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The Absurd ‘Trump Is a Tyrant’ Trope

David Catron, The American Spectator

That people like Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, et al. are touring the nation publicly abusing the president in order to capture the Democratic nomination is proof that Trump is not a tyrant. In a genuine dictatorship, there would be no alternative party from which to challenge him. He has the power to obliterate entire cities, yet the worst any of these people can expect from our Oval Office “autocrat” is a snarky tweet. If the Democrats want to win, they will have to stop running against an absurd caricature and try to learn what the president knows that they have missed. The voters will be happy to tell them if they will just shut the hell up and listen.

Trump’s Critics on the Economy: So Wrong, So Often

Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times

Anti-Trumpers are still squawking from their lofty perches as if nothing that happens in the real world—rather than in la-la land or on MSNBC—really matters. Being wrong five or 10 or 100 times isn’t punishable; it can even win you a Nobel Prize. It is the unique sanctuary of punditry and academia. If you hired a stock picker that consistently recommended losing stocks, would you keep that person on retainer? If you hired a contractor and the house collapsed, would you pay him? If a football team lost every game, would you give the coach a five-year contract extension? But the press keeps turning to the same sources no matter how many times they have been wrong on the economy.

Trump Drives Democrats Crazy At Daytona

We think that maybe Kelly O’Donnell is not old enough to remember the 1992 presidential campaign, but Maggie Haberman certainly is, and so we contrast the reception President Trump got at the Daytona 500 with the reception Bill Clinton got in 1992 when his motorcade entered Darlington speedway, where 70,000 rabid stock-car fans awaited the start of the Southern 500.

Impeachment Dies in Desperation

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

As the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump inevitably burns out on the ash heap of history, Democrats are being left to argue that if this president is left unchecked, if he's not removed from office, he'll "do it again." He'll pressure foreign governments to investigate the business dealings of the Bidens, which is a "threat to national security." National security equals no questioning of the Bidens. Democracy equals removing an elected president. Since the start of the year, Trump's approval is up 6 points among Republicans and 5 points among independents. This leaves the overall impression that Trump has a very good chance of becoming the first president to be impeached and then reelected.

Trump Recognizes His Congressional Defense Team In Well-Deserved Victory Lap

While we agree with the President that Democrats are both vicious and mean, we want to focus on what the President said about the Republicans and conservatives who were the leaders of the effort to save the Trump presidency and the MAGA agenda.

Mitt Romney Will Never Ever In A Million Years Be President

Were Romney’s action a singular deviation from conservative orthodoxy one might give fair consideration to its legitimacy, but it is not. Romney’s choice to ignore the clear evidence offered in the President’s defense is of a piece with his past choices to align himself against his fellow Republicans and the conservative movement.

Turn the Page on Impeachment

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Month after month, network evening-news coverage of Donald Trump's presidency has been notable mostly for its perpetual negativity. The Senate impeachment trial isn't the slightest bit different. They spent more than two years "reporting" that a Russian collusion conspiracy would be exposed and prematurely end the Trump presidency. Now we're nine months from Election Day, and Trump is still in charge ... which means the beatings must continue. The American people should point and laugh at the idea that the networks would argue it is essential for the Senate jurors to be nonpartisan in their weighing of the evidence. Our media elites are never objective. The stakes are always too high for evenhandedness.

The News They Won’t Report

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The massive crowds turn out for Trump’s rallies cheer when he criticizes the “fake news” media. Impeachment actually appears to have made Trump more popular. Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics noted this week, “Trump’s job approval is now the highest it has been in our average since Feb. 5, 2017.” Does anyone think this trend will be reversed if, somehow, Democrats can get enough GOP senators to cross the aisle and vote to drag out the impeachment trial? Maybe Jake Tapper thinks so, but he seems to believe his job is to report only what Democrats want to hear — and the most important news, he never reports at all. Keep it up, Jake, and you’ll get lots of credit when Trump gets reelected in November.

Parties must move on from Trump impeachment — or end in mutual destruction

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Never in modern times has there been such a nasty, permanent campaign to thwart and take out a president. The effort has taught a new generation of Americans that Dems are ruthless and have two enormous advantages, and both have played major roles in the anti-Trump campaign. That the permanent bureaucracy leans left has never been a secret. The other Dem advantage is the media. It, too, has always leaned left, but the bias involved in demonizing Trump and his supporters is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Either the nation moves on to other business and the election, or the parties engage in mutual destruction over Bolton and the Bidens. Acquittal and moving on is my hope. Mutual destruction is my fear.

Do You Speak Trump Or Democrat?

The problem with the impeachment farce (or attempted coup as we prefer) is not that Democrats were “speaking different languages” from Republicans, but that from the very beginning of the Trump presidency Democrats chose to dishonestly present their policy differences with President Trump as self-evident crimes and then tailor the facts and testimony to fit that narrative.

Join Conservative Leaders Call The Senate, Demand Your Senators Vote To Acquit President Trump

It is, as the CAP memo says, time for the Senate to bring the proceedings to a close with a vote to acquit the president and return to the business of the American people. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to acquit President Trump be submitted and voted on immediately.

Rand Paul Shut Out, Cruz Scorches Schiff: Time To Vote And Acquit Trump

After more than 90 questions and 8 hours of debate on Wednesday and Thursday, we agree with Ted Cruz it is time vote to acquit President Trump. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to acquit President Trump of all charges be submitted and voted on immediately.

The Media's Dreadful Impeachment Partisanship

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It's not surprising that Democrats and Republicans favor or oppose impeachment based on the party of the president in the dock. It should be surprising that our supposedly nonpartisan journalists flip to whichever talking points are in use by the Democrats. The networks today tout the Democratic House managers as so incredibly diverse and worldly-wise and then mock the Republican House managers of 1999 as stale, pale and male. Journalists constantly moan that their credibility is shot and blame "anti-media" messages from Trump and the conservative media. Not so. They've lost the public's respect all by themselves. They flagrantly indulged their Democratic buddies all over again.

Romney Sides With Democrats on Impeachment, Gets Hit By Club for Growth Ad Campaign

The Club for Growth will launch a television advertisement, “Handle,” criticizing Senator Mitt Romney for siding with Democrats in the impeachment process. The ad will run on Fox News in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.  and reinforces Lou Dobbs' message that Romney is a "creep," "reprehensible," a "treacherous fool," and a "snake."

Strong Close: Bondi Unmasks The Biden Corruption Machine, But Do RINOs Care?

Pamela Bondi’s meticulous presentation rendered anything John Bolton might have to say completely irrelevant. It's time to end this charade. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to dismiss the charges against President Trump be submitted and immediately voted on.

Bolton Is Irrelevant

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that if John Bolton or any other witnesses are called in the impeachment trial of President Trump, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, fake whistleblower Eric Ciaramella and Adam Schiff should be among the first witnesses called.

Trump Defense Team: Nine Key Facts Democrats Hid

Given that few Americans, even stalwart conservative CHQ readers, entered Saturday's TV “Death Valley” to watch the Trump defense team’s opening presentation, we think pulling out the nine key points made by White House deputy counsel Michael Purpura will help readers understand exactly where President Trump’s defense team is headed.

A Copious Compendium Of Schiff’s Lies

With the establishment media in a disgusting bromance with Democrat impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, we thought we’d wrap-up the first few days of the impeachment farce – we mean Senate trial – by collecting as many of Schiff’s lies as we could find into one well-sourced document.

Let’s Hear It for the Queen

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

In London last week, a very old lady, but a very exceptional one, acquitted herself admirably and not for the first time. She had a public relations disaster handed to her, and she rose to the occasion. She called the whole family into her country residence, Sandringham, and worked out an agreement that seemed to work. Queen Elizabeth is a remarkable lady. She has an enduring sense of duty, and she tries to confer it on her family. She lives by high standards. Hopefully she is an exemplar for the people of Britain, of the Commonwealth, of all the English-speaking nations — even the Democratic presidential candidates who had hoped to make the F word a mark of, I guess you would say, authenticity. God bless the Queen.

Conservatives Love McSally’s Brutal Media Diss

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

McSally is a literal hero, in military terms – an example to be emulated. But as a Republican senator, she just wasn’t getting it done. And she needed to hear that. She needed to unleash the Thunderbolt II pilot that was in there somewhere, buried under layers of consultant goo, just waiting for a chance to send a volley of figurative depleted uranium rounds at some Democrat lackey with a mic and a ‘tude. McSally knows how essential morale is. If you are a commander and you are tepid, soft, and indecisive, your troops are going to resign themselves to defeat. But if you draw your saber, leap to the front, and shout “Follow me!”, they will – right through the gates of Hell. This was a key moment for McSally.