Freedom Caucus

Outsiders vs. Insiders: When it comes to real American presidents, Trump breaks the mold

Donald Trump the human being is the product of seven decades of learning at the hands of American culture and traditions. He’s so completely apart from every other president – and contemporary politician – that conventional comparisons to the past just won’t stick.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: The Democrats’ Comey rage is a tale told by idiots signifying nothing

Democrats have gone completely overboard once again on this Comey/Russia/Special Prosecutor matter and people will notice. The truth is out there somewhere and eventually the Democrats will either have to produce a Russia smoking gun or surrender their holster.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Make no mistake, hate fuels the left’s outrage machine, not Trump

If this is the best we can expect from our political system in the era of Trump it’s time to stop mincing words and label the “resistance” for what they truly are – anarchists and traitors. They won’t be bargained with and even when you give them what they want they still act “outraged.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Republicans should not fear the big bad (Democrat) wolf in 2018

There are a lot of factors – some known, some unknown – that will drive the 2018 elections. Republicans would be wise to let the Democrat taunts, threats and campaign “advice” go right on by. Stick to their nationalizing-the-election guns and good things will happen.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To drain the swamp Trump needs good people to work the pumps

The creatures in this case are even more formidable than the reptiles in a real bog. Their weapons are federal statues, regulations and the court system as well as an army of self-interested politicians who will say anything to sway public opinion in their favor.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why guilt-free liberals won’t let Hillary’s 2016 election loss pass away

The 2016 election won’t die because liberals won’t let it go. It wouldn’t have mattered if Trump won the popular vote in addition to the Electoral College, liberals would have found some other rationale for discontent. In their continuing protests they reveal no guilt whatsoever.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Work continues on constructing a genuinely conservative GOP

Regardless of the good feelings of some House members, last week was not a good one for the GOP. The disastrous betrayal of the leadership over the budget tarnished anything positive that could have resulted from the final coming together over healthcare. There’s danger ahead, too.

Freedom Caucus comes to save Obamacare repeal, not bury it

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

The group of conservative lawmakers had been derided as an obstacle to Republican unity, good only for killing legislation or forcing it to be passed with Democratic votes. But this time, the Freedom Caucus was instrumental in shaping a bill partially repealing Obamacare that could get to a majority in the House with only Republicans.

President Trump’s Executive Order On Religious Liberty

While the new rules have yet to be seen, and conservatives must remain vigilant that they follow the President’s commitment, President Trump’s Executive Order calling off the Obama Justice Department’s anti-Christian crusade is a huge victory for conservatives.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Wretched GOP leaders are already blighting Donald Trump’s legacy

If GOP leaders want to partake in a circular firing squad even after Trump figured out a way to win a national election, that’s their own doing. The party suffers unity issues because it’s leaders care a lot more about getting re-elected than they do about governing principles.

Hillary Clinton’s Belated Victory Party

As well-intentioned and committed to his agenda as President Trump may be, he has failed to grasp that Paul Ryan's Omnibus spending bill does not fund his priorities, not because Ryan is an inept Speaker, but because he is on the other side.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s need for approval is not hindering his presidency in the slightest

Trump represents change and wants to put his stamp on the positive things that are occurring in the country. Part of it is due to his intrinsic desire to be liked and appreciated; part of it is because a new direction is desperately needed. America wins in either scenario.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: A government shutdown is the best thing that could happen to the GOP

The only thing that will break this political monotony is a government shutdown. Not even the election of President Trump broke the trend. We hope he will come to his senses and lay it on the line for Ryan, McConnell and the GOP “centrists” who are damming up the process.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Political inexperience proving no disqualifier for President Trump

President Trump may have fallen short of fulfilling some or most of the promises he made during the campaign, but if choosing an inexperienced outsider means we get the chance to toss out the ruling class in the process, I’ll take a political novice as president every time.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Beyond 100 days, Trump’s main opponent remains The Swamp

President Trump’s post 100-day momentum will be sustained only through conservatives and Republicans working together as a team to generate policies that are popular and effective across the country. If the economy improves, so will Trump’s approval numbers.

C'mon centrists, fish or cut Obamacare

Editors, Washington Examiner

The revelation that so-called "centrists" are bad-faith negotiators could perhaps change the belief that dominates Washington, that centrists monopolize common good sense and the Freedom Caucus is peopled by destroyers. More generally, the Obamacare debate may show some Beltway observers that sitting in the middle doesn't always mean you're "moderate." It sometimes means you simply refuse to take a stand.

War on Freedom Caucus is Really War with Trump’s Base

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Going to war with the Freedom Caucus is going to war with your base. You have to decide, Mr. President, whether you will align yourself with the leaders of the swamp -- or grassroots Americans.

What President Trump Doesn’t Get About the Freedom Caucus

What President Trump doesn’t seem to understand is that when establishment Republicans talk about “governing” and “legislating” what they really mean is growing government at a slightly slower pace or to benefit a different set of cronies than the Democrats would if they were in power.

Freedom Caucus's reasonable demand on Obamacare repeal

Editors, Washington Examiner

The House Freedom Caucus has often been obstinate and sometimes wrong. This time, they're being flexible, and they are right on the substance. The Speaker and the president should take them up on their offer. If this still doesn't get 216 votes, then the problem isn't the stubborn conservatives, it's the supposedly reasonable centrists.

In Defense of the Freedom Caucus

Editors, National Review

Trump’s tweet has all the hallmarks of ineffectually blowing off steam, since it’s hard to imagine the president and his supporters following through with the organizing and funding it would take to try to take out conservative members representing deep-red districts. If Trump wants to win over the Freedom Caucus — and all the other members — who opposed the health-care legislation, the first step should be obvious, if more difficult and less satisfying than popping off on Twitter: Get them a better bill.