From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
The Coming Dem-aggeddon#…#
In 2008, we saw the Democrats, after a long, hard-fought, and divisive primary, unite and win the general election by a big margin — helped along by the worst economic …
Democrats’ Latest Wage-Gap Fix Won’t Work Either
Democrats bank on women voters falling in line behind them because of the GOP’s supposed “War on Women.” And they routinely trot out their favorite statistic on the wage gap, which they claim shows there’s rampant discrimination against …
Democrats: Hats off to Iran for a Civilized Abduction of Our Sailors (Montage)
Since Iran first took captive 10 U.S. sailors, the Obama Administration has avoided issuing any statements of condemnation. Instead, White House officials have repeatedly praised Iran for its “professional” and “courteous” approach.
#ad#Secretary of State Kerry, speaking yesterday at …
Hillary Stumped on Difference Between Democrats, Socialists
Chris Matthews stumped Hillary Clinton last night when he asked the Democratic front-runner to explain the difference between Democrats and socialists.
#ad#Clinton paused before beginning, “Well you’d have to ask” — at which point Matthews interjected, “I’m asking you!”
The Democrats’ Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism
At the beginning of December, Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell asked Secretary of State John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered — his remarkable words — “an enemy of the state.” He posed …
Democrats Reach for Taxpayer Convention Subsidies
Ronald Reagan once quipped that “The closest thing to eternal life is a government program.” He may have been right, as evidence keeps cropping up that even programs that have been mercifully ended have an afterlife. Think the Export-Import Bank, …
PC Response to Terror Is Reviving Democrats’ Weak 1980s Image
President Obama’s decision to suddenly address the country from the Oval Office tonight for only the third time is in part a belated realization that he and his party have lost touch with the country on terrorism.
The Self-Muzzling of America
Democratic candidates are apparently not allowed to say “radical Islam.” Or “All lives matter.” If they say those things, there’s hell to pay. And now Hillary Clinton has pledged not to say “illegal immigrant.”
By the time the caucuses …
Mainstream Media May Not See it, but the Democratic Party Is in Peril, Too
Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm.
Part of the gathering storm for Republicans is Donald Trump’s candidacy and his persistent lead in most primary polls. He is given …
No matter what happens in the world — Kim Jong-un and Ayatollah Khamenei could be having nuke-slinging contests — Democrats won’t be moved off their position that global warming, or “climate change,” as they learned to say, is the …
No Party With ‘Superdelegates’ Gets to Lecture Me About Disenfranchisement
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Why Do Grassroots Democrats Let the Elites Run Their Party This Way?
Of course, all those Democrats voting in New Hampshire may not have had as much impact on the process as …
Flint, Mich., has been poisoning its residents.
The city, in an attempt to save money, planned to stop buying water from Detroit and sign up with a regional water system; in the interim, it was getting its municipal water from …
California’s Economic Performance Is Hardly a Vindication of the ‘Blue State’ Model
Over the past several years, many Republican leaders and conservative analysts have written about the diverging economic fortunes of Republican-governed states with relatively smaller governments and Democratic-governed states with relatively larger governments. Unfortunately, all too often the complex economic and …
Democrats and Jesus: A Study in Cuteness
Democrats are so cute when they talk about Jesus — which they occasionally do at Christmastime. When they need to make political points, slashing their opponents.
In 1999, Hillary Clinton was excoriating Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor of New York. She …
Democrats Introduce Bill to Buy Me Some Brand New Guns
Ah, the Democratic party is trying this again:
Gun owners would be paid to sell their firearms to the federal government under new legislation from Democrats.
The Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act, which was reintroduced this week by Rep. Donald …
Can Democrats Win If the Public Doesn’t Trust Government?
The Republican party certainly has its problems: a chaotic presidential race; a despised congressional party; unpopularity among the rapidly growing number of non-whites.
But the Democratic party has its problems as well. One of them is the fact that the …
Montage: After San Bernardino, Democrats Come out Against Prayer
Sounding strikingly similar, a number of Democrats spoke out against offering prayer in the aftermath of the San Bernardino massacre.
Offering “thoughts and prayers” is of course a common way Americans express condolences. And almost as soon as the mass …
A Syllabus of the Dangerous Errors of the Left
Every day it seems the world gets wackier — and America weaker. The wackiness is due to a virulent brand of progressivism that has a stranglehold on the Democratic party. As media focus on the alleged extremist elements of the Republican …
The Democratic Win in Louisiana Is No Sign of the Party’s Revival
Saturday, Democrats elected their first governor in the Deep South in eight years, as Louisiana state legislator John Bel Edwards defeated GOP U.S. senator David Vitter. The Democrats’ double-digit victory in Louisiana makes up for their losing the Kentucky …
The Democrats and the European Model
It has become common wisdom on the Left that the United States needs to be more like Europe. Democratic candidates like Hillary Clinton and, especially, Bernie Sanders can hardly contain their enthusiasm for the European model of the modern social …