I sure hope none of those smug leftists who were so overjoyed when gay marriage was imposed by the whims of activist judges have any problem with Obama’s Amnesty being struck down by a Constitution-minded judge.
Despite what idiot leftists will claim, what Judge Hanen did is not “judicial activism,” since he did what judges are supposed to do and followed the letter of the law; which Obama did not. Real judicial activism involves making up law from the bench and imposing it against the will of the people; which is how most of the radical left’s agenda has been enforced.
Some News Items for your consideration
To Barack Obama, illegal immigrants are fruit-pickers and bedpan washers. To John McCain, they’re lettuce-pickers. To Hillary Clinton, illegal immigrants are busboys and dishwashers. To Karl Rove, they are the people who pick tomatoes and make up beds so his kids won’t have to.
But it’s not just illegal immigrants they see as menial laborers; beneath the high stations they have gotten for themselves. Think about this; all of these people — and most of the economic and political “Elite” in the United States — would like to hand out American citizenship like library cards to anyone who crossed the border. It means nothing to them. They don’t hold American citizenship in much esteem because they don’t hold American citizens in much esteem, as the remarks of Mr. Jonathan Gruber have revealed.
They know that importing millions of unit of cheap foreign labor will negatively impact the wages of American workers. They don’t care, and they lie about it, “If you like your middle class lifestyle, you can keep your middle class lifestyle,” they reassure us. The elite don’t care because they don’t see illegal immigrant labor affecting them or their class in any negative way. They see no difference between illegal immigrants and working class Americans — except, in the words of an aide to Senator Marco Rubio. “American workers can’t cut it.” To the Gentry, all of us who aren’t them might as well be fruit-pickers, lettuce-pickers, busboys, linen launderers — peasants to be ruled over by members of the Lucky Sperm Club.
The system the progressives most admire is the People’s Republic of China; a political elite wields absolute power, which they use to elevate friends and cronies to positions of wealth and status provided they profess unyielding loyalty to the party. And middle class is defined as having a 200 square foot apartment in a Proletarian rabbit warren.
Update: In California, Democrats are giving the Chinese model a trial run.
Last night, the Emperor went on Spanish-Language television and announced his decree giving Amnesty to millions of Mexican fruit-pickers. (Is that racist? Take it up with the Emperor, those were his words.) Eric, a gay man living in Massachusetts who has spent years and thousands of dollars trying to arrange for his partner to emigrate legally to the United States, indicates the injustice of Obama’s Amnesty scheme to reward lawbreakers with legal status (and, eventually, full citizenship).
Well, just yesterday he had an interview with the US embassy. And it was a success. After 17 months and $6,000, you know. And we’re just waiting on some medical stuff to come through. Again, my point being, there are people coming over the border giving foot-and-mouth disease, and I have to get a medical certificate for my spouse.
My spouse is a biologist, a chemist, and a pharmacist. He currently tests the water content in El Salvador. He will come to the United States to hopefully be a contributor, you know, a pharmacist, a chemist, a biologist, whatever.
But you can’t bring 9 to 34 million people with a third world mentality into the United States and have this country remain a first world country. It doesn’t work. You’re going to destroy this country. That’s not a bigoted statement. It’s fact. I’ve lived down there and know what the conditions are like.
I’m so sick to my stomach over what he’ll do tonight. Not only because of what it will do to America, but also because of what I’ve personally gone through. This president is not a friend to the LGBT community. And I really, really wish that my gay brothers and sisters would wake up and see that
So long as this man kowtows to Saudi Arabia and makes deal with Iran and is pro-Islam, he is not a friend to the gay community friend. Period. The end.
Harvard … which is financially out of reach to most of the taxpaying American families whose taxes subsidize its existence… gave a full-ride scholarship to an illegal immigrant… because he is an illegal immigrant.
“They gave me a full ride. This meant I wouldn’t have to worry about student loans or quarterly tuition payments; that I always had a place to stay away from home; that I could travel every semester, on Harvard’s dime, back to California; that my parents would never have to worry whether I’d finish school. Those are luxuries few people, documented or not, ever have.”
I guess there weren’t any worthy American students for that full-ride slot he took.
Speaking of illegal immigrants, over 40,000 llegals released by DHS this summer never showed up for their immigration hearings. Which is exactly what everyone knew was going to happen. They’re now “living in the shadows” taking American jobs, going to American schools, using the American health care system, and collecting American welfare while waiting for Amnesty.
BTW, if Republicans win the Senate, they are planning to give them Amnesty.
Will Obama pass up the opportunity to pander to two Democrat constituencies simultaneously? (Would Obama pass up an opportunity to golf on Sunday?)
Gay immigrants are mounting a campaign to demand that they be included in any unilateral moves President Obama makes this year to halt deportations, arguing that they face unusual circumstances that otherwise might leave them on the outside.
Considering that gray-haired, mustachioed illegals with crow’s feet and bursitis are claiming to be schoolkids to get in on Obama’s previous Amnesty, what will illegals do to convince sap leftist judges that they’re entitled to Amnesty because of Teh Ghey? Imagine brigades of left-wing activist lawyers teaching
illegals Undocumented Democrats to talk like Paul Lynde.
About 57,000 illegal immigrants have invaded Texas.
Obama wants to spend $3.7 Billion dollars providing them legal aid and welfare (housing, food, transportation). [And a little bit for border security thrown in as window-dressing].
That works out to almost $65,000 per border-jumper.
Wouldn’t it be cheaper just to give them $10,000 in cash and send them home? $10K could get you a pretty good life in Honduras or Guatemala. Just make them offer, “You can take the money and go home, or you can stay here in a detention center until we relocate you to an inner city in a red or purple state.”
Can’t see the politicians going for this plan; it would be hard for them to vote Democrat from Honduras or Guatemala.
The Democrats’ plan worked perfectly.
Forty years ago, Mexico was a one-party dictatorship under the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, hobbled by slow growth, soaring inequality, endemic corruption and dead politics.
California is now a one-party state, with increased corruption and little to no willingness to reform its creaky, scarily unbalanced economy.
So, what has happened over the last forty years? Simple. California has been overrun with illegal immigrants who brought the corrupt, one-party culture of their former homeland with them, aided and abetted by hippy-dippy multi-cultralist liberals who urged them to retain that culture rather than assimilate. As a result, California became a one-party, quasi-socialist state.
This was not an accident, it was a test-run. Obama is now seeking to overrun the rest of the country with uneducated, third-world illegal immigrants who will inevitably become dependent on the welfare state. Inquisitive minds note a pattern here.
While Professor Kotkin’s diagnosis is correct, his solution — for the Republicans to become Tweedle Dum to the Democrats Tweedle Dee in order to be “competitive” … is no solution at all.
Until the Republicans develop some basic sense and offer a compelling social and economic message for an increasingly diverse state, they will remain bit players.
When Republicans “offer a compelling social and economic message” to reach out to diversity voters, what you get is Thad Cochran telling minorities to vote for him because he’ll keep the welfare gravy train coming.
The Border Patrol has had a “temporary” checkpoint on the main road out of a small Arizona town for seven years. Locals are harassed by the Feds every time they drive out of town. Because complaints to the Federal Government were — naturally — ignored, a local citizens group decided to monitor the checkpoint. Since February, they have been observing the Border Patrol’s behavior at the checkpoint. How many illegal aliens do you think the Feds have caught in that time?
Here’s a hint, it’s exactly the same as the number of terrorists caught by the TSA: 0
“Every time we pass through, we have to be scrutinized and asked questions that don’t relate to citizenship,” Peter Ragan said one recent sunny morning.
Ragan, wearing a bright yellow safety vest, watched from the gravel shoulder as an agent questioned a man driving a white Ford pickup. “The justification is supposed to be immigration, but really, it’s focused on general law enforcement: ‘Where are you going? What are you doing? Is this your vehicle?’”
But the Feds would have us believe “If you pass Amnesty, Then, we promise we’ll start securing the border. Pinky swear.”
If you trust them to do that, you’re an idiot.
Oh, BTW, the Obama Regime’s “No deportations, plenty of welfare and in-state tuition” policies have led to a flood of underage illegal immigrants, that they are encouraging with promises of more welfare and free legal assistance.
The US Chamber of Commerce and a bunch of big business want to import millions of cheap foreign workers (a.k.a. “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”) to replace American workers. One of their claims is that there aren’t enough American high-tech workers to meet demand. This false premise can be destroyed by asking one simple Economics 101 Question.
Rutgers University public policy professor Hal Salzman said that current wages in the high-tech and information technology industries do not indicate that there is any shortage because wages are not going up. In fact, wages are the same as they were when Bill Clinton was president, so Salzman asked, “If there is in fact a shortage, why don’t wages go up?“
A Democrat Congressman says “every institution in America” should find ways to ignore or work around federal immigration laws.
Let’s see… Big Business, the Roman Catholic Church, the mainline protestant churches, most public universities, municipals governments, state governments, the Federal Government, the welfare bureaucracies, the public schools, law enforcement, banks, insurance companies.
I think every major institution in the country is already ignoring immigration laws.
Maybe conservatives should just ignore tax laws the ways liberals ignore immigration laws.
Black teen unemployment rate in Chicago: 92% (Not an exaggeration)
Democrat Mayor of Chicago: “Let’s give city jobs to illegal immigrants.”
Sorry Blacks. Illegals are hot, and you are not.
A study recently found that the reason immigrants favor Democrats 2 to 1 over Republicans is because immigrants want what the Democrats promise: Free [Stuff] from the Government. The more immigrants that get imported, the larger the Free [Stuff] Army (FSA) grows, even in Texas.
So, the Republican Party is doomed… and pro-Amnesty, pro-Mass Immigration types like Jeb Bush, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and John McCain… are eager to facilitate the demographic Kervorkianing of the GOP.
One problem though; the economy is way, way past its freeloader carrying capacity. Our actual private economy is in decline; a decline hidden only by massive borrowing and spending by Government at all levels. (Government spending is actually a component of the Gross Domestic Product; which is kind of like if I counted the money I spent every year as part of my annual income). A declining economy and an expanding Government are mutually unsustainable. The USA today is in very much the position of the USSR in the 1980s; except instead of a bloated military complex, we have a bloated entitlement complex.
The appetite for Free [Stuff] from the Government is infinite; but economic resources are limited. The new Democrat majority can vote for everything their greedy little hearts desire; but at some point, there’s no money to pay for it. We are already beyond that point.
1. An aide to Senator Marco Rubio says the reason the USA needs to import millions and millions of cheap foreign laborers (under the Gang of 8 Bill) is because American Workers “just can’t cut it.”
2. Pro-Amnesty Congresswoman Renee Ellmers hosts a forum at which Big Business execs complain that American workers are no good, and so they have to hire illegal immigrants.
3. Jeb Bush, the Republican Establishment’s best hope for repeating their successes of 2008 and 2012 says to a meeting of wealthy Republicans, defends his support for Amnesty by saying, “to be young and dynamic again we have to be young and dynamic again.” (Which is another way of saying American workers are old and lazy).
Mr Bush, Ms Ellmers, Mr Rubio… I know plenty of young, dynamic Americans who would love to earn a living, raise a family, and participate in the American Dream. But they are held back by the ruinously high unemployment rate, and by the preference of the big business entities supporting Amnesty to pay foreign workers borderline slave-wages.
The Republican Establishment should explain to American workers why, in a time of massive unemployment, they are so eager to replace them with low-paid foreign laborers.
Under new rules developed in cooperation with radical Reconquista groups, the U.S. Border Patrol is under orders to run away when illegal immigrants and drug smugglers throw rocks at them, and are not allowed to impede illegal immigrants and drug runners from fleeing arrest in vehicles.
“Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles… agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves,” said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol.
Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by.
So, this Administration’s policy is apparently to arm Mexican Drug Gangs with weapons that they want to make illegal for law-abiding Americans to own, and let all the illegal immigrants, coyotes, and drug smugglers know the Border Patrol is not allowed to shoot back when they are assaulted.
And yet, John Boehner still has a Raging Amnesty Boner and wants to give the Obama Administration a blank check to import more undocumented Democrat voters; just like he wrote Obama a blank check on the debt ceiling.
OTOH, it is not as though George W. Bush was any better.
Mainly because I couldn’t bear the thought of Chris Hayes talking about teh buttsecks being the top item on the blog all weekend, here’s a few news stories to discuss.
- Barack Obama pardons a crack dealer, who just by coincidence is the cousin of the Democrat Governor of Massachussetts.
- Jeb Bush triumphantly insists Amnesty will pass in 2014 because at a time of massive unemployment and declining middle class wages, the
huge corporations that donate to Republicans America needs more cheap foreign workers. “Our economy requires an immigration system that allows for a future flow of workers and new citizens that reflects our nation’s economic and labor needs.”
- Angry leftists in the San Francisco Bay area vandalize corporate commuter buses. The corporations (like Apple and Google) offer these buses as benefits to employees and to appease the environmental extremists. But to left-wing nutjobs, they inspire bitterness, resentment, and rage. “We’re here to send a message to the rich tech companies that their business has ramifications and consequences,” said left-wing nutjob Tony Robles, who, of course, works for a nonprofit group. They are especially bitter that those “ramifications and consequences” include high-paying jobs for people who have valuable skilles and expertise. They think they are entitled to the high pay, but aren’t interested in developing the skills and expertise.
Oh, BTW, have you heard the hypocrites at A&E are running Duck Dynasty marathons all Christmas week? You know, Phil Robertson gave the interview two months ago, and there was an A&E “minder” present during the interview. So, now this all comes out? Lends credence to the theory that the suits at A&E hated Duck Dynasty and were looking for a way to kill the franchise.
The Republican Party was actually having a pretty good couple of weeks. Obamacare was imploding. The generic ballot flopped in favor of Republicans. 2014 was beginning to look like 2010, and maybe… just maybe… control of the senate was tantatlizingly within their grasp.
And then it’s like the Party Leadership got together and said, “O.K., How can we screw this up?”
The next day, John Boehner hired John “Landslide” McCain’s chief advisor on (illegal) immigration to help him push Amnesty through the House.
Is there anyone left who doesn’t hate the Republican Party? Is the Leadership of the GOP really stupid enough to believe that Amnesty will help them win elections? Do they really think Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin are pushing Amnesty because they think it will help make Republicans more competitive.
If Mitt Romney had gotten 60% of the Hispanic vote in 2012, he’d still be known as the out-of-touch rich guy who lost to Barack Obama because idiot voters thought he wanted to outlaw tampons. (Also because Obama and the Democrats were promising more free stuff from the Government, which is sugar to Hispanic voters.)
But four more percentage points among white voters … especially, the working class “Reagan Democrats” whose wages have been devastated by the influx of cheap illegal labor …. and he would be known as “President Romney.”
And he probably would be pushing for some kind of Amnesty right now.
Update: Harry Harry Reid says Boehner will cave on Amnesty. He is probably correct. (Also, the Hill seems to have found a reporter even less butch than Chris Hayes.)
Quick guess! Did Barack Obama make the following remarks about (A) his beloved Obamacare legislation, or (B) the Gang of Eight immigration legislation?
“[It] would reduce our deficits by almost a trillion dollars over the next two decades. And it will boost our economy by more than 5 percent. . . .”
If you said (B) — you win!
But if you said (A), you’d be right too. You see, Barack Obama has consistently governed by OVER-promising and UNDER-delivering in magnitudes of distances that the solar system would be proud of.
And now the Illegal Immigrants Get A Pass Bill of 2013 has become the new panacea for all of America’s economic woes.
I call bullshit.
RELATED QUESTION WHICH I WOULD LIKE ANSWERED: “Why Are Illegal Immigrants More Important Than American Citizens?”
I tweeted a shorter version of this a few minutes ago. But here is the longer version.
My plan: Any reform of United States immigration laws should be NO WEAKER than the weakest immigration laws of our two NAFTA partners – Canada & Mexico.
My understanding is that Mexican immigration law is one of the toughest in the Western Hemisphere (irony alert). And Canada has a very impressive guest worker/visa program that prevents the ridiculous influx of illegals like we see in the USA.
Two lip-smackingly fun issues that I have posted on today at my other locales.
- How About Immigration Reform That Makes America Smarter? – Ricochet
- NC Gov. McCrory Unveils Sweeping Medicaid Reform – WatchdogWire, NC