By John Velisek, USN (Ret), staff writer
1.) Dingy Harry Strikes Again
Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s disdain for his Republican colleagues is on full display as he aims to force a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. In fact, the former Majority Leader is threatening to hijack the Senate. Given the weakness of the Republican majority, why not!
“I know parliamentary procedure around here and we’re going to put up with this for a little while longer, but not much,” Reid said in an interview on MSNBC. “Absolutely we can force votes. If we don’t get something done soon, I will force a vote.”
The Huffington Post reports that Lynch’s nomination was delayed because it was “tied” to a “controversial” bill on combating human trafficking currently under consideration in the Senate.
Unsurprisingly, both those statements from HuffPo are untrue. The Lynch nomination is “tied” to the trafficking bill only to the extent that it is scheduled to take place after work on that legislation is completed. This is like saying Friday is “tied” to “Thursday.” The trafficking bill is only controversial because Senate Democrats have united to push for changes in the bill that would erode decades-old federal policy on abortion funding. Reid’s threats aren’t as much about getting a vote on Lynch as they are continuing to intimidate Senate Republicans in the public arena. Inexplicably, Republicans have largely avoided the public debate on the trafficking issue, giving Reid a free reign for his demagoguery.
My Opinion: Does anyone have any doubt that the Republicans will cave without getting anything out of the process? They hide in corners and give us excuses about why they can’t get anything done. When a corrupt, perpetual liar like Harry Reid can run roughshod over the Republican Party using both legal and illegal means, it is time to look at that party again. Grow a backbone Republicans. Either join the conservatives to get things done or–preferably–get out of their way.
2.) Reparations? Again?
On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox Business Network’s “Making Money,” host Charles Payne made a bold prediction when he suggested that President Barack Obama would make a push for slavery reparations. Payne said: “I think that there’s going to be an official apology from the White House to slavery in America and then a major push to get cash, and I’m talking lots of cash.” “Many including those closest to President Obama will push him to make this happen,” Payne continued. “I actually think it would be a major mistake. Instead, Obama should really discuss and focus on all of the progress we have made and how all Americans need to move forward for better days for all of our kids.
My Opinion: Good Idea! Let’s take more money from the productive and give it to those that have spent decades—generations–being victims. Mine was a family of poor farmers in Eastern Europe, so why should I owe reparations? Of course, that won’t matter, I’m White, therefore guilty and I have to pay. And what about the Blacks and Muslims who sold slaves, will they pay? Just another government handout to keep the victims of Democrat policies voting Democrat. Taking even more money out of the pockets of producers is not going to make things better. When that production system runs out of money, where do they cut first? JOBS. Affirmative Action, quotas and being given permission to break the law with impunity because Eric Holder won’t prosecute “his people” are reparations enough.
3.) Immigration will Happen by Hook or Crook
Monday on Newmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” political commentator Dick Morris said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPA) fast track being supported by many Republicans has a provision that allows for the “free flow of workers” between countries, essentially creating a backdoor to “unrestricted immigration.” Morris said, “This is huge. I hope everybody listening takes action call your senator about it. If he is a Republican he is voting wrong.
“I don’t think that people understand that in this deal which is a trade agreement among Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Chile, there’s a provision for free flow of workers, just like in the European Union. What it means is unrestricted immigration. It means literally that congress would not have the authority to restrict immigration because a treaty supersedes a statute under our constitution.”
My Opinion: We are going to have a massive, unrestrained influx of illegals into the United States no matter what the people want. Our Muslim in chief will do his best to end the exceptionalism of this country and cause the United States to devolve into another third world nation of welfare and ignorance. Our liberty has been grossly and unconstitutionally restricted. We are being forced, literally at the point of a gun, to accept the demands of political correctness. And when freedom of speech no longer exists it can only mean the country is on the brink of becoming a socialist state. It once again falls to Congress to take up the reins of leadership, and say “No More”. Unfortunately, with Republicans in charge, can we hold out much hope? Call your Senator and tell him in no uncertain terms that this cannot stand.
4.) Clinton: ‘I Am Tired Of the Mean-Spiritedness In Politics’
Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year as she had to push back against swirling questions about her family foundation. She spent much of her time dismissing accusations that foreign governments which made donations to the Clinton Foundation received preferential treatment from the State Department while she served in the Obama administration.
“We will be subjected to all kinds of distractions and attacks,” she told reporters during a stop in the liberal bastion of Keene. “I’m ready for that. I know that that comes, unfortunately, with the territory.”
In her early campaign stops, Clinton has cast herself as above the political back-and-forth, vowing to change the harsh partisan tone in Washington. “I am tired of the mean-spiritedness in politics,” she told voters who gathered in a supporter’s living room in Claremont. “Enough with the attacks and the anger, let’s find answers together and figure out what we’re going to do.”
My Opinion: Poor Hillary, being treated like a candidate. Doesn’t everyone know that after King Obama, we must vote for Queen Hillary? I am being asked to vote for a woman who ran a bimbo eruption team out of the White House, let four men die in Benghazi and still hasn’t answered those or countless other questions. A woman who took foreign money to do the bidding of our enemies, and who can’t give a straight answer to anything. She says she wants to talk about the everyday problems our country faces. The main problems are the efforts of Hillary Clinton and her ilk in the Democrat party working to transform a great and free nation into a Socialist dictatorship. Go away Hillary, nobody but the Kool Aid drinkers, Muslims, socialists and welfare recipients believe you anymore. Will the Republican Party elite have the courage to nominate a candidate who can defeat the most corrupt female in the history of politics?
John Velisek USN (Ret.)