Joni Ernst

No Obamacare Repeal – No August Recess For Congress

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, we urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators; tell them to skip the August Recess to repeal and replace Obamacare, pass the Trump budget and put a pro-growth tax reform package on President Trump’s desk.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Turmoil and red meat at the first day of the Republican Convention

The evening program of the first day of the Republican National Convention offered plenty of interest, but the “stars” of the show were not necessarily the ones you would expect. Plus, #NeverTrump wanted convention chaos and in getting it killed necessary reforms of the RNC that conservatives have been working on for years; Ted Cruz will back Trump because everyone will be better off when The Donald wins, and, Beyond Cleveland, Trump is just getting started.

My Conservative Dark Horse GOP VP Nominee: Rick Santorum

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Rick Santorum would, as no other candidate except Ted Cruz, help Trump complete the circle necessary to build a winning populist – conservative coalition by bringing culturally conservative pro-lifers into the fold. He knows Washington and Capitol Hill and certainly after his strong run in 2012 and his leadership in the Senate “could be viewed as somebody who could be president."

Part 4: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
An examination of the pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the most obvious conservative prospects for Vice President left me wondering if there isn’t someone else – a true dark horse – whom Donald Trump ought to consider as part of his short list of prospective nominees for Vice President.

Part 3: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When we review the GOP VP prospects from the middle of the poll field Jim Jordan certainly stands out as a consistent conservative who lends credibility with movement conservatives to the Trump coalition, as one who adds to Trump’s brand in the must win state of Ohio and who has the legislative experience necessary to help Trump sell his program on Capitol Hill.

Part 2: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last week I asked CHQ readers if there was a conservative dark horse on Donald Trump’s VP short list, and I suggested eleven names of solid conservatives who seemed to fill Trump’s criteria -- so now it’s time to take a look at the list.

Does Trump’s VP Short List Include A Conservative Dark Horse?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition. What Trump has said is indicative of his background as a CEO in this new age of creative disruption; he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president." In other words, a working VP who, with a Republican majority in Congress, bridges the full spectrum of right-of-center Washington.

Ernst Ignores Exec Amnesty

Tony Lee, Breitbart

The GOP estab. elevated GOP Sen. Joni Ernst’s profile by choosing her to deliver the State of the Union response. She ignored the loudest message voters sent lawmakers by not opposing O’s amnesty in her remarks.

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.

Dems' Warped Image of Women Lost

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

A funny thing happened in the “war on women.” Mia Love and Joni Ernst won, Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke lost. Perhaps American women aspire to more than receiving political patronage. 

The War On Women Is Over & We Won

Emily Zanotti, American Spectator

Dems reap their condescension to women. Women got the message that all the Dems think about is their vaginas (when they think about women at all). R's should take this disaster to heart, and note that in many places where they mad