Weclome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble
- SHELVE THE ANGER? HELL, NO! I got some feedback last night about how Republicans, particularly the conservatives, need to “shelve their anger”, lest they drive away the center. It’s an argument I’ve fielded for years. What the folks making such arguments forget of course is that the Democrats have been the epicenter of anger for two decades and more, now, and I don’t see them as having pushed away the political center as of November 2008. I mean where was this argument when the Democrats were so big on blaming Bush for anything and everything, and being quite angry about it in the process? And did anyone notice the number of independent voters who came over to the Republicans day before yesterday , after several months of unrelenting anger from the right? Has anyone noticed the mailing campaign being waged by MOVEON.ORG  against any Democrat not in socialist lockstep with Obama? I submit that what needs to be cured on the right, is not anger, but apathy. I submt further that anyone who cares about any of this cannot help but get angry at what they see today from Washington. It’s time that anger came out. If the Republicans are smart, they’ll be trying to focus that anger, not quashing it. And yes that means some RINOS will get the axe. All good, that move.
- SPEAKING OF ANGER:
Can someone PLEASE tell Lindsey Graham to STFU?  The issue is not that the party will move too far to the right, but that people like him have been preventing ANY rightward movement at all. RINOS like Graham are not the solution to the problems of the Republican party, they’re the PROBLEM. No danger of the party moving too far right, morons like Graham will always be with us, I’m afraid… like any other illness.
- UNION AGENDA THE BIGGEST LOSER ON TUESDAY? Well, A loser certainly, but I think Barone overstates his case.  He’s right that Andy Stern took a lot of damage… but frankly only insofar as he’s been a part of the left.
- IT WAS TODAY: You do know it was a year ago today, America committed suicide, right? Think I’m overstating it? Trust me, I’m not. Have a look at what we signed on for:
And remember, gang, we’re only 25% of the way into his term. He’s just getting warmed up.
- INVESTMENT? Don Surber today looks around him  and wonders if we’re not headed to 15% unemployment by next year. The problem he cites directly is one of lack of private investment. What he doesn’t mention is that lack of private investment is a direct result of government shoveling billions upon billions of dollars into their own pet projects, deciding who is and who isn’t too big to fail, with money that should have been generated by cutting taxes and letting the market sort itself out.