Walker Win Should Offer Blueprint for GOP

      Mounting the stage last night at his victory rally in a large pavilion at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park, Gov. Scott Walker delivered a speech unlike any other he’s given in a moment of victory. References to Wisconsin were replaced by references to America, comments about state political foes were replaced by references to special interests in Washington, D.C. and aside from a couple of mentions | Read More »

      Some Gutless Republicans Owe some Apologies to Ted Cruz

      As we wake up today and survey a landscape littered with the corpses of Democrat political careers, it is worth remembering that many people predicted that this day would never come, all because of Ted Cruz. Throughout the last two years, Cruz has been one of the few Republicans who has not been afraid of his own shadow in the Senate, and virtually the only | Read More »

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      The Watercooler ~ Go Ahead And Dance…

      What else can I say? Just dance today. And celebrate. And dance some more. Then say, “Hallelujah!” Most infuriatingly hypocritical comment of the night from the now fired : “The message from voters is clear: They want us to work together. I look forward to working with to get things done for the middle class.” Made me wanna scream. The Watercooler is always an open | Read More »

      A Victory over the Forces of Evil in Tennessee

      One of the most consequential victories in the country last night had nothing to do with any candidate for any seat. I am referring, of course, to ballot measure 1 in Tennessee, which sought to amend the Tennessee constitution to right a judicial injustice. The Tennessee constitution, like the Federal constitution, says nothing about abortion one way or another. Properly speaking, the issue ought to | Read More »

      Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats

      As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon them to work with Obama and the other Democrats in the | Read More »

      Two States Where Black Voters Helped the GOP

      My friend Roland Martin put one of these on my radar. In Illinois, prominent black ministers around the state cast their lot with the GOP. They encouraged congregants to abandon Governor Quinn in Illinois and support the Republican. That made a real difference in the metropolitan Chicago area, where the Republican this time outperformed prior Republicans. Another one that is a real surprise to me | Read More »

      Lessons From the Night

      Republicans are going to have the largest House majority they’ve seen since 1946. They have won gubernatorial races, congressional races, and Senate races in blue territory. The GOP not only held Florida, Kansas, and Maine, races they were expected to lose, but they gained Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts. They picked up the State House in Minnesota. The GOP did very well in a wave. I | Read More »

      DOOM.

      And, geez, this map of mine from March? It’s not particularly wrong, is it?

      RedState 2014 Midterm Elections Super Mega Ultra WEBcast!!

      Tonight the forces of RedState, FTR Media, the AoSHQDD and some of the best personalities representing the right online will join together to bring our collective audience an election night spectacle not to be missed. We don’t want to overstate things, but if you don’t listen you’ll probably never experience joy in your life again. While Caleb Howe, Leon Wolf, and Joe Cunningham hold down | Read More »

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      A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted

      For as much as the Democrats like to complain about the Koch brothers, most of the big time financiers of “shadowy” election groups are liberals. One of the more prominent of these financiers has been billionaire Tom Steyer, who has pumped $65 million of his personal money this cycle into campaigns opposing Republicans. Specifically, though, Steyer promised to make an issue out of “climate change” and to | Read More »

      Salon.com’s Infantile Leftism

      Joan Robinson was a famous Keynesian economist and also a not so famous Maoist. Nonetheless she had one shrewd observation about politics. People, she said, can no more see their own ideology than they can smell their own breath. The Internet magazine Salon, a large leftwing website for which I was a much unloved columnist fifteen years ago, provides an interesting case in point. Joan | Read More »

      Voting is for adults

      An impending Democrat loss brings out all sorts of panicky complaints from the media that democracy urgently needs renovation.  Lower the voting age!  Register everyone to vote automatically when any government bureaucrat so much as looks at them!  Abolish the midterm elections, because they’re just static that obscures the pure message voters send during presidential runs, at least when the Democrat wins!  Force people to | Read More »