Obama is not worried about his popularity.
The American Jewish consensus is collapsing into the same partisan divide as the rest of the country, with left-wing Jews on one side and right-wing Jews on the other.
The researchers conclude that having a Tea Party protest on Tax Day, April 15, in 2009 increased the number of Republican votes in that area for the 2010 midterm elections and caused their representatives to vote more conservatively.
The GOP can either “evolve” into liberalism, it can try to run as the unimaginative competent party or it can actually open the door to fresh ideas, which is the only thing that has saved it in the past.
The Colin Powell we see on the Sunday morning shows is a bitter man angry over not getting as far as he wanted to go. It isn’t racial bitterness that Powell projects, but personal grievance.
This battle is a good thing and it may end up doing for the Republican Party in 2014 what the ObamaCare debate did in 2010 by giving the Republican Party renewed energy and fight after a loss.