12:06 PM, Oct 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
With less than two weeks to Election Day, the Democrats are bringing out Gloria Steinem to help rally their troops.
"The outcome of this election will be determined by one factor," Steinem writes to email recipients of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "Women."
And that scares the Republicans half to death… but not enough to make them actually change their anti-women policies. They still refuse to pass Equal Pay laws. And they’re still perfectly comfortable denying women their basic human right to make decisions about their own bodies.
Instead they’re relying on tired, sexist tropes to appeal to us. Women will only vote if voting is like dating, getting married, or breaking up. At least that’s what Republicans seem to think.
This election is our chance to show them that their relentless sexism will not stand -- in fact, it will cost them their seats in Congress.
That's why I’m emailing you today. I need you to step up right now and make sure that Republicans who rely on sexism will lose on November 4th.
Are you in?
Daniel Halper is author of Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.
The Democrats’ three big weapons: money, money, money.Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By FRED BARNES
Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina was pounded last winter and spring in TV ads by conservative groups for having voted for Obamacare and echoed President Obama’s false claim that people could keep their current health insurance. “They had her on the ropes,” says Marc Rotterman, a Republican consultant in North Carolina.
Only a year ago, there were Democratic fantasies of retaking the House. Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
"Republicans could lose their House majority because of the shutdown,” blared the headline of a story published at the Washington Post’s Wonkblog by Princeton professor Sam Wang on October 8, 2013, midpoint of the 16-day shutdown.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:15 PM, Oct 22, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the 2014 elections.
7:31 AM, Oct 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz wouldn't "predict" a Democratic takover of the House:
"So is there a chance for Democrats to pickup the House of Representatives?" asked the MSNBC host interviewing her.
"You know, I think the best thing that I could predict is that we have an opportunity to pick up seats. Beyond that I wouldn't make any other predictions," said Wasserman Schultz.
'They have supported my agenda in Congress. … These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me.'7:04 PM, Oct 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama discussed the election and how "all" the Democrats running away from him "have supported my agenda" in an interview with Al Sharpton earlier today:
2:35 PM, Oct 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Democrats "are completely out of ideas." That line isn't from the head of the Republican National Committee; it's what the Democrats are saying in their latest fundraising pitch.
"We are completely out of ideas," reads the opening of an email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
10:20 AM, Oct 17, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
Orange County, N.Y.
Tucked away in the bedroom community of the Hudson Valley lies a late-breaking sleeper race between Democratic Rep. Sean Maloney and former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth. The competition has received little national attention, with most prognosticators giving Maloney a decided edge.
Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
"Protocols.” You can’t turn on your TV without hearing about them. The last time the word featured so prominently in American public discourse was when Henry Ford took it upon himself to pay for and distribute half a million copies of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion almost a century ago. History, of course, isn’t repeating itself. The publication of those Protocols was designed to foster fear and loathing of Jews.
8:01 AM, Oct 16, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
In speeches designed to fire up Democrats to vote in midterm elections, President Obama has at times described voters in his party as having a "congenital defect." Wednesday, First L
The Democrats’ strategy.Oct 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06 • By FRED BARNES
Along with thousands of others, I got an email from Bill Clinton last week. “Hey there,” the former president began. He was raising money for the Democratic candidates. “There’s an election around the corner, so I’ve been traveling around the country to help Democrats who are standing up for the values you and I believe in, Fred,” he continued, adding a nice personal touch.
9:46 PM, Oct 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The host gushed at the sight of President Obama. The setting was a Democratic fundraiser at the home of Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow.
"You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly," Paltrow told Obama at the fundraiser in her backyard.
The Hollywood star wished the president had even more power to accomplish even more things. As the pool report phrased it:
Will Unpopularity of Obama Hand Senate to GOP?5:50 PM, Oct 9, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the 2014 elections.