The Top 12 Reasons Millennials Shouldn’t Buy Obama’s Economic Sales Pitch

With the midterms quickly slipping from his party’s grasp President Obama is digging up his old playbook by reaching out to Millennials, an age group he’s largely ignored for the past six years. The goal is to convince young adults that his economic and health care polices have helped them escape the depths of the…
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New Polls Show Republican Candidates are Winning the Battle of Ideas

Earlier this week we discussed the serious political headwinds that Democrats are facing this election cycle. They are playing defense on a lot of turf that is traditionally friendly to Republicans, President Obama is increasingly unpopular, Obamacare continues to be a drag, and the political momentum is clearly in the GOP’s favor. But what about…
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Americans Aren’t Buying Obama’s Economic Happy-Talk

President Obama knows that Democrats need something, anything to run on this fall. He hoped that thing would be Obamacare, but the botched rollout and flawed policy has turned into a weakness rather than a strength. Now, after much flailing and waving about (see: gun control, minimum wage hikes, and environmental regulations) it appears he…
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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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New Polls Shows Young Adults’ Faith in Obama is Plummeting

Young adults are the foundation upon which Barack Obama’s presidency rests. We are the age group that devoted countless man-hours to making a little-known junior senator from Illinois into an unmatched political force. We knocked on doors, we made phone calls, we set up clubs, you name it, we did it. Our votes also carried…
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Republicans Recapture Momentum in Run-Up to Midterms

Democrats’ midterm hopes are floundering following one of the worst six-month spans in political history. “Whoa there,” I can hear you saying through my computer screen. Sure, it isn’t exactly rainbows and unicorns in the White House, but isn’t it a little hyperbolic to call this “one of the worst” runs a president has ever…
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Another “Spring Swoon” Shows Obama’s Economic Approach Isn’t Working

Spring is a season usually associated with growth and life. Flowers are blooming, trees are greening and animals are waking up from their winter-long naps. Ironically, Spring has meant the exact opposite for the economy during Obama’s presidency.  For several years the economy has run a rather predictable (if depressing) rollercoaster – in the first…
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