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Thanks to spineless conservatives, DACA is about to be saved

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In yesterday’s Conservative Conscience podcast, Daniel Horowitz shared how the recently passed “Willie Horton jailbreak bill” by the GOP-controlled House is the latest example of why conservatives are losing the war against liberals like Trump’s son-in-law and Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner, who was the force behind the so-called “prison reform” legislation.

The reason for this sad state of conservative affairs, according to Horowitz, is the lack of leadership from so-called conservatives who have elected to make decisions based on their political self-interests instead of the values they claim to share with us.

I completely agree with his conclusion.

Outside of the jailbreak bill, these faux conservatives are joining hands with Republican “moderates” on another important issue—immigration. For example, last week Rep. Mark Meadows of the House Freedom Caucus led a revolt to block passage of a major farm policy authorization bill. Not because it was bad policy, but because Mark and his gang wanted the House to vote on fixing DACA first—a vote which could be coming up very soon.

Blue state Republicans and the Democrats they love are attempting to get enough signatures on a discharge petition—a majority is required—to force a DACA vote by the full House. This effort is opposed by Speaker Paul Ryan and the man likely to replace him, Kevin McCarthy, not because they disagree with the idea of saving DACA, but because they want to work with Trump to create a bill he will sign—a given since Trump has always favored saving DACA—and they are afraid of backlash at the polls in November.

Too bad they didn’t have those concerns when it came to repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood.

Clearly, the GOP has lost its way, and so-called conservatives are doing nothing to get things back on track, a reality Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) pointed out yesterday. In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Sasse was asked about the Republican vision concerning trade considering Trump’s disjointed trade policies:

“I don’t know what the Republican party is right now, in general. Much more broadly, it’s hard to articulate a clear Republican vision.”

Actually, the Republican vision is quite clear if you’re talking about the November election because the GOP has “clearly” abandoned conservatives in an attempt to save their jobs.

That’s why conservatives always lose, and it’s why DACA will be saved.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 


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10 things to do instead of watching the Democrats debate tonight

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10 things to do instead of watching the Democrats debate tonight

In 2016, I watched every debate the Democratic Party put on. Their policies were in a state of flux at the time and I wanted to learn more about that crazy up-and-coming whippersnapper, Senator Bernie Sanders.

This time, there are many reasons I won’t be watching the debate. First, the field is too big for now. I just don’t care enough about what 2/3rds of them have to say because less than 1/3rd actually have at least a minor shot of getting the nomination. The others are fundraising for their next election.

Second, I already know all the answers. Tim Young broke them down:

The third and final reason (there are more, but let’s not get boring) I won’t be watching tonight’s debate is because there are so many better ways to spend my time. Here are 10 things people should be doing that would be time better spent.

  1. Volunteer at a homeless shelter, especially if you live in a Democrat-controlled city like San Francisco, Seattle, or New York.
  2. Eat dinner at Chick-fil-A.
  3. Read the Constitution instead of listening to people who view it as a hindrance to their goals.
  4. Learn how we’re working to stop socialism from rising in America.
  5. Clean your guns. Too many gun owners aren’t doing proper maintenance.
  6. Learn about the growing threat of the Muslim Brotherhood.
  7. Preorder “Unplanned“.
  8. Spend time with family, friends, pets, or anyone you know who could use some encouragement today.
  9. Shop at Wayfair.
  10. Literally anything else.

Spoiler alert: They all hate Trump. They all want to stop America from being divided. They all want you to hate successful Americans. The Democrats’ responses will be variations of “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

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The one question the GOP does not want Mueller to answer

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The one question the GOP does not want Mueller to answer

This is not going to go as Democrats have planned. It never seems to work out for them, lately. Mueller will only repeat what he already wrote in the report. It will be highly publicized, heavily watched, and totally disappointing to the left.

Unless he answers one question.

Before explaining what that question is, here’s the latest on Robert Mueller’s intentions to testify before the House Judiciary Committee:

Robert Mueller agrees to testify before House lawmakers July 17 after subpoena, Nadler and Schiff announce

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17 after they subpoenaed the special counsel Tuesday, according to the committees’ chairmen, Reps. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Congressional Democrats have fought to get access to Mueller and his unredacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Trump obstructed justice. Weeks of negotiations between House Democrats and the Justice Department ultimately ended with the subpoena.

Fox News has learned Mueller would appear only under a subpoena, which has been described as a “friendly” subpoena, one that in essence had been planned. Mueller is expected to stick to the “four corners” of his report.

As he said at his press conference, he plans on only answering questions with references to his report. But there’s one question that he seems to have already answered in an indirect way. If he answers it directly, it could be a serious problem for President Trump.

The question is this:

“Would you have recommended corruption charges based on the evidence if the person of interest wasn’t the President?”

If he answers that question in the affirmative, the Democrats have their primary talking point for the 2020 elections.

It is unlikely he will answer this question, but one never knows until it happens.

But there’s a danger to the Democrats as well. If Mueller testifies that he believes Trump should be impeached, whether directly or by inference as he did at his press conference, it will be very difficult to hold back the reins as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been doing. She’ll have to act or risk a coup in her own party. By acting on impeachment, she will be helping the President. He doesn’t want it to happen, but his team is aware that impeachment would be an unpopular play for the Democrats.

The Democrats are grasping at straws now. They can’t get anything to stick because it seems there is nothing interesting enough to the people to stick on the President. But that’s not stopping them from trying. And failing.

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Census: Sanctuary cities are reaping what they sow

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Census Sanctuary Cities Are Reaping What They Sow

Whether or not the census should include a citizenship question is a debate currently raging in our country, but few are stopping to realize that the behavior of sanctuary cities has led to this near inevitable juncture.

All cursory arguments aside, the reality is that sanctuary cities are flipping the proverbial bird at federal law. By declaring themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigrants they are in essence declaring that significant portions of their population are likely undocumented and illegal. The logical question that arises from such a situation is whether lawlessness should be allowed to impact the apportionment of political representation.

The emergence of the citizenship question, regardless of its merits or lack thereof, should not come as a shock to anyone who has engaged in the manufacture of a sanctuary city. Do those who have endeavored to thwart federal law really think that the rest of the country would turn a blind eye to the apportionment of increased representation in federal government specifically predicated on an increased illegal population?

If those who wish to remove the citizenship question from the census are truly serious about their aims, they should set their sights as equally upon sanctuary cities as they should the Trump administration. It is the gross negligence of those who have attempted to thwart federal immigration law that has led to the just question of legitimate apportionment of political representation. Sanctuary cities, whether purposefully or not, have impacted the scales of their population in an unlawful way and if the census includes a citizenship question, as a commensurate response to their actions, they only have themselves to blame.

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