And the fans were Canadians. Thank you, O Canada!
Hilarious. They realize she has a major connection with the public problem, so they are trying to polish her up, increase her humanity. Listen, for each ‘reason’ they outline for why you should be ‘ready’ for Hillary, the exact opposite is actually the case.
1. “She really does care about the average American”. Yup, with all those mortgages for all the houses and being a ‘dead broke’ millionaire, she can really relate. I’m not critical of her having money, I’m critical of her attempt to lie and ‘look like a regular person’.
2. Hillary “can articulate a vision”. I’m still waiting for what that is, other than “I’m next to be in line to be president, and dammit, I deserve it!”
3. “Whether you say it or not, you trust Hillary Clinton”. Um, Hillary has a long history of deception from being fired on the Watergate to team to lying to the parents of the dead Americans killed in Benghazi, there are few people I would trust less.
4. “She isn’t afraid to talk about difficult decisions”. Where was she on the night of September 11, 2012? Who made what decision that night? Who decided to send Susan Rice out to lie on the Sunday shows about a video? Who thought up the video lie? Why did you lie about it to the parents of the dead? Why did you obfuscate about your decisions at State that caused the lack of security in Benghazi. I could go on and on, and there are so many more issues of failures, but you get the point.
5. “Someone who wouldn’t forget about the little people like us”. Unless you’re dying on a roof in Benghazi.
6. “I want my future to be in her hands, and I think she can lead this country to places it’s never been before”. Oh poor deluded woman, your future is in YOUR hands, why would you hand it over to anyone else, much less a politician who couldn’t give a rap. And yes, I am very afraid that she can take this country to “places it has never been before”…
7. “She did an amazing job as Secretary of State”. Pray tell, what are her achievements in the position? Please list them for me. She can’t even list them. She earned reports criticizing her on the security provided in Benghazi. Is that an achievement?
8. “She’s out of sight”. Would that were true.
9. “She’s a strong woman” (as she hugs Bill Clinton). Well, I’ll give her that. She is a strong woman, anyone else would have run from him long ago. But there were her own political desires to be achieved.
10. “We’re all familiar with her, her work ethic and her beliefs”. Ok, then please outline those for me in specifics, what do you believe she will do as President. I think we will find answers to that question amorphous, emotional and lacking in concrete actions or facts.
11. “You are our best hope. You are our next hope”. How did that last hope work out for you?
12. “I’m back!”. So are deported illegal aliens, but we’re not voting for them either…
Democrats in Congress who don’t object basically are saying they are irrelevant.
Via Weekly Standard:
A handful of Senate Democrats are publicly expressing disapproval of the president’s executive action on immigration, but it’s not yet clear that any of them are willing to do anything to stop him.
“Our immigration system is broken, and I support a comprehensive plan to fix it, but executive orders aren’t the way to do it,” Missouri senator Claire McCaskill said in a statement issued late Friday afternoon.
“I am as frustrated as anyone that Congress is not doing its job, but the President shouldn’t make such significant policy changes on his own,” Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana said in a statement Thursday.
“I’m disappointed the President decided to use executive action at this time on this issue as it could poison any hope of compromise or bipartisanship in the new Senate before it has even started,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota said in a statement Thursday.
Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats, told Politico: “I worry that his taking unilateral action could in fact inflame public opinion, change the subject from immigration to the president. I also have constitutional concerns about where prosecutorial discretion ends and unconstitutional executive authority begins.”
What does Obama say? Oh, that would be wrong.
Via The Blaze:
If President Barack Obama can exercise “prosecutorial discretion” — basically deciding not to enforce the law in certain cases — when it comes to immigration, could later presidents decide not to enforce other laws?
Could, say, a Republican president decide not to enforce tax laws?
That’s the question that ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos asked the president in a Sunday morning interview, and Obama fired back by saying, essentially, there were too many illegal immigrants to enforce immigration law and because tax cheats are richer and less numerous, they couldn’t get a free pass in the future:
The reason that we have to do prosecutorial discretion in immigration is that we know we are not even close to being able to deal with the folks who have been here a long time. The vast majority of folks understand that they need to pay taxes, and when we conduct an audit, for example, we are selecting those folks who are most likely to be cheating. We’re not going after millions and millions of people who everybody knows are here and we’re taking advantage of low wages as they’re mowing lawns or cleaning out bedpans, and looking the other way.
Obama added, “Everybody knows, including Republicans, that we’re not going to deport 11 million people.”
“So you don’t think it’d be legitimate for a future president to make that argument [that tax law should be selectively enforced]?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“With respect to taxes?” Obama said. “Absolutely not.”
That’s what you get when your ‘fashion section’ is about Kim Kardashian’s derriere…
It’s a simple concept. You cannot make new law with executive action. If it’s new or in contravention of present law, you can’t do it. And that is why Obama’s actions are unconstitutional.
A new video released by the GOP on Friday calls out former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for her hypocrisy on the issue of executive action.
In 2008, Clinton said the George W. Bush administration was transforming the executive branch into an “imperial presidency.” In 2014, Clinton said she supported President Obama’s decision to grant citizenship to more than four million illegal immigrants.
Clinton unknowingly provided the narration for the GOP’s newest video.
“Unfortunately our current president does not seem to understand the basic character of the office he holds,” Clinton said of Bush in April 2008. “Rather than faithfully execute the laws, he has rewritten them through signing statements, ignored them through secret legal opinions, undermined them by elevating ideology over facts. Rather than defending the constitution, he has defied its principles and traditions.”
Why have any laws at all? Everyone knows there are going to be people who steal. Everyone knows there are going to be people who kill. Everyone knows there are going to be dead Democrats who vote…twice.
Via Daily Mail:
President Barack Obama brushed off complaints levied by the GOP that his immigration actions are illegal in an ABC News interview that aired today, saying that the U.S. has ‘limited resources’ and it only makes sense for the government to prioritize the removal of ‘felons, criminals and recent arrivals’ over longtime residents and families.
‘Everybody knows, including Republicans, that we’re not going to deport 11 million people,’ Obama told George Stephanopolous during a Friday interview for his Sunday morning program This Week.
‘The reason that we have to do prosecutorial discretion in immigration is that we know that we are not even close to being able to deal with the folks who have been here a long time,’ he said.
In the extended interview Obama and Stephanoplous also discussed the grand jury investigation into Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and the 2016 presidential race.
NYC public schools are overwhelmed, just normally, nevermind this.
Via NY Post:
New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants.
The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come.
“It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years,” says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The Post.
The notice comes as the city rolls out a $50 million red carpet for 1,662 minors who crossed the border this summer to escape violence and gangs in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
In the “surge,” 5,000 of the 63,000 migrant kids caught trying to cross US borders — or who turned themselves in for refuge — have been released to relatives or other “sponsors” in New York state. Most live with other illegal immigrants.
Meanwhile, as this pushes resources to the breaking point, the Mayor of NYC tweets about rainbows and unicorns.
Meanwhile Wilson and other police officers and their families have had to go into hiding because of threats.
Via Daily Caller:
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Michael Brown’s family, said on ABC’s “This Week” that he doesn’t worry about due process for Ferguson Officer Darrell[sic] Wilson, the police officer who shot his client’s son.
HOST GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: It sounds like you’ve prejudged what the grand jury is going to say. You’ve already decided the process is unfair?
CRUMP: No, the process is completely unfair. 99 percent of the time, police officers aren’t charged when they kill young people of color. So when you look at the face of those overwhelming statistics and you think that we are upset because…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But let me ask the question — let me ask, what if there was a struggle. What if there was a struggle for the gun and the evidence shows that?
CRUMP: You know what, in America we have a constitution; you have a right to trial by jury. And I have no doubt if they were to indict the police officer, he would be guaranteed his full constitutional rights of innocent until proven guilty. He would get every benefit of the doubt. I don’t worry about the due process for Officer Wilson. I worry about the due process for the little black boy dead on the ground.
The ‘little black boy dead on the ground’? Isn’t that racist? By the way,’little’ Mike Brown was 6’4″, 292 pounds, on his way from just having strong-armed a clerk in a Quik-Trip and stealing Swishers.
Why the continual infantilizing of Brown? He was 18 which in most places in the world qualifies as an adult, except perhaps in Obama’s America where childhood with government as father seems to extend forever. The only reason is to again exaggerate the ‘victim’ versus evil police dynamic.
If you claim to care about justice, you should care about due process for Darren Wilson. Either there is law or there is chaos.
Why any public carrier would tweet out something so inherently bad for business is beyond me. You can imagine the response.
Here’s one take:
Truth is inherently racist, if you’re a progressive. You must inoculate the public from it by shutting down any criticism.
Via The Blaze:
After the Indianapolis Star published a political cartoon on Friday that was decidedly against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, the paper’s executive editor Jeff Taylor said many readers were offended and called it “racist.”
So on Saturday the Star pulled the political cartoon by Gary Varvel. Taylor said Varvel “did not intend to be racially insensitive in his attempt to express his strong views” about the issue but added that ”we erred in publishing it.”
The reporter, Michael Smerconish, makes the cogent point how are you “peacefully protesting” if you are agitating, cursing and spitting on the police and calling for their death? But what Smerconish may not understand is that Masri is not unusual, this is the normal representative, the normal tenor of the “peaceful protest” in Ferguson, indeed of all leftist protest, and we can produce countless videos to prove it.
If it isn’t obvious to everyone yet, these ‘hecklers’ that somehow manage to get into very controlled, often invite only events, are often plants to justify ‘doing more’ because the ‘problem is so bad and people demand answers’.
Of course, capitalism has freed more people than any other system on Earth, but let not facts dissuade the deluded.
Via Daily Caller:
Preparing for the soon expected grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, students at the University of Pennsylvania held a ceremonial funeral on Friday afternoon for “black and brown bodies” oppressed by the evils of capitalism and the racism of police officers.
Known as the Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the multicultural student group founded in 2012 has held a litany of stunts on the Philadelphia campus to “create a more conscious and active community at UPenn and in Philadelphia,” according to the group’s Facebook page.
Since the beginning of the school year, SOUL has deemed Friday “#FergusonFriday,” a day when members wrap-up the work week with symbolic graveyards, performances featuring blood-drenched bodies and most recently a mock funeral to demonstrate against the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
“Judicial system + capitalism + police brutality = representing the systemic oppression that has contributed to the genocide of black and brown bodies. Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The WHOLE damn system is guilty as hell,” warned one Facbook post from earlier this month.