GOP establishment

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?

Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win

Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, Washington Post

The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the pack of governors and senators running, and there is disagreement about how to prosecute the case against them. Recent focus groups of Trump supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire commissioned by rival campaigns revealed no silver bullet.

GOP Establishment Senators Would Back Trump if Nominee

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Trump has become a headache for Republican leaders in Washington, who question his electability but won’t criticize him publicly because he’s popular with the base and they fear he may wage a third-party bid. Still, even GOP senators who have been at the wrong end of the Republican frontrunner’s barbs say they’ll back him if he becomes their nominee.

John Kasich: The GOP Establishment’s Spare Prince

The job of the establishment’s “spare prince” in this year’s campaign is to present himself as a more palatable version of Jeb Bush to those who might be skeptical of electing another Bush or to jump in and save the establishment’s hold on the throne should Bush’s campaign falter as it appears to be doing. And John Kasich is a perfect “spare” for the Republican establishment.

The Three Presidential Primaries

Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

What the American establishment has given us the past 20 years is sex scandals, money scandals, two unwon wars, an economic collapse, an inadequate recovery, and borders we no longer even pretend to control. They think: What will you give us next, the plague? Thus there are not two presidential primary contests going on but three: “More Obama,” “Less Obama,” and “Trump.”

GOP Elites Call for Purge of Trump

Pat Buchanan, CNS News

Trump should tell the GOP that if it disrespects him and his followers, then he is prepared to do as did the biblical hero Samson, when, blinded and mocked by the Philistines, he pushed the pillars apart and brought the temple down upon the heads of them all. The Republican establishment will understand that.

Donald Trump, Golden Haired Sun Eater

Ben Domenech, The Federalist

Trump rises in a reality in which the Jacksonian American spirit – fed up with being told what they can and can’t say and do, with what is reasonable or practical to expect given the circumstances, with leadership they feel no longer serves their priorities – decides to just throw their hands in the air and express their rage the only way they can – “sure, whatever, Trump.”

Why Trump Is Still Leading And Ted Cruz Rose After The Fox Debate

What the establishment media doesn’t seem to get and the Republican establishment fears beyond anything else, including the election of Hillary Clinton as President, is that those voters who support Donald Trump and Ted Cruz understand that the Republican establishment is the problem.

Mr. Trump, You Should Have Taken Roger Stone’s Advice

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
What Roger Stone told Donald Trump upon leaving the campaign is exactly what I’ve been saying; Trump’s rise in the polls isn’t about his celebrity, it’s about his message. And it's about “sending THEM a message.” And THEM is the Republican establishment and the Washington political class in general. But the media strategies that worked for Donald Trump the celebrity won’t work for Donald Trump the “message carrier” for America’s country class voters.

Clawson’s Tea Party Response To Obama’s SOTU Versus GOP Establishment Response

Contrast Sen. Joni Ernst's role as spokesman for the emptiness of the establishment Republican agenda, with that of Rep. Curt Clawson and the limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party.

Media Hoping for Estab.–Tea Party Civil War

Jim Geraghty, National Review Online

It's no surprise when most GOP incumbents survive their primaries; incumbency provides big advantages. Any cycle where R's elect Ben Sasse, Joni Ernst, & Cory Gardner to the Senate, & manage to knock off the House maj. leader, is a great year for the Tea Party agenda.

All Republicans Ran and Won as Born-Again Conservatives

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The GOP has an obligation and mandate to undo, obstruct and oppose Obama’s policies: Click this link to view CHQ's Conservative Leaders Post Election Press Conference hosted by CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, and featuring Ken Blackwell, former Ambassador U.N. Human Rights Commission, David Bossie, President, Citizens United, L. Brent Bozell III, Chairman, ForAmerica, Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List, Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots, Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council.

Spinning Election as Repudiation of Tea Party

Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com

“And if the Tea Party shows up in enough strength for the Republicans to win in a wave, it's gonna be because the Tea Party is doing whatever it can to stop Obama, which is what this election is about.  It's not about stopping the Tea Party, for crying out loud!”

Rand Paul is Go-To Guy for R’s in 2014

Beth Reinhard and Patrick O'Connor, Wall Street Journal

Midterm elections serve as prolonged auditions for potential presidential candidates and Mr. Paul’s efforts have vaulted him from tea-party star to serious contender. Over the past two years, he has visited about 30 states to help candidates or his party, collecting a pile of chits along the way.

McConnell Vows Major Changes as Majority Leader

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some conservative Senate aides and activists believe McConnell only wants to play “small ball” instead of pushing bold proposals to repeal ObamaCare or overhaul the tax code. McConnell says he wants to change the tone of the Senate and show Republicans can govern. We’ll see.

Cruz and Cornyn, Bold Colors vs. Pale Pastels

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz wants Republicans to try to repeal Obamacare and stop President Barack Obama's executive grants of amnesty. Sen. John Cornyn believes Republicans will only win the White House in 2016 if conservative stalwarts like Cruz water down their bold conservatism and compromise. Who’s right?

Trump to Romney: Don’t Even Think About Running Again

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Trump said that Romney fails to appeal to the Republican base and as such would lose yet again. “Many Republicans stayed home,” Trump said of 2012. “If the Republicans came out and voted, he would have won…John McCain actually got more votes than Mitt Romney.”

Paul Teller is Ted Cruz’s Agitator in Chief

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

If personnel is policy, then there’s little doubt Sen. Ted Cruz’s choice to make Paul Teller his Chief of Staff was designed with stirring the pot in mind. Teller has been challenging the establishment and pushing conservative policy for years and seems to be a good fit for Cruz.

Studies Show GOP Can Win by Opposing Amnesty

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Despite the incessant lectures from many sources about the need to pass amnesty legislation to appeal to Hispanic voters, two recent studies of the Latino electorate suggest that Republicans can oppose amnesty and still win elections in the midterms and beyond.

2016 Republicans Hiring Top Talent

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ben Carson are already assembling teams for potential presidential bids, but who they’re hiring (or wanting to hire) in some cases will certainly give conservatives pause.