From The Washington Post:
The House took aim at Obama’s efforts to winnow the population of detainees at Guantanamo on Wednesday, approving a measure that would prohibit him from releasing any of the remaining prisoners at the prison camp.
The measure goes beyond what Republicans have routinely sought to keep the administration from moving Guantanamo detainees to the United States.
Instead, the proposal would prevent the Obama administration from using any funds to release Guantanamo detainees to any destination, even a third-party country — effectively freezing the detainee population at current levels.
It is unclear if the measure could earn the Senate’s support. The White House has already recommended that Obama veto the defense policy bill over a variety of concerns, including how it allocates war funds and its restrictions on planning for the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to U.S. facilities.
Obama has been pressing Congress to help him close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay since he came to the White House, and a major part of that effort has been focused on transferring detainees to third-party countries.
My gawd, the House GOP located their balls, even if just or this occasion.
Barky has released dozens of muzzie cutthroats from GITMO and the majority of them picked up where they left off.
Obama is a stupid, dangerous scatterbrain, with no clue how to run a country or a war. The “community organizer” in the White House thinks his Dhimmi approach is a nifty idea. He already proved what an abject shitbag he is by trading five of the worst Taliban thugs at GITMO for a deserter.
If GITMO is emptied, there will be a whole fucking battalion of terrorists ready to rejoin the jihad.
At least the GOP is trying to put a stop to it.
Welcome to Obama’s America. Where everything is given, nothing is earned, citizenship is cheapened, and nothing says “I love my new country” like refusing to defend it.
It’s not only illegal aliens who are escaping enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.
Under the Obama administration’s expansive interpretation of executive authority, legal immigrants seeking citizenship through the nation’s Naturalization process are now exempt from a key part of the Oath of Allegiance.
Immigrants seeking to become citizens no longer have to pledge to “bear arms on behalf of the United States.” They can opt out of that part of the Oath. Nor do they have to cite any specific religious belief that forbids them to perform military service.
According to the Naturalization Fact Sheet on the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website, In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the nation welcomed 729,995 Legal Permanent Residents into full citizenship.
- Over the past decade 6.6 million have been naturalized through a process that ends with the Oath of Allegiance.
- In the decade 1980-1990, the average number completing Naturalization was only 220,000 annually, but from 1990 to 2000 that number jumped to over 500,000 annually.
- 1,050,399 new citizens were welcomed in the year 2008.
- 18.7 million immigrants are eligible to eventually become citizens, and 8.8 million already meet the 5-year residency requirement.
The pledge to help defend America was good enough for the 6.6 million immigrants naturalized since 2005 and good enough for the over 15 million naturalized since 1980, but Obama’s appointees at the USCIS think that is too much to ask of the 18.7 million estimated legal immigrants eligible today for eventual naturalization or the 750,000 who will be naturalized in the coming year.
This radical change was announced a year ago, in July of 2015. Congress did not enact the change in new legislation. There was no congressional debate, no filibuster in the US Senate, and no sit-in in the House to demand that a bill to repeal the USCIS action be brought to a vote.
No, this radical change was implemented while Congress slept. Like other Obama actions to undermine our immigration laws, the Republican-controlled Congress has not used its constitutional powers to reverse the administrative action. Thank God many states are stepping up to fill that void.
This week, the US Supreme Court let stand a federal district court ruling invalidating Obama’s unconstitutional “DAPA” amnesty.
By a 4-4 tie vote, the Supreme Court declined to review the Circuit Court’s ruling upholding the Houston district court decision. Therefore, it is now the law and Obama’s DAPA amnesty is voided. If Justice Scalia were still alive and participating in the case, it would have been a 5-4 ruling because the “swing vote,” Associate Justice Kennedy, voted with Justices Alito, Roberts and Thomas.
Where was Congress? Why did it take a lawsuit by the Governors and Attorneys General of 26 states to overturn Obama’s unconstitutional actions?
It’s true that other Presidents have made changes in the Naturalization process by administrative decree and without congressional approval. In 2002, in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attack, President George Bush by executive order expedited the naturalization process for 89,000 immigrants serving in the armed forces. While many will agree with Bush’s action and even applaud, that change should have been done by act of Congress, not a presidential executive order.
In fact, most Americans will think it extremely odd that the USCIS action with regard to the Oath of Allegiance is not illegal. But the fact is, unelected bureaucrats at the USCIS can change the wording of the Oath without approval of the people’s representatives in Congress. Strange as it sounds, the law as it stands today allows USCIS bureaucrats great leeway in managing the Naturalization process, so Obama’s actions will not be challenged in federal court.
Yet, in view of Obama’s actions, why doesn’t Congress change the law and take control of the Oath of Allegiance? So far, there is no indication that the Republican leadership will do so. If they won’t even bar Islamic terrorists from the refugee program, why should we expect them to protect the Oath of Allegiance? Some members of Congress will grumble, make speeches and issue press releases, but the Republican leadership will do nothing.
Such is the state of the nation as we approach this 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Some Americans see great irony in the British declaring their independence from the tyranny of Brussels while Americans quietly accept the new tyranny of Washington, DC.
I always though that along with citizenship in a free republic, comes a sense of duty and obligation. Under Barky’s ‘fundamental transformation‘ America has been pummeled into socialist mush. The average rank and file American couldn’t care less. Half the time their heads are buried in their IPhones and the other half, up their ass.
Eventually, the oath will eliminate the requirements to renounce their heretofore countries, and to honor the Constitution. They can get all the benefits of living here, including the protection of a military sworn to defend their freedoms and their way of life. All they’ll have to do is squat. Just like illegals.
This is what passes for ‘journalism’ at The Washington Post.
WaPo columnist Carlos Lozada, stretched the limits of his liberal intellect on an endeavor to write a review of a book called “White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America” by Nancy Isenbergand, and give his two cents on the subject.
He goes through the litany of descriptions which fit the poor, white, Southern, uneducated, rural outcasts:
“from whom politicians from Andrew Jackson to Donald Trump have sought to rally, but who otherwise have remained vilified, shunned, targeted and kept apart, both physically — in poorhouses and trailer parks, through eugenic science and discriminatory public policy — and in the nation’s cultural imagination, where they have inspired mockery, kitsch and unceasing grimaces.”
Lozada mentions Isenbergand’s historical references to the way working class European immigrants were relegated to menial labor, the “impoverished white areas of Appalachia”, the portrayals of poor white culture in T.V. sitcoms, i.e. Gomer Pyle, Beverly Hillbillies, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, etc, and then he gets to the point he really wanted to make all along: (emphasis added)
“The irony of the Trump presidential campaign — and I confess, the compulsion to read Trumpian implications into any new book has become irresistible — is that the candidate personifies that very pseudo-aristocracy of wealth that has long shunned the white working class, yet he draws his greatest support from it. And that Trump amassed his fortune as a real estate developer, when land and property for so long have marked the red lines between rich and poor, well, that’s just icing.”
“……Isenberg worries that today we once again are seeing “a large unbalanced electorate that is regularly convinced to vote against its collective self-interest.” Voters are persuaded through fear-filled messages and a false sense of identity, but a certain kind of communicator helps, too. Isenberg tells the 1840 story “The Arkansas Traveler,” in which a politician campaigning for office stops in the backcountry and asks a squatter for refreshment and support. The squatter “had to be wooed for his vote,” Isenberg writes. “He had no patience for a candidate who refused to speak his language.” So the man dismounts his horse, takes the squatter’s fiddle and shows he can play his kind of music. “Once the politician returned to the mansion, however, nothing had changed in the life of the squatter.”
Trump, if nothing else, has shown he knows how to play that fiddle.”
The hatred is deep in this one.
So that’s it. Instead of acknowledging the hardships surrounding the poor white population in America–from the founding of the country to the present—Lozada uses the ‘poor white trash’ meme as an opportunity to smear any (white) person who is drawn to someone who strikes a chord with Americans who are completely fed up with the bullshit and corruption of the Obama regime. The Tea Party got the same treatment from leftwing Proglodytes.
The only people who support the GOP, the Tea Party, and especially Trump, are ‘dirty ignorant redneck hillbilly inbred crackers’. ‘Ya jus’ gots to git down to the hillbilly’s level and play that fiddle so’s the hillbilly kin understand what yer sayin’.
It’s so much easier to marginalize people who want the country back on the Constitutional track, than it is to address the fact that DemProgs have taken America to a socialist abyss that will take decades to recover from.
Newsflash for Lozada: Tea Party supporters, in particular, tend to be more educated than the average voter. Kinda blows your liberal thesis to shit.
Fucking racists. Can you imagine the headline: “Nigger”—a cultural and political history”? Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the entire cabal of BLM thugs would burn down the WaPo office building.
From Fox News:
Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.
The decision launches a years long process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the United Kingdom and what will become a 27-nation bloc, an unprecedented divorce that could take decades to complete.
“The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom,” said Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party. “Let June 23 go down in our history as our independence day!”
Prime Minister David Cameron, who had led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, said he would resign by October and left it to his successor to decide when to invoke Article 50, which triggers a departure from European Union.
“I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the over the coming weeks and months,” he said, “but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers the country to its next destination.”
The electoral commission said 52 percent of voters opted to leave the EU. Turnout was high: 72 percent of the more than 46 million registered voters cast ballots.
The “European Union” is a piss-poor socialist disaster. It resulted in the evisceration of national sovereignty, the mass influx of violent criminal muzzie refujihadists, and the implementation of some of the worst economic and domestic policies ever concocted.
Germany, in particular, has disintegrated under the idiocy of Angela Merkel, who serves as an ambassador of Islamofascism. Her welcome mat for muzzie vermin has reverberated throughout Germany and the Western nations in the EU.
Barky Obama, ever the authoritarian shitbag, threatened to put Britain at ‘the back of the queue’ if they dared to leave. Looks like they couldn’t care less about Barky’s bluster.
Hopefully, this will set the stage for a domino effect; for the rest of the “EU” to become independent again. The catastrophic ‘European Union’ is collapsing from the weight of its own hubris. It can’t happen soon enough.