Obama Can’t Win on Immigration
It’s that time in the president’s second term when he becomes a liability, not an asset. In the case of immigration reform, President Obama has no easy choices ahead. Given the option, Obama would clearly prefer that the immigration bill would pass, after a year spent bouncing from crisis to crisis. In an attempt to change the debate from the IRS and NSA scandals, the | Read More »
Ted Cruz and what the GOP establishment can learn from Osama Bin Laden…
In 1975 & 76 the United States was experiencing a crisis of confidence. Unemployment was at 8.5%, our allies in South Vietnam, who 58,000 American servicemen gave their lives to defend, had just been overrun and the reverberations of an OPEC embargo were sending oil prices from $15 a barrel to $100. At the same time Paul Ehrlich was warning about overpopulation and starvation, Newsweek | Read More »
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Zimmerman, Martin and The Failed American Melting Pot.
I hope the Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman Fiasco has given The House of Representatives something to think about before they even consider bringing The Gang of Eight Bill to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote. We should stipulate as an obvious given that the American Melting Pot has recently failed at making our nation more peaceful and prosperous. Like the Late Roman Empire prior to its disaster at Adrianople in AD 378, we assimilate diverse cultures no better than The Emperor Gratian could assimilate the Goths.
Unassimilated minorities in America typically hate the place. They frequently have valid and legitimate gravamen for their hatred. Anyone who looks at the rates at which African-Americans are aborted, shot, fail out of school and wind up either jobless or incarcerated couldn’t be entirely blamed for believing that most of the rest of America is attempting to eject them from our culture the way a white blood cell attacks a hostile bacteria. Absent any back-story, I really can’t blame them for hating my guts as a nameless, faceless White Man on a visceral level. Now quit being shocked. I only differ from the herd by being proudly uncultured enough to state the obvious and unpalatable truth.
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Immigration Reform and the Influence of Hispanics in Politics
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Garza to discuss immigration reform efforts in Congress, the Libre Initiative’s Estamos Contigo outreach campaign, and why the view of hispanics as outsiders has stifled efforts to reach a solution on immigration reform.
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Democrats switching to Republican Party over immigration reform
Even though they haven’t officially changed their party affiliation, some big name Democrats are using the immigration reform issue to defect to the Republican party. No longer concerned about putting another Democrat in the White House when Obama leaves, some of the party’s big guns have already gone on record in support of the Republicans in November, 2016. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “I believe that | Read More »
Mr. Rubio goes to Washington
Sen. Marco Rubio has many fine qualities. He is a genuinely nice guy. His conservative attitude is genuine, and his gift of expression is exceptional. The enthusiasm he brings to the conservatives and the Republican Party has been wonderful. He holds the right core beliefs, and he has the potential to be the voice for a new generation of conservatives. In 2010, I campaigned for | Read More »
Controlling the Anger of Betrayal
On Tuesday, we saw Marco Rubio vote against two separate amendments to the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill that would tighten border security before any “Pathway to Citizenship” occurred. Conservatives across the country felt betrayed, hurt, confused and downright angry at him for this. Had he not assured us that border security would come first? Even after he admitted the Pathway was probably going to | Read More »
Splintered GOP Makes for Strange Immigration Bedfellows
Starting next week the Gang of Eight immigration reform will be debated before the United States Senate. Front and center in that debate will be presumptive Republican Presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has become a lightning rod of controversy. Rubio has gone from conservative darling and the future of the party to drawing the ire of conservatives across the country all because of | Read More »
GOP stupid to allow de facto open borders, not regularization
Not building a fence and otherwise securing the border for 25 years, while our inaction in enforcing laws on the books against undocumented entry and visa overstays communicated our collective acquiescence to long-term residents that violated those laws, have economic and moral consequences that wails against “amnesty” don’t address. This former Democrat was for a border fence before border fences were cool. Before my Summer | Read More »
More immigration bill disappointments: the “back tax” provision is a fraud, and provisional residents CAN get welfare
It gives me no pleasure to say this, but it’s increasingly clear that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) hasn’t completely read the immigration bill he’s touting. It seems like every day, another claim made by defenders of the Gang of Eight bill gets shot down by critics who actually have read through all 844 pages. Personally, I was most immediately and deeply skeptical of the claim that our | Read More »
It’s Time for a Real Guest Worker Program
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Alex Nowrasteh to discuss the need for a more robust guest worker program, the Gang of Eight proposal and whether or not he thinks something can pass that will help immigrants and businesses.
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GOP should ‘Rush’ to back Rubio’s LONG path to voting rights
Since the 2012 re-election of Democrats to the Senate and White House, comprehensive immigration reform (or any other governmental “reform” acceptable to conservatives) is probably an impossible dream. But that doesn’t mean Republicans shouldn’t support any and all legislation that is not “comprehensive” and craved by the Schumers of the world: RUSH (Limbaugh): …I must tell you: I just don’t understand this, Senator (Rubio). I | Read More »
The people who broke immigration will not help fix it
One aspect of my growing skepticism about the immigration reform proposals advanced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his Gang of Eight partners is that our immigration system did not break by accident. It was mangled, deformed, defanged, and abused on purpose, by both government and private interests. Rubio’s earnest enthusiasm would be appropriate for someone cleaning up after a natural disaster, but he’s dealing with | Read More »
Breaking: Gang of Eight Crafts 7,000 Page (amnesty) Immigration Reform Package
Don’t worry about what’s in it for now. The Senate and House will have to pass it to see what’s in it. (That was the wisdom from on high ala Nancy Pelosi — she promised everyone that that would be the only way they could get the dang thing done and out of the way.) And did you hear about the wonderful new era of | Read More »