Morning Briefing for October 20, 2009

RedState Morning Briefing
For October 20, 2009


1. Joe Biden Says We Are In A Depression

I though the stimulus was working.Sean Hannity brings us some video of Joe Biden this week contradicting everything we have heard from the White House so far. According to Joe Biden, the American economy is not in a recession, but a depression.We’ve got the video. And we owe Hannity a big thanks because you and I both know everyone else would bury this but for Sean and Fox News. No wonder the White House has declared war on them.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Baucus Bill Will Kill You If Implemented or If Dropped On Your Head

The Baucus bill is finally out.It came in at 1,502 pages.The Clinton health care bill was only 1,342 pages.The Baucus bill has more pages than the last two Harry Potter books. Keep in mind that the last Harry Potter book was so thick they’re making it into two movies instead of one.The Bill Number is S. 1796.If Republicans don’t go along with the Democrats, Harry Reid is threatening to drop copies of the bill on their heads.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. RedState Readers Stimulate the Economy

Congratulations RedState readers.We have supported a small business, made a statement, and attracted the attention of the Wall Street Journal.”Since last Wednesday morning, Ron’s Home & Hardware has received roughly 240 orders for five-pound bags of rock salt. While buyers were scattered around the country, each requested the same delivery address in Portland, Maine – one of six state offices for U.S. Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe.”John M. Thieling, co-founder of the Indianapolis-based company, says an employee turned to the Web for an explanation and found a blog entry on RedState.com urging readers to order bags of rock salt from Amazon.com and mail them to the senator’s office. Ron’s Home & Hardware sells rock salt through Amazon.”Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Dick Armey Heads to NY-23 for Hoffman

It has been much rumored, but not fully confirmed until now. Dick Armey, the House Majority Leader after the 1994 Conservative Revolution will go to New York to campaign for Doug Hoffman.In an exclusive conversation with RedState, Armey explains his reasons.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. The Bananization of Our Republic Continues

Desperate men do desperate things, and those who have any doubt just how desperate the Dems are over passing health reform should read the Washington Post editorial that puts the lie to what the White House and Senate Majority Leader Reid are attempting to do — put $241 billion in new health reform spending off-budget.Off-budget is Washington speak for lets-spend-the-money-but-not-count-that-we-are-spending-it. Taking ever so slight liberties with Senator Gregg´s recent comments, this is more bananization of our republic.Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. Charlie Rangel to Puerto Rico: Wouldn’t it be a shame if something happened to your grandmother

Earlier, we noted that Charlie Rangel has been getting huge numbers of contributions from the Virgin Islands, and we tied it to his blocking legislation that cuts payments to rum producers in the Virgin Islands.Several weeks ago, the Washington Times reported that Puerto Rico has turned on the contributions also. What’s going on?The answer is that Charlie Rangel is holding Puerto Rican grandmothers hostage (via Medicare payments) to protect his rum buddies.Please click here for the rest of the post.