Hillary Clinton is reported to be embarking on a listening tour, gathering ideas for a 2016 run. Let's ask Hillary to lead on climate change- to own the issue and not just drop it in as a talking point when the audience is receptive or the time is right.
Throughout the country, as states voted for Republican candidates for office, they largely voted against GOP policies in their initiative and referendum positions.
Congress' new leadership may want to give former President George Bush a call. Not so many years ago, he believed his "voter mandate" cleared the way to privatize Social Security -- cutting benefits and putting workers' guaranteed benefits at risk on Wall Street. That didn't turn out so well for the President.
Democrats need to combat the seven "D"s. They need better long-term planning. They must get their message into the news streams ahead of GOP fear mongering. Most of all, they need to address the imbalances in the news media.
It's up to either party to educate the public with regards to their respective platforms, courses of action, and vision of the future. And if they don't give us something to vote for, can they really expect us to keep voting against something else?
Here's to the winners! But who are they exactly, after the recent Republican sweep into power in the Senate and in a significant majority of governorships?
Insurers know the president won't allow the law to be repealed or even altered substantially, which will be good for future profits, and they also know they can count on the Republicans to push through legislation to get rid of the health plan tax and let them sell low-value policies again.
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Corn and Christie debate if it was a wave but not mandate election since the GOP campaigned only on "Obama Sucks". Q: How did Dems get blamed for gridlock and meh economy by a GOP causing both? A: Political malpractice. Q: Can Obama make a deal on Immigration? A: Not with a Party with the Fringe on Top.
Even as Republicans bask in victory and Democrats try to recover from shell-shock, the greater implications of this election are starting to crystallize. It's early, but three lessons particularly stand out.
The GOP's dogged vow to hamstring Obama with the tag of a go-it-his-way president and further straightjacket his presidency poses the real likelihood that Lynch could be on the GOP's hot seat. If so, the issue again will not be Lynch, but Obama.
As pundits and partisans alike are tallying the winners and losers of this year's contests, they should not forget to consider that the real winners were the campaign media consultants and the owners of local television stations, both of whom pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising revenues.
The dust from the GOP's mid-term lambaste of the Democrats had barely settled when the declaration was made that the day after the elections was the unofficial start of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Boehner and McConnell called this week for a major change in health reform's requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to employees who work 30 or more hours a week or face a penalty. However, raising the threshold for mandating coverage would make a shift toward part-time employment much more likely -- not less so.
Call it what you will, it was impressive: seven, possibly eight Senate seats, (twice the post-WorldWar II average for a President's party in the sixth year of a term,) up to 15 House seats, a working majority in both houses for the first time sine 2,006. Divided government, here we come!
There are three reasons why Democrats benefit from a Republican controlled Congress and a country that's placed their hopes on conservative politics to change the course of our nation.