If you have been conscious over the last few weeks you were not surprised by Obama’s unilateral declaration of Amnesty last night. The time for words has passed as I am tired of hearing the same old dialogue;
- Bring them out of the shadows
- Executive order
- Illegal immigrants (though this term is rarely used in the media anymore – Americans lost that framing the dialogue battle long ago)
- Power of the purse
I haven’t done a “News Briefs” for a while as I have been generally just posing individual pieces. It seemed like a good time as we are just under a week since the 2014 midterm elections where the Democrats got swamped, dumped, blown out. If you have read any of my stuff you’ll know that this pleases me. If you read any of my stuff you may also know that having main-stream Republicans in more power does not make me comfortable. So these new briefs have multiple subjects;
This was attributed to Jeff Foxworthy. I somehow doubt it though because he generally tries to stay on top of the fence…at least publically.
Which side of the fence? If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
Demicans and Republicats that’s what they are; the two political parties. They often fight and try to outwit each other, but far too often they get together and that’s when we really get screwed. They were recently at it over Obamacare. Oh the Republicans still officially hate it and the Democrats conversely love it, but lately neither are as far apart as would normally make me comfortable. The Politico reported that;
There have been lots and lots of discussions and panels offering advice to Republicans regarding how to improve their brand. Some of the best “advice” comes from liberals who have absolutely NO desire to see Republican’s improve their lot with the electorate. It has been funny to me to watch these serious-faced pundits discuss Republicans as if they really wanted them to succeed. One only has to listen to their advice to know the truth behind their masks. They lie!
We’re not the same, we’re different tonight
Tonight, so bright
And you know you’re never sure
But you’re sure you could be right
If you held yourself up to the light
– – Smashing Pumpkins – –
I am not totally shocked that Mitt Romney lost. I felt uneasy going in, but really was hopeful that folks would at least recognize that Obama’s policies were and are bad for America. Living in Pennsylvania we Republicans never have a say in who is nominated for president. I certainly did not like Mitt, but grew to respect him and like the ticket when he added Paul Ryan. Obviously not everyone agreed as many conservatives stayed home and many voted for others. Reading the news and reports since the election there seems to be plenty of blame to go around the Republican camp. One thing that bothers me about the Republicans is how all of the crap comes out AFTER we lose. The crap is carefully hidden.
I once heard Pennsylvania politics described as the “red T” where there is a corridor north-south in the center of the state and an east-west corridor on the upper part of the state that is generally red or republican. The state, however, is generally dominated by the two large urban areas around Pittsburgh and Philadelphia where blue is predominant. I really cannot speak to local Philadelphia politics, but the Republican Party is, if I am being very generous, extremely weak to non-existent in the ‘Burgh.