pertaining to the Republican Party

GOP and the Black Vote: Could This Finally Be the Year?

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Rasmussen has been polling Trump’s approval in the black community as high as the low 40s. Rasmussen’s monthly average for July had Trump at 36 percent approval. Of that 36 percent, most — 25 percent — registered strong approval. Strong approval generally coincides with electoral support. That 25 percent number has shown up since at least June. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think a politician could get 60 percent of a group of voters who tell pollsters they strongly approve of him. Which means unless Rasmussen is dead wrong, that 15 percent number could be within reach for Trump.

Black Americans are coming home to the GOP

Rebecca Hagelin, Washington Times

A fantastic new book by Vernon Robinson III and Bruce Eberle, titled “Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Reelect Trump,” explains why black Americans will unleash freedom for all of us as they show up in record numbers to vote for Republican candidates and Mr. Trump. As the authors point out, all we have to do is cut through the noise and lies and share the truth to the black community about who has their best interest at heart, and they will respond. Available on, “Coming Home” has lessons that will lead to victory in this election and for years to come as black Americans come to realize in even greater numbers why the GOP’s policies of freedom and faith are essential for human thriving.

How the GOP Will Retake the House in 2020

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Republicans need to flip only 18 House seats in 2020 to regain control of that body. Time reports, “President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million in the hours following the official launch of his campaign for re-election in 2020, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.” That figure, combined with the size and enthusiasm of the Orlando crowd, suggests that Democratic hopes of denying him a second term are pure fantasy. None of the Trump voters in those 31 House districts that Trump won in 2016 are going to split their tickets and vote for a Democrat — no matter how “moderate.” The party of investigations and obstruction is due for yet another sojourn in the political wilderness.

Jeb Goes Full Bush On Sanctuary Cities

With the Florida legislature about to pass a bill prohibiting Florida local governments from implementing so-called sanctuary city policies, Jeb! has surfaced to opine that sanctuary cities in Florida were “not a problem.” Update - despite Jeb Bush's opposition the bill passed yesterday and Florida now has a tough anti-sanctuary city law.

How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If the new U.S. electorate of, say, 2024, includes tens of millions of new voters — 16- and 17-year-olds; illegal migrants; ex-cons; new legal immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America who vote 70 to 90 percent Democratic, the political future of America has already been determined. California, here we come. We do not select NFL coaches or corporate executives or college professors or generals or admirals by plebiscite. What is the empirical evidence that this is the best way to choose a president or commander in chief?

For GOP, attacking Michael Cohen's credibility is a double-edged sword

Byron York, Washington Examiner

GOP lawmakers had chosen to mount an across-the-board attack on Cohen's credibility. That left them with the dilemma of what to believe and what not to believe in Cohen's testimony. Could Republicans claim that they did not believe what Cohen said about Trump and the Stormy Daniels payments but did believe what he said about the dossier? The GOP strategy left the party in a position of having to pick and choose what to believe from Cohen. And that problem will only become more difficult.

The Republicans’ Millennial Problem

Paul Gottfried, The American Conservative

The politics of victimology does have its limits and at some point may show wear. Hatred of white male Christian heterosexuals cannot keep a coalition going forever, particularly when this alliance of self-described victims reveals sharply competing interests and sensibilities. Of course, the Left’s coalition will not fall apart in the short run. But if some Millennials do eventually move towards the Right, what will draw them will not be the promise of cheaper lodgings. Something more dramatic will have to happen.

Why Trump and the GOP will win suburban women voters like me

Suzanne Venker, Washington Examiner

Suburban women voters are smart enough to see it for themselves. Much to the media's dismay, we don't fall for their portrayal of Trump as a bigoted misogynist. We see through that rhetoric and stay focused on what he brings to the table, despite his flaws. “College-educated women want safety, security and healthcare protections — very much along with financial and economic health for themselves and our Country,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “I supply all of this far better than any Democrat (for decades, actually). That’s why they will be voting for me!”

Does Midterm History Really Augur Big GOP Losses?

David Catron, The American Spectator

The outcome of the midterms depends less on the arc of history than the ineptitude of the Democrats. Even if history actually supported the claim that the President’s party always gets clobbered in the midterms, bumblers like Biden, Sinema, Warren, O’Rourke, Ocasio-Cortez, et al. will probably save the Republicans. The voters have heard the calumny and seen the clowns. Even worse, they know the Democrats want to hit them with high taxes, open borders, and single-payer health care — not to mention an impeachment charade that would put the Kavanaugh circus to shame. The GOP Congress is probably pretty safe.

GOP have only themselves, not Trump, to blame in 2018

Ken Cuccinelli, Washington Examiner

Washington needs leaders who honor their oath to support and defend the Constitution and who will not hand our country over to the liberals who will immediately enact terrible policies and destroy our freedoms. It’s time for leaders in Washington to keep their promises and fulfill their commitments to taxpayers. It’s time for Congress to do what they said they would do and lead the way to smaller government and more freedom.

The hidden Trump voters that may save him and the GOP in November

Monica Crowley, The Hill

The approval and optimism of the key blue-collar voting bloc — combined with rising approval numbers from other traditionally Democratic constituencies such as African-Americans, Hispanics and young people, who also are enjoying historically low unemployment rates — is an encroaching existential threat to the left. The dramatic realignment Trump led in 2016 is still underway, roiling expectations and defying prediction.

It’s Time For A Conservative Purge

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

America’s two political parties are changing. Their coalitions are shifting, dramatically, and we are now seeing an outsider party of conservative-populists (the GOP) and one of insider leftists (Democrats) develop. Lots of people no longer fit where they grew up. How many ex-Democrats voted to make Trump president? So, until we complete the purge, we’ll have treacherous elements within the GOP who should ‘fess up to their embrace of liberalism but can’t because then they would be totally cut off from their cushy gigs.

Forget The GOP: It’s Up To Conservatives To Nationalize The 2018 Midterm Election

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
As I see it, 2018 will likely be another Republican wipeout, like 2006, unless we conservatives nationalize the election by getting voters refocused on big conservative issues; building the wall, limiting immigration, religious liberty, rebuilding our national defense, reducing job-killing regulations, and getting tough on crime and illegal border crossing.

They Are Not Never Trump – They Are Never You

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

How did our supposed betters get the idea they were better anyway? Have they done anything but go to college and write stuff they didn’t really believe? We are in the midst of a cultural upheaval where our shoddy elite is desperately trying to cling to power and prestige it did not earn, has not wielded competently, and does not deserve. The recent shameful collaboration with the SJW left by those who once fancied themselves our leaders in conservatism just proves, again, how right we were to discard these losers.

Mend the GOP, Don’t Burn It Down

Jay Cost, National Review

The hyperbole of the remaining Never Trumpers is making it harder to fix what is wrong with the GOP. Such intemperate positions draw all the focus and alienate potential reformers who are more amenable to Trump. This makes it more difficult for those of us still actively inside the conservative coalition to bring about change, which for now can only come through encouragement and exhortation rather than extreme calls for razing the Republican party.

A wake-up call for the sleeping beauties

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The president’s reliance on his vast reserves of self-confidence encourages ignoring the evidence of “trouble, trouble, right here in River City.” The election of 2016 was stunning in its surprise, and it had been building for years, perhaps decades. Some people think the result was a divine gift, and perhaps it was. But the Scriptures tell us that “the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.” No wave can stand against that.

The GOP Is All Pastel (and Little Boldness)

Brandon J. Weichert, The American Spectator

Going forward, the GOP needs to more fully embrace Trumpism; it needs to unequivocally take up the issues of trade and immigration — and stand firm on them (except in extreme cases). The GOP also needs to unflinchingly wage the Culture War. A coalition of blue-collar workers and social conservatives is waiting to be embraced by the wider GOP. As Reagan said, the Republicans need to be “raising a banner of bold colors, no pale pastels.” So far, without Trump, the GOP is all pastel.

President Trump’s Speech To CPAC Leaves #NeverTrump Gang Squirming

The intelligentsia of the Right and Left will continue to talk down Donald Trump and claim his remarks to CPAC just weren’t up to presidential standards. What they don’t understand is Trump’s stream of consciousness asides are exactly were he connects with the voters and what differentiates him from the inside-the-Beltway political class that voters despise.

Pence To CPAC: 'Progress Is Driven By The People Who Show Up'

Vice President Pence’s defiance of the establishment media outlets that criticized him during the Olympics and glorified Kim Jong-un’s sister seemed to get all the press, but the most important part of his CPAC speech was his message to those on the Right who are still sitting on the sidelines waiting for Trump to fail: “Progress is driven by the people who show up.”

Trump's Fate

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

It may be that it was not just Trump’s conservative populist message but also Trump himself, the unique populist loudmouth messenger, who won the Electoral College. Trump prevailed not only because he appealed to the concerns of flyover country, but also because he voiced these concerns in a way that no other Republican would have.