Sorry Democrats, The Obamacare Tide Isn’t Turning

Democrats everywhere rejoice! Obamacare, which was once thought to be a political millstone around the collective necks of Democratic candidates, is no longer an issue. Or so the media would like you to believe. “Obamacare losing power as campaign weapon,” says a Bloomberg headlined. “Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans,” says the…
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Scott Brown’s Chances Surge, Democrats Hopes Plummet In Latest Poll

Over the past several weeks this blog has taken the opportunity time, and time, and time to highlight the amazing crop of candidates the GOP is fielding this cycle. Typically, we’ve used the limited column space to highlight candidates that are locked in tight races or are proving to be competitive in surprising places. One…
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Historically-Strong Crop of Candidates Energizes Republicans’ 2014 Hopes

This election season there will be a lot of factors working in the GOP’s favor. The president is muddling through historically low job ratings. The electoral map has Democrats playing defense in a lot of conservative-leaning states. Voters, and independents in particular, are unhappy with the impact of Democrats’ prevailing policies, especially as they relate…
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The Public Isn’t Buying Democrats’ Economic Happy-Talk

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz did her best to ignore the polls and disregard recent election results in recent comments downplaying the importance of Obamacare in the coming midterms. “When I go home, and I’ll broaden it out to colleagues who I’ve spoken to, the Affordable Care Act is not the first thing that…
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Anemic Economic Growth Weighing Down Democrats Midterm Hopes

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson has a unique recommendation for his fellow Democrats: “If you want to win in the fall,” Robinson writes, “take some advice from Pharrell Williams: ‘Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.’” Robinson’s counsel is politically wise. Democrats desperately need their voters to get excited about this election.…
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The Political Map is Shrinking and Many Democratic Candidates Are Being Left Off

The playing field for Democrats continues to shrink. In January it was reported that Democrats were conceding the idea of retaking the House in order to focus their energy and resources on the Senate. POLITICO reported: “With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top…
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Pelosi’s Glib Obamacare Attitude is Weighing Down Vulnerable Dems

The season for candidate recruitment is coming to a close and the 2014 Senate election landscape is coming into focus. And what we’re seeing is great news for Republican candidates. President Obama’s approval rating is underwater and underwater as the nation grows more disenchanted with Obamacare, frustrated with the stagnant economy and scared of the…
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