For February 20, 2013
1. His Idea: Why Did Barack Obama Propose It?
Barack Obama spoke out about the pending sequestration flanked by first
responders and others. What he did not mention was that sequestration
was President Obama’s idea.
Yesterday, President Obama said:
responders like the ones who are here today ― their ability to help
communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded."
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2. Urge Your Senator to Filibuster Chuck Hagel’s Nomination
Republicans currently have the votes to filibuster Chuck Hagel, but
John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others are going wobbly. There is no
reason for Hagel to be Secretary of Defense and it is not just
Republicans who should filibuster him, but Senators Pryor, Landrieu, and
Senate Democrats from red states. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
3. S.E. Cupp, Straw Men, and Missing the Point About Rush Limbaugh.
the weekend, an article in the New York Times highlighted the
challenges that stand in the way of conservatives & Republicans to
get the GOP straightened out. I’ve written about our
messaging crisis and the role it played in our electoral defeats as well
as what I believe could help us recover and found the article to be a
thorough investigation of the problem.
Overall, the NYT article was fair and painted a mostly accurate picture of our situation.
The article provided quotes from friends of the blogosphere like Erik Telford, as well as RedState co-founder, Ben Domenech.
of the opinions varied on which messages should be at the front of our
efforts, and I can’t say that I agree with everything that those
interviewed had to say.
That’s not especially unusual as I
would hope that we can disagree and come to common ground to fight our
mutual opposition and stand on our shared principles. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
4. Colorado Speaker Claims Sexists Remarks Were ‘Out of Context’
Ferrandino, Democratic Speaker of the Colorado House of
Representatives, claims that sexist remarks made by one of the members
of his caucus were taken out of context. The comments, made by State
Democratic Representative Joe Salazar, sparked an immediate backlash
against the legislator and the Democratic leadership via social media
comments, which trotted out the highly offensive idea that women are
incapable of determining a threat to themselves due to their emotions,
have yet to be denounced by any member of the Democratic leadership in
Colorado. Instead, Salazar offered a non-apology apology which included
an attempt to smear those who challenged his comments as racists. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
5. Colorado Democrat Says Women Can’t Be Trusted With Guns, Backers Fail To Rebuke
debating a bill on the Colorado house floor that would ban all firearms
from Colorado university campuses, freshman lawmaker Joe Salazar
(D-Thorton) suggested female college students should not have guns
because they may shoot a non-rapist due to an irrational fear of being
raped. In his remarks in favor of the campus gun ban, Salazar noted that
women on college campuses have other methods of protection against
assault, including call boxes and whistles. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
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