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Apple To China

Friday, August 28, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

provide evidence for Brian Wesbury’s theory of a sharp “V” recovery, as does Intel’s news.

Wesbury will be on in the second hour today’s program to summarize the economic news of the week.

Imagine how strong the economic recovery could become if President Obama stopped trying to smother it with Obamacare and actually kept taxes where they are to allow for job growth. The jobless recovery he is engineering is wholly avoidable.

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Targeting the Holder Witch Hunt

Friday, August 28, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Newt Gingrich targets Eric Holder’s outrageous decision to make a second run at prosecuting national security officials who, in the aftermath of 9/11, interrogated al Qaeda terrorists. Key graphs:

But here is the crucial fact for Holder: All of the allegations of unauthorized methods – all of them – have already been carefully evaluated by career prosecutors. These were legal officials who, unlike Holder, do not owe their jobs to any partisan political figure.

Impartial prosecutors evaluated 20 incidents of unauthorized activity and decided against taking legal action in all cases but one. In that one case, in which a contract employee attacked a terrorist detainee with a metal flashlight, the contractor was found guilty. His case was appealed and his conviction upheld.

In other words, justice was done.

But apparently for Holder, justice under a Republican administration doesn’t mean the same thing as justice under a Democratic administration.

On the day the report was released, CIA Director Leon Panetta – himself an Obama appointee – protested that the CIA received “multiple written assurances its methods were lawful.”

The report reveals that the men and women of the CIA not only worked diligently to develop and adhere it these methods, but that their work also yielded intelligence that saved lives.

Never mind. There’s a new sheriff in town.

Holder, uniquely duty-bound to uphold the law, has disregarded the law as applied by his predecessors because he disagrees with their politics.

Read the whole thing. This witch hunt is and should be profoundly unpopular with the American people because it endangers them by damaging the morale of the CIA and impairing the willingness of interrogators now and in the future to trust the guidance they are given.

Send A Second Message, This Time To Democratic Congresswoman Betsy Markey: Contribute To Tom Lucero’s Campaign

Thursday, August 27, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The “$10 for Tark” campaign is going very well. Thanks and please keep it up.

Now let’s open a second front, in the House, via a contribution to Tom Lucero’s campaign in Colorado’s 4rth Congressional District. We have to communicate to Democrats, especially Blue Dogs and first-termers, that support for Obamacare guarantees great funding for their opponents next fall.

Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Betsy Markey is a first termer in a GOP leaning district.

Last night Markey told an audience that Medicare recipients would have to give up some of their benefits under Obamacare, and lectured the rest of us that we need to get used to losing medical benefits:

“There’s going to be some people who are going to have to give up some things, honestly, for all of this to work,” Markey said at a Congress on Your Corner event at CSU. “But we have to do this because we’re Americans.”

Lovely: Rationing delivered with an arrogant tone that tells us what it means to be American.

A couple of days earlier, Markey held a telephone townhall in which she repeated every Obamacare talking point including the whopper that the “government option/public plan” would be paid for exclusively by premiums. (Here’s a blog account of the entire call.)

Markey’s a shill for Obamacare (and cap-and-trade and card-check) so she has got to be defeated in 15 months.

There’s a great candidate in the district who is a friend of mine –Tom Lucero. Tom’s twice been elected a member of the CU Board of Regents as well as a small businessman with a compelling story –he’s the son of a single mom and he’s about the only Latino-American running for a federal office in the Rocky Mountain State this go around.

But the most important thing is that Tom’s opposed to Obamacare and rationing.

Send Markey a message: Send Tom Lucero a contribution today. You can contribute online here. Seniors especially should telegraph Markey that they won’t put up with rationing so that she and the president can indulge in their social engineering dreams.

You can contact Congresswoman Markey via info@markeyforcongress.com and tell her that you are spending money to beat her because of her support of Obamacare, and you can copy me on your contribution to Tom and your e-mail to markey via hugh@hughhewitt.com.

If you live in her district, you can e-mail her via her Congressional office by using this online form and the Fort Collins zip Code, 80524.

In all your communications with Obamacare supporters I urge you to be respectful and specific. Betsy Markey wants cuts in Medicare benefits –which is rationing, pure and simple– and is woefully misinformed about the costs of the public plan. If these positions trigger a wave of contributions to her opponent, other Democrats will notice, just as they are noticing the surge in support for Harry Reid’s opponent, Danny Tarkanian.

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