Democrats

Civil War on the Left, Part 35: Brock’s Bridge to Nowhere

Featured image Heck, the pixels are barely set on my Meltdown item last night that Democrats think David Brock is the person to help them talk to “real people,” and lo and behold today the Daily Beast offers up a feast of Democrats running terror from this Freddy Krueger figure of their party: Dems to David Brock: Stop Helping, You Are Killing Us By Asawin Suebsaeng As David Brock attempts to position himself as »

The Meltdown Notes, part deux

Featured image The candidates campaigning for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee recently made their pitches at two forums on campus at George Washington University in Washington. Their pitches deserve a place among “The Meltdown Notes” to be included in Steve Hayward’s new Power Line series. Hosted by Democracy in Color in MiTu at GW this past Monday, the second of the two forums was moderated by MSNBC’s very own Joy »

The Meltdown Notes

Featured image Looks like we’re just going to have to inaugurate a new regular feature here on Power Line, which I’ll call “The Meltdown Notes.” We’ll have to exert some discipline to keep it from becoming an hourly update. It may also have to be cross-referenced at times with our “Civil War on the Left” series, since the left’s Trump Meltdown is causing the rifts on the left to expand even wider. »

Competition for Keith Ellison?

Featured image Keith Ellison should watch out! It looks like he has real competition for most self-destructive DNC chair: Sally Boynton Brown, who in the speech below at a DNC candidate forum goes full Black Lives Matter and says that her job is to tell white people to shut up when they’ve interrupting. Heck, if you can’t have Ashley Judd for DNC chair, Sally Brown ought to do nicely (about 4 minutes): »

Are Democrats In the Wilderness? Of Course! But Why?

Featured image The liberal press is finally acknowledging what the rest of us have been saying for a long time: the Democratic Party is in a steep decline. Politico, a D.C. insider, left-leaning outlet, headlines: “Democrats In the Wilderness.” Politico is honest about the facts: since Barack Obama took office, the Democratic Party has lost 63 seats in the House, 11 Senate seats, and, most important, 13 governorships and a remarkable 947 »

California Democrats Advocate Criminal Resistance to Trump

Featured image The New York Times reports on bold talk among California Democrats about resisting the Trump administration, via criminal activity if necessary: The state lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, who is running for governor, said California could use its stringent environmental protection law to block Mr. Trump from building a wall along the Mexican border. Apparently the Lieutenant Governor is unfamiliar with the Supremacy Clause. In Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers »

Sick Protesters Stage Cough-In at Trump Restaurant

Featured image Scott has commented a couple of times on the Democrats’ lame “Make America Sick Again” theme. But the Toddler Party isn’t giving up. Yesterday (I think) a group of goofballs staged a “cough-in” in the restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in New York. It was a pro-Obamacare demonstration (“Trump care makes us sick.”) It would be interesting to know who paid these people to make fools of themselves. »

Make America grate again (2)

Featured image I seriously doubt that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the man to lead the Democrats in opposition to all things Trump. The thought first occurred to me when I saw him and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi standing next to a Make America Sick Again sign to make their case against the repeal of Obamacare. Now that is a message that many of us apply directly to Schumer and »

Dishonest CIA Director Rips Trump; Trump Should Rip Him Back [Updated]

Featured image John Brennan’s career in the Obama administration, first as counterterrorism adviser, then as Director of the CIA, has been a disaster. We have written about him many times; just search “John Brennan” on this site. Along with being an inept CIA Director, Brennan is a political hack. Today he went on Fox News Sunday and attacked Donald Trump. But the real news was Brennan’s inability to respond to questions about »

Democratic Party Bullies Try to Scuttle Trump’s Inauguration

Featured image This morning on Meet the Press, Democratic Party hack John Lewis said that he will not attend Donald Trump’s inauguration because Trump is “not a legitimate president.” Shocking though it may be, this anti-democratic rhetoric is common in the Democratic Party, and many have taken it to an even lower level. Never before in our history has one party been so petty as to try to interfere with the traditional »

Which Dems are behind the fake BuzzFeed story? [UPDATED]

Featured image It now seems virtually certain that the “dossier” on Donald Trump that was published earlier this week by BuzzFeed is fake news — a fiction intended to undermine the president-elect of the United States. The potential harm to our democratic process of introducing such material into political discourse is obvious — about as obvious as the release by Russian agents of DNC and Podesta emails. In one sense, the release »

Time For Heads to Roll at the CIA

Featured image Between the time I went to bed last night and when I got home from work today, the fake news story about the purported Russian dossier on Donald Trump was born, flowered and died. At this juncture, I think only one point is worth making. The anonymously-sourced memos that are the basis for the report have been kicking around for months. Because they lacked any credibility, no respectable news source–not »

Disgraceful Democrats Depict Police Officers As Pigs

Featured image You could say this is one of the pettier controversies in the history of our national Capitol, or you could say it opens a window onto the deep disgrace of one of our political parties. I incline toward the latter view. There is, apparently, an annual arts competition that results in a large number of paintings from the Congressional districts being displayed in a hallway between one of the House »

Sessions Sailed Through, But Does It Matter?

Featured image As Paul reported earlier, Jeff Sessions waltzed through his confirmation hearing today. The Democrats’ questioning was desultory, and none of the Democratic Senators laid a glove on the nominee. Only the inept Al Franken even tried. As Byron York put it, the anticipated “showdown fizzle[d].” But perhaps the Democrats had the last laugh. All they had to do was send their talking points to the television networks, and they got »

Make America grate again [updated]

Featured image Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seem to me to challenge the idea that successful politicians generally have to have a modicum of likability. Each has gone a long way displaying personal qualities that repel citizens of average American sensibilities. Adapting the modernist concept of expressive form, their motto might be Make America Grate Again! They have another variation of the Trump motto in mind. »

The Vox is with you

Featured image Power Line readers who mischievously pull for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid for the chairmanship of the DNC are not alone. We have already noted that former Obama administration green jobs commissar and Mao man Van Jones is with you. Now Juicebox mafioso Matthew Yglesias joins you as well. Looking around online to make sure that Yglesias is who I thought he was, »

Perfect: DNC Chair Candidate Forum to Be Held at Anti-Israel Restaurant

Featured image Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports that the Democratic party’s slate of nominees for DNC chair has agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a rabid critic of Israel. The decision to hold it there may give the leading contender for DNC chair — the rabidly anti-Israel and one-time Louis Farrakhan backer Keith Ellison — something of a “home field” advantage. Sadly, »