Shikha Dalmia on Saving Detroit and the GOP Immigration Plan
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Shikha Dalmia to discuss Detorit’s bankruptcy, a new effort to turn it around and why the GOP’s plan for immigration reform plan could lead to a massive expansion of government.
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Erasing your identity
Moe Lane earlier discussed the remarkable hypocrisy of a march against voter ID in North Carolina requiring participants to bring their photo ID cards to the event. I’m not sure “hypocrisy” is quite the right word, although it has been widely used in connection with this story. The charge of hypocrisy would imply the North Carolina activists (well, actually, they bused in manpower from across | Read More »
What is Really Broken About our Immigration System
When Democrats and Republicans speak of “fixing” our “broken” immigration system, there is one aspect they ignore as if it works fine — but in reality is a major threat to national security. One of the worst aspects of our immigration system is our policy of letting in security threats under the guise of refugee and asylum. Now, according to the Daily Caller, DHS is | Read More »
And We’re Doing Immigration Reform?
Dana Milbank is a liberal columnist at the Washington Post who has enraged liberals overnight. Why? This column. It concludes, “Obamacare has been undermined by the very entity they had used to validate it.” As I noted on twitter yesterday, during the 2009-2010 fight over Obamacare, the left told Republicans, “Live by the CBO, die by the CBO.” The GOP had been convinced the CBO | Read More »
McConnell Auditions for Job as Cable News Commentator
At present, we are getting rolled in Washington. Democrats have pushed an omnibus bill, a disastrous farm bill, endless debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals. Instead of an equal and opposing force in the opposite direction, Republicans have….. pushed an omnibus bill, a disastrous farm bill, endless debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals. There is a serious lack of leadership and vision within | Read More »
The State of Immigration Reform: Mark Zuckerberg Buys Himself A House Speaker
The latest GOP bubble of fratricidal support for Comprehensive Amnesty Reform is all about the Benjamins. It’s about who has the Benjamins, and more importantly, who you have to ask if you want some for yourself. Let’s say you’re a mainstream, middle-of-the-road Republican this election cycle. You want money to continue your career. Not only that, you’d like greater control over who within the party has money so that you can control what version of American Conservatism reaches the media. This helps you define what the average unaffiliated voter thinks of the GOP.
In past election cycles, this was never really a problem. Self-identifying Conservatives who felt aroused enough about political conditions in America would cut a check to the GOP. They would generally trust the party to move the country in a direction that seemed about right. Now, Conservative donors have grown savvier and reject the blanket Null-Hypothesis that a Republican will automatically equal a small-government ideological Conservative. Thus, your friendly GOP Establishment™ now has to replace newly minted Tea Partiers as a donor class because of this lack of blind loyalty. Enter “Conservative Entrepreneurs” like Mark Zuckerberg.
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John Boehner the “Crumpler” & Politician’s Politician
John Boehner the crumpler, the gutless wonder who’s always waving his white flag and crumpling under the Obama Regime, the US Chamber of Commerce and his Old Republican reprobates. He’s the guy who pretends to be a Patriot and an avid Constitutionalist. October of 2013 John Boehner said, “The House has fought with everything it has to convince the President of the United States to | Read More »
Are YOU Ready for Americans Against Amnesty Day? Ideas Welcome.
Are you mad as hell at the Republicans and their plan for amnesty by any other name and won’t take it anymore? What will you do about it? Face it, the GOP is literally thumbing their nose at us, We the Voters, for flirting with this ruinous policy when we’re on the brink of winning the Senate and stopping the liberal policies of this president. We the Voters are responsible for the House takeover | Read More »
Governor Nathan Deal deserves blame w/ #Snowpocalypse *AUDIO INTERVIEW
So the whole nation turned it’s attention to the snow coming down in Atlanta. We are now in the very stupid habit of naming Winter storms. This one was named “Leon”. I was hoping they could call it “Levon” so it would have an Elton John song to go with the stupid name. By all accounts fair or unfair, Georgia Governor Dean is looking very | Read More »
Obama Spills the Beans on the Citizenship Fig Leaf
Based on the statements from most House GOP leaders, it appears that the major fig leaf in the latest push for open borders will be “legalization without citizenship.” Let’s put aside for a moment the fact that the Dream Act will directly or indirectly grant citizenship and bring in millions of illegal immigrants without any other amnesty legislation. The broad notion of a permanent or | Read More »
The Speaker Reaps What the Speaker Sows
Less than twelve hours into the Republican retreat and the leaks and attacks came fast and furious. John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan intend to push immigration through the United States House of Representatives. The bulk of the House Republicans thus far seem opposed, but Boehner and his lieutenants intend to find a path forward. They will start bid and grandiose and | Read More »
Boehner Releases Immigration Deform Proposal
Drum roll…..the long awaited GOP principles on illegal immigration were presented today to the House GOP Conference at their annual [aptly-named] retreat. Sorry to disappoint you but there is nothing new under the sun. Their framework is a mirror image of the Senate “Gang of 8” bill, albeit cloaked in even more deceptive and disingenuous language in order to distract conservatives with shiny objects. Let’s | Read More »
Paul Ryan’s Super Clever Idea for Illegal Immigrants
Now that House Republicans have passed a trillion dollar omnibus and trillion dollar farm bill, they are prepared to tackle the most pressing issue of our time – granting benefits to illegal immigrants. The key to understanding the politics of illegal immigration is that this is not just about amnesty (legalization and/or citizenship). It’s not just that these people are calling for amnesty because of | Read More »
Paul Ryan’s Incoherence on Trusting Obama’s Immigration Promises
Passing amnesty with the promise of President Obama enforcing the laws is such a maniacal idea that even Paul Ryan, one of the cheerleaders of the plan, admits it’s a challenge. According to the Daily Caller, Ryan told a group of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members that the lack of trust in Obama is a big obstacle: “The challenge with all of this is we | Read More »
Georgia Republicans: Shills for Amnesty
Well here we go, I’m writing this article on Monday afternoon before the State of The Union address and we already know what Obama will be pushing and unfortunately what the GOP will also be shoving down the throats of Americans. Matthew Boyle’s latest piece in Breitbart makes it clear that the GOP Establishment is doubling down and will destroy any conservative in their path | Read More »