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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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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Democrats are Focused on Fundraising, But They’re Missing the Bigger Problem

We’ve officially entered political silly season, the time of the election cycle when the party most at risk of losing starts to do wacky things in a desperate attempt to make up ground or shift blame. For evidence, look no further than Democrats’ recent spate of fundraising emails which read like the Facebook page of…
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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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Pelosi’s Glib Obamacare Attitude is Weighing Down Vulnerable Dems

The season for candidate recruitment is coming to a close and the 2014 Senate election landscape is coming into focus. And what we’re seeing is great news for Republican candidates. President Obama’s approval rating is underwater and underwater as the nation grows more disenchanted with Obamacare, frustrated with the stagnant economy and scared of the…
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Rising Costs for Young People is a Feature, Not a Bug, of Obamacare

With every new day comes another example of how Obamacare hurts young people by dramatically raising the cost of their insurance. The latest evidence comes from the Ohio Department of Insurance, which announced on Thursday that the average individual-market health insurance premium in 2014 will increase by 88 percent compared to 2013. Here’s Avik Roy,…
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Republicans Will Use Debt Limit to Expose Democrats’ Budgetary Dishonesty

Republicans have emerged from their annual retreat refreshed, revived and with a plan. Over the past several years, emboldened by their 2010 midterm surge, Republicans had used an aggressive approach to governance. They would utilize every lever at their power and use every opportunity to arose to push the nation toward a more fiscally sustainable…
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Democrats’ Eschew Constitution, Common Sense in Quest to Avoid Cutting the Deficit

The national debt is a very serious problem. How to reform Washington’s spending habits is a very serious question. And our bondholders, who are very serious people, are watching closely to make sure we are seriously going to pay off our debts. To this point, we have. Despite much hand-wringing, partisan wrangling and a general…
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