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Laura Ingraham’s “Draconian” Measures for Border Crisis

By Isabel Matos

Laura Ingraham is not every Sarah Palin supporter’s favorite talk show host, but she has been a steady and effective activist against Amnesty. She helped Dave Brat to victory in Virginia.  She has been an outspoken critic of Renee Ellmers, exposing her stance on amnesty during a contentious radio interview, and she is now helping Joe Carr in his race against Lamar Alexander, a Rino incumbent nemesis. Her endorsement of Carr has already helped him surge in the polls.

Laura was on Bill O’Reilly last month.  This is what she said she’d do about the border crisis and illegal immigration in general (in case you missed it). Many people I know who know her track record with Palin have had to agree these are common sense solutions to a problem the politicians are just wanting to ignore.

In 15 minutes she brought O’Reilly’s Immigration spin zone to a complete halt listing all of her solutions for sane immigration policy as follows:
  1. Deportation  OK, first thing you do is start deporting people — not by the hundreds, not by the dozens. By the thousands. And that means entire families. Not just a father, a mother. But we keep families unified by deporting all people who are are here illegally, that’s number one.
  2. Number two, we have to stop visas and stop foreign aid to countries who will not repatriate the citizens of those countries that left and came to our country illegally. We’re seeing this with Guatemala, [El] Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, some of the South American countries. If they don’t agree to repatriate their citizens back home and stop sending signals, implicitly, explicitly, that people should come here, then they get no foreign aid, we stop all visas from those countries coming in. This is a crisis, and we have to deal with it in a serious way.
  3. Number three, I think there has to be an end to this thing called birthright citizenship. Some people call it anchor babies. But this is not required by our Constitution, it doesn’t require a constitutional amendment. Harry Reid was for this about 15, 16 years ago. He went on the Senate floor and proclaimed that we should end birthright citizenship. So, that should go.
  4. Having severe civil penalties against employers We should also have severe penalties in place that are enforced, Bill, against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants and undercut the American worker and the legal immigrants who want to earn a decent wage. Severe civil penalties. If they have to be criminal penalties for successive violations, we have to do that.
  5. Building a wall or fence in places along the border I think Krauthammer is right, we need a wall and/or a fence in the places along the border that that is practical. We have to absolutely have that in place. That is practical and enforcing the border with the national guards, and filing lawsuits against states that do not enforce the border.
  6. Taking magnets away such as welfare for households, food stamps, disability, bank accounts and housing should not be allowed. I think no welfare for households that house illegal aliens. That’s a big magnet. Food stamps, disability, obviously the concern about Obamacare, that’s critical. We also have to make sure that bank accounts, housing, people who can rent houses — if you’re in the country illegally, why are you allowed to enter into a rental agreement —  to live in this country? That should not be allowed. So, there are a lot of common sense steps that we can take that both take the magnet away, we enforce the border, as you said, with the National Guard, we work with border states at a federal level. And we don’t file lawsuits against the border states when they actually want to enforce the border.

O’Reilly:  argued that mass deportations would make the Republican Party obsolete, that it would ensure Hillary Clinton’s election in 2016.  He said that was Rove’s argument and called these measures draconian. He also said 67%  of Americans want some kind of pathway. Ingraham pointed out the GOPe is buying the left’s argument and that Karl Rove has made electoral mistakes in the last few elections. O’Reilly insisted it could be done without destroying the party.
Laura: The Republican Party has done a good job of destroying itself.

* H/T  John Frank: “How Eisenhower Solved Immigration

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What in the Heck is Wrong With the “D” Word? JUST Get Over It Already. It’s Exasperating. Readers, Chime In!

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By Isabel Matos

With all due respect to those who are sincerely attempting to solve the border crisis all the way from Washington, I am not sure why 1)  the “D” word hasn’t been mentioned in the discussion below and 2) Why there is a stigma of the “D” word, deportation, in the first place!~ I’m incredibly curious about what you have to say about Ted Cruz’s solution to the border crisis.  He has introduced a bill to stop the President from further granting Amnesty which he says is the root cause of the problem. It is called a controversial measure. I asked David Dankberg who provided the video below what his opinion was; he said it was better than John Boehner’s lawsuit because it can at least be put into effect right away. Please listen to the clip and give your feedback.  Maybe we can write a collective letter in response to the measure and send it directly or openly to the Senator who seems to be a fair thinker in my estimation.  I’m not that thrilled with this.

For more on Cruz’s solution to the crisis read here.

I will post it again until it sinks in. It doesn’t matter how  exploited, abused or disease ridden these children are, they need to be sent back to their parents. It can be done. Like the VA problem, there is a cultural issue attached to this. There is no will to do it. DC has to get over the hang-up of the “D” word.  That’s right. All the touchy-feely talk must stop. Sarah explained it best in her timeline a month ago, and I adhere to her solution so far above all others; but I do not want to hear what else they are suffering not because I don’t care, but because it shouldn’t be happening in the first place if our LAWMAKERS WERE DOING THEIR JOBS! This clip is about the rationale behind NOT deporting which is the problem for me.

Laura Ingraham has a list of fantastic solutions to the problem See next article.

bestia-beast-train-illegal-alien-children-600-2 NEW YORK – The infamous Mexican “Death Train” – also called “La Bestia” [“The Beast’] – on which tens of thousands of illegal alien children from Central America are traveling through Mexico to the United States – is being targeted by criminal complaints from Mexican authorities for allegedly violating the civil rights of passengers.

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Immigration Reform (is) For Dummies.

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I am laying out ten talking points to argue against the passing of the House Amnesty Bill.  There is no reason for Republicans to even think of doing this. It is self-defeating.  They insist this bill is not Amnesty.  They refuse to accept the fact that Hispanics do not create more businesses, but poverty. They cannot promise border security and refuse to acknowledge the influence of the Communist Party and other factions heck-bent on making our system a one-party system. I have spoken about these points before, but it must be repeated.

This is part One of Two, but the most important arguments are here I believe. It takes a very long time to edit, but since neither one of my representatives are holding a town hall, and I can’t drive to the nearest 4 hour away location, I decide to help by offering our own talking points. Numbers USA is phenomenal!  You should check out their page today.  Conservatives need to learn to be pro-active and not just reactive.  It shows weakness that we’re not dominating the conversation, but then it’s the Rinos, not us, that are the problem.  We are all doing a great job by keeping our voices heard. We just have to keep flexing our muscles and speaking out against the injustices. Thank you. Enjoy the show.

How to Plan A Town Hall Meeting

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/congressional-august-recess-guide-how-to-plan-a-town-hall-meeting/

Numbers USA

http://www.meetup.com/NumbersUSA-Meetups-Nationwide-Meetups-for-Town-Halls/#calendar

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The Non-Percent: America’s Working Class of “John Does”; Updated

by Whitney Pitcher

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Our nation’s political messaging has often been one of dichotomy–splitting America in half to pit us against each other. Both political parties are guilty of engaging in this kind of talk. Some Democrats in recent years have discussed America in context of the 1% (the wealthiest Americans) versus the 99% (the rest of us), essentially trying to capitalize on the pitting the nation’s proverbial “haves” versus “have-nots”. Meanwhile, some Republicans have seen things in the context of the 53% of Americans who pay federal income taxes versus the 47% of those who do not, in essence trying to dichotomize Americans as either productive or lazy. The truth is not every “one percenter” is greedy, nor is every ninety-nine percenter selfless. Not every fifty-three percenter has a strong work ethic, nor is every forty-seven percenter lazy.  In reality, the dichotomy (and the disconnect too) comes between the permanent political class and the American people–primarily the working class. The working class primarily would fall into the 99% or the 53%. These individuals are self-sufficient enough to not be dependent upon the government, but not wealthy enough to be of importance to most politicians seeking campaign donors.

Too often, the working class are political pawns for union bosses and Democrats and frequently only discussed in the context of the “small business owner” for the pro-business (but infrequently pro-market) Republicans. There are rare politicians, however, who recognize that the working class are not political pawns, nor are they a class of citizens the government needs to do something for. They are a class of citizens that the government needs to stop doing something to! Tony Lee and Stephen Bannon co-wrote a great piece at Breitbart yesterday highlighting Governor Palin’s ability to connect to the working class and how the Senate immigration bill has been a slap in the face to the working class:

“Meanwhile, the upper middle classes in coastal cocoons enjoy the aristocratic privileges of having plenty of cheap household help, while having enough wealth not to worry about the social costs of illegal immigration in terms of higher taxes or the problems in public education, law enforcement, and entitlements,” Hanson wrote. “No wonder our elites wink and nod at the supposed realities in the current immigration bill, while selling fantasies to the majority of skeptical Americans.”

Last Friday, a panelist on Fox News’s Hannity’s panel of black conservatives, which included Sirius XM Patriot’s David Webb and Breitbart’s Sonnie Johnson, emphasized that the Senate’s immigration bill would have a “detrimental impact” on black Americans.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), one of the most critical opponents of the immigration bill, noted that the bill would hurt working class Hispanics in addition to all working class Americans and the “poorest among us.” Sessions noted that according to the CBO report, the bill would have a devastating impact on wages of Americans looking for job security, and it would raise the unemployment rate while only solving 25% of the illegal immigration problem. He posited that between 30 million and 50 million workers will be added to the labor force in the next ten years, completely destroying the possibility of upward mobility of working class Americans of all backgrounds. Yet, Republican senators like Murkowski (R-AK), Rubio (R-FL), Ayotte (R-NH), McCain (R-AZ), and Graham (R-SC) voted for the final bill.
“Why would any Member of Congress want to vote for a bill at a time of high unemployment, falling wages?” Sessions asked on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday.

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For Republicans to win back the majority and the presidency, they need to win the so-called Reagan Democrats and a new generation of working class minorities who will have to become Reagan Democrats 2.0. They need to win over the father who got laid off from his manufacturing job and has a child who did everything society said to do–go to college, get a degree, find a decent-paying job in the technology industry–and now may meet the same fate his father did when the labor market is flooded with an influx of cheap immigrant labor brought to do jobs Americans supposedly do not want to do.

These Americans that the immigration bill most adversely impacts make up the backbone of this country and see in Washington a permanent political class who are against them and think they “can’t cut it.” They see in Palin, though, someone who fights for them because she simply “gets” it–and them.

Governor Palin linked the above mentioned piece on her Facebook page, commenting in part:

Once again, I’ll point out the obvious to you: it was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politician must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks, and crony capitalists’ pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law.

Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.

The immigration bill does negatively impact the working class, but the political connected will benefit. Although he ultimately voted for the bill, Democratic Senator Leahy would boost corporate cronyism. Big GOP donors ultimately want “comprehensive immigration reform” to pass as well. What will the House GOP do? Will they cave to political pressure in order to receive the needed money for their next re-election–their own constituents be damned?

The immigration bill is not the only way that the working class is being passed over for the sake of the political connected class. Look no further than the next divisive issue de jour–climate change. Earlier this week, President Obama gave a speech touting his next “green” push. This push was gleefully described by an Obma adviser as a needed “war on coal”. The war on coal has already started, however. In President Obama’s home state of Illinois, in the blue collar town of Decatur, nearly 500 Caterpillar workers were laid off this past Spring. Caterpillar is the world’s largest maker of mining equipment, and with decreased coal mining, less mining equipment needs to be manufactured. Meanwhile, President Obama is promising $8 billion more in green energy loan guarantees in his new climate change plan. Past is often prologue,and in  the 2009 stimulus package, 80% of Department of Energy loans went to companies with connections to Obama donors. It would surprise no one if this new round of loan guarantees again go to the political connected. Suffice it say, yet again, the working class gets a pink slip while the permanent political class get “green slips”.

The working class are not simply a voting bloc, however. They are the backbone of our country and the essence of Americana’s John Does. As so well voiced in “John Doe’s” speech in Frank Capra’s “Meet John Doe” (H/T to this great Rebecca Mansour piece from 2009):

We are the meek who are supposed to inherit the earth. You’ll find us everywhere. We raise the crops; we dig the mines, work the factories, keep the books, fly the planes and drive the buses. And when a cop yells: “Stand back there, you!” He means us, the John Does!

America’s John and Jane Does are the hope of the earth. The permanent political class would do well to recognize them not as a group to be placate or to be pandered to, but instead as the very people who made America what it is today and who make it what it could be tomorrow, if the permanent political class does not transform America into something unrecognizable.

Updated: Please also see this great piece from earlier this year by our very own Gary Jackson with a wonderful reference to “Meet John Doe”.

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Governor Palin on Hannity

Governor Palin was on Hannity tonight to discuss the new immigration law passed in Arizona, the most recent attacks on her, Obama’s use of race card in his new political push, and the fact that Timothy Geithner has never held a “real job.”

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