The Tea Party is to Republicans what the GOP is to Rest of the Country

By: Thursday October 2, 2014 11:39 am

There may have been a brief time in the beginning when the so-called Tea Party movement was something that didn’t fall neatly along the basic partisan spectrum, driven by broad anger at Washington. But since that time it has effectively morphed into a synonym for conservative Republicanism. Gallup found eight in ten Tea Party supporters [...]

The “Tea Party” Doesn’t Actually Need to Win Many Elections to Have Influence

By: Wednesday June 4, 2014 10:27 am

The big election last night was the incredibly close Mississippi Senate primary. As of this morning with 99.5 percent of precincts reporting conservative challenger Chris McDaniel leads incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran 49.6 percent to 49.5 percent. If neither gets a majority there will be a run off in a few weeks. If McDaniel ends up [...]

Tea Party Support Continues to Erode

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 10:12 am

The so called “Tea Party” movement’s brand continues to deteriorate. The number of Americans who say they support the Tea Party is down to only 22 percent while 30 percent of Americans say they oppose it. These are the worst numbers for the Tea Party since Gallup started asking about it. From Gallup: Currently, only [...]

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 [...]

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