The bet is they will gain more voters than they loose with this. The problem isn’t immigration, legal or otherwise. The problem is a welfare state that pays people to risk their lives crossing borders. People will do what they are paid to do regardless of barriers. Neither party addresses this.
February 27, 2013 at 7:44am
Social Conservatism is another form of tyranny – it is a belief that the majority should use force to control the behavior of others. Ann Coulter said on Stossel, they do this because they pay for the behavior of others with their taxes – exactly why NY bans large bottles of soda. No difference between a social conservative and a liberal. Both think they have the moral high ground.
January 15, 2013 at 9:07pm
How many bullets did Timothy McVeigh get off before he killed 168 people including 19 children under 6? 0. How many people were killed by Mao after the population was disarmed? 70 million. Don’t let the Enemy frame the argument – you will loose everytime.
Wow, possibly the most coherent, common sense post I have read on GB's site, since it has been filled up with leftist half wit, neocons. I can say this.
Did we disarm the ATF when they held 52 American hostage and burn them to death to bury what they did in WACO. Did we take away their long range rifles when the shot the dogs just to wound them and then shot anyone who looked out to see the dogs as they whimpered in pain.
Our federal agencies have shown time and time again that they just follow orders and yet we have allowed them to flurish and expand with in our America.
It's time seriously pull the fangs out of the snake that is our fedearl government and greatly diminish the state and local agencies as well.
December 7, 2012 at 6:36am
Not just him – the Republicans that nominated him for speaker while pretending to be conservatives for their constituents.
December 7, 2012 at 6:31am
Money “returned” from the Federal Government is not really returned. Of 1 million paid to the Feds, 900k would be “returned” to pay for a Federally sponsored project Texans do not want or need, contractors and suppliers would be the relatives and supporters of politicians and the money, though paid out of state to them, would be considered a “gift” to Texas.
November 8, 2012 at 7:20am
We will be treated to the Dog and Pony show as usual, then the last minute capitulation where the Republicans accept a tax hike pretending it is a compromise. Romney was nominated because the establishment Republicans would rather accept the loss of an election than the loss of the current power structure. The Tea Party did remarkably well – they were running against the Republicans as well as the Democrats.
October 18, 2012 at 8:52pm
The progressives haven’t attacked him, it has been the conservatives – the progressives merely brought it to light and then let the conservatives do the dirty work for them.
October 16, 2012 at 5:07pm
The assumption that voting for Romney will mean some sort of change from our current path makes no sense when all evidence suggests otherwise. Whoever wins, the country will continue it’s path off a fiscal cliff and both sides will blame the other no matter who is in the White House. If you want to make a difference, focus on local and State elections.
October 15, 2012 at 9:54pm
Wait – if I vote for Ron Paul, I am not voting for Obama, so isn’t that a vote for Mitt Romney?
September 27, 2012 at 7:29am
Sanctions might work against Western countries where the population has at least a chance to change the ruling class. What are the people of Iran going to do? They have no power against an oppressive government like that. Is there evidence that sanctions have ever worked anywhere?
Correct, Standing. Plus, Iran sees nukes as a way to fix the sanctions issue. Look at the extortion we have given in to with North Korea, just to keep them quiet. Free food, gasoline, etc., for just empty promises to disarm. Iran knows this, and will use the same tactics to extort supplies from us taxpayers clinging desparately to the false hope that Iran will voluntarlily disarm.
September 12, 2012 at 9:05pm
Why the assumption that if Obama wins, we will have a dictatorship? Isn’t it the responsibility of the other branches of government to stop it? We elect a president, not a dictator. If we vote for a nicer dictator, we are still left with a dictator. And if we elect Romney aren’t we just rewarding politicians for NOT doing their job and defending the constitution?
smoking some good stuff ya wow man ya wow i made some real sence there ya wow
Disregard PISSANT's ramblings. You are correct. The current chicken-little act of conservatives is reminiscent of the Left's "global warming" antics.
They have enough to impeach him now but probably are just hoping we get rid of him this election. However we need the senate just in case, if not our only protection against a would be dictator and those who support him is our last option the 2nd amendment.
oh acid now i get it your a martian
1) SCOTUS could end up with 7 of 9 Marxist justices.
2) If Prince Harry remains on the Senate throne Obama has a sustained veto Congress.
3) Since 2010 the Republicans have not managed a successful stoppage of the Grand Marxist's unilateral disregard for law via PDDs and EOs as well as agencies just ignoring the law and Congress without any threat of recourse.
4) 60,000 new regulations without any accountability
That's how he rules as a dictator.
September 11, 2012 at 7:22am
The question isn’t do Libertarians believe it is “OK”, the question is should the government have control over the private lives of consenting adults and determine whether it is “legal” or not. If the government determines this, why wouldn’t it be OK for it to decide what we eat or are forced to buy?
September 3, 2012 at 8:58pm
“Expelled”, the movie by Ben Stein, is an excellent expose on the political correctness in our institutions of higher learning that suppresses open discussions of anything that doesn’t fit the “anti-God” progressive model. It isn’t approached as an argument for or against ID but rather the systematic suppression of free thought in Colleges today. Very interesting…
August 31, 2012 at 10:44am
It is sad he doesn’t recognize his own bigotry against white, working class people.
he'a typical dem-wit"wanna be ANYTHING but a white fello"...it's just miserable for poor old mushmouth to be wrapped in all that whiteness....neat huh????
August 30, 2012 at 12:44am
If Obama voters are driving the American train off a cliff, Romney voters are boarding the train and running down the aisle as fast as they can in the other direction, deluding themselves that they are actually going in another direction. They focus on Ron Paul as the enemy while the Republican party has ensured that only insiders will control delegates in the future. Time to focus on state and local elections – they will matter when the inevitable happens…
August 28, 2012 at 7:48pm
He cheated to win – which is sad because he obviously would have won anyway. The change in rules will matter in future elections, not this one. There are no more free elections – the candidates will be chosen by the “Party” and the people will have no voice. What is there to celebrate?
Let’s see how this went down. First, Ron Paul encouraged his sheep to game the system and cheat the delegate process, which they obediently did. Then, the RNC had to fix what was broken by the Paulbot fraud. Now, the Ron Paul faction are feigning righteous indignation at what the RNC did and claiming all hope is lost for the election.
This whole thing stinks. I don’t like it one bit. BUT, driving this wedge into the party NOW, with only 70 days to go until the election, when someone (Romney/Ryan) is ACTUALLY beating Obama in the polls IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO THE CAUSE OF SAVING OUR REPUBLIC.
Whatever issues Ron Paul and his zealots have with the RNC can SURELY wait until after the election. Splitting the vote at this point is pure folly. The Primaries were done MONTHS AGO, why wait till now to make a big stink?
I will tell you why: PROGRESSIVES ARE MANIPULATING YOU PAULBOTS. How does it feel to be useful idiots for the Marxists? They know the only way Obama can win, other than outright FRAUD, is by splitting the Republican vote, AND I WILL NOT SIT BY AND LET RON PAUL GET AWAY WITH PLAYING ROSS PEROT 2012.
Ron Paul, you are letting your foolish pride guide you into being a pawn for Marxists. Your willingness to subvert the will of the people by trying to cheat the delegate process makes you as bad as those you claim to want to save us from! Look at what your wickedness has wrought! SHAME ON YOU!
Ron Paul stands with Israel?
I agree. RINOmney is a disgrace, a cheater, a liar and a dictator. The entire GOP needs to be disbanded after this. I don't particularly care for Ron Paul but I do care about the people's right to choose their leaders - today the voice of freedom has been silenced and a candidate forced upon the people. This is a sad, sad day for America.
What happened today is the demise of Mitt Romney. They blatantly changed the rules, and they have made it impossible for a grassroots candidate to ever have a chance in the future, the opposite of what our founders wanted. A heavy price is going to be paid. It is not only Paul supporters that are not going to vote for Romney, but also other Tea Party voters across this country.
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe issued the following statement today in response to changes to Rules 12 and 15 by the RNC.
FreedomWorks Statement on Changes to Rules 12 and 15 at the Republican National Convention:
"I believe that the Republican party has made a huge mistake by effectively disenfranchising grassroots activists who want to be a part of the party process. If the party sincerely wants the support of citizens, shutting them out of the process is not the way to do it. Sooner rather than later the Republican establishment needs to come to terms with the decentralized nature of grassroots organization circa 2012. The terms of engagement can no longer be dictated from the top-down."
This is an organization that was rooting for Romney. So sad that Sheeple Republicans allowed this to happen, getting behind the Republican Obama candidate that tells you what you want to hear to get your vote, then does the biggest power grab in the history of the GOP. Another dictator wannabe.
Hello again everybody, I am a member of Freedom Works, the largest Tea Party in America and endorsed by Glenn Beck. I signed up to the blaze in order to warn Republicans of the dire consequences of the RNC's move to disenfranchise all the Tea Party grassroots in the country, but not enough responded soon enough, maybe it was too late. Now I believe his campaign may have killed his chances for the election. If you are not aware yet, go to Freedom Works and read the statement from Matt Kibbe here: http://www.freedomworks.org/press-releases/freedomworks-statement-on-changes-to-rules-12-and
If you consider yourself a Tea Party activist, a blow has been dealt to your freedoms today by the RNC and Romney campaign. I will no longer support Mitt Romney and many in the Tea Party movement are considering the same thing. Join us at Freedom Works and let us discuss our options. It seems that we have had the wool pulled over our eyes from Mitt Romney and he may lose the election.
August 28, 2012 at 7:14pm
Ron Paul would not have won. This was done for future elections. Candidates in the future will be picked by party insiders.
August 28, 2012 at 6:59pm
If you hate it when the Democrats cheat to get their candidate elected, why would you be OK with cheating to get yours elected?
Nobody cheated, you dickhead. You Ron Paul people are the biggest group of crybabies I've ever seen. Get with the team already. You had your shot, fair and square, and you LOST, fair and square.
We lost. That is true. We may have even lost, if the whole process was carried out fair and square. That is also true.
What is also true, is that the process was NOT carried out in a fair and square manner. The rules were changed in the middle of the game.
Do you celebrate sports figures who accomplish their feats while pumped up on steroids? Or do you castigate them as a worthless, gushing pu**y?
Starting to see the light yet?
August 28, 2012 at 8:19am
@bemo234 I disagree – I don’t believe God means for us to stay within our borders when we share our love. He sent Paul out of Israel and commands us to share his love to the four corners of the earth, not keep it to ourselves. A child in Somalia is no less deserving of love than a child in Kansas – and chances are a Somalian child will die without help unlike a child here. So I don’t believe there is a Biblical basis to a claim that it is more Christian to adopt an American child than it is to adopt one from overseas.
August 27, 2012 at 9:28pm
I am so glad Jesus doesn’t feel the same way as Pat. Where would any of us be?