Republicans

Republicans still have their work cut out for them

Editors, Washington Examiner

With the massive tightening in just two years of Georgia's 6th District, along with the other too-close races where Republicans have squeaked by so far this year, the GOP has received its wake-up call. Republicans will not face such record-setting campaign spending and national attention in many other races, but they need to figure out what works and what doesn't if they expect to continue as a governing party after November 2018.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Eric Holder slithers out of the DC swamp to save us from ourselves

Democrats are so desperate to find a scapegoat for losing last November they’re latching on to anything that could potentially motivate their followers to stay with them. And if the actions of Eric Holder and post-presidency Obama are any indication, the effort has just begun.

Tax reform is a real must-do

Editors, Washington Examiner

Five months into a period of unified government, Republicans have no significant legislative accomplishments, and their other major goal, repealing and replacing Obamacare, is on an ugly path. They must pass tax reform.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can Trump and the GOP fill America’s critical leadership vacuum?

It will be extremely difficult to keep all of the competing interests satisfied in the days to come. The parties are already returning to their pre-shooting divisions and the prospects for an Article V convention remain dim. Leadership is called for. Can Trump and the Republicans do the job?

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Whether it takes two years or ten, Trump will break the ruling class

Two years in, the phenomenon that is President Donald Trump will continue to break new ground in American politics. Impeachment will never work and he simply will not quit – ever. Trump will battle the establishment to the death. If I were you I wouldn’t bet against him winning.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When it comes to hate speech the left owns all the talent in the world

Leftists don’t want a debate because they know they’d lose. The Declaration of Independence states our God-given inalienable rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Liberals don’t want these things – they want thought-control, income redistribution and forced equality.

Did The Left Just Start The Civil War It Has Been Threatening?

Hodgkinson’s attack on the Republican congressional baseball team wasn’t mental illness. Read his writings, read the political manifesto in his letters to the editor and it doesn’t require an FBI investigation to recognize that this was the first “lone wolf” attack in the Left’s long-planned American civil war.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The left’s leaky earthen dam of hate is crumbling all around them

After this week’s events will the Democrats suddenly drop their obsession with Russia? Will the media start talking about issues and legislation rather than Trump’s latest tweets and quit branding Republicans as evil and greedy defenders of the rich? Don’t bet money on it.

The Left finally pops; Rep. Steve Scalise shot, several wounded in baseball practice shooting

The liberal media will spin this as an isolated incident – and likely blame the gun instead of the mindset behind the man pulling the trigger. But this is nothing more than TERRORISM; a political assassination attempt. Political correctness must be stopped NOW.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If President Trump should fall who will lift the flag and carry on?

There will come a point – and soon – where the so-called Republican #NeverTrump opposition needs to make a choice to get behind Trump or be cut loose from the conservative movement. Then it will truly come down to a “with us or against us” proposition.

Republicans, bring your healthcare bill out for inspection

Editors, Washington Examiner

Policymakers have an obligation to convince the public when they are changing laws and policies. Legislative leaders have an obligation to give their members the chance to propose changes, defend their proposals, and, when it is possible, hold votes on their ideas. If your idea for solving a problem doesn't make it into the final bill, it will then be because it lost a vote and lawmakers found a different solution.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How the wisdom of Ben Franklin would solve GOP's cowardly dilemma

If grassroots conservatives aren’t worried about Comey, why should congressman and senators be concerned? The GOP agenda will rise or fall with the support of Republicans already in Congress. The party has rarely enjoyed such an opportunity…if they would only take it.

The Democrats’ War To Drive Christians Out Of Government

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The Democrats’ successful strategy to derail the nomination of Dr. Mark Green and their vicious attacks on Russell Vought and Roger Severino should alert all Christians that the war for the soul of America is entering a new phase, and if we don’t stand together to defend these good men and women who are called to public office when they are attacked, then not only will Christians be driven from government, but so will our values.

Republicans getting restless for legislative victories

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Republicans are beginning to worry that they are not accomplishing enough and are running out of time to get anything done. Democrats have begun taunting the GOP for failing to pass major agenda items. "Republicans have virtually no legislative agenda to advance and no accomplishments to tout," said one memo from the Democratic leadership emailed to reporters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP leaders snooze as America teeters on brink of cultural dissolution

America is in trouble. At some point right must triumph over wrong. As Abraham Lincoln observed in his Second Inaugural Address, both sides can’t be right; one side must prevail. This may not yet be civil war, but culturally speaking, we’re at the threshold.

Trump Is Behaving More Like a Republican

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

Trump's populist and isolationist riffs have fueled fears he would shrink America's role as the world's superpower and defender of freedom, human rights, open sea lanes, and free markets. His kind words about Russian president Vladimir Putin added to the anxiety. The opposite has happened. Trump didn't have anywhere else to go for an agenda. It had to be traditional Republican policies. There was no alternative.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are Trump’s tweets really killing his agenda?

It’s understandable why Trump seeks to bypass the media and speak unfiltered with the voters by tweeting. Such an ambition is not only necessary, it’s noble. It’s also evident he needs some sort of a balance where he’s no longer hurting his agenda 140 characters (or less) at a time.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Hard votes’ no excuse for GOP leaders to avoid pushing Trump’s agenda

We need to stop making excuses for Congress and refuse to give them an “out” for failing to do what they’re supposed to do. They are sent to Washington to take part in the process and govern the country according to the will of the People. It’s about time they started doing it.

FISA hearing gives Republicans a chance to unravel intelligence failures

Todd Shepherd, Washington Examiner

Today's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, will let Republicans explore their many complaints about how surveillance is conducted, how the information being gathered is dispersed, and the extent to which Trump might have been wronged. Democrats, meanwhile, will likely pursue new reports that say the president asked top intelligence officials to help him get then-Director Comey to back off the investigation into Trump's short-lived national security advisor Mike Flynn.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media should swallow their own Comey nothing-burger with relish

Liberals and Democrats will pull out all the stops to make James Comey’s senate testimony into a big deal, but the former FBI Director’s appearance will no doubt prove to be a nothing-burger, one that the establishment media should be made to swallow on its own.