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 »
The Funniest Part of the Washington Post Story on the Democrat Meltdown
The Washington Post has a long story on what went wrong for the Democrats. Basically, as Ron Fournier notes, there are two progressive parties now, the Democrats and the Obamas. The Democrats are going on record (!!!), not background, to attack the President and his team. The funniest part of it? This: Lawyers negotiated for months over legal minutia, with Obama’s counselors insisting that the | 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 »
Steve Munisteri is the Big Winner From Tuesday
You have probably never heard of Steve Munisteri, but you need to get to know him. Munisteri is the Chairman of the Texas Republican Party. He got in that position by challenging the Texas Republican establishment. He fought his way in as an outsider. After he won, panic set in among Texas Republicans. They were pretty sure they were screwed. Munisteri was an outsider after | Read More »
And, geez, this map of mine from March? It’s not particularly wrong, is it?
How many times must Scott Walker win Wisconsin-GOV, Democrats?
This is, what, the third time in four years? HOW? MANY? TIMES?
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 »
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 »
3pm ET today: Q&A at Facebook
I’ll be dropping by the RedState Facebook page at 3pm ET today for a Q&A session with RedState readers. Come on by at 3pm and I’ll get started taking questions from the crowd. Our Facebook page is http://www.redstate.com/RedStateBlog.
BREAKING NEWS! @ClayforNC is still running for office! (NC-02)
Of course, he’s apparently now running on foot. According to @ClayforNC, bus broke down in Cary and they had to leave it behind. "We’ve worked it to death" #ncpol pic.twitter.com/lme8OwczYQ — WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) November 4, 2014 Hey, remember when NC-02 was a tough race for us? …Me, neither.