Trump rally

Trump Voters Have Had It With the CDC

David Catron, The American Spectator

Should anyone pay any attention to the CDC regarding public gatherings? Should they take seriously a COVID-19 exposure-rating system wherein the highest danger of infection is defined as “Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area”? Should they, as the CDC recommends, take special precautions “where individuals might raise their voice (e.g., shouting, chanting, singing)”? These things constitute the very definition of a Trump rally, and that is why the CDC includes them in its guidelines.

You can’t rally. We can riot

Stephen L. Miller, Spectator USA

These people want you to believe that this pandemic is caused by some magical woke virus, one which somehow skips those who have the right politics. What it actually does is raise the suspicion that Democrats and progressives have wanted to keep the economy shut down and people at home as long as possible to affect the outcome of the November election. Your job and your family or your church (also protected by the First Amendment) are not important. Our joining in large crowds to protest is. Democrats enthusiastically encouraged the world to disregard lockdown and people will now follow their lead.

In Iowa, Trump dwarfs Democratic competition

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump's Iowa appearance was for a higher purpose: To mess with his Democratic opponents. Just zoom in on Air Force One, stage a rally bigger than anything they could muster in their wildest dream and zoom back to Washington, having shown again that he is big and they are small. Amid all the talk of the drama of the day in Washington, in Iowa, Trump is pushing one big point, and that is: My presidency is making your lives better, and you would be crazy to vote for anybody else in November. In 2016, Trump won a state that Barack Obama won twice. Now, no Democrat approaches Obama's stature, and Trump towers over presidential politics. That, too, is not likely to change by November.

No One Really Wants to ‘Send Her Back’

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

We might say “Kill the umpire,” but we don’t actually want the umpire killed. We shouldn’t need to explain that because everyone understands it. The exercise of our right to scream “Kill the umpire” does not create a clear and present danger to umpires. For 60 years I’ve heard crowds say nutty things at carnival-type venues; on the other hand, I’ve also prosecuted people for inciting terrorist attacks against the United States. There is a palpable difference between provocative expression and incitement to violence, one that is not hard for sensible people to discern, even if great legal minds have struggled to articulate it precisely.