2020 Election

A man who won’t kneel

Featured image We have come to a sorry pass when vows to respect the American flag, to despise socialism, and to stand up for the sovereignty of the United States are — if not incendiary acts, as they are in the Twin Cities and other left-wing urban strongholds — but politically useful. I therefore conclude that we have in fact come to a sorry pass. In the ad below, North Carolina Eleventh »

Republicans Closing Fast In Minnesota

Featured image I have gone out on a limb and predicted that President Trump will carry Minnesota this year, while our friend Jason Lewis will win his Senate race against faceless incumbent Tina Smith. Tonight, poll data became available that suggest the Democrats’ hopes in Minnesota are fading fast. The survey was done by Harper Polling and covered 501 likely voters, reached by a combination of land lines and cell phones between »

Liberals Say Minnesota Is In Play

Featured image I have gone out on a limb and predicted that President Trump will carry Minnesota in November, and my friend Jason Lewis will win the state’s Senate seat against the lazy, faceless incumbent, Tina Smith. In recent days, a number of others have written that Minnesota will be in play in November. Today, the liberal site FiveThirtyEight weighed in with a surprisingly fair account of what is going on here: »

Don’t Let the Mob Win

Featured image That is the theme of this nuclear ad by Tom Cotton, which is going live in Minnesota and Wisconsin tonight. The violent mobs of Antifa and BLM need to be hung around the neck of the Democratic Party, and this ad goes a long way toward that end: 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 NEW Tom Cotton ad going live in Wisconsin and Minnesota tonight pic.twitter.com/SVv6J4nVPI — Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 30, 2020 Note, too, »

The Path Is Open to a GOP Sweep

Featured image The riots, looting and arson that have broken out across America, with tacit or open support from many Democratic politicians, have radically changed the outlook for November’s elections. I wrote last night about the organized assault on civilization that reigned last night in Minneapolis. Utterly incompetent governance at the state and local levels, combined with a sympathy for violent Marxists like those associated with Black Lives Matter, have led to »

The NY Times Hits the Panic Button

Featured image I’m guessing the Democrats’ internal polling on the current rioting and protesting is looking really bad, because the New York Times this morning declares a five-alarm fire with this new story (I’ve bolded some revealing bits of the reportage): How Chaos in Kenosha Is Already Swaying Some Voters in Wisconsin . . . [S]ome voters who were less sure of their choice said the chaos in their city and the »

What a Field Day For the Heat

Featured image The Democrats finished off their convention on Tuesday (I think) with a rendition of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” by Billy Porter, who is actually pretty good. 60s nostalgia will never die on the Left, apparently. But the song’s lyrics don’t exactly apply to 2020 America. “What a field day for the heat”? Not quite. Someone named Brandon Morse, associated with RedState I think, created this excellent video that »

Hatred, Prejudice and Rage

Featured image That phrase is President Trump’s, and it sums up today’s Democratic Party very well. This highly effective ad focuses on the Democrats’ tyrannical efforts to control every aspect of our lives: This is a very powerful ad. Watch it and then retweet it: pic.twitter.com/pwhgPQuOGw — Ned Ryun (@nedryun) August 18, 2020 I am becoming increasingly optimistic about this year’s election. It seems obvious that the Democrats have gone far overboard, »

Rebellion In Baltimore

Featured image In a year in which there has been much to criticize, one positive development has been the growing rebellion among African-Americans against one-party rule. This instance comes from Baltimore, where Congressional candidate Kim Klacik released an ad that has gone nuclear: Democrats don’t want you to see this. They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat run cities. That’s why I’m running for CongressBecause All Black Lives »

The Urban-Rural Divide In One State

Featured image Everyone knows that rural America has gone deep red. That trend came last to the Upper Midwest, but it has arrived in Minnesota with a vengeance. Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, home to the state’s mining industry, is heavily unionized and was long a Democratic Party bastion. No longer: the 8th, along with the rest of Greater Minnesota, is now Trump country. It is represented by Republican Pete Stauber, a former »

From the Biden Archives

Featured image I’m not sure whether I’m up for the tedium and torture of reviewing Joe Biden’s long sorry record and statements from 50 years in politics, let alone sharing this pain with readers, but one statement from Biden’s past illustrates well his total opportunism and sliminess. In 1986, Biden told this to a reporter: “Say the administration sends up Bork, and, after our investigation, he looks a lot like another Scalia. »

Kim Gardner wins primary

Featured image Kim Gardner, the incompetent and corrupt Soros-funded St. Louis prosecutor, won the Democratic primary yesterday. She defeated Mary Pat Carl, 61-39. I believe that one day, rampant homicides and other serious crimes will cause voters in cities like St. Louis to toss out far left prosecutors like Gardner whose policies favor criminals. But that day has not arrived — certainly not in St. Louis. The good folks in that city »

Roger Marshall defeats Kris Kobach in Kansas primary

Featured image Rep. Roger Marshall is running well ahead of Kris Kobach in the Republican Senate primary in Kansas. The AP projects that Marshall is the winner. Kobach, Kansas’ former Secretary of State, is something of a conservative hero for his positions on immigration and his tireless work in opposition to voter fraud. However, many Republicans harbored doubts as to whether Kobach could hold the seat for the GOP, considering that he »

The Callousness of Liberals, Exemplified

Featured image The Minneapolis Effect is easily measurable: in the wake of the George Floyd riots, law enforcement has pulled back, with police stops down by as much as 90 percent. In this anti-police environment, criminals have taken over the streets. Violent crime has spiked. (Non-violent crime is way up too, but no one has time to worry about that.) This map shows gunfire activity in the City of Minneapolis during 2020: »

An Orwellian nightmare for pollsters

Featured image In a post earlier today, Steve discussed a poll that finds 62 percent of Americans saying they have political opinions they are afraid to share out of fear of giving offense or losing their jobs. This finding raises potential problems for pollsters. I say “potential” because we don’t know whether, or to what extent, the fear of expressing political opinions extends to conversations with pollsters. No one risks losing a »

Thiessen’s Trump

Featured image Last week President Trump gave AEI’s Marc Thiessen an interview in the Oval Office for Thiessen’s Washington Post column. Thiessen reported on the interview in two columns that AEI has now posted in “An interview with President Trump: ‘The real hate is the hate from the other side.’” From column 1, Trump speaks on the left and the statue follies: “They’re trying to take everything down. And I think they’re »

Who Says Hollywood Doesn’t Make Great Movies Any More?

Featured image I don’t know who Power Tie is, but whoever he/she/they are, Power Tie is maybe my second-favorite YouTuber at the moment. This “trailer” for “2020: The Movie” is genius work: »