Ron Meyer

Ron Meyer

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Ron Meyer is the editor of Red Alert Politics. In 2015, Ron was elected to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, serving the Broad Run District. He is also the former spokesman of Young America's Foundation and president of Springboard Media Strategies. He has been a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and radio shows across the nation. Email him at rmeyer@redalertpolitics.com.

Articles From Ron

DeVos vs. Sanders on free college: “Nothing in life is really free” [VIDEO]

Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos arrives with former senator Joe Lieberman (right) and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., before testifying Tuesday on Capitol Hill at her confirmation hearing.

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education, had… let’s say ‘lively’ questions from Senate Democrats at Tuesday’s confirmation hearings. One of the most interesting moments came during Senator Bernie Sanders’ questions. Sanders, an admitted socialist and proponent of tuition-free college, challenged DeVos, saying, “some of us believe we should make […]

Obama’s Legacy: U.S. ranks 23rd of 30 on economic inequality

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No matter which Party or ideology you belong to, growing economic inequality should concern you. If America’s economy isn’t producing economic empowerment for vast swaths of the country, no one should be satisfied. Democrats tend to talk more about inequality — especially President Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders — but the latest report from the […]

Dear Republicans: Listen to Rand Paul (& Donald Trump) on Obamacare repeal

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Someone please tell me congressional Republicans aren’t this dim. Any plan to repeal Obamacare without a conservative replacement, with phasing out of the least destructive elements slowly, is doomed to disturb millions of Americans —  many of whom have already seen spiking premiums and deductibles under Obamacare. Not only are Republicans considering repealing without replacement, […]

Only 14 Senators wanted to balance the budget and save millennials from debt

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Senate Republicans proved this week that most of them aren’t serious about leaving a sustainable federal government to future generations. Senator Rand Paul put forth a reasonable alternative budget proposal earlier this week to balance the budget within five years, while also maintaining the language needed to repeal Obamacare. The current Republican leadership-backed version would […]

The irony of Pelosi’s “Grandma living in the guest room” remark [VIDEO]

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Former Speaker and current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has said some hyperbolic — and often accidentally funny — remarks in her long career. Speaking on Wednesday about what will happen if Obamacare is repealed, she said, “You want Grandma living in the guest room? You repeal the Affordable Care Act. You go along with–this […]

Obama’s legacy is college affordability? No, the opposite is true

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President Obama’s last Weekly Address of 2016 sounded more like a campaign speech — a campaign speech to promote his legacy. In his closing, he listed four big accomplishments. One stood out as particularly curious. He said he achieved “helping more young people afford a higher education.” In fact, this was the first thing he listed. […]

New 75-year record for young Americans living at home: Blame government, not millennials

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This op-ed originally ran in the Washington Examiner.  A higher percentage of young Americans live with either their parents, siblings, or other family members now than at any time in the last 75 years. Data from Trulia shows that 40 percent of young people ages 18-to-34 were living with their parents — the highest percentage […]

Not so safe space: Gallup shows colleges aren’t inclusive to minority groups

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College campuses are billed as the most progressive spots on earth — where everyone can have a safe space, free of offensive ideas and triggering topics. But, a new massive survey from Gallup shows otherwise. Gallup teamed up with Purdue University and sampled nearly 11,500 college grads from August to October of this year. The […]

Disney’s Star Wars screenwriters need to shut up about politics

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Disney hired two winners to write Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  I am a lifelong Star Wars fanatic. I was the kid who played with and collected dozens (maybe hundreds) of Star Wars action figures growing up. Those were the only toys I remember. I was Luke Skywalker for multiple Halloweens. I would watch Star […]

Obama says “young people” will save Democrats. He’s wrong

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Rolling Stone has put President Barack Obama on their cover ten times, and in their final “exit interview” of his presidency, Obama revealed why he thought Hillary Clinton lost the White House. In our analysis of the election, we showed Donald Trump won two million more millennials (18-to-35 year-olds) than expected, outperforming our Millennial Poll Average […]

Data: Dems’ millennial base shrunk 16% in 2016, GOP’s grew

Democrats are losing ground with America's future. (AP Photo)

As more data surfaces after the election, it reveals more bad news for the future of the Democrat Party. The news was bad enough for Hillary Clinton, but a new expanded report from CIRCLE shows it wasn’t just Clinton who had a rough night. Clinton was hoping to ride a last-minute millennial vote wave to […]

Why millennials should look forward to President Trump

A memo to millennials -- and those protesting the election. (AP Photo)

  Contrary to original projections, millions more millennials ended up voting for Donald Trump for president. Our Millennial Polling Average, which took the mean of the latest eight polls, expected him to win between 25 and 27 percent of the under-30 vote. However, Trump won 37 percent, according to multiple exit polls — that 10 […]

Report: Millions more millennials voted for Trump than projected

A crowd of supporters react as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump makes his way into the Lackawanna College Student Union building in Scranton, Pa.. (Jason Farmer/The Times & Tribune via AP)

Polling indicated leading up to the election that Hillary Clinton was going to win the youth vote decisively. Red Alert Politics Millennial Poll Average, which consists of the mean of the last eight polls, showed Hillary Clinton had 53 percent support from millennials while Trump had 25 percent.  Some polls had Clinton as high as […]

‘Ashamed, yet relieved’: Why Trump skeptics broke for Trump

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  In conversations with Republican skeptics of Donald Trump and from the exit poll data, it’s clear this group broke hard for President-Elect Trump yesterday. Trump won a higher percentage of Republicans than Hillary Clinton won of Democrats. In my conversations, one voter told me a phrase that stuck out that I believe speaks for the […]

How Trump Won: Millennials helped close the gap, data shows

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Very few data and political experts saw Donald Trump winning Wisconsin. Most didn’t see him winning Florida, and North Carolina — and keeping it close in Virginia. As of right now, it appears Trump will win both the popular vote and has a good chance to get to 270 electoral votes before the sun rises […]

Final prediction: How millennials will vote

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Predictions in politics are a dangerous business, but also pretty entertaining. We’re going to give it a shot. Red Alert Politics started calculating the average of polls that include data on the millennial vote; we called it the Millennial Poll Average. But, just because it’s an average of good polls doesn’t mean it will be […]

Wash. Post says FBI letter made ‘little impact.’ Their polling says otherwise

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As if anyone really doubted that the Washington Post abandoned objectivity years ago, this last week proved it. First, the Post has gone into full attack mode on FBI Director James Comey after praising him earlier in the year. Now, they’re so in the tank for Clinton that they are minimizing the significance of their own […]

New ABC/WaPo poll: Trump tied, fueled by 22% millennial swing

Will millennials be her downfall? (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

While the Washington Post may be writing everything they can to save Hillary Clinton’s campaign — launching a massive offensive against FBI Director James Comey — the latest Washington Post/ABC poll shows the damage may already be done. Scandals have driven poll numbers in October, and despite only about half of respondents in the poll […]

Hillary breaks 50% in RAP’s ‘Millennial Poll Average’: It’s Trump’s fault

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Hillary Clinton has finally broken 50 percent in Red Alert Politics‘ Millennial Poll Average. Since we began tracking the average around the conventions, Clinton has never gotten anywhere close to 50 percent support — until the first week in October changed everything. As recently as mid-September Clinton’s average was actually below 40 percent in our average. During that […]

A Utah win for McMullin could change history’s view on 2016

In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Brynnley Pyne pretends to kiss a cardboard cutout of Evan McMullin as McMullin supporters rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown and fringe candidate, McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump's crudeness and antics. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP, File)

A year ago, no one would have guessed that Utah would be a swing state in the presidential election. After all, it is the most reliably Republican state in the union. But Utah isn’t a swing state because Hillary Clinton is doing well, it’s because it’s the one state a third party candidate could actually […]