Democrats hold illegal immigrants in higher esteem than our veterans

Despicable, absolutely despicable. And any  Republican who went along with this should be ashamed of themselves. There are dozens and dozens of things we could cut, but we target disabled vets? Every single member who voted for this should be thrown from office.

A note about the clip from Patty Murray promising to fix the problem, after the bill is passed. Why after? Why not fix it now, before passing it? This is just more double talk from our Congress. Don’t worry about this bill, we will fix it later, right, sure you will Congresswoman.

Another note about our politicians in Congress. Only the Tea Party members seem sincere about fixing our fiscal house. The career politicians seem far more concerned with retaining power than serving their country. We can change this culture of Congressional entitlement, or begin to at least, next November. We need to retake the Senate, and keep the House, but we also need to support more Conservative candidates like Milton Wolf in Kansas over incumbent Republicans who have forgotten what their job is.

 

 

America, where illegal immigrants are treated better than Americans

Apparently enforcing laws on Americans is different than enforcing laws on illegal immigrants now

Two days after winning his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate Cory Booker is already pandering to La Raza. Senor Mayor has decreed that Newark, NJ will no longer detain illegal aliens.

The Newark Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in New Jersey to refuse the federal government’s requests to detain people accused of minor crimes who are suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, according to immigration advocates.

In enacting the policy, Newark becomes the latest city to opt out of the most controversial part of the “Secure Communities” program implemented by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in 2011, which allows the agency to ask local police to hold any suspect for up to 48 hours if their immigration status is called into question.

“Secure Communities” was designed to enhance ICE’s ability to track dangerous criminals who are undocumented immigrants. Under the policy the Department of Homeland Security reviews fingerprints collected by local police during an arrest, which then allows ICE to issue the detainer requests.

So if you’re an American citizen with outstanding parking tickets from East Nowhereville Idaho the Newark PD will run a warrant check and slap on the cuffs.

But if you swam across the Rio Grande and avoided paying taxes for the past 15 years they’ll send you on your way with an apology and a smile.

What is it with Democrats and selective enforcement of laws?

Of course as Chris points out, Steve Lonegan is running against Cory Booker. And surely, Ann Coulter’s favorite Republican, Chris Christie, who just happens to be Governor of New Jersey, will do all he can to help Lonegan win that Senate race right? AH, not so much

Because Christie plans to sit on his handswhile Steve Lonegan battles Cory Booker for Frank Lautenberg’s old Senate seat.

New Jersey governor’s allies say he will offer an endorsement, but no campaign appearances or fundraising help.

An endorsement to whom?

Please tell me he isn’t going to endorse Booker. Please?

Don’t hold your breath Wysocki.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finds himself in an awkward situation as he mulls whether to offer any support to his party’s tea-party Republican Senate nominee, Steve Lonegan, against his Democratic friend and off-and-on political ally, Cory Booker.

Lonegan, who cruised to victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary, has a frosty relationship with Christie, dating back to his primary challenge to the governor in the 2009 campaign. Just this week, Lonegan earned a public scolding from Christie for his campaign’s racially tinged tweet attacking Booker. “This is a governor who calls it like he sees it,” said a source close to Christie. “When Steve Lonegan says something and reporters want the governor’s reaction, he’ll tell people what he thinks.”

Chris Christie, closer to saying “the Republican Party left me” every day.

And you thought Al gore was nutty about Climate Change!

Meet Rep. Rush Holt, Moonbat, Leftist, Alarmist, Panic Monger, and all around moron

U.S. Senate candidate Rush Holt said his claim made Monday that “millions will die” if something isn’t done to address global warming was reality, not hyperbole.

“I think it’s no exaggeration at all to say that millions will die. And in fact there’s pretty good evidence that millions already have died because of climate change,” Holt, a congressman from central New Jersey who’s seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, said in a Star-Ledger editorial board meeting this morning.

Is it just me or are Leftists not the most unpleasant people to be around, doom, gloom, pessimism, the sky is falling, and on and on. Note that I have said before that Leftism is an , they just cannot get enough bad news.

 

Senate Amnesty Bill is Unconstitutional?

William Teach asks the question that should be asked of every bill, does it meet constitutional guidelines? Texas Congressman Steve Stockman says it does not

(Washington Times) Rep. Steve Stockman, a Texas Republican, said Friday that the Senate immigration bill is a revenue measure, which makes it unconstitutional because all revenue bills must start in the House.

“Not only is the Senate amnesty bill an abuse of taxpayers and immigrants, it’s utterly unconstitutional,” Mr. Stockman said. “The Senate cannot invent its own amnesty taxes.”

He called on House Speaker John A. Boehner to officially reject the Senate bill as unconstitutional using what’s known in Congress as the “blue slip” process, which is when the House informs the Senate that one of its bills contains taxes or spending and therefore must come from the House.

Blue slip procedures are considered privileged motions and can be brought quickly to the chamber floor for debate and a final vote.

I’d mention that Article 1, Section 7, Clause 1, but Democrats and some Republicans have amnesty on their minds and won’t be dissuaded by the ultimate legal document of our Republic.

Sadly, the Constitution matters little to our “leaders”. People ask what is wrong with America? We ignore our Constitution, that is what is wrong with our nation.

 

Ted Cruz summarizes the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven “deal.”

Senator Cruz, sums up the latest “pass the bill THEN read it” fiasco.

Senator Cruz at Red State:

On Monday at 5:30pm, the United States Senate will vote on the most sweeping immigration reform proposal it has considered in almost 3 decades – and it will do so having only seen the nearly 1200 pages of text for approximately 72 hours. Americans – including myself, my fellow senators and our staffs – are still trying to figure out exactly what is in the new Schumer-Corker-Hoeven “deal.”
Sound familiar? Pass it to find out what’s in it? Reminiscent of Obamacare, the lengthy amendment to replace the Gang of 8’s original bill was crafted behind closed doors and introduced late on Friday, after many members had left town. In the 2007 immigration debate, close to 50 amendments were considered. But this year, we have only debated 9 – with some of us being completely shut out.
Given only a weekend to review the language, we will now vote on whether to end a debate that never really began. To be clear – this is not a difficult vote. On process alone, we should all vote “no.“ This was by design – the President, Harry Reid and the Gang of 8 preferred all along to ram through a “deal,” and not have a real debate – just like Obamacare.

Here they go again! Running around like chickens with their heads cut off, so eager not only to pass a bill, but to do it in one Hell of a big hurry. Democrats want this for one reason, they see an opportunity to gain a permanent electoral advantage. The Republican supporting it are desperate to surrender every Conservative principle so as to not “lose” the Hispanic vote. That will fail for one reason, Republicans cannot win the “buy the vote” game as well as Democrats. If this passes, the same Democrats who are all lovey dovey with the Rubios, Flakes, McCains, and Grahams, will turn on the Republicans as soon as the ink is dry. Some Republicans are like Charlie Brown, still trying to kick that football even though Lucy will pull it out from under them at the last second.

As I wrote yesterday, any Senator that votes yes on a bill that no one has read is not fit to serve

Any Senator voting on any bill that is too big for anyone to comprehend, or grasp, or even read ought to resign and allow a better American that truly understands the role of Congress to serve. Jeff Goldstein has the Hoeven-Corker amendment, which is, 1,200,pages long.It is supposed to “fix” our broken immigration system. Who wants to bet this massive bill will lead to more spending, even worse border security, more government waste, and fraud, and is loaded with language that is so vague no human being can understand it? Who wants to bet that this bill will, in fact make the problem it is supposed to fix worse?

Especially nauseating is Lindsey Graham, who has convinced himself that the GOP cannot survive unless this massive crap sandwich is passed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FVY_eIWFjIE

Again, as I wrote yesterday

Lindsey, Lindsey, Lindsey, you ignorant ass, do you really think we buy the lie that this will reduce our deficit by $890 billion? Do you really expect us to believe this result in more secure borders? And finally, Lindsey, do you think anyone respects a whiner who sells out their “Conservative” values to get votes? They do not Lindsey, no one respects weakness. So, selling out your soul for votes? Please! The folks who support this sham bill will vote Democrat no matter how much you whimper. Lindsey, you cannot out Democrat the Democrats. Conservatism sells itself, as long as we have people in the GOP who actually BELIEVE in Conservatism, which it is obvious you do not Lindsey.

Just read on Twitter that Senator Cornyn will vote no on this, good for him. Again any Senator that votes yes should be primaried ASAP! Thoughts are that this bill will pass, but can it get through the House? As Stacy McCain urged earlier

John Boehner, you’d better not go wobbly.

 

Any Senator that votes “yes” on this bill is not fit to serve

Any Senator voting on any bill that is too big for anyone to comprehend, or grasp, or even read ought to resign and allow a better American that truly understands the role of Congress to serve. Jeff Goldstein has the Hoeven-Corker amendment, which is, 1,200,pages long.It is supposed to “fix” our broken immigration system. Who wants to bet this massive bill will lead to more spending, even worse border security, more government waste, and fraud, and is loaded with language that is so vague no human being can understand it? Who wants to bet that this bill will, in fact make the problem it is supposed to fix worse?

Behold, the Hoeven-Corker amendment, up for vote Monday, coming in at 1,200 pages The Hoeven-Corker amendment to the Gang of Eight bill is essentially a new bill. It is almost 1,200 pages long. Some parts of it are identical to some of the provisions of the original Gang of Eight bill, some parts are very different, and some parts are slightly different in ways that could prove very important but difficult to understand in a hurry. But it has to be understood in a hurry. Given the length and complexity of this proposal, I think it is fair to say that not more than a handful of the senators voting on it on Monday—which is apparently when the vote is scheduled—will really understand it in any detail. There is almost no way any of the senators voting on it could have read it all, and it’s unlikely even their staff members could do so in a thorough and responsible way in that time. Only the people who wrote it will know what it says, and I imagine it was written in parts by numerous people from several Senate offices. That means there is probably no one who really knows what it says. It also seems likely that, if the amendment is adopted on Monday, the vote on the final bill would come too soon thereafter to allow CBO to re-score the much-amended bill, and so to offer some sense of how things have changed in terms of costs, economic effects, future immigration flows (legal and illegal) and other key issues. Is this any way to make such an important set of decisions about the country’s future? 

The worst part is that too many Americans have not yet grasped that there are very few of our “leaders: That obeys our even cares about the one thing they should place above all else-our Constitution! Goldstein has it right. Our leaders are NOTHING like our Founders! They write and pass bills that they do not even read, and our president has no better respect for our founding principles than Congress does. Even worse, anyone who stands up and defends the Constitution is attacked by Liberals, and many Republican leaders as a “wacko bird”

Why let something so trivial as Liberty or The Constitution stand in the way of Won’s wish list?

President Obama on Tuesday will lay out his long-awaited plan for second-term, executive-level actions to combat climate change.His speech is expected to include a pledge to curb carbon emissions from existing power plants, a top priority for environmentalists, according to a person briefed on the remarks and a Washington Post story Saturday.

His top climate adviser said last Wednesday that the plan would address energy efficiency, expanding clean energy on public lands, and using various “tools” – including the Clean Air Act – to address climate.

Climate advocates have long pressed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin writing rules to curb emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of power plants, in addition to rules floated in draft form last year that apply to new plants.

Mendacious Leftists accuse conservatives of wanting to turn back the clock to what they perceive is the repressive 1950′s.

But the Left-luddites want to go back to pre-industrial times.

Obama, in his short remarks released Saturday announcing the speech, called addressing climate a “serious challenge” but added it’s “one uniquely suited to America’s strengths.”He said the country would need scientists to design new fuels and farmers to grow them.

“We’ll need engineers to devise new sources of energy, and businesses to make and sell them,” Obama said.

This is science?

 

 

Another day, another stupid comment from Crazy Legs Matthews

First here is the statement

CHRIS MATTHEWS: “The good thing going for Cory Booker, if he’s the candidate, Steve, is that we don’t have any African Americans in the United States Senate, which I think is a disgrace. You know, it’s one of the reasons I voted for my friend Michael Steele when he ran because I think we ought to have some. It’s absurd in this country, it’s absurd, Steve.”

Anyone spot the glaring problem with that statement? I guess Matthews never heard of Senator Tim Scott? To be fair Matthews catches his mistake, but what about the overtly racist comment he makes? Admitting he votes based on skin color? What about judging on character and not color?

Senator Durbin ought to read the Constitution sometime

Big Fur Hat lays into Senator Durbin

Lil Dick Durbin can go F himself, sideways 

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be “entitled” to constitutional protections and which people might not:

“You’ve raised an important point and I heard Sen. Graham call for special counsel,” Durbin said. “I’m not ready to do this at this moment. I would like to know if Holder has any conflict in here beyond what we heard when it comes to the Fox case.”

“But here is the bottom line — the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision that was written over 200 years ago.”

 

 

 

Some much needed words of wisdom from the past

Loopy Loo, posting at Zilla’s place, has a must read bit of history

United States Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story (1779-1845) was a famous jurist, and his Commentaries was a very influential treatise on United States constitutional law

His tenure on the Supreme Court spanned three decades, from 1811 to 1845.   At the beginning of the twentieth century, Story was elected to the Hall of Fame.   His views on the Constitution of the United States are still widely respected.

On November 18, 1811, President James Madison nominated Story to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Senate confirmed the appointment on February 3, 1812. At the age of thirty-two, Story was the youngest person ever appointed to the Supreme Court. While on the Supreme Court, Story served as a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1820 and was a Professor of Law at Harvard, where he wrote a series of nine commentaries on the law, each of which was published in several editions. Story served on the Supreme Court for thirty-three years. He died on September 10, 1845, at the age of sixty-five.

This quote from him caught  my attention:

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.”

- Joseph Story – Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 2d ed. (1851), vol. 2, chapter
Is that not a very near perfect summation of where America is today? The wise ARE mocked, and the honest are called “extremists”. Many of our citizens are blithely ignorant of our Constitution, our founders, our founding principles, and of our history. And some of the worst cases of ignorance occur in well-educated Americans. This is, I believe, because our education system  is about idoctrination, not education. 
Go read the rest of the post, it is worth it.

 

 

The answer is because he is a Democrat

If this were Jeopardy, you would ring in and answer with the question. In this case Lonely Conservative asks the right question. Why is Bob Menendez still a US Senator?

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is no stranger to scandal, but the latest allegations against him would have meant the end of his political career if he had an R next to his name rather than a D. Not only is he under an ethics investigation for accepting the gift of chartered flights to the Dominican Republic, there are also charges that the chairman of the foreign relations committee was having sex with underage prostitutes while in that foreign country. So, why is he still a senator? Because, he’s a Democrat from New Jersey.

The sad truth is this. Powerful politicians from both parties do bad things. Politicians from both parties get caught. But, it seems, for the most part, only Republicans have the decency to resign. This is true in part because the media makes far more of Republican scandals than Democrat scandals. It is also true that Republicans have more of a sense of what is right, even when they do wrong. And, sadly, it is true because Democrats care about power more than morality, or decency. And yes, that applies to Democratic voters as well, except that rather than placing power over morals, Democratic voters place their own sense of entitlement, as in entitled to some of everyone else’s money, above morals.

This brings me to another answer, to a question I have asked quite a bit. Given the lack of character, the lack of respect for the Constitution, and the lack of interest in the will of the people most Democrats openly display, why would anyone be a Democrat? The answer? Because they know Democrats will keep the handouts coming. And if that offends you as a Democrat, do not blame me. The truth hurts, so, instead of attacking me go take  a long look in the mirror.

Chris Matthews is your Daley Douchebag

Via Weasel Zippers

Via Newsbusters:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Why is John McCain so angry? Forty years after the Vietnam POWs came home, the most famous of them is angrier than ever. Why is America, why are we fighting the Vietnam war all over again in the United States Senate? The ticked off vitriol against Chuck Hagel, what is it about is? Is it for show? Is it about something Hagel said in the cloakroom? Is it about the basic unfairness of Vietnam itself that some went and some didn’t? Is it about Lyndon Johnson’s inability to either win that war or end it? What is it that burns so deeply in John McCain these days? It seems to excite those who knew nothing of Vietnam, but for hard reasons want to replay it again and again in Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and Syria and, yes, eventually in Iran. Well, tonight, we dig into the deep well of resentment burning in John McCain’s patriotic heart.

A resentment not against the North Vietnamese who imprisoned and toured him all those years, not against George W. Bush and his political henchmen who tried to stain McCain’s reputation back in 2000, but against a guy who fought against fear and rallied against wounds just like he did in the same army of America’s long nightmare in Vietnam, Chuck Hagel. A nightmare by the way whose flashbacks must haunt still the mind and heart of John Sidney McCain. I’m joined by David Corn of Mother Jones and Joy Reid of the Grio. Both are MSNBC analysts. Both of you, sir and lady, are younger than me but I’m absolutely convinced we’re watching a flashback. Watch this. Here is Senator John McCain. Did he a long, angry windup before he launched into his first so-called question. It was really an indictment for a former Senate colleague and former friend and fellow Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel. It included putdowns as well as references to Vietnam.

Senator McCain is not my favorite Republican, and I have been critical at times of his politics, but frankly, Matthews comments are deplorable. What the Hell has loud mouthed Matthews who looks like Newt’s retarded little brother ever done? Seriously what? I mean besides being a loud-mouthed fool who sounds like he is either drunk, or habitually stupid, or both. John McCain sacrificed for this nation while fighting Communists. Matthews, today, serves as nothing more than a useful idiot for modern-day Leftism. What an absolutely despicable excuse for a man Chris Matthews is.

 

Noted race-baiter verbally attacks South Carolina Senator Tim Scott

Despicable. What is wrong with the NAACP? Racists like Ben Jealous 

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………………….You are not Black unless I say you are Black

Why do politicians lie about their childhoods?

At the funeral of Daniel Inouye the other day, Obama talked a lot about Obama, that is sad. He also, apparently made up most of it, that is pathetic.

Barack Obama distorted his life story in order to include Senator Inouye in his talk.

Jack Cashill at American Thinker reported:

Obama’s oration dealt to a large degree with how he came to understand what a U.S. senator is. “Now, even though my mother and grandparents took great pride that they had voted for him,” said Barack Obama of Inouye, “I confess that I wasn’t paying much attention to the United States Senate at the age of four or five or six. It wasn’t until I was 11 years old that I recall even learning what a U.S. senator was, or it registering, at least. It was during my summer vacation with my family — my first trip to what those of us in Hawaii call the Mainland.”

The story of the trip set up the punch line. He told Inouye’s mourners that “my mother that summer would turn on the TV every night during this vacation and watch the Watergate hearings,” and he was forced to watch, too. Of course, the senator who “fascinated” him most was “this man of Japanese descent with one arm, speaking in this courtly baritone, full of dignity and grace.”

This story would work only if Obama had toured the United States during the summer of the Watergate hearings, 1973, when he was eleven years old going on twelve, but in his memoir Dreams from My Father, he tells another story — a much more specific one. Yes, he made the same trip, but he did so “during the summer after my father’s visit to Hawaii, before my eleventh birthday.” This would have been 1972, when Watergate was still a third-rate burglary that had gotten little media traction.

In Dreams, Obama mentioned a Kansas City stop along the way, and Madelyn’s youngest brother in suburban KC would later provide photographic evidence of the same. He confirmed the year as 1972. This disparity did not stop Obama from relating in Dreams how in that elusive summer he “watched the Watergate hearings every night before going to bed.” There was no mention of Senator Inouye. He was apparently trying to make some other point.

Wow, just wow. THIS is what we reelected? A narcissist liar?

 

Senator Bob Menendez hooker scandal? UPDATED!

RS McCain has the scoop

Dominican hookers, to be specific. This is what we’re hearing about the sex scandal involving a “powerful senator” in a sex scandal being touted by Drudge, with a story by the Daily Caller promised late tonight.

Domincan hookers you say? Maybe they are just doing the Horizontal Bop with a man who American hookers just will not do?

Well, do not expect this to get much attention from the media types, unless it is a headline that reads something like Humanitarian Bob Menendez reaches out to help underprivileged Dominicans.

This update just in, Bob Menenedez is accused of not only having sex with the hookers, but screwing them out of money too, sounds like a Democrat to me

In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.

The women spoke through a translator in the company of their attorney, Melanio Figueroa. Both asked that their identities remain obscured for fear of reprisals in the Dominican Republic.

When shown a photograph of Sen. Menendez, the women said they recognized him as the man with whom they’d had sexual relations at Casa de Campo this spring. Both said they were brought to the resort with the understanding they would be paid for sex.

Neither knew the identity of the man at the time. Both claimed to recognize him later as Sen. Menendez.

“He called him[self] ‘Bob,’” said one.

Who knows if these allegations are true, if they are, well, men paying for sex is not too uncommon and Menendez is single, divorced, so it is not like he is cheating, but still, this is not the way a United States Senator ought to conduct himself., especially on a trip funded by our tax dollars. Stacy McCain asks a pertinent question, one that hits on the accusation that Menendez cheated these women out of money.

What would Lilly Ledbetter say?

What would she say indeed!

Claire McCaskill: Unemployment is great because it reduces carbon emissions

Remember this the next time a Democrat says they care about workers! Via Milton Wolf

At the end of the clip, she claims she was being sarcastic. Look, I am a sarcastic guy, and that was not sarcasm, that was a Leftist showing how much Marxist Kool-Aid she has consumed.

 

Dana Loesch interviews embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin

He is staying fast, staying in the race. Great interview by Dana via Donald Douglas

Akin, 65, portrayed himself as a man of principle, unwilling to give up his fight just because of comments that he portrayed as a minor misstep. “One word, one sentence, [on] one day out of place and all of a sudden the entire establishment turns on you,” Akin told Loesch, whose syndicated show is broadcast from KFTK-FM in St. Louis.

Here is the interview

Well, the stakes are pretty high, I hope he wins, but if he doesn’t it could really hurt the GOP nationally. But, if he does win, it might help end the current climate where one stupid statement or clumsily worded answer can kill a campaign.

UPDATE! Bill Quick is pleased to hear the news

Republicans and their Akin-Breakin’ Hearts

Oh what to do about Missouri GOP Senatorial candidate, and current Representative Todd Akin and his gaffetastic statement about women, rape and abortion. First here is the comments that has him in hot water

Some Conservatives are saying that Akin ought to depart his race to unseat Claire McCaskill. Michelle Malkin, for example

The question for Republicans in Missouri is whether sticking by self-inflicted-wounded Akin is more important than securing a U.S. Senate majority.

Michelle’s basic point is this. Retaking the Senate is more important than sticking by Akin. There is a lot of merit to that. William Teach, however, has a differing view

You have many Republicans calling for him to give it up. Sean Hannity sounded like he wanted Akin to abandon his campaign earlier on the radio. Republicans and Crossroads GPS have apparently pulled out. National Review has called on Akin to step aside. So does Scott Brown. And John Cornyn. Many Republicans and Conservatives have gone all squishy as they so often due in the face of adversity.

Fortunately, some are standing up for Akin, such as social conservatives (of which I’ve been critical in the past). This is what we should all be doing. To be impolite and risk alienation, Republicans need to grow a spine. Akin is up 11 over McCaskill. Go on the offensive, bring up her Obamacare and Stimulus votes (among others), and highlight her “forgetting” to pay her taxes while demonizing “rich” people. For f*ck’s sake, you have a president who is quick to insult American citizens, especially Conservatives, and often in a nasty way. He called Americans lazy and soft. He said Americans “aren’t thinking clearly.” I could go on and on and on. Who will you replace Akin with? Bueller? Bueller? You replace him now and it is a guaranteed loss.

Buck up and stand up.

PS: Akin has a lifetime rating with the American Conservative Union of 97.24. He’s been helpful way more than hurtful. Maybe this is the kind of Conservative we need.

I love the sentiment Teach expresses here. The fact is we, Republicans, DO throw up our hands too quickly, and we DO, lose our heads over gaffes Republican candidates make. there is, I fear, a culture of accepting lower standards in the GOP, especially amongst the establishment types. I, like Teach, am pretty damned tired of that. Of course, to be fair, so is Malkin. 

Dana Loesch makes a solid point too

Akin is a pro-life candidate thus leans towards life when discussion abortion. It’s not shocking knowledge to Missourians who selected him as the GOP nominee for senate and lean towards him in the latest polling. Democrats want to make social issues the focus on the campaign as opposed to the economy, where they’re losing, and Akin’s interview gave them them the momentary opportunity they needed to shift attention away from the lagging economy. 

Was Akin’s “misspeech” ridiculous? Of course. Is it worse than the misdeeds of his opponent, Claire McCaskill, who rubber-stamps Obama’s war on Missouri coal jobs and tripled our deficit? Not by conservative standards, or any real standard of measurement. 

Dana is correct we HAVE made his comments worse than they actually were, I hate that we allow ourselves to play the Democrats game like this.

William Jacobson sides with the “Akin should drop out” side here is some of his take

 it’s clear that Akin has become a national liability, in part because his apology was round-about, in part because Republicans are not forgiven as easily as Democrats (remember how the press and Democrats reacted to allegations of rape made against Bill Clinton), and in part because Republicans who control the money and political leadership have been left with no choice but to do everything withing their power to distance themselves.

So, what to do? I lean, at least my heart does, more towards siding with William Teach here. Akin does possess that solid record, he does have that significant lead, and Claire McCaskill  is an incredibly weak candidate, with a record that voters will want to boot out. So, yes, go on the offensive, focus on her record, and Akin’s. But, here is the seminal point. If he is going to be thrown overboard, and certainly PLENTY of Conservatives are throwing him overboard, then he really has zero chance. So, maybe, in this case it is best he take his leave.

Stacy McCain weighs in and places much of the blame for this mess on the GOP establishment

This horrible botch can be blamed squarely on the Missouri GOP Establishment, which lined up behind Akin against Tea Party-backed — and Sarah Palin-endorsed – candidate Sarah Steelman in the primary two weeks ago.

Mike Rathbone at Hot Air: “Hey, I Voted for Steelman.” More than 60 percent of Missouri GOP  primary voters voted for either Steelman or businessman John Brunner.

UPDATE II: National Review is calling for Akin to “step aside” and the terrible thing, from a Republican standpoint, is how unnecessary this disaster was. It was an unforced error in an easily winnable race against an unpopular Democrat incumbent, and it was caused by the predictably timid Republican impulse to back the “safe” candidate who, as in so many previous instances, proved to be not really safe after all.

Damn.

I can tolerate a lot of things in politics, but I despise incompetence.

All I can do is sigh. McCain is right about that. Stacy also points out something I thought when I watched video of Akin’s statement. Why the Hell didn’t he take the right route in answering?

Whenever supporters of abortion start throwing up arguments based on exceptions, the proper response is to point out that well over 90 percent of abortions have nothing whatsoever to do with such exceptions, but are strictly a matter of choice: post-conception birth control. And the pre-Roe history demonstrated that permitting abortion under specific exceptions resulted in those exceptions being abused. The rape exception resulted in false accusations of rape, and the “health” exception resulted in doctors fictionalizing health risks, including false determinations of mental health risks.

If we can ever come to a consensus as a society that abortion is a homicidal act that ought to be against the law, then we might start having a productive conversation about ending it. However, so long as we have “respectable” people who advocate abortion as a good thing — indeed, as a pseudo-sacred constitutional “right” — no meaningful discussion is possible.

The “respectable” people who advocate abortion are paid for their advocacy, and have an articulate elite to echo their viewpoint, while those who speak on behalf of the sanctity of life — well, we’ve got dumbass Republicans like Todd Akin, you see.

Just another quick thought, if Akin does step aside, and I think he will, who would run in his place? Would that candidate have a legitimate shot to win? The election is just over two months away.

UPDATE! Gateway Pundit has some names of possible replacements

State Auditor Tom Schweich and Congressional candidate Ann Wagner are being mentioned as a replacement.

John Ashcroft, Jim Talent, and Kit Bond are also being mentioned as replacement candidates.

 

Who do I support? Cruz or Dewhurst?

I like David Dewhurst, although some of his campaign tactics have turned me off. Overall he is a good man, and would likely make  a very good Senator. However, Ted Cruz will make a better Senator in my view, so he will get my vote against Dewhurst next month. And, yes, of course, I will fully and actively support either candidate for that Senate seat! Here is a good video from Roderic Deane

You know, if I had a dollar for every stupid thing Bernie Sanders ever said……….

Bernie Sanders

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I could likely pay off the national debt, AND still get a cheeseburger

A proposal that rich Americans and corporations bear the brunt of paying off much of the federal deficit is catching fire as liberals and progressives are urging President Obama not to give in to GOP demands that no taxes be considered in the talks to boost the deficit ceiling. [Read the U.S. News debate: Should Congress raise the debt limit?]

Click here to find out more!

A letter to Obama posted on Sen. Bernie SandersWeb site already has 4,500 signatures and that is expected to surge after he addresses the issue in a late afternoon Senate floor speech today.

“Mr. President, please listen to the overwhelming majority of the American people who believe that deficit reduction must be about shared sacrifice. The wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations in this country must pay their fair share,” the Vermont Independent urges.

“At least 50 percent of any deficit reduction package must come from revenue raised by ending tax breaks for the wealthy and eliminating tax loopholes that benefit large, profitable corporations and Wall Street financial institutions. A sensible deficit reduction package must also include significant cuts to unnecessary and wasteful Pentagon spending.”

Republicans have rejected new taxes as part of an agreement to trim the deficit and offset the $2.4 trillion boost in the national debt ceiling.

The whole letter is at the link, read it if you have the time, and a desire to pull your hair out in clumps.

How are we going to tolerate the Burri boys for the next two weeks?

Steve and Lance are Packer fans, Cheese Heads, you know good guys with questionable taste in football teams, and head gear. But, as much as I like these two, I am not looking forward to their big heads the next two weeks. And, as bad as their boasting will be, can you imagine how bad they will be after the Steelers punk the Packers? Maybe Lance and Steve could buy a Troy Polamalu wig and wear them? Hmmmm, here is a picture or two for the Burri boys to ponder, and, I guess a bit of Rule 5 for the ladies