Obamacare is Liberalism’s Quagmire

Obamacare is not making voters love the Democrats. A half century ago or so, the United States found they had overreached in Viet Nam. The Soviet Union discovered the same thing in Afghanistan. I suspect that someday we will talk about Obamacare as Liberalism’s “Viet Nam.” The Washington Examiner reports: Eighteen percent of Americans, or fewer than one in five, say they or someone in their family is better off because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll by CNN. Nearly Read more […]

Hey, Big-Money RINOs, Where Is The Tea-Party-Inflicted Damage To The Republican Brand Now?

Thanks to Ted Cruz and the Republican Congressmen who sided with them (and with the people who voted for them!), the GOP is on record as having attempted to force the government to undo Obamacare. This supposedly hurt the Republican “brand” (people who still think Karl Rove and Dick Cheney are worth associating with obviously have no idea what really damages the Republican reputation). They tell us that Ted Cruz is a joke. There are big-money people in Utah ready to oust Mike Lee. But does Read more […]

Democrats are Hoping That Obamacare Won’t Make Them Lose Big

There is an interesting piece in The Hill about five incumbent Democrats who are worried about what Obamacare means for their chances of getting re-elected. Five vulnerable Democratic incumbents who this week called for extending the law’s enrollment period and delaying penalties for not signing up on time come from states where voters hold unfavorable views of the law. Some Democratic strategists, however, argue the issue is not as potent as Republicans think and predict it could boomerang on Read more […]

Poll Indicates Republicans Could Lose Big in 2014

In mid-May, Obama’s approval ratings had climbed to 53%.  By mid-June, the IRS and NSA scandals had dominated the news and Obama’s approval ratings had plummeted to 45% in only a one month period.  One month later, his approval ratings have dropped even further, falling to 41%. Worse yet, the poll showed that only 37% of the people approved of the way Obama was handling the economy and 56% disapproved.  Sixty percent of the people said they feel the country is heading in the wrong direction Read more […]

Jay Carney: People Will Learn to Love Obamacare

At the height of the gun control debate, politicians touted a poll that supposedly showed that 95% to 97% of Americans supported universal background checks for gun purchases. That was supposed to be the reason that we needed to pass laws making additional requirements and restrictions on gun-owning Americans. How could the “gun lobby” say “No” to all those Americans? Politicians in both parties use these types of polls to their advantage. But sometimes, the polls aren’t consistent with Read more […]

61% of College Students Want Less Government—Supposedly

Sixty-one percent of college kids want the government out of their lives, according to a poll conducted by Young America’s Foundation (YAF), an organization for young conservative activists. Adam Tragone, on CNSNews.com, one of the more dependable news sources online, directs us to this poll evidently to gin up conservatives’ enthusiasm for America’s future. It is because I’m alert to the mindset of America’s undergraduates, who elected as the leader of their country one of its most Read more […]

Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control Is The Most Important Issue

At Obama’s press conference where he lambasted all the senators who didn’t vote “for the children,” he kept referring to a statistic that he said proved why we needed more “sensible” gun legislation. He kept saying that 90% of Americans are in favor of universal background checks. And therefore, we need to do what the vast majority of Americans want. If the majority wants to take money from wealthier citizens through higher taxes, then the government should enforce that. If the majority Read more […]

Betting on Romney

Yet another indicator of the rising star of Mitt Romney is the most recently released information from the online predicting source, Intrade. What makes the Intrade info so important is that it is not based on any public polling or leading question media survey. It is strictly based on where real people are laying real money. Like the Halloween mask numbers, Intrade is not based on pundit speculation or political posturing; the numbers measure the reaction of the free market. Like any trading Read more […]

The Message to Republicans if Obama Wins

Bill Schneider writes for Politico that the Republican Party is clinging to an old-fashioned, outdated America, and concludes joyously that it is doomed to obsolescence unless it embraces change. “Republicans still haven’t figured out how to compete in the New America,” he writes. “An America that is more diverse, better educated, more tolerant and more open to change.” Schneider is right to an extent. As I’ve written before, the GOP does need to find a new position on gay marriage (without Read more […]

Who’s Going to Win in November?

In trying to simplify the state of the race and move past the statistical dead-heat that the national polls show the race in, I have done a little more electoral map analysis today.  I have taken advantage of RealClearPolitics’ delightful “create your own map” tool.  I put North Carolina and Missouri safely in the Romney ledger, but put New Mexico and Michigan safely in the Obama ledger.  I am putting Minnesota in the Obama ledger too, but a Pawlenty-as-VP pick could change that.  The reality Read more […]