Donald Trump

The NeverTrump Dilemma

Henry Olsen, American Greatness

Both political necessity and the good of the body politic seem to require change, and it would behoove NeverTrump Republicans to see that sooner rather than later. Should that happen, Trump backers should welcome them back into the fold with open arms—and a willingness to compromise to keep them there. But there are limits. Reagan concluded his 1964 advice to conservatives mourning Barry Goldwater’s defeat with these words: “I don’t think we should turn the high command over to leaders who were traitors in the battle just ended.” NeverTrump Republicans who want to join the other side now should be prepared to do serious penance should they ever change their minds.

How Barry Goldwater Gave Political Voice to the New Conservative Movement (10 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives needed a political voice if they were to go to combat in the political arena.  They found one in an outspoken U.S. Senator from Arizona, and we look at the successful strategy they chose in excerpt No. 10 of 45 from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power, by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Disagreements, curses & personal insults are as old as American politics

Partisan politics in our times has become one grand stage show. Both sides say outrageous things to draw media attention and goad their opponents. Disagreements and personal vendettas weren’t invented by our political class but it’s certainly been elevated to an art form by them.

Supreme Court teaches the Resistance how government works

Editors, Washington Examiner

If Congress gave the president too much power over immigration, Congress has to take it back. Contrary to the impression left by decades of liberal judicial activism, there is no shortcut for winning the power to govern one's fellow men. Courts cannot settle the question of how immigration policy should work without trampling on all kinds of political questions that rightly belong to the elected branches. When presidents faithfully execute laws to the letter that all parties agree are constitutional, as in this case, courts have no place second-guessing their judgment.

George Will Is Down and Out

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

George Will, the columnist who long ago won a Pulitzer Prize, finally went to pieces and ordered his readers to vote Democratic this fall. George was not ordering his readers to vote for the Democratic Party of Adlai Stevenson or Bob and John Kennedy or even Hubert Humphrey. He was ordering them to vote for the party that looks to the sore loser, Hillary Clinton, and the socialist, Bernie Sanders. I have, through the years, speculated that George suffers from what I call “writer’s hysteria,” wherein the patient temporarily “loses control of his literary tools and of his mind.” This happens to George increasingly.

What The Supreme Court Said And Didn’t Say About The Travel Ban

The majority of the Supreme Court rejected the claim that Trump's Executive Order illegally discriminated against Muslims, concurring with Chief Justice John Roberts that, “The sole prerequisite set forth in federal law is that the president find that the entry of the covered aliens would be detrimental to the interests of the United States. The president has undoubtedly fulfilled that requirement here.”

Call Congress Tell Them No Amnesty, No Cheap Immigrant Labor

Defeating Ryan’s amnesty bill may not be easy, because, Ryan has promised to "lean into" rounding up the votes. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Representative to demand he or she vote NO on Ryan’s amnesty bill when it comes to the Floor today.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: No, Maxine Waters (and Democrats), God is definitely not on your side

Try as she might, Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats just can’t find anything to stick to Trump in the minds of the public. Now the left is taking off after administration surrogates Sarah Sanders, Pam Bondi, Kirstjen Nielsen and Stephen Miller, led by ultra-doofus Maxine Waters. Will they ever get it right?

Why the Left Is Having a Nervous Breakdown

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump is what the shrinks call the "presenting complaint." The real problem, as is often the case in psychotherapy, is something entirely different. And it is this: The left is dead. It's not only dead, it's decomposed with no there there or anywhere. The left has nothing to say, only most of them don't quite realize it yet. But this blockage, this reluctance and even inability to deal with what is actually happening shuts down the brain and emerges as anger, the hamster wheel of constant rage against Trump.

The Media’s Sickness Is Terminal

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The relativism underpinning liberalism makes it hopelessly willful. Its relationship to civility is determined not by any principle independent of human will but by pure political opportunism. Insofar as civility is useful to gaining or preserving power, liberals pretend to honor it. But the moment civility becomes an impediment to holding or regaining power, they give themselves permission to violate it. The “ends” suddenly justify the means, and anyone who questions their uncivil behavior fails to see the “higher” good at stake.

How William F. Buckley Jr. Gave Birth to the Conservative Movement

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One man—William F. Buckley Jr.—and his new magazine National Review were successful in creating a mass conservative movement in the years after 1955.  We learn the reasons for their success in this excerpt from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

The Left’s Next Step Is Open Violence Against Conservatives

Unless Democrats and the cultural and political leadership of the Left come out firmly against mob violence this dangerous situation is only going to escalate. A good start would be a congressional censure of Rep. Waters, but unambiguous statements from Left-leaning cultural and media leaders, like The Washington Post, that political violence is not to be tolerated are also needed.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Misplaced Dem outrage over illegals has backlash written all over it

Democrats think they’re clever by squeezing every bit of outrage over the illegal immigrant separation issue but history suggests they’re wasting their time. Just like with every instance of rage they’ve drummed up over Trump, they’re only shooting themselves in the electoral foot.

Look to Trump, Not Trey Gowdy, to Address Bias at the FBI and DOJ

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

It is reasonable to ask whether President Trump is more interested in the political advantage of posing as a victim of Justice Department/FBI abuse than in exercising his legal authority to expose and address any abuse. And if the Republican Congress continues to portray the controversy as a battle only against truculent executive officials — as if these officials do not have a boss — it is fair to ask whether this dispute is about accountability or theater.

#NeverMitt Utah GOP Senate Primary Is Tomorrow Vote Dr. Mike Kennedy

Even though Dr. Mike Kennedy beat Romney 51 – 49 at the Republican State Convention, due to Utah’s arcane nomination process, the statewide run-off decides the nominee. Romney is spending millions of dollars to buy his way into the U.S. Senate, so he can be the establishment’s Senate “COUNTERWEIGHT” to President Trump’s America First agenda.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: GOP spending snafu is a huge quandary heading into November elections

It goes without saying it’ll take years to drain the Washington swamp and there’s no one person that can fully realize it. An informed citizenry is vital to the health of any Republic – otherwise elected representatives won’t do their jobs. It’s particularly problematic in the GOP right now.

Don’t Get Played; Get Woke to the Outrage Scam

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

You can’t fool all of the people all of the time, and human beings tend to tire of constant crisis-mongering. Did you notice how most people kind of shrugged about the kids in cages thing? And did you notice how the Trump administration hasn’t stopped locking up illegals and recognizing Get Out of Jail Free Kids? That’s how you deal with Outrage, Inc. You ignore it, and watch it sputter and fade away.

Amnesty Push Proves We Need Jim Jordan As Speaker

Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Republican Whip Steve Scalise are all complicit and part of the problem. If we had a principled conservative Speaker, like Jim Jordan, conservatives would not be constantly given bad choices as the only alternatives to address our border security problems.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Americans’ independent spirit evident as the world obsesses on soccer

It doesn’t take a genius to surmise the different peoples of the world all have distinct interests. Just because most of the planet sees the World Cup as the preeminent sporting event of our times doesn’t mean we must follow along. Thankfully Donald Trump knows to value Americans’ opinions first.