Chuck Schumer and pretending that the Democratic party is not what it is.
This is an entertaining article on Chuck Schumer by Dan Henninger, but this sentence makes me raise an eyebrow: “With [his speech indicating that Democrats should not have concentrated on Obamacare], Chuck Schumer was sending an audible signal to state and local party bosses around the country and to peeved donors—aghast at the midterm results—that not everyone in Washington has lost his mind to the | Read More »
Is Hillary Clinton’s Run for President Inevitable? Maybe Not.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss polling that shows why Hillary Clinton may run for president, five significant reasons she may not and what the Democrat’s field for 2016 looks like without a Clinton on the ballot.
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The Democrats’ surprisingly complicated 2016 Senate problem.
Interesting list of potential Democratic retirements from the Hill, here: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 0%, 74 Joe Manchin, 67 Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 0%, 74 Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 0%, 78 Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 0%, 74 Manchin’s on the list because he’s doing all the things that Senators who are planning to | Read More »
Who *will* we get as a nominee for 2016?
I understand Allahpundit’s concern, here: Nominate a guy like [Ted] Cruz and he can spend the entire campaign pandering to the middle since conservatives feel 100 percent sure he’ll govern as a conservative in office. Obama benefited from the same logic on the left six years ago: He could reassure Rick Warren and evangelicals that he believed in traditional marriage with nary a peep from | Read More »
Chris Christie, Obvious 2016 Frontrunner
In a straw poll of front page RedState contributors named Leon, Chris Christie would not come in the top 5 of Republican 2016 contenders. But given the results of Tuesday, it is time to stop pretending that anyone other than Christie is the GOP front runner right now. The problems with Christie as a candidate are well known and documented. Among the expected 2016 field, | Read More »
The Democrats’ Obama Problem
Democrats began telling themselves demography is destiny back in 1968 after Richard Nixon’s election. They have been saying it ever since. That day may eventually arrive, but today is not that day. They may also believe they are a permanent party, but history is filled with Ozymandias like permanence. Last Tuesday’s voter turnout should not give the Democrats the comfort they have taken from it. | Read More »
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 »
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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President Obama Declares War — On the Clintons
He won’t send ground troops to fight ISIS, but the war between Barack Obama and the Clintons is heating up. The other night at Gwyneth Paltrow’s house, most of America ridiculed the teenage stalker-ish crush Paltrow admitted she had on the President. But we should examine what the President said too. One of the things he said that is getting overlooked is this: "The average | Read More »
Throwing Barack Obama Under the Bus
People have been expendable to Barack Obama for a very long time. As soon as they become inconvenient to him, they meet the underside of the Obama bus. Barack Obama is now about to meet the underside of Hillary Clinton’s bus. The only chance Hillary Clinton has of winning in 2016 is to blame shift to Barack Obama and sacrifice him for the good of | Read More »
WaPo on Hillary: This “Middle East” thing isn’t looking good
It’s not exactly a story you’d see out of a media that seems to be going all-in for Hillary otherwise, but it’s one I’d gladly accept: “I support what they are doing,” Clinton said in the interview Wednesday, referring to her former colleagues in the Obama administration. “I personally believe the way they have thought this through and planned it and limited our involvement, avoids | Read More »
Ted Cruz’s Chief of Staff Move to Campaign Team a Hopeful Sign
If Senator Cruz builds his likely Presidential campaign team just as he built his Senate office team, he may actually have a shot. The good news is that he has taken at least one step in that direction by having Chip Roy, his Senate Chief of Staff, step down from that post to focus more attention on the political side of the business. When Ted | Read More »
Will the 2014 Election Really be a Republican Wave?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the 2016 primary calendar, who might be the first candidate to get in the race and if this year’s election will really qualify as a Republican wave.
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On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On
A cult of personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that don’t seem so smart. Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Act with the president right there in the room. Not bad, guy. Immediately, the conservative movement jumped | Read More »
Rick Perry Becomes the 2016 GOP Frontrunner
Rick Perry has been on a subtle campaign since November of 2012, and he has done it well. The Texas Governor has wooed away companies from multiple states by showing off the energetic business environment, he has engaged in national political discussions through videos, social media, and op-eds, and he has kept his name, and more importantly, the record of the state he governs, in | Read More »