GOP establishment

The new Donald Trump should scare the GOP establishment

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

Trump has shown — both on Tuesday night and over the past week or so — an ability to rein himself in that suggests he understands that this new and improved version of himself is the one that can actually win the Republican presidential nomination.  Be scared, anti-Trump forces. Be very scared.

Trump vs Cruz Battle Must Not Break the Conservative Movement

The natural beneficiaries of the current bloodletting between the conservative and populist wings of the anti-establishment coalition are the Republican establishment, Hillary Clinton and the Far-Left who seek to maintain and expand their power by undermining constitutional liberty and continuing the crony economic policies that have devastated America’s country class for two decades. #NeverHillary #NeverRyan

Is Trump About To Be Co-opted By The DC Political Class?

Speculation is rampant that Paul Manafort, "the quintessential embodiment of the Beltway Consultant Class, about whom Mr. Trump despairs, and that which he supposedly would overthrow” is about to takeover the Trump campaign and replace Trump's controversial campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Conclusion: Should Conservatives Support Trump If He Wins The GOP Nomination?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman and George Rasley, Editor, CHQ
The idea that movement conservatives should join forces with the Republican establishment to deny Donald Trump the nomination would be an unforgivable betrayal, perpetuate the near-treasonous sellout of our country, and be a disaster for the conservative movement. We urge Trump and Cruz delegates to form an alliance and to stand together to ensure that the Republican National Convention nominates a conservative – populist ticket.

Republican establishment still won’t unite behind Cruz

Jonathan Martin and Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times

Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz and Mitt Romney voted for him, but many GOP elites are still sitting on their hands, waiting for Cruz to come to them first. What could rouse the establishment, and convince leaders that Mr. Trump can be stopped at a convention, is a strong Cruz victory next week in Wisconsin.

Part 3: What Should Conservatives Do if Trump Wins the Republican Nomination?

The idea that Ted Cruz and his movement conservative supporters should join forces with the establishment Republican perpetrators of what has become a near-treasonous sellout of our country would prove to be a disaster for the conservative movement and provide no guarantee of a conservative victory in November.

Part 2: What Should Conservatives Do if Trump Wins the Republican Nomination?

What we see on the part of the Republican establishment is not an effort to deliver the nomination to Senator Ted Cruz, but an effort to create a chaotic situation in which no outsider has a majority, thereby delivering to the Washington Cartel’s powerbrokers and insiders the ability to choose the nominee at the Republican National Convention. If that happens, then conservatives will have to face the reality of working with Donald Trump or opposing him at the GOP Convention.

Part 1: What Should Conservatives Do if Trump Wins the Republican Nomination?

Part One Of A Four Part Series: Trump won Arizona handily with a near-majority of 47 percent and his current cache of at least 739 delegates pretty much seals the math against any other candidate approaching a majority of 1237 delegates going into the Republican National Convention. So what should conservatives do if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee? Today we examine the first of four scenarios.

Arizona and Utah Primaries: Cruz is the Best Candidate to Beat Hillary

In Ted Cruz conservatives don’t have to wonder where he stands on the conservative cultural agenda or on battling the Washington Cartel. We contrast that with his chief opponent, Donald Trump, who has not only flip-flopped on many issues of concern to conservatives, but in many respects is the poster boy for the kind of crony government that spawned the Tea Party rebellion.

We Urge Cruz and Trump Delegates to Build an Outsider Alliance for the GOP Convention

We urge the Cruz and Trump delegates in other states to follow the lead of Tennessee's Joe Carr, state Senator Mae Beavers and Steve Gill and work together to make sure that, while they follow their principles and work to nominate their candidate, the Republican political class does not steal the nomination and succeed in forcing another content-free candidate and campaign down the throats of rebellious grassroots conservatives.

Will the GOP establishment line up behind Ted Cruz now?

James Poulos, The Week

Cruz's fundamental strength in this weirdest of seasons pierced the veil of confusion last night. He's the best bet to beat Trump, same as he ever was. And for Marco Rubio, that's a heavy albatross to drag home to Florida on primary night.

Memo to GOP Establishment: Ted Cruz is the Best Deal You’re Going to Get from Conservatives

Not only does Senator Cruz have a record of going head-to-head with Donald Trump and winning, he does it by appealing to the same voters that might otherwise vote for Trump, and together their segments make up a solid majority of the Republican base. Much as the Republican establishment would like to present Senator Marco Rubio as a viable alternative to Donald Trump, Rubio's candidacy is a non-starter for a huge percentage of grassroots conservatives who are simply not going to vote for a candidate who has the same position on amnesty for illegal aliens that Hillary Clinton has and wholeheartedly supported Obama’s failed policies in the Middle East.

The Suicide of the GOP Establishment

Laura Ingraham, Lifezette

In the end, they have left the opponents of the status quo no choice — they must either defeat Rubio, and radically change the power structure of the GOP, or they must watch Obama's immigration policy, Obama's trade policy, Bush’s foreign policy, and Bush’s economic policy, be implemented.

Can Marco Rubio Lie His Way To The Presidency?

During Tuesday’s CNN debate Jeb Bush told populist frontrunner Donald Trump “You can't insult your way to presidency.” But as Trump pointed out, he’s at 41% and Jeb is fading fast at 4%. However, aside from “insulting your way to the presidency” there’s a second way to get to the presidency apparently favored by the neo-con establishment, and that is the good old fashioned lying preferred by Marco Rubio.

The Most Important Question Donald Trump Must Answer Tonight

The attitude that everything is negotiable is at its core is why conservatives have come to despise the current establishment Republican leadership on Capitol Hill and celebrate Senator Cruz as the leader of principled constitutional conservatives in Congress. Mr. Trump remains an effective message carrier for grassroots frustration with Washington, but he has yet to tell conservatives what he would actually do if elected and answer the most important question of the campaign; “change to what?”

Brooks Gets ‘Naked’ on Cruz

David Brooks, establishment Republican opinion slinger for The New York Times and Public Broadcasting, thinks Ted Cruz is not just ambitious, but nakedly ambitious. For conservatives who don’t read Brooks, his article is a jewel of an insight to establishment thought.

Establishment Unhinged

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

The American People don't want open borders or mass immigration. They want people here illegally to be sent back, the borders secured, and a moratorium imposed on Muslim immigration until we fix the broken system.

GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination

Jonathan Swan, The Hill

In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors have confided to The Hill that for the first time in recent memory, they find themselves contemplating not supporting a Republican nominee for president. Most, however, still believe that Trump will flame out before they have to face that decision.

Brian Mast: Florida Congressional Candidate Gets The Threat Of Syrian "Refugees"

Brian Mast said, "It is the right of every American to protect themselves from foreign and domestic aggression, it is not the right of Syrian immigrants to enter the United States of America. If the millions of Syrian refugees want a peaceful homeland, they must stay in Syria and fight Bashar Al Assad and ISIS the way every American would fight to protect our country." I just hit “send” on a contribution of $100 to Brian Mast’s campaign and I challenge everyone who reads this article to do the same through this link
George Rasley, CHQ Editor.

Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan & GOP Establishment Suckered By Soros, Or Complicit?

The names of prominent establishment Republicans, including presidential candidate Jeb Bush and Washington Post columnists Michael Gerson and Kathleen Parker appear on the far-Left website “Americaisbetter.org” with quotes implying they back bringing more potential Syrian Muslim terrorists to the United States. Are they being suckered by Soros, or are they complicit because they have not denounced the use of their words to support this existential threat to America?