Sensing Disaster, Democrats are Already Picking Out Their Scapegoats

Following the 2012 presidential elections the Republican Party was forced to take a good hard look at itself. What were we doing wrong and how do we fix it? What are our principles and how do we adapt them to modern challenges? What do we want the future of the party to look like and…
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The Inevitable Crash and Burn of Democrats’ Identity Politics

This blog has long warned of the inevitable failure of the Democrats’ “identity politics” strategy. When viewed in the macro the strategy makes sense – in lieu of a broad-based coalition White House number crunchers figure out how to cobble together a group of unrelated constituencies and then setting out to give speeches or pass…
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A Historic Night for GOP Creates a Historic Opportunity for Change

The ingredients were present for a big Republican night. Fundraising was strong, the national mood favored Republicans, President Obama was becoming more unpopular by the day, but most importantly, our candidates were incredible. They were stronger, more positive, more versed in the issues, and inspired more confidence than their Democrat counterparts. Nevertheless, you can’t take…
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The Final Countdown

It’s the beginning of the end of the campaign season and boy have we come a long way. Following the 2012 elections the GOP recognized the need for change. As Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a blistering post-election assessment: “There’s no one reason we lost. Our message was weak; our grand game…
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With the Finish Line in Sight, Republicans Capture “The Big Mo”

In politics, momentum matters. It emboldens donors and volunteers. It plays a psychological role in reaffirming the wisdom of voters’ choices. And it alters the lens through which the media reports on individual races. And right now Republicans have all of the momentum. NBC News reports: Control of the U.S. Senate is coming down to…
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The Democrat Blame Game is Already Underway

Yesterday, we mentioned that political silly season is in full swing. First, Democrats started filling the airwaves with increasingly ridiculous ads. Then came the tacky fundraising emails that filled our inboxes. And now that desperation has fully set in, the last phase is upon us: The blame game. Democrats can see the writing on the…
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Despite Polling Momentum, GOP Can’t Rest Easy

If you’ve read the news over the past several days trying to get a bead on the midterm elections then you’ve likely come away more confused than ever. On the one hand, a deluge of new polls show that many individual Senate races are beginning to tilt towards Republicans. The RealClearPolitics compilation of polls shows:…
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November May Be Our Last, Best Chance to Win the Senate – Will We Seize It?

Over the past several election cycles the Republican Party has been criticized for its poor choice of candidates in top-tier races. The media has used it as an opportunity to either poke fun at the GOP (Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m Not a Witch” ad, for instance) or to point to their out of touch views (Todd…
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