Democrats

The Democrats Try to Repeal the First Amendment: Hear It Here

Featured image This morning, I was on the Bill Bennett show with guest host Mark Davis, talking about the Senate Democrats’ effort to pass the Udall Amendment, which would gut the First Amendment. While the Democrats’ proposal would not disturb the First Amendment’s protection for such activities as flag burning, nude dancing and marching in Nazi regalia, it would take away the constitutional right to participate in the political process by supporting »

Democrats Try to Repeal First Amendment

Featured image Today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Democrats held a hearing on Tom Udall’s proposal to gut the First Amendment by allowing Congress to prohibit or restrict participation in political campaigns. The Democrats like to say that the amendment would reverse the effect of the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases, but in fact it goes much farther than that. The amendment, which is favored by Harry Reid and most Senate »

Civil War In the Democratic Party

Featured image The Democratic Party is plagued by fault lines that have the potential to tear the party apart. Simply put, there are still some Democratic factions that want to see economic growth, manifested outside the sphere of app development. They are now eclipsed by the party’s anti-growth majority, and are on their way to becoming Republicans. An excellent illustration of this deep split is playing out at the Democrats’ Minnesota convention. »

The Most Epically Hypocritical Democratic Party Smear Ever! This Is One for the Record Books

Featured image Mark Andrew is a former chairman of Minnesota’s Democratic (DFL) Party. He also writes an occasional column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Today he attacked Flint Hills Resources, which owns a refinery in Rosemount, Minnesota. Why? Because Flint Hills is owned by Koch Industries. What was the occasion? Flint Hills sponsors an annual “International Children’s Festival” in conjunction with the Ordway Theater in St. Paul, and the festival got underway »

(Democ)Rats flee a sinking Shinseki

Featured image Those into pattern recognition won’t be challenged by the link among the list of Democratic Senators now calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Politico reports that Senators Mark Udall of Colorado, John Walsh of Montana and Kay Hagan of North Carolina released separate statements calling on Shinseki to resign. Late Wednesday night, Democratic Senators Al Franken and Jeanne Shaheen also fled Shinseki’s sinking ship. Now that »

Team Clinton provides Pelosi an intervention

Featured image The need for Democrats to participate on the Benghazi select committee has been obvious all along. As I wrote almost three weeks ago: If they participate, Democrats can break the Republicans’ momentum and rehabilitate, or at least assist, administration witnesses after they have been worked over by the likes of Trey Gowdy. Imagine you’re Susan Rice testifying before the committee. Would you rather face non-stop questioning from Republicans or have »

“Like A Boss.” Huh? [Updated] [Further Update: Problem Solved?]

Featured image Today I got an email from the Democratic Party, inviting me to vote on an official bumper sticker for the 2014 election. They are mostly what you would expect. This one is sneaky; the Democrats don’t want to admit that they run the Senate. I don’t blame them: But this one stumped me. “Like a boss”? What does that mean? Are they saying that Obama is like a boss, i.e., »

More on “Republicans Aren’t American!”

Featured image John’s post here yesterday on Howard Dean’s scurrilous charge that “Republicans aren’t American” sent me back to the Archives of Political RhetoricTM, where we discover that this kind of language from Democrats is far from new.  Take, for example, this passage from my Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama: During his first re-election campaign in 1936, Franklin Roosevelt demonized the Republican Party, suggesting Republicans were anti-American, »

Democrats’ Misuse of Capitol Visitor Center for Partisan Rally Draws Ethics Complaint

Featured image We have written several times about the spectacle of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi commandeering the Capitol building’s Visitor Center to screen a partisan video by the far-left Robert Greenwald. To all appearances, the Democrats’ use of this taxpayer-funded space was illegal. Yet Reid and Pelosi, when apprised of the relevant legal issues, went ahead anyway. They probably shouldn’t have bothered. The turnout was risible, possibly 40 people, mostly Democratic »

Communism works, says Rep. Joe Garcia

Featured image In the course of attacking Republicans for opposing amnesty, Democrat Rep. Joe Garcia of Florida, declares: “We’ve proved that communism works; if you give everyone a good government job, there’s no crime.” Here’s the video: If you say so, Joe. But can’t we skip amnesty and just pay for everyone in Mexico to have “a good government job”? By the way, both Larry Sabato and Charlie Cook rate Garcia’s race »

Howard Dean: “Republicans Aren’t American!”

Featured image A terrible sort of insanity has gripped the Democratic Party. On almost a daily basis, when you see the party’s leaders in action, you want to start edging toward the door, murmuring “Nice doggie. Nice doggie.” Today it was Howard Dean (filmed a week ago, but seen on YouTube today). He was addressing a Democratic crowd in Colorado, and went off on a tirade against Republicans. Yes, he really did »

Nunn-the-wiser

Featured image Scott noted yesterday that Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate for the Senate in Georgia, says she does not — indeed, cannot — know whether she would have voted for Obamacare. This is an odd and unsatisfactory answer. Yet, it might well be true. Nunn would have voted as Harry Reid instructed her. And Nunn cannot know for sure whether Reid would have demanded her vote or given her a pass »

Democrats Persist in Illegal Use of Capitol Visitor Center

Featured image I wrote here about Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi’s bizarre plan to team up with Robert Greenwald, a far-left video maker in screening Greenwald’s “Koch Brothers Exposed.” The film, which we have written about several times, contains little or nothing but misinformation. The screening is scheduled for tomorrow evening at the Visitor Center of the Capitol building. The affair is in grotesquely bad taste. Greenwald is a low-rent purveyor of »

So Michelle Nunn says…

Featured image Michelle Nunn is the Democratic candidate for Senate in Georgia. Unfortunately, she appears to be a strong candidate. She uses her name to hide behind her positions on some key issues. We don’t yet know who the Republican nominee will be, but whoever he or she is, the candidate will be able to answer this question: Would you have supported the enactment of Obamacare? To Nunn the question (raised by »

Spending spree: Obamacare edition

Featured image We haven’t begun to account for the gusher of federal spending attributable to Obamacare, Medicaid included. What a bloody mess of pottage. So when the mythical “Al Franken” — he who is incessantly sending fundraising email messages to “Hind” — begins his latest message, “When you think of the words ‘spending spree,’” I think of BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ROBOTIC SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU, PAL. By contrast, “Al Franken” purports to »

Paul Pillar, CIA Terrorism Expert, Descends to Anti-Israel Smear Merchant

Featured image Scott wrote this morning about Paul Pillar, the now-retired senior CIA official who was a friend of mine, and a roommate of Paul’s, in college. At the CIA, Pillar was one of the bureaucrats who carried on a six-year war against the Bush administration and thereby became something of a hero on the Left. In The National Interest, Pillar writes on a topic unrelated to his government service. Called “The »

Pelosi Wants Even Split on Benghazi Committee

Featured image Nancy Pelosi issued a statement this morning on the soon-to-be-formed House Select Committee to investigate Benghazi. Byron York comments: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is complaining that the new select committee on Benghazi will have more Republican members than Democrats. “If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan,” Pelosi said in a just-released statement. “The panel should be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, as is »