Morning Briefing for October 11, 2011

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For October 11, 2011

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1. Majority opposes second term for President Obama

A new IBD/TIPP survey finds 51% of Americans now oppose giving President Obama a second term.The poll was conducted from October 1-5, and has a margin error of +/- 3.3 percent.The IBD/TIPP poll reinforces the findings of the recent ABC News/Washington Post poll that found that 55% expect Obama to lose reelection.Using Obama’s own metrics, even Obama says his presidency will be “a one-term proposition.” That is something Obama and I can agree on.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Occupy Boston hosts rally in support of accused terrorist

Occupy Boston, the Boston branch of the Occupy Party, hosted a rally yesterday supporting accused terrorist Terak Mehanna.The U.S. government says Mehanna, 28, provided “material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” and acted as a “media wing” for al-Qaeda.It’s one thing not to know what you are protesting as some Wall Street occupiers told Reason TV and the organizer of the Sacramento “demonstration” put on by the Sacramento branch of the Occupy Party told CBS13 reporter Tony Lopez. It is something else all together to rally in support someone accused of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Koch, the Democrats, the Hippies, and Hypocrisy

The Democrats, rallying to the hippies occupying various streets around the country, have seized on a Bloomberg News story about Koch Industries doing business in Iran.The Democrats want every Republican who has ever taken money from the Kochs to give that money back.Except there are a few problems. Such as, other than it being a political hit against some right-of-center billionaires, the story doesn’t seem to have proven or uncovered much of anything.Koch Industries did not directly do business in Iran. A subsidiary did business in Iran. It was legal at the time to do so. When Koch found out about it, however, it shut it down. No laws were broken in the process of putting people to work.But wait . . . there’s more.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Rhode Island and Voter ID

Today, the New York Times has an editorial attacking so-called voter ID bills. According to Democratic and New York Times (but I repeat myself) mythmaking, voter ID is a racist Republican scheme to stop minorities and Democrats from voting.Please click here for the rest of the post.



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