Democrats Just Sabotaged Their Best Hope for 2020

Well that was quick. Once the do-no-wrong darling of Democrats, and the inevitable front-runner for the party’s 2020 presidential ticket, Sen. Elizabeth Warren suddenly finds herself being minimized by key party leadership. So how did the progressive lion get muzzled? Simple. A poll. Earlier this week, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 43 percent of…
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Democrats’ Scorched Earth Strategy is Bound to Backfire

Donald Trump never received the benefit of the honeymoon that new presidents typically enjoy. There was no wave of bipartisan goodwill that swept across the nation, no recognition that he is everyone’s president, no deferential posture by the opposition party to his 100-day agenda. Instead, from jump street, he was treated to calls of “not…
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If Democrats Wanted to Pick the Cabinet, They Should Have Won the Presidency

Want to know how much Washington has changed in eight short years? Check out these two stories describing the confirmation process of President Obama in 2009 as compared to President-elect Trump in 2017: 2009: “U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s proposed Cabinet of top advisers seems headed toward swift U.S. Senate approval, with former presidential rival Hillary…
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Democrats Health Care Strategy: Break It and Force Republicans to Buy It

Repeal and replace has long been the Republican slogan on health care. It played a large part in the GOP’s ascendancy to a House majority, then a Senate majority, and now, the presidency. Unsurprisingly, Democrats are now looking for a slogan of their own and, according to the Washington Post, seem to have settled on…
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Democrats’ Still Electing the Same Leaders, Expecting Different Results

If this election proved anything it’s that voters are tired of the same old Washington players, playing the same old Washington games, in which wealthy, connected Americans always seem to win, and blue-collar, everyday Americans always seem to lose. In his 1996 State of the Union, President Bill Clinton declared that “the era of big…
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Schumer’s Opposition to Iran Deal Stirs Up the Democrat Hornet’s Nest

President Obama is more a proselytizer than a president at this point. He’s not going to try and convince you that his policy positions are correct, he’s just going to pressure you to jump on the bandwagon and have faith. Oh, and if you happen to disagree on the merits, then he’s going to attack…
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Democrats Were For Troop Funding Before They Were Against It

The defense authorization bill is typically one of the few pieces of legislation immune from political grandstanding. Members of both parties recognize that there are better places to pick a political fight than a bill that funds our troops. As Fawn Johnson writes for National Journal: The bill is widely considered one of the most…
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Obamacare Debate Continues to Tear Apart the Democratic Party

The Democratic hand-wringing over the Affordable Care Act has reached a fever pitch. The third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer was the first to criticize the Obama Administration’s decision to prioritize health care reform over any further actions on the economy. Schumer said that Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” by…
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Poverty is a Problem, But Big-Government is Really Bad at Solving It

Democrats already know what happens when they attempt to run on Obamacare. They tried that in 2010 and the results were disastrous—one of the most significant electoral swings in American history. It’s a mistake they’re not apt to make again, especially since the law’s rollout has been rockier than even the most pessimistic conservative could…
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“Don’t Double My Rate” Falls on Deaf Ears in Democrat-Led Senate

A scenario that just last month seemed impossible has now become very real: interest rates on student loans really could double. The harsh reality kicked in today when the Senate Democrats failed to advance their stopgap bill that would have once again punted the issue for another year by keeping rates on subsidized rates at…
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