The DNC 2014 Autopsy
The Democratic National Committee has released the 2014 Autopsy. It is nine pages long. In 2013, the GOP released its autopsy. It was 100 pages long, mocked by the left, and in 2014, the GOP handed a historic spanking to the Democrats. The DNC report details what went wrong and what they need to do to fix it… Well, they did half of that. They | Read More »
Mitigating the Suck
I campaigned for Jody Hice and Barry Loudermilk in Georgia. They both said they were opposed to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Today, the both voted for him, having previously voted against him in the Republican Conference. They both stood behind that as their justification to vote for him today, but their constituents thought otherwise. | Read More »
Person of the Year 2014: The Invisible Kwanzaa Celebrant
Person of the Year awards are all the rage these days. It’s a great opportunity for creativity, since the rules have long since been stretched like taffy, so you don’t have to pick an actual individual person any more. Man, that was hard work! Especially if your expressed standard was to choose the most important or influential person of the year, rather than the nicest or most | Read More »
An Interesting Choice for Republicans: With Their Base or With Obama
The CROmnibus is in chaos thanks to so many Republicans opposing the rule. That exposed the underlying weakness and it showed the Democrats just how much turmoil the GOP leaders were causing for themselves. Now Boehner is struggling to get it passed and wants Democrat votes to help get it passed. This puts Republicans in an interesting position. With Barack Obama now coming out to | Read More »
The Optimistic Democrat
The optimistic Democrat will look upon the results of this year’s midterms and have a couple of thoughts that will leave them feeling a bit hopeful. The party is hard at work coming up with their excuses for their 2014 Autopsy, but if I know my political opposition, there will be some who hang on to other ideas that will help them sleep better at | Read More »
Why the Democrats stupidly wrote off Louisiana too quickly.
As you no doubt know, the Democrats got their clocks cleaned last night in two House seat runoff elections and one Senate one. The question is, could they have done better? – Actually, no, the question is, could they have done much better? …And the answer may indeed be ‘yes’ in both cases. Please note: a lot of this is going to be a discussion | Read More »
Joan Walsh’s refusal to understand why Democrats lost
Joan Walsh, one of the biggest beacons of White Guilt on the Internet, has released her “reflection” of 2014, and looks back at what she calls her “mistakes” (which, oddly, don’t include almost everything she’s ever written). In this piece at Salon, she says her mistake was overconfidence in red state women and what she got right was the use of Ebola as a fear-mongering story. | Read More »
GOP Gains with Latinos Key to Election Success
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Garza to discuss the pivotal Latino vote in this year’s election, President Obama’s push for amnesty and realizing the American Dream.
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…Well played, McConnell
I’ve often called Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% “RedState’s Leading Supervillain,” and it’s not been unwarranted either, but… damn, I respect this. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans have promised Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) 64% a seat on the Senate’s energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in Louisiana’s runoff election next | Read More »
Don’t Let Victory Cover Over Weakness
The Democrats, in defeat, have one advantage the defeated always have — they get a more clear eyed assessment of defeat than winners get through the glassy eyes of celebration. We on the right are all still giddy from defeating Barack Obama and the Democrats last Tuesday. And yes, Democrats, it was a defeat for the President. But in the giddiness, we should not fail | Read More »
Ten bad assumptions about 2014.
Oh, trust me, there are more. But these are the ones that most immediately come to mind. Also note that I’m not going to saturate this with links; this is an almost-casual observation/recap, not a would-be public policy paper. The polling. This has been commented on, over and over and over again: and I’m only adding it because otherwise somebody will say But, Moe: what about | Read More »
The Second Stage
From denial, wherein Democrats swept out of office have decided to keep the same party leaders in the same position, we are moving on to anger. We have liberal writers positing Pelican Brief scenarios of dead Supreme Court Justices causing 4-4 preservations of Obamacare to others claiming the GOP wants to kill people. Along the way, all the liberal tributes to the fall of the | Read More »
Congratulations GOVERNOR Rick Scott on Defeating Charlie Crist
It’s been just short of week since Rick Scott destroyed the political career of Charlie Crist and I still get a smile thinking about it. Four years ago, I was one of very, very few conservatives who dared even be nice to Rick Scott. His primary opponent had been a congressman and an impeachment manager in the Clinton impeachment. Virtually all of the major conservative | Read More »
Now that They Control Congress, Should the GOP Audit the Fed?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the jobs report, movements to audit the Fed and if the GOP and Democrats should work together to get legislation passed and signed by the President.
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What Republicans Can Learn from Tuesday’s Wave Election
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss Tuesday’s wave election, what it can tell the GOP about their electorate and if Obama and McConnell can work together.
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