Robert Ariail cartoon via Townhall.
The hits from the Obama administration keep on coming I’m afraid. Not a lot of good news, today.
We knew it was coming.
I’ve warned for years about illegal alien amnesty by executive fiat and the backdoor sabotage of immigration enforcement by this administration — and every one preceding it over the last two decades. I’ve also reported on how Congress issues individual deportation waivers to illegal aliens. And I’ve spotlighted the deadly “13 strikes you’re out” policies of border-state prosecutors.
On Friday, in another trademark Obama document dump, ICE issued a memo that pushes the perpetually-rejected DREAM Act for illegal alien students. As immigration lawyer Michelle Scopellite explained to me: “In essence, what this means is that if someone, is not a major criminal and is in removal proceedings, ICE officers are now to release them or terminate proceedings if they are involved in a lawsuit or fighting for union ideals. This appears to be another attempt by the Obama admin. to side-step immigration law through administrative acts.
Keep reading. KS Sec of State, Kris Kobach weighs in, too.
Another outrage via The Daily Caller: Private emails detail Obama admin involvement in cutting non-union worker pensions post-GM bailout
New emails obtained by The Daily Caller contradict claims by the Obama administration that the Treasury Department would avoid “intervening in the day-to-day management” of General Motors post-auto bailout.
These messages reveal that Treasury officials were involved in decision-making that led to more than 20,000 non-union workers losing their pensions. (General Motors not eager to be political talking point in 2012)
Republican Reps. Dan Burton and Mike Turner say that during the GM bailout, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner decided to cut pensions for salaried non-union employees at Delphi, a GM spinoff, to expedite GM’s emergence from bankruptcy.
At a Wednesday hearing, the House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending started pushing the Treasury Department for answers on the effects of the bailout and on how much of a role the department played in picking winners and losers.
I keep telling people, I’d vote for even Ron Paul if it came down to it, to get these corrupt SOBs out of the White House. What. ever. it. takes.
To make matters worse, Joe Biden’s ideas overruled the commanders on the ground. You know, because when one thinks of brilliant military strategists, Joltin’ Joe Biden is the first name that comes to mind.
We are in such capable hands….
The Other McCain on: Obama’s Afghanistan Speech:
Al-Qaeda’s escape from Tora Bora in December 2001 did not happen because “our focus shifted,” and Gen. Tommy Franks has said that, as far as we know, Osama bin Laden may have already fled to Pakistan before the battle of Tora Bora even started. Either way, insofar as the U.S. military’s mission in Afghanistan was to kill or capture bin Laden and other top al-Qaeda leaders, the chance for fulfilling that mission was gone by January 2002.
Operation Iraqi Freedom did not begin until March 2003, so that the propopaganda claim embedded in the Democrat talking-point – i.e., the Iraq war being a “distraction” from the anti-terrorism campaign against al-Qaeda — was always essentially a lie.
Stop the presses, Obama lied again, (ZZZZZZZ).
I didn’t listen to the speech, myself, but according to Stephen Yates at Fox Nation; Obama Offered a Campaign Speech Not a War Update or National Security Strategy:
The construct is fairly straight forward – cite 9/11 post-trauma unity, blame Bush for breaking the country and the world, favorably review previously announced policy, minimize threats to America abroad, and refocus on revolution at home.
Obama cannot be blamed for misleading America. His call tonight to “wind down this war” and “focus on nation building here at home” comes straight out of the 2008 campaign. This is what you should expect when a community organizer is commander in chief.
The question we need to ask the president, and ourselves, is whether his medicine will cure or simply sedate the patient.
After reading A.R. Ward’s piece at Big Journalism about Tim Wise’s outrageous slander against Andrew Breitbart, I decided Wise had earned place here at The Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse. In fact, he could be the poster boy for The New Tone.
He wrote the book, White Like Me, which is required reading at many schools, is a sought after speaker on American campuses, and is a professional racialist, which means he interprets everything within the prism of race.
It is his job to provide commentary, write books, and make speeches on a variety of subjects, using race as the primary factor in determining his ideas and conclusions.
So when someone criticizes President Barack Obama, for example, racism must be the motivation, according to Wise. This interpretation of events is at the heart of his presentation of America as a deeply racist country.
See, to me that seems shallow and knee-jerk, but what do I know?
Wise is a clear example of a leader on the left who is the antithesis of what he has successfully convinced his followers he represents. He presents himself to be a scholarly man of pure facts and data, and a leading voice for anti-bigotry. Nothing could be further from the truth. Despite his reliance on embarrassingly flimsy studies, his followers believe his facts are indisputable. Likewise, no matter how hate-filled some of his comments are, his followers believe his statements are accurate rather than bigoted.
Cue the Scooby-doo theme song….Patterico: The Owner of the Nikki Reid Account Speaks Out
Verum Serum: Al and Ted: 2 Peas in a Global Pod:
Ted who? Read to find out.
UPDATE: “I am delighted with this ruling,” says Geert Wilders. “It is a victory, not only for me but for all the Dutch people. Today is a victory for freedom of speech. The Dutch are still allowed to speak critically about islam, and resistance against islamisation is not a crime. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak.”***
The Politico: Who’s the mystery man in Iowa?
Drama in Ames in the room where the Straw Poll bidding is going on…
…where campaigns jockey for spots at the poll – informs POLITICO that there is “a mysterious person in the room who won’t identify himself or who he’s there for.”
Everyone else demanded that the person identify himself, the source says. He wouldn’t, although the party chairman is said to have indicated he knows who the person is representing.
See who the mystery man is representing in their update.
Hint – It’s not somebody who has announced and it’s not Rick Perry or Sarah Palin…
PACNW Righty: Terrorism Plot Hits Close to Home
Another Terrorism plot foiled in the PACNW. From The Seattle Times:The Justice Department says two men have been arrested in a plot to attack a military recruiting station with machine guns and grenades.