Tea Party Brand Slips Further

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 1:14 pm

Public support for the so called “Tea Party” is now the worst it has ever been and it appears the brand is on a clear downward trend. Few identify with the movement while many more consider themselves to be opponents of it. From Gallup: The big drop in support came from Republicans. Back in 2010, [...]

Finally, A Moderate Republican Presidential Candidate Who Can Easily Win a Primary

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 10:23 am

Ezra Klein, as one of President Barack Obama most stalwart “liberal” defenders, is out with a column today admitting that on most important issues, Obama’s position has been that of what until recently would have been considered a moderate Republican. From the column entitled Obama revealed: A moderate Republican: Perhaps this is just the logical [...]

AK Sen: Write-In Incumbent Lisa Murkowski Declared Winner

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 6:51 pm

Today, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski made history by becoming the first person in over 50 years to win a write-in campaign for the US Senate. Murkowski beat both her Democratic opponent, Scott McAdams, who came in third, and her Republican opponent, Joe Miller, who came in second, to win re-election. According to NPR: It took [...]

Obama Undercuts Democrats’ Efforts to Depict GOP as Extremists

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 5:15 pm

With less than three weeks to go till the midterm election, President Obama has made the inexplicable choice to undercut the claims of many of his Democratic compatriots that the GOP has been taken over by uncompromising extremists incapable of sensible governing. In an interview with Peter Baker of the New York Times, Obama predicts [...]

Republican Base to Grand Old Establishment: Whose Party is It Now?

By: Wednesday September 15, 2010 2:08 pm

Say what you will about the Tea Parties, the conservative grassroots, the Republican base, the right wing anti-establishment or whatever you would call them; they have done a very good job of trying to take control of their party from the Republican establishment and reshaping the GOP in their own image. So far this cycle, [...]

What If People Actually Vote for Hard-Right, Tea Party Republicans?

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 10:01 am

There has been much hope–or dread, depending on which party you support–that the embrace of arch-conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates in contest primaries could seriously cost the Republican Party several Senate seats this November. By my count, the GOP could lose at least five Senate race as a result of embracing a more conservative challenger [...]

CO Sen: Challenger Romanoff Surges Ahead of Incumbent Dem Bennet

By: Monday August 2, 2010 12:20 pm

A new poll shows challenger Andrew Romanoff pulling ahead for the first time over appointed Democratic Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, who has held the lead for most of the campaign. Romanoff has been significantly outspent by Bennet, who has also drawn on support from the President and the DSCC. Yet a recent poll for “The [...]

FL Sen: Crist Remains Strong, Meek Remains… Meek

By: Friday July 30, 2010 12:42 pm

When governor Charlie Crist dropped out of the Republican primary, left his party and decided to run as an independent most people thought he did not stand much of a chance of winning. Yet since that time Crist has not only been able to consistently maintain a small lead and actually increase it slightly according [...]

SC-04: Throw ‘Em Out: Challenger Bests GOP Incumbent Inglis

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 10:22 pm

Republican Bob Inglis is a pol in peril. As of this writing, it appears likely that he will lose his seat in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. In a crowded field of challengers–now with 83 percent of precincts reporting–he has only 26.2 percent of the vote compared with the leader, Spartanburg County Solicitor Trey Gowdy, [...]

Old Whine in New Bottles: Profile of Tea Party Shows Traditional GOP Voters with Familiar Complaints

By: Thursday April 15, 2010 6:36 pm

The New York Times/CBS News poll that focused on the opinions of self-identified tea party members paints an interesting picture of people who choose the label. We know they are very white, basically 86% of the them in the pool were white non-Hispanics. As a group, they tend to be financially better off and have [...]