Why Is Marco Rubio a Presidential Front-runner?

from GOP USA:

On Sunday, Marco Rubio informed Jonathan Karl on ABC’s “This Week” that he is ready to be president. “I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there,” he went on. “And I think we’re very blessed in our party to have a number of people that fit that criteria.”

And Rubio seems a plausible option for Republicans in 2016. Falling somewhere between Jeb Bush-Chris Christie and the purportedly unelectable Rand Paul-Ted Cruz, Rubio is the sort of comfortable choice Republicans tend to decide on. As National Review’s Eliana Johnson points out, experts see numerous advantageous aspects to a Rubio presidential candidacy: He’s a proven conservative with a moderate demeanor. He’s comparatively youthful with a strong presence. And he has the ability to engage in Hispanic outreach. Hailing from an important state doesn’t hurt, either. read more

The Liberal “States of the World”

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Recently Mark Levin suggested, as has Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and even little old me, to allow the liberals of this country to pick the states of their choosing and form their own leftist nation – The Liberal States of the World”.

Mark suggested that they pick 10 states, all move there, and have a ball. They can even pick the nicest states – the coastal ones, although with the sure onset of global warming, maybe not. We wouldn’t want all those lefties to be washed out to sea.

So let’s just say they will occupy both coasts and we conservatives will move into the crappy flyover states. We’ll even throw in Washington DC as a bonus.

They would now be free to do anything they want – enact any legislation – raise any tax – mandate any regulation and pack any court, with no unreasonable conservatives to stop them with their religious dogma.

They may rewrite the Constitution, or better yet, scrap the whole thing and replace it with FDR’s Second Bill of Rights.

If you’re unfamiliar with them or need a review, here are a few of the real standouts:

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.

The right of every family to a decent home.

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.

The right to adequate protection from economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.

The right to a good education.

Wow – where do I sign? That sounds great and completely reasonable and workable. It sounds like manna from heaven, except there is no heaven – so manna from Mother Earth. read more

Steyn on Boehner Immigration Reform

from the Daily Caller

House Speaker John Boehner does not understand that immigration reform is a way for Democrats to change the electorate, according to conservative commentator Mark Steyn.

Reacting to House Majority Leader John Boehner’s recent mockery of his Republican colleagues’ intransigence on immigration reform, Steyn argued that Boehner is missing what everyone else can see. read more

Jeb “Love Train” Bush Is the Man for Me

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

For years I’ve been railing against those who describe something as a “hate crime”. I mean really. When you think about it; aren’t all crimes hate crimes?

 

If you shoot a black man dead, is it any more hateful than shooting a white man dead? Is the black guy any deader than the white guy? No, of course not.

 

If a white boy is beaten by a group of kids, whether they be black or white, Asian or Indian, it matters not. But if a black kid is beaten by white kids, it is considered a hate crime.

 

It just doesn’t make any sense. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: aren’t all crimes hate crimes? Really, who’s ever heard of a love crime?

 

Well, I guess I’ll have to stop saying that, because there evidently are love crimes, according to the soon to be GOP presidential candidate Jeb “Love Train” Bush. Or maybe we should call him Jeb “Underground Love Railroad” Bush. read more

Two Harry Reids…Decades Apart

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

We all, at least us conservatives, know Harry Reid is a despicable human being – assuming he is human. There seems to be no lie he won’t tell, no depth he won’t sink to in order to win, to smear us or belittle what we hold dear.

 

But has he always been this way? Well, you be the judge, as I present just one example of Harry Reid, then and now.

 

As Mark Levin discussed Reid’s stance on immigration a few days ago, that seems like as good a topic as any to demonstrate Harry’s “growth”. It seems Dirty Harry’s position on this topic has “evolved” over the years. If he were a conservative or even a Republican in an election year, one would say he flip-flopped – but liberal Democrats don’t do that – they “evolve”.

 

In 1994 Senator Harry Reid penned an op-ed in the L.A. Times where he pushed to severely limit legal immigration and end illegal immigration. Yes, you read that right. read more

Stay Out the Bushes

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Like war, politics sometimes has strange bedfellows. You know, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

 

Well, he ain’t heavy and he sure ain’t my brother or my friend, but I wholeheartedly agree with that all-around good guy and race pimp, Jesse Jackson, when he uttered no truer words than, “I say America, stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out the Bushes. Stay out!”

 

Those immortal words ring no truer than they do today, because this time it is Jeb Bush the establishment is attempting to foist upon us.

 

Now that Krispy Kreme Christie has, at least for now, fallen out of favor, Jeb appears to be the next Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney (although Romney sure has been right about Russia). read more

The Bloomberg View of Immigration

 

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

If it weren’t for the Russia/Crimea/Ukraine kerfuffle and the Malaysian Airline mystery, the immigration issue would surely be one of the top stories.

 

Actually, I guess it still is, considering I read an opinion piece from the editors of Bloomberg View just last week entitled, “The Only Way to Stop Illegal Immigration“.

 

The first thing that gave me pause was that they actually wrote “illegal immigration”. I still figured it would be a left-leaning propaganda piece, but I was encouraged by them not using undocumented immigrant or undocumented worker.

 

It began by describing John Boehner’s inability to rally the House around a Senate immigration bill that was passed overwhelmingly last year. Also, how the House was transfixed on border security, as if that is a bad thing.

 

I noticed that they never said to attempt to seal the southern border. Only repeatedly mentioning “border security” and how much money the Senate bill already allotted for it, which, according to the article is a “staggering $46 billion for border control, doubling the size of the patrol force”. read more

Of Ann & Rand

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Ann Coulter was recently on the Sean Hannity television program.

 

The interview started friendly but quickly turned rather contentious. Coulter told Sean, “If we don’t elect Republicans; I don’t care which Republicans, we will not repeal Obamacare.”

 

So Ann, are you saying if we elect a Senate full of John McCains, Mitch McConnells and Lindsey Grahams, we will repeal Obamacare? Really?

 

I’ll answer that. Not a chance! That’s the answer.

 

She went on to say that we shouldn’t be fighting against Republicans. And then said, actually shouted, that the Republicans, if they gain a majority will balance the budget and do all these conservative things.

 

Where’s the proof of that? There is none. As a matter of fact, there is the exact opposite, solid proof that they won’t. read more

Chuck-U Throws the Hail Mary

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The New York Times reported late last week that New York Sen. Chuck-U Schumer is suggesting a, “legislative maneuver, known as a discharge petition, that would allow supporters of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws to circumvent the Republican majority in the house by bringing the measure directly to the house floor, bypassing the regular committee process”.

 

The Times continued, “Lawmakers and aides in both parties say that a discharge position, especially one coming from Mr. Schumer, whose views are strongly opposed by many house conservatives, is unlikely to succeed. Even if all House Democrats supported the measure, it would still require more than a dozen Republican signatures.”

 

Now I’m not certain that the house could do the same to the Senate – issue a discharge position – but I could guarantee Chuck-U would be one of the first to the microphone, crying like a stuck pig, saying how dare the House try to meddle in the affairs of the Senate or usurp the leadership’s authority, or some such nonsense.

 

“This scheme has zero chance of success”, the Times reported. “A clear majority in the House understands that the massive Senate-passed bill is deeply flawed”, said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner. “That’s why we will continue to work on a step-by-step, common sense reform”. read more