The Minority Report Blog » Democratic Party (United States) Conservative News & Opinion Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:26:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sen. Mary Landrieu Defeated: What This Means for Republicans Sun, 07 Dec 2014 04:31:56 +0000 It’s official: Republicans picked up a total of nine Senate seats this year when they only needed six to control the Senate. Do you think this will make Barack Obama reconsider unilateral executive actions?


Though Democrats have attempted to remain hopeful about the prospects of Sen. Mary Landrieu’s ill-fated Senate bid in Louisiana, even casual political observers could see the writing on the wall; Landrieu was doomed.
Republican Bill Cassidy ousted Landrieu from the Senate seat she enjoyed for 18 years and with Landrieu went the last white Democrat senator from the Deep South- a once-stronghold for the Democrat Party.
Landrieu’s defeat is, perhaps, the most-telling defeat this election year. Landrieu was expected to run a significantly competitive race in Louisiana and many political analysts were split on whether she would win. However, the tides turned as the national elections became a referendum on the job of the President to whom virtually every Democrat had tied their wagon at one point or another.
Suddenly, being an Obama loyalist was a political liability and Landrieu’s campaign began to falter.
After losing the majority vote in November, the election went to a run-off between Landrieu and Cassidy. After having spent a small fortune on Landrieu’s campaign and after having already lost the Senate, the Democrats promptly cut-bait and cut-off funding for her campaign which, essentially, left her for dead.
The race was called approximately 30 minutes after the polls closed in Louisiana after Cassidy soured ahead.
Landrieu joined many other Democrats who were sent packing this year as Americans who were once overwhelmingly enamored with the left’s leader, President Obama, switched to the party of lesser government.
Though the American people sent a resounding message to Democrats and the president who once offered hope and change through the augmentation of government, the president has maintained a steady course of unilateral action to implement his will.
Though there is a lesson here for Democrats, there is an equally-important lesson for Republicans: don’t squander the opportunity.
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Video: Young woman lists top 10 reasons she is not a Democrat. Funny! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:15:39 +0000 There must be many young people who are wondering what all the Obama hype was about since things are worse now than when he was first elected. Here is a young woman who has been pushed away from the Democratic Party by the inane actions of Democrats. This short video is funny and all too accurate!

Watch the video below.

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Video: Battling Nancy Pelosi: Candidate John Dennis on Why Libertarianism is the GOP’s Only Hope Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:42:50 +0000 The Republicans attempt to win elections as Democrat-lite has not been a winning strategy. Are Republicans now finally coming to the conclusion that they have to cease being a “Big Government Party” just like the Democratic Party? In the short video below the Republican candidate who runs against Nancy Pelosi every cycle discusses how Libertarian principles are the only hope for the Republican Party to win.

Watch the video below.

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47% Of Americans Say U.S. Still In A Recession Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:23:04 +0000 The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index for September rose slightly, but remains below the neutral level as nearly half of Americans say the U.S. is still in recession. The overall reading for the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index climbed to 45.2 in September from August’s 44.5, which was the lowest reading of the year. The index has been below the neutral 50 level for nearly two years. Americans see the economy through a partisan lens. Democrats are

: 47% Of Americans Say U.S. Still In A Recession

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Video: Krauthammer’s Take: President ‘A Man in Denial, On the Verge of Delusion’ Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:46:51 +0000 Unfortunately we now have a president that is so steeped in Liberal/Progressive/Collectivist ideology that he will deny real events that happen in front of his face. Now when Barack Obama says he will take action against ISIS barbarians, the only action he ever seems to really take is to show up for a tee time.

Watch the video below.

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Photo: Nancy Pelosi and The Creature From the Black Lagoon Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:52:31 +0000 Well, have you ever seen Nancy Pelosi and The Creature From the Black Lagoon at the same place at the same time? Just saying.

See photo below. Click to enlarge.


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About the “affordable” part of the Affordable Care Act… Sat, 02 Aug 2014 14:46:00 +0000 We’ve been around politics long enough to understand that for high profile legislation, the name of the bill is the exact opposite of the purpose/result of the bill.  It’s the ultimate hypocrisy to entrap the support of low-information voters.  Case in point, the “Patient Protection and  Affordable Care Act” otherwise known as ObamaCare.  We’re just going to look at the “affordable” part today.  We’ll look at death panels another time.

So, what did you do with the $2,500 your family saved last year?  We’re interested because our health insurance went up $4,000 not counting the $6,000 increase in deductibles and co-pays.

It turns out that Mr. Obama wrote a check that he couldn’t cash as President Obama and nobody is really holding him accountable.  That would, of course, be racist.

The only part of this mess that we take some sardonic pleasure in would be the fact that those who voted for The Boy Wonder are getting slammed for their stupidity.  Take California for example.


Facing political shock and awe as ten million working Californians are soon to get notices of big insurance premium increases for next year, Democrat Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones admitted July 29th that rates for individuals that enrolled in Covered California jumped by an average of 55% last year.


After two years of swearing that Covered California would save money for working state residents, Insurance Commissioner Jones in a news conference said, “The rate increase from 2013 to 2014, on average, was significantly higher than rate increases in the past.” He eventually got around to admitting that “significantly higher” meant average healthcare insurance premium increases of 22% to 88%.


That’s got to be a bitter pill to swallow for a Democrat.  We’ll give him credit for trying to squirm out of a real number, and his range is laughable, but he is a Democrat.

Guess what?  It’s August and the insurance companies are in process of submitting their rates for next year to the various insurance commissioners of the states.  We should have a really good idea what the cost of a health insurance policy will be for next year in about two months, just before the mid-term election.

This is also the first year that the affordable part of the affordable care act will begin to hit large group plans and have an impact on those insured through their workplace.  We’re not expecting any good news there either.

This should help to make the November election fun.



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Video: Senator Harry Reid is Obstructing 352 Bills passed by The House. Fire Harry Reid! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:05:13 +0000 Senator Harry Reid, President Barack Obama and a multitude of Democrats are constantly harping on Republicans to stop the obstructionism. Who is really holding up legislation without even allowing votes? Harry Reid of course. Reid has become the “King of Garbage Politics”. Even Bills that have passed the House of Representative unanimously are being held up by Reid. There are as of today, 352 Bills sitting on Harry Reid’s desk that he is blocking from going to a vote in the Senate. Remember all the claptrap from Reid about allowing “up or down votes”? Reid is the poster child of “do as I say, not as I do”.

Watch the video below.

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Is Chamber of Commerce About To Work Against GOP Effort to Take Control of the Senate? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:50:17 +0000 Is it possible? Is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the verge of breaking ranks with the GOP and endorsing an embattled Democrat Senator for re-election?

According to several sources, not only is it possible, it’s highly likely that the nation’s premiere pro-business group will throw its weight behind Dem Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

From the National Journal’s Hotline:

Landrieu’s pending Chamber endorsement, reported by the New York Times, will make her the first incumbent Senate Democrat to score the group’s backing since the passage of Obamacare. But she’s been solid for the Chamber on most other issues, leading to a recurring question throughout her reelection run: Which is more valuable to her conservative-leaning supporters, a reliable cross-party ally or the Senate majority?

Louisiana’s Landrieu is one of a handful of highly vulnerable Democrat senators whom Republicans are targeting in their effort to seize control of the upper chamber in November. The incumbent is in a very tight race with Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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It’s tough to be President, especially when you’re incompetent Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:56:00 +0000 Being President has tons of perks.  Like being able to play golf any time you want to.  Like going on vacation and not having to pay for it, any time you want.  If you’re a Democrat, you get absolute cover from the press.  There’s more, but you get the idea.  There’s also a fundamental problem being President when you’re just not very bright and you’re incompetent.  There comes a time when even the press can’t cover for you anymore.

President Obama got a pass running up to the 2012 elections.  He wasn’t held accountable for Fast & Furious and the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.  He got a pass on the terrorist attack in Benghazi that cost the lives of a US ambassador and three other US citizens.  He got a pass on the worst recovery in history and the fact that there are fewer Americans working today than when he took office.  He got a pass on the fact that his foreign policy is a raging disaster and the world is a significantly more dangerous place than when he took office.

It looks like the days of “Get out of jail FREE” cards may be just about over for President Obama though.

Anderson Robbins and Shaw & Company did a poll for Fox News the results don’t reflect well on the President.  The first thing to know about the poll is that it is Registered Voters not Likely Voters, and typically RV lean much farther to the left than LV.  Here’s the overall polling results.

Obama Poll Total

The president has a 52% disapproval rating.  His all-time worst was in March at 54%.  The interesting note about the two polls, today’s and the March poll, is that today’s poll is 43/35/18 D/R/I while the March poll was 40/34/23.  There is no rational reason to move the sample from Independents to Democrats by five points.  To us, that would indicate that the President is more likely at his all time low point.

Next up, are the issues.  President Obama’s overall numbers look pretty good when you stack them up against his numbers on the most critical issues of the day.

The President is down 10 overall.  On specific issues, he doesn’t ever get that close.  On ObamaCare, the President’s signature issue, he’s down 13.  On the economy, which he keeps touting, he’s down 17.  On foreign policy, an issue he campaigned on with “Smart Diplomacy” he’s down an even 20.  Good job Hillary, good job Jon Cary.  As a side note, this will haunt Hillary Clinton who, if she runs, will peak in the polls on the day she announces.  On immigration, and we should say “amnesty” he’s down 24.  Are you paying attention John Boehner?  Probably not.  And, on the current shooting war in the middle east, he’s down 27.  Another stellar performance for Mr Ketchup Boy!

Not good.

The overly Democrat sample of just-registered not-likely voters also reported President “The Oceans Will Stop Rising” to be dishonest  and untrustworthy, and, they reported that the President’s administration is not transparent by a 40 point margin.  40 points.  Icky.

The President has been faced with low and falling poll numbers before.  What he hasn’t been faced with before is a public that doesn’t agree with his major policies in a big way, and an increasingly hostile press.

This doesn’t bode well for President Obama and the Democrats in general facing the November election.


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