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.

Additional reading:

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.

Additional reading:

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 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.

Additional reading:

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.

Additional reading:

Smooth Like Remy: Alan Grayson FTMFW!!! (Again)

Bark Bark Woof Woof: Death Count

Blast Off!: Grayson apologizes 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"

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