November 6, 2014 Archives

November 6, 2014 Archives

Carville: "No Other Way To Describe" Election Than As A "Real Thumping"

BILL O'REILLY: First of all Carville, you're going to owe me a big expensive dinner because Mary Landrieu in Louisiana is going to lose. And you know it. 200,000 voted for the third candidate who was more conservative than her primary challenger and they're not voting for her. So she's done. JAMES CARVILLE: I dissent, but go ahead. O'REILLY:

Howard Kurtz: How Did The Media and Pollsters Get The Midterms So Wrong?

BRET BAIER, SPECIAL REPORT: Let's take a look back tonight at how the mainstream media covered the momentous elections this week. FOX News media analyst and host of FOX's Media Buzz Howard Kurtz reports on why so many were so wrong about so much. HOWARD KURTZ: In the blur of midterm media coverage, the Maryland governor's race never got

Fournier: Obama Denying Shellacking Was "Beneath The Office"

RON FOURNIER, NATIONAL JOURNAL: I was thinking today, when I was a kid, me and my two brothers all about the same age, our parents would get mad at us for fighting. Stop fighting and swat us, maybe and send us to our room, and the first thing we would do when we got in the room is start fighting again, and it's exactly what happened this week in Wa

Sen. Scott vs. MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: I Got An "F" From NAACP Because I Believe Liberal Policies Failed

THOMAS ROBERTS, MSNBC: Sir, you said you that are concerned. This is Thomas Roberts, by the way. You said you are concerned about kids that are growing up in the wrong zip code and like yourself that had a tough start on the way out. But if we look at agencies that are following some of your voting records, they have concern and the NAACP has given

Krauthammer: Obama Showing "Arrogance And Contempt For The Voice Of The People"

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, first of all I disagree. I don't think the message of this election was get stuff done. I think the message -- that would be true, if it were an anti-incumbent election. In fact, it was not. It was a repudiation of what the Democrats are doing. Stop doing that. And it was at every level, House, Senate, governorships and t

Axelrod: Republicans "Need To Show That They Can Work With This President"

DAVID AXELROD: Well, some of us were concerned about this election because of the turf on which these races were being fought and the historic pattern that wasn't in favor of the president. Some of the events leading into the election weren't helpful as well. Absolutely the president should respond. You have to look forward. The important thing is

Reporter to Earnest: "Is The President A Leader Of A Coalition That Doesn't Vote?"

JARED RIZZI, SIRIUSXM: The president in campaign events for years has said, "Don't boo, vote." People booed, they didn't necessarily vote. Yesterday when he spoke he made a point to speak to the two-thirds of Americans who decided not to show up. Is the president a leader of a coalition that doesn't vote? JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: Well, I'll sa

Halperin: Hillary Clinton The "Loser" Of Midterm Elections

MARK HALPERIN, BLOOMBERG POLITICS: The loser from last night in the a 2016 context: Hillary Clinton. I can't like spell this out exactly, but here's the thing. The party is now in disarray. Hillary Clinton and her team are so cautious, they overthink and overanalyze everything. And this gives them a lot of new complexity to deal with, I just think

Condi Rice on Dem Racism Charges: "I Find It Insulting As A Republican Black Woman From The South"

DR. CONDOLEEZZA RICE, FMR. SECRETARY OF STATE: We’re not race blind. Of course we have racial tensions. The United States has made enormous progress in race relations and it is the best place on earth to be a minority. The idea that you would play such a card and try fear mongering among minorities just because you disagree with Republicans, that

MSNBC's Schultz: Midterm Election "Complete Rejection" Of Obama

ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC: There were two press conferences today. The first one, the new incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, focused, to the point, very direct. The president later, on subject after subject, almost rambling, certainly looking for all the right words in a very conciliatory tone. But how far will the president actually go? Las

Earnest: Obama Has "Genuine Openness To Changing The Way He Does Business" If GOP Finds "Common Ground"

MARA LIASSON, NPR: My question was you did try a change after the last time you last a house in Congress and I'm wondering if there is some lessons you drew from that experience that makes you not want to take the same kind of strategy this time? JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: Hmm, well that's an interesting question. I guess the reason that's a har

Boehner: No Chance Of Immigration Reform If Obama Acts Unilaterally

QUESTION: Mr. Speaker, as the president moves forward on immigration and acts alone on immigration, is that going to poison the well for any type of cooperation between this new Republican majority and the White House? SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: You've all heard me say starting two years yesterday that our immigration system is broken and needs to b

Tom Bevan on Chicago Tonight: Behind Bruce Rauner's Big Victory

Tom Bevan, executive editor of RealClearPolitics, political journalist Dave McKinney, and Amanda Vinicky from Illinois Public Radio join Chicago Tonight to discuss the results of Illinois Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner's victory over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and how so many polls missed Rauner's big win. TOM BEVAN, REALCLEARPOLITICS: This was

Earnest to Karl: Obama's Policies "Are Strongly Supported" By Those Who Voted

JON KARL, ABC NEWS: If you remember back to the days when the government shutdown was dominant in the news, the president said, "if you don't like a particular policy, go out and win an election." So, apparently those who didn't like a lot of particular policies of this White House went out and won a bunch of elections. Doesn't that suggest that th

O'Reilly: Democrats Got Their "Butts Kicked" Because of Obama

BILL O'REILLY: They earned the thrashing. The Democratic Party led by President Obama has failed to lift the American economy, has not provided enough protections for the American people. The Democratic leader in the senate, Harry Reid, blocked most meaningful reform bills, allowing bad policies to continue. And the American people know it. About 6

Rachel Maddow: Liberal Ideas Won Big On State Ballots

RACHEL MADDOW: Last night, voters in the deep, deep red state of Nebraska had a chance to vote on whether to raise the minimum wage. They voted yes by an 18 point margin in Nebraska. In Alaska they voted to raise the minimum wage by a 38 point margin, it was on the ballot in Arkansas where it won by 32 points, even in South Dakota they voted for it

"Special Report" Online: Biggest Winners Of The Midterms

Bret Baier hosts Mara Liasson, Charles Krauthammer, and George Will: in-depth post-election roundup.

Glenn Beck: Falling Oil Prices & Obama-GOP Fight Make "Dangerous Time"

GLENN BECK: I think the other thing that you are right about, Bill, is the economy and what people aren't talking about yet, is gas prices have gone down. That's a really good thing for Americans. However, when it goes -- when the price of a barrel of oil goes to $77 and below, a sustained price of $75 a dollars a barrel is not good for Russia

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Dems Lost Because They Distanced Themselves From Obama Too Much

KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL, THE NATION: There was a really interesting story in August about President Obama. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi come to him and say, you've got to help us with this bill and this bill and he said it's yours. So, I think there's a lot of resentment in the party where the president hasn't stood with the party and fought the party

Steve Hayes: Framers Rolling Over In Graves Over Obama's Executive Action Rhetoric

STEVE HAYES, WEEKLY STANDARD: This is the president as his most disingenuous. First he said he was willing to work the Republicans on it. Then he said when he announces executive action, not if, but when he announces executive action Republicans aren't going to like it. And then he finally says that Congress should just pass something that can ove

Did Democrats Overplay the War on Women?

Carl Cannon and Scott Conroy discuss cases where Democrats may have gone too far accusing their opponents of a "war on women." CARL CANNON, REALCLEARPOLITICS: This war on women thing seems to have run its course, don't you think? SCOTT CONROY, REALCLEARPOLITICS: Yes, there was a lot of discussion about whether "Mark Uterus" in Co

Midterm Election Postmortem

Carl M. Cannon and Scott Conroy discuss the big winners and losers of this year's midterm elections.

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