Republican Party

Welcome to the Party of Trump

Stephen Moore, The American Spectator

What Donald Trump achieved on election night was to topple the legacies of three family dynasties all at once: the Clintons, the Bushes, and the Obamas. They were the troika of big losers in 2016. Trump didn’t topple the Reagan legacy of growth, optimism, and peace through strength. If the Age of Trump is to be a success, he will build on and modernize that legacy.

Trump Wins — Time to End the Republican Civil War

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Everyone has to eat a little humble pie, those of us on the winning side and those of us who saw Donald Trump as a threat to our country and our party. That said, one thing must be stipulated. Donald Trump did something absolutely extraordinary and unique in the history of American politics, maybe of all politics.  With practically every power source in our country aligned against him, including many of the leaders and thinkers of his own party, he won the presidency of the United States without ever having served in an office of any kind.

The Moral Depravity of the Anti-Trump Power Grab

Did this lewdest, crudest and most putrid behavior (not talk), ever drive the press and Democratic party elders to call on President Bill Clinton to resign? Never.

Attention #NeverTrump: To Preserve The First Amendment We Must Elect Donald Trump

#NeverTrumpers seem to forget that Clinton’s hostility toward the First Amendment could be put into practice by her appointments not only to the Supreme Court, but also to the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Communications Commission, and the Justice Department. The appointees would follow a heavily partisan course, prosecuting Clinton’s Republican and conservative opponents and making the #NeverTrumpers’ dream of a post-Trump rebuilding of the Republican Party with them in charge unlikely if not impossible.

Conservative Crackup Redux

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

The conservative movement largely failed as kingmaker in 2016 because the king they genuflected before in 2000 and 2004 so besmirched their philosophy. Voters decided that winning required a clean break rather than another try at the rebranding attempted in 2008 and 2012. Whether this reorientation works, only November knows. All Republican voters know before Labor Day is that it can’t work worse than in 2012 or 2008.

Will Paul Ryan’s Arrogance and Lies Defeat Him?

Whether Paul Ryan is defeated is not so much a measure of Paul Nehlen’s prowess as a campaigner – although he’s mounted a great campaign – it is more a measure of how tolerant of Paul Ryan’s arrogance and lies the good people of Wisconsin 1 prove to be.

The Elite Get A Well Deserved Bullying From Donald Trump

Country class voters know a bully when they see one, and they believe they are being bullied daily by an out-of-touch and insulated elite that holds them in contempt, they understand that the guy who punches your oppressor in the mouth isn’t a bully, he’s your champion. If Donald Trump is a bully, then he’s the much needed counter-bully the country class has been waiting for.

Up Close Report: The Donald Trump The Media Won’t Tell You About

In a Facebook post after Trump's Ashburn, VA rally, Loudoun Co. Republican Chairman Will Estrada tells us, "Be very skeptical of what the media is telling you about Donald Trump, because I saw it with my own eyes and it was something very different."

Is Indiana Governor Mike Pence The Conservative Choice For Vice President?

It looks like Donald Trump has made his choice for Vice President: Indiana's Governor Mike Pence.

Is the Governor Pence the candidate who can cement the winning populist – conservative coalition for Donald Trump?

In view of his betrayal of conservative principles on Indiana's RFRA and ending Common Core many conservatives, including CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie, have expressed reservations about Governor Pence. Click here to read Mr. Viguerie's column on Governor Pence. 

Please tell us what you think; does Governor Pence satisfy your expectations for a running mate for Donald Trump?

Newt Gingrich (write-in)
43% (17 votes)
Indiana Governor Mike Pence
40% (16 votes)
Saran Palin (write-in)
8% (3 votes)
Rick Santorum (write-in)
8% (3 votes)
Total voters: 40

CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll Final Pre Convention Choices

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.

However, beyond saying 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" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? CHQ readers have narrowed the field, now you decide?

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Conservative opposition forces Corker out of Trump Veepstakes

As soon as conservatives such as Richard Viguerie started speaking out against Tennessee Senator Bob Corker’s potential candidacy, the establishment ran in the other direction. Corker’s exit is great news for Trump and improves his prospects of uniting and exciting conservatives going into the Republican National Convention.

Choosing Bob Corker as VP Would Crash Trump’s Campaign

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

If there’s one thing worse than ignoring the conservative agenda, it is claiming to support it and then betraying it, and in that regard Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee stands alone in infamy among those suggested as a potential running mate for Donald Trump. I urge all of my conservative friends to let Donald Trump know that we conservatives believe choosing Bob Corker as his running mate would crash Trump’s campaign and that it is time to just say NO to Bob Corker for Vice President.

Dear GOP, you still haven’t learned. Follow Herb Brooks’ advice

"Felix Veritas", QuinHillyer.com

Follow Herb Brooks’ advice, GOP leaders. Attack. America needs it now. Desperately. Throw the Democrats’ game right back in their face, and start exposing them for what they really are. Poor Americans who continue voting Democrats into office need to know the truth about who they are electing, at least at the national level.

Louie Gohmert: America’s Last Hope To Preserve Constitutional Liberty

Rep. Louie Gohmert, one man with principles – and a gut level love for his country and constitutional liberty – can do what a gallery full of House Republican mice would never dare – get mad, get emotional, get angry and confront the Democrats about what really got 50 people killed in Orlando.

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.

Richard A. Viguerie joins the BBC for its Witness history program.

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie joins the BBC for the international network's Witness history program. In this segment Mr. Viguerie charts the rise of the modern American conservative movement and focuses on the organization of the Moral Majority and how it changed the course of American politics.

CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll Top Choices

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.

However, beyond saying 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" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? CHQ readers have narrowed the field, now you decide?

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Huffington Post Editorial Calls For Attacks On Trump Supporters And GOP

streiff, RedState

The writer is a guy name Jesse Bern. Charitably put, guys like Bern are uniquely unsuited to surviving in an environment where random violence it the way of life, but they are extremely adept at encouraging others to do it.

CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll

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.

However, beyond saying 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" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? Is there a conservative dark horse you want to write in?

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Would Donald Trump Save Americans From Unnecessary War?

Subsidizing prosperous, populous allies and attempting to remake failed states provides little benefit to most Americans, who do the dying and paying. Hillary Clinton’s foreign support actually reinforces Donald Trump’s point: the need for an international policy that advances the interests of the American people.