House Republicans Unveil Plan to Deal with Border Crisis

Robert Costa and Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post, July 23, 2014

House Republicans began coalescing Wednesday around a new set of proposals to address the influx of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that mandate deploying National Guard troops and requiring the Obama administration to more quickly process and deport young children and families who have entered the country in recent months.

But it was still unclear how quickly the House will take up the issue and whether House Republicans will be able to reach agreement with Senate Democrats on a final plan before Congress adjourns Aug. 1 for a five-week recess.

“I’d like to act. We’ve got a humanitarian crisis on the border that has to be dealt with,” House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters Wednesday. “The president clearly isn’t going to deal with it on his own, even though he has the authority to deal with it on his own. But I do believe that Congress should act, and I hope that we will.”

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Tex.), who led the House GOP “working group” tasked with tackling the issue, shared her team’s recommendations during the closed-door weekly House Republican meeting. {snip}


But the House and Senate remain at odds over whether Congress will vote to change a 2008 anti-trafficking law to make it easier to deport minors from Central America. Senate Democrats plan to move forward on a spending bill to provide $2.7 billion in emergency funds to deal with the influx of minors–about $1 billion less than President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the crisis. But the Democratic plan will not include amendments to that law.

Boehner said Wednesday that House Republicans would seek to authorize $1.5 billion to pay for more border security and Guard deployments, dramatically lower than Obama’s request.

In a brief interview with The Washington Post, Granger said that her proposals would tweak current immigration laws. The goal is to “change the law–not to repeal the law, not to completely change the law but change a portion that will let us send the children back in a very speedy way,” she said.


“The president’s supplemental [spending request] asks for a lot of money, but it’s money to spend here to keep the kids, and we disagree with that,” Granger said. {snip}


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  • The lie that the invaders are children continues. I increasingly believe the Repubicans are nothing but controlled opposition, funded by the globalists who seek to utterly destroy this country and exterminate the white race via soft genocide now, hard genocide later.

    Until the entire lot in Congress and the White House are rounded up, tried, and sentenced appropriately, nothing real will change. The government of the USA is a snake’s nest of liars and traitors who must be punished.

    • 4321realist

      ” I increasingly believe the Repubicans are nothing but controlled opposition, funded by the globalists who seek to utterly destroy this country and exterminate the white race via soft genocide now, hard genocide later.”

      That’s the case or they’re either too spineless or lack the ability to fight a guerilla war for fear of being deemed too extreme.

      If the GOP would call a press conference right now announcing that the press is trying to make this situation as one of children vs heartless conservatives when it is in fact one of adult criminal aliens, slackers and drug dealers vs people who do not want to allow the inundation of those types nor do they want the country to get closer to the point of bankruptcy by having to spend tens of billions in social payments, programs and court and incarceration costs which are inevitable.

      They would get a lot of press attention and would literally change the narrative and bring on board many people for their cause, but they won’t do something like that.

      It is the corrupt GOP managerial base that would nix the move, because of fear they might alienate someone. They want power and to hell with principle.

      • Anon

        One has only to turn on the TV for an hour to plainly see that all media is rigidly controlled. As is the government and a goodly portion of all institutions. At the root of this is control of our monetary system….which simply pays people to do what they want, using money they don’t even bother to print anymore (just add a few more decimals onto the national accounts and slush funds). The US as a democratic republic, with the rule of law and rights guaranteed by a constitution has not existed in living memory. Most of that was dismantled during the civil war (which was what that war was really about….the creation of a totalitarian empire). The two world wars were consolidation of that power. And, quite frankly, we’ve been in a slow decline ever since. Today, the US is a communist oligarchy which is flirting with dictatorship and is increasingly going the way of the old soviet union for the same reasons. These people use soft power within the US border and genocide, outside our borders….increasingly for short term gain only. A collision of three forces is likely to shape the aftermath of an impending collapse. The rise of de facto ethno states, already pretty much in place. Simply google the race map of the last US census to see where the new borders already are. I wish there was some similar measure of gun ownership to overlap on that map to reveal likely hard borders likely to pop up in the next decade. The second is a retaliatory third world war as our military and Israelis military commit atrocity after atrocity while, stupidly become non-combat able by filling their ranks with fags, women and non-whites. All it will take is one major loss that makes it clear winning is possible if our enemies are determined enough. The last is the rise of corporate money. As the world’s currencies become increasingly suspect, eventually multi-national corporations are going to realize that working off the books using computers to engage in “barter” is trivial and highly profitable. Once they decide to include the labor force in such dealings and cut out the banks, there will rise all sorts of new “money”, far more reliable, profitable and just than our current system. And you WILL use it, too. In the beginning, all the good jobs will pay in those currencies and pay far better than their counterparts. But, by the end, all of today’s currencies will be like Zimbabwe dollars.

    • Samuel_Morton

      There is a West African proverb that goes something like: “Until the lions produce their own historian, the story of the hunt will glorify only the hunter.”

      If only whites the world over could speak with a unified voice, unashamedly advocating for their own interests. Until then, the globalist false idol of diversity will always glorify only the invaders of white nations, and those who enable the invasion.

      Anyone who would serve as a ‘white historian’ in the proverb above, such as AmRen, is quickly marginalized and demonized to teach whites that, if they develop a racial consciousness, they will be ostracized and hated by family, friends, and society. For most people (other than the highly principled, or the misfit), this would equate to a tragic end to their self worth.

      Sadly, it is a brilliant scheme concocted by globalist crypto-Marxists: exploit a vulnerability most manifest in whites (altruism and compassion), equate all white success to privilege, discrimination, and historical circumstance, and utterly destroy any white racial consciousness so that the Occident can be easily occupied by the third world, its once stolid members now easily fading into history like a morning fog burning off in the sun. What will be left is a population utterly dependent on centralized government and elites exploiting the masses without fear of smart, idealistic groups getting in their way.

      • LHathaway

        Your ‘smart idealist’ group isn’t getting much in the way. . .

        • Samuel_Morton

          I’m as frustrated as you that whites have been cowed. I’m very aware of our weaknesses.

          But it’s no surprise that every other racial group is not shy about standing up for their own interests, after decades of media propaganda painting a picture that whites are uniquely guilty for all of the world’s problems, while every other race is encouraged to foster their own racial identity and express grievance over how they have been treated by whites.

          What is surprising is how many whites have been at the helm of this movement to ensure their own demise.

    • gregCall

      ” I increasingly believe the Repubicans are nothing but controlled
      opposition, funded by the globalists who seek to utterly destroy this
      country and exterminate the white race via soft genocide now, hard
      genocide later.”

      That’s a start, when you finally realize that’s exactly the case you’ll have reached enlightenment.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I think I would put Luis Gutierrez to the front of the guillotine line. That guy is openly hostile to the U.S. He’s anti-American agent wagging his fingers in everyone’s face, daring them to do something. I hope no one is surprised if he takes a slug. Just add it to the Chick-cog-go body count.

    • Ringo Lennon

      Until the entire lot in Congress and the White House are rounded up, tried, and sentenced appropriately.

      Don’t forget leftist media.

  • The big hangup in any actual physical deportation is the alien’s home country. They have to accept their nationals back, and I doubt these Central American countries will accept their diseased teenage gang bangers back.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      When the Republicans sweep the Senate in 2014 and the presidency in 2016, the carrot & stick for those Central American countries will foreign aid. How much or how little will be contingent on their cooperation. Very simple. Very easy.

      Just need Americans at the helm.

      • 4321realist

        Excellent point.

        Either they encourage their dregs to come home or be cut-off entirely from foreign aid in addition to other sanctions that would harm them economically.

        • Nonhumans

          How do we afford to provide foreign aid when we are broke? Trillions of dollars in the red!! And as a reminder we are in debt only because of libtards and their policies!

      • propagandaoftruth

        Did I read this wrong or did the empty suits of the Republican hierarchy just get filled with a little hot populist air

        • AndrewInterrupted

          There is going to be an anti-amnesty Republican landslide in November–which will carry forward and take the president gig in 2016.

          Hill-Billy will wobble on with her big, fat ego and drop dead just before the finish line. Leaving the job to a black horse conservative like Trey Gowdy, Ben Sasse, Laura Ingraham, or my personal favorite:

          Queen Ann Coulter.

          Time for some White might.

          • Bobbala


          • AndrewInterrupted

            Glad I could brighten your day.

          • propagandaoftruth

            She would have to hold office first, but certainly could form a part of the brain trust side…

            Perry needs to be surrounded by good handlers. I think he has potential. Whites are so increasingly horrified at what they’ve enabled, I think some are willing to forget W and his inept handlers.

            A gaffe here and a gaffe there is endearing, don’t get me wrong. Appeals to a healthy anti-intellectualist bent in the American voter if not too frequent as to leave one open to aspersions of true stupidity by the snarking class of SNL.

            If they really want to re-invigorate the base maybe they need to stop apologizing and nominate a couple of charismatic White guys. Force this to be an election of race if that’s what the Dems want to make it. Then tack center and get elected when all the closet White Race realists who aren’t “conservative Republicans” swallow hard and vote GOP. Then maybe do it again. And again…

            Turn this around. Close borders and deport, use the hostility of blacks and browns toward us to corner the White vote again, buoyed by some non or questionably White folks to turn things around.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            The Left is obsessed with fronting a woman in 2016, come Hillary or high water. Hill-Billy is clearly sick. The Demo-rats see that and are maneuvering Lizzie Warren on deck. The Repugs need to have a woman somewhere on the ticket. It will be political suicide if they don’t. I think women on the bubble would be satisfied at least with a female VP on the Repug ticket.

          • propagandaoftruth

            You know…if I thought

          • Spikeygrrl

            Palin/Cruz 2016!

          • propagandaoftruth

            Yo Spikey G!

            Raise the hokum…up to a point…

          • Spikeygrrl

            I don’t even know what that means (sorry); I opted out of those Ebonics as a Second Language classes.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Cruz took himself out of the race with his horrific H-1B position. What a horror show.

          • propagandaoftruth

            I know you like Palin and I do think she’s hot, but…

            That was a trainwreck. The Alinsky SNL sharks smelled the blood in the water and shredded that.

            She’s an attractive woman. Not well vetted, but fine qualities.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            You must be talking to Spikey. Palin is the bane of my (and America’s) existence. She needs to step away and settle for a Senator gig.

          • SoulInvictus

            …that would require working… staying for full elected terms…not enjoying perks and cash that come with being a “semi”-political figure/pundit.
            You know, all things not Palin.

            Really don’t understand how her 15 minutes weren’t up a long time ago other than maybe the powers think she does a good job of alienating people from the right.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yeah, she’s a mug of hemlock juice for the Repugs. She needs to move away from politics and stick to chumming and baiting hooks. The Left would love to fillet her again. Someone needs to explain to her that she’s political poison.

          • SoulInvictus

            It makes me lose respect for people when they support Palin.
            If it has that effect on me, when I already agree with them on 99% of things, she has to be kryptonite to independents.
            It’s not even her…let’s call them “views” for lack of anything better.
            She’s just the epitome of a fake, plastic talking head, politi-televangelist to me.
            And anyone that bites on that, no matter how pro-gun, anti-left, etc, seems retarded to me.
            Republicans have this fake diversity fetish for somewhat attractive dimwitted women and blacks that I never will comprehend.

          • 1G25

            You are so royally full of s**t.

          • SoulInvictus

            That was quite the substantive rebuttal.
            Keep setting that high bar for excellence we’ve all come to expect from Palin fans…

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yeah, the Queen of Platitudes and plain ole aww shucks. What a nuisance.

            I’ve said it before, Palin was a stilted, reckless counter to the “diversity darling” possibilities being presented by the Left in 2008. She was a demographic pick. Just as they do at federal agencies and contractors. And to a slightly lesser degree, corporations. Palin’s suitability is no better or worse than those tokens. We are in the Age of Tokenism. Palin was a sloppy response to the race-to-the-bottom.

          • Well hold off on that. She just came out today and endorsed Joe Carr in Tennessee against Lamar Alexander.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I will have to research that one.

          • propagandaoftruth

            And to me a sign of how inept the GOP operatives were. No vetting or terrible vetting. Take your pick, same result.


          • propagandaoftruth

            I think we’re all having some fun.

          • Spikeygrrl

            We keep snatching electoral defeat from the jaws of victory with pefectionist purity tests. Someone will find something to complain about in every conservative candidate who dares to enter the primaries. That’s how we wind up with candidates in the general election whose primary claim to fame is being bland and inoffensive.

            “Inoffensive” may wins GOP primaries, but it will NEVER win a general.

          • H-1B and the legal immigration question is a non-negotiable fundamental issue, not a “perfectionist purity test.”

          • Spikeygrrl

            One man’s meat is another man’s poison. So sure, let’s keep losing elections and giving up our chances not to lose ALL seats at the policymaking table. Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket.

          • I’ll negotiate on the side dishes, but not on the meat that is the main dish.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Normally I would agree, except for the size of his ideological gaffe. He’s just Left of Luis Gutierrez on H-1B. Cruz wants to more than quadruple the foreign worker permit allowance. It’s nothing short of a sin.

          • Garrett Brown

            That girl has no idea what she’s typing about, I wouldn’t waste my time. Palin? R u srs m8?

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Women, Left & Right, are in “any vagina will do” mode.

          • evilsandmich

            A lot of the more ignorant congress critters (i.e. most) see H1-B as some sort of win-win where they can import a bigger tax base, drive the population higher for developers, loot the brain trust of competitor countries and throw a bone to the (Death) Chamber of Commerce at the same time.
            Yeah it’s all bull, but fighting that delusion is a bit tougher than the current spate of obvious law breakers. Long story short is that I’m willing to give a pol a mulligan if they pull their head out of their tail and come around on the issue.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            “Ignorant” in the sense they are techno-tards. All of my reps in New Hampshire have high levels of techno-tardation. They will swallow any and all techno-babble from the likes of Mark Suckerturd et al. Plus Kelly Ayotte turned out to be a new political morphodite: a Femi-RINO. She’s a first at something, I guess.

          • SoulInvictus

            I don’t ask for perfection. But I do have standards.
            Palin (and for that matter Romney, et al.) fall far, far short of even minimal.

          • SoulInvictus

            It helps when the establishment GOP and media black out the candidate that resonates with Constitutionalists, independents, intelligent people, military… or simply dump the votes of districts he won.


            Then they offer up the unsympathetic cardboard cutout that was Romney. I can’t believe he managed to come as close as he did in an election he obviously was set up to lose.

          • SoulInvictus


          • Bobbala

            Laughter was censored … C’mon.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            They thought you were Sheryl Scamberg.

    • Melvin Bonzarelli

      Round up these ‘children’, pack them onto C47’s, and fly them over their home territories. No need to land or get permission from the countries leaders or the Pope or the ACLU. At 30,000 feet push the kids out. Those who were reasonably well-behaved on the trip back home get parachutes.

      • RisingReich

        A man after my own heart.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Melvin is an SPLC troll, BTW.

          • RisingReich

            Fun. Thanks.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        A good plan to eliminate their gangbangers, drug traffickers and enemy infiltrators, let they skydive into the Pacific from 35,000 feet without parachutes.

      • Sounds extreme, but this is truly the sort of action we need in light of the massive threat set before us – although I would prefer certain elected officials join the ‘children’!

    • antiquesunlight

      That’s when we toss them face first across the border and dare them at gunpoint to come back.

  • Luca

    Great opportunity to change/clarify the 14th Amendment at the same time.

    • Alexandra1973

      Repeal it. It was never really ratified. On top of that, the writers of that amendment specifically stated that it was not meant to grant anchor babies citizenship.

      And that amendment turned the States into states–mere provinces.

      • Pro_Whitey

        So true regarding the practical consequence of the 14th amendment. By never really ratified, are you referring to the allegations that some southern legislatures were physically prevented from leaving their chamber by U.S. Army troops until they ratified the 14th amendment? I find it believable, but is there a good source for those allegations, and in what states they occurred?

  • MekongDelta69

    I’ll believe the deportations when I see them – NOT before.

    • Bobbala

      They did build the fence … virtually.

    • evilsandmich

      I don’t even know if that’s good enough since there seems to be a lazy susan that the deportees hop on in order to come right back. We need deportations and the proper discouragement in order to keep people from illegally crossing the border to begin with.

  • Jungle Jim

    It doesn’t cost enough and exports Democrat voters. The Senate will never approve it, even if Harry Reid brings it to a vote.

    • dd121

      That’s okay, hang the veto on them.

  • 4321realist

    Here’s a typical case of allowing the press and other leftist dregs to control the narrative.

    The debate now is strictly around the “children,” but the hundreds of thousands of aliens who have invaded in recent times are older teenagers and adults, and they represent about 90 plus percent. The “children” really have nothing to do with it. They’re a tiny minority.

    So the problem isn’t addressed as one involving illegal aliens, but one involving innocent “children,” which of course is just one more leftist ploy the right has fallen for to make it appear as if we must decide whether to mistreat children or not.

    And just listen to them argue with the left about the narrative the dregs brought up about children instead of trying to change the topic to one involving invaders in general.

    The liars are so successful in controlling the narrative I haven’t seen or heard even one conservative dismiss the basis for the debate on the grounds it is a false debate. It isn’t a decision to throw out toddlers, but one to decide if we should allow drug dealers and criminal aliens to stay in the country.

    It’s really no different than the Mariel Boatlift, which should have been turned back but wasn’t because of the do-gooder fools in this country who had some screwy idea it would cast a shadow on the “home of the free,” because we refuse to accept violent criminals.

  • dd121

    So vote on it and let Democrats shine in the spotlight when Obama vetoes it. Isn’t that how politics is played?

  • RisingReich

    Anyone referring to this as a humanitarian crisis has no intent on doing anything less than providing material support to these invaders, all of it funded by tax slave labor at the end of a gun held by the IRS.

    It is all but over folks. Nothing will be done now or in the future except rearrangement of deck chairs. The country as we knew it is forever gone.

    Ultimately though, its going to get very ugly.

  • Luca

    They’re not in the desert. They cross the Rio Grande, walk up to the border patrol and ask where the free goodies are.

  • willbest

    It really doesn’t matter what the GOP passes, Obama will just use the money however he feels like anyway. He hasn’t let the law bother him for 5.5 years, why would he start now.

  • Ashley Johnson

    Let’s get on with it!

    • AndrewInterrupted

      You rock, sister!

      • Ashley Johnson

        Thanks! 🙂

  • propagandaoftruth

    Sure. Nobody’s saying to treat them like they do back home. They hire guys with escopetas to do that. Buckshot.

    No. Feed them, don’t abuse them, medicate as needed, and send them home.
    The moral argument for keeping them (they’re sooooo cute – don’t ya just want one to put on the “I’m not a racist” mantle?) from being deported would result in a country of over a billion within very short order.

    Maybe “brown orphan” is the next big Hollywierd libtard fashion accessory, after “black baby” eh?

  • Petronius

    It is debatable whether the two-party system still has any value, or whether it is a trap for the unwary.

    If there is any value, it rests not in the ability of the parties to compromise and find consensus. Rather the two party system offers one advantage — it enables the parties to operate as a check and balance on each other.

    This is not a check and balance prescribed by the Constitution. However, it is a check and balance operating by long tradition in support of the Constitution. It is particularly important that the conservative party function as a check on the unconstitutional excesses of the radical party.

    But merely because the Republicans are enabled to operate as a check doesn’t mean that they will in practice do so. And when they don’t check, what purpose do they serve? Here the Republicans merely offer more laws and more money, when there are already plenty of laws and money. The problem is not lack of laws and money, it is lack of will to enforce existing laws and to spend appropriated funds on enforcement.

    Thus the Republican Party has utterly failed in its mission. When the Republicans fail to speak out against the invasion and theft of our country, when they fail to defend our borders and sovereignty, and when they fail to speak out against the unconstitutional excesses of Nerobama and his Bolshevik thugs in the Congress and bureaucracy, the Republican Party no longer serves any useful purpose. It is no longer a check in defense of the Constitution, but by its acquiescence becomes a silent partner in the destruction of both the Constitution and the country.

    And so the Republicans are merely the illusion of an opposition party, and all we really have left are two parties sharing power. Through their Congressional committee assignments and seniority system they set the agenda, control the money, and share out the spoils. As a result, the Republicans are worse than useless — they become the handmaidens of the radicals. They become part of the machinery that is wrecking the country.

    Since the Republican Party lacks the will to defend the American people, the country, and the Constitution, it should dissolve itself. Failing that, it must be replaced by the people with a new party. For otherwise the people have no alternative but rebellion or slow submission to tyranny.

    • Spikeygrrl

      This notion that the Republican party, like the Communist state, will spontaneously “wither away” (hat tip: F. Engels) is the craziest political notion I’ve heard in at least two decades — arguably three.

      Our entire current system is built on cut-and-dried dichotomy. For an electorally viable third party to even get their big toe in the door would require a wholesale (and probably unconstitutional) conversion to a parliamentary model of the legislative branch. This is pie-in-the-sky foolishness for two reasons: 1) No power locus in Human history has EVER given up its power and wealth voluntarily, and thus 2) the only way a newborn political party could even get an initial seat at the table is as a “splinter niche” made possible by junking “winner takes all” and replacing it with “proportional representation.” Think carefully about proportional representation; all sorts of unintended and consequences would slide inside the door on its coattails.

      But even if the GOP gracefully bowed out, unless a “shadow” third party was well-funded and logistically up to speed to step into the vacuum “yesterday if not sooner,” do you REALLY believe the regnant liberal consensus would hesitate to crush it like a bug?!

      Be careful what you wish for, friends and neighbors; you just might get it.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Quite true. Cataclysms also enable for new parties. Once the chaos is out of the way. It’s sad that members of the founding population of America are now finding themselves praying that a bus size meteor lands in the Arabian Sea.

        • That would be sorta cool.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Although it would create some new problems, it sure would fix some old ones. <;-D

          • Spikeygrrl

            You betcha! I’m all for it in general, and in specific I’m on board with almost any Mideast policy which would obviate my career military husband doing a fourth deployment in that hellhole.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Ohhhh–that would be a deployment like no other. Not exactly a target-rich environment for 300 miles in every direction. At least real estate values in Israel would go down.

      • Petronius

        Please note that I wrote that Republicans “should” do the decent thing and dissolve their party. But they’re not all decent chaps — reference the Mississippi primary or the Virginia gubernatorial election or their willingness to open the borders and flood America with immigrants (documented or undocumented) — and so we may expect them to fight tooth and nail to maintain their grip on their respective share of power.

        However, I am inclined to agree with george orwell (below) that the Repubs might, as you put it, “wither away — as did the Federalists, the Jeffersonian Democrats, and Whigs.

        The Jeffersonian Democrats died in the WBTS; their spirit may have lingered in the South for almost another century, but wither away it did.

        The decline of the Whigs and Lincoln’s “evolution” from a Whig to a Republican are instructive.

        During his Whig years Lincoln was the champion of big business in support of the protective tariff, internal improvements, and a national bank. The Whig program was unpopular in the South, yet was within the traditional boundaries established over the centuries by the English constitution and the American experience.

        But when Lincoln became a Republican, he shifted course dramatically by becoming a purely sectional politician. He put himself forward as the champion of the working man and the Western farmer, and characterized the South as the enemy of the working man and farmer, enemy of the North, and enemy of the Republic.

        While still voicing his pretenses to moderation, Lincoln presented himself as a kind of Puritan Old Testament prophet, a humble man who was ordained from on High with the divine mission to cleanse America from the wickedness of the slavocracy.

        He and the Republicans were suddenly willing to break all ties with tradition and overturn the social and political order that had existed for centuries — without giving any thought as to what would replace it. And here Lincoln revealed that he was willing to do something that nobody had dared to imagine — use the might of the Federal government to reorder society.

        His rhetoric became more and more radical, offering no possibility for compromise, gradual reform, or social peace. Instead, he and his fellow Republicans launched a cold war on the South that eventually became a shooting war. During his war years, Lincoln evolved still further, and became convinced that he was chosen by Providence with the mission to revolutionize America.

        It is precisely this “evolution” that Nerobama so admires about Lincoln. Lincoln enmeshed himself and the Republican Party in the supernatural and mysticism, and cut the country off from reality and its historical political and legal roots. He was the first in what has become a long line of politicians who have made irrational Utopianism a permanent force in American politics.

        Hand in hand with this irrational Utopianism came the Obamaesque idea that abuses of government power are sometimes positive goods, sometimes even obligations.

        It is hard to imagine a greater shift that that which occurred from business-minded Whigs to the mystical and revolutionary Utopianism of the Lincoln Republican Party.

  • Bobbala

    It’s gotten beyond amusing how these republicans pretend that Obama is the 1st African Big Man bound by law.

  • MBlanc46

    I have no use for the Repubs, and I have no doubt that regarding mass immigration they will screw the American people. Having said that, this sounds like a reasonable legislative approach. It has no chance of passage, but it is the real alternative to amnesty.

    • evilsandmich

      it doesn’t sound too bad, especially if the ‘exception’ is taken away; but better nothing at all than compromising with the Senate on whatever horror they deem fit to pass.

  • White Knight

    The gop are basically little liberals running around trying not to called a racist and pandering to minorities.

    It’s pretty sad.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, but signs of optimism.

      • White Knight

        Yea i guess as we become minorities we will move to the right, like Europe. Slowly but surely.

  • LHathaway

    Thank you frank. Good one.

  • Ringo Lennon

    My neighbor across the street had his garage door open and I can see a big Mexican rag hanging inside. Only a matter of time when the rag will be placed outside the garage in plain sight. I don’t trust Republicans. Remember when Bush and Repubs had both houses of Congress. How did that work out?

  • aznat

    We simply must force the Washington cabal to enforce the laws presently on the books. There is no “broken” about it.
    Someone had better start checking e-mails between the Obama white house and all embassies and consulates south of our border The invitation, according to my sources in Mexico, came from our embassies and consulates.

  • David Ashton

    “Pull up the ladder, Joe, I’m OK” may seem an ungracious position, but the USA and other predominantly white western nations have no sensible alternative. There are millions out there who would love to come and the “lucky ones” who are transported in, especially the anchor-orphans, are only the first “scouting party” so to speak. I notice that the white populations of the Southern Cone are not so interested in sending their citizens north. The churches must be told that if they want to continue their charitable work they should revive their outward missions rather than import prospective congregations or converts. The poverty of the overpopulating tropical zones can only be solved in this world, if at all, in their own homelands, not in ours. “You breed ’em, we’ll feed ’em” is not a solution.

    The global population in 1883 was probably about 1,600 million; in 2015 it will be about 7,300 million, with the white percentage smaller than ever. So we need to study the prose of Garrett Hardin rather than the poem of Emma Lazarus.

  • Petronius

    Concur. See my reply to spikeygrrl above.

    • Spikeygrrl

      See my response to can’t-get-his-CAPS-LOCK-key-unstuck gEORGE oRWELL, above.

  • Spikeygrrl

    The difference today is that there are no longer any relatively gentle social backwaters where a fledgling new party can develop its core concepts and test its wings. Lincoln was not subject to the relentless microscope of the modern 24/7/365 news cycle (aided and abetted by everybody and his brother having a camera in his phone and no dearth of websites at which to post).

    Hence the appeal of a “shadow party” doing its growing up either outside the public eye altogether…or, initially, intentionally portraying itself as a passel of tinfoil hat types fit only to be derided, while all the real work gets done out of sight.

    I HOPE AGAINST HOPE THAT THE TEA PARTY IS THAT SHADOW PARTY…and that their current public marginalization is all part of the plan. I’ve been involved with various local groups, but nothing except talking ever got done (which, frustratingly, fits equally well either the bumbling incompetents theory or the crazy like a fox theory).

    If I were a religionist, which I am not, I’d be doing a lot of praying right about now. I will just keep observing from the sidelines until there is a bona fide opportunity for people with no particular wealth or power to jump onto any bandwagon that smells even vaguely Constitutionalist/strict constructionist/minarchist.