Mitch McConnell Begging for Amnesty Again
What does an undocumented supporter of amnesty look like? It’s someone who publicly votes against amnesty so as not to raise the ire of the unwashed masses in his state, but lobbies hard for it so as to placate his special interest bundlers and consultants. In other words, he looks like Mitch McConnell. You see, while Obama is embroiled in multiple scandals, an Obamacare meltdown, | Read More »
Why We Need New Leadership
Many conservatives are placing false hopes in the GOP-controlled House to do the right thing on policy issues. They are being fooled by some superficial concessions leadership has made to conservatives on some of these issues, misplacing their actions for sincere motivations. We are seeing this both with the farm/food stamp bill and the amnesty bill. Conservatives won a major legislative victory last month when | Read More »
A Guide to Wednesday’s Immigration Conference Meeting
On Wednesday, House Republicans will finally confront leadership on the issue of immigration. In reality, the issue is not too complicated. There is an enormous bifurcation between the public and the political class over the issue of amnesty. Following passage of the amnesty bill in the Senate, the political class in both parties thinks this is the most pressing issue for the House to consider | Read More »
Lamar Alexander Fishing for Distraction from Amnesty Vote
What happens when you bring a Lamar Alexander to a Chuck Schumer fight? He turns around and becomes a weapon for Chuck Schumer and his allies, albeit an ineffective one. In 2007, before running for a second term, Alexander rightfully noted that “to regain the public’s confidence, we ought to scale it back and fix the problem step-by-step by absolutely securing our borders first, then | Read More »
Citizenship is the Red Herring of Amnesty Debate
The golden rule for House members when contemplating immigration (or any other issue for that matter) is that bad legislation is worse than the status quo. And until we are in the position to pass good legislation, we should not be scoring points for the other team; we should beat them over the head with their bad legislation. Generally speaking, House Republicans are on better | Read More »
Restraining the ambitions of the State
“Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization,” Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) assured his audience during an interview with the Spanish-language network Univision a couple of weeks ago. ”The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.” Here we are, on the verge of | Read More »
Conservatives Must Use Immigration Deform Like Obamacare in 2014
For quite some time, I’ve deemed the Senate a lost cause. In recent years, Democrats have shown a remarkable sense of discipline, getting every member – even those from red states – to vote for the most radical pieces of legislation. Moreover, roughly half the GOP conference is worthless and couldn’t care less about their constituents, and there is certainly no leadership from Mitch McConnell. | Read More »
The Fix is In
At 2:30 in the morning on April 17, the Gang of bipartisan hustlers foisted upon us an 844-page monstrosity to destroy the Republic and Republican Party. Now that we completely eviscerated and discredited this heaping pile, Schumer’s staff has written a totally new 1,190-page bill that supposedly incorporates the provisions that he has written for Corker and Hoeven. Yet, Reid plans to schedule a cloture | Read More »
We Elected Liars Like Bob Corker
We sit back helplessly watching our elected Republicans cut backroom deals with Chuck Schumer to sell out the Republic and create a permanent Democrat majority. Yet we have nobody to blame but ourselves for electing these liars in the first place. Back in 2006, conservatives split their votes in Tennessee between Van Hilleary and Ed Bryant, handing a solid red seat to progressive Bob Corker. | Read More »
Corker-Hoeven: Schumer’s Wimp Brigade Rides to the Rescue
WIMP (wmp) n. A subatomic particle that has a large mass and interacts with other matter primarily through gravitation. n. Informal. 1. a weak, ineffectual, timid person. Political Representing a state like North Dakota and scoring a 47% from Heritage Action while working overtime to save Democrats and pass a dying amnesty bill Imagine if Democrats elected senators from blue states in the northeast who | Read More »
CBO’s Unicorn Cost Study on Amnesty
Repealing Obamacare will increase the deficit by $109 billion over 10 years. That was a headline from a CBO report in May when Republicans voted on full repeal of Obamacare. Somehow, when it comes to ascertaining the costs of wrongheaded policy, CBO wants us to engage in willing suspension of disbelief. The most costly entitlement will actually reduce the deficit, they claim. In Washington, up | Read More »
Open Borders Politicians Responsible for More Illegal Immigration
The real issue with the immigration debate is not a question of what to do with those illegals already here; it is a question of what to do with the next wave.,.and the next wave….and the next wave. While everyone is focused on the past – what to do with those already here – and the future – whether the promises of more enforcement will | Read More »
The IRS, The NSA and Comprehensive Amnesty Reform All Tie Together In a Very Nasty Way.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters nationwide believe it is likely the NSA data will be used by other government agencies to harass political opponents. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% consider it unlikely and 14% are not sure.
The government claims it will keep Americans safe. It says it will do so by establishing the most extensive data surveillance system in human history. It also pushes hard to pass Comprehensive Amnesty Reform. Our political leaders seem deliberately blind to this obvious contradiction.
Then, on top of the obvious epistemological blindness of building a security state with open borders, they make it worse by knowingly and deliberately unleashing the IRS on their political opponents like an underfed pack of Dobermans. All of this makes the true values of the current administration apparent. Keeping you down is far more important than keeping you secure.
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Were George Orwell alive today he would write a book titled 1986. It would include a narrative of all the cast of characters who lied to us about immigration enforcement 27 years ago, yet are now serving as the problem-solvers to fix the lies they originally propagated. It would include a character of John McCain demanding to “build the dang fence” in order to win | Read More »
The Status Quo is Eminently Better Than Bad Legislation
Earlier today, Speaker Boehner announced that he will bring the farm bill to the floor and personally vote for it. This is a sharp departure from his previous statements railing against the Soviet-style subsidies and productions quotas for sugar and dairy farming. Hence, he is caving on one of the few issues for which he has always shown intrepid conviction. There’s a new platitude that | Read More »