The Fate of the Republican Establishment And Our Nation
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American Thinker: The Fate of the Republican Establishment
By Steve McCann
Ted Cruz Was Right, Again By Matthew Vadum
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The usual suspects are attacking Ted Cruz for doing his job. Republicans and a chorus of conservative commentators are dumping on the sole conservative Republican senator from Texas because – the horror! – he dared to force his Senate colleagues to publicly take sides on President Obama’s shameful extralegal unilateral immigration amnesty.
Apologists for Republican cowardice claim to be upset with Cruz because, as they claim, his parliamentary maneuvers to stymie the amnesty somehow allowed some objectionable Obama nominees to move forward in the confirmation process.Read More
Senator ridicules Obama for not signing amnesty order By: Garth Kant
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WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., a leading opponent of President Obama’s move to provide amnesty for up to 5 million illegal immigrants, expressed astonishment Monday and ridiculed the administration for not carrying out the action through an executive order.
In remarks made at the Washington office of the government-watchdog group Judicial Watch, Sessions said: “I guess they just whispered in the ear of (DHS Director) Jeh Johnson over at Homeland Security, ‘Just put out a memo. That way we don’t have to enforce the law.’”Read More
A week ago, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers declared that Congress would not be able to defund government spending as a way to circumvent President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration because the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is self-funded through fees collected on immigration applications.
But Rogers was wrong, according to Breitbart News, which reports that the Congressional Research Service — a nonpartisan branch of the Library of Congress that provides public policy research — concluded that Congress has the authority to block the funding needed to implement the executive order, which grants de facto amnesty to some five million illegal immigrants.Read More
Excerpted from Big Government: Immigration is the zombie of political issues–even when it is dead, it is still alive. The combination of the Democratic Party, business interests, and a GOP operative class yearning for its promise of improved standing with Hispanic voters means that you can never really count it out.
That said, it is hard to imagine Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) moving forward after yesterday’s closed-door showdown. According to estimates from those who were in the room–both in favor of moving forward and against–the dozens of GOP lawmakers who spoke were at least 80-20 against bringing a bill to the floor this year.Read More
Revolt Among Republicans on Immigration Bill: 70 House Members Risk Careers in Planned Showdown With Leadership3 Comments
Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country.
The 70 members are petitioning for a special Republican conference meeting on the bill, a “highly unusual” move to go head-to-head with the speaker, according to Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (Texas), who are serving as spokespersons for the group.Read More