House Democrats plan to file a resolution today seeking to block President Trump's emergency declaration aimed at securing funds for building a border wall.  A vote by the full House is expected in mid-March. If the House passes the resolution, then the GOP-controlled Senate would be required by law to take it up.

The Democrat presidential primary field is expanding and morphing at a pace rivaling that of the Blob in the eponymous 1958 Steve McQueen sci-fi movie, with Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke about to be the latest Democrat to be absorbed into its formless bulk.

America is at political war and sooner or later everyone must choose sides. #NeverTrumpers think they’re neutral like Switzerland in WWII, but it doesn’t work that way. President Trump isn’t perfect but he’s on the right side -- and he has two years of accomplishments to back him up.

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
All total, ActBlue served as the conduit for raising more than $1.6 billion in the 2017-18 election cycle.  And remember, all of that went to the Democrats. In the midterm elections, the leftist tilt in small donations was critical for the Democrats’ success in taking over the House of Representatives.  The future is even more bleak—unless we conservatives wake up and get busy.

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders raised $6 million in the first 24 hours after he announced his campaign for President. These donors are not attracted by his charismatic good looks – which are totally absent – nor are they attracted by his oratorical skills, again absent, what they are attracted to are his Socialist policies and his record of fighting for them.

Bernie Sanders will never be president. The fact he’s frequently mentioned as one of a few likely frontrunners in the 2020 Democrat presidential race is a poor reflection on a party that’s quickly slipping its tether to reality. How low will the Democrats sink? Time will reveal.

CHQ Exclusives

House Democrats plan to file a resolution today seeking to block President Trump's emergency declaration aimed at securing funds for building a border wall.  A vote by the full House is expected in mid-March. If the House passes the resolution, then the GOP-controlled Senate would be required by law to take it up.

The Democrat presidential primary field is expanding and morphing at a pace rivaling that of the Blob in the eponymous 1958 Steve McQueen sci-fi movie, with Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke about to be the latest Democrat to be absorbed into its formless bulk.

America is at political war and sooner or later everyone must choose sides. #NeverTrumpers think they’re neutral like Switzerland in WWII, but it doesn’t work that way. President Trump isn’t perfect but he’s on the right side -- and he has two years of accomplishments to back him up.

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
All total, ActBlue served as the conduit for raising more than $1.6 billion in the 2017-18 election cycle.  And remember, all of that went to the Democrats. In the midterm elections, the leftist tilt in small donations was critical for the Democrats’ success in taking over the House of Representatives.  The future is even more bleak—unless we conservatives wake up and get busy.

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders raised $6 million in the first 24 hours after he announced his campaign for President. These donors are not attracted by his charismatic good looks – which are totally absent – nor are they attracted by his oratorical skills, again absent, what they are attracted to are his Socialist policies and his record of fighting for them.

Bernie Sanders will never be president. The fact he’s frequently mentioned as one of a few likely frontrunners in the 2020 Democrat presidential race is a poor reflection on a party that’s quickly slipping its tether to reality. How low will the Democrats sink? Time will reveal.

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The New York Times has been printing breathless accounts for the past two years about how the Democrats and the Left have been clobbering the Republicans in small-dollar (under $200) fundraising donations.  The intended message is clear:  The Democrats are “the party of the people.”  Well, as Paul Harvey used to say, “Here’s the rest of the story.”

Andrew McCabe would have us all believe that HE believed the Steele “dirty dossier” and other purported contacts between the Trump campaign and various Russians or Russian-affiliated persons, even though he knew almost all those contacts were set-ups orchestrated by the Hillary Clinton campaign, the FBI and various other organs of the Obama administration.

Democrats don’t need to advocate for taking away Americans’ gun rights but they do it anyway. Whether it’s for political considerations or just a plain “we’ve got to do something” sense of urgency, Democrats are on the wrong side of history with this issue. Who will stop them?

Our friends at Gun Owners of America recently sent out an alert about HR 8, the House Democrats’ first gun bill of the 116th Congress, saying, “Nancy Pelosi and her anti-gun team are either profoundly stupid or genuinely evil,” and after reading the anti-Second Amendment legislation Democrats are rushing through Congress, we’re going with genuinely evil.

We thought Lara Logan’s interview with Mike Ritland was one of the more interesting examples of establishment self-analysis we’ve seen in a long time, but what was even more interesting was the reaction on the Left.

Politics is a nasty business, especially when elements of both sides care more about pleasing their powers-that-be than satisfying the will of the citizenry. Trump represents the “forgotten” people. He made the right call on the national emergency and we can only hope he’ll keep his negotiating skills intact.

Front Page Headlines

  • Garland S. Tucker III, The American Spectator

    As liberals boast about “being morally right,” Republicans have failed to make the moral argument against more deficit spending. Is it moral to spend the nation into bankruptcy? Government has spent trillions of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars on welfare programs to end poverty since the 1960s — but the poverty rate hasn’t declined. Was that spending moral? Was it moral to create a huge class of Americans who are permanently dependent on the government? The answer is no. It is immoral, and it is dangerous.

  • Paul Gottfried, The American Conservative

    The politics of victimology does have its limits and at some point may show wear. Hatred of white male Christian heterosexuals cannot keep a coalition going forever, particularly when this alliance of self-described victims reveals sharply competing interests and sensibilities. Of course, the Left’s coalition will not fall apart in the short run. But if some Millennials do eventually move towards the Right, what will draw them will not be the promise of cheaper lodgings. Something more dramatic will have to happen.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    A primary challenge could weaken Trump and ensure the election of a Democrat. And as the Democratic Party lurches left, that could mean the work of "Never Trump" conservatives ensures the election of a radical candidate on a platform of the "Green New Deal," tax rates above 70 percent, universal healthcare, free college, even more liberal abortion policies, and more. It would be hard to imagine a more self-defeating result for activists who previously worked in conservative Republican politics.

  • L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

    Jussie Smollett's "modern-day lynching" narrative, as Sen. Cory Booker declared it, has imploded. As we've come to expect, the arrogant defenders of the "high-quality news organizations" are once again refusing to take responsibility for the gasoline they tossed on the fire. President Trump, no doubt advised not to mutter "fake news" about the story, called the story "horrible." But in the end, it underlined why so many conservatives feel the "news" business isn't defined by the maxim "Facts First." It's "Fakes First."

  • Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

    If we insist that women are treated like the full and complete human beings we are, we can’t suddenly revert to insisting we shouldn’t be held responsible when having made horrific, murderous decisions. These women are, in fact, illustrating what the Western world insists on all the time: Women are capable of everything men are, from the heroic to evil. My argument throughout the current debate in the Western world about the impact of sexual violence and sexual harassment on women’s lives is that society shouldn’t automatically believe women, but we should take them seriously.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    Ironically, in the era of the pathetic Jussie Smollett (a man few of us had heard of before this week), not to mention posturing from the jejune Cory Booker, etc., it is the Trump administration that is actually doing something concrete for gays, something that neither Obama nor Clinton (nor any of the growing number of current Democratic candidates, for that matter) even mentioned, let alone attempted. Ric Grenell is one of the few public servants I know of with the guts and moral fiber we so desperately need, and almost never have, in key leadership positions.

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    McCabe says that he wrote his memoir in response to Trump’s “relentless attack” on the FBI. But Trump hasn’t attacked the FBI; he has attacked those who sought to politicize it. The damage to the FBI has come not from Trump but from a cast of liberal partisans who turned it into a branch of the Democratic Party. It is the culture under Comey and McCabe that looks disturbingly abnormal and cult-like. The FBI had become under them a rogue agency with a sense of entitlement so deep that a constitutional firing could become an occasion for overthrowing a president.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    All Congress really knows about Mueller is the cases he has brought — the charges of lying to the FBI or to Congress, the charges, in the case of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, of tax evasion and other financial crimes, and the charges against Russians. There are also the cases he has not brought. He hasn't alleged collusion. He hasn't outlined any scheme between Trump and Russia. House Democrats, on the other hand, are totally transparent. They're going after Trump full-tilt from now on, regardless of what Mueller does.

  • Stephen Moore, CNS News

    Voting down the USMCA would weaken the entire North American continent as we compete for continued supremacy against the European Union and the Asian Tigers. Democrats must get on board. Trump has threatened that if they won't, he will rescind NAFTA and reinstall the high-tariff policies of the previous era. But it would be better policy and politics to keep NAFTA in place and blame Nancy Pelosi and the other fake free trade Democrats for preventing an even better deal for American businesses and workers.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    The common thread to the paradoxes that we encounter daily is the inconsistency of progressivism itself — or rather its ad hoc adoption of any means necessary to be justified by an anointed end, which is the quest for power and control. Progressivism is not an empirical or coherent creed, but contrary both to human nature and the record of history — in its arrogance that an elite, if only provided with enough money, power, and good intentions, can create heaven on earth rather than hell.

  • Sean Davis, The Federalist

    Many commentators who have expounded on the legality of Trump’s decision have declared, without any statutory basis, that there is simply no border emergency, therefore everything Trump is doing on the matter is illegal. Some claim that the emergency does not require the use of a wall. Others claim that a wall does not constitute a military construction project. As demonstrated above, the plain text of the underlying statutes requires a neutral arbiter to reject these legal claims in their entirety.

  • Debra Heine, PJ Media

    In a statement on their website, attorneys L. Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry said they "will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. This is only the beginning." "Every journey starts with a first step," Wood, an Atlanta-based attorney who specializes in aggressive defamation suits against the media, wrote on Twitter. "The journey to achieve justice for Nick Sandmann will begin today. To borrow a phrase used by others — tick tock . . ."

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    High among the reasons Trump was elected was that, for all his flaws and failings, he was seen as a doer, a man who "gets things done." And high among the reasons that autocrats are on the rise is that the centrist parties being shoved aside are perceived as having failed the people in their most basic demands — fewer migrants, more secure borders, preservation of national identity, putting their own people and their country own first. Whatever may be said of the autocrats, they are not talkers but doers. They act.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    Why not let liberals have their own place, where they can do what they want and enjoy living in their own mess? Make AOC president – that would serve you right. Outlaw “hate speech” and “racism” and “bad think” and generally turn your whole new country into one big college campus. Take New England, libs, with its snow and chowder and Kennedys, and build your pinko Utopia. Would it be congested? Yeah, sure, but hey – you’re all for high-density urban living, right?

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    Unwinding this is not going to be easy. The therapeutic community is, alas, awash in the same manner of thinking and then some. But the left may have gone so far into the magical realm this time that the old silent majority, what Kurt Schlichter calls "the Normals," may be shaking their heads and starting to act. Things are beginning to backfire, sometimes with surprising speed. Keep on shaking. Meanwhile... do you believe in magic?