Conservatives

Cruz: Trump is no conservative

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Ted Cruz reiterated his response to Trump's threat to sue him over a Cruz campaign ad that framed him as supporting pro-choice judicial nominees as president. That's a tack he took just hours before at a heated press conference where he attempted to goad Trump into filing the suit that he bashed as "frivolous."

New Fed Up PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Trump Strong But Not Unbeatable

Many conservatives remain concerned that an establishment candidate may yet emerge, with only 44% believing that a defeat in South Carolina would cause Bush, Rubio or Kasich to get out of the race.  A 56% majority say that it is still possible that an establishment candidate will displace conservative Ted Cruz as Trump's chief rival.

Trump’s Toxic Campaign Wrecking Winning Conservative Coalition

The difference between Ronald Reagan’s toughness in advocating conservative principles and Trump’s politics of personal invective is that Reagan understood the key to building a winning conservative coalition was addition, not subtraction. Donald Trump clearly lacks Reagan's wisdom and maturity because, after Trump’s toxic behavior in South Carolina, it is going to take more than “The Art of the Deal” to rebuild the Reagan coalition if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president.

Is There Any Part Of The Reagan Coalition Capitol Hill GOP Leaders Haven't Betrayed?

More spending, but not on the core constitutional responsibility of the federal government to provide for the common defense. A deteriorating national security posture and a rapid degradation of America’s military capabilities, intrusive and extra-constitutional federal interference in education and other powers reserved by the Constitution to the states, and the complete abandonment of any pretense of governing according to cultural conservative principles are the legacy of the past decade of Republican “leadership” on Capitol Hill.

Memo to House Republicans: Ryan’s Agenda Will Help Trump and Cruz

Speaker Ryan is completely tone deaf to what is driving the outsider candidacies of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. They are not winning the Republican Primaries by campaigning against Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – they are winning by campaigning against Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Reince Priebus and the rest of the feckless, principle-free Capitol Hill Republican leaders. Ryan’s plan for this year’s budget will only fuel their candidacies.

Vote Cruz in Iowa as if the Republic Depends on It

Ted Cruz represents the conservative movement within the GOP, and if he wins, he brings a new class of conservative activists to Washington, who would displace the present feckless Republican establishment.  And this is what the Republican establishment fears more than anything; when Ted Cruz wins he brings more than a new Republican administration to power – he brings us – the limited government constitutional conservative movement to power.

FLASH: Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses Ted Cruz For President

"I want our next president to have clear, easily identifiable, conservative principles, which he has lived with for his entire life... I want our next president’s actions and principles to be guided by a spiritual moral compass. I think that man is the man I voted for in this endorsement process; Senator Ted Cruz."
Frank Racz, Fayetteville, NC

Is Donald Trump Samson Or Delilah?

The notion of pulling the enemy’s temple down upon their heads is a seductive idea deeply embedded in our culture through the Biblical story of Samson, told in the Book of Judges. But is Donald Trump Samson or Delilah?

How Trump defines a conservative

Susan Jones, CNS News

"What is your definition of conservative?" CBS's John Dickerson, host of "Face the Nation," asked Donald Trump on Sunday. His rambling answer didn’t really provide much of a definition.

Be wary of Trump, conservatives, be wary

Editors, Washington Examiner

In his own campaign promises and stated beliefs, there is a an ideology and an instinct that are at odds with bedrock conservative principles. Trump does not share a commitment to property rights that lies at the heart of what originally made America great.

Iowa Ground Game: Conservatives Crush Establishment in 2016

Patrick Howley, Breitbart

Politicians are saying one thing behind closed doors and another thing on cable news. Political consultants are busy trying to screw over their own candidates to score petty political points. And clueless mainstream reporters are covering the damn thing like they’re “Richie Rich” having to show up to public school for the first time. Turn off your television. Tune out the noise. The story of the 2016 Iowa caucus is an epic. Here’s what’s really going on.

Ted Cruz really seems to grasp what’s driving conservative voters

Greg Sargent, Washington Post

"I don’t pretend to have any insights into what’s motivating Iowa conservatives, and I don’t have any idea whether these sentiments will enable him to prevail in the Iowa caucuses. But judging by these numbers, Cruz sure seems to have a good grasp of what’s motivating them."

Alabama GOP Rep. Martha Roby Votes To Expand Federal Control Over Education

"Show Vote" Martha Roby (AL-2) is at it again. In December, she voted YES on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the hated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and does nothing to stop Common Core... and she's bragging about it!

Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet: GOP Leaders Pre-Surrender

Republican leaders will talk a good game for the next year, but don’t expect Obama to leave office with his agenda unfinished, because, as we explain here, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have already “pre-surrendered.”

Fed Up PAC Poll: Obama Inspires No Confidence in War Against Islamist Terrorists

Obama’s refusal to recognize that radical Islamic beliefs are the source of the terrorist threat was a concern for the overwhelming majority, with 94% saying it was important for the President to acknowledge this truth.  Only 5% expressed confidence in the Department of Homeland Security.

Viguerie: Conservatives and the grassroots dominate the GOP at all levels now

Greg Richter, Newsmax

“This president is moving left, and he's going to move hard left in the next few months, the few months he has remaining in his presidency and is going to bring Hillary with him and it's going to be a big drag on the Democratic chances of winning the White House this coming fall.”

New Poll: Conservatives Demand Honest, Open GOP Convention

The nomination of either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio would cause 53% of conservatives to consider voting for a third-party candidate.  If Republican power brokers were to take advantage of a deadlocked convention to nominate Mitt Romney, 75% would oppose that move.

The media's seven worst misquotes of conservatives in 2015

Becket Adams, Washington Examiner

Conservatives took a lot of heat in 2015 for things they didn't say, thanks largely to uncharitable interpretations and downright sloppy reporting. Here are the seven worst examples of the media badly misquoting conservatives last year.

Conservatives Push to Primary House Speaker Paul Ryan

Alex Swoyer, Breitbart

Tea Party activists are planning to primary House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan following passage of his $1.1 trillion omnibus, according to recent reports. Multiple news outlets are reporting that anger over the spending bill has spurred conservatives to mount a primary challenger against the Wisconsin Republican.

At Christmas 2015, causes for conservative joy

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

It's easy for a conservative to despair at the state of things today. But Christmas is a season of hope, and if one looks back at 2015, it's not hard to find glimmers of cheer for conservatives.