Thursday, August 28, 2014

RedState Briefing 08/28/2014

Morning Briefing
For August 28, 2014

The Democrats’ Problem
Members of the Democratic Party are soiling themselves over Barack Obama’s plans for unilateral, executive ordered immigration reform. They should be. Barack Obama has shown time and time again he does not care about them.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Democrats were openly complaining in the New York Times that Barack Obama never helped them, listened to them, or hung out with them. He does not care about them. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

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Prayers for @PastorMark Driscoll
“I wouldn’t worship a god who couldn’t win a bar fight.” I’ve used that line and variations of it over the years. Mark Driscoll was the inspiration for it. It is a good and accurate line. In a day and age when many secularized voices within the church preach an emasculated, effeminate Jesus who offends no one and is a creation of the worshipers, Driscoll has not been afraid to point out that Jesus could throw a punch. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

Roger Waters is okay with Hamas, apparently
Of my musical influences, Pink Floyd is always at or near the top. I’ve discussed it before, but seriously, I do think of Roger Waters as one of the best lyricists of his time (during and after his time with Pink Floyd). And, while he is great at writing lyrics on social alienation leading to severe mental issues (and possibly totalitarian tendencies???), he is not so great at penning op-eds on the Israel/Gaza conflict (TRIGGER WARNING: Salon Dot Com). . . . please click here for the rest of the post

“I View John Hickenlooper As A Coward”
As detailed fully by Kelly Maher earlier this week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is in a political dust up of his own making over the death penalty. Hickenlooper, who is seeking reelection this year and has a formidable opponent in former Congressman Bob Beauprez, recently said that if he isn’t reelected because due to Nathan Dunlap and the death penalty being used as a political football, he would grant Dunlap full clemency between the election and the new year. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

The Drums of War Beat For ISIS but is Obama Ready?
As more and more have come out to raise the alarm on ISIS, news has come that the Obama Administration wants new ISIS war plans, which may include operations in Syria, as soon as possible. According to the Daily Beast, “President Obama wants to decide by the end of the week whether or not his war in Iraq against the Islamic State will expand to the group’s haven in eastern Syria.”

This new sense of urgency around ISIS from the media and the Obama Administration is encouraging to see. The Islamic State isn’t going to go away and the atrocities it will commit under the banner of a twisted political and religious philosophy will only increase in frequency and horror if ISIS is allowed to continue its course without the intervention of U.S. Forces. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

USPTO’s slurring of the 2nd Infantry Division must not stand
In 1972 the Washington Redskins registered their modern graphical logo, USPTO Registration Number 986668. In their Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc. decision, USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decided it was disparaging at the time it was filed.

That’s interesting because the Second Infantry Division of the US Army has been using a red-skinned man in a feathered headdress for even longer, at least World War II, with a nickname of the “Indianhead Division” going back at least as far back as Korea.

USPTO’s implication of the Army engaging in a slur is wrong, and should not stand. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Help Republicans Look Anti-Cronyism
One of the things that writers at this site generally believe has most damaged Republicans politically in recent years, and which most shows their lack of commitment to conservatism, is allowing cronyism to take over.

Cronyism not only offends conservatives, because it leads to already powerful forces in society getting a hand up or a hand out from government – inherently entailing market interference and/or corporate welfare that wastes taxpayers’ hard-earned money. . . . please click here for the rest of the post

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Erick Erickson
Editor-in-Chief, RedState

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