2014 elections

Is The GOP's 2014 Midterm Coalition Gone Forever?

The GOP's Capitol Hill leaders have scratched from the race with Obama so many times if they were horses they'd have been dog food years ago.

Petition to Speaker Paul Ryan: Stop Obama's Liberal Transformation of America

Do Your Job and Stop Obama's Policies or GO HOME!

To: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and All Members of the House Republican Conference and Senate Republican Conference

Viguerie, Conservative Leaders Release “Citizens Mandate” To Congress

A broad coalition of conservative activists, thinkers, leaders and organizations have come together to put on paper specific policy proposals for the new Republican majority on a wide range of economic, social and national security issues: the "CITIZENS MANDATE FROM THE NOVEMBER 2014 ELECTION.” SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP OBAMA'S LIBERAL POLICIES!

Dem Billionaires On Top

Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

Dems spent much of the '14 campaign castigating GOP big money, but, it turns out, their side actually finished ahead among the biggest donors of '14 – at least among those whose contributions were disclosed.

Democrats Haven’t Learned Anything From Midterms

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Why aren’t Americans consumed by Democrats’ political concerns all the time about everything always? Maybe they’ve seen the results.

Where the Polls Went Wrong

Michael Barone, National Review

This cycle, pollsters did a better job of finding Democratic voters than Republican ones. They skewed against the GOP, bigtime.  

NRCC Lost Many Close CA Races

Jon Fleischman, Breitbart

Nationally, R's had an outstanding election. Besides the huge gains in the Senate, House R's made modest gains (12 seats), bringing their majority to 244 of 435 members. Yet House R's could've had an even better night but for being completely routed by Dems in CA. 

Michigan Demonstrates Why Elections Matter

Michael Sheppard, American Thinker

The Michigan legislature may hand the GOP the 2016 presidential election next week. 

Just In Case You Missed It: The Democrats Think You Are Stupid

When voters say they want their country back they understand perfectly well that it is the Jonathan Grubers of the liberal self-appointed urban elite that have stolen it.

Progressivism's Last Call

J.R. Dunn, American Thinker

What conservatives must let no opportunity pass to shout the death of progressivism. The GOP will attempt to soothe their “friends across the aisle.” In the end, it was and will be the people of this country who set the agenda. 

Welcome Back to America, Mr. President

Robert Charles, American Thinker

Instead of recognizing the public’s revulsion from high-handed executive orders, open borders and the cheapening of American residency and citizenship, indifference to drug crime and racial division, Obama doubled, then tripled down. 

NRA’s Election Success a Big Win For 2nd Amend.

Monica Sanchez, Media Research Center

More than 90% of congressional candidates endorsed by the NRA won their races in the 2014 elections. “The gun lobby also has a powerful ally in incoming Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell, who is highly unlikely to bring to the floor any bills on that would tighten firearm restrictions.”

Democrats, You Did it to Yourselves

Derrick Wilburn, American Thinker

The massive gains by Republicans in the US Congress come at a time when congressional Republicans have all-time low public approval ratings  But despite the fact that seemingly nobody can stand them, Republicans walked to massive victories. 

Chris Christie Would Have Been Defeated In The 2014 Wave

Had Chris Christie been on the ballot this year he might very well have gone down to defeat for the same reasons Democratic candidates for Governor had a bad day at the ballot box – high taxes and out-of-control state spending.

The Second Stage: Anger

Erick Erickson, Red State

A party that won it all in '08 & then doubled down on anger is never going to accept what happened. I hope the GOP & conservative movement can break out of the anger that has so consumed many of them. Americans are going to need one party with a smile and it won’t be the Dems.

Repub. Rout at State Level = Backlash Against Fed. Control

Washington Examiner Staff

Americans have reacted to President Obama by choosing more conservative rule at the local level.

Scott Walker: Big Loser Hillary's Everything That's Wrong with DC

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After winning re-election., GOP Wis. Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 GOP candidate, said Hillary Clinton was a "big loser" in the midterms and embodies "everything that's wrong with Washington." 

What's In A Name? Help Us Name The 2014 Wave

The NoBama Wave, the Anti-Amnesty Wave, the Bye-Bye Barack Election, the Fed Up Wave; the 2014 midterm Republican sweep needs a name that reflects its roots in a conservative outpouring against Obama's lawless and feckless six years in office. Please submit your idea for a name for the 2014 midterm wave for a chance to win a prize from our treasure chest of conservative books and other fun stuff.

Why Millenials Rejected Obama

Kristoff Ott, American Thinker

Obama is a 20-watt bulb who uncorked the tired swill of collectivist-utopia for a generation that lacked the perspective and maturity to contextualize it… but that is not why he’s become unpopular with Millenials.

President Ouija Board

Obama says he "hears" the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the 2014 midterm election, but he apparently missed that many of the voters who typically vote Democrat and who stayed home are the voters who have been, and will continue to be, hurt the most by his tone deaf economic and immigration policies.