The Ted Cruz Boogeyman

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WaPo:

DEMOCRATS URGING President Obama to “go big” in his executive order on immigration might pause to consider the following scenario:

It is 2017. Newly elected President Ted Cruz (R) insists he has won a mandate to repeal Obamacare. The Senate, narrowly back in Democratic hands, disagrees. Mr. Cruz instructs the Internal Revenue Service not to collect a fine from anyone who opts out of the individual mandate to buy health insurance, thereby neutering a key element of the program. It is a matter of prosecutorial discretion, Mr. Cruz explains; tax cheats are defrauding the government of billions, and he wants the IRS to concentrate on them. Of course, he is willing to modify his order as soon as Congress agrees to fix what he considers a “broken” health system.

That is not a perfect analogy to Mr. Obama’s proposed action on immigration. But it captures the unilateral spirit that Mr. Obama seems to have embraced since Republicans swept to victory in the midterm elections. He is vowing to go it alone on immigration. On Iran, he is reportedly designing an agreement that he need not bring to Congress. He already has gone that route on climate change with China.

The legal or constitutional case for each is different, but the rationales overlap: Congress is broken, so Mr. Obama must act. Two-thirds of Americans did not vote in the midterms, and the president must represent them, too. He has tried compromise, and the Republicans spurned him.


Democrats are full of shit. So is the Washington Post. How soon they forget that Obama campaigned as a “constitutional scholar” who would restore much-needed separation of powers limitations on the executive branch. As soon as Obama took office he behaved as if he was elected dictator.

It’s not like we don’t have immigration laws on the books. The problem is they haven’t been enforced and as a result the situation has gotten out of control. Oh sure, we can amnesty our way out of the current mess, but unless we start putting some teeth into enforcing border security we’ll just be setting up another crisis 10-20 years down the road.

The media, Big Business and the Beltway elites like to tout polls showing that the majority of the voters favor immigration reform don’t ever define “reform.” But in deep blue Oregon earlier this month the voters went 2-1 AGAINST letting illegal immigrants get drivers licenses.

I wish I could say with confidence that a President Cruz would never abuse the power of the presidency because he is a strict constitutionalist. The fact is I don’t trust anyone with that kind of power – even me. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Apparently the majority of the people who voted this month agree with me. That’s why they elected Republicans to counterbalance Obama.

I guess Jon Gruber was wrong. The voters aren’t so stupid after all.


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96 Responses to The Ted Cruz Boogeyman

  1. The Klown says:

    I hate crawling out of a warm bed on a chilly morning, but I have hungry kitties.

  2. 49erDweet says:

    And Ferguson still sleeps…..it’s not fair.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve served on a grand jury. I’m sure it’s getting old for the jurors on this case. If they fidget enough and act like they’re ready to vote any way that will get them home, the prosecutor will get the message it’s time to call it quits. When I served, the rules were I had to report on the first Monday of the month for six months and stay until all of our cases had been heard. That took about two weeks each month. By the beginning of the sixth month the old saying you can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich was absolutely true. Anything to just get it over with. While you know your decision is going to affect a person’s life, you aren’t sentencing them to death row or even sending them to jail. We took our roles very seriously, but after awhile “jury fatigue” became very real.

  3. The Klown says:

    Democrat Rep. Stumped When Asked About Legality Of Obama’s Immigration Plan:

  4. 49erDweet says:

    It ain’t gonna happen, but another, scarier to some, analogy is a President Teddy Cruz issuing an executive order mandating open carry in all 57.

  5. The Klown says:

    Morning Joe Bashes Obama for Gruber Response: ‘White House Thinks People Are Stupid:

    • The Klown says:

      Well they did elect Obama twice . . .

    • Anthony says:

      I watched MJ this morning, and was struck with the focus was on how The Changeling could/should have responded rather than focus on what Gruber said about the lies in the sales pitch.

      Nice pivot – focus on the flaws cover up rather than the HUGE deception when they were crafting the ACA.

  6. HELENK3 says:

    I never knew about this. one reason the cost of health care is so high

    • Somebody says:

      I was aware of CON laws here in Florida. The politics of hospitals fighting to keep newcomers out and/or to expand can get pretty ugly. There is all sorts of weird horse trading between established facilities.

      It can also have an impact on patient care. My daughter’s treatment was impacted by it due to a shortage of available beds. Her treating hospital had blocked a competitor and sucked up the allotted new pediatric patient beds for the area, but drug their feet on expansion until they were forced to expand or forfeit. Worse than that was my mother’s knee replacement operation. There was a new hospital combined with a buy out/shift deal for the old one. The laws didn’t comport with the terms of the sale of the old hospital, which resulted in a severe staffing shortage which almost cost my mother her life…….four times. The shortage only lasted a couple of weeks, but damn the luck if that wasn’t when my mother had her surgery.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    The Dems just re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader. Dumb.

  8. HELENK3 says:

    European command just makes announcement to US military stationed there
    do not wear your uniform in public

  9. The Klown says:

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m always amused by people who say high quality, experienced teachers need to be “assigned” to low performing schools. Like you’re going to get that into any union contract. Especially when at the same time you want to link teacher pay to student test scores. And even if you could, teachers are not indentured servants. We already have a 50% attrition rate by the end of five years. Most are gone in the first three. Then we start talking about raising the standards for students while lowering the bar for admission to the most rigorous courses. They never talk about holding students accountable for meeting the prerequisites for the course. Until you start talking about sports. Then it’s all about the most capable athletes, regardless of their skin color, getting the spots on the team.

      • The Klown says:

        I don’t blame the teachers or the schools for low-performing students. We build new schools and hire more/better/new teachers and the same neighborhoods are still low-performing. I blame the parents and a sub-culture that is anti-education.

        • elliesmom says:

          Even in a school where the parents are involved, the emphasis is not always on academics. The Booster Club, which is the parents’ group that supports a school’s athletic programs, usually has more members than the PTA. I don’t want to sound like I’m anti-sports in school because I am most decidedly not. I think learning to play on a team is a valuable part of education. It’s just that we don’t treat sports the same way we treat academics, and I think we should. Students who are not athletically gifted need access to the playing fields. If we are going for “equality of outcome”, then we should should pick the varsity teams by whatever method we use to assign kids to high level academic classes. If it’s race and gender based, then football should be, too. Or we can acknowledge that just as some students are more athletically gifted than others, some students are more academically gifted. Give everyone an opportunity to try out for the “varsity” academic team. If they don’t make it, give them access to learning at the “club sport” level.

    • Somebody says:

      There are a lot of school districts around the country that are already bound by these kinds of ridiculous quotas through various desegregation orders or desegregation stipulation and agreements. Many of those orders have been vacated by courts in recent decades though, so clearly this is a backdoor way to bring them back.

      This will put the unelected NAACP and unelected highly paid attorneys back in the driver’s seat when it comes to public education policy. Funny how they specifically say colorblind policies aren’t good enough, because SCOTUS has held they are. Everything will end up with a quota attached to it, everything will be looked at in racial terms not in educational terms. It goes back to that equality of opportunity vs equality of outcome argument……ARGH! Exactly when will enough be enough??? How is it that reverse discrimination somehow remedies discrimination?? Discrimination is discrimination is discrimination.

      • mothy6767 says:

        My local library runs a ton of a science programs over the summer. My kid goes to them all. They have day camp and free swimming lessons. The same kids are at all the programs. Teachers can only do so much. If someone is on public assistance the museum’s are all a dollar. Comcast charges 9.99/month for internet and a desktop for 150. The high school offers free tutoring to struggling elementary students. They serve breakfast and lunch. Same kids keep failing. The parents do not participate. Teacher’s can only do so much. Homework is not racist. It reinforces what was learned during the day. It is not punishment. Aside from holding a kids hand and walking through the entire day what more can a school do? Without an active parent the student is doomed.

        • Constance says:

          They should put vocational programs back in high schools. It is ridiculous to prepare everyone for college. Kids would show up to school if they learned skills THEY feel are relevant and if you feed them.

    • mothy6767 says:

      I was floored that on parent teacher conference day the kids who are failing or exhibit severe behavior problems were the no shows. 8 and 9 years old and some kids are being sent to special schools. How is teacher to instruct and play warden at the same time. Kindergarten now has two student teacher assistants because the kids do not behave. Sorry I place extreme value on her education and ill mannered children are effecting her time to learn. So many sob stories. Poss or get off the pot.

      • Mary says:

        Teachers understand this at its very core: On open house night, the parents you actually see are never the ones you really NEED to see.

        It’s all connected.

  10. HELENK3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/205652-vile-palestinians-celebrate-in-streets-of-gaza-after-terror-attack-in-jerusalem/

    backtrack’s BFFs celebrate the murder of 4 in Jerusalem synagog
    btw 3 of them were American

    • HELENK3 says:

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders authorities to destroy Jerusalem synagogue attackers’ homes; also orders demolition of homes of Palestinians involved in other recent deadly attacks – @AP
      Read more on bigstory.ap.org

  11. DeniseVB says:

    True story 😀

    • Mary says:

      Holder was on a video related to the Ferguson fiasco babbling something about the legacy of Emmett Till needing to be remembered.

      As if Michael Brown is similar to Emmett Till. Gag……

  12. mothy6767 says:

    Haha
    I am moving to Belize. And retiring on the beach. I went to the store and had one dollar left so I put it in the kiosk. Thought I won twenty so I went to cash it in and to my surprise I got 120. 6 times the original amount. Some times this extreme wealth is draining. I now have to hire domestics and learn how to fly a yacht.

  13. The Klown says:

    Don’t Tell ‘Em (Obamacare Version):

  14. votermom says:

    This is great – Chinese immigrant mom calls Common Core “Communist Core”

    • mothy6767 says:

      Teacher told me the math tests are designed so that no one gets 100% and no one fails. How is that fair. I can work with the pup and master everything sent home but when she takes a test and there is completely new material what can I do.I invest a lot of time hoping to stress the value of an education. Everything I do is weighed. Tia Kwon Do, dance, acting, reading everyone of those tucking Harry Potter books out loud. (Everything I have read seems to say reading to a child is the most positive things you can do) I resent my kid being prohibited from excelling so some kid whose parent’s do not give a shit has not his feelings hurt. How is she supposed to see the beauty in math if there is an impediment every step of the way. Try this garbage at an elite prep school or in sports. Nobody gets to hit a home run.

    • mothy6767 says:

      I am sending this to school super.oops PTA booklet has email addresses so I think I will send it to every parent.

      • Somebody says:

        Haha! I bet the PTA fixes that mistake.
        Tim, vocabulary, expand her vocabulary. Studies show a child with a greater vocabulary will generally do better in all academic areas. That being said, those are probably the children whose parents spend more time with them so that could skew things. You might consider picking up a copy of “What Your Third Grader Needs To Know”, by E.D. Hirsch. It is part of a series which includes all the elementary grades.

        As for math…..music, typically children that learn to play an instrument are better at math. Also there are a ton a board games that help teach math skills, either directly or indirectly. What better way to spend time with your child than having fun playing a game while she’s also reinforcing her math skills. Beyond games, invest in and encourage her to build with blocks, have her join you in the kitchen helping to measure, have her help you projects around the house. There are so many ways to encourage learning outside of the classroom environment. BTW there are plenty of board games to improve vocabulary too.

        • Somebody says:

          ACK!!!! There are a ton OF board games……..have her help you WITH projects around the house.

          **They say leaving words out when typing is a sign of intelligence. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it…….how that gets me around using a rather than of, I don’t know. I’ll think on that, LOL!

        • mothy67 says:

          Two etymology dictionaries in my home. I treasure literature and reading. Book on every table. She asks me what a word means and we make a play. I read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in one setting.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Yep. Vocab is #1 indicator!

  15. DeniseVB says:

    If true …. our government is running the Ferguson protests ?

  16. mothy6767 says:

    Votermom
    Kindle will not give me the URL for Lily4Liberty’s brilliant rant.I am going to hand it out in front of school at dismissal. Everyone is frustrated by this miscarriage but people have jobs and caught up in their own lives. Think school knows best. Pup is in 3rd grade and they instituted common core this year. I was befuddled by the instructions. Had to read and re-read to understand the question. Once I got it smooth sailing but the tests are another story. 7 to 8 is homework. Full hour no matter what. School sends home ten minutes I create 50.. I believe she appreciates it. One hour per day focused on her future. She got her first B in of course math. Her average was 89. There is no winning in this scam. I would spend everything I have on tutors but it would do no good as the questions come out of no where. I was loaded up on meds and so tired we were playing mini golf and I could not make it back to the car. The blood pressure meds left me exhausting. I refused to let her see me give up. I focused on the next car. If I make it to the mini van I am 1/10 of the way there. And so on. I could have sat down and expired right there. I was so tired. She and my obligation to her willed me forward. I am not playing with her future so some academic gets a warm feeling as he sends his kids to private school.
    I grew up in a big family where fuck you was bad but shut up was far worse. Being a bit part in this little squirm’s life is providence. Some clueless bureaucrat is not having a say in her future.
    Love Michelle Malkin because she has been anti common core since day one. I liken the anti cc movement to 2008. We were supposed to fade away as the beast Brazille said we have no where else to go. Thought they could hold us hostage over splinter issues. Don’t think that worked out as planned. I think school boards believe everyone is going to submit to common core. Perhaps we will but I celebrate Lily and I plan on keeping the pressure on.

    • votermom says:

      Try this but remove the spaces
      https : // http://www.facebook .com/video.php?v=801896639854241

      I googled her and it looks like she ran as a libertarian candidate for Colorado’s House of Rep district 44. Her website:
      http://www.lily4liberty.com/thoughts-on-common-core.html

      • mothy6767 says:

        Well looks like I am not going to retire to Belize. I sent half of my gazillion winnings to her.
        Does it make me a racist if I have a penchant for Asian people. I am jobsite I look like one of those new found species at the bottom of the ocean. I do not tan ever. My straight brothers and sister all go to tanning salons. Yuck never for me.
        I had a housemate in college who was born to a Vietnam soldier and a prostitute. Beautiful woman. Loved her skin tone. Her brother married Chelsea Clinton.
        Am I racist because as a total Mick I think Asians are beautiful. I have a set of students lodged in my orbital cavity and they have played me well. I think blue eyes are kind of boring. I do not find black men attractive. Am I a racist? Perhaps as I find far east sexy. Brad Pitt does nothing for me but Bollywood blows my mind.
        If I am a racist who gives a shit. I am free to hate everyone and anyone in the privacy of my home. Take it outside different story. I happen to see Asians and near east people as sexy. I do not view blacks the same way. So I am a bigot? FUCK OFF. I LOVE cheese but I love muenster, Swiss and subtle whites. CHEDDAR is over powering.. Am I a cheesiest should the government get involved and make sure non white cheeses are sold in accordance with demographics.

  17. The Klown says:

  18. angienc says:

    WaPo and the rest of their ilk (aka the MSM) created the monster and now they want to rein him.
    So fucking pathetic.

  19. The Klown says:

  20. mothy6767 says:

    My gut tells me Gruber is a bitter queen. My gaydar goes off the chart with him. I can smell an elitist pig a mile away. He is fundamentally a very insecure person. Elevates himself by demeaning others. He is a snob.
    A genuinely smart person would never refer to anyone else as stupid. The world is boggling. Extreme hubris if you think you have a grip on it. The concept of space makes your head explode.
    He feels good affecting faux superiority. He is almost laughing when he gives issue to his perverse statements.
    I know his ilk. Self centered self important. He is an ass.

    • votermom says:

      I read somewhere that he has 12 parrots.

      • DeniseVB says:

        wiki doesn’t mention them …. or a spouse 😉

        • lizzy says:

          12 parrots replace 1 spouse!

        • mothy6767 says:

          He thinks he is better.
          I have met a thousand of him. Boring to the bone. Unattractive men with good jobs taking advantage of pretty boys. Pollution is what I would call it.
          Gay world is silent about desperate 18 year olds.
          I know not if Gruber is that big of a pig but that is how he strikes me.
          I got lucky in the gene lottery. I was considered by some to be very handsome. I usually got Montgomery Clifton. Taylor even cried and kissed my cheeks.
          Thing is I was born in a broken body. Others looking at me and seeing beauty made no sense.
          I begged to understand why I could hurt so much and be attractive. Twenty years of me. LITTLE girl left alone at an abusive day care center wrapped her fat arms around my neck.She needed me suddenly poor pretty boy meant sip. I CANNOT place my life into slots that ever make sense but I can defend this creature and fuck you if you get in my way.
          I Am not stupid. Do not insult me. I WILL USE your own language to slit your throat.

  21. HELENK3 says:

    Missouri governor announced a special commission ahead of grand jury verdict.
    What is that about? If grand jury verdicts no longer count why have them? Why have judges and juries and lawyers or a court system at all?

    • HELENK3 says:

      Editor’s note: Per @stephencdeere, the Ferguson Commission appointed today by Missouri Gov. Nixon has 16 members – 10 men, 5 black and 5 white; and 6 women, 4 black and 2 white. – Tom
      End of note

  22. HELENK3 says:

    look forward to seeing parts of this in GOP political ad for many years to come

  23. mothy6767 says:

    How frustrated must the DNC be? 2008 they hedged their bets on no one having any where to go. They assumed too much. I am so gay I have to live with the fact that a walk to the store can be agony. I watched t g at cat call video rude stuff took place. She was not raped. I hate remembering it. I was 16 waiting for a bus. 31 years later I cannot recall what was real. BUNCH of guys picked me up physically from the stop and took their turn. Hey gang rape sucks but at some point you have to let it go. It never didn’t happen. People lived through Aushwitz and wrote.
    I can cry poor poor me or I can view my brat that I waged brutal war with about brushing teeth at two and watch her now making every effort to hit the molars.
    I could have felt sorry for me many years ago but then I would not spend most days arguing with a crud.
    I am no victim. REFUSE to permit creatin to ever view her self as such
    Have to say kid aside I love a good fight.

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