ICE, the federal immigration authority wants to meet with GOP in Congress before the immigration bill is considered. Maggie has written an article begging conservatives to arrange such a meeting. As Maggie stated:
Who better knows what has to be done to secure the borders than ICE? The answer is certainly not Congress.
To demonstrate how the Obama administration works against enforcing immigration laws, like the previous two administrations, there were five illegal aliens, one of them sitting next to Michelle Obama at the State of the Union Address. One of those five was allegedly arrested on the Capital grounds in November 2013. It seems the executive office not only provides deals with Mexican cartels, but also invites lawbreakers to Capitol Hill.
Over at Patriot Post, Hillary Clinton is quoted [CNN] as being regretful of Benghazi incident:
“You know, my biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy, losing four Americans, two diplomats and now it’s public, so I can say two CIA operatives, losing an ambassador like Chris Stevens, who was one of our very best and had served in Libya and across the Middle East and spoke Arabic.”
CNN had to submit an apology after a video edit made it appear that Hillary was laughing after her apology concerning the Benghazi tragedy. Hillary was speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association when she made the statement. She was laughing about the question concerning her running in 2016, but her words during testimony during congressional investigative still remain in the words of the cold, calculating woman. [Video Source: Raw Story]
Of course, according to the New York Times, Hillary is admonished of any wrongdoing concerning the Benghazi scandal; and no one is certainly focusing on the fact that President Obama ordered a stand down more than once that night, he put his political campaign engagement the following day as priority.
And, according to National Journal, Hillary has:
…been a big proponent of the surveillance state and the NSA.
Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, and Allen West seem to be the most active in insisting upon the return of the constitutional republic and dispelling the progressive-socialist welfare state to the bin of history, bad history like continuing slavery in a free republic and the treatment of Native Americans.
In the STOU address, even CNN highlighted the fact that Obama intends 2014 to be a year of action; which to this progressive-socialist means with or without congressional approval. Was he referring to the action concerning the IRS scandal? The appropriate description would be “inaction“.
Notice that he blames the economy and joblessness is because of the usual: something else and low wages. He has a plan, he says, like other SOTU addresses – all mouth and no action, and he cannot take the necessary action because his ideology is based upon socialism and big government. Government IS the problem and has been so for at least 100 years, as it progressively grew – jumping further into socialism during the Wilson administration and FDR administration, and now Obama administration.
He, once again, called for “unity” – forgetting that he recently commented that his approval rating has dropped further because of racism. He even mentioned a call to “recalibrate the tax code” – which does not mean that income tax or the IRS will go away. Who knows what he means or what he has in mind. If it is anything like Obamacare, forget about it.
And, of course, for emotional PR, he had SFC Cory Remsburg, a disabled veteran representing many veterans that had been thrown under the bus during the two terms of this president and members of Congress, by reducing benefits in order to “budget” when big checks are written and arms are given to the very elements that hate the United States; and ordering a stand down when an embassy requested support against an attack in Benghazi. It is good to recognize a dedicated soldier like Remsburg, and certainly do not diminish his longstanding duty (10 deployments to combat zone) and suffering in the fight against Islamic Jihadists; but pathetic to use it for political PR. That is NOT what the SOTU was created for. A televised documentary would have been more appropriate. Obama is not the only president to use such tactics, for this type of practice has become the norm.
Of course, Democrats are hypocritical when it comes to “equality”, for example, Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH] is sponsoring a resolution to pinpoint on black veterans instead of all veterans. It is to recognize the black veteran and not ALL veterans. US is divided because we divide ourselves instead of considering all legal citizens equal. A bill would be more appropriate that would change foreign policy where American armed forces were no longer used to fight other nation’s wars and the Beatty bill would recognize that ALL veterans have transition difficulties when returning from combat duty and/or venturing back out into civilian society. What Rep. Beatty is telling citizens is that black veterans should receive special treatment over other veterans. Which brings to mind that there is a whole month allocated to “Black History” – why not a whole month dedicated to all Americans in our history? For example, my recent rewrite of an old article about the cowboy included the demographics within the cowboy culture with photos of the various ethnic backgrounds of the American Cowboy. All the important issues to address in Congress and important bills are ignored [Fair Tax Act] – and time is wasted on such issues like this resolutions and bills like recognizing a specific holiday for a particular religion. Congressional members have long believed that nothing happens unless they pass legislation concerning it; indeed, they even believe they can change weather patterns and natural climate fluctuations by their mighty resolutions and legislation. Too many congressional members use the record of and focus upon how many bills they sponsor and pass rather than the quality of the bills passed. They should be more concerned with quality and constitutional legislation rather than quantity.
But the Republicans showed enthusiastic applause so as not to slight the disabled veteran, an applause that thanked him for his service to the United States. Alex Castellanos, CNN contributor stated:
A speech by Barack Obama is a lot like sex. The worst there ever was is still excellent.
But words are useless that are not followed by positive action, and in the past decades, a State of the Union address has become nothing but PR instead of what it was originally meant to be – cementing relations between the executive branch and the legislative branch and bringing up important issues that need to be addressed and resolved.
Senator Reid unabashedly proclaimed: People love this man, referring to Obama after the STOU address and so-called Obamacare. With an approval rating at a historical low for a president, that senatorial progressive certainly believes citizens are complete morons. Meanwhile, John Edwards, scandal-ridden politician, spoke up stating that the Democrats should do more on poverty. Well, Mr. Edwards, I think the Democrats have done enough in creating more poverty and joblessness, people who pay little or no taxes (49%) and government-dependent populace that rely on the other 51% to pay their share, thank you very much.
Of course, President Obama was bound to give a forceful speech in order to rally the public into keeping his cronies in Congress on both sides of the political fence.
Full-Text SOTU Transcript – HERE.
As CNN reported:
It was vintage Obama, blending hopeful calls for a unified approach with declarations of presidential independence through executive orders. … It’s an optimistic goal for a President with a 43% approval rating entering his sixth year in office and facing a determined opposition in the Republican-led House of Representatives with congressional elections looming in November.
It was also a continued offering of “Hope and Change” rhetoric:
“What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class,” Obama said. “Some require congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I.“
And, as in the past, he stated if Congress will not work with him, he will “go it alone”. Like:
“I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.“
He also promised to use an executive order to raise the minimum wage for government contract workers. I thought the Constitution was clear that Congress was in charge of funding? The cost and scope of big government continues to climb in the name of progressive socialism.
At that SOTU, Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY] was being interviewed concerning his campaign financing allegations, and he lost his temper. According to sources, he threatened to throw the reporter off the balcony. You see, dirt bags do not just exist in the Democrat political club, non-statesmen existing on both sides of the political fence. Here is a laugh, Anthony Weiner spoke out and provided advice to Grimm on how to deal with reporters, as though he knows how after his election loss.
We will see how “bipartisan” his immigration “reform” plan comes to be. Most likely it will be like the Great Uniter‘s policies and members of his political party who are racists calling others racists, providing special privileges to certain people of society.
Thanks to Obama and other presidents turning their heads when it came to securing our borders, the largest majority in the United States are Hispanic, mostly from Mexico. Immigration, legal, is not the problem; illegal immigration is – and the anchor baby law that has had illegal immigrants pouring into the United States during a time when so many are unemployed. The reason for an annual limitation of legal immigrants is to ensure that they have employment. That doesn’t matter to vote-seeking politicians or politicians who want support from illegal voters.
Firearm manufacturers will be having great problems in staying in business in California, using side-step measures since the Mexifornia government cannot outright ban firearms. Smith & Wesson has ended sales to California because of its microstamping requirement, which Sturm, Ruger & Company had already done. Hooray for Ruger and S&W for standing their ground against elected officials ignoring their oaths of office – to honor and protect the US Constitution and its amendments.
“A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must, in practice, be a bad government.” – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833