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GOP crafting plan to alter country, guarantee its own irrelevancy
The Wall Street Journal reports John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they intend to pass amnesty legislation this year, despite the disinclination of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue prior to the November elections.
Most of us have assumed the irrational idea of gifting citizenship —- even in a deceptive “piecemeal” fashion —- to our invaders would be back-burnered in an election year. But Boehner,who has hired McCain’s senior amnesty advisor, appeared at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month, stridently declaring he was “hellbent on getting this done this year.”
Don’t be fooled by what we are being told by the Republican House members. Their chief issue is the timing of the vote, not the vote itself. The last thing they want is angry constituents in advance of the upcoming midterm elections, although none in Arizona are facing tough primaries. They are also banking on the fact after they are reelected, our focus will be on the 2016 presidential election. They have already made their intentions to cave on amnesty clear.
This is the double-talk from AZ’s Republican U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert. Trent Franks not only allowed amnesty proponents and their supporters to camp out overnight in his front yard, he went outside to pray with them.
On the senate side, McCain has vowed to keep fighting for amnesty as long as he’s “alive and breathing.” His sycophantic underling Jeff Flake has never made a secret of his support of amnesty.
After the widespread disillusionment with ObamaCare and Obama’s poll numbers continuing to plummet —- as his disapproval numbers exceed approval —-Republicans are poised to win control the Senate. But to borrow a term from Boehner, they appear to be “hellbent” to deep-six their chances by becoming embroiled in forwarding the divisive amnesty issue.
This Congressional Budget Office estimate indicates that ObamaCare has the potential to decrease the number of full-time American workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That grim prediction by the non-partisan CBO should be an area where Republicans focus their attention.
Those who believe support from grateful Hispanics would be important to the Republican nominee need to bone up on history. Immigrants —- all immigrants —- have been bonded to the Democrat Party and generations after their first arrivals, their descendants have remained so. Recent arrivals tend to be poor and dependent on government assistance. They often come from societies that are far left-wing. History shows that rather than fleeing those policies, they bring their cultures with them. For at least a century, there’s never been a period when a majority of immigrants weren’t Democrats. At the current accelerated rate of immigration — 1.1 million new immigrants every year, without amnesty — Republicans will be a fringe party in a decade.
Rush Limbaugh has long warned that Republicans are signing onto political suicide in conspiring with Democrats in their attempt to legalize illegal aliens. Limbaugh contends it is ultimately a push for citizenship intended to grant voting rights to a new Democrat demographic.
Ann Coulter has written extensively on the same theme, with Hispanicked GOP Elite and GOP Crafts Plan to Wreck the Country, Lose Voters. In this column Phyllis Schlafly correctly concluded Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide.
If Republicans are to remain viable, there are critical issues such as massive debt, the unsustainability of Social Security, federal overreaches and a seriously declining economy for us to be “hellbent” on exposing.
Although there is currently a lull, with federal snipers no longer in sight and cattle returned, the standoff in Nevada is not likely to go away anytime soon, as Sen. Harry Reid continues to lie and provoke. The back stories to this issue continue to emerge. Cliven Bundy is the last rancher in Clark County, where there were previously dozens. But the Bureau of Land Management has restrained the ranchers in southern Nevada by limiting the land on which their cattle can graze, reducing the number of cattle allowed on federal land, and charging grazing fees for the diminishing privilege. The effect of these restrictions has been to drive the ranchers out of business.
Cliven Bundy says the feds are using protection of the desert tortoise as ruse to force him and others from public land to make room for a dry lake solar zone. This is an allegation that appears to hold water.
Harry Reid and his lawyer son, Rory, a lobbyist for Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group, are both involved in the company’s effort to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert not far from the Bundy ranch.
Rory Reid was elected to the Clark County Board of County Commissioners where he served from 2003 to 2011. The commission is considered by many to be one of the most powerful governmental bodies in the state of Nevada, since it has oversight over all unincorporated county areas.
Another odd ‘coincidence’ is the fact that Harry Reid endorsed the judge, who originally ruled against Bundy, for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Yet one more bit of serendipity concerns the very recent confirmation of Neil Kornze, 35, as the new Bureau of Land Management director. Kornze is a former senior policy advisor to Harry Reid. Just confirmed April 8, he is now in charge of the federal agency that oversees 264 million acres of public lands —- primarily in western states.
And radical leftist Harry Reid, the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate, has the temerity to call Cliven Bundy “a domestic terrorist?”
Anti-gun leftist, feds & even your doctor want your weapons
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not letting any grass grow under his resoled loafers now that he’s unemployed. Instead he‘s refocusing his efforts at restricting guns in America, and pledging at least $50 million to accomplish his goal.
Bloomberg, reputedly worth over $31 billion dollars —- ranking 10th on Forbes’ list of America’s Richest People —- has unsuccessfully tried in the past to wage a national campaign against guns. Now the Second Amendment restrictionist is launching a new gun control organization, ‘Everytown for Gun Safety,’ that he hopes can rival the mega status of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Bloomberg’s bottom line is expansion of background checks to prevent increasing numbers of law-abiding citizens from owning guns. He’s working hand-in-glove with the Obama administration which is stealthily at work creating the infrastructure for a universal gun registry. In budget proposals known as “Program Increases” for the FBI, Attorney General Eric Holder says: “This program enhancement will double the capacity of the existing NICS —- National Instant Check System. These expansions are vital in ensuring that the NICS system can support a Universal Background Check requirement, which is expected to double gross NICS transactions.” Gun Owners of America‘s alert continues here.
Everytown’s mission statement, claims the effort is “a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.”
Then comes the tirade:
Speaking of the NRA, Bloomberg bizarrely rants: “They say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you, If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.’ We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” Bloomberg bellowed.
And if you think mature adult gun owners are safe from this lunacy, think again.
Health care attorney Marshall Kapp, director of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law at Florida State University Medical School is of the opinion that doctors who treat older patients should routinely ask whether they have access to guns. He defends speaking with family members about confiscating weapons, saying “the physician’s right to engage in firearm-related inquiries could actually be characterized as a legally enforceable obligation.”
“If families are unwilling to cooperate, doctors may need to turn to the law for help,” Kapp said. “Failure to address firearm safety for seniors can be considered a form of neglect that should be reported to the Adult Protective Services agency since it arguably constitutes elder mistreatment.”
Kapp’s shocking report, “Geriatric Patients, Firearms, and Physicians,” was published September 2013 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
J.D. Winteregg is a sharp, young conservative mounting an effective primary challenge in Ohio’s CD 8 to Obama’s golfing buddy and amnesty promoter John Boehner. Though Winteregg is a serious contender, he’s kept his sense of humor, as evidenced by his satirical new ad spoofing the speaker’s “Electile Dysfunction.”
In the one-minute Cialis-like ad titled “When The Moment Is Right,” tea party-supported Winteregg takes some not-so-subtle jabs at Boehner for the Ohio Republican’s smoking, golfing with Obama and tanning obsession.
“Other signs of electile dysfunction may include extreme skin discoloration, the inability to punch oneself out of a wet paper bag, or maintain a spine in the face of liberal opposition,” according to J.D. Winteregg’s campaign ad
“Your electile dysfunction? It could be a question of blood flow. Sometimes when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head and he just can’t seem to get the job done,” the narrator says as footage of Boehner shaking hands with Barack Obama plays. “If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention.”
“I’m J.D. Winteregg and I approve this message, but I don’t golf,” is Winteregg‘s tag-line..
You don’t have to live in Ohio to send Winteregg a donation.
Judge clears AG Horne in campaign finance case
After several days of trial and hearing evidence from both sides, administrative law judge Tammy Eigenheer has ruled that Yavapai County did not prove the case of illegal coordination with an independent expenditure committee during Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s 2010 campaign.
In her decision, Judge Eigenheer made note of the fact that the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office acknowledged it had no knowledge or evidence as to the content of phone conversations or the circumstances surrounding e-mails between Kathleen Winn, who headed the independent committee, ‘Business Leaders for Arizona,’ and Horne —- and instead drew inferences.
“It confirms what we’ve been saying all along. There never was any coordination,” Horne is quoted as saying. “Basically, I’m just going to continue doing what I’ve been doing — fighting for the people of Arizona, fighting to close our border, doing consumer protection — and fighting federal overreach.”
Monday’s legal decision by Judge Eigenheer is good news. Horne’s continued commitment to serve the citizens of the state of Arizona is what we have come to expect since he was first elected to the state legislature in 1997. He later served two terms as state Superintendent of Public Instruction before his election as Attorney General.
Attorney General Horne has personally and successfully argued cases before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Arizona.
Gallup reports 56% of parents in the dark about fed-ed scheme affecting their own children
This latest Gallup poll concerning U.S. public school parents’ views of the Common Core standards finds that even in states that have implemented the centralized standards, 27% of parents surveyed said they know “only a little” about the standards, while 29% know “nothing” about them at all, leaving 56% of public school parents with little to no knowledge of how and what their children are currently being taught.
Relatively few parents feel strongly about Common Core. Even among parents familiar with the federal program, just 13% view them very positively, while slightly more — 19% — view them very negatively.
Critics of Common Core have argued that the standards were crafted without sufficient involvement from parents, teachers, and local school boards, thus taking the public by surprise. In fact, fewer than four in 10 parents (38%) appear to be knowledgeable about the standards, saying they have heard either a great deal or a fair amount about them. Nearly as many — 31% — have heard nothing, while another 30% have heard only a little.
Parents in states that have already implemented Common Core are only slightly more familiar with it than those in other states, and their overall views toward the standards are about the same.
In not much of a revelation, the Gallup survey reports opposition to Common Core runs deeper among Republican parents.
Last September we wrote, “Alarmed by the voices of angry voters, parents dedicated to protecting their children and facing Diane Douglas, a knowledgeable conservative challenger in the 2014 election, John Huppenthal, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, has decided the most advantageous scheme is to try to dupe the public by slickly changing the name from ‘Common Core’ to ‘Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.’”
Parental vigilance is needed to protect America’s students from overreaching federal bureaucrats.