Democrats’ Infighting Threatens Key Midterm Races

Being forced to spend time in the political wilderness does some strange things to parties. Republicans, for instance, spent the early years of the Obama Administration figuring out how to harness the grassroots energy of the Tea Party while also taming their predilection for unelectable candidates. As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said recently: Look,…
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Democrats Already Preparing Their Excuses for Midterm Letdown

Love water-centric metaphors? Then the 2018 election cycle is the one for you. In late 2017, all the stories suggested that the upcoming 2018 elections were shaping up to be a Democratic wave. The combination of historic losses for the president’s party in the first midterm following their election, a president with low approval ratings,…
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The Inevitable Crash and Burn of Democrats’ Identity Politics

This blog has long warned of the inevitable failure of the Democrats’ “identity politics” strategy. When viewed in the macro the strategy makes sense – in lieu of a broad-based coalition White House number crunchers figure out how to cobble together a group of unrelated constituencies and then setting out to give speeches or pass…
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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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