House Passes GOP Refugee Bill in Veto-Proof “Stinging Rebuke” To Obama


In what is being called a “stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama,”  House Republicans and members of his own party ignored his veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation putting a pause on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee program.

Via ABC News:

Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue — what to do about the Islamic State and the refugees fleeing them — that shows no signs of settling down. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early morning visit to the Capitol by top administration officials in a futile attempt to limit Democratic defections for the measure.

Apparently, more than a few Dems share the GOP’s unhinged fears of “widows and orphans.”

Prior to the vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan pointed out the problems with the refugee program.

“We don’t have data on the other end to verify the veracity of the refugees’ claims,” Ryan told reporters.

“When we know that ISIL is already telling us that they’re trying to infiltrate the refugee population, when we have indications that some of the Paris bombers – one at least – may have come through the refugee routes, don’t you think that common sense dictates that we should take a pause and get this right?”

As for Obama’s veto threat, Ryan said,  “It baffles me. I just for the life of me don’t understand why his veto threat came as it did – especially given the fact that his own law enforcement’s top officials came to congress and testified that there are gaps in this refugee program.”

The Speaker added, “this should not be a partisan issue.”

Paul Ryan needs to understand that Obama is a community organizer who is bent on the destruction of the nation so no positions that he takes is ever with the country’s best interests in mind.

He has leading the country for seven years by pitting Americans against Americans – usually a small, unpopular but politically correct and trendy minority against the mainstream. It’s a tactic that has worked out well for him and that Hillary Clinton seems to be adopting.


R.I.P Fred Thompson, Dead at 73

Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator for Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and “Law and Order” star, died on Sunday after a recurrence of lymphoma at the age of 73.

Thompson’s family announced the news in a statement,  published late Sunday afternoon in The Tennessean.

“It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by his family,” the statement reads.

“Fred once said that the experiences he had growing up in small-town Tennessee formed the prism through which he viewed the world and shaped the way he dealt with life.  Fred stood on principle and common sense, and had a deep love for and connection with the people across Tennessee whom he had the privilege to serve in the United States Senate.  He enjoyed a hearty laugh, a strong handshake, a good cigar, and a healthy dose of humility.  Fred was the same man on the floor of the Senate, the movie studio, or the town square of Lawrenceburg, his home.”

“Fred believed that the greatness of our nation was defined by the hard work, faith, and honesty of its people.  He had an enduring belief in the exceptionalism of our country, and that America could provide the opportunity for any boy or girl, in any corner of our country, to succeed in life. “

Thompson  was one of the attorneys who helped lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

He starred in many prominent roles during his acting years,  including three of the biggest films of 1990: “Days of Thunder,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “Die Hard 2.”

He starred on NBC’s “Law and Order” as District Attorney Arthur Branch from 2002-2007.

He served in the senate from December 1994 to January 2003.

Fred Thompson was a  GOP presidential candidate in 2008 but due to his low-octane campaign, he never placed higher than third in any of the early primary states.  He dropped out of the race in late January 2008.

Here’s a memorable clip from a primary debate from that campaign that has some significance this time around.

Rich Lowry: Carly Cut off Trump’s Balls With the Precision of a Surgeon…”

National Review Editor Rich Lowry, Wednesday night, used shockingly salty language to describe Carly Fiorina’s winning performance at last week’s GOP debate.

Lowry was appearing on the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly and Blaze talk show host Chris Salcedo, to discuss the Republican horse race.

Donald Trump, as you may have heard, reignited his feud with Fox News earlier in the day, Wednesday, vowing not to appear on the network for the foreseeable future.

Asked to react to Trump’s latest attacks on Carly Fiorina, Lowry didn’t mince words.

“Trump obviously attacks everyone, but she’s become a much bigger target, and part of what’s going on here is that last debate, Lowry began. “Let’s be honest. Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon…”

“What did you just say?” Megyn Kelly exclaimed, while Chris Salcedo chuckled.

“And he knows it!” Lowry continued, while Megyn protested laughingly, “you can’t say that!”

“He’s insulted and bullied his way to the top of the polls – no one was able to best him ever – except for this tough lady on that stage, and it must kill him.He must be simmering about it to this night”

“It’s becoming more and more clear that he’s very thin skinned,” Lowry noted later on.  “She’s gotten under his skin, clearly.”

Trump, who apparently watches Fox News every night without fail, took to Twitter immediately to blast Fox News and Rich Lowry:

Twitchy: Donald Trump wants National Review’s Rich Lowry banned from TV, fined by FCC:



And Lowry fired back:





Good Gad, what a hot mess this man is.

Scott Walker Announces He’s Dropping Out (Video)

Numerous news outlets are reporting that Governor Scott Walker is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race.

Via the NYTs:

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Mr. Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern.

“The short answer is money,” said a supporter of Mr. Walker’s who was briefed on the decision. “He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.”

The announcement comes as a new CNN national poll placed the Wisconsin governor’s support at less than half a percentage point.

UPDATE: Here’s the announcement:

He is encouraging other GOP candidates to drop out to narrow the field against the current frontrunner.

It’s sad to see quality candidates like Scott Walker and Rick Perry fall by the wayside, but they both seemed unable to adapt to the changing political climate.

What is wanted on the Republican side is a candidate who is willing to stand up to the Democrat media complex, reject liberal premises, and refuse to apologize.

Right now, Donald Trump seems to be the one best filling that bill.

Dr. Ben Carson: #BlackLivesMatter Focused On The Wrong Targets (Video)

GOP 2016 candidate Dr. Ben Carson was invited on to the Kelly File, Monday night to talk about his excellent USA Today oped criticizing Black Lives Matters.

Carson writes:

The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy. The “BlackLivesMatter” movement is focused on the wrong targets, to the detriment of blacks who would like to see real change and to the benefit of its powerful white liberal funders using the attacks on Sanders for political purposes that mean nothing for the problems that face our community.

The notion that some lives might matter less than others is meant to enrage. That anger is distracting us from what matters most. We’re right to be angry, but we have to stay smart.

Of course, the protesters are right that racial policing issues exist and some rotten policemen took actions that killed innocent people. Those actions were inexcusable and they should be prosecuted to deter such acts in the future.

He concluded by saying:

We should have a talk with the Democratic Party.  Let’s tell them, we don’t want to be clothed, fed and housed. We want honor and dignity.

We don’t want a plan to give us public housing in nice neighborhoods. We want an end to excuses for schools that leave us without the means to buy our own houses where we choose to live. We want the skills needed to compete, not a consolation prize of Section 8, Food Stamps and a lifetime of government paperwork.

Finally, we need to go over to the Republican Party. We need to tell them they have ignored us for too long. They need to invite us in and listen to us. We need to communicate and find a different way.

There are many things to be angry about when you are consumed by hopelessness. Bernie Sanders isn’t one of them.

“Whoa!” Way to lay it out,” Megyn Kelly gushed. we have been talking for months on this show about how

Some believe too few in the black community have turned and said Stop! Don’t act as victim. Don’t look squarely at the police. Start looking inward. It’s not that there’s nothing wrong with the police at all – it’s not that there’s no police brutality, but there is a major problem plaguing inner city America right now,  and in too many circles has been ignored.

The former pediatric neurosurgeon said there are a lot of folks in the black community who think like he does but they are afraid to speak out. “because you’ll be called a name. You’ll be scorned. That’s what the established progressive party wants. They don’t want anybody to speak out against this. They want to demonize anybody who does because they want to maintain their power,” he explained.

Dr. Carson said he wasn’t sure if the Democrat party would be able to maintain their grasp on the black community going into the future.

Ted Cruz Challenges Obama To A Debate On Iran (Video)

On “Hannity” Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz challenged Obama to a debate on the nuclear deal, charging that if passed, it would make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.

Cruz pointed out that Obama attacked the GOP today, as opposed to disputing the fact that the nuclear deal empowers jihadists.

Cruz extended an invitation to Obama to debate the substance of the nuke deal at any time and place of the president’s choosing.

“If he’s so convinced he’s right on the substance, I will welcome him anytime. And if he’s unwilling to show up, he can send as a proxy John Kerry,” Cruz said. “Let’s debate the substance of how much this endangers the United States of America, Israel and the world.”

I fully endorse this idea – stipulating of course that none of Obama’s usual crutches be allowed – no prompters, no ear phones, no Candy Crowley as Moderator…

I should note that Princeton has a debate tournament named after the Texas Senator as a tribute to his legendary debating skills.

The Ted Cruz Living Memorial Novice Championship is a Princeton-only intramural tournament for Debate Panel novices. The tournament is a way for novices to show off what they’ve learned throughout the year, both to their friends on campus and to the rest of their teammates. Rounds are judged by Debate Panel varsity members. The tournament is named after Ted Cruz ’92, the 1992 Team of the Year, the 1992 Speaker of the Year, the 1992 North American Debating Championship top speaker, and Princeton’s highest-ranked debater at the World Universities Debating Championship.

Obama, during his college years, on the other hand, was known for smoking a lot of weed, doing “a little blow when he could afford it”, being a member of the Democratic Student Socialist Alliance while at Occidental and attending socialist conferences while at Columbia (where he made such an impression on fellow students, no one remembers him.) At Harvard, Obama was known as an insufferable suck-up whose election as President of the Law Review – by his own admission – “may have benefited from the Law Review’s affirmative action policy.”

Yeah, I’d like to see these two debate.