Vox Plays Heads-I-Win, Tails-You-Lose with Immigration
Over at Vox, Ezra Klein has set forth some… interesting theories of how Presidential authority works in the face of Congressional inaction: Douthat may, depending on the details of the policy, be right that Obama intends to push presidential authority beyond where it should properly go. But he skips too lightly over the role congressional dysfunction plays in empowering the executive branch. “Incompetence and gridlock are significant problems, | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Omerta Inc.
Image Credit: gonemovies.com omerta n..noun – rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization.Yahoo Dictionary So the current Director of the CIA, John Brennan, has just admitted that he had the agency spying on members of Congress*. Senators Udall, Heinrich and Paul have requested his head in a charger a la John The Baptist. | Read More »
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
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 »
White House response to border bill: an orgy of nonsense
The House finally got H.R. 5230 passed in the last hours of a one-day extension of the summer session, cutting their normal month-long August break short by a day (God forbid any of our representatives miss their flights home).
The bill and its latest amendments provides $694 million for various purposes of border security, including $70 million for the National Guard, almost $200 million for HHS to provide housing to existing undocumented aliens, and $22 million to DOJ to help speed along the review and case process with more judges and (gasp!) video conference technology.
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Rasmussen: Americans No Longer Believe We’re Winning the War on Terror
Rasmussen might have gone downhill over the past couple of years, but this poll is still noteworthy regardless. The number of Americans who believe we’re winning the War on Terror has dropped to its lowest point in the company’s 10 years of opinion tracking. As the poll notes: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Foreign Policy
, Islamic State
, Meriam Ibrahim
, nuclear deal
, War on Terror
Venezuela demonstrates the nadir of American power
It should have been a pretty straightforward case. Retired Venezeulan general Hugo Carvajal, who was a close confidant of the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and head of Venezuela’s intelligence service, was indicted in Miami on federal charges of drug trafficking. Via the Wall Street Journal: In the Miami indictment unsealed Thursday, Mr. Carvajal is accused of taking bribes from late Colombian kingpin Wilber Varela, | Read More »
Obama Condemns Israel for Shelling a U.N. School; Shrinks from Criticizing Hamas
A U.N. school in Gaza was recently hit by some Israeli shells. It appears to be the result of the IDF aiming for some Hamas forces nearby. Unsurprisingly, the White House was among the first in line to condemn Israel for this. An Associated Press release reports: The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering | Read More »
US and EU impose new sanctions on Russia.
The smart set running what passes for diplomacy in US and the EU have released a new array of sanctions against Russia. These are a belated response to Russia’s fomenting a bloody civil war in Ukraine but in reality were only brought on by Russian armed, Russian trained, and Russian led ‘separatists’ shooting down a Malaysia Air passenger jet. In a press conference at the | Read More »
Is Obama compromised by his ties to Hamas?
A number of blogs have reported how Obama yelled at Binyamin Netanyahu on the phone on Sunday. I have to question why Obama is so upset at Israel’s current operation to eliminate terror tunnels, when he usually stays so calm.
When he speaks with world leaders like Vladimir Putin, French PM Hollande, and British PM David Cameron, Obama doesn’t yell. And when those leaders speak with Netanyahu, they don’t presume to yell at him. Only Barack Hussein Obama yells at Netanyahu, scolding him like a schoolmaster to a student.
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The Ridiculous Handwringing of the Overthinking GOP
Byron York tells us the GOP is worried they may get their strategy wrong in 2014. Back in 1998, you see, they made it about Bill Clinton and got spanked. They expected to pick up seats, but they lost seats. But in this entire piece from Byron, there is one word missing — “Gallup”. Republicans in 1998 faced an incumbent President with popularity above 60% | Read More »
Iranian General Wants to Annihilate Israel as Obama Works on Nuclear Deal
As Obama continues to negotiate with Iran over the country’s nuclear program, a prominent Iranian general wishes for Israel’s destruction.
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Obama requests Iraq AUMF be repealed
The situation in Iraq grows more perilous by the day. The nation seems of the verge of dissolving into now only warring ethnic enclaves but warring ethnic enclave engaged in their own civil war. Barack Obama and his administration has stood idly by as the situation has spiraled out of control and any gains made during the Iraq War have been erased. Yet, on Friday | Read More »
Why I’m beginning to disagree with Sarah Palin about the impeachment of Barack Obama
I love Sarah Palin, but I’m beginning to disagree with her on impeachment. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says the following about impeachment: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. The House of Representatives has the sole power to | Read More »
Maliciousness. Not Incompetence.
For the longest time I have chosen to chalk our President’s stumbles, bumbles, and disasters up to incompetence. He is in over his head. He is inexperienced. He is out of his league. It is hard to accept otherwise. But it is clearer and clearer that is not true. It is clear that President Obama’s disastrous policies are premised not in incompetence, but in maliciousness. | Read More »