2020 Election

Assault on America, Day 482: Biden says Trump will delay the 2020 vote. Blatant lie or reality?

The new reality with China is yet another reason why Trump wouldn’t dream of delaying this year’s election, since Joe Biden’s dirty fingerprints are all over the subject and voters tend to have short attention spans. There’s a long way to go before November and the world is changing awful fast. Stay tuned.

Assault on America, Day 481: Round and round COVID-19 goes, but it stops at state bailouts

While it’s not possible to predict exactly where the coronavirus conundrum stops, we at least recognize where it started (China) and what we shouldn’t be doing (dumping federal money on state and local governments) to beat it in the interim. With the world changing before our eyes, someone needs to mind the store.

Assault on America, Day 478: WARNING! Scam artist Dems force leftist lunacy on America!

It doesn’t take a genius to see the American public’s being scammed by a lot of deceitful political swindlers during the coronavirus panic. As the time nears for some of us to reopen our businesses and start leading “normal” lives again, we’ll need to watch out for the scammers and their ruthless schemes to abolish our freedoms.

Assault on America, Day 477: Media fixates on Biden VP choice to steal spotlight from Trump

With not much else happening in the coronavirus-dominated news cycle, the media is working overtime to generate interest in matters like Joe Biden’s upcoming running mate selection. We can’t be sure who he’ll choose, but we know for certain she will be a big government loving nanny state liberal…just like him!

Assault on America, Day 476: Politicians who protest the protesters merit removal from office

Every American politician should take pride in the citizenry actively engaging in societal governance, and this includes protesting when they feel their leaders aren’t acting in their best interests. In good and difficult times alike, government must be responsive to the voices of the people. Protests are a healthy thing, not a threat to well-being.

Why coronavirus will not cost Trump reelection

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

My view is that the president, like virtually everyone else in Washington, including Democrats, the media and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was slow off the mark and initially reluctant to see the virus as a major threat. But once Trump crossed that threshold, he became, as he put it, a “wartime president” and has performed very well at marshaling supplies, working cooperatively with private firms and states facing the biggest outbreaks and keeping the public informed. Although his rhetoric can be absolutist, Trump has been flexible when it was needed and his deference to medical and health professionals is refreshingly out of character.

You Deserve A Lagniappe: Kevin Gentry’s interview of Richard Viguerie (Part 5 of 7)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
These articles may not be of interest to all readers of ConservativeHQ, but if you are involved in a conservative nonprofit, either full-time or part-time, as a Board Member, a volunteer, or you’re considering being involved with a nonprofit, or perhaps you’re a candidate for public office or volunteer for a candidate – then you will benefit from my conversations with Kevin Gentry.

Assault on America, Day 475: Why we just might see more MAGA hats on campus real soon

It's hard to say whether we’ll soon be spotting MAGA hats on reopened college campuses, but there’s little doubt that recent youth opinion surveys are encouraging. Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats depend on waves of young voters turning out to favor them, and if they don’t… well, you can predict the rest of the story.

Assault on America, Day 474: Trump’s enemies petrified he made the right call on reopening

President Trump thrives on making hard choices, which made his call on when to lift the federal guidelines and begin opening up the economy an attractive one for him. Conservative supporters understand the gravity of the situation and the difficulty of the decision; it’s time to back the president and unite behind common sense.

Why Trump Will Win the Post-Pandemic Election

David Catron, The American Spectator

Biden will enjoy a disproportionate amount of “earned media.” The 2016 election illustrated the limitations of that once formidable resource. Trump also has other advantages such as a sophisticated “virtual campaign.” As Jennifer Harper wrote, “President Trump has once again proven he can bypass the news media and take his message directly to the public.” It's why the Democrats are anxious to shut down the economy. Their only hope is that the coronavirus recession will be blamed on Trump. As usual, however, they underestimate the intelligence of the voters and the president himself. When we emerge from the pandemic, Trump will have won yet again.

Ignore ‘Mrs. America.’ Here’s the True Story of Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly was one of the most influential women of the second half of the 20th century, playing a key role in the 1964 Republican presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater, helping to found the powerful pro-family movement, and heading STOP ERA, which defeated the Equal Rights Amendment. I’m reminded of all this by “Mrs. America,” a nine-part miniseries set to begin streaming April 15 on Hulu. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett stars as Schlafly in the drama about the fight over the ERA.

Assault on America, Day 471: Obama endorsed ‘ol Joe Biden. Here’s how it (probably) happened

Conservatives may not agree with the Obamas but we concede that they’re not losers. Any takers for a bet on whether Barack and Michelle would risk everything just for the chance of standing in the background for Joe Biden? No way! Endorsements don’t mean much today, but non-endorsements do. Waiting all this time to choose Joe spoke volumes.

Assault on America, Day 470: Joe Biden’s task force would dictate to businesses after COVID-19

There’s no end in sight to liberals’ crazy proposals for dealing with our new realities after everyone returns to work and socializing is once again “permitted” by the petty tyrant swamp class. Joe Biden wants to appoint a business safety task force and Alyssa Milano begs people not to buy guns. Another day in coronavirus paradise.

Assault on America, Day 469: Trump’s resolve to reopen the country comes with (some) risk

The coronavirus panic has presented a wealth of challenges no one could’ve anticipated just two months ago. With much of the United States (and the world) shut down to try and contain the spread, the largest issue remaining is the proper time to return society to normal. President Trump will decide. Is there an incorrect answer?

Why The Left Can Never Forgive Nor Forget Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly demonstrated that millions of culturally conservative American women could be leaders, and would stand for their values, and that politicians could only ignore them at their peril. In a very real sense through her battle to defeat the ERA Phyllis Schlafly saved the conservative movement and reinvigorated it by adding traditional values and protecting the nuclear family to the conservative agenda – and the Left has never forgiven her for it.

Assault on America, Day 468: Bernie’s campaign bit the dust, but will Democrats carry it on?

Bernie Sanders’ exit from the 2020 Democrat primary race didn’t engender much comment, nor should it have. Joe Biden’s got his hands full trying to pick a running mate who satisfies the many factions of Democrats, but his real challenge is getting the American public invested in the party agenda again. After coronavirus, it won’t happen.

Assault on America, Day 467: Post COVID-19, is the GOP still the home of limited government?

With many in the nation questioning the basis for further sequestering the workforce -- and causing more damage to the economy -- calls will increase to get people back to work. Both parties deserve blame for drastically boosting spending in the midst of crisis. Now it’s time to figure out how to return to normal.

Assault on America, Day 463: Easter reminds us that some tragic stories do have happy endings

Each spring, the Lenten season and Easter are times to reflect and self-assess our lives and to offer thanks for Jesus’s sacrifice and for God’s gift of eternal life. This year will be particularly meaningful for many, remembering what we’ve given up or lost, but also the multitude of good things that still lie ahead.

Is Joe Biden weaker today than Hillary Clinton was in 2016?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

It appears that voters have mixed feelings about electing Biden president. In a recent Washington Post poll, 74% of respondents who supported Biden said they were enthusiastic about it, while 86% of Trump supporters expressed enthusiasm. Of course, the Trump candidacy has its own problems. Even before the coronavirus hit, the president's time in office has been a roller coaster that has left some voters enraged, some disappointed, and others simply exhausted. But a sitting president has a lot of advantages in the race for reelection. A challenger has to be particularly strong to overcome them. It's not clear that Biden has that strength.

Don’t Let Fear Freeze You, Write A Plan: More From My Interviews With Kevin Gentry (Part 5 of 7)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
These tips about writing a plan are intended to help those involved with a conservative nonprofit, but they apply equally to the business world. As you write the plan, things will come into focus.  You will realize you need to do more of X, less of Y, and once you’ve finalized your plan, share it with others.  Of course it’s permissible to alter or change the plan, but it’s vital to start any new, major undertaking with a written plan.