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  • Why white evangelicals rule the midterms

    12/20/2014 5:44:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/2014 | By Lydia Bean
    One of the reasons that Republicans won the midterm elections is because white evangelicals turned out, while Democratic-leaning groups stayed home. For good and for ill, white evangelicals are one of the most effectively organized groups in American politics, and they reliably vote Republican. We should all be asking what we can learn from conservative evangelicals about how to energize voters in midterms. Back in October, pollster Robert Jones argued that white evangelicals were declining as a percentage of the population, even in the South. This could have been bad news for Republicans, who counted on loyal support from white...
  • What the Midterms Mean for 2016: A Republican White House victory is not guaranteed, but possible.

    12/12/2014 7:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2014 | Michael Barone
    The defeat of Democratic senator Mary Landrieu by Republican representative Bill Cassidy in last weekend’s Louisiana runoff ends an election year that has been very successful for Republicans — and has implications for 2016. Some observations: (1) Democrats relied heavily on legacy candidates — and lost nevertheless. Mary Landrieu’s father, Moon Landrieu, was elected to the Louisiana legislature in 1960 and as mayor of New Orleans in 1970 and 1974. Her father’s anti-segregationist legacy helped Mary Landrieu appeal to black voters and win narrow victories in 1996, 2002, and 2008. It wasn’t enough in 2014. Other defeated Democratic candidates this...
  • House Budget Bill’s Funding Nightmare

    12/11/2014 7:41:26 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    What is going on in the House right now betrays every American citizen who voted for a change in irresponsible governing The 2014 Midterm Election was a historical rejection of President Barack Obama, and the policies of the Democrat Party. The strategies of the Republican Party always seems to be to vote away any leverage they may have in future debates, by giving in to too many of the liberal left Democrat Party’s demands, and voting for bills or resolutions that are a longer term than they should be in regards to their best interests, while trying to give us...
  • New poll shows Landrieu closing gap in Louisiana — to, er, 24 points

    12/04/2014 7:53:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot ^ | December 4, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    With the runoff just two days away in Louisiana’s Senate race, the excitement of the final contest in the 2014 midterms is so thick one could cut it with a knife … at least on the GOP side. Since independent pollsters gave up on the finale of Mary Landrieu’s Senate career, Republican pollsters are the only ones taking surveys — or at least the only ones publishing the results. The Washington Examiner’s David Drucker takes a look at the latest results from WPA Opinion Research, working on behalf of the conservative group Independent Women’s Voice, and finds Bill Cassidy out...
  • Jim Costa keeps House seat, edging out Johnny Tacherra in another late-vote rally (CA-16)

    11/20/2014 5:12:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | November 20, 2014 | John Ellis
    "..For Tacherra to have a chance of winning, the rural Fresno County dairyman needed an overwhelming victory margin in the remaining votes from Merced and Madera counties—which to date had been his strongest parts of the district. Both counties finished their vote counts, and Tacherra, 39, actually lost ground to Costa, 62. To have even had a chance of catching Costa, Tacherra would have had to win more than 80% of those votes........When Fresno County’s count came out, Costa won 1,056 votes to Tacherra’s 447.Costa ended up winning 63.9% of the Fresno County votes to Tacherra’s 36.1%. In Madera, Tacherra...
  • Nancy Pelosi reveals the GOP conspiracy behind Democrat midterm disaster

    11/17/2014 9:04:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/17/14 | Doug Book
    Countless politicos and media pundits have offered what each believes the real reason for the drubbing Democrats took on November 4th. A few mavericks even suggested the impossible–that Barack Obama’s policies were to blame for the carnage rather than his Blackness. But leave it to San Francisco’s brainy congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi, to provide the indisputable skinny on a midterm catastrophe which strengthened the GOP hold on the House and robbed Harry Reid of the Senate. As Nancy explains it, “to succeed, we must inspire, educate and remove obstacles to participation. Only by changing our political environment and broadening the universe...
  • Obama To Voters – My Voice is The Only One That Counts

    11/16/2014 6:14:16 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies ^ | 11/16/2014 | Don Feder
    The day after the 2014 election, the president made one of his Olympian pronouncements: "To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you," he declared. But, "to the two-thirds of Americans who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too." But what are non-voters saying, that they love the president so much that they couldn't bear to take part in an election where he'd be crushed? It's more likely non-voting is due to laziness, apathy or cynicism about a political process that offers Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as alternatives. In 2014,...
  • Democrat Electioneering Day

    11/12/2014 10:57:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    For Democrats, the rule of law and civil society are just suggestions On Election Day I agreed to pass sample ballots for a couple of hours for the Republican Party. They were having a hard time finding someone to do it - Republicans are generally busy working. How hard could it be sitting down and giving a ballot sample to those who pass by? It was a gorgeous fall day and I was glad to be outdoors. I would find out soon enough that it was harder than it seemed. Armed with a small box of papers, I was told...
  • GOP adds another Senate seat as Sullivan wins Alaska

    11/12/2014 6:48:49 AM PST · by RC one · 55 replies ^ | November 12, 2014
    Republican candidate Dan Sullivan defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Wednesday. The win gives the GOP eight Senate pickups in the midterm elections. The party is also seeking a ninth seat in Louisiana’s runoff in December.
  • For White Catholic Voters, 2014 Exit Polls Showed a Surge

    11/11/2014 5:36:44 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 40 replies
    Aleteia ^ | November 11, 2014 | Mark Stricherz
    White Catholic voters have gone through many transformations over the last half century, from died-in-the wool Democrats to ticket-splitting Reagan Democrats to dependable Republicans. In the elections last Tuesday, they went through a change less political than demographic: They were the fastest growing segment not only among those who identify with a religious denomination but also those who don’t. ... Overall, at 19 percent, white Catholics made up nearly as large a slice of the religious and non-religious electorate as secular and religious minorities combined at 20 percent. Catholic voters overall made up a larger part of the electorate Tuesday,...
  • Energy Was A Big Winner In Last Week's GOP Wave

    11/11/2014 3:24:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies ^ | November 11, 2014 | Merrill Mathews
    One clear winner on election night was energy. While the economy may have been voters' primary concern and the president's health care law second, energy issues played a key role, especially in those states that gave Republicans control of the Senate. It's a message that those newly elected senators, all of whom stressed their support for expanding energy development, aren't likely to forget. And it's one that Senate Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell, who repeatedly stressed his support for the Kentucky coal industry in his campaign, will push to the forefront. First should come the easy stuff. There is bipartisan support...
  • Voters Reject the Green Political Agenda

    11/10/2014 1:52:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/14 | Alan Caruba
    he voters don’t want a lot of vapid, idiotic talk of climate change and other environmental fantasies. They want jobs. They want an economy that will provide them What the midterm voters wanted was an economy that returned to its average 3.3% annual growth since the end of World War II. For six years of the Obama presidency, growth has all but disappeared. In 2013, as measured by the World Bank, it was barely 1.9% That translated into a lack of jobs, stagnant middle class income, and what Obama correctly called the Great Recession, but could not end. Instead, in...
  • He says he’s not the Obama you voted against

    11/10/2014 12:41:11 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Obama attitude: "most jarring disenfranchisement of voters I've ever seen. It was basically that people that voted don't count.” In Star Wars, when Imperial storm troopers stopped Obiwan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker and his ‘droids, Obiwan, using his Jedi mind control power, simply said “these aren’t the ‘droids you’re looking for,” and the storm troopers left them alone. After last Tuesday’s election, President Obama held a press conference, where he expected his “I’m not the Obama you voted for” approach to his failed policies would send us all on our way, satisfied that he had nothing to do with the...
  • Midterms Closed Door On Gun Control At Federal Level

    11/10/2014 5:55:35 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | November 10,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    With the midterm elections largely decided, save for a small number of races, federal gun control legislation that seemed improbable with a Democrat-run Senate looks nearly impossible with a Senate run by Republicans.
  • Watch: Chris Matthews Turns Against Obama In Spectacular Fashion

    11/09/2014 3:07:22 AM PST · by IChing · 76 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/7/14 | Norvell Rose
    VIDEO AT LINK It was truly a remarkable two-and-a-half minutes. The other panelists alongside Chris Matthews on the MSNBC Election Special sat in stunned silence as the long-time liberal Democrat tore into Barack Obama following the president’s post-midterms news conference.
  • Obama is playing with matches

    11/08/2014 7:42:59 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/14 | Jeff Crouere
    The showdown is coming and Republicans have to prepare their response. An immense battle is brewing that will have major consequences for our country The mid-term election should have been a resounding wake-up call to President Obama to change from his liberal agenda and start working with an emboldened Republican Party. On Tuesday, the GOP took over control of the U.S. Senate, expanded its majority in the House and gained governorships in such blue states as Maryland and Illinois. The voters delivered a clear repudiation of the Obama presidency and his quest to remake America. Amazingly, the tone deaf President...

    11/08/2014 6:36:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 8, 2014 | by DAVID BOSSIE
    Obama took to the podium on Wednesday after the midterm elections and made it clearer than ever that he lives in his own universe. Americans sent the message loud and clear that they reject his policies and the Democrat platform as it currently stands, yet Obama drove the message home that even with a Republican Congress in control, he would continue to push his extremely unpopular liberal agenda. The wellbeing of Americans has never been the top priority in Obama-land, and his arrogant-selfishness was the resounding sentiment throughout his misguided press conference. In Obama’s mind there may as well not...
  • It’s Shocking How Little Was Spent on the Midterms

    11/08/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The “most expensive election in history.” Our democracy is being “bought and sold.” This election, “debased by money, shames us all.” These are some of the recent expressions of outrage about what the Center for Responsive Politicsestimates to have been $3.67 billion spent for federal offices during the 2014 midterms. Two days before the election on “Face the Nation,” CBS’s Bob Schieffer asked viewers to name one item whose costs have gone up as much over time as campaigns. That’s easy. While campaign spending soared to $3.67 billion this year from $1.6 billion in 1998, federal government spending rose 5%...
  • White House: 'Washington Will Work Better If Obama has His Way'

    11/07/2014 7:18:08 PM PST · by IChing · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/7/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    VIDEO AT LINK White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said that under a Republican-led Congress, Washington will “work better,” as long as President Obama has his way. “Is there one thing you can say to American voters they’re going to see that’s different, given the message they sent on Tuesday?” MSNBC’s Chris Jansing asked McDonough. “They’re going to see Washington working better if this president has his way,” McDonough said. “And that’s what he’s going to do.” “How?” Jansing asked. “Well, we’re going to do it any number of ways,” McDonough said. This is the rhetoric of ‘reconciliation’ coming...
  • A Time To Clash: Why Obama Will Be Driven From Office

    11/07/2014 4:55:34 PM PST · by IChing · 85 replies ^ | 11/7/14 | Donald Joy
    Shazam! I recently wrote of an impending “Democrat bloodbath” in the mid-term elections, but even I didn’t expect the wild and complete revolution that just took place across this land. The full-blown blitzkrieg to victory for Republicans unfolded in so many places and on so many levels that one has to take a minute or so to reflect on what actually happened, why, and what is to follow. My prediction is that Joe Biden will remain, like a drunken old motel night clerk, to run out the clock on this grisly abortion of an alleged presidency. Obama will be gone...
  • Scott Walker Embarrasses Labor Unions…Again

    11/07/2014 2:57:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Politically, are labor unions finished? It appears that might be the case. Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker once again humiliated organized labor with his comfortable re-election last Tuesday. While polls showed a close race, Walker beat his Democratic opponent, Mary Burke, by a 6-point margin 52/46. Labor unions had put Walker in the cross hairs ever since his 2010 gubernatorial victory, failed to oust him in the 2012 recall (Walker received more votes in this election than in the 2010 race), and came up short again in this contest. Walker is now a definite 2016 contender, with a reputation...
  • Press Gives Obama Raspberries For Post-Election Remarks

    11/07/2014 4:29:58 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/06/2014 | John Merline
    If the reaction to President Obama's post-election press conference is any indication, he's in Dutch not only with voters but with the mainstream press as well, after several gave Obama two thumbs down for his performance. The Daily Beast's Jonathan Alter, for one, was not impressed..
  • 2014: A Victory for Social Conservatives

    11/07/2014 3:29:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 7,2014 | Jay W. Richards
    The Republicans trounced the Democrats in Tuesday’s elections. The GOP took the Senate, picked up three governorships in deeply Democrat states, staged several high-level upsets, and came close to victories in races that were supposed to be Democratic blowouts, such as the still-undecided Senate election between Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie in Virginia.
  • Just what we expected: backpedaling the Congressional win

    11/06/2014 5:41:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The new 114th Congress must be dogged by their constituents to follow-through with the demands of the People whom they were elected to serve. Half measures won't do. Election night wasn’t even over before the pundits began piecemealing the republican win into acceptable bite-size legislation that the new Congress should pass to avoid rocking the boat. What is wrong with this analysis? Fact—Americans are fed-up with the dismal economic performance resulting from President Obama’s failed shovel-ready and handout policies. (Stimulus, Cash for Clunkers, welfare reform’s reform, HARP, etc.) Fact—The country is appalled by the crippling increase of their health insurance...
  • Don't Blame The Messenger: Shoot Yourself!

    11/06/2014 1:46:33 PM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 11/6/14 | Me
    Instead of holding themselves and Obama accountable for their obvious failures, abuses, and reckless unilateralism, Democrats are once again blaming their favorite political punching bag, the "radical" Tea Party, for their historic drubbing on November 4th. One, how is it remotely the Tea Party's fault, and two, please tell me in any way whatsoever how the Tea Party is radical? The Constitution, which guarantees our God-given liberties, is the supreme law of the land and is by no means radical. Yes, that includes free speech, the assuaged Second Amendment, Government transparency, fiscal responsibility, and protecting our sovereignty. OK...not radical, not...
  • Four Lessons from the 2014 Election

    11/06/2014 10:21:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 6, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Many pundits and campaign consultants are no doubt analyzing the election results across the country to try to decipher what lessons the Republican wave holds for candidates planning to run in 2016. But there are four easily seen lessons that both of the major political parties should take to heart: First, the manipulation of election rules and political trickery didn’t work. In Kansas, for example, the Democratic Party forced its U.S. Senate nominee to withdraw and refused to comply with a state law that required the party to name a replacement candidate for the ballot. Democrats were hoping that...
  • Whatever Happened to That 'Permanent' GOP Minority?

    11/06/2014 3:48:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/05/2014 | John Merline
    In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, it wasn't hard to find a pundit or political analyst issuing grim forecasts for the Republican Party, some of which look fairly ridiculous in hindsight.
  • Bernard Goldberg: GOP Wins in a Wave … What Does it Mean?

    11/05/2014 6:16:40 PM PST · by Colofornian · 22 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | Bernard Goldberg
    Some off-the-beaten track takeaways from the 2014-midterm elections … We all know that politics isn’t for the faint of heart, that things can get nasty, especially when you’re losing. Especially when you’re desperate. So Democrats went to their playbook and did what they too often do. They consciously tried to divide Americans – along gender lines (rehashing the so-called GOP war on women) … along racial lines (with despicable ads whose unmistakable message was that a vote for the Republican candidate was a vote for killing black kids) … and along class lines (trying to convince voters that big bad...
  • (MY TITLE) Washington Stunned

    11/05/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    My Way News ^ | 11/5/2014 | KEN THOMAS and NANCY BENAC
    Even as they turned against Obama and Democrats, voters also expressed scant confidence in Republican leaders, underscoring the increased pressure that Republicans will face to deliver next year when they control both houses of Congress.
  • The Morning after Midterms, Obama Home Alone

    11/05/2014 7:40:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/14 | Judi McLeod
    What happened last night figuratively left Obama Home Alone in the White House, and the slap in the face to his destructive policies by yesterday’s voters is echoing around the world ‘Hope and Change’—promised by then in rock star status Barack Obama and Democrat swarms back in 2008—was delivered to America by the electorate on November 4, 2014. ISIS take note. What happened last night figuratively left Obama Home Alone in the White House, and the slap in the face to his destructive policies by yesterday’s voters is echoing around the world. More than anything else, the results of last...
  • Rep. Bishop concedes to Lee Zeldin

    11/04/2014 7:55:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    LI News 12 ^ | November 4, 2014
    UPDATE 10:36 PM: Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop has conceded to GOP challenger Lee Zeldin in the 1st Congressional District race. We will continue to update this story with additional information. Original story below.
  • Fox News just reported Joni Enst wins Iowa and Repubicans WIN SENATE!

    11/04/2014 8:24:22 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
  • Results from the 2014 Midterm Election

    11/05/2014 2:22:05 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/05/2014 | WSJ News Graphics
    Selective results for the 114th Congressional election (2015-2016) – open homosexual candidates  U.S. House of Reps: challenger Richard Tisei, R-MA – lost to challenger Seth Moulton, D-MA  challenger Clay Aiken, D-NC – lost to incumbent U.S. Rep. Rene Elmers, R-NC  challenger Carl DeMaio, R-CA – leads incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Peters, D-CA  challenger Sean Eldridge, D-NY – lost to incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-NY. Sean Eldridge is the 28-year-old “husband” of Facebook billionaire and New Republic publisher Chris Hughes. He spent nearly $3 million on his quest to win New York’s Hudson Valley-based 19th District....
  • GOP dominates midterms, takes control of Senate

    11/05/2014 12:26:57 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 84 replies
    The Washington Post | 11-5-2014 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Republicans scored a stunning electoral rout in the midterm elections, taking control of the U.S. Senate after a bitter campaign in which anger at Washington gridlock was turned against a president who took office promising to transcend it. Full article here ===================================================== Tonight we saw nothing short of a historic outbreak of mass sanity across America. Sooooo, to gloat or not to gloat. That's the question tonight. I'm leaning heavily against any gloating. It's not an easy decision because the shellacking the Democrats took across the country tonight -- a magnificent display of Democrats' Electile Dysfunction -- presents such a...
  • Liberals Threaten to Assassinate Walker After Victory; "You Dead, B**ch"

    11/04/2014 9:34:03 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/5/14 | Aurelius
    Liberals called for and threatened to assassinate Scott Walker after his reelection this night in Wisconsin. The threats ranged from specific death threats to wishing death on the governor. Here are just a few. "You dead:" "I pray:" "I've been wishing death upon Scott Walker:"
  • Louisiana Secretary of State 4-Nov-2014 Results

    11/04/2014 6:47:39 PM PST · by topher · 10 replies
    Louisiana Secretary of State Election Results Main PageLouisiana Secretary of State Election Results Congressional RacesLouisiana Secretary of State Election Results Statewide Election Results (Congressional Elections and Constitutional AmendmentsThere are already over 100,000 votes tallied with with 1% of the precincts reporting. Rob Maness is polling over 10%, which probably indicates there will be a runoff. Cassidy is leading Landrieu at this early point in the race.
  • The New York Times’ ‘Cancel the Midterms’ Rant Is a Call for a return to the Monarchy

    11/04/2014 1:43:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/4/2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    What the hell is going on at Duke University that a professor of public policy, drawing on the hard-won wisdom of a junior, could write a New York Times op-ed piece that lacks even a junior-high civics-class familiarity with the U.S. Constitution? And who’s minding the rear gate at the Grey Lady’s opinion section that the paper would publish something so shoddy? You’ll be asking yourself these and other questions after reading “Cancel the Midterms,” a passionate call to return the former (and future?) British colonies in America to a more kingly state. The piece is by Duke professor...
  • Midterm Elections 2014: Rand Paul Is Go-To Republican for 2014 Candidates

    11/04/2014 1:16:36 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | By BETH REINHARD And PATRICK O’CONNOR
    Four days before Tuesday’s election, with a number of races balanced on a razor-thin margin, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul was in a banquet hall in south-central Pennsylvania at the behest of a congressman coasting to re-election. Mr. Paul and Rep. Bill Shuster had struck up a friendship earlier this year in the outfield at a congressional baseball game. On Friday, Mr. Paul headlined the Franklin County Republican Committee Eisenhower Luncheon in Mr. Shuster’s district. The appearance reflected Mr. Paul’s status as the go-to Republican for 2014 candidates trying to rally a crowd, raise money and court the tea-party activists...
  • Media Tries to Deny Midterms Are About ObamaCare

    11/04/2014 4:19:07 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/03/2014 | John Merline
    For some time now, the mainstream press has tried to downplay the importance of Tuesday's midterm elections. It's an election about nothing. Hardly anyone votes in midterms anyway. It's just dark money influencing the outcome. It's anything, it seems, except a huge rebuke of President Obama and his growing list of policy failures should voters give Republicans control of both houses of Congress. This effort to dismiss the significance of the midterms has been particularly evident when it comes to ObamaCare...
  • A Handy Midterm Media Bias Scorecard

    11/04/2014 4:11:02 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/03/2014 | IBD Staff
    Politics: With Republicans poised to take control of the Senate in the Tuesday midterm elections, you'd think the press would convey this is as a clear rebuke of President Obama and his policies. Don't count on it. Assuming Republicans win control of the Senate and make gains in the House, you could reasonably expect an unbiased press to say things like:
  • Midterm Media Bias Scorecard

    11/04/2014 4:08:39 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/03/2014 | IBD Staff
    The US air force has fired two more nuclear commanders and disciplined a third, fresh evidence of leadership lapses in a nuclear missile corps that has suffered several recent setbacks including the removal of its top commander. The most senior officer to be relieved of command was Colonel Carl Jones, second in command of the 90th Missile Wing at FE Warren air force base, Wyoming, in charge of 150 of the air force’s 450 Minuteman 3 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. He was dismissed on Monday “for a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership abilities” and reassigned as a...
  • We must Vote Tomorrow because Our Country is at Stake

    11/03/2014 7:55:10 PM PST · by BlackFemaleConservative · 73 replies
    Barbara From Harlem ^ | 11/03/2014 | BlackFemaleConservative
    I am black American pleading with all conservatives (and others) to please vote tomorrow. Even if you're not happy with the Republican Party, they are better than the Democrats. How do I know? Not one of them voted for ObamaCare. With the Republicans controlling the Senate and the House of Representatives, President Obama will be rein in. Although we may not be happy with the Republicans, we must look at the bigger picture: We have a Marxist in the White House, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is his enabler. This must end. Our last opportunity to put a stop...
  • Every patriot's favorite biennial pastime is coming up tomorrow!

    11/03/2014 12:35:54 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • On The Eve of Disaster For Liberals They Want to Change The Way We Vote

    11/03/2014 12:03:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 32 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
    LOL! The day before an expected liberal shellacking the New York Times (of course) prints an op-ed that makes even toilet paper look like Rumpelstilskin spun gold. Read the whole thing here, if you must, or you can see the main takeaway below: There was a time when midterm elections made sense — at our nation’s founding, the Constitution represented a new form of republican government, and it was important for at least one body of Congress to be closely accountable to the people. But especially at a time when Americans’ confidence in the ability of their government to address pressing...
  • The Pyrrhic Victory: Tuesday Could End the GOP

    11/03/2014 8:06:04 AM PST · by Bratch · 81 replies
    Breitbart: The Conversation ^ | November 2, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Some prominent Republicans seem to be feeling their oats, assuming what are sometimes infamously referred to as "RINOs" or Republicans in name only by the Conservative GOP base, eat oats, of course. Mitt Romney is merely channeling Jeb Bush here in an increasingly obvious last-minute GOP establishment gesture to reach out to Hispanics, perhaps especially in Colorado, as we move closer to election day. On "Fox News Sunday, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) said a Republican-led Senate would pass new, stronger legislation on immigration reform. To be clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the GOP welcoming more and more Hispanics into a Right-leaning fold....
  • These Senators Deserve To Be Fired

    11/03/2014 4:37:17 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 21 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 11/3/2014 | David Catron
    What would happen if you ignored multiple requests from your employer to stop wasting time on your pet project and instead concentrate on a higher priority task? You would be fired, of course. There are six U.S. Senators up for reelection tomorrow who richly deserve to lose their jobs for that very offense. Throughout 2009 and early 2010 they refused to listen when their employers—the voters—demanded that they stop meddling in health care and focus on the economy. With the voices of protest reverberating in their ears, these cynical pols voted to foist Obamacare on an unwilling electorate. These Democrat...
  • David Brooks on Midterms: Has GOP "Detoxified Themselves" From Tea Party? [VIDEO]

    11/02/2014 8:47:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/2/2014
    DAVID BROOKS: All the models say the Republicans are likely to take over the Senate. A couple of things, one, ticket-splitting. There used to be a lot of people ticket-splitting. They would vote for a Democrat up here, Republican down there, vice versa. That just happens less. One of the reasons is, the electorate is more educated. The more educated a person, the less likely their ticket splits. [SNIP] JUDY WOODRUFF: Is that what you’re seeing? DAVID BROOKS: Yes, I actually was hoping to give the same answer. You know, the Republicans will do well in the red states. They’re...
  • EDITORIAL: Why hasn’t Army’s report on Bowe Bergdahl been released?

    10/31/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2014 | Editorial
    An inquiry into the swap is complete, but no news until after TuesdayThe Army has apparently completed its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the suspected desertion of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but no one expects to see the results before Tuesday’s elections. The last thing the Obama administration wants now is a round of attention to the sordid details of another public-relations disaster. Sgt. Bergdahl, at the time a private, walked away from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and spent nearly five years in Taliban captivity. His captors released him in May in exchange for five high-ranking Taliban terrorist...
  • Obama’s Midterm Loss Record Could Make History

    10/30/2014 8:02:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies
    rothenblog ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | By Stuart Rothenberg
    President Barack Obama is about to do what no president has done in the past 50 years: Have two horrible, terrible, awful midterm elections in a row. In fact, Obama is likely to have the worst midterm numbers of any two-term president going back to Democrat Harry S. Truman. Truman lost a total of 83 House seats during his two midterms (55 seats in 1946 and 28 seats in 1950), while Republican Dwight Eisenhower lost a combined 66 House seats in the 1954 and 1958 midterms. Obama had one midterm where his party lost 63 House seats, and Democrats are...
  • Reid warns of impeachment fears in fundraising email

    10/29/2014 1:35:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned in a fundraising pitch Wednesday that Republicans could try to impeach and remove President Obama from office if the GOP wins control of the Senate in next week’s elections. “Frankly, a Republican House and Senate could go beyond shutting down the government — they could waste months of our lives on impeachment,” Mr. Reid said in a fundraising email sent by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which is an outside group whose goal is to bolster liberal Democrats. The email appeal asks for support for three Democrats in particular: Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska,...