Morning Briefing for February 23, 2010

RedState Morning Briefing For February 23, 2010

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1. Dems Can’t Figure Out if the House or Senate Goes First

The ObamaCare roll out has run right into, well, itself. From the true-believer-ObamaCare-cheerleader-a-go-go, Jonathan Cohn:“Apparently unresolved, still, is the question of which House votes first. And that’s no small thing.”The above is a classic example of irrational thought defined. They have no legislative language. (This is another way of saying they do not know what is going to be in the bill, or what it will say once they decide what to put in it.) They know House Dems are freaking out because ObamaCare is hated by the public, the seniors and the independent voters. They do not have a clear reconciliation strategy, despite their chest beating and big bet making while holding a pair of twos. They do not even know if they will start in the House or the Senate.This will end badly for the White House and the Dems.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Shock! Obama Campaign Promise Fulfilled!

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that … this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow.” – Barack Obama, June 3, 2008.… or stopped even. The prophecy of the One has been fulfilled!!!!”Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings.”Yet another card removed from the geodesic dome of cards that is AGW hysteria. The green scare is falling apart faster than furniture made from recycled materials, but you’ve got to listen to Britain if you want to read about it. The domestic, domesticated press haven’t the stomach for it.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Chicago Sun-Times Carries Water for the Mob’s Favorite Banker

In this incredible piece, the Chicago Sun-Times begins the long and arduous process of carrying water for the mob’s favorite banker, Democrat Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias. For those not familiar with Giannoulias’s sordid recent past, Giannoulias has admitted to approving a number of high-risk loans to convicted mobsters when he was acting as Vice President of his family’s bank (Broadway Bank); loans which contributed to Broadway Bank’s current financial crisis. Furthermore, while the bank was in dire financial straits, the bank mysteriously paid the Giannoulias family a substantial dividend. Furthermore, Broadway Bank made loans to entities owned in whole or part by convicted influence peddler and Obama booster Tony Rezko during Giannoulias’s tenure. And frankly, when it comes to Giannoulias this is just scratching the surface. However, if you thought the Chicago media couldn’t at least attempt to cover up for Giannoulias’s many, many indiscretions, think again. Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Daniels 2012?

Around here, we are trying to keep people focused on 2010, and for good reason. However, over the weekend, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels made an announcement that deserves at least a brief mention. Over the last year, Daniels has repeatedly and unequivocally denied that he will run in 2012. Over the weekend at the NGA meeting, Daniels for the first time expressly indicated an interest in running.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Sid Blumenthal’s Kid is a Lying Hack. Like Father Like Son.

You know Sid Blumenthal. He was Hilary Clinton’s hack in the White House who specialized in destroying other people through smears and lies.His son Max is taking Sid’s tactics to a new level with an attack on James O’Keefe so over the top that every major media outlet that ran the story has had to retract it. Max Blumenthal’s story was flat out not true.It’s important we keep up with these things because Blumenthal the Younger, unaccomplished in anything in life, is riding his daddy’s name to the bottom of the pile of bile. The left will keep subsidizing Max as long as his dad is alive.Please click here for the rest of the post.