EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for October 20, 2010
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Unions and Democrats are scared. They should be.Very soon, Democrats and their union bosses’ worst fears may soon be realized and, if they cannot continue their slight of hand, it may threaten their very existence. While it is true that Democrats and their union bosses are facing possibly debilitating losses on November 2nd, they are hiding the really bad news from voters until after November 2nd.Do you remember that promise we heard back in 2008 about transparency? Democrats and, in particular, then-candidate Barack Obama stated emphatically that “transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” What a joke that was. Well, it’s time to shed some light on the house of cards that is about to come crashing down on Democrats’ and union bosses’ heads. In June, a conversation took place in a hotel restaurant in Washington. As a latecomer to the conversation, it was easy to pick up that the topic that was the $165 billion union pension bailout bill introduced by Sen. Bob Casey [D-PA] in March.Upon introductions, one of the individuals stated, “this is Armageddon.”Please click here for the rest of the post.
I have told you this before and I will tell you this again. Unless you elect Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ken Buck, Ron Johnson, Dinno Rossi, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Sharron Angle, and Joe Miller, we will never see Obamacare repealed.Senator Judd Gregg is up today saying that repeal is not recommended.Here’s the thing — Senate leadership staff will say this is just Judd Gregg, who is retiring, and not reflective of the Senate GOP leadership. There is a problem though.In the past several weeks, there have been several closed door, off the record meetings of high dollar donors getting briefings from various elected officials, including several Senators. In each case the donors have been “reassured” by the Senators present that they have no intention of repealing Obamacare, just restructuring it.Please click here for the rest of the post.
Barack Obama and the Democrats have a story about this election. It goes like this. The Supreme Court ruled that corporations have free speech rights in the Supreme Court decision Citizens United. Since then, all this corporate money has flowed into campaigns, blah blah blah. And the press has completely accepted this line of thinking.It is complete nonsense. They probably want to concoct a falsehood so that this election somehow is not about the White House. But the reality is that their core narrative is simply false on its face.Please click here for the rest of the post.
To fans of the all-things Disney, one of the unions that represents workers at Disneyland (located in Anaheim, California) may have just crossed the line.Unite-HERE, the union that went through a nasty civil war and break-up, has had an ongoing labor dispute with Disneyland for nearly three years. Over the course of the three years, the union has rejected Disneyland’s contract offers, and has engaged in street theater as well as a hunger strike.Despite the more dramatic antics the union has engaged in, the union’s latest tactic of passing out flyers saying “Places like Disneyland are magnets for pedophiles” is drawing criticism.Please click here for the rest of the post.
It’s sad that this needs to be brought up, but it must: it would appear that the Netroots – as per their continuing habit of acting as if the American political system was identical to a pre-Giuliani Times Square peep show emporium – has gotten themselves in a bit of a scrape, again. Specifically, they spent several cheerful hours hooting and hollering over the way that THAT WOMAN suggested that the Tea Party not “party like it was 1773? before they noticed that… well, that the Boston Tea Party was in, well, 1773.A couple of things: first, this storyboard; which is both cruel and accurate.Second, while I understand and expect that your average online progressive blogger has about much awareness of American history as, say… Oh, this is awkward. An online progressive blogger would be the actual yardstick for ‘abysmally ignorant about American history.’ Nonetheless, while I understand that the Online Left is dumb… really, Gwen Ifill. You’re supposed to be one of the bright talking heads.Tsk, tsk.Please click here for the rest of the post.