Republicans

Do not allow the Trump audio tape to distract from what is really at stake this year

As Americans, we can object to what Donald Trump said on the now infamous audio tape from 2005 without losing sight of what this year’s election is really all about -- conservative and Republican policies versus liberal Democrat policies.

The DC Establishment Is The Party Of War

Neither party establishment is prepared to advance a strategy for victory, neither party establishment is prepared to successfully “wage peace.” Only Donald Trump was prepared to say that endless war is not just political folly, but an indecent sacrifice of American lives and treasure.

Where’s the Letter from Democratic Security Officials Opposing Hillary?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Hillary Clinton is a fixture of the foreign policy establishment and thus is considered exempt from being judged empirically on her serial deceit and her disastrous foreign-policy record. In the world of elite Washington, crude bluster from an uncouth outsider like Trump is deemed more hazardous than the prevarication, dishonesty, and incompetence of a familiar insider.

Report: Reeling Trump camp calls for 'emergency' meeting with Republicans

Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner

Members of Donald Trump's campaign are planning to sit down with Republican officials in Florida on Friday in what one person called a "come to Jesus" meeting for the struggling GOP nominee who has found himself embroiled in a number of debilitating controversies in recent weeks.

Hillary's Neoliberals

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Neoliberals — along with some members of the conservative establishment — consider Republican party nominee Donald Trump to be toxic. Many of them are supporting Clinton because they do not like Trump’s idea of building a wall on the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration. Nor do they appreciate Trump’s slogans about “putting America first” when negotiating trade deals, conducting alliances, and avoiding optional foreign interventions. They hate Trump’s crude, take-no-prisoners invective more than Hillary’s polished and refined lying.

A Republican “Surrender” To Hillary?

Jamie Weinstein a “senior writer” at The Daily Caller proposes another #NeverTrump fraternity house prank: Republicans simply "surrendering" our country to Hillary Clinton.

Cannibalizing Their Own Candidate

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Hillary must be chuckling at the GOP’s cannibalization of its own candidate. The country club Republicans have proven more useful to her campaign than her legion of six-figure staffers. The campaign has centered on Trump’s words, not her deeds, with the GOP elite reinforcing the skewed coverage by overreacting to Trump’s gaffes and downplaying the dangers of her presidency.

GOP confidence in Senate majority builds

Reid Wilson, The Hill

The nature of the Senate map, in which Republicans are defending more than twice as many seats as Democrats, always meant the GOP would be playing defense this year. But the Trump-led disaster that Republicans once feared has yet to develop, which has party strategists in high spirits.

Conservatives, I Urge You to Join Me: Unite Behind Trump and Pence

By: Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Friends, we've had our howl of frustration, but this is now a binary choice: Trump and Pence vs. Hillary Clinton. In this battle there is only the victory or defeat of constitutional liberty and the rule of law. In this battle there is no third option, there is no compromise, there is no sitting out the election. I’m all in for Trump and Pence and I urge you to join me and them in making America great again.

Rumors of a GOP Senate Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Amelia Chasse, Real Clear Politics

Polling data is one of several stubborn realities undermining the conventional wisdom that the Republican majority is in more trouble than it would be in any competitive election year.

Trump's GOP Friends Stand Outside Party Circle

Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics

They are a mix of current and former office holders, including former presidential primary rivals. Few of them carry much clout in Republican circles these days, but some have been effective advisers on politics and policy for the presumptive nominee. Some campaign for him in person or on television, while others are working to court their respective networks on his behalf.

The Fourth of July Doesn’t Work on Democrats

Researchers at Harvard University found that celebrating the July 4th holiday commemorating the announcement of the Declaration of Independence may still be serving its intended purpose – promoting patriotism -- and the good news is it only seems to work on Republicans.

Republicans: Stop Whining and Lead on the Economy

Stephen Moore, American Spectator

Hillary’s growth agenda is to give America more of the same. Congressional Republicans seem to have no economic agenda at all — just white papers of what they will do in the future. Congressional Republicans like to blame Trump for their precarious political predicament and lousy poll numbers. Maybe they should look in the mirror.

Franklin Graham to Christians: Shake up politics 'before it's too late'

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Spiritual leader Franklin Graham is encouraging pastors and everyday Christians to jump into politics "before it's too late" to fight a growing wave of political correctness.

Top Republicans Promise To Continue Investigation Of Planned Parenthood’s Body Parts Harvesting

Dustin Siggins, Daily Caller

Days after Democrats again demanded a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan to urge him to disband a House panel investigating possible illegal harvesting of unborn baby parts, two panel members and a spokesperson for Ryan indicate they will stay the course.

Can Trump turn it around?

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Republicans are divided about how Donald Trump can dig himself out of the hole that his campaign is in, but they agree on one point: the first step is admitting he has a problem. GOP insiders fear that Trump, whose yearlong run for the presidency has been fueled by sheer force of personality, has not grasped the depth of the challenges he now faces.

Republicans Really Are Losers

Michael Giere, The Bull Elephant

I’m an ‘ol Reagan conservative (with real credentials and a pedigree going back four decades, unlike most the so-called conservative critics of Trump), and The Donald was not my first choice; but now I’ll stand on these barricades with him all day long. He is now the leader.

What If The Early Christians Had Been #NeverConstantine?

The history of the early church is filled with instances in which non-Christian secular leaders were converted by missionaries or chose the Church spontaneously – perhaps the best and most famous example being the conversion of the Roman Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Emperor. And Constantine's story has a lot to tell us about this year's Republican presidential campaign.

Why Trump Must Not Apologize

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump’s rebellion is not only against the Republican elite but against the establishment’s claim to define what is right and wrong, true and false, acceptable and unacceptable, in this republic.

Trump Sins Against the Liberal Catechism

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

All of us are products of our family, faith, race and ethnic group. And the suggestion in these attacks on Trump that judges and justices always rise about such irrelevant considerations, and decide solely on the merits, is naive nonsense.