Friday, January 30, 2015

The 2014 midterm elections was one for the history books. When President Barack Obama said all of his policies were on the ballot, voters rushed to the voting booths to give Republicans an extraordinary landslide victory. And as we know now, one of the biggest motivating factors was Obama’s illegal executive actions on immigration policy.

It is extraordinary to watch a twice-elected President create a humanitarian crisis on the Southern border. For the sake of a radical-left political agenda, Obama is willing to keep the border unsecured, grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, and ensure our country is less safe. The end goal is a long-term and permanent demographic shift to favor the Democratic Party and big government for future generations.

But the American people are waking up. New polling from the respected Paragon Insights shows that voters will overwhelmingly support the Republican Party if they chose to fight Obama’s efforts to grant amnesty to the approximately 12 million illegal immigrants in this country.

The poll shows that only 19 percent of people making less than $50,000 and only 15 percent of blue-collar workers support Obama’s amnesty efforts. But 40 percent and 47 percent, respectively, strongly oppose it. The Paragon Insights poll mirrors a poll conducted by Facebook’s pro-amnesty CEO Mark Zuckerburg, which found that even 78 percent of Hispanics support increasing security along the Southern border, with roughly the same number support rules for employer background checks and stronger penalties for overstaying visas.

These numbers are devastating, and should give the GOP the grassroots ammunition they need to win this critical fight. And this is bad news for Democrats in the Senate, as all 46 Senators signed a letter opposing the defunding of Obama’s executive amnesty.

The problem is, the political establishment in both parties supports amnesty. An eclectic and well-funded network of big businesses, progressive community organizers, and Hispanic groups are very influential in Washington, D.C.

So far, the House Republicans have yet to offer serious legislation to secure the border. Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-TX), introduced the "Secure Our Borders First" bill (H.R. 399), but it does not stop amnesty or address the need for more fencing. In fact, anyone from Mexico who claims to be asylum-seekers will be waved into the country after breaking our laws. No wonder the GOP proposed it the same day as Obama's State of the Union address, and are in such a rush to pass it.

Now, it is time to call out the House leadership for being more interested in appearances than actually fighting Obama’s amnesty agenda.

The stakes have never been higher, especially as Obama just appointed Loretta Lynch, an amnesty supporter, to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General. She once said, “If someone is here, regardless of status, I’d prefer they are participating in the workplace.”

Obama’s Progressive government is already busing illegal immigrants into cities without warning local governments, and border states are being forced to spend millions of dollars to handle this growing crisis.

The border needs a double-fence, a biometric exit system, and more well-trained Federal agents.

Until a new President is elected, it is up to Republicans to use the mandate voters gave them and secure the border now.

Let me make it clear that I’m happy that Beau Bergdahl is home. Mostly because it’s now possible for him to be court-martialed under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

I’m more troubled by the deals that Obama is making right now.

On Tuesday I had Townhall’s political editor, Guy Benson, who officially is one of the top 30 under 30 something or others in the world apparently.

Let’s just say he’s a really big deal.

He is troubled as well. He pointed out that the Obama has a habit of making bad deals.

In China, we entered a so-called “climate change” deal that gave China everything and we got nothing, except the bill for China’s growth.

In Cuba we lifted an embargo and got little in return, and even what we got wasn’t delivered.

In the Bergdhal deal we released top terrorists-- some of whom say they will come back to fight the United States-- in what the Obama administration said was a prisoner exchange. But really they just want to shut down GITMO.

Or maybe they are making room at Guantanamo Bay so that they house only families making $250,000 or more per year.

Don’t worry: None of this will affect you…until it does.

But what troubles both Guy Benson and me most are the on-going negotiations with Tehran over their nuclear program.

Iran will get the bomb not despite the efforts of the United States, but because of the efforts of the United States.

Raymond Ibrahim: The West — Desensitized to Islamic Violence

Following the January 7 massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, where Islamic gunmen killed a dozen people because the satirical magazine had mocked the prophet of Islam, one thing has become clear: the amount of atrocities committed in the name of Islam all around the world have become so frequent, so ubiquitous, that other, lesser hostilities by Muslims, which might once have been newsworthy, are now completely falling by the wayside, seen as minor and insignificant—commonplace, almost expected.

Thus, while Islamic gunmen were massacring “infidels” in Paris (and elsewhere),  “everyday Muslims” in Europe were engaging in less dramatic, but no less significant behavior.

On Friday, January 9—Friday being when Muslims get most riled during mosque sermons and when non-Muslims are frequently attacked—“foreigners” in Italy, believed to be Muslims, attacked a man kneeling in prayer before the statue of the Virgin Mary, tore the photo of a loved one from his hand, and then broke and urinated on the Virgin Mary statue.  By the time police arrived at the chapel the attackers had already fled.

Ten days later, also in Italy, a crucifix near a populated mosque was shattered to pieces.

Immediately after this incident, according to the report, “People have already strongly reacted across social networks. They are outraged at this new blow to their deepest feelings, to their beliefs. People can’t take it anymore.”

Nor did the municipality’s Councillor Giuseppe Berlin of the civil list “Your Town” mince words:
It’s time to put an end to the do-gooders’ policies of welcoming and integrating by a certain political party.  Before we put a show of unity with Muslims, let’s have them begin by respecting our civilization and our culture. We shouldn’t minimize the importance of certain signals; we must wake up now or our children will suffer the consequences of this dangerous and uncontrolled Islamic invasion.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis called on Catholics and Western people in general to refrain from insulting other religions—namely Islam: “It’s normal, it’s normal [violence]. One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith.”… Keep reading

Terrorist released in deserter Bergdahl swap returns to jihad

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

When Obama released senior Taliban leadership in exchange for a deserter who went AWOL to join the jihad, patriotic Americans were outraged.

Who is surprised that these devout Muslims are returning to wage bloody holy war in the cause of Islam? No one. It was predicted by all of us immediately.

Why is the enemedia not calling out Obama on his treachery? Because they are complicit.

There is a divide in America. Patriots versus the destroyers, and I suspect it will come to war eventually. I do not believe we will go silently into night. The left scored a deathblow with the election of Obama, but it ain’t over yet.
“Officials: Detainee swapped for Bergdahl suspected of militant activities,” By Barbara Starr,...

Kissinger Physically Threatened at Senate Hearing; McCain Denounces 'Scum'
By Greg Richter / NEWSMAX

Image: Kissinger Physically Threatened at Senate Hearing; McCain Denounces 'Scum'
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said he is willing to put up with protesters in his hearings, but he is concerned that members of Code Pink on Thursday physically threatened former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who is 91.

Kissinger, along with fellow former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and George P. Shultz were testifying when members of the group held up a sign calling Kissinger a war criminal and approached the witness table. One of the protesters dangled a set of handcuffs over Kissinger's head, McCain said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

McCain said it is the first time he has seen protesters physically threaten someone in a hearing room. Only one Capitol Police officer was in the room, "and that individual really didn't do anything," McCain said.

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Several senators left the dais to stand between the protesters and the witnesses until more police could enter to remove the protesters, he said.

"Now, this is a 91-year-old man, who, by the way, is recovering from a broken shoulder who … has served his nation, in my view, incredibly honorably over many, many years, going all the way back to World War II," McCain said. "And they treat him this way."

McCain said he believes the protesters should be arrested for potentially threatening Kissinger.

As the protest continued, McCain warned the group to sit down and shut up or face arrest.

"Get out of here, you low-life scum," he finally said.

"Usually, what they do is stand up and yell and scream. I've been to many hearings where they do it," McCain told Cavuto. "But this is the first time where I've seen almost a physical confrontation."

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Just Like Obama Jordan's King Caves to Terrorists
By: Diane Sori

“The priority of Jordan from the start of the crisis was to insure the life of our son the pilot Kasasbeh.”
- Mohammad Momani, Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs

The man who marched in Paris against terrorism in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre is now giving in to the very ones whom he marched against. Setting a dangerous precedence and sending an equally dangerous message of capitulation to the enemy, Jordan's King Abdullah II has proven himself to be a coward of the first degree.

Tuesday, Abdullah's government...on his insistence...agreed to release convicted terrorist Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi in exchange for Jordanian air force pilot Maaz al-Kasasbeh. Captured last December 24th by ISIS during a Syrian bombing raid, al-Kasasbeh is the first coalition member to now be in the militant's hands.

In a video released this past Tuesday, ISIS had threatened to behead...the Jordanian pilot and remaining Japanese journalist Kenji Goto...a war correspondent with experience in Middle East 'so-called' hot zones (Haruna Yukawa, a private military contractor, was beheaded last Sunday). Saying they will be killed if their 24-hour deadline for an exchange was NOT met...the Japanese government has decided to work with Jordan... one of four Arab countries participating in the Syrian try to get the two men freed. And why wouldn't they as today's Japanese 'kumbaya' government is a far cry from the stalwart Japanese of 70 odd years ago.

And so Jordan...engaged in indirect talks with ISIS through religious and tribal leaders in Iraq as per the words of Bassam Al-Manasseer, chairman of Jordan's Foreign Affairs Committee...and with Japanese officials working closely with their counterparts in fact Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama is in Amman to co-ordinate hostage-release efforts with join our traitor-in-chief...who exchanged five Taliban for one American breaking the cardinal rule that one does NOT negotiate with terrorists...period.

And this cowering by Abdullah has proven to be what I...and my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOT partner and friend Craig Andresen...have said all along...King Abdullah II is a weak man and an even weaker leader who buckled under growing criticism from those radical islamic sympahizers within his country who ratcheted-up the criticism of Jordan’s decision to join the American-led coalition against ISIS. And this is ever so sad as the coalition has actually proven to be quite ineffective as Obama continues to tie their hands from doing what needs to be in carpet bomb the barbarians back to the 7th century from which they were spawned...just like he tied the hands of our troops from killing too many of his blood brethren.

And the piece of human garbage ISIS demands to be released is, like I said, a woman by the name of Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi. A would-be suicide bomber who claimed she was avenging her three brothers who she says were killed by American-led troops in Iraq, this vile woman...along with her husband... was one of four suicide bombers who attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan in 2005, killing more than 57 people. Kasabeh was the only bomber to survive because her explosive vest did NOT detonate, and she was soon captured and rightfully sentenced to death...but now could very well be freed to kill again.

Could be freed has still NOT been freed because ISIS has NOT yet proven that the Jordanian pilot or the Japanese correspondent are still alive.

And at 3pm (GMT) on Wednesday, Jordan's foreign minister Nasser Judeh wrote on Twitter: “We asked a while ago for proof that hero Maaz (al-Kaseasbeh) is alive but we have not received anything.”

So ISIS then issued their own taunting message soon after Judeh's twitter post condemning Jordan for NOT releasing al-Rishawi, adding that unless she is freed within 24 hours...and again as I write this that deadline has passed and al-Rishawi has NOT been released...the pilot, followed by Goto, will be beheaded. And they closed by saying that this is the group's last message.

And sadly, if past actions hold true, these two men will be killed and all these negotiations will be for naught...negotiations that NEVER should have taken place because who stands strong and claims to be against terrorism... especially after marching in Paris but a few short weeks does NOT now or ever negotiate with terrorists. But can we really fault Jordan's king when our own most miserable of American presidents...a man who is a traitor to all things we as Americans hold dear... negotiates with terrorists all the time. The infamous 5 for 1 Taliban/Bergdahl trade; acquiescing to Iran's wishes as they work towards securing nuclear weapons; Obama's refusal to say the words 'islamic terrorism;' his stacking our government with his muslim brethren via the Muslim Brotherhood; need I go on...didn't think so.

“The United States does not negotiate with terrorists,” insisted former State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland at the time the U.S. was pressed to release the Blind Sheik. But the sad fact is that while Obama is by far the most grievous in this aspect, America has always negotiated with terrorists all the way back to the early days of our Republic when our Founders negotiated with the Barbary pirates...muslims acting up even back then...when they authorized an annual provision of naval supplies for what they called 'protection.’ And the policy we supposedly follow today against negotiating with terrorists has its origins in the early 1970s, when terrorists began kidnapping our diplomats and government officials to attract attention to their causes, to secure the release of imprisoned comrades, or to demand money to pad their cause's coffers.

But as bad as it was our negotiating with terrorists from the 1970's through 2001 (the Iran Hostage Crisis, the Iran-Contra scandal, Bill Clinton's sitting down with Hamas and the Taliban, just to name a few), in this day and age of on-going muslim islamist terrorism...the actions of Barack HUSSEIN Obama, King Abdullah II, and the Japanese government...who ignore the fact that when one rewards those behaving badly...behaving like savages...will most assuredly have them continuing with their unspeakable acts because they know the chances are good that they will be rewarded for those very acts of behaving badly.

And never mind that negotiating with terrorists shows the world your weakness and literally puts a price on the heads of all others being held...and this is what Jordan's king and the Japanese government are now doing with this deal in the making... negotiating with terrorists also shows the world where ones true allegiances lie.

And as I write this it's 4:30 pm EST and the deal for the Jordanian pilot and the remaining Japanese correspondent has NOT yet gone through. And now with the newest deadline issued by ISIS also having passed, Jordan is again demanding proof that their pilot is still alive, and that proof has NOT yet been given. But knowing what ISIS is capable of I would safely bet that both are now without their heads...and Obama is heaving a sigh of relief that his blood brethren have again triumphed and that King Abdullah II will forever have egg on his face and be known as yet another leader who capitulates to terrorists.

Guess just like here in America it's way past time for a regime change in Jordan as well...just saying.