Establishment Republicans

Transition to Trump: Establishment seeks to divide conservatives over Mitt Romney

As Donald Trump prepares to meet with Mitt Romney a second time, it’s clear the GOP establishment is intent on picking a fight with conservatives. Plus, The Left’s stupid recount strategy marches into Pennsylvania, and, Karl Rove rips Kellyanne Conway over Romney controversy.

Transition to Trump: Is Donald Trump keeping his enemies a little too close for comfort?

Donald Trump is drawing praise for considering former political foes for his administration, but is he taking it too far? Plus, Laura Ingraham would be Trump’s press secretary, but wants more, and, Clinton campaign’s joining of fruitless recount efforts signals sour grapes.

Transition to Trump: Should Donald Trump keep his promise to throw Hillary in jail?

Signs indicate Trump will show leniency to Crooked Hillary -- reaction varies. Plus, Poll shows Americans believe Trump will bring change, but many still need convincing, and, Rumors persist of “faithless electors” derailing a Trump presidency, but they won’t get far.

Transition to Trump: Donald Trump keeps media guessing with parade of interesting characters

Donald Trump’s transition includes some showbiz entertainment that’s generating positive news reports and improving poll numbers. Plus, Trump’s judicial nominations will help mold his political legacy, and, Trump’s meeting with Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sends media into a frenzy.

Transition to Trump: Donald Trump’s bold personnel moves put conservatives in charge

Donald Trump’s naming of Sen. Jeff Sessions and others to his administration proves there’s a new game in town. Plus, With AG spot out of the question, Ted Cruz shifts to Supreme Court, and, Trump transition gathers steam, still generates social media controversy.

Transition to Trump: There is no way an “autopsy” will cure what ails the Democrats

The desperate plight of the Democrats is causing some of them to look within, but until they understand that they themselves are the problem, nothing will change.

Transition to Trump: Attorney General Ted Cruz has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Donald Trump’s transition team is making more moves towards replacing establishment figures with true conservatives, a very positive development, indeed. Plus, “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking", and, Mike Pence speaks, lobbyists head out the door.

Transition to Trump: Trump team succeeds through Creative Destruction of the establishment

Reported infighting in the Trump transition team led to the resignation of another establishment figure, suggesting that conservatives are in control. Plus, Even the Democrats might be headed towards selecting new leaders, and, Evan McMullin isn’t aware that he’s the political equivalent of “Mr. Irrelevant”.

Transition to Trump: For the frenzied news media, the “World turned upside down”

Donald Trump’s adding of Stephen Bannon to his staff has truly turned the media’s world upside down. Plus, The Freedom Caucus will be Trump’s best friend in Congress, and, Donald Trump puts next generation of potential Republican candidates in deep-freeze.

Transition to Trump: Insiders find themselves on the outside in Donald Trump’s world

Donald Trump’s election did not squelch differences of opinion on who should be part of his administration, including the top names on his White House staff. Plus, Should Trump include Democrats in his administration?

"Dump Trump" Anger Sparks Write-in Campaign Against Anti-Trump RINO Martha Roby

In the recent "Dump Trump" movement, a correlation is apparent... follow the money! The list of prominent names recently dumping Trump could be titled “The Chamber’s Bought and Paid for RINOs.” Now Trump voters are striking back.

Trump's Three Opponents

George Neumayr, American Spectator

Hillary, the weakest Democratic candidate since John Kerry, enjoys protection not only from her party’s establishment and its appointees but also from reporters and Republicans who are rooting for her to win. Trump has three opponents in effect: the Democratic-media annex and his own party’s establishment, which even at this late date is flirting with dump-Trump delegate schemes at the upcoming convention.

The Fourth of July Doesn’t Work on Democrats

Researchers at Harvard University found that celebrating the July 4th holiday commemorating the announcement of the Declaration of Independence may still be serving its intended purpose – promoting patriotism -- and the good news is it only seems to work on Republicans.

Those Sophisticated Clinton Republicans

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The neocon tastemakers gunning for Trump’s defeat view her as a fellow member of the ruling class, confused at times but at least comprehensible. Around the time of her appointment to the State Department, this crowd, conveniently forgetting the radicalism of her Yale days and work for the Children’s Defense Fund, propped her up as a safe member of the establishment. 

Senate GOP To Save O-Care?

Sarah Ferris, The Hill

Establishment GOP fears are mounting over a Supreme Court case that the party has long hailed as its best chance to undo ObamaCare. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a GOP-backed case that threatens to erase healthcare subsidies for 8 million people. The vast stakes are raising alarm among squishy Senate Republicans who increasingly fear a backlash at the polls if their party can’t find a fix.

How Dumb Do The “Gruber Republicans” Behind The CRomnibus Think Voters Are?

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-2) and Martha Roby (AL-2) are just plain lying about their votes on the "CRomnibus." But their constituents aren't buying it and conservatives should call them out, along with any other Republican who voted for the "CRomnibus."

Ted Cruz Was Right, Again

Matthew Vadum, American Thinker

What really infuriates namby-pamby GOP senators is that Cruz forced them to take a public stand on the O's unilateral amnesty. They know that the GOP base is mad as hell over the amnesty, and they don't feel the need to answer to mere hoi polloi. 

The Purveyors of Ted Cruz Derangement Syndrome

Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and the other Senate Republican whiners about working on Saturday, are the same Republicans who have some of the worst records for opposing Obama’s nominees. 

Cruz Fights Obamacare Subsidies – GOP Leaders Attack Him

Cruz is right to oppose H. R. 4414, not only on the general policy that revisions to Obamacare should apply to all consumers, but because hidden in the bill is a precedent that undercuts the phony economics of Obamacare and will lead to even greater taxpayer subsidies in the future.

Conservative Leaders Join to Block Jeb, Say He's Anti-Reagan

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

“I don’t know of any conservatives who are supporting him,” said Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “Jeb is a very good moderate Dem,” added Mark Levin. “He doesn't elicit excitement outside a small circle of wealthy corporatists & GOP Beltway operatives.”