Deficit Reduction No Longer a Top Policy Priority for Americans


Say reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority for Congress and the president this year, down from 72% a year ago, a new Pew Research poll finds. Most of the decline has come among Democrats: Only about half of Democrats — 49% — view deficit reduction as a top priority, down 18 points since last January.

Campaign Advice for Dems: Don’t Get Tied to Obama

Remember all politics is local. Talk about local issues, talk about your identification with the district, don’t get tied to the Obama administration.

— Former Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX), quoted by ABC News, giving advice to Democrats running in 2014.

A Record High Percentage of Americans Identifies as Independents


Of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest measured in 25 years, a new Gallup poll finds. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008.

Obamacare Enrollments Surging in States Run by Democrats

Here is a story that was featured on the front page above the fold in the Los Angeles Times yesterday but that has gotten little to no coverage anywhere else in the “liberal media”: Despite the disastrous rollout of the federal government’s healthcare website, enrollment is surging in many states as tens of thousands of […]

Why Bill de Blasio Doesn’t Care, Is Driving Cadillacs in His Dreams

Much is being made of Bill de Blasio’s recent mayoral win in New York City, with the Washington Post even calling it “historic,” since he will be the first Democrat to serve in that office since David Dinkins won in 1989. It’s not just worth nothing that de Blasio won, but how. De Blasio focused […]

3 Things to Know About Florida Politics Now

Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is running for governor in 2014 as a Democrat. The official announcement was made in Crist’s hometown of St. Petersburg, and puts an end, not to speculation that Crist would run, but to when the campaign would begin. It’s on. Alex Sink (D), former state chief financial officer, who […]

Republicans Can’t Even Pick a Winner in Baseball


Proportion of Americans who said they didn’t care who won the World Series before the games concluded. Another 25% said they were pulling for the Boston Red Sox, who went on to win, with 21% fans of the St. Louis Cardinals. Among those identifying as Democrats, according to Public Policy Polling, 34% were rooting for the Sox while 16% were for the Cardinals. For those in the GOP, the percentage was Cards 27, Sox 18.

Democrats: Fire Somebody, Anybody, Over Failed Obamacare Website

I really believe he needs to, you know, man up, step up.

— Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), quoted by WCCO, urging President Obama to fire someone over the bungled Obamacare exchange rollout.

Heads Must Roll!

Obamacare’s website’s faltering, so the Republicans grandstand,
With a whole bunch of nebbish Democrats joining the band.
Sure, most are digital Luddites
Who don’t know a bit from a byte,
But they still want someone fired over what they don’t understand

Voters: Democrats are Bad, but Republicans are Worse


Of Americans say Republicans are responsible for gridlock in Washington, D.C., while 35% percent say President Obama “lacks the skills to convince leaders of Congress to work together,” a new Quinnipiac poll finds. Asked another way, 53% say Obama is doing “too little” to compromise with congressional Republicans, but 68% of voters say congressional Republicans are doing “too little.” Said pollster Peter Brown: “Voters think the Democrats and Obama aren’t playing nice, but they think the Republicans are worse.”