Wednesday, October 23, 2013

RedState Briefing 10/23/2013

Morning Briefing
For October 23, 2013
You know, sometimes technology gets the better of us.  For reasons unknown, most of you got this email this morning and all the links were broken.  I have no idea.  I'm sure there were gremlins somewhere doing something within the series of tubes known as the internet.
So let's try this again now that all of us and the internet gremlins have had a chance to get coffee.
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1.  The Virginia Home Stretch
On Monday, former President Bill Clinton joined my opponent, Terry McAuliffe on the campaign trail. This, of course, came as little surprise.
The Clintons are going all out on behalf of my opponent: hosting fundraising events across the country and joining Terry on the campaign trail for days on end. The Clintons are hoping to use Virginia and Terry McAuliffe as a springboard for Hillary’s 2016 campaign.

I don’t have to tell you how important this election is – not only for the future of our great Commonwealth, but also for the future of the Republican Party and Conservatives around the country.
Will you chip in to help me fight back against the progressive agenda of Terry McAuliffe and the Clintons? . . . please click here for the rest of the post
2.  Another Way to Look at the Jobs Report
A lot of digital ink has already been spilled on the late September jobs report, which showed that a disappointing 144K jobs were added to payroll (versus an expected 180K). Deciphering what to make of each month’s job report has become a monthly game of political football that is designed (at least on the part of the Democrats) to confuse average voters into not knowing whether the economy is actually recovering or not. What to make of all the various ways the unemployment figure can be calculated? How do we assess the quality of jobs that have been added in this month versus the jobs that have been lost in previous months? Should we assume that the entire report should be evaluated just based on expectations? How do we properly account for people who no longer show up on the unemployment report because they have given up looking for work? . . . please click here for the rest of the post
3.  Where is Our Amnesty?
Now that Obama thinks he has successfully remade the American economy and permanently transformed the relationship between the citizen and government, he is working on restructuring society itself.  He plans to move on from Obamacare to immigration deform.
Conservatives must ensure that the focus remains on Obamacare.  No immigration-related legislation.  Period.  The idea that we can craft a positive bill with Obama in the White House, irrespective of your view on the issue, is absurd. . . . please click here for the rest of the post
4.  ObamaCare is greed sanctified through politics
Money gets a bad rap from some people, because it’s supposed to be the instrument of greed.  Wanting more money is said to be crass.  Indeed, in our modern political culture, wanting to keep your own money is treated as “greed.”  The noble and virtuous demands of the collective, as interpreted by a priesthood of politicians, completely trumps individual self-interest. . . . please click here for the rest of the post
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Sincerely yours,

Erick Erickson
Editor-in-Chief, RedState

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