Ronald Reagan

What Would Reagan Think of Trump?

Paul Kengor, The American Spectator

Trump’s challenge is producing a similar signature accomplishment (like Reagan's tax cuts), something even his most loyal supporters struggle to find. They, for instance, expected him to build a massive border wall, which hasn’t happened. The economy is good, and the amount of deregulation has been remarkable, but the regulatory state isn’t exactly a sexy campaign issue. Trump needs something big that Americans across the spectrum can applaud as unique, bold, and memorable. What would Ronald Reagan think of Donald Trump? He would be impressed by many of Trump's conservative policy accomplishments. He would be even more impressed if Trump, like him, manages to get reelected in a landslide.

They tasted freedom, and the Berlin Wall came down

Editors, Washington Examiner

Communist governance really ended the moment people got the taste of freedom in their mouths. The bureaucrats and officials, who thought their socialist philosophy would bring about the end of history, were themselves cast upon its ash heap. Thirty years later, it is hard to believe that the Berlin Wall has already been gone longer than it stood. But its remaining sections, shipped to locations throughout the world, stand as a reminder of what Reagan often said: freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. All it will take for fascist or socialist tyranny to return is for one generation to forget the lessons of the past.

Critics Of David Bossie Have It Wrong And Are Hurting President Trump’s Reelection Prospects

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Just as David Bossie is being criticized today, I received a lot of establishment media criticism back in the 1970s by those who saw political direct mail as having only one purpose—to raise money. What these critics don’t understand is that direct mail is advertising, and that it is a form of alternative media that educates voters, organizes activists to pass or defeat legislation, and identifies favorable voters and supporters—and raises money too.

Brian Lamb Retires: How C-SPAN Started the Revolution Against TV’s Liberal Gatekeepers

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Brian Lamb’s idea that, “We’re better off listening to everyone, no matter what they say, rather than us being the gatekeeper,” looks even more revolutionary today, in the era of social media censorship of conservatives, than it did in 1979 when he started C-SPAN.

Trump Tackles The Deficit That McCarthy, Ryan And Boehner Ignored

President Trump’s budget is an excellent blueprint for reorganizing government, gaining many efficiencies and it funds the wall and the continued rebuilding of our military. However, it is only as good as the President’s willingness to fight for it by vetoing Democrat deficit spending bills and holding the Capitol Hill GOP’s feet to the fire to sustain those vetoes.

Donald Trump, The Peace President

Whether President Trump’s approach of dangling peace and prosperity in front of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will achieve long-term peace remains to be seen, but it is certain that over the past 50-years the foreign policy establishment’s efforts in Korea have failed, where Trump has stopped the missile launches and nuclear tests. Americans should give peace, and President Trump a chance.

The New York Times Attacks Us Deplorables, I Fight Back: Part 3 of 3

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
New York Times columnists Rosenfeld and Schlozman’s charge that those who hew to the foundational laws of Western Civilization outlined in the Bible are “extremists” shows just how far out of the American mainstream Democrats and their Leftwing fellow travelers have moved.

The New York Times Attacks Us Deplorables, I Fight Back: Part 2 of 3

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
New York Times columnists Rosenfeld and Schlozman’s charge that the conservative movement is inherently racist constitutes a slander with no basis in fact, and it also conveniently deflects inquiry into which side really needs to appeal to racism to succeed, the Right or the Left?

The New York Times Attacks Us Deplorables, I Fight Back: Part 1 of 3

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
NYT columnists Sam Rosenfeld and Daniel Schlozman apparently believe that we deplorables who voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and Donald Trump in 2016 are unworthy to govern and we should simply cede power to the Leftist elite and resume the status of the powerless victims we were prior to the rise of the Reagan coalition and the modern conservative movement.

The presidential loser who 'won the future'

Ed Feulner, Washington Times

Fifty-five years ago this month, Barry Goldwater launched his quixotic campaign to be the Republican candidate for president. In the process, he turned American politics upside down. He won the nomination, but lost the general election — badly — capturing only six states, 52 electoral votes and 39 percent of the popular vote. It was the largest margin of defeat in a presidential race up until that time. And yet Mr. Goldwater affected American politics more than many winning candidates have. Not a bad legacy for a man who, in the words of George Will, “lost 44 states but won the future.”

Some Good Fake News For A Change

Last week the internet was awash in articles claiming that former Secretary of the Navy and Democratic Senator James Webb was under consideration to be the next Secretary of Defense. This turned out to be fake news, which is the best fake news we’ve heard in a long time, because Webb would have made a terrible Secretary of Defense.

Conservative Leaders To GOP Congress: Build The Wall, Defend American Sovereignty

The Conservative Action Project yesterday released a Memo for the Movement entitled "America’s National Sovereignty Threatened: Congress must fund a Wall that secures our Southern Border." We urge all CHQ readers and friends to call Congress to demand the Wall be funded. and the border secured. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) call TODAY.

Border Crisis Continues To Burn While GOP Fiddles

We urge CHQ readers and friends to contact your Senators and Representatives today to tell them not to waste the Lame Duck. This is the last opportunity Republicans have to fund the Wall before radical Far-Left Democrats takeover the House and impose gridlock on President Trump’s conservative agenda. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) call TODAY.

The George H.W. Bush Obituary You Won’t Read In The New York Times (Part Two)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
As the establishment media rushes to make the late President George H.W. Bush a saint of bipartisanship conservatives ought to remember the real George H.W. Bush and heed the political lessons available from an honest review of his record. (Read Part One here)

How The Late George H.W. Bush Killed The Border Wall

Ryan and McConnell are cynically using the lying-in-state and funeral arrangements for the late President to give air cover to their government by crisis strategy to avoid a fight over border wall funding and other Trump agenda items that will be DOA in next year’s Democrat controlled House of Representatives.

The George H.W. Bush Obituary You Won’t Read In The New York Times (Part One)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Those who wax nostalgic for George H.W. Bush’s public decorum and old-fashioned Protestant rectitude want Americans to forget that behind the gentlemanly exterior was a politician whose policies were anything but conservative, and whose greatest political legacy was breaking the Reagan coalition and undoing many of Ronald Reagan’s hard-won victories.

Don’t Help Libertarians Hand Control Of Congress To Democrats Part 2

By Richard Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In this crucial election, when control of the House and Senate hang in the balance, we urge our libertarian-leaning friends not to waste their votes on third-party Libertarian candidates who have no prayer of winning, but who, if they pull enough votes from Republicans, could destroy all the progress made in the past two years under President Trump.

Kornacki's Fractured Fairy Tale of the GOP

Craig Shirley, Real Clear Politics

In summary, this forgettable book has little to commend it. Like Coppins’ weak and deeply biased effort, “The Red and the Blue” should not be flung lightly but with great force. Kornacki is a run-of-the-mill liberal and has now written a run-of-the-mill book. He never even attempted to write or explore outside his tribe. Save your money, save your time, save your interest in real history. Any casual historian will tell you the day Alexander Hamilton took up the cause of centralized authority and the day Thomas Jefferson took up the cause of federalism was the birth of American tribalism.

Don’t Help Libertarians Hand Control Of Congress To Democrats Part 1

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When Libertarians run their own third-party candidates, as they are certainly free to do, they all too often split the twenty-first century liberty coalition and hand victory to Big Government Democrats—as they did in Virginia’s 2013 gubernatorial election and the 2012 Montana Senate race.

Remembering Senator Paul Laxalt – One Of The Essential Men Of The Conservative Movement

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Many have rightly eulogized Senator Paul Laxalt as one of Ronald Reagan’s closest political confidants, but that does not properly credit Paul Laxalt’s essential contribution to the modern conservative movement.