We urge Senator McConnell to follow through on his commitment to confirm all remaining judicial nominees and to use whatever tactics are necessary to get those judges confirmed, even if it means sidelining Sen. Jeff Flake and putting the heat on any other recalcitrant members of the Senate’s Republican Conference.

Conservatives must come to grips with the reality that for the new radical progressive Democratic Party politics is warfare, and the only rule in war is to win. Complying with all the laws and rules pre-election is a recipe for one-Party Democrat rule if there is no way to enforce those laws and rules post-election.

American voters aren’t ever satisfied and it seems they favor divided government and all it entails. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats will give them all the resistance, obstruction and rancor they can handle in the next two years. Hopefully by that time voters will see that a little stability and success ain’t so bad after all.

Rep. McCarthy claims to have the right instincts and the right tools; he could be, not just a good leader, but a great leader, if he adopts Jim Jordan’s platform of keeping the GOP’s promises and fighting for conservative principles and President Trump’s conservative – populist agenda at every turn in the legislative process.

Conservative observers of the post-Election Day chaos thhis year must understand that the mess is not due to incompetence. It is part of a larger, long term plan that has been executed by Democrats to move as many elections as possible into what our friend election lawyer J. Christian Adams calls “the margin of litigation.”

The California wildfires are a tragedy, and reasonable people can differ as to their true cause and possible solutions. But civil public debate is impossible in today’s political environment. The left will not quit until they win – or conservatives give up the fight. Don’t let it happen.

CHQ Exclusives

We urge Senator McConnell to follow through on his commitment to confirm all remaining judicial nominees and to use whatever tactics are necessary to get those judges confirmed, even if it means sidelining Sen. Jeff Flake and putting the heat on any other recalcitrant members of the Senate’s Republican Conference.

Conservatives must come to grips with the reality that for the new radical progressive Democratic Party politics is warfare, and the only rule in war is to win. Complying with all the laws and rules pre-election is a recipe for one-Party Democrat rule if there is no way to enforce those laws and rules post-election.

American voters aren’t ever satisfied and it seems they favor divided government and all it entails. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats will give them all the resistance, obstruction and rancor they can handle in the next two years. Hopefully by that time voters will see that a little stability and success ain’t so bad after all.

Rep. McCarthy claims to have the right instincts and the right tools; he could be, not just a good leader, but a great leader, if he adopts Jim Jordan’s platform of keeping the GOP’s promises and fighting for conservative principles and President Trump’s conservative – populist agenda at every turn in the legislative process.

Conservative observers of the post-Election Day chaos thhis year must understand that the mess is not due to incompetence. It is part of a larger, long term plan that has been executed by Democrats to move as many elections as possible into what our friend election lawyer J. Christian Adams calls “the margin of litigation.”

The California wildfires are a tragedy, and reasonable people can differ as to their true cause and possible solutions. But civil public debate is impossible in today’s political environment. The left will not quit until they win – or conservatives give up the fight. Don’t let it happen.

Jim Jordan proved in founding the Freedom Caucus is that he’s up for the fight, and that is the most important qualification for Minority Leader. Kevin McCarthy and his establishment allies are much more worried about looking good to their friends at the country club than they are fighting for conservative principles, especially when the immediate chances of winning are slim.

Conservatives wondering what the future holds for the upcoming 116th Congress should wonder no more and simply take Democrats at their word as to their plans. This means a very full agenda of harassing President Trump, pursuing conspiracy theories, raising taxes and restricting your freedom.

Realistically speaking no one’s celebrating last week’s loss of the House to the Democrats. When it comes to future elections nothing is certain. Conservatives must play the hand they were dealt -- and all things considered, it could’ve been worse. Will Republicans act on their chances?

Activist judges and post-election lawsuits to “count every vote,” whether legal or not, have made a mockery of election laws and left any election decided within the margin of litigation to the whim of liberal judges, not the electorate. This is no way to govern.

Democrats are going to spend the next two years harassing President Trump and offering free stuff to voters. The only thing Republicans have that can beat free is keeping the promises made in the 2016 election. We urge CHQ readers and friends to sign our letter to newly elected Republicans urging them to vote for Jim Jordan for House Minority Leader.

Eventually the facts catch up to a liar and it’s never been truer than for Democrats hoping to swing legitimately won Republican victories in Florida (and other places). Americans aren’t stupid – they realize when they’re being taken. The question is will Democrats ever acknowledge it.

Front Page Headlines

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    The superficial characteristic of the Jim Acosta "controversy" is that the recently banned -- actually just his "hard pass" was taken -- CNN White House correspondent is a boring narcissist who wants to make all press conferences about him. He never asks a real question. He just spouts his utterly predictable and tedious opinions as long as he can before asking the political equivalent of "When did you stop beating your wife?" Completely lost in this charade is the American public that learns absolutely nothing from these cage fights... er, press conferences.

  • NewsBusters Staff

    After Media Research Center President Brent Bozell spoke out about CNN's "ridiculous" lawsuit against the White House, the Media Research Center reached out to conservative leaders around the nation. These leaders responded with frustration at CNN’s dramatic publicity stunt. Acosta crossed a line in civility and the White House is justified to revoke his press pass. The fact that CNN issued a lawsuit only reaffirms that their network is a “hit squad” for the Left. Conservative leaders issued statements of their own.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    CNN says that if Trump succeeds in pulling Acosta’s press pass, it could have a “chilling” effect on other White House correspondents. But if it has a chilling effect on journalists who relish confronting the president and reaping the cheers, publicity and benefits that go with being a leader of the adversary press, why is that a problem? The White House should set down rules of conduct for reporters in the briefing room, and if reporters repeatedly violate them, that should cost them their chairs and, in cases like Acosta’s, their credentials.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    The good thing about screwing up is that you can learn from your mistakes and do better next time. That, of course, assumes you are not a Republican Party official, because the GOP Establishment seems largely incapable of learning from its mistakes. We should try again anyway. We won some races, but we lost a lot more. Losing has one advantage over winning – pain is a better teacher than joy. After all, winning generally teaches you the wrong lessons. It makes you complacent.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    On Wednesday, Trump signaled his full-throated support for a bipartisan bill called the First Step Act, which would reform federal prison and re-entry procedures while also modestly scaling back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug felons. There is a congressional majority in favor of criminal justice reform. Trump should step forward, work with Democrats of good will, and sign into law a bipartisan bill to reform prisons and sentencing. It’s great politics. And all politics aside, it’s also the right thing to do.

  • Monica Crowley, Washington Times

    Mr. Trump’s record is tailor-made for his re-election campaign. Regardless of whom the Democrats nominate, the majority of Americans will not choose a return to the Obama-era weakness, which they roundly rejected in 2016. But much depends on Mr. Trump and his ability to channel the historical lessons of Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan. If he wants to remain a truly transformative figure, he will stand atop a record and message of national strength, which will likely deliver victory to him just as it had for his extraordinary predecessors.

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

    The president has a right to call on reporters and ignore reporters; he has the right to hold a press conference or not hold one. Former President George W. Bush never took questions from CNN's Dan Rather. President Obama never consented to questions from Fox News' Sean Hannity. Trump could give Acosta his pass back and then try to ignore his question. But everyone knows that whether Acosta's called on or not, he's going to yell and yell. Neither his bosses nor his colleagues ever think it's time for him to sit down and shut up.

  • Brandon J. Weichert, The American Spectator

    For two years, the Democratic Party has insisted that the American people must follow their lead and #Resist President Donald J. Trump at all costs. The Left has argued that Trump is unlike any leader that we’ve had in American history. According to the DNC, Trump’s presidency is more than just an inconvenience to their partisan agenda. Instead, it is a threat to America’s sacred democratic institutions. Which is the party that fundamentally hates the United States again? Because it sounds like it’s the Democrats who really hate America (and you).

  • Ben Shapiro, National Review

    The moment conservatives try to build Trumpism around a policy of government do-gooderism, they run into the problem they seek to alleviate. Americans value family and community because they have values, not because family and community must be made more economically valuable. If we rely on material incentives to prop up our most vital social institutions, those institutions are likely to continue disintegrating — and to take the economic freedom we hope to promote in the end with them.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    The left’s bad habit of overplaying its hand will benefit Trump only if he keeps his cool and stays focused on the nation’s business. It doesn’t mean he can’t hit back, it just means he has to pick his spots with an eye toward winning the war, not just the battle. Anything that moves his agenda forward and keeps another promise is the best course, even if he has to swallow some insults and compromises. If he can do that, voters are more likely to remember why Trump was elected and notice that Dems face problems of their own.

  • Katie Pavlich, The Hill

    Democratic  Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) and others entered the false claims into the Congressional Record. They berated Kavanaugh in front of the country as a liar and a sexual predator. Upon his confirmation, they vowed to impeach him should Democrats ever regain control of the Senate. Based on what we know now, it’s clearer than ever Democrats owe Kavanaugh, his family and the country an apology for the smears they proliferated. It’s just too bad one will never come.

  • John Fund, Fox News

    When election officials brazenly operate in a high-handed, non-transparent manner, it only increases the suspicions of voters that their ballots haven’t been handled properly or could even have been cancelled out by people who shouldn’t be voting. The facts in Florida are actually disturbing enough that they should engage the media’s investigative teams, which have been spending so much time on Russian involvement in the 2016 election. The incompetence in Florida could actually lead to a real perversion of democracy that really undermines faith in our electoral process.

  • Daniel Oliver, The American Conservative

    Yes, the Democrats have won back the House of Representatives, but the music of increasing prosperity in minority communities will be the dirge of the Democratic Party. Our politics is likely to become even more explosive, not less, the fuse having been lighted by Democrats in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016. The conflagration will be great, and the smoke of the Democrats will go up as the smoke of a furnace. Explosive politics? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

  • Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

    Unlike her predecessor, who was marched out of office without ceremony after she was suspended for “grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence,” Mzz Snipes appears to rely on both corruption and incompetence to get the job undone. The Miami Herald reported that an election worker found several bags of “uncounted early ballots” in the Broward County office. Nobody could be sure where the uncounted bags came from, or where they were supposed to go. Mzz Snipes, meanwhile, mixed rejected and accepted provisional ballots all together. No favorites played here. We’re all democrats.

  • Rich Lowry, National Review

    In the case of the Georgia gubernatorial election, narrowly lost by African-American activist Stacey Abrams, it’s unquestionably the latter. A cottage industry has grown up around declaring the outcome a stain on our nation. The critics advance myriad reasons why the result in Georgia isn’t legitimate. Every indication is that Stacey Abrams lost fair and square in an election where everyone knew the rules beforehand, and they weren’t unreasonable. She’s nonetheless being hailed for not conceding, and her loss will always be taken as an indictment of Georgia rather than the verdict of voters.