Wednesday, September 30, 2009
5 National Stories to Read
This is our regular feature where every day I do a post with the top 5 Florida political stories that people are talking about. Each story will include a link to a summary of the story, my brief comment and links to other blogs talking about the story.
1. Attacks continue on ACORN, are traceable back to Karl Rove: Obviously Republicans would hate any organization that helps poor people vote.
Broward's Blog: A Brief History of ACORN
Smooth Like Remy: More ACORN Bullshit
2. Income gap in U.S. at an all-time high: Sooner or later a Democrat is going to come along and make this kind of thing a big issue and she or he will win big.
3. The public option is in trouble in the Senate: Although there is a long way to go.
FLA Politics: Nelson's Public Option Votes
Chris Bowers: Bill Nelson, Tom Carper Support Schumer "Level Playing Field" Public Option
Broward's Blog: Nelson votes against public option amendment in Finance Committee
Seminole County Democrats: Bill Nelson, you're a wimp.
Miami-Dade Dems: Thank you, Bill Nelson! A vote for the public option
Discourse.net: Florida's Senator Nelson Votes Against the Full Public Option
Pushing Rope: Why the Public Option Failed in the Senate
Pushing Rope: Max Baucus's Faulty 60 Vote Logical
Reid Report: Bill Nelson votes against the Rockefeller public option, will support Schumer’s version
Smooth Like Remy: My List-Updated
4. Some people are defending convicted rapist Roman Polanski: Just plain wrong on every level.
Sunshine Statements: Polanski, Supporters and L.A. Justice System Are All Guilty
litbrit: Today in Things that make me feel sick
Melissa McEwan: Winner: Stupid Things Said About Polanski Today Contest
Melissa McEwan: More Free Roman Signatories
Atrios: I Did Not Mean To Become A Polanski Blogger
Deeky: Taking Her Side
Rook: Help Me Understand The Benefit
Melissa McEwan: Hollywood "Liberals" Sign Free Polanski Petition
5. Alan Grayson says the Republican health care plan is 'don't sick and if you do, die quickly.': I wonder how much of this is attributable to Matt Stoller.
Smooth Like Remy: Alan Grayson FTMFW!!! (Again)
Bark Bark Woof Woof: Death Count
Blast Off!: Grayson apologizes
Discourse.net: Rep. Grayson Attacks GOP "Health Plan"
Radio or Not: A Democrat With A Spine!
Blast Off!: Good for Grayson
Smooth Like Remy: Eff Your Apology!
South Florida Daily Blog: The Republican Health Care Plan In 3 Minutes
Why Now?: Another Spine On Display
BarbinMD: Grayson: "I would like to apologize to the dead"
Adam Bink: Alan Grayson's Refusal
Joe Sudbay: Rep. Grayson's excellent speech on GOP health care plan upset the Republicans and George Stephanopoulos
Faiz Shakir: Grayson stands by criticism of Republican plan: ‘I would like to apologize to the dead.’
Howie Klein: Alan Grayson's Candor & Honesty Irks GOP Obstructionists... Again
Jon Ponder: Dem Rep. Under Attack for Describing GOP Health ‘Plan’: Don’t Get Sick, Or Die Quickly’
Chris Bowers: Defend Alan Grayson
BarbinMD: Suddenly, The Republicans Have Time
Amanda Terkel: VIDEO FLASHBACK: GOP Lawmakers Repeatedly Said Americans Would ‘Die’ Under Democratic Health Plans
SusanG: An overview of mean-spirited, partisan statements
Autumn Sandeen: Congressman Alan Grayson: Republicans Want "You To Die"
Jerome Armstrong: Grayson on Republicans Healthcare plan
Igor: Grayson’s Right: Under The Republican Plan, ‘Don’t Get Sick’ (Or You Might Have To ‘Die Quickly’)
Joe Sudbay: Rep. Grayson (D-FL) unveils the GOP health care plan
Adam Green: Grayson kicks ass on CNN's Situation Room
Joe Sudbay: Grayson's blockbuster appearance on CNN: "Democrats have to have guts"
Posted by Professor Rex at 8:47 PM