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  • Heís baaack! Bill Ayers reveals shocking reason for Obama win

    09/26/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    WND ^ | 9/26/15 | Aaron Klein
    In an interview with the Yale college newspaper published on Friday, Weather Underground terrorist group co-founder Bill Ayers said he believes his association with Barack Obama got the politician elected president in 2008. ďThat whole narrative blew up because no one could figure out how to run against Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton started it all by saying we donít know who this guy is and he has sketchy friends (myself),Ē Ayers told the weekend supplement of the Yale Daily News, referring to controversy over his relationship with Obama. ďI like to think that his association with me got him...
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasnít always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now heís a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long ó unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the ďYoung Turks.Ē They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....
  • Trent Lott rips Ted Cruz for standing his ground, compares to Elizabeth Warren

    12/04/2014 7:49:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | December 4, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    First Democrats, now a former Senate GOP leader is attacking Sen. Ted Cruz for standing his ground instead of compromising on key issues. Trent Lott, a former Senate majority leader from Mississippi and now a lobbyist, dubbed Cruz one of the ďproblemsĒ in the Senate and urged incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly ďco-optĒ new Republican senators before Cruz and others in the ďFar RightĒ deputize them. ďThere are problems,Ē said Lott, pushing bipartisanship at a media roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. ďYes, weíve got the Ted Cruzes in the Republican Party, and weíve got Elizabeth...
  • Lott: Miss. GOP could use shake-up

    08/04/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe and Megan R. Wilson
    Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says Mississippi Republicans may need a regime change after the damaging primary fight between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. ďThis has shown the fissures that are there and I do think the party leaders Ė it may cause the need for some change in the party leadership,Ē Lott, now the co-chairman of Squire Patton Boggs' public policy practice, told The Hill during a wide-ranging interview at the firm's Washington office. He warned that the Mississippi establishment is ignoring the Tea Party wing of the GOP at their own peril. ďIf they...
  • Palin, Santorum create new ads for Chris McDaniel; Cochran goes with Trent Lott (3 Video Ads)

    05/29/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 45 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | May 29 2014 | Right Scoop
    Audio/Video Ads Only: Sarah Palin has created a new radio ad for Chris McDanielís campaign: Likewise, Rick Santorum has a new TV ad for McDaniel via Political Victory Fund: So what big name is supporting Cochran? Trent Lott. I know. ZZZZzzzzzz:
  • McConnell and his challenger Bevin attack each other on immigration reform

    04/07/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Matt Bevin, Sen. Mitch McConnellís primary challenger, told a group of Kentucky voters that American workers are less productive than immigrants. ďFor those who think that all these fifteen to twenty million [illegal immigrant] people are here just to take advantage of us and ride the system, youíre wrong,Ē he said at a diner in Jessamine, Kentucky, in March. ďMost of them are notÖ but Iíll tell you what, there are more people like that even proportionally that were born here in this country,Ē he added.
  • Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes

    09/16/2014 6:13:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | September 16, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The Donald has left town and cut ties to its casinos. And the Plaza, like many Atlantic City casinos, has seen better days.
  • Homeowner who triumphed over [Donald] Trump is moving on

    07/31/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Samantha Henry, AP
    She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person." The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City boardinghouse is now 91 and, at last, ready to sell. But it remains to be seen if anybody still wants to buy. Vera Coking has moved to California to be near her family. And the 29-room property she and her husband bought for $20,000 in 1961 and fought to hold onto is on the auction block Thursday for...
  • Erick Erickson Apalled That GOP Whip Spoke At White Nationalist Event

    01/03/2015 9:21:33 AM PST · by xzins · 64 replies
    TPM ^ | 29 Dec 14 | Caitlin MacNeal
    After the Washington Post reported that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke at a 2002 event hosted by a white nationalist group, RedState editor Erick Erickson knocked Scalise's supposed ignorance about the organization. According to the Post's Robert Costa, Scalise appeared at an event for the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a group founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, but didn't know at the time that the organization was a hate group. Erickson was not willing to give Scalise the benefit of the doubt. "How do you not know? How do you not investigate?" Erickson wrote...
  • Why I fled libertarianism ó and became a liberal(puke)

    12/29/2013 9:46:32 PM PST · by gooblah · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | December 28 2013 | Edwin Lyngar
    The night before the 2008 Nevada Republican convention, the Ron Paul delegates all met at a Reno high school. Although Iíd called myself a libertarian for almost my entire adult life, it was my first exposure to the wider movement.
  • Team McConnell isnít about to just let Matt Bevin become governor

    05/08/2015 3:32:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 93 replies ^ | 5/7/15 | Aaron Blanke
    Businessman Matt Bevin is the guy some see moving up in the Kentucky GOP governor's primary. Bevin also challenged now-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a primary last year. These two things are not distinct from one another. Now that Bevin's chances appear to be on the rise in the May 19 primary (thanks to Agriculture Commissioner James Comer's problems), here comes Team McConnell to knock him down a peg or two. And boy do they. Here is top McConnell aide Josh Holmes on Bevin in a new Lousiville Courier-Journal story: Josh Holmes, McConnell's former chief of staff and...
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • Hillaryís War on the Women Who Boinked Bill

    03/14/2015 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | March 14, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Most Americans havenít forgotten the bald-faced lies the Clintons told about Billís affairs and molestations along with the sheer savagery of the attacks their surrogates launched against these women. For example, we all remember Bill Clinton perjuring himself by saying, ďI did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.Ē Of course, Bill was lying which helped lead to the House voting to impeach him. The Senate attempted to follow suit and although 50 Senators voted for impeachment, they didnít reach the 67 vote threshold needed to send Clinton home in disgrace. What you may not remember was the...
  • Connect the dots: 4/21 - WH picks Neil Eggleston as new counsel; a week later, Rhodes email pops up

    05/03/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 36 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Everyone missed what is now, in hindsight, a crystal clear signal that the White House knew that the buffalo chips were about to hit the fan; and that they are very worried.On April 21, the White House announced that Neil Eggleston would be the new counsel to the president. It didn't get much notice, but in light of recent events, it's a really big deal.
  • Notice: Free Republic IS and will remain a pro-Life & Liberty Web site

    11/07/2008 3:58:47 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 655 replies · 19,083+ views
    Statement by the founder of Free Republic ^ | Nov 11, 2008 | Jim Robinson
    Revising and extending my remarks: We're receiving lots of complaints lately from freshly banned liberals, trolls and malcontents. Well, Free Republic has not changed and will not change. We are NOT "fair and balanced." Never will be. We are biased toward God, country, Life and Liberty. Marriage, family and traditional values. Constitution, inalienable rights, private property and limited government. Small government, small spending, small taxes. National security, national sovereignty, strong defense and secure borders. Individual rights, individual responsibility and self-government. Privacy, individual and family security, self-defense and right to keep and bear arms. Rights to freely exercise our religion, freedom...
  • It's official: Obama refuses to recognize the 2014 election results

    01/21/2015 11:37:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Cain ^ | January 21, 2015 | Herman Cain
    And he doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks.It's hard to imagine a more complete shellacking than the one Barack Obama took in the 2014 mid-term elections. Yes, I know, his name was not on the ballot. But his policies were, as he himself told us. And Democrat candidates for the House and Senate got their clocks cleaned across the country for supporting these ill-conceived policies.With a loud and clear voice, the public elected a Republican majority as a way of saying, "Enough!"Enough wealth redistribution. Enough government health care. Enough regulation. Enough hostility toward business. Enough class warfare. Enough...
  • Newt Mocks Bartiromo's 'Funny' Defense of the Liberal Media

    11/10/2011 11:03:27 AM PST · by radioone · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-10-11 | Newsbusters
    During Wednesday night's presidential debate, Newt Gingrich could barely restrain his amusement as co-moderator Maria Bartiromo defended the liberal media's reporting of the economy. Bartiromo took umbrage after Gingrich's asserted, "What is amazing to me is the inability of much of our academic world and much of our news media and most of the people on Occupy Wall Street to have a clue about history." The CNBC journalist responded by huffing, "I'm sorry, but what is the media reporting inaccurately about the economy?" An incredulous Gingrich mocked, "I love humor disguised as a question. That's terrific." [ See video below....
  • Correcting the Revisionists on the Reagan Record

    01/06/2015 4:48:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    My daughter asked me my opinion on an article she read in Vanity Fair attempting to debunk the presidential record of Ronald Reagan. I happily responded. The writer of the piece is veteran liberal commentator Michael Kinsley, who used to be a regular on William F. Buckley Jr.'s "Firing Line" and CNN's "Crossfire." It's not as though he appeared out of nowhere, studied the evidence anew and shared a novel theory. He's been dissing Reaganomics for decades along with other Democrats and liberals, whose only recourse is to distort the Gipper's phenomenal record. Why is this even relevant, you ask?...
  • 26 Ways the Media Botched Their Reporting on the Latest Benghazi Report

    01/01/2015 12:49:01 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 12-31-14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It neither ďexoneratesĒ nor ďdebunks.Ē It specifically states that it is not the final word on Benghazi. Yet national press outlets claimed all of the above about the House Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi released on Nov. 21. (Snip) The [news media] articles advance limited and sometimes inaccurate representations of the committee report. They fail to acknowledge the countless documented instances in which the Obama administration provided false or conflicting information about Benghazi, and hid information entirely from public view.

    12/31/2014 12:08:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    FITS News ^ | December 31, 2014
    Itís happening again Ö and there doesnít appear to be anything anyone can do to stop it. Weíre referring, of course, to the quadrennial election of an American president Ė which has followed an eerily predictable pattern in 2008 and 2012. Itís gone like this: An ďelectableĒ status quo candidate with support from the left-leaning media and the ďRepublicanĒ establishment gets swept to the GOP nomination Ė via Borg-like assimilation. At that point, the media shifts its narrative on a dime and begins perpetuating marginal distinctions between two eerily similar ideologues Ė hoping to portray the big government ďRepublicanĒ nominee...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Luis Viera: Democrats, please donít concede the South to the Republican Party

    12/20/2014 7:37:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | December 20, 2014 | Luis E. Viera
    With the recent defeat of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu ó which leaves three Democratic Southern U.S. Senators ó the common wisdom is that Democrats should bid farewell to the South. Even with favorable changing national demographics that benefit Democrats, an abandonment of the South and, on a larger scale, a viable moderate wing would be a mistake. Recently, writer Michael Tomasky argued that the South, a ďreactionary, prejudice-infestedĒ region, should be left to Republicans to create a ďfree market Jesus paradise.Ē Few sentiments better show what is wrong with Democrats today and why ironic Republican arguments that it is the...
  • Another Poll: Americans Say Tough CIA Interrogations After 9/11 Were Appropriate

    12/17/2014 2:34:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | December 17, 2014 | Guy Benson
    After days of brow-furrowed, self-righteousness analysis from much of the national media over Senate Democrats'†tendentious and dishonest "torture report,"†poll after†poll has shown that the American people†aren't eager to join the anti-CIA mob. The latest,†from NBC/WSJ: Fewer than three in ten Americans are willing to second-guess the intelligence community's use of harsh techniques in questioning captured terrorists in the wake of 9/11's deadly attacks. †Most people's†memories of the fear and chaos of that time are fresh enough to give the CIA the benefit of the doubt. †Plus, Dianne Feinstein's squad did themselves no favors by refusing to interview a single person...
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRSís missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. ďHands up, donít shoot.Ē Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her ďdisabledĒ son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • Greg Abbott Wins in Texas; Wendy Davis Joins MSNBC

    11/05/2014 5:42:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | November 4, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Okay, the second half of that headline is not true ó yet. But after being catapulted to national stardom for her pink athletic shoes and abortion extremism, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis has been trounced in her bid for the Lonestar State governorís mansion by Republican Greg Abbott. Fox News has called the race for Abbott with 43 percent reporting. The victory comes after Davisís myriad campaign missteps, from declining to answer whether she thought her wheelchair-bound opponent was exploiting his disability for political purposes, to questioning his fidelity to the right to interracial marriage, despite the fact that Abbott himself...
  • New York Lawmakers Outraged at Trayvon Martin Verdict

    07/13/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies ^ | July 13, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Officials and various candidates for office joined in the flood of outrage tonight following the not guilty verdict in the racially-charged trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, the mayoral raceís only black candidate, released and tweeted a terse, one-line statement slamming the decision, which was read tonight just before 10 p.m. ďTrayvon Martin was killed because he was black,Ē declared Mr. Thompson. ďThere was no justice done today in Florida.Ē City Council Speaker Christine Quinn further slammed the acquittal as ďa shocking insult to his family and everyone seeking justice...
  • GOP official goes off on NAACP for ignoring Mia Love and Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 6:07:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday addressed the Nov. 4 midterm elections in a statement that failed to make any mention of the historic wins of Congresswoman-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Love is not only the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, but she is also the first African-American woman running as a Republican to be elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Sen. Scottís victory on Tuesday makes him the first African-American senator to win an election in the South since the Reconstruction. Shortly after the NAACP released its Nov. 4 statement, which was...
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on ďThe Kelly FileĒ tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to ďsend Kay Hagan home.Ē In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says ‚Äúslow news Friday‚ÄĚ like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he‚Äôs an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who‚Äôs heard something from someone who‚Äôs in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven‚Äôt seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What‚Äôs most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he‚Äôs talking...
  • Pelosi will buy the election without you

    08/27/2014 4:36:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Karl Rove
    Friend, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama have announced how they plan to win back 25 conservative House seats in this yearís Midterm Elections. Whatís their strategy? Use a massive cash advantage to roll over our candidates. They're already $27 MILLION ahead of us and continue using Obamaís money machine to rake in millions from liberal mega-donors nationwide. The year's biggest fundraising deadline is only 7 days away on August 31st. Itís now or never if we are to catch up with them so we can win key races around the country. (SNIP) Friend, Iíve reviewed the data and am confident...
  • MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard Sees 'War on Black Boys' in America, Fears 'Genocide'

    08/18/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 64 replies
    Move over, War on Women, there's a new war in town. On the August 18 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans. What's more, Bernard insisted, there would be a "genocide" of young black men unless the problem were seriously addressed to her satisfaction.
  • Senate GOP Elects Pro-Life Mitch McConnell Leader, Promises 5-Month Abortion Ban

    11/13/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 11/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Fresh from their overwhelming victory on Election Day, handing them control of the Senate over pro-abortion Democrats led by Harry Reid, Senate Republicans have unanimously elected pro-life Senator Mitch McConnell as their leader. McConnell, hailing from Kentucky, has promised the Senate will vote on a House-passed bill that bans abortions after 5 months because scientific research shows unborn children can feel pain at that point in pregnancy. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: bans abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and would save at least 18,000 lives a year. McConnell previously pledged that if his party won the...

    12/07/2014 4:47:52 AM PST · by Liz · 97 replies
    VARIOUS SOURCES | 12/7/14
    REPUBLICANS STUNNING WINS MAKE ELECTORAL HISTORY The treasure trove of Congressional and down-ticket wins: <><> midterms were a massive and awesome rejection of liberals and Progressives, <><> Southern Democrats control not a single governorship, US senator or legislative chamber, <><> 73 percent of LA's white voters say they "strongly disapproved" of Obama, <><> Democrat losses stretch from the Carolinas westward to Texas, <><> Of 140 Southern States election districts---110 went Republican. <><> GOP House majorities are huge and solid. <><> NBC's Chuck Todd says Dems can't recapture losses until 2022, <><> Some pundits say Republicans have a 100-year majority;...
  • 2014 elections: Lessons, new landscape, new challenges (Commies have a problem...)

    12/07/2014 12:40:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CPUSA ^ | 11/21/14 | John Bachtell
    There's no sugarcoating it. The November 2014 election results marked a serious setback for Democrats, the anti-ultra right alliance and the broad people's coalition led by labor. The fight for jobs at living wages, workers and immigrant rights, racial and gender equality, for climate justice and peace proceeds under more unfavorable conditions. The election resulted in a wave of victories for the Republicans and ultra right that may have surpassed 2010. However, while the GOP claims otherwise, it was not a mandate for right-wing policies. Grassroots efforts by labor and its allies mobilized millions of voters. Tens of thousands of...
  • West Virginiaís Saira Blair is learning to balance college life, state politics

    12/06/2014 11:20:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/06/2014 | Monica Hesse
    What do you have going on tomorrow?Ē asks Craig, who is himself a state senator and was his daughterís campaign manager. ďI might see some friends. I have to write those thank-you letters.Ē The letters are to her supporters, some of the 18,000 West Virginians Saira will be representing in the 59th District ó a mostly rural, mostly Republican region two hours from Washington. She won the election in November by beating her opponent, a 44-year-old attorney, with 63 percent of the vote, and since then she has become the most famous state legislator in the country, as well as...
  • DNC Head: ĎVoters Agree with Us,í Just Werenít Motivated During Midterms

    12/06/2014 7:43:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    The Democrats suffered some pretty crushing losses this election season, and they know it. So the DNC convened a special committee to look into why they did as badly as they did, and various individuals serving on the committee have different reasons for why they lost so badly. Was it Obamaís unpopularity? Actually, no, according to the testimonials of Nevada state party chair Roberta Lange and Indiana state party vice chair Cordelia Burks:
  • Behold: Mary Landrieu in full meltdown

    12/03/2014 3:54:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Hot ^ | December 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    t‚Äôs almost the end of the line for the Mary Express, and she knows it. First, she tripled down on her ‚Äėsexism and racism‚Äô smear against an electorate that has entrusted her (a woman!) with 18 years in the US Senate, and that handed Gov. Bobby Jindal (whose skin is brown!) a re-election victory so comprehensive that he carried every single parish in the state. Then, she offered no comment after top aides and supporters confirmed Republicans‚Äô principal charge against her, and exhorted partisan Democrats to vote illegally. Next, she blundered through her final debate, assailing her Republican opponent for...
  • The Demise of the White Democratic Voter

    12/03/2014 3:00:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/11/2014 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Republicans are not satisfied with winning 62 percent of the white vote. To counter the demographic growth of Democratic constituencies whose votes threaten Republican success in high-turnout presidential elections, Republicans have begun a concerted effort to rupture the partisan loyalty of the remaining white Democratic voters. Their main target is socially liberal, fiscally conservative suburbanites, the weakest reeds in the Democratic coalition. These middle-income white voters do not share the acute economic needs of so-called downscale Democratic voters and they are less reliant on government services. The Republican strategy to win over these more culturally tolerant, but still financially pressed,...
  • NYT: Working-Class Disgust with Democrats Hitting 'Dangerous Levels'

    12/03/2014 12:00:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Progressive New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall wrote on Tuesday that Democrats' embrace of Obamacare's redistribution scheme has angered and alienated working-class and middle-class Americans. "Even though midterm elections favor Republicans, the 2014 results show middle and working-class dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party rising to dangerous levels, which threatens the party's growing demographic advantages," wrote Edsall. As Breitbart News reported last Wednesday, the latest Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama's approval rating with working-class white voters has hit an all-time low 27%. Moreover, the Gallup poll's findings were taken from opinion data collected prior to racially-charged riots in...
  • G.O.P. Gains by Tapping Democratsí Base for State Candidates

    11/30/2014 1:36:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 29, 2014
    WASHINGTON ó As Republicans took control of an unprecedented 69 of 99 statehouse chambers in the midterm elections, they did not rely solely on a bench of older white men. Key races hinged on the strategic recruitment of women and minorities, many of them first-time candidates who are now learning the ropes and joining the pool of prospects for higher office.
  • Did ObamaCare Cost The Democrats The Election?

    11/29/2014 4:59:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | November 29, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    As I wrote at Forbes yesterday, New York Senator Charles Schumer has placed the blame for the Democratís disastrous defeat in this fallís election squarely at the feet of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Speaking at the National Press Club the other day, the third-ranking Democrat in the US Senate said that whatever the merits or demerits of health reform, it was bad politics. About 95 percent of all voters have health insurance, Schumer said, and the vast majority of those like the insurance they have. By contrast, most of the uninsured donít vote. Only a third of them are...
  • President Pinocchios' Nose Is Growing Longer and Longer

    04/16/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 16, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama and the Democrats have been peddling some whoppers lately about women in the workforce and Obamacare that are patently untrue, or based on questionable, exaggerated data. Obama and his party are betting they can get away with such falsehoods because the news media swallows them whole, regurgitating their charges as facts. Washington's ultra-liberal press corps rarely digs into the veracity of his claims. The first is the White House's election year claims that average working women are paid a great deal less than men, often for the same amount of work. Here's what Obama said...
  • President Pinocchio

    01/22/2014 11:05:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 22, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama's bogus promises, predictions and claims are legendary, but perhaps you've forgotten his "sky is falling" forecast about the $85 billion budget sequester. Last February, as Congress's automatic budget cuts began chipping away at the government's out-of-control spending levels, Obama went hyperbolic. The spending cuts would deal a "huge blow... to our economy as a whole" and "all our economic progress could be at risk." In a string of speeches, the president played his fear card again. Air traffic control operations were being put at risk. Cancer research projects would be halted. Your food safety was in...
  • 2014 and Republican Morale

    11/25/2014 6:32:14 AM PST · by CPT Clay · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | November 24th, 2014 at 05:00 PM | Dan McLaughlin
    ERICK ERICKSON FRONT PAGE WRITERS FEATURES E-LETTERS COFFEE & MARKETS GATHERING FRIENDS RedState Gathering Set For Atlanta in 2015! Click here for more information. ę BACK | PRINT RS FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR 2014 and Republican Morale By: Dan McLaughlin (Diary) | November 24th, 2014 at 05:00 PM | 15 RESIZE: AAA Share on Facebook 12 57 SHARES Sexy Karl Rove 622 Thereís been a lot written about the impact of the 2014 elections, but letís not overlook one of the really crucial points: its effect on Republican morale. Republicans didnít just need a win: we needed a win that met...
  • Obama thanks New England for its support with a finger in its eye

    11/19/2014 9:02:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    New England is beyond a doubt the most socialist section of the country. For all their talk about ďBoston StrongĒ and ďHearty New Englanders,Ē they are the most committed supporters of Democrat liberals. Last Wednesday their loyalty to Barack Obama was rewarded with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís (NOAA) crushing blow to New Englandís cod fishing industry. Obamaís henchmen at NOAA placed a, ďsix-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next yearís catch by up to 75 percent.Ē Given the extent of the damage this ban will do, observers have...
  • Two weeks after the election, five house seats remain undecided.

    11/19/2014 9:52:29 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 19 November 2014 | Election Command Center
    Five congressional seats in three states remain too close to call or undecided. They are: Arizona 2nd: GOP Challenger Martha McSally leads incumbent Ron Barber by 179 votes. California 7th: GOP Challenger Doug Ose leads incumbent Ami Bera by 530 votes. California 16th: GOP Challenger Johnny Tacherra leads incumbent Jim Costa by 741 votes. Louisiana 5th: Single Democrat candidate Jamie Mayo leads with 28% of the total, but has an uphill climb against a crowded GOP field who garnered 69%. The leader was Ralph Abraham with 23%, who seems all but certain to win the December 2nd run-off. Louisiana 6th:...
  • Obamacare repeal is more likely, and now GOP needs an alternative

    11/17/2014 9:08:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 132 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Philip Klein
    This month, two developments have shaken the conventional wisdom that repealing President Obamaís healthcare law is an impossibility. First, Republicans scored a historic election victory, not only taking control of the Senate but likely winning the most House seats since 1928 ó the year before Ernest Hemingway published A Farewell to Arms. Second, the Supreme Court took up another case on Obamacare, and if the justices rule against the administration, it would force a re-opening of the law. This doesnít even account for the recently released videos of one of Obamacareís main architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, conceding that Democrats...
  • 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 impossibleĖthat Barack Obamaís policies were to blame for the carnage rather than his Blackness. But leave it to San Franciscoís 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, ďto succeed, we must inspire, educate and remove obstacles to participation. Only by changing our political environment and broadening the universe...
  • How Democrats Defeated Themselves

    11/17/2014 4:20:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 17, 2014 | Star Parker
    New Gallup polling on party favorability ratings should be useful reading for leaders of the Democratic Party who are still in denial about the meaning of the Republican sweep in the recent elections. The percentage of Americans giving the Democratic Party a favorable rating is at an all time low Ė 36 percent. It now stands below the current 42 percent favorable rating of the Republican Party. Notable is that Democrats themselves are increasingly unhappy with their own party. Whereas now 81 percent of Democrats give a favorable rating to their own party, this is 14 points below the 95...
  • Obama To Voters Ė 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,...