Contrary to what Senator McCain said about dictatorship starting by suppressing a free press, it is not hard to see parallels between today’s free, but highly politicized establishment elite media, and the media in Germany that helped the Nazis take power.
As we wrote in The Law That Governs Government, efforts by bureaucrats within the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Education, and even the Justice Department and national security infrastructure to undermine the Trump administration are signs that the administrative state is openly hostile to the constitutional rule of law.
The Obama list is quite long, and that is not surprising. Obama was a socialist and socialists of all stripes have a long record of suppressing freedom of the press, subordinating its expression to the interests of an all-powerful state and its dictator. McCain found nothing wrong with that when Obama was playing that game and undercutting the press in what seemed to be pretty oppressive and downright illegal behavior.
“I would say John McCain’s been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades. He advocated for the Iraq War, which I think destabilized the Middle East,” said Senator Paul. In this, and many other things about McCain, Senator Paul is right.
Democrats announced long ago that they wouldn't vote to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and broke all the traditional rules of Senate decorum and comity in opposing him on a very personal level – their delaying tactics are owed no deference. We urge CHQ readers to use the Capitol Switchboard toll free line (1-866-220-0044) to contact the Judiciary Committee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to demand Jeff Sessions be confirmed immediately.
Senator McCain is shocked at the hack of a private party in which no national secrets were compromised or business technologies stolen. Rather, the release actually benefited the American public because the information obtained highlighted the sleaze surrounding the Clintons.
Early in his presidency, if not before, Trump is going to have to impose his foreign policy upon his own party and, indeed, upon his own government. Or his presidency will be broken, as was Lyndon Johnson’s. A good place to begin is by accepting the McCain-Marco challenge and nominating Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. Let’s get it on.
The last-minute plan to reorganize the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency looks a whole lot more like retromincturation by Obama and his defense and intelligence team than it does a well-thought-out plan to improve our national security in an age of increasingly sophisticated cyber warfare attacks.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
We conservatives must take action NOW to nationalize this election. The defeats of Jerry Ford, George HW Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney, as well as the 1998 and 2006 congressional elections are proof that running a content-free campaign and refusing to nationalize the election is a losing strategy for Republicans, especially in a “change election” year like 2016.
We endorse conservative Dr. Kelli Ward against aging and out of touch Sen. John McCain in the Arizona Senate primary. We endorse and recommend retention of Rep. Paul Gosar in Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District. We endorse former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino in Florida’s 19th Congressional District and we recommend conservatives Mary Thomas for Congress in FL-02 and Brian Mast for Congress in District 18.
In a blow to the reelection bids of establishment Republicans Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain Republican nominee for President Donald Trump has pointedly refused to endorse either of them.
If the GOP turns on itself and its base at this point, it will do untold damage to itself for years to come. There won't be any conservatism, period. We will be a liberal country. There will be no escape — any states that try to pass conservative legislation will soon find that their laws have been struck down by Hillary's judges.
Trump said he is "not quite there yet" on backing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and sharply criticized Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Trump seemed to be alluding to a may interview with CNN where Ryan similarly said he was not "ready" to back Trump for president, after the businessman became the GOP's presumptive nominee.
“The level of self-deception necessary to misunderstand the Muslim Brotherhood verges on a psychosis," said Newt Gingrich. Yet time and again Senator John McCain has risen to publicly, and on very personal terms, defend Muslim Brotherhood connected individuals from scrutiny of their association with the largest and most dangerous jihadi organization.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
You would have to go back to the 1960s and early 1970s and the days when Nelson Rockefeller was Governor of New York to find a more anti-conservative Republican than Senator John McCain of Arizona. Which is why, as Senator McCain seeks an unprecedented sixth term in the US Senate, we are pleased to endorse Dr. Kelli Ward to replace him.
Republican primary voters tend toward primogeniture and they may make a cause out of a closely fought loss, as Nixon’s supporters did over his 1960 loss to John F. Kennedy and Reagan’s conservative supporters did in 1976 after he was denied the Republican nomination, but it appears that general election voters have a higher standard and they will never forgive or look at a sore loser as worthy of the highest office in the land.
By: Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Friends, we've had our howl of frustration, but this is now a binary choice: Trump and Pence vs. Hillary Clinton. In this battle there is only the victory or defeat of constitutional liberty and the rule of law. In this battle there is no third option, there is no compromise, there is no sitting out the election. I’m all in for Trump and Pence and I urge you to join me and them in making America great again.
Some of our conservative friends can’t seem to stop wishing for the election they want, instead of concentrating on winning the election they have. However, despite this lack of ability to focus on winning, the tools to win are actually there, in a way they haven’t been available to Republicans in the past several presidential election cycles.
McCain's charge came at the end of a fight on the Senate floor between Lee, McCain and South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham over which amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act should receive a vote.
Trump haters on the right seem to think that the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is over – and nothing could be further from the truth. If Donald Trump was not your candidate – so be it. But the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is hardly over – it has just begun -- it’s time for people truly interested in the future of this country to stop trashing Trump and to start trying to influence him.