Deace’s Daily Top Three – February 21st, 2011

In Iowa Politics, National Politics on February 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm

My three most interesting stories of the past 24 hours.

Optimism turns to skepticism…At least that’s the theme of the latest numbers in the Des Moines Register’s “Iowa Poll” if you believe the numbers. The company that conducts the poll says Iowans are giving Terry Branstad “no honeymoon” and over half of them are skeptical that Branstad can achieve the lofty economic ambitions he campaigned on last fall. Then again, if you’ve seen Branstad’s first timid steps towards revitalizing the Iowa economy, it appears he shares that skepticism.

Labor Rally at Statehouse Planned for Tuesday…On the heels of the spectacle occurring in Wisconsin the past few days, labor activists in Iowa are planning demonstrations in favor of “workers rights” at the Statehouse on Tuesday in Des Moines. The theme of the rally is “We Are One” and is specifically designed to target proposed policies by the state’s new Republican leadership that unions oppose. No word on how the labor unions plan on demonstrating the importance of their members’ labors since they’re taking time off from work to demonstrate instead.

These guys get it…Whether they’re for real or just doing it for show and tell, the newly elected Republican majority in Congress knows how the game is played. They continue to take on the Obama agenda in ways that both fires up their base and differentiates themselves from Obama, even though pretty much everything they’re trying will go nowhere in the Senate once they pass it. Nonetheless, if you get a chance to thank your Republican Congressman for three amendments that strike a real blow against the Left please feel free to do so. The amendments would end funding for the baby butchers, Obamacare, and trumped up global warming hysteria.




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