Election Be Damned, Democrats’ Continue to Lurch Leftward

The Kugler-Ross model, also known as the five stages of grief, suggests that there is a standardized series of emotions experienced by terminally ill patients. It consists of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It seemed an apt model for Democrats to follow after their Election Day drubbing at the hands of Donald Trump and…
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Democrats’ Still Electing the Same Leaders, Expecting Different Results

If this election proved anything it’s that voters are tired of the same old Washington players, playing the same old Washington games, in which wealthy, connected Americans always seem to win, and blue-collar, everyday Americans always seem to lose. In his 1996 State of the Union, President Bill Clinton declared that “the era of big…
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Obamacare’s Rising Premiums Could Spell Big Political Trouble for Democrats

President Obama’s signature policy achievement, now known as Obamacare, has long been a political sore spot for Democrats. Voter antipathy toward the law played a large part in the substantial midterm losses Democrats suffered in 2010 and 2014. The combination of a trillion dollar price-tag, broken promises and upward pressure on health insurance prices combined…
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Democrats’ Are Already Conceding That they Won’t Win the House

The 2016 elections have dominated news coverage throughout the spring and summer. The Republican primary, headlined by the quote factory known as Donald Trump, has left politicos scratching their heads and everyday Americans excited that the political conversation is being dominated by non-politicians. The Democratic primary has been a dumpster fire, emanating both a tremendous…
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Obama’s Disdain For Congress Comes Back to Bite Him

President Obama was supposed to be the Democrats’ savior, the man who would guide the nation out of a recession and lead the party to a permanent majority. It didn’t take long to figure out that he simply didn’t have it in him. The problems were myriad: He hated retail politics, he got distracted by…
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Democrats’ Intra-Party Squabbling Undermine Obama’s Trade Package

President Obama has never fashioned himself to be a blue-collar politician. He’s never been the type to engage in the glad-handing, ego stroking, or even arm-twisting, so often greases the wheels of Washington votes. Members of both parties have labeled him “remote,” “frosty,” “distant,” and only willing to engage in “perfunctory” relationships. As Scott Wilson…
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Senate Democrats Continue to Thwart the “Right Thing To Do” Approach to Governance

Senate Republicans, led by new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, entered 2015 with a simple goal: Get the Senate working again. “It’s time to change the business model,” he said earlier this year. “We need to return to regular order. We need to get committees working again. Sometimes, it’s going to mean working more often. Sometimes,…
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Despite Drubbing Democrats Continue to Push Redistributionist Schemes

Democrats suffered a mighty drubbing at the polls in November. That much is beyond dispute. The question now appears to be why. Conservatives contend that the president’s policies were on the ballot (he said so himself) and voters soundly rejected them. Liberals, on the other hand, are attempting the same line of argument that Republicans…
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Counting Down the Top 20 Most Ridiculous Things Democrats Said in 2014 (1 through 7)

1. President Obama: “We don’t have a strategy yet.” In late August, President Obama was finally ready to stop downplaying the threat of the Islamic State, labeling them a “cancer” that must be dealt with “so that it does not spread.” Unfortunately, while Islamic State fighters were barreling through Syria and Iraq for much of…
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Obamacare’s Architect Thinks You’re Stupid

Nancy Pelosi has the distinction of uttering one of the most repeated, most reviled political quotes of President Obama’s term. “We have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it,” Pelosi said in March 2010. It was a quote that exemplified everything that was wrong with policymaking…
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