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Assault on America, Day 502: Deliver us from fear, Chinese Communist Party virus edition

This ever-evolving nightmare must end and common sense says to err on the side of optimism and the belief our country can endure the worst of trials and pandemics. This isn’t the Black Death we’re talking about. At some point, government must trust the people, and maybe then, the people will put their fear away and start trusting the government in return.

Assault on America, Day 499: Democrats to ditch convention over worries about doddering Joe

We all spend too much time worrying about things that probably will never happen. Democrats are taking their uncertainties to the extreme by (likely) canceling their quadrennial nominating convention this summer. Perhaps their fears are justified, however: President Trump is dismantling Obama’s legacy -- and they are powerless to stop it.

Assault on America, Day 498: Childish Grampa Joe losing substance battle with President Trump

With the quarantine portion of the weird coronavirus conundrum seemingly winding to a close, politicians like Joe Biden will be compelled to come out of hiding and supply substance rather than submitting op-eds to the Washington Post and calling Trump “childish.” Will Joe offer something more than Trump Derangement Syndrome? Voters want to know.

We're Winning

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

When Trump came in, he had no Rolodex of experienced executive hands to both protect him and to crush his enemies. We saw how that inexperience hurt him early on as the libs exploited it. Exhibit A is how LTG Flynn trusted the FBI bureaucracy. Trump is now surrounded by ruthless and seasoned D.C. operators who know how to play the game. The Dems and their garbage media serfs’ edge early on was that they were up against novices. No more. One need only watch how Kayleigh McEnany imposed her iron discipline upon that pipsqueak reporter then cruised off the podium, leaving him sobbing like the pathetic loser he is.

Assault on America, Day 497: After COVID-19, bring on limited government and more freedom

Few would argue with the need to bring about change in the upcoming months and years, but it can’t be because politicians claim the system is badly flawed. The economy was doing well a few months ago and with more freedom and some rational government moves, we might see that “out with the old and in with the new” is a good thing.

Assault on America, Day 496: George W. Bush shouldn’t be lecturing Trump on human behavior

The only reason why some liberals praised George W. Bush last week was to score a backhanded slap at President Trump. Trump’s political enemies aren’t always easily identified but they seem to act in predictable ways. Like with different colored bears in the wild, they need to be separated accordingly.

Assault on America, Day 495: Time to hit brakes on federal spending and worry about tomorrow

With the health threat from the coronavirus winding down in the individual states, it’s time to carefully consider the next steps and not sustain the out-of-control federal spending of the past three months. A fiscal emergency can be just as urgent as a disease pandemic, but moves made now will heavily impact the future.

Behind Trump's Strategic Pivot

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

By summer's end, he sees himself as having led us through the medical crisis that is then receding, and up and out of a Second Depression. That will be his best argument for reelection. If this scenario unfolds, Trump can make the case that while China was the origin of the Wuhan virus that killed scores of thousands of Americans, it was Donald J. Trump who led us through the tragedy, and he is leading us forward, once again, to a new prosperity. What will be Joe Biden's argument to lead America, after having sat out the worst crisis since World War II in his basement? Trump's strategic pivot puts Biden in a box.

Has Trump Already Won Reelection?

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Looking at the polls in early May Democrats might feel optimistic about their chances of beating Trump. But polls do not tell us everything that can be known about politics. The betting odds, which are determined by people actually wagering their own money on the election, show Trump a solid favorite to win reelection. Maybe those bettors know something the pundits don’t know, but how many people would be willing to bet on Biden’s “electability”? If the Vegas odds are right, and Trump is headed toward a decisive victory in November, we may look back in six months and realize that “Sleepy Joe” never had a chance.

Assault on America, Day 492: ‘Tomorrow’ is just about all that’s left for doddering Joe Biden

It boggles the mind to consider Joe Biden is destined to be the Democrats’ 2020 nominee, as he struggles to string together coherent sentences and doesn’t appear to be in control of his own faculties. Joe’s search for the perfect running mate match must be taxing what’s left of his limited cognitive capacity. Down the road awaits Donald Trump. Daunting.

Assault on America, Day 491: Now more than ever, Trump should tout economy for reelection

Everyone knows the economy will be the foremost issue in this year’s election, and most people recognize President Trump is the best leader to handle the near-impossible task of getting things back to normal. In making the argument, Trump should cite both his record and his experience, assets no opponent could match.

National Coronavirus Recovery Commission Announces Five-Phase Plan To Reopen America

These Heritage Foundation recommendations will help to restart economic activity while suppressing the novel coronavirus to give the American people the confidence to begin returning to normal. The plan is formulated to save both our lives and our livelihoods. It is not about choosing between protecting lives or the economy, but about achieving the prudent balance needed to protect both. We urge CHQ readers to download the report, read it and share it with the leaders of your community.

Assault on America, Day 490: Forrest Gump sets the line between science and common sense

These days it’s hard to tell where “science” stops and good judgment begins, but the coronavirus conundrum and China’s role in the pandemic will help reveal the dividing line. Democrat politicians can only hide behind graphs, charts and models for so long -- sooner or later, they’ll have to start making sense.

Assault on America, Day 489: Time to fuel up and let Trump be Trump across America again

Word that President Trump plans to get on the road again is welcome news to conservatives and Republicans weary of seeing him confined to the White House and unable to appeal directly to voters instead of being bludgeoned by Democrats and the media without let-up. Here’s to well-worn luggage, Mr. Trump.

Will Depression II Dictate Trump's Fate?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators

The economic devastation we have brought upon ourselves may prove more lasting and historic in its impact than the terrible losses of human life to COVID-19. President Trump predicts a V-shaped recovery, the greatest boom in U.S. history. But it is well to recall what happened to the GOP when it failed to deliver in the last Depression. Just as the Civil War was the defining event of the 19th century, giving us 13 Republican presidents from Lincoln to Hoover and only two Democrats — Grover Cleveland and Wilson — how and when we emerge from this new Depression may tell us which party not only wins 2020 but also dominates the new era.

Assault on America, Day 488: COVID-19 will come back in the fall. Tell us what we don’t know

The experts think they’re being helpful by predicting a new round of coronavirus infections after the summer season, but it’s not telling us anything we don’t already know. Debate will continue as to the wisdom of shutting down the economy in the first place. For most of us, it’s time to relearn what it was like to enjoy basic liberties.

Questions Reporters Might Ask Liberals If They Didn’t Suck

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

If our reporters were not human cesspools, what would they be doing right now? How would they be dealing with the tidal wave of Twitter blue check lies and Fredocon dung we’re seeing in the wake of the Bat Biter Bronchitis? If reporters were not trash, what would reporters do when faced with stupidity like this from the bloviating Dems and their adolescent stooges? It would be easy to say “treat them like Republicans,” but tongue-lashing newsmakers are no more appropriate than tongue-bathing them. Instead, when faced with obvious talking points, they might choose to ask questions that forced the subject to reveal and examine his premises.

Assault on America, Day 485: What happened to #BelieveSurvivors? The Tara Reade travesty

Biden accuser Tara Reade isn’t likely to go away, but the Democrat establishment wouldn’t dream of allowing her a full hearing in the court of public opinion. All the party’s pontificating over “believing survivors” during the Kavanaugh sideshow goes out the window when one of their own is threatened. Grampa Joe will be on the ballot in November.

Dictator Trump, enemy of the press, hurt by openness to press

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

From the moment he took office, Mr. Trump has endured relentless accusations that he would shut down all access from the White House press, many of whom he calls “the enemy of the people.” So, what exactly was that last week where Mr. Trump opined about the miracles of disinfectant and sunlight? For that matter, what are all those other endless briefings he has hosted every night since this pandemic spawned — supposedly — from a wet market in Wuhan? Once again reaching new depths of shameless depravity, the press is now crying uncle. Perhaps there is something, after all, to this whole “fake news,” “enemy of the people” thing after all.

Conservatives Petition White House To Disconnect From Red China And Hold Communists Accountable For Pandemic

A group of conservative leaders has launched an open letter to President Trump urging him to hold Red China accountable for the damage and loss of life caused by the Wuhan virus. The letter, accompanied by a White House petition, was launched yesterday. We urge CHQ readers and friends to put their support behind this effort by adding their names to the White House petition through this link.