The powerful, utterly candid speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a joint session of Congress dominates today’s headlines, and with good reason. The Israeli statesman caused many of us to wonder how long we must wait before America has a president of Netanyahu’s caliber. Reagan seems far distant in memory.
But that wasn’t all that happened yesterday. There was one other piddling item of note:
The House voted Tuesday to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, ending a protracted standoff that centered on objections to President Obama's controversial immigration actions.
The House voted 257-167 for the legislation, which includes no immigration provisions, and was carried over the finish line with mostly Democratic votes. In a statement late Tuesday, President Obama said he would sign the legislation as soon as it reached his desk....
The result is a victory for the Obama administration. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse Obama's immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached.
House Speaker John Boehner, faced with diminishing options, earlier in the day told fellow Republican lawmakers he would drop the immigration demands.
"I am as outraged and frustrated as you at the lawless and unconstitutional actions of this president," Boehner told his caucus on Tuesday morning, according to a source.
But he said he believed the decision to vote on a "clean" bill, "considering where we are -- is the right one for this team, and the right one for this country."
Boehner's move could lead to a backlash in the party, especially since House GOP leaders repeatedly denied claims that he struck a deal with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi last week to hold such a vote.
So Boehner is “outraged and frustrated”...but he won’t stand his ground on the issue that, more than any other, is responsible for the Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. He deems Obama’s actions “lawless and unconstitutional”...but the thought of a vote on impeachment refuses to enter his head. His move alienated two-thirds of the Republican House caucus...but it’s more important that the Democrats’ petulant minorities be placated than that he help his fellow Republicans hold true to their campaign pledges.
The Department of Homeland Security is largely a collection of desk-bound bureaucrats. Its most visible manifestation is the Transportation Security Authority (TSA), responsible for groping millions of air-travel passengers each year and confiscating no end of valuable property from them. It’s one of George W. Bush’s greatest mistakes, and one that has been used more than once to bludgeon conservatives into submission to left-liberal whims.
But the Democrats won’t permit the Senate to vote on an amnesty-free funding bill. Were such a vote to take place, the bill would go to Obama’s desk. He’d have to veto it explicitly, making it plain exactly who is responsible for the latest “government shutdown.” Can’t have that. The public might become aware of the Democrats’ real priorities.
I'm personally done with this party.
In fact, I will vote for Democrats.
An old communist friend of mine voted for Bob Dole.
Why? Because this communist was convinced, inaccurately, as it would later turn out, that he would never see his dream of a communist USA via conventional politics, and therefore his hopes were pinned on outright revolution.
And as far as revolution, there are four words to remember: The worse, the better.
It is now clear that none of us will see the America we want via any kind of politics that includes the Republican Party. Ergo, they must be erased from the pages of history as quickly as possible, so that a better party can replace them.
So I'm now a Democrat. The worse, the better.
It may be time to begin supporting things like an increase in the minimum wage, too....
And the news are ever depressing. Such as the bit about Weepy Boner and Mitch McCockless, once again, striking a deal with the Democrats to give Princess Obama everything she wants because… stuff…
Remember how they used to be “oh, we can’t shut down the government by refusing to pass a budget, but the DHS funding? Oh yes, we’re going to fight, fight FIGHT on that one. To the bitter end. For America!!!” That was ages ago, of course, all of four months or so.
Now it’s back to business as usual with the Quisling Party willingly, nay eagerly handing the Prozi Party and their Precious Princess everything they asked for, based on a deal that was struck long ago. You know. The usual deal the Quisling Party always strikes with the Prozi Party on any issue: “We’ll have to promise to fight, then pretend to fight a bit to keep the prole idiots who keep voting for us happy, but then we’ll cave. As predictably as a Texas summer.”
And so they did. The Quisling Party’s rich donors wanted cheap Messican slave labor, the American workers be damned, and that’s what the Quisling Party gave them.
We find ourselves pretty much in complete agreement with Ace.
The Quisling Party’s Billionaire Sugar Daddies got the cheap slave labor they wanted, thanks to the Quisling Party’s umpteenth and utterly predictable betrayal of the principles that they swore to before the election?
Why, all of a sudden His Imperial Majesty realizes that the Prozi Party has a point when it comes to, say, minimum wages.
And, I think, so have I.
If you missed this bit of reportage:
Before Obama’s promised “fundamental transformation” of America has been completed, this will no longer be an English-speaking nation populated mainly by people of European descent who cherish a heritage of individual liberty. It will be a Third World nation populated by people deliberately imported from the Third World in contravention of the law to displace us. Plans have been laid, and are already being executed:Susan Payne is a contributor to WCBM, Baltimore and Co-Host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show.
Unbeknownst to the Obama officials, Ms. Payne was invited to listen in on conference calls at an immigration rally. Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and 16 members of the White House cabinet were on the first call. White House officials were on all three calls. What Ms. Payne learned needs to be immediately shared with Congress and the public.
The calls confirm that the melting pot is history. Our country is not evolving; the people running the government are methodically replacing it with a totally different country, which will be more to their liking ideologically and more suitable for authoritarian rule.The “Task Force of New Americans” and the “Receiving Communities” are part of a plan by the Obama administration to develop a “country within a country” which will eventually form a new, and instantly fundamentally transformed United States.
The conference calls and meetings surrounding the task force made it clear Barack Obama is planning to legalize and protect 13 to 15 million illegal immigrants who will then be moved onto citizenship.
These millions are only the beginning. The more illegals are granted amnesty, the more will come. There are no serious plans to defend the border from invasion, or to enforce immigration law in a meaningful way.When these “new Americans” come out of the shadows, the communities in which they’ve been placed will be designated as “receiving communities.”
The “new Americans” are considered “seedlings” by the White House and the “receiving communities” are the “fertile ground” to nurture them, according to comments made during the meetings. …
One member of the task force said they will be forming a “country within a country”. At the meetings, it was said that “immigrants need to be aware of benefits they are entitled to”.
The benefits they are supposedly entitled to will provide financial incentive for them to reproduce like rabbits.
As for assimilation…The participants in the meeting also discussed the fact that these immigrants would not be interested in assimilating. They would “navigate not assimilate”.
Numbers this large would be impossible to assimilate anyway. This is invasion and colonization, not immigration.
...you might have been missing a key piece of the puzzle. I’ve written about exclaves before. You might be near enough to one to have a visceral sense for the dangers involved. Should the Obamunists proceed as the above citation predicts, they’re likely to become quite common...and politically very influential, perhaps to the extent of turning a few red states blue.
Tell me, Gentle Reader: Do you think the “amnesty” is about “compassion,” or about votes? The Democrats are so eager to facilitate this new invasion that it’s difficult to believe the motive is anything but purely partisan. More, the infrastructure – federal and state documentation, including Social Security numbers and drivers’ licenses – has been laid to allow these “new Americans” to vote, despite their not being naturalized citizens. Do you expect that the Democrats, given their opposition to voter ID laws and their Secretary of State project, will lift a finger to prevent it? Watch what they do, not what they say.
Yet the Republican leadership in Congress, though their co-partisans ran explicitly against this treason, refuses to stand firm against it. They’re more afraid of being blamed for a “government shutdown” by the media than they are of being revealed as liars and frauds. The conservative “backlash” this move will supposedly trigger troubles them not at all.
We’re about to lose the entire country.
I don’t know what we could possibly do about this avalanche of betrayals. The aggregate amounts to a de facto nullification of the Constitution and all its constraints. They who have sworn solemn oaths to abide by that document – the Supreme Law of the Land – have cheerfully cast their vows aside.
It’s impossible that this flows from any concept of the “common defense and general welfare of the United States.” Nor would it matter if it were so. At any rate, I can’t believe it.
Time was, the patriots in Congress would have done away with the Quislings, possibly right there in the Capitol building. Today the Quislings outnumber the patriots, and the latter group is either too feeble or too cowardly to put up more than token resistance. With a wholly lawless chief executive ready to take vengeance on anyone who dares try to thwart him, it’s understandable if not laudable.
Short of the chancy business of armed revolt, I can see no way out. The Republic has fallen. The combination of the amnesty, Democrat electoral skullduggery, and Republican spinelessness will bury it.
I’m out of ideas, Gentle Reader. Got any to spare?