First we keep hearing about ANOTHER Mitt Romney run, and now, it seems assured Jeb Bush will seek the GOP nomination! No wonder I feel ill. So does The Lonely Conservative
Jeb Bush. Ugh. His son says he’s seriously considering a run for President in 2016. What could possibly go wrong?
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is “moving forward” on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who’s running for office in Texas.
George P. Bush told ABC’s “This Week” that his father is “still assessing” a presidential bid, but suggested it was more likely that he would seek the White House this time. The ex-governor declined to run for president in 2012 despite encouragement from Republicans.
How appealing is this news? It is like this!
California U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter made the alarming claim Tuesday that at least ten fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been apprehended trying to enter the U.S. at the southern border.
“ISIS is coming across the southern border,” Hunter told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.
“You say that they’re coming in the southern border which changes all the dynamics. Do you have any information or any evidence that they are actually coming in the southern border now?” asked the host.
“Yes,” said Hunter.
“Tell me what you know,” said Van Susteren.
“I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,” said Hunter, who received the information from a confidential border patrol source.
“They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border,” Hunter continued. “If they catch five or ten of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol.”
Hunter is not the first lawmaker to report such disturbing news.
Last month Utah U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz asked Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson about a report that four men with ties to terrorists were apprehended trying to enter the U.S. through Texas on Sept. 10.
Johnson said that he had heard reports “to that effect,” but did not elaborate.
In his interview Tuesday, Hunter cited remarks made by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, who in August warned that, because of open borders, terrorist activity posed an “immediate threat.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will soon propose an amendment to the Constitution that would prevent the federal government or the courts from nullifying state marriage laws.
Cruz said Monday that a new amendment is needed after the Supreme Court decided not to consider cases involving five states that wanted to appeal lower court rulings that invalidated their laws banning same-sex marriage. That decision by the high court effectively allowed those lower rulings to stand, which some gay marriage proponents in those states celebrated by immediately getting married.
Cruz argued in response that marriage is a question only for the states, and that a new amendment would be needed to protect state decisions from court interference. He said he would propose it once Congress is back in session later this year, after the mid-term election.
“Traditional marriage is an institution whose integrity and vitality are critical to the health of any society,” Cruz said. “We should remain faithful to our moral heritage and never hesitate to defend it.”
Many expected the Supreme Court to take on the controversial issue, but its contrary decision was seen by most as huge and possibly historic victory for gay marriage supporters. The decision legalizes gay marriage in 24 states plus the District of Columbia, and many have said that number could be pushed higher in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place the lower rulings.
“The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible,” Cruz said. “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution.”
“The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing,” he added.
Cruz also said it’s “judicial activism” to allow the lower courts to override state laws put in place by various states.
“Unelected judges should not be imposing their policy preferences to subvert the considered judgments of democratically elected legislatures,” he said.
Cruz’s proposal, like others to amend the Constitution, will face an uphill fight. It would have to be passed by a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate, and then would have to be ratified by three-fourths of the states.
In the past couple of years, however, it has been very difficult to ignore the evidence that Republicans don’t want my support, and that the GOP Establishment in general is profoundly embarrassed to be associated with conservatives in any way.
What was done during the dishonest and brutal Mississippi primary was definitive in that regard. If ever conservatives needed an argument why they should stay home on Election Day, “Re-Elect Thad Cochran” was it.
The Republican Party reminds me of a Bible verse, which is to say it is “without form and void” (Genesis 1:2).
If the Republican Party were listed on the periodic table of elements, it would be in the right column, among the inert gases.
From the foregoing discussion, you can perhaps understand that I’m just quivering in anticipation at the prospect that Republicans might — justbarely, maybe — capture a majority in the Senate on Nov. 4.
John Ekdahl at AOSHQ has a state-by-state breakdown, for those of you who experience spontaneous erection just thinking about the idea of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Yep! Call it Electile Dysfunction if you will. The GOP leadership does not think real Conservatism can win, so they keep shoving nominees like Romney on us, and they keep banking on the base, you know, those folks the leadership takes for granted, showing up and voting for less-than-Conservative candidates. And, when show our displeasure with the McCain’s, Romney’s Dole’s etc., they tell us that they “have to win elections…”. Wash, Rinse, Repeat….
So, we end up weighing the seeming futility of electing the same old tired “Conservatives”, and staying home. Staying home, of course, means more Democrats being elected, and a faster destruction of the Republic we once had. So, in effect, we are left with a a choice between Neo-Marxists, and wishy washy Republicans. Color me “excited”.
…..Just a little taste of what you’ll find at the Daley Gator Videos site:
PAT CONDELL: LAUGHING AT THE NEW INQUISITION
MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS: MINISTRY OF SILLY WALKS SKETCH
DR. PAUL VITZ: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ATHEISM (PART 1)