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Morning Briefing for March 2, 2011

RedState Morning Briefing
For March 2, 2011

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1. Christians Now Considered Unfit For Foster Parenting

Citing your values to overturn your values; that’s precisely what a court in the UK has done. They’ve cited the values that the country was founded on — Judeo-Christian ones — to rule against holding to those values.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Greg Sargent Encourages Unions To Commit Violence Then Demands We Look At His Record on Palin and Arizona

Greg Sargent is whining at the Washington Post, not that I pointed out his calls for union violence in Wisconsin, but that at the very end, after all was said and done, I besmirched his journalism.Sargent says he went out of his way to not blame Sarah Palin for causing the violence in Arizona. Let’s ignore Sargent’s whining and instead look at his record.Sargent wants us to ignore that when conservatives began defending Sarah Palin from those who blamed her, Greg Sargent himself wrote . . .Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Duplicative Programs Cost More than GOP Cuts

Yesterday, we dinged Senator Coburn for his involvement in the ‘Gang of Six’. Today, we commend him for initiating a GAO report which exposes the contempt in which the statists view taxpayers.Conservatives have always known that the promulgation of government programs was not conceived from some genuine conviction of Keynesian economics, or a professed concern for the recipients. Most government programs serve the function of a circuitous campaign financing operation for the Democrat Party. Taxpayer funds are expended indiscriminately for redistribution programs that create dependency and are administered by special interest groups. The dependency constituents are to reciprocate the taxpayer-funded favor by voting for Democrats, while the special interest groups are to recompense with campaign donations.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. More Hackery at Politico Courtesy of Andy Barr

After reading this ridiculous “gotcha” hit job by Politico’s Andy Barr, let me tell you what I know.

  • During the course of an inteview on the Obama administration’s record on protecting the border, Texas Governor Rick Perry referred to Juarez, Mexico as “the most dangerous city in America.”
  • After speaking with an aide, Perry indicated (correctly) that Juarez is in fact in Mexico, not the United States.

That is it. Those are literally the only two pieces of factual information conveyed by Andy Barr’s ridiculous story. Barr doesn’t even have the basic journalistic decency to quote anything Perry said to the assembled reporters about the administration’s border enforcement efforts. Just an arguable slip of the tongue by someone who – beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt – knows exactly where Juarez is and the problems it poses for the jurisdiction for which he has been responsible for over a decade.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. As The Saudi Tanks Roll To Bahrain

Secretary of The Interior, Ken Salazar, has long advocated on behalf of the continued moratorium on drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. He has argued that more time was needed to insure these operations could be done safely. He has questioned the wisdom of rushing back into drilling before the completion of advanced research on ocean containment technology designed to mitigate the impact of future spill events similar to what befell British Petroleum earlier in President Obama’s administration.Others less sympathetic to Salazar’s environmental concerns point to statements by President Obama and Energy Secretary Chu that indicate that both men believe that America would be a better country if gasoline would just cost more. These regrettable statements have now come back to haunt the Obama Administration.Please click here for the rest of the post.