Morning Briefing for November 2, 2011

RedState Morning Briefing
For November 2, 2011

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1. FBI arrests 8 in Florida for absentee ballot fraud

I have been writing up a storm about absentee ballot fraud in various places around the country. Today, the FBI arrested eight people in Florida who appear to have committed some pretty severe fraud in a 2010 School Board election in Madison,. The violations are pretty straight-forward, but also pretty brazen.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. While Left Tells Assaulted Women Hush Up, SC Sheriff Empowers Saying ‘Ladies, Arm Yourselves’

The Sheriff of Spartanburg County in South Carolina gave a news conference yesterday wherein he offered reason number 7,283 why I am a Conservative. You see, while the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement is making those pesky women who’ve been sexually assaulted and raped ‘hush up‘(they aren’t good for The Cause ™), Sheriff Chuck Wright is walking the talk of true empowerment by encouraging women to arm themselves to prevent being violently assaulted.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Republicans Must Oppose Reid’s Minibus Bill

Last week, we noted that Harry Reid, with the help of Republican leadership, is attempting to come late to the 2012 budget game and commandeer the entire process through a series of ‘minibus’ bills. They are using House-passed appropriations bills as vehicles to tack on at least two additional disparate spending bills. Such a maneuver will allow the Senate to force a conference committee vote on spending measures and policies that the House never amended. Although the topline discretionary spending figure is already set, Reid is wagering that his fast track minibus strategy will allow him to override House-passed policies, while inserting his own policies into the bills. Thus far, he has been successful.Please click here for the rest of the post.