Morning Briefing for August 12, 2011

RedState Morning Briefing
For August 12, 2011

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1. The Horserace for August 12, 2011

This is a special edition of the horserace, the day before Ames and the RedState Gathering.Last night in Iowa, the Republicans debated. It was like the Island of Misfit Toys. Mitt Romney won the debate if only because Ames is apparently not big enough for two Minnesotans. The barbs between Bachmann and Pawlenty did them no favors.Ron Paul embarrassed himself without even knowing it. The debate was a spectacle to behold.And then there is Rick Perry. He wasn’t on stage, but he certainly had to be in the minds of the candidates. Jon Huntsman alone proved himself . . . well . . . I don’t think I can say the word . . . let’s just say yuck.We’ll get into all of it and resurrect Newt and Santorum for this week’s horserace.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. You Know The Left Truly Fears a GOP Candidate When…

Some on the Left have begun to fear Texas Governor Rick Perry. He has increasingly dropped not-so-subtle hints about a run for the White House. This has caused the usual and predictable sources to start unloading the smears.The second a leftist fears a Conservative politician; they immediately whip out either the race card or the class warfare card. Texas Governor Rick Perry doesn’t have that air of being born to the manor. Thus, to smear Governor Perry, it pretty much has to be race card. Yet the race card, at least according to Jon Stewart, is maxed out. Therefore, a certain propaganda subtlety is required.Salon Magazine, noted for its staff of disingenuous Leftist twits, has found another one in Justin Elliot. He shows us how the oblique accusation of racial bigotry will be steadily executed against Rick Perry in the paragraph below.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Striking Union Extremists Imprison Verizon Replacement Workers In Pennsylvania

In their increasingly militant strike against their employer, Verizon, union strikers have quickly bridged the gap between exercising their rights to criminal activity.While wide-spread incidents of line-cutting and other forms of sabotage may be defined as ‘property damage,’ possible child endangerment and unlawful restraint or false imprisonment. Yesterday, in another example of union extremism, union militants in Pennsylvania used locks and chains to trap Verizon managers and replacement workers in a building.Please click here for the rest of the post.