07/29/11

The Laura Ingraham Show – Allen West slams tea party “schizophrenia”

Hat Tip: The United States Patriot Union

Sorry Laura, you are dead wrong. West, I’m disappointed in you and turning on those that got you in office is just heinous. Shame on you attacking the Tea Party. So you think you win if you compromise? Did you compromise in the military? Ridiculous. We would have supported you all the way to the White House. That’s done now. You just played right into Obama’s and Reid’s hands.

07/29/11

‘Rule Titled ‘Martial Law’ to be Issued by Rules Committee for New Debt Bill’

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

What in blazes is this, now?

Uploaded by  on Jul 28, 2011

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Note to Congress’ Republicans as well as Democrats:

Don’t mess with us one inch further.

Don’t do one more stupid thing, infringing upon the natural rights of the Sovereign People you serve, nor violating the Constitution you are sworn to uphold and protect and the terms of which you so egregiously and constantly violate.

Don’t plan for martial law.

Don’t prepare for it.

Don’t even discuss it in your furtive meetings.

If you become aggressive, that is what the Second Amendment and the “duty” charged us in the Declaration of Independence, are about.

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We need to find out why that irresponsible and inflammatory title was issued to this legislation.

To verify that government should never use that phrase unless there are very extraordinary conditions, which threaten the freedom of the people — and never as a part of such a threat, we recommend, “A Primer on ‘Martial Law,'” by constitutional scholar, Edwin Vieira, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.

h/t: Noisy Room

07/29/11

Obama’s Chavez-Style Ploys are not Working

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

Beaming: Obama & Chavez at Trinidad Summit, 2009, source unknown, possibly AP

If you listened carefully to Barack Obama’s speech last Monday night and if you are familiar with the history of Venezuela under Hugo Chavez, you likely noticed Obama continuing to follow in the footsteps of the Marxist goofball down south.

Gulag Bound has noted more than once, the consultant they have shared: William “Bill” Ayers, violent Weather Underground terrorist and co-author of the neo-Marxist manifesto of community organizing one’s way to power, for the revolution, Prairie Fire.

Alas, it remains off their RADAR for most non-Marxist mainstream pundits to observe anything of the kind.  Aside from this, the commentary of one of the latest Obama-book authors, Peter Ferrara is recommended for its more conventional analytics.  We would just suggest he cut out the self attribution of “cutting edge.”

Well, and looking at his title, when did the prog product of Stanley Ann Dunham, her parents, and Frank Marshall Davis ever have a solid tie to reality?

Okay, but there really are good things in here… (a-hem).

at Forbes

Peter Ferrara

Peter Ferrara

On The Cutting Edge.

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President Obama Is No Longer Tethered To Reality

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Jul. 28 2011 – 12:05 pm

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President Barack Obama’s speech to the nation Monday night was highly disturbing.  Because read carefully, it reveals a president wildly divorced from the fundamental realities of the nation he is supposed to be leading.

President Obama actually told America on national television that it is a nation “with a system in which the deck seems stacked against middle class Americans in favor of the wealthiest few.”  It is incomprehensible how a man serving as president of these United States could make such a fundamentally false assertion about his own country.

As I explain in my new book, America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, before Obama was even elected, official IRS data showed that for 2007 the top 1% of income earners paid more in federal income taxes than the bottom 95% combined.  The top 1% paid 40.4% of all federal income taxes that year, almost twice their share of income.  The middle fifth of income earners, the actual middle class, paid 4.7% of federal income taxes.  Deck stacked against the middle class in favor of the wealthiest few?

continues at Forbes.com

The media are saying that Obama’s approval rating is now at 40%, while it was 43% before his dialectic diatribe, Monday. It may hold there for awhile, but if America is waking up….

 h/t: Weasel Zippers

07/29/11

22 Patriots Stood Up to Boehner

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques

We owe them thanks and gratitude. They are heroes. They are patriots. They are Americans.

Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes:

  • Justin Amash (Michigan)
  • Michele Bachmann (Minnesota)
  • Chip Cravaack (Minnesota)
  • Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
  • Scott Desjarlais (Tennessee)
  • Tom Graves (Georgia)
  • Tim Huelskamp (Kansas)
  • Steve King (Iowa)
  • Tim Johnson (Illinois)
  • Tom McClintock (California)
  • Mick Mulvaney (South Carolina)
  • Ron Paul (Texas)
  • Connie Mack (Florida)
  • Jim Jordan (Ohio)
  • Tim Scott (South Carolina)
  • Paul Broun (Georgia)
  • Tom Latham (Iowa)
  • Jeff Duncan (South Carolina)
  • Trey Gowdy (South Carolina)
  • Steve Southerland (Florida)
  • Joe Walsh (Illinois)
  • Joe Wilson (South Carolina)

Why am I not surprised at the list of names? These people are my heroes. They stood when it mattered. They held the line.

The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

07/29/11

Luis Gutierrez, Socialist Immigration Puppet

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

This week Illinois congressman , Rep. Luis Gutierrez was arrested for staging a sit-in in front of the White House, to demand that President Barack Obama stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Without doubt Gutierrez is the US Congress’ leading activist for the open immigration movement – especially Latino immigration.

The Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America and other Marxist groups, have long campaigned against barriers to Latino immigration, for a number of reasons.

The left knows that Latinos lean heavily Democratic in their voting patterns. They also tend to be poor and undereducated, perfect fodder for Marxist agitators and Democrat vote manipulators.

Its no surprise then that Luis Lutierrez is such a champion of the cause – he has spent his whole life working with the revolutionary left.

Of Puerto Rican extraction, Gutierrez grew up in Chicago, where he became a leader of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party – a Marxist-Leninist, pro-Cuban organization.

Luis Gutierrez worked in Chicago mayor Harold Washington’s  administration from 1984 to 1985 as the administrative assistant for the mayor’s subcommittee on infrastructure.

Washington’s far left electoral coalition included many members of the P.S.P. Luis Gutierrez who became an Alderman under Washington was able to secure government funds for the P.S.P. sponsored cultural center and for Party sponsored social services.

It was Harold Washington’s socialist and communist stacked administration that first inspired the young Barack Obama to move to Chicago in 1985. It is no coincidence that the nation’s three top immigration “activists,” Obama, Gutierrez and Service Employees International Union Vice President Eliseo Medina, all came out of the Democratic Socialists of America/Communist Party USA led Chicago left.

When Luis Gutierrez was elected to Congress in 1992, Chicago D.S.A. regarded it as a “progressive” move:

Progressive forces in Illinois made history November 3 by electing Carol Moseley Braun as the first African-American woman to the U.S. Senate.

Chicago City Council member Luis Gutierrez was elected the first Latino to the U.S. House of Representatives from the midwest.

When Luis Gutierrez ran for Congress in 1998, D.S.A. did not officially endorse any candidates but he was “recommended” as worthy of a vote by Chicago D.S.A. –  citing his involvement in the D.S.A./Institute for Policy Studies initiated Congressional Progressive Caucus and  Progressive_Challenge.

Luis Gutierrez, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District

Luis Gutierrez is a member of the Progressive Caucus, and a supporter of the Progressive Challenge.

A Globalization From Below was a conference held May 29-31, 1998, in Chicago Illinois, organized by Chicago D.S.A.

Invited speakers included Rev. Jesse Jackson and DSAers Dolores Huerta, Rep. Danny Davis, Jose LaLuz, and Stanley Gacek and Luis Gutierrez.

Democratic Left, Issue #1 1998, page 10

In 2008, Jose Laluz would become a leader of Latinos for Obama, while Gutierrez would join DSAer Eliseo Medina on Obama’s Latino Advisory Council.

On October 13, 2010, immigration activists from around the country gathered to join in a vigil and rally in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC., where Congressman Gutierrez and other elected officials launched a new push for comprehensive immigration reform, building to the opening months of 2010. Their banners read “Reform Immigration FOR Families” and “Family Unity Cannot Wait.”

More than 750 people traveled to Washington on buses from up and down the Eastern seaboard and as far away as Texas, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, and Michigan. They spent Tuesday morning meeting with Congressional offices before being joined by thousands of people from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, who gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to listen to testimonies from families, veterans and children who face family disintegration because of immigration laws and deportation.

Religious leaders from a diverse array of faith traditions around the country, some organized through “Familias Unidas,” added their voices.

At the event Congressman Gutierrez outlined a set of principles for progressive immigration reform that needs to include a rational and humane approach to legalize the undocumented population, to protect workers’ rights, to allocate sufficient visas, to establish a smarter and more humane border enforcement policy, to promote integration of immigrant communities, to include the DREAM Act and AgJOBS bills, to protect rights guaranteed by the Constitution, and to keep families together.

The lawmakers who joined Rep. Gutierrez on stage and addressed the gathering included Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairman Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairs Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Congressional Black Caucus Member, Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Michael Quigley (D-IL), and Delegate Gregorio Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands).

All of the above are on the far left. Several have ties to the Communist Party and/or D.S.A.

The pressure for open borders to the South is all coming from the US’ hard left.

Luis Gutierrez is no doubt sincere in his views, but he is merely a puppet for some of the most anti-American organizations in the country.

07/29/11

Gil Cedillo, California’s Socialist Immigration “Czar”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

No man is more responsible for the recent passage of California’s “Dream Act’ than State Assembly member Gil Cedillo.

Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Dream Act this past Monday, giving undocumented college students access to privately funded financial aid. Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, the author of the bill, is already seeking to expand the bill to give these students access to state-funded tuition aid.

Cedillo has championed drivers licenses for illegal aliens, and has twice (2006, 2011) introduced a version of the DREAM Act into the California State Assembly.

Through his ties with labor unions and community organizations, Cedillo actively organized an opposition campaign to Proposition 187, California’s 1994 initiative to ban public benefits such as health care and education to undocumented immigrants. His efforts culminated in a 150,000-person march, one of the largest mass marches in the history of Los Angeles.

The pattern is the same across the United States. Virtually all major Latino immigration activists have ties to marxist organizations – mostly the Communist Party USA, or Democratic Socialists of America.

Gil Cedillo is no exception to the rule.

Cedillo announced the introduction of the California Dream Act with a “coalition of business, education and labor leaders” including: Javier Nunez, President, Executive Board, Laborers International Union, Local 300, socialist affiliated Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Labor Center, the National Council of La Raza, Nancy Ramirez, Western Regional Counsel, MALDEF and David Huerta, Regional Vice President, SEIU United Service Workers West.

Cedillo has worked with labor unions and radical groups since his youth.

For many years Cedillo has been a close friend and political ally of Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who he has known since High School.

Through an Upward Bound program, Cedillo was accepted at UCLA, Villaraigosa went to East Los Angeles College and then transferred to UCLA. The friends both became active in Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan or MEChA, a radical Chicano separatist group with a strong Marxist-Leninist underpinning.

Both attended the Peoples College of Law, a night school dedicated to producing public-interest lawyers. Peoples College of Law was founded in 1974 along with the Asian Law Collective, the La Raza National Lawyers Association and the communist affiliated National Conference of Black Lawyers and the National Lawyers Guild.

Villaraigosa and Cedillo also became deeply involved in Centros de Accion Social Autonomo, an immigrant’s-rights organization led by the Mexican-American Communist Party USA leader Burt Corona.

Villaraigosa and Cedillo worked on the C.A.S.A. newspaper, Sín Fronteras. “At CASA, we wanted to organize the undocumented into unions, instead of seeing them as a threat,” Cedillo said

Cedillo served as General Manager of the Service Employees International Union, Local 660, from 1991 to 1996, Los Angeles County’s largest union representing nearly 50,000 workers.

In June 1996 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World held a tribute event in Los Angeles for unionists Jerry Acosta and Gil Cedillo.

The Southern California Friends of the People’s Weekly World tribute to two of Los Angeles’ finest labor leaders, Jerry Acosta and Gilbert Cedillo, became a dynamic rally of elected officials, activists, labor and community leaders in solidarity with labor struggles and in the fight to defeat the ultra-right in November…

“The People’s Weekly World and all of us in this room feel very strongly about who we honor today,” said Evelina Alarcon, chair of the Southern California District and national secretary of the Communist Party USA, one of the emcees of the tribute. “Jerry Acosta and Gilbert Cedillo represent the new fightback vision of the Sweeney, Trumka, Chavez-Thompson leadership in the AFL-CIO. They represent the rank and file that is pushing from the bottom for that new vision!”

According to the World, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, brother of Southern California Communist Party leader Evelina Alarcon, spoke on behalf of the council which adopted a resolution honoring Acosta and Cedillo:

“Gil Cedillo and Jerry Acosta have changed the whole dynamic of what it means to be for the working class and what it means to fight for workers rights. Because of them and other labor leaders, we have seen a resurgence of strength of the least empowered in our country…”

In June 2008, the Socialist International Migrations Committee held a Migrations Reform, Integration, Rights forum in Los Angeles.

Democratic Socialists of America, the US’s largest Marxist organization, and the SI’s main U.S.affiliate was represented by D.S.A. National Director Frank Llewellyn plus Duane Campbell and Dolores Delgado Campbell of D.S.A.’s Anti Racism and Latino networks.

California State Senator Gil Cedillo was also in attendance.

In January 2008, California State Senator Gil Cedillo and former state Democratic Senator Martha Escutia of Los Angeles, were two of the first prominent Latino politicians in Southern California to endorse Illinois Senator Barack Obama. Most local Latino politicians then favored Hillary Rodham Clinton, including Cedillo’s old friend Antonio Villaraigosa, who served as Clinton’s national campaign chair.

Cedillo’s backing was influential in turning the Latino tide Obama’s way. Cedillo worked closely with Latinos for Obama, which was led by Democratic Socialists of America member Jose LaLuz.

Since January 2010, Cedillo’s Principal Assistant and Communications Director has been Conrado Terrazas, a long term activist in his own right and the son of late Los Angeles Communist Party activist Mauricio Terrazas.

07/29/11

Obama and Marxists March in Unison on Immigration

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

The communists and socialists have long wanted to remove all barriers to immigration into the United States, and their man Barack Obama wants to help.

From the Communist Party USA‘s Peoples World:

President Barack Obama was welcomed by thousands attending the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference in Washington D.C. this week, where he delivered a major speech.

The national meeting brought together thousands of experts, policy makers, activists and young people to discuss several pressing issues facing the Latino community.

Obama highlighted the contributions Latinos in his administration are making on behalf of their communities and the American people.

He mentioned a recent meeting at the White House that brought together 100 Latino officials who met with Latino leaders from across the country.

At that meeting Obama recalled saying, “We need your voice. Your country needs you. Our American family will only be as strong as our growing Latino community…”

Five years ago, immigration reform was a bipartisan effort and Republicans helped draft the DREAM Act, said Obama. But today many of those GOP leaders are walking away from any reform, he continued.

Feel free to keep the heat on me and on the Democrats. But you should know the Democrats and your president are with you. Don’t get confused by that,” said Obama.

I need you to keep building a movement for change outside of Washington, one they cannot stop” he added. “I will be there every step of the way. I will keep up this fight.

In conclusion, Obama urged unity. “It’s up to us, Latino, black, white, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled,” to continue the stories of those who sacrificed in order to give their children a better future.

During the conference a straw poll was conducted in partnership with Lake Research Partners and Revolution Messaging via text message with 547 supporters and NCLR attendees.

The poll found that immigration overwhelmingly trumped both the economy and education as the most important issue facing Latinos. Almost half (45 percent) of all respondents chose immigration as the top issue, as opposed to jobs and the economy (25 percent), education (21 percent) and health care (6 percent).

Janet Murguía, NCLR president and CEO said, “This should be a wake-up call to politicians on both sides of the aisle that inaction on this issue will be a huge factor in the upcoming elections.”

For the real reason Obama and his Marxist allies want to eliminate immigration controls, check out this 2009 speech from the country’s top Latino immigration activist, SEIU vice president Eliseo Medina.

Medina is currently leading SEIU efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform that “rebuilds the nation’s economy, secures equal labor and civil-rights protections for workers to improve their wages and work conditions and provides legal channels and a path to citizenship.”

Both Medina and Obama have ties to the Chicago local of Democratic Socialists of America.

In 2008, Medina served on Obama’s Latino Advisory Council.

Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said “when they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up.”

So I think there’s two things that matter for the progressive community.

Number one, if we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants, that we’ll expand and solidify the progressive coalition for the future…”

When you are in the middle of a fight for your life you will remember who was there with you. And immigrants count on progressives to be able to do that.

Number two.

“We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters”. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three?

If we have eight million new voters who care about …… and will be voting. We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle…

That’s what this is all about folks – votes and socialist power.