conservative grassroots

Nikki Haley to Conservative Grassroots: Sit Down and Shut Up

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In my 50+ years of being active in the conservative movement at the national level I can’t think of another time when the Republican establishment so blatantly hijacked a national television opportunity to rebut a liberal President and used it to attack the voters they need to win the presidency.

TX Lt. Gov. Names TEA Party, Grassroots Advisers

Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman

TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the Lt. Gov. Grassroots Advisory Board, a 20-member advisory committee of tea party and grassroots leaders, to improve coordination between his office and conservative leaders.

What the Grassroots Really Thinks About the Candidates

Sally Zelikovsky, American Thinker

An informal poll shows some surprising results, especially when it comes to Jeb vs. Mitt.

Panic in “Sustainable City”

Our friend Tom DeWeese, President of the American Policy Center, updates CHQ readers on how the tyranny of sustainable policy builds in town after town, neighborhood after neighborhood and why the powerful "Sustainablists" are in such a panic over his grassroots efforts to expose their outrages.

July 18-19 National Protests Against Amnesty

Americans have had enough and are protesting against the very real security risk to our country from drug cartels, gang members, and terrorists – all of whom can now cross our border with no resistance. Join the July 18 - 19 protests in your state to take a stand for American sovereignty and the rule of law.

Could Kevin McCarthy Be A Great Majority Leader?

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

The number one thing conservatives have lacked in my 53 years of being involved in the conservative movement at the national level is strong, articulate, effective leadership. Kevin McCarthy has the right instincts and the right tools, if he would turn them toward the right target, and stand and fight for the conservative principles that brought him into the Republican Party he could be a great House Majority Leader.

UT Election Law Aims to Limit Conserv. Grassroots, TeaParty

Mark Z. Barabak, LA Times

Utah's estab. GOP leaders angered with Mike Lee's ousting of their candidate in '10 are promoting a compromise measure that'll return more nominating power to the big donors and the GOP-E. The overhaul is part of a larger move by the Repub. establishment to reassert itself, from Capitol Hill.

Establishment Republican Mike Simpson Facing Grassroots Challenge

The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed fiscal conservative Bryan Smith for the Idaho 2 seat in Congress and released an ad making the case that Big Government Republican Mike Simpson must be replaced.

Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

Matt Hoskins of the Senate Conservatives Fund sure got it right when he said, "We will never stop the massive spending and debt that are destroying our country if the Republican Speaker of the House surrenders to the Democrats and stabs conservatives in the back.”

Taking the Senate Isn’t About Politics, It’s About People

Americans for Prosperity gets it. If conservatives want to take the Senate they've got to run campaigns that are about people, not politics, and APF is showing the way in Arkansas.

Boehner Courts a GOP Civil War

J. Robert Smith, American Thinker

Boehner's way on immigration reform is just another surrender. Is Boehner pimping amnesty simply out of spite, having disparaged the grassroots for calling him out? Estab. R's may have money, but the grassroots outnumber them 3 to 1. At war's end, the speaker and his ilk will retreat for good.

Repub. Lawmakers Blindsiding GOP’s Conservative Base

Dana Milbank, Washington Post

The problem for Repubs. is that the people who brought them to power didn’t ask for consensus and smooth processes. Conservatives wanted blocking and tackling.

Schumer Pushes Plan to Undercut Tea Party

Jacqueline Klimas, Washington Times

Dems. should push for more open primaries as a way of weakening the tea party movement, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, laying out a plan to try to isolate the grassroots conservative movement that has emerged as a key hurdle to Obama’s agenda.

Congress Has A Bill For YOU

So far this year Congress has enacted only 52 new laws compared to the 284 laws enacted by the prior Congress. However, some especially pernicious bills are sitting on the calendar just waiting for the year-end rush to allow them to sneak through while the citizenry is asleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads.

Mitch McConnell Declares War On Conservatives

Mitch McConnell is in trouble not because he has been “too conservative,” but because voters don’t see the difference between a big government pork barreling Republican and a big government pork barreling Democrat.

Scarborough Bashes Conserv. Radio

Kyle Drennen, Media Research Center

Failed radio host and estab. Repub. Joe Scarborough took to NBC to bash conservative talk radio hosts for firing up grassroots to fight to the death every time to prove that they're sufficiently conservative-- all for profit.

GOP War Rages in AL

Lara Seligman, The Hill

Amid a big effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to secure a win for former state Sen. Bradley Byrne (an estab. Repub.) in the deep-red AL01, polls show his race against conservative underdog Dean Young is a toss-up.

McConnell Adopts Anti-Limbaugh Ploy

Erick Erickson, Red State

The controversy over Mitch McConnell's blackmail tactics against conservative grassroots grows. Is Karl Rove behind this as well?