Media Blog

The Pattern the MSM Missed Last Night

In Both Massachusetts and New Jersey, two huge Republican wins this year in perennial blue states, Obama won big over McCain in 2008 (62-36 percent and 57-42 percent), but in both states Obama lost big to Hillary in the primary (56-41 percent and 54-44 percent). Yes, Obama is reasonably popular in both of these states today, but he was the second choice of Democratic voters. Are Hillary Democrats the key to Republican victories going forward?

On last night’s Hardball, Matthews listed five Democrats at risk: Reid (Nevada), Boxer (California), Lincoln (Arkansas), Specter (Pennsylvania), and Feingold (Wisconsin).

Clinton won Nevada 51-45 percent, California 52-43 percent, Arkansas 70-26 percent, Pennsylvania 55-45 percent, while Wisconsin was taken by Obama 58-41 percent.

(2008 primary results here)

One other thing: Scott Brown owes his victory to a good bit of luck. I really do think that if this election were two weeks from yesterday, all of the filth thrown at Brown by Olbermann and the mini-Keiths at MSDNC would have entered the local media markets. In the end, Brown only won 51.9 percent to 47.1 percent.

No doubt we’ll now see a concerted effort by the Left to kill all the Republican challengers in their cribs before they have a chance to develop mature campaigns.

Most Popular

Elections

The Stolen-Election Narrative Needs to End

Happy Cyber Monday! On the menu today: The president speculates that the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI may be involved in the effort to steal the election from him; China hopes that you and the rest of the world forget how the pandemic started; and the 2020 edition of the annual NR Cyber Monday shopping ... Read More
Elections

The Stolen-Election Narrative Needs to End

Happy Cyber Monday! On the menu today: The president speculates that the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI may be involved in the effort to steal the election from him; China hopes that you and the rest of the world forget how the pandemic started; and the 2020 edition of the annual NR Cyber Monday shopping ... Read More
White House

A Justified Pardon

President Trump’s pardon of retired General Michael Flynn, who fleetingly served as his first national-security adviser, was a justified act of clemency. You don’t have to be a fan of how Trump has wielded his pardon power (often recklessly and on behalf of friends and supporters) or believe that Flynn was ... Read More
White House

A Justified Pardon

President Trump’s pardon of retired General Michael Flynn, who fleetingly served as his first national-security adviser, was a justified act of clemency. You don’t have to be a fan of how Trump has wielded his pardon power (often recklessly and on behalf of friends and supporters) or believe that Flynn was ... Read More
Film & TV

The Brilliant, Scabrous Satire of The Boys

Mega-corporations are the new Nazis: Everybody hates them. The Left deplores them for exploiting workers; the Right despises them for injecting woke politics into everything. The cracked superhero series The Boys capitalizes on the unifying potential of this enmity, and what’s more, it’s being brought to us ... Read More
Film & TV

The Brilliant, Scabrous Satire of The Boys

Mega-corporations are the new Nazis: Everybody hates them. The Left deplores them for exploiting workers; the Right despises them for injecting woke politics into everything. The cracked superhero series The Boys capitalizes on the unifying potential of this enmity, and what’s more, it’s being brought to us ... Read More