Morning Briefing for October 19, 2009

RedState Morning Briefing
For October 19, 2009


1. Barack Obama’s Budget Deficit Is Bigger Than His Ego

Naturally the White House waited until Friday evening to let this news out. It is catastrophic to his agenda even though he’ll want to blame George Bush.”The deficit for Fiscal Year 2009, which ended Sept. 30, came in at a record $1.42 trillion, more than triple the record set just last year. In addition, future deficits are currently projected to total $9.1 trillion in the coming decade.”Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Fun With Ratings: How’s that Boycott Against Beck Working Out?

Olbermann 8pm + Maddow 9pm + Olbermann 10pm + Maddow 11pm + 109,000 other people = Beck at 5pm.So . . . um . . . how’s that boycott against Beck going? The one designed to get him off the air? Sure there have been some advertisers who fled. There have been many more who were never there, but claimed to be part of the boycott.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. The Left is Shocked! Shocked! by Facebook Assassination Poll

A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday night/Monday morning, a poll at the social networking site Facebook asked the question: “Should Obama Be Killed?”As soon as the objectionable poll was noticed, the site’s management pulled it down. Meanwhile, over at DailyKos, one commenter observed: “Can you imagine what would have happened if there had been a FB poll like this about Bush? It would have been taken down in a nanosecond, and the poster would have received a special ‘visit’ from the FBI.”Can we imagine? Well, as a matter of fact, “Yes, We Can!”Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Race Pimps and Their Funders

Race Pimp Al Sharpton used his National Action Network to run the campaign against Rush Limbaugh’s ownership of the St. Louis Rams.Like most race pimps, Sharpton takes his bullhorn to corporate America and demands that they either pay up or be tarred and feathered as racists. It is the race pimp equivalent of the mob protection racket.The National Legal and Policy Center has put together a list of corporations who have paid off Al Sharpton to keep him from bring his bullhorn and Tawana Brawley to their doorstep.You might like to call them and get them to stop funding the race pimps of America.The information is in the main story.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Holy Cow! A Nuclear Bomb Goes Off in the Florida Senate Race

Only three months ago, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, declared by Barack Obama to be his favorite Republican, maintained a 30 point lead over Marco Rubio.The Chamber of Commerce this weekend released a new poll this weekend that has lots of people buzzing in Florida. Only days after Crist’s top supporters began to buzz that Crist might drop out of the race, the Chamber of Commerce shows, “Among likely Republican voters, 44 percent back Crist for the Senate and 30 percent would vote for Marco Rubio.”Keep in mind that we have many months to go and Rubio keeps getting closer and closer to the lead.Friends, this race must be a Hill to Die On for conservatives across the country. This race is not about Florida. This race is about the future of the nation and the direction of the Republican Party. Will we go toward ever bigger government and greater spending, or will we return to a government that, in Abraham Lincoln’s words, “lets every man make himself”?Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. Saving of Darfur tabled for the indefinite future.

There is no reason to be surprised at this, by the way. This administration doesn’t keep its campaign promises.Please click here for the rest of the post.