Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term. In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It’s like watching MSNBC, with the word “Democrats” replaced with “Republicans.” Democrats had thrown everything they had into beating Bush, crushing the Howard Dean wing
Comments: Ann tears Boy Rubio´s argument to shreads. Go girl!!
And tell me again, why is it necessary to bestow American citizenship on "people who are seeking a better life"? If we were to rely on self-deportation by the use of IRS punishment of employers who hire illegals, that would be a huge first step. No automatic citizenship to those born in the US, another great step.
With the residue, give ´em work permits, if you wish. But citizenship? I´m a Missouri resident who commutes to Illinois to work, but is there some magicel impulse I feel to become an Illinois citizen? No.
Perhaps, just perhaps, if our political masters had to live like we do and not like the aristocrats of old that they believe they are, they would see how unchecked immigration, primarily ILLEGAL, has destroyed OUR America, not theirs, natch!
Before they self-elevated to near sainthood and omniscience, we kept our borders relatively well. Thanks to the mistake from Hyannisport, Fat Ted, we reversed the immigration policies of earlier that worked and allowed if not invited the un-washed ILLEGALS USERS from Mexico.
For those of us who are first or second generation born Americans of European immigrants -are we obsessed with the immigration laws that affect our parents or granparents former fellow citizens in the home country?
And I´ll go ahed and make a blanket and sweepng statement (and I have lived on the Texas/Mexico border and grew up in South Florida) - most Heespanics from Mexico, Cental and South America come here for the freebies or low skill work opportunities - not to become Americans.
Ann Coulter is not doing us a good service by tearing up Rubio. He, Rubio, is at this point just attempting to find a solution to the problem of illegal immigration. There is no bill to sign. Is Ann just doing some early intervention for her favorite, Chris Christie? Why do Republicans do this to each other, which is to kill of the good guys before there is even something to criticize (a bill for example). Why couldn´t she just call him on the telephone and have a discussion with him and voice her opinion privately. Everyone wants to be noticed, I guess, and she knows how to get noticed. She isn´t helpful though by publicly impugning a Republican, who at this point has nothing to impugn.
Rubio is a good salesman, and his proposal may sound reasonable, but it falls apart when the "what ifs" rubber meets the road:
What if the border isn´t secured? What if some liberal court overturns the welfare ban? What if the background check turns up negative? Deportation? What if they don´t pay the fine and the back taxes? What if they don´t meet the Green Card requirements? Mass Waivers? Mass deportations? What if? What if?
Rubio is the problem, not the solution. His plan will destroy the GOP. Ann is trying to speak some common sense to the sheep following this career politician called Rubio. How can so many be so blind? Stop with the cult worship of the Cuban guy in the suit. Ideas matter. His ideas are political suicide.
I have always contended that we are not sending 20 million back to wherever. Having said that, we are failing to seize the moment and get these people to see the err of the marxist way as they will become dems voter.
They will not if properly educated on democracy and capitalism and the party which best facilitates those endeavors. So we give up. Let the dems have them?
There is no reason to confer a special path to citizenship on the 11 to 20 million illegal aliens who are here now. Rubio is an inexperienced US Senator and the Republicans should think twice before following him off a cliff and committing long-term political suicide.
Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico during the G.W. Bush era used to advise all the time, that the vast majority of Mexicans who live and work illegally are proud of being Mexicans, just want to be able to stay here indefinitely, to work here with dignity, and be able to travel to and from the USA as they wish. Most Mexican illegal aliens would be happy to accept such a conditional immigration status if it was offered.
Then if they individually wished to go on to permanent residence (a green card) in the future, they could individually qualify for an immigrant visa and apply for permanent residence just as all legal immigrants must do. Then after five years as a permanent resident, if they wished, they could individually apply for naturalized US citizenship.
Obama does not want any debate on the ramifications of granting US citizenship to untold millions of illegal aliens, because he and the liberal Democrats recognize that about 80% of those aliens who would gain US voting rights would be liberal Democrat voters. With that many new voters, the Democrats could send the Republicans into long-term political oblivion. The Republicans would have to be crazy to go along with Obama´s plan.
George Mason’s home, Gunston Hall, just down the river from Mount Vernon, is closed on Thanksgiving Day but reopens to visitors the day after. In this season when Americans reflect upon all that we are grateful for, these stately and hallowed grounds are a good place to start. Commonly referred to as the “forgotten founder,” George Mason IV had a fair amount of contempt for politics. Especially politicians. It was a dirty, grubby affair that attracted mostly dirty, grubby people. In other words, Mason was clairvoyant.
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills. Jewell said the logjam on Capitol Hill has created a conservation backlog, and she warned that the Obama administration would not "hold its breath forever" waiting for lawmakers to act. "The president will not hesitate," Jewell said in an interview in San Francisco last week. "I can tell you that there are places that are ripe for setting aside."
Of all the events commemorating the half-century since the Kennedy assassination, Ted Kennedy Jr. said Saturday night’s reunion of John F. Kennedy’s White House staff was the one not to be missed. “I don’t want to go to Arlington Cemetery,’’ he told hostess Nancy Hogan Dutton. “What I want is to be here in your home.’’ The point of the gathering of about 100 old friends was not the death of the president but his life — and theirs when they worked for him. No matter what they went on to achieve, reaching for the moon was hard to top.
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Our leaders unite — against us Just when you thought nobody around here could agree on anything, Democrats and Republicans in Congress come together to unanimously express their unified and unwavering view of the innocent American taxpayer: SCREW YOU! That’s right. You can’t get these people to agree on whether it’s raining outside, but when it comes to their deep disdain for us suckers paying all the bills around here, a hot case of venereal bipartisanship breaks out all over the place.
Appearing on Andrea Mitchell´s MSNBC 1 p.m. ET hour show on Tuesday, Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy slammed the press for not doing its job in pointing out the hypocrisy of ObamaCare being delayed for certain groups but not for all Americans: "...the media won´t even ask the question about, ´Why are you [the Obama administration] treating families different than big businesses?´...That´s how pathetic, I think, news reporting has become, when we won´t ask tough questions to the administration.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
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