This is yet another example of executive branch overreach. We have a legislative process that ensures representative governance by the consent of the American people. This action should be crafted into legislation, debated in committee and brought before the House and Senate for vote, with accordance of our Constitutional Republic way. Secretary Napolitano is an unelected administrative bureaucrat who does not have the right to make governing decisions for this country. It is apparent that the goal of the Obama administration is not to govern, but rule by edict. This again is a reflection of the desperation of President Obama and his liberal progressive disciples as November draws nearer. I find it ironic that Secretary Napolitano would not assist our State of Florida with ensuring the integrity of the voting process but she can make a unilateral decision about who can reside in America.
With all due respect to Congressman West, I’d say it’s more systematic than ironic.
Throughout all their whining and crying over lack of ‘immigration reform’, Obama and the (left-wing) illegal alien amnesty cabal forget this significant detail, regarding the failure of the DREAM Act:
There’s one problem: we have a legislative body that passes laws, not a president or a king. The Senate defeated the DREAM Act in 2009, even though Democrats had a supermajority.
What happened to the Constitution?
This administration is setting a dangerous precedent.
Congress must reassert its constitutional authority over immigration law. They should hold public hearings and shed some light on the darkest corners of this administrative power grab. Moreover, they must refuse funding for any program that grants administrative amnesty.
Me oh my! There must be a helluva lot of xenophobic/racist/bigots among Senate Democrats. For shame! For shame!
H/T Rachel at Thoughts From A Conservative Mom
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is speaking out too. He is prepared to fight Obama’s immigration ‘edict’ in court.
“This man has refused to enforce immigration law, and now he issues an executive order that essentially institutes an amnesty program by executive order and I think this needs to go to the courtroom and I’m prepared to go there,”
“What the president is doing is ordering that his executive branch carry out a policy that is in direct violation of constitutionally and congressionally passed federal law,”
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell
(TC Palm) –Whatever ideological differences members of the NAACP might have with U.S. Rep. Allen West, the local chapter was willing to put them aside for one nonpolitical night.
Its leaders invited the Republican from Plantation to give the keynote speech at its annual fundraiser in Martin County, the Freedom Fund Banquet. The theme was “Still Standing For Freedom and Equality,” and they wanted to hear West speak about his rise to fame.
Instead, the NAACP chapter pulled the plug on the event Tuesday — four days before it was to be held at a Palm City country club.
“There’s a certain statement he made about Communists,” said Jerry Gore, president of the Martin County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Gore was referring, of course, to West’s remarks at an April 10 campaign event in Jensen Beach.
“I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party,” West said that night at the Jensen Beach Community Center. After a long pause, he added, “It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”
The NAACP is a nonpartisan group. Hosting West after he tossed around such allegations would thrust the group into a very partisan realm, Gore said.
The NAACP is nonpartisan? [Insert eye roll] Since when?
As if Islam and Communism are the epitome of “decency”.
(Daily Caller) –On Bill Press’ Thursday radio show, simulcasted on Current TV, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison responded to Florida Republican Rep. Allen West’s accusation that members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are “communist.”
Even though West later claimed the remarks were taken out of context by The Palm Beach Post, Ellison — a co-chair of the progressive caucus — took to the airwaves to challenge West, and likened his comments to former Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s crusade against supposed communist infiltration of the U.S. government.
Ellison echoed U.S. Army head counsel Joseph Welch’s 1954 rebuttal to McCarthy.
“I think that he had us in mind,” Ellison said. “But just like Joe McCarthy was deluded and seeing phantoms and you know, all kinds of crazy stuff, who is the guy that said, ‘Sir, have you no decency?’ OK, so that’s what I feel like saying to my colleague from Florida, from the 22nd Congressional District of Florida, ‘Sir, have you no decency?’” [...]
McCarthy was RIGHT. The truth, my how it STINGS.
Bonus video: Watch Allen West make mincemeat out of CNN’s resident clueless twit Soledad O’Brien’s defense of Congressional ProgComs:
— Teresa(@Herfarm) April 19, 2012
Update: Via The Shark Tank
Allen West Does Not Regret Making “Communist” Comment
I don’t regret it whatsoever.” I think that if you were to take the time to study the politcal spectrum of ideologies, you would understand that at the turn of the century, American Communists renamed themselves as Progressives. There is a very thin line between Communism, Progressivism, Marxism, Socialism, or even as Mark Levin has said, Statism.- Congressman Allen West
As I sit here in our Congressional office, I have just learned about another Taliban attack attributed to the Koran issue, this time wounding four Americans at FOB Fenty in Jalalabad. We have already had four Americans killed and another six wounded. The hypocrisy of this matter is quite concerning. All over the globe Christians are being persecuted and even killed by the followers of the Koran; Copts in Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria. The fact that no westerner is allowed to walk the streets of Mecca or Medina in Saudi Arabia and that Bibles are prohibited is a blatant show of disrespect. In Iran, a converted Christian Minister is under threat of death. It reminds me of the Abdul Rahman case in Afghanistan when I was assigned there. Mr Rahman was an Afghan who had converted from Islam to Christianity and had returned to Afghanistan as an aid worker. He was turned in by his own family and was to be executed under the crime of apostasy, yes, his crime was that he had converted from Islam to Christianity.
Let me remind you all, when tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide. Ironically, our own President mandates what Christians must do in clear violation of the First Amendment but yet apologizes for the disposal of detention facility contraband to President Karzai, following suit with bowing to the Saudi King, apologizing in Cairo, and relegating the US to subservience in a speech before the Turkish General Assembly.
This Country must have American leadership which will stand for our Constitution, the Republic, and its Citizens…..and especially for the Men and Women in uniform who represent the best of who we are.
No more apologizing! We are Americans!
Their deaths have been classified by the Obama Misadministration as a result of “workplace violence“.
A moment of silence for the victims of the Islamic jihad terror attacks at Fort Hood and the Little Rock Recruitment Center.
May they Rest in Peace.
Fort Hood’s deceased:
- Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, Havre de Grace, Md.
- Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, Woodbridge, Va.
- Cpt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, San Diego, Calif.
- Cpt. Russell Seager, 41, Racine, Wis.
- Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32, Plymouth, Ind.
- Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, Kiel, Wis.
- Spc. Jason Hunt, 22, Tillman, Okla.
- Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, Mountain City, Tenn.
- PFC Aaron Nemelka, 19, West Jordan, Utah
- PFC Michael Pearson, 22, Bolingbrook, Ill.
- PFC Kham Xiong, 23, St. Paul, Minn.
- Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, Chicago, Ill. and
- Pvt. Francheska’s unborn child
- Michael G. Cahill, Cameron, Texas [civilian]
The deceased victim of the Islamic Jihad Attack at Little Rock Recruitment Center: Pvt. William Long
Please help fight back against this egregious injustice.
Via Act For America:
Did you know that the military victims of Islamic jihad terrorism at Ft. Hood and the Little Rock Recruitment Center are not eligible for the Purple Heart?
The reason is that our Defense Department is defining these acts as “criminal” acts rather than as acts of “war.” In fact, the Ft. Hood massacre was classified as “workplace violence!”
This is in keeping with the Obama administration position that terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, are not “enemy combatants” but “alleged criminals.”
Not only do we strongly disagree with this designation, we find it outrageous and completely unacceptable that those in our armed forces killed by jihadists on our soil are not eligible for the Purple Heart.
Do you agree? Would you like to help us correct this injustice?
Then log on here and add your name to the Open Letter we will be sending to the chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.
In the letter, we urge them to pass H.R. 1142, introduced by Rep. Allen West. Here’s an excerpt from this letter:
H.R. 1142, the Global Combat Zone Recognition Act, was introduced by Congressman Allen West and would assure that a member of the Armed Forces killed or wounded in a terrorist attack is afforded the same protections and treatments as one killed or wounded in a traditional active “combat zone.”
Help us pour tens of thousands of names behind this letter into the Armed Services Committees of both the House and Senate. Let them know the American people are outraged at this injustice and that we expect action!!
This is a chance for us to do more than “honor and support our troops” with our words. It only takes moments to add your name—and you can even forward this letter to others you know.
Let’s take action to correct this injustice today!!
And the truth about Democrat racism on the House floor.
Free your mind, the rest will follow…
Update: Videos are not from Allen West’s CPAC speech today.Â In my defense the videos are titled ‘Allen West CPAC 2012′. I’m leaving them up unless I find the current speech.
Update 2: Success! Post updated withÂ West’s 2012 CPAC speech. Note: Â West did not give the keynote speech this year.
“Our goal is to keep the house, take the senate and to occupy the –White House!”
Special thanks to GoldenEagles for the heads up, that the videos I previously posted were from 2011.
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) Palm Beach County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner, January 28, 2012.
“Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get it the hell out of the United States of America”
The man is breaking my heart…
Bonus video: West’s full speech.
Reid’s former spokes mouth, keepin’ it classy! In response to West, former Reid spokesman Jim Manley responded via Twitter: “Me to allen west. You first asshole.”
Let’s have a look at what the brain dead tools at Huffington Post have to say.
HuffPo Super User malnyst67: “Who peed on his Aunt Jemima pancakes?”
HuffPo Super User Dennydorite: “What do you expect from a hand maiden for the overclass? ”
HuffPo user snakeman: “West, Cain, Stelle, it’s called “Stockholm Syndrome” you can’t help yourselves.”
HuffPo user rlm1301: A very delusional man,he is suffering from the same psychosis as Herman Cain,AlphoÂnso Jackson,RoÂn Christie,WÂard Connerly,AÂlan Keyes,ThomÂas Sowell,MicÂhael Steele,ClaÂrence Thomas,and Tim Scott,all showing symptoms of thought disorder,uÂnder the delusion that the Republican EstablishmÂent and Tea Partiers ,genuinely likes them.
The mind reels. –
HufPo user Brian Gilmer: “They are well beyond the question of taxation. The TEA people are advocating anarchy.”
The level of projection is astounding. –
HuffPo user bdcelina777: “Sounds like a UN speech from an anti/US belligerenÂt country. ”
HuffPo Super User TexianLife: Most baggers/coÂns don’t even sound like they are American..Â…West is no different. “
Violent rhetoric! –
HuffPo user Larry Self: “where is a pack of lions when ya need em???”
HuffPo user jardinierre: “Allen West has also forgotten that because of Liberals..Â.he has the soap box to stand on and make assinine statementsÂ.”
HufPo user joehay2: “Well, first liberals made sure that West got the right to vote and speak and now he is using those rights as he sees fit. He will be a lobbyist after the November elections.
HuffPo userÂ patmos68: ” If it hadn’t been for those liberals, he would still be sitting in the back of the bus.”
HuffPo Super UserÂ harmlesstree: “West if it were not for liberals/lÂeftists you would not even be able to vote. And if it were not for liberals/lÂeftists altering the Zeitgeist with regard to racism ( making it publicly unacceptabÂle) the crowd that was cheering you would be hurling racial epithets at you!”
HuffPo user nia122: “Wonder if he realizes that cons worked hard at denying him the right vote and speak.”
Waaaay beyond the realm of reality. –
HuffPo user eroy22312: “What EXACTLY qualifies you to speak for black men or the “welfare state” for that matter?
West received a government military check almost his whole life. Then he went to work for a defense contractor with government contracts. Now he is on the government payroll again as a Florida representaÂtive. When did West “wake up” to the revelationÂs of the welfare state that has been subsidizinÂg his entire life?“
Like I said –brain dead.
UPDATE!! In related news.
Allen West being redistricted out of existence in effort led by Romney Florida spokesman
“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.
“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?
“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.
“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”
Voice of reason.
Besides, “urine washes out. evil doesn’t.”
The Marines should have sprinkled Mo approved Camel urine on the dead Islamic vermin instead?
And if the “over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks” want to be outraged about ‘desecration’ they can start here: The Air Force Admits It Has Been Dumping Troops’ Remains In Landfills For Years