Sensing Disaster, Democrats are Already Picking Out Their Scapegoats

Following the 2012 presidential elections the Republican Party was forced to take a good hard look at itself. What were we doing wrong and how do we fix it? What are our principles and how do we adapt them to modern challenges? What do we want the future of the party to look like and…
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Democrats are Trying to Prove a Distance from Obama That Doesn’t Exist

Avid political watchers are often susceptible to what psychologists call confirmation bias, meaning that we seek out information that already confirms our existing views. Rather than learn anything new or consider the other side of the argument we merely accumulate more evidence confirming our views. The more news and information we consume the more convinced…
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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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Obama: This Election Is About Me and My Policies

Democratic candidates and strategists have spent the entire year trying to figure out how to make the midterm into anything other than a referendum on President Obama. Indeed, Democratic Party Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said back in May that the 2014 elections are “absolutely not” a referendum on President Barack Obama’s policies. “These elections,…
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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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Begich, Udall, and Hagan: Distasteful, Deceptive and Dishonest

Political nerds everywhere rejoice – Nate Silver’s Senate model is back. To the uninitiated, Nate Silver is a statistician with a nearly unimpeachable record for predicting the outcome of elections (and, coincidentally the performance of Major League Baseball players). His highly regarded model weights the veracity of various polls, and then runs their outcomes, along…
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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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Reid’s Dictatorial Style Is Causing Problems For Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats are in trouble for a lot of reasons. The leader of their party is upside down in the polls, Obamacare is unpopular, and they’ve overseen a disastrously slow economic recovery. But one of the least talked about, yet most important, factors is just how bad the playing field looks for Democrats. Bill Clark…
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New GDP Report Shows America Is Still Waiting on Obama’s “Recovery Summer”

In 2010 Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama kicked off an official “Recovery Summer” tour – a six-week, multi-state push aimed at convincing the public that the stimulus was working and that a booming recovery was right around the corner. It wasn’t. Despite the optimistic pronouncements the economy remained firmly in the tank…
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Democrats Are Doing Their Best to Put Distance Between Them and Obama

My, how the mighty have fallen. President Obama was thought to be the leader capable of realigning the political thought process in this country. His election, and subsequent reelection, came to signify in the minds of many liberal thinkers the beginning of the mythical “permanent majority.” “This is the end of the conservative era,” Robert…
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