TOPLINE – Stuff You Need to Know for Monday, July 28, 2014
“Government by consent of the governed” is under attack. The crisis on our southern border tells us that American immigration policy is not decided by the American people through our constitutional process but by foreign criminal organizations, foreign citizens who pay those organizations to transport illegal immigrants, and foreign governments that permit (voluntarily or involuntarily) the transportation of illegal immigrants through their territory. …Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) declared that Obama’s proposed tenfold increase in amnesty “threatens the foundations of our constitutional republic.” It essentially constitutes not only the nullification of the Immigration and Nationality Act but also, Sessions says, represents “executive nullification” of our borders themselves, thus “creating the very open-borders policy explicitly rejected by Congress and the people.”
Outstanding piece by John Fonte at National Review!
The Democrats’ Impeachment Fundraising Extravaganza
In an almost farcical twist on the recent political debate, the Obama White House has joined the Democratic fundraising apparatus in what appears to be a campaign to encourage Republicans to impeach the president. In the past 48 hours, first lady Michelle Obama, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, White House spokesman Josh Earnest, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and others have raised the specter of an Obama impeachment.
This might be the goofiest, most desperate political ploy in the history of goofy, desperate political ploys.
Obamacare: The Bait-And-Switch Double Whammy
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Obamacare has become the poster child for bait-and-switch (no matter how much administration spokespeople might deny it). The evidence is piling up so thick and fast I don’t see how any honest American could deny this ugly truth. Here’s just three of the latest examples:
Read Chris Conover’s piece at Forbes for some excellent detail and background.
Americans Really Wish They Had Elected Mitt Romney Instead of Obama
Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they’d overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor’s bid. That’s just one finding in a brutal CNN poll, released Sunday, which shows Romney topping Obama in a re-election rematch by a whopping nine-point margin, 53 percent to 44 percent.
Guess people really wish they didn’t have a ‘cell phone and a pen’ president after all. Go figure…