Empire Striking Back: GOP Gearing Up For War Against Tea Party

At the National Journal website, Beth Reinhard has an article: “Inside the Messy but Moneyed Republican Plan to Neutralize the Tea Party.” It features a lovely picture of Stormtroopers from the Star Wars franchise—which is where I got the idea for the title of this post. From Alabama to Alaska, the center-right, business-oriented wing of the Republican Party is gearing up for a series of skirmishes that it hopes can prevent the 2014 midterm election from turning into another missed opportunity. Read more […]

Ted Cruz: The Loser With No Future In The Senate Where He Is Wildly Popular And Imitated

NPR’s Morning Edition story on Ted Cruz was laughable. First, we are told that Cruz failed. No one seems to consider that he 1) only needs to win over his constituents, 2) that they might give him credit for trying, and 3) that they might blame others in the GOP for not backing him. Next we are told that Cruz is a joke with no future in the Senate. The story quotes John Feehery, as well-known Republican consultant I have never heard of before. Well it depends on what he wants to do with Read more […]

2016: Christie vs. Clinton

A new Quinnipiac poll shows that Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey currently enjoys a 74-percent approval rating, the highest rating among the governors of the seven states that Quinnipiac polls. That’s an impressive number. It’s the highest rating Quinnipiac has shown any governor of having in their 17 years of polling. It’s even higher than Obama’s job approval when he was first elected to the presidency. Quinnipiac also asked those surveyed about a 2016 presidential race between Christie Read more […]