#NeverTrump

The Cheap Moralizing of Never Trump

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

Trump's voters support him because they get the contempt dripping from Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton whenever the subject is the things they cherish: faith, patriotism, the decency of ordinary citizens, and so on. Above all, they support him because they also get that the elite contempt for Donald Trump is a proxy contempt for them.

Trump is existential threat to establishment, still has support

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

What I’ve come to discover is that it is the Trump movement, more so than Donald Trump himself, that is an existential threat to the establishment elites on the right and left. They are the front-line victims of government in Washington run amok. One Trump voter said it well to me at a recent rally in Colorado Springs: “All we want from government is less of it.”

Gary Bauer: Trump on a Number of Issues is BETTER Than What Passes for Conservatism Today

This November, voters who cherish faith, family and freedom have a very clear choice:  Voting for Donald Trump gives us a chance to restore America.  Not voting or dividing the conservative vote by supporting a third party candidate only empowers the left, and likely means the end of conservatism in America.

Owning Hillary

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The harsh fact of political life in this campaign season is that yes, of course Hannity is right. The Never Trumpers — and the list is longer than the names mentioned even by Hannity — will in fact own Hillary if she wins. From her Supreme Court appointments that promise decades of attacks from within on the Constitution to terrorist attacks on American soil to Obamacare to the inevitable parade of scandals, every last bit of it will rest on their shoulders.

Attention #NeverTrump: To Preserve The First Amendment We Must Elect Donald Trump

#NeverTrumpers seem to forget that Clinton’s hostility toward the First Amendment could be put into practice by her appointments not only to the Supreme Court, but also to the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Communications Commission, and the Justice Department. The appointees would follow a heavily partisan course, prosecuting Clinton’s Republican and conservative opponents and making the #NeverTrumpers’ dream of a post-Trump rebuilding of the Republican Party with them in charge unlikely if not impossible.

NeverTrumps and the End of America as We Know It

Jared E. Peterson, The American Thinker

If the #NeverTrump faction prevails America thereafter would be permanently transformed into a new nation, molded by the Left’s dystopian dreams of multiculturalism, racial and ethnic balkanization, boiling hatred of black for white, open borders, and a government suffocated economy, a new nation whose populace would be increasingly beaten down by the dictates of governmentally mandated orthodoxies. 

Phyllis Schlafly's Final Book: The Conservative Case for Donald Trump

We urge our fellow citizens who have yet to make-up their minds about the election, especially conservatives who may find Donald Trump, as the late Phyllis Schlafly put it, “puzzling or even offensive,” to keep an open mind and read The Conservative Case For Donald Trump before Election Day, we believe that in it they will find, as we did, a persuasive case for voting for Donald Trump.

The Conservative Movement Has Problems That Go Way beyond ‘the Establishment’

John Hawkins, National Review

The establishment Republicans may deserve most of the criticism aimed at them, but if we pretend that they’re the only ones who have to change anything, we’re doomed as a movement.

What Republican Turncoats Forget

Stephen Moore, RPC

Amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in Washington are announcing to the world with defiance and self-righteousness that they will vote for Hillary Clinton.

Viguerie: Trump Campaign as Exciting Now as Reagan's in 1980

"If you look at Donald Trump's campaign now . . . These are charter members of the conservative movement. It's very exciting. I haven't seen anything like this since the 1980 Reagan campaign against [Jimmy] Carter."

About Those Loser 'Trumpkins'

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

On TV, through Twitter and in person Mr. Trump has long made clear that his epithet of choice for those who disagree with him is “loser.” How ironic that the same people most loudly complaining about what a vulgarian Donald Trump is are now using the same insult to dismiss the ordinary Republican voters who happen to disagree with them.

A Republican “Surrender” To Hillary?

Jamie Weinstein a “senior writer” at The Daily Caller proposes another #NeverTrump fraternity house prank: Republicans simply "surrendering" our country to Hillary Clinton.

Tea Party Leader: 'You Can't Really Be Never Trump and Never Hillary'

Theodore Bunker, NewsMax

Tea Party leader Bill Hennessy says "You can't really be Never Trump and Never Hillary. One of the two will be the next president of the United States... If you're trying to play this cutesy game — I'm being true to some principles that allows me to do things that throw the election to Hillary Clinton — you're going to bear responsibility for what she does."

Ted Cruz Defends Decision Not To Endorse Trump: What Do You Think?

At some point Ted Cruz’s feud with Donald Trump and the insults traded between candidates during the Primary are not our problem. What is our problem, however, is living in an America governed by Hillary Clinton. Click here to take our CHQ poll and tell us what you think: Did Ted Cruz commit political suicide by refusing to endorse Donald Trump?

Trump team scores big win as RNC writes its convention rules

Kyle Cheney, Politico

The pro-Trump victory was the main event of the Republican rules fight that ended at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday when the committee passed a package of rules that will govern the party for the next four years. Despite all the tension surrounding the rules fight, very little actually changed.

Rising Trump Lifts All Republican Boats

Brendan Kirby, Lifezette

Three embattled Republican senators have opened up substantial leads on their Democratic challengers, new polling by Quinnipiac University suggests, discrediting assertions from pundits that Donald Trump will be Kryptonite in down-ballot races.

For Never Trump, What Follows the French Mistake?

Deroy Murdock, Townhall

Now that the French mistake has gone nowhere, it’s time for Team Never Trump to abandon the launch pad and halt the search for another quixotic projectile that will demolish conservatism in a misguided effort to rescue it.

What If The Early Christians Had Been #NeverConstantine?

The history of the early church is filled with instances in which non-Christian secular leaders were converted by missionaries or chose the Church spontaneously – perhaps the best and most famous example being the conversion of the Roman Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Emperor. And Constantine's story has a lot to tell us about this year's Republican presidential campaign.

The #NeverTrump party's desperate scenarios

Byron York, Washington Examiner

National Review writer David French has not yet said whether he will run. But if he does, or if someone else takes on the anti-Trump mantle, the new party will operate on a set of wishful-thinking scenarios in which victory depends on one improbable event after another.

Sorry Friends, If You Are #NeverTrump Then You Are #4Hillary

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates – that distinction goes to Donald Trump – and it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive. Don't buy that argument? Then look in the mirror and read this list...