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Takeover: 71% of Republicans Now Tea-Party Supporters

Editor’s Note – Not sure if ‘takeover’ is an accurate description of current events.

I can attest that there is a healthy, productive relationship at play between the Orange County Republican Party and the local tea party movement. An ongoing relationship based on common goals and mutual respect.

A relationship that has been forged in large part due to the outreach of current OCREC Chairman Lew Oliver.

Some will say this is because there’s an election around the corner and it’s in the Republican Party’s interest to play up to the movement. We’ll know that answer on November 3rd, although, my instincts tell me there’s more to it than that.

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Wheels Are Falling Off The Alan Grayson Campaign

After releasing a misleading ad attacking his district 8 Republican opponent Dan Webster as a ‘draft dodger’ and being admonished by a Veteran’s group for ‘shamelessly’ implying that Grayson was being endorsed by the group in that ad, and then following that up with an ad that was clearly edited to misconstrue Webster’s words, which has generated national condemnation, Grayson this week releases a positive ad.

Only one problem – it is an almost exact (unauthorized) remake of an Eliot Spitzer ad in 2006!

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FBI Investigates Prominent Labor Leader Andy Stern

Editor’s Note – Ok, just how many of you are surprised that the former head of SEIU in under investigation for possible corruption? Not exactly a shocking revelation after his abrupt resignation, sort of akin to a headline stating, ‘Sun Rises In The East This Morning’.

What is shocking is that Stern continues to serve as a key advisor to Obama and still receives an income from SEIU as a consultant.

At some point, the people this President continues to surround himself with becomes a national security concern, does it not?

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GOP: Grayson Exhibits 'Pathological Pattern of Instability and Deceit'

Grayson ripped Webster’s words so far out of context that it approaches, or perhaps reaches, the point of slander.

Coming on the heels of the “draft dodger” attack, the “Taliban Dan” ad has left Republicans outraged. “Alan Grayson’s hate-filled lies are unconscionable and they exhibit a pathological pattern of instability and deceit,” says Ken Spain, communications director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“For the past two years, his vitriolic remarks and unpredictable behavior have become an embarrassment to the voters he promised to represent.”

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Obama; Buck Up, While Buck Down

Not to be outdone, V.P. Joe Biden, parroting the company line, had this to say on MSNBC, “And so those who don’t get — didn’t get everything they wanted, it’s time to just buck up here, understand that we can make things better, continue to move forward and — but not yield the playing field to those folks who are against everything that we stand for in terms of the initiatives we put forward.”

Ironically, while Obama rolls out his ‘Buck Up’ campaign, the real buck, the U.S. dollar, is down, trading at almost a five- month low against the euro due to home prices rising at a slower pace in July, fueling speculation the Federal Reserve will ease monetary policy.