The Year of Confirmed Suspicions, Immigration Edition
The year in which all conspiracy theories want to come true
In the Chinese calendar, this is the Year of Confirmed Suspicions. (I made that up, but it should be true.)
And the confirmation started with the IRS scandal:
Hey, low-level IRS workers in Cincinnati, way to validate right-wing conspiracy theories for the rest of the century! http://t.co/bQF64Zw57u
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) May 10, 2013
Conspiracy theory: Democrats only want to pass a pathway to citizenship as part of immigration reform because they want to create more Democratic voters and make permanent Democratic control of the presidency and push a progressive agenda.
VP Eliseo Medina of SEIU, the biggest union, boasts of new "progressive" voters–after "immigration reform". http://t.co/towQh5AhiQ
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 7, 2013
Yeah, yeah, but it’s just some SEIU guy, no connection to Obama administration policy and Democratic Party goals as part of immigration reform.
In 2010, Medina was unanimously elected to serve as International Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.1 million-member union.
In 2012, Medina led SEIU to help deliver the Latin vote. He was at the forefront of voter engagement in the Latino community. Along with Mi Familia Vota, an organization Medina founded in 1998, and other advocacy organizations, he galvanized the Latino vote through a multi-state bus tour called Todos a Votar, where he registered Latino voters on the ground and mobilized them to the polls. The successful tour managed to put a spotlight on the unprecedented number of registered Latino voters and the promise that he made: a turnout of 12 million Hispanic voters nationwide in November (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/aug/04/organizations-united-bring-minorities-polls/#ixzz2Mtcb5sLa).
The goal was reached. Medina had also promised that the Latino vote would send a clear mandate to the President and Congress: the time is now for commonsense immigration reform with a clear pathway to citizenship. As Medina predicted, the message was received. In beginning of 2013, both President Obama and Congress made immigration reform the top priority. Medina was invited to be present at the president’s speech in Las Vegas, NV where he announced his principles for a comprehensive immigration solution.
His words and efforts, both on the ground and behind the scenes, placed him at the forefront of the fight for immigration reform. He has met with President Obama and several leaders in Congress, and is on the leadership team of immigrant and civil rights, labor, business and faith organizations that are pushing for a fair legislation on immigration.
Other confirmed suspicion?
Republicans in the Senate who voted for the Gang of 8 bill were played, big time.
The Year of Confirmed Suspicions, indeed.
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“Conspiracy Theory” – something the marxist/fascist regime wants to discredit.
And re the IRS scandal…does anybody think the Republicans Ruling Class wasn’t fully aware of what was going on? To believe that, you have to believe that the hundreds of conservative organizations that were being being intimidated by the IRS were as silent as church mice about it, and that not a single one of them complained to their elected representatives, or other supposedly sympathetic federal officials.
I don’t believe for a second that republican senators were played. They know exactly what they were doing and whose backs they were slipping their knives into.
As far as I’m concerned, it is The Gang of 535 PLUS the entire Barry/Alinsky administration.
Something must be done.
I know what that “something” is in my mind, what about the rest of what is left of our nation?
Here is some potential good news…
Which means keep the pressure on your elected officials in the House not to support this disaster of a bill.
The Year of The Conspiracy Theory RAT.
Yeah. That works…
This whole deal is swarming with rats. Rubio Rat. McAnus Rat. Schumer rat. Those suckers are everywhar.
We need a rat terrier, like Ted Cruz to tear those nasty thangs up.
The republicans sold us out, and probably are happy the Tea Party vanished as well.
Don’t forget rats such as Rubio and Ayotte who both ran on anti-amnesty platforms.
Your post did say Rubio, and my brain kept registering Graham.
There aren’t enough REPUBLICAN votes in da’ HOUSE to pass. I’d even believe Boehner is beginning to realize he can lose his gavel even if the HOUSE stays republican. Because “from out in the boonies” the Tea Party has begun to stir. What if the “kicker” in Republican primary challenges, isn’t “current seat holder” is too weak for our tastes? AND, we promise we’d never elect Boehner to represent da’ HOUSE?
Obama’s plate is full of “dooty,” since he beknighted Kerry and Hagel. You haven’t noticed the wheels coming off of his second term?
True, “immigration” which is a pork fest, passed with 80+ senators all coming into the feed stock hungry. You’ve got to be delusional if you don’t think this subject fires up ALL bases where Republicans think they “own da’ tee-ee.”
Besides, how do you get headline space … Considering headline space is the most important things to politicians … That Nixon once said: “I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you spell my name right.”
What’s in the news instead of “immigration?” Try the Mideast for the jackpot. Not just Turkey. Not just Eygpt … And, it was CBS who caught Kerry solo sailing about his yacht off Nantuket. And, you begin to see the way headlines work, here. Kerry got none for his back-and-forth with Netanyahu and Abbas. It’s as if this diplomacy didn’t even matter.
And, now? An American F-16 sold to Israel has ENGINE FLAWS. (While, of course, today’s headline went to the air crash in SFO.)
Drudge handles headlines. The MSM? And, the bird cage liners all got defeated in a war long ago.
Obama’s in doo-doo. Or as I read on another post, what hasn’t hit the fan, he’s managed to step into.
The Senate passed the Immigration Bill with 68 votes, not 80. They had sworn they would get 70 and were 2 votes shy of their prediction.
Boehner should have lost his gavel after the fiasco in 2006
The fact that the Pubbies gave him another chance was a bad omen for 2008.
Now we have Barry, Obamacare and this Amnesty crap
They should have learned in 2010 that they could have led Barry out the door in 2012, but look what happened
somewhat OT, but I don’t believe Lurch is gonna be doin’ a lot of travel
Critical is used
I get tired of the heart string “splitting up families”, children dragged here against their will, etc. in this debate. I am remember that the Nazi soldiers rounded up Dutch women, children and elderly and made them march ahead of their tanks. The Dutch troops surrendered their forts rather than fire on their own people. How did that work out for them?
Then there is the dialogue from Serenity “I don’t murder women and children.”
“Well, I do.”
The progressive-socialist-communist-Democrats have no principles and are totally without morals.
“In the Chinese calendar, this is the Year of Confirmed Suspicions. (I made that up, but it should be true.)”
If I had been drinking fluids while reading that sentence I would need a new keyboard.
The hispanic vote is overstated, by the SEIU VP and others. Here’s how we know.
From numbers guy Steve Sailer (isteve.blogspot.ca) writing at Vdare on 2-6-13. http://www.vdare.com/articles/census-bureau-refutes-comprehensive-immigration-reform-mantra-obama-won-because-of-old-blac
The end of the URL got chopped, but works nonetheless.
It’s a long detailed article, but here are some key excerpts:
Ever since last November’s election, we’ve been hearing that Hispanics comprised a record 10 percent of the vote—which therefore obliges Republican Congressmen to pass “comprehensive immigration reform” a.k.a the Schumer-Rubio Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill RIGHT NOW.
But what if these nice, round turnout numbers provided by the Edison exit poll company weren’t true? What if the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” clamor is based on exit poll error?
What if in 2012 the Sleeping Giant of the Latino Vote didn’t actually awake—but instead rolled over and started a new siesta?
In short, what if the Main Stream Media exaggerated the Hispanic share of the 2012 vote by a factor of almost 20 percent?
Well, we now have the numbers. We now know that the suppositions behind these awkward questions are true.
After every national election, the Census Bureau conducts a massive survey of voter turnout. Then it bureaucratically mulls over the results for months—while the conventional wisdom congeals around whatever slapdash numbers the exit poll firm emitted in the early going.
In contrast to the Census Bureau survey, though, exit polls aren’t designed to measure turnout. Heck, exit polls aren’t even very good at figuring out who won the election—just ask President John F. Kerry.
Details and hot-links are provided in the article at Vdare.
You forgot another one: that our suspicion that the GOP leadership is in league with the Democrats has absolutely been proven true.
Third party time. We need it desperately as leverage.
One conservative party, and two whacko DC bird parties … that might work out OK. And maybe a fourth socialist “Green Party” would emerge to dilute the intolerant whacko left even more.
But taking control of the Republican party makes some sense too, as the far left did with the Democrats.
The Republicans in the Senate weren’t “played”, they were in on the whole scam from the git go.
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