President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
According to Christian Science Monitor, Mr. Obama is going to encode his will for border disintegrity in a few weeks, using an executive order.
Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says.
It seems an unwise move, but his nature seems to be aligned to sacrificing other people to his will, regardless of the cost.
It reminds me of the pharaoh of Egypt.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants…”
A wise scholar known as Ramban taught that the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that Pharaoh could freely choose to let Israel go or to retain them as slaves. Had the Lord not hardened Pharaoh’s heart, the plagues of trouble laid down on Egypt might have compelled Pharaoh to let the Israelites to go: not a freely chosen decision. And in the end, Pharaoh’s heart was so hard that he did send his chariots and charioteers after the Israelites.
Back to 2014 and the USA/Mexico border…
It was Pharaoh’s will to keep a foreign people, the Israelites, inside the Egyptian border as slaves, while Mr. Obama wants to sucker people from other lands through our border, into the USA, not as slaves per se but as easy-to-exploit workers.
Unwise for Pharaoh, unwise for Mr. Obama.
I did not have time to listen to El Rushbo today, but I did catch some of the transcript, linked from Drudge Report.
Rush, you are wrong.
The Santa Claus analogy is facile, Maha Rushie, and it makes superficial sense, but it smells like quitter talk. It is a license to give up and not engage, or, as the teachers say in Rio Linda, "I need a break from this classroom of screaming kids."
I’d hate to see you jump the proverbial shark because the nefarious BHO caught a lucky break.
It’s OK if you feel down in the mouth for another day or so, Prof. Limbaugh, but I hope you trim your sails and get back in the race by Open Line Friday.
Apparently there is some goombah felon up in Maryland named Brett Kimberlin who makes it his mission in life to be like Michael Corleone, wiping out all of his enemies. Lately, one victim has been blogger Aaron Walker, who posted his experience of the intimidations and threats, viz.
And I am going to tell you about how Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me for a crime. He attempted to make authorities in Maryland believe that on January 9, 2012, as we were both exiting a courtroom, I essentially beat him up. You will see him claim that I “decked” him, that the sheriff’s deputies had to separate me from him, that I kept coming at him and the deputies had to restrain me.
And then you will see video of the incident and realize that all of this is a lie. I will even show you a second video that contrasts Kimberlin’s words with the video footage. That is right, you are not going to have to believe my word. You will only have to believe your eyes.
And apparently, he has money behind him and political protection. It is a bad business.
And Kimberlin is apparently just the extreme case of the typical whispering campaigns and blacklisting that occur from the left. Remember: Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy did not run the Hollywood Blacklist. It was Hollywood itself that blacklisted directors, actors and writers.
- Instapundit: WHAT IT FEELS LIKE to be targeted
- Conservative Commune: Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin Harassed, Tried to Frame Blogger Aaron Worthing
- Breitbart via The Other McCain: Who Warned Us About Brett Kimberlin?
- American Power: Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin and the Left’s Political (and Criminal) Intimidation Network
It is hard to attain this level of multi-dimensional, coordinated hypocrisy. It takes real talent.
- BHO: "Republicans are devils."
Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless
Jun 19, 6:07 PM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention.
- BHO: "British Petroleum chief is a devil."
White House chief: Yacht trip another gaffe by BP
Jun 19, 2:26 PM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s chief of staff says BP chief executive Tony Hayward has committed yet another in a “long line of PR gaffes” but attending a yacht race in England while the Gulf oil spill disaster continues.
Hayward faced a fresh avalanche of criticism as news circulated Saturday that he was at a yacht competition around the Isle of Wight.
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is mocking Hayward’s infamous statement that he wishes the crisis were over so could have his life back.
- BHO: "Five hours of golf. Nice."
Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.
By Bridget Johnson – 06/19/10 03:37 PM ET
President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.
The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.
Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.
Meanwhile the shrimpers down in the Gulf of Mexico see their livelihood vanish, but it’s no concern of the Oval Office on its golf outing.
Karl Rove mentions another piece of hot info from CBO boss Elmendorf, concerning the tax increases built into the Senate health care takeover bill.
Under questioning at a Senate hearing Tuesday, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf admitted that the $500 billion in tax hikes in the Baucus bill would be passed onto consumers, jacking up insurance premiums. That undercuts the argument that Democratic reforms will make health care more affordable.
– Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, Obama Hasn’t Closed the Health-Care Sale
However, you cannot find Elmendorf’s actual testimony anywhere. Not on this topic.
Meanwhile, the Senate and White House controllers meet behind closed doors, the Death Überpanel.
WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials and Senate Democrats are meeting in private to iron out differences on a health care overhaul that could affect every American. In public, they’re united by a common enemy: the health insurance industry.
ERICA WERNER, Democrats work to finalize health legislation
Oct 15, 3:12 AM (ET).
That’s a lot of transparency: yeah, a lot of negative transparency.
These guys are getting to be better than Bill Clinton at playing Hide The Salami.
Talking down euthanasia in the White House is the job of Melody Barnes, a domestic policy specialist. But there is no direct, substantive message from the president, only a sound bite of about 2 seconds’ duration; video at 1:48.
The president saying, “Well, that would be kind of morbid,” is not much of a denial. If they want to set that particular fear to rest, then they need to do a lot more than give out an off the cuff sound bite. I disregard everything Melody Barnes said; she is not a decisionmaker.
If you look at the House bill, HR 3200, there are only 6 places where the word "consent" is used:
- 2 references to the Senate’s advise and consent process for presidential appointments
- Health Choices Commissioner (p. 41)
- Special Inspector General (p. 107)
- 1 reference to a payment process
- Patient Centered Medical Homes (p. 466)
- 2 references to enrollment methods
- Medicare Advantage and Part D Marketing (p. 698)
- 1 reference to patient care
- School-Based Health Clinics (p. 992)
In other words, not much for patient consent.
I ferevently hope that someone will start asking questions about patient consent in the various health care plans. That would have to be the safeguard against anything like rationing or euthanasia.
- Will the prime limiting act on health care options be the exercise of consent by the patient or will some other entity have prime responsibility for limiting health care options?
- How will the government assure that withdrawal of consent by elderly individuals or any other individual cannot be overridden by the Health Choices Commissioner?
- Will school based health clinics (SBHC) and other organizations have a legal requirement stronger than "an assurance" to obtain the consent of each individual they serve?
- Will SBHCs and other service providers have annual institutional review and audit of adequate safeguarding of patient consent at every stage of medical service?
As soon as these guys in D.C. start hearing those kinds of questions, we will get to the heart of the matter.
Look up HR 3200 in Congress’ database