2018 Elections

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.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Anonymous packages mean bombs away on Americans’ common sense

Political civility took another hit this week courtesy of anonymous mail packages to Democrats allegedly containing explosives. Liberals and the media milked the occasion for all it was worth, no doubt hoping to gain traction in the upcoming elections. Ultimately, we all lose because of it.

The little surprises of October are at hand

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

A new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, the Kavanaugh hearings and eventual confirmation for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court are three surprises in one and together they threaten to change everything the wise heads have been telling us about what to expect to see in the headlines of the morning papers on Nov. 7 — that the tsunami had rendered the House of Representatives unto Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats. With two weeks to go until Decision Day, that’s looking less inevitable every day.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: 2 weeks from elections R’s amp up the base and D’s wonder what to say

In a country as large and complex as the United States, it’s odd that control of the government occasionally boils down to one or two political races. It could be that way again in two weeks. Both sides are pulling out all stops to get voters to the polls. Who will carry the day?

Meet Them With Tanks?

For the vast majority of our country’s history the military didn’t do its work overseas – its number one job was to defend the United States and its borders, at the border. It is a fantasy of the Cold War era that all the threats to our national sovereignty can be stopped by strategic bombers and nuclear missiles, as opposed to soldiers on patrol at our borders.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Big shock, media! Voters don’t care a lick about Saudi corruption

The media’s and leftist political class’s disconnect with Americans over the seriousness of threats and situations abroad is hard to reconcile. Elites may think President Trump is in trouble over Saudi Arabia’s complicity in a murder but voters prefer things that really matter.

No, Suburbia Won’t Save the Blue Wave

David Catron, The American Spectator

If the midterms are going to be a referendum on Trump’s tenure in office thus far, it seems a little implausible that the GOP is going to sustain huge losses because angry suburbanites want higher taxes, more regulation, expensive energy, slow economic growth, high priced Obamacare plans, health care rationing, and federal funding for abortion on demand. Nor does it seem likely that they want the House Democrats to spend the next two years impeaching Trump. If there is a “suburban tsunami” in November, the Democrats had better start heading for higher ground right now.

Why Is the ‘Blue Wave’ Looking More Like a Splash Than a Tsunami?

John Fund, National Review

Perhaps one lesson from the 2018 election will be that when both President Trump and Democrats run brutal, divide-and-conquer campaigns, Trump just does it better and more effectively. And when voters finally focus less on personalities and more on issues in the final stages of the campaign, the left-wing lurch by Democrats hasn’t done them any favors in what is still a center-Right country. If the “Blue Wave” really does recede next month, will Democrats just blame Trump, or will they look in the mirror? The answer to that question may be a good predictor for how the 2020 presidential election turns out.

Blue wave, schmue wave, polls are almost always wrong

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

Don’t believe the polls. They’re short-sighted glimpses in time, inherently biased, influenced by the likes of how questions are worded, how questions are ordered, how many questions are asked, how many participants are reached — and a host of other factors. If that’s not scientifically shaky enough, then come the members of the media to report and interpret these numbers — members of the media whom we already know, from slews of surveys and studies, tend to vote Democratic and support progressive policies, even as they self-identify as independent.

Fight The Mean-Spirited Democrat Attack On Justice Clarence Thomas

If the Kavanaugh hearings were one brief window into the way the radical violence-prone Democrats operate, their latest campaign against constitutional conservative Justice Clarence Thomas shows just how mean-spirited they are every day. We urge our CHQ readers and friends to fight this mean-spirited attack on Justice Thomas by clicking through this link to sign Mr. Lamar Bowman’s petition in support of Justice Thomas.

DeSantis Law And Order Message Clear Winner In Florida Debate

While Democrat Andrew Gillum went through the usual litany of “free stuff from the government” and charges of racism that Democrats have been running on for years, Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis nationalized his message and homed-in on the issues that are on every television and computer screen in America: Law and order and illegal immigration.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Red State Dems’ faux ‘moderate’ claims fall flat under glare of truth

Politicians aren’t exactly renowned for their truth-telling abilities but Democrats in particular seem susceptible to the “liar” bug. Voters must be trusted to do the right thing in two weeks and here’s thinking Donald Trump’s tweets or Democrat lies won’t deter them from doing so.

Can Anti-Trump Hatred Carry the House for Democrats?

Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics

Democrats could gain most of the 23 Republican districts Hillary Clinton won in 2016, which would get them near the net gain of 23 seats they need for a majority, but would have a hard time gaining seats that voted for Donald Trump. But all those enthusiastic candidates who stepped forth and volunteered to run, campaigned hard and raised piles of money, will probably win enough seats to give Democrats at least a small majority. We'll see -- and we'll see if the young, highly motivated Democrats make a difference on policy, as the 1974 Democrats and 1994 Republicans did.

Florida GOP Candidates Surging: Keep The Pedal To The Metal

Florida GOP candidates Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott have finally found their voices and nationalized their elections, and the Florida GOP is doing a great job getting absentee ballots returned ahead of the November 6 election, but to win they must keep the pedal to the metal.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ ‘Pocahontas’ Warren politics is as bogus as an Indian Summer

Perhaps Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren is the clever one – she’s found a way to distinguish herself in manner that makes her a sympathetic character and Trump the bad guy. The American public feels differently, however, and Democrats will pay a price for defending the indefensible.

Violent Democrats Driving Voters To GOP

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The Democrats and their leftist mobs are in panic mode.  The few who have a smidgeon of lucidity left realize that their screaming antics during the Kavanaugh hearings and throughout the campaign are backfiring on them. That's why they don't want conservatives to make this a key theme in the final weeks of the election.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: For R’s and D’s in 2018, ‘working together’ just ain’t in the stars

Don’t count on R’s and D’s working together to solve the nation’s issues anytime soon. Trump’s shown a worrisome (to conservatives) tendency to compromise on certain topics but Democrats simply won’t meet halfway on anything meaningful. No one wins…and everyone loses.

For House GOP, midterm pickup chances are rare but crucial

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The GOP will likely pick up a small number of seats in congressional districts that buck the predicted national trend by changing from Democrat to Republican. Any GOP pickups will probably be few and far between. But if the race for House control tightens in coming weeks, they could be critical.Minnesota 8 is not the only district Republicans hope to pick up. There's another in Minnesota, a couple in Nevada, and one in New Hampshire. But none are quite so perfectly suited for GOP victory as Minnesota 8. Perhaps a Republican win won't matter in the scheme of things.