Obama Releases Criminal Aliens, Most Republicans Yawn
What happens when Republicans fuel the fire of Obama’s open borders agenda? He takes the prerogative to release dangerous illegal aliens onto our streets with no threat of political reprisal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, undercutting Democratic claims that President Obama has strictly enforced immigration laws. An internal Department of Homeland Security document compiling statistics | Read More »
How to Lie Your Way Through a Primary
The defeat of former Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Bob Bennett (R-UT) in their respective primaries in 2010 has engendered a new paradigm in GOP politics. No longer do liberal Republicans run honestly on their records in the primaries.
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, Bryan Smith
, debt ceiling
, frank Roche
, Mark Zuckerberg
, mike simpson
, renee ellmers
Obama is Dismantling Our Sovereignty and the Rule of Law
What happens when the opposition party is so committed to implementing amnesty – to the extent that they are willing to destroy their own base? The President will take the prerogative to implement amnesty on his own without fear of reprisal. I never thought we’d live to see the day when the rule of law is suspended by administrative fiat to the point that Democrats | Read More »
The Overlooked Factor in the FL-13 Victory
Republicans have held the Pinellas County-based 13th congressional district since 1971 when the late Rep. Bill Young was first elected to the House. However, with the death of Young creating an open seat, Democrats sensed an opportunity. Due to the changing demographics, President Obama carried this district by four points in 2012. Alex Sink had a good deal of name recognition left over from her | Read More »
Census Bureau Data Raises Questions Concerning Future Flow of Immigration
From listening to proponents of open borders speak about immigration, one would come away with the impression that we have just experienced a protracted period of low immigration. They contend that our “limited legal immigration” has engendered a need for people to migrate here illegally. However, the Census Bureau published new numbers illuminating a fact that is self-evident to anyone who has studied immigration: we | Read More »
#InOneTweet: Why We Need to Change Leadership
At the beginning of the year, Speaker John Boehner made it clear that he wanted the Republican Party to provide an “alternative” agenda – one that would be distinct from Obama’s policies. Sadly, as we have all witnessed over the past few months, the party leadership serves as nothing but a faint echo to Obama’s agenda, obsequious to his every whim. Earlier today, Boehner met | Read More »
Well, at least Alex Sink (D CAND, Florida-13) wasn’t talking about “hewers of wood…”
…or “bearers of water:” Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping. “Immigration reform is important in our country,” she said. “We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this | Read More »
Nativism vs. Conservatism
This one has been building up for some time, only now having tipped the scales because this article was pushed to me by a friend: Liberals incessantly harp on the fate of unsuspecting American Indians being infected with European maladies, yet that outrage doesn’t jibe with their insistence that amnesty be granted to illegal aliens, some of whom carry diseases eradicated long ago from North America. In | Read More »
D.C. Oligarchy Performs Broadway Amnesty Show
Despite all the talk about partisan acrimony in Washington, the establishment in both parties is doing a great job working together to pass amnesty. In fact, their carefully choreographed kabuki theater in the media should win them awards for great team work against the Country Class. The news out of Washington last week was that Speaker John Boehner got the message loud and clear from | Read More »
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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