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The GOP Establishment Is About To Blow-Up The Pro-Growth Tax Plan

We urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators through the Toll-Free Capitol Switchboard at 1-866-220-0044. Tell them to lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, keep the special rate for repatriation at 12 percent and to keep the focus of the tax reform bill on job creation and economic growth, not class warfare.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Spare the sex lectures, bring back the Founders’ morality and religion

John Adams was right – the Constitution can only thrive among a moralistic and religious people. If America is to be brought down it will occur from the inside-out. Our political leaders would do well to take Adams’ words to heart and act accordingly before it’s too late.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Roy Moore’s holier-than- thou critics prove elections have consequences

Regardless of one’s personal opinions on candidates, elections do have consequences – President Donald Trump is an excellent example. Good policy follows from sound votes – don’t let the integrity-less naysayers like Jeff Flake convince you otherwise. Vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Could today’s media report on what really happened at Pearl Harbor?

Pearl Harbor Day deserves its remembrances as a tragic event that eventually brought a nation together. Back then Americans recognized a common enemy and got to work destroying it. Journalists helped in the endeavor – they were a long way from today’s jaundiced news reporters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In politics is there really such thing as the ‘lesser of two evils?’

Political races should be judged on their own merits. Candidates by and large aren’t sinister and therefore can’t really be deemed “the lesser of two evils.” Roy Moore deserves a fair hearing by Alabama’s voters next week and despite what the media claims it appears as though he’ll get it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Football team analogy explains why D’s & R’s won’t ever get along

It’s nice to see GOP congressional leaders willing to play a little hardball with the budget. No doubt having Trump acting as the “coach” is giving them some additional confidence. No one but the media expects the parties to get along; whoever wins will be the best “team.”

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Despite media claims the voters care about taxes, not Flynn’s FBI problem

The controversy surrounding Michael Flynn will no doubt prove to have little staying power. The GOP’s upcoming battle in conference committee over the tax bill will dominate the headlines. Media “ants” will continue their wayward scurrying but the public knows what really matters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media culture that accepts everything honors & appreciates nothing

No one expects much truth-telling from the media anymore but some of these recent stories have really gone over the top. Since they can’t get to Donald Trump they’re now smearing First Lady Melania. It’s all part of the larger cultural war to reclaim what was once a great America.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Lauer is just the latest establishmentarian destroyed by his own libido

Matt Lauer is gone and people will get over it. The real question now is where does all the “inappropriate sexual behavior” end and how do we determine who’s telling the truth? Harvey Weinstein unknowingly opened Pandora’s Box and there’s no way to seal and lock it again.

The Jonestown GOP

In its blind failure to recognize its dire peril if it fails to pass tax reform, Capitol Hill’s Republican establishment is beginning to look a lot like the unfortunate souls at Jonestown who “drank the Kool-Aid” and committed mass suicide.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If GOP tax reform fails, prepare the way for President Bernie in 2020

It’s fair to surmise Bernie Sanders will never be president. With that being said, the GOP still has a long way to go in selling its tax plan and the benefits of the Trump agenda to the public. It could begin with passing a tax cut/reform bill by Christmas. As for the rest, wait and see.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Should Kaepernick be used to highlight contrasts between R’s & D’s?

Conservatives should learn from the failures of the establishment and use things like Colin Kaepernick’s Un-Thanksgiving Day protest to highlight the differences between the two parties. Instead of wasting time and resources attacking conservatives, GOP leaders should get real and go after the true enemy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How conservatives can channel Gen. Patton (& Vince Lombardi) in 2018

General George S. Patton provides salient advice for conservatives in today’s day and age. People like Mitch McConnell are all too willing to let the “body” (the ruling class culture) influence what the “mind” (the voters) is going to do. As conservatives we have our cultural filters and will decide on our own.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: On Thanksgiving 2017, a modern mixed bag of things to be grateful for

Like it or not, Thanksgiving isn’t what it used to be. While there remain plenty of great things to be thankful for this year, the vast majority of the political class isn’t one of them. President Trump may not be a perfect human being but there’s little doubt he’s immensely superior to the alternatives.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Are Trump’s tweets truly starting to wear thin with the American public?

This month’s elections should serve as a wakeup call for Trump and the GOP but the Twitter “wars” will only matter so much once it becomes evident the party’s policies are benefitting the economy. Trump may not make America Great Again via Twitter, but people may sense it’s happening in spite of it.

The Stupid Party gets smart

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

The best indication that this is all working is the rise of what I call the “tax bill cry baby caucus.” This group consists of health insurance companies, Obamacare supporters, public employee unions, state and local officials, the welfare lobby, municipal bond traders, sociology professors, lobbyists, and, most of all, the liberal politicians — who are funded by all of the above. Not only are we getting pro-growth tax policy, President Trump and the GOP are finally draining the swamp.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In the great battle for integrity, who wins, Neil Gorsuch or Al Franken?

The two political sides will continue to accuse each other of disqualifying transgressions that could conceivably bring government business to a standstill. Both sides can’t be right; thankfully conservatives have men like Neil Gorsuch to act as shining examples of integrity.

Corporate America must prove tax reform is good for average Americans

Carl M. Cannon, Orange County Register

American corporations can return their operations to the U.S., open new plants, invest in new technologies and new businesses, and pay their workers higher wages. Or those corporate executives can buy more yachts and company jets, award themselves huge stock options and obscene bonuses, hand out dividends to shareholders, exploit their own workers, and continue to look at quarterly profits as the Holy Grail — to the detriment of the country. Corporate America, it’s your move.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Sick U.S. media culture chastises the good but makes heroes of freaks

Ben Franklin allegedly once said, “We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid.” With the rush to judge “normal” people and believe the bizarre claims of freakish outcasts these days, there’s an awful lot of stupidity maintenance work going on in abundance.

Will the Republicans Get Tax Reform?

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

The Republicans have been bellowing for years that they would repeal and replace Obamacare. They are unlikely to do it. They have promised other changes in the way the government works, but at this point all that seems unlikely too. They simply have to reconcile and pass tax reform or they will have nothing to show for their domination of government of late. Coming up empty-handed in 2018 will not be Donald Trump’s doing. It will be the Republicans’ fault, and relinquishing a seat in the Alabama senatorial delegation is not going to make tax reform any easier.