Morning Briefing for March 20, 2012

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March 20, 2012

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1. Kent Conrad’s Budget Folly

Paul Ryan is set to release the details of the House Republican budget resolution tomorrow. While liberals, conservatives, tea partiers, etc. will have plenty to say about the content of the budget, we must all acknowledge that Ryan has worked assiduously to formulate a coherent blueprint for a responsible budget. The same cannot be said for his counterpart in the Senate.Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad has not produced a budget of any sort in almost 1100 days! Yet, he has the temerity to call Ryan’s budget a “breach of faith.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Jon Bruning Also Supported Liberal Activist Thomas Perez

The race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nebraska is pretty straight-forward. Don Stenberg is a genuine, lifelong conservative with a great record while his opponent, Jon Bruning, has a very questionable habit of supporting liberals and liberal ideas.Last week we learned that Bruning not only supported President Obama’s controversial nomination of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, but he won’t back down from that support in light of Holder’s abysmal record. Now we learn that Bruning also supported known liberal activist Thomas Perez to be Assistant Attorney General and head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. There apparently is no end to Bruning’s love of the Obama Justice Department.In a 2010 letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Bruning joined with three fellow attorneys general to advocate on behalf of Perez.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. FROM RICK SANTORUM: Past Performance Indicates Future Results

Mitt Romney highlights his business experience in the private sector but tries to hide his economic record in the public sector. He was a failed one-term Governor of Massachusetts, and by any objective measure, he would receive an F for his faulty fiscal stewardship there. Indeed, his economic record would not put him in the ring as a featherweight — let alone a lightweight — in any contest.As heavyweight champ Joe Lewis once said, “He can run, but he can’t hide.” And in Mitt Romney’s case, past performance really does indicate future results. Here’s a start.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. FROM NEWT GINGRICH: Yes, Past Performance Does Indicate Future Results

Rick Santorum makes an excellent point that “past performance really does indicate future results.” I completely agree—but not just “in Mitt Romney’s case.” Rick Santorum became the third-highest ranking Republican in the Senate in 2001 at a time when Republicans inherited balanced budgets, surpluses, and conservative, pro-life majorities. Senator Santorum and his big spending GOP allies proceeded to squander this inheritance.Please click here for the rest of the post.



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