Written by Leonardo Blair
After last Tuesday’s impressive showing by the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans now control 68 of 98 partisan state legislatures, the highest in the party’s history
A recent Real Clear Politics analysis highlighted that on top of boasting the majority in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representative, Republicans currently control the governorship and both houses of the legislature in 23 states. That number could jump to 24 if Sean Parnell wins re-election in Alaska. Democrats meanwhile have that kind of control in just seven states.
According to the report, Republicans had performed poorly in state legislative elections for most of the postwar era. Democrats on the other hand, controlled the majority of chambers for most of the second half of the 20th century, often controlling between 60 and 80 chambers.… Continue Reading
Before the election, the Christian Emergency League challenged believers to not just vote for the lesser of two evils but only for those who deserve our vote. Those who deserve our vote must at least speak for the unborn and recognize God’s establishment of the family based on husband and wife. This we submit is a minimum.
What we see unfortunately in Illinois is that most voters in our state are not concerned with such when it comes to voting. Sadly economic self-interest and the status quo seem to be more important than truth. The Illinois Republican party seems to totally dismiss even the words of the Preamble of the Republican Party written just two years ago:
“The principles written in the Constitution are secured by the character of the American people.… Continue Reading
Many of the newly empowered Republicans understand the deeper meaning behind last week’s historic election. It was a wholesale rejection not only of Barack Obama, but also of the worldview he represents.
By Robert Knight
Tuesday’s Republican wave election was not just about the economy, repealing ObamaCare, illegal immigration, failed foreign policy or the nation’s nearly $18 trillion debt.
It was about all of that, but it was really about electing adults to escort America safely off Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.
This is where multiple-choice exit polls fail to do justice. ObamaCare’s unpopularity was huge, but how do you quantify public disgust with a ruling party’s lawlessness and arrogance, combined with lawless judges and a media that refuses to do honest reporting? You count the votes.
“Right track” and “wrong track” surveys do not quite do the job.… Continue Reading
The American people sent an unmistakable message to Washington, D.C.: Voters expect Republicans in Congress to listen and fight for the conservative agenda they ran on.
- Every single newly elected Republican Senator ran on the full repeal of Obamacare. In most competitive races it was the top issue. Over 40,000 ads against Obamacare were run on behalf of winning candidates. The Republican House and Senate must now keep those campaign promises and use reconciliation to send a bill repealing Obamacare to the President.
- All but one of the newly elected Republican Senators ran a strong campaign in favor of securing the border and opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants.
- Every single newly elected Republican Senator ran in support of an agenda for hard-working middle class Americans that reduces spending, lowers taxes, and balances the budget-not in support of corporate welfare, bloated government spending bills, and endless debt-ceiling increases.
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Written by Don Irvine
After blowing back-to-back opportunities in 2010 and 2012 to retake control of the Senate—thanks to numerous gaffes by inexperienced candidates—Republicans decided that the 2014 group of candidates would get mandatory media training under the direction of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).
According to Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, Manu Raju and John Bresnahan, the NRSC had trackers meet the candidates at the airports as soon as they emerged from security, and whisked them away to begin the media boot camp.
During two days of eight-hour sessions, the candidates practiced in front of a camera and were drilled on policy. They were also shown footage of two of the biggest bumblers from 2012—Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock—as examples of what not to do.
The pros who were there to help the candidates included Jon Kraushar, who handles much of the on-camera training for Fox News, Mitt Romney’s policy director Lanhee Chen and CNN’s S.E.… Continue Reading
Written by Pastor John Kirkwood
While Sandra Fluke and the “Abortion Barbie” – Wendy Davis were soundly defeated on Tuesday night and all over the country thrilling Pro-Life victories were taking place, Mammon and Moloch stole the show in Illinois. With Bruce Rauner’s victory in the gubernatorial election, there’s a new sheriff in town and he’s not partial to the unborn or to Biblical marriage.
Illinois was the cesspool that polluted the nation with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, and David Axelrod, all graduates of the Paul Alinsky School of Soft Insurrection. But now, with a Rauner/Kirk axis victorious across the state, Illinois is primed to sweep the nation and set the table for a new Republican modus operandi.
The Socially liberal – fiscal conservative model has triumphed in Illinois and every establishment Republican across the nation has heard the RINO whistle and will rally to its pride parade.
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Written by David E. Smith
It is time to vote!
You can find out what the candidates’ positions are on issues that matter to you and your family by visiting ILVoterGuide.com. It’s Illinois’ most detailed voter guide! Knowing what the candidates you vote for believe is critical, especially in the Illinois General Assembly, where only one or two votes can decide if anti-family policies get passed into law. And make no mistake, one or two votes are what advances or stops legislation of moral concern — especially on important issues related to life and religious liberty.
Go to: ILVoterGuide.com
Simply log in, enter your address, and the IFA Voter Guide will direct you to only those races on your ballot!
SHARE this resource with everyone you know! Forward this email to friends and family so they have FREE access to the IFA Voter Guide, too!… Continue Reading
The 2014 General Election is this Tuesday and voters in Illinois will head to the polls to elect a Governor, U.S. Senator and numerous other legislative offices. One section, however, that is often overlooked are judicial candidates. With recent onslaught of pervasive rulings that have come from the various judicial rulings, it is painfully clear that cannot overlook this portion of the ballot.
Though it would be an enormous endeavor to seek out information on every judicial election throughout the state, Illinois Family Action is recommending several resources to help voters make informed decisions.
The Illinois Citizens for Life score card has made endorsements for numerous courts throughout the state and can be found HERE.
For voters from Cook County, the Chicago Lesbian and Gay Bar Association have made endorsements for judicial elections where one can vote in the opposite way based on their recommendations, CLICK HERE to view.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael Medved
If it’s somehow racist and discriminatory to require identification as a condition for voting, then how is it any less discriminatory to impose similar conditions for air travel, mortgages, receiving or cashing government checks, or purchasing guns?
Voting is a crucial right—but so is the ability to purchase property or to keep and bear arms. The Democratic claim that black people don’t have equal access to identification is obviously false: black voting participation in crucial states actually went up after new rules requiring ID as a condition of voting.
The Democratic attacks on the GOP for “voter suppression” are merely another example of perpetuating a narrative of victimization, in order to keep black voters frightened and dependent. Obviously, the best way to move those without identification into the mainstream of politics and the economy is to provide them with ID, not to pretend that they can function just as well without it.… Continue Reading