Future of the Republican Party

VIGUERIE TO CONSERVATIVES: 'IT'S THE PRIMARIES, STUPID'

Tony Lee, Breitbart

CHQ Chairman, author, and direct mail pioneer Richard Viguerie said the 2006 and 2008 losses had "everything to do with the failed, immoral, and corrupt leadership of the Republicans."

11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

"I have seen the conservative future and it works…Our task is not to sell a philosophy, but to make the majority of Americans, who already share that philosophy, see that modern conservatism offers them a political home." Reagan was right.

GOP Must Re-Learn Campaign Techniques

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

Republican insiders don’t actually know how to run successful political campaigns.  But conservatives don’t know how to run campaigns effectively, either.

Reagan Won By Violating His Own 11th Commandment

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

In my new book TAKEOVER I knock down the myth of Ronald Reagan's so-called 11th Commandment and show how Reagan took all the discontents within the Republican Party to build a new majority coalition and defeat the “dime store Democrat” leadership of the Republican establishment.

Republicans Should Rally Around the Constitution

Larry Perrault, Texas GOP Vote Blog

All conservatives should campaign on and pursue restoring a constitutional standard. 

Paul Lays Out Plan to Revamp GOP

Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

"If we want to win again, we have to go to different people with a message of hope and optimism," Sen. Rand Paul said at a fundraiser for the MD Liberty PAC. Part of the issue is the party's image, Paul said.

Republican Tea Time

Matt Purple, American Spectator

The Tea Party isn't dead—and it's far bigger than just primary challengers.

Is the Tea Party Over?

Ben Domenech, The Federalist

The Tea Party is over because it won. As an organic limited gov't movement motivated by real activists, it's had a big impact on reshaping the GOP and policy priorities, in forcing traditional politicians to bend to their will.

2014 Election Forecasting: What Are GOP's Chances?

Greg Corombos, WND

An unpopular president and a changing Senate map show Democrats on the defense. But Repubs. have a lot of work to do. One of the important things that Repubs. must focus on is primaries in a number of states. 

Will Repubs. Screw Up Victory Over OCare?

Gawken, Red State

Why are Repubs. supposed to provide detailed plans for healthcare reform, but it’s somehow OK for Dems. to run on “mend it, don’t end it?” Once again, Repubs. are attempting to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory; responding to fake bleats from the MSM, and Dems. over what the GOP will do about OCare.

Levin: Clean Out GOP Establishment

Greg Richter, NewsMax

"If we don't get new Repub. leadership in Wash., clean out these consultants, and put in some fresh people who are really concerned about the country, this is the sort of sleazy crap that's going to go on." Levin says he wants the truth told about how David Jolly had to fight party leaders to get elected.

Boehner: GOP Campaign Strategy Centers on Obamacare

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

Speaker John Boehner suggested the Republican Party's long-standing opposition to President Obama's health care law will again be a central campaign strategy during the fall's congressional elections.

Perfect Together: Social and Defense Conservatives

Robert W. Patterson, National Review

By rejoining forces, they could renew American strength and resolve. 

Rove Lectures Repubs. On FL Victory

Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal

Karl Rove wants the GOP to beware of Tuesday's David Jolly victory in FL, as it shows that opposition to Obamacare alone won't be enough in Nov. But it's laughable how Rove jumps in to lecture us about a race his country club Republican pals undermined in the final days of the campaign.

Big Senate Battles of '14 Are on More Pro-GOP Territory Than FL-13

Jim Geraghty, National Review Online

The GOP’s win in Florida last night isn’t everything, but it’s something significant when a candidate, privately regarded as weak by Repubs. (former lobbyist David Jolly), beats a well-funded Dem., Alex Sink. It's great, but doesn't ncessarily mean that R's have it in the bag. 

Don't Write Those TeaParty Obits Just Yet

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Republicans have a solid chance to win a Senate majority, and Obama approval is stuck in negative territory. Big government liberalism, hailed as the wave of the future in 2009, now seems widely discredited. The Tea Party obituaries are premature.

Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party at Five

Ronald Reagan built his coalition by taking all the discontents within the Republican Party and molding them into a coherent conservative ideology and a winning coalition that defeated the Republican establishment in the primaries. After just five short years the grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement are well on their way to doing the same thing.

Scott Succeeds at Historically Black College Where Paul Failed

Melissa Quinn, Red Alert Politics

Despite being appointed to the Senate just a year ago, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is already shaking up the Republican Party. And, as Scott demonstrated during a speech at the black Howard Univ., he has the ability to succeed at changing minds about the GOP where others have failed.

Why Republicans Need the Tea Party

Daniel Horowitz, National Review

The Tea Party movement provides an answer to the Left. 

Reagan's Heirs: The Tea Party

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

The Tea Party will be celebrating a remarkable 5-year national movement that in turn is famous for the values that were so closely identified with Ronald Reagan. That is why the ferocious nature of the attacks on the Tea Party — why the need of the Big Lie that casts the Tea Party not only as something it is not.