Donald Trump

The Conservative Cause Is Bigger Than Any Two Men

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Looking toward the 2018 primaries, the rupture of relations between Trump and Bannon has created a temporary leadership vacuum in the conservative – populist movement, so it is up to each of us to step up and do what we can to fill that vacuum; the need for top quality conservative candidates for every office is too great, our goals are too important, and our mission is too urgent for this battle of personalities to slow us, let alone to stop us.

Trump Drives Another Nail Into Obamacare’s Coffin

David Catron, The American Spectator

Obamacare is being prepared for burial one nail at a time. Trump's recently signed AHP regulation is just the latest to be hammered home. The “Affordable Care Act” will eventually join Prohibition, the Sedition Act, the National Maximum Speed law, and the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law in the graveyard of dumb Beltway ideas. It’s only necessary to keep our eyes on the prize.

The Man Who Should Replace Steve Bannon and Why

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Larry Elder is the perfect guy to oversee and cheerlead a new approach to outreach to black voters, not just because he has been thinking about it for a long time and would know how to do it — utilizing those incentives, which create more permanent change, rather than government spending, which usually disappears into the ether —  but because he is a terrific communicator. The man is warm and funny. (Yes, I know him, so can attest to both, but those traits are apparent daily on radio and television.)

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Americans would be crazy to believe critics claiming Trump is unstable

The media and Democrats will continue to say Trump is unstable, insane, unbalanced and any other adjective that implies his behavior is a threat to the country. Leftists imagine getting rid of Trump would spell the end of his policy agenda – it’s up to us to prove them wrong.

Fire and Fury Signifying Nothing

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The media was too giddy with the Bannon-Trump feud to practice anything remotely approaching impartial journalism. No sooner had they finished their approving reports on the Hillary campaign’s outsourcing of espionage to foreigners than pundits were chuntering about the collusion claim the book revives. The melodrama of it all is on the level of a daytime soap, though even those don’t put forward plots as preposterous as an intensely competitive real estate tycoon who runs for president hoping to lose.

Trump and Iran -- Leading from the front

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

President Trump represents a remarkably different view of reality. He believes weakness begets weakness. He believes bad regimes are bad. He believes leaders look for opportunities and move aggressively and courageously to advance their vision of the world. He believes America is big enough and strong enough to provide real leadership.

The Year Of Women’s Anger Will Only Escalate Unless Women Stop Pretending They’re Victims

D.C. McAllister, The Federalist

During the Women’s March, feminists said it was not an event, it was a movement, a movement of change. Feminism would regain its credibility and legitimacy. It would wrest moral authority from the “p-ssy-grabbing” scoundrels who stole it and gain dominance once more in American culture. But it didn’t work. In the weeks following the Women’s March, all the tears of celebrities flooding social media and hysterical warnings of Trump rolling back abortion rights dried up and fizzled into a mere whine.

Trump-onomics 101

The forgotten working folks who voted for Donald Trump are seeing the benefit of his economic policies in more hours at the factories and other businesses that employ them, higher wages and more job security in the outlook for new orders.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ obsession with 2018 midterms won’t subside until they lose

The possibility of regaining power and stopping President Trump ensures a steady stream of media reports concerning this year’s midterm elections. Trump’s statements remain the hot topic of discussion but congressional Republicans can better make their case by sticking to his winning agenda.

The Great Experiment

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The nation did not suddenly become liberal in 2008 or conservative in 2016. Rather, in both years it rejected blasé centrism — first trying out a left-wing deviation from establishmentarianism, then in frustration turning to a right-wing antidote to both the failed medicine and the original diseased status quo. We have been given a great gift in seeing two ideologically opposed solutions back to back, and both may end up adjudicating rhetoric through deeds.

Here’s how Trump can score some wins in 2018

Ned Ryun, The Hill

Trump shouldn’t let himself be hampered by a recalcitrant Congress. He can score some real wins in 2018 simply by using his executive powers. If Trump does these things in 2018, and appoints another Neil Gorsuch type to SCOTUS when Justice Kennedy likely retires next summer, Republicans across the board will share in the positive effects, Trump will win reelection, and Democrats will become the “Coastal Regional Party.”

#NeverMitt

We don’t know if Utah’s forgotten men and women know much about the real Mitt Romney – the vulture capitalist who likes firing people, who opposes economic nationalism and thinks the job killing Trans Pacific Partnership would have been good for America, so here is the first in our series outing the real Mitt Romney.

Now Is The Time To Step Up Pressure On Iran

January 12 is just over a week from today, but that’s plenty of time for the President to make a major policy statement in support of the Iranian people, and to put in motion the actions necessary to support them in their desire to rid themselves of the corrupt mullahs now stifling their liberty – and threatening our own national security.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ding-dong Orrin Hatch will be gone but Romney could easily be worse

Time will tell how Orrin Hatch’s retirement will play out. Regardless, there will be new blood in the senate after Hatch’s departure – and that can only be a good thing. Mitt Romney would add a new establishment presence to Washington – but would he really just be a thorn in Trump’s side?

It’s Only Been the Apocalypse for Democrats

Lawrence Meyers, Townhall

Normal Americans have someone who doesn’t look down on them. One can argue that Trump is unpredictable, inexperienced, has made countless errors, and the White House is a disaster – and all of those arguments hold water. However, there is no denying that Trump is what the average America needs – a fighter. As for the Democrats, their world has certainly ended, but for the rest of America, we’re just getting started.

The Greatest Constitutional Crisis Of Trump's Presidency

The greatest constitutional crisis of Trump's presidency is the overreach of the federal judiciary, manifested first in the various lower court orders attempting to stymie the President's orders on immigration, and now, most seriously, by judges attempting to bypass the President to run the military and the Department of Defense from the federal bench.

Will War Cancel Out Trump’s Triumphs?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

For whose benefit all these wars? The Korean War finished Truman. Vietnam finished LBJ. Reagan said putting Marines into Lebanon was his worst mistake. Iraq cost Bush II both houses of Congress and his party the presidency in 2008. Should Trump become a war president, he’ll likely become a one-term president.

Trump Ends 2017 Residing In His Enemies’ Heads

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump rolls on, not seeking the elites' approval, not conforming to their demands, ignoring them when he isn’t mocking them on Twitter. He refuses to acknowledge their superiority, their right to rule over us Normals. Because while Trump makes a wonderful avatar, he is really only that – a symbol, a representation of something more terrifying to the elite than any one man. Trump represents Normal Americans, the ones the elite on both the right and the left look down upon with contempt and fear.

Liberal Humiliation: Trump vs. Obama on Iran

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Obama was silent for those students and millions of other decent Iranians. He wanted his deal so much that, as we know, he sent still more millions to the mullahs in cash, so they could use those dollars in any untraceable manner they wished. What we also know is that the Donald J. Trump administration has taken the exact opposite approach from the Obama administration to events in Iran. They are unqualifiedly — and immediately — supporting the demonstrators and democracy. Bravo!