Is anyone still fluffing Rubio going to have enough of him before or after amnesty is signed into law?
He’s either falling into McCain’s sphere of influence (think Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte) or he’s simply been Establishment since we were trying to get him elected. His latest has to do with arming Syrian rebels and some sound bites about assorted American worker inferiority from one of his staffers. This following him doing things like pulling an Arafat regarding legalization first in Spanish while saying something else in English. And before it all, there was that whole matter of the Americans for a Conservative Direction liberal front group. I don’t know where those who still have not caught on to who he really is will draw the line and say “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” but I’m there.
The disappointment about being had is understandable as I was among those trying to get him elected. I had high hopes for the guy as many others did. Yes, it would be nice to sit down and digest what’s happening but the clock is running out on this bill. Put the shock aside and see Rubio for who and what he really is before we all get to watch him smiling next to Obama at the amnesty bill-signing ceremony.
If you’re a creditor holding any of Detroit’s unsecured debt, they just defaulted on it. The city is coming to the end of the line on the welfare state gravy train. It would be instructive if the liberals had any capacity to learn at all, but their political philosophy is their religion so that won’t happen.
It’s another preview of things to come at the national level if we don’t get a grip on things soon, except that America won’t get an emergency manager to sort through it all.
On the bright side, there is a real chance this won’t be happening again in Detroit because all the old sources of money, including lenders, aren’t going to be there. Sadly, there’s also a good chance those who caused this will never be held to account. If the liberals stay true to form, the emergency manager or Michigan’s governor are going to be used as the excuses to redirect the anger over liberalism’s failures in that city. There was no chance all those benefits would ever remain sustainable but past collapses of this sort in places like Europe suggest no one currently receiving benefits will want to hear it.
Stay tuned for more.
Oh sweet, sweet poetic justice.
There’s a possibility that there might be some turnover in the House due to the fact staffers and Congresstwits have to go on the exchanges and watch their costs skyrocket. There were some complaints of a brain drain from Congress, and yes that is a concern. All of those staffers and Democrats that quit will return to the private sector and be a cause brain drain some place other than Congress.
If it pans out, Obama may end up causing more Democrat turnover than Clinton did in 1994.
If you like you plan, you can keep
your plan screaming and it won’t help. At least this time Democrats get to feel the pain too, which would be more fun if leaving didn’t allow them to keep their plans after all. And yes, if you’re a Democrat I’m laughing at you and not with you.
It would be even more delicious if it weren’t just half a picture because there are no worthwhile people to replace them. The Republicans are nearly as bad. Still, Obamacare is making the case about Big Government, causing doctors to go to fee-based practices instead of the insurance-paid care that causes the cost of health care to inflate, and is causing turnover among half of the liberal ranks in DC. It’s not everything, but it’s a start.
I get the appeal of the scandals surrounding Obama. I do. They’re big, juicy, and a lot of people think we’re making headway. And yes, they’re very, very relevant to the kind of governance liberalism will give us and as a demonstration of what leftism really is. So how about we prevent all these sorts of scandals from becoming a permanent state of affairs by getting to the amnesty bill now?
The voting numbers on it are horrific so far.
As for Rubio finally saying it’s legalization first? He’s still wrong. It’s legalization ONLY. Enough Democrat agitation and a forum shopped judge or two will see to it, and even that absurdly assumes Obama will enforce any new security provisions (which he won’t). The security is effectively fiction and at the very least, none of the bill’s proponents care.
So put the other scandals on the back burner for the time being. There’s time enough to deal with them after we ensure any action we take to hold Democrats to account isn’t rendered futile by an amnesty. We’re already at the point Senate passage is more or less a given. We’ll have to kill it in the House and hope Boehner doesn’t decide he’s a Democrat Speaker again to keep it dead. So drop the distractions and turn up the pressure on this now.