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ObamaCare to "rip this nation to pieces"

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For March 9, 2010

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1. I can’t make it any easier for you

Go here. Enter your zipcode. Your Congressman’s name and phone number will appear. Call him and tell him to vote against the Senate’s health care plan. How hard can that be? Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. ObamaCare to “Rip This Nation to Pieces”

Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY) gave us a glimpse into the inner workings of the House Democrat Caucus. Massa voted against ObamaCare when it came up in the House last year. He alleged on a New York radio station that he is being forced out of Congress because of his stance on ObamaCare. Aside from the validity of the allegations against him, Massa gives us a glimpse into a fight within the Democrat Caucus on the political viability of the President’s health care reform proposal. Massa shows us that there are some Democrats pleading with Speaker Pelosi (D-Ca) to back away from ObamaCare. Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Government Health Care Is Not About Health Care; It’s About Government

Government Health Care is not about health care; It’s about Government.” So reads the last line of Mark Steyn’s latest brilliant article, which I strongly suggest that everyone read. He’s right, of course, but I’d go even a step further. It’s not just about government, it’s about a mindset and a freedom-squashed way of life. Once the government becomes more than just a safety net, becomes instead a catch-all stifling protective bubble, it kills freedom and the individual. At it’s core, freedom is meant to be risky. It isn’t safe; it’s just free. Health care control is how the left intends to achieve their ultimate goals. They looked to Britain, for example, and saw that government health care was the key to total control. Make everything “for the common good”. Protect people from everything, even from themselves and you make them so dependent upon you that they will bend to your every will and you can further your agenda with little resistance. This is difficult, if not impossible, to change once the mindset is ingrained. Elections alone won’t do it. Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Bob Bennett Must Go

Bob Bennett is such an arrogant senator that in 1994, when the United States Senate considered letting the masses park in their parking spots at Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport, Bennett joined Joe Biden and voted against the idea. Even Barbara Boxer voted in favor of letting the public in. Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Marlin Stutzman Takes the Lead Among the Grassroots

Dan Coats has a pretty website up now in Indiana. One thing you won’t there are the results of a devastating straw poll among tea party activists in Indiana. Marlin Stutzman dominated the poll with Coats finishing dead last. Now, I don’t put too much stock in straw polls, but they certainly are good at showing energy and trends. Compare it to the CPAC poll that had Ron Paul in first with Mitt Romney behind him. We know the energy is with Paul and Romney, being up there with him, sure looks like a contender. Coats was at the very bottom. The energy is with Stutzman and Coats doesn’t even seem like a contender. Former Congressman Hostetler even beat Coats. Also on Dan Coats’ website is a nice little press release with some platitudes by a few politicians in Indiana. Compare that to Stutzman who just picked up the endorsements of over 20 members of the Indiana State Legislature. Marlin Stutzman also cleaned up at the most recent debate. Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. The Model Candidate: Pat Toomey

When Joe Scarborough and I talk each week on the radio, we frequently mention that former Congressman Pat Toomey is the model candidate for the Republican Party. Though Pat Toomey is pro-life, his campaign focuses on jobs, business, regulation, and the free market. Back at the RedState Gathering in August (the next one will be announced very shortly), Pat Toomey gave me a copy of his book, The Road to Prosperity. I read it then and, frankly, got sidetracked. But in thinking about a way forward for the GOP, I think Pat Toomey really presents a credible platform in his book. It is actually a very readable book. I want to restart our Book Notes series. I was going to suggest we restart with Bastiat’s "The Law," but let’s do that one next. Pat Toomey‘s book is prescient and relevant to what’s going on right now. Please click here for the rest of the post.

7. Hack Editorialist Paul Krugman Takes on a Nobel Prize Winner and Loses

Hack editorialist Paul Krugman attacked Jim Bunning last week for blocking the extension of unemployment benefits. Krugman said “What Democrats believe is what textbook economics says”, namely that the government should keep paying unemployment benefits. There’s just one problem. As James Taranto pointed out, a Nobel Prize winning economist has written a very popular textbook that points out exactly what Republicans are saying — “Public policy designed to help workers who lose their jobs can lead to structural unemployment as an unintended side effect . . . . Generous unemployment benefits in some European countries are widely believed to be one of the main causes of “Eurosclerosis,” the persistent high unemployment that affects a number of European countries.” The author? Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman and his wife Robin Wells. Please click here for the rest of the post.

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Erick Erickson is the Editor-in-Chief of RedState. His RedState Morning Briefing stays ahead of competition by delivering breaking news at 5AM every weekday to an audience that includes everyone from grassroots activists to talk radio hosts, television pundits, and print journalists. Erickson also appears regularly as a contributor on Fox News and has a nightly radio program on WSB in Atlanta.

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