Morning Briefing for June 30, 2011

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For June 30, 2011

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1. Give What You Can

Today is the last day of the financial quarter for candidates for office. Below are links to the candidates we’ve come for so far. Please consider giving what you can.Ted Cruz of TexasJeff Flake of ArizonaAdam Hasner of FloridaJosh Mandel of Ohio, who was also recently endorsed by Jim DeMint.Don Stenberg of NebraskaPlease click here for the rest of the post.

2. Obama’s class warfare… against Obama’s stimulus program.

Even for Barack Obama, this is simultaneously: shameless; and clueless.”I’ve said to Republican leaders, ‘You go talk to your constituents and ask them, “Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?” ‘ ”Just in case any viewer missed his class-clashing message, Obama referred to corporate-jet owners at least three more times before he took his second question.It’s shameless because President Obama has only one rhetorical trick, and that’s to demonize everybody who disagrees with whatever faux-Hegelian position he’s ended up taking on any given day. It’s particularly clueless because what the President apparently doesn’t know is that the latest iteration of the tax break in question was put into place as part of Barack Obama’s own 2009 “stimulus.”Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Obama ‘Gingerly’ Weighs In On NLRB Attack On Boeing Jobs

Ever since his union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board launched an attack on the Boeing Company and its creating thousands of jobs in South Carolina, the ‘independent’ union agency has found itself the subject of much derision and President Obama has been challenged to ‘step up‘ and tell the NLRB to back off.On Wednesday, according to the Hill, Obama finally “weighed in” on the NLRB fracas…gingerly.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to be Renamed “The Hope and Change Re-Election PAC”

You heard it here first.The International Energy Agency, a body whose membership parallels the G-20 and which is dominated by members of the EU, announced that it may consider releasing more oil from “its stockpile” (1.6 billion barrels, nearly half of that in the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve) at the end of the current 30-day, 2 million barrels per day period.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Say No to Baucus Trade Deal

While Obama has spent the past two years pandering to leftist dictators in Latin America, he has also impeded ratification of free trade agreements with our allies. Along with Democrat leaders in Congress, Obama has refused to approve the 5-year-old trade pacts with Columbia, Panama, and South Korea unless Republicans agree to renew a trade subsidy program known as Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Yesterday, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) announced that he had secured a novel compromise with House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and the president. Drum roll…. He will agree to fast track the trade agreements if …Republicans agree to renew the TAA program! Wow, who needed two years’ worth of negotiations?Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. Democrat Congressmen in Love with Hamas Love Boat

The western organizations that agitate for Hamas are preparing for the next Flotilla circus, in which they plan to breach Israel’s blockade of Hamasistan (aka Gaza). This 15-ship fleet includes a vessel that will carry 36 American leftists. The ship is appropriately named The Audacity of Hope, as a tribute to the most pro-Palestinian leader of the free world. No, they are not bringing hope and change to the region; they are bringing deadly chemicals to throw on the Israeli soldiers who will inevitably board the ship. Now, six Democrats are asking the State Department to protect the American leftists while they offer aid and comfort to our enemies.Please click here for the rest of the post.