Democrats

Dems v. Repubs. In Debt Ceiling Showdown

Fox News Staff

The Oct. debt ceiling negotiations endned with Repubs. dropping their demands for spending cuts and other concessions and accepting a deal to suspend it through 2/7. The White House stated that Obama will “not pay ransom” for getting Congress to fulfill its duty to increase the ceiling.

Rand Paul Blasts Dems' on Monica Lewinsky & 'War on Women'

Evan McMurry, Mediaite

"The media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this (Monica Lewinsky affair). He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern his office. That is predatory behavior...and then they have the gall to stand Republicans are having a war on women?”

Schumer Pushes Plan to Undercut Tea Party

Jacqueline Klimas, Washington Times

Dems. should push for more open primaries as a way of weakening the tea party movement, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, laying out a plan to try to isolate the grassroots conservative movement that has emerged as a key hurdle to Obama’s agenda.

Media Giving Controversies Equal Coverage?

Fox News

The Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell controversies garnered much more coverage than Dem. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-conservative comments or Wendy Davis' lies. Journalistic standards can be very selective.

Rogers, Boehner Big Winners on $1.1T Omnibus

Erik Wasson, The Hill

The 1,582-page bill is still yielding up its hidden details, but clear policy winners have already emerged.

GOP Fight Reid's Ban on Repub. Amendments

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Senate Repubs. have deployed a new parliamentary tactic designed to end — or at least call attention to — the frequent Democratic ban on considering GOP amendments.

Study: Most Convicts Vote Democrat

William Bigelow, Breitbart

A new scholarly study revealed that most convicts in jail register as Democrats. The study stated, “Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation.” 

Filling Out the Budget Agreement Scorecard

David Keene, The Washington Times

Dissatisfied players in both parties grumble and hope for a cleaner win next time.

A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision Makes Slaves of Christians

Were Jack Phillips an artist or a writer and had refused to use his creative talent to serve a cause that violated his beliefs no doubt the Left would be quick to stand for his First Amendment rights, but Jack Phillips is a working guy -- a baker and small business owner -- not an artist or writer or other creative talent recognized by the Leftist elite, so in their eyes he can be forced to use his talent in an activity that violates his Christian beliefs.

1 Step Closer to 1-Party Tyranny

Richard Winchester, American Thinker

Too many Americans blithely assume that something favored by a majority must ipso facto be good. But what if the majority is wrong?

Obamacare Repeal in 8 Weeks?

Charlie Spiering, Washington Examiner

Marco Rubio thinks Dems may be ready to repeal Obamacare in 8 weeks. He introduced a bill to prevent the gov't from subsidizing insurance companies if they don't profit from health plans during the first 3 years of OCare.

Dems Not GOP, Facing Civil War

Charles Hurt, Breitbart

Sen. Dems realize the trouble they are in, which is why they blasted Obama over Obamacare that he has dumped on them in time for their '14 re-election campaigns. Even the Clintons realize this, too.

Barack Obama: Institutionalizing Incompetence and Lying

There was a time when we conservatives might have applauded a government too incompetent to do its job on the theory that such a government would be less inclined to bother us – under Obama the exact opposite has proved true. If the Obama years have proven anything it is that an incompetent government is the most dangerous kind of government there is.

R's Did Better Than You Think

Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics

For all the hubbub about the damage to the GOP brand, their candidates held up fairly well Tuesday night. We continued to see drop-offs in Dem. performance using the '12 presidential elections as a benchmark. Several R's won competitive races in blue territory. 

The Grassroots Defend Viguerie: Goldberg is Wrong about the GOP Civil War

In a recent column, Jonah Goldberg attacked Richard Viguerie and the Tea Party, arguing that we conservatives are pushing a senseless war with establishment Republicans. Has Goldberg turned to "the dark side?" Timothy Birdnow's essay suggests he has.

No More 'Go Along to Get Along'

Matt Purple, American Spectator

After the ill-fated gov't shutdown, it’s tempting to think that the GOP should stay quiet. While R's need to be tactically smarter, they shouldn’t fool themselves into thinking they can get anything done through back slaps. You can’t compromise when the other party is intractable.

What Shutdown? D's Party at Hillary's

Leslie Larson, New York Daily News

Hillary Clinton didn't let the shutdown get in the way of a good party Monday night, inviting Dem darlings to her DC mansion for a fundraiser for Terry McAuliffe.

Tea Party Saved $500B+ in New Debt

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Though overall spending is only down slightly, the Tea Party blocked a half-trillion in new debt.

WaPo Wrong on McAuliffe Momentum

Carten Cordell, Human Events

The paper used a Quinnipiac U. poll that grossly undervalued the independent vote in Virginia.

R’s Too Smart for Their Own Good?

Noel Sheppard, American Thinker

After all, most Americans don't make decisions intellectually. They make them emotionally.