Steve Bannon

Bannon's exit – what does it mean for Trump's agenda?

Chad Groening, OneNewsNow.com

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie said "[His departure is] concerning not just because Steve Bannon's a great asset to our cause, but it's also beginning to allow us to connect the dots," he begins. "Democrats seem to be taking over the White House – [attorney Michael] Cohen, the daughter and son-in-law, General Kelly," the conservative icon observes. "Republicans have been leaving: Spicer, Reince, Bannon, General Flynn, KT McFarland."

Steve Bannon Isn’t Going Away

Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal

Leveraging the Breitbart media empire and his own star power, Mr. Bannon seeks to play the role of a latter-day Paul Revere, riding through cyberspace to warn the American people that the Chinese are coming. The goal is to create conditions for a new domestic political alignment and a fundamental shift in American strategy abroad.

Bannon's real political enemies are in the 'resistance,' not the White House

Matt Schlapp, The Hill

In presidential politics, there are people who become “The Honorable” and join the White House team, and there are those who revel in being pirates on the outside. Bannon may be the first to attempt to be both. My only advice as he begins his new voyage is to remember that Republican-on-Republican friction is sometimes needed, but in the end the true political enemy are those who comprise the #resistance.

Personnel is Policy: Does Bannon's Departure Signal the End of Trump's Commitment to Govern as a Conservative?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
It seems that the West Wing is now being run by the liberal Democrats. Gary Cohn, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, General John Kelly, H.R. McMaster, and the Obama holdovers at the NSC have all survived and thrived, while the conservatives have been run-off.

Viguerie Launches Campaign To Support Steve Bannon

We all know that if Steve Bannon is fired then Kellyanne Conway, Stephen Miller and the rest of the conservatives on the White House staff will soon be out the door as well.  Please contact the White House through the links in the article to urge President Trump to keep Steve Bannon on board.

Mr. President, Steve Bannon Is Your Last Best Link With Your Base

Call the White House today at 202-456-1111 or contact President Trump through Twitter at @realDonaldTrump or @POTUS and tell him Steve Bannon's continued service is essential to keep the winning Trump coalition together.

Steve Bannon faces uncertain future in Trump White House

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Although Bannon has previously found himself at the center of internal power struggles over access and influence in the West Wing, people familiar with the situation say Bannon currently faces what could be the most serious challenge to his role so far thanks to Kelly's preference for McMaster and to the recent ouster of his closest internal ally, former chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Steve Bannon and Scott Pruitt beat Kushner, Tillerson and Ivanka on Paris Agreement

Sarah Westwood and W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump aligned himself with the conservative critics of the Paris Agreement in the end, consistent with his campaign promises last year. This group includes free-market activists who disapprove of resolving environmental problems through heavy-handed government regulations, Republicans from energy-producing states and climate change skeptics. But in his remarks explaining his decision, the president said it all came down to "America first."

The President’s Gary Cohn Problem: The First Article In An Ongoing Series

When one sifts through all of the evidence and clues as to why the President’s economic and domestic policy agenda remain not only unfulfilled, but unarticulated, one problem keeps coming to the fore: The appointment of former Goldman Sachs President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn to head the President’s National Economic Council.

Don’t Fall for Morning Joe’s Propaganda on Bannon

Chris Buskirk, American Greatness

Iowa Congressman Steve King had it right: “Steve Bannon is the lynchpin to your energized base.” This is not because Bannon is more important than the president—he’s not. It’s because the constant stream of media hits have made him representative of Trump’s battle to drain the swamp.

If Trump Loses Bannon, Trump Loses the Presidency

Robert Barnes, American Thinker

Should Trump ever lose Bannon entirely, Trump is a lame duck.  Some media suggest that Trump could replace Bannon with Jared Kushner. Jared Kushner is to Steve Bannon what Dan Quayle was to JFK. Lose Bannon, lose the country. Lose Bannon, lose the presidency. Trump needs to bet on Bannon, or it will be time to no longer bet on Trump.

War on Freedom Caucus is Really War with Trump’s Base

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Going to war with the Freedom Caucus is going to war with your base. You have to decide, Mr. President, whether you will align yourself with the leaders of the swamp -- or grassroots Americans.

What President Trump Doesn’t Get About the Freedom Caucus

What President Trump doesn’t seem to understand is that when establishment Republicans talk about “governing” and “legislating” what they really mean is growing government at a slightly slower pace or to benefit a different set of cronies than the Democrats would if they were in power.

CHQ Receives White House Briefing

My overall impression after the meeting was that the White House is very engaged and committed to pushing the President’s government reform and spending priorities. Whether the President pushes his priorities through a tweet storm or by turning on his legendary sales skills remains to be seen, but this isn’t the kind of "show vote" government that we are used to from Capitol Hill Republicans, this is real.

New Role For Conservatives: Operate As A Fourth Force

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On tax reform, economic growth, reducing the size and scope of government and many other areas President Trump has indicated he wants to pass a bold conservative agenda. Let’s make it our job to be the “fourth force” that pushes him to the right and convinces him that to pass that agenda he must explicitly and actively move right and align himself with conservatives.

What's Missing From CPAC

President Trump’s team reported great beginnings for his conservative agenda to the thousands of conservatives assembled at CPAC, however, something was definitely missing.

Steve Bannon Is Right

“I want you to quote this,” President Trump’s senior White House strategist Steve Bannon told The New York Times. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

Why Andrew Jackson Instead of Ronald Reagan?

President Donald Trump's choice of Andrew Jackson as his Oval Office muse shows President Trump knows his presidential history, and he’s chosen the right inspiration for the challenges that are before him.

How Do You Rate President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks So Far?

As CHQ Chairman Richard A Viguerie documented in his recent article "Trump’s Administration Is More Conservative Than Reagan’s" President-elect Donald Trump has appointed a strongly conservative cabinet and cabinet-level staff. But does Donald Trump's cabinet meet your expectations?

 

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Trump’s Administration Is More Conservative Than Reagan’s

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In my 55-years of involvement in the conservative movement at the national level, there’s never been a time when conservatives occupied more positions of influence and power than they do today – and that includes the election of Ronald Reagan and during the Reagan transition.