It wouldn’t have been messy if you respected your base and didn’t choke off the conservatives and try to diminish them. If you had any values at all this would have been a slam dunk and have stopped Obama at the same time.
 February 28, 2015 at 12:59pm
You miss the point. Yes it would be painful for those individuals that have their pay delayed, but the narrative that “we can’t have a partial shutdown of the DHS or we will suddenly be at higher risk to the terrorists” is completely false. We will be no more or less secure the day after funding gets cut than we are today.
 February 27, 2015 at 9:41pm
Peter, go ahead and join the Democrats. You are on of them anyway. We would prefer someone who actually cares about the people he represents and what they have elected him to do. I used to think you were decent with some of the foreign policy ideas you had, but you have proven over and over again you are just another loon
You prove this by pushing the false narrative that the DHS shutdown would risk any lives. All critical people would still be on the job with delayed paychecks. Only administrative bureaucrats would be delayed. If you insist on pushing the false narrative you are part of the problem, not part of the solution
Have you ever had your employer hold your paycheck? I have and I can tell you my mortgage broker didn't give me any slack would yours?
 February 27, 2015 at 9:39pm
Anyone here who has been complaining about the Republicans who hasn’t already called and emailed their representative with thanks if it is one of the 52 should be ashamed. Anyone else who hasn’t called their representative and asked “Why didn’t you support freedom”? needs to do so immediately
 February 27, 2015 at 6:02pm
I blame Global Warming!
 February 27, 2015 at 4:14pm
Why would he want an endorsement from Obama? Not like he is going to get it anyway, it only has 50 of the 57 states and doesn’t have Obama’s face with the hope and change logo either.
 February 27, 2015 at 3:23pm
Amazing what can be found when you get independent technical people involved rather than the guilty party policing itself!
February 26, 2015 at 10:24pm
No link posted to her speech in article? How disappointing
 February 26, 2015 at 10:16pm
How about do the right thing. Be honest with the American people. Tell them the truth. any DHS shutdown doesn’t stop security personnel from doing their jobs, it simply stops administrative bureaucrats from going to work. It will delay paychecks, but anyone deemed critical to security will continue to do what they do.
As such, absolutely no deal should be reached that gives the democrats any kind of “win” on immigration. you need to stand firm. If the people know the truth and aren’t given a false choice they will stand with you.
 February 26, 2015 at 8:52pm
So….the world is going to hell, Obama is trying to wipe out the first and second amendments simultaneously and we are arguing with some color blind people about what is clearly a fuschia and turquoise dress with puple polka dots?
 February 26, 2015 at 3:18pm
Yea, well, good luck with that. We thought the same thing on the way to 2012. Too many people have bought into government control and are living off the government teat and they all just bend over and say “Thank you sir may I have another” while the government takes away their rights and gives them another Obama phone or some other handout.
And the republicans are part of the gravy train and just following along with very few actually resisting.
 February 26, 2015 at 2:55pm
The really sad thing about this is every single American could have sent in a comment saying NO! and the 3 democrats on the panel would still have voted yes for more power, more govt. control because that is their entire mindset.
see what happened before and what happened to the person that that was at the core of the moment to stop it .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXr-2hwTk58&google_comment_id=z133gjea3ym4szxyx04cihqqgwi0szlyg44
 February 26, 2015 at 2:54pm
This isn’t legislation, this is regulation. Congress passed on their powers years ago in vaguely written laws to allow unelected bureaucrats to decide to take away our liberties. They have abdicated their duties and we continue to elect those that do and allow them to do it. We have only ourselves to blame for this.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:13pm
And the democrats believe that adding these to the voter roles will increase their base so much that they will be in power forever so they don’t mind trading the rule of law for the power. The president will be the premier and the democrats will become the People’s Commissars so they will all have their wealth and power and they could care less what happens to anyone else while they have their permanent power base.
And the good little Republican establishment I guess believes they will have a seat at the table in this New Order, that is the only reason I can see them lining up behind it and helping push it through. They certainly aren’t stupid or naïve, most of them at least.
 February 24, 2015 at 10:36pm
I’m not a huge fan of hers, although that was a great rendition…
However, a polite tweet thanking him for his nice review is hardly “Gushing”
 February 24, 2015 at 10:26pm
draw out more Democratic senators who have said they oppose Obama’s move
Really Mitch? Just name 1 for me. Better yet, name 6 so you can get Cloture on a now separate bill that Obama now safely veto.
No, stick to my initial demand. Just give me 1 to validate your lack of opposition.
 February 24, 2015 at 9:54pm
And the Republicans don’t even understand the mandate they were given, and do not appreciate how much support they have to CHANGE things. Voting Americans (not dead, illegal or recently publicly educated – i.e. democrats) see through the B.S. and what the democrats are trying to do and they WANT the republicans to be the party of NO!
They ran on no platform and no agenda just stop Obama, stop Obamacare, stop Illegal Immigration, don’t do anything for us, just STOP IT! and they waste it all for their own power and care nothing for America or their constituents at all
 February 24, 2015 at 9:51pm
I reached that conclusion in 2011 when we spoke in volumes in 2010 and they then stood up and elected Boehner and capitulated to every democrat/Obama demand
 February 24, 2015 at 9:48pm
What an absolute disgrace. This is why so many of us are convinced this country as we grew up knowing it is gone forever. It is certainly on the respirator with the plug about to be pulled at best.
 February 24, 2015 at 9:44pm
So let me know if I am misunderstanding here. The democrats control both houses and the presidency and anything they can’t get passed is because republicans are obstructionists.
the republicans control the house and democrats control the senate and the republicans are the party of no
The republicans control both houses and while democrats are being the obstructionists, they capitulate to democrat “extortion” because they want to pass “something” and they know anything they pass that democrats don’t agree with will just get vetoed anyway.
Have I missed anything? ah yes, I can’t seem to find their backbone. I felt this one coming when earlier today McConnell announced they could decouple and vote separately, which destroys all leverage as well, since they pass the “clean” bill and then the immigration either gets blocked by dems or just flat out vetoed by Obama
So it looks like they “fought the good fight”, and yet they have again betrayed the country and their constituents.