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Morning Briefing for January 20, 2009

RedState Morning Briefing
For January 20, 2010

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A year ago today, Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States. Today, he wakes up rejected by the independents who elected him and a social pariah within the Democrat Party. Outside of the Congressional Black Caucus and a handful of far left seats in Congress, it is hard, this morning, to imagine any Democrat wanting Barack Obama to go out on the campaign trail. Every statewide candidate for whom Obama has campaigned since his election has lost.

1. Obama’s Unicorn of Hope and Change Died Under the Weight of Ted Kennedy’s Ego

2. NEXT.

3. The Ungovernability of the American Republic

4. New York Democrat Official to Switch Parties; Run for Governor?

5. Boxer: Don’t Worry, Obamacare Pays for Abortion

6. Vice President Biden v Senator Biden on Filibuster

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1. Obama’s Unicorn of Hope and Change Died Under the Weight of Ted Kennedy’s Ego

In Massachusetts, Barack Obama’s unicorn of hope and changed died under the weight of Ted Kennedy’s ego. The left gets angry when it is pointed out, but it is an objective fact.Once Kennedy’s condition became terminal, he could have resigned his seat in favor of an appointment or special election. Instead, the Democrats and Kennedy decided he should martyr himself to advance socialized medicine in America. Had he resigned before the health care debate began, the Republican victory in Massachusetts would be a myth. Instead, it is now a reality. Yes, you can credit Ted Kennedy with killing health care, not just Mary Jo Kopechne.ObamaCare was on life support. Scott Brown just removed its feeding tube thanks to Ted Kennedy.There are ten other things to take away from Scott Brown’s victory. . .Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. NEXT.

This message goes out to every vulnerable Democratic Congressman representing a Republican or even centrist district – and after tonight, who among you is not vulnerable? It is a simple message: we can do this the easy way, or we can do it the hard way. The easy way is, you suddenly decide that you have a burning desire to spend more time with your families. So you don’t run for re-election, you walk off stage technically undefeated, and you go join a lobbying firm. The hard way is, you do run for re-election, and we pry you out of your seats.We want to do this the hard way. We will enjoy doing it.That’s your only warning. And remember: nobody is going to be able to save you. If the President, the DSCC, the DCCC, the DNC, the SEIU, ACORN, and the netroots couldn’t manage a win in Massachusetts… what do you think that they can do for you?Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. The Ungovernability of the American Republic

When the left starts talking about nations becoming ungovernable, stock up on guns and ammo, because that usually means they’ll start forcefully agitating for a more governable country according to their definition of governability.That is a real and very inconvenient fact of history spread across continents.And thus it begins here.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. New York Democrat Official to Switch Parties; Run for Governor?

Remember back when the Republican party was dead in the northeast? It now appears to be a growth industry.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Boxer: Don’t Worry, Obamacare Pays for Abortion

This morning the president’s health care rationing bill may be facing its own death panel. But for yesterday at least, Democrat leaders claim that they are just days away from enacting this monstrosity. If the Senate bill is about to come for a vote in the House – as some suggest – ‘pro-Life Democrats’ will have to explain their vote for a bill that Barbara Boxer says provides government coverage for abortions.Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. Vice President Biden v Senator Biden on Filibuster

The left is organizing a public relations campaign to rid the Senate of the filibuster rule and they intend on using a strong arm tactic to exterminate dissent and debate. With a simple majority vote, many of the same Democrats who were apoplectic about Republican plans to rid the Senate of the filibuster for judicial nominees in 2005, are readying a parliamentary maneuver that they denounced during the Bush presidency. Consistency is not a strong point of politicians and Vice President Joe Biden has completed a flip flop on the filibuster than will make your head spin.Vice President Joe Biden, who is President of the U.S. Senate pursuant to the Constitution, has reversed his course on the filibuster.Please click here for the rest of the post.