social conservatives

How Phyllis Schlafly Saved The Conservative Movement

By Richard Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
No matter how bad things looked on Capitol Hill during the 1970s, hope and encouragement came from Phyllis Schlafly and her legions of women who defeated the ERA state-by-state and in so doing showed conservatives what effective political organizing and bare-knuckle politics could accomplish when it was separated from the drag of the Republican establishment.

Will Social Conservatism Survive Trump?

Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

Maybe the best social-conservative answer to the question, Will social conservatives survive Trump? is to ask in return, Who cares? Concealed within the original question is the assumption that protecting political power and a place in the public square ought to be something religious and social conservatives are worried about. Maybe that’s wrong.

Trump’s Toxic Campaign Wrecking Winning Conservative Coalition

The difference between Ronald Reagan’s toughness in advocating conservative principles and Trump’s politics of personal invective is that Reagan understood the key to building a winning conservative coalition was addition, not subtraction. Donald Trump clearly lacks Reagan's wisdom and maturity because, after Trump’s toxic behavior in South Carolina, it is going to take more than “The Art of the Deal” to rebuild the Reagan coalition if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president.

The Big Government Four: Bush, Rubio, Huckabee and Kasich

What separates these four from the Republican base is their willingness to be the tax collector for the welfare state and their reliance on government to address matters that limited government constitutional conservatives prefer to allow the market and individual free will to decide.

Steve Deace: Talks Big in Iowa

Emily Cadei, OZY.com

Welcome to the next generation of conservative talk radio. he’s based in Des Moines, Iowa, which every four years becomes ground zero for presidential party politics. With his born-again Christian backstory and hard-line conservative stance on issues, Deace connects with the state’s most zealous conservative wing, giving him a “finger on the pulse” of that voting bloc, says D.C.-based consultant Barney Keller.

Santorum: “Gearing Up As if I’m Running”

Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

“So we’re moving forward and trying to line up supporters -- both grassroots and donors. We’re talking to folks who might be interested after the [midterm] election to come and help the team, … but we’re not going to make the final decision until 2015.”

Social Conservatives Wary of RNC Convention in Vegas

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

Social conservatives say the GOP should deny Las Vegas’s bid to host its 2016 presidential convention after the Nevada Republican Party erased from its platform the pro-life and traditional-marriage language. Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, said the RNC could alienate a large part of its political base

Social Conservatives Post Wins in Ind. Legis. Races

Barb Berggoetz, and Tony Cook, IndyStar

Social conservatives won several key Indiana Statehouse races in Tues.'s primary, ousting 2 incumbents and defending others. Two GOP-E mems., Kathy Heuer and Rebecca Kubacki, were defeated by wide margins by Christopher Judy and Curt Nisly after opposing an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Should the RNC Go to Vegas?

Jazz Shaw, Hot Air

Some of the heaviest hitters on the religious right are pressuring GOP leaders to cross off Las Vegas as a potential host city for its 2016 convention, warning that putting the next convention in Sin City will harm the party’s image and drive away supporters.

Perfect Together: Social and Defense Conservatives

Robert W. Patterson, National Review

By rejoining forces, they could renew American strength and resolve. 

Is Social Conservatism Hurting the Tea Party?

Dustin Siggins, Hot Air

Cato Institute senior fellow Michael Tanner made the case that the Tea Party is waning. He identified what he sees as the main problem: the Tea Party is getting mixed up in social issues, which is not only hurting their brand but also driving away libertarians.

Will Arizona Free Its Christian Slaves?

To force someone to do labor against their will is the very definition of slavery and that is nothing less than what the radical homosexual lobby and their secular liberal allies have been using courts across America to do. Arizona's SB 1062 is needed o protect believers from this judge-imposed slavery. Sign and share the petition to urge Gov. Brewer to support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, SB 1062.

Social Conservatives' Fundraising Plans Revealed

Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

Plans in the works range from aggressive super PAC spending in primaries against Republicans deemed squishy on social issues, to holding a donor conference in Normandy, France.

GOP Betrays Right; Cedes VA To D's

SooperMexican, Independent Journal Review

When the facts are considered in the slim victory McAuliffe had over Cuccinelli, it’s hard to deny the conclusion that the GOP decided it was better to abandon Virginia to the Dems than to allow the Tea Party and social conservatives to win.

SocialConservatives: GOP Lost W/Out Us

David A. Patten, Newsmax

The GOP is "doomed" unless it reincorporates social-conservative pro-life and pro-traditional marriage values into its messages, according to a new American Principles in Action (APIA) report of 2012's election results. The report, entitled "Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012," challenges the RNC election postmortem. 

Cuccinelli: Reagan Conservatism's Last Hope

Peter Ferrara, American Spectator

Cuccinelli’s race is make or break time for social conservatives.

National GOP On Texas Abortion Limits: The Gutless Party vs. The Party Of No Moral Compass

It is time for the RNC and Chairman Reince Preibus to speak and work in favor of the Texas bill or risk losing the right-to-life vote to a new organization that will stand for the principles national Republicans say they support, but never seem to actually step-up to fight for.

Palin: ‘Let Allah Sort it Out’

Erick Wasson, The Hill

Sarah Palin made it clear that she’s not on the side of John McCain where Syria is concerned.
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