Democrats

Why Is the Democratic National Committee “Embattled”?

Featured image This is a surprising news story, only because it comes from the uber-Democratic Party news operation, NBC: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major overhaul of the party’s organization, which has been stung by recent crises — and the DNC has requested resignation letters from all current staffers. Party staff routinely see major turnover with a new boss and they had been alerted to expect such a »

Leaked DHS Document Is Another Democratic Party Scandal

Featured image At Breitbart.com, Michael Patrick Leahy has what strikes me as an explosive story: “Mystery Surrounds Leaked Leaked Draft DHS Document at Center of Controversial Travel Ban Decisions by Two Federal Judges.” Actually, though, it doesn’t seem to be much of a mystery. On February 24, AP reporters Vivian Salama and Alicia Caldwell published an AP “exclusive”: “DHS report disputes threat from banned nations.” The story was based on an anonymous »

The Democrats’ Clown Show

Featured image As we have written several times, Senate Democrats made fools of themselves during the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. That won’t deter them, apparently, from a filibuster that will embarrass them once more. As Senator Chuck Grassley said, “If you’ll filibuster Neil Gorsuch, you’d filibuster anyone.” Anyone nominated by a Republican president, that is. Michael Ramirez sums up the proceedings beautifully. Click »

Lessons from the Gorsuch hearing

Featured image The Senate Judiciary Committee held the confirmation hearing on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court last week. Democratic members distinguished themselves with the vacuity of their attacks on Gorsuch. The Washington Free Beacon performs a public service in compiling the video below; the video condenses the lowlights into a one-minute reel. Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken earn their pride of place here. What is to »

Five dumbest questions to Gorsuch

Featured image Reporter/commentator Brendan Kirby has watched enough of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to identify the “Five dumbest questions put to Gorsuch.” Kirby’s report is current as of 10:19 a.m. yesterday, so it may not be his last word on the subject. However, each of Kirby’s winners is deserving of recognition in its own right. Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar (with one) and Al Franken (with two) account for three of »

We may be the stupid party, but are we that stupid?

Featured image Politico reports that “a group of Senate Democrats is beginning to explore trying to extract concessions from Republicans in return for allowing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed.” What concessions? The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue. . .would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a commitment from Republicans not to kill the filibuster for a subsequent vacancy during President Donald Trump’s term. »

House Dems try to make their case on collusion [UPDATED]

Featured image This morning, I watched the first three-plus hours of the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Russian election interference. FBI director James Comey and NSA director Adm. Mike Rogers testified. Neither said much of substance, though Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In not answering questions, the two witnesses cited reasons such as protecting classified information and, in Comey’s case, the »

Frank Rich as Darth Vader

Featured image Here and there you can find tiny rays of light among the liberal Gotterdammerung—liberals who understand that their rage against the country isn’t serving their cause. Even Salon—Salon!!—has run a piece about “The Smug Style of Liberalism” that grudgingly acknowledges that expressing open contempt for vast swaths of fellow citizens isn’t likely to be useful in regaining a majority in future elections. But even this effort at telling liberals not »

Liberal Attacks Conservative Talk Show Host

Featured image In Marin County, a Brownshirt strikes: Michael Savage, the popular right-wing radio personality and fierce Donald Trump supporter, says he was assaulted by a man as he was leaving a Marin County restaurant Tuesday night. *** [Attorney Daniel] Horowitz suggested it’s unlikely his client was the aggressor, given that he’s 5 feet 6 inches tall and 75 years old. Horowitz said Savage, who lives in Marin County, had finished up »

New York Times and Democratic Party Respond Weirdly to Trump’s Tax Bill

Featured image As Paul noted last night, MSNBC’s lefty host Rachel Maddow came up with a scoop: she obtained a portion of Donald Trump’s 2005 federal income tax return. On her show, she relentlessly hyped the coming revelation, which presumably helped her ratings. Unfortunately, the revelation helped only Trump: he paid $38 million in federal income taxes on an income of $153 million. Everything about this is good for Trump. He is »

Tom Cotton sees through GOP wishful thinking on Obamacare replacement

Featured image Sen. Tom Cotton continues to speak more sensibly about Obamacare repeal than any legislator I knew of. Last week, he argued that the GOP is moving too fast on the matter. He stated, “I would much sooner get health care reform right than get it fast.” Considering the stakes for the country and for the Republican Party’s future, it seems difficult to disagree this common sense proposition. Today, Sen. Cotton »

A government shutdown over the Mexico wall?

Featured image Senate Democrats are threatening a government shutdown over funding for President Trump’s wall on the Mexican border. The New York Times’s Alan Rappeport notices their hypocrisy: Democrats pilloried Republicans for irresponsibly shutting down the government when Barack Obama was president, but as a minority party struggling to show resistance in the era of President Trump, they are now ready to let the lights of government go dark. A group of »

Will Democrat Senators Follow Their Base Over the Cliff?

Featured image The Democrats’ riled-up base is demanding that the party’s senators do everything they can to block the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: Liberal groups that oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court are telling Democratic senators to oppose him, or face the consequences. The groups on Thursday formed “The People’s Defense,” billed as a massive grassroots campaign to defeat Gorsuch’s nomination in the Republican-controlled Senate. »

A message from Loretta Lynch

Featured image Last week Senate Democrats posted an important message from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch (video below). Here is the text: I know that this is a time of great fear and uncertainty for so many people. I know it’s a time of concern for people who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on, and even being rolled back. I know that this is difficult, but I remind you that »

Liberals Hate Free Speech

Featured image I am old enough to remember the free speech movement at Berkeley in the 1960s. By today’s standards, it was conservative. And I think its leaders were actually in favor of free speech, something that would excommunicate them from today’s Left. To see how low the Left has fallen in a few short decades, contrast the photo above with this one, taken yesterday at a pro-Donald Trump rally in Berkeley. »

Thank God for the Stupid Party

Featured image There’s an old story, likely apocryphal, of the Russian visitor to the U.S. Senate shortly after the Soviet Union imploded in the early 1990s who asked a Republican staff member to explain America’s two-party system. The answer: “It’s very simple. In America we have the Evil Party and the Stupid Party. Sometimes these two parties get together and do something really evil and stupid. That’s called bipartisanship.” True enough. And »

Cedric the congressman: Not funny

Featured image Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana’s Second District is no Cedric the Entertainer, but he’s trying. He was trying to be funny when he disparaged Kellyanne Conway with a vile sexual innuendo at the Washington Press Club Foundation Wednesday night (video below). Looking around online for a video to verify the quote, I found New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry’s decent assessment of Richmond’s remark in “Cedric Richmond owes Kellyanne Conway »