Thursday, April 01, 2010

DCExaminer Morrning Email Blast

Chris Stirewalt - Democrats get hip to the paranoid style of politics
To read the news, you might assume that there is a militiaman under every rock and that every tea party is a front for the Aryan Nation.
Will Sarah Palin's "targeting" of House Democrats incite assassins? Is "kill the bill" really a call to violence? Are there links between the Republican Party and nine nuts shooting guns outside a southern Michigan doublewide?
It is usually those out of power who are drawn to paranoid conspiracies, but Democrats sound like a pack of John Birchers talking about a shadowy conspiracy that is plotting against them.

Byron York - Poll: Majority says Dem health care tactics an 'abuse of power'
A new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans believes Democrats abused their power by using procedural shortcuts and controversial parliamentary tactics to pass the new national health care makeover. And in a striking finding, slightly more people blame the Democrats' tactics than Republican criticism for the threats of violence and vandalism that were reported after the bill's passage.

J.P. Freire - Democrats expect voters to be good housewives
Though ballyhooed, this document labelled “The good wife’s guide” from a May 1955 edition of Housekeeping Monthly, has particular poignancy when viewed through the lens of a Democratic politician accusing dissenters of Obamacare of not giving the bill a chance. Just replace “wife” with “voter” and “men” with “politicians” and you arrive at the sort of government-knows-best logic that not only led to a legal requirement to buy health insurance, but also the idea that any harsh rhetoric protesting the law is unbecoming for a good electorate

Julie Mason - Drilling offer may revive climate plan
Clearing the way for new offshore oil drilling leases, President Obama showed a new flexibility on energy policy -- but whether it buys him support for stalled emissions legislation remains uncertain.

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