Puerto Rican voters call for statehood! …Mostly. Sort of. Not really at all, actually.

    Amidst all the ballyhoo of the Presidential election came this bit of contradiction: Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state. …and this: …Tuesday’s vote comes with an asterisk and an imposing political reality: The island remains bitterly divided over its relationship to the United States and | Read More »

    Tea Party Beats the Average in Competitive Races.

    In the wake of last Tuesday’s election there has been much debate on the effect that the Tea Party label had on candidates for office. Last week, MSNBC’s First Read came out with an analysis of Tea Party candidates showing they only managed to win 32% of their races. Unfortunately, the approach taken by MSNBC, by looking at all races without regard to the competitiveness of | Read More »

    Tea Party Beats the Average in Competitive Races.

    In the wake of last Tuesday’s election there has been much debate on the effect that the Tea Party label had on candidates for office. Last week, MSNBC’s First Read came out with an analysis of Tea Party candidates showing they only managed to win 32% of their races. Unfortunately, the approach taken by MSNBC, by looking at all races without regard to the competitiveness of | Read More »

    Post Mortem #3: The Role of Outside Spending and Unions

      One of the most bizarre campaign themes of Obama down the stretch was his complaints about outside money from mysterious places and donors influencing the outcomes of elections.  Nancy Pelosi told Democratic benefactors that “everything was going great” until there was a flood of outside money pouring into races.  Apparently, I missed that part of the nightly news where San Francisco was somehow magically | Read More »

    The Tsunami Strikes.

    We’re just now starting to get some input from some of the western races. I don’t know if we won the Senate or not, but what is apparent is that the socialist domination of our Congress has come to an end. Ron Johnson unseats four-term incumbent Senator Russ Feingold in Wisconsin. We were pleased to endorse Ron during the primaries. Congratulations, Ron! For us Patriots, | Read More »

    Tuesday’s results on top and down ballot: The closer you look, the worse it was for Democrats

    The more one digs into Tuesday’s election results, the worse they look for Democrats.  Let’s start by reviewing once again the three high profile races: New York’s 23rd Congressional District special election, and the gubernatorial in New Jersey and Virginia.   The Democrats have to know that NY-23 was a fluke – they can’t count on gross Republican miscalculation in 2010.  Meanwhile, Democratic efforts to | Read More »

    Notes From an Election

    Tyler Whitley looks at the election numbers and finds that while turnout was a record, it was only just so…and that in some areas, turnout actually fell. And then there was this item: While he carried Virginia with 52.6 percent of the vote, Obama finished behind the Democrats’ U.S. Senate candidate, Mark R. Warner, who received nearly 2.37 million votes — 410,000 more than Obama. | Read More »

    Stand tall

    Hopelessly outnumbered, King Aragorn sought to inspire his men against what seemed like sure defeat against the swarming hordes of their hellish enemies. Riding in front of his gathered, but rather lowly army, he shouted, ‘I see in your eyes the same fear that would break the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends, | Read More »

    Taking Stock

    Well, before we start all the recriminations and the strategerizing, or even the post-mortems, lets just look at what we’re left with; what do we hold from which to plan a return? The picture here this morning looks surprisingly like the picture in the aftermath of the 1992 election. Senator Obama appears to have won the popular vote by about five points – it will | Read More »

    Missouri Results

    All in all, a very mixed bag for Missouri Republicans and conservatives. It looks like Missouri voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin by about 6,000 votes with all precints reporting. If this holds, I believe this will be the first time since 1956 that Missouri did not vote for the presidential winner, and only the 2nd time since 1900.