Morton Blackwell

The Heritage Foundation And Jim DeMint: Both Vital To The Conservative Movement

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I was there, so to speak, at the beginning of the Heritage Foundation and what many people in Washington seem to have forgotten is that Heritage was founded to be a movement conservative force independent of the Republican Party and establishment Republican leaders.

Strange Bedfellows: How Trump and #NeverTrump Defeated Long Overdue Reform Of The RNC

The reality is that the Blackwell - Cuccinelli reform package had nothing to do with #NeverTrump or unbinding Trump delegates and by defeating it the Trump delegates made the Republican National Committee and the state party organizations considerably less democratic, open and transparent and made the rise of another populist candidate like Trump that much more difficult – if not impossible.

GOP Convention Report: The Secret Rule To Make The GOP The Party Of Priebus And Ryan

UPDATE: Speaker Paul Ryan has been busted! Ryan has been outed making phone calls to delegations trying to get them to rescind their request for a Rollcall vote on the Rules. What the establishment media isn't reporting is that there is battle going on over the Rules that will decide whether the Republican Party is a grassroots-driven Party, or whether is it is little more than a corrupt money machine to be looted by cronies of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Speaker Paul Ryan. We urge you to use the contact list at the end of this article to contact your RNC representatives to urge them to vote for the Blackwell - Cuccinelli Rules package.

GOP Establishment Running Their 1964 Stop Goldwater Plan Against Trump

There are a lot of parallels between 1964 and 2016, but the most important one is this: By defeating Goldwater, establishment Republicans created the opportunity for Democrats and their progressive Republican allies to bankrupt the country in a war that lacked a strategy for victory and to enact the regulatory and welfare regime that continues to plague our economy and limit our liberty fifty years on.

Morton Blackwell for Virginia Republican National Committeeman

At what could be a contentious open Republican National Convention, where no candidate has a majority of the delegates when the convention opens, Morton Blackwell’s expertise on the Rules of the Republican Party, his record of working to empower the grassroots and his commitment to fairness and civility will be a much needed anchor to assure that Republicans leave their National Convention united and ready to defeat Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

Will the GOP Allow a Convention Fight?

Donald Devine, The American Conservative

The ominous GOP Convention scenario would be for the establishment to manipulate the Republican Party mechanics that run the convention to have the secretary simply declare either Trump or the establishment candidate the winner by only counting those votes they deemed legitimate. Of course, the conservative base would be infuriated and the GOP would lose the general election, but the party would again be back in the hands of the establishment. Heads we win, tails they lose.

Picking a Presidential Nominee in 2016

Morton Blackwell, RedState

If enough conservatives unite, they can nominate and elect any of the more conservative Republican presidential candidates.  So there’s every reason for conservatives to try hard now to unite in support of a candidate they believe would be the most determined and effective conservative President possible.

The Selling of Jeb Bush as a Conservative Begins

CNN, Collinson & Reston

Jeb Bush is claiming to be a conservative, and the establishment media like CNN are lining up to support him, even though the issues that he's most vocal about -- the Common Core education standards and immigration reform -- are the positions that most infuriate conservatives.

A Super Bowl Lesson for Conservatives

The political lesson from Super Bowl XLVIII is that the team (candidate or movement) that comes to the field to win – who wants it the most – has a mighty advantage.

Rand Paul in Third Place?

The findings of the new NBC News/Marist Poll are an early wake-up call that we conservatives must avoid what our good friend Morton Blackwell, founder and president of the Leadership Institute, and Virginia’s long-serving Republican National Committeeman, calls “The Sir Galahad Theory of Politics.”

A Celebration of the Funding Father of the Conservative Movement

ConservativeHQ Chairman and "funding father of the conservative movement" Richard Viguerie was the toast of Washington, D.C. at his September 23rd birthday celebration. Hundreds of the best conservative minds of past and present came to wish Viguerie well and reminisce on the early Ronald Reagan days. We celebrate Viguerie's contributions to the liberty movement with photographic highlights from the event. 

Richard Viguerie Celebrates His 80th

Politico's Mike Allen shares details of ConservativeHQ chairman Richard Viguerie's big 80th birthday bash in his latest Playbook column. Nearly 250 of the top conservative luminaries gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Viguerie, the "funding father of the conservative movement."

Celebrating Richard Viguerie’s 80th Birthday

Far from being a look back at a successful career and a life well-lived, we expect tonight’s celebration of CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie's 80th birthday to be a look ahead.