Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam: The Real Winner: American Exceptionalism Defeats Extremism

Posted by Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam On November - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
One of the things that makes America exceptional is the genius, common sense and level-headedness of its people. They proved their mettle once again on...

Democrats’ Down-Ballot Struggles

Posted by Michael Barone, DC Examiner On November - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michael Barone, DC ExaminerBarack Obama attended more than 200 fundraisers for his presidential campaign, but he refrained from raising money for congressional Democrats.That proved to be a wise move for him, as were his strategists' decisions to...

Inconvenient Truths for the GOP

Posted by E.J. Dionne, Washington Post On November - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
E.J. Dionne, Washington PostDENVER -- Human nature and politics being what they are, Republicans will underestimate the trouble they're in, and Democrats will be eager to overestimate the strength of their post-2012 position.Begin with the GOP: A...

Seven Reasons Why Romney Lost

Posted by Keith Koffler, White House Dossier On November - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Keith Koffler, White House Dossier1. A failure to BE a conservative.Every time Republicans nominate a candidate who doesn’t strongly back conservative ideals – George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole in 1996, and John McCain in 2008 &am...

Is Demography Destiny?

Posted by Thomas Sowell, Investor's Business Daily On November - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Thomas Sowell, Investor's Business DailySome media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win p...

The Demographic Excuse

Posted by Ross Douthat, New York Times On November - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ross Douthat, New York TimesTHE Republican Party has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. It just failed to unseat a president presiding over one of the longest stretches of mass unemployment since the Great Depression...

Can Republicans Connect With Hispanics?

Posted by Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker On November - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ryan Lizza, The New YorkerWhen historians look back on Mitt Romney’s bid for the Presidency, one trend will be clear: no Republican candidate ever ran a similar campaign again. For four decades, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan through th...
Obama's silence on Social Security is a bad omen for the future, where political, media, and business leaders will be pressing for a "grand bargain" on budget issues that will screw the vast majority of Americans. It will take a lot of grassroots pressure to prevent the worst outcomes.

Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

Posted by Arianna Huffington On November - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
This week, Obama won, Romney lost, rape turned out to be 2012's most surprising campaign issue, and Karl Rove refused to believe the math -- while his not-so-super Super PAC blamed its misspent $300 million on "very, very weak candidates." But it wasn't the GOP's candidates that were to blame; it was the party's narrow and sclerotic message. Romney actually attracted the vote of his party's usual coalition. But that's not enough anymore. The numbers aren't there, and are trending away from Republicans. "It's not a traditional America anymore," lamented Bill O'Reilly. "The white establishment is now a minority" -- replaced in his telling by black and brown people "who want stuff." Indeed they do; stuff like immigration reform, affordable health care, reproductive rights, and economic justice. For a two-party system to be healthy, both parties need to be in good shape. Right now the Republican Party is badly in need of a soul transplant.

Boehner To House GOP: Fall In Line

Posted by The New York Times On November - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON -- On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party's electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some...

Mike Lux: Economic Optimists and Pessimists

Posted by Mike Lux On November - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
If the middle class engine isn't purring, the economic road to recovery will be bumpy at best. We need to do some big things to rebuild this economy for the long term.
We are not delusional or naive enough to expect that getting to maybe will be an easy task. We recognize that over the past few years, compromise in Congress has become an oxymoron and bipartisanship a dirty word.

A New America Speaks

Posted by Eugene Robinson, Washington Post On November - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Eugene Robinson, Washington PostWASHINGTON -- So much for voter suppression. So much for the enthusiasm gap. So much for the idea that smug, self-appointed arbiters of what is genuinely "American" were going to "take back" the coun...
Yes, election night was a heck of a party and it's great that the really bad guys lost. Karl Rove and his reactionary ilk were...

A New America Speaks

Posted by Eugene Robinson, Washington Post On November - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Eugene Robinson, Washington PostWASHINGTON -- So much for voter suppression. So much for the enthusiasm gap. So much for the idea that smug, self-appointed arbiters of what is genuinely "American" were going to "take back" the coun...

The Way Forward for the GOP

Posted by Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post On November - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charles Krauthammer, Washington PostThey lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.The only part of this that is even partia...

Third-Party Candidates Could Tilt Election In Ohio

Posted by The Cincinnati Enquirer/USA Today On November - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
They can't possibly win on Election Day, but third-party candidates definitely could matter in the outcome of Ohio's already close presidential election. Voters in Ohio...
WASHINGTON -- Once again, Florida and its problems at the polls are at the center of an election. Early voting is supposed to make it...

Ryan Packs In Football Stop Before Final Push

Posted by Luke Johnson On November - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GREEN BAY, Wis. — It's football Sunday, so why not a quick stop outside the home of the Green...

Pelosi Focused On Election, Mum On Future

Posted by Reuters On November - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
* Democrats say she would keep leader job if she chooses * Pelosi says "no way on Earth" Romney will win By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON,...
Following on from looking at who will be running for the Democrats in four years time, these are some of the likely Republican contenders in the event of a Romney loss.

Arizona Rep Voted No On Disaster Bills Again And Again

Posted by Elise Foley On October - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a candidate for the U.S. Senate, has voted at least five times against bills aimed at preventing and responding...

GOP Says Pennsylvania Is in Play

Posted by William Douglas, McClatchy On October - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
William Douglas, McClatchyERIE, Pa. "” The Republican campaign bus roared into the party headquarters parking lot in the northwestern Pennsylvania town of Erie on a chilly afternoon for a rally that had all the trappings of a close ...

Joe Peyronnin: Racial Prejudice in 2012

Posted by Joe Peyronnin On October - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The 2012 presidential election campaign has been disappointing. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about this election is that were President Barack Obama white it is...