GOP Civil War

Rep. Lee Terry Gets Big Scare From TEAParty

John Gizzi, NewsMax

GOP Rep. Lee Terry (NE) got a shock when he narrowly avoided defeat by an under-financed, tea party insurgent. GOP activists in Neb.'s 2nd Cong. District said that Terry's unusually close (53% to 47%) win over 1st-time cand. Dan Frei was the latest effort of tea partiers to control the local GOP.

Conservatives Won Two Defining Battles In The War For The Soul Of The GOP

No matter how hard the GOP establishment tries to spin it to the contrary, in the face of the third place finishes of the GOP establishment’s handpicked candidates in Nebraska and West Virginia, the May 13 Republican primary results were a huge victory for grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives.


WND Staff

A prominent conservative strategist is taking strong exception to the perception that the tea-party movement is losing ground among voters. Richard Viguerie, author of “Takeover,” is urging activists to contact media and refute the idea that the GOP establishment has silenced the tea party.

TAKEOVER Strategy Defeats Eric Cantor’s Machine In VA-7

As conservative Fred Gruber proved by winning election as Virginia’s 7th District Republican Chairman, if you want to govern America according to conservative principles, first take back your local Republican Party from the progressive establishment Republicans, like House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who have hijacked the Party and turned it into a vehicle to preserve their own personal power.

Was Mitt Romney's Loss A Good Thing For The GOP?

Austin Petersen, The Libertarian Republic

Conservative icon Richard Viguerie discusses the civil war in the GOP. A staunch critic of Mitt Romney, Viguerie tears into the big gov't Repubs. in his new book “Takeover.” He says now there's a stronger movement that could theoretically take over the GOP by '17 if they take heed and follow his advice.

Levin to GOP-E: Without the TEA Party You'd Be Nothing

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Levin said the question of whether the Tea Party is dead is a stupid one, and he asked why estab. R's were spending "millions of dollars laundered through Karl Rove's group and Mitch McConnell's Nat'l Repub. Senatorial Committee" to fight and trash conservatives.

Viguerie: Conservatives Can TakeOver GOP

Robert Feinberg, MoneyNews

Viguerie says we can recruit adherents to the party who are involved in community issues and backing ethnically diverse candidates. O's unpopularity & the TEA Party's energy will help R's win in '16. It's not too late for conservs. to win control of GOP & the '16 election. 

Rush: TEA Party Is Far From Dead

Breitbart TV

Rush Limbaugh evaluated the outcomes of Tuesday's primary races in N. Carolina. Despite the disappointing outcome for some Tea Party candidates, Limbaugh said declarations of the demise of the Tea Party were premature. Just look at Rep. Walter Jones' re-election.

Watch Richard Viguerie on CSPAN's Washington Journal Saturday

Author, activist, and ConservativeHQ chairman Richard A. Viguerie will appear on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on Saturday, May 9, at 7:45 a.m. Eastern.

We Need More State Legislators Like Florida’s Don Gaetz

Retiring Florida State Senate President Don Gaetz is the kind of leader we need in every state legislature; he held fast to his principles, took on a Governor from his own Party and Jeb Bush, the state’s most high profile establishment Republican politician, and didn’t cave.

Yes, The Tea Party Movement is Winning and Here’s Why

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

The Tea Party movement is winning and I urge you to call your local talk radio program and write a letter to the editor of your local paper with these points to rebut anyone promoting the idea that the Tea Party is dead or a declining force in politics today.

Rove Plans GOP Victory in Midterms at Tea Party's Expense

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Karl Rove has set his sights on helping Sen. Mitch McConnell win the GOP primary this month against tea party opponent Matt Bevin following his success with establishment Repub. Thom Tillis in NC. He’s now targeted Bevin in the May 20 primary against McConnell, his longtime ally.

So Does Iowa's Joni Ernst Support Amnesty?

Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst is trying to sell herself as a conservative, but her record and endorsements are looking more and more like another career politician who will be a vote for the Chamber of Commerce on amnesty, Common Core and the rest of the whole Big Government – Big Business agenda.

Tea Party Winning

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author, Conservative Activist & CHQ Chairman

In TAKEOVER I outline a plan of how conservatives can take over the Republican Party and govern America according to conservative principles by 2017. The results in North Carolina show that our issues are driving the agenda, now we must cinch up our belts, organize, call meetings and use the plan I outline in TAKEOVER to win the vote.

Boehner’s Mixed Messages on Immigration: Blames R's, Then Obama

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

House Speaker John Boehner has emerged as the key figure of immigration reform legislation this year, and he has sent dramatically mixed signals about whether Congress will approve a bill.

Tuesday Is a Test for GOP Estab.-TEAParty Battle

Dana Garrett, CNN

Voters in N. Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio on Tues. kick off 5 straight weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer indication of whether establishment R's have the upper hand against the tea party movement for control of the party.

Rand Paul Admits 'War' W/ GOP Estab. in NC Primary

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Sen. Rand Paul went on the attack in the "war" against the GOP estab. as he campaigned in N. Carolina for tea party favorite Greg Brannon. Paul compared moderate Repubs. to a mythical sea monster while stating that Brannon is the "dragon slayer" who can strike a blow for conservatives.

Did Rick Santorum Dis Rand Paul?

Jonathan Topaz, Politico

Santorum said Paul isn’t his “leader” and that he doesn’t think the GOP will nominate him in 2016. “I don’t think that will happen because the Repub. Party is not a libertarian party. It is a conservative party. And it will nominate a conservative, not a libertarian.”

DeMint: GOP Can Repeal Obamacare

Greg Corombos, WND

GOP-E leaders recently vowed to work for massive reforms within OCare's existing structure but all but gave up on repeal. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said that’s not good enough, and he believes the party can unite around a strategy that still includes repeal.

North Carolina GOP Primary Tomorrow: Vote Brannon and Roche

We urge North Carolinians to vote for Dr. Greg Brannon because we see in him the same mix of brains, conservative principles, and willingness to fight the special interests that we see in Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee. In NC Congressional District 2, Frank Roche is whip smart and a principled conservative. He understands the tie between the declining quality of life and wages of America’s working families and the wave of illegal and legal immigration swamping this country and is prepared to fight for what makes America exceptional.