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I Call BS On Tip O’Neill's Claim 'All Politics Is Local'

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
What Tip O’Neill really meant was that focusing on local issues is what wins elections for Democrats, because they can’t campaign on their state and national agendas of raising taxes, opening the borders, enabling sanctuary cities, giving benefits to illegal aliens, cutting national defense and nationalizing health care and anything else they can get their hands on.

An unexpected rose amidst the thorns

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

If ol’ Stupid, the great campaign consultant, has learned anything since Bubba taught him the expensive lesson that elections are always about the economy, he is telling his clients now that renegotiated trade agreements and an economy running at a blistering speed will satisfy everyone beyond the newsrooms at The Washington Post and The New York Times (and the television networks that chase the chum in the wake of the newspapers). So Democrats, who thought they would be surfing the blue wave by now, must be careful. Surfing can be fun, but you can get wet.

Trump Kills NAFTA

Nothing explains Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss better than Monday’s announcement that Trump has kept his word to blue-collar voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin and other manufacturing states by officially dissolving NAFTA.

Forget The GOP: It’s Up To Conservatives To Nationalize The 2018 Midterm Election

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
As I see it, 2018 will likely be another Republican wipeout, like 2006, unless we conservatives nationalize the election by getting voters refocused on big conservative issues; building the wall, limiting immigration, religious liberty, rebuilding our national defense, reducing job-killing regulations, and getting tough on crime and illegal border crossing.

The “Enemy Of The People” Media Were On The Wrong Side In The Revolution

It’s not their criticism of Donald Trump that has made many in the establishment media “the enemy of the people.” They earned the title by embracing progressive narratives on lopsided trade policies, open borders, the admission to our country of millions of unvetted “refugees," big government subsidies for special interests and other policies rejected in the 2016 Trump revolution.

Trump just got another trade-war win

Ted Harvey, Washington Examiner

Trump won again, and the U.S. economy continues to roar. More importantly, European negotiators realize the 45th president will no longer accept unfair trade as the status quo. Trump won’t do business as usual if that business undermines American workers — and the people of Europe clearly know it. The days of leadership from behind are over. America is winning again.

Understanding Trump’s Goals And Strategy On Trade

Trump’s plan to seek freer, fairer, and more reciprocal trade when the United States is in a strong, and growing stronger, economic position is in the best interest of America’s taxpayers, producers, consumers and national security. Trump is playing a long game that in the end will benefit all American interests.

Tariffs Made America Great

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

As our Revolution was about political independence, the first words and acts of our constitutional republic were about ensuring America’s economic independence. Economic patriotism put America first, and made America first. Of GOP free traders, the steel magnate Joseph Wharton, whose name graces the college Trump attended, said it well: “Republicans who are shaky on protection are shaky all over.”

Turning the Tables on Tariffs

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

All of the “free trade” lectures from the media are aimed not at the combatants in this conflict but at its most passive chump. By “free trade,” the media means unfair and irrational trade at America’s expense. Trump isn’t committed to permanent tariffs. But the Western elite certainly is. They want a world of tariffs, just not one in which America can exact any.

The Perfidious Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has made it clear he is running to be the leader of the #NeverTrump resistance, not to be Utah’s junior Senator. So, being nice to Kim Jong Un has a better chance of getting him to abandon his nuclear weapons than being nice to Mitt Romney has of getting him to support Trump.

#NeverMitt Utah GOP Senate Primary Is Tomorrow Vote Dr. Mike Kennedy

Even though Dr. Mike Kennedy beat Romney 51 – 49 at the Republican State Convention, due to Utah’s arcane nomination process, the statewide run-off decides the nominee. Romney is spending millions of dollars to buy his way into the U.S. Senate, so he can be the establishment’s Senate “COUNTERWEIGHT” to President Trump’s America First agenda.

#NeverMitt Wins Round One Of Utah Senate Race

Mitt Romney came in second in Saturday's Utah Republican Convention because he’s weak on gun rights, he’s aloof and won’t answer questions, he won’t stand up for the Constitution said supporters of conservative candidate state Rep. Michael Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy beat Romney 51 percent to 49 percent forcing a primary under Utah's arcane nomination procedure.

The Art Of The Trump Trade Deal

Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily

The status quo on trade with China is untenable. Trump can't back down here. He's where Ronald Reagan was at the start of his presidency, when the air traffic controllers called his bluff and walked off the job. The Gipper took an action that rocked the world: He fired them. If this plays out the way we all hope, Trump may score the biggest victory for freer and fairer trade practices in American history. If China doesn't back down, things could get ugly.

Americans should applaud Trump for starting to end our nation's wholesale surrender on trade

Scott Paul, Fox News

Instead of attacking the president, the critics should instead show us their own plans to stop the economic bleeding in America’s industrial belt. Because too often, it’s all about President Trump. He’s regularly accused of looking to the past when he speaks of industry, and specifically of steel. But the people in our steel mill towns know their communities won’t ever again look like they did in the 1950s. That’s not what they’re asking for; they’re simply asking to be included in America’s future.

The Better Voters Know Mitt Romney The Less They Like Him #NeverMitt

It is clear to us that Mitt Romney isn’t running for the Senate to represent the hard-pressed working families of Utah – he’s running to be the anti-Donald Trump. We urge our friends in the Beehive State to get to know the real Mitt Romney before the Utah Republican Convention and to find an alternative candidate more in keeping with the Make America Great Again agenda they voted for in 2016.

#NeverMitt – Romney’s Shameful Record of Lies and Flip-Flops

John McCain’s 2008 opposition research file on Mitt Romney – all 200 pages of it – ended-up on the internet.  God bless whoever posted it, because it makes truly compelling reading and it shows conclusively that Mitt Romney’s greatest talent as a candidate is his ability to keep every hair in place while not telling the truth.

#NeverMitt – Mitt’s American Values

Considering his record on “values” Mitt Romney arrogantly setting himself up as the arbiter of “American values” leaves us stuck someplace between amusement and disgust, so we thought in our second #NeverMitt article we should look at the real Mitt Romney, and his record on one of America's foundational values.

Counterpoint: China's 27-Year Undeclared War on the U.S.

In 1991 Chinese Communist leaders declared, "The new Cold War between China and America has begun.” China has been at war with us ever since.  And when your enemy says you are at war, then you are at war, whether you want to be or not.

How to Deal with Newly Empowered Xi Jinping

Politically, Washington should treat the PRC as a serious competitor. Depending on the issue, China may be adversary or friend. The U.S. should emphasize areas where the two nations’ interests coincide and look for compromises where interests diverge. Washington cannot dictate: negotiation over contested issues is inevitable.

#NeverMitt

We don’t know if Utah’s forgotten men and women know much about the real Mitt Romney – the vulture capitalist who likes firing people, who opposes economic nationalism and thinks the job killing Trans Pacific Partnership would have been good for America, so here is the first in our series outing the real Mitt Romney.