Ronald Reagan

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. 

House GOP: Reagans or Fords?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

House GOP leaders' push to use trick votes to weaken OCare makes them look like the Gerald-Ford-estab.-R's that Reagan talked about in '76 as having made of the party a “fraternal order” when it must be “something where people are bound together by a shared philosophy.”

Scholars Say “The Butler” Gets Reagan Wrong on Race

We agree with Craig Shirley, Kiron K. Skinner, Steven F. Hayward and Paul Kengor – films like “The Butler” can be good opportunities for a healthy consideration of our troubled racial history, but not if they persist with inaccurate portrayals of President Reagan's record and personal views.

Reagan: ‘The Butler’ Distorts, Lies

James Arkin, Politico

Michael Reagan says the glossy Hollywood production unfairly depicts his father as a racist.

Why “Moderates” Don’t Own the GOP

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Simply put, Lord destroys every argument that “moderates” make in claiming the Reagan mantle.

R’s Too Smart for Their Own Good?

Noel Sheppard, American Thinker

After all, most Americans don't make decisions intellectually. They make them emotionally.

Bush Lauds Anti-Reagan Flick

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Why do GHW and Barbara Bush love a movie that portrays Reagan so negatively? In reality, the Reagans invited butler Eugene Allen to attend a state dinner. Allen's photos of the Reagans hang in his living room while other presidential pics are in the basement.

Movie Smears Reagan's Race Record

Christian Toto, Breitbart

The movie The Butler wrongly depicts Reagan as dismissive of civil rights. Reagan biographer Craig Shirley reminded all that RR signed the Dr. King holiday into law and extended the Voting Rights and Fair Housing Acts.

The Neo Con Folly of “Preemption” Defies the Wisdom of Ronald Reagan

We can’t shoot our way to victory over radical Islam – this is a cultural war – and preemptive strikes and the creation of the all-pervasive surveillance state necessary to make them a success defy the wisdom and the success of the one proven model we have for winning a cultural war; Ronald Reagan’s victory over communism.

A Reaganite Giant Dies

Bill Clark served Ronald Reagan for over a quarter of a century as a public official, advisor and friend. In Ed Meese's estimation Judge Clark was a key figure in formulating and leading United States foreign policy during the President’s administration, and was instrumental in developing the strategy that led to winning the Cold War.

Shirley, Gingrich: Stick By Principles

Craig Shirley and Newt Gingrich, CNN

As R's wrestle with how to compare the value of fights based on principle vs. fights based on clever calculation, there may be some lessons from the darkest periods of GOP history.