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CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 30

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd like to see as the GOP nominee this week. 
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R's Weakening on Obamacare Opposition

Erick Erickson, Red State

Conservative and Repub. affiliated groups have started the 2014 assault against Dems. who back Obamacare. At the same time, it is increasingly clear Repubs. are laying the groundwork to abandon their opposition to OCare. 

GOP Fight Reid's Ban on Repub. Amendments

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Senate Repubs. have deployed a new parliamentary tactic designed to end — or at least call attention to — the frequent Democratic ban on considering GOP amendments.

GOP Myths About Conservative Candidates

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Karl Rove, the US Chamber, and other special interests have vowed to spend whatever it takes to prevent citizens from nominating the "wrong" candidates. Setting aside the conceit that these interests know better than voters who should represent them, are these concerns even valid?

Has the GOP Become the Party of Christie?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

If the GOP is to be the party of Bridget Kelly, Brad Dayspring, the NRSC and Chris Christie — a party that is a fraternal order of consensus politicians and their power grasping staff — the GOP will not only not win an election they should win. They will deserve to lose. Again.

More Now Blame Obama, Not Bush, On Economy

Russell Berman, The Hill

Citing a new survey by a GOP pollster, Boehner told Repubs. that the administration had reached a “turning point” after five years in which Obama had successfully blamed Bush for the US’s economic woes. Repubs, he argued, now have the upper hand when it comes to the economy.

TeaParty: Unlike Christie, Obama Hasn't Held Staff Accountable

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and National Coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, said her group was still waiting for Obama to hold any of his own top officials accountable as Chris Christie did on Thurs.

Speaker Ryan: We Demand You Take The No Amnesty Pledge

To: All Republican Members of Congress and the House Republican Leadership

Dear Representative:

As a citizen of your District, and a voter, I am outraged that a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens has been elected Speaker of the House.

Repub. ID Crisis: Record Low Align W/ GOP

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

A record number people (42%) are now identifying themselves as independents, while the number of people that identify as Republicans has dipped to a new low, according to 25 years of Gallup polling.

Obama Policies Haven't Helped Poor

Dave Boyer, Washington Times

Although Obama often rails against income inequality in America, his policies have had little impact overall on poverty. A record 47 million Americans receive food stamps, about 13 million more than when he took office.

Establishment GOP Leaders Take The 30 Pieces Of Silver To Pass Amnesty

The passive, weak-kneed, and principle-free response of the GOP establishment to demands for amnesty for illegal aliens is to be expected of a Party whose leading establishment figures, like Haley Barbour, readily take the 30 pieces of silver from Big Business, rather than fight for American workers, the rule of law and American exceptionalism.

Republicans Really Could Win It All

Larry J. Sabato, Politico Magazine

These 3 factors -- the president, the economy and the election playing field -- seem to be pointing toward Republican gains in both houses in the 2014 midterms.

Will de Blasio Help Conservatism?

Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters.org

Commenting on new NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), Will said, "[T]here's nothing better for American conservatism than periodic examples of untrammeled liberalism...I give him three years and people will be begging for a return to something else."

Two Resolutions Conservatives Must Make and Keep in 2014

There are two New Year’s resolutions that every conservative must make and keep in 2014: The first is to do everything, and we do mean everything, humanly possible to defeat amnesty to illegal aliens. The second is to work to make sure every office – including the all-important Republican Precinct Committeeman positions – on the 2014 Republican Primary ballot has a limited government constitutional conservative candidate filed and running a real campaign.

Red v. Blue States: A Divide Worth Having

J. Robert Smith, American Thinker

The left's error may be in thinking that conservative Americans will eventually go quietly into the good night, permitting the left to work its will.

Conservatives Pick Biggest Losers of 2013

CHQ readers have spoken and, next to President Obama, they overwhelmingly chose establishment Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner as CHQ’s Biggest Loser of 2013.

GOP Can Count Ways to Senate Majority

Donna Cassata, Associated Press

The liberal mainstream media claim that Repubs. count enough competitive races to challenge Dems. for control of the Senate in the 2014 elections, but that the tea party stand in the way of victory. We're sure it's the opposite.

Poll: Who Was The Biggest Winner of 2013?

As a conservative, who was the biggest WINNER of 2013 (besides Obama)?
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Rove's Repub. Rivals Step Up

Steve Benen, MSNBC

Despite Karl Rove's tarnished reputation from his huge 2012 election failures, he still has a media perch and raises money via American Crossroads. However, Rove has more intra-party rivals this time.

Poll: Who Were The Biggest Losers of 2013?

As a conservative, who would you say was the biggest loser of 2013 (besides Obama)?
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