Vote R in the Midterms – Don’t Stay Home, Don’t Vote Independent or Libertarian

Everyone who wants to see Harry Reid dethroned in two weeks, raise your hand.

Republicans are expected to take the Senate, but the elections are far from decided. Some of the races are too close for comfort, because Democrats know how to “find” votes when they need them. The truth is, the conservative base needs to come out in massive numbers – no staying home and sulking because the establishment this or the establishment that. No “protest” ( throwaway) vote for a third party. The only way to save the country – or at least slow down its demise is to crush the Democrats in numbers.

An animated Ann Coulter came out of her “bat cave” to appear on Hannity, Tuesday,  to talk about why it’s so important for Conservatives to vote  R in two weeks. And I’m posting the video because I agree with her message 100%.

I know the Republican establishment can be somewhat *disappointing* at times, but don’t even think about voting third party, people. As Coulter notes, we need to have 53-54 seats to provide some padding for 2016, when we’re expected to lose a few. If ObamaCare is ever to be overturned, the Senate has to be in Republican hands when Obama leaves office.

But first, Sean wanted to talk about the nothingburger “has-been intern” Monica Lewinsky story, which Coulter impatiently pushed aside. “At one point I felt sorry for her, but this is getting to be like some aging celebrity’s farewell tour,” she quipped.

Also important – a new Citizens United documentary featuring Michelle Malkin reveals how far left, big moneyed interests poured into Colorado and turned it from red to blue. The same tactics are being used in Texas, and several other states, Malkin says, visibly  disgusted by the rank hypocrisy displayed by  the left as it rails against right leaning donors like the Koch Brothers.

Malkin appeared on the Kelly File to talk about the film, Rocky Mountain Heist:

Here’s a report CNN did on Alison Lundergan Grimes’ embarrassing family business. It’s apropos because she’s staked out positions on the minimum wage and feminism which Hugh Jass – the family business she has worked for – has a mortifyingly bad record on.

Via Truth Revolt: CNN Reports On Alison Grimes’ Hugh Jass Hypocrisy Awkward Family Promos:

“I’m fighting for all Kentuckians, all working Americans across this nation. I don’t believe $7.25 an hour raises a family of four above the poverty level,” says Grimes. However,CNN reports that “her family’s burger joint pays some tipped staffers minimum wage.” It’s a point that Grimes was happy to dodge.

“My family is not in this race. I’m on the ballot. And as much as Mitch McConnell wants to attack my family, he has from the beginning, I’m going to stay focused on the issues. And for me, it’s about making sure that hard working Kentuckians have a bright future. And that future includes having not just a minimum wage, but a living wage.”

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Powerline: THE DEMOCRATS GO BACK TO THEIR RACIST ROOTS [UPDATED]

Faced with major electoral losses this year, the Democratic Party is pulling out all the stops. For them, that means descending, again, into racism. As Glenn Reynolds says:

Democrats used to use racial fearmongering to get white voters to turn out. Now they use racial fearmongering to get black voters to turn out. Not much else has changed….

The Democratic Party is trying to use the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri to stimulate black turnout. There is zero reason to believe that the Brown incident had anything to do with race. Is there any evidence that Wilson, if attacked by a 6′ 4″, 292 pound white man, would not have shot him? No. Wilson may or may not have overreacted; we may never know for sure. But connecting the incident to race is sheer political opportunism by the Democrats.

The Daily Caller: Does This Video Show A Hispanic Activist Openly Committing Vote Fraud?

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A Republican party official in the largest county in Arizona says surveillance tape shows a progressive Hispanic activist blatantly and openly engaging in vote fraud.

The surveillance video below was recorded on Aug. 25 during this year’s primary election cycle at a central Maricopa County elections processing facility on the edge of downtown Phoenix.

A. J. LaFaro, Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee obtained the video. He was watching the polls that day during the early-voting period voting for the Aug. 26 primary.

“The team processing the early ballots through the optical scanning equipment had gotten way ahead of the ‘upstream’ citizen boards preparing the early ballot batches for processing,” the Republican party official said, according to the Arizona Daily Independent.

While the information systems coordinator was on a long lunch break, he explained, he was “seated at one of the cubicles looking toward the reception area that is now behind bullet proof glass because of the violence and protesting that occurred by militant groups during the November 2012 general election.”

If Democrats win any seats in two weeks, it will be through using tactics like these.

MORE:

Signs that Democrats are going to lose:

WaPo: Democrats have an early vote problem:

Compared to overall voter registration, Iowa and North Carolina Democrats are doing much worse than earlier in the month, and Republicans in those states much better.
 We’ve also added new states that recently began early voting: Nevada, California and Colorado. In each, Republicans are outperforming Democrats.

RCP: A Sign “Democrats Are Going To Lose” Is “There’s Already Finger Pointing”

RON FOURNIER, NATIONAL JOURNAL:
The clearest indication we have that Democrats are going to lose:
My phone was lighting up yesterday with White House officials blaming Senate candidates and the [Democratic] Senate Campaign Committee and Senate campaigns complaining about the White House.
 There’s already finger-pointing inside the Democratic Party
That’s 46 percent to 37 percent for the GOP.

Iowa

2010    DEM + 18,008

2012    DEM + 55,769

2014     DEM + 1,441

Fireworks: Rep Scalise And CDC Director Tangle at Ebola Hearing (Video)

At the House Oversight hearing on the U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreak, Thursday, Rep. Scalise (R-LA) firmly urged the president to immediately institute a travel ban until it can be proven that Americans are safe from more cases coming into the United States.

In an attempt to find out who was actually driving the policy, he asked the CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden if he had had conversations with the White House about a travel ban, and struggled to get a straight answer.

“From the point of view of the CDC, we’re willing to consider anything, Frieden answered.

“But have you considered that?” Scalise pressed. “Have you had conversations with the White House about a travel ban?”

Friedman: “Ah – we’ve – “

Scalise: “That’s a yes or no question.

Friedman: “Um…”

Scalise: “Have you had conversations with the White House about a travel ban?”

Friedman: “We’ve discussed many aspects…”

Scalise: How about a travel ban? Have you had that conversation with..

Friedman: We’ve had discussions on the issue of travel to and from West Africa..

Scalise: And have ya’all ruled it out?

Friedman: I can’t speak for the White House but I can tell you that the CDC…

Scalise: You can speak for the CDC. If you were in on those conversations – maybe they had their own conversations without you – but if you were involved in conversations with the White House about a travel ban, did they rule it out – are they still considering it?

Friedman: From the CDC’s perspective, we will consider anything that will protect Americans.

Scalise: Are you going to answer the question about your conversations with the White House? IS THE WHITE HOUSE CONSIDERING A TRAVEL BAN?

Friedman: I can’t speak for the White House.

One gets the feeling that the good doctor has been threatened with having his toenails ripped off if he discloses anything about those ebola conversations. So much for the most transparent administration ever.

Scalise went on to question Friedman about the Marines who have been sent to Liberia, and the lax protocols that are currently in place. He chastised him for  jumping to the conclusion that the nurses in Dallas had violated protocols without knowing for a fact that they had.

 

 SEE ALSO:

Gateway Pundit: SHOCKING: CDC Admits 100-150 People a Day Entering US from Ebola Infected Countries (Video)

The Conversation: As Expected, Dems Push Debunked Ebola Funding Cuts Talking Points At House Hearing

 

New Pat Roberts Ad: “That’s an Interesting Question”

Conservatives have every reason to feel peeved at the Republican establishment in Washington for pouring big bucks in the Kansas primary race in order to defeat Milton Wolf – an excellent conservative candidate. This strategy of reelecting incumbents who are way past their prime –  by any means necessary – needs to be retired because it has led to bad blood within the party and a lot of disgruntled conservatives.

A recent PPP poll showed the “Independent” candidate Greg Orman leading  Senator Pat Roberts 41 percent to 34 percent. Now the party has to spend precious resources in a race that should be in the bag for Republicans in a Republican state like Kansas.

The good news is – there are still a lot of undecideds in this race, and many who currently favor Orman  just need to be educated about him.

This brutal new ad put out by the Roberts campaign does just that, highlighting Orman’s refusal to answer a Kansan’s question about repealing ObamaCare. “That’s an interesting question,” he answered as he scurried away.

Via The AoSHQDD:

 

Enough said.

…Or Not.

SEE ALSO:

Jim Geraghty of Campaign Spot has a message for the Loud ‘I’m Staying Home This Year’ Conservatives

 

Senate’s Border Bill Fails (Video)

Our government has become completely dysfunctional. Nothing useful, positive or productive can happen as long as Reid is Senate Majority Leader and Barack Obama is POTUS. The next two years are really about mitigating the damage the community organizer incurs and running out the clock until 2016. That’s really about all this weak kneed GOP can handle.

Via the Blaze:

The Senate on Thursday night failed to advance a $2.7 billion bill to address the southern border crisis, just hours after the House Republicans had to pull their own bill from consideration due to a lack of support.

Together, the two votes show just how difficult it will be for Congress to agree not only on how much to spend to resolve the border crisis, but how to spend it.

In the Senate, Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) led the Republican effort on Thursday to include language that would defund any new Obama effort to expand DACA. These two senators said that overhanging threat from Obama would outweigh any attempt to stop the flow of immigrants.

But like so many other bills in the Senate over the last few years, Democrats didn’t give senators a chance to amend the bill. That prohibition led an outraged Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to storm onto the Senate floor and demand that Democrats start allowing real debate and real consideration of amendments on bills.

“Is that a hell of a lot to ask here?” McCain said. “I don’t think so.”

Sessions made an attempt to force Democrats to allow a vote on tougher language, but because Republicans are the minority party, it failed in a 43-52 vote. Sessions warned that failing to add language blocking further amnesty programs from Obama would be a “hammer blow” to millions of unemployed Americans.

“We have the power to block this action,” he said of Obama’s expected policy change. “We have a duty to block that action.  We can do that today by supporting my motion here today.”

“The vote we are about to have will be a vote on whether to support the president’s illegal executive amnesty, or to stop it,” he added.

Sen. Sessions said that by shooting down his motion to vote on Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill,  Senate Dems essentially voted to enable Obama’s unlawful executive order that would provide amnesty and work permits to 5-6 million illegal immigrants.

The President’s planned action would be in contravention of plain law, and at the expense of unemployed Americans.  Senate Democrats voted in lockstep to block Sessions’ motion and to thereby back the President’s executive amnesty—only Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) dissented.  Senate Democrats, who had previously intimated public concern over the illegal actions, sided with Majority Leader Harry Reid and voted to enable and encourage the President’s planned unilateral amnesty and work permits.

UPDATE:

This is scary:

Via Weasel Zippers: Border Bill Back On Deck, Members Plan To Take Action Before Recess:

Via Townhall

Update (Amanda): House leadership announced that members will stay until a vote on border legislation takes place. Currently, there is no set schedule for the vote. It could take place late Thursday or Friday.

#BREAKING House GOP plans to hold another conference in morning on border Source says “almost every mbr said stay..it was pretty hot.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 31, 2014

#BREAKING Sr Hse GOPer after border mtg: I know 1 thing, we’re not leaving here until we get the votes.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 31, 2014

Has anyone in Congress figured this out, yet:

Via Ann Coulter: THE LOOPHOLE IS OBAMA:

The law is not — as George Will suggested on “Fox News Sunday” — a general humanitarian mandate allowing all 2 billion poor children of the world to show up at our border and be told, “Welcome to America!” It’s a law to combat sex trafficking.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Vice President Joe Biden wrote the law — and Feinstein isn’t stupid. She’s well aware of illegal immigration. That’s why the law specifically excludes two huge categories of illegal aliens from getting hearings: (1) Mexicans; and (2) children who have relatives in the U.S.

Those cases look more like illegal immigration than sex trafficking. (Didn’t anyone wonder why Mexican kids are excluded?)

Mexicans make up the lion’s share of illegal immigrants in the U.S., and children with relatives already living in the U.S. are probably just trying to rejoin family — not trying to escape a fiendish kidnapper about to sell them into sex slavery.

According to last Friday’s New York Times, almost 90 percent of the 53,000 illegal alien kids given refugee status since October have already been transferred to parents or relatives living in the U.S. By the law’s clear terms, those 47,000 kids should have been summarily turned away at the border — just as Mexican children are.

(Democrats wailing about a “humanitarian” crisis — after calculating the precise number of voters they need — evidently don’t care about the Mexican kids.)

No law needs to be fixed. The only thing that needs to be fixed is the president.

Cruz weighs in: Democrats are Perpetuating the Border Crisis:

  1. Reid’s do-nothing Senate has abdicated all responsibility

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the Senate vote this evening on border funding legislation:

“Today Harry Reid blocked all consideration of legislation to stop President Obama’s amnesty. By refusing any debate or even a vote on legislation to stop Obama’s amnesty, Senate Democrats are cynically choosing to perpetuate the crisis.  Every Senate Democrat but two voted against taking up legislation to stop President Obama’s amnesty.  They now own this crisis; each bears responsibility for enabling the President to march forward with plans to give amnesty to millions more who arrived in our country illegally.

“The evidence shows that the crisis at the border is a direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness, and the surge of unaccompanied children trafficked to the United States by drug cartels and transnational gangs will not ebb until Congress restrains the President from taking any further executive action.

“The House of Representatives is working hard to solve this crisis, but Harry Reid’s do-nothing Senate has abdicated all responsibility.

“Last week, I introduced the Protect Children and Families Through Rule of Law Act that would stop President Obama’s amnesty. Faced by an extreme president who refuses to follow the law, Republicans should unite to stop the amnesty that is causing tens of thousands of children to be victimized by violent coyotes and drug cartels. The responsibility for the pain and suffering experienced by those children who are exploited by dangerous criminals and the associated burdens imposed on our border towns and cities now lies directly on Senate Democrats who would rather put hundreds of thousands more children and countless Americans at risk than stand up to the out-of-control and lawless president.”

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks.

Cruz: Keep the Internet Tax Free (Video)

Today, Senator Ted Cruz requested unanimous consent to pass H.R. 3086, a bill that would stop Internet bills from increasing by making permanent the current ban on Internet access taxes, which is set to expire in November.

“If the Senate refuses to take action, the Internet will be taxed this November,” Sen. Cruz said. “For a decade and a half, Americans have been able to use the Internet all across the country free of taxes, and Republicans and Democrats have agreed on this basic principle… I would note that anyone objecting to this right now is setting the stage for a massive internet tax.”

He went on, “We ought to come together on what should be a noncontroversial bill, a bill that has passed three times before, a bill that was signed by President Bill Clinton, a bill that in this body is introduced by a senior Democrat, we ought to come together in a bipartisan way to say, we stand in unison protecting Internet tax freedom.”

 

Earlier this year, the House passed H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. The Senate version, S. 1431 that is sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, has 52 Senate cosponsors, including Sen. Cruz and 18 Senate Democrats.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, objected to the legislation.

Sen. Cruz was joined on the floor by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R.-New Hampshire, supporting legislation to keep the Internet tax-free. Sen. Mike Lee, R.-Utah, later spoke on the Senate floor in favor of the legislation as well.

House Votes To Sue Obama (Video)

Last month, on the same day the Supreme Court invalidated Obama’s recess appointments, Obama defiantly taunted Republicans: “So sue me,” he told reporters when asked about Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said in a conference call with conservative media, this afternoon, that Republicans are taking him up on that; “okay we will,” he said.
Confident that they will have standing in court, the House GOP voted Wednesday to authorize Speaker Boehner to file suit against the president on their complaint that he has failed to faithfully execute laws and overstepped his legal authority.

Via the WSJ:

In a 225-201 vote, the House told Mr. Boehner (R., Ohio) to move ahead with the suit. House GOP leaders have said they would focus the suit on the White House’s decision last year to give employers a one-year reprieve on enforcing a requirement under the Affordable Care Act that they offer health coverage or pay a penalty. The requirement was delayed until 2015, and the White House then revised the health law further by saying employers with between 50 and 99 full-time workers wouldn’t have to comply or pay a fee until 2016.

Five Republicans joined Democrats in voting against pursuing the lawsuit. No Democrats voted to move forward with the suit.

Fox News reported that the five Repubs who voted with Dems may have been protesting that the lawsuit doesn’t go far enough.

Mr. Boehner, speaking just before the vote, said Congress needed to assert its authority under the Constitution to combat executive overreach. “This isn’t about Republicans and Democrats. It’s about defending the Constitution we swore an oath to uphold,” he said.

Mr. Obama, speaking to a friendly crowd in Kansas City ahead of the vote, said that suing him wasn’t a productive thing to do.

“Everybody recognizes this is a political stunt,” he said of the lawsuit. “But it’s worse than that, because every vote they’re taking like that means a vote they’re not taking to actually help you.”

Which was a pretty remarkable thing for Mr. Obama to say – given the fact that not everybody thinks the lawsuit is a political stunt. No one would accuse Professor Jonathan Turley of being a political hack, for instance – he voted for Obama in 2008. But last month on MSNBC, he confounded the liberal panel he was on, saying he thinks the lawsuit has a chance.

…after being asked by MSNBC host Steve Kornacki whether Boehner had “any kind of a case” with the lawsuit, Turley remained consistent.

“I think there is a case against the president for exceeding his authority,” he declared. “I happen to agree with the president on many of his priorities and policies, but as I testified in Congress I think he has crossed the constitutional line.”

“So where has he crossed it?” Kornacki pressed. “Like, what specific issue has he crossed it on?”

“Well, when the president went to Congress and said that he was going to go it alone, it obviously raises a concern,” Turley noted. “Because there’s no license for going it alone in our system.”

The law professor noted the unprecedented changes made to the Affordable Care Act — including the shift of nearly half a billion dollars to a purpose unspecified by Congress — as well as his deliberate disregard of existing law on immigration and the effective rewriting of other laws.

“While I happen to agree with him — I voted for him — I think this is a problem,” Turley asserted.

Intellectually honest libs understand that this has been a problem for some time.

Greta Van Susteren covered the House vote shortly after it occurred.

She split a gasket when the House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions gave her the price tag on the expected legal fees, which he estimated would be around $2 million dollars.

“I can find someone to do it for you for $30,000!” she exclaimed in protest.

Incidentally – the word of the day is “injunction” – which could become relevant in the not too distant future if Obama decides to act unilaterally on immigration.

Update:

Charles Krauthammer offered his take on the lawsuit on Special Report:

Via NRO:

Video: Sens. Cruz and Sessions Colloquy on Stopping Obama’s Amnesty

On Thursday, illegal immigration hawks Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), joined forces in urging their colleagues to put more pressure on  Obama to prevent him from unilaterally granting amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants.

Via Big Government:

In a colloquy with Cruz on the Senate floor, Sessions said Obama’s potential executive actions represent an “exceedingly grave threat that go[es] beyond anything we’ve ever seen in this country” and “threatens the very constitutional framework of our republic and the very ability of this nation to even have borders.”

He vowed that the “American people will not allow it to happen” if they discover what is going on. He said it was now up to members of Congress to rally the nation against Obama’s potential grants of amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.

Referencing a letter that he and 21 other Senators sent to Obama warning him not to nullify the country’s immigration laws, Sessions said every Senator should back Cruz’s bill to prevent Obama from extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to future illegal immigrants.

Cruz has also introduced legislation that would make it easier to deport illegal immigrant children from countries other than Mexico and Canada and require the federal government to reimburse states and local governments for dealing with the border crisis.

Sessions said Congress rejected Obama’s amnesty plan “under the circumstances he advocated” and noted that “he has no power to go forward and go beyond that, and we’re not going to allow it to happen. It’s wrong.”

“This president is not going to get away with unilateral amnesty,” Sessions said. “This Congress will be held to account.”

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