Let My People Come?
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com We’re in the silly season now. The network news shows have run out of mud to sling at Chris Christie and none of it has stuck. (Though, take another look at the Zapruder film and tell me that chubby baby in the stroller on the grassy knoll doesn’t bear an uncanny resemblance to the future New Jersey Governor). It’s too early to actually run | Read More »
Tags: Chris Christie
, Eric Cantor
, immigration reform
, John Boehner
, Mitch McConnell
, Patty Murray
, Paul Ryan
, Ted Cruz
We Know It Needs Fixing, But Why Now?
The GOP recently released a plan for immigration reform which has gotten the knickers twisted of the many writers and those who comment here at Redstate. Either this is total capitulation or a deft political move by the House leadership in their roll-out of a blueprint for immigration reform. Given some recent history, this writer believes the House leadership under John Boehner lacks the ability | Read More »
Boehner Pushing Immigration Reform
According to a January 17 article in The Washington Times, President Obama vows that the Republican-controlled House will pass immigration reform legislation this year. And Speaker John Boehner has hired a new immigration policy director – the same aide who worked for Sen. John McCain – to craft a set of immigration reform measures. In the words of Ronald Reagan, “Here they go again.” Ironically, it | Read More »
OFA Twitter-Spams Congress and other Republicans over Immigration Reform
This morning I dropped by New Mexico’s Republican congressman Steve Pearce and noticed a phenomenon, scores of accounts had spammed Pearce with their pro-immigration message. Upon closer examination it appeared that many of these accounts were doing NOTHING but spamming congress members on a “list” and sending them graphics like the one below using the hashtags #ActOnReform #immigrationreform and others: How many accounts do you | Read More »
Boehner’s Crocodile Tears for Amnesty
It is an odd fight. Such a weird little battle over meaningless and known outcomes. Conservatives, aware from press reports and congressional leaks, knew what would be in the Paul Ryan drafted budget plan. The conservative groups released statements in opposition to the plan based on what they had been told. But there was never any doubt about the Ryan plan passing. After the plan | Read More »
Hunger Games: White House Does Photo Op Of @FLOTUS’ & @BarackObama’s Visit With Pro-Amnesty Activist & Ex-@SEIU Boss
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving–using @LaCasaBlanca, the Spanish twitter handle for the White House–Barack and Michelle Obama tweeted a picture of themselves posing with immigration reform activists who are on a hunger strike. RT @fast4families President Obama, @FLOTUS & the fasters today: "it's not a matter of if, but of when" #Fast4Families pic.twitter.com/lOQW2VIQVQ — La Casa Blanca (@lacasablanca) November 29, 2013 Interestingly, the person | Read More »
Obamacare, job losses got Dems down? Pivot to gays, amnesty and climate change
The Liar-in-Chief is exposed as his signature Obamacare implodes and 720,000 drop out of the workforce in one month. Insurance policy cancellations and security lapses at HealthCare.gov (when potential victims of identity theft can get the website to “work”) have interrupted the body politic long enough. Time for Democrats to roll out their favorite pets to distract Americans from serial failures while branding Republicans as heartless | Read More »
, Civil Rights
, Climate Change
, great recession
, immigration reform
, jobs depression
, John McCain
, Marco Rubio
, pat toomey
, Paul Ryan
AFL-CIO Bosses Officially Commit To Legalizing, Unionizing Immigrants To ‘Change The Political Environment’
A few years ago, SEIU boss Eliseo Medina made some off-hand remarks about turning millions of the nation’s illegal immigrants into progressive voters. Medina’s remarks sent shockwaves around the Right blogosphere. Though it is widely known that unions like the SEIU and the UFCW already represent and take dues from illegal immigrants, the plan to legalize and then unionize the millions of immigrants who are | Read More »
Thought Longshoremen, AFL-CIO Obamacare-split was a good sign? Not
Labor unions, public and private, have been as loyal as any faction of the Democratic Party; so it seemed a good omen for future repeal or de-funding when the Obamacare-supporting AFL-CIO lost 40,000 ILWU members over that support. But then we discover that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are only upset that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t grant their particular union a tax-waiver and | Read More »
, big business
, big labor
, immigration reform
, labor movement
, Labor Unions
, Richard Trumka
, single payer healthcare
, Wagner Act
Marco Rubio and the immigration surrender
Of all the arguments advanced in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens, perhaps the most outrageous came from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) during a radio interview on Tuesday with Preston Scott on WFLA out of Tallahassee, Florida. Outrage should not be exclusively directed at Rubio, because what he said is very possibly true. And outrage should not be limited to the immigration issue, because what | Read More »
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 »
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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From Obamacare to Immigration “reform” Is Anyone in Washington Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
The Wall Street Journal had a rather heartbreaking piece a few weeks about families of people with mental illness. Many families seem to feel helpless in the face of federal privacy laws that keep parents from knowing about their grown children’s medicines, treatments and even diagnoses. While parents are often able to be involved in the treatment of their children as they grow up, once | Read More »
It’s our world, the CBO just lives in it
The first thing to keep in mind about the Congressional Budget Office estimate of costs and benefits for the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill – or any other estimate the CBO prepares – is that Congress is very good at gaming CBO estimates. There are lots of little tricks that can be used to hide costs and inflate benefits, once you understand how the CBO | Read More »