Morning Briefing for October 13, 2010

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For October 13, 2010

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1. Barack Obama the Birther

Barack Obama accusing the Chamber of Commerce of laundering foreign money and putting it into the election this year is as crazy as the Birthers demanding to see his birth certificate having convinced themselves Obama is a foreign born manchurian candidate.I largely agree with Glenn Reynolds on this. Obama is raising the specter of foreign influence in the election so his base views the 2010 election as stolen from them, not that their issues and agenda were rejected.It is much easier for people to believe in a conspiracy of malice against them than to accept that they and their agenda have been rejected by the American people.It makes the former no less nutty and the latter no less true.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Dan Maes: Political Suicide Bomber

It’s one thing to realize you have no shot at winning. It’s quite another to prop up the liberal Democratic candidate that thinks the government creates jobs over the other conservative in the race. John Hickenlooper would continue the same failed policies of Bill Ritter. Maes isn’t content with just going down with his ship, he’s going to make sure Tancredo goes down with him.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Tom Tancredo for Governor of Colorado

If the Republicans in Colorado get less than ten percent of the vote in the gubernatorial race, the Colorado GOP will lose its privileged position in Colorado as a major party — a designation that gives it automatic ballot access.This will tremendously impact down ballot races in Colorado long term.At a time when the GOP is set to pick up the Colorado Senate seat, thanks to the stubborn stupidity of Dan Maes and his refusal to get out of the race, the GOP will win the Senate and concurently and most likely lose its position on the ballot.But there is hope.Tom Tancredo, a man with whom I disagree on many issues, continues to go up in the polls. Republicans in Colorado need to rally to Tom Tancredo. He can save the GOP. Yes, the GOP will still lose majority party status thanks to Dan Maes, but having Tancredo in the Governor’s Mansion will mitigate the damage Dan Maes is doing.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. The ‘PAC Man’ Can’t Take the Heat

What’s really insidious about Obama’s hackneyed references to “special interests” is that members of his own party are huge benefactors of the type of financing that he’s on the stump deploring.Take Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah’s only Democrat in Congress. His hometown paper, the Salt Lake Tribune, calls him the “PAC man” because, as they noted, “more than 84% of Matheson’s contributions have come from the political action committees of businesses, labor unions and other politicians.” To put this in perspective, House members typically only have 43% of their campaign contributions routed through PACs. Matheson nearly doubles that ratio.What’s the Utah Democrat have to say for himself? We caught up with Matheson and gave him a chance to defend his fundraising tactics—you know, since Obama tells us we should all be concerned about “special interests” and all.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Arianna Huffington: Astroturfer

In what Freud would call projection, the Left continues to accuse the Tea Party of using tactics that they are using.The accusations flew when around one million people attended last year’s 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington. How could that many people be that upset? Why would they come out en masse against the President that was to be America’s Savior? Surely they must have been bought and paid for by foreign interests and evil corporations!The truth is that there is no such thing as a political savior, and Americans realized very quickly that there is no way to spend yourself out of debt. The uprising was organic, and we could not have manufactured something on that scale if we’d tried. It simply doesn’t work.Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. Think Bigger: What’s Really Behind Democrats’ Attacks on the Chamber of Commerce

We have stated on many occasions in the past that union bosses are in control of the federal government and that today’s Democrats are merely a bunch of puppets doing (or attempting to do) labor’s bidding—a de facto Labor Party. For the latest example, one only needs to look as far as the controversy the White House and DNC have stirred up. The demonization of the Chamber of Commerce, accusing the federation of ‘taking foreign donations’ to ’steal our Democracy,’ is but the latest attack in a multi-year campaign to destroy the federation.This latest round, though, is an attack that is without foundation and one that has many people aghast at the transparency of the false charges.Please click here for the rest of the post.




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