The Ebola Czar Makes Perfect Sense

by: the Common Constitutionalist:

Since last Friday the right has been all a Twitter (literally) over Obama’s choice for Ebola Czar. Many are asking, how could he do such a thing – appointing a political operative – one who has no medical background at all?

Talk Radio, the blogosphere, Fox news were/are all appalled at the choice of a non-physician or other medical expert to head the new layer of red tape just created.

Yes, a new Czar is what we need, because apparently the other umpteen government departments that are already supposed to deal with medical, health and disease issues can’t or won’t do the job and evidently no department in government has the common sense to coordinate with another on its own. Some Czar has to be appointed to tell them to.

So the right is livid and confused over the choice, while those on the left are either defending Obama’s choice or are silent. My guess is the ones who are silent are either running for reelection or didn’t get the talking points memo, or both.

One who did get the memo, or probably wrote it, is Media Matters. In typical leftist fashion Media Matters didn’t defend the new Czar Ron Klain, but walked the typical path of change the topic through “Gotcha Politics” and “Moral Relativism”. read more

Maybe Now You Will Close the Border Mr. President

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Who’d have figured that the modern day plague (potentially) may be the cure for illegal immigration?

For years conservatives have struggled against the left and the Chamber of Commerce prostitutes, the establishment Republicans, to stop or at least stem the tide of illegals – to close the border.

No matter what the argument for closing the border, there were always politicians and interest groups standing in the way, trying to tell us what a great deal it will be – what a boon to our economy.

Pleas of stopping drug cartels, gangs and terrorists fall on deaf ears. Nothing can stop the flood.

But now we’re faced with an enemy we can’t see – an enemy we can’t arrest, detain or deport.

Despite the government and their dimwitted accomplices in the media, Ebola is for real and it’s already here. It may be isolated – it may not. read more

Ain’t No Stoppin the Amnesty Train

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The King has spoken! There is no stopping it – mass amnesty. The train is powered up, just waiting at the station for the green light from Obama. Nothing can (or should I say will) stop it. Not the states, which will bear the heavy burden of supporting these millions of “dreamers”, the Congress and certainly not the Senate.

No, this train is leaving the station. Now it’s just a question of when. We all know it will be after the midterms, about a month from now, but regardless of the election outcome, Obama will pull the trigger before year-end.

Recent developments, however, have some calling into question the wisdom of the open border/amnesty policy. You may have heard – it’s a minor ailment, a little something that’s been going around – Ebola.

Some actually have the audacity to say that we should be canceling all flights to and from the affected African countries. Our administration and their supporters think this is just a silly overreaction – that disallowing flights to and from America will just isolate those poor countries and hamper relief efforts. read more

Security Double Standard?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So what if a group of patriotic Americans wanted to gather to protest the growing problem at the southern border? Say the event was to be called “Shut Down All Ports of Entry”. The groups plan would be to peacefully block 17 ports of entry between the United States and Mexico stretching from San Diego to Brownsville Texas. The protesters would just drive to the border and parked their vehicles in front of any entry point to block it. That’s it – just peacefully attempt to stop all traffic entering the U.S. from Mexico.

But to what end? What might this group hope to accomplish?

The group’s goals, according to Indiana-based protest organizer Rob Chupp, include the immediate release of active duty Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who was arrested in April in Mexico for bringing loaded weapons into the country after apparently making a wrong turn at the San Ysidro port of entry in Southern California. Chupp’s group also wants the U.S. government to “secure our borders and protect the citizens in America from foreign threats”.

Fox 5 San Diego reported that the event organizer Stasyi Barth said, “We need to bring attention to the border.” Barth explained that she is frustrated with Congress’s inability to secure the border and get a handle on the nation’s illegal immigration issue.

Barth added: “We’re going to stay at the bridges until our demands are met. We have a Marine that has been wrongly imprisoned in Mexico and abandoned by the government. We need to bring him back to his mom and dad immediately. Second, we need to seal off the southern border.”

The protest, which appeared to have at least 2000 volunteers, was to occur on Saturday, September 20. Chupp claimed that an unnamed federal law enforcement body had advised the group to avoid certain ports because of potential threats from the terrorist group ISIS.

Wait… What?! A federal agency warns of threats by ISIS and they don’t do anything more than say don’t go there?! read more

Obama/Boehner Collude on Immigration?

This is disgusting and demonstrates everything that is wrong with Washington:

from HotAir:

Skip to 24:30 for the key bit. Admittedly, admittedly, this is as rote and innocuous a statement of support for amnesty as you’ll ever hear from a GOP leader — he even stresses that we need to secure the border first — but the closer we get to the lame-duck session, the more righties are going to parse his every belch for signs of a deal on immigration. And not just righties: The LA Times perked up upon hearing this today too. As the man himself says, the sooner we get this done, the better it’ll be for the GOP donor class America. Why not November? read more

La Raza Makes Demand of Obama

from Breitbart:

On Friday, La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia demanded that President Barack Obama give executive amnesty and work permits to as many as eight million illegal immigrants afterreports surfaced that Senate Democrats are urging Obama not to unilaterally change the country’s immigration laws before the midterm elections.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Murguia said Obama and Republicans have told illegal immigrants in the past to wait for Congress to act on legislation before complaining that, “and now, there’s some Senate Democrats who are asking us to wait again.”  read more

Thomas Sowell’s Latest Random Thoughts

from Thomas Sowell:

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.

One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. But, for Republicans, we have to guess.

It is amazing how many otherwise sane people want Israel to become the first nation in history to respond to military attacks by restricting what they do, so that it is “proportionate” to the damage inflicted by the attacks.

Amid all the things being said on all sides about the massive, illegal influx of children from countries in Central America, we have yet to hear some American parent saying, “I don’t owe it to anybody to have my child exposed to diseases brought into this country, no matter what problems exist in other countries!” read more

Illegals Burden Economy & Threaten Beliefs/Customs

from Breitbart:

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that illegal immigration threatens the country’s “beliefs and customs” while also placing a burden on the economy.

A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 70% of Americans, including 86% of Republicans, believe illegal immigrants “threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs,” while 63% believe that “immigrants place a burden on the economy.”

According to Reuters, “the findings suggest immigration could join Obamacare – the healthcare insurance overhaul – and the economy as hot button issues that encourage more Republicans to vote in November’s congressional election.” read more

Ebola Outbreak – But Don’t Worry – We’re Safe

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I don’t follow this stuff, but I believe the number one television show in America is called “The Last Ship”. I’ve been watching it. It has some intrigue and is fairly entertaining. It has a Navy ship, although only one – thus the name “The Last Ship”, guns, missiles and Ruskies. What else do you need?

It also has disease. Yes, the program is centered around a worldwide pandemic – a virus that has wiped out most of the world’s population.

This U.S. ship travels the seven seas, or will eventually I assume, searching for a cure, a vaccine for the virus, which is so deadly that if contracted, has a 100% mortality rate.

Now, is it life that imitates art or art that imitates life? I think it’s the latter and in our current, real life condition, it most certainly is. What a coincidence that this show is airing at the very same time the world is locked in a battle to contain the deadly African Ebola virus.

It is an odd coincidence, but a coincidence nonetheless. Thankfully, there is no conspiracy attached to this outbreak. read more

Selective Service … What’s the Endgame

by: the Common Constitutionalist

For the past couple of years, certainly since the tragic incident of Obama’s reelection, there have been more than a few conspiracy theories floated to explain his lawless behavior.

He’s a Muslim and is purposely allowing the Brotherhood to infiltrate the government.

Another one is that he wants to purposely overwhelm and collapse the financial system to allow for full central control.

Yet another: he will decree amnesty and citizenship for all illegals, giving Democrats a permanent majority.

He will create such unrest, that the people will rise up in armed revolt, thus allowing him to invoke martial law and suspend the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, passed to prevent U.S. military personnel from acting as law enforcement agents on U.S. soil, for as long as he deems necessary.

Now some of these are implausible, most unlikely and just five or so years ago, I would have thought all to be impossible. But witnessing what this president and his people have already done, it seems the sky’s the limit on conspiracy theories.

It’s the last one I mentioned – the martial law theory – that just keeps coming up. I’ve written about it before, and yes it sounds absurd, but I just can’t seem to shake it.

I know what you’re thinking. This guy really does wear a tinfoil hat. I agree. I sound crazy – believe me – I don’t like it either, but hear me out. read more