Tag Archives: Voters

2014 Elections: Tea Party Takes Over Texas Primaries

Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates for governor were expected to post easy wins and favorites of the conservative Tea Party movement are trying to topple established Republicans in several races.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, will win his race easily, opinion polls show. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for governor, and state Senator Wendy Davis, the top Democratic Party candidate, were also expected to win by wide margins...

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No dithering: Tea party rolls out community organizing, ‘conservative style’

Tea party organizers are intent on repeating the 2010 midterm elections, when heartland candidates swept through a number of important races, proof that grassroots folks were alive, kicking and politically engaged. Evidence of such this year: here comes the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund SuperPAC, launched Monday to focus on key Senate races in the 2014 midterms, plus the care and training of those voters who could make the difference...

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Poll: Republican Voters More Optimistic About 2014 Prospects Than Democrats

Republicans are looking forward to next year's elections. Moreso than Democrats.

A new Pew Research Center/USA Today survey, released Friday, found 55 percent of GOP and GOP-leaning voters think the party will do better next year than in recent years. One-third say it'll do about the same and 5 percent see it doing worse.

Democrats and Democrat-leaners aren't as sure about their own prospects. Forty-three percent say Democrats will do better, while an equal number thinks it'll do about the same...

 


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Dem Pollster Democracy Corps Stunned By Absence Of Racism In Tea Partiers, So They Concoct Some

The capable naturalists at Democracy Corps are trained to recognize even the latent, recessive racism lingering deep within the Republican genome. Like the human coccyx, the vestigial prejudice in the GOP voter is betrayed when the subject is scrutinized by those with trained eyes.

Looking past the obligatory nods to partisan shibboleths contained within this memo, however, are a series of interesting nuggets that contribute to the political debate. “Evangelicals who feel most threatened by trends embrace the Tea Party because they are the ones who are fighting back,” the memo reads. “They are very in tune politically, but the Tea Party base is very libertarian and not very interested in fighting gay marriage.”...

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New Obamacare marketing – ‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’

How does the White House think they will “remarket” Obamacare to voters? Telling the truth could not possibly achieve good results.  The truth reveals that under Obamacare, you can’t keep your current insurance plan unless Obama’s Washington likes it, you can’t keep your doctor or local hospital unless you are lucky, and that you will pay higher premiums and higher deductibles to get fewer choices. Of course, there will be no chance for appeal.  New slogans won’t do the trick; voters would need to be hypnotized to accept the real Obamacare...

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Victims or Perpetrators? How Democrats Are Waging Guerilla War Against Popular Voter ID Laws

On the national scene, President Obama and the Democrats defend the unpopular Obamacare law as settled law of the land, therefore do not question it. At the same time, though, the Democrats relentlessly attack voter ID laws that have been enacted in several states over the past few years. The Obama administration is even waging courtroom war against those laws, suing states including Texas that have passed voter ID to get the laws gutted. Texas is key to Democrats’ hopes to build a permanent presidency and congressional majority, so whatever happens in Texas won’t stay in Texas. Voter ID seems to fill Democrats with dread that they cannot win the state...

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