Morning Briefing for November 19, 2010

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For November 19, 2010

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1. Joe Straus Is Worried. Keep Up the Pressure.

100% NARAL rated Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, the Republican who relied on Democrats to get into his job and then obstructed major conservative reforms in the Texas House of Representatives, is worried he might be voted off the island.How do I know?Well, one of his advisors, Vincent Harris, left me a message on my cell phone tonight that Straus would be calling me tomorrow from a San Antonio, TX phone number.For the Speaker of the Texas House to be calling a blogger from Georgia to, I assume, convince me he is not the 100% NARAL rated and Planned Parenthood praised Democrat in Republican clothing that I know him to be, must mean we are having an impact and he is worried.That just means we must keep the phone calls going. Below the fold — more phone numbers to call!!!Oh, and my phone is pre-programmed to transfer all calls from people rated 100% by NARAL to phone hell, which I think is located at this phone pole in India.I appreciate the sentiment, but save your breath Mr. Speaker.And party foul on Vincent for giving out my phone number. That’s a big no-no.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Ah . . . Dick Lugar

So the Republicans win sweeping, historic victories across the country on election night. They largely repudiate the Democrats’ agenda.One of the issues out in fly over country was the DREAM Act to set a pathway for citizenship for illegal aliens who’ve managed to go to college.Many, many people across the country oppose it and a lot of Republicans on the campaign trail used it as an example of Democratic lunacy.So Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, as his first act after returning to Washington following the elections, introduces two versions of the DREAM Act.Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), up for re-election in just two short years, makes as his first act back being the bi-partisan co-sponsor of both versions of the DREAM Act.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Another TSA Outrage

A friend of mine sent me this about his TSA experience. He, unlike most of us, was coming back into the country from Afghanistan on a military charter.”When we were on our way back from Afghanistan, we flew out of Baghram Air Field. We went through customs at BAF, full body scanners (no groping), had all of our bags searched, the whole nine yards.”Our first stop was Shannon, Ireland to refuel. After that, we had to stop at Indianapolis, Indiana to drop off about 100 folks from the Indiana National Guard. That’s where the stupid started. . . .”Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. DeMint Champions Taxpayers, Stands Firm for Earmark Reform

We are fighting two wars overseas. We are in the middle of an entitlement crisis that could bankrupt this country. The national debt is simply out of control. And your elected leaders voted to spend $500,000 of your taxpayer money for Brown Tree Snake control and interdiction in Guam.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Abortion and the 2010 Elections

It is a sincerely regrettable fact that less than three weeks after a monumental election for the GOP we have found it necessary to repeatedly engage in fratricide with some of our whilom coalition partners. However, some of our libertarian brethren have been feeling their oats since the election and have taken to throwing around wild and unsupported ipse dixits about how they won the election all by their lonesome and if the GOP wants to win in 2012 it better throw all the ugsome social conservatives under the bus where they belong. It is important to realize that they brought the fight to us; social conservatives did not stand up after the election and loudly proclaim 2010 as a referendum on abortion and declare that everyone who wants to talk about the flat tax or social security reform should sit down and shut up.Please click here for the rest of the post.



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