Morning Briefing for October 25, 2010

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For October 25, 2010

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1. Pretending The Union Money Doesn’t Exist

Desperate Democrats have been hyperventilating for the past month over money being spent by corporate and other groups, notably the Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity, to run campaign commercials. To conservatives, running commercials to attempt to persuade voters in advance of an election is known as “free speech,” and turnabout is fair play after corporate money went heavily for Obama in 2008, but let’s play along here; how much of an advantage does the GOP have here?Well, according to Greg Sargent, the Washington Post’s in-house left-wing activist, it’s huge: “The total on the right: $74,733,356. On the left: $9,868,057. And the groups on the left, unlike on the right, consist of well-known names like the Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife.” This is the standard spin from the Democrats, and Sargent is nothing if not a reliable source for whatever the standard spin from the Democrats happens to be on a particular day. But conspicuously absent from Sargent’s list are the largest unions, led by unions of public employees whose taxpayer-funded salaries are funneled into compulsory union dues and then passed on to the people who set those taxpayer-funded salaries.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. AFL-CIO: People who believe in 10th Amendment have “cultish beliefs”

When the term astro-turf didn’t stick, and tea bagger was thrown into the harbor of bad ideas, union bosses went into overdrive trying to think of new and creative ways to demean Americans who don’t agree with their socio-fascist ideals.Earlier this week, the CWA’s Larry Cohen decided that the Tea Party Movement advocates slavery. Now, the AFL-CIO is charging that Americans who believe in the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment are like cult worshipers.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Union axes worker for wearing ‘Bush’ shirt, hat

A California union stagehand was abruptly terminated Friday for wearing a “George H. W. Bush” sweat shirt and hat while constructing a stage to be used for a get out the vote rally featuring President Barack Obama.Duane Hammond says his clothes were not a political statement, rather a sign of support for his son, who is serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George H. W. Bush.“I’m just humiliated,” Hammond said. “My son has been in the Navy for three years, he’s serving proudly, and I’m wearing his flag, so to speak.”Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Is Jack Conway Involved In an Investigation About His Brother?

Jack Conway is the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Democratic Senate nominee against Rand Paul.Jack Conway’s brother, Matt, was a prosecuting attorney for Jefferson County, Kentucky.Matt has been under investigation for possible drug use or drug trafficking.Louisville, KY narcotics detectives tipped off Matt Conway twice that he was under investigation.The investigation has been compromised. Matt Conway and the tow detectives who tipped him off have all given misleading and/or false statements — Matt Conway doing so under oath.There is a lingering question about what Matt Conway’s brother, the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, knew — if anything.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Torn Between Two Lovers: Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD)

You know, one of the (many) problems with Washington is that all-too-often politicians are too easily bought by special interests and end up selling out their constituents (and America). Historically, it’s been a bi-partisan disease that goes something like this . . .Please click here for the rest of the post.



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