2018 Elections

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Pundits pontificate on election odds but voters decide from the booth

Both sides’ advocates will use the remaining days before next week’s elections to make their cases on which party will ultimately control the House. Opinions are worth what you pay for them – but voters determine the results. Conservatives are on fire this year; will good things happen?

The Making of a Red Wave?

Laura Hollis, Townhall

President Donald Trump stiffened the spines of previously squishy Republicans. Trump saw early on that he would never get a fair shake from the media and took his message straight to the American people in his singularly blunt fashion. Trump has also exposed how false and fraudulent the press has been. Trump dared to go after the votes of minorities, women and working-class Americans -- and his rising approval ratings in those groups have shocked observers who've claimed for years that no Republican could achieve what he has done.

The Democrat Brand In Their Own Words

Through “The Stop The Democrat Mobs” campaign, CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and FedUp PAC have been leading the efforts for conservatives to nationalize the election around the violent, Far-Left, socialist policies and positions of the new Democrat Party.

Everything Is Trump’s Fault Is Fake News At Its Worst

The establishment media continues to be befuddled by their falling market share and polls that say Americans don’t trust them anymore. They need look no further than these three stories from the past week and the false narratives they promote for the answer to their problems of loss of trust and market share.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: From illegal caravans to economic growth Trump is America’s motivator

Some may not like Trump’s style but he gets results. Instead of equivocating like so many American leaders before him Trump states his positions and backs them up with unrivaled energy and action, qualities conservatives used to only dream about. November 6 couldn’t come soon enough.

Midterm Optics Are Bad for Progressives

Victor Davis Hanson, Investor's Business Daily

The caravan, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the Warren fiasco remind voters of the very opposite of what was intended. Every country requires a border and the rule of law. Due process cannot so easily be thrown out in a moment. There can be no Senate without safety and calm inside its halls. Powerful, privileged Washington officials should be the last to game a system designed to help the underprivileged. Americans know all that. Strangely, progressive activists don’t.

Don’t Help Libertarians Hand Control Of Congress To Democrats Part 2

By Richard Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In this crucial election, when control of the House and Senate hang in the balance, we urge our libertarian-leaning friends not to waste their votes on third-party Libertarian candidates who have no prayer of winning, but who, if they pull enough votes from Republicans, could destroy all the progress made in the past two years under President Trump.

Fake Bombs -- Fake News

Strange is how the bombs seem to be addressed to people who don’t open their own mail, was this an elaborate plot to kill George Soros’ butler or get the mail room clerk at CNN? At this point in the investigation we don’t know who is responsible or what their motives are – all we can do is wait for law enforcement to do their work and for the evidence to reveal the perpetrator.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ ‘fright night at the voting booth’ won’t scare them to victory

Democrats’ lame attempts to scare people over healthcare and the family separation issue won’t motivate undecideds and independents to vote for them on Election Day. Smart people see through the ruse; President Trump and Republicans would be wise to expose the Democrats’ lies.

Election 2018: Worst-Case Scenario

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

There are plenty of districts for Republicans to worry about during these final few days of the campaign season. What’s frightening is that the Democrat candidates in nearly all these competitive races are extremists who pretend to be “moderates” concerned about “working families.” This means that if Democrats win on Nov. 6, the next Congress will be even more radical than it was the last time Nancy Pelosi was House Speaker. Do Americans really want to go back to that? Are people in Florida crazy enough to elect Andrew Gillum governor? Will Arizona really elect someone like Kyrsten Sinema to the Senate?

Don’t Help Libertarians Hand Control Of Congress To Democrats Part 1

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When Libertarians run their own third-party candidates, as they are certainly free to do, they all too often split the twenty-first century liberty coalition and hand victory to Big Government Democrats—as they did in Virginia’s 2013 gubernatorial election and the 2012 Montana Senate race.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Anonymous packages mean bombs away on Americans’ common sense

Political civility took another hit this week courtesy of anonymous mail packages to Democrats allegedly containing explosives. Liberals and the media milked the occasion for all it was worth, no doubt hoping to gain traction in the upcoming elections. Ultimately, we all lose because of it.

The little surprises of October are at hand

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

A new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, the Kavanaugh hearings and eventual confirmation for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court are three surprises in one and together they threaten to change everything the wise heads have been telling us about what to expect to see in the headlines of the morning papers on Nov. 7 — that the tsunami had rendered the House of Representatives unto Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats. With two weeks to go until Decision Day, that’s looking less inevitable every day.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: 2 weeks from elections R’s amp up the base and D’s wonder what to say

In a country as large and complex as the United States, it’s odd that control of the government occasionally boils down to one or two political races. It could be that way again in two weeks. Both sides are pulling out all stops to get voters to the polls. Who will carry the day?

Meet Them With Tanks?

For the vast majority of our country’s history the military didn’t do its work overseas – its number one job was to defend the United States and its borders, at the border. It is a fantasy of the Cold War era that all the threats to our national sovereignty can be stopped by strategic bombers and nuclear missiles, as opposed to soldiers on patrol at our borders.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Big shock, media! Voters don’t care a lick about Saudi corruption

The media’s and leftist political class’s disconnect with Americans over the seriousness of threats and situations abroad is hard to reconcile. Elites may think President Trump is in trouble over Saudi Arabia’s complicity in a murder but voters prefer things that really matter.

No, Suburbia Won’t Save the Blue Wave

David Catron, The American Spectator

If the midterms are going to be a referendum on Trump’s tenure in office thus far, it seems a little implausible that the GOP is going to sustain huge losses because angry suburbanites want higher taxes, more regulation, expensive energy, slow economic growth, high priced Obamacare plans, health care rationing, and federal funding for abortion on demand. Nor does it seem likely that they want the House Democrats to spend the next two years impeaching Trump. If there is a “suburban tsunami” in November, the Democrats had better start heading for higher ground right now.

Why Is the ‘Blue Wave’ Looking More Like a Splash Than a Tsunami?

John Fund, National Review

Perhaps one lesson from the 2018 election will be that when both President Trump and Democrats run brutal, divide-and-conquer campaigns, Trump just does it better and more effectively. And when voters finally focus less on personalities and more on issues in the final stages of the campaign, the left-wing lurch by Democrats hasn’t done them any favors in what is still a center-Right country. If the “Blue Wave” really does recede next month, will Democrats just blame Trump, or will they look in the mirror? The answer to that question may be a good predictor for how the 2020 presidential election turns out.