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Tuesday this week, DC incumbent insider Thad Cochran beat his Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel.  Despite a huge amount of interest in the race and huge amounts of money and work thrown in on both sides and an anti-establishment wave that should’ve pushed McDaniel to victory, Cochran won.  Thad “Did Indecent Things With Animals” Cochran won by calling McDaniel a racist and appealing to Democrats to vote for him in the Republican primary.

One of the notorious fliers, from NRO:

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The second thing that jumped out at me was the same thing that jumped out at Nick Gillespie – it’s a candidate bragging about bringing in “free” stuff taken from taxpayers in other states.  Red state socialism.  The first was of course the race-baiting.

The way this worked is that That Cochran got Democrats to vote in the Republican primary.  In open primary states, voters can vote in whichever primary they like.  The idea being that if you like candidate X from party Y and you’re a member of party A, you can vote for candidate X if you want to, whether because you want that candidate or because you want chaos.  But you can’t then vote for candidate B from party A as well.  You get one vote – not two.  Of course, since these are Democrats we’re talking about, they vote mulitple times.

And that’s where McDaniel’s challenge comes in.

Cochran’s win was by about 6800-6900 votes.

There were a lot of Democrats who voted in the Democrat primary and then turned around and voted again in the Republican primary (via Gateway Pundit).

The left column is the Democrat primary, the right the Republican primary.

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The law lets you vote once.

So far the McDaniel campaign has found over 1000 illegal votes.

And now the McDaniel campaign is being barred from examining voter rolls, despite the law stating that they can.

ms law via gateway pundit42 USC 1974.

And I think this is what they’re getting at for the VRA Section 8:

(i) Public disclosure of voter registration activities

(1) Each State shall maintain for at least 2 years and shall make available for public inspection and, where available, photocopying at a reasonable cost, all records concerning the implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and currency of official lists of eligible voters, except to the extent that such records relate to a declination to register to vote or to the identity of a voter registration agency through which any particular voter is registered.

So rather than lose to a Tea Party candidate, the establishment candidate Cochran went out, called his opponent racist, pledged to bring home more pork and handout programs – running on food stamps, smears, and “voter suppression” crap – while he got Democrats to vote twice for him.  He’s basically a Democrat already.

Beyond showing the depths to which the entrenched Republican establishment will sink in order to keep the good ol’ boys club exclusive, it also shows the spots of some other politicians.  Unnamed Republican senators are uneasy, while Rand Paul is happy that more people are voting.  Apparently he’s ignoring that they were voting twice, voting illegally, and doing so in order to further some red state socialism spurred on by a lying 41-year incumbent who’s been in Congress or the Senate since 1973.

WTF, Rand.

It’s very much worth it to take a few minutes and watch, even though the very last part is a chest-beating call for belligerence by Kerry that is logically inconsistent.

Not all of the Republican party is on board for amnesty, but there are getting to be some high-profile names from Republicans who otherwise aren’t loathesome traitors.

To start, former VP candidate Paul Ryan:

On Wednesday, Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, who has supported forms of immigration reform since he was a House staffer in the 1990s, declared that he would “debate anybody” who calls the current bipartisan effort “amnesty.”

No, he won’t debate anyone, and for a simple reason.  He’d lose.  It is amnesty.

“Earned legalization is not amnesty,” Ryan said during a forum on immigration sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers. “I will debate anybody who tries to suggest that these ideas that are moving through Congress are amnesty. They’re not. Amnesty is wiping the slate clean and not paying any penalty for having done something wrong.”

The usual definition to amnesty is to give a pardon to someone for crimes.  Given that the punishments for illegal entry into the country can range from a few weeks, months, or even years in jail, and that they get to stay and enjoy the fruits of their crime, this is amnesty.

If someone breaks into your house and camps out on the couch and your homeowner’s association says they have to do the dishes and then they can stay, your house is still broken into, and the home invader is still living in your house.  They didn’t “earn their residence” except to the contemptible worm in the HOA who declared they can violate your home.

This is amnesty.

Ryan pointed to provisions baked into the Senate bill from the beginning that require those in the United States to pay a fine, back taxes, undergo background checks and enter a years-long probationary period before earning citizenship, a process that can take up to 15 years.

He’s a fool to believe those will really be implemented, for one.

For another comparison, suppose that someone kidnaps and rapes three girls for a decade.  Rather than punish him for the crime, the government decides that he should pay a fine, redo his taxes to represent one of them as a wife and the other two of them as dependents, undergo a marriage counseling and after a probationary period, be allowed to marry the one whose child he fathered through rape.  And he can keep the other two as dependents in his household.  His crime is bureaucratically blessed and allowed to continue.  By Ryan’s definition, that’s not amnesty.

And then there’s the otherwise not-an-idiot Rand Paul:

“First, everyone has to acknowledge that we aren’t going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants,” said Paul.

What you’re saying is you’re not going to do your f*cking job, Rand.

The sleazy numbers game is one of the first thrown around by government officials who want amnesty.  “It’s too big.  We can’t do anything.  Woe is us.  We can’t enforce the law.  We just have to give up.  You just have to give up.”  We hired them to do a job.  If they say “we aren’t going to”, then we need a mechanism for throwing them out for refusing to do their job.

From the CDC:

Adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010—that is almost 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving each day—according to a CDC Vital Signs study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That’s not 12 million illegals, that 112 million drunk drivers.

If numbers are the criteria, let’s stop enforcing drunk driving laws.

“In order to bring conservatives to this cause however, those who work for reform must understand that a real solution must ensure that our borders are secure,” said Paul.

Not happening.  Conservatives don’t let home invaders stay.  And Sen. Marco “GOP Presidential Hopeful” Rubio stated that he wanted to give citizenship to invaders first:

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Rand Paul goes on:

“But we also must treat those who are already here with understanding and compassion.”

I’ve got some understanding and compassion.  I’m willing to allow for no penalty if they self-deport.  If they leave and aren’t detected, I’m willing to ignore that they were here, and if they apply for entry into the US legally, they get a do-over.  Not out of principle, mind you, just out of practicality.  If they’ve self-deported, we won’t try them in absentia and order them removed.  There.  That’s how much I’m willing to give.

Other than that, they can get out of my living room.

But here’s part of Rand Paul’s argument:

“Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers,” said Paul.

Imagine 12 million people filing for benefits and using up government services – the costs are enormous.  Illegal aliens are primarily day laborers and working at basic jobs.  These are people more likely to file for assistance (illegals already can get assistance, and do so illegally) due to their economic standing, and that’s not going to change.

Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) said to illegal aliens who want to live and work in the United States: “[W]e will find a place for you.”

I’ve got a place for them.  Wherever they came from.

There are legal immigrants in their home countries desperately yearning to breathe free in the US, and we’re going to give amnesty to a bunch of line-cutting illegals whose first step into the US was breaking the law.  The guy in India busting his ass to get here legally, or the gal in Poland, or the family in Bangladesh are all getting crapped on because a huge number of illegals in the US are from Democrat-voting constituencies and the Democrats want their votes, and either foolish or stupid Republicans think that by giving out free citizenship they’ll somehow out-Democrat the Democrats.

Ann Coulter is right – the GOP is so stupid it deserves to die.

Democrats terrify Hispanics into thinking they’ll be lynched if they vote for Republicans, and then turn around and taunt Republicans for not winning a majority of the Hispanic vote.

This line of attack has real resonance with our stupidest Republicans. (Proposed Republican primary targets: Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio.) Which explains why Republicans are devoting all their energy to slightly increasing their share of the Hispanic vote while alienating everyone else in America.

It must be fun for liberals to manipulate Republicans into focusing on hopeless causes.

A wise Latina, A.J. Delgado, recently explained on Mediaite.com why amnesty won’t win Republicans the Hispanic vote — even if they get credit for it. Her very first argument was: “Latinos will resent the added competition for jobs.”

But rich businessmen don’t care. Big Republican donors — and their campaign consultants — just want to make money. They don’t care about Hispanics, and they certainly don’t care what happens to the country. If the country is hurt, I don’t care, as long as I am doing better! This is the very definition of treason.

Listening to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus burble a few weeks ago on “Fox News Sunday” about how amnesty is going to push the Republicans to new electoral heights, one is reminded of Democratic pollster Pat Caddell’s reason for refusing to become a Republican: No matter how enraged he gets at Democratic corruption, he says he can’t bear to join such a stupid party as the GOP.

This is the Ruling Class Republicans deciding they’ll do what they want to us Country Class folk.  The one half of the ruling class decides they want more cheap labor, the other side wants more cheap labor and knows they’ll get free votes to further cement their power.  And all the while, the citizen whose compact made the government gets shit on.

Republicans, you’re doing a great job of alienating independents who view you as the lesser of two evils.  You’re showing us that you’re absolutely worthless and have no respect for the nation or citizen and care more about a criminal home invader than you do about the homeowner.

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.  The governed say NO again and again, and the Ruling Class says “eat cake”.

And via HotAir, John McCain:

This morning on the Senate floor, Gang of Eight member Senator John McCain declared that the Gang’s immigration bill needed to pass in order to remove a “very huge stain on the conscience of the United States of America.”

No.  There is not “stain on the conscience” of the US.  The suffering of criminals is not our problem – it’s theirs – it’s self-created by them.  Don’t break the law when you enter the country and there’s no problem.

This is about you and your demons, McCain.  Deal with them with a shrink.

A lot of prisoners had it worse than I did. I’d been mistreated before, but not as badly as others. I always liked to strut a little after I’d been roughed up to show the other guys I was tough enough to take it. But after I turned down their offer, they worked me over harder than they ever had before. For a long time. And they broke me.

When they brought me back to my cell, I was hurt and ashamed, and I didn’t know how I could face my fellow prisoners.

You’re inflicting decades worth of your anguish on us because you feel bad about your actions in the past and suffering you endured.  That’s why you “reach across the aisle” and collaborate with Democrats whose interests are opposed to the nation’s.   Your VP candidate got more support than you did – there were a lot of people voting for your VP and a heart attack.

We tell you we don’t want this, and you insist that it must be done to us as if we’re guilty of something for wanting to be secure in our own nation.  For some reason, criminals need amnesty while we the citizens need punishment.  This isn’t about us, McCain, it’s about you.  Retire.

There’s too much to cover, so this is just going to be another news roundup.

Pat Toomey, was riding on Joe Manchin’s yacht, the “Black Tie” and getting all boozed up with his fellow Ruling Class goon to come up with a way to screw you out of your rights…

Senator Mark Kirk said the following to reporters about gun control and background checks and in particular the so called bi partisan deal reached by Senators Toomey and Manchin, “You guys really ought to go out to National Harbor and see the Black Tie, which has been much of the reason for much of the bipartisan cooperation around here. Sometimes alcoholic beverages might be served and ties might … get loosened.”

So there you go. Your elected officials getting liquored up on a a mega yacht conspiring to infringe on your inherent rights.

is now being praised by Bloomberg’s Mayors For Citizen Disarmament.

The filibuster to prevent any gun bill from getting to the Senate floor ended because 16 Quislings RINOs agreed to go ahead and vote for “discussion”… which will be the same vote that comes along later when a “reasonable” “common sense” bill that’s wholly unconstitutional and is a compromise between you and the government that wants to strip you of your rights.  In other words, just the tip, baby.

The Second Amendment is not up for discussion unless they want to repeal it.  Which they do, but they know they’ll never get the states and the public to agree on it.

Text of the Orwellian-titled bill here.

And if you think the House is going to stop anyone from disarming you for the good of the state’s power, today crying carrot Speaker of the House John Boehner said he doesn’t need Republicans to pass bills in the House.  For those of you who’ve had a long day and miss this – the point is he’ll just pass Democrat bills.

Of course the media’s been doing their part, from citing Al Qaeda as a source saying we need more gun control (Yeah, why didn’t AQ try using guns against US citizens?  But why did they do it against unarmed people in Mumbai?  Rifle behind every blade of grass, get off my lawn, etc., perhaps?) and then CNN was profusely thanked by Democrat anti-gun Senator Joe Manchin for their neverending propaganda during the Sandy Hook massacre:

Berman: Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia, you’ve been working around the clock for a compromise deal. I think you have a very busy few weeks ahead of you still.

Manchin: We appreciate your support, too, this is very, very important.

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And just to throw in the last of this garbage in with the pile, Joe Biden doesn’t think you should own guns, because you think it’s like owning a Ferrari… which begs the question, what’s wrong with driving a Ferrari?

“It used to be we were dealing almost exclusively with hunters,” Biden said on MSNBC. “There’s a whole new sort of group of individuals now who, I don’t know what the numbers are, that never hunt at all but they own guns for one of two reasons: self protection or they just like the feel of that AR-15 at the range.”

“They like the way it feels. You know, it’s like driving a Ferrari,” he said, raising his arms as if shooting a gun.

To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

That rifle is a tool of freedom, and without it, freedom dies.

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”

– George Orwell

Freedom is mighty nice, but it’s sad that freedom can only be maintained with tools.  Yes, clown, you’re not dealing with hunters.  You’re dealing with free men.  You’re dealing with people who own guns for self protection from government because reason doesn’t work against a ruling class that thinks they know what’s best for us and decides to dominate us.

Biden is a buffoon, but because he has no filter on anything that he says and speaks as though he has a political version of Tourette’s, he is actually identifying a big section of the Second Amendment crowd.  They (we) own AR-15s for self-defense because that is the critical function of the Second Amendment – to protect against oppressors large and small.  High-speed low-drag gear is cool, but that’s a far second place compared to what it defends.

Rand Paul is right.  And his final sentiment in that piece is one echoed here:

Our rights are not subjected to polls. Whether it is popular or not popular, I took an oath to the Constitution, and I am prepared to stand with other senators or alone to protect the freedoms that our Founding Fathers fought to preserve.

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Senator Rand Paul today had opportunity to question Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the attacks in Benghazi in September 2012. Here is some video below:

Official portrait of United States Senator (R-KY).

Official portrait of United States Senator (R-KY). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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Drudge has been on the ball on this.  That he’s on the ball isn’t really that big of a surprise, but that he’s recognized how important the right to keep and bear arms and the attempts to disarm the citizen both are is a testament to good journalism.

Joe Biden’s still talking about 19 executive actions or 19 executive orders.  Which is about the same as saying “the president will take unilateral executive action against the right to free speech and establish speech controls and speech registration for those who want to exercise the right for what we say its intended purpose was”, and every bit as chilling.

The Washington Examiner says Obama’s going to surround himself with children in order to tug at heartstrings and get people do disarm the Jews once and for all for the good of the children.  Did I say the Jews?  I meant the freedmen blacks.  Did I say the blacks?  I meant the American Indian tribes.  Did I say the Amerind tribes?  I meant the issei and nisei Japanese.  Wait, am I just listing minorities who’ve been oppressed by government?

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Meanwhile, the evil Newt Gingrich, with a heart two sizes two small and filled with spiders; who hates children and all the Whos in Whoville, suggests that if gun control works, why not meet in Chicago?  He must hate children to say things like that.

And from Politico, CNN’s president supports Piers Morgan’s assault on the Constitution and the natural rights of man.  Yes, you shouldn’t be able to defend yourself because some sniveling twerp who as Daily Mirror editor fabricated a story to implicate British troops and was kicked out of his job because of it.  He’s a propagandist for terrorists, and a willing insurgent against his own nation.  He didn’t stand for any noble principle by lying about Tommy Atkins; and he’s not now.  He has been receiving more ratings by being a swaggering douchenozzle, but so what?  Jersey Shore did the same thing for several seasons, and then never engaged in any campaigns against the Constitution.

Of course, this is all about saving the children.  And there’s no better representative of that desire to save children than Joe Biden’s crack team of anti-Constitution thugs.  And no smattering of would-be tyrants is complete without tyrannical offspring – in the case of Biden’s task force advisor officer Thomas Nee, whose son spent 9 months in prison for planning a school shooting using his father’s police handgun.

President of the National Assocation of Police Officers and Boston Police Officer Thomas Nee is a member of Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control task force, which was created by President Obama in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nee’s son, Joseph Nee, was convicted in 2008 for planning to commit mass murder of students and teachers at Marshfield High School in Massachusetts, similar to that of Columbine in 1999. After spending nine months in prison, Nee’s conviction was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court.

But not all the news is bad, horrible, insulting death of the republic stuff.

The NRA, which represents law-abiding gun owners by virtue of the fact that they voluntarily pay for their representation, has had an influx of over 250,000 members since the murders in Connecticut prompted anti-rights politicians to dance in the blood of children.

Sentator Rand Paul is a very sharp guy, and opposes what Obama and his ilk are doing.

”I’m against having a king,” said the Senator.  ”I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over, and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress, that’s someone who wants to act like a king or monarch.”

Bypassing Congress is an aggressive method of ruling without representation.  It’s supposed to be difficult to force sweeping national agendas upon a free people.  The modern appetite for swift, “efficient,” all-powerful centralized government is a denial of that principle.  It’s tough to find issues where Rand Paul agrees with, say, Harry Reid, isn’t it?  Good.  That difficulty defines the boundaries of what the federal government is supposed to be doing.  Battles over the extension of those boundaries should be nice and vicious.  The American people deserve no less.

It’ll never happen, not with this president.

Having said that, coud it possibly be for the first time in several decades, that we may actually have statesmen in the federal government?

Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Jim Demint have proposed a plan to accomplish to the following:

  • Cut 9+ trillion off of the budget over the next 10 year
  • eliminate 4 federal bureaucracies (energy, education, commerce and HUD)
  • Repeal every last ugly line of the monstrosity known as Obamacare
  • Reform federal entitlements
  • Balance the fedgov budget in five years
  • stop the national debt

The plan itself even outlines privatising the TSA, reigning in the EPA, reducing foreign aid to other country’s at the 5 billion dollar mark, selling off federal land to combat the deficit, and closing other unconstitutional/unaffordable fedgov agency’s or programs.

This plan should be read, studied and passed if it is deemed worthy. The fedgov’s spending is out of control thanks to our president and his senate. This plan would give the tea party and House republicans something to stand on when they have been criticized by our beloved leader and his cronies of not having any plan whatsoever, even though Paul Ryan’s budget proposal from last year comes to mind.

There will be a, “wailing and nashing of teeth” by all the leftist, but seriously, something needs to be done. The country’s credit rating, the president’s obvious spend and tax attitude, the struggling economy all dictate that serious measures must be taken to save the United States from the brink of collapse.

These gentlemen need to be heard and allowed to express their view to all citizens of the United States and this is our attempt to get the word out. Please be sure to contact your senators and congressional reps and encourage them to accept this proposal.