Conservatives

#NeverHillary or #NeverTrump?

In our four-part series on what conservatives should do if Donald Trump is leading the field when the Republican National Convention opens, CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie and I argued in favor of a Trump populist – Ted Cruz conservative alliance to oust the Republican establishment, break the Washington Cartel, and bring about a conservative-populist political realignment. But now we are not so sure that is even possible.

Indiana GOP Primary: Cruz is the Best Candidate to Beat Hillary

The most important choice voters will make in the Indiana Republican Primary is “who can beat Hillary Clinton in November?” For those who don’t believe that Donald Trump’s vulgar, crass and demeaning comments about women won’t be a crippling burden in a campaign against Hillary Clinton we invite you to view this video of a commercial being run by Democrat Conner Eldridge in the Arkansas Senate race against incumbent Republican John Boozman.

Tea Party Citizens Fund Joins CHQ – Endorses Michael Del Rosso for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District

We urge our friends in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District to attend the Fifth District Republican Convention Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Nelson County High School, Lovingston, VA and to vote for principled limited government constitutional conservative Michael Del Rosso to be their representative in Congress.

Indiana Trump and Cruz Voters Agree: Marlin Stutzman for Senate

The open Senate seat in Indiana is one where the two leading candidates present a stark choice between Marlin Stutzman, the principled limited government constitutional conservative and Todd Young, the Big Government – Big Business Mitch McConnell yes-man. We urge our friends in Indiana to vote Marlin Stutzman for Senate in tomorrow’s Indiana Republican primary.

House conservatives push for strong majority of majority rule

Scott Wong, The Hill

Conservatives extracted a promise from Paul Ryan last fall before he agreed to serve as Speaker of the House: The Wisconsin Republican would only bring immigration bills to the floor if they had backing from the majority of the GOP conference. Now some conservatives are saying that may be too narrow an application of the GOP practice known for years as the “Hastert Rule.”

Let's Make It 1 Million Today: Sign The Boycott Target Pledge

Our friends at the American Family Association are calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores. So far the AFA’s boycott petition has been signed by over 900,000 commonsense Americans who say enough is enough to Target’s unconscionable cave-in to far-Left political correctness. We urge CHQ readers to sign the petition to make sure it crosses the 1 million mark TODAY.

The Carly Factor

Ted Cruz's decision to make Carly Fiorina his running mate would seem to preclude a grand populist - conservative alliance to break the Washington Cartel. Now the Republican National Convention will be a three army battle in which Trump’s populists, Cruz’s movement conservatives and the dark forces of the Republican establishment all vie against each other for dominance and the Republican nomination for president, and at this point no one can predict which way the battle will turn.

Feisty Conservatives in Tennessee Phase Out ‘Hall Tax’ on Unearned Income

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

In a powerful victory for conservatives, the Tennessee General Assembly voted to phase out the state’s controversial “Hall Tax” on unearned income in a drama filled final week of its 2016 session. Tennessee, which has never had a state income tax on earned income, is now on its way to having no state income tax on income of any kind.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Want to See One of Their Own in Senate Leadership

Only 2 percent of those polled were satisfied with today's Senate Republican leadership, while 93 percent think a housecleaning is needed and the entire Senate GOP leadership should be replaced by conservatives.

Puerto Rico Bailout Shows Corruption of Paul Ryan and Establishment GOP Leadership

One segment of the elite political class – Congress – is demanding that the taxpayers bailout another segment of the elite political class – Puerto Rican public employees. And Speaker Ryan wants your Congressman to to betray you, and indeed the very idea of a constitutional representative government, by asking rank-and-file members to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time comes for a vote on the bailout bill.

Conservative challengers irk Establishment senators

Burgess Everett, Politico

Some of the GOP’s biggest-name incumbents and front-runners must beat back nagging challengers from the right who promise to motivate an angry conservative base frustrated with politicians who abandon them once they get into office.

Speaker Paul Ryan's Budget Makes Major Contribution to Trump Campaign

Establishment Republicans, increasingly desperate to derail Trump’s candidacy, seem completely unable to understand how they have made Trump’s rise possible. To simplify it for Speaker Ryan (and Mitch McConnell and all the lobbyists on DC’s K Street) Trump is winning because he’s running against you, not Hillary Clinton; he’s running against your failure to put so much as speed bump in the road of Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.

Mike Lee to run for Senate leadership post

Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim, Politico

Sen. Mike Lee will run for a Republican leadership post currently held by Sen. John Barrasso, a surprise move that instantly roils the Senate GOP. The announcement could set up a clash between the first-term Utah senator and Barrasso, a low-key Wyoming senator, for the No. 4 slot of Republican Policy Committee chairman.

Trump vs Cruz Battle Must Not Break the Conservative Movement

The natural beneficiaries of the current bloodletting between the conservative and populist wings of the anti-establishment coalition are the Republican establishment, Hillary Clinton and the Far-Left who seek to maintain and expand their power by undermining constitutional liberty and continuing the crony economic policies that have devastated America’s country class for two decades. #NeverHillary #NeverRyan

Wisconsin’s Most Important Election Wasn’t Yesterday’s Presidential Primary

The most important vote for Wisconsin conservatives and populists was not counted last night. It is the coming August 9 Republican congressional primary. Until Paul Ryan is defeated, and Paul Nehlen nominated and elected, the Washington Cartel will remain firmly in control of the US House of Representatives. #NeverRyan

The Full Spectrum Conservative In Today's Wisconsin GOP Primary

Ted Cruz is the only candidate who can credibly run for president as a full-spectrum conservative, build a winning conservative coalition AND who can be trusted to, without question, govern according to limited government constitutional conservative principles. We urge our friends in Wisconsin to vote for Ted Cruz in today's Republican primary election.

Charles Hernick: Taking Constitutional Liberty into the Liberal Lion’s Den

Don Beyer is the liberal Democratic incumbent in Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District.  Auto dealer and former Virginia Lt. Governor Don Beyer, is one of the old dogs of Virginia’s jaded liberal establishment. Beyer’s answer to any problem is more government, more taxes and less liberty for Virginians. Charles Hernick looks like exactly the kind of sharp, thoughtful constitutionalist needed to take on the knee-jerk liberal Democratic incumbent.

In Wisconsin Trump Hits the Limit of His Stream of Consciousness Campaign

The arrest of Donald Trump’s campaign manager for grabbing a female reporter, and Trump’s ridiculous attempts to lie and tweet him out of the rap in the face of clear video evidence drove Trump’s numbers with women even lower. But Trump hit the limit of his stream of consciousness campaign with the truly bizarre statement that women who have an abortion should somehow be punished if abortion is illegal.

Donald Trump can’t quite speak the language of conservatives

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump's conservatism, as explained in an interview with the Washington Examiner in January, was never of the movement variety. He is very much a nationalist rather than a limited-government person, a pre-Reagan Republican.

Paul Nehlen: Speaker Ryan Gets A Conservative Challenger

Conservative businessman Paul Nehlen has confirmed he will challenge Paul Ryan for the Wisconsin District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.