2020 Election

Billionaires Buying Or Bribing Their Way To Democrat Nomination?

Bloomberg has already tripled Trump’s 2016 spending, with no end in sight. Bloomberg has said he’s open to spending $1 billion dollars of his own money in his bid to become president, but whether he and Tom Steyer can use their billions to buy or use legal forms of bribery to build a loyal and effective campaign organization remains to be seen.

Assault on America, Day 408: The American economy stinks? According to Democrats it does

No matter how hard they try, Democrats will have a heck of a time convincing Americans that the economy isn’t working for them and that the only solution to their woes is to turn Trump out of office. Telling someone to see something that isn’t there isn’t exactly a sound strategy for success.

Democrats, get ready for a brokered convention

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

Even with all his money, it is unlikely that Bloomberg will sweep the delegates. The Republicans have a series of winner take all primaries after a certain point. However, the Democrats have a proportional representation beginning at 15 percent. This means that every candidate who can get 15 percent or more of the vote will have an incentive to stay in the race. If everyone who can get 15 percent (and therefore some delegates) stays in the race – and if an assault on Bloomberg keeps him from breaking 50 percent – then it is entirely possible the Democrats are headed toward a wide-open convention. This means the super delegates could come into play on the second ballot. Buckle your political seat belt, America.

Amy Klobuchar Wins the Democrats’ Vice Presidential Nomination

Amy Klobuchar had minimal national name recognition before this presidential race.  The odds of her defeating Biden, Sanders, and Warren seemed overwhelmingly against her.  Yet she persisted.  And now she has enough of a demonstrated following to make her the logical vice presidential choice of either Sanders or Bloomberg.

Assault on America, Day 407: Search for Dem White Knight becomes forlorn recovery mission

Logic says Democrats’ dissatisfaction with their presidential field will continue until party voters settle on a frontrunner, but that’s not likely to happen as long as the candidates are as divided as they are now. With no “White Knight” on the horizon, the party’s hopelessness will only intensify. Trump is looking terrific by comparison.

Biden Slinks Out Of New Hampshire Before Results Are Announced

In a move reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Election Night disappearing act, the former vice president canceled his New Hampshire "victory party" as his campaign scrambles to keep his base of African-American support in South Carolina from crumbling under the weight of a fourth-place finish in Iowa’s chaotic caucuses and his humiliating fifth place finish in New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary.

Donald Trump: The Great Uniter

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

When have Republicans ever exhibited the home-team enthusiasm they demonstrated during that State of the Union address and the post-acquittal gathering in the East Room? When have working- and middle-class voters shown such support for a Republican as they do for Trump at his mammoth rallies? Heading for November, this is a party united. But not only is Trump the great uniter of the GOP, he is the great uniter of Democrats. Every Democrat but three in the House voted to impeach and remove him. Every Democrat in the Senate voted to convict and expel him from office and prevent his ever running again. We were divided long before Trump got here, and we will remain so long after he departs.

The Great Liberal Freakout Has Begun

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

A mood of desperation is now taking hold among Democrats. Appearing on MSNBC, longtime Clinton strategist James Carville warned of an apocalypse — “the end of days” — if Sanders gets the nomination: “I’m afraid that Donald Trump is going to get re-elected and I have to do this four more years and I don’t think we can make it. I really don’t.… The country can’t continue like this.” Despite Carville’s vision of doom, the country is actually doing quite well — especially the economy, which added 225,000 jobs last month. From a Republican point of view, it may be “the end of days” for Carville, but for the rest of us, the Great Liberal Freakout of 2020 is excellent entertainment.

Democrats shoot and miss, so now it's time to give Trump a first term

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Considering all the dark forces arrayed against him, it is truly a wonder that Mr. Trump has managed to accomplish all that he has accomplished in the past three years. But it was hardly a first term. There was no “honeymoon,” as they call it. Hell, there was not even a break in the campaign against him. Hillary Clinton, Democrat opponents, the federal intelligence services and the vast majority of the media kept right on rolling in an effort to thwart him at every turn. Since all these liars and charlatans in Washington canceled Mr. Trump’s first term, shouldn’t he have a shot at another first term? When will he get the first term to which he was elected in 2016?

The Democratic Establishment Is Awful at Picking Candidates

Rich Lowry, National Review

The establishment’s 0-2 record backing Clinton and Biden is why, if it is forced to mount a “Stop Bernie” campaign, it won’t have much credibility. Why are these people, who insisted on the weakest general-election candidate in decades and then boosted a candidate whose performance has fluctuated between woeful and lackluster, to be trusted to tell voters who is a strong candidate or not? Certainly the Democratic experience in the past two elections suggest that party insiders know less about electability than they think. They are naturally inclined toward the safe and the familiar, when, as the great Zionist Theodore Herzl observed, “It is the simple and fantastic which leads men.”

Assault on America, Day 406: NH greases Bernie’s socialist wheel, establishment fumes

What a mess. The New Hampshire Democrat primary went absolutely as predicted. Sanders comes away with the undisputed win he was deprived of in Iowa and the “moderates” are left wondering what a Bernie-bro fueled fall candidacy might look like. Donald Trump won the day without even being on the ballot -- again.

Why Democratic Enthusiasm Is Down

David Catron, The American Spectator

Additional proposals these Democrats have put forward to fix America are free health care for illegal aliens, free college tuition, free child care, an end to fossil fuel use, and the repeal of Trump’s tax cuts. This brings us back to Orange Man Bad and discouraged Democrats. The 2020 strategy of their party is: Destroy Trump and promise the voters anything, no matter how implausible. Is it selling? A January 30th AP poll reports, “When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown.” Rank-and-file Democrats know Trump is going to win. Why should they go out in the cold to vote in a meaningless primary?

We’re All Dog-Faced Pony Soldiers Now

Madison Moore’s question was a perfectly legitimate reality-based question, which Biden deflected with an insult rather than answering. While the form of Biden’s insulting deflection was something unique that only weird old Joe could ever come up with, deflecting legitimate reality-based questions is par for the course among this year’s field of Democratic presidential contenders.

Conservatives Must Stop the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV)

Conservatives must defend the Electoral College as a bulwark of constitutional federalism and republican governance. “Checks and balances” have not gone out of date. Neither have limits on majority power. The Electoral College worked exactly as designed in both 2000 and 2016 to prevent a collection of major urban areas from controlling the presidency.

Assault on America, Day 405: Romney, Hogg, and all of DC’s liars, sleazebags and opportunists

It's no secret that Washington is chock full of liars, sleazebags and opportunists, but what Mitt Romney did last week ranks up there with the most underhanded, publicity seeking stunts of all time. President Trump will succeed despite the presence of people like Romney. Who will history remember?

Why Trump Keeps Winning

David Catron, The American Spectator

President Trump’s continued success is obviously a source of considerable mystification for the Democrats. The Senate impeachment trial disposed of the slapdash Democratic case with commendable alacrity, and the president is still living in the White House. All of this brings us back to the reason Trump keeps winning despite three years of unfounded accusations, illegal investigations, and abuse of power by the Democrats. Trump is the personification of prosperity and a proud proponent of American exceptionalism. That means he has the people behind him. They can see real improvements in their day-to-day lives, despite Democrats’ claims to the contrary, and that is why he keeps winning.

Pete Buttigieg Is No ‘Moderate’ On Abortion

By holding his platform "close to his chest," Buttigieg and his handlers hope he can fake out enough people who don’t support radical ideas, such unlimited abortion up to and past the moment of birth, to get elected and proceed to implement the ideas he supposedly wasn’t for.

Don’t Tell Henry Olsen, But He Sounds Like the Republicans of the 1930’s

Washington Post reporter Henry Olsen accuses the authors of the groundbreaking book "Coming Home" of using “cherry-picked evidence” to predict a surge in African American support for President Trump. In fact, he is the one guilty of cherry picking data even slanting the data. Olsen cites unnamed polls that show Trump’s approval rating among African American voters at 13 percent, but does not tell the reader anything about the sample used.

Assault on America, Day 404: Biden’s facade candidacy implodes from lack of real substance

Impeachment will likely end up killing Biden’s final run for president, but there wasn’t much of a foundation for his candidacy to begin with. All along Joe chose to defend his son against some pretty obvious charges of political favoritism. It’s a choice he made… and the man chose his family over being president. So be it.

Assault on America, Day 402: Democrat NH debate -- Anger and Racism ain’t gonna do it

New Hampshire Democrats head to the polls in a few days and they’ll need to decide between the emerging party socialistic trend -- as embodied by Bernie Sanders -- and the establishment status quo (Joe Biden?). Pete Buttigieg is a possible alternative to Biden, but he didn’t inspire much confidence on Friday night. It’s certainly not an easy political dilemma for Granite State voters.