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Math is Hard – Five Thirty Eight Edition

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July 20, 2014
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Why more immigration is NOT compassionate

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July 13, 2014
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Ad of the day

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July 1, 2014
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Math is hard

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June 29, 2014
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America needs YOU

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June 21, 2014
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As waves of illegal aliens invade our country, Washington politicians encourage the invasion by offering these invaders amnesty.

What can you do about it?

The defeat of Eric Cantor was a good start. Let’s continue to send amnesty-backing politicians back into retirement. That’s the only message they’ll understand.

Only three of the fourteen Republican senators who voted for amnesty last year are up for re-election this year – Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN).

Graham managed to get himself elected, and Collins is about the best Republican we can get out of Maine.

But we can send Lamar packing!

I just gave as much as I could to his challenger, Joe Carr. Will you?

Carr is a leading light of the battle against illegal immigration. He sponsored Tennessee’s E-Verify law, knowing that enforcing E-Verify is the only way to end the invasion of illegal aliens.

He is gaining endorsements and momentum. If he defeats Lamar, it’ll send another earthquake through Washington.

I stand with Joe Carr. Will you?

Or will you leave America defenseless against the invaders, like the spineless politicians in Washington?

The choice is yours.

Obamacare still wiping out Dems

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June 19, 2014
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In deep blue states, Democrat governors are in danger of losing their jobs because of Obamacare Exchange troubles.

Amnesty lost in South Carolina too!

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June 11, 2014
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While we dance on Eric Cantor’s political grave, there’s fat, smug Lindsey Graham, mocking us with his primary “win.” Graham got 56% of the vote last night. If Cantor hadn’t lost, the Lying Liberal Media would have made Graham the story of the night, touting his “win” as a voter endorsement of illegal-alien amnesty.

But 56% doesn’t seem like a lot. Incumbent senators like to be a little more secure than that. So how does 56% compare to how other senators have done in Republican primary fights? Five Thirty Eight provides this handy chart:

Only a few senators have polled less than 60% in primaries in the last ten years. Graham’s “win” was in fact a squeaker where he underperformed almost all of his Republican Senate colleagues.

Moreover, of the senators who did worse than Graham, at least two – Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dick Lugar (R-IN) – lost their primary races because they supported amnesty. Not to mention many other prominent Republicans in non-Senate races

So the message to Republicans in Congress is this: If you want to ensure that your next primary race will be a squeaker or worse, then go ahead and vote for amnesty. But it would probably be better for your political health if you just did what the people who elected you want you to do…

Republicans who were retired because of amnesty

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June 10, 2014
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Eric Cantor joins a list of prominent Republicans whose political careers were ended “primarily” because of their support for illegal-alien amnesty:

Most recently Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst lost his primary because of amnesty.

Before that, Texas Governor Rick Perry’s weakness on illegal immigration cost him the presidential race.

Senator Dick Lugar (Indiana) lost his seat because of amnesty.

Senator Bob Bennet (Utah) lost his seat in large part because of amnesty.

Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) lost her primary, but won the general in a write-in campaign.

In Nebraska, Governor Dave Heineman won his Republican primary – “one of the most surprising defeats in Nebraska political history” – almost entirely because his very popular opponent, Tom Osborne, supported in-state tuition for illegal aliens.

Heck, Hillary Clinton began her downfall in the 2008 Democrat primaries when she waffled on driver’s licenses for illegal aliens.

And Marco Rubio’s presidential aspirations might die because of amnesty.

Jeb Bush’s too!

When will they learn??

Quote of the day

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June 10, 2014
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It’s a miracle! I agree with Eric Holder!

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May 17, 2014
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The man seems to care deeply about racial discrimination:

Since the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Holder said laws that are overtly discriminatory no longer survive the “strict scrutiny” legal standard.

He said the new battleground against discrimination should focus on policies and laws that appear race-neutral but in practice impede equal opportunity.

“This is the work that truly matters – because policies that disenfranchise specific groups are more pernicious than hateful rants,” Holder told the graduates at Morgan State, a historically black college.

I agree wholeheartedly, Mr. Attorney General. So what are we going to do about this “policy that disenfranchises a specific group”?

Again

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April 30, 2014
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Another botched execution, another reason to use a painless, surefire method to execute those guilty of heinous crimes.

We predict, they comply

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April 10, 2014
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PoliPundit, 2010: Unfortunately (for the nation, but fortunately for Republicans), I think an increasingly monolithic white vote will be a feature of future elections across the country, as Democrats cater more and more to their core racial constituencies. That’s why the Midwest went so overwhelmingly Republican in 2010. Every time Obama defends illegal immigrants,...

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This year, the Akins are falling our way

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March 26, 2014
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There are election cycles – 2006, 2012 – when some Republican candidates’ big mouths ruin it for everyone. They say the wrong thing, a la Todd Akin, and give the Lying Liberal Media the material it needs to elect Democrats nationwide. But, this year, luck seems to be with the Republicans. Yesterday, Bruce Braley, the...

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Obamacare’s Deadly Consequences

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March 22, 2014
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When my mom emigrated to the US, I decided to get her health insurance. There was no government-run healthcare.gov Web site to wrestle with. I just looked for policies at EHealthInsurance.com, a privately run site that allowed me to choose from a variety of individual policies (I could have chosen a dozen other ways to find insurance too.) I got my mom her policy, and she was covered! The only catch: Pre-existing conditions would not be covered for nine months.

Fast-forward to now, and my mom’s premiums are soaring because of Obamacare. But, more importantly, I would not be able to sign up my mom for health insurance whenever I choose. Thanks to the government’s new stranglehold on health insurance, individuals will not be able to buy health insurance between April and November of this year. This is the countdown that you see at EHealthInsurance.com:

Countdown

Miss that deadline, and the “Affordable” “Care” Act will not provide “care”. At any price.

The Democrats’ advice to people who want to buy insurance between April and November? Die quickly.

Income Inequality Will Increase

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January 30, 2014
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It is a natural consequence of two trends: technology and population growth. Barack Obama cannot reverse these trends, any more than King Canute could stop the tide.

Consider the first trend, technology. I use it as shorthand for a number of things: standardization, innovation, and better communications. Henry Ford became immensely wealthy because of a new innovation, the automobile, which he standardized through the assembly line, and was able to popularize through mass communications media. Ford did not set out to create income inequality between himself and others. Yet, income inequality was the inevitable consequence of technology.

Next consider population growth. Bill Gates would be a billionaire, no matter what. But, thirty years ago, when Microsoft was in its early days, the world’s population was just about 4 billion. Today, it’s over 7 billion. Even if all other factors had stayed the same, the addressable market for Gates’ products has increased by 75% over the years, thus allowing him to be 75% wealthier today than he could have been thirty years ago.

Now consider someone on the opposite side of these trends, a retail worker in a boutique store. This worker helps one customer at a time. Population trends have no impact on her ability to earn, since she helps one person at a time. Meanwhile, technology (standardization, innovation, and better communications) works against her, by giving Walmart and Amazon the ability to put her out of business. No wonder her real income hasn’t kept pace with Bill Gates’!

I don’t see these trends ending anytime soon. So income inequality will increase. But a rising tide lifts all boats. The typical “poor” American, according to census data, has a car, air conditioning, a refrigerator, a stove, a DVD player, and a color TV. It should go without saying – but usually doesn’t – that in, say, 1960, someone who had a color TV, a refrigerator, air conditioning and a car would not be considered poor.