Hillary Clinton moves to lock up the white working class vote
As Hillary Clinton tools up for making a show of running for the Democrat nomination for president in 2016, the salient question remains who, exactly, is going to vote for her? I mean other than the aging, hirsute, hippie lesbian demographic. While this locks in a significant swath of Hollywoood and the news media it is not sufficient to create a second Clinton presidency. For | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: Rock Star
For her entire political career Hillary Clinton has received kid glove treatment by the press. From her time at Rose Law when she made $100,000 in a matter of a few days by investing in cattle futures to her tumultuous marriage to Bill Clinton (and her rumored affairs as well as his) to her campaign for Senate when the hapless Rick Lazio was accused of | Read More »
Clinton Is As Clinton Does
Jim Geraghty reports that Hillary Clinton has returned to Iowa. Once every four years she whips out a Michelin Atlas and finds it. She visits it with only slightly greater frequency than with which Senator Landrieu makes it back home to Mom and Dad in Louisiana. This year Senator Tom Harkin invited her back as a personal guest. He was holding his 37th and Last* | Read More »
Hillary owns ALL of Barack Obama’s failures
Re-posted from National Review In June, before the stunning, gaffe-generating disaster of Hillary Clinton’s book tour, Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Missouri) said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state is the “piñata that everyone loves to hit” because she is the “dominant candidate” for president in 2016. The 2016 Real Clear Politics’ general election match-up polls support | Read More »
How Can the GOP Attack Hillary?
Author’s Note: This piece was re-posted from National Review so all my RedState friends can weigh in. Karl Rove got caught up in a media frenzy after his recent suggestion that Hillary Clinton may have suffered brain damage as a result of her 2012 concussion, but his controversial statement did open up a pressing question for Republicans: What is the best way for the GOP to oppose Clinton, the | Read More »
Run, Lizzy, Run!
Re-posted from National Review Online, April 30, 2014 Whenever two or more Republicans gather together at their exclusive country clubs and polo matches, two questions invariably come up. First, who will be the party’s nominee in 2016? Second, will Hillary run? But now there’s a new question so intriguing it causes Republicans to do champagne spit-takes and gag on their caviar. Will self-styled populist heroine | Read More »
Ten Reasons Why The GOP Should Say No To Jeb
It has been widely reported power brokers are anxiously waiting for Jeb Bush, a former two-term governor from one of the nation’s most important swing states, to decide if he is going to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. They wait because Bush is well-respected and presidential in stature. He has many positive attributes that would help the GOP attract Hispanic voters, so desperately | Read More »
Oregon’s Healthcare Failures and Obamacare’s Electoral Impact
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Oregon’s many failed healthcare experiments, Obamacare’s impact on the mid-terms and how much the delays will effect Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential race.
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Is Clinton/Warner the GOP’s Most Feared 2016 Democrat Ticket?
All signs point to Hillary Clinton being the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee in 2016. Confirming this assumption is the latest Iowa poll from the Des Moines Register. The poll gives Clinton a favorable/unfavorable rating of 89 percent to 7 percent among Iowa Democrats in this first presidential caucus state, where in 2008 Clinton lost to then-Senator Obama. Even the Republican National Committee believes “Hillary 2016” is a done deal and is | Read More »
Five Reasons Why a Trump 2016 Run Could Be Good News for the GOP
Imagine if the 2016 presidential election was held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, for whom would you cast your vote? While preparing to write this piece I emailed that question to a family member who is male, thirty- two years old, lives in California and works for an internet company that everyone knows. His immediate response was: Are you kidding | Read More »
Can Any Republican Win 270 Electoral Votes in 2016 (Or Ever Again)?
During this past week I had a chance to reflect on the 5th annual RedState Gathering which I attended, that was held this year in New Orleans. The event was extremely well run and attracted close to 400 loyal RedStaters who either write for or read the site. We all gathered to hear from numerous conservative leaders, including U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tim | Read More »
16 Reasons Why Hillary is Poised to Win in 2016
By the standards of “political time” where in one day a candidate can go from frontrunner to underdog, the November 8, 2016 presidential election is decades away. But from this 2013 vantage point all signs point to Hillary Clinton coasting to the Democrat party nomination and winning the White House. As a lifelong Republican I am not pleased with my own prediction – for nothing | Read More »
Hillary Watch 2016: Will She Be Forced To Run For Bill’s Third Term Rather Than Obama’s Third Term?
Since our last edition of Hillary Watch 2016 posted in early May, a political tsunami has occurred in our nation’s capital. And to prove just how much that tsunami has altered the political landscape, remember it was only the Benghazi whistle blower hearings that were front and center at that time. Now consider how many scandals, revelations, and leaks have befallen the Obama administration since then, with no break in | Read More »
A Historic News Week In Washington From An Eye Witness Perspective — Past, Present and Future
Last week my husband and I were back in our hometown of Washington D.C. where we both had business and events to attend. Normally I do not write about my personal travel adventures but this trip had a rather unique “historical time capsule” element that makes it worth recounting. My husband, a retired State Department Foreign Service officer is now an executive with an international | Read More »