Archive for the ‘Newt’ Category

Axios insists that President Trump’s fight with the Squad was purely impulsive. I’m not nearly as certain of that. In fact, there’s some pretty solid thinking that this was intentional and well-executed. In an interview with Bill Hemmer, Newt Gingrich explained that President Trump plays chess while his opponents play tic-tac-toe. I tend to believe Gingrich because he’s bested too many people for this to be accidental.

Katie Pavlich seems to think there’s a method to President Trump’s madness, too:

“I think that President Trump making these women the face of the Democratic Party as they want to be. They want to burn it down. They want their socialist policies to reign,” Pavlich said on ‘The Five.’ “Democrats are going to find out a whole lot more about who they are because they’re going to primary them as we just saw.”

Nothing about the Squad’s behavior says that they’re respectful. If anything, their actions signal that they’re extremely disrespectful. These women have made it pretty clear that they aren’t interested in being key parts of the Democratic Party. They want to be the Democratic Party.

Newt’s right. Democrats will likely be united. That isn’t automatically a positive thing, especially in the time of AOC + 3. Uniting around insane things still creates a landslide. Further, Pelosi, the leftist pundits and the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, aka the media, can whine all they want about moderates. Now that the moderates have voted to protect AOC + 3, who will believe that there are still moderate Democrats?

It’s obvious that President Trump doesn’t just want to win re-election. He certainly wants that but he wants to recapture the majority in the House and grow the Republicans’ majority in the Senate. To do that, he’ll need a supercharged GOP coming out of the convention. Based on the fundraising numbers and the numbers of people volunteering at the rallies, I’m betting that President Trump will get his wish.

When it comes to analyzing election cycles, Newt Gingrich has excelled for more than a generation. When he writes an article that talks about a looming Trump landslide, I listen. Speaker Gingrich’s article cites 5 things that point to a Trump re-election landslide: “economy, stature, patriotism, issue insanity, and progress on health issues.” Speaker Gingrich starts with the booming economy.

Gingrich notes that the “lowest African American and Latino unemployment rates recorded in history are beginning to create approval for Trump in those communities that no Republican in modern times has been able to do. The rise in manufacturing jobs and salaries are becoming advantages for President Trump. Meanwhile, the Democrats are campaigning on the economy as though they were in another country. Faced with continuous job and wage growth, it is hard to make a compelling case against the Trump economy.”

Meanwhile, the Democrats’ presidential candidates campaign like we’re living in a country titled Soupline America. They don’t believe their own words. It’s just that they know that admitting that things are going pretty well pretty much dooms their campaigns while the leaders of the Resist Movement simmer as the Trump administration wins another fight. Gingrich notes that President Trump’s economy is the underpinning for everything else.

Issue insanity is beginning to erode the Democrats.

In 1972, McGovern was an outlier. He clearly represented the radical wing of the Democratic Party. It was relatively easy for most Democrats to say, “I am not him.” At the same time, President Nixon, scarred by losing in 1960 and 1962 and having won a very narrow election in 1968, kept Republican resources focused on his re-election and failed to help congressional Republicans. The result was the largest presidential popular vote percentage in modern history (60.7 percent) for the Republican president, while Republicans lost two Senate seats and only gained 12 house seats.

Today is dramatically worse for Democrats than in 1972. Instead of having one likable but wacky left-wing radical, every single candidate in the second debate raised his or her hand for positions that are simply unacceptable to most Americans. If McGovern could be separated out as “the radical” almost 50 years ago, look where we are today. Every plausible nominee has radical positions – and the House and Senate Democrats are voting for radical positions on issue after issue. Furthermore, President Trump has learned the cost of a left-wing Democratic Speaker and will be spending resources to help Kevin McCarthy of California become speaker.

AOC is everything except an official part of the Trump campaign. While she talks about concentration camps, Americans roll their eyes in disbelief. It isn’t that they think that everything is fine at these detention centers. It’s that they don’t believe Democrats’ claims of forcing women to drink from a toilet.

Further, the American people are looking at that situation while wondering why Democrats haven’t worked with President Trump to fix a truly broken immigration system. If there is divided government, the people expect the different parties to work together and fix things. While President Trump offers reasonable proposals, AOC proposes to get rid of ICE, then the Department of Homeland Security and Rashida Tlaib accuses CBP of major human rights violations.

I’ve said for several months that the biggest thing that Republicans have going for them is the Democrats’ nuttiness. It isn’t just that Democrats are wrong on the issues. It’s that they’re crazier than a shithouse rat. We know that Democrats are nuts when AOC accuses Nancy Pelosi of being a racist, then denies that she called the Democrat leader a racist several hours later.

Meanwhile, Democrats criticize the Trump administration for enforcing the laws:

Democrats have become the party that doesn’t believe in enforcing existing laws. To hear AOC talk about it, you’d swear that the people of law enforcement are Nazis. That’s pretty nuts. That’s why Democrats, if they don’t grow a spine and stand up to AOC’s Squad, will get their butts handed to them in November, 2020.

It’s pretty apparent that Democrats don’t give a damn about border security. Any political party that unanimously approves of decriminalizing illegal aliens entering the United States officially is the Open Borders Party. The week before Independence Day, NBC and the DNC (Pardon the repetition) hosted a pair of Democrat presidential debates.

During those debates, each of the Democrat presidential candidates raised their hands in support of decriminalizing illegal aliens entering the US. They didn’t stop there, though, unfortunately. All 20 of these Democrat presidential candidates raised their hands affirming that their national health care laws would provide taxpayer-funded health care to illegal aliens.

Jeh Johnson, President Obama’s final Secretary of Homeland Security, passionately opposes the Democrats’ open border policies:

That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders. That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that.

I don’t disagree often with Newt Gingrich but I must this time:

When word spreads that sick people can sneak into America and get free medical treatment from American doctors and nurses, the flood of sick immigrants will double and triple from the current numbers.

It isn’t that I disagree with Newt’s opinion. It’s his choice of words. Right now, illegal aliens don’t have to “sneak” across the border. They can waltz across the border, then apply for asylum. Thanks to Nancy ‘Spark of Divinity’ and Alexandria ‘Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire’ Ocasio-Cortez, illegal aliens are treated better than are our homeless veterans.

Anyone who thinks that this is patriotic is stupid beyond belief. Yes, I’m talking to you, Jessica Tarlov, Tom Perez and Ed Rendell. Predictably, Newt nailed it with this tweet:


Democrats are patriots in some weird, demented way but not in the traditional sense. It’s time to re-establish Reaganite patriotism. It’s been too long since we had that type of patriotism.

AOC’s patriotism is faux patriotism. She wouldn’t recognize Founding Fathers-style patriotism if it bit her backside. The men who signed the Declaration, the men who fought the Revolutionary War and the men who wrote this nation’s Constitution were selfless men. The men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew that they were dead men walking if George Washington’s army didn’t defeat King George’s military.

Can anyone picture AOC doing any of the things that those slaveholders did? Yes, I ‘admitted’ that many were slaveholders. I can’t picture AOC doing anything even close to what those patriots did.

Democrats have been intentionally mangling the meaning of important words. Democrats deny advocating for open borders while providing incentives that would shout to the Northern Triangle nations to flood across the US-Mexico border. Democrats insist that detention facilities are concentration camps and that women are forced to drink from toilets.

It’s impossible to believe that CBP is tormenting women and little girls in the ways that AOC is insisting. It isn’t like AOC has a lengthy history of veracity. Rather, AOC has a history of frequently getting caught lying.

If Republicans want to get things done, they’ll need to toss the gloves and put on brass knuckles. Resistance Democrats fight like Antifa. If we want to lose honorably, (think John McCain) then Republicans will lose often. No more! Tell AOC, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff that their reign of stupidity and lies is coming to a close in a few months.

Finally, Republicans should adopt President Reagan’s policy towards the USSR. When asked what his policy towards the Soviets was, President Reagan, replied “Simple. We win, they lose.” It’s time to sink the Democrats’ battleship.

Crazy Bernie and Elizabeth Warren, aka Pocahontas, won’t like what a recent Rasmussen poll showed about socialism. Newt Gingrich wrote about the poll in this article.

In his opinion piece, Gingrich cited the poll as saying “As the Rasmussen poll reported on Wednesday, 41 percent of Americans may have a favorable view of socialism…” That doesn’t sound like bad news for Crazy Bernie or Elizabeth Warren but that’s because I didn’t include the rest of the sentence. The full sentence said “As the Rasmussen poll reported on Wednesday, 41 percent of Americans may have a favorable view of socialism – but “most who like the term socialism do not think of it as an economic ideology.” It gets worse from there:

Voters still think free markets are better than socialism, by 55 percent to 12 percent, according to Rasmussen. They also say free markets are better for raising people into the middle class, creating good jobs and shrinking poverty. Finally, a clear majority of Americans of every political persuasion are optimistic about the future of our country, according to the survey.

That last sentence is a killer for Democrats. I’ve listened to the Democrats’ economic message, if they have one. Most of them are trying to convince people that the booming Trump economy isn’t booming. That’s if the Democrat presidential candidate even has an economic message.

That’s how a party walks into a harsh, stinging defeat. To say that these candidates are tone-deaf is understatement. They think that Sleepy Joe Biden is a moderate. Good luck with that one.

Every Democrat running for president wants to eliminate the corporate tax cuts that have played a huge part in reviving the lackluster Obama-Biden ‘recovery’. Blue collar workers are experiencing the fastest wage growth of any cohort while Democrats insist that President Trump didn’t deliver on his promises to these workers. Good luck with that. This is the post-kickoff reaction of Trump supporters:

Forgive me on this but I’m betting it’s difficult to convince that many smiling people that they’re living in Soup Line America. The point is that it’s difficult to convince a person who’s having a fun time that their life is a struggle. To put it differently, Democrats are trying to tell people that their lives really aren’t better than they were 4 years ago. The great news is that the American people get it:

Apparently, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s dictionary is either missing or it’s worthless. Based on this article, it’s apparent that Rep. Omar’s dictionary isn’t used much. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that it’s used as often as her diplomatic capabilities.

According to the article, “Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-MN), went on a rant against President Trump and his administration for calling illegal immigrants ‘aliens’ and ‘dehumanizing’ them. ‘No one is an ‘alien,’ she tweeted. ‘Dehumanizing immigrants and tearing apart families will not make us any stronger. It will only destroy lives, traumatize children, and make our country less safe,’ Omar also said.”

Dictionary.com’s definition of alien is “a resident of one country who was born in or owes allegiance to another country and has not acquired citizenship by naturalization in the country of residence (distinguished from citizen).” If Rep. Omar wants to throw an emotional hissy fit over the dictionary’s definition of a word, that’s her right, though it isn’t the action of a thoughtful person.

Accurately portraying people “who haven’t acquired citizenship” as people “who haven’t acquired citizenship” is simply being faithful to the English language. People who weren’t born in the US and who didn’t go through the naturalization process haven’t acquired citizenship. I get it that Rep. Omar doesn’t like that definition. That’s tough.

If she wants to strip this terminology out of immigration code, she’s free to write a bill that would eliminate that term from US immigration statutes. When her Democrat colleagues in swing districts join with Republicans in the House in defeating the legislation, I’ll ridicule Rep. Omar. She deserves it.

Thursday night, Newt Gingrich spoke about how insane today’s Democrats have become. I’ve seen tons of proof that says many of today’s Democrats are anti-American. Why would people think that today’s United States are racist and hate immigrants? What proof do these people have that verifies their paranoia? Seriously, watching Sen. Spartacus almost burst into tears about how awful today’s US is makes me want to regurgitate.

It’s difficult to imagine a congresscritter more anti-American than Ilhan Omar. That’s because it’s difficult to imagine a congresscritter who doesn’t defend the Constitution more than she does. When she got sworn in, she swore to uphold the Constitution. What proof do we have that Rep. Omar understands basic constitutional principles like federalism, separation of powers or the Bill of Rights?

Rep. Omar might understand those principles but I don’t know what I can’t prove. Right now, I can’t prove that Rep. Omar understands or agrees with the Bill of Rights. She might but she might not.

This Reuters hit piece is what I’d expect from the Agenda Media, which isn’t much. I don’t expect integrity. I don’t expect facts. I don’t expect insight. In other words, I have lower expectations for this Reuters hit piece than I have for articles I’ll read from Hot Air, Powerline, Daily Wire, The Federalist, Shot In the Dark, Legal Insurrection or Townhall.

This Reuters hit piece reads like something from a DNC press release. In other words, it’s a bunch of crap. One of the paragraphs in the article states “The Trump of 2020 will most certainly bear a strong resemblance to the Trump of 2016, brash and eager to bash his Democratic opponents and promote tough policies on trade and immigration.”

President Trump’s policies aren’t tough. They’re right. President Trump is fond of saying that he’s fighting for America, not some other nation. His slogan “Buy American, hire American” is wildly popular in hard hat country because other administrations, most recently the Obama administration, have forgotten these people. When came along and told them that they’d never be forgotten again, Blue Collar America rallied to him in unprecedented numbers.

Here’s another staple of President Trump’s rallies:

Check out this website for a powerful exhibit of how extensive President Trump’s list of accomplishments are. Listening to advisers of losing candidates is foolish. Here’s some advice that I’d ignore:

“His support with his base is as strong as it’s ever been for any Republican incumbent president. The challenge is adding to that and building the coalition he needs for re-election,” said Republican strategist Ryan Williams, a former adviser to 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

The thing that Williams (and most pundits) misses is that Trump’s base is already huge. Anyone that thinks that he doesn’t have the best support of any Republican amongst blue collar workers, miners and other hard hats is kidding themselves. They’re likely to be his most passionate supporters.

There’s no question that President Trump faces a fight for re-election. That being said, as Newt Gingrich points out in this interview, President Trump’s supporters are the most passionate supporters I’ve seen in a generation or more:

This tweet is far more telling than the Reuters hit piece:


So much for Trump supporters being haters/racists. The proof is in the pictures. These people support Trump wholeheartedly.

Anyone that thinks that Nancy Pelosi is serious about both investigating President Trump and passing legislation that actually fixes problems like the asylum crisis at the border or building the wall is either naïve or stupid. This article highlights Ms. Pelosi’s partisanship and Ms. Pelosi’s motivations.

In the article, Ms. Pelosi said “The Congress holds sacred its constitutional responsibility to investigate and hold the President accountable for his abuse of power. The Congress will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections and secure our democracy. The American people must have the truth.”

Simply put, Ms. Pelosi is a partisan political hack who doesn’t give a damn about getting at the truth. Let me rephrase that. She’s selectively interested in getting at the truth. She isn’t the least bit interested in finding out if the Obama administration weaponized the Intelligence Community in its attempt to push Hillary Clinton’s pathetic campaign across the finish line. Ms. Pelosi isn’t the least bit interested in finding out whether the FBI used a discredited opposition research document in its application for a FISA warrant.

What have Ms. Pelosi’s Democrats done to fix the United States’ asylum laws? What have Ms. Pelosi’s Democrats done in terms of holding hearings featuring border patrol or ICE agents to find out from the experts what they need? As I’ve said hundreds of times, I don’t give a damn what a windbag politician has proposed. I’m only interested in what ICE and CBP experts have to say.

These questions have been treated like rhetorical questions by House Democrats. These House Democrats either aren’t interested in these experts’ expertise or they’ve been instructed by leadership not to call these types of witnesses. Either way, House Democrats haven’t passed legislation that fixes any of the aforementioned crises. They’ve failed miserably.

Ms. Pelosi’s House Democrats apparently aren’t interested in fixing crises. Therefore, they should be fired ASAP. House Democrats, including Ms. Pelosi, have earned their termination papers. Here’s the latest Democrat talking point:

“Despite Department of Justice policy to the contrary, no one is above the law – not even the President.”

Whatever. Nobody in the President’s campaign was indicted for campaign-related crimes. Why hasn’t Ms. Pelosi mentioned that? Meanwhile, this is what a real speaker of the House sounds like:

As a historian who was there on the spot when Bill Clinton was impeached, Newt Gingrich knows what Kenneth Starr said in his report. Starr wrote 11 times that Bill Clinton was guilty of crimes and that 6 of those times, Clinton was guilty of obstruction of justice. Gingrich didn’t say that Starr complained about not being able to indict Bill Clinton. Starr simply said that he’d reached the conclusion that Clinton obstructed justice.

There isn’t anything complicated about that. Starr simply told Congress what he’d found. Mueller didn’t do that. His decision to not make a decision on obstruction of justice is itself a decision. It isn’t a decision that Pelosi’s Democrats like but it’s a decision nonetheless. It’s time for Democrats to put on their big boy britches and deal with the consequences of the Mueller Report.

In the end, Democrats haven’t figured out that the American people have moved on because they’re convinced that nothing illegal happened. If Democrats want to keep beating this dead horse, that’s their decision. I just wouldn’t expect that proverbial dead horse to suddenly rise up and defeat Secretariat.

Finally, Democrats have proven that they aren’t interested in legislating and investigating. That’s because the Resist Movement’s activists won’t let them get interested in legislating. When Democrats aren’t interested in legislating, they’re utterly worthless. It’s time to throw them out.

This morning, Attorney General William Barr will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Lindsey Graham. Less than 12 hours before Barr testifies, a supposed bombshell letter was leaked to the Washington Post.

The headline for the article was “Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe.” As usual, the headline isn’t what’s important. That’s the clickbait portion of the article. The important portion of the article is where it says “A day after the letter was sent, Barr and Mueller spoke by phone for about 15 minutes, according to law enforcement officials. In that call, Mueller said he was concerned that news coverage of the obstruction investigation was misguided and creating public misunderstandings about the office’s work, according to Justice Department officials. When Barr pressed him whether he thought Barr’s letter was inaccurate, Mueller said he did not, but felt that the media coverage of the letter was misinterpreting the investigation, officials said.”

To be clear, there were some professional disagreements between Barr and Mueller, starting with this:

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William P. Barr that a four-page memo to Congress describing the principal conclusions of the investigation into President Trump “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of Mueller’s work, according to a copy of the letter reviewed Tuesday by The Washington Post.

As with most supposed bombshells, this article is more dud than bombshell. Still, it’s sure to cause Senate Democrats to rattle their sabers this morning.

Let’s be clear about something. Newt Gingrich is right in calling the Caravan coming up from Central America an invasion. Gingrich also calls it an attack, which it most certainly is. Later in his op-ed, Gingrich warns Republicans what to expect:

The caravan of about 4,000 migrants from Central America seeking to enter Mexico and then the United States illegally is attempting to invade and attack the U.S. This assertion will almost certainly be denounced by the usual sources as being hateful or offensive, but it is long past time we stop letting the left prevent us from using words that clearly communicate reality.

I hate the Left’s euphemisms. When Antifa riots on the UCal-Berkeley campus, we’re told that they’re protesters.

That’s BS. When people get injured by mask-wearing haters, that’s a riot, not a protest. When ricin gets sent to Susan Collins’ home, that’s an attack. That isn’t a passive action. When Black Lives Matter throws concrete blocks at the police from a bridge in Minnesota, that’s a riot, not a protest.

The harsh lesson of 1986 was that liberals took the amnesty for 3 million illegal immigrants and then broke their word on controlling the border and creating an effective guest worker program.

That’s why Republicans should force Democrats to fully fund the wall once the election is over. Anything short of that is worth shutting the government over. Here’s why:

MS-13, the vicious El Salvadoran gang, killed 17 people on Long Island in New York in a 17-month period in 2016. The gang has an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 members in the United States. Fentanyl and opioids also come across the uncontrolled southern border. Last year, more than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses – more than the number of Americans killed during the eight years of the Vietnam War.

Finally, it’s indisputable that walls work:

The construction of Israel’s security fence put an immediate and dramatic end to the Palestinian campaign of suicide bombing. By 2009, only 15 Israelis were killed by Palestinian terrorism, compared with 452 murdered in 2002, the year before construction began.

Then, let’s think of this:

Israel has demonstrated that a security barrier can be close to 100 percent effective in stopping illegal entry by migrants, terrorists, and drug traffickers. She has also shown how to build such barriers quickly and at surprisingly low cost. Soon after his inauguration, President Trump pointed out the effectiveness of Israel’s border fence to the President of Mexico, saying: “Israel has a wall and everyone said do not build a wall, walls do not work — 99.9 percent of people trying to come across that wall cannot get across.”

It’s time to build the wall and stop the flow of human traffickers, lethal drugs like Fentanyl and violent gangs like MS-13 into our country. If Democrats attempt to block that project, then it’s time to obliterate them in the next election. Period.

Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi made one of the most tone-deaf statements she’s ever made. That’s saying something, considering the amount of tone-deaf statements she’s made in her lifetime. With a new raft of illegal immigrants heading towards the US-Mexico border, she said “It happens to be like a manhood issue for the president, building a wall, and I’m not interested in that.”

Further, she said “We can’t allow him to say we’re not interested in protecting the border,” Pelosi said, adding that the wall is “probably the worst way to protect the border.”

That’s a lie. Just ask Israel if their wall has stopped terrorist attacks. (It’s stopped them cold.) For that matter, ask many limousine liberals who live in gated communities if walls work. Democrats know that walls work. Democrats just oppose walls because they prefer open borders. To be specific, one of their funders, George Soros, demands open borders.

Newt Gingrich brings the hammer down during this interview:

Newt’s right. This isn’t just about border security or Trump. This, in Newt’s words, is “about jobs vs. mobs”, too.

I’ve said this for months. Democrats are nuts beyond belief. Check out this article, then tell me that Democrats just want to represent people who work hard and play by the rules. Simply put, Democrats want to push their extremist agenda.

They had a chance to do something constructive. They had a chance to make deal with President Trump on DACA in exchange for funding the wall. Instead of Democrats saying yes, we got the #SchumerShutdown. Republicans should think about that before the election. Democrats picked shutting down the government over making a reasonable compromise.

Staying home is like voting for a radical Democrat. It’s that simple. If that’s what you want, stay home. If you’d prefer a continuation of this prosperity, you’d better get to your local polling station and vote Republican. Period.