It’s been over a hundred years since Teddy Roosevelt tore apart the Republican Party to advance his progressive agenda. The battle against his Big Government Republicanism—which would become the philosophy of GOP establishment elite for decades—has been raging for decades.

Fifty years ago, conservatives finally began to take back our party. And now’s the time to finish the job.

In Takeover, prominent Republican strategist and fundraiser Richard Viguerie outlines the way to reestablish limited government and constitutional conservatism as the dominant force in the Republican Party—and how we’re going to bring sanity back to Congress and the White House. Viguerie details the storied battle for the soul of the Republican Party in incredible detail, and offers practical advice on the steps necessary to win the GOP civil war and bring conservative governance to America by 2017.


Richard A. Viguerie, often called the Funding Father of the conservative movement, transformed American politics in the 1960s and ‘70s. Through his pioneering use of direct mail, Viguerie shattered the Left’s dominance on the country’s microphones, and broke the stranglehold of large donors by empowering millions of small donors to support their own candidates and causes—paving the way for Ronald Reagan, the first modern conservative president. He is the chairman of and author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.

Jenny Beth Martin is the president of Tea Party Patriots, which she cofounded in June 2009. She’s worked tireless to bring around a rebirth of constitutional conservative values in recent years, and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in 2010. She is author of Tea Party Patriots: America’s Second Revolution