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#Obamacare navigators helping people sign up at Mexican consulates

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Nah, there’s no potential for fraud, here: The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States […]


So, would Charlie Crist have been better than @MarcoRubio ?

Posted by: Phineas on July 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 12 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You know it’s bad when conservative commentators like Allahpundit find themselves asking that question: Even now, even after everything, I strongly prefer his flip-flopping to the grotesque omnibus opportunism of Charlie Crist. But it’s worth asking: How different would the Senate have looked since 2010 with Crist in there instead of Rubio? What would […]


Immigration, the latest legislative farce

Posted by: Phineas on June 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve been taking a break, catching up on my reading, and a recent column by Andrew McCarthy reminded me of the disgust I felt at the shameful process by which Obamacare was passed, a feeling I’m experiencing again as the Senate moves closer to the passage of the 1,000+ pages-long immigration bill. So, I […]


Ted Cruz: You get a tax break for hiring a legalized illegal under Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on June 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm » Comments Off

**Posted by Phineas The Senate voted yesterday to accept the Corker-Hoeven amendment to the immigration bill (really, the amendment is a replacement bill), so, naturally, senators hit the airwaves to explain their positions. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was interviewed on Sean Hannity’s show. It’s starts off as one of Hannity’s usual talking-points interviews, but then […]


Kickbacks and carve-outs: this is how the immigration bill will pass the Senate

Posted by: Phineas on June 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember the deals bribes various senators were offered for favorable consideration to buy their vote for Obamacare? There were Mary Landrieu’s “Louisiana Purchase,” Ben Nelson’s “Cornhusker Kickback,” Chris Dodd’s “U-Con,” Bill Nelson’s “Gator-Aid” for Florida, and others. In each case, a senator sold their vote in favor of an unpopular, badly written bill few had read in return for a legislative 30 pieces of silver. […]


Oh, no. This won’t set off conservative and libertarian alarm bells at all.

Posted by: Phineas on May 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I mean, what’s so threatening about a biometric database of all adult Americans being in the immigration bill, citizen? The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous […]


Social issues “don’t matter”? Like hell they don’t – here’s why

Posted by: ST on March 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm » 3 Comments

I Storified my Tweets on this issue from earlier this evening – let me know your thoughts. [View the story "Social issues \"don't matter\"? Like hell they don't - here's why" on Storify]


Ridiculous QOTD: Conyers urges others to not call illegal immigrants “illegal”

Posted by: ST on February 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm » 8 Comments

Sigh. Via Yahoo News’ Ticket blog: WASHINGTON—During opening statements for the first House Judiciary Committee hearing addressing comprehensive immigration reform, the top ranking Democrat on the committee urged his fellow members and the witnesses present to avoid using the phrase “illegal immigrant” during the daylong proceedings. “I hope no one uses the term ‘illegal immigrants’ […]


Border control: This reassures me. Not. Update: Napolitano 2016?

Posted by: Phineas on February 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas At the moment I consider myself agnostic about the latest immigration proposal, this time from a bipartisan group of senators including Marco Rubio (R-FL). We all know the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli plan was a bust, because the promised border security arrangements were never implemented. And there are serious questions in this latest proposal: […]


Hispanic media group: FCC needs to investigate Fox News, conservative radio for bias

Posted by: ST on September 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm » 10 Comments

Chilling. Via The Washington Examiner: Latino groups Wednesday blamed a surge in hate crimes against Hispanics on harmful stereotypes portrayed on TV and in conservative media and are asking the administration to probe Fox News and talk radio, two media cited by the groups as the worst perpetrators. “We want the government to investigate this,” […]