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Morning Briefing for October 25, 2011

RedState Morning Briefing
For October 25, 2011

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1. Americans For Cain Fires Up in Iowa

Capitalizing on the discord and acrimony at the last debate between Perry and Romney, Americans for Cain is kicking off a new ad with a heavy online push geotargetted to Iowa.Herman Cain is running a novel campaign without a lot of internal campaign organized ground game operations in the early states. But Americans for Cain intends to supplement the efforts of the Cain camp with its own ground game operation, volunteers, and advertisements.You’ll be seeing a lot of this one, which we’ve been given a sneak peak of. It’ll officially launch later today.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. I’m Afraid I Have to Call Bulls*** on Paul Burka

I know Paul Burka is highly regarded and respected for his journalism, but I have to call bulls*** on him over this post his blog at Texas Monthly.According to Mr. Burka, as of 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon — that would be Sunday, October 23, 2011 — “there was no economic plan, even though it was scheduled for a rollout in the immediate future.” The “economic plan” to which Mr. Burka is referring is the Perry campaign’s economic plan.I know that is not true. I know it is not true because I have, these days, become so busy with this website, my radio show, and my television appearances that I can no longer afford to suffer through the little briefings and strategies and what not so many feel so compelled to invite me to sit through.If you want to tell me all about your economic plan, send it to me in an email and let me read it. And thus it was with the Perry campaign. They offered me a preview of the plan and I told them to just send me the plan, not some vaporware version of the plan. And so they did. Last week.Printing it out, I found dozens of pages of an economic plan complete with a flat tax of 20%, a generous per person deduction of $12,500.00, all the language to make it optional, and a few other surprises I’m not yet allowed to share until the candidate himself announces it. It had more than 70 footnotes along with it.Later today it will unveiled to the nation.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Barack the $15 Trillion Man

Amidst the hype concerning the so-called era of austerity and budget cuts, the national debt is rapidly marching towards the $15 trillion milestone. As of late last week, the national debt stood at $14.94 trillion. For those of you keeping score, that number has grown by $646 billion since the debt ceiling was raised on August 2, as part of the great bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011. In other words, the debt has increased by over $8 billion per day during the past 11 weeks.Let’s put these numbers in historical perspective.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. The Perry Camp Shakes Up

Governor Rick Perry’s campaign is making news today in anticipation of his flat tax release tomorrow. He’s adding national staff, but not just any staff — staff that led insurgent bids against the GOP establishment.Nelson Warfield is known among conservatives as the guy who went in and helped Doug Hoffman against Dede Scozzafava. Warfield was one of the guys who made the necessary decision to keep Doug Hoffman out of his own commercials. It was a smart trick. Heh.Nelson Warfield will be joined by Tony Fabrizio, a well respected pollster, and Curt Anderson. The three of them helped Governor Rick Scott in Florida upset the national and Florida GOP establishment in the Republican Primary last year.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Karma’s a Botch.

Last week, we heard about the Fisker Karma, the new electric vehicle being built in Finland using a $529 million loan from U.S. taxpayers. Beneficiaries of this deal include one Albert Gore, partner in the “green” venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.Now Forbes contributor Warren Meyer weighs in with an analysis of the Karma’s true energy efficiency, rate in miles-per-gallon equivalent according to a DOE formula.Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. AFL-CIO Vows To Be #OccupyWallStreet Protesters’ ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Card

Remember just a few days ago when AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka told C-Span viewers that his federation was only providing support, places to meet, water, food, but NO money?Well, it turns out the AFL-CIO has vowed to provide legal support and is also encouraging people to be arrested…Please click here for the rest of the post.