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Morning Briefing for October 12, 2010

RedState Morning Briefing
For October 12, 2010

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1. On the Battle Between Midgets vs. Tigers

In the battle between midgets versus tigers, the midgets can win. But a few of the midgets must sacrifice themselves to distract the tigers.This is precisely what is happening in the battle between the tea party and the establishment. The establishment controls the major party machines, the media, the fundraising tools, etc. The tea party is not in a fight against the Democrats or Republicans, but the establishment, which has grown out of touch with the people and is destroying the country. Democrat and Republican alike, the leadership of each is terrible and given voice by a media that is largely incapable of relating to the concerns of a group labeled fringe yet driving the election.The tea partiers are the midgets. The establishment politicians and media are the tigers.In Delaware, Christine O’Donnell is the midget sacrificing herself to the tiger of the mainstream media and establishment.Because of Christine O’Donnell’s willing sacrifice, the tigers are distracted. With only about twenty-two days left, the tigers are just now trying to refocus on Sharron Angle, Ken Buck, Mike Lee, Joe Miller, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, and Ron Johnson. Meanwhile, for the past five weeks or so, these candidates have built up leads or drawn even with their opponents.While the tigers have been taking out Christine O’Donnell, these candidates have surrounded the tigers and are preparing to slay the beasts.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Are You Astroturf?

For the last year and a half the TEA Party movement has rallied Americans around the cause of bringing fiscal responsibility back to our Government. We have protested. We have made catchy t-shirts. We have raised awareness. We have confronted our liberal representatives and served notice that they will soon join the unemployed.Each of those activities is important and has a place but now it’s time to put your money where your mouth is: Protest must become action.Winning requires action! It’s politics 101 that if you want to make policy then you must win politically. The only way to do that is to get more of your people to vote than the other guy turns out.On November 3rd, as we look back on this election, there will be no comfort in saying, “Well, we lost by 5% but check out those awesome signs and pun-ridden bumper stickers we had!!”Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. David Frum and the Limits to Deviancy

NewsReal Blog has done an investigative piece into one of its former writers. The writer, Alex Knepper, now writes for David Frum.Alex Knepper is a 20 year old adult who wrote longingly of CHILF’s. You, like I, probably have no idea what that is. If you know what a MILF is (NSFW, but you can google it), substitute the “mother” for “child”.What makes this relevant, despite its sordid nature, is NewsReal Blog having tipped off Frum to his employee’s behavior and other conservative sites giving this Alex Knepper character a forum. You’d like to think that had they known of his predilections, they would not.Beyond this being a derivative and foreseeably byproduct of sexualizing teens like Mylie Cyrus and the whole Bratz phenomenon, the problem we have here is people like David Frum giving a 20 year old who goes on a gay teen forum to engage in fantasies about sex with underage boys a forum to espouse views that Frum and others characterize as conservative or libertarian, thereby giving him a legitimacy no one should.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Turning the Lights On #2: Tim Walz & Nancy Pelosi’s NRA Endorsements

By now, you’ve probably heard that the NRA has endorsed Nancy Pelosi.Okay, so the NRA hasn’t officially endorsed Pelosi, but it’s leaders seem just fine with signing a Devil’s Pact with her.Having been a NRA member off and on for many years, like many, I too was a believer that the venerable gun-rights group was a firm defender in America’s Bill of Rights—all ten of them. At least that’s what I believed until recently. As it turns out, though, save the 2nd Amendment, the NRA no longer seems to care about the rest of the Bill of Rights at all.Especially troubling about today’s NRA is that fact that the organization has endorsed so many big-government Democrats in so many races, that gun owners might actually still take the NRA’s endorsement seriously. This is especially the case when the NRA endorses certain Democrats who, like Nancy Pelosi, would just as soon use the Constitution as a piece of Charmin, as opposed to the guiding principles to which our nation should be governed.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. “Economic Treason” & the Confiscation of America

Over the last year (and longer), we’ve written on the union push to nationalize America’s retirement system and how important the $165 billion union pension bailout bill is to union bosses and their lackeys in the Democratic Party. Moreover, for two years, we’ve written how America’s health care system will be socialized medicine within three to five years. We’ve also forewarned, before it was too late, how “Wall Street reform” opens the door for unions to re-order America’s companies into their own unionized image. We’ve shown how today’s union bosses are wholly lined up with global socialists and you saw the Marxist March on Washington last weekend. And, finally, we’ve told you how unions or their allies may already be stealing the November elections.Why has all of this been put before you? Very simply, to show you how unions and their minions in the Democratic party are stealing the nation out from under all of us.Please click here for the rest of the post.

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