Democrats

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.

Democrats: The Party of Dirty Language

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Donald Trump’s occasional over-the-top counterattacks are always provoked by an over-the-top attack. The Democrats always attack first. Moreover, it is the Democrats who have coarsened debate in this country. They have been campaigning on slurs and scurrilous language. In the present furor over white supremacists, Donald Trump did not begin hurling insults. It was the Hon. Veronica Escobar, a Democrat, who, hours after the attack in El Paso, stood on stage with Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, and said the shootings were “fueled by hate, and it’s fueled by racism and bigotry and division.” You know whom she was alluding to.

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.

Smearing at the Rhodes Scholar Level

Daniel Oliver, American Action News

If you’re into smearing at the Rhodes Scholar level like Mayor Pete, you just leave out the good parts of what Trump said and show only the parts of the quote that make your point. Buttigieg knows, or can fairly be charged with knowing, what Trump actually said about Charlottesville—but of course, Rhodes Scholar Buttigieg has no interest in truth. The smear’s the thing. Democrats having nothing else to run on except identity politics—the politics of hate and division, precisely the politics they so assiduously ascribe to Donald Trump. The press can and will continue to smear, and at the Rhodes Scholar level. Will democracy see us through?

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.

Assault on America, Day 222: Two years since Charlottesville and Dems haven’t learned a thing

It’d be great to say America’s learned a lesson in the two years since the deadly riot in central Virginia, but glancing around it certainly doesn’t look that way. Liberals are still attempting to pin blame for tragedies on the political leadership in the White House. And it ain’t working.

White Supremacy: Like Manna to the Left

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

The charge of white supremacism is so precious to anti-Trump stalwarts because it enables them to inject the smudgy ink of racism into a discussion where it is totally out of place. As American society becomes ever less racist, any possible shards of racialist thinking are gathered up like manna for grateful consumption by those who have a stake in perpetuating the noxious myth that America is a uniquely racist society. The unstable edifice of racial accusation can be kept upright only by constant pressure, like those inflatable toy castles at children’s birthday parties. Turn off the machine pumping in the air and the plaything collapses in upon itself.

How Democrats exploit a tragedy in their ghoulish play for power

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

With the failure of the Russia dossier hoax, the only thing the Democrats have left is the “Everyone Is A White Nationalist” hoax. The shooter in El Paso was a murderous lunatic with a manifesto hodgepodge, including racist rantings coupled with leftist screeds about the environment, evil corporations and the importance of a universal basic income. No one but the shooter is responsible for the massacre, and the Democrats blaming Mr. Trump know that. But as usual, liberals and Trump haters can’t control themselves, and never know when to stop, no matter the damage they cause if they can punish Mr. Trump and the nation that elected him.

Assault on America, Day 219: Kamala Harris shows true meaning of political ‘flash in the pan’

It takes a lot for a politician to achieve electoral viability and sustain it through a grueling campaign -- and then maintain it once in office. Democrats like Kamala Harris can only get so far on surface characteristics alone, something several candidates are yet to discover in this year’s presidential race.

Democrats’ Debate Cowardice, Hypocrisy, and Nuttiness

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Rarely has America seen a more animated and, yes, crass group of candidates. “Liar,” “racist,” and “traitor” were voiced often and without detail. The number of Democratic high officials who have threatened or dreamed of beating up Donald Trump or physically assaulting him grows each week. Joe Biden bragged twice about beating up the president. Cory Booker did too, who claimed his testosterone might get the better of him. So how odd that Biden, Booker, and Harris (who once joked about wishing Trump would die in an elevator) are now lecturing us that strong language can influence the unhinged to pick up a gun and kill the innocent.

Democrats hate Trump more than they hate racism

Editors, Washington Examiner

There are surely Democratic voters of good will in this country. But the loudest voices on today's Left and in today’s Democratic Party hate Trump far more than they hate racism, and they are showing it now. The moment Trump tried to do something inarguably constructive, they stopped caring about racism’s harmful effects on the body politic and acted primarily from concern that this will hamper their ability to call Trump a racist. They decided it’s a better use of their time and energy to frame half of their fellow citizens as Klansmen than it is to rally alongside them behind the common enemy of a violent racist ideology.

Democrats to Seniors: Drop Dead

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other backers of Medicare for All are making big promises with no way to pay. Sanders has proposed several tax hikes, but altogether, they wouldn’t foot the bill for even half the estimated cost of his program. It’s make-believe math. There’s nothing make believe about Medicare Part A’s impending insolvency. Some 61 million seniors depend on Medicare and have no other means of paying their hospital bills. Millions more will become dependent in the next six years. For White House contenders to ignore this crisis is a slap in the face to seniors and middle-aged Americans counting on Medicare.

Assault on America, Day 218: ‘National White Male Lobotomy Day’ coming to your town

Democrats will do anything to win, and their suggestion of a special congressional look into “white nationalism” is as ridiculous as they come. In time someone will devise a reasonable way to stave off the next irrational attack. Until that time, maybe the politicians should just stay the heck away from DC.

Democrats: Exploiting Massacres for Political Gain

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If Democrats believe about Trump what their candidates say about him — that he is a white nationalist racist and xenophobe deliberately stoking fear, hatred and violence, whose words and actions call to mind the fascist Italy of Benito Mussolini and Third Reich of Nazi Germany — how can the Democratic leadership credibly not try to impeach him? Yet, blaming the massacre in El Paso on the rhetoric of Donald Trump is a charge that can come back to bite his attackers. Neither the right nor left has a monopoly on political extremism or violence. And the hate-filled rhetoric of the left this last weekend exceeds anything used by Trump.

Assault on America, Day 217: Why today’s pols shouldn’t try to compete for every possible vote

While it’s a good thing to say you’ll compete for every vote, closer analysis indicates it just isn’t possible. In today’s political climate there’s no such thing as the lowest common denominator; it’s best to take a position and defend it to the last and not worry about the naysayers. Just ask President Trump.

Assault on America, Day 216: American culture of death, not firearms, to blame for mass murders

Something’s definitely wrong in America when individuals set off on mass murder rampages. The challenge lies with identifying a true cause and devising solutions that are both politically palatable and will actually address the problems. Blaming guns or the president is the easy way out. Can’t we talk about the culture of death instead?

Democrats fearing 2020 election scramble for panic button with loser candidates

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Suddenly, after just two debates, the Nervous Nellies are climbing the walls. Many Dems are worried that the battle is too nasty and too negative, and that the front-runner, Joe Biden, is looking awfully ­wobbly. Equally worrisome, Biden’s strongest challengers, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, are leaning so far left that their appeal could be limited to the most radical elements. Some of their supporters are even attacking the sainted Barack Obama. What to do? My modest suggestion: Panic! All three top contenders are looking like losers in a general election.

Assault on America, Day 215: Dems dump on Obama while Trump’s re-election prospects rise

It wouldn’t be a stretch to deem President Trump the “winner” of last week’s Democrat debates. The lifelong celebrity and social media master knows precisely which buttons to push to get his enemies attacking him -- and each other, too. It’s only August and already the Democrats are in deep trouble.