Erick Erickson on Virginia, Tea Party vs Establishment and 2014
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Erick Erickson to discuss last night’s election results in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing Tea Party vs. GOP establishment battle at the ballot box and a preview of key races for 2014.
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RNC formally resolves to make CNN/NBC choose between Hillary Clinton & primary debate access.
Whatever cuts down the number of debates, frankly. The Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution here Friday to not partner with NBC or CNN on 2016 primary debates if they air Hillary Clinton projects. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus got an extended standing ovation from cheering state chairmen during the party’s summer meeting for spearheading the push. “We’re done putting up with this nonsense,” he | Read More »
Reince Priebus to CNN, NBC: drop the Hillary propaganda films, or lose primary debate access.
Their call. The head of the Republican Party threatened Monday to cut out CNN and NBC from the GOP presidential primary debates if the networks do not shelve their plans to air lengthy features on Hillary Clinton — who is widely expected to be a Democratic candidate in the 2016 election. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus accused both networks of trying to put “a | Read More »
About That RNC Declaration of War on Conservative Grassroots
A whole lot of people have sent me this Breitbart story asking for my comment on it. I’m not exactly known for being friendly with the establishment these days and it comports with everything I think about them. I’m not surprised by it at all. But a bunch of people who attended the meeting are defending Mike Shields. They tell me he was mischaracterized. They | Read More »
GOP Autopsy: Change the Politicians Not the Policies
Amidst the soul-searching being conducted by party leaders in pursuit of the solution to the GOP’s electoral problems, everyone is missing the obvious culprit. Whenever a private entity goes through a period of lethargic growth and management failures, it seeks new leadership. Yet, immediately following the election, Republicans reelected Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to be the face of the GOP in Washington. Talk about | Read More »
FLS: Screw Up, Lose, and Spin
On January 2, 2009, I wrote about FLS Connect. FLS Connect received over $1 million from the National Republican Campaign Committee in 2008. It was also, back then, the third largest recipient of expenditures from the Republican National Committee, netting around $30 million. As I wrote then, “Rich Beeson is the Political Director of the RNC. Before going to the RNC (and after leaving the | Read More »
Success We Can Learn From: Pete Sessions at the NRCC
Amongst the wreckage of last Tuesday’s elections, we do have one Republican leader who has managed to emerge with his reputation as a winner intact: Representative Pete Sessions (TX) of the Republican National Congressional Committee. Politico has an article up detailing his methods, and I think there’s something Republicans from the top down could learn from him. First of all, we should note how he | Read More »
Video: Juxtaposing Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and ‘Are You Better Off?’
A new spot from the RNC juxtaposes Jimmy Carter addressing America about the disastrous state of its economy with headlines from Barack Obama’s presidency. The ad is part of the “Are You Better Off?” campaign, and one would think that connecting Obama and Carter as much as possible can only be a good thing for the RNC this election.
Thursday’s RNC Speeches: Clint Eastwood.
Executive summary: it was successful, but at the same time highly surreal.
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And so the 2012 Republican convention ends.
Good closing speeches – especially Romney’s – but this is the important thing that you need to take away from it:
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Ryan’s ‘Fading Obama Posters’ Line Spawns an Excellent Ad
Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech to the RNC Wednesday night was addressed in no small part to the segment of the population that supported President Obama in 2008, but who were turned off enough by the last four years to consider an alternative in the upcoming election. One of the most vivid lines in Ryan’s speech – and one which conveyed that message very | Read More »
Notes on Night One of the Convention
Maybe it’s the policy junkie in me, but I found much of last night’s Republican convention to be vapid and devoid of substance. There wasn’t a lot of discussion of specific conservative principles and how they contrast boldly to Obama’s policies. There wasn’t a lot of red meat missiles aimed at Obama either, even though his presidency has offered a plethora of opportunities. I’m not | Read More »
Priebus on Akin: “He Could Be Tied, We’re Not Going To Send Him A Penny”
In an interview for Revealing Politics today, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was asked, among other things, if the party’s position on Akin would eventually change if Akin refused to step out of the race: . The question is: “If he stays in, is your position eventually going to change? Are you going to have to support him? The Chairman replies “No, no. No. He could | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren’s Occupiers to attack Tampa’s EMS during GOP convention?
“EMS” standing for “Emergency Medical Services,” of course. Anyway, that’s the claim – and let us not pretend that the Occupy Movement has not been fully converted into a front for the blackshirt anarchists, shall we? The following will be familiar to anyone who watched how the antiwar movement got hijacked by the exact same people: So people have to remember, this isn’t a bunch | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Reince Priebus, Sharon Day.
A couple of videos, bundled together: we had both RNC Co-chair Sharon Day and RNC Chair Reince Priebus speaking at the RedState Gathering. Both took a moment to speak to me later: Sharon Day Reince Priebus By the way: I am not claiming that Reince was energized enough by the RedState Gathering to go out the next day to the Sunday morning talk shows and | Read More »