Democrats

Two scenarios on Trump-Russia investigators — and neither is comforting

Sharyl Attkisson, The Hill

As the investigations into the Trump-Russia investigation proceed, it’s not too difficult to figure out a few of the theoretical starting points. 1. They knew. One possibility to be considered is that top Obama administration officials knew all along there never was any real collusion or crime at play, but they manufactured the false Russia premise in order to justify their political spying. 2. They didn't know. If the Obama administration officials who insisted that was the case are not corrupt, then they collectively suffered from one of the most historically monumental cases of poor judgment in U.S. intelligence history. Whether they knew or whether they didn’t know, the questions seem important to answer.

Trump Is Right To Play Hardball With Dems

“Bipartisanship” can’t be a one-off arrangement; Democrats must recognize President Trump’s legitimacy and debate the details of legislation in good faith, or President Trump is perfectly justified in refusing cooperation with them on infrastructure or any other issue.

Assault on America, Day 141: 2020 will be more than an election -- it’s for the soul of America

No one can accurately predict which candidates will do well in certain states next year. There are just too many variables to pin down voter attitudes this far out. The only certain thing is the 2020 election will feature a historic battle between left and right for the soul of America. Everyone ready?

Personnel Is Policy: Conservative Star Ken Cuccinelli To Join Trump Team

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Rumor has it that Ken Cuccinelli will “coordinate the administration’s immigration policies.” Whether that will be from the White House or from the Department of Homeland Security has yet to be revealed. But wherever Ken Cuccinelli’s office is located physically, Ken will be a vital addition to the Trump team.

Assault on America, Day 140: College Board steps in it with adversity score algorithm scheme

“Adversity scores” will only accelerate the decline of our culture. Bad things happen when we intentionally downgrade the brightest, smartest and most intelligent to cater to those who are not as bright, not as smart, and who didn’t study and work as hard. Don’t accept the insult sitting down.

What the Dems Can Learn From Down Under

David Catron, The American Spectator

The possibility that the Australian election would produce a victory for the Liberal-National coalition was missed by the pollsters and the Western media for the same reason they never imagined Trump would win. They don’t understand that, given a choice between expensive utopian schemes and creating an economy that will permit them to provide for their families, most people (including Aussies) will vote for the latter. There’s a message here for the Democrats, if they will listen. If they don’t, they will regret it next year on Election Day.

Assault on America, Day 139: Spineless wimp Mitt Romney leads DC swamp class with gusto

No one ever said American politics was full of principled leaders, and Mitt Romney is perhaps the worst jelly-spine wimp in Congress today. Romney’s turning out to be every bit as frustrating as conservatives thought he’d be -- just think what would’ve happened if he’d won in 2012.

Assault on America, Day 138: Trump trade policy won’t let China dictate how we shop, live or eat

Donald Trump meant what he said when he chose “Make America Great Again” as his campaign mantra four years ago. Decade upon decade of feckless trade policy had a big hand in causing the U.S. to slip in competitiveness around the globe. With Trump in charge, we’re seeing a drastic change for the better.

Mueller changed everything

Byron York, Washington Examiner

From now on, the Trump-Russia affair, the investigation that dominated the first years of Donald Trump's presidency, will be divided into two parts: before and after the release of the Mueller report. Before the special counsel's findings were made public last month, the president's adversaries were on the offensive. Now, they are playing defense. Without a judgment that a conspiracy — or collusion, in the popular phrase — took place, everything else in the Trump-Russia affair began to shrink in significance. If Democrats could still claim that Trump and Russia conspired in 2016, they would still have the upper hand. But after Mueller, that claim is no longer possible.

Rashida Tlaib Reaps the Rewards of Anti-Semitism

David Catron, The American Spectator

Democrats are clearly making a play for Muslims' votes. Ironically, by allowing an unapologetic anti-Semite to preside over the House of Representatives, they have provided a useful reminder of what their party is about. Its congressional caucus includes a sitting representative who refers to Jews as “termites.” Its leading presidential contender is a well-documented pro-segregationist. It boasts a sitting governor nicknamed “Coonman” pursuant to his affinity for donning blackface. And it goes without saying that they have no realistic agenda for the future. The Democrats need another — very long — stint in the wilderness.

Blowhard Democrats Are Green Phonies

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The Democratic Party at the moment seems to be in a knockdown, drag-out fight for who can be the greenest of the green and push us forward to a brave new world propelled exclusively by solar and wind energy. Only the strongest (i. e. most slavishly devoted to renewable energy at all costs) will survive. Bernie and AOC are currently beating Joe Biden over the head about this. Poor Joe is frantically shoring up his "environmental" credentials. But those who've tried renewables (like Germany) discovered it doesn't work. I doubt this would mean much to true believers like Bernie and AOC, but the rest of us might pay attention.

Assault on America, Day 135: Which 2020 Democrats will join Alyssa Milano’s sex strike?

Search efforts didn’t reveal whether any of the 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls signed on to Alyssa Milano’s call for a nationwide “sex strike” -- but they all side with the abortion-on-demand cause behind it. Just when you thought American politics couldn’t get any screwier…what will it be next week?

Assault on America, Day 134: As Bernie avoids touting socialism, 2020 Dems pick up the slack

It’s understandable how Democrat presidential candidates hope to set themselves apart from the others by dissing on President Trump, his record and his policies. But when push comes to shove they’d better provide facts to back up their claims. Bernie Sanders and cohorts aren’t making the grade.

Assault on America, Day 133: The best way to guarantee a 2020 loss for Trump is go to war

Donald Trump’s shown a remarkable ability to manage his political affairs in such a way to accomplish great things, shore up his base level of support and give himself a very good chance at reelection. How could it all change on a dime? How about being ensnared in another war. Don’t do it, Mr. President.

Constitutional Crisis or Dem Crisis of Confidence?

David Catron, The American Spectator

Pelosi, Nadler, and their accomplices in the media as well as the federal bureaucracy need a crisis — any crisis — to worry the voters about the President. But claims that he has endangered the republic by “acting like a King” or “trying to amass dictatorial powers” are just cries of desperation. The system is working exactly as intended. It is keeping our “leaders” at each other’s throats, which leaves them less time to pick our pockets. To paraphrase the immortal J. Rufus Fears, the Constitution is one of the only things of lasting value to be produced by a committee. There is no constitutional crisis — just a crisis of Democratic confidence.

Assault on America, Day 132: If Joe Biden is a ‘moderate,’ then every Democrat is a ‘centrist’

No matter how you slice it, Joe Biden is no “centrist” -- and he’s no “moderate” either -- nor are any of the other major 2020 Democrat contenders. The media tries to wrap these extremists in the most normal terminology possible, but underneath each one lies just another leftist belief system.

Dems should drop anti-Trump platform and become a genuine party

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Dems ought to quit the resistance nonsense and turn their energies into becoming a genuine opposition party. They can start by quietly accepting that Trump was fairly elected in 2016, then make news with constructive criticisms of his policies and credible alternatives. That would give voters a substantive contrast. And Dems would be practicing what they preach. They demand respect for presidential norms and the separation of powers, yet refuse to accept Trump’s legitimacy. If they can’t do even that, they deserve a long exile in the political wilderness.

Conservative Action Project: Conservatives Oppose Legislation that Undermines Women And People of Faith

Conservatives are united in strong opposition to the Democrat-sponsored “Equality Act” and the “Fairness for All Act.” The titles of these bills belie their consequences, which will undermine parental rights, and the pro-life and conscience rights of medical professionals, make environments inherently unfair, unequal, and unsafe for women and curtail religious freedom for both religious organizations and people of faith.

Assault on America, Day 131: R’s & D’s aren’t just mortgaging the future, they’re ruining it

Things won’t improve until there’s the political will to bring government spending under control. It’ll require a complete change in attitudes among the citizenry, too -- and a good sales job by our elected leaders. Something’s gotta give. Mortgaging the future is a reality…but there won’t be a house left to give the children.

Impeachment is a bad strategy for Dems – but right now it’s the only one they’ve got

John Feehery, Fox News

For the members of the progressive left, what matters most is victory for their agenda. Politics has become a desperate blood sport, and the left has lost all perspective when it comes to President Trump. Trump’s approval ratings are now higher than President Barack Obama’s at a similar stage in his term. You know why? The economy is booming and the president is showing that he is a strong leader who is willing to stick up for America. Every day that the Democrats stick to the impeachment script is a day wasted that could go to making significant progress on issues important to the average American.