GOP Plans Suicide With Amnesty Meeting





GOP Suicide Amnesty SC

Led by House Speaker John Boehner, a group of Republican leaders are headed to Massachusetts Thursday in an attempt to convince the rest of the party to back a fast track to legal status for millions of illegals currently living in the U.S.

Boehner has given the issue of amnesty an increasing amount of attention in recent months, a fact punctuated by his addition of Rebecca Tallent to his staff. Tallent, who previously helped shape John McCain’s liberal views on immigration, has been Boehner’s top immigration aide since late last year.

Establishment Republicans apparently hope their push to legitimize illegal immigrants will somehow endear that community to their party. In reality, of course, the mainstream media will make sure the GOP gets no credit for the plan; meanwhile, this effort will only serve to further alienate the party’s conservative base.

Obviously, a significant number of Republican lawmakers are adamantly opposed to the proposal. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, for example, reportedly distributed a list among legislators containing various arguments against amnesty.

Unfortunately, the Republican Party is once again making an attempt to woo leftist voters by being almost as radical as their Democrat counterparts. The problem, though, is that these leftists are already happy with their chosen party.

Instead of rallying their center-right base by lambasting the tyranny of the current administration and offering commonsense solutions to the problems Obama has created, Boehner and company are focused on the losing proposition of offering blanket amnesty to millions of criminals.

The meeting is set to take place Thursday afternoon in Cambridge, with the Republican plan available for public consumption sometime shortly after their discussion ends. Those opposed to the plan, including Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, have made it clear they intend to stand firmly in support of American’s existing immigration laws.

He said a group of conservatives in the party will “speak as aggressively and loudly and articulately as we can in opposing this nonsense of amnesty for 10 to 20 million illegals which would cause great harm to the country and destroy the Republican Party.”

Considering the extreme national trauma caused in just five years by the Obama administration, one can only imagine the repercussions of creating a permanent Democrat majority.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Progressive Platitudes Prevail In Obama’s Big Speech





SOTU 2014

As expected, Barack Obama used America’s working poor as a political prop during his latest State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. His use of hollow rhetoric paid lip service to their plight, while promises of even more unilateral executive action on his part promise to make it even more difficult for those at the bottom of the economic ladder to provide for their families.

His imperial mindset was readily apparent during the monotonous speech, a theme wrapped up in his threat that “wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Of course, his real — and thinly veiled — objective is to expand opportunities for the federal government at the expense of American families. Despite his promise to “act on my own to slash bureaucracy,” it was obvious from comments later in the address that he is anxious to give federal regulators even more control over the lives of all Americans.

He touched on all of the hot-button leftist issues of the day, including amnesty for illegal aliens — or, in the parlance of a partisan politician, “immigration reform.”

Claiming “immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades,” Obama made his latest plea to “get immigration reform done this year.”

Obviously, he made no mention of the fact that these illegals, who he claims are all “here to fulfill their dreams,” apparently dreamed of living in constant violation of American laws. Nevertheless, his quest to create a permanent underclass of Democrat voters takes precedence over the law of the land.

He touted “four years of economic growth,” a development few outside of the Obama family realized had even occurred. The fact that he and his family can now take multiple lavish vacations each year on the taxpayer dime does not mean the rest of the country is similarly flush.

Using singular examples of individuals who ostensibly benefit from big government largesse, his message failed to resonate with the average citizen struggling to make ends meet in Obama’s economy. He suggested that he and Michelle “want every child to have the same chance that this country gave us” in one breath, while in the next sentence expressing support for policies that will guarantee the next generation remains saddled with unsustainable debt.

He transitioned into a familiar refrain, income inequality, by pressing for across-the-board minimum wage hikes. The plea came after his announcement of an executive order mandating that all federal contractors, such as those hired to “wash…dishes,” make at least $10.10.

Without exploring the obvious cost to employers, which will then inevitably be passed onto consumers, he urged legislators and private businesses to follow his lead. Using the example of a pizza parlor employer who decided to raise his employees’ wages to $10 per hour, Obama was able to squeeze in the pitiful pun that one worker in particular was able to make more “dough.” He expertly dodged the fact that this was a private employer’s decision and not, as he demands, due to legislative action or executive decree.

His disingenuous argument that millions of Americans are attempting to support entire families on one minimum wage income was in the running for the biggest misleading statement of the night. Of course, the competition was fierce.

Obama trotted out the tired feminist line that women “make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns,” offering no context for the intellectually dishonest statistic. In reality, women who understandably put family and other concerns above their career represent the vast majority of any existing disparity. Nevertheless, he declared the inequality “an embarrassment.”

Millions of viewers likely felt the same about a president who would use such propagandistic language to sell policies the majority of the nation rejects.

He peppered in generous references to leftist gems such as same-sex marriage, affirmative action, government-mandated nutrition guidelines, and, of course, fiat rule. Though his reliance on the TelePrompTer is always obvious, Obama spent much of the speech stumbling over his own words. Perhaps, the lingering notion that the vast majority of his audience actively opposes his policies was in the back of his mind as he proposed even more big government solutions to fabricated problems.

Unsurprisingly, a large portion of the address served as an attempt to salvage the monumentally unpopular ObamaCare law. Using a number of individuals as political tools, he strung together an argument that might be described as anemic at best.

For every beneficiary of his policies, countless more suffer under the America Obama has created over the past five years. Furthermore, the tax money he hopes to use to fund his wasteful social programs could actually help correct course if he would only allow more of it to stay in the pockets of those who earned it.





Progressive Platitudes Prevail In Obama’s Big Speech





SOTU 2014

As expected, Barack Obama used America’s working poor as a political prop during his latest State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. His use of hollow rhetoric paid lip service to their plight, while promises of even more unilateral executive action on his part promise to make it even more difficult for those at the bottom of the economic ladder to provide for their families.

His imperial mindset was readily apparent during the monotonous speech, a theme wrapped up in his threat that “wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Of course, his real — and thinly veiled — objective is to expand opportunities for the federal government at the expense of American families. Despite his promise to “act on my own to slash bureaucracy,” it was obvious from comments later in the address that he is anxious to give federal regulators even more control over the lives of all Americans.

He touched on all of the hot-button leftist issues of the day, including amnesty for illegal aliens — or, in the parlance of a partisan politician, “immigration reform.”

Claiming “immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades,” Obama made his latest plea to “get immigration reform done this year.”

Obviously, he made no mention of the fact that these illegals, who he claims are all “here to fulfill their dreams,” apparently dreamed of living in constant violation of American laws. Nevertheless, his quest to create a permanent underclass of Democrat voters takes precedence over the law of the land.

He touted “four years of economic growth,” a development few outside of the Obama family realized had even occurred. The fact that he and his family can now take multiple lavish vacations each year on the taxpayer dime does not mean the rest of the country is similarly flush.

Using singular examples of individuals who ostensibly benefit from big government largesse, his message failed to resonate with the average citizen struggling to make ends meet in Obama’s economy. He suggested that he and Michelle “want every child to have the same chance that this country gave us” in one breath, while in the next sentence expressing support for policies that will guarantee the next generation remains saddled with unsustainable debt.

He transitioned into a familiar refrain, income inequality, by pressing for across-the-board minimum wage hikes. The plea came after his announcement of an executive order mandating that all federal contractors, such as those hired to “wash…dishes,” make at least $10.10.

Without exploring the obvious cost to employers, which will then inevitably be passed onto consumers, he urged legislators and private businesses to follow his lead. Using the example of a pizza parlor employer who decided to raise his employees’ wages to $10 per hour, Obama was able to squeeze in the pitiful pun that one worker in particular was able to make more “dough.” He expertly dodged the fact that this was a private employer’s decision and not, as he demands, due to legislative action or executive decree.

His disingenuous argument that millions of Americans are attempting to support entire families on one minimum wage income was in the running for the biggest misleading statement of the night. Of course, the competition was fierce.

Obama trotted out the tired feminist line that women “make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns,” offering no context for the intellectually dishonest statistic. In reality, women who understandably put family and other concerns above their career represent the vast majority of any existing disparity. Nevertheless, he declared the inequality “an embarrassment.”

Millions of viewers likely felt the same about a president who would use such propagandistic language to sell policies the majority of the nation rejects.

He peppered in generous references to leftist gems such as same-sex marriage, affirmative action, government-mandated nutrition guidelines, and, of course, fiat rule. Though his reliance on the TelePrompTer is always obvious, Obama spent much of the speech stumbling over his own words. Perhaps, the lingering notion that the vast majority of his audience actively opposes his policies was in the back of his mind as he proposed even more big government solutions to fabricated problems.

Unsurprisingly, a large portion of the address served as an attempt to salvage the monumentally unpopular ObamaCare law. Using a number of individuals as political tools, he strung together an argument that might be described as anemic at best.

For every beneficiary of his policies, countless more suffer under the America Obama has created over the past five years. Furthermore, the tax money he hopes to use to fund his wasteful social programs could actually help correct course if he would only allow more of it to stay in the pockets of those who earned it.





GOP Governor Among Latest Amnesty Advocates





Rick Snyder

Among most radical leftists, the debate over illegal immigration is over. They have unilaterally decided – as with global warming and any number of other issues – that conservatives are wrong and must be defeated.

While those on the right see America’s immigration laws as vital national security measures that must be enforced, too many on the other side of the aisle believe such legislation should be ignored, and those in violation be unequivocally pardoned.

Though this trend is hardly new, a disturbingly high number of Republicans have recently joined forces with those who seek to dismantle our sovereignty as a nation by legalizing millions of people who entered the U.S. as criminals.

Rick Snyder, the Republican governor of Michigan, is just the latest to express support for amnesty, explaining his position alongside former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a recent event in Washington, D.C.

He expressed the need for “comprehensive immigration reform,” calling America’s current immigration law enforcement “a dumb system.”

Snyder, though rarely included in conversations about strong conservative leaders, is nevertheless a symbol of the leftward lurch of establishment GOP members. During his recent statement, he publicly supported an array of proposals that would result in amnesty for illegals – and reduced income for American workers, according to researchers at the Congressional Budget Office.

First and foremost, he wants to see lawmakers “get them in legalized status,” suggesting the next logical step would be full-fledged American citizenship.

“And then the question of citizenship is more a question of differing views on how many steps or what stages you go through,” he continued.

His advocacy sounds exactly like that of the most radical amnesty supporters on the left. With no mention of the extreme impacts – economic and otherwise – that his proposal would inevitably cause, Snyder apparently sees nothing but upside in completely disregarding the laws he was elected to uphold.

As he and other Republicans join the leftist cause on this issue, it will only expedite legislation granting amnesty to illegals. This will, in turn, create a new permanent voting bloc that will reward the Republican effort by guaranteeing Democrat victories throughout the foreseeable future.





Video: Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right To Be Citizens’





Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have “earned the right to be citizens.”