Morning Briefing for December 15, 2009

RedState Morning Briefing
For December 15, 2009

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1. ObamaCare Supporters Have Been Wrong About Everything

To the Democrats, the ends justify the means to pass health care. Speaker Pelosi is widely rumored to have told an assembled K Street cognoscenti that she would sacrifice 30 Democratic House seats to get health care reform passed — and, of course, she said “We would do almost anything to pass a healthcare bill.”The White House has convinced itself that it in the interest of all Democratic Members of Congress for ObamaCare to pass.But the reality is that ObamaCare is a political failure, and therefore it is not in the political interest of Members of Congress to pass ObamaCare.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Pew and the Democratic War on Science.

For the record, I don’t actually care if somebody believes in stuff like astrology. But fair’s fair, and if we’re going to have to listen to liberal elites sneering about creationists, said elites can take the time to explain why they don’t sneer at astrology devotees.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Why are we paying for Congress’s laundry?

Earl Glynn has a fascinating look at congressional expenditures that taxpayers are paying for.Guam’s Delegate, for example, had all of us pick up $6,090.00 in food expenditures in Guam. Madeleine Bordalio may have no vote in Congress, but she can stick it to the taxpayers nonetheless.There’s also an $8.80 laundry bill taxpayers paid for and a whole lot more. Most interesting to me is that the Guam Delegate who has no vote and is only there because we took Guam from Spain in a war over a century ago and wanted to be kind has billed the taxpayers for more than any of the guys who can actually vote.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Despite Claiming Otherwise, the NRSC Endorses Carly Fiorina

I realize we’re playing adolescent word games with the NRSC when it comes to Carly Fiorina. Just last week, John Cornyn said the NRSC would not be endorsing anyone, including Carly Fiorina.Reconciling that with the fact that the NRSC is entering into a joint fundraising venture with Fiorina is impossible.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Charlie Crist Lies Again About Marco Rubio

It is called projection. The big spending, tax-hiking cover of the Florida accuses his opponent who has always been committed to cutting spending and taxes as being a big spending tax hiker.Come on, Charlie. Even the media is calling you out for your lies.Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. LF 9: The Religion of Government

RedState continues its review of Jonah Goldberg’s book LIberal Fascism.”But it’s worth looking at Reich as a true acolyte of the religion of government.”When I came to the above sentence, it occurred to me that the same could be said for many of the most prominent liberal / progressive / statist politicians in today’s world. “Man-made global warming” is obviously one of the religions of today’s Democratic Party. If Abortion isn’t the most sacred of the faiths, it’s really far up there. But Jonah Goldberg points out the truth of the matter is that Hillary Clinton and others are true religious believers in the power of Government as a religion or a faith.Please click here for the rest of the post.