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  • Nate Silver warns the political class that it could still be a GOP wave year

    08/04/2014 12:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Public opinion polls, as they say, are a snapshot in time. And a glance at the polls today suggests that the 2014 midterm elections are shaping up to be good for Republicans, but a landslide does not appear to be in the offing. As of this writing, Real Clear Politics puts nine of this yearÂ’s 19 even competitive Senate races in the tossup column. Many of those races poll so tightly that it's impossible to make an accurate prediction about how they will shape up but, as RCP notes, the GOP is set today to pick up six net...
  • Midterm Election Indicators Daunting for Democrats

    05/05/2014 7:07:22 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 16 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 5/5/2014 | Pew Research
    With the midterm elections six months away, Democrats are burdened by an uneven economic recovery and a stubbornly unpopular health care law. Perhaps equally important, Barack Obama’s political standing is in some respects weaker than it was at a comparable point in the 2010 campaign, which ended with the Republicans gaining a majority in the House. A national survey by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY, conducted April 23-27 among 1,501 adults (including 1,162 registered voters), finds that 47% of registered voters support the Republican candidate in their district or lean Republican, while 43% favor the Democratic candidate or...
  • Leftists are baring their teeth

    04/05/2014 10:44:42 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 10 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | April 6, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    So says Chuck Morse, the author of Was Hitler a Leftist?. Morse predicts things will get uglier and crazier as the mid-term election approaches. Obama’s coalition of public employees, welfare recipients, old leftists and crony capitalists will fear a major setback as Republicans will be poised to take the Senate majority and increase their margin in the House. They have gone to the well too many times with the nasty and utterly bogus charges against their opponents of war on women racism and homophobia asserts Morse. Even many liberals, Morse speculates, who were once fooled by the cynical identity politics...
  • DNC worried about midterm turnout because 'lower turnout means that we'll lose'

    04/01/2014 12:29:56 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 31, 2014 AT 5:48 PM | By Joel Gehrke
    When Democratic National Committee operatives describe something as "undemocratic," they mean it's not good for the Democratic Party. "We believe that we should expand democracy -- that expanding democracy is good for the nation; it is good for our party," Democratic National Committee spokesman Mo Elleithee told reporters during a conference call in which he attacked "undemocratic" Republican voter ID laws and other state-level election laws.
  • Obama's caution on Ukraine may loom over midterm election [also, live breaking news from Ukraine]

    03/04/2014 12:14:33 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    reuters ^ | March 3, 2014 | By Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - With Russia's incursion into Ukraine reviving Cold War-style tensions, President Barack Obama is at risk of suffering a blow to his credibility at a time when he can least afford it: as he tries to convince voters to stick with his fellow Democrats in congressional elections that will help shape his legacy. For five years, Obama has practiced a cautious approach to foreign policy crises, prizing sober diplomacy and the search for consensus over brinkmanship, in prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the deliberative style that Obama's team sees as a statesmanlike attitude in tune with Americans'...
  • Democrats' Midterm Blues

    01/17/2014 10:57:45 AM PST · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 17, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    At the end of 2013, the Washington Post’s electoral number-crunchers calculated that the Democrats had a 1 percent chance to win back the House of Representatives. Barely into 2014, that already seems pretty optimistic. In the last week, several Democratic representatives saw the writing on the wall and voted with their feet — or with their seat — and announced they will be retiring. One reason for that: The Obama administration is poised to give an incredible gift to the Republican party. Before the end of the year, up to 80 million people could see their health plans canceled. Economist...
  • Reid: ObamaCare will help Dems hold the Senate majority in 2014

    12/18/2013 11:10:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Alexander Bolton and Bob Cusack
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) thinks the healthcare law will ultimately help Senate Democrats in 2014 even though some incumbents fear a backlash at the polls. “I think for sure it will be a net positive,” said Reid, who expects the law to become more of a political benefit as problems are smoothed out by Election Day. “I think so by then for sure.” Reid said feedback to the Obama administration from Democratic senators has helped improve the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov since its disastrous launch in October. “It’s gotten significantly better, but it was significantly bad so it...
  • Boehner-right fight moves to Senate

    12/18/2013 6:36:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Bernie Becker and Peter Schroeder
    The GOP divide over the role of outside groups is heating up in the Senate, just days, after Speaker John Boehner railed that conservative organizations had “lost all credibility.” Several prominent GOP senators on Tuesday echoed Boehner’s (R-Ohio) frustration with those organizations, agreeing that outfits like Heritage Action and the Senate Conservatives Fund were out only for themselves and are hurting Republican efforts to take over both chambers of Congress. “I’ve said for a long time that there are some outside groups who do what they do solely to raise money,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). “I’m glad that people...
  • Obamacare Delayed because of 2014 Midterm Elections

    07/03/2013 4:01:24 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 7 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Late last night, the Obama administration announced that it was delaying a key component of Obamacare until 2015. It appears that the requirement that employers who employ 50 or more people are required to offer health insurance has been pushed back a full year. The administration is lying through their teeth when they had Mark Mazur, assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department, say, ""We have heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively. We have listened to your feedback. And we are taking action." Everyone with an...
  • Beware the Ides of March

    12/09/2010 5:44:18 PM PST · by proxima
    11/09/2010 | Kurt Neathammer
    Beware the Ides of March With the shellacking that President Obama and the Democrats suffered in the mid-terms combined with the evolving storm brewing for the President on the extensions of the Bush tax cuts, many in his own party are beginning to question the Presidents’ vision and leadership. Granted, history shows midterms tend to shift back to the party out of power although not to seismic level recently witnessed. I won’t bore the reader with further speculation to the causes as the reasons have been thoroughly debated in the media by now. More interesting is the percolating dissatisfaction with...
  • The Meteoric Fall of the Obama Democrats: Obama's Mistakes, part 2

    11/16/2010 8:29:17 AM PST · by RWK · 2 replies
    The Pharos Project ^ | 2010-11-16 | RW Kaiser
    ...it was the creation of the TARP fund by the outgoing Bush administration, combined with the Stimulus Act of the newly-sworn-in Obama administration, that in early 2009 fanned the embers of fiscal conservatism into the flames of the Tea Party...
  • Obama, true to his word, brings 'real change' to America & Washington, DC

    11/14/2010 11:19:23 PM PST · by Frankusa · 1 replies
    During his run for the Presidency, Barack Obama pledged that, if elected, he would bring about "real change" both in America and in Washington DC. And, lo and behold, less than two years into his Presidency, and Obama has already fulfilled his campaign pledge. One only needs to read the following headline/article from the AP to realize that Obama has already ushered in the dramatic change that he promised to bring to the US and to Washington DC: From the AP: Obama lands back in CHANGED WashingtonPresident Barack Obama landed in a politically-changed Washington after 10 days abroad... Obama returned...
  • Say What? Election edition

    11/12/2010 12:47:48 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-12-10 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:President Obama, in August: Republicans “...have not come up with a single solitary, new idea to address the challenges of the American people. They don't have a single idea that's different from George Bush's ideas ... not one.” Obama in August: “They haven't come out with a single solitary idea that is different from policies that held sway for eight years before Democrats took over. Not a single policy difference that's discernable from [George W.] Bush. Not one.” President Obama: “And so my job is to make sure that I'm looking at all ideas that are on the table....
  • The Massachusetts GOP: Analysis, Not a Postmortem

    11/11/2010 7:06:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 11, 2010 | Robert Snider
    Did turnout push the Massachusetts elections back towards the Democrats? In the wake of statewide defeat last Tuesday, Republicans in the Bay State are trying to figure out what went wrong. The blizzard of emails amongst the Republican volunteers following an election in which Massachusetts voters rejected a slate of admirable Republican candidates is a sign that the volunteers will not need to conduct a postmortem — that is, a review following death. The Massachusetts GOP, the Massachusetts Tea Party movement, and the independent, conservative portion of the citizenry are not dead. Manifestly, their governing principle is the recognition that...
  • The Meteoric Fall of the Obama Democrats: Obama's Mistakes, part 1

    11/09/2010 8:31:21 AM PST · by RWK · 3 replies
    The Pharos Project ^ | 2010-11-08 | RW Keiser
    Although the meaning and ultimate result of the 2010 elections are still being debated, it is quite clear that the possibility of a conservative sweep during the midterms was not only anticipated by the Obama administration, it was planned-for, and but for a few key mistakes in execution of that plan, might have been averted — or at least significantly curbed.
  • Will Arrogance And Narcissism Toll The End Of Obama’s Legacy

    11/08/2010 8:08:30 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-08-10 | Skookum
    If this were play'd upon a stage now, I could condemn it as improbable fiction Twelfth Night III:4 The midterm elections are basically over and has left the Democrat Party shaken and demoralized, everyone except the leadership. Reid and Pelosi see their individual wins as an endorsement of their leadership, an attitude that is shared by President Obama. They the Undaunted Triumvirate of Marxism feel that the only failing on their behalf was to push forward without adequately explaining to the people of America the benefits and advantages of increased governmental control of their lives and how we will...
  • Erasing The Obama Legacy

    11/07/2010 1:15:01 PM PST · by CaroleL · 17 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 11/07/10 | CaroleL
    Early this year while the health care reform debate was raging, President Barack Obama declared that he'd "rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." In the wake of last week's midterm election results and the president’s reaction to them, a third option is now a very real possibility. Will a man who promised to fundamentally transform the country be remembered by history as a mere footnote; a one-term president whose only memorable achievement was being the first African American to hold the office?
  • Cartograms of the 2010 US midterm election (Those with 3-D glasses, please don them now)

    11/06/2010 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Imperial Ac ^ | 11/06/10
    \ Each of the 435 congressional districts is rescaled to have the same area. The white districts are too close to call (4 Nov 2010) or do not send voting delegates to the House (Washington DC). A comparison with the 2008 cartogram reveals not only that the Republicans made gains, but also where these occured. The next cartogram shows those districts that have changed parties.
  • Exclusive Photo: Military Plans Final Flight for Ex-Speaker Pelosi

    11/04/2010 7:51:46 AM PDT · by toma29 · 32 replies
    Doug Ross ^ | 11/04/2010 | Editor
    Check it out.
  • "Entire generations of Dems vanished overnight"

    11/03/2010 1:09:57 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 62 replies
    Dave Wasserman's Twitter Feed ^ | 11/03/10 | Dave Wasserman (Cook Political Report)
    "Looking at state leg races, it may take years to comprehend full devastation. Entire generations of Dems vanished overnight"
  • Limbaugh Plays “Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead” in Honor of the End of Speaker Nancy Pelosi – Audio

    11/03/2010 11:16:29 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 3, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of Rush Limbaugh’s reaction this morning to the results of last night’s 2010 Midterm Election – “Wipe Out!” “It was a wipe out, and don’t let anyone tell you anything otherwise.”Rush played, “Ding-Dong, the Witch is Dead,” in honor of the end of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House! “This was a total rejection of the Obama Agenda. This was a total rejection of the Democrat Party.”
  • The Aftermath Of The 2010 Midterms

    11/03/2010 10:55:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-03-10 | Curt
    So the aftermath...we are now at 60 seats but 11 races are still in question so the ceiling could be as high as 71: Raul Grijalva vs. Ruth McClung in Arizona’s 7th district. Gabrielle Giffords vs. Jesse Kelly in Arizona’s 8th district. Jerry McNerney vs. David Harmer in California’s 11th district.* Jim Costa vs. Andy Vidak in California’s 20th district.* Melissa Bean vs. Joe Walsh in Illinois’s 8th district.* Ben Chandler vs. Andy Barr in Kentucky’s 6th district. Dan Maffei vs. Ann Marie Buerkle in New York’s 25th district. Solomon Ortiz vs. Blake Farenthold in Texas’s 27th district.* Gerry...
  • Insane Post-Election Liberal Headline of the Day

    11/03/2010 10:24:41 AM PDT · by toma29 · 6 replies
    Useful Info Nation | 11/03/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    In what universe are these people living? From Salon: Nancy Pelosi probably deserved better than thisLuckily, we have several conservatives weighing in at the comments section. Useful Info Nation
  • NYT: HISTORIC SHIFT - all congressional districts voted more Republican than in 2008 (MAP)

    11/03/2010 6:54:36 AM PDT · by drzz · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/03/10 | New York Times.com, frontpage
    HISTORIC SHIFT All congressional districts voted more Republican than in 2008 (+ 40 points) see MAP
  • Hillary Clinton stays away from mid-term elections [About 9,000 miles away]

    11/02/2010 5:31:31 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 36 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 31 October 2010 | Toby Harnden
    Although former President Bill Clinton has held more than 100 election events, his wife is unable to campaign because of her foreign policy role. She is currently on a two-week tour of Asia and Australasia that includes stops in Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia. In Siem Reap in Cambodia yesterday, Mrs Clinton met a group of about 50 victims of human trafficking at an American-funded facility and promised continued American support. Related Articles Palin hits back at Karl Rove's claim she lacks 'gravitas' Barack Obama's world turns upside down Obama's victory in pictures Prepare...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Agenda is Dead, Country Said No to 2-Year Experiment in Hyper-Liberalism

    11/02/2010 10:41:44 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 3, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    So what should be made of the historic midterm election of 2010? While all the pundits try to analyze polling data and read between the lines, syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer has a clearer view. In his view, President Barack Obama’s so-called hope and change agenda is dead and it’s up to Obama to determine his direction. “I think that the message is unmistakable that the Obama agenda is dead,” Krauthammer said on the Fox News Channel’s early morning coverage on Nov 3. “The question is how much of it is going to be repealed and how...
  • WHEC TV (Rochester) Offering Voters "Rides to Polls" (Coalition of Black Trade Unionists)

    11/02/2010 3:07:02 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies
    Just heard right now (5:40 a.m. Eastern) that live radio, in Rochester, New York WYSL RADIO, relaying the morning news segment audio of News 10 WHEC-TV (NBC affiliate) is offering voters to the polls for free.Problem is, they are telling voters to call liberal, far leftist, anti-Republican UNION GROUP and giving out their phone number.This was done by the female component, of a male/female morning straight news anouncer team.Anyone think that this violates FCC neutrality rules?They told people to call the Rochester, NY office of the COALITION OF BLACK TRADE UNIONISTS for these free rides, and also said that the...
  • Eve o' Destruction: Have Fun Tomorrow Discredited 'Progressive' Idiots- lol

    11/01/2010 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 1, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Democrats about to be torn limb-from-limb by an outraged American electorate... As the reeling Obama administration faces a historic anti-government backlash of it's own creation along with a dead housing market, tanking dollar, and double-digit unemployment in key Democratic states, it appears that the unloved America Left is about to be taken-out at then knees... and they know it. The President and his so-called progressive allies have nothing to run on: not only is the economy comatose, this country never wanted a Big Government socialist makeover in the first-place: Obama told us he was a pragmatic moderate: he lied.With his...
  • Democrats' Top Ten Excuses for the Landslide Republican Victory on Tuesday

    11/01/2010 9:08:42 AM PDT · by toma29 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 11/01/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    10. It's really not Democratic policies that voters dislike, but rather the Democrats' inability to effectively communicate them. (I can only hope they keep talking through 2012.) 9. Obama inherited a mess. (And he only spent $600 million and campaigned for over 4 years so he could claim he inherited it.) 8. Voters are angry because Obama isn't bringing the change fast enough. (Funny how that "Hope" went away so quickly, though.) 7. Voters are slow-witted lemmings who have been misled by the Republicans into voting against their own interests and in favor of their corporate overlords' interests. (And those...
  • Shock: Community Organizer Flops on 2010 Stump

    11/01/2010 7:12:21 AM PDT · by toma29 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/01/2010 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    One can only shake the head in wonder at why Barack Obama, the brilliant-beyond-brilliant presidential candidate, has flopped so badly in the same type of campaign-stump venues he enchanted with fairy dust a mere two years ago. Perhaps, as he opined himself in The Audacity of Hope, the throngs loved him in '08 because he was a "blank slate" upon whom voters cast their own pictures. Now that he has an actual record of governance, his audiences are no longer fodder for easy bamboozling. In '08, the people saw what they wanted to see; reality bites back in 2010. Or...
  • Senate Polls Move Back to 50-50

    11/01/2010 7:02:37 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 21 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/1/2010 | Thomas Ferdousi
    The compilation of all of the national Senate polls is showing a 50-50 tie again. The average showed this several weeks ago but saw a small bump in Democratic polling. Today, the split is again alive and well and Republicans would be just one seat away from a true majority. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut may change parties or perhaps Democratic Senator Ben Nelson, who should expect a tough election year in 2012. In any case, the Democrats would see what was once a supermajority which could ram down unpopular bills by going through the filibuster completely disappear.
  • Shocked, Shocked I Am…

    10/29/2010 4:58:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | October 29,2010 | Wyndeward
    … to find gambling in this establishment, or so says Captain Rene from Casablanca. The equivalent to that line in this election would be “Fraud? What fraud?” For example, we have Scott Murphy in Pennsylvania, who, it would seem, has had his fingers in the proverbial cookie-jar…
  • Larry Sabato Says Unpredictable “Coattail Effect” Could Put GOP over the Top in U.S. Senate – Video

    10/29/2010 3:10:20 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 29, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a great interview with University of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato on Fox Business Network, where he discussed the upcoming Midterm Elections. Sabato shared his final “Crystal Ball” predictions that the GOP will retake control of the House with a 55-seat net gain, and will gain 8-seats in the Senate – two short of what is needed for control there. But Sabato also said he believes the final margin in the House will likely be larger than the 55-seats he has predicted, and holds open the possibility the Republicans could take control of the U.S. Senate as...
  • New prediction in battle for the House

    10/29/2010 8:43:59 AM PDT · by toma29 · 16 replies
    Political Ticker ^ | 10/29/2010 | Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) - With four days to go until the midterm elections, one of the top non-partisan political handicappers is upping the prediction of how many seats the Republicans will win back in the House of Representatives. The Rothenberg Political Report Friday forecast a net gain of 55 to 65 seats for the Republicans, with gains at or above 70 seats possible. That's up from Rothenberg's previous forecast of a GOP gain of 45 to 55 seats. The Republicans need a net gain of 39 seats to win back control of the chamber from the Democrats, who have held the...
  • Japanese TV Carried Great/Fair Reporting of Tea Party in Illinois; 'Sez Obama in Big Trouble (Clip)

    10/29/2010 1:56:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies
    NNN News Network, Japan (Link to Streaming Video Report) ^ | 29 October 2010 | NNN News, Japan (Streaming Video)
    HERE is the link to the page that has the nice, brief, 2 minute streaming video report. Japanese reporter and camera crew are following Tea Party Express. They could videotape them in (apparantly cold) Illinois.Report said the Tea Party members call Obama a SOCIALIST.Main point of the Japanese story was it said that Obama is in big trouble even in his home state of Illinois by the conservative grassroots movement "Tea Party" which has taken off in the USA, indicative by enthusiastic and large crowds wherever this Tea Party Express goes.They interviewed some of the Tea Partiers and let their...
  • Fraud Factor: What Will November 3rd Look Like

    10/28/2010 10:05:45 PM PDT · by mainstreetradical.com · 12 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 10/27/10 | James Devere
    By all accounts, the midterm elections on November 2nd will be a landslide of historic porportion for conservatives.  So what will the political and legal landscape look like on November 3rd?  Irregularities are already showing up at polling places.  Desperate to hold onto power, how far across the line are our current members of Congress willing to go?  We have seen the model for close elections in the 2008 Minnesota Senate race.   If enough doubt can be sewn into the election process, then maybe Democrats can throw a number of races into the hands of friendly courts on November 3rd.
  • Obstructionism reaps its reward

    10/28/2010 7:48:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 2 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Patrick J.Buchanan
    The polls and pundits are all in alignment now. The Republican Party is headed for a victory Tuesday to rival the biggest and best of those that the party has known in the lifetime of most Americans. In 1938, the GOP won 72 seats in the House. In 1946, Republicans swept both houses and presented Harry Truman with a "fighting 80th Congress" that contained three future presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. In 1966, Republicans picked up 47 House seats to set up the comeback of Nixon, who had led the party out of the wilderness of...
  • Larry Sabato Gives Final Midterm Predictions: GOP +55 in House, +8 in Senate – Video

    10/28/2010 11:10:35 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 28, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of University of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato giving his “Crystal Ball” final predictions for the upcoming 2010 Midterm Elections. In his final predictions, Sabato said he believes Republicans will pickup 55-seats in the House, and 8-seats in the U.S. Senate. That would give the GOP control of the House, but two-seats short of taking control of the U.S. Senate. Sabato said this election is “about the fundamentals” of a bad economy and an unpopular President, and “it was over a long time ago.” He believes about 40% of American voters will turnout, fairly typical for a Midterm...
  • Dems Make Last Ditch Effort For House

    10/27/2010 8:18:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | 26 Oct 2010 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making a last ditch effort to survive a GOP wave by blanketing the airwaves in more than 60 districts in the final week of the campaign. According to FEC filings late Tuesday, the DCCC purchased $21.6 million worth of air time in 66 districts. The ad buys represent the breadth of the GOP 's momentum. Among those 66 districts, many were once considered safe Democratic seats, including those held by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). Only three of the seats in which Democrats are advertising...
  • Early voting numbers scare Democrats

    10/23/2010 5:43:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Gosh, who would have guessed that Hollywood funnyman Vince Vaughn would be taking this midterm election so seriously? Especially when so many voters are despondent over what they view as their dismal Nov. 2 choices. "I'm sitting here holding Vince Vaughn's absentee voting application," laughed Chicago Board of Election spokesman Jim Allen when I called on Friday. Vaughn, the Lake Forest native who owns a condo on the Gold Coast, was apparently so hell-bent on registering to vote in Chicago and getting his ballot in before the deadline that FedEx envelopes were flying back and forth from Hollywood to Allen's...
  • NBC News: 100 Democratic Seats In Play

    10/18/2010 6:18:07 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/18/2010 | Newsmax staff
    The electoral fortunes of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have eroded so badly over the last several weeks that there are now more than 100 House seats up for grabs, according to NBC Nightly News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd. Leading the network's nightly newscast Monday night, Todd reported that more than 100 seats are now “in play” – meaning the incumbents that hold them will poll less than 60 percent on election day. Todd cited analysts from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Republicans only need to net 39 to take control of the chamber. The...
  • Obama White House “Deeply Worried” Dems Will Lose the House and Maybe the Senate – Video

    10/18/2010 4:38:54 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 46 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 18, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CBS News White House Correspondent Chip Reid saying the Obama White House, while publicly speaking optimistically about the November 2 Midterm Election, are privately “deeply worried” they will lose the House, and perhaps the Senate as well.
  • The Audacity of Hoopla: My Two Cents on Impoverished Political Ploys

    10/16/2010 8:08:48 AM PDT · by SpareChange · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Spare Change | 15 October 2010 | David J. Aland
    The Audacity of Hoopla: My Two Cents on Impoverished Political Ploys By David J. Aland /// 15 October 2010 As Dewey and Truman once learned, the American voting public is unpredictable, whimsical and fickle. A good politician plans for this. A poor politician counts on it. Sadly, the Democrats this year appear to have made it the mainstay of their mid-term election strategy, and no one is fooled. The ever-glib Joe Biden put it best recently, when he pointed out that Democrats can’t boast about achievements in Congress this year, because the policy issues are “too complicated” for voters to...
  • Obama requests absentee ballot for midterm elections

    10/15/2010 11:07:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    President Obama will cast his vote in the midterm elections via absentee ballot, the White House said Tuesday. The Chicago resident, temporarily employed in Washington, requested the ballot but has not yet weighed in on the many competitive races in Illinois this year, including the tight race for governor and for the Senate seat he vacated to become president. Early voting began in Illinois Monday, but a stop in his home state is not yet part of what his shaping up to be a busy campaign itinerary for Obama in the coming weeks. That schedule includes a mix of fund-raisers...
  • MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)

    10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 1+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller
    Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections. The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman. MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.
  • Bye bye Barney: Bielat has momentum. Help keep it going!

    10/13/2010 6:31:23 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 51 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/13/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    On August 30, before many others jumped in, I was proud to endorse GOP congressional candidate Sean Bielat, who is challenging entrenched corruptocrat Barney Frank in Massachusetts. Marine/businessman/father Bielat has gained immense traction since then and it has been thrilling to watch Frank sweat.
  • President Obama Implores Supporters, “Don’t Make Me Look Bad” in Midterm Elections – Video

    10/07/2010 5:44:00 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 55 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 7, 2010 | Brian
    It’s starting to feel like desperation time for President Obama and the Democrats. Less than a month away from the November 2 Midterm Elections, President Obama today pleaded with a crowd of supporters in Maryland to prove the pundits wrong. Obama implored the crowd, “Don’t make me look bad.” As always, for Obama it’s all about Obama. Actually, he’s right – it is about him and his failed leftist philosophy. On November 2, Americans are going to let Obama and the Democrats know just what they think of the “change” he has brought to America.
  • Internal poll: Rossi leads Murray by six

    10/07/2010 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 31 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 10/7/2010 | Chris Grygiel
    A new internal poll conducted for Republicans shows Dino Rossi leading Sen. Patty Murray 48 percent to 42 percent, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports. The sampling of 500 likely by Fabrizio, McLaughlin and Associates was taken Sept. 26-27. The margin of error was 4.5 percent. The same poll in June had the candidates tied.
  • Media Says Obama Should Learn From Carter. Learn What? They Don't Know.

    10/07/2010 12:09:47 PM PDT · by toma29 · 10 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 10/07/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    These are actual quotes from the US News Story Many Americans and historians have dismissed Carter as a failure, partly because he presided over such a terrible economy. Understatement. One of the key lessons from the Carter era that has lasting importance is that a president can't really govern as an outsider. Or as a wimp with his international policy and a disaster with his economic policy. As an outsider, Carter wouldn't compromise enough to get things done. He abhorred making deals with members of Congress and he disdained the news media, attitudes which hindered his effectiveness. By contrast, Obama...
  • The Lap Dog Coalition

    10/04/2010 5:47:02 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-04-10 | CHRIS CHOCOLA
    Blue Dog Democrats voted with Nancy Pelosi 80% of the time on economic issues. In the House of Representatives, the 54 members of the Blue Dog Coalition are the self-described fiscal conservatives in the Democratic caucus. Unfortunately, the description doesn't fit. Organizing into a coalition after the Republican takeover of the House in 1994, the Blue Dogs branded themselves loyal but conservative Democrats. They were, in the words of Rep. Pete Geren of Texas, yellow dogs who had been "choked blue" by the strident economic liberalism of their party leaders. In their first Congress, the Blue Dogs mostly lived up...