Viguerie: All Republicans Ran and Won as Born-Again Conservatives

This election was a rejection by the voters of both the Chamber of Commerce and Obama’s failed agenda. Every Republican candidate ran as a born-again conservative, and campaigned in opposition to Obama’s big-government policies.

Once again, we see that when Republicans present a conservative alternative to the Democrats’ big-government policies, the voters reward them with a massive victory – just as they did in Reagan’s 1980 and 1984 Presidential victories, Gingrich’s 1994 Contract with America, and the Tea Party victories in 2010.

However, when Republicans present a ‘can’t we all get along, let’s compromise with Democrats and grow government’ face to the voters, they suffer big losses as they did in 2006, 2008 and 2012.

Conservatives’ number one goal and objective is to save America by pressing politicians to return to limited, constitutional government, and yesterday the voters took a giant step in that direction by rejecting every one of President Obama’s policies which he said were in fact on the ballot.

The voters gave the Republican Party a mandate to do what is necessary to undo, obstruct and oppose all Obama’s efforts to ignore the Constitution and fundamentally change America. No Republican ran on a platform of cooperation, conciliation and compromise with President Obama.

The Democrats (like some military leaders) made a huge mistake by campaigning on the issues of the last election: e.g., war on women, class warfare, and racial divide.

Republicans campaigned and won on the 2014 issues of: No Amnesty, protect our borders, national security, American exceptionalism, less government intrusion and regulations of our lives, free market policies of build the XL Pipeline, lower taxes, etc., etc.

About the author

Richard A. Viguerie

Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (Washington Times). He is the author of the new book, Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It.