Chuck Schumer and the Litmus Tests of the Democratic Party
Go back to the second half of the second term of the Bush Administration. Really in 2005, but then after 2006, there was wide spread disagreement between the base of the party and President Bush on a host of issues. Bush’s appointment of Harriet Miers and immigration reform had begun it. But into 2007, the war effort was a subject of concern, TARP was a | Read More »
Are Wall Street’s Expectations for Twitter Too High?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Wall Street expectations of Twitter, then Robert Tracinski looks at the sensitive history of Democratic presidents, and Josh Zerkle talks about Tom Brady and Russell Wilson.
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Missouri Democrats Name Their Annual Dinner After a KKK Member
The annual Democratic Party dinners across America have been named “Jefferson-Jackson” as the founders of what became the modern Democratic Party. Republicans have always named their dinners “Lincoln Dinners” after the first Republican President. Well, Democrats have a problem with political correctness now. Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans, both owned slaves. So | Read More »
What today’s Q-Poll showing Democrats losing in key states does and does not mean.
Today’s Q-Poll shows that Democrats need to start taking this election seriously. Thankfully, they probably won’t, although they’ll think that they have.
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GOP candidates to actually discuss education in August; Democrats are… meh, whatever.
We do should be doing four- or five-candidate panels on EVERYTHING, from education to foreign policy to social issues to, heck, what’s good on television these days.
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From the Mailbag: #LoveWins edition
So I got a great email today from the tolerant, loving, progressive left: From: thad rueter <[email protected]> Subject: You and what army? Date: June 26, 2015 at 1:31:49 PM EDT To: [Me] I got a giggle out of your call for civil disobedience because you and the other cavemen get the vapors about gay citizens having civil rights. Bring it Can’t you just feel the | Read More »
Oh, gee: the Democrats are ‘rebranding.’ AGAIN.
The Democrats are trying to rebrand. Because apparently they’re still convinced that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with their ideas.
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A quick guide to the what’s happening in the trade alphabet soup [Updated]
The abbreviations are flying fast and furious, and it can be hard to keep up. Here’s a guide to where we’re at.
For those not keeping score at home…
I just thought I’d take a moment and remind you guys how 2016 is shaping up. Right now, it’s 15-4. On the Republican side, we have Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker, all of whom are current or former governors. We also have , , , and (regretably) , all current senators. We also have Ben Carson, and accomplished doctor, | Read More »
Perhaps that ‘Bush’ surname isn’t quite the ultimate political poison, after all.
The rehabilitation of George W Bush continues, to the displeasure of various and sundry folks.
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The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.
Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish | Read More »
The Jacksonville Panic
Several consultants, Democrat and Republican, clued me in last year on a race that has sailed under the radar in the United States: the Jacksonville, FL mayoral race. Democrats and Republicans alike tell me that Barack Obama used Jacksonville as a testing ground for his campaign strategy and technology in helping Democrats take the city. Registered Democrats outnumber their Republican counterparts, but the city has | Read More »
Russ Feingold Refuses to Decline Super PAC Money for 2016
Russ Feingold is throwing his hat into Wisconsin’s 2016 Senate race against the man who beat him in 2010, . Feingold is, if you will recall, a champion of so-called campaign finance reform (McCain-Feingold, anyone?) and a vocal critic of money in politics (or at least the kinds of money Democrats don’t like). So, it should go without saying that such a vocal critic of | Read More »
Hawaii’s Obamacare Exchange is Going Under
At some point, we have to ask ourselves, “Is there an Obamacare exchange that isn’t an utter failure?” The latest news regarding the Hawaii Health Connector, Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange, might be the worst faced by any state-run exchange in the country. It’s more than just glitches in the system or being millions upon millions in debt. No, the Hawaii Health Connector is in danger of | Read More »