Good Immigration Reform: Keep Obama In Africa

Update: Sister Sarah is fighting like a girl and going all kick-ass PUMA on the GOP. Today we get from Palin: If the House sells out on immigration too, it might be time to leave the GOP. Wowsa! You go girl!:

“Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. [snip]

Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. [snip]

Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.

As we write below, Barack Obama and his new D coalition which we call the “situation comedy” coalition because it mimics cheesy TV show demographics, abandoned the working class. Now some in the GOP want to get dump the working class too. Fight on Sista!

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“The only good liberal is a dead liberal” is increasingly accurate. It’s sad for us but it does seem that good liberals are dying, dead, possibly waiting for resurrection. Proof of this came yesterday as all Obama Dimocrats voted FOR the “immigration reform” bill that does not reform immigration but is instead a gift to those that want cheap labor.

The phony “immigration reform” bill is very like the “Affordable Care” Act, or ObamaCare. ObamaCare is neither affordable nor about healthcare. ObamaCare is a gift of taxpayer dollars to Big Insurance via the coercive power of government. ObamaCare has nothing to do with healthcare, it is all about health insurance – premium taxpayer dollars to Big Money special interests.

Good liberals, real progressives should oppose the “immigration reform” scam passed yesterday by the U.S. Senate. Why? Some liberals still have principles and stick by those principles instead of worshiping flim-flam con man Barack Obama:

“Why Liberals Should Oppose the Immigration Bill It’s about low-wage American workers [snip]

The country I want for myself and future Americans is one that’s prosperous, cohesive, harmonious, wealthy in land and resources per capita, nurturing of its skilled citizens, and, most important, protective of its unskilled citizens, who deserve as much any other Americans to live in dignity. This bill threatens to put all of that out of reach, because it fails to control illegal immigration. The problem is not that it provides 11 million people eventual amnesty (I don’t object to that, in theory); the problem is that it sets in motion the next waves of millions.

High levels of low-skill immigration are good for wealthy Americans and bad for poor Americans.

That is not a fashionable concern, of course. Worrying about illegal immigration today is a lot like worrying about communists in government in 1950. It’s not that the problem isn’t legitimate or serious (there actually were, we now know, a lot of Moscow loyalists working for the U.S. government). It’s that expressing your concurrence links you to a lot of demagogues and bad actors.

Most of America’s college-educated elites are little affected by illegal immigration. In fact, it’s often a benefit to us in terms of childcare, household help, dinners out, and other staples of upper-middle-class life. Many therefore view the problem as akin, in severity, to marijuana use—common but benign, helpful to the immigrants and minimal in its effects on Americans or anyone else. I know, because it used to be my own view.”

If you are poor and white you are out of political fashion with the Obama Dimocratic party. The writer of the article came to view the importance of “low-skilled” workers during the SARS crisis of 2003 while he was in Hong Kong. He realized that the laborers in Hong Kong had a decent standard of living because the hundreds of millions of mainland Chinese could not cross the border and “take these lowly jobs for a fraction of the current wage.”

We all have compassion for those who are poor and live in nations not able to do more for these citizens. But compassion is a two way street and it is not a crime to believe that charity beings at home even as you feel compassion for those in other countries. Unfortunately the Obama Dimocratic Party does not care about the working class. Today’s liberals who tolerate or even like Barack Obama don’t know you can oppose allowing illegal immigration amnesty yet still be a compassionate conservative liberal:

“But if that was how I felt about protecting Hong Kong’s working class, why shouldn’t I feel that way about America’s?

Worldviews evolve slowly, of course. I read a lot research and studies. I familiarized myself with more of the literature: both immigration-skeptical work by people like Harvard’s George J. Borjas and Cornell’s Vernon Briggs and immigration-boosterish work by people like U.C. Berkeley’s David Card and U.C. Davis’s Giovanni Peri, to name a few. I read lots blogs and news stories. I started reporting on California and wrote articles that concerned immigration. I came to believe that the boosters had many more vulnerabilities and flaws in their arguments than the skeptics. I found the theories of people like UCLA’s Ruth Milkman—who posits, for example, that illegal immigration had little to do with the decline of wages and working conditions in Los Angeles’s trucking, garment, and janitorial industries because “de-unionization…provokes native-born workers to abandon no-longer-desirable jobs, at which point immigrants then fill the vacancies”—to be unpersuasive.

I also noticed that a lot of immigration-boosterish studies—most of them, I’d say—contain telling caveats that undermine their case. For instance, buried on page 20 in Appendix Two” of this pro-legalization report touted by the Center For American Progress—trumpeted in a press release with the headline “How Immigration Reform Would Help the Economy”—is an estimate that if half of the current unauthorized labor force were deported the wage of a low-skill U.S. worker would rise by $399 a year. By contrast, legalization would raise that worker’s wage by less than half that much—and that’s assuming no further illegal immigration.”

As with ObamaCare there are winners and losers. The great deception of the Obama Dimocratic Party is that they are on the side they give speeches against.:

“All in all, I became convinced that high levels of low-skill immigration are good for wealthy Americans and bad for poor Americans. Far more important, high levels of illegal immigration—when you start to get into the millions, as we have—undermines unions and labor standards, lowers wages, heightens social tensions, strains state budgets, widens income inequality, subverts the rule of law, and exacerbates class divides. The effects go far beyond wages, because few undocumented workers earn enough to cover anything close to the cost of government services (such as education for their children) they require, and those services are most important to low-income Americans. In short, it’s an immense blow to America’s working class and poor.

We’ve written about this all before. We’ve noted since 2008 that organizations allied with the Obama Dimocratic Party betray their own constituencies for the greater glory of Barack Obama. We have repeatedly asked why labor unions supported ObamaCare even though ObamaCare hurt labor unions. It took a while but now more and more labor unions are demanding that ObamaCare be repealed or drastically changed.

We do know that labor unions support the phony “immigration reform” because they think it benefits them as organizations interested in getting more power through larger membership dues paying peons – even as they know it screws their workers. The article published by the “liberal” The New Republic discusses Big Labor and Big Amnesty:

“Most labor unions support the current legislation, of course, but few of them seem to acknowledge the possibility of a mass influx of a future illegal workforce. In part, that’s because the SEIU and many other unions have thousands of undocumented members, and raising a fuss about enforcement or opposing the current bill would alienate their own members. It’s probably also that they believe, unrealistically, that the bill would be effective at controlling the border in the future.

And a lot of Democrats have also convinced themselves that even if there’s a wage loss to low-skilled workers, the massive new voting bloc of mostly left-leaning immigrants will ultimately help the little guy. But if millions of new Democratic voters oppose strict immigration control, then there will no Democratic support for meaningful immigration control. And generous social benefits cannot coexist with an open border. (Nor can a more egalitarian society.)”

Big Labor is betraying American workers in order to stem the loss of their power. “Good liberals” should care about the working class but these Obama Dimocrats cannot be trusted even as they yelp about a phony “compassion” that hurts the working class:

“I know that unauthorized immigrants are for the most part good, decent people. Deploring illegal immigration is not a condemnation of the immigrants themselves, anymore than deploring traffic is a condemnation of drivers. The rhetoric about hard workers trying to support their families is true, and in a perfect world we could invite everyone in without any tradeoffs. But the United States cannot take in millions upon millions of impoverished workers and hope to provide its own low-income citizens with lives of dignity or economic security.

Most of the enthusiastic endorsements I’ve read of the current Senate bill seem to assume that the problem of illegal immigration will be solved once the legislation is passed. (Chuck Schumer recently promised on the Senate floor, “illegal immigration will be a thing of the past,” a remarkable performance even by Schumer standards.) But the Congressional Budget Office projects no such thing. It sees only a 25 percent reduction in current levels.

That’s because, for all the ambitious measures listed on paper, the current bill grants near-immediate legalization in exchange for future enforcement. That deal is okay, except that failure to enforce the law in the future would not lead to loss of legal status. In fact, the only penalty I can detect in the bill is that failure to secure the border in five years would lead to the creation of a “Border Commission” with the power to—make recommendations.”

It’s not as if an error in judgement can be corrected in the future. The political reality is that an error now is deadly and not reversible:

“Now politicians also seem to have become frightened of potential new voters. Calls to enforce the law, they fear, have come to be seen as anti-immigrant or xenophobic. If that’s the state of affairs now, what is it likely to be when 11 million new beneficiaries of lax border enforcement and their families and descendants become voters? This is why the New York Times editorial page, back in 2000, when it was more cold-eyed on the subject, warned, “Illegal immigration of unskilled workers induced by another amnesty would make matters worse.”

Good liberals know charity begins at home:

“If I have a plea to my fellow liberals more broadly, it’s that they focus more of their empathy on fellow Americans being left behind. Because we increasingly live in bubbles, many of us are at best only abstractly aware of how cruelly circumstances of unskilled Americans have deteriorated over the past few decades. Even as these Americans have lost their well-paid manufacturing jobs, Washington has looked the other way while millions of low-skilled unauthorized immigrants have competed with them for low-skilled service jobs. The insouciance of privileged Americans toward the effects of this on life among less-privileged Americans is, in my view, a betrayal of citizenship.

If we are to have any hope of regaining any control over our own immigration policy—which is to say, our destiny as a nation—then we must ensure that everyone has an incentive to follow the laws on who gets to be here and who does not. Otherwise, we will shred the few remaining safety nets we have, and the dream of dignity for all American citizens will slip farther and farther, perhaps permanently, out of reach. No matter how magnificently Chuck Schumer claims the contrary.”

We’ll have to wait for dead liberals to resurrect because Obama Dimocrats are so corrupt there is almost zero chance any of them will help the working class. There is someone who has spoken up for the working class. It is Sarah Palin that defends American workers:

Palin: Immigration Bill Targets American Workers

On Sunday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin denounced the Senate’s immigration bill in an exclusive opinion piece for Breitbart News. One week before that, though, Palin laid out a promise and a warning to her own party in a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. She said Americans do not deserve the exceptional country its founding fathers left them if they do not keep faith with the working class. And she said that that faith would be lost if the the Gang of Eight’s bill, passed by the Senate on Thursday, became law.

Her words are especially important as the immigration fight heads to the House, where Republican leaders have signaled they want “action” even if they do not take up the Senate bill.

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Palin said the voices of those in America’s working class “can reach millions of other patriots of all races, color, and creed who also value the dignity and opportunity of freedom.”

“They are the brave, having kept faith with everything we love about this land of the free,” Palin said. “And we will have no hope of reclaiming this country and we will deserve it even less if we fail to keep faith with them.”

Palin warned, “That is the message our leaders, especially those leaders in the GOP, need to understand...You do not marginalize, you do not discredit and dismiss everyday, average hard-working Americans.”

It is sad for us when it is Rush Limbaugh making the case liberals should make:

“Palin is leading the charge on immigration, but she is not alone. Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has unmasked the motives of those behind the immigration bill last week, denouncing the “big money” donors, consultants, and the crony capitalists who just want an unending supply of cheap labor and do not care about America’s working class.

“I think a number of elected Republicans are taking a look at their donors, and are listening to their consultants, and they are seeing that people that are donating big amounts of money to them want amnesty,” Limbaugh said, adding, “there is a growing phenomenon in this country of crony capitalism taking place.

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham said she could not imagine anyone who is for the working class voting for the “immigration reform” legislation. She said the bill’s consequences would be ugly for working class Americans.

Rosemary Jenks, a Harvard Law graduate who is the director of government relations at Numbers USA, appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said it was “frightening” that the immigration bill would replace “American workers with a whole new foreign workforce” by granting more green cards in 10 years than the country has awarded in the last forty years.

She said the elite who live in gated communities and want an influx of cheap labor will never have to worry about their jobs, crime, or sending their kids to public schools because they “don’t have to live in the same world that we do and face the impact of immigration on a daily basis.”

Victor Davis Hanson echoed Jenks’s concerns in National Review, writing that “for ethnic activists, huge annual influxes of unassimilated minorities subvert the odious melting pot and mean continuance of their own self-appointed guardianship of salad-bowl multiculturalism.

“Meanwhile, the upper middle classes in coastal cocoons enjoy the aristocratic privileges of having plenty of cheap household help, while having enough wealth not to worry about the social costs of illegal immigration in terms of higher taxes or the problems in public education, law enforcement, and entitlements,” Hanson wrote. “No wonder our elites wink and nod at the supposed realities in the current immigration bill, while selling fantasies to the majority of skeptical Americans.”

This latest Obama scam is aided and abetted by 14 Republicans in the Senate. The full range of these deceits may be viewed in this video: Rubio’s closing argument on immigration reform:



There is no mention of lower wages for the working class. No mention of the damage that will be done to the nation’s poor. No mention of a race to the bottom for the working class.

We still do not believe that the “immigration reform” bill will become law. The latest polls showing Republican voters in Republican congressional districts very much against the bill and the procedures in the House that will be followed convince us even more that we are correct and the bill is doomed to death.

There is a good immigration reform bill that we could enthusiastically endorse. It’s different from the Greta Van Susteren immigration reform plan that cannot pass.

Our plan is a bill that keeps Barack Obama in Africa. Let him stay there. Let Obama stay in Africa, maybe even South Africa with his latest crony appointment. Nelson Mandela will soon be dead and no doubt Obama sees himself as more transformational and greater than Mandela. So let Obama take Mandela’s place and stay in South Africa.

But Obama will probably like the other countries he visited. They are poor countries with big palaces for their leaders. The guards around those palaces are dressed in so much braiding and epaulets and glitter and feathers and all around comic operetta costumes that Obama will love to be surrounded by these third world characters. Michelle will love the outfits too. It’s a win all around.

Let Obama stay in Africa with Michelle and his brood. Pass a law that makes it so. That’s immigration reform we can endorse.

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  1. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-28/house-panel-readies-vote-on-lerner-s-refusal-to-testify.html

    A House panel determined that Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner waived her right against self-incrimination by making a statement professing innocence before refusing to answer questions.

    The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 22-17 today. The committee’s action sets up a confrontation with Lerner that may land in federal court if she still refuses to respond to questions about her role in applying tougher scrutiny to Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.

  2. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/352255/comprehensive-rejection-jonathan-strong

    Perhaps the one thing that’s certain about the House of Representatives and immigration is that the bill that just passed the Senate could never, ever pass the House. Indeed, it’s difficult to overstate how little regard Republicans there have for it, even with the border-security amendment added by Senators Bob Corker and John Hoeven.“Just like all the senators, I haven’t read it yet,” quips Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas. The House should “fold it up into a paper airplane and throw it out the window. Oh, is that not the right answer?” jokes Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina. “The Senate is, at this point, irrelevant,” observes Representative Ted Poe of Texas, the chairman of the House immigration caucus.

    If you think that the House is going to cave and bring up the Senate bill,” Representative Devin Nunes of California says, “that is idiotic. Anyone who pushes that is just ultimately trying to kill immigration reform.”

    Chief deputy whip Peter Roskam of Illinois is certain that the House would never take up the Gang of 8’s bill in its present form. “It just won’t happen. It is a pipe dream to think that that bill is going to the floor and be voted on,” he said at a breakfast Thursday hosted by National Review.

    “Do we still have a bicameral government?” wonders Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the chairman of the immigration subcommittee. “You’re a smart guy. Let’s walk through this together. We do not have a unicameral system of government. We can assume the framers did that on purpose. And we can assume they did it for a reason. What do you think the reason is?” Gowdy asks.

    You might think Corker-Hoeven, with its billions of dollars to bolster border security, would be receiving a warm welcome in the House. You would be wrong. “The Corker-Hoeven amendment is terrible,” says Representative John Fleming, a top immigration hawk.

    Representative Michael Grimm, who represents a purple Staten Island district in New York, pans it, too. “There’s no triggers,” he says. “More work on the border is good but it doesn’t solve all the problems with that bill,” says House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia.

    The single biggest criticism about the Senate bill is on its relatively toothless trigger structure. Almost all House Republicans say they want legislation that demonstrably enforces the law before legalization is given to millions of illegal immigrants. The Senate bill legalizes everyone at the start and then includes relatively soft triggers on enforcement in order for the path to citizenship to commence.

    Crucially, as the months have passed since Election Day, the sense of Republican panic that drove a lot of the early progress on immigration is fading.

    “I think this is my biggest frustration with the Republican party right now, is that we’re running around like chickens with our heads cut off thinking that we have to do this for political reasons,” Representative Raúl Labrador of Idaho told reporters at an event Wendesday. “We don’t have to do this for political reasons. . . . If we start pandering and giving out goodies to people, then we’re going to get into a bidding war with the Democratic party. And if we get into a bidding war, we always lose, because the Democrats are always more willing to give goodies to certain groups than we are.” [snip]

    Speaker John Boehner said at a press conference today that for “any legislation — including a conference report — to pass the House, it’s going to have to be a bill that has the support of a majority of our members.”

    But even if Boehner wanted to try passing a bill in violation of this so-called Hastert rule, it would cause an internal fight that he would probably lose. The right flank of the conference is too worked up about immigration, too on guard. Consider this: Ryan, the House’s Rubio, said he “absolutely” thinks it’s important for the Hastert rule to be followed for the final, conferenced bill. [snip]

    For anything to be enacted into law, then, it’s probably going to need to be far to the right of the Senate bill, which prompts the question of whether Senate Democrats and President Obama would be willing to approve it. Signs are it’s unlikely.

    That last paragraph is the argument we made months ago.

  3. Admin says:

    ObamaCare is neither affordable nor about healthcare. ObamaCare is a gift of taxpayer dollars to Big Insurance via the coercive power of government. ObamaCare has nothing to do with healthcare, it is all about health insurance – premium taxpayer dollars to Big Money special interests.

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    this needs to be said over and over again until the slumbering american taxpayers get the message…and in addition, Ocare is the final ‘leg’ to pulling together all of our private information into the “HUB” which aligns with the NSA and IRS..

    …and correct me if I am wrong…but isn’t there a big, big conflict of interest with unions when they seem to run the IRS?? I mean, democratic leaning union members working at the IRS and soon to be dictating Ocare???

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Treasury_Employees_Union
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  4. A little excitement in the courthouse. I apologize if this was already posted.
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    Zimmerman trial blockbuster ­ Eyewitness says Trayvon on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style

    A neighbor, John Good, who witnessed the fight between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has just devastated the State’s case, testifying that he saw the fight between the two, that Trayvon was on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style, and that the scream must have come from Zimmerman because Zimmerman was on the bottom and Trayvon was faced away from the witness.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/zimmerman-trial-blockbuster-eyewitness-says-trayvon-on-top-punching-mixed-martial-arts-style/

  5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/28/senators-james-clapper-nsa-data-collection

    snip…

    This is the strongest attack yet from Congress since the disclosures began, and comes after Clapper admitted he had given “the least untruthful answer possible” when pushed on these issues by Senators at a hearing before the latest revelations by the Guardian and the Washington Post.

    In a press statement, the group of senators added: “The recent public disclosures of secret government surveillance programs have exposed how secret interpretations of the USA Patriot Act have allowed for the bulk collection of massive amounts of data on the communications of ordinary Americans with no connection to wrongdoing.”

    “Reliance on secret law to conduct domestic surveillance activities raises serious civil liberty concerns and all but removes the public from an informed national security and civil liberty debate,” they added.

    The letter was organised by Oregan Democrat Ron Wyden, a member of the intelligence committee, but includes four Republican senators: Mark Kirk, Mike Lee, Lisa Murkowski and Dean Heller.

    They ask Clapper to publicly provide information about the duration and scope of the program and provide examples of its effectiveness in providing unique intelligence, if such examples exist.

    The senators also expressed their concern that the program itself has a significant impact on the privacy of law-abiding Americans and that the Patriot Act could be used for the bulk collection of records beyond phone metadata.

    “The Patriot Act’s ‘business records’ authority can be used to give the government access to private financial, medical, consumer and firearm sales records, among others,” said a press statement.

    In addition to raising concerns about the law’s scope, the senators noted that keeping the official interpretation of the law secret and the instances of misleading public statements from executive branch officials prevented the American people from having an informed public debate about national security and domestic surveillance.

    The senators said they were seeking public answers to the following questions in order to give the American people the information they need to conduct an informed public debate:

    • How long has the NSA used Patriot Act authorities to engage in bulk collection of Americans’ records? Was this collection underway when the law was reauthorized in 2006?

    …goes on with questions

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    I hope these same Senators now link this intrusion on the privacy of Americans with the upcoming even more intensive collection of all private info of americans and the melding together of that private info at O’s Ocare HUB…

    How can they not see the danger in this?

  6. Great post admin. I know not to support this bill because of it’s authors, but this post identifies and simplifies many of the complexities within the Senate version.

    Bumbles is greeted with love everywhere these days (I can’t even WRITE that line with a straight face!)

    http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-protest-obamas-visit-south-africa-150104341.html

    Remember the days when Snowden was public enemy number 1? I guess the president has decided that those days are over. nothing left to see. Move along people……

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-recasts-chase-snowden-unexceptional-073112725.html

    Oh and here is another favorite. It’s all Bush’s fault!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/nsa-data-mining-authorised-obama

    Hillary 2016

  7. Sorry, haven’t read this thread yet, but was sad to hear Nelson Mandela was dead on the last thread.

    Then I went to google his death and found this:

    JOHANNESBURG, June 28 (Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela is showing a “great improvement” in his health compared to a few days ago, his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, said on Friday.

    “I’m not a doctor but I can say that from what he was a few days ago there is great improvement,” she told reporters outside Mandela’s former home in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. (Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/28/winnie-mandela-nelson-mandela-health_n_3516588.html

  8. If what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard in regard to immigrant workers is what is happening or will happen elsewhere in the country, I can tell you that immigrants (legal or otherwise) are no longer content to settle for low wages – they’ve got the picture, and they want to be paid what everyone else is paid plus benefits and MORE! and MORE! The cheap labor idea is rapidly becoming very yesterday.

  9. lil ole grape

    Yup, here in CA the message is the same.

    The family and friends of illegals, DreamAct lovers and Illegals only care for amnesty and free stuff, health care, education, and more goodies we workers have to pay for and give up for our kids.

    Amnesty for anyone, HELL NO!!!

    We have homeless in the streets, no jobs for people that want to work and HellCare about to make it worse.

    Eff Barack and the jackasses he rode in on.

  10. A neighbor, John Good, who witnessed the fight between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has just devastated the State’s case, testifying that he saw the fight between the two, that Trayvon was on top punching Mixed Martial Arts style, and that the scream must have come from Zimmerman because Zimmerman was on the bottom and Trayvon was faced away from the witness.
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    That is the mental picture the country needs to take away from this trial.

    It shows that Sharpton and NBC/CNN were out to lynch the victim.

    But cheer up. The facts don’t matter to these people.

    Greenwald has called the game on them.

    If Zimmerman is acquitted there will be rioting.

    NBC/CNN will be there to cover only the parts of it that support their narrative.

    And Zimmerman will need to be put into the witness protection program because many young blacks will be keen to put his scalp on the wall.

    Unfortunately, those are the dynamics big media has put in play. They are tragic for all concerned.

  11. If what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard in regard to immigrant workers is what is happening or will happen elsewhere in the country, I can tell you that immigrants (legal or otherwise) are no longer content to settle for low wages – they’ve got the picture, and they want to be paid what everyone else is paid plus benefits and MORE! and MORE! The cheap labor idea is rapidly becoming very yesterday.
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    But that is why the capitalists favor an open border. There is always a new wave of illegal immigrants who will undercut the current labor market which is always lower than the market that preceded it. This is the way the game is played. I have watched it happen. And those who lose their jobs in the churn go on some form of public assistance. This is another example of the tragedy of the commons. The benefits are reaped by the capitalists who control the political system, and own people like Schumer, Rubio et. al. And the costs are borne by the American People at large, based on the tragedy of the commons paradigm. That is why I say this system cannot be reformed from within. It is why change will only happen if we get an outsider with the right principles.

  12. Barry being protested. Good I protest him too. ;lol:

    PRETORIA — South Africans protesting a visit to their country by President Barack Obama rallied Friday a few blocks from well-wishers at a hospital in Pretoria where anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is critically ill.

    Obama, on a three-nation tour of Africa, arrived in South Africa Friday with White House officials saying they will defer to Mandela’s family on whether the first African-American president of the United States will visit South Africa’s first black president.

    http://news.msn.com/world/obama-protesters-rally-near-mandelas-hospital

  13. Update: Sister Sarah is fighting like a girl and going all kick-ass PUMA on the GOP. Today we get from Palin: If the House sells out on immigration too, it might be time to leave the GOP. Wowsa! You go girl!:

    “Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. [snip]

    Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. [snip]

    Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.

    As we write below, Barack Obama and his new D coalition which we call the “situation comedy” coalition because it mimics cheesy TV show demographics, abandoned the working class. Now some in the GOP want to get dump the working class too. Fight on Sista!

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  14. admin
    June 28, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Update: Sister Sarah is fighting like a girl and going all kick-ass PUMA on the GOP. Today we get from Palin: If the House sells out on immigration too, it might be time to leave the GOP. Wowsa! You go girl!:

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    A big YUP to that!

    You go Sarah.

    No Raygun Democrat here, but if a large number of Clinton Dems split from the Dim party along with Sarah GOPers, joining up with Independents and Constitutionalists…we may have a Party worth being apart of.

  15. I don’t post much on the Zimmerman, Barry son situation, but here ya go…

    Race has played a big role in the debate around the killing of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, who was charged with second degree on Wednesday, was initially confused as white by the media. But with the increased scrutiny by the media, we learned that Zimmerman has a Peruvian mother and a white father, making him hispanic, not white.

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/6870/what-race-is-george-zimmerman

  16. Admin: “We still do not believe that the “immigration reform” bill will become law. The latest polls showing Republican voters in Republican congressional districts very much against the bill and the procedures in the House that will be followed convince us even more that we are correct and the bill is doomed to death.”
    ——————–
    The legislative process suggests you are right. I do not think the Senate bill will be submitted for a vote, for reasons previously discussed. If it were up to me I would recommend using it for toilet paper. I do think the House will come up with a bill, which sets border compliance as a condition precedent to amnesty and citizenship. That will be unacceptable to Schumer/Rubio/Obama–the unholy triumvirate. Therefore, it will go to reconciliation. But even if Boehner falls though his ass, whatever he caves in to must be ratified by both Houses, and that is where I think it is most likely to fail. Here are the relevant points in the process, which I posted the other day, with the link:

    7. Conference Committee Action:

    Both houses of Congress must approve identical language before it can be sent to the president. If the other chamber only makes minor changes to a bill, it is common for the legislation to go back to the first chamber for concurrence. However, when the actions of the other chamber significantly alter the bill, a conference committee, composed of members of both chambers, is formed to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions.

    The speaker of the House and the presiding officer of the Senate select conferees. There are generally three recommendations that can be made in attempting to reconcile the two versions of a bill: 1) that the other chamber withdraw its provisions; 2) that their own chamber withdraw its provisions and accept those of the other chamber or 3) that both chambers compromise by withdrawing some provisions in exchange for keeping others. The conferees are not supposed to insert any provision that was not part of one bill or the other.

    If the conferees are unable to reach agreement, the legislation dies. If agreement is reached, a conference report is prepared describing the committee members’ recommendations for changes. Both the House and the Senate must approve the conference report.

    8. Final Floor Action:

    After a bill is revised in conference, both the Senate and the House MUST PASS THE AMENDED BILL AGAIN. If both chambers vote to accept the final language, the bill is put in its final form, signed by the speaker of the House and president pro tempore of the Senate, and sent to the president for his signature.

  17. Wbboei, this is the poll referenced:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/congressional-connection/coverage/republican-voters-warn-lawmakers-against-citizenship-for-illegal-immigrants-20130624

    Republican Voters Warn Lawmakers Against Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

    United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll shows GOP voters ready to withhold support for incumbents.

    The conservative rank-and-file have a loud and clear message for Republican officials: Support citizenship for illegal immigrants at your own peril.

    A sizable plurality of registered GOP voters say they will be less likely to support their incumbent lawmaker if he or she votes for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for those currently living illegally in the United States, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll. The findings show that even as national Republican leaders tout the Senate’s reform measure as a political necessity for the party, it remains a risky vote for individual GOP lawmakers wary of a primary challenger. [snip]

    But among Republicans, the issue elicits much more passion, none of it good for immigration-reform advocates within the GOP. Nearly half, 49 percent, said lawmakers who back a proposal offering a pathway to citizenship will lose their support. Only 15 percent said it would make them more likely to back their incumbent; 30 percent said it would not make a difference in their vote.

    The antipathy runs deepest among the most conservative bloc of voters--blue-collar whites–and in places where many Republicans draw their support, rural areas. Forty-five percent of whites without a college degree said they are less likely to support lawmakers voting for the measure. Just 15 percent said they would be more likely to back them, while 33 percent said it wouldn’t make a difference.

    Among rural voters, 45 percent said they’d be less likely to back the incumbent, while 41 percent of them said it wouldn’t make a difference. Just 12 percent said supporting the measure would improve the sitting lawmaker’s chance of drawing their vote.

    The conservative base’s continued opposition to a pathway to citizenship–and their promise to seek retribution on elected officials who think differently–highlights a central problem facing Republicans as party leaders try to retrofit the GOP’s message and agenda on this and other issues: In many cases, it’s simply not in a GOP lawmaker’s self-interest to adopt a centrist, moderate position. Adjustments that might be necessary for the party to win back the White House in 2016 often conflict with short-term interests of House or Senate members more worried about their own reelection in 2014. [snip]

    Independents side with Republicans on the question, although with less fervency. [snip]

    The relative lack of interest from Democrats, combined with the GOP-leaning position among independents, creates further disincentive for Republicans, who are unlikely to find much general-election reward for their vote if they survive a primary.

    Combine this poll with the growing grass roots anger, the crowded calendar (already student loan legislation due on July 1 will be late causing rates to increase and there is still debt ceiling and budget to come), the scandals and trials which grab attention, looming ObamaCare worries which will get worse on October 1, Obama on vacation in Africa to be followed by vacation on the Vineyard, and Sarah Palin’s threat today.

  18. 🙁

    Obama Readies US Marines to Assist in Egypt… But Wouldn’t Send US Marines to Benghazi

    The Obama Administration put the US Marines were on alert in southern Europe today as a precaution in advance of massive protests expected in Egypt.

    But the Obama Administration wouldn’t send US Marines in Europe to assist the US Ambassador in Benghazi on 9-11.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/obama-readies-us-marines-to-assist-in-egypt-but-wouldnt-send-marines-to-benghazi-on-9-11/

  19. Obama spies on 5 million people using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Judicial Watch announced that it has obtained records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) revealing that the agency has spent millions of dollars for the warrantless collection and analysis of Americans’ financial transactions. The documents also reveal that CFPB contractors may be required to share the information with “additional government entities.” […]

    The full extent of the CFPB personal financial data collection program is revealed in a document obtained by Judicial Watch entitled “INDEFINITE-DELIVERY INDEFINITY-QUANTITY (IDIQ) STATEMENT OF WORK,” …..

    http://thefederalist-gary.blogspot.com/2013/06/obama-spies-on-5-million-people-using.html

  20. It looks like there will be trouble coming no matter how this trial turns out.
    **

    Trayvon Martin supporters tweet death threats if Zimmerman found innocent

    Let’s be clear. There shouldn’t be “Trayvon supporters” or “Zimmerman supporters”. There should only be those interested in finding the truth of what happened between them. But to many, the George Zimmerman trial is no longer about finding the truth, it’s about fanning the flames of imaginary racism.

    The left, with the help of a complicit media, has successfully transformed a seemingly open-and-shut murder investigation into a contentious racial rallying point for minorities (don’t let the fact that Zimmerman is Hispanic get in the way).

    See, that’s how the left stays in business. Since their ideas don’t work (we see it again and again), it is imperative that, in order to stay viable, a victim be created; A perceived oppressor vs. the perceived oppressed. This trial, based solely on the facts that have been released thus far, should be labeled a justifiable homicide by any objective observer.

    But it has been hijacked by those who aren’t interested in the truth, but rather, ensuring that someone is punished for what happened to Mr. Martin, guilty or not. Case in point, check out these tweets from Trayvon “supporters” (Content Warning):

    http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/54115108302/trayvon-martin-supporters-tweet-death-threats-if

  21. Susan Rice has another message for America. 29 June.
    Edward Snowden has not weakened president, says Susan Rice
    New US national security adviser says diplomatic consequences of NSA leaks are not that significant
    …Rice rejected suggestions that Snowden’s disclosures had made Obama a lame duck, damaged his political base and hurt US foreign policy, saying: “I think that’s bunk.”….
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/29/edward-snowden-president-susan-rice

  22. MoonOnPluto, stun grenades? The one most stunned is Barack that they are not offering him a crown to make him king but rather protesting. Protesting! With that news Michelle must be sleeve yanking again.

  23. Can we get swap Clare Daly with someone elected in the US, she’s got more balls than the rest of them put together in the house, senate and executive.

  24. Edward Snowden has not weakened president, says Susan Rice
    ——————————————
    Nixon: I am not a crook.

  25. Notice how with vile defenders of the establishment, like this limey tabloid fool Morgan, any criticism of the Orwellian policies is always justified by presenting a red herring, a false choice. Therefore, on the question of whether the secret spying by government on American citizens is legitimate, the limey fool suggests by his question that it is either this, or national security goes out the window. In other words, they dismiss the fact that between Orwellian security and total vulnerability to terrorist attack, there exists no middle ground, no less restrictive alternative, and furthermore, the American People have no right to know what their government is doing to them, and anyone who puts his own life on the line to tell them is engaged in espionage, and is a Russian plant. Yes, that is how the establishment is portraying this, and in true Orwellian style, the sheeple, and the intellectually dishonest like Morgan swallow it hook line and sinker. Ron Paul acquits himself admirably in this exchange. I think the only way to deal with Morgan is to talk over him and not allow him to get his prepared script with all its hidden gotchas in edgewise. Why play his game on his turf. Make up your own rules, and kick him in the balls when the referee is not looking. The fans won’t object.

  26. So I guess we will have to wait until next year to find out what happened. (Sigh)
    **

    Benghazi security team nails $3M book deal

    The tragic events in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, are still of great interest to Americans ­ and book publishers are willing to pay up to tell the story.

    Twelve Books, which announced this week it signed a deal with four members of the elite security team from the annex of the US Embassy in the Mideast town, is paying a $3 million advance, Media Ink has learned.

    The book by the authors ­ whose names were not released ­ is scheduled to be released in 2014.

    “The actions of these men were nothing short of amazing,” Sean Desmond, Twelve editorial director, said in a statement.

    Neither Twelve Publisher Deb Futter nor Richard Abate, of 3 Arts Entertainment, which sold the rights to Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, would comment on the size of the advance.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/benghazi_security_team_nails_book_k4DudI393JH8EYD1ILrt8L

  27. Shadowfax
    June 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    lil ole grape

    Yup, here in CA the message is the same.

    The family and friends of illegals, DreamAct lovers and Illegals only care for amnesty and free stuff, health care, education, and more goodies we workers have to pay for and give up for our kids.

    Amnesty for anyone, HELL NO!!!

    We have homeless in the streets, no jobs for people that want to work and HellCare about to make it worse.

    ——————–
    Shadow fax, I think you’re seeing the current reality ….I think Wbboei is holding to theory based on past behaviors.

  28. I get a kick out of Nancy P stating that it is time for a women President, and she supports and hopes Hillary runs.

    Remember, Lady, you were the one who stopped the votes on the floor at the convention and sent every one to their rooms to vote, because Hillary was winning!!!!

    After all HILLARY WON THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTERS. It was the super Delegates who were bribed, and threaten, who did not have the courage to do what the American people directed them to do.

    THEY THOUGHT THEY KNEW BETTER.

    SO HOW DID THAT WORK OUT FOR YOU??????
    AND WHY SHOULD HILLARY CLEAN UP YOUR MESS?????

    Sorry I just had to get that out of my system.

  29. Admin: also to your point:

    Not Coming to the House Floor Anytime Soon: An Immigration Vote

    Stephen Kruiser (PJMedia)

    Again, there’s a process in place here that favors our side.

    In other words, don’t expect any immigration votes on the House floor any time soon. And if a floor vote does ever happen, don’t expect it to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants, either. “For any legislation — including a conference report — to pass the House, it’s going to have to be a bill that has the support of a majority of our members,” Boehner said.

    No pressure

    The biggest problem facing amnesty advocates now is that there is simply no mechanism or outside force pressing the House to act in any way. Unlike the debt limit that will come due this fall, or the fiscal cliff that forced a House vote on taxes this January, there is no real policy consequence if the House chooses to do nothing.

    True, a less than ideal status quo will continue, but the American people really don’t seem to care. Just look at this compilation of polls on American policy priorities. Immigration always finishes at or near the bottom of every issue list, if it appears at all. The vast majority of Americans simply don’t care about immigration as an issue.

    As the Washington Examiner‘s David Drucker tweeted yesterday, “If Senate bill supporters want House 2 feel pressure on #immigration, find a poll that shows voters prioritizing issue. So far, they don’t.”

    In today’s Narrative vs. Reality update: we’re being told that the GOP has to do something about this RIGHT NOW or will never win another election again, but the party is still in the driver’s seat on this because it overwhelmingly won an election in 2010. After being told it wasn’t going to win one for a long, long time.

    The demographics didn’t radically shift between 2010 and 2012, there were just different and, in the latter election, somewhat anomalous factors in play.

    All we have to do now is pressure GOP House members to keep an eye on Boehner.

  30. wbboei
    June 29, 2013 at 11:20 am
    —–

    My instincts were mostly right about Ron Paul, he does have a few ideas that go a little outside of the box for me, but I have always admired his intelligence and his knowledge of the US history and the constitution.

    He seems hopping mad and is defending Snowden more than anyone else I’ve seen so far.

    Go Ron Paul.

    Somehow, his son gives me the creeps.

  31. NewMexicoFan
    June 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    I get a kick out of Nancy P stating that it is time for a women President, and she supports and hopes Hillary runs.

    Remember, Lady, you were the one who stopped the votes on the floor at the convention and sent every one to their rooms to vote, because Hillary was winning!!!!

    After all HILLARY WON THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTERS. It was the super Delegates who were bribed, and threaten, who did not have the courage to do what the American people directed them to do.

    THEY THOUGHT THEY KNEW BETTER.

    SO HOW DID THAT WORK OUT FOR YOU??????
    AND WHY SHOULD HILLARY CLEAN UP YOUR MESS?????

    Sorry I just had to get that out of my system.

    —-
    Yes indeed NMF, your comment should be repeated daily until the Dims get it into their corrupt pea brains.

    Hillary supporters I work for and many friends did not believe me, or did not want to hear this when I got back from Denver, they went ahead and voted for Barry, and they are silent now that he has shown to be just what we thought he was…

  32. Greta discusses Zimmerman (with video) and what she would do:

    http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/video/george-zimmerman-re-enactment-video-with-the-police-before-he-had-a-lawyer-and-right-after-the-shooting/

    First, as it stands now, (and ONLY my guess and it is early and much can change) do not expect George Zimmerman to take the witness stand (although he has a Constitutional right to do so if he wants to do so.)

    This re-enactment video will help you understand the scene of the shooting according to George Zimmerman and is in his words. It is also a horrible video for the prosecution.

    Right after the shooting, Zimmerman took the police to the scene and talked to them….walked them through the incident. You will have to sit through a short ad to see the video — but this video is worth watching as it is George Zimmerman in his own words, showing you the scene and before he has a lawyer. Of course at the time of the video, he (like anyone involved in a shooting) had a motive to slant the facts in his favor but it is noteworthy that the reenactment with the police was done right after the incident and before he had a lawyer.

    Here is a potential pitfall Zimmerman faces: he did several interviews with the media (including on Fox News.) I have not sorted through all his interviews but if in any interview he said something materially different from this one, expect the prosecution to use the material inconsistency (lie?) to argue to the jury that he is a liar. This is one reason lawyers don’t want their clients talking to the media. It locks them in.

    Will the jury see this re-enactment video? Maybe not. If the prosecution wants to show it, the prosecution can. I doubt the prosecution wants to show this video to the jury. It damages the prosecution’s case.

    Can the defense present it? Probably not. In all likelihood, absent Zimmerman taking the stand and subjecting himself to cross examination, the defense can’t just pop it into a player for the jury to see since the prosecution can’t ‘cross examine’ Zimmerman’s statements on the tape and the prosecution has a right to ask questions of evidence / witnesses presented.

    The prosecution has the right to introduce the re-enactment video themselves (and other video statements of the defendant) as a statement of the defendant. However, I doubt the prosecution would want to present this video to the jury (but, see below the red text and you will note the prosecution may be backed into a corner and showing it or risk having the jury think it is hiding evidence from them.)

    If the prosecution does not present the video to the jury during the trial (and they won’t want to unless there are other videos out there in stark contrast to make this video look dishonest), here is what I would do as the defense lawyer for Zimmerman: I would make sure the police officer in the re-enactment video with Zimmerman was asked about it on the witness stand when called as a witness to discuss the investigation. By doing that, I would make sure the jury was aware that the video existed. I would specifically ask the officer (detective) if the re-enactment had been taped (and of course the answer is yes.) I would also ask if the prosecution / police have the tape (and the answer is yes.)

    Then…in closing argument….assuming the prosecution had not shown the re-enactment video, I would, as Zimmerman’s lawyer, argue to the jury: ”why didn’t the prosecution show you this re-enactment tape in their possession…taken on the day after the shooting when Zimmerman did not yet have a lawyer? There is a reason and you Members of the Jury all know it….are they hiding something from you?

  33. lil ole grape
    June 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    ————-
    Not sure what you mean. I thought I was agreeing with your point. When they get to wealthy enclaves like Martha’s vinyard, they want more for their labor. It is no different for any other group of people–I do not fault them for that. It is the reaction of the capitalist where I find fault, because their response is to avoid meeting those demands, but instead automating, or finding a new wave of illegal immigrants to exploit. For the working class this is a race to the bottom.

  34. Putin has been a busy little boy. 🙄

    Washington Free Beacon senior editor Bill Gertz was a guest on Fox and Friends Friday to discuss the latest news about Russia’s major violation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with the United States by building a new medium-range missile banned under the agreement.

    Gertz said the story had been percolating in intelligence circles and around Capitol Hill for nine months, and he called the development bad news for the Obama administration’s arms-control agenda. Gertz reported:

    http://freebeacon.com/wfbs-bill-gertz-discusses-russian-nuclear-treaty-violation-on-fox-news/

  35. Oh No – – Not You Too Cosmo!
    **

    Feminist Magazine Cosmopolitan to Push Obamacare on Readers

    Barack Obama has been reaching out to all sorts of non-government partners in a renewed effort to push his Obamacare law. The President’s latest Obamacare-pushing partner will be the famed women’s magazine Cosmopolitan.

    In its fall issues, Cosmo will begin to publish multiple feature articles extolling the virtues of Obamacare, will inform readers on how to sign up and will celebrate the many benefits they might realize by accepting the all-encompassing law.

    The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles, says that she feels her role as Obamacare flack is pivotal. “This stuff is really important. It’s life-changing for a lot of people.”

    Lifesitenews.com also reports that the Cosmo website and social media sites will also be infused with Obamacare propaganda.

    http://www.publiusforum.com/2013/06/29/feminist-magazine-cosmopolitan-to-push-obamacare-on-readers/

  36. Journolister David Weigel used to be the house “conservative” at the Washington Post but he was about as conservative as Nancy Pelousy. Weigel usually takes the Obama side of an argument but today he has a column worth reading on immigration reform. It’s about the many reasons Republicans in the House have for not voting for “immigration reform”. The article makes many of the same point we have made about the strategic landscape which makes passage by the House darn near impossible:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/06/immigration_reform_and_house_republicans_the_gop_may_not_need_hispanic_votes.html

    Who Needs Hispanic Votes?
    Maybe not Republicans. How demographic math may convince GOP House members that it’s smarter to double down on white voters than back immigration reform. [snip]

    This is the math.

    Republicans currently control 234 of the House’s 435 voting districts. In 210 of these districts—eight short of the votes you need to elect a speaker—the Hispanic share of the vote is below 25 percent. Of the other 24 districts where Hispanic voters might be problematic for a Republican who attacks the immigration bill, 12 went for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. So, if House Republicans held every one of their current seats that only have a tiny fraction of Hispanics, and the dozen with solid Hispanic votes but Republican tendencies, they’d have the majority with four votes to spare. “Nonwhite voters are a threat to Republican White House chances in 2016, but hardly a threat to the House Republican majority,” says David Wasserman, House race editor of the Cook Political Report.

    It’s clear just how skeptical House Republicans are of immigration reform when you consider that one of those 24 sent to Washington from the mixed, white/Hispanic districts is Texas Rep. Lamar Smith (Hispanic vote in his district: 27 percent), who was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee until this year, and who still gets a committee vote on a possible immigration bill. Before Thursday’s vote Smith tweeted that “the #Senate #immigration bill ignores the will of the #American people & puts the interests of illegal immigrants & foreign workers first.”

    Smith isn’t worried about any backlash to a vote against the immigration bill. Neither are most of his colleagues. The 2010 round of congressional redistricting ensured that two out of three Hispanic voters now live in Democratic districts.

    Pro-reform scolds have known that for a while. “If people are only looking at their own little backyards, yes, there are a lot of Republicans who can afford to vote no with no immediate repercussions,” says Florida-based GOP strategist Ana Navarro. “Sure, if you’re in the middle of Iowa, you’ll be fine, but I’d like to think there are enough responsible adults in the Republican Party to pass a bill.”

    But the Republican skeptics think they’re being responsible, too. Any “comprehensive” reform they support will, by nature and design, allow more people to compete legally for jobs. That’s never going to be popular in their districts. While the opposition to immigration reform has been milder and quieter than it was in 2006–2007, there are still hints of white backlash. We saw a tremor of that this month; Republicans noticed that the Senate’s bill gave employers a small incentive to hire guest workers, because doing so would duck Obamacare’s requirements to provide health benefits.

    So, what’s easier for Republicans? To give in and pass a bill that might add Hispanic voters to your districts, whom you then have to win over; or blocking the bill and upping your share of the white vote? That’s hardly a dilemma at all, and explains why the Senate bill faces such a hard road in the House. As they contemplate 2014 and 2016, Republicans are looking at elections where the white share of the vote may increase compared with 2012. They compare elections when Barack Obama was on the ballot against elections when he wasn’t. The white shares of the vote in 2008, 2010, and 2012 were, respectively, 74 percent, 77 percent, and 72 percent.

    “I don’t look at Obama completely as stunt casting,” says Florida-based GOP strategist Rick Wilson, “but the fact that he was the first minority president moved a lot of minority voters. And right now the group of possible Democratic nominees for 2016 looks like a meeting of the Robert Byrd fan club. It’s the white boy coalition. None of these guys will light a fire for black voters.”

    But Republicans, increasingly, light a fire with whites. From 2008 to 2012, Barack Obama’s share of the white vote fell from 43 percent to 39 percent. Right after the election, the fact that Obama scored a smaller white vote than Michael Dukakis was cited as proof that the GOP needed to change. Flip the logic. If Republicans can build on the white trend but Democrats can’t build on the nonwhite trends, Republicans will be safe, for a while. If Republicans get back to the 66 percent white vote won by Ronald Reagan in 1984, they’re golden.

    Weigel is biased and you can see it in his choice of words such as “small incentive” to describe the benefits to employers to hire illegals over citizens. Weigel also chooses to ignore the black backlash against illegals taking “their” jobs. There is of course no discussion about the rank and file of labor and how they feel.

    Still, with the above caveats, the article does make the case we’ve argued using the strategic math calculations House leadership and individual House members will make. Immigration reform is dead.

  37. “Nonwhite voters are a threat to Republican White House chances in 2016, but hardly a threat to the House Republican majority,” says David Wasserman,
    —————————-
    The presidential election is where the hundreds of millions of dollars in donor money are focused. That is why Rove led RINOS are promoting the fiction that the Republican Party is dead if it does not get the Hispanic vote. The statement assumes that there is no other way to get the Hispanic vote. They take their false read off 2012 when they ran a white plutocrat RINO. Hint: there may be reasons other than race why they did not get the non-white vote, and it may have more to do with the fact that they ran a candidate who would not appeal to that demographic and he ran a listless campaign.

  38. An amnesty supporter realizes the immigration reform bill is dead or dying:

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/113674/immigration-reform-2013-republicans-remain-opposed#

    The Senate’s Disappointing Immigration Vote Is 2006 All Over Again

    Today, the Senate voted for immigration reform by a seemingly overwhelming margin: 68-32. That might seem like a “B.F.D.” It’s not. We’ve been here before: In 2006, the Senate voted for immigration reform by a 62-32 margin. The House killed it.

    Today’s vote appears more impressive than the 2006 Senate vote. But back then, there were only 39 Democratic “yes” votes, compared to 52 today (independents excluded). As that implies, there was less Republican support for today’s bill than there was in 2006: Only 30 percent of Senate Republicans voted for today’s immigration bill, compared to 42 percent in 2006. Much of that decline is due to the loss of blue state Senate Republicans who were defeated in 2006 and 2008. But over the last seven years, just two Senate Republicans—Lamar Alexander and Orin Hatch—switched from “no” to “yes.”

    Today’s vote shows congressional support for immigration reform breaking along roughly the same lines as 2006, when it failed to attract a majority of Republicans in the House—despite the backing of a Republican president. And unlike the Senate, the House hasn’t become more Democratic since 2006. In fact, it’s gotten more conservative.

    So if the Senate bill can only attract 30 percent of Senate Republicans, it has no chance of earning 50 percent of the more conservative House GOP caucus—the threshold for overcoming the so-called “Hastert Rule.” In reality, the Senate bill would be lucky to even approach 30 percent of the House GOP caucus. In the fiscal cliff deal, for instance, only 30 percent of House Republicans supported the Senate compromise, even though 89 percent of Republican Senators were on board. Perhaps Boehner can craft a bipartisan immigration bill that attracts an even greater share of House Republicans. Probably not.

    Which brings immigration back to the so-called “Hastert Rule.” Last week, Speaker Boehner suggested that he wouldn’t move an immigration bill without the support of a majority of House Republicans. If so, immigration reform is in jeopardy. The Speaker and House Republicans have few incentives—if any—to cave to immigration reform. [snip]

    In contrast, House Republicans appear authentically opposed to immigration reform. They also hail from safe, conservative districts where the Hispanic vote is unlikely to threaten their reelection campaigns.

    So what’s supposed to force the House GOP or Speaker Boehner to relent on immigration reform? Fear of losing the 2016 presidential election? A huge, backroom push from establishment insiders? It’s possible that those incentives could convince Boehner to relent. But it’s a gamble to pin the hopes of immigration reform on the procedural whims of the Speaker of the House, who has his own job to protect.

  39. Historians claim Obama’s ‘Door of No Return’ which he visited to highlight the evils of slavery is a ‘scam’ and was actually used as a garbage dump

    When President Barack Obama visited the ‘Door of No Return’ on a Senegalese island on Thursday, he believed he was looking at where Africans were shipped across the Atlantic into slavery. But not all may be as it first seemed.

    Historians claim that the entrance of Slave House on Goree Island where Obama posed for a photo opportunity was most likely only used for disposing of garbage.

    As reported by the Telegraph, Professor Ralph Austen of the University of Chicago said: ‘There are literally no historians who believe the Slave House is what they’re claiming it to be, or that believe Goree was statistically significant in terms of the slave trade,’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351432/Historians-claim-Obamas-Door-No-Return-visited-highlight-evils-slavery-scam-actually-used-garbage-dump.html

  40. No recess for tea party on immigration
    ‘…Activists are promising to spend the congressional recess reminding lawmakers who support the Gang of Eight legislation what the base is capable of. Think loud town halls, jammed phone. “The anger is more intense now than it was in 2010,” said Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation. “They are more upset about the amnesty bill than they were about Obamacare.” ….’
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/immigration-bill-2013-tea-party-93581.html?hp=t1

    Putting a finer point on things, when I remember, tea party = T.E.A. Parties.
    No doubt in selecting the headline above, politico (ha ha) was taking a swing at Main Street.

  41. Obama has become a clown on the world stage, and irrelevant on the domestic arena. Domestically, he was excluded from the immigration debacle, because he is known to be a highly polarizing figure, whose name alone is box office poison. His only remaining power resides in the area of executive orders, and a legal challenge to that must be developed, lest he abuse that power as he has every other one which inures to the office he holds. It is amazing to me that legitimate black organizations have not labelled him for the Uncle Tom, because that is all he really is. Where the global capitalist is concerned Obama is a cheap date. Give him all the toys, the baubles, a photo op before the fictitious Door of No Return, and not only is he happy, he’s yours, telebama and all. If Mandela was Washington then Obama is black jesus. Like his new head of the IRS, his speeches are a fruit salad of words, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. The same can be said of his character–self centered, egotistical, opportunistic, disloyal, lazy–all the things that negate his being a constructive role model of children or adults with the minds of children. With adults of mature judgment, he is a standing joke.

  42. Obama’s descent into utter irrelevance can be seen in the issues he is pushing, i.e. homosexual acts in the bedroom and climate change which will imperil a shaky economy, and do nothing to dissuade China and India from building one new coal plant per week. That limited agenda is as nothing compared to the multiple problems, challenges, call them what you will, facing this nation, which are symptomatic of national decline.

    With respect to the coal industry, I would hope Obama’s policy on coal would be enough to cause West Virginia to give Manchin the deep 6. Forget about his public posturing, he always bends to power, and has no regard for principle. Such a man is utterly incapable of protecting their interests, because nothing he says publicly can be believed. It is all just posturing. I first saw it in the West Virginia primary when he promised to endorse the winner of the primary, and when Hillary won by an incredible margin of 69-26 per cent the two faced bastard reneged.

    Well, he got his man in the White House, and now he is reaping the whirl wind. Blue state democrat? They no longer exist.

  43. RSS Feed for This PostCurrent Article
    Egypt Into the Abyss?

    By Larry Johnson on June 29, 2013 at 10:26 PM in Current Affairs

    The folly of the Arab Spring, and Obama’s embrace of this madness, is now quite clear. Thanks to either the naiveté or inattention of Barack Obama, Islamic extremism has spread throughout the Middle East and raised the specter of a regional war. The turmoil gripping Egypt is particularly dangerous and is not likely to abate in the near term. Egypt does not have the ability to feed itself. Religious fervor is one thing. Hunger trumps it every time.

    Egypt’s economy depends on tourism and that sector is in trouble. Folks from all nations, at least prior to the protests and unrest that led to Mubarak’s ouster, flocked to Egypt visit the antiquities that line the river Nile and explore the National Museum, which houses the remains of King Tut, among others. I visited in November 2009. This industry has provided the livelihood for millions of Egyptians–the taxi drivers who haul folks to and from the airport and the hotels, the guides who staff the Pyramids and other historical sites, food vendors, hotel personnel, papyrus art studios and restauranteurs. Oh, and the boats. A major part of the tourist economy involves small cruise ships, which are miniature versions of the ships that haul tourists throughout the Caribbean, that travel down the Nile between Aswan and Luxor.

    There are, or were, hundreds of this ships. Each could carry around 100 passengers. They stop at every major archeological site and tourists scramble off to walk the ruins and buy trinkets. It is quite involved, or at least was. Now?

    This article, just published in Egypt tonight, tells the sad tale:

    With violence and political turmoil across Egypt, the tourism sector, accounting for an average of about 11.3% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), deteriorated to its lowest levels after a 2010 peak. In April 2013, the Ministry of Tourism resorted to urging tourists to launch a donation campaign to complete the establishment of the Grand Egyptian Museum, a project that had suffered delays amid ongoing instability.

    The sector, which employs about 2.83 million professionals, is set for further blows as the country gears up for another fresh spate of protests starting 30 June which has already shown violent trends. Opponents of Morsi, spearheaded by a youth campaign dubbed “Tamarod” (Rebellion), have called for nationwide protests on 30 June, which marks the end of Morsi’s first year in power. On 26 June, Morsi delivered a speech to highlight his accomplishments in which he said that the number of tourists increased by 1 million, a figure still weighed on by political instability. “In one year, there have been more than 7700 sit-ins and more than 5800 protests, with violence marring some.” He added “how can tourists come to a country where there are road-blocks, lobbed Molotovs and satellite channels airing this?” . . . .

    In March 2013, clashes broke out at the Semiramis Hotel, one of Cairo’s oldest and most luxurious hotels. The hotel was surrounded by clouds of tear gas and protesters took refuge in its entrance, which drove tour organizers to cancel bookings at the hotel.

    Many tour organizers decided against arranging trips to Egypt as calls for protests renewed. “Tourism declined further since activists’ calls began to revive the 2011 revolution and oust Morsi’s regime,” Amr Sedky, deputy chairman of the Tourism Chamber’s board of directors, told the Daily News Egypt.

    The sector faced a series of bad news over the past year. Last August, militants attacked a checkpoint near the Rafah border crossing, which resulted in 16 Egyptian border guards were killed and 7 injured. Two days after, Egypt Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou said that “this fatal attack on Egyptian soil is not affecting tourism.” On 26 February 2013, a hot air balloon crashed near Luxor, killing 19 out of 21 passengers. It was the deadliest ballooning disaster in history, surpassing the 1989 Alice Springs hot air balloon crash in Australia.”

  44. After reports that President Obama called Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to congratulate him on the passage of the immigration reform bill in the Senate – Rubio did not answer the call – former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) blasted Rubio.
    ————————
    Good for Sarah. She told him she hoped it was worth the 30 pieces of silver he received for selling out working class citizens.

    In my view, Rubio is lower than a snake’s belly. He lied, and he betrayed the trust people put in him. No point in mincing words. As a presidential candidate he is toast. But on top of all that . . . do you really believe this liar did not return Obama’s call? Do you???

  45. Palin to GOP: You’ve ‘Abandoned’ Reagan Democrats, Insulted Hispanics

    by Tony Lee 29 Jun 2013

    On Friday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blistered the Republican establishment for abandoning blue-collar Reagan Democrats and insulting Hispanics a day after the Senate passed its immigration reform bill with the support of 14 Republicans.

    “Great job, GOP establishment,” Palin sardonically wrote on her Facebook page. “You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to ‘enlarge that tent’ of which you so often speak. It’s depressing to consider that the House of Representatives is threatening to pass some version of this nonsensical bill in the coming weeks.”

    Palin also said she would like to “point out the obvious” to the Republican establishment: “It was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politician must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks, and crony capitalists’ pork, and call it good.”

    “You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law,” she said.

    As Byron York has written, Mitt Romney would have lost the election even if he had won 70% of the Hispanic vote. And as Breitbart News thoroughly documented, Romney would have won the election had 389,821 more working class voters in four states turned out to vote. Palin urged Americans to read the Breitbart News article that detailed how the Senate’s amnesty bill betrayed working class Americans of all ethnicities.

    By noting that the immigration bill devastates working class Americans regardless of race, Palin is emphasizing that the best way for Republicans to win over minorities and expand the party’s tent is not to pander to various racial and ethnic groups, but to instead embrace and fight for working class Americans that are people of all races and ethnicities.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/28/Palin-to-GOP-You-ve-Abandoned-Reagan-Democrats-Insulted-Hispanics-by-Supporting-Amnesty-Bill

  46. The Washington Post reports that President Obama lost track of alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden by relying on attorneys at the DOJ instead of using diplomacy with China and Hong Kong.

    By the time Obama decided to take advantage of diplomatic channels, Snowden was already on a plane for Moscow.

    The WAPO describes this as “a political and public relations debacle,” one that puts the Obama administration in a position where they now have to rely on China or Russia for help.

    Yet, Obama is standing his ground. On June 27, he defended his reliance on attorneys when a reporter asked if he had called the Chinese President yet:

    I shouldn’t have to… I’m not going to have one case of suspect who we’re trying to extradite suddenly being elevated to the point where I’ve got to start doing wheeling and dealing and trading on a whole host of other issues simply to get a guy extradited.

    According to the Washington Post, DOJ attorneys have been in charge to such a degree that as recently as June 24 Obama was directing questions on Snowden to the DOJ.

    It appears the DOJ’s plan failed. They filed criminal charges against Snowden on June 14 so they could use those charges in working out an extradition request with Hong Kong. However, they sealed the charges because they feared Snowden would flee if he learned of them. By sealing the charges, Snowden’s passport remained viable.

    In effect, this preserved Snowden’s ability to flee instead of diminishing it.

  47. Julian Whittington, the sheriff of Bossier Parish, LA, told Fox News that Obama’s Justice Office of Civil Rights de-funded the Young Marines chapter and another youth program over mentions of religion. In the case of the Young Marine program, chartered in 1965, the funding was cut off because the group features an oath that mentions “God.” In the other case, it was because a program for at-risk youth featured a voluntary, student-led prayer session as one of its activities.

    Sheriff Whittington says that the DOJ withdrew a combined $30,000 from the programs because the groups refused to remove God from their activities. The sheriff said this was evidence of the government’s “aggression and infringement of our religious freedoms.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/29/DOJ-Defunds-Youth-Programs-that-Reference-God

  48. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/29/House-Immigration-Bill-Drafter-I-Don-t-Know-What-Everything-Means-in-My-Bill
    ———————–
    So there is a House Gang of 7 working on a bill. I know two of them–one by reputation and the other personally.

    I know Guterierrez from his frequent appearances on Lou Dobbs and other television shows. He is a radical, and a front man for La Raza. He is from Illionis. This has been his main issue–his raison d etre for as long as I can remember. If the choice were up to him, we would have no southern border. Any piece of legislation he would favor in this area, should be treated as highly suspect, and most likely inconsistent with the best interests of the country.

    I know Sam Johnson personally. He is a true American hero, as you will see from the notes below. When I met him, which was nearly 10 years ago, he was old and frail from his war related injuries and long time spent in captivity–longer than McCain. His chief of staff told me he tires easily. I doubt he has the patience to wade through a thousand page bill. (Note: the introduction was through Bohener’s office–so Sam’s loyalty would probably be there.)

    What I will tell you is he sponsored a bill I wrote, but what came out of the legislative process was something that did not resemble what the original intent was. My bill related to workplace violence and what came out of the process was a broader anti union bill that went nowhere. I would not make a point of it particularly, except that is a risk in this instance. The other Texan, a former judge, who lives on the outskirts of the people’s republic of Austin, and his district extends to Fort Hood.

    I doubt this committee reflects the will of the House–mainly Boehner and Luberack, i.e. Pelousy.

    I find it particularly hypocritical that Pelousy is now saying nice things about Hillary. I was in Laredo during the 2008 primary, and we learned that Pelousy staffers were in Texas, meeting privately with the state leadership and promoting Obama. As this was a violation of her duties with the DNC, I had one of our friends who is no longer on this blog contact one of Pelosi’s contributors in California, who was a Hillary supporter. Pelosi denied the wrongdoing, but by then the damage was done. We won the primary 52 to 48 despite rampant cheating by the Obama people in Houston, El Paso etc. But the democrat party changed the rules and adopted what they called the two step which included a caucus element, and that was where the cheating took place. Then, at the state convention the Obama people bribed the head of the Democrat party and got more delegates than they deserved, all with the blessing of Luberack.
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    In 1966, while flying his 25th combat mission in Vietnam, he was shot down over North Vietnam. He was a prisoner of war for seven years, including 42 months in solitary confinement. During this period, he was repeatedly tortured.

    Johnson was part of a group of about a 11 prisoners known as the Alcatraz Gang, a group of prisoners separated from other captives for their resistance to their captors. They were held in “Alcatraz”, a special facility about one mile away from Hoa Lo Prison. Johnson, like the others, was kept in solitary confinement, locked nightly in irons in a 3-by-9-foot cell with the light on around the clock.[4][5][6][7][8]

    Johnson recounted the details of his POW experience in his autobiography, Captive Warriors.

    A decorated war hero, Johnson was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, one Bronze Star with Combat “V” for Valor, two Purple Hearts, four Air Medals, and three Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards. He was also retroactively awarded the Prisoner of War Medal following its establishment in 1985. He walks with a noticeable limp, due to an old war injury.

  49. Obama, in South Africa, Tells U.S. Media to ‘Behave’

    President Barack Obama told American reporters to “behave” during a joint press conference with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa on Saturday.
    Obama was warning U.S. journalists not to ask too many questions in one, complaining that “my press” tried too squeeze “three or four or five questions in there,” complimenting Zuma on his more compliant media.

    (The Associated Press noted that “both U.S. and South African reporters asked multi-part questions,” though seconded Obama’s description of U.S. journalists as “his press corps.”)

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/06/30/Obama-Tells-U-S-Media-to-Behave?utm_source=contentsharing&utm_medium=linkexchange&utm_term=postion3&utm_content=Obama-Tells-U-S-Media-to-Behave&utm_campaign=foxnews

  50. Is Egypt’s revolution falling apart? Clashes between anti-government protestors and Muslim Brotherhood supporters turned deadly yesterday, leaving at least three—including an American college student—dead. These clashes come ahead of massive country-wide demonstrations against President Morsi scheduled for Sunday. The NYT reports that on-the-ground forces are even speaking of a civil war:

    The use of firearms is becoming more common on all sides. Secular activists who once chanted, “peaceful, peaceful,” now joke darkly about the inevitability of violence: “Peaceful is dead.”

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2013/06/29/turbulence-ahead-for-egypt/

  51. Leanora
    June 30, 2013 at 5:40 am
    How Dare He!!!

    ———–
    Some of your comments and posts really upset me but you will continue and I will just bite my tongue.

  52. wbboei
    June 30, 2013 at 9:33 am
    After reports that President Obama called Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to congratulate him on the passage of the immigration reform bill in the Senate – Rubio did not answer the call – former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) blasted Rubio.
    ————————
    Good for Sarah. She told him she hoped it was worth the 30 pieces of silver he received for selling out working class citizens.

    ———-
    Sarah’s right, I put all these people in the same Judas/30 pieces of silver group:

    Rubio, McCain and the gang of 8
    Christie
    The Red Dog, betraying jerks that voted for the HellCare bill with Dims
    All the Dimocrats that stabbed Hillary in the back.

    They are all on my shit list.

  53. Just because Schumer was able to sodomize Rubio with McCain and Graham cheering it on, does not mean, ipso facto, that their bill has the chance of a snowball in hell of passing the House. If anything, Schumer has given Boehner even less maneuvering room than he had before, through his delusional suggestion that it will pass the House. That, plus the fact that this bill is the utter negation of the Republican position on the issue, leads me to believe that this entire effort was never serious to begin with, in which case the RINOS who suporterd it have managed once again to fall on their swords. But if that is all this is, namely an effort to load the dice for 2014 mid-terms then two observations are salient: first, the House must show the American People what a betrayal this bill represents. Second, dismissing this bill without so much as a floor vote, will make the Republican hold over the Senate more, not less secure.

  54. Time for Hillary supporters to buck up and get ready for some real shit to happen by the GOP if our girl runs in 2016!

    Ageism and Sexism will be their M.O.

    This was already used by obots and the DailyKooks in the primary of 2008, now Republicans will bring out their nasty, ugly side…again.

    Men are sure scared, trembling at the thought of a competent, intelligent WOMAN being our President. Fuck um all, and I’m going to cuss right out in the open on this.

    —–

    Republicans Unveil Complex Anti-Hillary Clinton Strategy: “She’s Old”

    [The only thing good about this article is the photo of Hillary with Chelsea]

    Republicans aren’t worried about their prospects of winning back the White House in 2016—their rock-bottom approval numbers will rebound, and the youth and Hispanic voters are sure to forget about how the GOP has tirelessly obstructed immigration reform and a woman’s right to choose.

    And Hillary? Let’s face it, this country needs new blood—have you heard of this fresh-faced, former governor named Bush?

    Yes, this is how the Republicans will attack Clinton’s formidable resumé should she choose to run: Hillary Clinton is old and aren’t we tired of old, uh, women, running this country?

    “The idea that we’re at the end of her generation and that it’s time for another to step forward is certainly going to be compelling,” Karl “Premature Ohio” Rove said. Hear that, voters who turn out more than any other age group? It’s the end of your generation!

    “The reality is, when you look at the Democrats, they’ve got old, tired ideas being produced by old, tired candidates,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says. Feel free to ask him about the exciting new ideas Republicans have about coal and Creationism.

    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, one of the few members of Congress to applaud the actions of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, understands “the youth.”

    http://gothamist.com/2013/06/30/republicans_unveil_complex_anti-hil.php

  55. Shadowfax
    June 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    ————————
    Concerning Rove, I went to a high donor fundraiser for Hillary in Seattle–50 people at most. I had a nice chat with her which lasted no more than 30 seconds. She mentioned that after the 2006 sweep of Congress, Rove sent an email to all his RINO operatives asking them: “what are we going to do about HER?” She joked about it and said it was flattering to be the object of so much male attention.

  56. Wbb

    She joked about it and said it was flattering to be the object of so much male attention.

    —–
    That’s just like Hillary to try and put a humorous spin on something that would bring many of us women to either tears or lash out like a lioness or PUMA. 🙂

  57. Lots of reports of sexual assault going on in Egypt tonight…..

    BBC : Sadly tahrir revolutionary atmosphere of people behaving well with common purpose long gone. Sexual assault common. no cops In sight. In tahrir tonight we have a woman hiding in the building BBC using as a live position, protected from gang outside trying to sexually assault her.

  58. US President Barack Obama has called on Egypt’s government and opposition to engage each other in constructive dialogue and prevent violence spilling out across the region.
    Bloodshed on Friday killed at least three people, including an American student, and mass rallies are planned for today aimed at unseating President Muhammed Mursi.
    Obama said he was “looking at the situation with concern.”

    http://www.arabnews.com/news/456633

  59. Obama…..what a cheek, he was the asshole who started it with that dumbass speech he did in Cairo.

  60. I bet Obama could fix the Egyptian unrest if he gave a speech about youth and dreams and aspiring and hoping to aspire to youthful dreams……..oh wait.

  61. Best quote yet………Obama really needs to stop by and visit Morsi on his way back.

    According to Obama’s groupies, one of his speeches could cure the common cold. I Wish I were kidding about that.

  62. Oh look another protest the national news media channels are ignoring…….amazing its almost as if they dont want to give Obama bad publicity by showing them.

  63. Popcorn……..Tamarrod gives Morsi till Tuesday to leave before civil disobedience and marching on to the Qobba presidential palace.

  64. Obama, who has been nothing but a freeloader his whole life, and never owned a business, nor created a single job lectures Africa how to create jobs! Those people of course have no idea what is going on in America. They are not aware what an incompetent Obama is. 🙂

  65. I hope the remove the US Ambassador from Cairo asap because if these rebels get hold of her or the embassy, i fear for her…….the anger against her is fever pitch.

  66. moononpluto
    June 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Talk about Obama making a massive fook up in Egypt.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/06/29/live-blogging-anti-morsi-tamarod-protests-in-egypt/

    Look at the crowds, BBC estimating some 33 million out in the streets all over Egypt, this could get ugly fast.
    ——————————–
    Obama gave them hope and change in spades, and 33 million have taken to the streets to show their appreciation to him, his trans formative vision and his stooge Morsi. When I call Morsi his stooge I do not exaggerate. The Muslim Brotherhood was created originally as a front organization.

    Now for the interesting part:

    Suppose our beloved Messiah elects to run for a third term, which is always a possibility when you own the party like he does, and ignore the constitution like he does, and have big media here to promote his lies plus defend him in the clinches, like he does, then who knows, anything is possible.

    In that case, big media would be telling us that this outpouring of protest is symptomatic of the way he is loved around the world, it is a plea for his personal intervention, and if Obama ever decides to relinquish the role of President, he can become the Caliph of Egypt.

    Could I be wrong? Could these protests be an indictment of Obama, rather than a harbinger of future support? Perhaps. But if he could spare a few days from his vacation and his lecturing other nations how to create jobs, the perhaps he could travel to Egypt right now and calm the savage beast, then we could find out.

    Just think. For once in his shallow life he could take a turn at leading from the front. If he did so what is the worst thing that could happen? And, is that really any worse than sending in marines?

    Madeline Albright once said what is the use of having a military if you do not use it. Ah, but when you have a military and a Messiah, why not use the Messiah? Once he has wrought his miracle military intervention would be superfulous. And if cannon fodder was still needed, then send in his big media accomplices.

  67. moononpluto
    June 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm
    I hope the remove the US Ambassador from Cairo asap because if these rebels get hold of her or the embassy, i fear for her…….the anger against her is fever pitch.

    ——
    This is the one moment I wish that Hillary was SOS, maybe she will still reach out to help?

  68. Obama has called on Egypt’s government and opposition to engage each other in constructive dialogue and prevent violence
    ———————
    This is the sequel to his Cairo speech. At the time, Matthews said his speech would move mountains and big media agreed.

    Now that the entire region has descended into abject chaos, he channels Rodney King (as opposed to Deval Patrick):

    “Why can’t we all just get along”.

    And, he adds as he did with Snowden: I should not need to get involved in this low level matter–UNLESS there some bundlers among those 33 million protesters.

    In that case, I will come off vacation for a couple hours and deliver one speech–that’s it.

  69. I hope the remove the US Ambassador from Cairo asap because if these rebels get hold of her or the embassy, i fear for her…….the anger against her is fever pitch.
    ————————–
    Let me use a typical argument of the establishment when their utopian schemes come crashing down to earth, the criticisms of their opponents materialize, and they have ignored all the feedback from reality . . .

    “It ain’t pretty . . . BUT THINK HOW MUCH WORSE IT WOULD BE IF WE DID NOT HAVE BARACK.

    Just wait a few days, and you will hear some variation on that either from HuffPo, NYT, WashPo, Walsh, Katarina ho ho ho, or some other luminary.

  70. Take a look at this photograph of this immense crowd of Egyptians who have turned out to protest the institution of fascism in Egypt by Barack’s friend.

    Take a real good look, because:

    It is only a matter of time before his corrupt team photo shops that crowd into a photo of him at the podium reading a teleprompter lecturing the world.

    His version of Sermon on the Mount.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/06/30/Anti-Muslim-Brotherhood-Protests-Largest-Political-Event-in-World-History

  71. Well, the rebels Barack is supplying arms to are busy beheading Christians including one saint.

    Surely he deserves a second Nobel Prize.

    One is hardly enough.

    And besides, when Soros arranged for him to receive the first one he had not done much other than vote present 31 times.

    Oh but now, he has a glorious track record, quite similar actually to Nero–fiddling while Rome burns.

  72. wbboei
    July 1, 2013 at 12:29 am
    Take a look at this photograph of this immense crowd of Egyptians who have turned out to protest the institution of fascism in Egypt by Barack’s friend.

    —-
    Poor little Barry, he’s probably crying himself to sleep tonight wondering why all those thousands of people didn’t show up for his disastrous speeches in Ireland and Africa.
    Somebody pass him the bong.

  73. Here we go……

    AP: Protesters storm and ransack Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Egyptian capital Cairo.

  74. Where she belongs:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/soledad-obrien-al-jazeera-america-93608.html

    Soledad O’Brien joins Al Jazeera America

    Former CNN morning show host Soledad O’Brien will be joining Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday.

    O’Brien will contribute short-form segments to Al Jazeera America’s current affairs magazine program “America Tonight,” and her production company Starfish Media Group will produce hour-long documentary specials.

  75. Morsi get under they bus…….

    Obama stands by Morsi (sort of): “Our commitment to Egypt has never been to any individual or party. Our commitment has been to a process.”

  76. Checkmate……..

    Breaking : Putin says Russia will never hand over Edward Snowden to the U.S.

  77. oooh thats telling :

    Breaking….The Egyptian Military gave Morsi and all political forces a 48 hours ultimatum to get this situation resolved.

  78. Pretty much tells you all you need to know….Army will intervene….

    Egypt’s army gives parties 48 hours to resolve crisis
    Breaking news

    Egypt’s army has given the country’s rival parties 48 hours to resolve a deadly political crisis.

    It would offer its own “road map” for peace if Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and his opponents failed to reach a deal.

    The statement came after anti-government protesters stormed the Cairo headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    People ransacked the building, a day after millions took to the streets calling for Mr Morsi to leave power.

    In his pre-recorded statement broadcast on state television on Monday evening, the head of the armed forces described the protests as an “unprecedented” expression of the popular will.

    But Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the army would not get involved in politics or government.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23133174#TWEET807673

  79. Basically means Army will take over in 48 hrs, Morsi will be ousted and back to the regime like Mubarak.

  80. Ok hers what i think: army gave 48 hours. Tamarod gave 24 hours yesterday. Army’s coup will follow tomorrow’s anticipated mass demonstrations.

  81. The author of this article Andrew McCarthy is a sharp analyst. Not as sharp as Pires Morgan, Brian Williams, and George Step on wolf, but who is? Who could be? How could anyone rise to the level of insight, depth and understanding as those dumbfucks? Do you think they have any inkling that maybe, just maybe “their” case, the one they promoted in an effort to turn a tragedy into a PT Barnum Act with the Reverend Al, a master at promoting false charges of racism to drive the black community to the edge of violence, might just be falling apart? In any event, the battle lines in society have now been drawn and the dream of racial equality and a color blind society has been turned to dust, thanks to Obama, Holder and Sharpton. Also, NBC, which has added fuel to this bonfire of the vanities, through false reporting, doctored evidence, and driving things to the boiling point, causing the state to overcharge, and now to reap the whirlwind.

    Zimmerman Prosecution Predictably Collapsing
    June 30th, 2013 – 10:13 am
    Andrew McCarthy

    The state of Florida’s politically driven decision to charge George Zimmerman with murder has resulted, as some of us predicted it would, in a pathetically weak case. It has taken only a few days of trial to collapse of its own weightlessness – undone, in fact, by the direct testimony of a prosecution witness, as Bryan Preston relates at the Tatler and Ed Morrissey details at Hot Air.

    Over a year ago, I explained why this would happen:

    When Trayvon Martin was first shot to death nearly two months ago [on February 26, 2012], state authorities sensibly opted not to charge George Zimmerman with murder. It wasn’t that they were looking to excuse wrongdoing. It was that the evidence was insufficient to prove murder beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Plainly, there was a lack of criminal intent: There was obviously no premeditation; and, alternatively, the facts do not remotely suggest that Zimmerman acted with a “depraved mind regardless of human life” (e.g., the savage indifference of a man who fires into a crowd, heedless of the consequences). To the contrary, the known facts indicate (a) Zimmerman’s concern that Martin was acting suspiciously (the depraved do not call the police, as Zimmerman did, before shooting), and (b) a struggle in which Zimmerman may well have been severely beaten and, in any event, would have a strong basis to persuade a jury that he shot in self-defense.

    In advancing that argument, Zimmerman would be aided by Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which gives the law-abiding latitude to use guns for protection….

    The “Stand Your Ground” point was gravy as far as the baseless murder charge was concerned. If a prosecutor cannot prove the statutorily required intent element (mens rea) for murder, then the accused’s conduct cannot amount to murder, period. The accused only needs to rely on a legal defense of his conduct (such as self-defense) if the prosecution’s proof is sufficient to establish the offense (here, murder) in the first place. But “Stand Your Ground” would have been very relevant had Zimmerman been formally accused of an offense less serious than murder. Regarding that, as I observed when Zimmerman was initially charged:

    Florida law makes causing the death of a person under the age of 18 manslaughter, provided there has been “culpable negligence.” It also criminalizes as manslaughter the “unnecessary killing” of a person in order to resist or prevent that person’s violation of law (e.g., the use of lethal force to repel a clearly non-lethal threat). Neither of these charges would [be] a slam-dunk; indeed, they’d be losers if Zimmerman shot because he was justifiably in fear of his life.

    Despite the palpable lack of evidence that Zimmerman had the required intent to commit murder, the state bowed to pressure from the racial grievance industry (led by Huckster-in-Chief Al Sharpton), shamefully aided and abetted by the most politicized, race-obsessed Justice Department in American history. Lest we forget, it was Attorney General Eric Holder’s collaboration with Sharpton and threat to trump up a federal civil rights prosecution that induced state officials in Florida to reconsider the initial decision not to charge Zimmerman.

    It’s easy for a corrupt process to produce criminal charges. It is quite something else to prove them. To try to fill the gaping intent hole in its case, the Zimmerman prosecution has transferred the hobgoblin of racism from the headlines into the courtroom. Indeed, it did not even wait for the trial to do that; the prosecutor injected racism directly into the charging documents.

    As I noted at the time, the affidavit in “support” of the murder charge employed the explosive term “profiling” to describe Zimmerman’s suspicion of Martin. That word has no place in a charging instrument: It was transparent code to imply, in the absence of any evidence, that Zimmerman is a bigot who assumed Martin was up to no good just because he was black.

    “Profiling” is an ambiguous term. Generally speaking, it is a perfectly appropriate, commonsense practice – a marshaling of various characteristics and behaviors typically found in kinds of criminal conduct. It is routinely used by police to avoid hassling innocent people. Like all sound police practices, it can be abused – a bad cop can invidiously home in on one characteristic (like race, religious belief, political stance) and groundlessly associate it with criminality. The latter is rare, but it is unfortunately what the racial grievance industry, echoed by the media, has conditioned the public to think of when the term “profiling” is used. It is this slanderous connotation of “profiling” that the prosecution wants people (especially juror-people) to associate with Zimmerman. Rather than as a legal term, the charging documents use “profiling” as an atmospheric – since prosecutors had neither the evidence to prove racism nor the courage to be forthright about what they were doing.

    It would be bad enough to do this in a case where attitudes about race were pertinent – say, a prosecution for violating someone’s civil rights. But it is even more shameful to do it in a case where attitudes about race are legally irrelevant. However much the media may be fascinated by racial dynamics, racism or the lack of it should have no bearing on a prosecution for what the law calls “depraved indifference” murder (second-degree murder in Florida).

  82. Whoops…..

    Effect of Army Chief Statement has been to energize opposition even more. Thousands pouring into Cairo streets again, heading to Tahrir Sq…..

  83. The Obama foreign policy is in ruins.

    The core tenets are as follows:

    Principal 1: lead from behind

    Principle 2: apologize to our enemies, and repudiate our friends

    Principle 3: work our will through international bodies, like the UN

    Principle 4: nation-building in primitive societies

    Principle 5: engage in secret surveillance of foreign leaders and their populations

    Principle 6: promote democracy with no regard for the consequences

    Principle 7: Bay of Pigs failure to support democratic opposition in Iran and elsewhere

    Principle 8: advance the interests of Saudi Arabia

    Today, the old world order is in ruins. American reputation is at a nadir. And where is Obama? In Africa, walking through the fictional door of no return.

    How appropriate. Everything about him is a big media created fiction. And the world is paying the price. Only the elites stand by him at this point.

  84. Soweto Protesters Call Obama Adolf Hitler
    by Pat_S on June 29, 2013
    Posted in: Obama, Pat Post, Politics

    Obama just can’t get no respect these days. He’s getting dissed by everyone including Ecuador on the Snowden affair. There was this headline after his recent Berlin appearance Barack Obama bombs in Berlin: a weak, underwhelming address from a floundering president.

    Now he is being likened to Adolf Hitler by protesters in Africa.

    Scuffles erupt in Soweto at protest against Obama honorary doctorate

    Protesters at the Soweto campus shouted “Go back Obama” and carried posters that showed Obama with a Hitler moustache, others held posters that read “Free the Cuban 5″.

    South African critics of Obama have focused in particular on his support for U.S. drone strikes overseas, which they say have killed hundreds of innocent civilians, and his failure to fulfil a pledge to close the U.S. military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

    Obama’s success was always based on being the man with potential. He never had to deliver along the way because it was always about the future. Hope and promise carried him to the pinnacle of power where the future turned around and looked him in the face.

    “I just miss – I miss being anonymous” — Barack Obama

    If only.

    http://tammybruce.com/2013/06/soweto-protesters-call-obama-adolf-hitler.html

  85. Obama’s success was always based on being the man with potential. He never had to deliver along the way because it was always about the future. Hope and promise carried him to the pinnacle of power where the future turned around and looked him in the face.
    ———————–
    That is a pretty insightful comment.

  86. Well well,do they see the writing on the wall and want to keep their heads…..

    10 ministers, one governor and another presidential advisor (Sami Anan) have resigned from #Morsi’s govt

  87. 20 million protesting
    ——————–
    Just like an Obama campaign event. Only no Obama.

    In 20 million there must be one of two big bundlers looking for special dispensation, i.e. taxpayers, which he has not yet tapped.

    So why is he MIA?

    Apart from the fact that he is always MIA when there is leadership work to be done. To be done.

    Obama’s life is not a happy one. Happy one.

    Oh ye of little faith. The Messiah is in Africa walking through the fictitious door of no return.

    Best not to bother him while he is moving between worlds.

    If he does not make it smoothly, he could get stuck in between, in which case we will have to listen to his teleprompter speeches forever.

  88. in which case we will have to listen to his teleprompter speeches forever.
    —————-
    which would prove unendurable.

  89. President Obama today refused to call for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to step down, despite massive protests against the Muslim Brotherhood-backed leader that appear to exceed those that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.

    “It’s not our job to choose who Egypt’s leaders are,” Obama said today during a press conference in Dar es Salaam. “We do want to make sure all the voices are heard and it’s done in a peaceful way.”

    And yet, Obama’s withdrawal of U.S. support for Mubarak in February 2011 was a key factor in causing the Egyptian leader to step down.

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/07/01/obama-declines-call-morsi-step/

  90. B.H.O. & the H stands for Heinous.

    Within the last 14 days mail from two TEA Party candidates has come to my door; each candidate has told a bold faced lie in the course of asking for more of my money. First there is Pat Toomey and we know what he’s been up to and we know that a big money Democrat is hosting a fundraiser for him in the near future (link for that is above, probably previous post). Yet he had the balls to write that Democrats had targeted him. What was wryly humorous is that the same day a Republican group had also sent a pamphlet with his photo covering front and back as the villain.

    Then today one comes from Rubio. Hell yes we’ve watched him as he just completed shepherding amnesty through the Senate. Yet today’s outer envelope screams “It’s time for REAL solutions for AMerica’s problems. Let’s stop President Obamna’s agenda today, together… Please open A.S.A.P.” A sample from inside” “The President and his ‘Organizing for America’ PAC are barnstorming the country … mandates that hurt the middle class.”

    IOW they are sucking in the uninformed with lies.
    Tell me what I missed.
    Can so many be so corrupt?

  91. holdthemaccountable
    July 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Tell me what I missed.
    Can so many be so corrupt?

    yes.

    Asshats.

    Hillary 2016

  92. UPS just made an announcement to their employees. starting in january their health care benefits will no longer cover a spouse who also works. I now have to go and get separate insurance at my job… No idea what they consider work… part time, consultants etc who depend on their spouse for insurance are screwed. This is going to get interesting.

  93. Must be a shock, jtj.
    ——————–
    This guy is a gem, so if you can catch this, I recommend it.
    RepLouBarletta
    I’ll be on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on FoxNews at 4:30 today. Please tune in if you can! #PA11 #illegalimmigration

  94. Health Insurance Rates May Double, Triple for Healthy Americans

    by Wynton Hall 1 Jul 2013, 3:06 PM PDT

    According to a new Wall Street Journal analysis, healthy Americans may see their health insurance rates double or triple upon Obamacare’s January 2014 grand opening.

    Insurance premiums for sicker Americans will become less expensive as healthier Americans are forced to buy coverage or additional coverage to what they currently have or face government fines and penalties.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/01/Health-Insurance-Rates-May-Double-Triple-For-Healthy-Americans

    The Journal examined figures from eight states to demonstrate the cost increases for healthier Americans.

    Virginia is one of the eight states examined by the Journal and offers a fairly typical picture.

    In Richmond, a 40-year-old male nonsmoker logging on to the eHealthInsurance comparison-shopping website today would see a plan that costs $63 a month from Anthem, a unit of WellPoint Inc. That plan has a $5,000 deductible and covers half of medical costs.

    By comparison, the least-expensive plan on the exchange for a 40-year-old nonsmoker in Richmond, also from Anthem, will likely cost $193 a month, according to filings submitted by carriers.

    Conversely, premiums will be next to zero for a 40-year-old Virginian whose income was near the poverty level ($11,490 for a single person) due to a $234 a month government subsidy.

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  95. Can you believe this crap, this is a national broadcaster in the UK…….do they do church bells every Sunday….yeah thought not.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2353250/Channel-4-broadcast-daily-Muslim-prayer-Ramadan-month.html?ico=news^headlines

    Channel 4 is to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan this year, it revealed yesterday.

    It is believed to be the first time a mainstream British television channel has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer.

    Starting next week, the broadcaster will transmit the morning call to prayer daily for the 30 days of Ramadan.

    ………………………

    Steady slow circling the drain.

  96. Egyptian Army to broadcast videos of anti #Morsi protests filmed from helicopters, assures they’re the largest in Egypt’s history

  97. Obama urges Mursi to respond to demonstrators

    DAR ES SALAAM: U.S. President Barack Obama called embattled Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi to urge him to respond to mass opposition demonstrations and said the political crisis could only be resolved by talks, the White House said on Tuesday.

    Obama also called on both sides to ensure rallies stayed peaceful, after the death toll in clashes between rival protesters since Sunday reached at least 16 people.

    Egypt’s armed forces on Monday handed the president a virtual ultimatum to share power, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own road map.

    The president of the United States, which is a big aid donor to Egypt and its military, “told President Mursi that the United States is committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group,” the White House said.

    Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Jul-02/222256-obama-urges-mursi-to-respond-to-demonstrators.ashx#ixzz2Xt2Yv24B

  98. Greenwald: Obama Targeting Snowden to Intimidate Whistleblowers
    by Elizabeth Sheld 2 Jul 2013, 5:46 AM PDT 2 post a comment
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    Glenn Greenwald made an appearance on Fox News this morning, promising more leaks and accusing the Obama administration of targeting Snowden to intimidate whistleblowers within his administration.

    Interviewed by Eric Bolling, Greenwald said:

    What the Obama administration wants…is to make it so that everybody is petrified of coming forward with information about what our political officials are doing in the dark that is deceitful, illegal or corrupt. They don’t care about Edward Snowden at this point. He can no longer do anything that he hasn’t already done. What they care about is making an extremely negative example out of him to intimidate future whistle blowers from coming forward because they’ll think they’re going to end up like him. That’s their objective.

    Greenwald also went on to rip Meet the Press host David Gregory. Gregory had asked Greenwald a few weeks ago “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?”

    On Fox, Greenwald addressed Gregory’s question by answering, “Thomas Jefferson, 250 years ago, said those who most fear investigations are the ones who attack free press first. This is what journalism is about, shining a light on what the most powerful people in the country are doing to them in the dark. So we’re going to continue to do that no matter what David Gregory and his friends say.”

    Obama has been particularly aggressive with whistleblowers. “His administration has aggressively prosecuted whistleblowers under the 1917 Espionage Act, bringing six cases against employees for leaks compared with only three known previous cases.”

    Greenwald promised more leaks would be forthcoming, “I will say that there are vast programs of both domestic and international spying that the world will be shocked to learn about, that the NSA is engaged in with no democratic accountability.”

  99. The above is from Breitbart.

    Note in particular his bitch slap of Obama’s little bitch David Gregory.

    Also note his promise of more leaks to come.

    Pretty good scoop by FOX news.

    I guess the interview with Obama media–cnn, nbc, abc, etc. are finito.

  100. They can all thank Gregory for that.

    Somebody should ask him why he should not be blamed for shutting down big media access to Greenwald and Snowden.

    Someone should ask him whether he considers himself to be a journalist, since Glenn has suggested he is not, and many of us believe Glenn>

  101. Roger Simon at pjmedia strikes a discordant note in the midst of all this reverie about Obama, the demise of white civilization,the approach of the barbarian hordes, and the strikingly hollow symbol of our erstwhile unity and common purpose the Fourth of July. I get very pessimistic when I read something like this, and think that our messiah is not here at home to reassure us in this time of great national need, but is globetrotting for the single purpose of cementing his reputation as the greatest world leader of our time, or any time. I feel particularly sorry for big media that he is not here and did not take them with him on his $100 million taxpayer funded junket, but then again this is not 2008. He has abandoned them to defend him and the perverse Washington culture which he, they, the dims and rinos (winos) are not merely a part of feed off of like a giant parasite. Fumigation is indicated.
    —————————-

    As we approach July 4, 2013, is America in a pre-revolutionary state? Are we headed for a Tahrir Square of our own with the attendant mammoth social turmoil, possibly even violence.

    Could it happen here?

    We are two-thirds of the way into the most incompetent presidency in our history. People everywhere are fed up. Even many of the so-called liberals who propelled Barack Obama into office have stopped defending him in the face of an unprecedented number of scandals coming at us one after the other like hideous monsters in some non-stop computer game.

    And now looming is the monster of monsters, ObamaCare, the healthcare reform almost no one wanted and fewer understood.

    It will be administered by the Internal Revenue Service, an organization that has been revealed to be a kind of post-modern American Gestapo, asking not just to examine our accounting books but the books we read. What could be more totalitarian than that?

    Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal warns the costs of ObamaCare are close to tripling what were promised, and the number of doctors in our country is rapidly diminishing. No more “My son, the doctor!” It doesn’t pay.

    And young people most of all will not be able to afford escalating health insurance costs and will end up paying the fine to the IRS, simultaneously bankrupting the health system and enhancing the brutal power of the IRS — all this while unemployment numbers remain near historical highs.

    No one knows how many have given up looking for work while crony capitalist friends of the administration enrich themselves on mythological clean-energy projects.

    In fact, everywhere we look on this July Fourth sees a great civilization in decline. And much of that decline can be laid at the foot of the incumbent. Especially his own people, African Americans, have suffered. Their unemployment numbers are catastrophic, their real needs ignored while hustlers like Sharpton, Jackson, and, sadly, even the president fan the flames of non-existent racism.

    Tahrir Square anyone?

  102. wbboei
    July 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Obama’s success was always based on being the man with potential. He never had to deliver along the way because it was always about the future. Hope and promise carried him to the pinnacle of power where the future turned around and looked him in the face.
    ———————–
    That is a pretty insightful comment.
    _____________

    Yes, that pretty much describes the Obama-phenomenon, lacking one small detail. He was African American (well,at least half AA)”man with potential.”

  103. Shadowfax

    This is the one moment I wish that Hillary was SOS, maybe she will still reach out to help?

    ________________

    Amen, Shadow. Her help is sorely needed, here. Kerry hardly seems equal to the tasks at hand.

  104. freespirit
    July 2, 2013 at 10:50 am
    ———————
    true.

    Frankly, I do not think the country has learned a damned thing from this. Nothing.

    The questions that are predictive of success are character and a proven track record of success.

    This country, and particularly its elites have no grasp of this. None.

    Like the perennial adolescent, they fall in love with this fourflusher today, that one tomorrow.

    In the end, it is all just bread and circuses.

    And they are easily frightened away by anyone who says we have problems and here is how I will fix them.

    I will devote whatever time and energy I have to someone who I believe is not a creature of the establishment and has a viable plan.

    I do not expect to win this battle, but at least there is honor in it, just there is ignominy in supporting the establishment.

  105. It has been suggested that Obama has failed in his attempt to shut down the leaks from Snowden, therefore he and his gestapo have shifted their strategy to preventing other potential leakers from doing the same thing. They aim to succeed in this endeavor by showing that Snowden is stateless, and no country will give him refuge. The dark truth of the matter is they do not want him back to stand public trial. In fact, they fear that possibility. But they are deluding themselves if they think this will stop other leakers. On the contrary, it will merely incent them to do the same thing as Snowden did, without putting themselves on front street. The next batch of leakers will, in my judgment, proceed anonymously, and there is nothing the thugs can do to prevent it.

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