Just in Case You Did not Know, You Were Lied to About Executive Amnesty
So back at the end of 2014, a lot of people pooh poohed the idea that the fight over executive amnesty would have to happen then or not at all. Many so-called “reasonable Republicans” insisted that this was the wrong time to hold the GOP’s feet to the fire. “Wait until next year,” they said. “Wait until the GOP actually has control of both chambers. | Read More »
Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It
Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. is now on record admitting he’s going to help shove President Obama’s amnesty plan right where you | Read More »
On the budget, John Boehner must learn from Brian Mulroney
It appears likely that John Boehner will cave on the budget, funding the President’s executive orders on illegal immigration through March, and funding the whole rest of the government (including Obamacare) at our current unsustainable deficits through September, 9 months into the new Republican Congress. He’ll say he had no choice, but we know better.
Executive Amnesty + Obamacare = Businesses Getting $3000 to Hire Illegals over Citizens
Much has already been said about the problems with President Obama’s amnesty decree, but thanks to a quirk in Obamacare, we can add another to the list. Now, businesses with more than 50 employees will, in essence, be getting $3000 for hiring illegal aliens granted amnesty over lawful citizens of this country. Here’s how the Washington Times describes it: Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will | Read More »
Amnesty, Chumponomics, and the rule of law
The first time I wrote about Chumponomics, a rural homeowner in Tennessee lost his house in a fire after refusing to pay the modest fee for fire protection from a nearby city fire department. The idea behind this system was that maintaining a regular fire department through the usual means of local tax assessment was impractical for the sparsely populated area, so the residents of | Read More »
A time for testing
During an appearance on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show Wednesday night, (R-TX) emphasized that President Obama’s impending executive orders on amnesty represent a threat to the Constitutional order, as well as imposing a policy the American people clearly do not want. “This last election was a referendum on amnesty, and the American people overwhelmingly rose up and said, ‘No, we don’t want lawless amnesty,’” Cruz | Read More »
Amnesty and the minimum wage make strange bedfellows
As amnesty becomes Barack Obama’s latest Bright Shiny Political Object, let’s not forget the previous one: hiking the minimum wage. The Obamanomics argument for minimum wage hike is that wealth redistribution creates jobs. Any law that forces money to disperse from The Few to The Many supposedly creates jobs, because The Many run out and spend it like crazy, creating bountiful opportunities for business formation | Read More »
The Right Result, Achieved by the Wrong Process, is Wrong
Throughout the last century in particular, much evil has been done in the service of getting the so-called “right” result more quickly than the Constitutional process would otherwise allow. The Constitution recognizes that certain functions are best handled institutionally by certain parts of the government. Foreign policy, generally speaking, is best handled by the executive, as a single point of contact decision-making process is often | Read More »
His Executiveness Barack Obama Will Decree An Imperial Amnesty
President Barack Obama likes to believe he’s God. It’s easier and more forgiving than being a believer and holding himself instead of his underlings to an actual standard. He also likes to issue executive decrees to avoid dirtying his hands with all the grubs on Capitol Hill. Hence, Don Rosenberg felt it was totally appropriate to ask President Obama to prove his divinity while indulging | Read More »
, Angus King
, Arrogant Angus
, Can We Send His Butt Back To The Driving Range?
, Contempt For The People
, Don Rosenberg
, executive orders
, jonathan gruber
, The Imperial Presidency
The White House Gaslights America on Immigration
The evidence by this point has become pretty overwhelming that the White House plans some sort of mass amnesty via executive fiat immediately after the elections have concluded. Disgruntled Democrat Hispanics have openly declared that Obama has promised them as much, and earlier this week, Breitbart News revealed that the Administration was placing a supply order that would enable them to issue 34 million green | Read More »
Quinnipiac Downgrades Udall To Toast In Colorado.
“Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall trails U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, his Republican challenger, 48 – 40 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Independent candidate Steve Shogan gets 8 percent. With Shogan out of the race, Rep. Gardner leads 52 – 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with | Read More »
Mary Landrieu Welcomes Hispanics to the New Democrat Plantation
For years the Democrats have operated their party like a plantation, where black voters in particular are expected to be present but not ever actually given anything in return. Now they appear ready to try the same trick with pro-immigration reform Hispanics, in the service of saving Mary Landrieu’s Senate career. As I am sure you know, President Obama had planned to implement a sweeping | Read More »
Will the GOP Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory on Immigration?
For the first time in several years the GOP has opened a polling lead on who voters trust more to handle immigration, a clear reaction to President Obama’s overreach on the issue. However, the responses indicate a more nuanced view of immigration policy than this headline might suggest: Now, 34 percent of voters in the most competitive House and Senate races say they trust the | Read More »
Will Obama Throw Republicans Into the Briar Patch on Amnesty?
Brian Beutler, who is what passes for an intelligent thinker in today’s American left, wrote an article in TNR yesterday encouraging President Obama to immediately implement his plan to enact amnesty via executive fiat, instead of waiting until after the elections. More specifically, Beutler wrote that such a move would not only be good policy, but also good politics. The sole basis for this assertion | Read More »
Moonbat Iowa Mayor Blames Defense Spending, Free Trade Agreements For Immigration Crisis
Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba At an open borders/amnesty rally put on by Quad Cities area faith leaders on Sunday afternoon in Downtown Davenport, Iowa, Mayor Bill Gluba proceeded to blame the current flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas on defense and military spending since the early 1960s as well as free trade agreements. | Read More »