Morning Briefing for January 6, 2009

RedState Morning Briefing
For January 6, 2010

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1. Roll Tide!

Okay, so this post really isn’t about the Crimson Tide, but there is a crimson tide out there this morning — the Democrat dead pool.Bill Ritter, the Governor of Colorado, is gone.Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) is gone.Chris Dodd (D-CT) is gone.All three announced on the same day.These three come on the heels of all the other Democrats retiring and Parker Griffith switching to the GOP.Meanwhile Evan Bayh is looking more and more vulnerable in Indiana.Something is happening. Whatever it is is most definitely bad for Democrats and good for freedom.The crimson tide of Democrat destruction rolls on. Is it a coincidence that Alabama has an elephant as its mascot?And yes, this post is dedicated to Joe Scarborough, righteous fan of Alabama and now purveyor of eponymous premium Starbucks coffee.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Musings on the Terrorist Threat, our ‘Citizen of the World’ President, and Sundries

For years, Democrats have told us that one of the biggest problems in America is that we’re not taken care of well enough by our government. From government health care, to Social Security, to further reduced minimum ages of mandatory government school attendance, to tighter restrictions on the rights of personal armament and self defense, the left has long sought — and continues to seek — to wrap every American in a governmental security blanket from which there can be no escape.Thank goodness there were a few Americans on flight 253 from Amsterdam on Christmas Day who had the wherewithal, the independence, and the assertiveness to take down a wannabe killer instead of simply sitting idly by like lambs awaiting slaughter, unsure of what to do in the face of their government’s failure to prevent them from being put in such an awful situation.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Collective Bargaining Has Hurt Border Patrol, TSA Shouldn’t Make Same Mistake

In light of the Christmas terror attempt, we must make sure that our airport security is as strong as possible. Unfortunately, Democrats in the Senate appear intent on confirming a new leader for the Transporation Security Administration (TSA), that would presumably make good on President Obama’s campaign promise to union bosses that he’d force TSA into collective bargaining even though it would weaken our security. [A nominee who has also submitted false testimony to Congress about improperly accessing private background information.] If that were to happen, the same union bureaucracy that has crippled the American auto industry and made service at Post Offices the punch line to jokes could soon be a way of life at America’s airports.If TSA were forced to collectively bargain with union bosses it could weaken security by . . .Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Democrats are Worried in Massachusetts

I’ve got more and more people telling me the Democrats are actually worried about Scott Brown now.We have to be careful though. This race is going to be won or lost on Massachusetts issues. Gov. Patrick is not exactly popular right now. There are other issues up there. Our temptation is going to be to make it a national race about health care.It is true that were Scott Brown elected, health care would pretty much be DOA in the Senate. But, if this race is nationalized and Scott Brown loses, the Dems will try hard to spin it as a victory for Obama. We’re in a catch 22 over it.That said, given that no one would be surprised if the Democrat won up there, we might as well see what we can do for Scott Brown. If he does not win, we are hold steady at the status quo. If he wins? Game changer.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Crist’s Boy Greer Goes Down

Reports are all over the net pointing to the ouster of Jim Greer as the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Greer is a Crist loyalist, hand picked by Crist presumably to provide the needed support for his Senate aspirations for 2010.After months of interference in the Republican primary Party members in Florida have decided it’s time for Greer to go. Not a second too soon if you ask me.So where does that leave the RPOF? Good hands, that’s where.The overwhelming speculation is that John Thrasher, who was supported by Jeb Bush, will be taking over the Party.This is good news. Celebrate by donating to Marco Rubio.These are the fruits of our activism.Please click here for the rest of the post.