2014 elections

Texas' Tuesday Primary Primer

William Murchison, American Spectator

Texas is a nut too tough for Democrats to crack so long as their party remains devoted to the ideals, such as they are, of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Kathleen Sebelius. Cornyn wears well, Abbott will win—but Davis? 

Don't Write Those TeaParty Obits Just Yet

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Republicans have a solid chance to win a Senate majority, and Obama approval is stuck in negative territory. Big government liberalism, hailed as the wave of the future in 2009, now seems widely discredited. The Tea Party obituaries are premature.

Landrieu Campaign, Media Doubling Down on Koch Bashing

Joe Cunningham, Red State

The whole notion of out-of-state money used for an ad campaign being a bad thing reeks of hypocrisy. No one from Landrieu’s office has condemned the Dems’ Senate Majority PAC, which is run by a former Harry Reid strategist, for running an anti-Cassidy ad campaign recently.

GOP Budget Aims to Help the Poor

Greg Richter, NewsMax

In a pre-emptive strike on Obama's own budget set to be released Tues., House Repubs. are releasing a report on Mon. as a prelude to their own version later this month. The GOP report is critical of the 50-year-old War on Poverty and proposes reforms to welfare and social programs.

Dem Candidate Laments Loss of Maids, Landscapers Without Immigration Reform

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

In a genuine gaffe (accidentally telling the truth), Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink revealed the class system at the heart of so-called “immigration reform.” 

Cruz Backs Group Hoping to Oust McConnell, Roberts, Cochran

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Ted Cruz has angered the GOP estab. by supporting conservative group the Madison Project, which is attempting to replace incumbent Repub. senators with tea party activists in the midterm elections.

The Great Establishment Deception on Winning Back Senate

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

The unambiguous strategy of the GOP establishment this year has been to avoid any and all confrontation in the hopes of gliding into a Senate majority in 2015. To that end, they have capitulated on all of the major leverage points, passed a number of Dem. spending bills, and are in the process of pushing 'small-ball' legislation.

US Chamber Tries Again on Immigration Fight

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

Rewriting immigration law won’t be any easier in' 16 or '18, so the GOP should take the plunge now, says the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “There will never be a perfect time for reform,” Tom Donohue wrote.

Young Libertarians Aim to Be Players in Elections

Lauren Fox, US News & World Report

Get ready to meet the next generation of conservative political action committees. Young Americans for Liberty and their Liberty Action Fund PAC looks to harness Ron Paul momentum to back midterm candidates.

Matthews Admits: GOP Could Gain 10 Senate Seats

Kyle Balluck, The Hill

Chris Matthews said that Dems. could lose ten Senate seats in the midterm elections. “To the Democrats, this election, a rosy scenario is to lose five Senate seats, not six. They could lose 10.

Rove Connections Turn Into Political Ammunition

Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune

Country Club Republican consultant Karl Rove's support is already beginning to taint John Cornyn's campaign. Even Wendy Davis is pouncing on Rove's link to Greg Abbott to spur her own fundraising efforts.

Cornyn Slipping In Polls

Jim Ellis & Jeff Schmidt, The Blaze

A new poll of likely GOP voters may be a harbinger of trouble for estab. Repub. Sen. John Cornyn. He faces Rep. Steve Stockman, Tea Party favorite Dwayne Stovall, and five others in a 3/4 GOP primary election.

GOP Leaders Won't Escape Conservative Voters' Wrath

J. Robert Smith, American Thinker

Boehner and McConnell are still looking for somebody to surrender to and conservatives will punish them for it.

Coulter and Hannity Spar Over Tea Party & Establishment

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity clashed over the tactics being used by some Tea Party lawmakers in DC. Hannity commended lawmakers for taking a stand for principles. Coulter criticized Tea Partyers who focus on “defeating estab. Repubs.” instead of Dems. She said GOP should focus on the Senate and Obamacare.

House GOP Plans Anti-Reg. Blitz

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

House Repubs. next week will pass a legislative package aimed at making federal regulations more transparent and less costly to the economy. The legislation is the GOP's latest attempt to reduce the regulatory red tape that they say is stifling job creation. 

It’s the Primaries, Stupid! Palin Endorses Katrina Pierson in Texas 32

Establishment Republican and Boehner henchman Pete Sessions favors amnesty and has used his powerful position in Congress to oppose defunding Obamacare, has voted to raise the debt ceiling, and has been an advocate for the NSA intrusion into our freedoms -- it's time for a change in TX-32 and feisty conservative fighter Katrina Pierson is the kind of change we need.

Why Dems' 'War on Women’ Propaganda Won’t Work

Lisa Boothe, Senior Director, Black Rock Group for Daily Caller

By reopening the “War on Women” playbook, Dems. are foolishly missing the big picture. Repubs. are armed with examples of how Obamacare continues to fail women. Women voters are smart and see through the Dems’ divisive rhetoric, empty promises and failed economic policies.

Gohmert Launches Conservative PAC to Defend Against GOP-E Attacks

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is launching a new political action committee to help defend House conservatives from 2014 attacks from mainstream Republican PACs. The new GOH Conservative PAC “defends conservative Republicans from the attacks that come from the mainstream."

Thad Cochran’s Groundhog Day Problem

Mississippi's establishment Republican Senator Thad Cochran is stuck in a time warp where the Tea Party movement never came into being and the federal government's cycle of pork barrel spending, deficit and debt will continue as long as he's re-elected.