Republicans

GOP Running on National Issues, Positioned for Sweep

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

Republicans now are positioned to net between six and nine Senate seats in the upcoming midterms, with the higher end looking more likely. Most of the battleground Senate contests are now either trending in a Republican direction or remaining stable with a GOP advantage.

Why the GOP Welcomes Runoffs

Dick Morris, The Hill

The odds are that Republicans will have taken the Senate by Election Day, though it’s possible runoffs in Georgia and Louisiana, one slated for December and the other for January, will be what hands the gavel to the GOP, albeit with some delay.

The Trouble with Early Voting

John Fund, National Review Online

When Election Day becomes Election Month, voters cast ballots before they have all the relevant info. Nationwide, some 2 million people have already voted, even though scheduled debates haven’t even finished in many states. And we haven’t even mentioned the potential for fraud.

Why You Should Heed What the Polls Say

Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics

The only thing we can say with any sort of certainty is that in some years the polls have had a slightly pro-Republican skew, while in other years they have had a slightly Democratic skew, while in still other years they’ve had no skew.

Don’t Ignore the Races Down the Ballot

Bruce Walker, American Thinker

Winning a large majority of sub-governor races in individual states lays the foundation for the series of future electoral triumphs that, alone, can finally achieve the broad and deep conservative revolution our nation desperately needs.

Early Ballot Returns in Iowa a Good Sign for GOP?

T. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst is only slightly behind in early voting in Iowa, which is much better than previous elections where Democrats had a huge early lead. Does it mean Republicans have learned the lessons of 2012 and improved their ground game?

Is GOP’s Chance to Retake the Senate Really 96%?

Garth Kant, WND

The liberal Washington Post puts GOP chances of retaking control of the Senate at 96%, but a closer look at the races indicates the margins in several are still very thin. Conservatives must continue to push the GOP candidates to adopt a strong national agenda to get voters excited.

Rush: The Republican Party isn’t Presenting an Alternative

Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com

Voters never, other than Reagan, the lone example, never affirmatively vote for conservatism because it's never really presented to them.  It's presented to them by me and Fox News on some occasions and other so-called new media, but it's not presented to voters by the Republican Party.

Republicans Nationalize While Democrats Stay Local

Beth Reinhard, Wall Street Journal

The messaging war between Republicans trying to nationalize the election and Democrats attempting to localize it has become a central feature of the battle over which party will control the Senate come January.

Obama’s Blatant Lies on Pandering to the Rich

Tim Carney, Washington Examiner

We all know Obama loves to play the populist game, but it’s all part of his fostering a culture of corruption and lies. Here, Tim Carney points out that Obama will be sending out fundraising emails branding Republicans as catering to the rich while he’s doing just that – and more.

Time for Conservative Cultural Surrender?

Brent Bozell, CNS News

Bozell answers an emphatic no. Instead, Republicans need to keep identifying the leftist extreme on the "culture wars" — those powerful liberals who mock people who are "bitter clingers" to their guns and religion.

Yes, A Vote for a Democrat IS a Vote For Obama

Editors, Washington Examiner

Due to Majority Leader Harry Reid’s tyrannical abuse of Senate rules, a vote for any Democratic Senate candidate is effectively a vote for someone who will go to the Senate and vote for Obama’s priorities almost without exception.

Much More Than Just a Local Election

Thomas Sowell, National Review Online

What is the overriding national issue that makes this year’s congressional elections so crucial? That issue is whether, despite all the lawless edicts of President Obama, threatening one-man rule, we can still salvage enough of the Constitution to remain a free, democratic nation.

Grimes Still Won’t Admit She Voted for Obama

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

On Monday at a debate, Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who hopes to unseat incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell, once again refused to say whether or not she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. That's her story, apparently, and she's sticking to it.

GOP’s National Prospects Include the Good, Bad and Ugly

Jay Cost, Weekly Standard

If Republicans do well in the House next month, that will go a long way toward preventing a liberal governing majority until at least 2019. As for the Senate, the GOP’s prospects include the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Chuck Todd Plays Race Card on Repub. Voters

Richard Baehr, American Thinker

Democrat in the south face defeat because, according to the former Dem-staffer-turned-bias-media, they're linked to a black president. So it is not that they are linked to an incompetent president whose national approval score is barely 40% that is the problem.

GOP Sens. Urge Boehner to Block OCare Bailout

Sarah Ferris, The Hill

14 Republican Senators, led by Marco Rubio are calling on John Boehner to block any spending bill that pays for a program they deride as an “ObamaCare taxpayer bailout,” a move that could prompt another shutdown. 

GOP's Big Idea: Let's Not Have a Wave Election

Ann Coulter, TownHall

The GOP leadership has got to choose between their voters and their donors. They can't have both -- at least as long as the donors keep big-footing the conservative base on immigration. No amount of money in the world is going to help a candidate who's allowed to sell only crap.

Newt Is Right On GOP's 2016 Nom Problem

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

“There’s a wing of the GOP which would like life to be dominated by the rich. They'd like to take all of the things that make politics exciting and responding to the popular will and they'd like to hide from it. If you can’t nominate somebody who can win debates and come out stronger, they wouldn’t have a chance to beat Hillary.”

Jerry Moran’s Morons

Erick Erickson, Red State

Moran at the NRSC claims they just saved Roberts' campaign. NRSC’s Comm. Dir. attacks conserv. orgs, their MS strategy painted the base as racist, & Moran thinks donors aren't giving because Mitt lost. Maybe donors just don't want to hitch their wagon to a clown car.