Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on June 29, 2013 by Allahpundit

It had all the optics of a truly historic day. Vice President Joe Biden presided over the Senate vote that would reform the country’s broken immigration system and help provide a path to citizenship for 11 million people living here illegally. The gallery was full, including dozens of young Hispanic men and women wearing blue and orange shirts with slogans such as “11 Million Dreamers.”…

“We all gave. We all took. We all fought. We all smiled. And at the end of the day we held hands and walked out here together,” Schumer said. And at the end of the press conference, he walked arm-in-arm with McCain, very aware that a group of a half-dozen photographers were snapping their photos. For posterity. Or something…

“I just wish now I could go over to the House for a few months and work this out over there,” said Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Republican member of the Gang, and recent defector from the House.

***

A senior White House official said the Senate’s 68-32 passage of a sweeping immigration bill on Thursday has created pressure for action in the GOP-led House.

“There is a national conversation happening about immigration reform. And there is a sense of momentum created by what the Senate just did. So we expect that conversation is going to continue,” said Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council…

“[Y]ou’re talking about the business community, from the National Association of Manufacturers, to the U.S. Chamber, to the tech sector, small businesses, faith leaders of every kind, but also this conversation is happening locally in a different way in religious congregations, in communities around the country,” she said. “The country is for this and I think ultimately the House of Representatives will be too.”

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Supporters say they are on the offensive now.

“The House has not felt our love yet,” said Eliseo Medina, the international secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, a leading labor group in the campaign for the overhaul. On Friday, more than 100 top organizers from unions, immigration groups and other organizations converged on Washington for a two-day session to strategize for the House debate.

Mr. Rodríguez, of the evangelical coalition, said Republicans who voted to block the overhaul could face future costs.

“We were at the edge of the Jordan River, but after the Senate, we officially got our feet wet,” he said. “If 11 million immigrants are left in the middle of the water and do not reach the promised land, neither will the Republican Party reach the promised land of the White House.”

***

Even though leadership usually would like far-right lawmakers to keep their mouths zipped when they talk about these issues, this time they plan to let the anti-immigration reform members run wild. They want to see exactly how many people agree with folks like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). From there, they’ll have a better sense of what kind of legislation is feasible…

“Lord only knows, two months ago there were two of us, maybe even only one of us,” King said of the anti-reform movement. “Today, you can count us by the dozens or the scores. We’ll see if that becomes a big enough number. I’m encouraged by the positions that I have seen taken by our leadership in that they want to see the majority of the majority support whatever we end up with. That’s a pretty good position to be in.”

Conservatives in the conference are going to talk a lot about trust. After the recent spate of scandals, why should anyone trust President Barack Obama to implement border security measures? And why should they trust Republican leadership not to trick them into passing what they consider amnesty?

“There’s got to be hard, fast rules, and not just guidelines, but targets that must be met,” said Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Kansas Republican who tried and failed to depose Boehner earlier this year. “The idea of letting this administration define border security is like letting Bill Clinton define sexual relations.”

***

Until now the conversation about the bill’s congressional prospects has been a Lindsey Graham monologue with occasional Ted Cruz footnotes, as if the House didn’t have its own priorities and math.

This is the math.

Republicans currently control 234 of the House’s 435 voting districts. In 210 of these districts—eight short of the votes you need to elect a speaker—the Hispanic share of the vote is below 25 percent. Of the other 24 districts where Hispanic voters might be problematic for a Republican who attacks the immigration bill, 12 went for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. So, if House Republicans held every one of their current seats that only have a tiny fraction of Hispanics, and the dozen with solid Hispanic votes but Republican tendencies, they’d have the majority with four votes to spare. “Nonwhite voters are a threat to Republican White House chances in 2016, but hardly a threat to the House Republican majority,” says David Wasserman, House race editor of the Cook Political Report…

Pro-reform scolds have known that for a while. “If people are only looking at their own little backyards, yes, there are a lot of Republicans who can afford to vote no with no immediate repercussions,” says Florida-based GOP strategist Ana Navarro. “Sure, if you’re in the middle of Iowa, you’ll be fine, but I’d like to think there are enough responsible adults in the Republican Party to pass a bill.”

***

The House GOP are watching their backs from potential primary opponents who would run to the right of them. If they supported a Senate immigration bill, it’s likely the challengers would emerge in droves to throw them out of office. At the same time, the House Republican leadership recognizes that if they don’t produce an immigration reform bill, the Democrats led by President Obama will continue to hammer them for being anti-Hispanic.

The key for House Republicans to protecting the already damaged GOP brand would be to produce a conservative immigration bill that will get 218 votes and make it into conference negotiations with the Senate. Lawmakers can tell their constituents that they voted for immigration reform that protected the rights of Americans while securing the border. It also somewhat dilutes the attacks from Democrats that Republicans are acting out of touch.

Both versions of immigration reform will be stuck in conference and as an election year quickly approaches, it’s going to be more difficult to reach a consensus. The blame game between both parties will ensue and voters will grimace once again about the gridlock in Washington.

***

KRISTOL: Sure, they could pass individual pieces of legislation or knit them together as they wish. That’s not going to be easy. This is a hard problem, and in some cases maybe deciding just to do nothing for now and revisit it in a year or two, but I hope they can pass pieces of legislation. I think the key then is to say, “Look, the Senate should take up this legislation.” The Senate could amend it, the Senate could send it back to us. That’s traditionally the way legislation often gets worked out. But we are not going to let you use as an excuse for going to conference some piece of border security legislation or guest worker legislation or high-tech visa legislation that we pass. Because once they go to conference, the Senate can dominate the conference, the few renegade House Republicans can team with House Democrats to end up with a conference report. Then the speaker’s in the position of is he not going to bring up a conference report? And once it gets to the floor, it can be passed with overwhelmingly Democratic votes in the House. So, it’s a little technical, I guess, as a legislative process matter, but I think it’s very important that House Republicans, on the one hand, put forward their own ideas, absolutely, but on the other hand, take the position: no capitulation to the Senate bill. I’d say no comprehensive legislation in the way comprehensive is being used — 1,200 page bill full of pork and exceptions and waivers and all that. So no capitulation, no comprehensive legislation and no conference with the Senate bill.

***

House Republicans are unmoved by the sense of urgency projected by immigration reform advocates. “The bottom line is it’s been since 1986 that there was legislation related to immigration reform. I don’t know what a couple more months is going to hurt,” said Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who chairs the House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration Subcommittee…

Immigration-reform advocates are preparing to blame the House Republicans for blocking the Senate’s legislation if they fail to pass an immigration bill that would allow a House-Senate conference committee. If the House doesn’t pass legislation, activists will likely turn their attention to the administration next year, asking for more deferrals of deportation along the lines of last year’s deferred action program for “Dreamers,” unauthorized youth who were brought to the country as kids.

“The irony is that if House Republicans block immigration reform, in hopes of thwarting Obama and getting a bill more to their liking in the future, they will give Obama a chance to go down in history as the great emancipator of Latino immigrants,” said America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry. “A future Democratic Congress and president will be able to pass reform with a path to citizenship without giving nearly as much as they’re prepared to give this year.”

***

But even in the face of this win-win, we are all dependent on House Republicans taking a page from Lindsey Graham’s profile in courage playbook going forward. There is plenty of upside economically for the nation and politically for the GOP, at least in terms of not permanently alienating the fastest growing demographic group in the nation.

But as with JFK’s original definition of profiles in courage, elected representatives must do what they know is right for the long-term fate of the nation in the face of potential short-term political risk from their constituents. That is the spirit Graham exemplified in the Senate on this bill. Now conservative colleagues in the House also will need to rise to the occasion. They can gird their courage with a practical realization: they will earn their rock-bottom approval ratings permanently if they cannot find a way to reason together to pass major legislation.

***

The 2012 exit polls show the country unhappy with the state of the union, disappointed with Barack Obama’s governance, disapproving of Obamacare, and generally inclined to think government should do less, not more. Yet Mitt Romney still lost—in no small part because voters believed that Obama, not Romney, cared about average people.

If Republicans are to win again, this is the image they must combat. Too many voters still see the GOP as a bunch of rich, aloof plutocrats. The most obvious way to address this problem is for Republicans to focus relentlessly on the middle-class squeeze that has afflicted the country for over a decade. Incomes have stagnated, while the costs of energy, health care, education, and other essentials have only grown. The result is that wages and salaries, adjusted for inflation and population, are lower today than any point since 1998…

The point is that the Gang of Eight bill hurts the Republican party in ways that are central to its long-term viability. The GOP is not going to thrive if it is perceived as conspiring to reduce wages, increase unemployment, give newly legalized immigrants a hiring advantage over citizens, or grant special favors to politically connected interests. If Republicans want to return to the political majority, they need to stand, forcefully and unequivocally, for the middle class and against special interests—and that means vigorously exposing the flaws in the Gang of Eight bill.

***

Via the Daily Caller.


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thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:04 AM

One of the Baldwins is a Conservative Christian. I forget which brother, though.

You KNOW that sticks in Alec’s craw.

The Most High, the Majesty of Perfection, has a sense of irony and a sense of humor.

We can’t tell a joke where God doesn’t know the punch line. But I believe God makes jokes and we are left waiting hear the other shoe drop.

Abuser Alec just doesn’t get it.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Bmore is off for a few days, I think. He wished all a good 4th of July.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

I agree. :)

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Hey, lovely folks, how are ya?

Rusty Allen on June 30, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Yes… I’m fairly certain that he doesn’t understand very much about a great deal. I think his brother who is conservative is Stephen. Gee… bet Christmas dinner at their house is a real hoot.

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:15 AM

I’m a history and info addict. I don’t have to even watch. I just listen when I am doing other things. I always have some kind of educational programme on in the background. Even if I am not paying close attention, the info still comes in and I remember it.

It’s kind of like my version of a ‘photographic memory’ or something.

Resist We Much on June 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM

That’s bloody convenient. :)

I know your mind’s like an encyclopedia. In some of your stuff, you toss, bam, bam, bam, oblique allusions. When you are writing like that, you are at your most cavalier, and the snark flows pure. :) It’s also the stuff I’ve always stopped you on and asked for explanations of a tripping bam.

I’m not like that. Other than accidentally making myself cry with Mozart in the background and having to figure out what the hell happened, I have to give it my attention. By the time I’m done, I can tell you what Shakespeare was thinking at line 501, but . . . I brood. :)

Axe on June 30, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Hi Rusty Allen

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Sad…disgusting…should make citizens rise in rage.

The Big Lie.

There was no need, nor is there a need, to reform our immigration system.

None.

Decades of laws already enacted, written, published, funded, and with the advice and consent of Congress, and clarification of the courts.

The immigration system was not broken.

Enforcement of laws, or rather the lack of enforcement, and the willingness of elected officials from local governments, state, up to the Office of the President, to actively ignore those same laws was and is the entirety of the problem.

What other nation in the history of mankind surrendered its sovereignty in such a limp manner outside of armed conquest being forced upon them?

None of this passed by the Senate will serve to stem the tide of illegal immigration into across our borders. None of it.

It will reward those who made a personal choice to violate our sovereignty, flaunt our laws, and claim our precious resources as their own.

And for this they are now being given exceptional status, status well above that of citizens, granted exemptions, given perks and benefits that ordinary citizens can never realize.

And it will cost…oh, it will cost…not a few billion, but by the time this is over it will cost trillions…in economic losses, loss of productivity, loss of personal property, personal wealth and meager savings of the few to spread that same wealth to the overall undeserving. Undeserving because they will reap benefits that legal immigrants cannot enjoy, and undeserving because they have been allowed, permitted, licensed to reach into the pocket of every American taxpayer, and take freely what is not theirs. They have been granted a license to steal.

And by whom?

By our Senate, our White House, our Judiciary…and soon the House…those who have bought in to the Big Lie or those who seek to use that Big Lie to advance their Progressive causes and undermine the Rights, values, property and meager acquired wealth of US Citizens and taxpayers.

All because of the Big Lie.

I am disgusted…disgusted in the hubris of elected officials who now reign and rule and no longer represent we the People…and more disgusted by those who put them in positions of power…and those who by every device support them unflinchingly.

There is more backbone in Tahir Square in Cairo this week than there is in Washington, DC, this week, and for the past several years and more, and in most of the United States, it seems.

As Pogo once said, “We have Met the Enemy and it is Us.”

coldwarrior on June 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Yes… I’m fairly certain that he doesn’t understand very much about a great deal. I think his brother who is conservative is Stephen. Gee… bet Christmas dinner at their house is a real hoot.

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:15 AM

I’m glad I don’t have that kind of family problem.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Sophie, you work pretty much all the time, don’t you? I mean, you are pretty much . . . “living it.” I hope that makes sense, because explaining would take a lot more words.

Axe on June 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

I brood. :)

Axe on June 30, 2013 at 1:17 AM

We’ve noticed. lolz

Resist We Much on June 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

coldwarrior on June 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Trust the House m friend!!.:)

PS..Great to see you..Hope everything going good for you..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 1:22 AM

coldwarrior on June 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Trust the House my friend!!.:)

PS..Great to see you..Hope everything going good for you..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 1:22 AM

fixed..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Overall things are going well, better save for my Nation…I have come to believe the tipping point is long passed.

The tree of Liberty, of which Jefferson spoke, is in dire need of watering.

Our elected officials are too busy arguing about the color of the pail.

coldwarrior on June 30, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Trust the House m friend!!.:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 1:22 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Verify. Hold their feed to the fires of hell until August and then storm their meetings and every single step they take outside of their homes. It’s why obama urges them to pass the bill bef. August.

obama awoke the TEA party like none of their people ever could…they are emboldened from the IRS scandals and then more. They don’t care about the media and they don’t fear any longer.

DO NOT trust Boehner!!!!!!!

DO NOT trust Paul Ryan!!!!!

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Hey, lovely folks, how are ya?

Rusty Allen on June 30, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Hi Rusty Allen. :) Sorry, I was broo — thinking.

Axe on June 30, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Sophie, you work pretty much all the time, don’t you? I mean, you are pretty much . . . “living it.”

I’m just always taking it in. I can listen to the radio, television, and something online while I’m writing or doing other stuff. I think most people would consider it ‘racket’ like my mum used to say. To her, it was just a cacophony of noise. She couldn’t separate it. For me, it’s like listening to a symphony together and also listening to the string section separately from the woods.

When I was in school studying for exams, I would play DVDs or tapes on subjects when I was sleeping. It was a sort of osmosis. I know. It’s weird.

because explaining would take a lot more words.

Axe on June 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

And verbs.

Resist We Much on June 30, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Hiya, Rusty!

Resist We Much on June 30, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:19 AM

The thing that’s apparentl to me is that Baldwin’s star is already fading. I think that’s why the appearance at the funeral ceremony was necessary. Often times when a person of that circle is falling, fading, they are desperate to be seen at the ‘right’ events by the ‘right’ people so that their names and faces are fresh in the memory of those who might do them some good in a social or career sense.

It’s obvious by the fact that his wife was texting during the service that she has no respect or regard for the late actor or his family and friends who were truly grieving his loss. Since she has no respect for the family and friends of the deceased, or for the deceased person, she must have had other motives for being at the funeral. Likewise, Baldwin, since his rant regarding his wife’s poor behavior, and the threats he made toward the journalist who reported that behavior illustrate his own lack of respect and regard for the deceased, his family and friends at the time of their loss by focusing all of this negative publicity on the funeral service, therby the deceased and his family. If he had any regard, he’d have handled the entire matter privately, which is what a civilized person would have done.

However, Baldwin is in the position of being an overwieght, aging male actor who was never had much depth or range to his acting skills. To him, any publicity must seem like good publicity, at this point, since it serves to keep his face and name in the minds of those who can still do something for his career and his social circle.

At least, this is my opinion.

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Good evening, Rusty. :)

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:30 AM

kicks arguing polygamy into a cocked hat

Axe on June 30, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Good Night

Also, good night America.

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

My biggest crush at that time was Angelique from Dark Shadows. I’d rush home after school for the show any way, and would be disappointed if she didn’t appear.

Liam on June 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Karen Valentine

And Marianne from Gilligan’s Island

AZfederalist on June 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

She’s marvelous, and so are you, Paladin. :)

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:39 AM

At least, this is my opinion.

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:29 AM

An excellent analysis, there. ~S~

My view of Alec Baldwin is that he’s abuser filled and full. The fact he gets occasional accolades reminds me of the old Tom Petty song “Even The Losers Get Lucky Sometimes.

I mean, the guy ranted on his own 9 year old daughter on her birthday!

There is every kind of wrong with that. Alec is so bad that every liberal in Hollywood should shun him, disallow him from their parties.

The fact they don’t and won’t says a lot to me.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Karen Valentine

And Marianne from Gilligan’s Island

AZfederalist on June 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Marianne blew Ginger out of the water.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Glade

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:39 AM

It’s a closed community, so rank with nepostism and cronyism that it’s borderline incestous. That and the fact that MONEY TALKS is why he’s not ‘disallowed’ from thier society. It’s all in who one knows, and to whom those connections, in turn, lead.

The worst part is, these are the paragons of virtue who beleive that they know what’s best for the rest of the nation.

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:41 AM

That’s so beautiful. :)

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:45 AM

restarted Hamlet. The spirit of my father is about to tell me he was murdered by my uncle. He’s in agony, my father, and he’s going to demand I revenge his death. And I’m going to stand up and demand it of myself, but there’s a terrible problem. I’m not a murderer, or a killer in any sense. I’m a poet and a scholar. I pretend to be like Laertes, I want to be like Laertes, a man as a man should be. But I’m just pretending. Eventually, I’ll find my own path to what I have to do, but it will be bizarre. I’ll accomplish what has to be accomplished, but as the man I really am.

^ Non-pretentious, direct interpretation of Hamlet. You get that from brooding. :)

But first, I’m pulling my network down before I crash, ready to start making some big changes tomorrow. I’ll be on email (possibly Twitter) rations for awhile. Anyone can get to me that way. This may take some time.

Night, graceful Jackie. :)

Night, Sophie Ro. All my love, patience, and — um — obedience. :)

Night everyone.

Axe on June 30, 2013 at 1:47 AM

coldwarrior on June 30, 2013 at 1:25 AM

I agree..I think the “lobbying” has got to be reined in big time..:)

PS..Glad to see things are going well for you..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Niters, dear Axie, Baby!

Resist We Much on June 30, 2013 at 1:49 AM

coldwarrior on June 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Well said.
This bill is not immigration “reform” but immigration “deformed”.
The interlaced connections of business, labor, welfare, and misplaced compassion have always made common-sense immigration policies almost impossible.
(And Ted Kennedy & John McCain — chief among many others– didn’t help any, by refusing to take any reasonable steps to ameliorate the problems.)

I used to think (before my conversion from college-liberal days) that at least they would benefit from learning better economic, political, and social values, but that rationale seems to have gone kaput, so the only reason they are better off here than where they came from is monetary, and we already sponsor plenty of parasites in other countries with our foreign aid.

We should have had more (and more rational) legal routes for immigration decades ago, and vigorous enforcement of the laws against illegal entry and consequent offenses.

Allowing illegals to break laws (not counting just being here illegally) that would get citizens jailed and fined is intolerable, regardless of any humanitarian concern for the difficult situations that motivate people to break-in to the US to work. Allowing people to stay here illegally when they are NOT here to work — or have actually come with nefarious intent — is beyond intolerable.

AesopFan on June 30, 2013 at 1:50 AM

The worst part is, these are the paragons of virtue who beleive that they know what’s best for the rest of the nation.

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:44 AM

I know. It’s inevitable, However, they’ll push too far.

Even Yahoo!, no paragon of Conservatism, offered up a hit piece on Justin Bieber.

There are strike-backs.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Axe on June 30, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Goodnight, Axefellow. :) Hope to see you soon. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:50 AM

LOL! But as long as they make money, and can get other people connected to those who can help make money, these people will be tolerated on, and even cosetted by, the LEFT.

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:54 AM

One of the Baldwins is a Conservative Christian. I forget which brother, though.

You KNOW that sticks in Alec’s craw.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

I think you mean Adam Baldwin, and I believe he is a cousin, not a brother.

I follow Adam on Twitter, he’s a conservative for sure.

Adjoran on June 30, 2013 at 1:55 AM

The Second Waltz _ Schostakovich

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

Goodnight, Paladin. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM

I agree Jedi!..You make a very good point..:)

PS..But at some point we are going to have to trust them..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 1:58 AM

LOL! But as long as they make money, and can get other people connected to those who can help make money, these people will be tolerated on, and even cosetted by, the LEFT.

thatsafactjack on June 30, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Yes. But nothing lasts forever.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:00 AM

I think you mean Adam Baldwin, and I believe he is a cousin, not a brother.

I follow Adam on Twitter, he’s a conservative for sure.

Adjoran on June 30, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Ah, okay. Thanks for the details.

I’m not up on Hollywood even when a hot girl is involved.

The last time I had any interest in Hollywood was when Amber Heard announced she’s into girls.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Top story on Yahoo!:

“Atheists Take On The Ten Commandments.”

I guess atheists, then, want to kill, lie about their neighbor, steal, and hate their parents.

Pretty much shows out liberalism.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:02 AM

I think you are referring to Stephen Baldwin..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 2:23 AM

Yep, its Stephen Baldwin.

tommy71 on June 30, 2013 at 2:26 AM

I think you are referring to Stephen Baldwin..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 2:23 AM

Whichever one, Dire.

Long as one of them sticks in Abuser Alec’s craw.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:27 AM

QOTD moving pretty slowly tonight. Slow season…..

tommy71 on June 30, 2013 at 2:28 AM

Homosexuals love liberals like Alec Baldwin.

But I wonder how they — like libfree — feel when one of their ‘supporters’ uses homosexuality as an epithet.

Can someone explain that to me?

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:30 AM

testig..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 2:47 AM

testing..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Spelling problems?

Remember: You can, but Emmanuel Kant.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:51 AM

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:27 AM

I hear you…:)

PS..I’m still trying to figure out what Kim Basinger ever saw in Alec..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 2:51 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 3:00 AM

PS..I’m still trying to figure out what Kim Basinger ever saw in Alec..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Name recognition.

Then reality set in.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 3:01 AM

If there’s anything liberals fear, it’s reality.

That’s why they avoid it so much.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Too bad for me Scrumpy isn’t around.

I’m in the mood for a waltz, listening to Nothing Else Matters.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 3:32 AM

Mr. Rodríguez, of the evangelical coalition, said Republicans who voted to block the overhaul could face future costs.

“We were at the edge of the Jordan River, but after the Senate, we officially got our feet wet,” he said. “If 11 million immigrants are left in the middle of the water and do not reach the promised land, neither will the Republican Party reach the promised land of the White House.”

Who the hell is this piece of trash?

Since when do we put the interests of illegal aliens over the interests of American citizens?

bluegill on June 30, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Who the hell is this piece of trash?

Since when do we put the interests of illegal aliens over the interests of American citizens?

bluegill on June 30, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Since liberals can get away with being liberals, with impunity.

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 5:34 AM

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get up early on a Sunday morning and start reading the newspaper. Fifty years or so later, I can’t wait to get up and read the late nite Hot Air comments. Wish I could stay up and participate, but I’m an early riser (EST) and burn out early.

All you guys and gals rock. And you know who I’m talkin bout.

BigAlSouth on June 30, 2013 at 6:20 AM

We will boo Lindsey Graham off the stage at every townhall the EINO attends!

redware on June 30, 2013 at 6:30 AM

“We were at the edge of the Jordan River, but after the Senate, we officially got our feet wet,” he said. “If 11 million immigrants are left in the middle of the water and do not reach the promised land…

Wrong river. Ain’t life Grand(e)?

onlineanalyst on June 30, 2013 at 6:54 AM

The only people out for slave labor are the (bipartisan) business lobbies who fund all the ads and line the pockets of the Gang of Eight.

Amnesty creates a slave labor force. No other way to put it. Amnestied immigrants will work for less, will get no benefits, and won’t have residency for years. Since that’s exactly what the GOP moneymen want, that’s what we’re getting. This has as much to do with human rights as the Iranian constitution.

KingGold on June 29, 2013 at 10:30 PM

This is the point when BIG LABOR (rallied by Trumka, the SEIU, and all of the other unions in the Obysmal/Dem pocket) push for unionization and an increase in the minimum wage in order to drive up the cost of goods and services. Both aspects are already “in the works” because “rust never sleeps.”

We taxpayers have weak (or no) representation in our legislative bodies because too many of our senators and representatives cannot see beyond their own re-elections. They are blind to the bigger economic picture.

onlineanalyst on June 30, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Blessed Sunday Morning, Americans! “From Rebels to Tyrants: How Americans Became So Dependent Upon Our Government” The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind…My take.

kingsjester on June 30, 2013 at 7:39 AM

You did throw in that Daily Beast “Lindsey Graham is a profile in courage” bit just to rile us up, didn’t you.

WannabeAnglican on June 30, 2013 at 7:52 AM

You did throw in that Daily Beast “Lindsey Graham is a profile in courage” bit just to rile us up, didn’t you.

WannabeAnglican on June 30, 2013 at 7:52 AM

That was a typo. It should have read “profile in sewage.”

viking01 on June 30, 2013 at 7:57 AM

THE FOUR FOOLS

Jeff, Marco, Lindsey & John
Where has all your honor gone?

MaiDee on June 30, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Where has all your honor gone?

MaiDee on June 30, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Long time passing…

kingsjester on June 30, 2013 at 8:01 AM

THE SELLOUT

Alas, I could not put this plainer
Treachery, thy name is Boehner

MaiDee on June 30, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Liam on June 30, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Ginger was a Tranny? Marianne was bi???

Who knew???

The Ginger’s gold-lame sleeveless dresses and furry wraps…Marianne’s constant Tom-Boy get ups…yeah…I can see it (don’t want to but I can…)…

Sheesh…gonna has t’ go to therapy now…

Illusion…my entire youth was an illusion…some kind of lie perpetrated by Big TV…

coldwarrior on June 30, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Illusion…my entire youth was an illusion…some kind of lie perpetrated by Big TV…

coldwarrior on June 30, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Hollyweird was the land of make-believe long before Disneyworld or Mister Rogers happened along…

Look at how Bob Crane of Hogan’s Heroes or the kids on A Family Affair or Different Strokes ended up.

viking01 on June 30, 2013 at 8:17 AM

The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind…My take.

kingsjester on June 30, 2013 at 7:39 AM

…good…as usual!

KOOLAID2 on June 30, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Good Morning folks!

I missed all the fun :(

I missed Rusty!

I missed dancing the waltz with Liam… Le Sigh :(

Have a Blessed Sunday Peeps!!

Rusty: Don’t be such a stranger eh :)

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Scrumpy on June 30, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Conservatives in the conference are going to talk a lot about trust. After the recent spate of scandals, why should anyone trust President Barack Obama to implement border security measures?

They shouldn’t, but never overestimate the intelligence of the American people or their alleged “representatives”.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on June 30, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Just in case anyone stops by today.

4-10 PM EDT: ‘Gettysburg 150′ Opening Ceremony Live on Breitbart TV

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/30/Gettysburg-opening-ceremony-coverage-intro

bluefox on June 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Good night Jackie, er good day :)

———–

PS..But at some point we are going to have to trust them..:)

Dire Straits on June 30, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Never. YOU have too much proof not to. Get rid of those rose glasses, Dire!!!

Schadenfreude on June 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM

if they don’t produce an immigration reform bill, the Democrats led by President Obama will continue to hammer them for being anti-Hispanic.

Screw ‘em.
Hammer the Democraps for being anti-Afro-American with this crap sammich.
This bill hurts them the most.
III

dirtengineer on June 30, 2013 at 2:46 PM

“I just wish now I could go over to the House for a few months and work this out over there,” said Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Republican member of the Gang, and recent defector from the House.

You’re about the only one who thinks that. They would laugh you RINOs out of the House. Thank God conservatives have control of the House.

cajunpatriot on June 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM

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