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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...
  • 40 Interesting Facts about the 2014 Election

    12/20/2014 6:11:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Cook Political ^ | December 19, 2014
    The votes have been tallied and all recounts completed. Congress even managed to adjourn sine die. That means it really is time to close the books on the 2014 election cycle. It also means that we are going to take some time off to recharge for the 2016 election. We’ll be back the week of January 12, 2015. In the meantime, here are 40 interesting facts about the 2014 election to hold you over while we are away. Happy holidays. 1. There were two magic numbers in 2014: 86 and 1928 - Democrats now have the lowest number of U.S....
  • McSally Wins!

    12/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PST · by Flycatcher · 37 replies
    Vanity | 12/17/14 | Flycatcher
    I haven't seen this posted yet but it's been certified that Republican Martha McSally beat the Dem in the Arizona House seat recount.The good guys win a recount!
  • House Democratic Losses Deplete Bench of 2016 Senate Recruits

    12/16/2014 1:04:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 12/16/14 | Emily Cahn
    Sweeping House losses have not only pushed Democrats into a historic minority, they’ve depleted the bench of potential Senate recruits for the 2016 elections. After losing the majority in the midterms, Senate Democrats are seeking strong recruits for 2016 in hopes of netting the five seats necessary to ensure they win control again. Party officials argue the majority is within reach because many Senate Republicans elected in 2010 are seeking re-election in a presidential cycle in competitive states such as Florida, Illinois, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But brutal losses in 2010 and 2014 have decimated the ranks of...
  • Michael Tomasky has a meltdown over South’s rejection of Democrats

    12/08/2014 12:41:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 8, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Much has been made of the fact that when losing Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) leaves office in January, Louisiana will not have a Democratic statewide elected official in office for the first time since the 1870s. The Republicans who occupy all of the Pelican State’s high offices are in good company; Republicans now control every U.S. Senate seat, legislative chamber, and governor’s mansion across the Deep South – from Texas to the Carolinas. This condition is giving some Democrats, loyal to the party for whom the term “Solid South” was coined, indigestion. The best example of this phenomenon is an...
  • Republicans have the most seats in Congress since 1947 after triumphs in Louisiana

    12/07/2014 9:01:18 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 7, 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results on Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party's post-World War II high during Democratic President Harry S. Truman's administration. The GOP retained control of two seats in runoffs in Louisiana, expanding the advantage for Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who can afford defections from his increasingly conservative caucus and still get legislation passed. Combined with the Republican takeover of the Senate, Congress will be all-GOP for the final two years of President Barack Obama's second term.
  • (Vanity) Media racist narrative: Landrieu last white democrat from South...uh, Bill Nelson (FL)

    12/07/2014 4:44:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    This meme is in story after story. Since when is Florida not the "deep south"?? Was it not also part of the old Confederacy?? It certainly isn't a border state up near Virginia and Kentucky!
  • Democrats Suffer Most Midterm Losses Ever Under Obama

    12/07/2014 6:25:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Dec 2014 06:58 PM | Greg Richter
    When Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her re-election runoff on Saturday it put Barack Obama in the record books as the two-term president with the most midterm losses for his party. The record previously was held by Harry Truman. Truman’s Democratic Party lost 74 seats in 1946 and 1950, while under Obama the Democrats have lost a total of 75 seats in 2010 and 2014. He could lose one more if Republican Martha McSally beats Democratic Rep. Ron Barber in Arizona in an election recount, Breitbart News reports. McSally is currently ahead by only 200 votes. …
  • Bobby Jindal celebrates Landrieu defeat; Epic butthurt ensues

    12/07/2014 8:54:45 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12-07-2014 | Twitch Staff
    It's about time. We've finally retired Mary Landrieu
  • Dems' final insult: Landrieu crushed

    12/07/2014 10:20:11 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    In the final insult of a devastating 2014 election for Democrats, Sen. Mary Landrieu, the party’s last remaining statewide officeholder from the Deep South, was trounced Saturday in the head-to-head Louisiana Senate runoff election. Republican Bill Cassidy’s resounding victory is the ninth Senate seat picked up by the GOP in this year’s elections, three more than the party needed to take control of the chamber. With nearly all the ballots counted, Cassidy led Landrieu by 14 points, 57 percent to 43 percent.
  • White Flight From Southern Democrats Doomed Mary Landrieu

    12/07/2014 11:01:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/07/2014 | SCOTT BLAND
    Democrats have been worried about the African-American vote in Louisiana for months. But what really doomed Sen. Mary Landrieu's reelection bid was the near-monolithic white vote against her. Landrieu's loss Saturday to Republican Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy followed a November all-party primary in which the incumbent got a lower share of the white vote (18 percent) than all other Democratic Senate candidates in the country but one, according to exit polling. There was no exit poll Saturday night due to a lack of media interest in the runoff, perhaps because even Landrieu's campaign acknowledged that she would need at least 30...
  • Civil War Erupting Among Democrats Over Obamacare

    12/07/2014 12:14:48 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 7, 2014 | Winton Hall
    A civil war has opened up inside the Democratic Party over Obamacare. With half of all Senate Democrats who voted for Obamacare no longer in office, top Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and outgoing Tom Harkin (D-IA) have begun trashing Democrats' decision to embrace the deeply unpopular Obamacare program. Indeed, even progressive New York Times columnist Tom Edsall now concedes that Obamacare is partly to blame for working-class Americans' all-time low 27% approval rating of Democrats, which Edsall says has now nosedived to "dangerous levels." [Snip] "If more Democrats had been willing to defend the best thing they've done in...
  • 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...
  • South's Shift To Conservatism Now Complete With Defeat Of Mary Landrieu

    12/07/2014 5:30:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 12/07/2014 | Gregory Roberts
    The values that are pre-eminent for Republican Party voters are probably freedom, independence, autonomy, limited government and self-reliance, and a strong belief in the powers of capitalism and a free market,” Cross said. “We see them in the South: the calls or less government, the call for people to take personal responsibility, the inveighing against the dependent class.” And in Louisiana and other energy-producing states, he said, the perceived antipathy of national Democrats for the oil and gas industry helps swell Republican ranks. “We’re looking at something more than just a bad year,” said Charlie Cook, the Shreveport native who...
  • Landrieu and the myth of the southern realignment

    12/07/2014 6:17:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 7, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    With Mary Landrieu exiting the Senate, the usual rounds of finger pointing and recriminations have already begun. In the eyes of her supporters, the reasons are numerous and obvious. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the unpopularity of the President or the issues she espoused. No, the only reason that a Republican will occupy that seat next year is that the South is full of hateful, bigoted, stars and bars waving racists and homophobes. This, they will claim, is the result of an ongoing process which began simmering after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,...
  • Edwards loses in comeback attempt in La. 6th Dist.

    12/06/2014 7:35:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eighty-seven year old former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has come up short in his attempt at a political comeback after serving a prison sentence for corruption. Results of Saturday's runoff in the Baton Rouge area's 6th Congressional District showed Edwards, a lifelong Democrat, losing to Republican Garret Graves. Graves had been heavily favored in the district that leans strongly Republican.
  • DNC Head: ‘Voters Agree with Us,’ Just Weren’t 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 Obama’s unpopularity? Actually, no, according to the testimonials of Nevada state party chair Roberta Lange and Indiana state party vice chair Cordelia Burks:
  • Has FoxNews Gone Mad? Landrieu Sinks And It Shows Re-Runs of Geraldo and Elvis!

    12/06/2014 7:29:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
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    10:00 p.m. EST Geraldo on Weekend!
  • LA Landslide: Republican Bill Cassidy Gains Ninth GOP Senate Seat in Win Over Landrieu

    12/06/2014 6:42:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    The 18-year long reign of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has finally come to an end in Louisiana. In a landslide victory in Saturday’s runoff election, Republican Bill Cassidy defeated the incumbent and captured the ninth Senate seat for the GOP, capping off a victorious midterm election for his party. The road was rocky for Landrieu from the start. The public found out about her improper use of taxpayer funds, then the fact she doesn’t even own a home in Louisiana. Then, she dissed her constituents. Because of all her missteps and Cassidy’s growing lead, Democrats quickly gave up on Landrieu...
  • Louisiana Senate Runoff: Cassidy (R) 56%, Landrieu (D) 40

    12/06/2014 11:25:39 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 5, 2014
    Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy still holds a double-digit lead over incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu going into tomorrow’s Louisiana Senate runoff. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters shows Cassidy leading Landrieu by 16 points – 56% to 40%. Four percent (4%) are still undecided.
  • Landrieu is French Toast

    12/06/2014 11:47:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Arthur Schaper
    Landrieu is a household name in Louisiana. A Southern, conservative Democratic stronghold for generations, the Gulf States have edged toward the GOP since the mid-1990s, when Bill Clinton made fiscal discipline a national value, yet his party failed to follow suit. Still standing true on American values, limited government, and individual liberty, Southern Democrats felt less welcome in their party, and started moving to the GOP. Except for US Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who has had it pretty easy in the Big Easy. A staunch defender of the oil industry, a reliable provider of federal earmarks, she flew out...
  • Landrieu supporters papering town with threats of losing government benefits

    12/06/2014 1:53:26 PM PST · by PROCON · 83 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    You have to say one thing for Mary Landrieu. She told everyone that she wouldn’t be going down without a fight, and she’s living up to her word. In the closing hours of the election, Landrieu supporters have been busy bees indeed. One report coming in to Hot Air indicates that a very specific threat has been going around to anyone in several low income communities as to what will happen if they don’t get out there and vote for the incumbent Senator. The following flyer was picked up by an activist on the scene and submitted to the Black...
  • DEMOCRATIC LOUISIANA SEN. MARY LANDRIEU DEFEATED

    12/06/2014 6:44:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
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  • New poll shows Landrieu closing gap in Louisiana — to, er, 24 points

    12/06/2014 10:32:34 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    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...
  • LA ELECTIONS RESULT - POLLS CLOSE AT 8:00 PM CST (LIVE THREAD)

    12/06/2014 4:12:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 614 replies
    LA Polls close at 8:00 PM CST - in one hour. Post all updates here.
  • Louisiana Congressional Election Results for 6-December-2014

    12/06/2014 6:59:02 PM PST · by topher · 54 replies
    Live Results from Louisiana Secretary of State for US Senate Race and two House races. All three seem to be over. Three Democrats being whipped badly by three Republicans.
  • McGrath: Razzmatazz, the last word on the mid-term elections (ALL THE MEDIA'S FAULT !!!!!)

    12/06/2014 10:11:50 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 9 replies
    Southtown Star (Chicago) ^ | December 5, 2014 10:21PM | David McGrath mcgrathd@dupage.edu
    When Democrats rebounded after George W. Bush’s presidency, the reasons were obvious. Bush’s devastating and costly war begun under erroneous pretenses; the administration’s failures in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; the precipitous fall into the Great Recession; and a charismatic Barack Obama waiting in the wings. When Republicans rebounded with a big win last month after six years of a Democratic Senate and presidency, the reasons are not so plain to see. ******************************************************* It’s impossible to discount the role of the media in shaping the opinion of the electorate in any era. So when the media repeatedly cites anti-Obama sentiment...
  • Mystery ballots in Maine state Senate race bring call for investigation

    12/01/2014 2:04:14 PM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    pressherald. ^ | Nov 25 | BY STEVE MISTLER
    Democrats question how 21 more votes from Long Island, all for the Republican, turned up in the very close District 25 recount. Maine Democratic Party is calling for investigation into ballot count discrepancies on Long Island The party’s claim involves 21 ballots from the island town that appeared on Nov. 18, when the Secretary of State’s Office conducted recount in the race between Republican Cathy Manchester of Gray and Democrat Cathy Breen of Falmouth. The ballots were not tabulated by Long Island officials on election night Nov. 4, and all 21 of them were cast for Manchester, according to written...
  • Louisiana Democrat: Vote Multiple Times, You Won't Be Prosecuted

    12/01/2014 5:59:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Who's up for a fresh addition to the ever-expanding "voter fraud is a Republican myth" file?  Democratic officials and campaign operatives have been caught on tape encouraging illegal voting on several occasions in recent election cycles, and anti-voter ID activists have literally cheered a swing-state poll worker who was convicted of the practice. Our latest installment comes to us from the Bayou State and features a Democratic mayor and former State Senator, who dispensed some pro tips on voting at a rally in advance of Saturday's run-off election: Video of Opelousas, Louisiana Mayor Don Cravins Sr.'s Nov. 3 remarks show him telling a crowd in his home town that 'if you early...
  • Louisiana Democrat Caught on Camera Encouraging People to Vote Twice

    12/01/2014 5:32:28 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Kevin Boyd
    Many like to claim that voter fraud is a myth. However, after watching this video, you’ll understand why people might be a little concerned about it happening. The Black Conservatives Fund released a video today showing a leading Louisiana Democrat encouraging people at a private Democrat party event to vote twice. According to the BCF press release, Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins Sr. spoke at a rally at the Charcoal Lounge in Opelousas on November 3, 2014 – the day before Louisiana’s primary election. His son, Don Cravins Jr., is the chief of staff for Louisiana’s embattled Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu....
  • Republicans closing in on ninth Senate pickup in Louisiana

    11/29/2014 10:11:20 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    The Republican Party stands on the brink of putting an exclamation point on its hugely successful midterm election with the GOP challenger for U.S. Senate in Louisiana well-positioned to dislodge the Democratic incumbent in a runoff election early next month. A Dec. 6 win by front-running Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) over Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) would give Senate Republicans their ninth pickup and stretch their advantage in the chamber to 54-46 over Democrats when the new Congress is sworn in next year. It would also serve as yet another setback for a once dominant party now in steep decline in...
  • Mary Landrieu is the clear choice for Senate: Editorial

    11/26/2014 3:38:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 26, 2014 | By The Editorial Board
    Mary Landrieu is dedicated to the well being of Louisiana residents. Even her vote for the Affordable Care Act, which is being used to attack her, reflects concern for the hundreds of thousands of her constituents who lack health insurance. Seniority matters in the Senate. Although Democrats lost control of the chamber in the midterm elections, Sen. Landrieu would be one of the highest-ranking members of the minority party in the next Congress. Her track record demonstrates her ability to work successfully with Republicans on a variety of matters. Louisiana needs Sen. Landrieu's knowledge, energy and influence in Washington as...
  • 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. « 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 There’s been a lot written about the impact of the 2014 elections, but let’s not overlook one of the really crucial points: its effect on Republican morale. Republicans didn’t just need a win: we needed a win that met...
  • Ose Concedes in Expensive Congressional Race (CA)

    11/22/2014 11:24:35 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    Fox News Channel 40 ^ | November 19, 2014 | Ian MacDonald
    Republican Doug Ose has conceded in the race for California’s 7th Congressional District, the most expensive congressional race in the country this election. “Let me begin by saying that I celebrate the fact that our institutions and our laws provide us a system whereby elections can be peacefully resolved. I congratulate Congressman Bera on his victory,” Ose said in a written statement. Rep. Ami Bera’s lead more than doubled in a week, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the Sacramento County Registrar.
  • Current Louisiana Polling (Human Events-Gravis: Cassidy 59% - 38% over Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 86 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Gravis Marketing
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 643 likely voters regarding opinions of races in Louisiana. The poll carries a margin of error of 4%. The poll was conducted 11-12-2014-11-14-2014 The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls and weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • Virginia's Results Pose Puzzle for Parties [Is it a Red or Blue state?]

    11/18/2014 1:11:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/18/2014 | Salena Zito
    <p>Election results are like the tiny pieces of a vast, intricate jigsaw puzzle depicting America's landscape, complete with rolling farms, a railroad crossing, blocks of industry, homes and people — lots and lots of different people.</p> <p>Only the incredibly patient, astute and determined can recognize how thousands of unique puzzle pieces match up to re-create the scene.</p>
  • Begich concedes Alaska U.S. Senate race to Sullivan

    11/17/2014 6:52:12 PM PST · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 25 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | November 17, 2014 | Casey Grove
    ANCHORAGE — First-term Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has conceded his race against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan, the former Alaska natural resources commissioner who has led in his first run at elected office since Election Day on Nov. 4. According to a Division of Elections update Monday afternoon, Begich trailed Sullivan by more than 6,200 votes, about 2.2 percent. Spokespersons for the Begich campaign had said repeatedly since Election Day that every vote deserved to be counted and hinted that uncounted votes from rural Alaska might put Begich ahead. The Associated Press called the election for Sullivan on Nov. 11. Nearly...
  • Mark Begich concedes to Dan Sullivan in Alaska Senate race

    11/17/2014 4:34:16 PM PST · by CatOwner · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2014 | Rebecca Berg
    Finally. An additional 7,286 votes were added to the Alaska Senate totals today so far. And while Begich received almost 58% of those votes, Sullivan still leads by 6,211 votes. It is believed there will no more than 3,000 additional ballots to count by this Wednesday (Nov 19).
  • GOP promises Cassidy a committee seat

    11/17/2014 5:48:58 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | MELINDA DESLATTE -
    Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate’s energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election. Landrieu has repeatedly touted the importance of her seat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in her campaign for a fourth term representing a state with a robust oil and gas industry. on Twitter
  • Why the Republicans Swept the Midterms

    11/17/2014 5:16:41 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 16 replies
    Rapture Ready web site ^ | November 17, 2014 | Andy Wood
    What the Talking Heads Are Not Telling You In last week's midterm elections, the Republican Party scored historic victories at the national, state, and local levels of American government. Thus, the American political landscape and balance of power is vastly different today than it was before the November 4th election. While a wave election, such as what we saw last week, does not solve all of our national problems, it certainly will go a long way toward slowing down the progress of evil that has dominated our nation over the past six years. However, very few of the pundits and...
  • 2014 Election Aftermath: Unions' bark worse than their bite

    11/17/2014 11:19:13 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/16/2014 | Vinnie Vernuccio
    Yesterday’s election was not so much a referendum on labor reform as yet another reminder that when elected officials protect freedom and taxpayers they do not need to fear the wrath of the union political juggernaut. These reformers winning and opponents losing cannot be easily dismissed as “it was a Republican wave which protected the politicians who took on labor reform.” Almost more striking than what was in the Republican wins was what was not in the Democrat losses. In Michigan for example, the birthplace of the UAW, the state with the 5th highest union membership rate in the country...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2014

    11/16/2014 4:34:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 168 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 November 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 16th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Sens.-elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and James Lankford, R-Okla.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Mitt Romney; Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Al Franken, D-Minn.; Rep,...
  • Obama To Voters – My Voice is The Only One That Counts

    11/16/2014 6:14:16 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 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,...
  • Bill Clinton says he's surprised at Midterm losses

    11/16/2014 5:23:03 AM PST · by Din Maker · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 16, 2014 | Ken Thomas
    <p>Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that Democrats lacked a "national advertising campaign" in the recent midterm elections and that he's surprised many Senate races were not closer.</p> <p>Clinton said in an interview with Politico that Republicans were helped by a larger bloc of voters who felt more strongly about the elections than members of his party. Democrats could have benefited from a national message that reinforced the party's positions on refinancing student loans and promoting equal pay for women, he said.</p>
  • Parnell concedes in Alaska gubernatorial race

    11/15/2014 10:15:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2014 12:52 AM EST
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell conceded the gubernatorial race Saturday, issuing a statement a day after independent challenger Bill Walker was declared the winner. […] Parnell has served as governor since July 2009, when Sarah Palin resigned. He won election in his own right in 2010. Palin had endorsed Walker. …
  • Bill Clinton Says He's Surprised by Midterm Loses

    11/15/2014 8:40:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2014 | Ken Thomas
    Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that Democrats lacked a "national advertising campaign" in the recent midterm elections and that he's surprised many Senate races were not closer. Clinton said in an interview with Politico that Republicans were helped by a larger bloc of voters who felt more strongly about the elections than members of his party. Democrats could have benefited from a national message that reinforced the party's positions on refinancing student loans and promoting equal pay for women, he said. "The people who were against us felt more strongly than the people who were for us. The people...
  • 3 Congressional Races That Still Don't Have a Winner

    11/15/2014 12:54:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 14, 2014
    With House freshmen reporting to Washington this week for orientation, three Congressional races from last week still remain too close to call. In Arizona, Gabby Giffords’ former seat is still up for grabs, with the re-match between endangered Democrat Rep. Ron Barber and Republican former Air Force Col. Martha McSally now moving to a recount. Two California districts that have dealt with severe droughts are still waiting for races to be called, both including fierce challenges from Republicans against incumbents. It all means the Republican wave this election may still be able to nab three more seats before the end...
  • NRA-Backed Candidates Won over 91 Percent of Congressional Elections

    11/15/2014 9:49:01 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/13/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    With all the numbers tallied, out of 251 races, NRA-backed candidates won in 229, over 91 percent of Congressional races in which they endorsed a candidate. According to the Washington Examiner, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam explained that the Second Amendment group was able to win at this level because individual NRA members were motivated to vote for freedom. He said: "Our members came out in droves and voted for their rights and their freedom. This was one of the most successful election cycles in a decade."
  • Diez Poll: Cassidy Has A 16 Point Lead On Landrieu

    11/13/2014 6:01:11 PM PST · by abb · 56 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 13, 2014 | Scott McKay
    We’ve talked in the past about John Diez, the Prairieville-based polling guru of Magellan Strategies Baton Rouge, and the solid reputation his firm has put togther among politicos around the state. What our readers might not know is that Diez, who did the internal polling for the Garret Graves campaign, had a frighteningly-accurate forecast of the 6th District race a week before election night. Diez had that race as follows: Edwards 29 (finished with 30) Graves 24 (finished with 27) Dietzel 13 (finished with 14) Claitor 10 (finished with 10) Whitney 6 (finished with 7) That’s what’s known as one...
  • Sarah Palin, 'Duck Dynasty' to rally in Louisiana [Maness as well for Cassidy]

    11/13/2014 5:03:08 PM PST · by topher · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 13-November-2014 | By Ashley Killough,
    (CNN) -- As Rep. Bill Cassidy wages a runoff campaign against Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, he'll get some in-person support this weekend from Sarah Palin and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson.