Republicans Should Step Up on Immigration

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August 29, 2015
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I almost fell out of my chair when I read this in the pro-amnesty Weekly Standard:

Despite the very real pain and costs associated with decades of federal neglect of immigration policy, both parties have treated voters’ legitimate concerns about the issue with disdain.

It’s easy to see why voters have become radicalized on the issue. Republicans have long mouthed platitudes about enforcing immigration laws, with little to no follow-through. Democrats, eager to play identity politics, argue that border controls are essentially racist.

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In the meantime, for Republicans alarmed by the prospect of Trump claiming the Republican mantle in Cleveland next summer, one way to take the wind out of his sails would be to try to unite the party behind a credible immigration policy. And since the GOP controls Congress, they could start on the issue tomorrow. It need not be a radical agenda; it should simply be one that takes the issue of enforcement seriously and is backed by a credible commitment that it will be enacted. After congressional Republicans go on the offensive and Obama vetoes a few bills in areas of bipartisan agreement such as tougher border security, perhaps GOP primary voters won’t be as inclined to turn to party outsiders to see their concerns addressed.

Why can’t the House and the Senate mandate E-Verify? Find some way to do it as part of the budget process, so that it can pass with a simple majority in the Senate, and dare Obama to veto the entire budget because of E-Verify.

What Happens When ONLY Black Lives Matter, Contd.

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August 29, 2015
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Black suspect shoots white cop in cold blood, Lying Liberal Media conceals suspect’s race.

And:

“We’ve heard black lives matter — all lives matter,” a visibly angry Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. “Well, cops’ lives matter, too.”

Actually, no, we haven’t heard that “all lives matter,” because anyone who says that ends up regretting it.

Are Politicians Different From You and Me?

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August 28, 2015
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In a word, yes.

You and I have values, ethics. We hesitate to lie, to step on others’ toes, to break promises. We feel compassion, remorse, and humility. But successful politicians – whether in what we call “politics”, or in the highest ranks of large corporations or other large organizations – do not. Such people are natural atheists; if they believed in a God, they would fear being struck down by lightning for their ruthless amorality.

I’m reminded of this because I’m reading the wonderful biography of Napoleon by Emil Ludwig. I first read it when I was twelve years old, and I re-read it every few years. Every time I read it, new insights manifest themselves.

Today, I was moved by a scene between Napoleon and his estranged brother Lucien (chapter XVIII, about 43% of the way into the book.) I don’t want to spoil the scene for you, but it’s astonishing to behold how, in the space of a few pages, Napoleon’s human mask slowly slips off, and the alien creature that inhabits Napoleon’s body reveals itself. No wonder Lucien recorded the conversation for posterity.

Political success at the highest levels requires intelligence, hard work, and luck. But it also requires cold calculation, boundless ambition, and vast self-regard. Read that scene from the book, and keep it in mind the next time a politician says anything at all.

Why is ABC News Censoring the Racist Shooter’s Manifesto?

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August 28, 2015
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They only released excerpts. What are they hiding? Was the shooter even more inspired by “[only] Black Lives Matter” rhetoric than we know?

Fact of the Day

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August 27, 2015
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What happened the last time there was an amnesty for illegal aliens:

In 1988, George H. W. Bush lost Hispanic voters by 40 points to Democrat Michael Dukakis. This election was just 2 years after Reagan and Bush had enacted the sweeping 1986 amnesty law. That law legalized millions of illegal immigrants with a promise of increased enforcement that never materialized.

If ever the Republican myth that Hispanics will vote Republican if only the party champions amnesty were to apply, it would have been that election. In the next election, Bush won 25 percent of the Hispanic vote, while Ross Perot won 14 percent.

Unassimilated Hispanics, like most unassimilated immigrants, tend to be far to the left of the American mainstream.

Quote of the Day

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August 27, 2015
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Headline of the Day

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August 26, 2015
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Chuck Grassley Asks the State Department…

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August 26, 2015
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Does Hillary still have her security clearance?

In the Aug. 24 letter, which marks a significant expansion of the Republican senator’s inquiry, Sen. Charles Grassley writes, “Since the [intelligence community inspector general] IC IG made a referral to the FBI pursuant to 50 U.S.C. §3381, has Secretary Clinton’s security clearance been suspended pending the outcome of the inquiry?”

The suspension of a clearance is standard practice, a kind of interim step taken to preserve security until an investigation is complete, according to current and former military intelligence officials.

“If you have a circle of people and they are the source of the leak, all of them, normally would be suspended from their positions, they can’t go in the building,” Chris Farell, a former special agent for Army counterintelligence, told Fox News. Farrell now works as an investigator for Judicial Watch, which is suing for Clinton records.

“The clearances would be suspended by the security manager and it would be made known that there is an active investigation into the loss of classified information, and no information should be shared with these individuals pending the outcome,” Farrell added.

Given her cavalier attitude towards sensitive information, what’s to prevent her from maintaining a bathroom-closet server if she’s president?

Video: What Happens When ONLY “Black Lives Matter”

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August 26, 2015
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If I Were Mitt Romney…

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August 26, 2015
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I’d throw my hat into the ring. Romney’s position on immigration is better than Trump’s, since Romney stresses E-Verify. And Romney’s been proven right about things like Russia being the greatest threat to the US…

Bear Market Sign?

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August 26, 2015
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Apple stock shows “Death Cross.”

Where Does Scott Walker Stand on Immigration?

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August 26, 2015
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He is arguably the man most likely to win the Republican nomination, but Scott Walker’s Web site doesn’t have a single word on immigration!

See for yourself: https://www.scottwalker.com/tags/immigration

Compare with, say, Obamacare: https://www.scottwalker.com/tags/obamacare