Republicans

Outsiders vs. Insiders: John McCain’s betrayal of the conservative grassroots is treasonous

McCain’s “good conscience” is not enough reason to trample on the desires of his colleagues and people who put their faith in him to make sound decisions and protect their interests. The man with a storied and respected life will now leave only a legacy of betrayal and distrust.

Build a wall around DACA

Editors, Washington Examiner

DACA carries the seeds of its own expansion. To prevent this, Trump and congressional Republicans should hold fast and make sure the bill is coupled not only with tougher immigration enforcement but also with root and branch reform of policies on green cards and visas.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why simple truths & facts on race need defending in post-Obama America

We wish it were as easy as making things up when we’re in need of the details, but with the left’s virtually unchallenged promotion of falsities and lies on race, our society is in bad need of the truth. Therefore it’s up to all of us to be vigilant in defense of the real facts.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Presidential’ UN speech puts Trump’s world legitimacy crisis to rest

With greater international acceptance of his legitimate position as president, Trump’s domestic polling numbers will continue to tick up in the coming months. If the GOP Congress is able to add a few legislative victories to his resume Trump will look awful good indeed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Donald Trump has become the epitome of the un-Republican

Donald Trump is doing things differently; he’s upset the Washington status quo and people are responding to it. Trump’s moves may look strange from a conventional standpoint but it’s clear there’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s very un-Republican-like indeed.

Remember When Republicans Were Conservative?

Sen. Rand Paul, Daily Caller

With this next three months, conservatives, and really all Republicans, need to get together and act.  We need to insist that there will be no debt ceiling increase the next time if we aren’t heard, and if reforms aren’t enacted. I plan to start right now — not wait until December.  Last week, I met with conservative fighters in both the House and Senate to put together a coalition that says, “Stop.”  No more spending without real reforms.

Over DACA, an acute case of Trump Panic Syndrome

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The whole episode changed pretty much nothing. Anyone who followed Trump during the campaign knows he is headed toward some sort of accommodation for DACA recipients. And anyone who follows the Trump administration and Congress knows there will be showdowns on Capitol Hill over the wall and other border security and enforcement measures. That is where the DACA issue stood before the freakout of Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and that is where the issue stood afterward. All that panic for nothing.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: By flirting with Dems is Trump just trying to make GOP leaders envious?

The days and weeks ahead will reveal more of what President Trump really thinks about immigration. For now conservatives should be confident that he has not yet revealed all of his cards. Above all Trump wants to keep his promises; perhaps he needs a little leeway to do just that.

Republicans, help Trump avoid the near occasions of sin

Editors, Washington Examiner

The 2016 election result was shocking not only because of Trump's unexpected win of the presidency but also because of Republicans' surprising retention of Congress. But it's not enough for them to smile and bask in a team victory. Republicans were elected to produce results. Part of that means keeping Trump on the straight and narrow, and away from alliances with Democratic leaders who are only striving to weaken and undermine him.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Establishment still suffers from Steve Bannon derangement syndrome

Donald Trump’s political legacy is yet to be fully written. He’s a one-of-a-kind force in American politics. If Republican leaders were smart they’d follow his lead or the voters just might recognize the GOP for what it’s become: an establishment party that doesn’t stand for anything.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Conservatives beware of West Wing Democrat salesmen bearing promises

Passing tax reform should be a no-brainer for the GOP. They run on the issue every year and there’s broad consensus that rates need to be cut. Donald Trump’s presidency could hinge on what takes place in the next few months; beyond that, the entire republic could be at stake.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection prospects already plain for all to see

If Donald Trump continues to push the right political buttons – and Republicans in Congress actually move forward on the agenda he articulated during last year’s campaign – he will win over more voters and his current popularity numbers won’t be a problem.

Wisconsin Conservatives Uniting Behind Leah Vukmir For US Senate

Wisconsin’s Far-Left Senator Tammy Baldwin has been ripe for a conservative challenge since the day she walked on to the Senate Floor – and in state Senator Leah Vukmir it looks like Baldwin is about to get the principled conservative opponent needed to build on the Trump victory in Wisconsin and flip that Senate seat from blue to red.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Betsy DeVos and Hillary Clinton -- a Tale of Two Washington Women

It used to be the Constitution brought Americans together but that’s no longer true. These days, as Betsy DeVos demonstrated, returning to our country’s founding principles only brings one scorn, condemnation and evil wishes from people who use the system for their own aims.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Could the best option on North Korea be to simply do nothing?

If some politician out there has a better solution than the man on the street to the North Korea situation, we’d all like to hear it. In the meantime Americans simply want their towns and cities protected and their sons and daughters to remain safely away from any military conflict.

If Republicans Don't Make a Move, They Deserve to Lose

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

If Republicans hope to set a foundation for future victory, they'll need to do more than act as an impediment to bad Democratic ideas. They'll need to take political risks in order to shift the playing field itself. If they don't, they'll lose quickly. And they'll deserve to lose.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Could trained chimps help Donald Trump more than Ryan and McConnell?

Donald Trump seems driven by a determination to “Make America Great Again” by making everything shine just like one of his skyscrapers. Republican leaders could work effectively with the president if they only understood what really motivates him. Will they ever learn?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Americans expect more than fumbled fair catch of Trump’s DACA punt

Should Republicans bow to the will of the Democrats and all of the scaremongers on the DACA/amnesty issue they’ll suffer politically. The base merely asks for immigration policy to be set by Congress and enforced by the executive. Trump’s order on Tuesday only reinforces it.

Republicans Wave the White Flag on Obamacare

David Catron, The American Spectator

It is very likely that Lamar Alexander and his Senate HELP committee will use the recommendations of governors like John Kasich as the basis for the inevitable proposal to bail out Obamacare. They are obviously determined to surrender to the Democrats on this issue, regardless of their promises to the voters during the last four election cycles.