Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on June 8, 2014 by Allahpundit

The flood of young children pouring across the southwestern border is worse than the administration has previously acknowledged, and efforts to deal with unaccompanied minors are overwhelming the Border Patrol, distracting it from going after smugglers and other illegal immigrants, according to an internal draft memo from the agency.

The four-page memo, authored by Deputy Border Patrol Chief Ronald D. Vitiello and dated May 30, contradicts the administration’s argument that the border is secure enough to begin legalizing current illegal aliens already in the U.S…

According to the draft memo’s estimates, agents and officers will apprehend more than 90,000 unaccompanied children on the border this year, rising to 142,000 in 2015. By contrast, there were fewer than 40,000 caught last year.

***

On Friday, Arizona had to reopen a detention center to warehouse illegal immigrants from Central America that the federal government sent from Texas.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said more than 1,000 illegal immigrant children will be dropped off in Arizona this weekend, continuing what she said is the Obama administration’s “dangerous policy” of dumping illegal immigrants from Central American countries into Arizona, something that will continue into the foreseeable future. Officials in Arizona said that though the illegal immigrants have been told to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) center within 15 days, they have no idea where the illegal immigrants are going…

“If the Obama administration put half the effort into securing our border as it has invested to institute this operation, our state and nation would not be facing this situation,” she said.

***

“A lot of the agents are pissed just beyond belief because we realize these people, there’s no way they’re going back, they’re going to be let go eventually. They’re just trying to figure out how to do it right now. The problem is with President Obama’s deferred deportation program, they’re not deporting any juveniles so they’re not going to deport these people back to their home country, which would be the common sense thing to do,” one source said. “They’re unaccompanied juveniles, meaning they didn’t come with a parent or a relative so you can’t just let them go on the street because they’re a juvenile so now they’re in a bind going, ‘What the hell do we do with all of these people?’”

According to sources on the ground in Nogales, who have asked to remain anonymous for fear of losing their jobs, 1000 OTM (other than Mexican) unaccompanied juveniles from Central America are already being sheltered in a warehouse and Border Patrol agents are expecting 2000 children by the end of next week. Estimates show overall 60,000 unaccompanied juveniles will illegally cross into the United States this year…

“We have all of these juveniles so they’re pulling agents out of the field to come in and babysit them basically,” a source said. “They’re cancelling some of our specialty details for our crews who go out and work the mountains, calling them back in and telling them they have to work the processing center because there are so many people in there.”

***

Word has apparently spread in Central and South America that U.S. Border Patrol agents are releasing thousands of illegal immigrants, as federal resources and facilities are strained from a spike in crossers. News reports and word-of-mouth has allegedly prompted more hopeful immigrants to make the journey into the U.S. illegally…

Nora Griselda Bercian Diaz, a mother from Guatemala who crossed into the U.S. illegally with her 6-year-old daughter, told local media outlet KRGV that the message being spread in her home country is, “Go to America with your child, you won’t be turned away.”

Bercian Diaz said she thought the U.S. border was open to all families. She added that news reports are circulating in her country which state that mothers and children are obtaining bus tickets.

***

Officials in Central America and Mexico have noticed a recent increase in women and children crossing the border. Father Heyman Vazquez, the director of a migrant shelter in Huixtla in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas, said he and others advise children that it’s too dangerous.

Yet Vazquez is seeing more and more youths heading north.

“I remember a little boy of 9 years old and I asked if he was going to go meet someone and he told me ‘No, I’m just going hand myself over because I hear they help kids,’” Vazquez said.

***

In a statement, Goodlatte accused Obama administration officials of having “quietly made several changes” to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Barack Obama created through executive order in June 2012 to halt the removals of immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents — referred to as “DREAMers.”Goodlatte claimed that the officials “have loosened the educational requirements to allow those who are enrolled in an ‘alternative program’ (without defining what this means) to benefit from the program.” He also took issue with language that would not explicitly require the administration to verify “documentary evidence” that an applicant submits to prove that he or she meets the standards for a stay of deportation.

“President Obama’s extension of his unilaterally-created immigration program not only violates his constitutional duty to enforce the law, but the changes he made to it proactively invite fraud and abuse,” Goodlatte said.

***

“We need a president who is willing to uphold the law,” [Ted] Cruz said. “On issue after issue the Obama Administration has openly ignored, defied, and unilaterally tried to change the law. With respect to securing the border, the Obama Administration has handcuffed the courageous men and women who serve in Border Patrol. Morale in ICE is at an all-time low because the political operatives leading this Administration are preventing them from doing their job and upholding the law.”

He continued, “Just a few months before the last election the president illegally and unconstitutionally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people illegally. If the president wants to change federal immigration laws, the Constitution lays out a way to do so–you go and make your case to Congress and you convince Congress to change the laws…unfortunately for President Obama, following the Constitutional structure is apparently too cumbersome. One of the consequences were seeing on the border is a humanitarian crisis that is a direct consequence of Obama’s lawlessness.”

***

If I were Marco Rubio, I would hang my head down in shame for helping engender this new wave of illegal immigration. At the very least, I would have issued the following statement:

“Although I have previously expressed support for amnesty, it is now abundantly clear that calls for amnesty before the enforcement measures are implemented will always spawn endless cycles of illegal immigration. The approach I pursued last year was deeply flawed and I am now committed to shaming and embarrassing this administration into following the laws and preserving our sovereignty. I still wish to deal with some other immigration-related issues, but none of that can be addressed until the lawlessness ends and this country is shielded from the harmful effects of illegal immigration.”

***

Days before what has turned into a contentious June 10 primary against Dave Brat, who has been surging in the polls after centering his campaign on countering amnesty, CBS6 anchor Bill Fitzgerald asked [Eric] Cantor what the country could do about its illegal immigrants and the children “coming across the border now.”…

“But I have told the President there are some things that we can work on together,” Cantor said. “We can work on the border security bill together. We can work on things like the Kids.”

Cantor was referring to what has commonly been referred to as his “Kids Act,” which, as Breitbart News reported, would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who were brought to America through “no fault of their own”–like many of the illegal immigrant children who have been pouring into the country in recent weeks.

***

Mitt Romney said in Iowa today that he would very much like to see an immigration bill passed into law before this fall’s elections.

“But I think time is running out for that to happen,” Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential candidate, told reporters after a campaign rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst in Cedar Rapids.

“I do believe it’s important for us, before the presidential contest in 2016, to finally have immigration reform in place,” he said. “I just don’t think it’s healthy for the country to continue to have this issue open and unresolved, particularly with so many families that are waiting for the answers.”

***

Thousands of fired-up Republican delegates jettisoned the state party’s endorsement of a temporary guest-worker program Saturday, returning the Texas GOP to a hard-line immigration stance that also calls for banning sanctuary cities and ending in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.

A raucous vote capped an afternoon filled with high drama on the final day of the Texas Republican Party’s biannual convention, in which a faction of the far-right succeeded in gutting language approved at the party’s convention two years ago that embraced a guest-worker program for undocumented immigrants…

“What kind of message is that for Hispanic voters?” Norm Adams, a Houston-based immigration advocate who pushed for the guest worker plank, asked immediately following the vote. “As far as I’m concerned, we’ve moved the party back 10 years.”

***

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart says momentum is growing in the House for action on immigration — despite some tough election-year rhetoric recently from fellow Republicans and what the Florida congressman considers ill-advised threats of unilateral action by President Barack Obama.

Diaz-Balart, a major player in the effort on Capitol Hill to produce a bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, told CQ Roll Call Tuesday he has more supporters now than a month ago and still expects the Republican-controlled House to act before leaving town in August.

“Every day I’m getting more and more Republicans — conservatives — who are frankly approaching me saying, ‘How do we move forward?’ I feel very very confident that a majority — a strong majority — of Republicans want to finally tackle this system that everyone understands is broken — with some caveats,” he said in a phone interview. “Republicans are insisting that we take this step-by-step.”

***

The White House held off any action on deportations because it wants to give House Republicans time to act on immigration reform.

That’s not going to happen – at least in the month of June.

In a memo dated Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) released legislative priorities for the GOP-led House in June. It includes items such as tax extenders, legislation aimed at improving jobs skills and government funding bills, but no immigration reform.

“As we return for our summer stretch into the swampy heat of Washington, D.C., we will continue to work on our agenda to ensure that every American has the opportunity to pursue happiness by building an America that Works,” Cantor wrote in the document.


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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Punkin !

pambi on June 8, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Hey Pam…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 8:03 PM

america is over. totally fked by the sluggards. who gives a rip about any of it anymore. keep voting dem/repug morons

Murphy9 on June 8, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I like Turtles…

oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Yo, OC !!

pambi on June 8, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Blah blah blah. It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 8, 2014 at 8:05 PM

NIGHTMAREs

ShainS on June 8, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Could all the things 0bama is advocating derail amnesty?

I think it could.

The feds moving illegals around and releasing them could be the straw that does the damage.

Or, if anybody can find one of the commercials being shown south of the border.

cozmo on June 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I like early QOTDs .

pambi on June 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Let us start using the right words atleast,
words like :
treason, invasion, ethnic cleansing and ticking biological bombs.

burrata on June 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Bout effing time HA

bazil9 on June 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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bazil9 on June 8, 2014 at 8:10 PM

TEXAS!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Could all the things 0bama is advocating derail amnesty?

I think it could.

The feds moving illegals around and releasing them could be the straw that does the damage.

Or, if anybody can find one of the commercials being shown south of the border.

cozmo on June 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Hussein has fatwad already and this is his fatwa being carried out.
Congress ? What Congress ?

burrata on June 8, 2014 at 8:10 PM

The rush to the border (of children, OF CHILDREN) right when boehner and everyone else living at 30k feet are saying we have to have immigration reform by August.

What ever happened to repealing Obamacare?

Ruckus_Tom on June 8, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Impeach

SouthernGent on June 8, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Word has apparently spread in Central and South America that U.S. Border Patrol agents are releasing thousands of illegal immigrants, as federal resources and facilities are strained from a spike in crossers. News reports and word-of-mouth has allegedly prompted more hopeful immigrants to make the journey into the U.S. illegally…

Nora Griselda Bercian Diaz, a mother from Guatemala who crossed into the U.S. illegally with her 6-year-old daughter, told local media outlet KRGV that the message being spread in her home country is, “Go to America with your child, you won’t be turned away.”

Bercian Diaz said she thought the U.S. border was open to all families. She added that news reports are circulating in her country which state that mothers and children are obtaining bus tickets.

Obama and the Progressives in the GOP to blame for this.

It points out how gullible people in other areas of our world actually are, or, how eager they are to float just about anywhere to get something they imagine is available.

This is a monstrous problem and I can’t be more concerned about it than I already am. Or horrified that it’s being encouraged, allowed and now rewarded by Barack Obama.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM

There has to be some kind of collaboration going on between Homeland Security and Mexico to let these people travel safely through Mexico.

rlwo2008 on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Nora Griselda Bercian Diaz, a mother from Guatemala who crossed into the U.S. illegally with her 6-year-old daughter, told local media outlet KRGV that the message being spread in her home country is, “Go to America with your child, you won’t be turned away.”

…with no thought of the wellbeing, safety and security of the children she takes in tow along the treacherous way.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

cozmo on June 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Expect your pal L, she was all over the Bergdahl thread…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

‘A raucous vote capped an afternoon filled with high drama on the final day of the Texas Republican Party’s biannual convention, in which a faction of the far-right succeeded in gutting language approved at the party’s convention two years ago that embraced a guest-worker program for undocumented immigrants…’

I am PROUD to say that I was part of that ‘faction of the far-right’!!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM

It looks like you are feeling better OC.

crankyoldlady on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

So basically Obama has instituted a defacto open borders policy. And how exactly does amnesty fix this?

Doughboy on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Looks like the amnesty crowd has figured out how to overcome that plane and bus shortage they keep insisting we have.

FEDS DROP PLANELOADS OF ILLEGALS IN EL PASO…


ICE Dumps Busloads of Illegals in Arizona

xblade on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Now that’s the call — OC, whom we know and love …

*hold up hand* Present.

Alien on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Impeach

SouthernGent on June 8, 2014 at 8:11 PM

The management at Hotgas will never ever echo that sentiment. Not even if the House filed articles of Impeachment and the Senate voted to Remove.

oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Thanks for nothing, GOP.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

There has to be some kind of collaboration going on between Homeland Security and Mexico to let these people travel safely through Mexico.

rlwo2008 on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

My thought, also.

The US gives Mexico BILLIONS every year for, so it’s said, to fund Mexico’s Army and Southern Border (theirs, not ours).

So this tidal wave of people COMING FROM ACROSS MEXICO (from elsewhere) does point to Mexico to be assisting them.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Obama, the socialist Democrats and the Progressives in the GOP to blame for this.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM

You missed a group there…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Un-freaking-believable!

bernzright777 on June 8, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I am PROUD to say that I was part of that ‘faction of the far-right’!!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

As I read that, I felt proud FOR you ! :-)
And, that I know you, too.

pambi on June 8, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Feel a bit better col, how about you?

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Thanks for nothing, GOP.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

The GOP didn’t give you nothing, they betrayed you, big difference actually.

oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Looks like the amnesty crowd has figured out how to overcome that plane and bus shortage they keep insisting we have.

FEDS DROP PLANELOADS OF ILLEGALS IN EL PASO…

ICE Dumps Busloads of Illegals in Arizona

xblade on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

“We’re starving, we’re poor, oh, what, oh, right, here’s $15thousand US dollerrs for your coyote services!”

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I am PROUD to say that I was part of that ‘faction of the far-right’!!
annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Well done, ALT!

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Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Obama, the socialist Democrats and the Progressives in the GOP to blame for this.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:13 PM

You missed a group there…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Nah, didn’t miss a thing. Democrat is synonymous with Socialist, in my vernacular.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Tell ‘em the Moochelle Skool Lunches await and they’ll stream back across the border.

viking01 on June 8, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I am PROUD to say that I was part of that ‘faction of the far-right’!!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

So what are Perry and the Texas government doing about this? I wish I could have heard some of the speeches.

crankyoldlady on June 8, 2014 at 8:19 PM

I am PROUD to say that I was part of that ‘faction of the far-right’!!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

As I read that, I felt proud FOR you ! :-)
And, that I know you, too.

pambi on June 8, 2014 at 8:16 PM

The GOP gains NOTHING when it panders to criminals!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:19 PM

The GOP didn’t give you nothing, they betrayed you, big difference actually.
oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Shouldn’t we bombard their offices with unsavoury phone calls then wait to see how they vote on amnesty first?f

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Nah, didn’t miss a thing. Democrat is synonymous with Socialist, in my vernacular.
Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:18 PM

But you didn’t mention Dems, Lourdes–just zero and the RINOs…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM

The GOP gains NOTHING when it panders to criminals!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:19 PM

They are getting something out of it, believe me.

crankyoldlady on June 8, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Impeach

SouthernGent on June 8, 2014 at 8:11 PM

The management at Hotgas will never ever echo that sentiment. Not even if the House filed articles of Impeachment and the Senate voted to Remove.

oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Could you explain the process of impeachment?

Is it something like this: the House begins impeachment proceedings, the issue is debated, and they hold a vote? If the measure passes, it goes to the Senate?

Then what?

Alien on June 8, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Remember that Cloward -Piven thingy ??

burrata on June 8, 2014 at 8:23 PM

51st!

Bakokitty on June 8, 2014 at 8:24 PM

From my comment in the Cochran thread:

Eric Cantor is in trouble. This from Breitbart:

Shock Poll Shows Eric Cantor Struggling In Primary

Republican primary voters in the district on June 2, showed that 52 percent support Cantor while 39 percent support Brat.

The results suggest a sharp drop in support for Cantor. A poll conducted by McLaughlin and Associates between May 27 and 28 that showed Cantor leading by a 62 percent to 28 percent margin.

The poll also showed a sharp decline for Cantor when compared to his huge margin of 79 percent to 21 percent by which he beat challenger Floyd Bayne in the 2012 Republican primary. In the 2012 general election, Cantor defeated his Democratic opponent by a 59 percent to 41 percent margin.

Despite being outspent by $1.9 million to $123,000 up to May 21, according to reports filed by each campaign with the Federal Election Commission, Brat’s focus on Cantor’s immigration record has sparked national attention on the campaign…

With the active support of conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham, Brat has been able to focus the national spotlight on Cantor’s immigration record [but] Cantor’s campaign, which is expected to spend more than $3 million before the polls close, has flooded the television airwaves with commercials .. proclaiming him as a champion of opposition to amnesty.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/07/New-Poll-Cantor-s-Lead-Cut-to-52-39

Cantor agreed with the R “leadership” position that amnesty (or, earn-esty) should be forced to come to a vote against the wishes of most R congressmen and voters. Any pretension that Cantor is against Rubio’s amnesty is straight out trickery.

Yes, this is about amnesty.

Now is the time for the R voters to rise to the occasion and make it clear that we don’t want our leadership pushing amnesty. And now is time for us to get this key message out before Cantor’s Tuesday primary.

Now more than ever with this surge of endless illegals pouring into our country, it’s insane, DUMP CANTOR!!!

anotherJoe on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

“But I have told the President there are some things that we can work on together,” Cantor said. “We can work on the border security bill together. We can work on things like the Kids.”

Cantor was referring to what has commonly been referred to as his “Kids Act,” which, as Breitbart News reported, would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who were brought to America through “no fault of their own”–like many of the illegal immigrant children who have been pouring into the country in recent weeks.

Cantor does not deserve any respect in Congress. That’s just a disgusting political ploy for “popularity” while placing the entire country at increased risk and liability. No excuse for Cantor’s positions there, just as there aren’t for those by Obama and Rubio that are similar (not to mention McCain’s wayward notions about these same issues).

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Is it something like this: the House begins impeachment proceedings, the issue is debated, and they hold a vote? If the measure passes, it goes to the Senate?
Then what?
Alien on June 8, 2014 at 8:21 PM

The Articles of Impeachment are then hand delivered to the Senate and a trial is held, Alien. Seeing as how zero would be the *ahem!* Guest of Dishonour, the Chief Justice would preside over the trial. After the prosecution and defense rests (if you will), the Senate hold a vote to impeach. If the Senate votes 2/3 for impeachment, the varmint is convicted.

I’d SO want to see the Miscreant in Chief to go out in an orange jumpsuit and *ahem!* bracelets…straight to jail and then the civil trials can commence for treason and providing aid and comfort to the enemy (and any other charges brought up in the Articles of Impeachment).

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

crankyoldlady on June 8, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Speeches aren’t up on you tube yet. but ALL of them-Perry, Abbott, Cruz, Patrick, Miller, Paxton-spoke about shutting our border DOWN!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Give them a number and send them home. We’ll call…in two decades.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Could you explain the process of impeachment?

Is it something like this: the House begins impeachment proceedings, the issue is debated, and they hold a vote? If the measure passes, it goes to the Senate?

Then what?

Alien on June 8, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Process

At the federal level, the impeachment process is a two-step procedure. The House of Representatives must first pass, by a simple majority of those present and voting, articles of impeachment, which constitute the formal allegation or allegations. Upon passage, the defendant has been “impeached”. Next, the Senate tries the accused. In the case of the impeachment of a president, the Chief Justice of the United States presides over the proceedings. For the impeachment of any other official, the Constitution is silent on who shall preside, suggesting that this role falls to the Senate’s usual presiding officer. This may include the impeachment of the vice president, although legal theories suggest that allowing a defendant to be the judge in his own case would be a blatant conflict of interest. If the Vice President did not preside over an impeachment (of anyone besides the President), the duties would fall to the President pro tempore of the Senate.

To convict the accused, a two-thirds majority of the senators present is required. Conviction removes the defendant from office. Following conviction, the Senate may vote to further punish the individual by barring him from holding future federal office, elected or appointed. Conviction by the Senate does not bar criminal prosecution. Even after an accused has left office, it is possible to disqualify the person from future office or from certain emoluments of his prior office (such as a pension). If there is no charge for which a two-thirds majority of the senators present vote “guilty”, the defendant is acquitted and no punishment is imposed.

oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Some people need visual aids or they will never get the message. You can’t just tell the Republicans you won’t vote for them. That sounds to them like some nebulous threat that we will never carry through. Where are the pickets? Where are the crowds of demonstrators in front of the capital and the congress office buildings?

crankyoldlady on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

So glad this scandal and crisis is finally getting some of the attention it deserves!!

There is a screaming headline on Drudge along with several stories. It’s enough to make anyone very angry.

At least the media is finally waking up.

cat_owner on June 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Who needs anchor-baby status, when you can secure just-show-up status?

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Eric Cantor is in trouble. This from Breitbart:

Shock Poll Shows Eric Cantor Struggling In Primary

Now more than ever with this surge of endless illegals pouring into our country, it’s insane, DUMP CANTOR!!!

anotherJoe on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I agree and I’m glad to read he’s “in trouble” politically. He needs to be replaced with someone who takes his Oath of OFfice seriously.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I think the voters in Cantor’s district will be sending him to an early retirement in January.

cat_owner on June 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Someone has to be paying for all this. These kids can not travel from their home country across Mexico and into the USA without help. Someone with lots, and lots of money is fronting this. (Soros comes to mind).

And add this to the push to make the minimum wage so high it is more economical to hire an illegal under the table than an citizen or legal immigrant officially.

Too many things are happening at the same time to be a coincident. And that takes planning.

Tinker on June 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

the border thing must be coordinated. Women and children from CA just showing up at the US border..I don’t think so. Mexico in the past has been a harsh environment to pass thru. So are they expediting this?

the entire thing is well timed for the RINO promise of Amnesty for all. Yes, i just read the other day that a GOP lawmaker has said August is the time.

there’s something going on here…flooding the zone..make a crisis

r keller on June 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

bazil9 on June 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Eric Canton is a little lying rat, maybe even worse than Marco Rubio. If his Republican opponent doesn’t beat him, I hope his democrat opponent does.

RasThavas on June 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM

oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

To date, the only two presidents who were impeached were Democrats.

I understand some things come in threes…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Should impeachment result in a trial should we request Obama’s beyotch Benedict Roberts recuse himself?

viking01 on June 8, 2014 at 8:31 PM

anotherJoe on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Yep, a crushing defeat on Tuesday of the Majority Leader may be a wake up call to the Rs.

Are you in his district?

cat_owner on June 8, 2014 at 8:31 PM

So glad this scandal and crisis is finally getting some of the attention it deserves!!

There is a screaming headline on Drudge along with several stories. It’s enough to make anyone very angry.

At least the media is finally waking up.

cat_owner on June 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Hi Cat- yep..Drudge has been on it!

AMERICA STUGGLES WITH SURGE IN CHILD MIGRATION…

FEDS DROP PLANELOADS OF ILLEGALS IN EL PASO…

‘YOU ARE FREE, YOU CAN LEAVE’…

HUNDREDS MORE SHIPPED TO AZ…

Growing concern of diseases…

No end in sight for ‘dumping’ policy…

White House Launches Program to Provide Lawyers…

Cruz: Obama ‘lawlessness’ responsible for crisis…

Cantor: Time to strike deal…

bazil9 on June 8, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Give them a number and send them home. We’ll call…in two decades.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

meheeco won’t let them in , from it’s northern border .

burrata on June 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

To convict the accused, a two-thirds majority of the senators present is required.

Does the Senate have to hold a trial? Let’s say that they do.

Does anyone believe that the Senate will vote by a 2/3 majority to convict?

Alien on June 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

RasThavas on June 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM

There is no D running in the primary. That’s why it is imperative that he loses on Tuesday. There won’t be another chance.

cat_owner on June 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I’d SO want to see the Miscreant in Chief to go out in an orange jumpsuit and *ahem!* bracelets…straight to jail and then the civil trials can commence for treason and providing aid and comfort to the enemy (and any other charges brought up in the Articles of Impeachment).

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Obama has already established that he merits impeachment. It’ll never happen with the current Congress, however — but it’s meaningful, at least, that the population is increasingly aware that Obama’s wrecked the Office and doesn’t seem to be too worried about it. Impeachment seems too caring a penalty for Obama…

Even “Judge Jeanine Pirro” on Fox has concluded Obama merits impeachment. I in no way disagree with her.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Should impeachment result in a trial should we request Obama’s beyotch Benedict Roberts recuse himself?
viking01 on June 8, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Why? CJ Roberts wouldn’t be voting–he’d be fulfilling his duty as Judge.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:33 PM

To date, the only two presidents who were impeached were Democrats.

I understand some things come in threes…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM

And in both cases, the President was acquitted by the Senate.

Alien on June 8, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Send them HOME!

Impeachment will not happen apparently. So charging the scumbag with a crime will accomplish much more.

Who will have the nads to do it?

/taking bets

Diluculo on June 8, 2014 at 8:34 PM

bazil9 on June 8, 2014

It was only last night, after you left, that it dawned on me your handle is bazil instead of brazil. What’s up with that?

Expect your pal L, she was all over the Bergdahl thread…

OmahaConservative on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Oh goody!

Lourdes on June 8, 2014

Why is it that once in a while, you ain’t a complete ant total idiot lying sack of crap?

I am PROUD to say that I was part of that ‘faction of the far-right’!!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Which makes you a doer instead of a talker.

Good for you “almost Texan”. I had a good laugh at y’alls work.

cozmo on June 8, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Eric Cantor is more anti-American than Bergdahl.

VorDaj on June 8, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Does the Senate have to hold a trial? Let’s say that they do.
Does anyone believe that the Senate will vote by a 2/3 majority to convict?
Alien on June 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Upon delivery of the Articles of Impeachment, yes.

And there’s nothing Dinghy Harry can do about it–the trial MUST occur when the papers are delivered.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:35 PM

bazil9 on June 8, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Hi! Yes, very grateful to Drudge. Now it remains to be seen how long mainstream ‘news’ sources like ABC, CBS, etc, can go on ignoring it.

cat_owner on June 8, 2014 at 8:35 PM

the Senate hold a vote to impeach.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

No, sorry Newtie, that is a common misconception, Impeachment is done in the House, it is the process not the end result. The Senate decides what action to take, whether to remove from office, or to acquit of charges, but the Impeachment is the process whereby the House passes Articles of Impeachment.

History of federal impeachment proceedings in the United States

Congress regards impeachment as a power to be used only in extreme cases; the House has initiated impeachment proceedings only 64 times since 1789 (most recently against Judge Thomas Porteous of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana) with only the following 19 of these proceedings actually resulting in the House passing Articles of Impeachment:

Two presidents:

Andrew Johnson, Democrat/National Union, was impeached in 1868 after violating the then-newly created Tenure of Office Act. President Johnson was acquitted by the Senate, falling one vote short of the necessary 2/3 needed to remove him from office, voting 35-19 to remove him. The Tenure of Office Act would later be found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States in dicta.

Bill Clinton, Democrat, was impeached on December 19, 1998, by the House of Representatives on articles charging perjury (specifically, lying to a federal grand jury) by a 228–206 vote, and obstruction of justice by a 221–212 vote. The House rejected other articles: One was a count of perjury in a civil deposition in Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton (by a 205–229 vote). The second article was one that accused Clinton of abuse of power by a 48–285 vote. The Senate vote to remove him from office fell short of the necessary 2/3, voting 45-55 to remove him on obstruction of justice and 50-50 on perjury.

oscarwilde on June 8, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Judge Jeanine: VA ‘crimes’ are ‘impeachable’

To Obama: ‘Admit this job is just too much for a community organizer’

If Obama’s actions were evaluated on their own merits, yes, impeachable.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Should impeachment result in a trial should we request Obama’s beyotch Benedict Roberts recuse himself?

viking01 on June 8, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Impeach Benedict Roberts first — or concurrently with his blackmailer — I’ll take either …

ShainS on June 8, 2014 at 8:36 PM

They should go dump all these kids on Eric Cantor’s front lawn. Paul Ryan’s too.

Mark1971 on June 8, 2014 at 8:36 PM

If Obama’s actions were evaluated on their own merits, yes, impeachable.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Why don’t you jump right on that?

cozmo on June 8, 2014 at 8:36 PM

http://http://therightscoop.com/immigration-detention-center-officials-worried-about-spike-of-infectious-diseases-among-illegals/
This problem of housing all these illegal unvaccinated. Kids will start a wildfire of unchecked communicable disease very quickly. This is not good for them or the populations where these kids are being dumped.

Bakokitty on June 8, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I think we’re past a time when following the rules will put a stop to a government that refuses to follow the rules.

crankyoldlady on June 8, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Give them a number and send them home. We’ll call…in two decades.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM

meheeco won’t let them in , from it’s northern border .

burrata on June 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

It looks to be yet another one of Obama’s evil works, arranging that (relying on that, in other words). Get Mexico to look the other way if not also aid and abet illegals across Mexico’s Southern border from elsewhere, then get Mexico to refuse to let anyone INTO Mexico from El Norte.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I hope Eric Cantor gets TB from some third world invader.

VorDaj on June 8, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Of course the treacherous Dems and RINOs in the Senate would never vote to convict Obama during an impeachment.

I love the idea proposed here by ThePrimodialOrderedPair: just keep filing Articles of Impeachment, on one count, serially — day after day or week after week. There’s more than enough evidence to do so.

Shutdown the feral government and highlight the lawlessness of the tyrant …

ShainS on June 8, 2014 at 8:40 PM

It was only last night, after you left, that it dawned on me your handle is bazil instead of brazil. What’s up with that?

cozmo on June 8, 2014 at 8:34 PM

You need glasses? :)

bazil9 on June 8, 2014 at 8:40 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY – Hundreds of children who came to the U.S. illegally from Central America are expected to be coming to Fort Sill in Lawton as early as Tuesday.
Governor Mary Fallin said she got word of this decision from the President on Friday, and it’s sparking more debate on how to handle immigration. It could cost around $250 per child per day that they’re housed on base.

Some Oklahoma Congressmen have already come against the housing plan, expressing concern for how long it will last and at what cost.

http://www.newson6.com/story/25721203/oklahoma-leaders-respond-to-plans-to-house-illegal-immigrants-at-fort-sill

cat_owner on June 8, 2014 at 8:40 PM

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, your gang members, your terrorists, yearning to receive food stamps, Section 8 housing, and more.”

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2014 at 8:40 PM

If Obama had a son, he would look like Eric Cantor.

VorDaj on June 8, 2014 at 8:40 PM

It looks to be yet another one of Obama’s evil works, arranging that (relying on that, in other words). Get Mexico to look the other way if not also aid and abet illegals across Mexico’s Southern border from elsewhere, then get Mexico to refuse to let anyone INTO Mexico from El Norte.

Lourdes on June 8, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I’m starting to wonder if this whole thing is being engineered by the RINOS and their chamber cronies in order to force amnesty.

crankyoldlady on June 8, 2014 at 8:41 PM

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