Counting Down the Top 20 Most Ridiculous Things Democrats Said in 2014 (16-20)

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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Democrats Who Had the Worst Year in Washington (5 through 1)

(5) Mary Landrieu: There were a lot of at-risk Democrats this year, but Sen. Landrieu takes the cake for having the worst year. First, she got caught listing a New Orleans’ home as her primary address, when it was in fact her parents’ house. In reality, Landrieu lives in a $2.5 million brick mansion on…
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Mary Landrieu’s Keystone “Hail Mary” Is Destined to Fall Short

Senate Democrats refused to take a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline when it “only” meant high-paying American jobs, a secure energy source, and a negligible impact on carbon emissions. But now that it may help Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu’s reelection chances they are suddenly rethinking that decision. At this point Election Day seems like…
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Young Voters are Willing to Listen, It’s Now Up to Republicans to Speak to Them

Republicans have many reasons to celebrate, not just because we made crucial gains in the U.S. Senate, but because we laid an incredible foundation for future victories. Nowhere is that more evident than the tremendous gains we achieved in the youth vote, both in terms of turnout and vote share. These gains were achieved in…
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Following the Midterm Drubbing, Democrats are Doubling Down

Many a college student has tried to cure a hangover by using “the hair of the dog” strategy, i.e. following a hard night of drinking with a few morning drinks. Never mind that science has thoroughly disproven this approach (your hangover is caused by your liver producing a toxic substance called acetaldehyde and dehydration, neither…
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A Vote to End the Gridlock in Washington

Take a trip to Washington D.C. and you’re bound to notice the scaffolding that now crisscrosses the U.S. Capitol Dome like a metal spider web, a Halloween decoration that has yet to be taken down. There is no doubt that the Capitol Dome was in dire need of repairs. The 14.1 million pound cast-iron structure…
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Democrats’ Strategy: Go Negative Early and Often

The Democrats’ midterm strategy has been clear for a long, long time: Go negative as early and often as you can. The plan took shape back in May when the Democrats conducted a “major internal research project” showing they should “portray Republicans as uncaring toward working-class Americans.” Is that claim true? Hardly. Does that matter?…
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The GOP Senate Majority’s First Priority: Restore The American Dream

A new Public Religion Research Institute poll finds that just 42 percent of Americans believe that the American Dream – the idea that if you work hard you can succeed – still exists, down 11 percent from 2012. Sadly, this is part of a growing trend reflected in polls throughout the years. A CNN poll…
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Sorry Democrats, Money Can’t Win Elections if You’re Ideologically Bankrupt

Make no mistake – this November will be a battle between big ideas and big money. The question is which will win out. It’s been fascinating as a long-time political observer to watch the evolution of those competing trends. Some would dispute the characterization, but Republicans, at least recently, have focused on winning the money…
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Democrats Have Failed the Middle Class – But They’re Telling Voters the Opposite

Democrats are determined to convince voters that they care about the middle class. In March of this year Senate Democrats unveiled the “A Fair Shot for Everyone” agenda – a grab bag of populist policy proposals designed to win the votes of middle class voters. “These are not just Democratic agenda items – this is…
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