The House Republican Conference meets today to nominate a candidate for Speaker. We urge you to call your Representative (the House Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to tell him or her that we conservatives are watching how they vote and that we demand they vote for a conservative, such as Daniel Webster, for Speaker.
A letter from Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina to the House GOP admonishing Members seeking leadership positions to withdraw if there were any skeletons in their closet and "to drop out if they might one day embarrass the party because of past indiscretions" hit like a bombshell in the House Republican Conference.
Our collegue Mark J. Fitzgibbons offers Rep. Ted Poe of Texas some friendly conservative cross-examination about Poe's October 6 op/ed at Fox News (“Your emails, photos and more deserve Fourth Amendment protections, too”) about H.R. 699, the so-called Email Privacy Act, and reforms to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
In our latest coverage of the House Republican leadership races we contrast the word salad Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz dumped on Chris Wallace’s desk during Fox News Sunday with the straightforward commitment made by Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida to eliminate the dysfunctional anti-conservative process House establishment Republicans have used to thwart the conservative agenda.
In an opening statement that masterfully indicted over-regulation and crony government’s debilitating effect on outsider and minority opportunity, Senator Cruz seized the late Jack Kemp’s mantle as the conservative movement's premier spokesman for the power of equal opportunity under constitutional liberty to create wealth and raise people out of poverty.
Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
If my analysis of the House Republican Conference holds true then we conservatives must convince those Republican politicians who want to stay in the best job they ever had that there is a cost to electing another House leadership team made up of establishment Republicans, and that cost is the loss of the best job they ever had.
Conservatives who have long had their doubts about Governor Kasich’s commitment to conservative principles, especially on the social issues, have had those concerns pretty well confirmed by his choice of noted liberal Republican ex-Congressman Tom Davis as the head of his campaign efforts in Virginia.
Donald Trump’s polling lead in the early states is shrinking, but pollsters say don’t trust them to get it right this year. Plus, this week’s Rand Paul fold the tent rumor; Donald Trump doesn’t need advertising when he’s got Twitter; Planned Parenthood president calls Carly a liar, and, George W. to stump for Jeb in South Carolina?
Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives didn’t win the Panama Canal Treaty battle, but its leaders inside and outside of Congress became the leaders of the Reagan Revolution. Lack of legislative success is a scarecrow to explain away the fact that today’s GOP leaders don’t fight, let alone win, because they don’t see values worth fighting for in the conservative agenda. Quite simply, they are not us.
Most Republican Party presidential candidates insist that Washington do more on behalf of its already subsidized, protected, coddled, and reassured allies. Why do U.S. politicians put the interests of other nations before those of America?
The political class sees the GOP primary season as an exercise in pandering to grassroots conservatives’ demands for a limited constitutional government, lower taxes and policies based on traditional values, but once the nomination is secured the candidate is supposed to "pivot to the center." What alarms establishment Republicans like Mitt Romney and apparently offends The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank is that this year Republican primary voters are not buying the scam.
By making a demonstrably false statement that disrespected the deaths of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack Kevin McCarthy has let Hillary Clinton off the hook for her much anticipated testimony before the Benghazi committee, given her associates Abedin and Mills a get out of jail free card and given Mrs. Clinton’s faltering presidential campaign a fundraising tool that is probably worth a couple of million dollars in direct mail pleas to help Hillary fight Republican political persecution. Kevin McCarthy's cringeworthy performance the past few days shows he is too dumb and incoherent to be the chief spokesman for House Republicans going into the crucial 2016 presidential election.