What would make Republican candidates for President agree to a debate moderated by Matt Lauer, a “Notable Member” of the Clinton Global Initiative, or George Stephanopoulos, the former press secretary of a Democratic president, or the likes of CNN’s notoriously liberal host Anderson Cooper? Besides rank stupidity, it is hard to think of a reason.
If the word ever gets out that conservatives can actually take over the Republican Party by becoming precinct committeemen, the current members of the RNC, including the likes of Reince Priebus, are “toast” in the next round of Party officer elections. That’s why they will never breathe a word of this to you.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Readers asked me to expand on my Friday column about the rise of Donald Trump as a contender for the Republican nomination for President. In my view Donald Trump is just the latest in a long line of message carriers who have spoken for grassroots Americans fed-up with the duplicity and betrayals of the Republican establishment and Washington’s ruling class. One of the great ironies of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign may very well be that the establishment Republican political class will finally receive their comeuppance at the hands of Donald Trump, the most unlikely of populist conservatives.
As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie documented in his latest book, TAKEOVER, conservatism has long been infected with the “Sir Galahad Theory of Politics”: “I will win because my heart is pure.” In a must read essay just out on The Federalist, Stella Morabito likewise argues that American conservatives are by and large clueless about propaganda methods and tactics and proposes ideas to confront and battle the tyranny of political correctness and Leftist propaganda wherever you find them.
Matt Boyle’s reporting on the Walker campaign and Liz Mair was a great service to the conservative movement, not because it exposed the views of one obscure political consultant, but because it flushed out those like Derek Hunter, who unwittingly confirmed exactly how the unseen hand of the anti-conservative parasites of the Washington consulting class are wrecking the Republican Party.
We appreciate Glenn Beck’s frustration, but if you want to change what’s going on in America today the battle is inside the Republican Party, not between the GOP and some yet-to-be-created third party. And if you want to win that battle don’t leave the Republican Party, change the Republican Party by running for precinct committeeman, county chairman or for the Republican nomination for office against a big government incumbent before you consider bolting the GOP.
Liberal Salon offers an interesting take on the battle for the soul of the GOP: Does the GOP exist as a traditional political party, in the sense that it is a collection of different groups that have shared interests and who seek to make them real through public policy? Or is the GOP an ethno-nationalist vehicle designed to save, preserve and, ultimately, redeem the U.S.’s besieged population of “Real Americans”?
A Jeb Bush nomination for president would ensure that the Republican establishment stays in power for at least another decade, and it would also ensure that, no matter if Jeb or the Democrat wins, Big Government will prevail.
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers' insistence on an omnibus spending bill plays right into the trap that President Obama and Harry Reid's defeated Senate Democrats have set for Republicans.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has often been at odds with the conservative grassroots of the Republican Party, but in saying Obama's planned executive amnesty is “illegal” and “wrong,” and that Republicans ought to stop it “at all costs” he's on the same page with the grassroots and conservatives should welcome him to the fight.
Much as conservatives welcome the help RNC Chairman Reince Priebus' comments about amnesty seem to portend, the real muscle to defeat amnesty is going to have to come from the conservative grassroots – the same voters and activists who powered the Republican Party to victory in the 2014 wave.
Phil Crane passed away on Saturday. What a different world it might be had Crane, instead of George H.W. Bush, been chosen as Ronald Reagan's Vice President. The wake for former Congressman Crane will be Thursday, Nov. 13 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Loudon Funeral Chapel at 158 Catoctin Circle, SE. in Leesburg, Va.
“The Speech” established Ronald Reagan’s political brand as the preeminent communicator of conservative ideas, and as CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie observed in TAKEOVER, in some sense, for the next twenty-five years Reagan never deviated from that script.
Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Nationalizing the election means that the voters are focused on or thinking about one, two or maybe three main issues that override most all other issues. Another way to think about what it means to nationalize the election is that the voters have in their head a "tune they can whistle."
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The leadership that Americans need and are looking for doesn’t come from Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Reince Priebus, or any of the Republican establishment. The leadership comes from each of us in the conservative movement, our organizations, our members. We are the driving force to Save America and we are winning!
In his new book The Murder of the Middle Class, Wayne Allyn Root says “It’s time to stop bringing a knife to a gunfight – and bring a rocket launcher. It’s time to call the people who are trying to take the American dream away by their proper names: traitors, thieves, tyrants… " we agree ad think Root's book is essential reading for any politically active conservative.