Morning Briefing: August 17th, 2012
By Steve Deace
Turns Out President Obama is not his Brother’s Keeper
Dinesh D’Souza has written several best-selling books, including some of the most provocative and insightful material done on President Obama. A few days ago, he received a call from a man named George, desperate to borrow $1,000 to pay for his young son sick with a chest condition at the hospital. After confirming George’s story was with the nurse, D’Souza wired him the money. George told D’Souza “you’re like a brother to me.” Which is interesting, because George’s last name is George Obama, and he is the youngest brother of the President of the United States. Ironic, isn’t it, that the POTUS who claims its moral for the government to redistribute your prosperity and productivity in the name of charity has no charity for his own brother?
Ryan Abandons Part of Ryan Plan
From the beginning we said to watch how the Romney Campaign deals with new running mate Paul Ryan’s controversial (to the left) deficit reduction plan that Ryan crafted as the House Budget Chairman. Well, if this story by Byron York in The Washington Examiner is any indication, they’re off to a rocky start.
What the Other Side Thinks
The bible of the American Left, The New York Times, keeps a well-researched and data driven election blog called 538 (a reference to the total votes in the Electoral College). This blog only gives Mitt Romney a 31.3% of capturing the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the presidential election, and explains why here. Most of you reading this probably won’t agree with that, or at least won’t want to, but check out their findings for yourself and draw your own conclusions. It’s always good to find out what the other side thinks.
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