The DC Morning – 10/28/10

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1.) Obama placates professional left with blogger chat — Five professional leftists who no one in real America has ever heard of visited Pres. Obama at the White House yesterday, according to Daily Kos. Why did Obama let them in after they said all those mean things about his special assassination program and the way he treats the gays? Because he is their poppa and he loves them. “I thank you guys for coming in,” begins the transcript of the meeting. “Obviously a huge part of my base reads you guys, cares about what you do. The staff does as well. I think that what the blogosphere has done is to create a conversation that encourages activism across our citizenry, and I think that’s absolutely crucial.” Pres. Obama added that the bloggers, two of whom are employed by Media Matters for America, “have also done a great job holding the mainstream press accountable, and that’s really important to us.” The prez also defended HAMP; admitted he hates “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but would prefer Congress acted; and praised Obamacare, saying, “In each of these cases, this glass isn’t full, but it’s got a lot of water in it.”

2.) Barbie gets her ears boxed over student recruitment tactics — “In a close election race against former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina, California Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer is facing new ethics complaints over asking teachers to send their students to work for her campaign,” reports The Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong. In a letter to California teachers, Boxer’s campaign wrote, “As you may know, Senator Boxer is facing her toughest race yet. Please let us know if your students are able to help.” Apparently, this violates laws or something? Strong writes, “HJTA’s letter cites a portion of California law governing teachers’ conduct which makes it illegal for teachers to solicit political support of students, including donations and volunteer work.”

3.) Who needs card check when commies run the NLRB? — “The National Labor Relations Board, in a 2-to-1 decision, has edged away from its recent history of rejecting unionization rights for graduate teaching assistants at private universities,” reports Inside Higher Ed. “In the decision, the NLRB found that the graduate students at New York University who are currently trying to unionize with the United Auto Workers deserve a full hearing on the merits of their organizing drive. In so doing, the majority of the NLRB reversed a regional director’s decision that the UAW could not organize graduate students at NYU because of a 2004 NLRB ruling in a case involving Brown University graduate students.” Said Brown case was decided by the NLRB under Bush, and essentially overturned an NRLB ruling under Clinton that granted graduate students at private universities the right to unionize. STUDENTS.

4.) Evil Republicans somehow steal poors and ladies away from Obama — Everybody knows that the GOP hates everyone and everything that is not an oil baron, and yet a new poll from the New York Times of all places says that the GOP looks more attractive to people who have it rough than the money-burning Democratic Party. “Republicans have wiped out the advantage held by Democrats in recent election cycles among women, Roman Catholics, less affluent Americans and independents,” the Times reports. “All of those groups broke for Mr. Obama in 2008 and for Congressional Democrats when they grabbed both chambers from the Republicans four years ago, according to exit polls.” The Times also notes that “if women choose Republicans over Democrats in House races on Tuesday, it will be the first time they have done so since exit polls began tracking the breakdown in 1982” and that 57 percent of respondents would be willing to vote for someone whose views “seem extreme” if it means that Democrats will stop taking their money and using it as kindling to heat their sex palaces.

5.) Rick Sanchez’s new book is the most terrible thing ever written — “What kind of idiot would put the word ‘idiocy’ in his book title, especially when the author is routinely criticized for being an idiot himself?” asks TheDC contributor and mustache expert Ruth Graham. “And would the same idiot make multiple grammar and spelling errors and then open a chapter with the actual words, ‘I failed first grade because I was retarded! What do you think of that, huh?'” The answer, dear readers, is Rick Sanchez; Rick Sanchez would do all of the things listed above, and has done them, in fact. Luckily for you, dear reader, Graham is more than willing to read Sanchez’s new book–which shares a space in the rankings with “Sit! Ancestral Dog Portraits” and Benedict Groeschel’s classic 1985 tome “The Courage to Be Chaste”–and tell you how horrible it is. Make sure and thank her when you get a chance.

6.) Mayor Doomberg plans to crap all over the Second Amendment — Courtesy of libertarian legal blogger Eugene Volokh comes a list of horrible gun regulations being considered by New York City. The city may deny gun permits for the following reasons: If “the applicant has a poor driving history, has multiple driver license suspensions or has been declared a scofflaw by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles”; “the applicant has been terminated from employment under circumstances that demonstrate lack of good judgment or lack of good moral character”; “the applicant has failed to pay legally required debts such as child support, taxes, fines or penalties imposed by governmental authorities.” Happy Thursday, New York!

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