Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
It was with great interest and pleasure that I observed how this past weekend – by electing former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez as Chairman and runner-up Congressman Keith Ellison as Deputy Chairman – the Democratic Party officially and publicly abandoned its 85-year-old brand as the party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal.
A president is “authoritarian” not when he’s angry or impulsive or incompetent or tweets too much. He’s authoritarian when he seeks to expand his own power beyond constitutional limits. In this regard, the Obama administration — though far more polite and restrained in most of its public comments — was truly one of our more authoritarian.
The U.S. economy is remarkably resilient, but it needs help. Fortunately, the Trump administration has promised a sharp break with the regulatory, tax and trade policies of recent years. Regaining our place among the top 10 economies won’t be easy, but it can be done. And the sooner, the better. Your move, President Trump.
While cleaning up the unmentionables after Obama’s regulatory Bacchanal is the Lord’s work, Ryan advertised that by mid-March he’d have Obamacare in his crosshairs. He’s going to have to stick to that schedule, because the folks who put the GOP in sole control of the federal government are not going to be interested in excuses. If this is spring training, it had better produce a team ready to win on Opening Day.
Under the framework of the founders, the people are masters, not servants, and the IRS holds no bondage on their freedoms. Congress must at long last investigate fully the IRS’s out-of-control investigators. Instead of wasting time on the fashions of the moment, Congress should deliver to the forgotten the protection that the Constitution promises them.
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.
Brennan and his leakers see no irony in becoming what they once opposed. In the 1970s, they cheered as the Church committee castigated the CIA for breaking laws. Now they use the CIA for their own dark arts and receive applause from ACLU-style liberals. They have gone from voting for communists to taping Russians, from fearing the unaccountable power of the system to wielding it shamelessly.
Over the last eight years, the press was never interested in making trouble for Obama. Instead, it projected the opposite. He was "scandal-free." If he had trouble, it didn't come from a rough press conference. It emerged from evil Republicans who were plotting.
Tech firms aren’t opposing President Trump’s immigration orders to defend the rule of law, quite the opposite, they have joined forces with the radical Left because they are the primary beneficiaries of the kind of crony capitalism that Donald Trump has promised to end, and joining the Red – Green Axis provides them with the shock troops in the streets that they need to protect their power and profits.
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.
Kuwait is one of the freest nations in the Persian Gulf, as well as one of America’s best friends. Yet its “liberalish” governance, as one Kuwaiti colleague described it, ironically impedes the adoption of market-oriented economic reforms necessary for the country’s prosperity.
Those who oppose President Trump’s temporary ban on immigration from terrorist hotspots want Americans to forget that it targets, based on our experience with Muslim terrorists, the exact individuals who are most likely to be terrorists and have ties to Sharia-based jihad.
President Donald Trump, acting on his own can easily incapacitate AFFH until incoming Secretary Ben Carson can coordinate with Congress to fully eliminate the threat. Even if Dr. Carson's confirmation takes months!
The temporary ban on refugees will be one of several executive orders on immigration President Trump will sign on Wednesday, Reuters reports. “Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.” Two hundred and twenty-six of the 500 refugees resettled in the United States on Tuesday, or 44 percent, came from six of those seven countries.
The world is a much more parlous place because of Obama’s legacy. He entered office on an Alinskyite power trip, wanting to completely transform America. He failed at that, thank goodness, but he did succeed in weakening this great nation.
The longer Obama was in office, the more he grew tired of conservatives frustrating his objectives and obstructing his policy goals. There's nothing wrong with being a man of conviction. But ultimately, outside of any policy issue, that is one of the reasons Obama's presidency has failed to live up to expectations even though a majority of Americans are still favorably disposed to him as a person.
The Inauguration Day demonstrations can serve as an object lesson for many Americans. First, they will give us a good picture of the bullet we dodged, the type of PC-induced intolerance that would have been more broadly infused into America had Hillary Clinton won the presidency. Second, we’ll get a really good inspection of what political correctness looks like in its more advanced stage—after it’s morphed literally into mob behavior.
President Obama is the most unaccomplished man to ever hold the office and has been given an eight-year free pass and never held to account for his failures; while Donald J. Trump hasn't even been sworn in and is already a human pinata for the snowflake right and the radical left.
America Under Siege: Civil War 2017, is a new documentary exposing the radical left-wing groups responsible for the demonstrations against President-elect Donald Trump; our friends at the Capital Research Center have taken a deep, deep dive into the neo-Marxist revolution that is well underway in our country. Go to on YouTube, DangerousDocumentaries.com, and CapitalResearch.org after 11:00 a.m. Thursday to view America Under Siege: Civil War 2017 at no charge.
In reality, Mr. Obama has presided over some of the worst scandals of any president in recent decades. The president’s journalistic allies are happily echoing the “scandal-free” myth. Time’s Joe Klein claims Mr. Obama has had “absolutely no hint of scandal” in his presidency. The media’s failure to cover the Obama administration critically has been a scandal in itself—but at least the president can’t be blamed for that one.