Asked tonight on Crossfire, RNC Chairman Priebus didn’t rule out another government shutdown over Obamacare, saying he just ‘doubts it’ will happen. Not exactly confidence inspiring.
That’s after Priebus his “I Stand With Ted” campaign ahead of the last shutdown, and as a deal was being brokered to end the GOP’s shutdown Priebus gave an exclusive to the ultra-conservative Breitbart encouraging the House GOP to “Hold the Line in Fiscal Fight.” Priebus helped lay the groundwork for the shutdown and took steps to prolong it – and he won’t rule out doing it all again.
Watch Priebus leave the door open to another GOP Shutdown HERE
“Starting today, the American people will be able to connect with House Democrats like never before,” said Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. “Dems.gov is not a typical congressional website. It’s a living, breathing digital platform that will increase the speed and accessibility of communications between Democratic Members in our Caucus and Americans everywhere.”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the organization tasked with electing and reelecting Republican senators, has issued a petition that states “President Obama plans to close the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican.” The problem: The NRSC’s claim is misleading.
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Republicans should be very afraid. Young voters are becoming solidly Democratic. The only demographic that Chris Christie lost in New Jersey was voters age 18-29. It doesn’t appear to matter who is at the top of the ticket, the Republican Party is a major turnoff to young voters right now.
It appears that Christie’s margin of victory had less to do with him being a different kind of Republican than Hurricane Sandy. The goodwill that Gov. Christie generated with his Sandy leadership was one of the biggest factors in his impressive showing. The fact that the Democratic Party refused to challenge Christie very hard also helped him run up a big win.
The election of 2013 revealed that Republicans have done nothing to correct their problems. On the other side, the new Democratic coalition that has grown up around President Obama took another step towards becoming the driving force behind the Democratic Party in all election years.
Republicans still don’t have a clue when it comes to appealing to young voters, women, and minorities. There is some wishful thinking in Republican circles that young voters will stop voting when Barack Obama is not on the ballot anymore. Hillary Clinton has been accepted and embraced by the Obama coalition, and young voters aren’t going to turn their backs on Democrats because Obama is no longer at the top of the ticket.
Democrats understand that issues matter to their new coalition. These voters are demonstrating that they aren’t voting for the candidate. They’re voting for the ideas. Since the Republicans have no appealing ideas, these voters aren’t persuadable I think New Jersey was a special circumstance. I don’t think Chris Christie can win 21% African-American support and 51% Hispanic support in a presidential election. Christie is pulling a page from the Guiliani playbook by using a the moment that brought him to national prominence as a springboard for his White House ambitions.
Young voters showed that they will show up to vote in an off off year election. No one should be surprised if young voters across the country turn out in 2014 to take House back from the Republican Party.
Young voters are here. They’ve voting, and they are supporting the Democratic Party.” - Politics USA