2016 election

#NeverHillary

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.  We have a binary choice. One or the other will be our next president. Let's be clear if you are a Republican or a conservative and you don't vote for Trump you are helping Hillary Clinton become the next president whether you vote for her or not.

The Cheap Moralizing of Never Trump

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

Trump's voters support him because they get the contempt dripping from Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton whenever the subject is the things they cherish: faith, patriotism, the decency of ordinary citizens, and so on. Above all, they support him because they also get that the elite contempt for Donald Trump is a proxy contempt for them.

I’m A Sexual Assault Victim Who Still Supports Trump

D.C. McAllister, The Federalist

Trump is my only option at this point to stop the Clintons and the Democratic Party, to put an end to their corruption, sexism, and political agenda that will make women less safe, less prosperous, and less free.

Daniel Oliver: The Easy Case for Donald Trump

Mega-crony capitalist/socialist Barack Obama and his would-be successor Hillary Clinton are the two people on the planet most destructive of traditional American values. Given the binary choice between Trump and Clinton I prefer Trump.

Trump is existential threat to establishment, still has support

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

What I’ve come to discover is that it is the Trump movement, more so than Donald Trump himself, that is an existential threat to the establishment elites on the right and left. They are the front-line victims of government in Washington run amok. One Trump voter said it well to me at a recent rally in Colorado Springs: “All we want from government is less of it.”

Which party will win the Senate and House?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Turnout has been declining, not increasing, during the Obama years, and the Clinton campaign is clearly worried about low turnout, especially among millennials. The Senate and House contests may turn on which side's turnout sags most.

ABOUT THOSE UNTHINKING, BACKWARD CATHOLICS

It would be wonderful for the Clinton campaign to repudiate the content of these ugly WikiLeaks emails. All of us backward-thinking Catholics who actually believe what Scripture and the Church teach would be so very grateful.

The selective moral outrage of the left

Madison Gesiotto, Washington Times

Politics should not determine our moral outrage, nor should our political affiliations cause us to set different standards for our political opponents. What is right is right for everyone and what is wrong is wrong for everyone. Enough is enough. Nobody should be held above the law and standards should be same for every American.

Neal Freeman: Avarice and Mendacity Have Been the Hallmarks of Hillary Clinton’s Career

The hallmarks of Mrs. Clinton’s long career in public life have been avarice and mendacity. At every stop, she has sought to monetize her public service and then lie about what she did. She should be the last woman President, not the first.

The Moral Depravity of the Anti-Trump Power Grab

Did this lewdest, crudest and most putrid behavior (not talk), ever drive the press and Democratic party elders to call on President Bill Clinton to resign? Never.

Trump Will Win the National Battle for Legitimacy

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

There has never been anything like this in the past century and a half of American history, and it is thankless to predict the outcome. Nonetheless I will: Trump will crush it. Clinton, the major media, the pollsters, and the mainstream Republican Party have badly misread the insurrectionist mood of the electorate.

Trump Pushed The Reset Button In Last Night's Debate

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump met and exceeded most people's expectations by a mile. For those voters who don't like America's direction they saw a person who was a credible alternative to Obama's 3rd term.

How Poll Bias Obscures Trump’s Likely Election

Milton Rosenberg, The American Spectator

It follows that the slight Clinton majorities coming from the “closely contested” and electorally crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina may be illusory. If there is a small silent majority for Trump out there it will show from the privacy of the voting booth rather than in the polls.

Why I Am Having Nightmares About the Coming Election

David Franke, The American Conservative

I know I cannot vote for Clinton, but do I take a chance with Trump? Yes, he is disgusting personally, but at least he offers some chance of preserving some semblance of constitutional governance—we would still have free speech and the Second Amendment in relatively good shape. Yes, increasing civil strife is inevitably on the horizon, as the militarism budget and entitlements increasingly crowd out the welfare goodies now expected by much of the population. But, at least, there is some hope that “our side” could prevail in some tattered form.

Joseph Farah: Only Trump Can Save Us From Hillary

Donald Trump truly represents our only hope in stopping Hillary. He is the only person standing between her and the White House. It’s time for all clear-thinking, patriotic, liberty-loving Americans – Republican, independent or Democrat – to rally around him before it’s too late.

Deroy Murdock: Fake Anti-Semitism Flap Finds Trump Foes in New Low

How low will Donald J. Trump’s foes go to tear him down? Why not concoct a fake anti-Semitism flap? The Washington Post's baseless hatchet job libeling Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Matthew Tyrmand as anti-Semites proves to be manipulative and truly vile.

Dr. Jerry Falwell, Jr.: Americans Must Unite Behind Trump And Pence Or Suffer Dire Consequences

It is naive or deceptive for conservatives to claim that a write-in vote or a third-party vote will not benefit Clinton. A vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence is a vote for more freedom and less government, a vote for national security and responsible immigration policy, a vote to finally fight radical Islamic terrorism. It is a vote to rebuild America’s respect overseas and a vote for strict-constructionist and pro-life Supreme Court justices.

Trump and Taxes

Property taxes are public records that could be reported on if one desired. It should be obvious (even without his personal returns) that Trump is the original source of much pubic revenue.  Each Trump property pays significant property taxes.  I would venture that the Trump Tower in New York probably pays more in property taxes than is paid in all types of taxes by most individuals or corporations.

Obamacare Rate Hikes: Incompetence or Sabotage?

Newt Gingrich, Real Clear Politics

Whether intentional or not, the conclusion is inescapable: President Obama’s Department of Health & Human Services has pushed the individual market into a death spiral.  Insurers are fleeing the marketplace and premiums are expected to spike dramatically (the average proposed increase for 2017 is 24 percent).

Is It Too Late To Replace Donald Trump With Mike Pence?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Mike Pence laid claim to be the clear and obvious heir to Ronald Reagan with nobody in second place.