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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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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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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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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Keystone XL Opposition: A Case Study in What’s Wrong with Washington

The debate over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline—the infrastructure project to carry oil from Canada to the US—has been a fascinating glimpse into the sausage-making of the legislative process. The merits of the policy are in little doubt – report after report by the State Department has found that the pipeline poses little…
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Keystone Pipeline Delayed Again, Because Politics

The Obama Administration has once again punted a final decision of the much-ballyhooed Keystone XL pipeline until after the contentious 2014 elections. This is not the first time this White House has refused to make a decision for political reasons. In 2011, Obama delayed the decision until after the 2012 presidential elections, citing the fact…
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