An annotated chart about why Presidential approval ratings matter.

    An annotated chart about why Presidential approval ratings matter.

    Strictly speaking, I am not criticizing the Fix for not drawing a more explicit link between Presidential approval ratings and Senate churn in a midterm election. They established the basic point, which was that both parties are increasingly taking seriously that the President’s current low numbers will translate into Democratic losses in the Senate. The Monkey Cage spells it out: Presidential approval is strongly correlated | Read More »

    Democrat scandal brewing in CA52 race

    California Democrat Rep. Scott Peters (CA52), is one of the GOP’s top targets in the 2014 midterm elections. Peters is a freshman Congressman and won by only a few points in 2012. The Republicans have a credible candidate to oppose Peters in Carl DeMaio, a young and “new generation” Republican who, so far, is beating Peters by a healthy margin in polling match ups. This should | Read More »

    Red state Dems’ deafening ObamaCare silence

    Leading Democrats have criticized the president’s implementation of ObamaCare: The Democrats’ majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, said last week that he agreed with Democrat Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, a Democrat architect of the law, who said about the ObamaCare implementation, “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.” Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden expressed concern about what’s going to happen with young people if | Read More »

    Why Liberals Think They Lost

       Another conservative website recently had a posting about the top 10 liberal excuses for their losses this year.  It was basically a summary with very little beyond a broad analysis and a few lines explaining each.  But, I think they were very adept at their analysis.  To reiterate: 1.  Denial-  this is where the Democrats have deluded themselves into believing that they are actually | Read More »

    Post Mortem #1: That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

      As a recent post by Eric Erickson notes, there will undoubtedly be speculation about the great Republican civil war between the GOP establishment and the TEA Party activists for control of the party.  In reality, this is nothing more than a distraction device perpetrated by the spin-meisters in the Democratic Party and their affiliates in the mainstream media and on those obnoxious liberal web | Read More »

    A Little More Red in the Golden State: California

       For anyone interested in understanding how demographics affect election outcomes, I suggest The Big Sort by Bill Bishop.  For nowhere is this tendency more obvious than in California.  For example, of its 53 Congressional districts, 33 are rated Democratic with an average rating of 17.6 per district.  Of the 20 Republican rated districts, they are an average of 8.1 per district.  In only one | Read More »

    Taking Baby Steps in New York

        Say what you will about California, but perhaps a bigger bastion of liberal, Democratic Party power is in New York State.  With a Democratic Governor, two Democratic Senators and 93% of their Congressional delegation Democrats, they clearly out perform California.  At least California has a “Republican” Governor and only 64% of their Congressional delegation is Democratic.  There will be some changes in New York | Read More »

    Exorcising the Spectre of Specter: the Pennsylvania Races

    For all the hoopla about Democratic gains in the northeast of late, a real look at Pennsylvania reveals that is is basically a conservative state.  If you color in the southeastern corner and southwestern corners of the state blue- the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas- the remainder of the state looks like a giant “T.”  And although Democrats have pushed into that “T” in recent years, | Read More »

    Ohio: The Democratic Killing Fields

         Ohio has played a pivotal role in Presidential politics for years now.  It was the key state for Bush in 2004.  In 2008, it went to Obama.  The axiom that you cannot win the Presidency without winning Ohio still stands.  Considering that Ohio should be a debacle for the Democratic Party in 2010 may be the handwriting on the wall for Obama in 2012. | Read More »

    The Mob, Corruption & Voter Fraud: Just Another Day In Illinois Politics

      The statewide races in Illinois defy explanation unless one subscribes to the view that Illinois politics is down and dirty and crooked.  Should Republican candidates Mark Kirk and Bill Brady be worried?  Absolutely!  Considering the fact that it was the liberal Chicago political mafia that gave us Barack Obama in the first place, what would be greater poetic justice than to defeat the Democrats | Read More »

    The Bizarre Saga of Florida Politics 2010

    Florida is one of those states that Democrats erroneously believe is “purple.”  It isn’t.  While it may be true that certain sections are becoming rather reliable areas- the Miami area and the growing Orlando area- the concentration is, like most other states, in the urban areas.  And the races this year have been very, very interesting. The Governor’s race to replace suntan poster boy and | Read More »

    THE LAME DUCK SESSION — HUGE TAX INCREASES COMING SOON

    Mid Term Election Hopes As we approach the midterm elections, there is great anticipation that the Republicans will win a significant majority in the House of Representatives and will substantially increase their strength in the Senate.  That will mark a new era in American politics, where we hope the tide of Socialism will start to be rolled back.  Does anyone remember Barak Obama’s famous quote | Read More »

    Letting One Slip Away in Colorado, but Overall GOP Gains

         Besides the Delaware race, perhaps nowhere else is the ineptitude of a state Republican apparatus more in evidence than in Colorado.  It is a scene from an upcoming release of “Republicans Gone Wild.”      Starting with the Governor’s race, Republicans began shooting themselves in their feet quite early and it has evolved into a three-way race in the general election.  The Democratic candidate was | Read More »

    The Virginia Congressional Races

         With no gubernatorial or Senate races this year, all eyes are on the Congressional races.  Analayzing Virginia is like analyzing two states- the liberal, Democratic portion comprising the environs of Washington, DC and the more conservative, Republican areas in the south and west of the state.  Naturally, that would leave the eastern section along the coast the most contested.      Of the 11 Congressional | Read More »

    West Virginia: Interest in Appalachia

    Like the races in Wisconsin and Washington, the Senate race in West Virginia has changed the thrust of the Democratic strategy this year.  Instead of playing offense in states like New Hampshire, Ohio and Missouri, they are now forced to play defense in these states.  And this is a “special election” to fill out the term of deceased Senator Robert Byrd and the winner will | Read More »