Donald Trump

MAGA Coalition Launches Grassroots Political Operation

The MAGA Coalition mission statement says it will reach out to everyday Americans and build an unprecedented model of grassroots activism. If they succeed, and we hope they do, no longer will we have to stand by and let the entrenched powers that be in the establishment dictate our future with apathy and inaction.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Presidential’ UN speech puts Trump’s world legitimacy crisis to rest

With greater international acceptance of his legitimate position as president, Trump’s domestic polling numbers will continue to tick up in the coming months. If the GOP Congress is able to add a few legislative victories to his resume Trump will look awful good indeed.

All of Obama’s Wiretappers

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The scandal at the center of the 2016 election was not that Trump colluded with Russians to win but that the media and the Obama administration colluded with Hillary to defeat him. The loudest cries of “foreign influence over the election” came from Hillary partisans who sought it, whether it was John Brennan running off to England and Estonia to collect dirt on Trump from their spies or deep-state clowns at the FBI who wanted to turn Christopher Steele into an asset.

Trump's Move to the Left Ensures a Primary Opponent

Craig Shirley and Scott Mauer, Real Clear Politics

President Trump seems to be heading in the direction of Gerald Ford. He is going leftward by negotiating with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi instead of his own party’s leadership. It was met with great fanfare by the liberal media when he agreed to increase the debt limit. Several days later, he reassured DACA recipients that everything will work out to their favor – at the behest of Nancy Pelosi.

President Trump’s UN Speech vs. Action On Iran And North Korea

It can never be forgotten that there is a direct nexus between the North Korean nuclear weapons and missile programs and the Iranian nuclear weapons and missile programs. If President Trump doesn't back up his speech with action and falsely certifies Iran is in compliance with Obama's nuclear weapons deal it will embolden both North Korea and Iran.

Did Senator Lindsey Graham Finally Get One Right?

If Senator Graham can cajole his buddy John McCain into voting for his bill it just might allow Republicans to, at least part way, make good on their eight-year pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Donald Trump has become the epitome of the un-Republican

Donald Trump is doing things differently; he’s upset the Washington status quo and people are responding to it. Trump’s moves may look strange from a conventional standpoint but it’s clear there’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s very un-Republican-like indeed.

Trump ‘experts’ let imaginations run wild with dog-whistle political attacks

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Today, the entire Democratic Party has flatly rejected any notion of American pride or recognizing the unique principles that make it a beacon of freedom to the world. President Obama and his haughty disdain for the Founders, the Constitution and true freedom was the final, humiliating evisceration of American pride among Democrats.

On Criminal Justice, Sessions Is Returning DOJ to the Rule of Law

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

If the public has truly been won over to the notion that incarcerating criminals is counterproductive, the next step is very simple: Pass laws that amend the penal code. In the meantime, the Justice Department’s job is to enforce the laws we have. As Attorney General Sessions recognizes, that means charging the most serious, readily provable offense.

Trump Turnaround Puts New Tax-Cut Writing on the Wall

Larry Kudlow, Investors Business Daily

Trump has cleared the decks for tax cuts and reform. Make no mistake: Trump is absolutely committed to tax cuts. This is completely unlike the health care muddle. And critical here is the argument Trump is making: A big drop in large- and small-business tax rates will mostly benefit middle-class wage earners.

Change The Life Of A Young Conservative

By: Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
As a general rule, the left does a far better job of marketing and communicating their dangerous ideas and policies than we conservatives do marketing freedom and liberty.  I plan to change that with my October 12th seminar.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: By flirting with Dems is Trump just trying to make GOP leaders envious?

The days and weeks ahead will reveal more of what President Trump really thinks about immigration. For now conservatives should be confident that he has not yet revealed all of his cards. Above all Trump wants to keep his promises; perhaps he needs a little leeway to do just that.

Strike a Deal with China on North Korea

The administration’s best shot would be to mix diplomacy and sanctions in an initiative backed by the Chinese. But winning that assistance requires persuasion rather than compulsion. The administration must convince Beijing that pressing the North further is in China’s interest as well as America’s interest.

Trump Loves Cheers, But Will Regret Cozying up to Dems

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump’s capitulation, if that is what turns out to be, calls to mind George H. W. Bush’s decision in 1990 to raise the Reagan tax rates in a deal engineered for him by a White House-Hill coalition, that made a mockery of his “Read my lips! No new taxes!” pledge of 1988. For agreeing to feed the beast of Big Government, rather than cut its rations as Reagan sought to do, Bush was called a statesman. By the fall of ’92, the cheering had stopped.

Republicans, help Trump avoid the near occasions of sin

Editors, Washington Examiner

The 2016 election result was shocking not only because of Trump's unexpected win of the presidency but also because of Republicans' surprising retention of Congress. But it's not enough for them to smile and bask in a team victory. Republicans were elected to produce results. Part of that means keeping Trump on the straight and narrow, and away from alliances with Democratic leaders who are only striving to weaken and undermine him.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Establishment still suffers from Steve Bannon derangement syndrome

Donald Trump’s political legacy is yet to be fully written. He’s a one-of-a-kind force in American politics. If Republican leaders were smart they’d follow his lead or the voters just might recognize the GOP for what it’s become: an establishment party that doesn’t stand for anything.

Trump's option play

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

What just happened? President Trump cut a deal with Democrats to pay for hurricane damage relief and raise the debt ceiling without getting anything in return, except the temporary avoidance of a government shutdown. How to describe this? Was it a sellout, or a pragmatic act? President Trump has broken a legislative logjam. The question now is what happens next? That question goes not so much to Democrats as to the Republican leadership. It’s their option now.

The Republican Tax Plan Better Be Audacious

David M. Smick, Wall Street Journal

In 1980, Ronald Reagan said of John Connally, “Let him have the Fortune 500. I’ll take Main Street over Wall Street.” This kind of “lunch pail” capitalism won Reagan the election and transformed the GOP—and the country. Isn’t it time for more “lunch pail” policy-making from Washington?

Is Trump Really Moving Left?

Donald Devine, The American Spectator

While he is often careless with the precise truth, Mr. Trump speaks his truth perhaps more than any recent politician. Any clever politician knows he must shade the truth to survive politically. Political wisdom teaches politicians to “stay on message” but that is precisely what Donald Trump so dislikes about politics. My guess is that President Trump will stay more often to the right side of the road than not, even if it is an enormously bumpy ride.