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How Terrorism and Ebola Influenced Midterm Voters

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 8th, 2014 12:08 am by HL

How Terrorism and Ebola Influenced Midterm Voters
David Paul Kuhn, RealClearPolitics
Joni Ernst had just won one of the nation’s most significant Senate contests. In her victory speech, the Iowa Republican said what newcomers say. She scolded Washington politicians who “ignore problems hoping they will go away.” But the first problem she mentioned was not the economy. Nor was it health care. Instead, she said that “ISIS isn’t just going to go away.” That’s what was different about the 2014 midterms. Writ large, this electorate was consumed by the economy, unhappy with the status quo, and worried about the direction of their nation….

Make D.C. Listen: Voters Reject Illegal Alien Rewards
Michelle Malkin, RealClearPolitics
Enough is enough. An important bloc of voters made their voices heard on Tuesday. Their message: Quit rewarding people who violate our immigration laws. They chose a sovereign nation over an illegal alien sanctuary nation, and they told politicians in both parties loud and clear: Put Americans first. Will D.C. listen? These voters are tired of politicians creating magnets for illegal immigrants. They’re tired of preferential treatment for defiant border-crossers, visa overstayers and deportation fugitives. They’re tired of the heavy costs and consequences of the government’s systemic refusal…

Jay Carney to GOP: Your Party Is Racist — and ‘You Know It’
Larry Elder, RealClearPolitics
Former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, now a political commentator for CNN, casually admitted that, yes, his party uses race to convince minorities that Republicans seek to oppress them. Before the midterm election, Carney said: “Republicans are going to pick up seats in the Senate and the House, and they may win control of the Senate. So (Democrats) need to mobilize their base voters, and that is especially true of minority voters.” Carney also admitted that the use of the race card is cynical: “Equating support for stand-your-ground law … doesn’t mean you supported the…

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