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  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot ^ | July 23, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    First-time political candidate David Perdue won a surprise victory over favored Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for the US Senate nomination in Georgia. Kingston, who had the backing of the US Chamber of Commerce as well as conservatives such as my Salem colleague Erick Erickson, had been leading in almost every poll as the runoff approached. In the end, Perdue’s outsider message may have won the day: Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term...
  • Democrats plan on making Hobby Lobby their midterm message

    07/10/2014 9:44:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    So says Politico’s Jennifer Haberkorn, but color me skeptical. Not of Haberkorn’s reporting on the subject, which accurately takes the temperature of the rhetoric from the Left, but of the bravado coming from Capitol Hill Democrats in the dog days of July. Democrats claim they want to make a midterm fight over a relatively narrow Supreme Court decision that doesn’t restrict access to contraception in any way as a means to fire up their “war on women” rhetoric and turn out their base in what looks like a dismal election cycle: With an eye on the November elections, congressional...
  • Democrats Scramble to Get Ahead of Obamacare Minefield Before Midterms (Price Hikes Ahead!!!)

    07/07/2014 1:48:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/7/14 | Arit John - Atlantic Wire
    States are now releasing their preliminary 2015 Obamacare premiums, which means price hikes could become another negative talking point right before the midterm elections. The difference between now and previous moments of bad health care PR is that Democrats insist they're getting ahead of it this time. But even then, there are a number of other issues coming up: the left's increasing aversion to the employer mandate, questions about how young and healthy this year's enrollees are and, as always, whether the Affordable Care Act is actually affordable. As Politico noted Monday, the White House's "internal health care enrollment outreach...
  • Pew/Usa Today Poll: The GOP Midterm Tsunami Cometh

    05/05/2014 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | May 5,2014 | Wyntn Hall
    With only 183 days until the Nov. 4 midterm elections, a new Pew Research/USA Today poll shows Obamacare and the bleak jobs picture have coalesced to put Democrats in a weaker political position than they were before the historic GOP 2010 midterm tsunami that resulted in the largest defeat for a newly elected president in a midterm since 1922.
  • Midterms may hinge on whether Obamacare losers outvote the winners (Will takers outvote the makers?)

    04/19/2014 11:24:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/18/2014 | BYRON YORK
    When it comes to the politics of Obamacare, there's really only one question that matters: How many Americans are benefiting from the new health care system, and how many are hurting? Problem is, we know more about the first part of the question than the second. Obamacare's advocates have pushed hard against Republican attempts to highlight Americans who have been particularly hard hit by the new law. "There's plenty of horror stories being told," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in February. "All of them are untrue." Those advocates have hit back so hard that it appears they are trying...
  • Ridiculous: Administration punts on Keystone, Obama faces Dem revolt

    04/19/2014 7:47:18 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2014 | No Attribution
    he Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to go around the president to get the project approved.
  • 14 Factors to Watch in the 2014 Midterms: Everything you need to know to become an expert in 2014

    04/17/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/17/2014 | Patrick Reddy
    President Obama and the Democrats clearly have had a case of the winter blues that could well carry over into the fall elections. Republican David Jollys upset win in a Florida special election in a district that President Obama had carried twice is a warning sign that it will be extremely difficult for Democrats to re-take the House of Representatives and Democratic control of the US Senate is now in even more jeopardy. Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus is now gleefully predicting a GOP tsunami that will wash over the entire country, Red, Purple and Blue states alike....
  • New Democratic midterm strategy: Attack the GOP over personhood bills

    04/15/2014 5:04:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | April 15, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Some righties are laughing about this on Twitter (Democrats against … personhood?), and granted, it’s a transparently desperate shiny-object attempt to change the subject from O-Care and the economy. But strategically it’s not half-bad, a decent play from a weak hand. They already owe not one but two of their swing-state Senate seats, in Missouri and Indiana, to Republican gaffes involving conception and rape. Go figure that they’d turn to conception again to try to minimize what looks like heavy losses in the Senate. The issue isn’t being discussed at all by Washington prognosticators these days. But you can bet...
  • Democratic Corruption, Are they outing it all now, months before the midterms?

    03/28/2014 1:01:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 3.28.14 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: As with the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out whats in it.) Id love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosis blink count must be off the charts. to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogues-gallery reference list. But lets not be nave. Its clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBIs GOP corruption...
  • Obama gets history wrong: Says Dems tend to get clobbered in midterms

    03/21/2014 11:20:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    President Barack Obama told Democratic donors that Democrats tend to get clobbered in midterm elections, reports Politico. During presidential elections, young people vote, women are more likely to vote, blacks, Hispanics more likely to vote. And suddenly a more representative cross-section of America gets out there and we do pretty well in presidential elections. But in midterms we get clobbered either because we dont think its important or weve become so discouraged about whats happening in Washington that we think its not worth our while. This sounds reasonable, but defies history. During the 2006 midterms, for example, Democrats took...
  • Democrats face turnout problem, dissatisfaction in ranks leading to midterms

    03/19/2014 12:42:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/19/2014 | Dan Bolz
    If President Obamas 2012 campaign was known for anything, it was its voter mobilization operation, said to be the most sophisticated ever assembled in a presidential campaign. Which makes David Plouffes comments over the weekend all the more telling for Democrats as they look nervously toward the November midterm elections. When Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in Floridas 13th Congressional District a week ago, Democratic leaders explained away the outcome by arguing that the district tilted heavily in favor of the GOP in midterm and especially special elections. Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign...
  • Another Illegal Obamacare Edict?

    03/06/2014 4:56:22 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/6/2014 | David Catron
    President Obama is planning to break the law, once again, in an effort to protect vulnerable Democrats in the Senate. According to news reports, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet Obamacares minimum coverage requirements. In the absence of this directive, health insurance companies would have to cancel millions of health policies just a few weeks before Novembers congressional elections. Obamas edict would theoretically forestall, until after those crucial midterms, a tsunami of voter outrage that would inevitably drown the reelection prospects of many Democrats. Its not clear,...
  • [another] New O-Care delay to help midterm Dems

    03/04/2014 3:02:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 3, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats. As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCares minimum coverage requirements. Prolonging the keep your plan fix will avoid another wave of health policy cancellations otherwise expected this fall. The cancellations would have created a firestorm for Democratic candidates in the last, crucial weeks before Election Day. The White House is intent on protecting its allies in the...
  • A Serious GOP Alternative to Obamacare

    02/03/2014 5:49:51 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/3/2014 | David Catron
    The most frequently repeated Democrat talking point concerning Republican opposition to Obamacare is the claim that the GOP has offered no alternative ... Obama offered yet another variation on the theme during his recent State of the Union message: I dont expect to convince my Republican friends on the merits of this law. So again, if you have specific plans to cut costs, cover more people, and increase choice tell America what youd do differently ... Ironically, as the President well knew when he read those words from his teleprompter, the latest of several Republican alternatives to Obamacare had...
  • Karl Rove and the GOP Socialists - Crossroads, Chamber attack Reaganites

    01/02/2014 2:59:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 2, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Happy New Year. Its war. While America was celebrating the holidays, the Wall Street Journal ran a page one story the day after Christmas headlined as follows: GOP, Business Recast Message Republican Leaders, Allies Aim to Diminish Clout of Most-Conservative Activists The story said this right up front: Meanwhile, major donors and advocacy groups, such as the Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads, are preparing an aggressive effort to groom and support more centrist Republican candidates for Congress in 2014s midterm elections. Translation? Karl Rove (i.e., architect of the American Crossroads SuperPAC), the Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington GOP...
  • Neal Boortz: Social Conservatives Will Keep Republicans from Taking Senate

    12/27/2013 7:52:20 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 110 replies
    Big Government ^ | December 27, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Thursday, semi-retired radio talker Neal Boortz predicted the Republican Party will not win control of the U.S. Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, despite all the pitfalls the Democrats and President Barack Obama are facing, particularly with regards to Obamacare. The reason, Boortz said, would be the GOPs tendency to run on issues related to social conservatism. Boortz explained the importance to the republic for a GOP win next year while guest hosting Sean Hannitys Thursday radio show:
  • 'ObamaMESS' (Obamacare) as opportunity to dump RATS in 2013/2014

    11/01/2013 11:57:31 PM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    Various | November 1, 2013 | Vanity
    It is the hope of this author that more and more people will re-name 'Obamacare' as 'ObamaMESS'. With so many people out of work, and people so frustrated, it is time for a change. Clearly, polls show that Terry McAuliffe is now in a very tight race with Ken Cuccinelli. I hope 'ObamaMess' will make Ken Cuccinelli the next Governor of Virginia, though the principles that Ken has are great example for conservatives everywhere. The Drudgereport today (November 1) is reporting that Democrats are 'running scared' and are afraid of getting tossed from office. Conservatives must (figuratively) smell blood and...
  • Obamacare Burdens Postponed Until Elections

    07/03/2013 7:23:23 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 10 replies
    USBC News ^ | 13,07,03 | USBC News Wire
    On Tuesday, the Treasury Department announced that key provisions requiring businesses with more than 50 employees would be delayed until after 2014 midterm elections. Critics of the 906 page healthcare regulatory act have suggested that the move is entirely politically motivated, and intended to allow Democrats to escape responsibility for the increasingly unpopular act that they created...
  • Blow: This Is Not 2009

    05/25/2013 5:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 24, 2013 | Charles M. Blow
    With the scent of scandal encircling the White House, some Republicans are already licking their chops over the 2014 midterm elections, while some Democrats are pre-emptively licking their wounds. Not so fast, folks. Retract those tongues. While it is impossible to predict what might drive voter attitudes in an election 18 months away, there are quite a few signs that 2014 will be nothing like 2010, which produced tremendous success for Republicans. First, the electorate is less conservative. In May 2009, the Tea Party had just begun to flex its muscle and feel its power on a national level. Now,...
  • Obama, Reid slam brakes on gun control

    12/24/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2012 | 12:38 pm | Byron York
    With President Obamas announcement of a commission to study and recommend ways to reduce gun violence, the two most important Democrats in government Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have both indicated a desire to slow the momentum toward gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. The presidents decision to appoint a blue-ribbon panel the classic Washington ploy to defuse and delay consideration of an issue along with Reids inaction on the gun question will undoubtedly frustrate many in their party who want immediate action. Obama seemed to anticipate that frustration...
  • Final 2010 Tallies

    12/13/2010 10:36:08 AM PST · by therightliveswithus
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/9/2010 | Timothy Knight
    With the last of the 2010 races being decided, The Green Papers has put together an unofficial tally of all ballots cast in the historic election last month, and the numbers are not dramatic at all. In fact, relative to the number of registered voters still lingering around from the 2008 election, voter turnout might actually be lower. ... You have got to be kidding me. All of the media coverage, momentum, and enthusiasm brought a grand total of 3.5 million more Americans to the ballot box than in 2006? Perhaps, I'm impatient because not all the results are out...
  • In 2010 Sweep, Even the Finns Voted Republican

    11/25/2010 9:30:36 AM PST · by freespirited · 12 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/24/10 | Michael Barone
    Some reflections on the revolution of 2010, based on extended examination of the election returns. Gentry liberals: The tsunami swept from the George Washington Bridge to the Donner Pass, but didn't wash away affluent liberals to the east and west of these geographic markers. Also surviving were the cannibals--the public employee unions that are threatening to bankrupt states like California and New York, a prospect that doesn't faze the left-leaning gentry. In these areas Republicans picked up one House seat anchored in Staten Island, two in New Hampshire and one in Washington state, and they came close in two California...
  • My Rebuttal to a Progressive who Admonished Me to Play Nice ....

    11/21/2010 9:59:32 PM PST · by sybilll · 31 replies
    The following rebuttal is mine alone. I do not speak for my husband, for my friends, for my children, but solely for myself. I am tired of being told to sit down and shut up. I am tired of being told what I can and can not say. What is acceptable, while my ideas and values are mocked and trampled. Enough. I have had enough.
  • OBAMA BASHED/PALIN ELEVATED: 2nd Time in 2 Weeks in Prime Time Japan TV Specials (My Translation)

    11/21/2010 6:54:47 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 56 replies
    For the second time in two weeks, Japanese TV viewers have received very fair, unfiltered and actually rather complementary TV coverage and background reports on Sarah Palin and a possible run for the presidency; in the same vein, Obama has been subjected to unprecedented scrutiny and negative reporting. One such report which aired yesterday here in Tokyo referred to the November Midterms Election as essentially a National Vote of No Confidence Against the Obama Administration. 「オバマ大統領に対しての不信任決議」
  • Mutiny: Angry Dems confront nervous Captain Queeg about midterm losses

    11/16/2010 9:58:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 16, 2010 6:50 pm | Allahpundit
    Cmon. Its kabuki theater. Disgruntled Democrats finally had a chance to confront Speaker Nancy Pelosi face to face for the first time during a raucous closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, as defeated Rep. Allen Boyd called her the face of our defeat. His comments were made shortly after Pelosi told Democrats she was targeted in races around the country because she is an effective leader for them. The Democratic gathering was the first gathering of the caucus since the party lost control of the House.There is great angst and frustration, one moderate Democrat told POLITICO. The lawmaker said Pelosi would do...
  • Democrats' losses ran wide, deep

    11/16/2010 4:20:13 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/10 | Jessica Taylor
    Republicans have already gained as many as 60 seats in Congress, but when GOP gains are looked at on a state-by-state basis, the bloody picture for Democrats nationwide becomes even more gruesome. Several state legislatures made historic transitions to Republican hands some for the first time since the 19th century and nearly an entire generation of state Democrats saw its ranks obliterated. Here is POLITICOs look at states that saw the political landscape change dramatically. Alabamas most monumental shift came in the state Legislature, in which Republicans gained control of both the House and the Senate for...
  • Dejected House Dems wipe away tears as GOP celebrates victory

    11/16/2010 10:57:25 AM PST · by MissesBush · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/10 | Molly Hooper
    Dejected Democrats wiped away tears on the House floor Monday night while Republicans congratulated themselves on winning back control of the lower chamber. House members returned to the nation's capital for the first time since Republicans captured the House two weeks ago. Freshman Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), who lost her reelection bid, wiped away tears as she hugged fellow members of the class of 2008, many of whom lost on Nov. 2. Less than three feet away, ousted Nevada freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D) appeared to brush away some tears in a less obvious manner. The mood was much different...
  • Harry Reid's Answer to the Mid-term Drubbing? More Schumer!

    11/16/2010 6:10:23 AM PST · by Bumpus2 · 19 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/16/10 | Blind Blueberry
    Obama grudgingly admitted that maybe he should have taken time out from working so hard on our behalf to explain it all to us presumably by speaking slow and loud. Nancy Pelosi told NPR, We didnt lose because of me. Instead, she chalked it up to $100 million of outside, unidentified funding. And John Boehners hypno-ray belt buckle. And a clever GOP method of stealing signs that involved the third base coach and a peanut vendor. Now, the latest bit of evidence that the Democrats have gotten the mid-term message: More Chuck Schumer! I mean, just when you thought...
  • "Obama Delivers Only Hot Air" (ASIA TIME) (Messiah's Epic Fail in Asia)

    11/15/2010 8:20:56 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies
    The Asia Times ^ | 15 November 2010 | Donald Kirk
    Obama delivers only hot air By Donald Kirk SEOUL Theodore Roosevelt, a great American president with a clearly imperialist agenda, uttered one of the most famous lines in US history in 1901 when he advised a crowd, "Speak softly and carry a big stick". These days, US President Barack Obama seems to have gotten that aphorism reversed. He speaks a lot but doesn't seem to be carrying a big stick. That was the impression he gave after winding up his 11-day Asian odyssey in Japan at a tepid weekend gathering of Pacific rim leaders banded together in the Asia...
  • Sticks and Stones Will Break my Bones, but Names Will Lose you Elections

    11/15/2010 7:54:19 AM PST · by Bumpus2 · 4 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/15/2010 | Blind Blueberry
    Excuse me. Yes, you: the guy in the Euro-scarf, with the tote-bag with Woody Allens face on it. And you, sir, with the graying pony tail and the New York Times Book Review. Look, I hate to bother you while youre enjoying your lattes, but we need to have a talk. See, youre deeply unhappy. Dont deny it. Its all over your faces. And youre angry quite angry. Angrier than you guys usually are. And know what? I dont blame you. Two years ago, you were on top of the world. Capitalism had finally wrecked itself. The Bushitler was...
  • "OBAMA MISSION TO ASIA BASICALLY A FAILURE" (Japan JNN Network TV News Video) My Translation

    11/14/2010 8:24:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 83 replies
    JNN (Tokyo Broadcast Networking Evening News Clip, Japan) ^ | 15 November 2010 | JNN (Tokyo Broadcasting Network)
    Go to the Link HERE.Stream the one minute report--by hitting the white triangle in center of page, showing Obama meandering throughout Asia country by country, but ending on the tone that "his Asian trip basically accomplished little", and saying that President Obama now heads into a weakened situation back home with the emboldened and multiplied Republicans waiting for him in D.C.Most computers can stream this short JNN video, voice over is in Japanese but good visuals of Obama "in action"; it will be up for a day or two.
  • Postelection White House meeting underscored Obama's diminished sway-secret lib group meeting

    11/13/2010 7:23:10 AM PST · by maggief · 40 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 12, 2010 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington Three days after the midterm elections, senior Obama aides suggested to a gathering of liberal groups at the White House that they might need to scale back their expectations. In the wake of the big Republican win, there would be no new major legislative pushes from President Obama in 2011. The mood, according to some participants at the meeting, was dour. Although the White House advisors said job creation would be a central goal, they did not lay out a concrete plan for putting more people to work. "There was an undercurrent of, 'Hey, folks. We're...
  • "The Trip About Nothing" (OBAMA EPIC FAIL IN ASIA) - FOX

    11/12/2010 9:27:26 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 November 2010 | Stephen Yates and Christian Whiton
    The most conceited White House in memory thinks it is making history in Asia. Instead, President Obama is completing his longest foreign trip with no real accomplishments to show for himselfand a reinforced image as a weak leader in over his head...
  • 7 Lame Liberal Excuses For The 2010 Election Shellacking

    11/09/2010 8:28:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 9, 2010 | John Hawkins
    "Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet! Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! My-yummy!" -- Cartman, South Park Admittedly, it has been a lot of fun to watch the wailing and gnashing of teeth on the Left after the savage beating they received on election day. However, it's more than a little disturbing that almost no one on the Left seems to think they lost because they actually did a bad job. In other words, according to liberals: Obamacare, the failure of the stimulus, Obama bowing to foreign leaders, the way they handled the BP oil spill, trying to...
  • Mark Penn: To Save Obama, Bomb America?

    11/09/2010 7:57:33 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 11 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/09/10 | Alaphiah
    On Chris Matthews Democrat Strategist and Former Clinton aide, Mark Penn suggests the unthinkable. Penn believes that President Barry Hussein Soetoro has damaged his presidency so badly that the president needs a terrorist attack the likes of the Oklahoma City bombing to distract the American peoples dissatisfaction with him. Wait a minute could Penn be intimating that the Oklahoma City bombing, first of all, saved the Clinton presidency and secondly that the bombing was a manufactured event staged by Democrat operatives to save the Clinton presidency? (see 25sec. video)
  • Gov Sarah Palin Cover: New Republic Your Shrinking State Is Mine, Sucka

    11/07/2010 8:01:38 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 5 replies
    Governor Palin 4 President ^ | Alexander C Hart
    The election is over, which means its time for pundits to cram the outcomes into a narrative. But why let the talking heads have all the fun? Below are some of the highlights from the electiontold by the numbers. Did the Blue Dogs lose big? Did Sarah Palins chosen candidates sweep their races? And how did incumbents fare in the most anti-incumbent election possibly ever? Election results are as reported by The New York Times on Wednesday afternoon. Palin endorsement data comes from The Washington Posts Palin Tracker. Historical re-election rates come from the Center for Responsive Politics. Win...
  • Midterm Repudiations: What History Reveals About Obamas Chances in 2012

    11/07/2010 4:47:03 PM PST · by statestreet · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 7, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    So now what? Thats what Republicansand their vanquished opponentsare asking in the wake of 2010s midterm Democratic debacle. Does 2010 foretell similar results in 2012? Can Democrats right themselves? Will an ascendant GOP stumble? What does history tell us about what will transpire two Novembers from now? The party in power generally loses seats in off year contests. Rarely (think 1934) the party in power may witness a pickup. Draws are also possible, with no appreciable gain or loss for anybody. But measurable losses for ins remain the norm. The modern Democratic Party-Republican Party Era (no Whigs. Federalists, Democratic-Republicans, or...
  • Seniors fled Democrats in midterms

    11/07/2010 1:17:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/10 | Byron Tau
    In an election marked by dramatic defections from the Democratic Party, older voters swung hardest, seemingly threatened by President Barack Obamas mantra of change. Voters over 65 favored Republicans last week by a 21-point margin after flirting with Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections and favoring John McCain by a relatively narrow 8-point margin in 2008. Concerned by changes to Medicare and compelled by a Republican Party that promised a return to Americas glory days, seniors played a crucial and often understated role in races across the country.
  • Obama says 'midcourse corrections' to come at home

    11/07/2010 11:22:20 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/7/10 | ERICA WERNER
    NEW DELHI Followed by the politics of home, President Barack Obama on Sunday acknowledged that he must make some "midcourse corrections" if he is to win over a frustrated electorate and work with resurgent Republicans. On the second of the three days he is spending in India, Obama arrived in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon in the company of his wife, Michelle. Among his airport greeters were Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who apparently broke the normally rigid rules of protocol by making the trip to personally welcome Obama to the Indian capital. Earlier in the day while in Mumbai,...
  • Back to the Bush Coalition

    11/06/2010 10:09:46 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 5, 2010 | Jay Cost
    Published on The Weekly Standard ( Back to the Bush Coalition Where have we seen this majority before? Jay Cost November 15, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 09 The story of last weeks midterm battle is clear: It was an election about President Barack Obama, and the American people voted against him. According to the exit polls, voters nationwide disapproved of the presidents performance by a 9-point margin, 45-54 percent, and while their impressions of the Republican party were generally negative, they nevertheless gave the GOP what should turn out to be at least a 7-point margin of victory in the...
  • GOP Expected to Take Control of NY Senate

    11/05/2010 6:22:53 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/5/2010 | David A. Patten
    New York Gov. David Paterson, a Democrat, is conceding that Republicans "probably" have won control of the New York state Senate, which GOP leaders say has important implications for the long-term balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives. No official winner has been named in three senate races in the Empire State. Republicans lead in two of those outstanding contests. New York Republicans, including the current minority leader, Sen. Dean G. Skelos, have said they expect to take over the Legislative gavel in the next session. According to a Friday report in the New York Post, Paterson told...
  • Democratic Big Dogs, Blue Dogs, Young Pups Swept Away

    11/04/2010 9:32:21 PM PDT · by freespirited · 13 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/03/10 | Andrea Stone
    <p>Change has turned to carnage for Democrats on Capitol Hill.</p> <p>Freshmen. Veterans. East. West. North. South. Conservative. Liberal. If it was blue, it bled.</p> <p>Voters who didn't believe in the change President Obama's party gave them -- economic stimulus, health care coverage, financial reform -- cashiered more of them than in possibly any midterm election since 1938. At least 60 seats in the House and a minimum of six in the Senate now belong to Republicans.</p>
  • Roiling the Mid-Term Waters: Recalling Woodrow Wilsons Disastrous 1918 Gaffe

    11/04/2010 1:39:41 PM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 4, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    Barack Obamas controversial comments to the Latino community on Univision radio urging them towards a policy of were gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us certainly ranked among the less savvy political remarks in the run-up to the 2010 mid-term elections. But they were hardly without precedent. In 1918s mid-term elections, President Woodrow Wilson similarly stirred a hornets nest when he unleashed his own considerable wrath upon congressional Republicans. And with similar disastrous consequences.
  • Rush Limbaugh: The American People Gave Obama The Middle Finger Scratch In Midterms

    11/04/2010 12:55:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | November 4,2010 | annem040359
    This very brief comment from Rush Limbaugh, about the November 2, 2010 mid-term elections, and the big political bloodbath to both the Democrats and liberalism in the USA which was summed up very neatly in the comment by Mr. Limbaugh himself of the American people doing to President Barak Obama what he did to the American people for nearly two years, give the middle finger scratch.
  • Democrats removed from ledges in preparation for Obamas Capitol Hill visit

    11/04/2010 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Bumpus2 · 4 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/4 | Blind Blueberry
    From the BBC: Nov. 5, Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill police are preparing for Barack Obamas first post-election visit to the Hill by removing Democrat congressmen from ledges and open windows to protect the US president. Mr Obama will arrive at Capitol Hill on Friday. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a visiting dignitary, police authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. All Democrats around the House office buildings, one of Mr Obamas stops on the Hill, are being taken down.
  • The Republican Victory is Going to Make Legalizing "Illegals Difficult" (Latino Media)

    11/04/2010 1:05:04 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies
    EFE (in Spanish) ^ | 3 November 2010 | EFE in Spanish, wire story
    Oh, they sure got their gears ground after hearing that Lou Barletta (of the famed HAZELTON, PA) got elected to Congress from Pennsylvania and beat the open borders lib Dem!Opening paragraph of the story.Link to original Spanish version now out.
  • "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong Slap To The Face" (From Japan) My Translation

    11/03/2010 7:50:13 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 53 replies
    Hokkaido Shimbun, Japan (Original in Japanese, "FReepranslated" ^ | 4 November 2010 | Hokkaido Shimbun (Daily), from Japan
    Japanese news today over here (newspapers above the fold, magazines, non-stop TV networks) are filled to the brim with news of Mr. Obama's humiliating defeat at the hands of the Republicans.Many of this is bringing Japanese up to speed as to how unpopular Mr. Obama really is, as for the last two years by and large they perpetuated the image of him being successful and popular (mostly in order to sell books and English instruction tapes using his speeches). What a rude awakening.Well, my favorite title is from this morning's Hokkaido Shimbun: Essentially: "Obama Agenda For "Change" Delivered Strong...
  • FOX calls House for GOP!! Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!

    11/02/2010 6:27:57 PM PDT · by freespirited · 52 replies
    Fox News
    Way to go!
  • The Early-Voting News Is . . . No News, or Little New [Actually A Lot of Great News]

    11/02/2010 1:25:49 PM PDT · by freespirited · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/01/10 | Jim Geraghty
    There hasnt been much shift in the early-voting numbers since the last update I posted; a percentage point or two shift since then. All of the figures below are from the United States Elections Project at GMU as of this morning; it is important to remember we are discussing the registered party affiliation of early voters, not how they actually vote. Of course, it seems safe to presume that most Republicans will vote for the GOP candidate, and most registered Democrats will vote for the Democrat. Colorado: Early voting in 2008: 37.7 percent Democrat, 35.9 percent GOP, 26.4 percent independent....
  • The President Plans a Post-Mortem (Will call for renewed focus on bipartisanship)

    11/02/2010 11:01:31 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 72 replies
    NYT ^ | Tuesday November 2, 2010 | Peter Baker
    President Obama plans to talk about the results of Tuesdays elections at a news conference Wednesday afternoon in the East Room of the White House, his staff announced. Aides said they expected Mr. Obama to call for an end to the division that characterized the campaign and for a renewed focus on bipartisanship to solve the nations economic and other problems. The White House is bracing for a bad night, anticipating an outcome that has virtually every political specialist predicting that the Democrats will lose the House but possibly hang on to the Senate. The White House wants to use...