Are Atheists the New Swing Vote?


Obama did lose religious voters in swing states, but not by a large enough margin. Irreligious voters are less of a group and more of a symptom. But they are also a reminder that this is not an economic debate, but a culture war, and that the social issues cannot be detached from the political issues.

Why the Republican Party Can’t Win Without the Tea Party


A Republican Party that caters to an establishment elite is never going to be able to replicate the radical left’s organizing efforts. So there are two choices here. Organize and radicalize or lose. The Republican Party can no longer win a race against a radical leftist without the Tea Party.

Did the GOP lose the Asian-American Vote or the Chinese and Indian Vote?


So what did account for the Asian category vote shift toward Obama? One answer may be that two groups, Chinese and Indians, that Republicans perform badly with, increased as a larger share of the Asian electorate.

Economy Continues To Sink After Obama Win

Half of the nation’s 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders have announced plans to curtail capital expenditures this year or next

One Graph That Shows Which Party Really Looks Like America

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The Republican share of the vote from each race in 2012 is closest to the demographic picture of America. Two out of three minority groups are overrepresented. And only black people are underrepresented. The Republican Party looks like America. The Democratic Party does not.

Stock Market in Two Day Freefall After Obama Victory


Strategas earlier this week said it expects a recession early in 2013 .The Dow Jones industrial average is down 2 percent. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 also both sank more than 2%

Republican Establishment Rushes to Surrender to Obama


The GOP chased the voters it didn’t have. The Democrats chased the voters they did have and made sure as many of them as possible showed up to vote.

The GOP softened its message. The Democrats hardened theirs. The GOP tried to be moderate. The Democrats tried to be extremist.

Guess which plan worked?

The Latino Vote and the DREAM Act

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In the short term, getting 44 percent of the Latino vote can win elections. In the long term you’re shifting the demographics so that winning elections becomes impossible. And that’s at 44 percent. Imagine it at 31 percent. Then imagine running against the first Democratic Mexican candidate for president.

Obama Wins the “Kill the Jews” Vote


To be fair this could easily fit into the next J Street conference or Sarah Silverman comedy routine.

Sudan’s Genocidal Muslim Brotherhood Leader and Bin Laden Pal Endorses Obama


“Obama of course,” Turabi told AFP when asked about his US presidential preference during an interview. The man who would later become known for inviting Osama Bin Laden to make his home in Khartoum in 1991 has long been a central figure in Sudanese politics.