Winning the Hispanic vote is not as important for the GOP as the media is making it seem, Byron York writes in a Washington Examiner column published Thursday.
In January, pretty much all of respectable Washington had a sense of where President Barack Obama’s second term was headed. His approval ratings were sky high. His liberalism was pure and untroubled by thoughts of post-partisanship. His second-term agenda of immigration reform, gun control, climate change, and tax reform was clear. He would roll over the opposition. The dawn of a liberal age—a permanent majority, perhaps—was at hand. Stinking Republicans? Obama didn’t need them.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor unveiled a softer GOP domestic policy agenda for the next two years during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute Tuesday afternoon.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name surfaced repeatedly over the course of the weekend’s National Review Institute Summit in Washington D.C., so it was only appropriate that the governor himself gave the final address on Sunday afternoon.
Republicans (and I) thought the 2008 election was a fluke. We thought the Obama coalition of minorities, young people, and white liberals had been brought together under unusual circumstances: the unpopularity of the Bush presidency, the war in Iraq, and the recession and financial crisis. The 2010 midterms, in which the Obama coalition did not appear and Republicans had their best performance in decades, supported this assumption. A combination of GOP enthusiasm and a lackluster economy would spell trouble for Obama’s reelection. Obama would not be able to replicate his 2008 performance. His voters would not show up. We were wrong.
CHARLOTTE — Republicans believe that Friday’s jobs report will wipe away any enthusiasm generated by Barack Obama’s nomination speech.
CHARLOTTE — Republicans in North Carolina continued to slam President Barack Obama for failing to turn the economy around as he promised to do during his first term.
CHARLOTTE — Republicans in North Carolina are attacking the Obama campaign’s assertion that Americans are better off than they were four years ago.
The Republican National Convention’s delay due to Hurricane Isaac has reignited the long-simmering feud between the GOP and its former chairman, Michael Steele.
Vice President Joe Biden claims that the middle class is on its way back unless the GOP bumps Democrats from office.