Ronald Reagan

Levin:Conservatives Did More for S. Africa Than Obama

Real Clear Politics Staff

"When Obama leaves office, there won't be tens of millions of people newly freed from behind the Iron Curtain, or under the thumb of some third world dictator, as they were under Reagan and Thatcher. Thatcher was responsible for -- along with John Paul II and Ronald Reagan -- the freedom of over a hundred million people.

The Stark Contrast Between Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela

Conservative writer Ben Hart says he truly loved Nelson Mandela. Even though Mandela was a socialist, Hart puts him on the level of Mother Teresa and George Washington in terms of being a true force for good in the world. Contrast that with Barack Obama. Read Hart's take on Mandela and comment inside.

Viguerie Plots Way Forward for Virginia Tea Party

Headlining the 4th annual Tea Party Action Conference, CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie picked-up the conference theme "Changing the Rules of the Game" to exhort the 125+ attendees that “it’s the primaries stupid” and challenge them to take over the Republican Party as the only realistic means of advancing the cause of conservative governance. Watch his speech here.

The Betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli

The betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli by the Republican establishment and many of Virginia’s nominally Republican business community leaders is reflective of the precedent the Republican establishment set in their treatment of Barry Goldwater. When an establishment Republican gains a nomination for office the Republican leadership demands that conservatives close ranks with establishment Republicans and support the nominee. However, when a conservative gains a nomination, establishment Republicans are, without consequence, free to criticize the nominee and to do everything they can to undercut the conservative’s campaign.

Reagan, O'Neill, & Someone Named Chris

Chris Matthews is no historian, but he pretends to play one. Reagan biographer and conservative PR wiz Craig Shirley gives a scathing critique (and sets little white lies straight) of Chris Matthews new book, "Tip and The Gipper." Shirley writes that "...because Matthews smears anyone he disagrees with, it should be seen for what it is: a political polemic meant to address a current political problem."

Viguerie: It's The Primaries, Stupid!

WND Staff

Conservative powerhouse Richard Viguerie (CHQ's chairman) who's credited for organizing Ronald Reagan’s huge victory in 1980 and the founding of multiple conservative organizations is calling for challenges to the elected GOP officials who may not be fully in line with the party’s roots. 

Schooling Jonah Goldberg

One of the most damaging political developments of the Reagan years was the silence of most conservatives, Democrats have exhibited no such compunction in criticizing Barack Obama. Movement conservatives should never hesitate to speak out when our friends in government show any inclination to give way on conservative principles.

Sean Hannity Is Wrong About A Third Party

To win the elections necessary to govern America according to conservative principles there’s only one way to go; recruit the candidates and do the work necessary to obtain the Republican nomination for conservatives. Just as importantly, conservatives must get involved in the Republican Party at the precinct level, run for Party office and takeover the GOP at the local, state and national levels.

By Richard A. Viguerie

Palin: DC's A Corrupt Bastards Club

Sarah Palin, Breitbart

Sarah Palin warns that the Dems' goal is to move Obamacare to a single-payer system of full socialized medicine. "The evidence is right before our eyes. Open yours, GOP establishment," Palin writes.

Sununu & The Hijacking of America

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Call it the “hijacking of America”. A century long progressive project to, as Obama is fond of saying, “transform America.” It's had help from Establishment Repubs and their Repub. consultant class.

Ted Cruz Channels Richard Viguerie and Ronald Reagan

By adopting the wisdom of Ronald Reagan, and the political insights of our own Richard Viguerie, Ted Cruz is defining how a revitalized conservative Republican Party can start winning elections again.

What's Wrong W/ The Repub Right?

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

If conservatives won’t start taking results more seriously, you can bet the rest of the GOP soon will. In order to achieve victory, the late conservative activist Howard Phillips used to say, “first we must seek it.” Even before that, we must define it—and perhaps more ambitiously than we have done in the past.

“No Waiver” America Wants Republicans to Defund ObamaCare

Americans outside the Washington Beltway, who don’t get waivers from ObamaCare or enjoy the privileged status of Washington's elite, want ObamaCare defunded and don't fear a partial government shutdwn or "slimdown" if that's what it takes.

Will Obamacare Be The New Panama Canal for Conservatives?

Conservatives must continue to think strategically and look beyond today’s news cycle at what is really at stake in the Obamacare battle. The Panama Canal Treaty battle grew the New Right movement in the 1970s and the fight over defunding Obamacare is growing the limited government, constitutional conservative movement today. 

By Richard A. Viguerie

Republicans, Ready for Battle!

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

The Republican war over whether to bow to the seemingly inevitable and fund Obamacare is a Panama Canal issue. How one votes here may decisively affect one’s career. Cruz is right, just as Reagan was right.

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. 

Cruz Has Edge for 2016

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Steve Deace, radio host and political powerbroker in Iowa says that Cruz is "on a path to the White House." He explained the appeal of Cruz to the Repub base and general election voters. 

Levin v. Krauthammer on Cruz

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller

Mark Levin and Charles Krauthammer exchanged heated barbs over Cruz's speech. Levin reminded his listeners that Krauthammer had been on the wrong side of Ronald Reagan.

Reagan's Battle W/ Enviro Extremists

William Perry Pendley, Human Events

In a curious twist of history, what allowed environmental extremists to get their way after Reagan was the economic recovery for which he was responsible. 

Cruz: The New Reagan?

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Remember, Reagan went over the heads of political opponents to the people, just as Cruz is doing with defunding Obamacare, and establishment Republicans viciously attacked him.