When a facsimile won’t do

Its to laugh . . .   thanks to RD

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NOT CONFIRMED – but blockbuster if true

Via Gateway Pundit — Not posted on Drudge  (a more selective news aggregator so caution)  Bold emphasis ours.

REPORT: Andrew McCabe Altered Peter Strzok’s 302 Notes on General Flynn interview – Then Destroyed Evidence

This comes after Byron York reported that former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Flynn did not lie under oath.

Then Flynn was indicted by the Mueller witch hunt months later for lying.
What changed?

According to Cernovich Andrew McCabe altered Strzok’s 302 reports — then destroyed the evidence.

Via Mike Cernovich:

Huge scoop. Like my other big stories (Susan Rice, security clearances, Conyers) will take media a long time to confirm.

You know how Peter Strzok’s system didn’t back up.

You know why?

McCabe altered his 302 of the Flynn interview, and deleted all history of revisions.

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

The IG knows McCabe changed Peter Strzok 302 / notes with General Flynn.

Yet issuing a report to this effect would call thousands of FBI investigations into question.

It’s full on freak-out mode, as no one know how to spin this.

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

Who is Judge Emmett Sullivan?

*This* is Judge Sullivan:

“A federal judge took the extraordinary step of naming a special prosecutor to investigate whether the government lawyers should themselves be prosecuted for criminal wrongdoing.”https://t.co/sf4iN6BC5Z

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

How corrupt is Obama’s DOJ?

They cleared the prosecutors who framed an innocent man.https://t.co/CXfTyj4Zuo

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

“The 500-page report by investigator Henry F. Schuelke III shook the legal community, as law professors described it as a milestone in the history of prosecutorial misconduct.”

This was Obama’s Department of Justice.

This is who framed General Flynn.https://t.co/rgC5ONRFVT

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

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A first in second

Congratulations to Mr. Wallace and our wishes for a successful career; and he made history without announcing that he wouldn’t accept an invitation to the White House if offered by President Trump

AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVER  MAKES HISTORY AT DAYTONA 500

(Sporting News excerpts)

After 60 years of the Daytona 500, the iconic No. 3 and No. 43 cars finished 1-2 in the Great American Race, bringing the rich history of the sport full circle.

Austin Dillon took Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s famed No. 3 back to victory lane with a last-lap pass Sunday, but the most surprising finish might have been Darrell Wallace Jr. in Richard Petty’s ride.  . . .

Wallace’s finish was the highest for a black driver since Wendell Scott was 13th in 1966. Before the race, Wallace received a telephone call from Hank Aaron and was wished good luck from Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

 “That makes you feel good. It definitely pulls on your heartstrings a little bit, just to know that you’re being watched by so many greats,”  . . .

 “So, I kind of get that little girl feeling in me, or little boy feeling, or whatever it is. But it was just a great day and a great week for our Click n’ Close team. The new Chevy Camaro ZL1 is in victory lane and the RCR alliance is one-two, so it’s pretty good. It’s good to see the No. 3 back in victory lane here in Daytona with the No. 43 at the top of the board as well.”

Wallace was making just his fifth career Cup Series start after taking over for Aric Almirola in Petty’s No. 43 Chevrolet. The race team transitioned from Ford to Chevy this offseason and moved its race shop to Welcome, N.C. amid downsizing its team.

“Thank you to the King (Petty) for giving me this opportunity putting them second-place, putting Click N’ Close in second place,” Wallace said. “We know how much stress this team has been through in the last three or four months just trying to get this program together.”   . . .


DLH

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Celebrities who have issued public threats more specific than Nikolas Cruz

IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN!

Tragedies like that at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., can happen again!

Many are today calling for the FBI and other law enforcement authorities to start to seriously and promptly investigate instances of individuals who issue public threats and by their words or actions exhibit extreme mental instability.

And, more importantly perhaps, society cannot afford to ignore such potential dangers just because the individuals are ‘famous’ or pretend that they are only very clever, well-known ‘comedians’.

When a person, like Nikolas Cruz suggests a desire to do great harm to certain individuals or groups on a public forum like Facebook, we are hearing calls for law enforcement to immediately seek out the individual and, given the circumstances and seriousness of the threat, remove them temporarily from society until a mental evaluation is completed.

Just as important, this action must be taken even though the individual is a well-known and, in some parts of society, share views which are ‘generally popular’.

We are suggesting that to dismiss blatantly issued direct threats or implied threats by such people must not go un-investigated when the person clearly shows signs of serious mental health issues .

Where is the FBI in failing to consider the necessity for mental health evaluation for Kathie Griffin, Robert Deniro, and other such “celebrities”?

ARE THEIR THREATS TO BE DISREGARDED BECAUSE THEY CAN BE SEEN AS HIGHLY REGARDED MEMBERS OF A CERTAIN “RESPECTABLE” HATE MOVEMENT?

Each of these individuals have publicly issued direct threats, or strongly implied threats, to do bodily harm, even deadly assault, against the President of the United States!

Perhaps had Nikolas Cruz issued such fearfully irrational, and specific threats, instead of what some might interpret as lame attempts at grim humor, he would have been caught in time to prevent the awful carnage he wrought.       DLH    Note Mark Dice commentary below:

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WHEN WILL THE BELOVED LE BRON JAMES ANNOUNCE FOR 2020?

  • Laura Ingraham tells him to shut up and dribble —  OMG!
  • Does bleacher bum James really want to compete on her court?

– He’s got it all…a high school diploma (majored in basketball)

– Has un- and mis-informed opinions favorable to all liberal issues

– Avid supporter of Obama and Hillary

– Did we mention he is black? And that he may be the greatest NBA player of all time?

– He knows all about Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner…more, in fact, than any grand juries or Justice Dept. investigations (but never say “don’t shoot” to LeBron…that’s how he makes a mighty fine living, though from a sorely oppressed race)

– He’s been on the cover of “Vogue” (with Tom Brady’s future wife in his arms ; one of only 2 males, neither black, Richard Gere and George Clooney, to be so honored…to appear on the cover; not with Tom Brady’s then-future wife)

– Race card? the Democrat Party’s go-to strategy? LeBron has a whole deck of race cards

– My bet is, Mr. James would accept Oprah as his running mate! How do you beat a ticket like that???

– Best of all, for the Democratic Party, media (but I repeat myself), Hollywood, most college kids, and a community that would send the likes of Maxine Waters to Congress to represent them, Le Bron doesn’t’ like Donald Trump!…or Laura Ingraham!

– Now, again, how do you beat a candidate like that?! (He’s even appeared with Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Z!!!!! And, he knows all about “Charlottesville”…”our youth deserve better”, The “King” has declared! (Apparently we need more ‘Rap” and hip hop inspiration!)

YOU GO, LE BRON!!!!!           DLH

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Trolls of infamy! So a Democrat wants war with Russia ?

Agents provocateur!

And President Trump is criticized by the Democrats and the self-righteous media for his “dangerous, warlike” rhetoric!   Via Breitbart:

Dem Rep Nadler: Russian Election Attack ‘Equivalent’ to Pearl Harbor

NADLER: My reaction to the news is this is absolute proof of what we knew all along and what the president has denied, namely that we were attacked. This is a very serious attack against the United States by a hostile foreign power, an attack against our election process, our entire governing process. We know that the attack is continuing. And that our intelligence agencies tell us that it’s going to certainly continue through the next election. And the president and the Republicans in the House for that matter refuse, refuse to do anything about protecting us from an attack. Imagine if FDR had denied that the Japanese attacked us at Pearl Harbor and didn’t react. That’s the equivalent.

HAYES: It’s a bit of a different thing.
NADLER: No it’s not.
HAYES: They didn’t kill anyone.
NADLER: They didn’t

HAYES: Do you really think it’s on par?
NADLER: Not in the amount of violence, but in the seriousness, it is very much on par. This country exists to have a democratic system with a small d. That’s what the country’s all about. This is an attempt to destroy that. And the president’s core, the presidential oath is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. This president is refusing to do that.

Well the Russians have certainly had a lot of home-grown collaborators in this country, CNN, MSNBC and others have been “launching strikes” of fake news for a long time. Sowing discord is as liberal as Alinsky pie. Is precious Jerry Nadler suggesting censorship. Can’t be too careful you know.

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Signs and wonders . . . Florida shooting, cultural degradation and its progeny

  • Not the one thing . . . the dismal tide
  • Nut cases happen but why give them ideas, celebrity
  • Look to what is honored and promoted

“It seems clear to me the sheriff was speaking about rap music with its hateful, violent and misogynistic lyrics, and video games like Grand Theft Auto, where you can have sex with a prostitute then strangle her or pull an innocent person out of a car, beat him, then steal his vehicle.”
…………….

Now, of course, we’d be the last to say, “we told you so” (no we wouldn’t).

Very seriously this is a point we have tried relentlessly to make, some times in very blunt, perhaps in an off-putting way.

There is an aggressive effort underway to eliminate our values, destroy our culture…all in an effort to rebuild the nation as a far different and far more oppressive, dystopian society.

As far as the violence that is wracking our nation, the writer of the piece below seeks to provide an idea of what is driving it.

It is the same one we have railed against:  “It seems clear to me the sheriff was speaking about rap music with its hateful, violent and misogynistic lyrics, and video games like Grand Theft Auto, where you can have sex with a prostitute then strangle her or pull an innocent person out of a car, beat him, then steal his vehicle.”

He notes the “hateful, violent and misogynistic lyrics of rap music”.

We have posted on these pages specific examples of such lyrics and identified the purveyors of such garbage as the “artists” who are honored at the White House by its previous occupants; they are lauded by their fellow “entertainers”; they reap an endless stream of awards and accolades . . . and money.

The reason we have posted their lyrics is because to simply say as this writer does, that they are “hateful” or “violent”, or “misogynistic” does not suggest just how ugly they really are. To be seen in print by regular people, busy parents, is most rare, we believe. But to realize that youthful “music lovers”, teens and sub-teens, and young adults are listening to these words (we have seen them lip-syncing to the rap music as we are in proximity to them at traffic lights) and knowing their abhorrent meaning, it is startling for many who see it for the first time. And more than unsettling when one considers the kind of impressions which are made when such ‘famous’ and ‘widely acclaimed’ “artists” are spewing them.

We suggest, read and critique Andrew Klavan’s insightful post at PJ Media, go back and read those lyrics we’ve posted earlier…and imagine the impact on our young people…and then think about how it was likely played out last week in Florida.      DLH

Clip not embedded in the article but Klavan references it as we did, back in the day . Bookmark subscribe to Klavan and PJ Media here.

The Left Is Reaping the Whirlwind of the Culture They Made 

Former President Bill Clinton, left, and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken at a rally at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” Hosea 7:8

It was after a school shooting near Spokane last September that Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich addressed a clutch of reporters:

When I was in high school, every one of those rigs in the high school parking lot had a gun in the gun rack. Why? We went hunting on the way home. None of those guns ever walked into a school, none of those guns ever shot anybody… Did the gun change or did you as a society change? I’ll give you odds it was you as a society. Because you started glorifying cultures of violence. You glorified the gang culture, you glorified games that actually gave you points for raping and killing people. The gun didn’t change, we changed.

It seems clear to me the sheriff was speaking about rap music with its hateful, violent and misogynistic lyrics, and video games like Grand Theft Auto, where you can have sex with a prostitute then strangle her or pull an innocent person out of a car, beat him, then steal his vehicle.

I am a First Amendment purist and don’t want to see expression censored in any way. And I don’t argue that there’s a straight line between any specific cultural creation and bad acts. But surely, a culture in which those in authority approve of and argue for things like gangsta rap and GTA — and indeed for the use of violence to silence speech that offends them — well, such a culture becomes a machine for transforming madness into murder.

Actress Rachel Weisz Speaks Out Against Idea of Female James Bond

It reminds me of some wisdom from another two sheriffs, the fictional sheriffs from the Coen Brothers movie of Cormac McCarthy’s novel No Country for Old Men discussing the mindless violence that has taken over society.

“Once you stop hearing ‘sir’ and ‘ma’am’ the rest is soon to follow,” says one.

“It’s the tide, the dismal tide,” says the other. “It’s not the one thing.”

The left wants to defend gangstas and “transgressive” art and antifa thugs — but when the shooting starts, they blame the guns.

The left wants to get rid of feminine modesty and masculine protectiveness and social restrictions on sex — but when the abuse and rape and harassment rise to the surface, they start whining about toxic manhood. Perhaps they should have listened to the Catholic apologist G.K. Chesterton, who wrote about the difference between reforming society and deforming it — a passage that was neatly paraphrased by John F. Kennedy: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.”

Now the left wants to legitimize disrespect for the flag and for Christianity. They want to ignore the rule of law at the border and silence protests against Islamic ideas that are antithetical to every good thing the west stands for. They should look to Europe where all that’s been accomplished. And now, when European women are molested in the public square, the gormless authorities advise them to behave more modestly lest immigrants get the wrong idea. When Islamic knives come out and Islamic bombs go off, the police rush to harass — who? Those who question the dictates of the Koran.

The left wants us to reel in shock that Donald Trump chased women or praised Russian strong men? Who was it who defended the infidelities and possible rapes of Bill Clinton? Who was it who turned a blind eye to Barack Obama consorting with terrorists and hate-mongers like Farrakhan?

For fifteen years and more, I have been complaining that the right is silenced in our culture — blacklisted and excluded and ignored in entertainment, mainstream news outlets, and the universities. But the flip side of that is this: the degradation of our culture is almost entirely a leftist achievement. Over the last fifty years, it’s the left that has assaulted every moral norm and disdained every religious and cultural restraint.

The left owns the dismal tide. They don’t like the results? They’re looking for someone or something to blame? Maybe they should start by hunting up a mirror.

*V’pac referrenced “the dismal tide”, in one of our cultural commentaries, back in 2012.

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Immigration positioning

Yesterday’s lengthy recitation of immigration “reform” goings-on, in summary shows how much of the matter is political positioning and, in the end,  just words.

The American people have heard, endlessly, how badly the nation needs “comprehensive immigration reform”. All the while, more and more people are entering the country ILLEGALLY, in defiance of the laws currently in effect…and they want more than “comprehensive immigration reform”.

They want the country! They are “offended” in our schools by the American flag, and by displays of patriotism. They refuse to accept our traditions and many of our values. They apparently wish to recreate in America the culture, governance, social conditions, and economic policies of the countries from which they fled.

Our politicians are anxious to pander to them for their votes; our business leaders for their initial willingness to work for low wages.

After all the words; after all the “comprehensive” legislation, all we shall have are new laws, broken on a daily basis by the very people elected to uphold the “rule of law”.
We now have enough legislators, judges, and enforcement authorities, not just willing to ignore any part of enacted immigration legislation they do not like…they are anxious to do so!

We have no immigration law now that is enforced, and when all the blather is done, we will have more and different law that is not enforced.

We will also have a far different nation…one that resembles very much the kind of country our new “citizens” were so eager to flee from!

DLH

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Cruz is right — Trump / Grassley / Ernst Immigration bill was more capitulation than compromise

  • Aforementioned (failed) bill officially called the Secure and Succeed Act
  • Represents largely the abandonment of a key issue bigger than a wall
  • It was  “a very bad deal” now likely to get worse
  • Compare Grassley’s stated position to what he endorsed

This is the official Senate Judiciary summary of Secure and Succeed Act as sponsored  by Senators Grassley and Ernst and endorsed by Trump.  It seems to us this will be the new baseline and will only get worse.  Sure there seems to be provisions that are improvements to the current situation but there are provisions that sound better than they may be and others that admit of unwarranted capitulation or rewards to law breakers. We  highlight some items and then annotate them in red.

Secure and Succeed Act of 2018 Strengthens Border and Entry Security
Border Security Trust Fund

$25 billion in border trust fund for the completion of a 10-year border security plan, including tactical infrastructure, detection technology, personnel, and port of entry improvement. Includes additional resources and security improvements for the Northern Border.

Additional Border Security Measures

Requires DHS to achieve and maintain situational awareness (100% surveillance) and operational control (ability to interdict illegal traffic) of the Southern Border. If the parenthetical definition of “operational control” is only a matter of creating the ability rather than effectuating control then what does it really do? The existence of a sturdy gate is useless if it remains open.  

Applies to current and future administrations.  Sure, like all the previous immigration laws

National Guard/Operation Phalanx/ SCAAP/Operation Stone Garden

Additional CBP/ICE Agents/Officers and Other Law Enforcement Personnel
Border Security Authorities

Ends Catch and Release.   We will grant this could be an effective measure for a segment of illegal immigrants but not if it does not apply to the entire category who have all by definition broken our immigration laws.

Increases penalties for human smuggling/makes it easier to remove smugglers.
Enacts Kate’s Law to increase penalties for multiple illegal entries/unlawful border crossings.

Provisions to stop fentanyl smuggling. Window dressing

Addresses the unaccompanied alien children humanitarian crisis by giving DHS and immigration courts the authority and resources to conduct expedited immigration court hearings for these children. 

Updates inadmissibility/removability grounds for drug traffickers, gang members, sex offenders, multiple DUI offenders, human traffickers, terrorists, and violent and dangerous felons.    This is hardly a big deal – applying current law would largely suffice

Deters Visa overstay with expedited removal, subject to 30 day grace period.

Ends the release of thousands of dangerous criminal aliens every year (Zadvydas Fix).

Permanently authorizes voluntary E-verify program.   “Voluntary” — what the hell kind of reform is that?! It needs to be made mandatory that to employ someone legally you must determine that they are legally resident. If avoiding this is a reflection of some sort of contractual right then ALL citizens must be afforded the same privilege (and accompanying avoidance of taxes).

Reallocates Diversity Visa Lottery
Reallocates the 55,000 visas in the Diversity Visa Lottery to reducing and eliminating the existing family- based and employment-based immigration backlogs

Provides Permanent Solution for DACA recipients
Estimated 1.8 million people. Earned path to citizenship.
12 years. 2 years credit for currently enrolled DACA recipients.
Criteria:
Obtained a high school diploma or equivalent (if over 18 years of age.)
Arrived in the U.S. before 16, prior to June 15, 2012. Was under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012. Same
standards used by the Obama Administration for DACA.
Passes strict criminal background and good moral character checks.
Signs a conditional departure order that may be enforced if they violate certain terms of their status.

If 18 or older, pursue one or a combination of three tracks: (1) Serve in the Military; (2) Pursue a postsecondary or vocational degree; or (3) Maintain full time gainful employment.

 Conditional status revoked for criminal behavior or failure to meet eligibility criteria.

Reforms Extended-family Chain Migration

•Reforms family-based immigration to place a greater emphasis on the nuclear family, limiting family-based immigrant visas to spouses and unmarried children under 18 years old.

•Grandfathers all immigrants who are waiting in line for a pending family-based petition.   All we can say is sheesh

•Allows parents of U.S. Citizens (approximately 150,000 per year) to receive non-immigrant visas to enter the United States for a renewable 5-year period. Visas do not provide a work authorization.

Family-based immigration reforms for other classes (siblings, adult children) would not take effect until clearance of existing backlogs— giving Congress years to enact merit-based reforms. All we can say is sheesh again.

Now look at a passage from Senator Grassley’s own website, still up at this writing (screen grab on file) (bold emphasis ours) and compare that to what he proposed.  Also note his comments (admissions) after the vote.  Our annotations in red.

Senator Grassley works hard to reform our immigration policies and put integrity back into our immigration system.

Grassley first and foremost is opposed to amnesty. (words on his website) He believes if Congress insists on a legalization program, it’s important these individuals truly do “earn” any potential adjustment to legal status. This includes assimilation efforts such as learning English or paying back taxes If I defraud someone and am simply allowed to pay it back, where is the punishment in that and how is such a provision not essentially amnesty?  How is it that not doing other crime constitutes earned reprieve ?  Isn’t everyone expected not to do crime? Do citizens get “get-out-of-jail free cards” for not doing some crimes? Why is it that “adjustment to legal status”  become full citizenship with all its benefits,  rather than simply allowing resident status? If the full text of the bill provides back tax payments (not indicated in the summary) or fines,  it is, shall we say impolitic that it is left out of the summary.

He supports increased border and interior enforcement measures. This includes increasing agents in states like Iowa, and providing funding for fencing, technology, and border patrol agents.

It’s also important to improve the current electronic employment verification system that allows employers to verify the immigration status of their workforce. This system has been reliable for employers, and companies should be required to use this valuable tool.

Here are Grassley’s comments after the failed vote –Feb 15, 2018

Grassley: Senate Missed Real Opportunity to Provide Path to Citizenship for 1.8 Million Undocumented Immigrants, Secure Border 

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today made the following statement after the Senate failed to pass the legislation to provide legal status for immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The Secure and Succeed Act, the only proposal to be supported by the White House, would have also provided for additional border security and included the four key immigration pillars agreed to at a bipartisan, bicameral meeting of lawmakers and the President.

“Today is a sad day for many Americans and for many dreamers who would have had a rare pathway to citizenship. We had the opportunity to pass a bill that would have provided legal certainty for 1.8 million individuals. It would have secured the border and focused enforcement on the very worst criminals, like sex offenders, human rights violators and war criminals. And importantly, it had the President’s support and could have actually become law. It was the only immigration proposal that met the four key pillars agreed to by a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers and the President. For these reasons, the Secure and Succeed Act was the right framework, which Senators would have been able to amend. It’s unfortunate that so many of my colleagues, when given the chance to finally give citizenship to DACA kids, refused to do so,” Grassley said.

The “pillars” it seems were crumbling facades.

Sure the measure failed because Democrats declined some of the grand concessions, but they probably figure why not – Trump/ Grassley et al were bargaining from their own perceived weakness. It is the type of issue where a new concession establishes a new baseline more in Democrat territory.  The Democrats can even (eventually) accede to a “wall” that will not be built with any deliberate speed so as to have more shots at stopping it.  Democrats probably rightly feel that sufficient Republicans in the Senate are not likely to propose or accept anything more stringent in order to avoid appearing as if they are taking it out on people they very recently conceded are worthy of various protections and largess.

Here are excerpts from Senator Ted Cruz’s comments on the Senate floor about the proposal . We think you will see that it provides appropriate characterization of the bill and the politics:

. . .     At the time, virtually every Republican denounced executive amnesty as unconstitutional, as lawless, as wrong. Yet, today far too many Senate Republicans are staking out a place well to the left of President Obama and DACA on numerous axes.

“Number one, DACA itself covered 690,000 people. 690,000, and yet, what is the proposal being considered by this body? Under the mildest of the proposals, we’re considering a path to citizenship for 1.8 million people. Mr. President, why on earth would we more than double, nearly triple the DACA population? If there are 690,000 people who received illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, then it seems to me the most of the population that we should consider are those 690,000. The argument is made that they have relied on this promise, even though the promise was illegal, even though it was unconstitutional, the people that have relied on this promise are the 690,000, not the 1.1 million who never even applied.

“I would ask why Republicans and indeed, why Democrats are nearly tripling what President Obama did in DACA? But that is not the only regard. DACA never included citizenship. Nothing in President Obama’s DACA allows citizenship. Nothing in it allows a path to citizenship. DACA was a work permit. Nothing more than a work permit. An illegal work permit, mind you, but it did not allow citizenship. And yet today, far too many Republicans are eager to embrace the Democrats’ demands that one, two, three, four, five, ten million people here illegally should be granted a path to citizenship.

“Mr. President, that’s wrong. That is plain and simple wrong. It is unfair to the millions of working men and women. It’s unfair to the steelworkers, the truck drivers, mechanics it’s unfair to millions of working citizens, to men and women who faced stagnant wages under President Obama. It is unfair to millions of legal immigrants whose wages are driven down by those here illegally. And it is inconsistent with the promises made by virtually every Republican in this body. Mr. President, it is inconsistent with the promises made by virtually every Republican in this body.       . . .

“It is possible that our Democratic friends will save us from this foolishness. That even though Republicans are proposing a profoundly, full hearty immigration proposal, that the Democrats will decide they want even more. There’s not enough amnesty the Democrats could take. If they do that, that will save the day for now. But if not – if this body gets 60 votes for one of these amnesty proposals – then it’s incumbent on the House to stop it. Much like with the Gang of Eight the Senate couldn’t stop it. The Senate has always unfortunately been very liberal on immigration, has been very willing to make promises to the voters and promptly come down here and vote very differently from how those promises are. But the House of Representatives, the People’s House, is designed to be responsive to the people. And so it is my hope, that House conservatives facing the people, listening to the people, will recognize we had an election in 2014 in response to the Gang of Eight. The American people said, ‘We don’t want the Gang of Eight,’ elected the largest House majority of Republicans in 70 years. Elected nine new Republicans in the Senate – retired Harry Reid as Majority Leader. And yet somehow, Republicans in this body didn’t hear the voters in 2014. We had an election in 2016 that the media was ready to call for Hillary Clinton and yet front and center in the 2016 election was the American people saying that they didn’t want amnesty.       . . .

“We may be on the verge of making the same grievous mistake. It’s almost as if elections don’t penetrate. We need to be listening to the voters. I don’t know a single Republican not one in this body, not one in the House of Representatives who was elected on a promise ‘I will go to the left to Barack Obama on immigration.’ If one of you campaigned on that, knock yourself out, vote for this. But if you didn’t say, Obama’s executive amnesty didn’t go far enough, we need to double, triple the pool, we need to grant citizenship because Obama was too much of a conservative on immigration. If you didn’t say that, then the only vote we told the voters is to vote no today. We can come together to find common-sense solutions on immigration, we can secure the border, we can triple the border patrol, we can end catch and release, we can implement strong E-verify, we can use strong tools and technology. We can continue to embrace and celebrate legal immigrants. We can do all of that while respecting the rule of law.

“What I would urge my colleagues is very simple, ask yourselves what you told the voters before election day. And let your conduct after election day match what you told the voters. The Democrats, campaigned as the party of amnesty so they’re being true to their promises. They promised amnesty as their priority and they’re being true. But for Republicans, we promised something different. We promised to stand with the working men and women, the union members, the steel workers – the men and women with the calluses on their hands. And I urge every one of us to listen to the working men and women, and to respect the rule of law, and to vote against these misguided proposals.”


R Mall

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The Mueller Indictments…our early thoughts (there’ll be more)

OHH…I FEEL SO USED

– Had I not been so ‘unwittingly’ influenced by the Russians, I would most certainly have voted for Hillary (oh, come now…)

– Actually, nothing cries out more loudly for a special counsel investigation into the Mueller “meddling” in US post-election governance than this amateurish gambit

– Did those wily Russians persuade the virtuous Hillary to set up her own server to evade transparency of her official government activities?

– Are Big Peter Strzok and Lovely Lisa Actually Russian spies…nah, the Russians wouldn’t have tolerated their childish antics

– And why wouldn’t the Russians attempt to assist their fellow socialist/communist, Bernie?

– These indictments seem to be very ham-handed efforts by the Mueller Gang to divert all public attention away from Hillary and Bill’s extensive Russian connections (Uranium One, Bill’s speaking ‘fees’ , etc) and an amateurish attempt to make the Clintons the ‘poor victims’.

-C’mon folks. Bottom line, these latest indictments and this entire investigation, as far as is known to date, is more like a typically unfunny Jimmy Kimmel bit, as written by Chuck Schumer

– Finally…Shep Smith’s orgasmic delight over these indictments he exhibited on FOX was the biggest embarrassment for the network since Shep’s reporting on Hurricane Katrina

DLH

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