Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator John Cornyn about Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats’ impeachment stall tactics.Read More »
New York Times columnist David Brooks wants Democrats to drop their impeachment gambit.
His colleague Bret Stephens wants Democratic presidential candidates to pare down their essentially socialist proposals that would Venezuela-ize the American economy.
And the brothers Emanuel—my former mayor, Rahm and Ari—don’t think it’s a good idea to tell 150 million Americans that even if they like their private health insurance they don’t get to keep it.
And what’s the response?
Elizabeth Warren continues to push her complete set of Marxist fantasies.
Joe Biden calls for fossil fuel company executives—yes—to be imprisoned.
And Pete Buttigieg wants to decriminalize all illegal drugs in the face of the opioid crisis.
As we enter the election year, Democrats are divided into two camps.
One wants to defeat Trump at the ballot box.
The other just wants to exact vengeance on Trump voters.
All the candidates to this point are in the “vengeance” camp.Read More »
The new year brings new questions about the Democratic Party and its impeachment obsession. After urgent demands for Trump’s immediate removal, Democrats suddenly slowed down the impeachment process—delaying a Senate trial and hoping to stretch out that proceeding to the beginning of 2020’s primary season.
The Dems mean to focus relentlessly on Trump’s alleged unfitness for office, to keep attention away from their own radical agenda. They know public opinion may be closely divided on the president himself, but big majorities oppose such Democratic priorities as outlawing private health insurance, racial reparations for slavery, tax hikes, open borders, canceled college debt, and the job-killing Green New Deal.
The Democrats know that if they make the election a referendum on Trump’s polarizing personality they could possibly win. But: a pitch for votes based on their stridently progressive platform would lose in a landslide.Read More »
2019 was a year marked by what did happen … and by what didn’t.
The year did begin with a massive budget showdown and a government shutdown. It didn’t end that way, and instead Republicans and Democrats joined together in a massive increase in federal spending. It was a year that saw a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist declare herself a child and demand that world leaders and the United Nations give her a platform. They did.
It was the year that one of the most historic symbols of Western civilization, Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, did burn. But, it didn’t fall.
It was the year that something like 27 Democrats did start running for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination. Some of them will make it to the first votes in Iowa, others already didn’t.
It was the year that the House of Representatives did vote to impeach President Trump.
But when it came time to forward the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial, Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t, or at least, hasn’t.
Altogether, it was a strange year of dids and didn’ts.
In any event, it is now history.Read More »
House Democrats were “somber,” “prayerful,” and “reluctant” about impeachment—or so they say.
But, on December 6, 2017, 58 House Democrats voted for impeachment over Trump’s criticism of NFL players who knelt during the national anthem.
And, on January 19, 2018, 66 House Democrats voted for impeachment over Trump’s use of coarse language to describe underdeveloped countries.
Then, on July 17, 2019, 95 House Democrats voted for impeachment over Trump’s insulting statements about “The Squad.”
This says nothing of Rep. Al Green’s demand Trump be impeached over his “racism” … and Rep. AOC’s contention that Trump should be impeached over the citizenship question the Department of Commerce attempted to put on the 2020 census questionnaire.
Yet, we are supposed to believe the House Democratic caucus is comprised of reasonable people who take their Constitutional oath seriously.
Democrats in the House have been thirsting for impeachment since inauguration day.Read More »
The news coming out of the election in the U.K. is huge.
The question in our country is simple: Are the Democrats paying attention?
Jeremy Corbyn, the radical leader of Britain’s Labour Party, just led his party to its greatest defeat in nearly 100 years. He ran on a platform of complete, unrestrained left-wing insanity.
British politics tends to be a few years ahead of American politics. Thatcher preceded Reagan, Blair preceded Bush and Boris Johnson preceded Trump.
So Democrats should be listening. As it turns out, completely unmitigated left-wing insanity isn’t an enticing deal for coal miners. The industrial labor class is not likely to vote for candidates promising de-industrialization and massive tax hikes to pay for free college.
If the Democratic leadership wants to win, they should hit the brakes, and cut out AOC and her Corbynista pals. The alternative is political irrelevance.Read More »
The Democrats seem determined to impeach President Trump without a single Republican Congressman or Senator offering support for their reckless assault. This hyper-partisan, ill-conceived course of action won’t punish the president—who only seems to gain strength from the other side’s impeachment obsession—but it will punish the country at large, and damage public faith in our institutions.
The Democrats stand no chance of removing Trump from office—they’ll never get the two-thirds vote they need in the Republican-dominated Senate, so it’s hard to see what they hope to accomplish.
Most analysts suggest the Democrats mean to paralyze the nation for weeks in the vain hope they’ll diminish support for his re-election bid next year. If that’s what they’re thinking, then the Dems are guilty of precisely the same approach they impute to Trump in the first Article of Impeachment: abusing power by putting their own narrow political interests ahead of the country’s good.Read More »