Surprise: Rich Donors Leaned Democrat in the Midterms

Well, the data is in, and it is clear yet again: the really rich donors leaned Democrat this midterm election. With all the propaganda pouring out of the mills about Republican Super PACs, and Citizens United, and the Koch brothers, and GOP cronyism, and blah blah blah, you would think that the only supporters of […]

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Why Americans Hate Incumbents Yet Still Re-Elect Them

In a recent article, PolitiFact ran the data and apparently the approval rating for Congress is around 14%, yet the incumbent re-election rate is around 95%. Just in case you just suffered blunt force trauma to the head, let me explain why that statistic is odd. It means potential voters overwhelmingly hate the people who […]

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Why Your Vote Counts … And Doesn’t Matter

If you tuned in to the election results coverage after the midterm elections, you probably heard this quite often: “See how close these races were? Anyone who says your vote doesn’t count really needs to look at this election. Your vote counts. There’s no doubt about that now.” It’s true. If you wanted Republicans in […]

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Word of the Day: Repudiation

After the decisive victory for Republicans in the midterm elections, Rand Paul declared: “Make no mistake, tonight is a repudiation of Barack Obama’s policies and leadership.” That word, repudiation, seemed to being make the rounds in the wake of last night’s results which left Republicans in control of both the Senate and the House in […]

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What the “Anti-Woman, Racist” GOP Did Last Night

The GOP is regularly blasted as the racist and anti-woman party. Yet, last night, the GOP accomplished some things for black people and women that have never been accomplished by the Democrats. First, GOP voters elected Tim Scott as a Senator from South Carolina: [Tim] Scott is . . . the first African-American senator from […]

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Leftists Like to Praise the Majority, Until They Aren’t the Majority

A hilarious, though disturbing, exercise is to study how much the unaptly named Democrats flip flop on the subject of democratic rule and majority opinion. When the majority wants something the Democrats also want, they love to talk about how Republicans are a “minority rule” party trying to overturn the will of the people. But […]

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Charlie Rangel: Republicans Believe “Slavery Isn’t Over”

Charlie Rangel went on an angry rant recently about the danger of Republicans gaining an upper hand in civil government. On the campaign trail to support New York’s Democrat governor Andrew Cuomo, Rangel stirred up popular fear with some choice words about Cuomo’s Republican opponents: We have to win. We have to be able to […]

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