It’s fairly obvious to even the casual observer that the Republican *achem* “leadership” in both the Senate and the House is at a minimum, filled with deep state RINOs… at a maximum, filled with cowards.
But in all fairness, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) did today give a full-throated defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in regards to the despicable and blatantly despicable Democrat attacks against him.
It’s been awhile since any of us can recall the POTUS having a televised roundtable meeting with senators and congressmen of both parties.
To be honest, I can’t remember that ever happening. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it never happened, I’m just saying that this political junkie was born in the ’50s and nothing even close to today’s historical meeting held by President Trump leaps to mind (full meeting in video below).
One of the more prominent subjects discussed was DACA (Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program), which certainly appeared to me as a done deal.
Well, Trump certainly dangled the DACA carrot in front of the drooling Dems, almost daring them to accept his offer to sign-off on DACA if the Democrats agreed to:
Dump the visa lottery in favor of a merit-based system
Fund the border wall
Now I realize that the machinations of politics is based on compromise, so no matter how much I want to see Trump get 100 percent of what he wants, the nature of the beast demands some give-and-take.
But one thing I’ve noticed, the Democrats love touting of the 690,000 “Dreamers”, a number are serving in the Armed Forces.
After some very basic research, I found that a mere 900 DACA enrollees either now of have ever served in the military. That’s just slightly above one-tenth of one percent.
Something else that I noticed, both Democrat and Republican members of Congress had quite the habit of referring to those in DACA as “kids”. It was only Trump that corrected that particular Infantilization.
Yet another few facts came to light that I’m sure the like-minded should be aware of;
DACA had no requirement of English fluency, as evidenced by the application form that had a space to list the translator used to complete the form. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that “perhaps 24 percent of the DACA-eligible population fall into the functionally illiterate category and another 46 percent have only ‘basic’ English ability.”
Unfortunately, many Dreamers are poorly educated. Only 49 percent of DACA beneficiaries have a high school education, even though a majority are now adults.
But the pièce de résistance regarding the Dreamers is this;
The Obama administration did not check the background of each DACA beneficiary, despite a requirement that they have no felony convictions and pose no threat to national security. Only a few randomly selected DACA applicants were ever actually vetted.
This may explain why, by August this year, more than 2,100 DACA beneficiaries had had their eligibility pulled because of criminal convictions and gang affiliation.
Is that your hand in my back pocket, or did you just issue another executive order?
Three years after the very public pawing and fawning between Chris Christie and Barack Obama, it looks as if the bromance is on the rocks. With the destruction of Hurricane Sandy as the sensuous backdrop, the ectomorphic Chief Executive and the gargantuan Governor were caught by the paparazzi conducting themselves like a couple of horny teens whilst strolling together on the Jersey Shore.
Much like Bill Clinton’s penchant for chubby chasing interns, Obama kept the presidential precedence wheezing along when he went full-on horn-dog for the hefty Christie. But that was then, this is now.
With Obama yet again usurping the US Constitution via executive action regarding the Second Amendment, Christie slammed his ex-BFF by referring to him as “a petulant child”.
This is the same Chris Christie whose slobbering love affair with Obama reached its apex when former Speaker of the House John Boehner experienced his “brief moment of fiscal sanity” as penned by the The Investor’s Business Daily back in 2013. In one of his very few bright moments as Speaker, Weepy John made sure the pork-filled $60.4 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill was killed in the House of Representatives.
In what the IBD referred to as Boehner’s “brief moment of fiscal sanity” in a Washington, DC scheme that ensured of the $60.4 billion Sandy relief bill, little actually goes to the people in the effected areas of New Jersey and Staten Island, NY.
As cited by IBD, “the estimate of insured losses from Sandy comes in around $20 billion, only one-third the request.” Examples of the billions slated to go other than those effected in New Jersey and Staten Island:
$28 billion for future “disaster-mitigation” projects.
$100 million for the repair of all 265 Head Start centers around the country.
$8 million (+) to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments.
$150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska.
$2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in Washington, D.C.
$207 million for the VA Manhattan Medical Center.
$41 million to fix up eight military bases along the storm’s path, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
$4 million for repairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
$3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center of New York.
$1.1 million to repair national cemeteries.
But that didn’t stop Christie from slamming Republicans. Possibly still angered that his buddy Barack was slapped down by the House GOP, Christie flatly stated regarding the closer scrutiny of the Sandy Relief Bill, “There’s only one group to blame, the House [Republican] Majority and John Boehner.”
Again… that was then, this is now. To paraphrase the old adage, “Hell hath no fury like a RINO seeking the presidency.”
Despite the inaugural Republican candidates presidential debate having come and gone slightly more than a week ago, the question is now starting to be asked if the precedence set at the first GOP debate will be resurrected for their opposites on the Democratic Party side. Yea or nay, it’ll be quite some time before we find out. As the Boston Globe cited on Aug. 12, 2015, the first Democratic debate won’t even happen until sometime in mid-October.
Maybe it was a case of a Croc to the crotch or possibly even a construction boot to the boys. Whatever it was, local police have ruled out a pump to the rump. North-central North Carolina‘s Stokes County American Legion hall-turned-polling-station was the scene of the crime on election day as reported by The Washington Times on Nov. 5, 2014 and also byWGHB of High Point, NC on Nov. 6, 2014, as a local Democratic Party boss kicked a GOP volunteer directly in the groin after a round of name calling between the two.
No, I don’t believe in Black Helicopters. Neither do I think the NSA is listening to every phone call I make, even to Peking Palace when I get a hankerin’ for some moo goo gaipan. I’m also finding it tough to buy off on secret codes printed on the back of stop signs giving UN troops directions to FEMA camps. But I do believe if America were to ever become a true totalitarian state à la Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union, or Fidel’s Cuba, it’s won’t be a case of conservatives getting their Eichmann on. Oh, no … I’m of the opinion that it’ll be the loving, tolerant and accepting liberals who’ll be going all Vic Vega on all the right-leaning Marvin Nashs of the world.