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Election 2012

Liberal Attention Whore Angus King Shocks the Nation, Caucuses with the Democrats

November 14, 2012

It can be difficult to figure out which party you should belong to, especially when you’re so involved in politics that you go through the ordeal of all the fundraising, campaigning, and scrutiny that comes with a statewide Senate race.  But senator-elect Angus King was tortured about this decision, and he wanted you to know [...]

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Angus King, Attention Whore

November 9, 2012

It looks like Maine just elected a Senator even more annoying than Olympia Snowe.  The state’s former governor, Angus King, was elected to the seat as independent.  During the campaign, he consistently claimed that he wasn’t sure if he would caucus with the Democrats or Republicans if he was elected. Of course, King’s background and [...]

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The Black Cloud

November 7, 2012

Well, Barack Obama has been re-elected.  Yes, with a two-point race nationally and tight margins in every one of the swing states we needed, the race was close.  Yes, there are some silver linings in the result.  But, Obama’s re-election is disaster for America. Believe it or not, I’m not really that concerned about what [...]

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Mike’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 6, 2012

Well, it’s Election Day and it’s time for the three of us to post our predictions.  I always hate doing this, especially when the race appears to be close, but here goes. When looking at political races, I tend to focus on data, maybe too much.  Prior to Hurricane Sandy’s landfall over New Jersey last [...]

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Hey Lena Dunham, If This Is Where Your Head Is At, Maybe It’s Better to Wait

October 26, 2012

Maybe it’s my love of cringe and shock comedy, but I’m not really as offended by the latest Obama for America ad as many conservatives in the blogosphere.  I suppose I should be a bit more troubled; after all, the fact that propaganda arm of the most powerful man in the world thought it would [...]

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Reince Priebus Knows How to Play the Talking Head Game

April 12, 2012

Effective talking heads are almost essential to successful political campaigns.  Like catchy tunes in a commercial (this being one of my favorite), a party’s message that is repeated often enough sinks into the minds of the voters.  Unfortunately, the left has dominated the talking head game ever since Haley Barbour stepped down as Chairman of [...]

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Rick Santorum Bows Out

April 11, 2012

Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for President yesterday.  His decision was probably a wise move.  Although it was still possible for Santorum to catch up to Romney, it was highly unlikely.  Romney holds a significant lead in the delegate count and most of the states voting on April 24.  Mitt was even competitive in Santorum’s [...]

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Santorum Wins Iowa, GOP Establishment Calls it a Tie

January 19, 2012

When Mitt Romney held an eight-vote lead at the end of Iowa caucus night, there was some question as to whether the lead would hold.  Usually, states re-canvass the votes after the actual election night to account for things like mathematical and typographical errors.  This is rarely significant even in the closest of elections because [...]

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Mitt Romney Wins Iowa Caucuses; Santorum Now Relevant

January 4, 2012

The first part isn’t as bad it sounds, but it was still a good night for Mitt Romney.  It always is when you win a caucus or a primary, especially if it is the first one.  That said, the vote was remarkably close, with Romney edging out my candidate, Rick Santorum, by just 8 votes [...]

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Mike’s Endorsement: Rick Santorum

January 3, 2012

Like Ryan and Sal, I am not overly thrilled with this year’s choices for President. My political philosophy is centered around Ronald Reagan’s belief that we are a country with a government, not the other way around.  The American people are good people.  Government must allow them to do what they do without interference.  It [...]

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Ben Nelson to Retire

December 27, 2011

Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012.  This announcement is the political equivalent of trying to maintain the upper hand in a relationship. After playing hard to get for months during the negotiations over Obamacare, Nelson eventually voted for the legislation (and guaranteed its passage) after [...]

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American Crossroads: The “Greatness” of Barack Obama

December 23, 2011

Great ad from American Crossroads mocking Barack Obama: Positive and serious ads will be necessary too, but next year’s GOP nominee should incorporate ridicule into next year’s campaign. Dear Leader is incredibly thin-skinned and won’t react well when he and his record are mocked.  Even John McCain polled well in 2008 when his campaign ridiculed [...]

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It’s Getting Hot Out There

December 21, 2011

Newt Gingrich stumbled badly when he complained about the negative ads being run against him in Iowa and asked Mitt Romney to get them taken off the air.  As Rich Lowry reminds us, a campaign is probably not in a good place when a candidate whines about process.  And it was definitely a smart move [...]

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Romney Wins Endorsements; Primary Voters Yawn

December 19, 2011

Mitt Romney has been on a roll picking up endorsements in the last couple of days.  Friday, Romney was endorsed by South Carolina Governor and Tea Party favorite, Nikki Haley  Yesterday, The Des Moines Register lined up behind the Massachusetts Governor while today brings news that 1996 GOP nominee Bob Dole is joining the party [...]

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Politico: Gingrich Used Different Label Twelve Years Ago

November 29, 2011

The gossip website Politico is reporting  that Newt Gingrich once described himself as a Rockefeller Republican in a 1989 interview to the Ripon Society.  Apparently, the Romney campaign Politico sees this 1989 interview as a bombshell due to the fact Gingrich  labeled Mitt Romney as a Rockefeller Republican in 2011. What’s notable about the interview [...]

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Barney Frank Will Not Seek Re-Election

November 28, 2011

Many news organizations are reporting that Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank will not seek re-election in 2012.  The Globe is speculating that redistricting played a role in Frank’s decision, but we won’t know for sure until the Congressman holds a press conference at 1:00 p.m.  I don’t know what Frank is going to say, but I [...]

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Cain Sings Imagine, Sort Of

October 17, 2011

Now that he’s one of the frontrunners in the race for the Republican nomination, we are about to learn more about Herman Cain’s past.  One gem that was recently uncovered is this gem from Cain’s days as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza chain when he took to the stage to sing about pizza to the tune of [...]

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Bobby Jindal Endorses Perry While Romney Secures Highly Coveted T-Paw Endorsement

September 13, 2011

Campaign endorsement season is finally upon us.  Yesterday, both republican frontrunners in the 2012 race received noteworthy endorsements.  Rick Perry landed an endorsement from Bobby Jindal, the popular Governor of Louisiana while Mitt Romney earned the endorsement of his former rival Tim Pawlenty.  You remember him, the guy who called Romney’s health care plan “Obamneycare?” [...]

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Republican Debate in Ames Tonight. Sadly, Without Thaddeus McCotter.

August 11, 2011

Tonight in Ames, Iowa, eight Republican Presidential candidates will square off in a televised debate on Fox News.  Four years ago, some people expressed concern that there were too many debates, but I disagreed.  Although some individual debates can be pointless, a series of debates is useful because it can provide voters with some useful [...]

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T-Paw Runs Empty Podium Ad

August 9, 2011

Before President Downgrade delivered his latest uninspiring speech yesterday, he played a little joke on the plebs.  You see, he told the networks he would speak at one o’clock, but didn’t actually show up until a little before two.  During that hour, many of the cable channels ran images of the Empty Suit’s empty podium.  [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #12, June 13, 2011

June 15, 2011

Episode #12 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  In this episode, Axis of Right takes a look at the GOP Presidential field for 2012.  Who do we like, who do we not trust?  Plus, a discussion on Weiner — Anthony Weiner, that is.  It’s a thought-provoking hour of Politics with Axis of Right [...]

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Romney’s Former NH Campaign Chairman Jumps Ship

May 5, 2011

Bruce Keogh, the Chairman of Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign has jumped ship because the he thinks the Governor has been too inconsistent in his policy position.  According to Keogh “I don’t think the voters are looking for somebody who’s going to be recasting himself,” . . . “They want somebody who’s been true to [...]

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Haley Barbour Not Running for President

April 25, 2011

Mississippi Governor and former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour has announced that he will not run for President in 2012.  According to Barbour, he decided against running because he was not prepared to make the ten-year commitment necessary to do so. Some are suggesting that Barbour’s decision will benefit Mitch Daniels, but I disagree.  Barbour’s strength [...]

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Mitt Romney Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

April 11, 2011

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for President.  As the Republican who basically came in second last time around, the announcement wasn’t much of a surprise.  Truth be told, it isn’t very exciting either.  Mitt Romney is the Republican version of John Kerry. Repealing Obama’s [...]

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Deval Patrick Praises Mitt Romney on Health Care

February 27, 2011

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick doesn’t agree with every decision his predecessor, Mitt Romney, made when he was Governor.  To be fair, Romney probably doesn’t agree with every decision Romney made either.  Nevertheless, it is newsworthy when two political rivals put partisan differences aside to praise each other, and Patrick did just that on ABC News [...]

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Jon Kyl to Retire

February 10, 2011

Yesterday, the Democrats learned that one of their incumbent Senators would not seek re-election.  Today, it’s the Republicans’ turn.  At noon today, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona will announce that he will not seek re-election. This isn’t as much of a blow to the GOP as Jim Webb’s retirement is to the Democrats because Arizona [...]

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Senator Jim Webb Not Seeking Re-Election

February 9, 2011

Senator Jim Webb of Virginia has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012.  A Reagan cabinet official turned liberal, Webb first won his seat back in 2006 by masquerading as a moderate and capitalizing on the country’s anti-Republican mood and his opponent’s campaign blunders.  After taking office, he dutifully voted for Obamacare and [...]

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Mike Pence to Announce His Next Move. UPDATE: Pence Not Running for President

January 27, 2011

The gossip website Politico is reporting that Mike Pence will announce his decision on whether he will for President sometime tonight.  According to Ace, the decision will come at 7:00 p.m. I hope he runs for President.  The country needs a conservative with gravitas who can unite the GOP and successfully take on Obama.  That [...]

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Rasmussen Poll Shows Trouble for Obama Re-Election

July 20, 2009

Rasmussen Reports, one of the country’s most accurate pollsters in the last two presidential elections, has released a poll regarding the 2012 Presidential election.  According to Rasmussen, Barack Obama would be in big trouble if the election were held today.  In two hypothetical matchups, Obama leads Sarah Palin 48-42 and is in a dead heat [...]

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Governor and White House Ambitions Go South: Sanford Admits Affair

June 24, 2009

Well, there’s one South Carolina boy who can forget about moving to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in three and a half years.  The story out of South Carolina the last few days has gone from “um, has anybody seen the Governor?  I know his wife doesn’t really care, but we do” to “I think he went [...]

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