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

For many years I’ve been telling the GOP establishment that Republicans never win a big election unless they nationalize the election – that means drawing a clear contrast with the Democrats and giving the voters “a tune they can whistle” on big conservative themes.

The Republican establishment has studiously ignored that advice and the defeats of Jerry Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney, as well as the 1998 and 2006 congressional elections are proof that running a content-free campaign and refusing to nationalize the election is a losing strategy for Republicans, especially in a midterm election year like 2018.

Richard ViguerieAccording to Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll, Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot, but after two weeks of a tightening race, Democrats have expanded their lead.

Rasmussen’s latest telephone and online survey found that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-one percent (41%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.

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.

To those who say Trump pulled out a victory in the recent Ohio Special Election, I say as vigorous and enthusiastic campaigner as Donald Trump is, he can only show up the weekend before the election to save a few congressional candidates whose campaigns are lagging. If we conservatives want to win we can’t wait around for the GOP establishment, we must nationalize the election and refocus voters on the conservative – populist agenda that elected Donald Trump.

And current events keep handing the GOP opportunities to do that, if they will only seize them.

In Pennsylvania a previously deported illegal alien, who had been arrested for domestic battery, was released by Philadelphia’s sanctuary city Mayor James Kenny’s policy of ignoring ICE detainer requests. The illegal alien, Juan Ramon Vasquez, also known as Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa, raped a four-year-old girl while he was at large thanks to Mayor Kenny’s sanctuary city policy.

Philadelphia’s sanctuary city policy has been strongly defended by Democratic Senator Robert Casey, now facing a spirited challenge from Republican Rep. Lou Barletta.

Barletta has dipped his toe into the sanctuary city issue, but he has the opportunity to nationalize the election by making Juan Ramon Vasquez into this year’s Willie Horton and pounding Casey on his support for sanctuary cities and illegal immigration.

The problem is, the Republican establishment and its insider clique of Washington-based political consultants prefers to run content-free campaigns, rather than make the election a clear choice between the Democrats’ radical positions and conservative alternatives because in all too many cases they don’t really share our conservative values.

In 2010, Tea Party candidates, without any real direction from the national GOP, drew a sharp contrast with Big Government Republicans and with the Democrats on taxes, spending, the growth of government, and especially on Obamacare, to power the GOP to pick up six Senate seats and win historic sixty-three seats in the US House of Representatives, recapturing the majority, and making it the largest seat change since 1948 and the largest for any midterm election since the 1938 midterm elections.

The 2018 midterm election is, or should be, a once in a lifetime opportunity to differentiate the parties and to brand the Democratic Party as the party of sanctuary cities, illegal aliens, violent radical socialists, job-killing regulation and Obama’s apologize for America foreign policy failures.

But that differentiation and branding won’t take place if the GOP hews to the current strategy of Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell of running content-free “prevent defense” campaigns that “move to the center” by touting show votes and minor issues that alienate conservatives and have nothing to do with the top concerns of the electorate.

We are the leaders we have been waiting for. If not now, when? If not us, who?

Conservatives must recognize that establishment Republicans are never going to figure this out. Over many years they have demonstrated that they will not change – they are too invested in the insider consultant-driven culture that brought the party, content-free as it has become, to this point.

Starting today, starting right now, each conservative must commit themselves to demanding answers from the Democrats – and establishment Republicans – on where they stand on these issues; building the wall, national security, especially as it relates to radical Islam and the threats from China, NAFTA, illegal immigration, law-and-order, unfair trade deals, and especially sanctuary cities.

You can start by focusing your conservative organization, if you’re part of one, on these three issues:  Building the Wall, Ending Sanctuary Cities and Law-and-Order. You can write op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, email and social media posts – and don’t be afraid to pressure your local GOP committee and Republican candidates – demand that your U.S. Senate, congressional and state legislative candidates campaign on those winning issues.

You can also exercise the First Amendment rights guaranteed in the Constitution and preserved by the Supreme Court and take out an ad calling out Democratic candidates on these issues.

Finally, and most effectively, you can tell your friends and acquaintances where you stand, why this election is so important and why they should reject Democratic candidates who are soft on these issues and vote for Republican candidates who support Donald Trump’s conservative – populist agenda and who have committed to the conservative position on your top issues.

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David Givens
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Dear C.H.Q. members;

Your country needs your help.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establish a political party that will endorse candidates that promise to support and support conservative, libertarian and possessive individualist principles. Any Republican who wants to be elected to any office will need our support. We will defeat any Republicans who do not support our program.

THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS! The United States of America is on the razor edge of disaster! We need your help to fix it.

From 2009 to 2012, President Barack Hussein Obama went out of his way to destroy American culture, economy, power and prestige. The American people knew it. All we needed to defeat Obama in 2012 was a charismatic candidate. The Republican Party gave us a boring limousine-liberal-Rockefeller-RINO, who obviously didn’t even want the job. Romney was the media’s and the RINOs’ selection. He lost by 2.8 million votes. An estimated 4 million Republicans stayed home.

We can reverse the collapse of America! Select a Reaganesque presidential candidate for 2024. The best one on the scene right now is Gov. Sarah Palin — if you can persuade her to serve! If not, find a good-looking, charismatic, erudite governor or military general to represent us. Maybe Mike Pence. Imagine a Pence-Palin ticket in 2020 who would serve as co-presidents then Palin-Pence in 2024 who would serve as co-presidents. Then, in 2028,Pence who is still eligible, having served only four years, and Palin. Imagine 12 years of conservative presidency!

Have your state and local Tea Party and allied group members find candidates for every other elective office.

By the end of the Obama administration the words “Democrat” and “liberal” were obscenities. Why do you think Democrats have taken to calling themselves “Democratic-Socialists and liberals want to be called “Progressives?” To many of us, the Republican In Name Only Party is also a dirty word. I would rather be a member of a party called The American Patriot Party.

A quick Google search discloses that there is a nascent American Patriot Party. I have no interest in it I just like the name — I am not a Democrat or a Republican I am an American Patriot. We can take it over, buy, it or find a similar name. I briefly looked at their website. Most of it I think we agree with. What we don’t, we can change. A political party is, after all, a democracy. Invite all the people on your contact list to become founding members with a donation of $whatever. If they do, send them a nice certificate. It will become a family heirloom! Although the Tea Party is already established, its brand is somewhat tarnished and it is not a political party in the sense that it can get on ballots nationwide. It would be best if we had a fresh name.

We should immediately begin educating the American public. If a Republican incumbent is willing to get with our program, he can join our party and sign a written pledge. He had better toe the line. Allow local chapters to select candidates for every elected office from Senator to school board member. All our candidates will run both as American Patriots and as Republicans. They should all begin campaigning — educating the public – immediately. This will also include fund raising. I have some ideas on how to do this, which I will share If asked.

During the midterm election each of our co-Presidential candidates campaign for the Republican nomination. Then during 2025, they run as the Republican and American Patriot candidate. Make sure the Republican Party understands that whether it nominates them or not they shall run. Most conservative Republican office holders will join. Some RINOs will too. We will probably beat both Democrats and RINOs in some midterm races and throw some to the Democrats. Fine, that will be a demonstration of our power to the Republican Party. We can avoid losing the House if we want to. Although it might be fun to let the American people see what a mess an unrestrained Marxoid party can make in two years; we pretty much saw that with Obama. That would make our victory overwhelming in 2020! But I recommend we ensure that we hold the house and, if possible, strengthen our hold on the Senate. Hopefully our victory in 2018, 2020 or in the future, will be overwhelming enough to amend the Constitution to forever keep socialism from our shores.

Every Democrat and non-A.P. Republican should be primaried. For example, put Cindy Sheehan up against Rep. Nancy Pelosi in a well-funded challenge! We can fund it, sub-rosa by asking all our members to donate $5 or $10 to a political action committee that we set up and control. Create a really-bitter primary campaign. I have some ideas about this too; which I will share if asked. Maybe we can damage Pelosi so badly that an A.P. Republican can win. If not, Sheehan would be better than Pelosi — at least she will not be Speaker!

Beginning immediately and continuing through the next presidential election cycle, our candidates for copresident and our candidates for every other elective office run both as Republicans and as American Patriots. Make sure the Republicans understand that Republication nomination or not, our candidates are going to get on the ballot and run for all elective offices. If the Republicans want to win they will nominate our candidates. No! we shall not allow Carl Rove to pick our candidates!

When the Republicans nominate our candidates, we shall have taken over the party. Then we shall subsume the Republican Party into the American Patriot Party, leaving all RINOs, professional Republican functionaries, consultants and hangers-on behind. For those with an emotional attachment to the G.O.P., we will keep the name; but I would still rather be an American Patriot than a Republican.

Any of our candidates the Republicans don’t nominate will run as American Patriots. In that case, most of the Republican grassroots voters will go with them. With a dead Democrat Party and an eviscerated Republican Party, we will win! Win or lose, the American Patriot Party shall continue to educate the American public, raise funds and run for office.

I hope there is still time to save our country. Will you please help? Thank you and

Best Regards
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