Tag: 2014 Elections

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The Republican wave did not crash on the Granite State.  Scott Brown failed to unseat Jeanne Shaheen.  Had the IRS scandals’ ties to her come out sooner it would probably have made the difference, but it didn’t and now Shaheen has another six years.  Marlinda tried mightily to unseat Kuster, but could not overcome the dark […]

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I’ve watched post after post on Ricochet about the impending victory for the Republicans in the Senate. Okay, the Republicans took the Senate, now what?  McConnell has already said he will re-institute the traditional rules in the Senate. The House is poised to pass a universal spending bill that will take the Congress into 2015. […]

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I was reading an excellent post today at www.powerlineblog.com by John Hinderaker about the vote on Thursday on the Udall amendment to the Bill of Rights that would remove free speech protection for federal and state elections. It’s an atrocity and a great opening handed to conservatives by the truly despicable Sen. Harry Reid, Senate […]

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Do Not Seek The Treasure

 

shutterstock_156669578Today, in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more Obama fecklessness and dithering on the continued threat of ISIS, and the usual late-summer distractions, there is rising chatter (inspired by the White House and its allies) that we’re rushing headlong into another Shutdown Spasm.

I’ve warned you about this before; just don’t do it. I don’t care what the pretense is; don’t do it.

This time, they’re hoping to lure us into a trap just weeks before the 2014 elections. The only people who will benefit from letting the White House, Reid, and Pelosi get away with this shutdown silliness are… the White House, Reid, and Pelosi. The various email hucksters on both sides will fill their coffers with lavish promises of either doom or destiny, but if Republicans believe a shutdown will yield a scintilla of political benefit, they’re drinking too early in the day.

Democrats Bail on Obamacare

 

ObamaCare-chartThe news gets worse and worse for President Obama. Assuming that his lickspittle acolytes in the press do what they usually do — muffle the litany of lies and incompetence and bad judgment that went into the disasters of Benghazi and Bergdahl; spin economic and unemployment indicators; bow meekly as the dog collar is tightened and the choke-chain yanked — that still leaves the President with the problem of ObamaCare.  

Most people still don’t like it. And by “most people” I mean Democrats. From the WaPo:

Obamacare is a boon to Republicans in the 2014 election; this much is clear. The issue is galvanizing conservative voters like none other right now, and that’s important.

What Should Be in a New Contract With America?

 

shutterstock_143103844From Politico: “A faction of Republicans including Sen. Lindsey Graham is agitating for party leaders to unveil a policy manifesto in the midterm elections, detailing for voters what the GOP would attempt with a Senate majority its members are increasingly confident they’ll achieve.”

Advocates of the strategy, which has triggered a closed-door debate in recent weeks among the party’s current 45 senators, say it would serve as a firm rejoinder to Democrats casting the GOP as the “party of no.” They say voters should know what they’d be getting by pulling the lever for Republicans in November.

Let’s say this happens (and if you don’t think it should, explain why in the comments): what would you like to see the document contain? And no fan fiction (you may feel passionately about a free market in organ donations, but it’s not going to make the final cut). Let’s try to consider this on the actual terms on which such a document would be crafted:

As the GOP Primaries Draw to a Close, a Word of Thanks to the Tea Party

 

shutterstock_182901161The last important GOP primary will take place tomorrow in Kentucky, where Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to defeat — no, to bury — his Tea Party opponent, Matt Bevin. In the Nebraska Senate primary, Ben Sasse, who was generally viewed as the candidate most acceptable to the establishment, defeated three other candidates, at least two of whom presented themselves as Tea Party candidates. And in the North Carolina Senate primary, Thom Tillis, Speaker of the Republican-controlled House, defeated Greg Brannon, a Tea Party firebrand. And so it has gone across the country, with so-called establishment candidates defeating Tea Party candidates.

Even so, the Tea Party won — and won in a sweep.

To see what I mean, look at this excerpt from a an article on the North Carolina primary in the Economist: