There is a myth that the Jews run the world, or Hollywood at least, and that is why so many celebrities support Israel. Well, not hardly, but the following is a list of gentile celebrities who support Israel. This list is by no means complete but it is a start. If anyone seeing this wants to add to the list, or contest a name on it, please let me know.
As the old saying goes, “when even _____ (fill in the blank) says that ______ (fill in the blank) you are in trouble.” The latest left wing loon to notice that Obama is a liar is former Democrat Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts. In a recent edition of the Huffington Post (amazing they published this) Frank was quoted as saying this about Obamacare:
The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie to people. And they just lied to people."
Any smart political adviser would have said, 'Don't lie to people, because you're gonna get caught up in it and it's gonna have this tsunami that you now have,'" Frank told HuffPost. "My political motto, very simple. I have always told the truth, and nothing but the truth. But I don't volunteer the whole truth in every situation.
Notice that Frank said, “I don’t understand” (or does he understand but does not want to admit it?). The answer is simple Barney, Obama is a liar about everything, and furthermore he doesn’t care about the American people, he probably hates them or at least the white ones, and he has his - so he just doesn’t care. Frank was one of the most liberal congressman ever, but at least he recognizes that there is a difference between lies and the truth and knows the President lied. Now if Barney would only admit that Obama is an anti-Semite, but I digress.
Another high profile leftist is Bill Maher, who not only has spoken out against the Obama administration’s policies on the current war begun by Hamas against Israel, but has had a guest who calls Obama a war criminal. The guest was Dr. Cornel West who seems to oppose all war anyway, that is when he is not busy race hustling. But even so, a high profile black man saying anything critical about a black American president is refreshing to say the least.
Ed Schultz, a commentator on the very liberal MSNBC (in case you never heard of him), is concerned that Obama is overreaching by transferring more power to the Executive branch and has warned that Obama’s use of Executive Orders to give legal status to illegal aliens will be an “electoral death nail” for Democrats in the next election. Liberal, high profile, attorney Jonathan Turley says the same thing.
Even The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times have on occasion criticized Obama, and recently The New York Times said that Obama is “Crossing the Rubicon” if he carries through with his amnesty plans. Furthermore, various high profile left wing individuals other than those above have also criticized the president’s lawlessness. Ever notice how the defections from the left to the right and are always based on principles and/or the realization that conservative positions spell success for the person and the people of a specific location. However, defections from the right to the left seem to be based solely on opportunism, e.g. a re-districting that would mean losing an election if the person doesn’t move to the left (think for example of Florida’s flip-flopping Charlie Crist, an excellent example), or for some personal reason (usually a wife or lover).
So here’s to the crises faced by the American Left, and to the rising power of the Right. Let’s just hope that the Left is destroyed before it destroys the country.
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PS: I do not consider Obama* black, technically he is a mulatto, and I don’t know where he was born. What I care about is that Obama is the first red American President. Red as in Communism and that is the real problem.
*In parts of the county Obama is also referred to as a post-turtle, that is a turtle on top of a post – it doesn’t know how it got there, how to get down, or what to do while it is there. Of course he is a post-turtle, he is a Marxist president in the land of the free, a country that believes in everything that Marxism opposes. He probably still thinks he is one of the best presidents in American history, while most Americans see him as the worst.
Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian who was sentenced to death for leaving Islam, despite never having been a Muslim (according to Sudanese law she is as her father was one), arrived in New Hampshire today. She refused to recant her Christian faith despite the death sentence placed on her by the Sudanese government. Although the death sentence was postponed until her daughter, born in May, reaches the age of two years, the child and her 18 month old brother both lived with their mother in a filthy Sudanese jail. Daniel Wani, Meriam’s husband, is a naturalized American citizen hence she and the children can legally live in the United States.
The Italian government played a major role in helping the family leave the Sudan and also sent a government plane to bring them to Italy. After meeting the pope and spending a week in Rome they flew to Philadelphia were they were greeted by Mayor Michael Nutter who spoke of freedom and about how fitting it is that she should arrive in the United States at Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, which was founded for people of all faiths. He also presented her with a small replica of the Liberty Bell. I’m sure she understood the symbolism of this gesture, and if she does not know it already, she will soon learn that the Liberty Bell was cast with these words from the bible on it: "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." (Leviticus 25:10). From there they headed to Manchester, NH, where there is a community of about 500 Sudanese. Her husband and his brother make their home in Manchester.
It had been speculated, even a few days ago, that the family would somehow go to, or through, Washington, DC, and indeed that could still happen. But the White House has been silent on her release, the American Embassy in Khartoum was most unhelpful (until the story went viral) or she would have arrived here months ago, and their story exposes the truth about Islam and about Christianity. The truth is that Islam is very, very bad, especially for women and children, while Christianity is quite the opposite. It also reveals that people want to live in America and that it is a refuge for the oppressed, while the Sudan (97% Islamic) is a place they want to escape from. Hence, it seems unlikely they will be invited or even want to visit Washington, DC to meet American officials there.
Let My People Go
America is not as free as it once was, and although the decline started decades ago, it has accelerated since 2008. Meriam Ibrahim has two small children and a husband with health issues, so one cannot realistically expect her to become an activist in the near future. However she will most certainly become an American citizen, and even if she never becomes an activist, her story exposes the falsehoods that we are presented with here in America on an almost daily basis. Just as it will be impossible for her children to ignore this history, so too will it be impossible for the Sudanese and evangelical communities in America to conceal the truth. These truths of American greatness and of the superiority of Christianity to Islam are embedded in their story. This was a victory for Christianity, for freedom, for America, and also for Italy.
But what about the many problems we face in America, now headed by a Muslim (or at the least a Muslim-world sympathizer)? The freedom we still have is in marked contrast to what she and her family have known in the Sudan. We can expect that their story will be told and retold to countless numbers of people throughout the land. This is a story that is unfolding now, there is a photograph of them on Facebook mid-flight on their way to Rome, and there are photographs of them in Rome and arriving in Philadelphia. This story needs to be told, far and wide. Let those who learn of their story draw their own conclusions, as the conclusions are obvious.
On July 25th Meriam Ibraham, her husband Daniel, and their children Martin, 18 months, and Maya, born last May in a Sudanese prison, left Sudan, where Meriam had been held by the Sudanese government who had sentenced her to death for apostasy. Sudan follows Sharia Law, and Sharia says that all children of Muslim fathers are automatically Muslim, despite the fact that he abandoned the family when she was a small child and was brought up as a Christian, a faith she has never renounced. For a fuller back story see here.
They were flown directly to Rome thanks to the Italian government’s efforts (and possibly that of the Pope), and possibly some skillful negotiation by her lawyer, Elshareef Ali Mohammed. Italy now holds the European Union’s Presidency and the governments of Sudan and Italy are said to have a good relationship. Italy’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Lapo Pistelli, flew to Khartoum to bring them to Italy, when a ‘window’ of opportunity opened. So secret was the mission that the family did not know it would happen until they were whisked out of the country. Italy neither paid the Sudanese nor made them any promises. As Mr. Pistelli said, “We know how to engage in politics without opening up the wallet.” Once aloft Mr. Pistelli posted a photograph of them on Facebook to announce that the mission was accomplished. After arriving in Rome the family met the pope and will spend a few days in Italy before coming to the United States. Mr. Wani is an American citizen, and thanks to him, so are their children.
This is Meriam’s first trip out of Sudan, and she and the family will probably visit Washington, D.C. to thank those who supported their rescue. These supporters include Amnesty International which sponsored a petition on her behalf and many other NGOs, however, one seriously doubts they will be invited to the White House (that might damage the standing of Mr. Obama in the Islamic world). They intend to settle in Manchester, New Hampshire where Daniel Wani and his brother Gabriel both live. Daniel is board chairman of the South Sudan Community of New Hampshire, and the Sudanese Evangelical Covenant Church in Manchester is planning a welcome reception, while some church members will be meeting them at the airport.
This is thrilling news, yet there are so, so many others who are held prisoner by Islam, as well as in other foreign hell holes, such as Cuban and Mexican prisons. This includes many innocent Americans and non-Americans who are married to Americans or who have aided America in its true raison d’être, to bring down reigns of tyranny.
Post Script: While America was founded as a refuge from persecution, Americans and non-Americans who have aided us in our mission should be assisted in every way – this in no way should be extended to those who come here illegally, neither should our laws be waved to provide amnesty to those who have come here illegally nor to those who have done nothing to deserve the privilege of being here. Mention of the organization Amnesty International in no way is meant to endorse an organization that is more often than not anti-American.
This is an election year, and the most important race in America is the 23rd Congressional District of Florida. EVERY member of the House of Representatives is up for re-election – that means that Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS), best known for her 1980s’ cheerleader hairstyle and her lies, must run. She currently represents the 23rd district and is also Chairman of the Democrat National Party; hence I say this is THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL RACE in America.
Opposing her in November will be one of two Republicans running in the August 26th primary (early voting is August 15-24, and absentee ballots will be mailed July 22). For all Americans not just conservatives, and not just Floridians, the choice is obvious, what is needed is a candidate who is opposed to amnesty (history demonstrates appeasement never works). Both Republican candidates make some nice statements about the issue on their websites, but Juan Garcia’s recently revealed that he actually supports amnesty, a position more in line with Debbie Wasseman Schultz and the current occupant of the White House. Joe Kaufman on the other hand makes it quite clear on his website, just below the “we are a nation of immigrants” statement that: “As a member of Congress, Joe Kaufman will fight for the rights of legal immigrants and insist we never reward those who break our laws.” WOW – someone who gets it, and he is running for Congress.
This is the man who must run in November to defeat DWS. Florida is often shown on election maps as blue, but in fact it is closer to purple (a mixture of blue and red) so this is a race that needs to be taken very seriously. The 23d Congressional District covers an area of South Florida from Weston to Miami. So I urge you to tell everyone you know in Southern Florida about this election.
Most of the illegal immigrants who are in, or who are headed for, the United States are under 18, and about 80% are not exactly children, they are 14-17 year old males – the ideal recruiting age for gangs. Not only that but many have contagious diseases. Furthermore, the economic impact of a surge of low-skilled, uneducated, non-English speakers who come to this country for whatever benefits available to them is not something any the United States really afford, even at the best of times.
Now I have a question for all of those who think that if someone breaks into your house or takes your wallet they should be arrested because it is a crime. What about people who come into your country in violation of the law?
Now some people don’t like the term “illegal immigrants.” In Maryland for example Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley believes that illegal immigrant children should be called “refugees.” Hey, Gov. O’Malley, those “children” are nearly adults legally, and you only have to keep up on the news to know that. Fortunately Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) discovered that the federal government was attempting to bring some to Maryland and took action forcing HHS (Health and Human Services Department) to cancel their plans to send illegals to Westminster, Maryland just 35 miles from Baltimore. Even the black community in Baltimore, which usually supports this administration, is opposed to the idea.
Now it begins – the war we have been expecting. Will it be the end? Or the end of the beginning? Or the beginning of the end? Of everything? Or of the confrontations between Israel and its murderous neighbors? Who knows? But once again Israel finds itself reluctantly at war and this time it is determined to win and win big by wiping out Hamas. The war was prompted to a large extent by the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teens (one, a dual American/Israeli citizen) by Hamas. After weeks of searching for them (and finding LOTS of illegal weapons in Palestinian territory) the bodies of the three boys were found.
Then there was a fourth murder of a teen age boy – this one was Arab, suggesting revenge. Although the first news accounts revealed that he was gay, the MSM narrative soon began to claim that the perps were Jewish, which is highly improbable. The boy was burned to death – a method unknown among Jews but typically Muslim. In fact it has been well known for years, even in the West, that honor killings are commonly done by burning the victim (male or female) to death, and if the boy was gay as many reports have claimed, then this was almost certainly an honor killing. The timing suggested a revenge killing, however that is most unlikely. Jews do not burn people alive and they do not burn corpses – Jewish law and traditions forbid this and make it totally abhorrent and unthinkable to Jews. But none of this matters to the Arab street who first celebrated the kidnapping and death of the three Jewish boys, and now are whipped into a frenzy due to the death of the Arab teen, a death caused almost certainly by one of their own.
All of this was a prelude to war, but there is more. Although some leaders in the Muslim world have urged ceasefires during the Islamic feast of Ramadan (this year from June 29 to July 27) there are many examples of battles in Ramadan being carried out during and since the times of Mohammad. Ramadan, like any religious holiday of any religion, helps to focus its adherents on the practice of their religion. So does religious fasting. And Islam commands its followers to fight against all non-Muslims as their religious duty. Now we have a war between Israel and the Muslim world at a time when they are most aware of their “religious” duties. A war that is the result of years of Hamas firing rockets into Israel from Gaza, Muslims kidnapping and murdering three Jewish teenagers (and years of other kidnappings and/or murders), and Muslims burning to death a gay Arab teen-ager.
The war is currently located in the south of Israel along the Gaza border. It seems to have begun Monday night (Monday afternoon EST) (some reports say early Tuesday morning), and is called by Israel “Operation Protective Edge.” Israel has called up 40,000 reservists although it is still unknown if a ground offensive will be used. About 100,000 households in Gaza have been contacted (by Israel) and warned to move away from the border, this suggest an imminent ground invasion, yet, for many reasons Gaza, unlike Judah and Samaria, is not a good place for a ground invasion.
It is often said that Israel usually wins the wars and loses the peace. Israel lost the war when the IDF (Israel Defense Force) was led by a liberal and this lead to a victory by Hezbollah. Of course Israel always loses the peace when there is a liberal and sometimes when there is a conservative in power, but this is not the point of this story.
Strangely the White House is saying that Israel has a right to defend itself – but that may be simply because they know that Israel will win (the briefest and best analysis is here) and with so many other things going wrong for them they need to be on the winning side for once. It may also be that Obama will change his mind, or come out tomorrow expressing some fuzzy thought on the issue. Or he might simply be too busy playing golf or pool to say anything at all. Nothing would surprise me at this point, anyway the war may take America’s attention off its’ southern border before things get any worse, as they most certain will.
All this leads me to wonder what will John Kerry (the only American gigolo to become Secretary of State) do? Will he continue to insist that Israel negotiate with the Palestinian Authority and Hamas? Or will he flip-flop and stand (or pretend to stand) with Israel? Doesn’t this war make his previous attempts to “make peace” look rather foolish? (Yes, I know, he always looks foolish). Comedian Dennis Miller may have had the best solution to the problems of the Middle East – he suggested that America drop ‘the big portobello.’ But we had better hurry – before Iran attempts to drop one on us, or Israel.
Today Alan P. Gross’s lawyer and wife have said that the 64 year old man plans to take his own life rather than serve the remaining 11 years of his 15 year sentence in a Cuban prison. Gross was on a hunger strike for 9 days in April when his mother, who recently died of cancer, told him to discontinue it. In a statement on his behalf it was said that he had lost more than 100 pounds (not all due to the hunger strike), is losing vision in one eye, and his hips are failing. Gross is a former U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor who was also a volunteer field organizer in 2008 for President Obama’s campaign.
In 2009 Gross set up an unauthorized Internet network for the Cuban Jewish community while working for the USAID. He brought in satellite phones and computer equipment for the Jewish community in clear violation of Cuban law. He did not identify himself as a representative of the U.S. government but rather as part of a Jewish humanitarian group. Yet when he was arrested he had a high-tech chip that keeps satellite phone transmission from being located within a 250 mile radius. This chip is not easily available but the CIA, the Defense and State Departments (the latter oversees USAID) do have access to them. A USAID spokesman claims that they did not help him acquire the chip – but that is probably not true. It does look very much like Alan Gross did commit a crime under Cuban law and he went there deliberately to do so. Although I cannot help but wonder if his handler at USAID didn’t say something like ‘don’t worry, we will handle all the paper work, all you have to do is . . .’ and made it seem like something irregular, but not illegal.
U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lethinen has referred to his treatment by the Cuban government as an effort to get a prisoner exchange (there are a number of Cuban spies they want back). Although not a threat to Cuba, his actions are considered an affront to Cuban sovereignty and Cuba has laws about ‘crimes against the state.’
Judy Gross, Alan’s wife, suggested there should be a swap, especially in light of the recent swap of five Taliban for Bowe Bergdahl. She said in a statement that "My husband and I need President Obama to do everything in his power to end this nightmare and bring Alan home from Cuba now."
U.S. and Cuban officials did not have immediate comment, but Jay Carney, White House spokesman said last December 3 that he ‘doesn't know whether the president has seen the letter penned by a U.S. government contractor jailed in Cuba, in which he expressed fear that the United States had "abandoned" him.’ But according to JJ ‘Obama is personally engaged in freeing Alan Gross.’ Yeah, right. Could Gross have done a more to help Obama get elected? Yes, but would it have helped? Probably not, after all Gross is white and Jewish. One only needs to remember that Obama threw the white grandmother who raised him under the bus.
As a result of this case it seems to me that 1) it is clear that we do leave our men behind (except traitors), and 2) Alan and Judy Gross may want to reconsider their trust in Obama and their delusional belief in him. It is hard to see how Judy Gross could continue to trust Obama, and it seems unlikely that Alan Gross does anymore, after all, he has already spent four years in a communist prison paradise.
The fate of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been on my mind for several days now, and I may have finally come up with a solution to the problem. Sgt. Tahmooressi had recently moved to Southern California from Florida when, on April first, he accidentally missed a turnoff on the highway and drove right into Mexico - missing a turnoff being something that most of us have done at one time or another. Unfortunately he had a couple of guns in his truck – guns he had a legal right to have according to American law, but not according to Mexican law. Realizing his mistake, he was honest and immediately reported this fact, adding that he had not intended to enter Mexico at all. Rather than direct him back over the border, some Mexican official had him arrested and incarcerated, and he has suffered quite enough at this point. Even CNN has played a video about his case.
Clearly, we cannot exchange Tahmooressi for a dangerous Taliban who has been held in our prison in Guantanamo – President Obama might want another photo op and need to use one or more of them to bring back some other angry, stupid, American-passport owning fool who hates this country. But we do have another bargaining chip and I urge the Governors of Texas and other states along the border (are you listening, Jan Brewer?) to use it because clearly it doesn’t interest Obama.
In 2011, approximately 6,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border. Most of these illegal immigrants are now children although in fact a high percentage are in their teens and include drug dealers, rapists, and other criminal elements and not a few bring contagious diseases with them. This year, another 60,000 illegal immigrants are expected, and an even greater number in 2015. Most of them are from Central America, not Mexico, and just in case you are unaware of Mexican immigration laws – well, they are a lot tougher than American ones, and the Mexicans do not want Central Americans in their country.
Therefore, I urge the governors of American border states, especially the Governor of Texas, to offer to deport these Central Americans to Mexico unless Sgt. Tahmooressi is returned to the USA. When he is returned, then we (this state or states) can turn over the Central Americans to Mexico anyway, or to their countries of origin. Some will say this will angry Mexico or the Central American countries – but wasn’t it Mexico that allowed them to cross their country? As to the Central American countries, well borders need to be protected on both sides and they obviously are not doing so.
If my solution is enacted, the Mexicans will be rid of Sgt. Tahmooressi, and if we send them directly back to their own countries, it is a big win for Mexico. If we deport these illegals over the border into Mexico, we will have transported our problem to Mexico. In addition, this should serve as a great disincentive to all those in Central America who would even think about coming here. This won’t be to the liking of King Barack but who cares? certainly not any patriotic American. This will be good for America, and a win is what every country wants, or should want.
Efforts are gaining strength to release an American held in a Mexican jail and the wife and children of an American citizen, Daniel Wani of New Hampshire, who are being held in a Sudanese jail. Each of them has been the topic of previous articles by this writer (see here and here) who is indignant at these travesties of justice.
If the White House sincerely believes that America leaves no man (specifically a military man) behind – then why have they allowed Sgt. Tahmooressi to languish in a Mexican jail for so long? (Oh right, I forgot, he doesn’t further the Obama agenda). On June twentieth Tahmooressi’s mother said on CNN that they have heard nothing from the White House. That she appeared on CNN is a good sign (that one of the most ‘progressive’ news outlets is finally picking up this story). Furthermore Mrs. Tahmooressi was interviewed by anchor Chris Cuomo, son a former New York state governor, and brother of the current one. This means that not only is CNN becoming aware of the story, but so will the elites in the New York Democrat Party as well as American low-information voters.
A petition to the White House on behalf of Tahmooressi reached the 100,000 point on May 31. At that point the White House is required to respond. However Tahmooressi remains in a Mexican jail.
Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag
U.S. Rep. Trent Franks is leading the charge to rescue Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese Christian and her two children. Franks’ bi-partisan petition was addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry (cc’d to the Secretary of Homeland Security). Those signing the petition were: Trent Franks (R-AZ), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Paul C. Broun (R-GA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Fleming (R-LA), J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Michael Grimm (R-NY), Tom Griffin (R-AR), Gregg Harper (R-MS), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Jaime Herrera Buetler (R-WA), Steve King, M.D. (R-IA), Jack Kingston (R-GA), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Robert E. Latta (R-OH), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Alan Nunnelee (R-MS), Gary Peters (D-MI), Collin C. Peterson(D-MN), Robert Pittenger (R-NC), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Jan Schackowsky (D-IL), F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Brad Wendstrup (R-OH), Frank Wolf (R-VA), and Don Young (R-AK).
In their letter they asked Kerry to “direct” the Embassy in Khartoum, to “prioritize the plight of this young family” and to have both the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security quickly review all possible means available to grant them sanctuary in the United States.” The also asked that priority be given to “granting her children U.S. citizenship, and ensuring that Mr. Wani has custody of his children.” Yet the above list of 38 members of the House of Representatives who signed the petition calls into question this “where were the other 397 members of the House? Why didn’t they sign it?” Those that are familiar with this family’s story can have little doubt of its truth, and that rescuing her from certain death, and all of them from a Sudanese jail is meritorious. In addition on June 9 in the House Rep. Cotton introduced H.R. 4821.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced Senate Resolution 453 which was passed by unanimous (now that is a surprise) consent on June 3 – it condemns the charge of apostasy and the death sentence for Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, and calls for “the release of her and her children.” In addition Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced S. 2474 on June 12. Yet they remain in dire straits in Sudan, a woman married to an American citizen and her two American citizen children, including an infant born in prison. Legally they have a right to come here where they may practice their religion in freedom – not so the hordes of Latin Americans now crossing into America who have no legal right to be here. Lady Liberty must feel ashamed at this travesty of justice.
It was a real cliff-hanger, but is America a lucky country or what? Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost the GOP primary to Dave Brat, in Tuesday’s primary. As majority whip, Cantor is/was the second-most powerful man in the House of Representatives. A professional politician, Cantor has been playing the old professional politician’s game of talking out of both sides of his mouth, and on amnesty ‘that dog won’t hunt.’
While Cantor has made claims that he opposed amnesty he has also made statements about his willingness to work with President Barack Obama on the issue – and we know where he stands. Does Cantor really think that his constituents are that stupid? Does he think that they wouldn’t know or care when it is quite clear that unemployment is high and that making it possible for more illegal immigrants to enter and work in this country will only make matters worse.
This was a tremendous victory for conservatives who strongly support the rule of law and understand that neither the President, nor the Republican leadership, do support it. Most defeats of incumbents come from the opposing party in the final election, but this one came in a primary when the little known challenger, Dave Brat, an economics professor, became the Republican candidate. This was a real setback for Cantor and may permanently derail his political career.
Conservatives will now become more confident in their opposition to legislation creating a ‘path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.’ (Incidentally there already is a ‘path to citizenship’ – it is called legal immigration.) Cantor’s defeat is evidence that Americans don’t want such legislation and this election will almost certainly discourage those legislators who were in favor of it, while strengthening the position of those who are opposed to it. Cantor’s defeat (what lovely words) may signal the rest of the GOP that the issue of amnesty is a very bad idea in 2014 – unless it is in opposition to illegal immigration.
The campaign focused on immigration with Brat accusing Cantor of supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants. Cantor’s response was to send out mailers in which he attacked the Senate plan of giving ‘illegal aliens amnesty.’ Yet, Cantor has supported giving citizenship to immigrants brought to this county as children, and along with other House GOP leaders he has advocated a limited approach instead of the comprehensive approach supported by the Senate. However, Cantor has never been very precise regarding details.
Brat faced formidable odds on two counts: he was an unknown facing a well-known incumbent and he had very little money to spend on this campaign. Brat had a little over $200,000 for his campaign while Cantor spent more than $1 million in just April and May. Among Cantor’s donors have been the American Chemistry Council, which spent more than $300,000 just on TV ads promoting Cantor. Other Cantor supporters were the National Association of Realtors, the American College of Radiology, and the National Rifle Association. Yes, the NRA supported Cantor, who might be a fine on the 2nd Amendment, but very much not what the voters want when it comes to the issue of immigration.
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham was one of Brat’s supporters as were a few local Tea Party activists who do not trust Cantor. Brat’s win seems to be evidence that ‘The grassroots is in revolt and marching,’ said Brent Bozell, a conservator leader who is both Chairman of For America and Founder and President of The Media Research Center. Furthermore, votes in Cantor’s district increased 37% over two years ago, while Cantor actually received fewer votes than in 2012 (28,631 this time, compared to 37,369 in 2012).
This was truly a David vs. Goliath contest and should inspire every challenger who faces a Democrat, a RINO, and or an incumbent who, like Cantor fails to take a reading of the American people. While it is true that there are a lot of low information voters out there (and most do not vote in the primaries), the American people on the whole revere the Constitution and are politically conservative – on every issue.
We, the American people, are coming to get them – the Democrats, the RINOs, and all those legislators who live a comfortable life at the taxpayers’ expense while ignoring the reality that America is in deep trouble, caused by a rejection of the Constitution. We are coming to get them – out of office. Cantor didn’t see this coming, and it is quite possible that they won’t either.
Joe Kaufman’s race against Debbie Wasserman Schultz (aka DWS) (D-FL) is another one well worth watching. This election will not get a lot of national attention until after Florida’s August 26th primary, but it is very important as DWS is both a radical leftist and chairman of the Democratic National Party. Oh, and incidentally, Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter has endorsed Joe Kaufman in this race.
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