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  • ‘Walking Dead’ Season 5 Spoilers: Was ***** Revealed In The Final Moments Of Episode 1?

    10/13/2014 7:15:23 PM PDT · 20 of 36
    Aetius to virgil283

    It was a good episode. However, is it not absurd to the point of stupidity that they continually fire automatic rifles in full auto mode? Considering they must execute a head shot to kill a walker, then it makes it even more ridiculous they they don’t set their rifles to the semi auto setting.

    I guess it’s done for dramatic effect.

  • Allowing Lower Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage to Stand-Tragic, Indefensible & Judicial Activism

    10/07/2014 10:33:57 PM PDT · 95 of 99
    Aetius to Hostage

    I’m aware of the millions of working class whites who sat out the 2012 election. I agree had Romney earned their vote then he’d be president. But I was talking about your unrealistic dreams of a Cruz landslide. Obama won the popular vote by almost five million, so even if Romney had got all six million of the missing votes, he would hardly have won a landslide popular victory. He would have won a comfortable electoral college victory, but probably less than Obama’s actual victory.

    And do you really think Cruz can carry California? I admire your optimism, but come on! That’s crazy.

    Hispanics are natural Democrats. Plenty of polling data shows them to hold liberal views on most of the big issues. And if that isn’t proof enough, then their voting history should be.

    So what do you consider to be a large portion of the Hispanic vote? Cruz didn’t win Latinos in his senate race. He, like all Republicans in Texas, owes his victory to winning an overwhelming share of the white vote.

    I think you way overstate Cruz’ appeal to most Hispanics. Why would brown Mexicans in California support a white Cuban who disagrees with them on most issues?

    It’s over in California. The demographics won’t allow it. The state is too diverse and it’s white population isn’t conservative enough (like in Texas). It sucks to write off a fifth of the electoral votes needed to win, but it is what it is. California is lost.

  • Allowing Lower Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage to Stand-Tragic, Indefensible & Judicial Activism

  • Allowing Lower Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage to Stand-Tragic, Indefensible & Judicial Activism

    10/07/2014 10:30:02 PM PDT · 92 of 99
    Aetius to Hostage

    Have you done your homework?

    One of Cruz’ rejected amendments to the Gang of Eight bill was to increase the H1-B visas from 65,000 to 325,000. You think there are 260,000 Von Braun and Einsteins out there that we are missing out on every year? He clearly believes the myth of STEM worker shortages.

    You say Cruz is not for mass immigration, and then talk about illegal immigration. I concede that he has been very good on illegal immigration, second only to Sessions perhaps. But mass immigration includes legal immigration too. In fact it’s more about our too-high levels of Democrat-importing legal immigration.

    When Senator Sessions (the best we have on immigration) introduced an amendment to the atrocious Gang of Eight bill to clamp down on low-skilled legal immigration, Cruz voted against it. And in doing so he rattled off a bunch of nonsense and platitudes about immigration that really is beneath someone of Cruz’ intellect. And in doing so he bragged about his amendments to expand legal immigration!

    Still think Cruz is against mass immigration?

    To be fair Cruz does have good scores at Numbers USA, but they seem mostly to be based on his vote against the Gang of Eight bill. They don’t punish him for his amendments to increase immigration, probably because they weren’t part of a final bill. And I do seem to recall reading once where Cruz supports ending extended family chain migration, but I can’t find it now. And I greatly admired Cruz for refusing Dewhurst’s cheap challenge to a Spanish language debate during their primary fight. But read his own words at the link below and tell me he doesn’t support increasing mass legal immigration?

    It’s simple really. Either the Republicans will end mass immigration (i.e greatly reduce legal immigration) or mass immigration will end the GOP. For conservatism to have a chance going forward, mass immigration must end. Demographics is destiny, and right now immigration is driving the demography ever more towards the left.

    Cruz is a brilliant man. He is charismatic and articulate. We need someone like him to champion conservative comprehensive immigration reform. He could be out there calling for an end to chain migration. He could call for abolishing the absurd Diversity Lottery visas. He could call for cutting back on refugee and asylum visas. He could follow Sessions lead and advocate for poor, working, and middle class Americans (like those 6 million absent voters you mention). Combined with his excellence on illegal immigration and he could be great.

  • Allowing Lower Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage to Stand-Tragic, Indefensible & Judicial Activism

    10/06/2014 9:03:03 PM PDT · 76 of 99
    Aetius to Hostage

    First of all, Cruz is suspect on legal immigration. He seems to be okay with mass legal immigration generally, and specifically has bought into the myth that we have a shortage of high tech workers. Any Republican not committed to ending mass immigration is just whistling past the graveyard.

    Otherwise Cruz is impressive. It would be nice to have the clearly superior debater for a change, and someone capable of comfortably and ably articulating a conservative message.

    But Cruz cannot reasonably hope for a Reagan-like landslide. No conservative can. Reagan’s America was much more white, and therefore much friendlier to Republicans and conservatives. Remember, Romney did about as well with whites percentage wise as Reagan did in 1980. But thanks to immigration-driven demographic changes, the difference is one between an easy landslide win in 1980 and an embarrassing four point loss in 2012.

    It is almost inconceivable that a Republican carries populous states like Calif, NY, and Illinois now.

    I do agree that the GOP’s best shot is going after disaffected Perot white working class voters. This could win them states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and reclaim Ohio. It could help them hold southern states like NC. It could help them everywhere. This could allow for an impressive electoral college victory for Republicans. But what evidence is there that the GOP will give these people a reason to vote for them? The GOP elite would rather go after a more fashionable Hispanic vote that is naturally hostile to them and naturally inclined towards the Democrats.

  • Bad Poll News for Obama, Big Government and the Democrat Party

    10/06/2014 8:33:58 PM PDT · 35 of 36
    Aetius to vpintheak

    America was a center-right nation. Maybe it still is. But unending mass immigration is turning the nation ever more blue. And that’s current immigration policy. If the Gang of Eight brand of immigration reform is passed with amnesty for illegal aliens and a huge increase in already-too-high levels of legal immigration, then the move to the left will only accelerate.

  • Missouri Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Granted Elsewhere, State Court Rules

    10/03/2014 10:49:31 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    Aetius to doc1019

    Yeah, off to the Supreme Court where the outcome is certain. Anthony Kennedy is at his worst on gay-related cases. He will be the fifth vote to impose recognition of gay marriage on the entire nation.

    Knowing this, I wouldn’t be surprised if John Roberts joins the left to make it a 6-3 decision.

  • Democrats Reprise 'War on Women' Case Against Republicans

    09/19/2014 8:15:31 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    Aetius to Oldeconomybuyer

    Tillis sucks as a candidate (he’s yet to really go after Hagan on her indefensible vote for the Gang of Eight immigration amnesty/surge bill), but I feel for him having to face this sort of fake outrage and pathetic demagoguery.

    A better candidate might call Hagan out on her fake outrage, but as already stated, Tillis sucks.

    Yes, he’s preferable to Hagan, but it’s looking less and less likely that we’ll be rid of her anytime soon.

  • Poll: 92% of Saudis believe that Islamic State “conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law”

    08/25/2014 7:19:18 PM PDT · 2 of 26
    Aetius to markomalley

    It’s a religion of peace. George W said so.

  • Muslim cleric justifies Islamic State beheadings: “Islam is a religion of beheading”

    08/25/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    Aetius to odawg

    It’s yet another reason to regard the Bush family as a curse on the GOP and the country.

  • Swedish household debt soars as poll nears

    08/24/2014 7:53:35 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    Aetius to jsanders2001

    It can’t be that. Muslim diversity is the best kind after all!

  • New York and California Migration to Other States is Helping Liberals Take Over America

    08/24/2014 7:47:19 PM PDT · 16 of 50
    Aetius to Theodore R.

    Buchanan most likely would have been repudiated by the country considering the level of hysterical demagoguery that would have been leveled at him had he been a GOP nominee.

    But as it was , he was repudiated more by the GOP elite than anything else.

  • UK Plans New Law to Deal With Islamist Extremism

    08/23/2014 9:11:33 PM PDT · 24 of 32
    Aetius to GonzoII

    Unless they end Muslim immigration and deport as many of the radicals that they legally can, then it won’t matter in the end.

    The same goes for all Western nations.

  • Report: Two times as many British Muslims fighting for ISIS as with U.K. armed forces

    08/20/2014 8:00:37 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet

    Well, they’re not really British.

  • American Decapitated by Englishman

    08/20/2014 7:59:04 PM PDT · 9 of 20
    Aetius to marshmallow

    “Englishman”...funny

  • (Exempt RAT) Sen. Hagan seeks to paint herself as moderate in new TV ad

    08/07/2014 6:31:28 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    Aetius to Libloather

    I’ve yet to see an ad attacking Kagan on immigration. She voted for the Gang of Eight amnesty/immigration surge bill, and supports DACA and will support Obama’s next executive amnesty.

    Sure, Kagan will deny that the Gang of Eight bill is amnesty, but there is no denying that the bill would at least double legal immigration, a position most North Carolinians and most Americans oppose. Tilis is should be forcing her to defend that indefensible part of the bill.

    I hope his not doing so so far isn’t an indication that he is a bought and paid for stooge of the chamber of commerce.

  • Lack of immigration reform could hurt baby-boomer retirees, Graham says

    08/07/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT · 9 of 38
    Aetius to cotton1706

    Leave it to the despicable Graham to justify support for unending and ever increasing mass immigration by saying its necessary to prop up another flawed public policy program like Social Security.

    What a POS he is.

  • A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad [Pat Buchanan warns against US involvement in Ukraine and Eastern Europe]

    07/30/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT · 28 of 36
    Aetius to SeekAndFind

    If Buchanan had been elected in 2000 I doubt he could have done much to stop Atta and 9-11. I also don’t blame Bush, even though he was absolutely horrible on immigration through and through, from supporting amnesty and increases in legal immigration to helping popularize new nauseating platitudes like ‘family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande’ or ‘Islam is a religion of peace’.

    But had Buchanan been elected in 92 or 96 and had he been able to put in place his preferred restrictive immigration policies then who knows? Maybe garbage like Atta wouldn’t have been allowed in.

    I admit it’s speculative, but that’s all we can do is speculate about what might have beers. One thing we don’t really need to speculate about though is that current immigration/refugee/asylum policy predictably continued to import terrorists even after 9-11.

    As to Buchanan and Afghanistan; I think he would have gone there. Even if he didn’t want to, public pressure would have demanded it. He probably wouldn’t have gone to Iraq, and in that he would have been right.

  • A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad [Pat Buchanan warns against US involvement in Ukraine and Eastern Europe]

    07/29/2014 7:20:27 PM PDT · 20 of 36
    Aetius to SeekAndFind

    No I can’t. But a policy change from our current pro-Democrat one of unending mass immigration towards one of low-moderate immigration would allow more scrutiny of all legal entrants. It would hopefully allow someone like Atta to be screened out, and would hopefully disallow student visas from most Muslim nations.

    Conservative immigration reform would also abolish the absurd Diversity Visa Lottery and end extended family chain migration. Together with allowing fewer refugees, these changes would likely cut off most Muslim immigration. It would definitely slow it down, and reverse the insane upwards trend of Muslim immigration since 9-11

    Do you disagree that ending mass immigration and reducing the numbers we allow in from all the various channels would result in fewer terrorists being admitted? Or that it would allow greater scrutiny of the lower numbers we do allow in?

  • A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad [Pat Buchanan warns against US involvement in Ukraine and Eastern Europe]

    07/29/2014 6:43:58 PM PDT · 14 of 36
    Aetius to SeekAndFind

    Buchanan is a conservative on immigration. He opposes amnesty and unending mass legal immigration. He supports conservative comprehensive immigration reform,. He would greatly reduce immigration overall.

    So how would Buchanan-favored policies have prevented 9-11? It’s simple; Buchanan policies on immigration (i.e. sane, conservative policies) would have made it much less likely that the hijackers would have ever been allowed in the country in the first place. They would have also made it less likely that garbage like the Boston Marathon bombers would have been admitted.

  • A true maverick for Colorado: Who’s afraid of Tom Tancredo?

    06/14/2014 8:58:01 PM PDT · 62 of 69
    Aetius to impimp

    Then how much ultimately would you allow? We already admit over one million legal immigrants per year. That isn’t enough?

    And would you even look at reallocating existing visas before calling for an overall increase? Why not abolish Ted Kennedy’s absurd Diversity Lottery visas? That’s 50,000 a year right there. Why not end extended family chain migration? Why not discontinue the settlement of refugee groups who would be better suited elsewhere? Why not be more strict with asylum seekers so we don’t get garbage like the Boston Marathon bombers?

    And finally, how can you reconcile support for even higher amounts of legal immigration with supporting conservative principles? Hispanics and (to a lesser extent) Asians are natural liberals. Going left on immigration will not change that. Your policy would hasten the demographic doomsday of conservatism.

  • A true maverick for Colorado: Who’s afraid of Tom Tancredo?

    06/14/2014 8:46:32 PM PDT · 61 of 69
    Aetius to Reo

    Well if one is going to be a one-trick pony then immigration is a good pony. Immigration affects pretty much every other issue, especially those considered more important (economy, jobs, health care, education, homeland security).

    Maybe Tancredo wasn’t as loud on other issues while in Congress, but he had a nearly unassailable conservative voting record.

  • A true maverick for Colorado: Who’s afraid of Tom Tancredo?

    06/14/2014 8:42:38 PM PDT · 60 of 69
    Aetius to Benito Cereno

    Passing on the values of the Founders will not be possible unless we have a long pause from mass immigration, just like we had from the mid 1920s until the effects of the deceptive 1965 immigration reform act took effect.

  • A true maverick for Colorado: Who’s afraid of Tom Tancredo?

    06/14/2014 8:29:40 PM PDT · 58 of 69
    Aetius to impimp

    Yes I can deny your incorrect claim that it’s a crazy position. It’s not my position, as I support a policy of greatly reduced legal immigration, but if forced to choose between no legal immigration at all or continued mass legal immigration, I’d choose the former. And if it’s a choice between no legal immigration versus greatly increased legal immigration (that the Gang of 8 bill would deceptively unleash), then the choice for the former is even easier.

    With the former, at least conservative principles would have a fighting chance demographically going forward. If mass immigration continues (even if it’s all legal) then there is no chance; the left will gain a lock on power. The idea that immigrant communities would flock to the GOP if only immigration were removed as an issue is a fantasy. All that would do is put more weight on other issues, the majority of which immigrant communities hold liberal views on. There is no way that mass immigration is good for conservatism.

    As for Tancredo; yeah I’ve seen the comments saying he’d like to end legal immigration, but he would usually add an exception for immediate family members (and even refugees sometimes). I’ve also heard him call for a moratorium on legal immigration, but what some don’t realize is that ‘moratorium’ in this context usually means setting legal immigration levels to equal emigration levels, which would be 200,000+ per year. The bills that Tancredo sponsored while in Congress would have still allowed upwards of 300,000 legal immigrants per year, which is generous by any sane reckoning.

  • A true maverick for Colorado: Who’s afraid of Tom Tancredo?

    06/14/2014 8:03:02 PM PDT · 55 of 69
    Aetius to impimp

    Your impression of Tancredo is one to be expected of liberals and the WSJournal/Bush wing of the GOP.

    First of all, opposing all immigration is a perfectly legitimate position, and much preferable in my opinion to unending mass illegal and legal immigration.

    But in point of fact Tancredo does not want to end all legal immigration. While in Congress he sponsored bills that would have greatly reduced legal immigration (as we should), but still allow upwards of 300,000 legal immigrants per year. Only in the mind of pro-unending mass immigration zealots like you does that represent a xenophobic or extreme position.

    Your preferred policy of mass legal immigration will demographically destroy conservatism and any hope of smaller and more limited government. Most Hispanics hold liberal views on most of the big issues. The same is true of most other immigrant groups too.

  • Our Endorsement of Raul Labrador for Majority Leader

    06/14/2014 7:51:24 PM PDT · 21 of 21
    Aetius to Dr. Thorne

    Doesn’t he support increasing already too-high levels of legal immigration? Which of course is the same as saying he supports hastening the demographic destruction of conservatism.

  • Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s action governor

    11/30/2013 8:59:05 AM PST · 6 of 58
    Aetius to Fiji Hill; bigbob

    He’s made conflicting statements on amnesty. But don’t focus just on his views towards illegal aliens and illegal immigration. Legal immigration is an even bigger deal.

    Walker recently made comments suggesting he supports not just current pro-Democrat levels of mass legal immigration, but increased levels of unending pro-democrat mass legal immigration.

    It’s an insane and left wing position for a conservative to hold. There is no way it would not import even more future democrats, and it is a position opposed by most Americans.

  • Christian B&B owners lose Supreme Court appeal: forced to sell business after gay couple complains

    11/29/2013 6:48:18 AM PST · 11 of 47
    Aetius to calex59

    It will happen here too. Whether it’s photographers in New Mexico or bakers in Oregon, businesses are being destroyed by the same forces in play in Britain.

    Based on previous rulings, is there any reason to think Anthony Kennedy will put a stop to it? It’s more likely he will author decisions like this one from Britain.

  • Most Americans back path to citizenship for immigrants

    11/25/2013 8:24:56 PM PST · 44 of 60
    Aetius to moonshinner_09

    This poll is garbage because it doesn’t present the alternative of attrition-through-enforcement for dealing with illegal aliens.

    And even worse than that, it doesn’t inform respondents that the bill would massively increase permanent legal immigration. This is the most unpopular aspect of the bill, so any poll that leaves it out is garbage.

  • Herring wins Virginia attorney general race, elections board announces

    11/25/2013 8:20:25 PM PST · 31 of 42
    Aetius to Alter Kaker

    So now the GOP will have no premier candidate to run for governor in 2017, and with Obenshain’s loss there will be no one to run against Kaine for senate in 2018.

  • De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks (New York City)

    11/18/2013 7:46:36 PM PST · 55 of 55
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet; ROCKLOBSTER

    I was thinking about the improvements in the city during the Guiliani era (which largely carried over under Bloomberg), especially as it relates to crime rates, versus what came before under Democrats like Dinkins.

    It can get much, much worse.

  • 2014, the Georgia GOP, and Millennial Voters

    11/17/2013 8:55:26 PM PST · 8 of 9
    Aetius to Georgia Girl 2

    Is Broun the type to fall into obvious abortion-related traps, and say something stupid (and election-losing) about rape?

  • Security adviser to Obama says U.S. is an ‘Islamic country’

    11/17/2013 8:51:03 PM PST · 3 of 22
    Aetius to B4Ranch

    There’s nothing we can do about idiots who convert, but we definitely can and should change immigration laws to prevent preventable Muslim population growth in the US.

    That means abolishing the absurd Diversity Lottery visas, ending extended family chain migration, and drastically cutting refugee/asylum visas.

    Taken together these steps should prevent Muslim immigration from growing even more.

  • De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks (New York City)

    11/17/2013 8:46:57 PM PST · 52 of 55
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet

    I wonder how long it will take this left wing loon to ruin NYC?

  • Virginia Governor Election Day LIVE Thread

    11/05/2013 8:28:22 PM PST · 1,911 of 2,100
    Aetius to Hoodat

    The new AG? It looks like the Dems may be able to steal this one.

  • Virginia Governor Election Day LIVE Thread

    11/05/2013 7:46:02 PM PST · 1,832 of 2,100
    Aetius to lasereye

    Yes, what you say is true. Warner is seen as a moderate, despite a voting record that proves he is a reliable liberal. That deception, aided by the media of course, has helped him win when Virginia was still a center-right state.

    With changing demographics, though, Warner won’t have to pretend much longer.

  • Virginia Governor Election Day LIVE Thread

    11/05/2013 7:42:22 PM PST · 1,817 of 2,100
    Aetius to NKP_Vet

    What you say is true, but it apparently doesn’t matter. He’ll crush whoever runs against him next time.

  • Virginia Governor Election Day LIVE Thread

    11/05/2013 7:27:33 PM PST · 1,766 of 2,100
    Aetius to HokieMom

    Mark Warner is a Senator for life if he wants to be. He is inexplicably popular.

  • Virginia Governor Election Day LIVE Thread

    11/05/2013 5:30:02 PM PST · 867 of 2,100
    Aetius to comebacknewt

    Yeah. With that sleazebag McAuliffe likely to win by a small margin, the GOP should be ashamed for not putting more resources into a race they could have, and should have won.

  • How to Appeal to the White Working Class

    10/29/2013 8:43:49 PM PDT · 15 of 15
    Aetius to Kaslin

    I’m not surprised that Charen would just gloss over immigration, and not mention racial preferences at all.

    The GOP should not just be fighting against amnesty and insane, massive increases in legal immigration that Schumer-Rubio style ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform would unleash. They should be fighting to end existing mass immigration. They should be fighting to abolish the absurd Diversity Lottery, end chain migration, and severely restrict refugee/asylum visas. This would appeal to the white working class.

    The GOP should also fight the explicity anti-white policy of racial preferences in college admissions and public hiring/contracting. This would appeal to the white working class.

    If the GOP really wanted to get creative they could point out the insane collision between racial preferences and the mass immigration of those eligible for them.

  • How to Appeal to the White Working Class

    10/29/2013 8:38:02 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    Aetius to Buckeye McFrog

    You aren’t looking very far.

  • Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide

    10/29/2013 8:34:49 PM PDT · 31 of 32
    Aetius to jazusamo

    Rep Labrador can be commended for seeing how the Democrats want to use immigration reform as part of the plan to destroy the GOP. He can be applauded for opposing this latest push for ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform.

    But Labrador is a supporter of amnesty and a massive increase in (already too high) levels of legal immigration. He is ultimately on the wrong side of this issue.

  • Republican congressman Jeff Denham will join Democrats in immigration overhaul push

    10/26/2013 12:14:23 PM PDT · 18 of 35
    Aetius to Baynative

    Even so, once his district is sufficiently Hispanic, he will be voted out regardless of his leftwing stance on immigration.

  • Army halts training program that label Christians as extremists

    10/25/2013 7:07:39 PM PDT · 24 of 33
    Aetius to doc1019

    It should come as no surprise that something like this exists. When a leading officer proudly says (in response to the Fort Hood massacre) that if the military were to have less diversity (specificially fewer Muslims)as a result of the massacre, then that would be worse than the massacre itself...then outrageous anti-Christian programs like this are to be expected.

  • TV Has to be At Least 42 Percent Gay?

    10/25/2013 6:52:38 PM PDT · 66 of 66
    Aetius to RedMonqey

    I’d bet money there will eventually be a gay character on The Walking Dead. The show is simply too popular to escape GLAAD’s attention.

  • Texas Democrats Are Surprisingly Successful In Austin

    10/12/2013 11:54:18 PM PDT · 43 of 62
    Aetius to Texas Fossil; River Hawk

    I’m sure there are many fine Hispanics who are Republican, but they are greatly outnumbered by Hispanics who vote Democrat, both nationally and in Texas.

    It’s great that the party’s state chairman (???) is Hispanic, but most Hispanic votes in Texas go to Democrats. Bush was a shameless, nauseating panderer, yet the best he ever did in his four statewide races was maybe break even. Obama easily carried the Lone Star Latino vote twice. And correct me if I’m wrong, but Democrats have won the Hispanic vote in Texas in pretty much every important statewide race over the last 20 years.

    The GOP dominates Texas because it has consistently won over 70% of the white vote since the mid 90s. However, thanks to unending mass immigration, the day will soon come when this dominating share of the white vote will no longer guarantee victory. I don’t see Texas going the way of California so long as the white population remains conservative, but it’s not hard at all to imagine Texas becoming a battleground state.

    River Hawk is right, mass immigration is bringing in ever more future Democrat votes. Most Hispanics hold liberal views on the issues that really matter, and therefore most are natural Democrats. There is no reason to think this can change while mass immigration continues. Either the GOP will end mass immigration, or mass immigration will end the GOP. Unfortunately, I think it is rapidly approaching the point of no return.

  • 2014 Senate Overwatch (Alaska through Delaware)

    10/01/2013 7:17:21 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    Aetius to Viennacon

    I hope your lack of mentioning Begich and Pryor’s votes for the Gang of Eight’s Schumer-Rubio immigration bill (sorry if I missed it) doesn’t foreshadow the GOP failing to use these inexcusable votes against them.

    The alleged popularity of Schumer-Rubio is a sham, because the way it is presented to the public by Obama, it’s Congressional supporters, the media, and pollsters is not reflective of what it actually is. Americans have been presented with a pretty, fantasy version of a very ugly bill. It won’t end illegal immigration. The allegedly tough enforcement mechanisms and measures are mostly at the whim of the President and his Homeland Security chief. Criminal illegal aliens can get on the path to citizenship. And worst of all, Schumer-Rubio would massively increase already mass levels of legal immigration.

    It’s stunning really that this last part - the huge increase in legal immigration the bill would unleash - has received so little attention. I mean, it’s not surprising that Schumer, Rubio, Graham, McCain, Obama, and other champions of the bill don’t ever mention it. It’s also not surprising that the worthless mainstream media has not informed the public about it. It’s not even surprising that allegedly conservative Fox News has been negligent here. But it’s surprising and disheartening that Republicans have not made this a centerpiece of the campaign against this brand of ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’

    A strong majority of Americans oppose increasing legal immigration. More Americans support reducing legal immigration than support increasing it. And here are the Democrats - Begich and Pryor included - voting for a bill that wouldn’t just increase immigration by a little bit, but instead would result in tens of millions additional legal immigrants over the millions we’d already admit. This is ripe for use against the Democrats. Cotton and whoever emerges as the GOP challenger in Alaska, North Carolina, Louisiana, and other states would be crazy not to use it.

    And Jeff Sessions isn’t just okay; he’s one of the best we’ve got. He has done a better job than anyone in the Senate in trying to expose the monstrosity that is Schumer-Rubio.

    I agree totally that the Obamacare votes must be used against these red state Democrats, but their votes for Schumer-Rubio could be just as devastating if the GOP is smart enough to use it against them.

  • Harry Reid To Republicans: "Get A Life" (& stop talking about ObamaCare)

    09/27/2013 9:17:33 PM PDT · 59 of 62
    Aetius to Libloather

    Thanks again, Nevada GOP, for nominating Sharon Angle!

    It’s sickening to think how this scumbag Reid should have lost in 2010, and would have lost against a decent candidate.

  • Democrats and Their Dinosaurs

    09/21/2013 9:51:53 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    Aetius to okie01

    Gaffes have far less impact when they aren’t aired endlessly by the mainstream media and aren’t constant fodder for late night comedy.

    Which is to say, gaffes have far less impact when they are uttered by a Democrat.

  • NASA says there is NO life on Mars: Curiosity rover hasn’t discovered any clues…

    09/21/2013 9:43:46 PM PDT · 2 of 27
    Aetius to Olog-hai

    Isn’t NASA supposed to be focusing on making Muslims feel good about themselves?