Democrats

Reading the Dems’ memo

Featured image As I quickly read the Dems’ memo proclaiming that everything was beautiful in the counterintelligence investigation of Russian election interference, I was struck by its argumentative nature. It is not a trustworthy document. It plays fast and loose with facts and argument. It refutes claims the Nunes memo didn’t make. It liberally trashes Carter Page. It omits the testimony of Andrew McCabe on the critical role played by the Steele »

Schiff trashes law enforcement

Featured image The Democrats’ media adjunct amplified a key Democratic talking point over the past two weeks. According to the Democrats and their media friends, one is not to criticize the bad actions of anyone in the FBI or other such agencies. If you do, you’re trashing law enforcement. Retroactive application of this rule to the depredations of President Obama and the Obama administration is prohibited. Mollie Hemingway collected a few exhibits »

Poll: GOP and Trump are no longer under water

Featured image There’s more good polling news for Republicans today — the best yet in this cycle. A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that the GOP has pulled, in effect, level with the Dems in the generic congressional poll. 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. President Trump’s numbers have also improved dramatically, according to »

An Ellison/Farrakhan reunion

Featured image Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison is now the Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He’s not some inconsequential backbencher from flyover land. He embodies the alliance of radical Islam and the Democratic Party. He signifies. We’ve been covering him since he secured the DFL nomination to succeed 14-term incumbent Martin Sabo in the spring of 2006. For public purposes since then Ellison has denounced and disassociated himself from »

Democrats Won’t Stand for This!

Featured image Actually, as we know, Democrats won’t stand (up) for much of anything these days. One might say it’s because they’re old, they’ve fallen and can’t get up, or something. In any case, this is a party that needs Life Alert monitors. (Don’t bother with any Mancrates.) The RNC has put together this highlight reel of Democrats doing what they do best: sitting on their a–. »

Ilhan Omar Spreads a Smear

Featured image Scott has written extensively about Ilhan Omar, who has received much favorable publicity as the first Somali-American to be elected to a state legislature, notwithstanding the fact that she appears to have committed bigamy and immigration fraud, a subject on which she refuses to answer questions. Because of her minority status–and, frankly, her exceptionally good looks–she has achieved national renown in a very short time. Last night, Minnesota held its »

Adam Schiff on the case

Featured image The Daily Mail’s Alana Goodman reports on one piece of the investigative work ranking House Intelligence Committee member Adam Schiff has performed in search of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia and posts the companion audio below. This is great stuff. I can’t wait for the customary press conference. Tim Haims provides this useful summary of Schiff’s work at RealClear Politics: In this audio posted on YouTube by Russian pranksters, »

Do Journalists Need Special Protection?

Featured image California Democrat Eric Swalwell has introduced a Journalist Protection Act that seeks to impose unique penalties on those who attack journalists in the course of reporting the news. The bill is explicitly aimed at President Trump: During his campaign and since taking office, President Trump has created a climate of extreme hostility to the press by describing mainstream media outlets as “a stain on America,” “trying to take away our »

The House Memo, Questions and Answers

Featured image The Democrats have launched an all-out assault on the House Intelligence Committee’s memo–no surprise there. Some of their attacks quickly proved groundless, like the suggestion that releasing the memo would somehow imperil national security. Anyone who has read the memo knows that is silly. Roger Simon takes up this issue and asks, “Why Did the Democrats Lie So Baldly about the Memo?” Byron York addresses the more plausible claims the »

Swallow well or gag

Featured image It’s difficult to square the Democratic hysteria supporting the suppression of the four-page Nunes memo with the document that was released yesterday. And it amazing how the Democrats’ media adjunct amplifies the Democrats’ line of the moment. All together now, they instantly adopt the party line and shriek in unison. Following Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel, they are equipped to turn the volume up to 11. The sound is deafening. It’s »

Manchin or Mousechin?

Featured image A Democrat from West Virginia, Joe Manchin represents the most Trump-friendly state in the Union. He pretends to be an independent kind of guy. He also happens to be standing (if I may use that term here) for reelection this November. During the State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, Manchin almost stood up in response to one of President Trump’s applause lines. Then he caught himself as it »

Hillary Doubles Down on Stupid

Featured image The British politician Denis Healey is credited with the First Law of Holes, which holds: “If you’re in one, stop digging.” Hillary Clinton apparently never heard of the First Law of Holes, because she’s shoveling away over the story that ten years ago she declined to fire a campaign staffer for sexual harassment. Now Hillary wants us to know that she’s oh so sorry, writing a long apologia on Facebook. »

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Featured image Scott and I both thought President Trump did a terrific job last night. When his speech was over, I retired to type my post. As I was doing so I could hear peals of laughter coming from the room where my wife and I, with one of our daughters, had watched the SOTU. What was so funny? It was Joe Kennedy III’s response to the SOTU on behalf of the »

Trump’s speech: Notes & quotes

Featured image President Trump’s State of the Union pageant last night made a powerful impact on me. The White House has posted the text of the speech here. If a speech can help President Trump, this one should help for the moment. The speech ran for an hour and 20 minutes, but it can be read quickly. It was extraordinarily well done. According to the CBS News poll on the speech, viewers »

Dems on Immigration: That Was Then, This Is Now

Featured image Here’s Chuck Schumer in 2009, saying “When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration.” Don’t believe me? See: Now take in Bernie Sanders in 2007, saying guest workers are a bad idea for low wage Americans: Then there’s this wonderful clip of Sanders saying “open borders is a Koch brothers proposal.” Man those »

Are the Democrats Fighting a Civil War?

Featured image That is the provocative hypothesis put forward by Danial Greenfield at Sultan Knish. On its face it sounds hyperbolic, but Greenfield makes a rather sober case. You should read it all, but this will give you some of the flavor: How do civil wars happen? Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections »

The Liberal Hypocrisy Parade Rolls On

Featured image A tired maxim provides that if liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. But sometimes they really abuse the privilege. Take this headline from the Washington Post today: Trump’s flirtation with firing Mueller inspires new demands from Democrats to protect the special counsel Congressional Democrats on Friday demanded that lawmakers act to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III after revelations President Trump sought to »