Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble.
- READ OBAMA”S LIPS: It seems Barry may have to break his “No New Taxes” pledge.  Now, I wonder what his supporters would do if a Republican tried to do that. Oh, wait… it’s already been done. We’ve got the reax on record. 
- THE EULOGY: Between David and myself, we’ve pretty much plucked this chicken. But I can’t let the Eulogy Obama gave the other day go by without a comment. Clearly, the thing was borderline Wellstone, and given my comments of the other day, I’m not shicked by this at all. Who ism in fact? But you’d think the White House would have eliminated such nonsense.. I guess it’s true, they really can’t help themselves. American Power comments. 
- THEY SEEM WORRIED: As well they should be. Harry Ried has one of his thugs following TEA PARTY EXPRESS around. 
- THE DEMS AND THE TRIAL LAWYERS: Mark Tapscott looks at the relationship. 
- THROW EM ALL OUT: Rasmussen is reporting on the results of a poll that doesn’t bode well for the Democrats, and the RINOs, either:
If they could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, just 25% of voters nationwide would keep the current batch of legislators.A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure how they would vote.
Now the report suggests that hasn’t changed much since last October. But there’s an interesting point withn the numbers… and one the pollsters themselves don’t make much mention of:
here has been a bit of a partisan shift since last fall. With Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress, it’s not surprising to find that the number of Democrats who would vote to keep the entire Congress has grown from 25% last fall to 43% today. In fact, a modest plurality of Democrats would now vote to keep the legislators. Last fall, a plurality of Democrats were ready to throw them all out.
And there lies the key to understanding these numbers in the overall.