This Week in #GOP Polls – 1/19/16

I had an epiphany with these debates. They’re not really debates, at least on the Republican side. They’re 90% a series of mini-speeches delivered when they all happen to be on stage at the same time, and they tend to rehash the same few subjects over and over.. You want to shake up the next one, the final before Iowa? Take the top eight candidates. Don’t even give an undercard debate. Take the four most recent national, Iowa, and New Hampshire GOP polls each, and come up with your top…

Senator Mike Lee Accused of Using the Sarah Palin Playbook

Over the weekend, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) pushed against a bipartisan agreement to close shop Friday, pushing for a vote against Pres. Obama’s executive action on immigration. Only 22 senators voted for it. But with the door open, lame-duck Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will now be able to push through several nominees for votes that previously appeared permanently blocked this year. (Update: like sugeon general Vivek Murthy). The move angered many GOP senators, including Orrin Hatch, and was generally seen by them as counterproductive. But The…

Democrats Really Want More Obama Impeachment Talks

The national Democrats want impeachment talks. They really want it. This is not because they’ve lost faith in Barack Obama and figure President Joe Biden would be better. They saw how impeachment increased Bill Clinton’s popularity and brought them gains in the 1998 midterm elections. Nate Silver recently examined this trend and found that MSNBC and the Democrats talk about impeachment much more than Fox News and the Republicans.  Who’s the most prominent Republican talking impeachment? Sarah Palin? Maybe that’ll help get more subscribers to her new channel, but if…