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Last updated on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:39 pm

Paul Gatling

On Top of the World (OPINION)

Like The Beach Boys famously sang, “Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” The 1963 song seems a fitting description of the political landscape after the enormous Republican tidal wave of victories on Nov. 4, a pivotal day in Arkansas political history. Give credit to the Republican Party, on every level. You can debate qualifications and disagree with candidates of various political persuasions, but the campaigning of the Republicans was the difference. They were abundantly funded, very insistent and exceedingly coordinated in their message, piggybacking on the widespread unpopularity of the Democratic president and his policies. Voters responded decisively to the theme. As a result, Republicans now make up Arkansas’ entire Congressional delegation —... [ MORE ]

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