Why Are Republicans Bent on Pushing Amnesty Now?
I understand what you are thinking. If you are watching the political process, you are probably thinking, as a sane person, that Republicans would completely ignore amnesty and focus on what’s important. After all, the country is focused on other trivial news, summer vacations, and the scandals. After August, the main fights will be over funding Obamacare, the budget, and the debt ceiling. So why | Read More »
Time To “Document” House Members on Illegal Immigration
It is quite clear that an overwhelming majority of the Senate couldn’t care less what the people think on illegal immigration. These people live and die by polling, but when it comes to polling on an issue that will create a permanent Democrat majority, they will never listen to us. According to the latest FoxNews poll, Obama is completely under water on the immigration issue | Read More »
Obama’s Amnesty Voter Registration Drive Begins Today
This week we will witness thousands of illegal aliens lining the sidewalks of embassies and consulates in order to obtain documentation that will allow them to remain in the country indefinitely, and eventually, sign up to vote for Democrats. This is all being done at the behest of our top law enforcement officers in contravention to our laws, yet there is nothing ‘we the people’ | Read More »
Maryland Conservative Petitions: Conservative Activism at its Best
Maryland is such a liberal stronghold that Democrats could not possibly lose power, even if they tried their hardest to receive the pink slip from voters in the state. According to Gallup, Democrats in Maryland enjoy a greater party ID advantage over Republicans than in any other state. Yet a committed group of conservatives, led by freshman Delegate Neil Parrott(R-Hagerstown), have successfully spearheaded three petition | Read More »
Congressman Schweikert Takes a Stand Against Obama’s Illegal Amnesty
We often hear pro-abortion activists caution conservative judicial nominees that they must follow the decision of Roe v Wade, irrespective of their personal views on abortion. Yet we never hear these same activists warn Democrats to follow laws they personally disdain. Roe v Wade was merely a Supreme Court decision; our immigration laws were duly passed by Congress. Even those who embrace open borders and | Read More »
Obama Seeks to Nullify our Immigration Laws
King Barack Hussein Kardashian Obama thinks that he gets to invent laws where they don’t exists and disregard the ones that are already on the books. In yet another demonstration of contempt for the rule of law and the separation of powers, the Obama administration has announced that it will no longer enforce our immigration laws (not that he’s been enforcing them until now). The | Read More »
Rubio’s Nightmare Act Folly
Why is a group of Republicans, led by Senator Marco Rubio, hell-bent on fumbling the football at the goalpost while Democrats are losing on the issue of illegal immigration? Nowhere do we find such a bifurcation between the views of those in the political class and the commonsense of the average citizen as with the issue of illegal immigration. Among the political class, even some | Read More »
Illinois DREAM Act passes Illinois Senate…
The Illinois Combine, for those unfamiliar with the term of art, refers to an unfortunate reality in Illinois politics: to wit, Illinois is not precisely a two-party state. There is a Republican Party of Illinois, and there is a Democratic Party of Illinois – but the party bosses of both more or less ignore everybody else and run the state to suit themselves. Case in | Read More »
BREAKING: ThinkProgress pig-ignorant about military.
Legal Insurrection tipped me to this one: apparently, ThinkProgress (link available via Legal Insurrection) got itself in a bit of a tizzy over a story in the Mexican press that one of the Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden was the son of Mexican immigrants, which apparently means (according to TP) that we need to pass the DREAM Act* and that the military is | Read More »
AFL-CIO Rips Manchin’s DADT & DREAM Act Evasion: You’re No Robert Byrd!
Former West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin has only been Senator since November 2nd. However, he’s causing a stir among some of his staunchest supporters. When union bosses can’t keep their anger contained behind closed doors, you know that they are more than a little peeved that Joe Manchin skipped out on the DADT and DREAM Act votes over the weekend. Now, they’ve come out and openly | Read More »
Gays, Hispanics, and National Security, Oh My!
It’s not lions and tigers and bears we’re dealing with this morning, but gays, Hispanics, and national security. Over the weekend, the United States Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Suddenly there are reports in the media about gays currently serving in the military. Who knew there were any?! But in siding with their gay constituents, Democrats threw their Hispanic constituents under the | Read More »
5 (or 6) Democrats kill DREAM Act in Senate.
Which is fine by me – but before the Left starts screaming, maybe they should talk to their own side. The final cloture vote was 55 to 41, with the following Democratic Senators voting against the DREAM Act: Mark Pryor Jon Tester Max Baucus Kay Hagan Ben Nelson Where I come from, 55 + 5 = 60, or enough to pass a cloture vote. Three | Read More »
Ah . . . Dick Lugar
So the Republicans win sweeping, historic victories across the country on election night. They largely repudiate the Democrats’ agenda. One of the issues out in fly over country was the DREAM Act to set a pathway for citizenship for illegal aliens who’ve managed to go to college. Many, many people across the country oppose it and a lot of Republicans on the campaign trail used | Read More »
Don’t Ask, Don’t Vote
The Senate today mustered only 56 votes – four short of the necessary 60 – to break a filibuster and bring to a vote a defense appropriations bill containing two highly controversial provisions: (1) a measure repealing the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy (a Clinton-era policy) that permits gays to serve in the military only if they are not openly gay, and (2) the | Read More »