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I will celebrate Scottish independence

September 8, 2014

Because England will finally be free from the Scottish yoke.

Scots already get to have their own parliament, and substantial autonomy. They decide English matters in the British parliament, while the English have no say in the Scottish parliament.

Moreover, today’s Scots are hard-left socialists who’re almost entirely responsible for the Labour party’s successes in Britain. What would happen if Scotland declared independence on the 18th of this month? Well:

Scottish independence would also transform the electorate in U.K. elections, with only the remaining 59 million Britons eligible to vote. Scottish voters are currently much more hostile than the U.K. electorate overall to free markets — Scots view capitalism as the basis for the Thatcher government’s decision to close unprofitable Scottish industries in the 1980s. Currently, Scotland sends only one Conservative member of parliament to Westminister. The departure of Scottish MPs from Westminster would be dramatic: If 59 Labour-party and Scottish National MPs from Scotland leave Westminster, Tories in the current House of Commons would go from being 21 seats short of a majority to having an outright 20-seat majority. “It is unlikely that without Scotland the rest of the United Kingdom would elect a majority Labour government anytime soon,” says Eamonn Butler of the Adam Smith Institute.

Prime Minister Cameron insists he would not resign from office should Scotland vote itself out of its 300-year-old union with Britain, but there would be enormous public pressure for the “man who lost Scotland” to leave.

That would be an added bonus to Scotland’s independence, since increasingly Cameron — with his milquetoast views on the EU and his enthusiasm for climate-change regulation — has less and less of a claim to being a true ally of liberty. His departure would give British conservatives a chance to elect a new leader who might have a chance of limiting the number of votes lost to the thriving United Kingdom Independence Party and keeping Labour out of office. That could be a so-far-unexplored silver lining of Scotland’s “yes” vote for independence.

PoliPundit regulars might remember that I’ve been beating this drum for some time.

The hour is near. Freedommmmm!

What amnesty does to incumbent Republican senators

August 7, 2014

Here are the vote percentages of Republican senators in contested primaries this year:

Mitch McConnell: 60.2
Lindsey Graham: 56.4
Thad Cochran: 51
Lamar Alexander: 49.9
Pat Roberts: 48

Compare with this chart of recent history:

If GOP senators want to keep surviving by the skin of their teeth in primaries, then they should continue to support amnesty for illegal aliens. If not, they need to mend their ways.

America is now officially the world’s policeman

August 7, 2014

Obama’s flimsy reason for intervening in Iraq:

Obama said he had authorized the strikes because militants from ISIS, which recently renamed itself also known as ISIL, were approaching the city of Erbil, where the U.S. has a consulate.*

“To stop the advance on Erbil, I’ve directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move towards the city,” he said. “We intend to stay vigilant and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq, including our consulate in Erbil and our embassy in Baghdad.”

Since the US has a diplomatic presence in just about every nation on earth, does that mean we will intervene when any city with an American diplomatic presence is threatened?

If only Obama had just come out and told the truth – that we can’t allow a group that’s too extreme for al Qaeda (!!) to gain control of one of the most important countries in the Middle East – who would that have offended?

This is what happens when the president just wants his presidency to end already.

Ad of the Day

August 4, 2014

The Old York Times is good for something after all

July 26, 2014

They have this nice graphic of ultra-liberal Montana Senator John Walsh’s plagiarism. If you’re going to write just 14 pages for your Master’s thesis, surely you can be bothered to write at least half of it yourself…

Amnesty claims another victim

July 23, 2014

To the long list of politicians whose careers were ended by amnesty, we can add Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston. Kingston never actually came out for amnesty, but his primary opponent David Perdue firmly tied him to it in this final ad of the campaign:

Math is Hard – Five Thirty Eight Edition

July 20, 2014

Why more immigration is NOT compassionate

July 13, 2014

Ad of the day

July 1, 2014

Math is hard

June 29, 2014

America needs YOU

June 21, 2014

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

June 19, 2014

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

Amnesty lost in South Carolina too!

June 11, 2014

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

June 10, 2014

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

June 10, 2014