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Posts by Aetius

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  • Must It Be the Rest Against the West?[1994]

    08/16/2015 8:28:32 PM PDT · 3 of 3
    Aetius to Theoria

    Europe seems doomed it’s sad (and tragic) to say.

  • Europe is awakening while Obama holds his country disoriented on the dangers of Islamism

    08/14/2015 7:28:38 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    Aetius to SJackson

    Europe won’t be fully awake until they stop the flood of illegal Muslims, and then stop the large legal influx of Muslims.

    I’m skepticial that they ever will.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/10/2015 6:10:25 PM PDT · 37 of 37
    Aetius to Isara

    Having a romantic, idealized vision of immigration is understandable for Cruz, but that doesn’t mean policy should be based in it. Yes, Cruz’ family came here and they have done great. They have embraced conservatism (except on immigration levels of course). But their story is not the typical one, at least when it comes to ideology and partisan preferences.

    And that’s the point. Most Hispanics are natural democrats. The same is true of Asians, to a lesser extent. The same is true of Africans, Middle Easterners, and other Latin Americans. Mass legal immigration is almost inevitably going to bring in many more natural liberals than conservatives. The Cruz’ are the exceptions, not the rule.

    The effects if this are clear. We can argue about the economics of immigration, but it’s clear how most in immigrant communities are going to vote.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/10/2015 6:01:36 PM PDT · 36 of 37
    Aetius to Principled

    It’s largely about numbers. I don’t think you can have a million (or even more if Cruz has his way) immigrants per year, even if they are all legal, and it not be made up of more natural democrats than conservatives.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 8:34:51 PM PDT · 31 of 37
    Aetius to Isara

    Thank you for that.

    Cruz also said during the same subcommittee work (I apologize if it’s here and I missed it) that he want to double legal immigration in general. The number he gave for current levels was low (675,000 I think), but even taking his number, that means he wanted an additional 400,000+ increase outside of the 500% increase in H1Bs.

  • Legal immigration threatens our society

    08/08/2015 8:22:54 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    Aetius to ConservingFreedom

    Indeed.

    I cringe when conservatives are vocal against illegal immigration, but then speak mindlessly about how much they support and love legal immigration, without any mention or consideration of numbers.

    It is unending mass legal immigration that is shifting the demography of the nation ever more towards the Left. If mass legal immigration is not cut off (like the great Calvin Coolidge did to the last wave), then conservatism and probably the country too are doomed.

    It reminds me of a quote I recently saw attributed to Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review. Apparently he once said that it’s not so much that we have an immigration problem, but rather that we have a problem with illegal immigration mostly from one country with Mexico.

    I was struck by how stupid that comment was, especially coming from a conservative. Even if we had no illegal immigration at all, we’d still have a million or so, mostly natural democrat immigrants per year. We’d still have the absurd Diveristy Lottery visas. We’d still have unsuitable refugee and asylum visas. We’d still have chain migration spreading its tentacles ever deeper in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and other parts of Central and South America. And if the Democrats, or Republicans like Bush, Rubio, Graham (and sadly Cruz too) get their way then that influx would be massively increased, hastening the demographic doom of conservatism.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 8:05:04 PM PDT · 25 of 37
    Aetius to ConservingFreedom

    Ha! Good point.

    And it is why I so often bring up Cruz’ liberalism on legal immigration. It really is an issue of unrivaled significance when you consider how it impacts all other issues. To fight for conservative goals on most issues, yet support a policy that has and will continue shifting the nation towards the Left via its importation of democrats, is crazy.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 7:59:30 PM PDT · 22 of 37
    Aetius to Theodore R.

    I’ve seen Cruz’ liberal position on legal immigration mentioned once before in an article by a liberal, but generally I think you’re right. Most don’t know, and some of his supporters react angrily when it’s mentioned.

    I’ve been called a liar on this site by some unhinged Cruz fans for pointing out his liberal views on legal immigration. That Cruz is on record as saying these things in the Senate, and that there are YouTube videos of him stating those positions didn’t faze them. And it wasn’t that they took the Bush-WSJ line and argued that unending mass legal immigration is good, they just seemed offended that anyone dared notice Cruz’ own words.

    I still like Cruz. I think he’s good-great on most issues. I loved how he called out McConnell recently. I just hate that he’s so wrong on the one issue that has the ability to settle all other issues with its demography shaping power.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 7:45:18 PM PDT · 20 of 37
    Aetius to South40

    That may be. I don’t trust Trump. I like that he’s spoken so bluntly about illegal immigration, but he has not articulated a vision for conservative immigration reform. His half-baked plan (which we’ve heard before from others) to deport and then allow illegal aliens back in is nonsense.

    But with Cruz it is very disappointing that he is such a supporter of unending and ever-increasing mass legal immigration. That it is and will continue importing (on net) millions of future democrats is obvious. Why can’t Cruz see that? In another 10 years or so someone like Cruz will struggle to win even in Texas, mostly because of mass legal immigration

    Otherwise Cruz is generally excellent.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 7:21:11 PM PDT · 13 of 37
    Aetius to South40

    For Cruz to be the best he’d have to change his position on legal immigration, on which he is quite liberal. He is on record as supporting a 500% increase in H1B visas, and for doubling legal immigration in general. That is pretty much the same as wanting to increase the annual inflow of natural and future democrats.

    Demographics is destiny.

  • German Police Warn of De Facto No-Go Zones

    08/08/2015 7:13:59 PM PDT · 51 of 51
    Aetius to captain_dave

    It better happen soon then. Otherwise there won’t be enough young natives around to defeat and expel the Muslims.

  • Megyn Kelly: 74% of Americans support pathway to citizenship [2013]

    08/08/2015 7:03:34 PM PDT · 45 of 58
    Aetius to ObamahatesPACoal

    If Kelly is so fixated on polls, why doesn’t she ever cite the polls showing majority or plurality support for reducing legal immigration?

    Why doesn’t she ask Jeb, Rubio, and others (sadly including Cruz) about their support for massively increasing legal immigration, and contrast that with polls showing a strong majority of Americans oppose increasing legal immigration?

    That she only speaks of polls that purport to support liberal reforms, and either ignores or is unaware of polls that show support for conservatives reforms tell you all you need to know about her own views. In that, she is no different than most of the media, including ont he allegedly conservative Fox News.

  • Trump Leads Nevada Poll with Overwhelming Hispanic Support

    07/18/2015 8:29:31 PM PDT · 74 of 75
    Aetius to mtrott

    What is the conventional wisdom regarding Hispanics?

    Do you refer to the myth that Hispanics are natural conservatives/Republicans, who would flock to the party if not for ‘harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric’ of people like Trump?

    Or is it the truth, that most Hispanics favor bigger government and other leftist policies, and are therefore natural democrats.

    I agree this poll is hard to buy, unless it’s a poll of Republicans, and therefore one would expect Republican Hispanics to be more conservative than Hispanics overall. There is a sizable chunk of Hispanics who really are conservative and don’t need to be pandered too. But we should be under no illusions about the size of that group; 20-30% max.

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Cheers Deaths of 9-11 Rescuers, David Brooks Apologizes For Being White

    07/18/2015 6:15:09 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    Aetius to Kaslin

    Brooks is a loathsome, guilt-ridden creature of the left. In other words, he possesses the traits necessary to be the NYT’s token “conservative.”

  • Sen. Graham calls Trump's immigrant comments 'offensive at every level'

    07/12/2015 9:09:25 PM PDT · 52 of 65
    Aetius to iowamark

    If that strike through list is based at all on holding liberal views on immigration, then unfortunately the remaining ones are suspect too.

    Jindal has called generally for greatly increasing already too high levels of (democrat importing) legal immigration. It came across as more of a mindless and futile attempt to preemptively establish himself as pro-immigrant before saying something tough on illegal immigration, but he said it.

    Cruz has also called for massive increases in legal immigration. H1Bs specifically he has called for increasing 500%, and legal immigration in general he has said he’d like to double. This was during debate over the Gang of Eight amnesty/immigration surge bill. I’ve yet to hear him take back those ideas, even though the latter at least is almost guaranteed to increase the inflow of future democrats.

    Kasich...I can’t remember exactly what he said at the moment, but he is clearly a man who is ‘evolving’. He’d be a sure supporter of Gang of Eight-style reform.

  • ‘The illegals COME IN, and the illegals KILL their CHILDREN!’ Trump presscon with family of murdered

    07/12/2015 8:51:17 PM PDT · 61 of 61
    Aetius to MN_Mike

    The government and both political parties bear some of the fault and guilt for every crime committed by an illegal alien. That illegal aliens have no right to be here is beyond dispute, and so too is indifference of elites to the crimes they commit. The media never tires of telling us about immigrants who do good, in an effort to set policy by anecdote. It is only fair to highlight the misdeeds of immigrants too.

    It could be said that Sharpton was using the Treyvon and Brown cases to highlight public policy too, but the narrative in both of those cases was built on lies. There was no “hands up don’t shoot”, and the Martin case was not about Stand Your Ground.

    Sharpton is a pos. Maybe Trump is too, but he’s right on this one issue at least.

  • Scott Walker’s Wife: One More Reason For SoCons To Worry?

    07/06/2015 8:38:22 PM PDT · 19 of 59
    Aetius to Engraved-on-His-hands

    A reversal of the gay marriage decision is almost inconceivable in light of Roe’s survival. I can see Scalia, Thomas, and Alito doing right by the Constituion and voting to overrun this outrage, but I don’t think Roberts would. Despite his dissent which correctly ripped the decision for its complete lack of Constitutional merit, I can’t see him voting to take a way a ‘right’, even a phony one like gay marriage.

    Still though, it is of vital importance that the GOP nominee be trustworthy on judicial selections. Gay marriage is unlikely to be overturned, but maybe if a Republican can replace Kennedy then we’ll at least get a decision preventing the govt from destroying small businesses who don’t kneel to the new morality.

  • NASCAR FANS DEFY REQUEST TO HIDE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT DAYTONA

    07/06/2015 5:33:06 PM PDT · 70 of 74
    Aetius to Biggirl

    That’s why the Democrats are using unending mass immigration (legal and illegal) to import a new electorate, one tailor made to support their big government, racial-grievance politics and policies.

  • NASCAR FANS DEFY REQUEST TO HIDE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT DAYTONA

    07/06/2015 5:30:11 PM PDT · 69 of 74
    Aetius to JohnBrowdie

    NASCAR hates its core fan base and is embarrassed by them, just like the GOP elite feels towards its base Southern/rural white voters.

  • Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same Sex Marriage Set

    07/06/2015 5:25:05 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    Aetius to Kaslin

    Those questions should be asked, but they won’t be. The mainstream media will never frame it like that of course. In their narrative, these small business owners will be the villains and the whining malcontents seeking to ruin them will be the oppressed heroes.

    In the debates, such questions will never make the cut, and the liberal moderators certainly won’t go there. Most of the GOP candidates won’t bring it up either, because they don’t care or it doesn’t cross their mind. Someone like Bush or Kasich might make meaningless statements about defending churches, but they won’t defend these small businesses the left has targeted for destruction.

  • Obama: Violent Extremism Not Restricted To One Group,US Has "All Kinds" Of Terrorism

    07/06/2015 5:14:16 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    Aetius to Biggirl

    Obama is always looking to deflect blame and criticism from the Religion of Peace.

  • Trump and the Myth of Immigrant Crime (Humongous Barf Alert!!!)

    07/05/2015 4:59:24 PM PDT · 62 of 68
    Aetius to Kaslin

    Most Mexican immigrants who go on to become voting citizens (or illegally voting illegal aliens) vote Democrat, and they do so because they favor the big government, racially motivated policies of the democrats. They are natural democrats in other words. That’s not going to change.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    07/05/2015 4:54:50 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    Aetius to TNMOUTH

    With GOP control of the Senate, Reagan could have gotten two Scalia-quality judges confirmed. He could have made his diversity pick later.

    O’Connor is what happens when a Republican makes a puzzling campaign promise to make a diversity-based Sup Court pick. Why did he do that? Why make a promise seemingly designed to appeal to people (leftists) who were never going to vote for him?

    Like Kennedy, O’Connor got some things right. But she was also part of the majority that saved Roe and that sanctioned the use of racial preferences. She also developed an insufferably smug attitude about judges and criticism of them.

    And while it was correct to stop the Florida Sup Court from trying to allow Gore to streal the election, in hindsight perhaps a Gore win wouldn’t have been so bad...if he had been a one-term President. All else being equal, there wouldn’t have been any Sup Court vacancies until after 2004, and maybe a more competent Republican than Bush would have defeated Gore in 2004, and maybe that competency could have avoided the disastrous final part of Bush’s presidency that helped elect Obama. That may be too much to wonder about I know. The media would have tried to blame any Republican for Katrina, and the economic collapse had been set in motion years earlier by the diversity-worshiping zeal of both parties to increase minority home ownership, credit standards be damned.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    07/05/2015 4:38:08 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    Aetius to fieldmarshaldj

    interesting. Thanks for the info. That is a knock against Coolidge then.

    Still though, Reagan cannot be given a pass for Kennedy. Yes, Reagan was weakened after 1986, but he was warned about Kennedy and went ahead anyway.

    And the O’Connor selection was a true waste. With control of the Senate, he could have gotten two Scalia-like judges confirmed before the Kennedy mistake. Why did Reagan make a campaign promise - to put the first woman on the Sup Court - that would only appeal to people who would never vote for him anyway?

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    07/05/2015 4:29:55 PM PDT · 61 of 61
    Aetius to odds

    I don’t agree that intervention makes us morally obligated to accept refuges. But if it does, then all the more reason to avoid war in third world countries.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/30/2015 7:39:16 PM PDT · 59 of 61
    Aetius to odds

    Thank you for the thoughtful post. I don’t disagree with most of what you say.

    Though I don’t think we have any obligation to do so in most cases, I would support effective measures to make the third world less hellish and therefore lessen the exodus of people from those lands. Ideally that would be combined with strong enforcement and deportation that makes it clear that anyone who illegally enters Europe (or the U.S. or Australia) that they will not get to stay; they will be sent home.

    I don’t disagree about western actions, military and otherwise, leading to some of this. It’s one of the reasons I opposed invading Iraq or getting involved in Syria, or helping topple Kadafi. It was obvious all those things would increase the number of refugees, and it was obvious that the West would be suckers and take in those refugees.

  • JENNIFER RUBIN: Trump, Cruz and Paul emerge as Todd Akin Republicans

    06/30/2015 6:54:17 PM PDT · 47 of 62
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet

    Rubin is a loathsome creature. She is a fanatical believer in unending and ever-increasing mass legal immigration. She ignores all evidence that most immigrants are natural democrats and clings to fantasies and outright myths to the contrary. That the Washington Post has someone who is so left wing on immigration as one of their token ‘conservatives’ is not surprising.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    06/30/2015 6:40:16 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    Aetius to TNMOUTH

    Coolidge beats Reagan easily on immigration. And I doubt Coolidge made such horrible choices for the Sup Court that Reagan did with O’Connor and Kennedy.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    06/30/2015 6:36:43 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    Aetius to newgeezer

    Coolidge also signed into law the National Origins Quota based immigration reform, which ended mass immigration and and ushered in an era of low-moderate immigration levels that lasted for forty years.

    That was one of the great conservative successes of his Presidency, and it is that more than any thing else that modern Republicans should seek to replicate by ending this current unending wave of mass, democrat-importing immigration.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/30/2015 6:10:53 PM PDT · 58 of 61
    Aetius to ansel12

    Thank you, that’s very interesting. Their platform was more honest than I thought.

    But still, and I’m sure you are aware, Ted Kennedy promised that the 1965 bill would not alter the ethnic balance, nor would it result in a large increase in overall immigration. Promises made to pass a specific bill mean more than the nonsense on the party platform.

    Plus we shouldn’t forget that it was the first President Bush that made matters even worse. The 1990 immigration bill (again with Ted Kennedy’s dirty fingerprints all over it) expanded legal immigration even more, in part by the creation of the absurd Diversity Lottery visas.

    The last time there was real hope for good immigration reform was with the Jordan Commission in the mid 90s. It called for cutting legal immigration significantly and for stepped up enforcement against illegal immigration. Bill Clinton expressed clear support for these recommendations upon their initial release. Senator Simpson and Congressman Lamar a Smith (???) wrote up legislation to implement these conservative reforms. Then it all fell apart. Clinton flip flopped once Asian ethnic grievance groups started whining (and once he realized how much fundraising he stood to lose with Asians) and then declared he opposed reducing legal immigration by ending chain migration. In Congress, the efforts were torpedoed by Gingrich and other cheap labor/big business whores like Senator Abraham, Dick Armey, and Sam Briownback. They could have forced Clinton in a situation where he stood by his original word, or vetoed a popular, bipartisan bill. But the GOP proved itself to be the Stupid Party and chose not to stave off demographic destruction.

    Thus died the last good chance for good, conservative comprehensive immigration reform. Now it is inconceivable that good, pro-American immigration reform of that sort could get even a handful of democrat votes.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 8:15:08 PM PDT · 52 of 61
    Aetius to ansel12

    Fair enough. But what I’m saying is that they weren’t honest about it. Maybe I’ll look into it sometime. But I doubt JFK was open about such desires and motives immigration reform.

    Ted Kennedy was never asked to account for the false promises he made to pass the 1965 bill. And in some truly twisted cruel turn of events, anyone who does question the ethnicity altering effects of the bill today will be demonized as a racist.

    The American people never wanted a resumption of mass immigration. But it happened anyway, and all presidents and congresses since then have been complicit. Even now though, support for reducing legal immigration is a much more popular position than support for increasing it. But the political expression of this very mainstream position is almost non-existent outside of rather tame calls from Senator Sessions, and very tentative comments from Walker.

  • Ted Cruz: States should ignore gay-marriage ruling

    06/29/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · 84 of 129
    Aetius to snarkybob

    It would be good for the country if the people were educated about judicial review and the idea of judicial supremacy. Even though Cruz didn’t go there, it would be good if the people knew how Jefferson and Saint Lincoln rejected the idea of the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of all constitutional questions. It would be good if the people knew that it was the Sup Court that declared its rulings as final (how convenient) and that they didn’t do that until over 100 years after the nation’s founding.

    Having said all of that, I am a pessimist and don’t think it would amount to anything. The idea of judicial supremacy (and finality when the decision is a liberal one) is so firmly entrenched that I doubt it can be undone. Plus Cruz is almost certainly correct in saying that the GOP establishment secretly supports these terrible decisions and is glad to be able to say the matter is now settled we must move on (to the next crushing defeat).

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 7:43:51 PM PDT · 49 of 61
    Aetius to ansel12

    Yes. I admit I haven’t read JFK’s book, but I’d be surprised if he outright called for a return to mass immigration and an immigration policy that would alter the nation’s ethnic balance. I say that because the loathsome Ted Kennedy explicitly said that the 1965 bill would not do either of those things. If I’m wrong then I could at least respect JFK’s honesty on that front, but I figured he just wanted to make it easier for Irish to immigrate.

    I also feel that way because politicians even today are rarely honest and upfront about a desire to massively increase legal immigration. During the debate over the Gang of Eight bill, the supporters of it, from the gang members, to Pelosi, to Obama, to the mainstream media, none of them every spoke about how the bill would at least double legal immigration. They certainly never bragged about it like they did the phony enforcement and punitive measures in the bill.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 6:02:52 PM PDT · 46 of 61
    Aetius to Pollster1

    How long has it been since Republicans actually opposed racial preferences? The establishment either sat on their hands or actively opposed the ballot initiative in Michigan a decade ago that banned preferences in that state. It was funny then when the initiative passed overwhelmingly even as the GOP got shellacked that year.

    The GOP doesn’t even pay lip service to opposing racial preferences anymore. Their corporate masters favor it, and so they keep silent and do nothing. Plus they have bought into the new official state religion of Diversity, so why would they oppose preferences. That it is absolutely insane to have policies of racial preferences, and an immigration policy that brings in millions who are eligible for those preferences seems not to have crossed the minds of the GOP leadership, or even of grassroots heroes like Cruz and Walker.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 5:53:35 PM PDT · 45 of 61
    Aetius to ansel12

    I doubt that JFK ran on a platform of massive increases in legal immigration and a resulting ethnic transformation of the country. After all, his brother had to lie and say those things wouldn’t happen as he pushed the bill in Congress.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 5:44:57 PM PDT · 43 of 61
    Aetius to odds

    That may be so about the cause of middle eastern immigration to the West, but the West isn’t obligated to allow any of them in. It’s madness to think advanced Western nations can take in millions from a backwards, failed society and not be impacted negatively. When the Western nations are also infected with white guilt and refuse to demand and enforce assimilation, then it only makes matters worse.

    That Muslim immigration to the U.S. has increased since 9-11 is insane, but Europe faces a much more imminent danger. They can be swamped out of existence by the masses in the ME and Africa who want to come.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 5:38:11 PM PDT · 42 of 61
    Aetius to impimp

    Okay. Don’t cut it all off then. But we could still drastically reduce legal immigration and still take in the cream of the crop.

    We could, and should cut off all of the democrat-importing categories; Diversity Visas, extended family chain migration, refugees and asylum seekers.

    There is simply no denying that most immigrants are natural democrats, and that decades of mass immigration has imported millions of democrat voters. If the influx isn’t cut off, then conservatism will be demographically buried.

  • French Economy In "Dire Straits", "Worse Than Anyone Can Imagine", Leaked NSA Cable Reveals (2012)

    06/29/2015 5:27:43 PM PDT · 10 of 28
    Aetius to dynachrome

    Clearly the answer is to bring in millions more Muslim immigrants. That’ll fix everything.

  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:25:59 PM PDT · 7 of 53
    Aetius to markomalley

    Of course Nye only means people of European descent. He of course would never suggest there are too many Africams or Asians or Latin Americans or Middle Easterners.

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/29/2015 5:23:21 PM PDT · 70 of 72
    Aetius to campaignPete R-CT

    I hope you’re right.

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 8:35:06 PM PDT · 42 of 72
    Aetius to GeronL

    But they won’t do so. If a GOP Congress that voted overwhelmingly for DOMA in 1996, and another riding high after the Presidential and Congressional victories in 2004 wouldn’t do so, then what hope is there now?

    Then they could have stripped the courts of jurisdiction and enjoyed public support for doing so. Now the public would oppose it, and besides, it’s too late. Our masters on the Sup Cpurt have spoken, and as Rubio, Bush, and all respectable Republicans say, we must meekly obey and move on.

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 8:25:44 PM PDT · 38 of 72
    Aetius to campaignPete R-CT

    What path do you see to right this? Congress declined to even try and exercise its Artcile III Section 2 power when Clinton would have been afraid to veto it had it been part of DOMA. The Senate shelved it when the GOP had all of Congress and a Bush in the White House in 2004. It’s almost as if the party leadership didn’t want to win this one and just played conservative Christians for fools...again.

    As to future elections, what did I say that was wrong? It’s not going to get any easier with immigration importing hundreds of thousands of future democrats every year.

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 8:17:53 PM PDT · 35 of 72
    Aetius to campaignPete R-CT

    Would it have mattered though? If Congress had passed jurisdiction stripping legislation what would have stopped legal challenges to that law? And then ultimately what would have stopped 5 Sup Court justices from saying that Congress’ action overstepped its Article III Section 2 powers?

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 8:12:39 PM PDT · 31 of 72
    Aetius to campaignPete R-CT

    It’s a nice thought, but it borders on a pipe dream.

    Hillary is likely to be the next president. Beyond that, unending mass legal immigration (not to mention amnesty for illegals) is changing the demography ever more in favor of the left, and making a conservative victory in the electoral college less and less likely.

    Also, the GOP is likely to lose the Senate in 2016. At a minimum they’ll lose 2 or 3 seats, leaving them unable to invoke the nuclear option and break a Dem filibuster if a Republican wins the Presidency and nominates a conservative judge. If the Dems retake the Senate in that scenario, they will vote in lockstep to defeat a conservative nomination. The left plays for keeps. They don’t have people like Lindsay Graham who votes for Sotomayir and Kagan, knowing full well that they’ll vote for irreversible decisions that are counter to things Graham claims to believe in.

    This Sup Court is the best we are ever likely to have again, and that is a depressing thought.

  • The Pope Says Nothing About The Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage, but...(Vanity)

    06/28/2015 8:04:20 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    Aetius to CWW

    He is, however, supportive of European suicide via mass African and Middle East immigration.

  • US Military Bases Named After Confederate Leaders

    06/28/2015 8:02:40 PM PDT · 22 of 36
    Aetius to nickcarraway

    They will be renamed within the next 10 years.

  • Why Justice Kennedy's Gay Marriage Opinion Is a Bigger Liberal Victory Than You Think

    06/28/2015 7:56:54 PM PDT · 16 of 38
    Aetius to Ray76

    How so? Even though this Sup Court is falsely labeled as a conservative one, it is sadly the most conservative we are ever likely to have again.

    Hillary will likely be the next President, and the GOP will likely lose the Senate. Past that, mass immigration driven demographic changes are making a conservative victory in the electoral college less and less likely. So it will likely be a democrat replacing Scalia and Kennedy within the next 10 years. Then the Sup Court is lost forever pretty much, and they will invent all sorts of new rights that the left desires, and they’ll gut real constitutional rights like those found in the First and Second Amendments.

    Even now there isn’t much hope. Kennedy is getting progressively (no pun intended) worse. Lost amid the high profile marriage and obamacare cases was another where Kenedy cast the deciding vote to uphold the use of disparate impact in Housing cases. This suggests that the reason the High Court didn’t take the opportunity presented by the Fisher case in Texas to strike down racial preferences is that Kennedy has changed his mind on this and moved left. Otherwise, with all else being equal, there should be five votes to strike down preferences.

    I think it would be foolish to expect any good ruling from Kennedy going forward, including support for the Second Amendment where he has been good up to now.

  • Walker Jumps the Marriage Shark

    06/28/2015 6:50:34 AM PDT · 47 of 67
    Aetius to Cincinatus' Wife

    That won’t matter one bit. For one thing, blacks and Hispanics are moving left on this issues just like whites. For another, even if they don’t like it, history has proven that it won’t dampen their support for democrats. They are solidly leftist constituencies. That’s not going to change.

  • I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

    06/03/2015 7:48:21 PM PDT · 6 of 85
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet

    Will the Left really suffer tremendous electoral defeats when unending mass immigration has altered the demography so much with its importation of natural democrats? Many non-white immigrants will eagerly buy into this anti-white nonsense and general identity politics. And young whites are internalizing the Left’s narrative on such matters more and more.

  • Boehner opponent in NC may get primary

    06/03/2015 7:39:56 PM PDT · 6 of 13
    Aetius to ObamahatesPACoal

    Jones is one of the best in the House. I only wish he had ousted Hagan from the Senate instead of Tillis. It’d be great to have Jones and Sessions fighting the good fight on immigration in the Senate. Tillis will show his true colors on immigration in time. I’m sure of that.