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Delusions of Grandeur direct from The King

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod Posted By: snowcloud- Fri, 21 35 2014 03:35:20 GMT It’s no longer everyone else’s imagination but purely his own: Obama, and not cash, is king. Surrealistic as it may be, isn’t that a tiny crown graphic at the bottom of Barack Obama’s picture in the ‘Stand for Action on Immigration’ ad sent out by Organizing for Action at 10 o’clock last night? The email message, subject line of which is “President Obama, just now”: has arrived in millions of email accounts this morning, which should forever more be known as “the morning after Obama announced he will be shielding some 5-million illegal aliens in America from deportation”. Ooh-Wee what

Why Gruber'gate Is So Devastating to Democrats

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48
Fiscal Times, by David Dayen Posted By: Toledo- Fri, 21 34 2014 03:34:12 GMT Conservatives continue to consume themselves with denunciations of MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber. The recent unearthing of Gruber’s comments citing “the stupidity of the American voter” as a reason to keep certain elements of the Affordable Care Act hidden and opaque have led to a hailstorm of criticism, and re'ignited the Republican bid to repeal the law. Now, few pieces of legislation were covered as intensely and with such granularity as the Affordable Care Act. I should know: While with the website Firedoglake, I scrutinized the bill practically line by line over the course of several months. If American voters

Republican Leaders Urge Restraint

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson Posted By: holding my nose again- Fri, 21 31 2014 03:31:28 GMT Restraint. That’s the attitude Republican leadership is urging the party’s rank and file to adopt ahead of the president’s issuance of an executive amnesty for approximately 5 million illegal immigrants tonight. While Texas senator Ted Cruz is calling the president a monarch and urging Congress to respond to an amnesty by refusing to confirm any of the administration’s nominees when the 115th Congress convenes in January, and Alabama senator Jeff Sessions and others are looking to withhold funding from various federal agencies, House and Senate leaders are showing little appetite for those sorts of fights.

Obama’s Finest Hour?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:28
New York Sun, by Editorial Posted By: mitzi- Fri, 21 13 2014 03:13:16 GMT President Obama’s immigration speech last night could yet go down as his finest hour. No doubt there are those who will retort that this isn’t saying a whole lot, given the disappointments of his presidency.(snip) But the Founders feared a king, too, and this is the problem the president faces. The best part of his speech was when he quoted the Torah, which enjoins us in Exodus that, as Mr. Obama put it, “we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.” Let us see whether he can lead

Clinton hails Obama ´for taking action´

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:28
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Amie Parnes Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 21 52 2014 02:52:27 GMT Hillary Clinton praised President Obama on Thursday night for moving forward on immigration after he announced his executive actions on the hot'button issue. Clinton ' the Democratic front'runner for the 2016 presidential race — took to Twitter to thank Obama, moments after his speech from the White House. "Thanks to POTUS for taking action on immigration in the face of inaction," she tweeted. "Now let´s turn to permanent bipartisan reform. #ImmigrationAction." Clinton had remained silent on the issue in recent days. But her allies were privately signaling that the former secretary of State would support Obama´s decision to take action after immigration

Obama puts the Republic out of its misery

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:28
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi Posted By: Hooverdog- Fri, 21 51 2014 02:51:32 GMT “This is how democracy works,” Barack Obama lectured the country before giving everyone the specifics of his expansive one'man executive overreach on immigration. If you enjoy platitudinous straw men but are turned off by open debate and constitutional order, this speech was for you. Modern Democrats aren’t the first political party to abuse power – far from it. Obama isn’t the first president to abuse executive power – not by a longshot. But he has to be the first president in American history to overtly and consistently argue that he’s empowered to legislate if Congress doesn’t pass the laws he

Obama puts the cat among the pigeons

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:06
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- Fri, 21 49 2014 02:49:10 GMT Barack Obama put the cat among the pigeons Thursday night, but he may be surprised by how big that cat could get, and with it a big cat’s appetite for more than pigeons. His “executive orders” demanding a stop to deportations is no doubt good news for millions of illegal immigrants — 5 million at last count — he wants to preserve and protect for Democrats looking to replenish a depleted constituency. But it’s not such good news for anyone who appreciates law and order on the border. Amnesties can be good, but they must be written carefully lest they invite

Boehner Says Obama’s Immigration Action Damages Presidency

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:06
New York Times, by Ashley Parker Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 21 48 2014 02:48:11 GMT WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday that President Obama was “damaging the presidency itself” by using his executive authority to prevent the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. Mr. Boehner said that the House would act to counter the president, but he declined to be specific. “With this action, the president has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms that he claims to seek,” Mr. Boehner told reporters. “And as I told him yesterday, he’s damaging the presidency itself.” Mr. Obama, in his address to the nation Thursday night, all but dared congressional Republicans to

First take: Echoes of Bush in Obama´s immigration speech

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:06
USA Today, by Gregory Korte Posted By: KarenJ1- Fri, 21 48 2014 02:48:11 GMT WASHINGTON — The immigration speech President Obama gave a week before Thanksgiving was the one he was supposed to give before Labor Day. But Obama punted until after the election. "I want to spend some time, even as we´re getting all our ducks in a row for the executive action, I also want to make sure that the public understands why we´re doing this," he said on Meet the Press in September. (Snip) "The actions I´m taking are not only lawful, they´re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every Democratic president for the past half

Telemundo Celebrates Weakened U.S. Immigration Law Enforcement

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:06
Newsbusters, by Ken Oliver'Méndez Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 21 30 2014 02:30:42 GMT “There’s a lot to celebrate tonight,” Telemundo anchor José Díaz–Balart declared during Telemundo’s special coverage of President Obama’s Nov. 20 announcement of unilateral executive actions that include lifting the threat of deportation for 4.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States, along with eliminating the Secure Communities program of federal, state and local cooperation in the enforcement of U.S. immigration law that was launched during the administration of President George W. Bush. Like his Univision counterpart Jorge Ramos also frequently does on the issue of immigration, the Telemundo anchorman essentially swung into “advocacy” mode during a special post'speech Telemundo segment

Why We Should ALL Be Celebrating Today´s UKIP Triumph in Rochester and Strood

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:22
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 21 30 2014 02:30:37 GMT Mark Reckless. It doesn´t even matter what you think of UKIP. Whether you love them or hate them their victory last night in the Rochester and Strood by'election was a victory for (almost) all of us. Let me explain why by way of reference to two characters who embody almost everything wrong with our current political class. Exhibit A: Emily Thornberry. You wouldn´t necessarily guess this from her plummy voice, patrician hauteur, her £3'million'plus residence in London´s Islington, the fact that she is married to an Old Radleian barrister earning upwards of £1 million a year and that she educated her children

Jeb Bush: Time for Congress to Pass Amnesty Bill

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:22
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee Posted By: SpeedMaster- Fri, 21 27 2014 02:27:20 GMT Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called on Congress to pass bipartisan comprehensive amnesty legislation after President Barack Obama unilaterally granted nearly five million illegal immigrants executive amnesty on Thursday. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential candidate who has come under fire for his support for comprehensive amnesty legislation and Common Core, said Obama´s "ill'advised unilateral action on illegal immigration undermines all efforts to forge a permanent solution to this crisis." But he said the GOP'led Congress should act on a comprehensive amnesty bill.

Bombshell: Attorney General targeted Attkisson

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:22
PowerLine, by John Hinderaker Posted By: Hazymac- Fri, 21 27 2014 02:27:08 GMT Judicial Watch has slowly been prying Fast and Furious documents out of the desperate grip of the Obama administration. The Department of Justice has now produced around 40,000 pages of documents–a tiny amount–which Judicial Watch has posted on its web site. So far, the most explosive document to emerge is an email thread between Tracy Schmaler, who headed Eric Holder’s Office of Public Affairs, and White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz. The emails are dated October 4, 2011. Here they are; as usual, you read up from the bottom.

Amnesty For Illegals Is Importing Poverty Into The U.S.

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:22
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 21 19 2014 02:19:31 GMT Illegal Immigration: Rep. Michele Bachmann warned that the immigrants about to be amnestied have high illiteracy rates and may vote. The left howled, but the reality is she understated it. The hard data tell the story. Commenting on President Obama´s amnesty of 5 million illegals, the Minnesota Republican told reporters at the Capitol, "The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer — millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming to the United States who can´t speak the English language." She added that many will vote illegally, too.

´Globalisation 2.0’ ' the revolution that will change the world

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:22
Telegraph [UK], by Jeremy Warner Posted By: Attercliffe- Fri, 21 12 2014 02:12:28 GMT Call it “globalisation 2.0”. China’s integration into the world economy is now a 35'year'old story, dating back to the free market reforms of Deng Xiaoping. For both China and the West, the consequences have been transformational, and for the West at least, not in an obviously good way. Many jobs have been lost to the cheap labour of the East, and median wages have been eroded accordingly. It´s as if China has stolen our lunch. Yet it is also a job only half done, for although China is now an integral part of the global supply chain, its financial system remains pretty

Now Mitt Romney is getting `Grubered´ by Obamacare prof

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:22
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr Posted By: John c- Fri, 21 04 2014 02:04:11 GMT Now it’s Mitt Romney’s turn to get Grubered by Prof. Jon Goober. Talk about a sliming — Goober works the words “Mitt,” “Ted Kennedy,” “rip'off” and $400 million “slush fund” into the same anecdote. Poor Mitt, he’s been running around the country for GOP candidates all year, going on Fox News every Sunday morning with Chris Wallace, and suddenly it’s for naught. Can you imagine Ted Cruz’s 2016 TV spots in Iowa and New Hampshire — “Mitt Romney — Prof. Goober’s favorite Republican governor!” In terms of alienating the base, a wet kiss from Goober is almost as toxic as

Executive Amnesty: Will We Allow One Man to Fundamentally Transform America?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:59
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: magnante- Fri, 21 58 2014 01:58:26 GMT After six years of putting up with his eldest son actively working with those crazy racist white folks in the Tea Party against the first black president, my 86'year'old black dad has finally begun to understand why. A lifelong Democrat, Dad contributed to the GOP shocking victory in Maryland by voting Republican in the 2014 midterm. It has taken me six years to convince Dad that conservatism is much better for everyone than liberalism. Dad is old'school, with basic beliefs. Democrats are for the working'class little guy. Republicans are for the rich. Oh, and Republicans are also racists. So you can imagine

The bank of mum and dad! NHL star forced to declare bankruptcy after ´his PARENTS secretly squandered his $30million fortune´ on homes, vacations and cars

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:59
Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo Posted By: JoElla Bee- Fri, 21 36 2014 01:36:30 GMT At just 27'years'old, Jack Johnson has had a remarkable hockey career. The Coulmbus Blue Jackets defenseman, who previously played for the Los Angeles Kings, was selected third in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, played for Team USA in the 2010 Olympics, and has earned a staggering $23million during his career. And now all that money, and some more, is gone ' because of his parents. After parting with his agent in 2008, Johnson, who attended University of Michigan but has little financial knowledge, turned control of his money over to his parents. Then, in 2011,Johnson signed a power of attorney that

Obama´s Forging His Own Reality

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:59
National Journal, by James Oliphant Posted By: Toledo- Fri, 21 25 2014 01:25:56 GMT By going it alone on immigration reform, President Obama signaled Thursday that, in his final two years in office, he´s going to be dealing strictly in reality—his version of it anyway. Not the long'dead dream of hope and change, that rhetoric alone can move mountains. Not the similar fantasy of working hand'in'hand with congressional Republicans. Or even the fiction that most of the country is listening to him. The president is focused on the here and now. What he can do versus what he can´t—and to some degree taking care of his own. Remember what Janis Joplin sang about freedom when Obama

ICE readies 2,400 beds for new spring surge of illegal immigrants through Texas

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:59
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard Posted By: Toledo- Fri, 21 24 2014 01:24:20 GMT The Obama administration is bracing for another surge of illegal immigrants next spring, bringing online a family detention center that will have 2,400 beds. “We must be prepared for traditional, seasonal increases in illegal migration. The Dilley facility will provide invaluable surge capacity should apprehensions of adults with children once again surge this spring,” said Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas S. Winkowski. In advance of the president’s new pro'immigrant announcement set for Thursday night, ICE is readying its strategy for next year when over 100,000 illegals are expected to flood over the U.S.'Mexico border. The agency said in a statement that