Charlottesville

‘Very Fine People on Both Sides’

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

History cannot be changed according to our wishes, and there is no reason to believe that politicians of the 21st century are morally superior to the politicians of the past, whose faults and failures now seem so easily apparent. Shall we condemn Joe Biden, Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter as racists for their pro-Confederate past? Or should we instead suspect that Democrats like Biden are now simply seeking political advantage by smearing Trump and other Republicans as racists? Why are Americans still arguing about a war that ended more than 150 years ago? Shouldn’t we have learned the lessons of history and forgiven our grudges by now?

Joe Biden Decides to Go #NeverTrump

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Biden's real problem is not even the economy, stupid. Or even the fact that's he's a multiple plagiarists, something people like me (writers) find especially abhorrent. (Who likes to be robbed?) It's Ukraine, not to mention China. The man is corrupt to the core and the Democratic Party better hope he doesn't get implicated in what is coming soon — the devastating investigation of the predicate of the Russia investigation. That investigation, which would make an all-time great movie that will, alas, never be coming to a theater near you because of the nature of Hollywood, nevertheless will be the story of stories starting in a month or two. It's just beginning to unfold.

Setting The Record Straight On Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

There’s nothing “Right” or conservative about the Neo-Nazis who gathered in Charlottesville, but lying about who they are and what President Trump said about them serves the interests of Democrat politicians, like Joe Biden, and so the Left and their fellow travelers in the media will continue to do so.

Charlottesville antifa Whitewash continues

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

From the beginning of its reporting following the event, the liberal media whitewashed the DHS warning about antifa’s conspiring to engage in violence at the Charlottesville protests over planned removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s statue. The reasons are pretty obvious. For one, the warning helped confirm President Trump’s statements that both sides were responsible for the violence that day, and it was premeditated on the part of antifa.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Should Kaepernick be used to highlight contrasts between R’s & D’s?

Conservatives should learn from the failures of the establishment and use things like Colin Kaepernick’s Un-Thanksgiving Day protest to highlight the differences between the two parties. Instead of wasting time and resources attacking conservatives, GOP leaders should get real and go after the true enemy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How conservatives can channel Gen. Patton (& Vince Lombardi) in 2018

General George S. Patton provides salient advice for conservatives in today’s day and age. People like Mitch McConnell are all too willing to let the “body” (the ruling class culture) influence what the “mind” (the voters) is going to do. As conservatives we have our cultural filters and will decide on our own.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: On Thanksgiving 2017, a modern mixed bag of things to be grateful for

Like it or not, Thanksgiving isn’t what it used to be. While there remain plenty of great things to be thankful for this year, the vast majority of the political class isn’t one of them. President Trump may not be a perfect human being but there’s little doubt he’s immensely superior to the alternatives.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are Trump’s tweets truly starting to wear thin with the American public?

This month’s elections should serve as a wakeup call for Trump and the GOP but the Twitter “wars” will only matter so much once it becomes evident the party’s policies are benefitting the economy. Trump may not make America Great Again via Twitter, but people may sense it’s happening in spite of it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In the great battle for integrity, who wins, Neil Gorsuch or Al Franken?

The two political sides will continue to accuse each other of disqualifying transgressions that could conceivably bring government business to a standstill. Both sides can’t be right; thankfully conservatives have men like Neil Gorsuch to act as shining examples of integrity.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Sick U.S. media culture chastises the good but makes heroes of freaks

Ben Franklin allegedly once said, “We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid.” With the rush to judge “normal” people and believe the bizarre claims of freakish outcasts these days, there’s an awful lot of stupidity maintenance work going on in abundance.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How NFL flag protesters helped corrupt the minds of America’s youth

No doubt the ongoing NFL protest controversy isn’t contributing to the advancement of political discourse in this country. The debasement of the American flag has already shown itself in the mindsets of young people in this country. Where do we possibly go from here?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: For the GOP Congress it’s pass tax cuts now or pay with defeats later

There is no simple answer to why the GOP underperformed in last week’s elections. Debate will go on for some time, but the grassroots’ patience isn’t unlimited and the Republicans’ control of Congress is only guaranteed for another year. Decision-time is at hand.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The reemergence of Biden and Romney shows it’s déjà vu all over again

Like in a low-budget horror movie, America’s formulaic political plot seems to be repeating itself. The old villains are rising from the dead to plague the system and nothing much is getting done to alter the status quo in Washington. Maybe it’s time for the film to conclude.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Because he fights, Trump can’t be spared -- but he still must win the war

Donald Trump is no fool; one hopes he will accept the lessons of 2017 and alter his course enough to win the only political struggle remaining before him – namely, the battle to become popular. If Trump truly wants to make America great again, it’s his only means left to do it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Republicans hold the key to their own success in the ‘18 midterm elections

There isn’t much use in trying to forecast what will happen in next year’s midterm elections so far in advance. For now, conservatives should focus on the things that can be controlled: nominating good candidates and pressing to pass President Trump’s winning agenda.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Donald Trump’s epic 2016 win made America Great Again

Thoughts of Election Day 2016 still brings smiles to the faces of millions of people. Even better, in most ways, Trump has proven to be a very good if not exceptional president. It just goes to show the good guy sometimes wins – and the bad gal (and her hubby) needs to go to jail.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Virginia gubernatorial election could determine the future of history

It’s hard to see how history will prevail without political leadership determined to protect it. Virginia may survive should Democrat Ralph Northam win today, but the question then becomes how long do any of us have before political correctness rules the entire country?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Kicking John Boehner out of DC was the first step in draining the swamp

If conservative organizations and grassroots groups hadn’t put pressure on John Boehner to leave, he might still be in Washington. The only expectations Americans hold for politicians is that they keep their promises – too much to ask from members of the ruling class, apparently.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To solve the U.S. opioid crisis, start by treating cultural disease first

The American opioid crisis isn’t going to be solved in doctor’s offices, treatment centers or by politicians in Washington. All of these things will help treat the symptoms, but the real “cure” lies within the minds of the people impacted and the culture that’s working overtime to debase them.