Counting Down the Top 20 Most Ridiculous Things Democrats Said in 2014 (8 through 15)

It’s been another frustrating year in the nation’s capital. President Obama decided that the Constitution was more a set of guidelines than hard and fast rules, Sen. Reid decided that debating or passing legislation were passé concepts, Vice President Biden continued to crank up his gaffe machine, Secretary of State John Kerry showed us that…
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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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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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Democrats’ Big-Donor Hypocrisy On Full Display

Nearly everywhere you turn this election cycle Democrats are warning voters about the dire implications that “outside spending” or “dark money” will have on the political process. In Michigan Gary Peters argued, “There should be out of state billionaires controlling the dialogue. It should be Michiganders that are controlling the dialogue.” But as Brad Dayspring…
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The Race for the Senate is Close – And it Probably Always Will Be

Writing about politics and polling in a typical election year can be lead to some conflicting emotions. On the one hand, if everything seems to be trending the right way then you begin to fear that your base will grow too cocky. Conservative voters may come to wonder why they should waste their time at…
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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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Republicans Putting Together an Impressive Cast of Midterm Candidates

This election season there is lots of talk about Obamacare, myriad White House scandals and the unpopularity of President Obama. And although the national mood matters it doesn’t trump the need for great candidates. Candidly, Republicans haven’t always focused as much attention as is necessary on candidate recruitment, and as a result winnable races got…
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Memo to Democrats: Egotism is Not An Effective Election-Year Strategy

There’s a problematic pattern emerging in several Democratic candidates for the Senate this year: A willingness to denigrate the livelihood of their Republican opponents. It came out yesterday when Iowa Senatorial candidate Bruce Braley disparaged Republican Senator Chuck Grassley for being a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.” The blowback was swift…
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