I t´s easy and tiresome to trash Sarah Palin as an uneducated embarrassment to the Republican Party (a party of which I am a member). But when the great anti-intellectual takes ridiculously simple-minded shots at Marco Rubio for supporting immigration reform, something needs to be said. The Sunshine State News asked the former Alaska governor to comment on immigration reform. She took the opportunity to take a giant swing at Marco Rubio: Just like they did with ObamaCare, some in Congress intend to "Pelosi" the amnesty bill. They´ll pass it in order to find out what´s in it.
Comments: I´m not sure being coherent is part of her job description.
Palin aside, though, the GOP is going to have to shape up this thing in the House so it´s something we can both live with and will work. And the House has to take time to do it carefully and to do it right.
So, what is "The Week"? And, I doubt Jeb Golinkin is actually a Republican. Perhaps he registered that way once in order to establish "street cred" amongst his likely victims. So much smearing going on constantly in the media. No wonder so many outlets are losing viewers and listeners.
Sorry, but Mr. Golinkin misses the point(s) of Palin´s statement, which is really not debatable. He nitpicks to the point where one is tempted to quote Shakespeare at him.
Palin said the following:
Just like they did with ObamaCare, some in Congress intend to "Pelosi" the amnesty bill. They´ll pass it in order to find out what´s in it. And just like the unpopular, unaffordable ObamaCare disaster, this pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-pound disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans.
I find no errors here and I know what she means, which is that Immigration is being rammed through without being read. Second, it is being crafted for political reasons and more importantly, like ObamaCare, against the will of the American people.
So why does Golinkin, a self-proclaimed Republican, go out of his way to trash Palin and peck a simple comment to death out of proportion to the message in her comment?
She´s right: Why are OUR people signing on to a bill they haven´t read, and why is it so huge? And why have rising-star Rubio´s fortunes been so easily flipped? Seduced by his own press?
So Sarah Palin isn´t entitled to an opinion, if she dares utter one then she is trashed not only by liberals but also the GOP. We have people elected that are trashing the country, they are going out of their way to destroy the country, the citizens are being called bigots, racists, what is one of McCains favorite ones, looney birds, lets not forget Jeb Bush and his chirping birds.
Speak loud, Sarah, speak often. We need more people in this country just like you.
When someone begins with the sentence "...It is easy and tiresome to trash Palin" one knows what is coming. I found Sarah´s statement succinct, to the point and unassailable by facts or logic. By saying "Some in Congress" she is giving a clear signal that RINOs are the first obstacle we will have to overcome if we are to have an even chance against Democrats and their parasite base. Not surprised it boggles the feeble RINO mind.
Gov. Palin only seems incoherent if you do not understand the problem. Thus the difficulty is with the "golinkins" of the world and not with Gov. Palin and other thinking persons. Is golinkin a synonym for clymer?
#14, I assume you mean to kill this bill and start over? Because there are still many parts of our immigration system that must be addressed and we would still have the problem of the illegals who are here. I don´t see why the current bill cannot be basically rewritten in the House to take care of those things.
Just to refresh the memory...Ronald Reagan was called an "Amiable dunce" by that bold cavalier Tip O´Neil...if you say the truth ("Evil Empire") and dare to call the socialists/Marxists/democrats for what they are then you are ALWAYS attacked personally...that´s what Marxists have done since the days of Martin Dies, Whittaker Chambers, and Joe McCarthy
If you are a liberal Democrat looking towards a long-term expansion in the future Democrat voter base the passage of that bill is like hitting the Powerball jackpot. As when about 46 million mostly poor and generally uneducated foreign workers are either legalized inside the country, or are allowed to come here in the next ten years, along with their foreign family members, even a political idiot can see that such a massive influx of low wage earning people, if they can even find jobs, is bound to create an overwhelming number of new and mostly socialist oriented Democrat voters in the years ahead. And that is if even only half of them ever register to vote in US elections that is doubtful with the highly organized liberal Democrat run voter recruitment efforts that came to the forefront during the last two presidential elections.
That there are a cabal of Republicans in the Congress who support such an outright liberal Democrat strategic long-term foreign voter recruitment bill is very telling indeed.
I agree with Sarah, far to many bills are getting "Pelosied"!!! How many people in their right mind would ever consider signing a contract that directly affects their life, and NOT consider reading something that affects ALL of our lives, without first reading it???
Re: #21 - Being a fellow Texas, you know that sometimes the lack of legislative action is better than too much legislative action. That is why our state legislature only meets every two years. Regarding immigration, I see absolutely no need for any sort of new legislation, unless it expressly criminalizes the regimes calculated policy of not obeying current immigration law. Watering down the meaning of "illegal" serves no purpose other than to undermine the unique foundation of our country. The immigration problem is not with the law; it is with the administration of the law and only there can a real fix be made.
The OP still has Sarah Palin living rent free in his head. Some of us are conservative and Sarah speaks our concerns succinctly. The ruling elite in the Republican party can go suck an egg or switch to the Democrats. They keep screaming we have to move further left, yet polls show this country is right of center. Do we keep listening to the "experts" and cave to the left or do we actually win or lose espousing what we believe? If the Republicans won´t change, a third party is needed desperately. I can live with our principles being rejected by the majority, if that´s actually the case, but I hate losing due to being ashamed to declare who we are.
No one said anything about watering down the meaning of illegal. But the problem remains that we have somewhere between 11 and 30 million illegals residing in this country and we have to do something about it. Leaving the problem alone really is de facto amnesty and none of us want any form of amnesty.
Let´s face it, the Grand Old Stupid Party is about 995 cuts into its "death by a thousand cuts" and rump kissing trogs from The Week are only hastening the inevitable. These "Megan McCain Republicans" are going to have an awful quiet convention in 2016. County Club morons.
Jeb, Jeb my boy in that one paragraph you diciphered all of that like some Nazi spy. The problem is I agree with what she said, exactly. If you were going to write a piece bashing Palin why this? You should have just started out about her downs syndrome son and her fishing and hunting skills. That´s easier. Jeb you´re a stupid jerkweed.
So Sarah rubs the open borders crowd the wrong way. Good! Here is what Sarah´s crime was... "Just like they did with ObamaCare, some in Congress intend to "Pelosi" the amnesty bill. They´ll pass it in order to find out what´s in it. And just like the unpopular, unaffordable ObamaCare disaster, this pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-pound disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans." The unmitigated gall! Gee, I wonder why a David Frum acolyte would go on the attack?
Of course it is, for clueless blithering idiots such as yourself, Jeb. I understand your desperate need to denigrate Sarah Palin. You, the libtards, the elites, and the RINOs MUST keep her as far away from DC as you possibly can. You fear her because of what she did to Juneau in 2.5 short years, and are deathly afraid she could do the same thing to DC.
It is disappointing to see that brilliant third year law students with a blog and a few back issues of National Review and the wisdom and experience one associates with somebody waiting to take a bar exam fail to see that Palin is right. The goals of immigration reform, for the reasons Buckley stated, are correct. The fact that, like Obamacare, this is crafted in back rooms, with details penciled in and authority granted to bureacracies with no legislative oversight, as Palin pointed out, is a horror we ought not seek to relive. Bipartisan apparently means, Karl Rove and some of Schumers people ground out this excrement with the hope of taking immigration off the table for Hillary and Jeb in 2016. Mr. Golinkin should try not the shoot at conservatives if he wishes to invoke Buckley´s good name. Or he should go back to that state law school and ask for some of his money back.
The senators apparently find the democrat labeled immigration reform bill incoherent because they haven´t read it. Neither has Jeb Golinkin, but no matter, he doesn´t need to, because he is a democrat, and thinks it will provide democrat voters. Golinkin doesn´t read anything, shows it, but does have a mouth to cast dispersions on people he doesn´t know or like, in a juvenile way, and with the ethics of a scoundrel.
Again Sarah speaks in plain english and the left pretends that they can´t understand her. No Americian in their right mind would even consider passing another "Pelosi" bill like this Senate amnesty bill.
Here´s what you have the House do about this bill with the pointed shiny end. Nothing!! until the border is sealed tighter than the wadded panties of the poster and its enablers stumbling toward the next negative Sarah article. A very strange affliction, I must say.
Just another born with a silver spoon in their mouth elitist having a difficult time understanding how normal people think and speak. If I recall my history, when the wheels fall off, it is those very elitists whose heads will end up in a basket.
Oh Jeb, you just proved every Palin point she made. A bill that they have not read, laden with pork, are forcing down the American citizen´s throat, etc. etc. You´re acting like a RINO with no brain nor critical thinking ability. Separate yourself from the establishment collective and think for yourself. It´s really fun and freeing...try it.
If they can´t understand Sarah Palin´s commentaries, how dumbed down are they?!!! Even a statist dem propaganda tool like a Jeb ´GoLITEly´ can´t possibly believe what these continuing bogus dem media attacks against Gov. Palin are trying to brainwash the public with, can they? . ...What planet are todays´ dem pols & THEIR PC media tools from?!
1. Check back with us after you have been a mayor, a state energy regulator, a governor of a large state, a vice presidential candidate, an author, a highly paid lecturer, and a staff member of a large news organization.
Sarah speaks plain English easy to understand, something the left and RINO`s don`t understand because they are so use to speaking out their arse. Close the border FIRST! than do something about the ILLEGALS-like cut their freebees.
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