Friday, November 9, 2012

RedState Briefing 11/09/2012

Morning Briefing
For November 9, 2012

1. The Only Thing You Need to Read Today About the Election
We are three days removed from a brutal election for the GOP. A lot has been said.

I have decided it is virtually all bull crap.

Whenever the GOP loses — actually going back to some time around 1972 and the re-election of Richard Nixon — Democrats have told the GOP they are going to lose the demographic battle. Demography is only destiny when you party is obsessed with race as the Democrats are.

Let me explain my thinking with a story from the Old Testament people tend to ignore and work my way up to Dick Cheney. Seriously. . . . please click here for the rest of the post 

2. It Is Time to Throw the Social Conservatives Out of the GOP
It is time to throw the social conservatives out of the GOP. Look at what they got us — Barack Obama. It was the social conservatives who did it. They insisted the GOP support real marriage and children. To hell with that.

I’m getting this, in various forms, from lots of tea party activists. The GOP establishment in Washington is whispering it to each other. They look at Todd Aiken and Richard Mourdock and conclude that they, not Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, George Allen, Scott Brown, etc. are the problem.

It is time to get rid of the social conservatives.  . . . please click here for the rest of the post  Hey!!  Read the freaking post completely before sending me hate mail.  READ IT.  

3.  Dear Consultants: In Close Elections, GOTV Matters
In 46 states (excluding AK, MS, NJ, and RI), Mitt Romney either expanded the percentage victory margin or shrunk the percentage loss margin compared to McCain in 2008.  In only 4 states did Romney win by a smaller percentage or lose by a higher percentage than McCain did in 2008.

4.  The Fiscal Cliff And The Keyser Soze Option
Movies often serve as a useful shorthand for how to address some of life’s issues. In the movie Usual Suspects, Keyser Soze is confronted with the fact that his wife and children would be an impediment in dealing with his business competitors. In a way the House GOP finds itself in the same position as Keyser Soze. Our home has been invaded. Our family despoiled. And we are facing a never ending series of ever increasing demands from the criminals who have abused us.

Sometimes the only way out of a dilemma is by clearing the table and starting again from scratch. At midnight on December 21, 2012 the United States will be faced with what is being called the “fiscal cliff.”  . . . please click here for the rest of the post 
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Sincerely yours,

Erick Erickson

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