America, Day 223: Americans buying guns is the rational response to mass shootings

Americans aren’t stupid; they see what’s happening in the country and can be trusted to take rational approaches to complex problems -- like purchasing a firearm for personal protection. The political class always jumps to conclusions, and often times they’re the wrong ones for the wrong reasons.