Morning Briefing for October 18, 2010

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For October 18, 2010

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1. The Condescender-in-Chief

Two years into the Obama presidency, and this kind of thing really shouldn’t be a surprise.

Obama told the several dozen donors that he was offering them his “view from the Oval Office.” He faulted the economic downturn for Americans’ inability to “think clearly” and said the burden is on Democrats “to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling.”

The President believes that we are not “thinking clearly,” and that our attitudes and behavior stem from “fear and frustration”.  It is one thing for Obama to think that, but it is yet another for the President of the United States to say it out loud – about his own nation’s citizens.But this is no surprise, is it?  This is the same man who accused those who disagreed with him of being hyper-religious, violent xenophobes:

And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Yes, we remember that one well, don’t we?A quick Google search reveals the extent of Obama’s condescension problem.  Article after article document his snooty, patronizing attitudes about those around him.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Enabling identity theft, the Organizing for America way!

The Democrats are handing out people’s phone numbers to anybody who feels like phone banking for them. Specifically, they’re handing out people’s full names, city and state, gender, age, political affiliation, and phone number. Presumably, these would be people who contributed to either OfA or the Democrats generally – which means that these are people with credit cards. In other words, this is identity-theft softcore pr0n.Safeguards? Ha!Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Alex Sink Loves Felons

I am a diehard Karen Handel supporter for Governor of Georgia. I believe Nathan Deal won the nomination by lying about Handel’s record. After Deal’s nomination, we now see what appears to be insurmountable allegations of corruption, bad business deals, near bankruptcy, etc.But all things being equal, I’ll be voting for Nathan Deal while holding my nose because even with all his problems, he is still better than Roy Barnes.So I get that many Republicans in Florida are having a hard time embracing Rick Scott as their nominee after a terrible, nasty primary with Bill McCollum. While Karen Handel went all in for Nathan Deal after he beat her, McCollum has not been man enough to do the same for Scott.This will be the first election since the passage of the Voting Rights Act that the Democrats control the Department of Justice during redistricting. There will be numerous judicial and executive appointments to be made by the next Governor of Florida.In the choice between Rick Scott and Alex Sink, there is no choice. We now know just how bad Alex Sink would be. During her tenure as Chief Financial Office of Florida, she routinely licensed felons to sell insurance if they contributed to her or the Democratic Party of Florida.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Meet the Fallujah Four.

hese would be the four Democrats [Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, CA); Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA-30); Rep. Dennis Kuchinich (D, OH-10); and Rep. Raul Grijavla (D, AZ-07)] who provided letters of introduction and support to the pro-terrorist groups Code Pink/Global Exchange in 2004. Those groups used these letters to facilitate their delivery over a half a million dollars’ worth of aid to terrorists in Fallujah actively fighting American troops; which is, by the way, treason by any reasonable interpretation of the US Constitution.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. The UAW: The Curse that Just Keeps on Giving

The company formally known as General Motors (informally known as Government Motors) is preparing for an initial public stock offering (IPO). However, it appears the attractiveness of the “new” GM continues to be scarred by an old curse, the United Auto Workers.While many Americans have already sworn off the buying of GM-made vehicles, investing in General Motors, alongside the United Auto Workers may be too much risk for investors to tolerate. This is especially the case as the auto industry gears up for negotiations next year.Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. Barney Frank’s Boyfriend heckles Sean Bielat.

For those without video access, the video with this post shows Sean Bielat (Barney Frank’s challenger in MA-04) being (badly) heckled by an onlooker.Turns out that said heckler was Frank’s boyfriend James Ready, who you might remember from the pot bust thing, or perhaps the yelling at ophthalmologists thing. Sean Bielat, of course, you know from the suddenly giving Barney Frank a real race for a change thing.Please click here for the rest of the post.

7. Union Bosses Are Funneling Millions to Democrats to Keep Money Flowing To Them

Last year, for the first time ever, the number of public-sector union members exceeded private-sector union members. As it has been estimated (conservatively) that private-sector union members (most of them under the threat of losing their jobs) shell out $13-$15 billion annually in union dues, given the growth in public-sector unions, the union industry easily rakes in in excess of $26 billion or more per year in union dues alone. As a result, union bosses have a vested interest in electing politicians who will help them maintain or expand their revenues.Please click here for the rest of the post.

8. Report: Hinchey Assaults Reporter

Congressman Maurice Hinchey is clearly stressed by polls showing his re-election campaign in serious trouble. How else to interpret his unhinged reaction when a reporter asked him about earmarks he secured which seem to have enriched him personally, Hinchey reportedly came unglued.Please click here for the rest of the post.



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