2018 Elections

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Asinine flag protests & boycotts translate to GOP wins on Election Day

As we head into the post-Labor Day campaign season it’s clear the left is not offering a ceasefire in the culture war to further the prospects of Democrat candidates. Conservatives must see the ongoing NFL flag protests and In-n-Out burger boycott as an invitation to beat them in two months.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s pro-American worker push makes Labor Day a time to celebrate

Labor Day is a time to step back and celebrate work and enjoy the fruits of our exertions. Americans are fortunate to have a leader like President Trump who isn’t afraid to do what it takes to give us more of a good thing – jobs and paychecks. There’s plenty of political strife to come.

It Isn’t Just Trump vs. Bernie In Florida Governor’s Race

The aim of billionaires Tom Steyer, George Soros and their network of Far-Left megadonors isn’t just electing another progressive governor in Florida, it is putting Florida out of reach for Republican presidential candidates forever. We’ve already made our contribution to Ron DeSantis and we urge all CHQ readers and friends to do the same through this link.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Who do you trust more on government, Reagan or 'Pocahontas' Warren?

Ronald Reagan was right – if you’ve got a government agent at your door promising help it’s more likely a dilemma than a beneficial thing. People like Sen. Elizabeth Warren may disagree but Americans know better – the farther government stays away from your personal business, the better.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Even in death it’s hard to grapple with the legacy of ‘maverick’ McCain

John McCain is gone. With him went one of American politics’ most unique and controversial political figures. If it was McCain’s goal to have historians poring over his life for decades to come, he’ll certainly get his way. As for conservatives, we hope he’s the last of his kind.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Mollie Tibbetts’ murder trumps Mueller scapegoats in leadup to midterms

No matter how hard they may try, Donald Trump’s opponents can’t distract from the issues Americans care most about. Democrats and the media obsess about the latest happenings in the Robert Mueller investigation but voters are much more likely to remember Mollie Tibbetts.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats may bluster but they won't impeach Trump next year

Democrats hate all Republican presidents, period. Donald Trump just happens to be one with a Democrat-like personal history so they despise him especially. To Democrats, Trump is akin to a traitor; they desperately want to hang him but can’t spare the impeachment noose.

Do Politics Matter?

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

If President Trump truly cares about retaining Congress, he has to stop thinking about his base and start thinking about those in the competitive districts. How can he make their lives easier? That's not about policy. At the very least, it's about generating fewer headlines. Trump's base is rock-solid, and it's not going anywhere. But he needs more than his base to win in 2018 and 2020. And barring a personality change, that means minimizing the transaction costs of defending him for those who must show up to the polls.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media’s outright lies and distortions cloak true portrait of Trump

President Trump deserves much credit for weathering the media tempest that’s swirling around him at all times. The president generates much of the news himself, of course, but conservatives should admire a politician who so willingly endures the worst to make America great again.

Kneeling NFL players will help Republicans in November

Ed Rogers, Washington Post

The Democrats’ hopes for a “blue wave” this November might rest on how they maneuver through social issues that divide the parties. This issue is beyond the control of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who want to keep the elections focused elsewhere. When asked specifically about the NFL’s new anthem policy, Pelosi punted as she responded: “I love the national anthem. I love the flag. And I love the First Amendment, and I’ll just leave it at that.” In the coming weeks, Republicans will hold the Democrats’ feet to the fire.

Federal Reserve Steps On Trump Economic Boom… Again

President Trump campaigned on policies that would boost the economy to 4 percent – or greater – growth. Now, just when America’s hard-pressed middle-income families are beginning to see the benefits of Trump’s policies, is not the time for the Fed to cool the economy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If GOPers care about winning in 2018 they’ll play follow the leader

Republicans should take comfort that the fate of their congressional majorities rests in their own hands this year if they’ll only cast off the advice of the “experts” and follow the lead of President Trump. GOP candidates must nationalize the election by hitting hard on the issues people care about most.

How Far Left Can Democrats Go?

Democratic - Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hardly the only radical Far-Left Democrat on the ballot this November, nor is she in many respects the most radical.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems dive off socialism deep end; Republicans should pull up the ladder

Liberals argue limited government conservatism doesn’t appeal to a mass audience. It isn’t true, but there’s no doubt socialism turns off huge swaths of Americans. Free people understand you can’t get something for nothing, a truism that’s proving very hard to swallow for Democrats.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: AWOL GOP senators could sink the party’s midterm chances early

Unique outlooks are what each representative and senator is supposed to bring to work in Congress – and can only be accomplished by showing up and fighting for the issues they campaigned on. If Republicans continue to drop the ball through apathy, voters won’t be pleased.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media exploits ‘Lowlife’ Omarosa to distract from Trumpian MAGA reality

Critics claim the Trump administration plays like a “reality show” when in fact America hasn’t been run this efficiently and effectively in a long time. Trump haters see people like Omarosa and think the White House is in disarray; those who pay attention recognize the real truth.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: DC pundits’ prevailing wisdom trumped by voter wrath and rage at elites

Purveyors of the “prevailing wisdom” will never accept that Washington must change and new leaders are desperately needed to foster it. Installing Jim Jordan as Speaker would be a good place to start, but even then the battle over the DC capital’s culture would just be commencing.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberals still trying to milk racism out of Charlottesville a year later

The anniversary of last year’s Charlottesville incident came and went, but liberals shouldn’t fret – there’ll be another one next year. Leftists need every possible reminder of their sinister causes they can get – and they’ll use them too. It’s all part of the ongoing battle for control of American culture.

The 2018 elections: Will it be a Blue Wave or a Red Ripple?

Paul Mulshine, New Jersey Star-Ledger

The biggest factor is likely to be whether Trump commits himself to a busy schedule of those rallies to which he can attract 30,000 or so voters at a clip. He's already scheduled a few. It may be too early to predict how this will turn out, but there's one thing that I will predict: This promises to be a real nail-biter, at least on the House side. The Senate is likely to stay Republican, but if the Democrats get that traditional 30-seat swing they will control the House. However, if they pick up 24 seats or fewer, the GOP retains control.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When did it become okay to dis the culture & traditional America values?

America does look different today and many of us are upset about it. The changes resulted from a devolution of culture where it’s no longer considered mandatory by the elites to express regular reverence for God, tradition and country. If we’re truly better off for it, can someone explain how?