Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jim Jordan: Freedom Caucus won't support joint immigration package with the border wall, DACA

Via Billy

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, was adamant Sunday he would not accept an immigration bill dealing with both increased border security and a pathway for citizenship for so-called Dreamers, or immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

"I will support a package consistent with what the voters said," Jordan told "Fox News Sunday."

"What they want is border security first. Build a border security wall, end the chain migration, get rid of this crazy visa lottery. Sanctuary city policy, get rid of those. Do those things first and then we will deal with the [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] situation."

State Allegiance and Obedience & A US president born in 1790 has two living grandsons

American Statesmen like John Tyler were well-aware of the formation and character of the Union over which they presided. His belief was that sovereignty resided in the individual States, and not the federate Union. Additionally, he stresses that the Constitution was not ratified by a mass of people, but by people acting as individual and sovereign States. A clash between South Carolina and the federal government came when the former, acting through a State convention, declared the tariff laws of 1828 and 1832 unconstitutional, and therefore null and void. The following excerpts are from Tyler’s February 6, 1833 speech opposing Andrew Jackson’s plan to use force against South Carolina.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

State Allegiance and Obedience

“The government was created by the States, is amenable [to] the States, is preserved by the States, and may be destroyed by the States.”

The Federal government holds its “existence at the pleasure of these States.”

“They may strike you [the Federal government] out of existence by a word; demolish the Constitution, and scatter its fragments to the winds.”

The true state of the case is this: It is because I owe allegiance to the State of Virginia that I owe obedience to the laws of this federal government. My State requires me to render such obedience. She has entered into a compact, which, while it continues, is binding on all her people. So would it be if she had formed a treaty with a foreign power. I should be bound to obey the stipulations of such a treaty, because she willed it . . . it is because I owe allegiance there, that I owe obedience here . . .”

“I owe no responsibility, politically speaking, elsewhere than to my State.”

“A redress of grievances and not force is the proper remedy in this [Nullification] crisis. It is an argument of pride to say that the government should not yield while South Carolina is showing a spirit of revolt. It was just such an argument that was used against the American colonies by the British government . . . Civil war is imminent, and to prevent is a resort to force should be deprecated.”

But is it a bad mode of settling disputes to make soldiers your ambassadors, and to point to the halter and the gallows as your ultimatum.”

(John Tyler, Champion of the Old South, Oliver Perry Chitwood, American Political Biography Press, 2006, (AHA, 1939), excerpts pp. 116-117)

Reader's Comment

This was a comment by Mountain Forge, but he is unable to leave comments on my site as others have encountered as well, but when I tried to put it in comments it was too long, something he could have edited by himself if he had been able to leave the comment. So, I am posting it here, because I think he raises some good points and illustrates some of my on the previous post.

The VA's Medical Instructions.......

The last of six.

I called the nurse's hot line to complain of instantaneous bleeding from the rectum which didn't stop. I was told that I  should probably go to the emergency room but needed to answer questions first.  Afterwards, was told to go to the clinic in one to two weeks......🙄  Can't make this stuff up. (Released in four hours, though told it would be 2 to 3 days. :)

The Flat Pennies, old time southern Appalachian music busking Asheville, NC

Via 4Branch

GOP Rep Devin Nunes on His Next Memo.

Rep. Devin Nunes: Crooked Deep State Refuses to Prosecute Obvious Crimes



Former Obama campaign manager says 'all public pollsters should be shot'

Via Billy

Campaign manager Jim Messina speaks with the media at President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago May 12, 2011.

A recent column by Fox News contributor Jen Kerns, however, may have revealed the source of Messina's frustration. According to Kerns, new polling shows that Democrats have lost a recent 15-point lead over Republicans, dropping to only a 2-point lead heading toward the 2018 midterms.

Jim Messina, a former campaign manager for Barack Obama, apparently isn't one to mince words.

During an appearance Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Messina spoke about the irrelevance of public polls so early in an election year, Mediaite reported.

Then he underscored the point to host Joe Scarborough.

More @ Fox

Will the FISA memo turn into Obama's Watergate?

Via Billy

Forty-six years ago, a group of hamfisted burglars bungled the task of bugging the Democratic National Committee’s offices in the Watergate building in Washington D.C. Two years later, Richard Nixon resigned as president a result of the failed cover-up that ensued. Although Barack Obama is no longer president, the abuses that occurred within the FBI and Justice Department under his watch already have the potential to eclipse the Watergate scandal in their historic significance and damage done to American government.

​A Beltway adage ​has it that “it’s always the cover-up that’ll get you, not the original transgression.” Often, this proves to be true, especially in the case of Nixon, but even more recently, given the impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton, which were over perjury and obstruction of justice, not actual abuse of power with a 22-year-old intern.

More @ The Hill

After Black April 1975: Vietnam Became The Land Of Jungle Law, Dominated By Red Capitalists

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Grassley-Graham Memo Affirms Nunes Memo — Media Yawns

Via Billy
We need a full-blown investigation of how the FISA court came to grant warrants to spy on Carter Page. In a word, the Grassley-Graham memo is shocking. Yet, the press barely notices. Rest assured: 
If a Republican administration had used unverifiable hearsay from a patently suspect agent of the Republican presidential candidate to gull the FISA court into granting a warrant to spy on an associate of the Democratic nominee’s campaign, it would be covered as the greatest political scandal in a half-century. Instead, it was the other way around. 
More @ NRO