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  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket (Guess who?)

    04/08/2014 12:59:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn't the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the “funding father” of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a “game changer” for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. “I don't think it would be best for the conservative...
  • Viguerie: “Primary Every Single One of These Big-Government Republicans”

    10/23/2013 4:18:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 10/23/13 | CHQ Staff
    In an exclusive interview with David A. Patten of NewsMax, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie provided conservatives with a brief roadmap of how to end ObamaCare and obtain the real spending reform that recently eluded them in the insider deal to end the recent government “slimdown.” "We need to primary every single one of these big-government Republicans," said Viguerie. Mr. Viguerie identified Senators Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander, Thad Cochran and John Cornyn among those deserving a primary challenge for their roles in the cave-in on defunding ObamaCare and obtaining real spending reform as part of a budget deal. Viguerie also singled-out...
  • Viguerie Predicts 'Absolute' Bloodbath in 2014 GOP Primaries

    10/23/2013 6:06:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | David A. Patten
    Movement-conservative icon, author, and direct-market pioneer Richard Viguerie threw down the gauntlet to establishment Republicans and the GOP leadership Tuesday, charging that conservatives "have been betrayed, abandoned by our leaders, and that includes Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, [and] Reince Priebus at the Republican National Committee." Viguerie and other grass-roots conservative leaders are warning that Republicans who voted to end the shutdown on terms favorable to President Barack Obama and the Democrats will face major primary opposition in 2014.
  • Richard Viguerie: Ted Cruz's Victory Foretells Conservative Takeover of GOP

    08/01/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 60 replies
    Sacbee.com ^ | 7-31-2012 | Richard Viguerie
    "The victory of Ted Cruz in the Texas Republican Senate runoff primary means that the torch is being passed to a new generation of principled small government constitutional conservatives and that the 'let's make a deal' Republican Party of old will soon go the way of the Dodo bird. "Ted's nomination sent a strong signal that a new conservative Republican Party is being born and, by 2016, principled conservatives will replace most leaders in Congress and the Party at the national, state, and local levels. GOP leaders should 'ask not for whom the bell tolls -- it tolls for thee.'...
  • Chick-fil-A: Democrats’ Jihad Against Christians

    07/31/2012 3:55:31 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 30 2012 | Richard Viguerie
    Chick-Fil-A has become the target of a Democrat-led campaign in support of gay marriage The relentless war by the left on Christians and biblical values has reached a new and more frightening phase with announcements by Democrat mayors and city officials across the country that they are “banning” fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A from their cities because company president Dan Cathy said unapologetically that he is in "support of the traditional family." Make no mistake about it; this is much bigger than Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A.
  • DC Consultants Steal the Soul of GOP

    07/12/2012 1:10:48 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 11, 2012 | Richard Viguerie
    It says a lot about the caliber of advice Mitt Romney is getting that in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s, he can do no better than tie President Barack Obama in most national polls. The same goes for Republican congressional candidates — especially those for the Senate — which under the leadership of Democrat Harry Reid hasn’t passed a budget in over three years. A big part of the problem is, in a word, consultants. Especially the small coterie of Washington, D.C.-based insiders that have come to dominate Republican political strategy and...
  • Where Do Conservatives Go Now? Part 2 (Don’t Get Suckered into Supporting the Republican Party)

    04/20/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 226 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 19 Apr 12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Fourth, Remember the Difference Between Republicans and Conservatives. Conservatives look at the endorsements Mitt Romney has garnered from such establishment figures as former President George H.W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and most importantly from business-as-usual Washington insiders, such as lobbyist Ed Gillespie, and they see advocates of positions they often opposed, not friends of the transformational agenda that won the Tea Party wave election of 2010. Surveying Romney’s record and agenda, and most importantly the people he is likely to bring to Washington to implement his agenda, movement conservatives see little likelihood a Romney administration will differ...
  • "Santorum to 'Reengineer' Campaign"

    04/05/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT · by taraytarah · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-5-12 | Robert Costa
    Richard Viguerie, a veteran conservative activist and top Santorum supporter, tells National Review Online that Santorum is “reengineering” his presidential campaign. “You can’t repeat the same behavior and expect different results,” he says. “We’ve got to do things different. We’ve got to reengineer the campaign. We’ve got to add things, take things out, and make changes. Everyone recognizes that, from the candidate on down.” Earlier today, Viguerie, along with a group of movement leaders, met with Santorum at an office in northern Virginia. For over an hour, they discussed ways to revive his bid. “We came up with a number...
  • Cuccinelli IS the Conservative Mood

    Cuccinelli IS the Conservative Mood By Richard A. Viguerie | 12/12/11 Ken Cuccinelli wants to be Virginia’s next governor. People in his position tend to make nice and kowtow to the hierarchy in their political party. If – yes, if – they have strong principles, they tend to suppress them when principle conflicts with party bosses. At Newt Gingrich’s request, I recently convened a meeting between Newt and uncommitted leaders of the conservative movement, much along the lines of meetings convened by others between conservative leaders and other candidates such as Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum.
  • Richard Viguerie: The Winner of the GOP Presidential Debate Was Texas Governor Rick Perry

    09/07/2011 9:45:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 9-7-2011 | Richard Viguerie
    PRESS RELEASERichard Viguerie: The Winner of the GOP Presidential Debate Was Texas Governor Rick Perry MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, issued the following statement regarding the outcome of the Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California:"No one knocked Rick Perry off his perch."There are two principal tests a candidate must pass to become the Republican nominee in 2012."First, the candidate must be seen to be a conservative. Second, the candidate must convince Republican primary voters that he or she can beat President Obama."When Governor Perry announced his candidacy,...
  • Ten things about Rick Perry that may worry some conservatives

    08/17/2011 9:24:25 PM PDT · by TBP · 205 replies
    Chron.com ^ | August 2011 | Texas on the Potomac
    Rick Perry has counted on the staunch support of Texas conservatives during his two decades of statewide triumphs in Texas. He’s an anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-regulation, anti-Washington stalwart. Richard A. Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com and a leader on the right since the days of Ronald Reagan, called Perry a “committed conservative” whose presidential announcement “brought a wave of relief to conservatives.” Then why are some conservative bloggers and activists warning others on the political right about a Perry presidential candidacy? “Before Republicans start salivating too heavily, it is important to examine Perry closely,” says conservative talk-show host David Zublick. “His conservative...
  • Richard Viguerie: Tucson and the Kamikaze Left

    01/20/2011 1:04:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 19, 2011 | Richard Viguerie
    Following their shellacking in the first regularly scheduled federal election of the Tea Party era, the political left and the ruling-class media made predictable calls for civility in political discourse.  I say predictable because, as a general rule, the left and their media partners make calls for bipartisanship and civility only when conservatives ascend to political power, and they direct it only at conservatives, not at the extremists on their side. The recent tragedy in Tucson, however, displayed in condensed hours and days the visceral, disgraceful desperation of the left and ruling-class media. Americans, through the Tea Party movement, are...
  • Panicked GOP Leaders Have Lost Control of the Party

    09/15/2010 12:30:17 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 166 replies · 1+ views
    ConservativeHQ.com ^ | September 15, 2010 | Richard Viguerie
    GOP leaders -- Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John Boehner, Karl Rove and others -- as well as establishment Republicans have no idea how livid Americans are with them. Republican leaders are in a panic because they have lost control of the Republican Party. Grassroots constitutional conservatives are inside the Citadel, and are poised to take over. All across the country -- in the Northeast, the South, the West -- Americans feel betrayed by Republican politicians. Last night’s election results show that the grassroots anger is directed at more than just the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Democrats. Christine O’Donnell’s inspiring upset in Delaware, Ovide...
  • McCain beats Hayworth; Tea Party wins; Welcome back to the GOP, Senator McCain (BARF ALERT)

    08/31/2010 4:16:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 2010-08-25 | Richard Viguerie
    Richard Viguerie comments on Senator John McCain’s re-nomination in the Arizona Republican Primary: The John McCain of 2009-10 was a McCain we had not seen since the mid-1990s. The Senator owes his victory to the pressure he received from conservatives and Tea Partiers. To receive that support, he had to give up his maverick positions that have sometimes given aid and comfort to the liberals. I’m sure Senator McCain knows very well that he would not have won if he had continued his reputation as the Democrats’ favorite Republican. McCain ran an aggressive, hard-hitting campaign against former Congressman J. D....
  • Anti-death penalty movement wooing conservatives

    01/18/2010 3:55:31 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies · 1,146+ views
    AP ^ | Mon Jan 18, 6:36 am ET | BRETT BARROUQUERE
    Anti-death penalty movement wooing conservatives LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Roy Brown seems like a rarity — a conservative who's against the death penalty. But to Brown, a state senator and the 2008 Republican nominee for governor of Montana, the philosophy aligns perfectly with conservative ideology. He's one of the more high-profile figures reaching out to other social and fiscal conservatives, hoping to create a bipartisan movement against capital punishment. "I believe that life is precious from the womb to a natural death," Brown said. The Roman Catholic church has long been an organized and vocal critic of the death penalty, but...
  • Richard Viguerie: Why leaderless Tea Parties are beating the GOP

    12/09/2009 10:57:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 78 replies · 2,217+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2009 | Richard Viguerie
    Rasmussen reports the Tea Party Movement, which percolated only months ago, is beating the Grand Old Party. That's amazing -- and good -- news. A nascent grassroots movement is more popular than a long-established political party. Republican Party leaders should be embarrassed. Instead, the Republican establishment disdains this populist uprising. Rather than embracing this genuine movement, establishment politicians and consultants are calculating how to co-opt, sideline or even defeat the newest phenomenon in politics - tea partiers. That would be arrogance, not leadership. It could be the downfall of Republican leaders, who have taken the Party of Reagan to the...
  • Richard Viguerie: Tea Party Activists Are the New GOP

    10/31/2009 1:18:11 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 35 replies · 1,667+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/31/09 | No Author
    "Doug Hoffman and NY-23 is an earthquake in American politics, and is the first of many challenges to establishment Republicans that we will see for the 2010 elections and beyond. The stupid decision by Republican leaders to pour $900,000 into the NY-23rd race against a conservative has unleashed a fury that will lead to new GOP leadership.
  • Sliming Conservatives: A Short History

    09/25/2009 3:19:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 904+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2009 | Richard Viguerie and Steve Allen
    A new generation of conservative activists has come forth, and many of the newcomers have never experienced the kind of nastiness to which liberals are inclined, falsely labeling them as racists, even Nazis. Many of the new activists worry that liberals' smears will be effective. But the old-timers among conservative activists have a message for the newcomers: Don't worry. We've heard these smears throughout our political lives. Even in the old days, the smears rarely worked. It is, to paraphrase Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls," the oldest established permanent floating crap game in American politics.
  • CHQ - Conservative ‘Funding Father’ Richard Viguerie Trains Tea Party Leaders

    09/12/2009 9:01:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 670+ views
    New Hampshire Insider ^ | September 12, 2009
    (Manassas, Virginia) Longtime conservative Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, provided training to about 120 Tea Party leaders at a seminar he held in conjunction with the group's march on Washington, D.C. The seminar covered the following key topics: How to use new and alternative media ('under-the-radar' media) to challenge blue dog Democrats in primaries; How to get money, volunteers and members for your Tea Party; How to challenge big-government Republicans in primaries; How to challenge Massachusetts legislators who support changing their election law regarding Ted Kennedy's replacement; and How to bypass the mainstream media, and go directly into voters'...
  • Funding Father of the Conservative Movement Smacks Down Ted Kennedy

    09/01/2009 8:32:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeHQ · 2 replies · 468+ views
    ConservativeHQ.com ^ | August 31, 2009 | Richard A. Viguerie
    It’s not my purpose or intent to list his sins and weaknesses or those of his brothers, John and Robert. But while these are mostly covered up or overlooked by the national media, all conservatives know the mistakes of a conservative become the focal point of much of their obituary. This is the double standard that the national media apply to liberals and conservatives. I wonder how many well-read readers or the general public know that Joseph Kennedy, the father of John, Robert, and Ted, in the 1930’s was a well-known anti-Semite and was an admirer of Adolph Hitler and...
  • Richard A. Viguerie: The Real Importance of the Sotomayor Fight

    06/17/2009 11:53:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 531+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2009 | Richard A. Viguerie
    The confirmation fight over Judge Sonia Sotomayor shouldn't be approached as merely about filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court.  Even as important as that is, this confirmation fight is bigger than that.  It is a fight about whether the Constitution any longer constrains the power of government by and according to its terms.  It is about President Obama's view of government power versus the view held by most Americans.  President Obama's nomination of Judge Sotomayor has so far managed to unite all wings of the conservative movement -- economic, foreign policy, social, traditional and libertarian -- in a way...
  • Conservative-led opposition needed

    05/15/2009 2:14:46 AM PDT · by Paige · 25 replies · 823+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2009 | Richard Viguerie
    Republican politicians have failed conservatives, the GOP itself and America. We're heading down the tracks to socialism or worse, with the GOP as caboose.
  • Back to basics-A party without principles is doomed —Republicans need a grass-roots rebellion

    05/13/2009 4:56:30 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 40 replies · 1,135+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | May 12, 2009 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Two major debates face conservative Republicans about the future of the party. The first, rekindled by Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party, is whether the GOP should move further leftward. The second is whether conservatives should tone down their advocacy on social issues. History is on the side of outspoken conservatives in both debates. GOP establishment leaders are incapable of understanding the problem - it's them. The ascendancy of conservatives to power was done by boat-rockers, not establishment politicians. ... In each case, the message was reforming the Washington establishment. The current GOP leadership has no message or...
  • VIGUERIE: GOP Needs New Management, but Old Principles

    05/11/2009 10:13:30 PM PDT · by CARepublicans · 8 replies · 652+ views
    ConservativeHQ.com ^ | May 10, 2009 | Richard A. Viguerie
    I thought you might like to read my article on the future direction of the Republican Party, which appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, May 10. In the article, I wrote: Two major debates face conservative Republicans about the future of the party. The first, rekindled by Sen. Arlen Specter's party switch, is whether the GOP should move further leftward. The second is whether conservatives should tone down their advocacy on social issues. History is on the side of outspoken conservatives in both debates. . . Republicans can try smoke and mirrors, but they really need new leaders...
  • What Republicans need is a mutiny (SoS for the GoP. Time to rock the Boat!)

    05/10/2009 9:23:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,777+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/10/09 | Richard Viguerie
    Two major debates face conservative Republicans about the future of the party. The first, rekindled by Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party, is whether the GOP should move furtherfurther leftward. The second is whether conservatives should tone down their advocacy on social issues. History is on the side of outspoken conservatives in both debates. To learn where to position themselves, some big-government GOP loyalists are going on so-called listening tours. The trouble is, skulking around the country on pandering tours isn't leadership. Politicians, lobbyists and campaign consultants who caused the problem cannot fix it. You can also rebrand...
  • Time for Conservatives to Stop Financing the Left

    04/13/2009 4:52:32 PM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 13 replies · 651+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 13, 2009 | Richard A. Viguerie and Mark Fitzgibbons
    Time for Conservatives to Stop Financing the Left Monday, April 13, 2009 2:15 PM By: Richard A. Viguerie and Mark Fitzgibbons Article Font Size Many liberals despise us conservatives, but they sure love our money. How is it that they get our money? Well, many liberal and supposedly non-ideological nonprofits receive taxpayer funding. In return, they support big government, and oppose conservative values and policies. Many charities are based in Washington, and are part of the Washington establishment that is anathema to conservatives. Taxpayer-financed charities have become sycophants for corrupt politicians and the big-government machine that give them our taxpayer...
  • McCain Attempts to Lead Without a Message or Following ["a General without an army"]

    01/08/2009 4:08:04 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies · 1,157+ views
    MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday afternoon, Senator and former presidential hopeful, John McCain, announced the creation of his new grassroots organization named "Country First." Commenting on the new organization, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie stated, "Senator John McCain is a General without an army. He's attempting to lead but he has no followers because his trumpet does not sound certain." In a message sent to presidential supporters, Senator McCain described the new organization as an effort to "better define our Republican ideals and message, recruit and back, strong, dedicated candidates and continue our efforts to bring real reform...
  • GOP needs to make big stand to back small government again

    01/03/2009 10:03:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 673+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2008-12-31 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Is it time for conservatives to give up our fight against Big Government? Some people think so. Mike Huckabee, the Baptist preacher and former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate, complained in May that the greatest threat to the Republican Party is "this new brand of libertarianism" that says "look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government." That, Huckabee said, is "not an American message. It doesn't fly. People aren't going to buy that, because that's not the way we are as a people." And former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson attacked small-government conservatives for believing that "no social...
  • Richard A. Viguerie: The GOP must reject Big Government

    12/29/2008 10:01:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 922+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 29, 2008 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Republicans are making a huge mistake by turning away from the principle of small government. Is it time for conservatives to give up our fight against Big Government? Some people think so. Mike Huckabee, the Baptist preacher and former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate, complained in May to the Huffington Post that the greatest threat to the GOP is "this new brand of libertarianism" that says "look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government." That, Huckabee said, is "not an American message. It doesn't fly. People aren't going to buy that, because that's not the way we are as...
  • Richard Viguerie: Bailout is Conservatives' Path to Power in 2010

    10/01/2008 7:48:24 PM PDT · by Milhous · 17 replies · 743+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | Oct 1 2008 | Richard A Viguerie
    MANASSAS, Virginia, Oct. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- Opposition to the $700 billion Wall Street bailout is the conservatives' path toward winning control of Congress in the 2010 elections, Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, said. "Conservatives will challenge, in primaries and general elections, both Republicans and Democrats who vote for the bailout. In the next election, you will see the election of a new generation of principled conservative leaders - a change that will remake Congress," he said. Viguerie added: "The American people have recognized the bailout for what it is - an attempt by the economic and political elite to extort money and...
  • Richard Viguerie: Bailout Defeat Shows Power of New and Alternative Media

    09/29/2008 3:15:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 770+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | 9/29/08 | Bob Sturm
    MANASSAS, Virginia, September 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- The defeat of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout "shows the power of the New and Alternative Media," said Richard A. Viguerie, the Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. "It is the clearest evidence yet of a shift in power from the Washington/Wall Street establishment to the American people." He noted, "Just last year, the people rose up to defeat amnesty for illegal aliens. Now they have risen up to defeat this monstrosity. Not in the last 50 years has the establishment had two such massive defeats so close together. I believe that the Internet, talk...
  • Richard Viguerie: She's Perfect

    08/29/2008 11:54:10 AM PDT · by pissant · 70 replies · 1,668+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 8/29/08 | Richard Viguerie
    MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The selection of Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain's vice presidential running mate unites the Republican Party and energizes its conservative base, Richard A. Viguerie said. "McCain has chosen to balance his ticket with a principled conservative. Governor Palin's life story is one of sticking to principle. She is living proof that a person can take on the corrupt political establishment - including corrupt leaders in her own party - and achieve great things," he said. Viguerie, the Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, added: "There's an old expression in politics: Go along to get...
  • The Reagan Fluke

    08/22/2008 1:18:41 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 9 replies · 95+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/22/08 | D.R. Tucker
    If John McCain selects a pro-abortion running mate, he will continue an unfortunate tradition of Republican Presidential nominees sticking it to the conservative base. Sadly, even the man considered the greatest Republican President in modern American history wasn’t immune to doing wrong by the right. “…[W]e have to confess our disappointment with many of the people [Reagan] has chosen for his Administration”, wrote Richard A. Viguerie on behalf of the conservative movement in the December 23, 1980 Boston Globe. “We can live with any one, two or three of them, even though most are not the men we would have...
  • Conservatives Can Also Play the Maverick Game

    08/20/2008 1:31:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies · 198+ views
    ConservativeHQ.com ^ | Aug 20, 2008 | Richard Viguerie
    Richard A. Viguerie ConservativeHQ.com 9625 Surveyor Court, Suite 400 Manassas, Virginia 20110 Contact: Bob Sturm (703) 396-6974 After 6 PM Eastern time and on weekends & holidays, contact Bob Sturm (703) 307-8176 FOR RELEASE August 20, 2008 An Open Letter from Richard Viguerie to John McCain: Conservatives Can Also Play the Maverick Game (Manassas, Virginia) The following is an open letter from Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, to Senator John McCain in regard to news reports that the Republican presidential candidate may select a vice presidential running mate who supports abortions rights: Dear Senator McCain: The buzz in recent...
  • Richard Viguerie: Conservatives are making liberals pay a political price...

    08/20/2008 7:11:37 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 3 replies · 121+ views
    Consrvative HQ ^ | August 19, 2008 | Richard Viguerie
    Richard Viguerie:  Conservatives are making liberals pay a political price for the high costs of gas, food, and other goods         (Manassas, Virginia)  The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, regarding the responsibility for the high cost of gasoline, food, and other goods:         “Conservatives in Congress, the alternative media, and grassroots organizations have provided the leadership to use high gas prices as a teaching moment for America.         “The Democrats and their left-wing environmental allies are being held accountable for the energy crisis they created.  As long as the debate rages,...
  • Richard Viguerie: Conservatives Deeply Depressed Over McCain Campaign

    07/11/2008 1:28:58 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 216 replies · 168+ views
    Richard Viguerie: Conservatives Deeply Depressed Over McCain Campaign (Las Vegas, Nevada) Conservatives are so depressed over the state of the McCain campaign--particularly its failure to include and enthuse the Republican base--that they are preparing themselves for a monumental GOP defeat in November, Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, said in a speech to FreedomFest. “You even have some conservatives who are considering voting for Barack Obama, because they fear McCain as president would destroy what’s left of the Republican brand and would finish off the conservative movement,” said Viguerie. “Their mood is that of the fatally ill patient who...
  • Message to the GOP: Obama is not the problem

    06/06/2008 12:00:18 PM PDT · by StilettoRaksha · 115 replies · 91+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05-22-08 | Richard Viguerie
    Halloween has come early this year: Republicans have forgotten how to run without scare tactics. This year it’s Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s turn as the Democratic goblin, with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the witch on a broomstick. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is the vampire slayer and ghostbuster who will save us from the creatures of the night. These fear tactics didn’t work in the three special House elections this year, and they’re not going to work in November. Are we supposed to be scared of Democrats as big spenders? The Bush administration and congressional Republicans topped Democratic...
  • All Republican Leaders Must Resign

    05/14/2008 2:31:52 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 96 replies · 134+ views
    ultimatejohnmccain.com ^ | Wed May 14 2008 | Richard Viguerie
    All Republican leaders must resign Written by Viguerie on Wed May 14 11:48:26 -0400 2008 Republican leaders in the White House, the Congress, and the Republican National Committee and its affiliates, along with most Republican leaders at the state level, have failed – or outright betrayed – the conservative voters who put them in their positions.The result is that the party’s “brand” has become a negative, to an extent greater than in the Watergate era, perhaps worse than in the days of Herbert Hoover. The number of new Republican voters is flat while Democratic voter registration is skyrocketing.Contributions to GOP...
  • Here's the Beef: Conservatives' Problems With John McCain

    04/16/2008 8:55:21 AM PDT · by lilylangtree · 193 replies · 164+ views
    Conservative HQ.com ^ | 4-16-08 | Richard Viguerie
    John McCain is a hero for his service in Vietnam. Most conservatives would be thrilled to support him, if only he would give them reason to. Why is it that conservatives have such a hard time lining up behind John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president? Is it, as some liberals suggest, just "pique" -- that we didn't get our way, and now we're throwing a tantrum? Or are the differences between McCain and conservatives very real, very serious matters that go to the heart of the principles of conservatism? The truth is that the differences with McCain are...
  • Loss of Hastert Seat is Proof Conservatives Are Prepared to Sit Out This Year

    03/26/2008 4:45:52 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 115 replies · 1,597+ views
    conservativehq.com ^ | 3-11-08 | Richard Viguerie
    Mar 11 2008 Loss of Hastert Seat is Proof Conservatives Are Prepared to Sit Out This Year …It’s a wakeup call for John McCain… By Richard A. Viguerie Republicans’ loss of the House seat held for two decades by former Speaker Dennis Hastert is proof that conservatives are prepared to sit out the 2008 elections. Instead of contributing and volunteering, conservatives are closing their checkbooks and staying home.  Liberals and Democrats are enthusiastic to a degree not seen in decades, and grassroots conservatives are sitting on their hands. This is a wakeup call for John McCain.  Since securing the nomination,...
  • MEMO TO CONSERVATIVES: THE FIGHT IS JUST BEGINNING

    02/25/2008 5:34:34 PM PST · by ovrtaxt · 133 replies · 794+ views
    conservativehq.com ^ | Feb 25 2008 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Feb 25 2008 MEMO TO CONSERVATIVES: THE FIGHT IS JUST BEGINNING by Richard A. Viguerie   The time has come for conservatives to move on, to shift priorities, and to work to elect conservatives at all levels now and in the years to come.     For too long, conservatives have done most of the work necessary to elect Republican candidates, but, once elected, most of those Republicans have ignored conservatives’ concerns or have opposed conservatives outright.   These Republicans have taunted us: “What are you going to do? Vote for the liberal Democrats? Calm down and grow up, and keep...
  • Viguerie: McCain Has a Few Weeks "Conservatives will not be so trusting this time"

    02/08/2008 1:58:52 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 79 replies · 162+ views
    newsmax ^ | 020808 | newsmax
    A good conservative speech, no matter how stirring, will not solve the problems that grass-roots conservatives have with Sen. John McCain, Richard A. Viguerie, America's leading conservative direct-mail guru, said Thursday. Viguerie made his comments in response to John McCain’s address Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Prior to McCain’s speech, various news reports suggested that the speech gave the Arizona senator a chance to make amends with conservatives and bring them on board his bandwagon. “Rhetoric isn’t enough,” Viguerie said. “To get the enthusiastic support of conservatives – support he must have, to win –...
  • Richard Viguerie says ball is in McCain’s court

    02/06/2008 2:00:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 145 replies · 77+ views
    conservativesbetrayed.com ^ | Feb 5, 2008 | Richard Viguerie
    RICHARD VIGUERIE SAYS BALL IS IN McCAIN’S COURT …offers ways McCain can reach out to conservatives before it’s too late (Manassas, Virginia) Republican presidential candidate John McCain has a short time to reach out to conservatives--to “stop the bleeding before it’s too late,” Richard A. Viguerie said. “It’s not enough for him to make a speech at a conservative meeting, or declare himself a conservative, or get a member of the Washington establishment like Bob Dole to vouch for his credentials,” Viguerie said. “He must take immediate steps to show conservatives that they have a real stake in his election....
  • Richard Viguerie: Open up the GOP race

    02/04/2008 2:50:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies · 116+ views
    conservativesbetrayed.com ^ | Feb 4, 2008 | By Richard A. Viguerie
    Open it up! The discombobulated state of the Republican presidential campaign means that it is still possible for someone to jump into the race. Such a candidate could serve as a kingmaker at the Republican convention in September, or even – yes, it’s possible – could become the party’s nominee. Currently, Republicans are split among the various candidates; most conservatives are undecided, or ambivalent, or support one candidate or another because the alternatives are worse. Having been betrayed by a Republican establishment – by a president and members of Congress who pretended to be conservatives in order to get elected...
  • Conservatives, Beware of Fred Thompson

    01/16/2008 11:20:30 AM PST · by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath · 102 replies · 194+ views
    convservativesbetrayed.com ^ | 2008 | Richard A. Viguerie
    In this article by Richard A. Viguerie, you will learn: √ How Fred Thompson disappointed conservatives during his 8 years in the Senate. √ The only time he played a major role on a major piece of legislation—and he was on the liberal side. √ Why he fails the Goldwater Test, getting an “F.” √ Why he fails the Reagan Test, getting an “F.” √ How he runs around with the wrong crowd—the Marshmallow Republicans. √ Why one of Washington’s key media liberals is maneuvering for Fred Thompson. √ What his “wrong” votes on these 18 important issues tell us...
  • Richard Viguerie Says Huckabee Win is Bad News for GOP

    01/06/2008 9:38:56 PM PST · by jan in Colorado · 80 replies · 178+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | January 3, 2008 | Bob Sturm
    Richard A. Viguerie, the author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006), issued the following statement regarding Mike Huckabee's victory in the Iowa caucuses: "Mike Huckabee's victory in the Iowa caucuses is bad news for the Republican Party. "Mike Huckabee is a Christian socialist. He is a good man, but with a Big Government heart. He is the most liberal of all the Republican presidential candidates on economic issues. "Huckabee's approach to every problem or perceived problem is to pass a law and launch another government program. If...
  • Richard Viguerie on Republican Losses in Virginia

    11/12/2007 6:06:35 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies · 162+ views
    from an email
    Richard Viguerie on Republican Losses in Virginia (Manassas, Virginia) Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006), issued the following statement regarding the losses suffered by the Virginia Republican Party in the November 2007 elections: Following the loss of the Governorship in 2005 and the U.S. Senate seat in 2006, the Virginia Republican Party continued its meltdown with the net loss of at least four seats in the State Senate and three seats in the State House of Delegates. In light of the 2005, 2006, and...
  • Mike Huckabee: Wishy-Washy Republican

    11/09/2007 11:26:21 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 21 replies · 686+ views
    Conservatives Betrayed ^ | Richard Viguerie
    Some voters pining for a principled conservative Republican presidential candidate are pinning their hopes on former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee. But while Gov. Huckabee stands strong on some issues like abortion that are important to social conservatives, a careful examination of his record as governor reveals that he is just another wishy-washy Republican who enthusiastically promotes big government. The Baptist preacher entered politics in an unlikely way for a Republican—as the result of a meeting with Joycelyn Elders, reports The New Republic. As director of the Arkansas department of health under Gov. Bill Clinton, Dr. Elders opined that preachers...
  • Richard Viguerie: Giuliani Doesn't Get It

    10/11/2007 10:10:37 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 26 replies · 490+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 10/10/2007 | PRNewswire-USNewswire
    MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006) (http://www.conservativesbetrayed.com/), issued the following statement regarding Mayor Rudy Giuliani and conservatives' potential support for a third-party presidential candidate: "Rudy Giuliani's insistence that America is doing well with a two-party system shows that he still doesn't grasp how discouraged, disheartened, and disillusioned the GOP's conservative base is with the Republican leadership. "Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo, on the other hand, showed that they are walking in step with the party's grassroots. Neither would...
  • Romney’s Conservative Manifesto

    09/22/2007 9:18:05 PM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 194 replies · 770+ views
    The Virginian Federalist ^ | 09/22/2007 | Publius
    The following is a letter written by Mitt Romney to the Washington Establishment. It is without a doubt one of the boldest statements made by a presidential candidate. As a Republican he says it exactly right. You may not support him, but if you are a true conservative you are going to agree with him. Many conservatives have already seen this letter and are taking it to heart. Romney has been praised by many conservatives for taking this strong step toward getting our nation back on track. Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other...