Archive for the ‘Federal’ Category
During a 2012 Republican primary debate, George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney an obviously slanted if not altogether planted question about banning birth control. This mystified Romney since he had never even considered the issue as part of his platform. No major Republican had. But Stephanopoulos raised the issue and because of it, the GOP was forced to fight a two-year-long, imaginary “war on women.”
This talking point was later used by David Gregory on “Meet the Press” against Todd Akin whom handled it less articulately than Romney. But the fault in that did not lie with Stephanopoulos; it rested solely at the feet of the RNC for approving a former Clinton White House operative and still loyal Clinton acolyte to moderate a GOP debate.
Whomever was in charge and agreed to that decision should be exiled to somewhere very far and very cold where only Sarah Palin can see them from her house.
Read more by Stephen Miller at Ricochet.com
George W. Bush isn’t the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border.
Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.
President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today’s force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.
Read more by John Dillin from csmonitor.com, July 6, 2006
On September 11, 2012, Islamist militants attacked U.S. complexes in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed, the first U.S. Ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. Three other men were killed and 10 were injured.
The media immediately turned it into a political story, focusing more anger on Mitt Romney’s comments about the administration’s blaming of a YouTube video critical of Islam than determining the facts of the attack itself. Many in the media thought it fine that President Obama jetted off to a high-dollar fundraiser before the bodies cooled. When various high-level government officials blamed either a YouTube video critical of Islam — or our laws protecting free speech, it didn’t generate much controversy among big media.
The media tended to parrot White House talking points about the attack even years later. So even though everyone with knowledge of the scene in Benghazi knew otherwise, the New York Times was claiming until Friday — just this past Friday — that al Qaeda had nothing to do with the attack on Benghazi.
Read more by Mollie Hemingway at TheFederalist.com
For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees.
But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness.
Read more by Jay Cost at WeeklyStandard.com
The Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee (RWGM) cordially invite you to our Annual Meeting and Christmas Brunch. Our featured speaker this year is Charlie Sykes — host of the radio show “Midday with Charlie Sykes” and the television show “Sunday Insight”. Charlie will provide a retrospective and review of the November 2014 Elections, and a look to the future of politics in Wisconsin. Your $25 ticket includes a brunch buffet and the opportunity to hear from Charlie.
Klemmer’s Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Agenda: 10:00 AM Registration + Silent Auction Begins
10:30 AM Annual Meeting + Brunch & Program featuring Charlie Sykes Beginning Immediately Afterwards
Silent Auction: As is our tradition, RWGM will host a Silent Auction with some exciting items and experiences that you won’t want to miss. Only cash or personal checks accepted.
Book Drive: This year, we are hosting a book drive to benefit St. Anthony Elementary School Campuses in Milwaukee. Please bring a new or slightly used book, suitable for a Kindergartener through 4th Grade student. Thank you!
Questions? Comments? Liz Burke, Event Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-482-1573
Visit us online at www.wifrw.org/greater-milwaukee.html
You may RSVP online at http://2014rwgmchristmasbrunchannualmeeting.eventbrite.com
As the potential harm of the President Obama’s amnesty bid for possibly more than 5 million illegal aliens residing in the United States becomes clearer, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are continuing to speak out against his unilateral action to try to remake America.
Joe R. Hicks, former executive director of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference:
President Obama strode into the White House promising to give the American people the audacity of hope. What we are witnessing instead, with his immigration agenda, is an audacious grab for power and an evisceration of the Constitution.
Having kicked the can down the road, obviously refusing to ruin his own chances for re-election in 2012, and tap-dancing on the issue until after the 2014 mid-term elections, Obama now disdainfully punches the amnesty card for upwards of five million illegal residents with the knowledge that almost half of all Americans polled oppose his maneuver.
With the stroke of a pen, Obama rewards those who arrogantly mock our border laws while simultaneously telling those hopeful immigrants still waiting patiently to lawfully come to America that they are chumps.
After these five million or so, what then? The magnet that draws illegal immigrants across the border just got stronger. They will come expecting, — no, demanding — to get “Obama’s amnesty.”
In 2010, defending his inaction on immigration issues, Obama said, “I’m president, I’m not king. I can’t do these things just by myself.” That’s all changed, and the Constitution lies in tatters as a result.
Read more by David W. Almasi at ConservativeBlog.org
Between the recent “deal” with China, reports of Obama taking climate action via executive fiat, and the debate over keystone, global warming has been over the mainstream media recently. But instead of debating whether or not the global warming hypotheses is a valid threat to the Earth, the media starts with the premise that the theory is real and anybody who contests global warming is the equivalent of people who don’t believe the holocaust actually happened, they are called deniers.
The “LA Times” refuses to print letters that disagree with global warming, CNN openly mocks them on air, the NY Times ran a cartoon suggesting climate change skeptics should be stabbed to death, and MSNBC and CBS only interview climate change believers on their programs.
Read more by Jeff Dunetz at HotAir.com
–SNIP– But if you are an anti-tax conservative who sincerely believes that you have to cut spending and not “feed the beast” with more revenues, then one approach on spending cuts for the super committee to consider is the simple and creative “Penny Plan” introduced by Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.
Mr. Mack’s bill, H.R. 1848, would cut one penny out of every dollar actually spent by the federal government from year to year for the next six years, from FY 2012-FY 2017.
Beginning in FY 2018, there would be a budget cap of 18 percent of GDP (the average federal revenue as a percentage of GDP over the past 30 years). And by FY 2019, America would finally have a balanced budget — that is, assuming revenues naturally increase from the current 14.8 percent of GDP to 18 percent of GDP by 2019, after which the budget would be in surplus.
There is an automatic spending cut “trigger” under Mack’s plan — one he came up with well before the trigger used in the recently passed national debt ceiling bill.
If Congress failed to enact a budget implementing the 1 percent actual spending cut required under Mack’s measure, then there would be automatic, across-the-board actual cuts in all federal programs to meet the 1 percent reduction, and that means all: in defense, Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, defense, and national security spending. Everything.
Read more by Lanny Davis at NewsMax.com
It’s really simple when attempting to judge whether or not Loretta Lynch is appropriate for the Attorney General position.
You simply have to ask here the following Yes or No questions on whether, given the publicly-available evidence, she would refer and take each of these cases to a Grand Jury:
- Fast -n- Furious. (Gun running, obstruction of justice, money laundering and criminal conspiracy for starters.)
- IRS Targeting, most-specifically the apparent intentional obstruction of discovery (that’s obstruction of justice, among other things.)
- The apparent and intentional law-breaking at The Fed, evidenced by Bernanke’s use of pseudonyms during his bailout discussions and the clear warning by a Fed counsel member that what he was doing was probably illegal.
- The apparent and intentional law-breaking by virtually all major US banks during that same time period.
- The apparent and intentional law-breaking by HFT traders from roughly that time period to today, inclusive.
Read more by Karl Denninger at market-ticker.org
He isn’t the great communicator, but his record, abilities, and the opponent’s situation mimic the 1980 race.
The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him.
There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible Walker candidacy for president. Most of those reasons can be summarized with two words: “Ronald Reagan.”
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
We know from the Bret Baier interview with Hillary Clinton that she was physically located at her 7th floor office in Washington DC on the night of the attack. Unfortunately we also know during the November 2012 Thanksgiving holiday a mysterious fire took place in that building. Well, actually directly above her exact office - cause undetermined.
A “fire” which preceded an unfortunate slip and fall for the Secretary, resulting in a concussion, which led to the discovery of a blood clot, that ultimately delayed her congressional testimony before a Senate Hearing into the events of the night in question.
We know the Libyan uprising began on February 10th of 2011, and we also know that sometime around the end of February 2011 President Obama signed a presidential directive authorizing the State Dept and CIA to begin a covert operation to arm the Libyan “rebels”.
Ebola be Gone!
At the urging of the Obama Administration, the Associated Press and other news outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed.
The administration and liberal activists were upset with coverage in the run-up to the midterm elections.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) November 5, 2014
Who said political hack Ron Klain was not a good pick for Ebola czar?
Read more at TheGatewayPundit.com