Republican Party

Where’s The Establishment GOP’s #NeverHillary Hashtag?

If the Republican establishment really cares about the future of this country and wants to win in November it is time for them to end the #NeverTrump campaign, get Rubio and Kasich out of the race, and join us in backing Ted Cruz and taking up the #NeverHillary campaign.

Ted Cruz is the Only Alternative to Donald Trump

The question now before Republican voters, and especially those inclined to support the wishes of the Party elite in DC, is not Trump vs #NeverTrump, it is who can best unite all of the elements of the winning Republican coalition. And as CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has pointed out on numerous occasions, that candidate is Ted Cruz.

Did dumbed-down conservatism lead to Trump?

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

If it weren't for a conservative desire to stoke anger and encourage people to respond to it in the same way they react to team sports, it would be hard to imagine so many people flocking to Trump regardless of his actual substantive public policy positions.

Bush, Rubio and Kasich: The Establishment’s Whack-a-Mole Candidates

They rise and fall through the ups and downs of the media cycle, mechanically mouth the same positions that are at odds with the views of the Republican Party’s conservative grassroots base and are eventually whacked back down below ground level when conservatives understand they hold the same views on immigration, amnesty for illegal aliens and Common Core as do Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Vote Cruz in Iowa as if the Republic Depends on It

Ted Cruz represents the conservative movement within the GOP, and if he wins, he brings a new class of conservative activists to Washington, who would displace the present feckless Republican establishment.  And this is what the Republican establishment fears more than anything; when Ted Cruz wins he brings more than a new Republican administration to power – he brings us – the limited government constitutional conservative movement to power.

Is Donald Trump Samson Or Delilah?

The notion of pulling the enemy’s temple down upon their heads is a seductive idea deeply embedded in our culture through the Biblical story of Samson, told in the Book of Judges. But is Donald Trump Samson or Delilah?

Iowa GOP chair: Expect caucus night 'surprise'

Al Weaver, Washington Examiner

Jeff Kaufmann, the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party, predicted Monday that five candidates could be boosted by the caucuses in two weeks, citing the uniqueness of the 2016 race and the depth of the GOP field. The conventional wisdom is that there are usually just three tickets out of Iowa.

Viguerie: Conservatives and the grassroots dominate the GOP at all levels now

Greg Richter, Newsmax

“This president is moving left, and he's going to move hard left in the next few months, the few months he has remaining in his presidency and is going to bring Hillary with him and it's going to be a big drag on the Democratic chances of winning the White House this coming fall.”

New Poll: Conservatives Demand Honest, Open GOP Convention

The nomination of either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio would cause 53% of conservatives to consider voting for a third-party candidate.  If Republican power brokers were to take advantage of a deadlocked convention to nominate Mitt Romney, 75% would oppose that move.

Franklin Graham quits the GOP over Planned Parenthood funding in the new omnibus bill

Allahpundit, Hot Air

If you’re looking for showy evidence that populist disgust at the party leadership is driving supporters away and building a base for previously unimaginable insurgencies like Trump’s, you’ve found it.

Brooks Gets ‘Naked’ on Cruz

David Brooks, establishment Republican opinion slinger for The New York Times and Public Broadcasting, thinks Ted Cruz is not just ambitious, but nakedly ambitious. For conservatives who don’t read Brooks, his article is a jewel of an insight to establishment thought.

The coming Republican immigration civil war

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump isn't the most articulate or consistent spokesman for immigration control in the GOP. That distinction goes to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. And Trump's Republican critics would be the first to point out he isn't the most conservative. But his rise has fueled a family argument inside the party about how conservatives should view immigration.

The GOP Establishment Thinks The Fix Is In – Here’s How You Can Spoil Their Scam

There are approximately 186,000 precincts in America, about half of them are vacant and of the precincts that are filled, about half of those are filled with RINOs or cronies of the incumbents. That means that -- nationwide -- as few as 50,000 people at the grassroots level are running the Republican Party. And the Republican establishment is counting on their one half of a half-strength party organization to maintain their power.

GOP builds Christian voter army

Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner

The Republican Party has undertaken a massive plan to engage millions of churchgoing Christian voters who did not vote in 2012. The GOP's director of faith engagement calls them, "the largest, most underappreciated, under-tapped voting bloc in all of American political history."

How Republicans Should Handle Donald Trump

Chries King, American Thinker

Instead of dissing The Donald, Republicans should enjoy him, embrace him and include him – even if he doesn’t end up being the party nominee.

Republican voters in rebellion

Richard Maggi, Washington Examiner

With Washington Republicans' ruling class continuing to send signals of its arrogance and lack of principle, the time may have come when those who always bear the brunt of the elite's wrong choices will look past the expected media blitz financed by a privileged few.

It’s Not About a Shutdown

Erick Erickson, RedState

This is a fight on principle over whether the Republican Party should stand by and let our tax dollars be used to subsidize the American Mengeles of Planned Parenthood or not. This is a fight about whether our tax dollars should be used to subsidize harvesting children’s brains and hearts and lungs and livers.

Republican Party, R.I.P. (1854 – 2016)

Erick Erickson, RedState

The Republican Party of 2015 more often than not responds to the fierce urgency of now with palms outstretched waiting for the highest bidder to purchase its policy positions while running from any fight that might get it criticized by a Washington press corps increasingly composed of former leftwing activists masquerading as objective journalists.

Has Glenn Beck Lost It... Again?

Glenn Beck says he would never vote for Donald Trump and that he's a constitutionalist, not a Republican. Beck normally has a good ear for what's going on in the conservative grassroots, but his near-endorsement of establishment spare prince Marco Rubio over country class message carrier Donald Trump shows a strange disconnect from the millions of constitutional conservatives who would run, not walk, from the Republican Party if a candidate like Rubio, Jeb Bush or John Kasich becomes the GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee.

Hobbits Plan TAKEOVER of GOP

Daniel J. Schultz, Breitbart

If the word ever gets out that conservatives can actually take over the Republican Party by becoming precinct committeemen, the current members of the RNC, including the likes of Reince Priebus, are “toast” in the next round of Party officer elections. That’s why they will never breathe a word of this to you.