RedState Morning Briefing

RedState Morning Briefing
For March 3, 2010

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1. Gee…We Never Saw *This* Coming Now Did We?

“[F]or the first time since the Great Depression, Americans took more aid from the government than they paid in taxes” so sayeth the Washington Times. However much energy the Obama Administration puts in to its arguments favoring expanded deficits and raising the ceiling on our National Debt, this President and his “Hope and Change” nonsense is driving us into the ground. I don’t need to be an economist to comprehend the statement “That situation is unsustainable.” While the Feds spend money they aren’t recovering in tax revenues we are heading down a path from which we can not recover in our lifetimes. Must learn Chinese…MUST learn Chinese. We have seen enough bloat and waste and State & Federal budget collapses over the past 20 years to recognize the numbers of generations it takes to reinvigorate the Fed coffers…allowing them to keep finding new and ever-cooler ways to spend money they don’t have on things we don’t need (or can live without for a while) is going to ruin us. No WONDER Bunning is quickly becoming an urban legend in the minds of the Left-he’s mucking up a perfectly good plan to establish the largest monopoly in American history-the Federal Government. Too bad our Political Heroes are too busy buying votes to recognize just how many they’re going to LOSE when the grown ups catch on. Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Will Kay Bailey Hutchison Now Leave Washington?

Governor Rick Perry delivered a crushing blow to Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Texas GOP primary tonight. Senator Hutchison never gave a compelling reason to turn out Texas’s longest serving governor other than that it was her turn. The selfishness in Hutchison’s campaign rubbed Texas voters the wrong way and the disastrous campaign that ensued did her no favors. Remarkably, Texas’s longest serving governor was able to position himself as the outsider in the race. Tonight was a big win for tea party activists in Texas who held the line, rallied around one candidate, did not split their vote, and sent Washington a strong message. Now, will Kay Bailey Hutchison get out of Michael Williams’ seat? She said as recently as three weeks ago that she would resign, regardless of tonight’s outcome, by November. Michael Williams is one of several candidates Governor Perry could appoint to the seat and he is the odds on favorite of conservatives, to whom Rick Perry owes a tremendous debt for keeping him out of a costly runoff. Senator Jim DeMint has a petition up and going at to encourage Gov. Perry to appoint Commissioner Williams once Kay Bailey Hutchison resigns — assuming she keeps her word. I encourage you to sign the petition. Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Um, MSNBC is *Totally* Losing It

I’m not really sure who this Dylan Ratigan is and I suspect that maybe 3 people — tops — watch his show. However, his behavior, whilst interviewing Mark Williams about Tea Parties, is indicative of how desperate MSNBC and many on the far left have become. Just keep screeching “you want to kill black people. Racists! Nazis!” That’s working out really well for you so far, lefties! Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Another Democratic bite at the Big Apple?

So, it’s reported that they’re trying to ease out Gov David Paterson of NY. For those keeping track, this would mean that if Paterson resigns (and people are trying to get him to go) New York would have its third governor in two years, and its first completely unelected governor since… well, I think since William Tryon, Royal Governor of New York. And next January, NY would have had four governors in three years. Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. It’s Not a Filibuster You Freaking Idiots

Dennis Miller once joked about those who would mispronounce certain words on the Senate floor, “now color me reactionary, but I don’t think you should vote on this sh*t unless you know how to pronounce it.” Well, I think we should amend it to say that you shouldn’t report, comment or vote on anything you aren’t smart enough to understand. As I noted in a previous post, and as is increasingly well known to those who actually are capable of comprehension, Senator Jim Bunning – for the simple reason he wishes it to be paid for – is objecting to a repeated unanimous consent request by Senate Democrats to call up and pass a bill that would temporarily extend unemployment benefits, transportation funding, medicare reimbursement, COBRA subsidies and other expenditures to the tune of another $10 billion or so. Again, Democrats are requesting that each U.S. Senator agree – that is, effectively vote “yes” – to said extension without full consideration or debate on the Senate floor. Yet, news account after news account of his continued objection to this unanimous consent request report his actions as a filibuster. Politico, Roll Call, Fox News, CNN, and the list goes on and on. And the accusation of filibustering is even worse among Senators and Congressmen, as exemplified by the DCCC Chair, Chris Van Hollen and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. But it simply is not the case that what Mr. Bunning is doing is a filibuster under the rules, as anyone with a rudimentary understanding of the U.S. Senate fully comprehends. Please click here for the rest of the post.