RedState Weekly Briefing: August 3, 2014 Jay Caruso Joins Us to Discuss Halbig, Immigration, and More
Join in the fun as Thomas LaDuke, Jay Caruso, and I discuss the events of the week that matter to conservatives. And if Caleb shows up, some humor. We go live at ~ 7:30 PM Eastern tonight. Sorry, technical delay… Apologies all… major malfunction on our end. We are going to come back and try this tomorrow night.
Obama knows and has admitted he can’t reform immigration without Congressional action
When he ran for president, Presidential candidate Sen. Obama promised to roll back President George W. Bush’s use of executive power: I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the constitution very seriously. The biggest problem that we’re facing right now has to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, | Read More »
Tags: Back Door Amnesty
, Barack Obama
, Congressional Mandate
, DREAM Act
, Executive Order
, executive power
, Illegal Aliens. Immigration
, Temporary Protective Status
The Rehabilitation of the Retreads
To the chagrin of many conservative activists, two of the more prominent figures on the 2012 campaign trail are giving every indication of running again and are getting a lot of attention from the media. The first is Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has used a series of impressive appearances dealing with the border crisis to vault himself back into the national spotlight, where he | Read More »
Go See Guardians of the Galaxy
Let me start with this before getting into the review. With the exception of Interstellar and The Hobbit, every single preview sucked. Every one. They were just awful. At first I thought I was in the wrong theater. They were juvenile and just ugh. Now . . . Marvel movies tend to have lots of humor in them, but can also take themselves rather seriously. | Read More »
Former Speaker Pelosi Has Lost Her Mind
Late last night the news broke that Former Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi – Democrat, chased down a Republican Representative through the House Chamber. Not once, but twice. It went so far that Republicans attempted to physically block an irrational Pelosi from the target of her rage, Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania. John Parkinson, an ABC News Congressional Reporter, has the story. But allow me to | Read More »
Halbig Mailbag: Josh Marshall Commenters As Dumb As Josh Marshall
It has been a week full of own goals for Obamacare defenders, specifically the “intellectuals” of the left who never stopped to fathom that a single state would opt out of the crowning achievement of the progressive cause. We’ve seen the Gruber tapes, we’ve seen Greg Sargent face plant into the pavement like a fifty year old on a skateboard, and we saw Josh Marashall | Read More »
Obama throws tantrum over GOP border bill
As has become standard for Obama, whenever he doesn’t get what he wants he reverts to natural state of a spoiled and petulant nine year-old: President Barack Obama criticized House Republicans on Friday for planning to pass “the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere” amid an ongoing border crisis. “They’re not even trying to actually solve | Read More »
Tech at Night: Russia is still on the move. Where is Snowden?
Edward Snowden’s Russian asylum is set to expire, but he’s going to try to stay there rather than come back to America, despite his stated willingness to serve his time.
Edward Snowden could show the courage that the women have shown, who quit their jobs with RT to expose Vladimir Putin’s lies for what they are. He has chosen not to. Why is that?
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Sheila Jackson-Lee Should Be Impeached For Encroaching Senility
Image Credit: Bill Day It was June 10, 2008 and Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich from the 10th District of Ohio had proudly introduced H.Res.1258 entitled Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. He brought with him a Star-Wars Cantina Scene of 11 co-sponsors including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee proudly representing the 18th District of Texas. The bill went on | Read More »
Why We Fight
Today was my final day as a summer law clerk with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Now that my U.S. Senate badge is turned in and I no longer in any way speak for the senator for whom I interned — the Honorable Mike Lee of Utah — the time has come for reflection. We live in a deeply disturbed world. Ethnic minority separatists | Read More »
Obama’s Own Stimulus Predictions Show We’d Have Been Better Off Without It
Upon arriving late (as usual) to his press conference, Obama launched into a tirade about the obstructive Republican party that has gotten in his way so often that the world is now on fire as a result. This was, in part, a way of using the bully pulpit to remind Americans how awesome the Recovery Act (Stimulus) was and that it is the reason for | Read More »
Josh Marshall & TPM Promise a “BOOM,” Deliver A Dud
There’s a well-known saying among lawyers that when the facts are against you, argue the law; when the law is against you, argue the facts; and when the facts and the law are both against you, pound on the table and yell like heck. The behavior of Josh Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo is just the latest illustration of this axoim among the critics of Halbig v | Read More »
The Giver: A Close Look At Reality
As a child one of my favorite places to go was the library. To be swept up and transported to another world by a book was a joy, and, although I’m not quite sure I understood it at the time, I learned much about this world in my readings. From the battle between good and evil in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, to | Read More »
Gaza Ceasefire Fails Utterly
For the United States, it’s nice to have the rest of the world respect us but failing that, it’s important for the stability of the globe at large to have them fear us. The current complete disintegration of the situation in Gaza is demonstrating nicely that they do neither anymore. Blaring headlines across the global news sphere are now announcing that the 72-hour ceasefire, negotiated | Read More »
Ending Spending Uses Michelle Nunn’s Memo for Advertising
Michelle Nunn’s campaign in Georgia is off to a rough general election start with the release of her campaign memo. It gives away the game that she’s a liberal outsider who is going to have to pretend to be a moderate Georgian. Our friends at Ending Spending are first out of the gate with an ad based on that memo.