3 years ago today Mario warned this would happen

Your firewall is gone. You had the great luxury of Obama’s mind numbing failure. Now you have the car keys and they are looking to you for action. You had a pass and could focus on attacking Obama’s agenda without having one of your own.   It’s time for ideas not campaign rhetoric.repub leaders copy

Republicans had better have a plan and act on that plan or they will end up worse than the Democrats.

By Mario Murillo  November 6th 2014

Dear Republican leadership,

The inevitable disaster of last Tuesday was long overdue for the White House of Cards.  Obama was kept on life support by his race, a cadre of Network news anchors, Ivy League socialists, corrupt unions, and idealistic youth.  Most, with the exception of a pathetic patch of lefties, have abandoned Barrack Obama.

But let’s be clear about one thing: The tidal wave of rejection of Obama is not a ringing endorsement of the Republican Party. Many who voted against Obama’s cohorts did so because they are only slightly less angry with Republicans.

Having won control of Congress, the GOP must now put forward a clear program to create jobs and govern reasonably, lest it give Democrats the upper hand for the 2016 presidential election…and do many other very bad things to you.

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Here are the clear and present dangers for Republicans:

A. Your firewall is gone. You had the great luxury of Obama’s mind numbing failure. Now you have the car keys and they are looking to you for action. You had a pass and could focus on attacking Obama’s agenda without having one of your own.   It’s time for ideas not campaign rhetoric.

Of course Obama will veto everything but that does not matter.  You had better be busy sending an unending steam of bills that are designed to create jobs and make us safe.

B. Your words will come back to haunt you. For years you have said to the democrats, “why didn’t you get something done when you controlled the House and the Senate?” Every word will boomerang on you if you repeat the inaction of the Democratic Party.  If you dawdle and wrangle you will see a litany of campaign ads that will quote everything you said against Washington incompetence and gridlock.

C.The American public will not wait to vote you out. Their anger has been awakened and it will take them less time to turn on you than it did to turn on Democrats. We have given you the opportunity to govern and you must get to it!  If not, you will lose seats as fast as you gained them and you will lose the presidential election of 2016.

Here is what you must do immediately:

1. Send Obama a bill to completely repeal Obamacare. Yeah, I’ve heard all of the excuses: We cannot repeal the Affordable Care Act, because it lacks enough votes in the Senate to override a presidential veto; it is impossible to roll back the clock, because the old insurance plans are gone, and many individuals now depend on the ACA’s previsions, no matter how costly those may be….blah, blah, blah.

 But wait, America hates Obamacare.  Surely the nation that landed on the moon can do better than Obamacare…at least that what millions of Americans think and they are looking to you to do it.

I repeat…for the sake of your survival, send a bill to the President to repeal Obamacare and come up with a plan to save the best medical care in the world.   If that doesn’t work then  keep sending him smaller bills that target the most onerous parts of the Affordable Care Act:  junk the employer mandate, make insurance plans compete with each other to lower premiums, and benchmark the prices charged for medical devices. Just do it!

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2.Get the Keystone Pipeline up and running! When Democrats oppose energy independence they look like sandaled hippies banging their foreheads against wind chimes as they saunter out of a head shop.

Obama has no cover for his job killing environmental terrorism.  We have the technology to protect the earth and America’s future.   Get the pipeline bill passed!   The votes are there to overcome a veto because many Democratic Congressmen will be in jeopardy at home if they vote no on the pipeline.

3.Secure the border.  Support for Obama among Latinos has dropped by nearly 20 points.  You would be shocked how many Latinos want a secure border.  Given their culture, conservatism is the natural home for Latinos.  Now is the time for common sense.  Before we talk about legalizing anyone we must stop the flow of criminals, disease and terrorists into the United States.

4. Finish the investigations on Benghazi and the IRS.  These remain high crimes against the American people and the victims deserve justice.  Get to the bottom of it and punish the guilty.

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We can all think of a hundred more things that Republicans should do…but these 4 are burning within me.  There you have it…a solemn warning.  You begged and fought for a chance to serve America.  Here’s your chance.  Take it, run with it, or there will be the infernal regions to pay for it.

U Michigan Department Chair: We Should ‘Hate Republicans’

U Michigan Department Chair: We Should ‘Hate Republicans’

A professor explains that studies show the GOP is bad.

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A University of Michigan department chairwoman has published an article titled, “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans,” which will probably make all of her conservative students feel really comfortable and totally certain that they’re being graded fairly.

“I hate Republicans,” communications department chairwoman and professor Susan J. Douglas boldly declares in the opening of the piece. “I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal ‘personhood.’”

She writes that although the fact that her “tendency is to blame the Republicans . . . may seem biased,” historical and psychological research back her up, and so it’s basically actually a fact that Republicans are bad!

Douglas said that in the 1970s she did work for a Republican, Rhode Island’s senate minority leader Fred Lippitt, but she hates them all now because Lippitt was a “brand of Republican” who no longer exists in that he was “fiscally conservative but progressive about women’s rights, racial justice and environmental preservation.”Republicans now, she writes, are focused on the “determined vilification” of others, and have “crafted a political identity that rests on a complete repudiation of the idea that the opposing party and its followers have any legitimacy at all.”

(Apparently, the irony of this accusation given the content of her own article was lost on her.)

Douglas adds that Republicans are really good at being mean because studies have proven that they usually have psychological traits such as “dogmatism, rigidity and intolerance of ambiguity,” and that  “two core dimensions of conservative thought are resistance to change and support for inequality.”

“These, in turn, are core elements of social intolerance . . . which could certainly lead to a desire to deride those not like you — whether people of color, LGBT people or Democrats.”

“So now we hate them back,” she explains. “And with good reason.”

U of M’s anti-discrimination policy forbids “creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, or abusive environment for that individual’s employment, education, living environment, or participation in a University activity.”

It seems as though, for a student who votes Republican, knowing you had a teacher who assumed you were an intolerant bigot and blatantly advocated for hating you would likely create an “intimidating” educational environment; however, the anti-discrimination policy only protects against discrimination against someone “because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran’s status.” (Basically anything except for political affiliation.)

Douglas declined an interview with National Review Online on Tuesday, saying she was “so sorry” but just too “buried with work and meetings today.” She assured that she really did enjoy working with Lippitt in the ’70s.

“[I] think it’s terrible we’ve come to this pass of such extreme mutual animus,” she wrote.

The university did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

Court rules: President Obama exceeded his power when he bypassed the Senate.

Second court invalidates Obama appointments to labor board

Published May 16, 2013

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A national labor board which has long been accused of making union-friendly decisions was dealt another blow Thursday, after a second federal appeals court found President Obama exceeded his power when he bypassed the Senate to appoint its members.The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia once again threatened to upend the National Labor Relations Board’s decisions. And it has the potential to stall the board entirely, as well as challenge other federal agencies that have similar appointees.For now, the Obama administration has tried to disregard the court decisions — it has already appealed a similar ruling, from a Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to the Supreme Court.In the 2-1 decision from the Philadelphia court, judges said Obama had no constitutional authority to install attorney Craig Becker to the labor board in 2010 while the Senate was adjourned for two weeks.

This is what’s known as a recess appointment. But the court said that under the Constitution recess appointments can be made only between sessions of the Senate, not any time the Senate is away on a break.

“If the Senate refused to confirm a president’s nominees, then the president could circumvent the Senate’s constitutional role simply by waiting until senators go home for the evening,” Judge D. Brooks Smith wrote in a 102-page decision.

The administration argues that such an interpretation would invalidate hundreds of recess appointments made by presidents over more than 100 years.

But Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, emboldened by the decision, said Thursday that the ruling challenges Obama’s “unprecedented power grab.

“It’s time for the unlawfully appointed nominees to step down,” he said.

Both rulings have threatened to throw the labor board, the Consumer Financial Protection Board and other federal agencies with recess appointees into chaos. If they stand, hundreds of decisions by these agencies could be thrown out.

Obama has made 32 recess appointments during his presidency, nearly all of which would be considered invalid under the interpretation of these courts. The rulings could also threaten the recess appointments of previous presidents. President George W. Bush made 141 such appointments in eight years.

The ruling, incidentally, came as a Senate panel considered a slate of five nominees for full terms on the labor board. Senate Republicans said Thursday they would oppose two of the nominees — Sharon Block and Richard Griffin — because they currently sit on the board as recess appointments.

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, senior Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said he would not consider Block and Griffin because they refused to step down from the board after the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that they were unconstitutionally appointed. Block and Griffin said they wanted to abide by their oath to serve their country and argued that appeals courts have reached different conclusions about recess powers.

Democrats on the panel accused Republicans of obstructionism because the GOP and its allies in the business community have been unhappy with some of the union-friendly decisions issued by the board during Obama’s administration. Unions warn that unless the nominees are confirmed soon, the board will be unable to function. It only has three members now, and the term of board chairman Mark Pearce expires in August.

A lengthy dissent came from Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr., who was appointed by Obama and joined the court in 2010. Greenaway said that under the majority’s decision, the recess appointment power “is essentially neutered and the president’s ability to make recess appointments would be eviscerated.”

The case was brought by New Vista, a New Jersey nursing and rehabilitative care center that argued its nurses were supervisors who were not allowed to form a union. The labor board ruled in favor of the union and New Vista appealed. The company argued that the board did not have enough validly appointed members to reach a decision because Becker was not a valid appointee.

The labor board has five seats and needs at least three sitting members to conduct business. At the time of the New Vista ruling, it had the minimum of three, but one member was Becker, the recess appointee.

Becker is no longer on the NLRB, but the current board also has only three members, two of whom are Obama recess appointees. More than a hundred companies have appealed NLRB decisions this year arguing that the board does not have enough validly appointed members to conduct business.

EXCLUSIVE: McConnell: IRS Revelations ‘Just The Beginning’

EXCLUSIVE: McConnell: IRS Revelations ‘Just The Beginning’

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On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) fired back on assertions by the IRS that its efforts to target conservative groups were relegated to low-level employees. “Of course not,” he told Breitbart News. McConnell noted that he had raised the issue of IRS targeting of conservatives in 2012, and further noted that the Washington Post “dismissed it as a bunch of red herrings.”

The scandal, McConnell said, extends up the chain. “The Obama effort to shut up opponents isn’t limited to the IRS,” he stated. “It applies to the FCC [Federal Communications Commission], SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission], FEC [Federal Elections Commission], HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] …. And you remember, the Obama campaign last year published a list of eight businessmen who it believed were enemies.”

McConnell further noted reports that the Department of Health and Human Services had been contacting businesses “skeptical about the implementation of Obamacare and asking them to contribute money to sell the program to the American people. That’s absolutely improper if not illegal. This administration will stop at nothing to get its way. It will do anything it can to silence its critics.”

McConnell said would not trust any Democrat-led investigation into the IRS scandal. He added with regard to a House investigation of the IRS’ activities, “I’m confident they will do it in the way in which it ought to be conducted, with a high level of skepticism about an agency trying to silence the critics of the Obama administration.”

He also added that the recent IRS revelations were “just the beginning of the story. This is no little thing. This is a big thing. The good news about it is they finally got caught. They finally messed with an agency everybody fully understands. When they try to quiet the critics through other agencies, it doesn’t get attention. This does. Everybody understands the IRS and how powerful they are. This is just one example of an administration-wide effort to silence critics.”