Ben Domenech on Last Night’s Big GOP Victories
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ben Domenech to discuss last night’s big election for the GOP, the surprising gubernatorial victories and what this wave means for 2016.
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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 »
The “We Are Not Obama” Election of 2014
The spin doctors involved in the election would have you believe this has been a substantive campaign. They’d have you believe that real issues were discussed to get people to vote. My wife is classified as a swing voter because she typically does not vote in primaries, but has had to, like me, vote in local Democrat primaries to shape local electoral outcomes. Otherwise she | Read More »
Honoring Wendy Davis and the Campaign of Awesome
Wendy Davis, the Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee in Texas, will lose today. I had the honor of coining the phrase “Abortion Barbie” to define her campaign. Sabo, the artist, then did a giant Abortion Barbie poster to celebrate Davis’s trip to California for a fundraiser. He sent me an original of the poster. To honor both Sabo’s gift and Wendy Davis’s campaign that provided months of | Read More »
It’s Election Day in America. Go Vote!
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Sarah Isgur Flores to discuss today’s elections, the key races that may determine control of the US Senate and which governors are in close contests.
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The Official GOP Establishment Spin: Calling Conservatives Racist Won the Election
Here we go folks. Haley Barbour is setting the Republican spin. We have been seeing this shape up in the past 48 hours. According to Haley Barbour, the GOP’s destruction of conservatives in Mississippi will win this thing tonight. Pay no attention to struggles by folks like Thom Tillis and . Had the GOP not called conservatives racists, everything would be fine. Oh, and never | Read More »
Don’t Be Crazy Pete
I suspect the GOP will have the Senate in its possession tonight. I am optimistic for 53 seats, though I would settle for 51. I do not think the night closes with the fate of the Senate being unknown due to runoffs. I think Kansas Republicans will come home to too. The party leaders will work overtime running from their own victory claiming the nation | Read More »
Republicans Embrace the Worst Tactic of Obama 2012
While much the GOP does hacks me off, campaign tactics rarely get me angry from either side. I started my career in politics as a campaign guy and I remain impressed at the innovative ways campaigns work and try to reach voters. I am not a swing voter. Having been an elected Republican and voting routinely in Republican primaries, I am classified as a “Hard | Read More »
The KKK is Rising Again, Say Democrats Accusing the GOP of a Fear Campaign
There are two Americas. One is based in reality and Rachel Maddow lives in the other. She has penned an op-ed in the Washington Post claiming that the GOP is using fear to win this election. It is true that candidates are out there claiming there is a war on women. It is true that third party groups are running ads claiming if certain candidates | Read More »
Can I Call You?
Can I call you on Wednesday morning? I’m doing a nationwide conference call with RedState Readers. If you want to be a part of it, go here to register. I will call you at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. The purpose of the call will be to break down races, look at what happened, and explore the future. Register here. I’ll talk to you Wednesday | Read More »
The Economic Issues in This Election
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the economic issues facing the voters this election, how it may impact their choice at the polls and what economic reforms the GOP should make should they control Capitol Hill.
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The Love Affair Ends
Voters around the country will head into Election Day prepared to end their love affair with Barack Obama. Republicans should be cautious in how they interpret the voters’ mixed signals. First, it is important to understand the president’s delusions. A series of reports have come out that the White House believes Democrats should embrace the president. Never mind that only a month ago White House | Read More »
Three days to go until the elections. The die is cast. So CALM DOWN.
Put another way: “Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your safety belts and put your tray tables back up into the full, upright position. We are beginning our final approach: our estimated touch-down time will be 72 hours.” Seriously, folks: this is the home stretch for the elections. The polls are highly unlikely to be anything except chaotic noise at this point; the fundamentals of the various races | Read More »