President Barack Obama on Friday said the Republican Party in Congress is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama told Democratic donors during a fundraiser barbecue in Purchase, New York. Show More Summary
As 2014 nears it’s close, and 2016 just around the corner, election speculation is heating up. Whether the American people are ready or not, a two year non-stop election season is on it’s way. In the Republican Party, a few standouts have started to emerge, each with their own views. Show More Summary
Let us take a trip to 1976 and the battle to become the Republican party’s presidential nominee. Gerald Ford, the unelected incumbent, is challenged by Ronald Reagan. True, Mr Reagan… Continue reading The post A carnival of politics: three cheers for the Scottish independence referendum. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The time has come again for a perennial theme in politics: the idea that Republicans should "go libertarian." The questionable premise, forwarded most recently by Robert Draper and Emily Ekins, is that the Republican Party could sweep up millennials, who are "socially liberal" and "economically conservative," by adopting a more libertarian message. Show More Summary
Recriminations flew within the Republican party after Mitt Romney's ignominious 2012 defeat, with many in the path pointing to the Democrats' much more sophisticated ground operation, based on a well-developed, tested technology. In a nutshell, their voter database. Show More Summary
Headlines claimed that Americans want Romney back. But despite a recent poll touting his comeback, more evidence is needed to show that even Republicans want their losing nominee from 2012 back. Nearly a month ago, a poll showed that New Hampshire GOP voters gave Romney the nod in picking who they wanted to win in 2016. Show More Summary
Yes, Chuck Todd, the Republican Party basically has "too many crazy white guys." In fact, that's most of the party. And it's not just on reproductive rights, it's on, well, everything. Thanks for asking, though, even if, like the rest of your ilk, you can't quite come to terms with what the GOP has become, however obvious it may be. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings Actually, it's a party controlled and dominated by crazy white guys, to take nothing away from the craziness of the non-whites and/or non-guys, and it's not just on reproductive rights, which was the specific issue Todd was initially referencing, but on pretty much everything. Show More Summary
Reince Priebus is frantically trying to spin the internal Republican polls finding that women don't like the Republican Party because it's "intolerant," "lacking in compassion," and "stuck in the past." The RNC chairman's main argument...Show More Summary
A Republican-sponsored poll has confirmed what everyone knows: The Republican Party has a serious woman problem. A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture...Show More Summary
Governor Tom Corbett, likely believing he was doing his part to help the Republican Party appeal to women, said one good reason for the state’s liquor reform law is that it would allow women to pick up liquor faster so they could get home and make dinner. You see, in Pennsylvania, you can buy liquor [...]
Politico reports today on a GOP-sponsored research project of women, the results of which will shock no one. Women are not just more unfavorable toward the GOP, they find the Republican Party "intolerant," "lacking in compassion," and...Show More Summary
A WHILE BACK, I suggested that conservative moneybags should be buying women’s magazines. Here’s more evidence: Women to GOP: Get with the times. Women think the Republican Party is “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past,” according to a new report from the Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS and American Action Network. The report, [...]
This will allow the Republican Party full access to voter data collected by the Koch's Freedom Partners entities and clients. The post The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Following a poll obtained by Politico yesterday that showed 50% of women voters had a negative view of the Republican Party, Daily Rundown host Chuck Todd asked RNC Chair Reince Priebus if the reason the GOP couldn't appeal to women and minority voters was that the party was infested with crazy white dudes (and their progeny).
The Republican Party's remarkable change of course on Obamacare has happened just slowly enough over the past few months that it hasn't yet registered in the broader political consciousness. But it's real and profound, as Dylan Scott reports.
A new poll has found that women are largely dissatisfied with the Republican party. The report, which includes survey results from eight national focus groups as well as a poll of 800 registered female voters, was commissioned by two Republican groups. Show More Summary
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one of the Republican Party's national stars, and perhaps even a potential candidate for president in 2016. But right now, in the year 2014, he continues to be in a serious fight for his own reelection against the Democratic nominee, businesswoman Mary Burke. Show More Summary
YouTube This video is making the rounds today, because it's a sad look at how extreme and insane the Republican Party has become in the Tea Party era. Marco Rubio, once considered a pro-immigration Republican who favored the DREAM Act, scolds a group of Latino protesters in front of an angry...
Forecasts of the political climate have consistently predicted that the Republican Party will regain control of the Senate this fall. The Washington Post's new Election Lab model has fluctuated, at one point giving the GOP as much as an 86 percent chance of becoming the majority. Show More Summary