On his Tuesday radio show, conservative talk show host Mark Levin said House majority whip Kevin McCarthy, who this weekend claimed Congress could soon pass a comprehensive immigration bill, has a political death wish. “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m convinced the Republican leadership — particularly in the House — has a Republican death wish,” Levin said. “When you put these Mickey Mouse types in charge of the Republican Party in the House, what do you get, Mr. Producer? You get mice turds. And that’s what we have here: mice turds from the likes of [Rep.] Kevin McCarthy.” McCarthy had told CNN
Comments: It was around this time in Obama´s first term the tea party really took off, right before Tax Day 2009 and propelled the GOP through 2010.
You kind of hope there is some unity found between now and 2014. But Mr. Levin doesn´t sound very hopeful.
So McCarthy and the GOP young turks would rather pass a Democrat-approved bill than none at all.
OPEN LETTER TO HOUSE REPUBLICANS: Why pass any bills at all if they benefit only Democrats? Where is it carved in stone that the House must create bills? I thought "The President proposes, Congress disposes." Did that change?
If ever there was a time for Tea Party rennaisance, it´s now. We can´t wait until the midterms before they act. As far as who will lead the GOP into the next election cycle and beyond, a few good men come to mind. The women seem only to turn people off. Maybe it´s their voices -- shrill, like Hillary. Although Michelle Malkin does seem to be an exception. Listen, if entertainers can become politicians, so can reporters.
Sometimes I think Mark Levin is like John the Baptist, the "voice crying in the wilderness." But he is exactly right.
The future of the GOP is not to continue business as usual. There will be no Republican victories as long as the leadership is engaged in sabotage. I´m more and more convinced the GOP leadership does not see the other side for what it is. Or, they are just plain cowards and are only interested in their own power and keeping their jobs.
This is not a time for playing games and making deals.
We can only speculate as to why certain republicans in high places do what they do to the detriment of the country. The only thing that comes to mind is some type of financial payoff down the road. What else explains their bad behavior?
On voting machines #6 this has already been invented it is called a hard copy print out of the ballot which is reviewed on the spot by the voter before the vote is finalized. This hard copy must be the legal ballot. It is very simple for the computer to keep track of the total on these and give an instant result at the end of the day but without a print out there is no way to prevent fraud. Whoever controls the programming controls the vote. At very least you should have tech savvy programmers review the source code and have ways to verify that the official code is the one running on the voting machine. The beauty of this approach is that the lefties were calling for it during the Bush years! Also Levin is right we need preferably the GOP cleaned up or failing that a third party!
Before the Tea Party types showed up in Congress, the wimpy Republicans most always went along to get along with the liberal Democrats, that´s why the country is now in such bad shape. Those Republicans talk a good line when they are in their mostly conservative home districts, but when they return to Washington, D.C., a lot of them simply go along as the liberal Democrats tell them, or they know that they will not be invited to all the big liberal dinner parties and the like inside the beltway.
#13. The matter is simple. The R establishment represents secular, progressive, corporatist interests and values. Period. It is not and has never been a vehicle for principled conservatism. NEVER! The rise of the TP is testament to this stone cold reality.
I went to a naturalization ceremony yesterday in Oakland CA.
Was the most awful thing I´ve EVER attended. Wanted to get up and throw rotten eggs. The ONLY way they referred to the United States was "USCIS" not just US or America. It was as if the Dept. of USCIS and DHS was what the U.S. is all about.
There was a "speaker" from some newspaper in Berkeley. Her ´immigration´ story was about her grandfather who JUMPED (she said this) at the chance to come to America to work for Union Pacific railroad. Well, instead of being Grateful he got here, he didn´t like work conditions so he quit and worked for union to CHANGE it. Se kept emphasizing how they could work for CHANGE also. Oh, he was making $13.00 a week which was good money at that time I’m sure. I remember my Dad said he was making two bits a day at some time.
Oh yeah, she said she was going to run for council and they could vote for her (by saying “I’ll see you at the polls”)!!! It was a disgusting display of politics and condescension.
That ceremony yesterday was NOT emotional, inspiring , or uplifting.
Ceremonies should be patriotic. And not just telling people 100+ times to sign up to vote, change America, to get their passports or to put their certificate away (which they did about 1,000 times).
On Sean Hannity’s Wednesday night television program, conservative commentator Michelle Malkin took up the Fox News host’s side in his weeks-long feud with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton. Malkin, the author of “Culture of Corruption,” expressed her disappointment in Hannity’s participation in Sharpton’s 2011 National Action Network convention. But she had Hannity’s back in the dispute, and reminded his viewers of Sharpton’s over-the-top remarks in the late 1980s involving Tawana Brawley and her false accusations of rape by six white men. “Al Sharpton has blood on his hands,” Malkin said. “He’s ruined lives. He’s been one of the worst purveyors
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WASHINGTON — U.S. officials insisted Tuesday that extraordinary security measures for nearly two dozen diplomatic posts were to thwart an “immediate, specific threat,” a claim questioned by counterterrorism experts, who note that the alert covers an incongruous set of nations from the Middle East to an island off the southern coast of Africa. Analysts don’t dispute the Obama administration’s narrative that it’s gleaned intelligence on a plot involving al Qaida’s most active affiliate, the Yemen-based Arabian Peninsula branch. That would explain why most U.S. posts in the Persian Gulf are on lockdown, including the U.
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