The GOP’s “New Coke” Strategy Isn’t Working
I’ve been looking for the perfect analogy to help illustrate why moderate Republicans continue to lose elections – especially presidential elections. I believe this is it. Many younger voters won’t recall the historic blunder Coca-Cola made in the 80s, but it easy easy enough for even the most casual political observers to understand. …..The best explanation I have ever heard for this phenomenon was | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Will Campaign On Repeal & Replace in 2016
That is not a misprint. In response to the growing evidence that health insurance premiums are set to skyrocket due to the lack of interest in signing up for ObamaCare among young, healthy adults, Obama has decided to bet all of his chips on the November, 2014 elections by delaying 2015 enrollment for one month…or until a week after the election. The objective is to | Read More »
Rand Paul on the Government Shutdown
“Well, I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it’s a conundrum. Here’s the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can’t | Read More »
Clinton Distancing From Obama Has Begun
First, I would say that in a sane world a person associated so much with the Benghazi terrorist attacks and the lying that took place afterwards would never be able to show themselves in public again, let alone run for the presidency. But we don’t live in a sane world so the Hillary 2016 express is prepping in the station. On the GOP side of | Read More »
The Lessons of Early November
With the smoke clearing from last week’s elections, it’s important to go back through and make sense of the chaos. Yes, most of these points have been made, but I’ll also wager we as a community haven’t properly addressed what they could mean one year from now and three years from now. There was a notable Republican victory and a notable Republican loss last week. | Read More »
Chris Christie: The Sound and the Fury
New Jerseyans have a reputation of talking a good game and Governor Chris Christie sure lives up to that reputation. His ability to win re-election by such a large margin in a blue state like New Jersey is certainly something he should be proud of, and, of course, he is urging everybody to share in his pride. Christie also seems to have a severe case | Read More »
What model should the GOP look toward?
I’m NOT endorsing Chris Christie for 2016 at all. I haven’t much appreciated his comments about libertarianism. And there’s some other things as well like his placing the special election for Lautenberg’s old Senate seat several weeks prior to the general election. But here’s the thing, unlike Cuccinelli in VA, he’s gonna win BIG time tomorrow. He’s projected to win most of the demographic groups | Read More »
Principles and spines. Why the GOP establishment doesn’t understand.
Word came out today that McConnell and the GOP establishment are hell bent on destroying a private Republican consulting firm because they had the audacity to work with the Senate Conservatives Fund. This really comes as no surprise. After all the SCF is determined to remove McConnell and his squishy friends from office. This leads us to the problem that the establishment doesn’t understand. They | Read More »
Healthcare in a Post-Obamacare World
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the probable failure of Obamacare, what healthcare policy in a post-Obamacare world would look like and how this debate could drive the 2016 elections.
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2016 and Cruz: Should we?
A lot of Republicans griped that the shutdown took away from their idea of the story to harp, on, the failed rollout of the Healthcare.gov site. Once again, the establishment would rather let people suffer than try to help them, which is possibly the exact opposite of what governing should be. It is only through the efforts of Ted Cruz and Mike Lee that a | Read More »
Project Red Leaf – Growing Conservative Voters on US College Campuses
Project Red Leaf’s objective is to grow a conservative voter base on college campuses across the United States. It is based on the belief that increasing the number of registered conservative voters on college campuses will positively impact local, state, and national elections, giving conservatives a better chance of winning or retaining seats. Project Red Leaf (PRL) is a national network of certified Third Party | Read More »
The Great Debate
The RNC has a plan to limit debates and, in order to make the case and distract from one key issues, the RNC is using CNN and NBC as its whipping boys. Contrary to a lot of reports, it is not actually CNN’s news gathering division that would be producing a Hillary Clinton documentary, but a separate unit. Nonetheless, the two are intrinsically linked, Jeff | Read More »
Why more debates in a Republican Primary is actually a good thing.
Okay folks, I’m going to go against the grain and say the number of debates wasn’t the problem. Romney would have won the nomination by default in 2012 simply because of all the money. Romney spent a total of $76.6 million, far more than any other campaign. That total is, for example, more than the combined spending of Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. | Read More »
It’s Never Too Early to Talk 2016
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the 2016 presidential race, efforts to boost Democrat Hillary Clinton, and why Marco Rubio can relate to voters in a way that Mitt Romney never could.
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CNN and NBC Must #DumptheDocs
The liberal media is on notice: If you’re in the business of spending millions to promote Hillary Clinton, you will not take part in Republicans’ primary debates in the 2016 presidential election. On Monday, I sent letters to NBC and CNN informing them that the RNC will not sanction any primary debates they sponsor if they do not cancel their plans to promote Hillary Clinton. | Read More »