Ronald Reagan

Reagan Was Mocked and Underestimated, Too

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Reagan was, as Trump claimed to be, an anti-interventionist. Reagan had no wish to be a war president. His dream was to rid the world of nuclear weapons. This does not sound like Trump in October 2017. Steve Bannon may see the 25th Amendment, where a Cabinet majority may depose a president, as the great threat to Trump. But it is far more likely that a major war would do for the Trump presidency and his place in history what it did for Presidents Wilson, Truman, LBJ and George W. Bush.

Book Review: Citizen Newt by Craig Shirley

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One of the great strengths of Citizen Newt is to remind readers that the more things change in Washington, the more they remain the same. Thus, Citizen Newt is full of lessons for today's movement conservatives and conservative - populist supporters of President Trump.

Meanwhile Over In Moscow

With help from President Reagan’s former Attorney General Ed Meese and from Jon Utley’s Freda Utley Foundation, which provided funding, a statue of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev was recently unveiled in Moscow.

It's Time To Drain The Swamp In The GOP

We conservatives need to translate the grassroots rage over the betrayals of Republican elected officials into a national conversation about the future of the Republican Party and a wave of national activism to nominate and elect “Drain the Swamp” Republicans to the House of Representatives and the US Senate.

When Will The Republican Establishment Get A Grip On Reality?

Today’s Republican establishment is one of those online retailers whose slick website accepts your credit card for merchandise that is perpetually on back order – voters have paid in good faith, but their order never ships.

Trump and Putin Finally Meet: Is Reconciliation in the Air?

Washington needs to restore a working relationship with Moscow on multiple issues. That doesn’t mean trusting Vladimir Putin. It does mean making policy in accord with the way the world is, not the way we wish it was.

Trump Joins Churchill And Reagan With Warsaw Speech

Communism and Nazism were stymied in the 20th century by Churchill and Reagan, and when President Trump said, “every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization, is worth defending with your life,” the Warsaw speech made clear that, after eight years of appeasement by Barack Obama, the enemies of liberty will be opposed in the 21st century by Donald Trump.

An update on the Trump revolution

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The contempt the political establishment has for the American people has been clear for some time, and now it’s mutual. The constant efforts to obstruct the president and effectively nullify the 2016 election is backfiring. But the swamp’s blind hatred for Donald Trump kept them from seeing reality during last year’s election, and they’re making the same mistakes now.

The Best Budget Since Reagan

Stephen Moore, The American Spectator

‎This budget, in sum, reverses Obamanomics. Well done. Obama’s gave us the worst debt record ($9 trillion added in eight years) of any president by a country mile. The economy barely recovered from recession. Americans voted for a change in direction and this budget lays it all out. Somewhere Reagan is smiling.

Newton’s Third Law of Physics is Alive and Operating in the Political Arena

Our opponents are raising hundreds of millions of dollars and growing their organizations. The good news is, the voters and donors of Donald Trump's new conservative -- populist coalition are more engaged and outraged than ever. If there was ever a time to start or grow your conservative organization that time is now.

Fifty years ago today: Reagan enters the world stage

Gene Kopelson, Washington Examiner

Fifty years ago, Ronald Reagan first pushed for America to stand firm with its allies in Southeast Asia when they were threatened by aggression from communist neighbors. With America, Japan, and South Korea all now facing similar direct threats of aggression from communist North Korea, President Trump can look back at Ronald Reagan's firm stance exactly fifty years ago as a role model to follow.

The Heritage Foundation And Jim DeMint: Both Vital To The Conservative Movement

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I was there, so to speak, at the beginning of the Heritage Foundation and what many people in Washington seem to have forgotten is that Heritage was founded to be a movement conservative force independent of the Republican Party and establishment Republican leaders.

Reagan's Lesson for Trump

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Reagan did not run against the Democrats. He did not run against the left. He ran against the establishment — at the time dominated by liberal Democrats but not limited to them. If he was to become president, he also had to defeat the Republican establishment of moderates, whose collective blood curdled at the thought of him being elected.

Here’s What Ronald Reagan Did When College Kids Went Ape At UC-Berkeley

Donna Carol Voss, The Federalist

Someone in the crowd shouts that Reagan should have negotiated with the students. Reagan, with the incredulity of someone who understands that youth don’t run the world for a reason, says: “Negotiate? What is to negotiate? All of it began the first time some of you who know better and are old enough to know better let young people think that they have the right to choose the laws they would obey as long as they were doing it in the name of social protest.”

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.

New Role For Conservatives: Operate As A Fourth Force

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On tax reform, economic growth, reducing the size and scope of government and many other areas President Trump has indicated he wants to pass a bold conservative agenda. Let’s make it our job to be the “fourth force” that pushes him to the right and convinces him that to pass that agenda he must explicitly and actively move right and align himself with conservatives.

Viguerie Receives AAPC Hall of Fame Award

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie last week received the American Association of Political Consultants Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association’s annual Hall of Fame ceremony and luncheon. In accepting the award Mr. Viguerie remarked humorously that he has raised millions of dollars campaigning against many of the individuals in the room.

Trump Is Not the Gipper, and the Era of Reagan Is Not Over

Craig Shirley, CNS News

Contrary to what the people at the Post or New York Times, or even some conservative outlets, say, Reagan’s legacy and Reaganism are not dead, nor are they dying, nor are they asleep. They are alive and well in the GOP. President Trump, even if the leader of the nation, is only partially the face of the Republican Party and certainly not of Reagan conservatism.

Only One Thing Missing From President Trump’s Speech Before Congress

While churlish Democrats are still grieving over the lost election and trying to make phony charges of Russian hacking into a special prosecutor-worthy scandal, President Trump boldly and eloquently called Americans to think about the future.

What's Missing From CPAC

President Trump’s team reported great beginnings for his conservative agenda to the thousands of conservatives assembled at CPAC, however, something was definitely missing.