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Resist We Much

What is happening here is blatantly obvious. The democrats, allied with a hyper-partisan judiciary, are conspiring to completely neuter President Trump by interfering with every lawful order he issues. What they are attempting to do, in essence, is usurp his authority to run the country by leftist judicial fiat. Trump must ignore this illegal restraining order to take back the powers granted to him by the Constitution to defend this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

From Powerline:
What we are seeing here is a coup: a coup by the New Class; by the Democratic Party; by far leftists embedded in the bureaucracy and the federal judiciary. Our duly elected president has issued an order that is plainly within his constitutional powers, and leftists have conspired to abuse legal processes to block it. They are doing so in order to serve the interests of the Democratic Party and the far-left movement. This is the most fundamental challenge to democracy in our lifetimes.
The battle lines are clearly drawn. What Watson has done has nothing to do with the law. It is a partisan coup, and must be resisted.

More on the Left’s Judicial Coup
Two federal judges, one in Hawaii and one in Maryland, have enjoined execution of President Trump’s travel order. These court orders are obviously illegal and unconstitutional. Under the Constitution and federal law, the president has the power to suspend immigration from any and all countries if he deems it in the best interest of the United States.
The net result is that Trump has been stripped of his constitutional and statutory powers to protect the nation through control of who is permitted to enter the country.
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As discussed in prior posts, the power to control who enters the country is uniquely a presidential power. Not anymore, unless the Supreme Court acts to restore that power.
I disagree to this extent: the moment the next Democratic president is inaugurated, the executive’s constitutional powers will magically be restored and, indeed, extended.
Arguably President Trump has a duty to disregard the Hawaii and Maryland courts’ illegal injunctions, and direct the executive branch to carry out his order. His obligation under the Constitution is to exercise his powers in defense of the American people.

THIS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY END UP AT THE SUPREME COURT, EVEN BEFORE THE HEARINGS ON NEIL GORSUCH. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT THE COURT MAY EITHER DECLINE TO HEAR IT OR SPLIT 4-4, LEAVING THE TRO IN PLACE. IT’S A SAFE BET THAT, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A SLAM DUNK, THERE IS NO WAY BREYER, BROOMHILDA THE WITCH, OR HER TWO UGLY SISTERS WILL GIVE A FAIR DECISION WHEN IT COMES TO DONALD TRUMP.
THE SUPREMES VOTED 9-0 IN 2012 TO HOLD OBAMA’S NON-RECESS RECESS APPOINTMENTS TO THE LABOR BOARD WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WHAT DID HE DO? RAISE HIS MIDDLE FINGER, SMILE, AND SAY ‘FUCK YOU,’ AND HIS HAND-PICKED UNION THUGS WERE STILL SERVING WHEN HE LEFT OFFICE. TRUMP MUST DO ESSENTIALLY THE SAME THING, BUT WITHOUT THE FINGER. OUR SECURITY DEPENDS ON IT.

Trump’s Refugee Order Looms Large Over Gorsuch Hearing
The ongoing legal battle over President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugee and migrants may dominate next week’s hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
“You can find example after example of Judge Gorsuch siding against workers even in the most dire circumstances,” she said.
Trump’s revised executive order on refugee and migrants, and two new court orders temporarily enjoining its enforcement, could hijack the hearing and dominate the proceedings.

Judge Considers Ordering President Donald Trump to Double 50,000 Refugee Inflow to the United States
A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.
Any demand by the judge that the federal government airbus an extra 50,000 migrants — including many adherents of Islam’s sharia legal system — into American neighborhoods would be an unusual intervention into government roles normally left to the elected President and Congress.

5 Problems With The Hawaii Judge Halting Trump’s Travel Ban
The executive order, which was a loosened version of a previous version struck down by another court, suspends entry to the United States for 90 days from nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. It also suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days.
“This is an unprecedented judicial overreach,” Trump said of Judge Derrick Watson’s order, during a rally in Nashville.
Whether you agree or disagree with the executive order — and there are plenty of people on both sides of that debate, for many different reasons — the judge’s ruling has some serious problems. Here are a few of them.

YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD THIS… THAT’S WHY YOU COME HERE

Plaintiff behind Trump travel ban runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque
Imam born and raised in Egypt, migrated to U.S.
Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.
One of those six countries is Syria. Elshikh’s mother in law is Syrian and would not be able to visit her family in Hawaii for 90 days if Trump’s ban were allowed to go into effect.
Hawaii’s Obama-appointed federal judge, Derrick Watson, made sure the ban did not go into effect, striking it down Wednesday while buying Hawaii’s claim that it amounts to a “Muslim ban.” The state’s attorney general, along with co-plaintiff Elshikh, claims the ban would irreparably harm the state’s tourism industry and its Muslim families.

SPLIT IT: Congress Considers Splitting The 9th Circuit
Judges Sidney Thomas, Carlos Bea, and Alex Kozinski give testimony before a House panel on splitting the 9th Circuit.
Democrats on the subcommittee argued that the administrative and logistical concerns Republican lawmakers raised were little more than a thin veneer masking their ideological hostility to the court.
“Like clockwork we see proposals to split the 9th Circuit whenever it hands down decisions with which conservatives disagree,” said Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler.
“The 9th Circuit has long been in the sights of Republican politicians,” he added.

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Study: Voter ID isn’t RAAACIST

Voter ID R v D logic

Once upon a time, a major study claimed to have found evidence that voter ID laws have a negative impact on minority voter turnout.  

Leftist news outlets like WaPo gleefully trumpeted this finding, because you know … this was the ONLY STUDY that managed to come to that Leftist-friendly conclusion.

Enter researchers at Stanford, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania who apparently know how to use calculators, instead of counting on their fingers and toes.

They redid the math and found the study actually showed that … wait for it … voter ID laws have no statistically significant impact on minority voter turnout.

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Winning

So who’s winning? Barack Obama.
Yesterday Gutfeld described him as the hero at the end of the action movie who’s walking away, the bad guys’ fortress ablaze in the background. That’s how he left the White House. In shambles, full of land mines, with an army of dedicated agents ready to leak vital or damaging information at every turn to a media slavishly devoted to bringing the new president down. He sits in a mansion less than 2 miles away commanding a trained force of agitators, anarchists, and paid protesters ready to assail any republican who dares make a public appearance.

Report: Economy Adds 300,000 Jobs In President Trump’s First Month In Office
Great news, right? I mentioned this to my friend Willie the political idolater today. His answer was it was the result of Obama’s genius economic plan. For just as he used the “mess Bush left him” for his 8 long years of misery and economic stagnation he will now get credit from the media whores for any positive sign of economic growth. Can’t very well give Trump credit for knowing anything, now can they?
The CBO made their report on the AHCA yesterday. While it saves almost a half trillion dollars over 10 years the focus from the left was on the estimated 14 million who will lose coverage this year and the 26 million over 10 years that they claim will be left out. Of course, the first one with his ugly puss in front of the cameras was Schmuckie Schumer. That’s nothing new. The ‘non-partisan” office (there’s not a damn thing non-partisan in this town) is only as accurate as the information it’s given. The Obama crime family blatantly lied about the numbers so the estimate was off by at least $115 billion.

Same CBO That Praised Obamacare and Was Off by $115 Billion Pans GOP Healthcare Bill Today
In March 2010 leading democrats and their lackeys in the state-run media were “just giddy” to report that the CBO crunched some numbers and found the nationalized health care bill they were pushing would reduce the deficit by $138 billion.
It was a lie. Democrats knew it was a lie.
But, after several backroom deals, they rammed the bill through Congress anyway.
Then in May of 2010 the CBO corrected the numbers and said Obamacare will cost taxpayers at least $115 billion more than promised. Democrats pulled a fast one on the American public.
Republican Senators pointed out the deceit in a 2010 video:

Democrats promised that Obamacare would cost $940 billion when they rammed it through Congress. The actual cost has gone up with each revision.
A recent report says Obamacare will cost $2.6 trillion – nearly three times as much as Democrats predicted.
Today the far left CBO panned the Republican healthcare bill.
The Trump White House slammed the CBO’s report.

The plan is already facing resistance from conservatives who say the bill doesn’t go far enough, while more moderate Republicans have expressed concern about the bill’s defunding of Planned Parenthood and the rollback of expanded access to Medicaid.

THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO PASS HEALTHCARE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS.
As I said yesterday, the democrats shoved a monstrosity through without debate so they could avoid the reconciliation process. They knew once they got it in, it would be almost impossible to remove, as are all government giveaway programs.

Obamacare Victims Tell Their Horror Stories at The White House
TRUMP, UNLIKE HIS PREDECESSOR, DOESN’T DELUDE HIMSELF THINKING HE KNOWS MORE THAN ANYBODY ABOUT ANYTHING. HE WANTS INPUT TO MAKE THE MOST INFORMED DECISIONS POSSIBLE.
“Our rates are three times what they were before Obamacare started. We have one provider in the county,” Carrie Couey of Colorado said. “We have very little options for what we can and cannot do. We are a small business, but we aren’t brick and mortar we are cattle ranchers. We can’t afford our equipment anymore if we’re paying these rates year after year after year. Our food source is in jeapardy because of this heath care law.”

NATURALLY, THE MEDIA WERE THERE TO PISS IN THE PUNCHBOWL
CNN Cuts Trump’s Feed During Obamacare Victims Meeting

NOT THE FIRST TIME — THEY MAKE A PRACTICE OF CUTTING OFF OPINIONS THEY DON’T AGREE WITH
Compilation of CNN Cutting Off Feeds Of People Who Go Against The Narrative

All the while, Obama sits back, smiles, and contemplates how to spend the $60 million he’ll rake in to write a bunch of lies (or have Bill Ayers do it for him) and watch his minions do his dirty work.

Peters: Obama Admin’s ‘Cowardice’ Blew Chance to Get Rid of Bashar al-Assad
HE COULD NOT DO THAT TO A BROTHER MUSLIM

HE NEVER CARED ABOUT THE COMMON PEOPLE. THAT’S WHY HIS PARTY GOT CRUSHED

The GOP’s ObamaCare replacement will boost jobs and cut taxes
Ignore the grandstanding on Capitol Hill and the noise coming from townhall protests around the nation. The Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will boost your chances of getting a job and cut your tax bill, not to mention your insurance costs.
The repeal bill — called the American Health Care Act — also will stave off a tidal wave of future Medicaid spending that threatens to drown the states and Uncle Sam in red ink.

Was Obama simply a hoax?
We have The New York Post and we have Fox News, but after that we are in a wilderness of deception. No one knows where the truth lies.
The revelation making the rounds again about Obama, how he sneaked through $221 million to his terrorist friends the Palestinian Authority during the last hours of his presidency, makes it elaborately clear that he was always in it for himself and for his pals.
For eight years Israel was betrayed and America was duped by a charmer.
He armed Iran to the teeth. The mullahs grow bolder and now Obama’s generosity is President Trump’s problem. Where did Obama get the money to enrich all those terrorists? Came from our pockets – the Constitution be damned, according to Obama and the news media that babied him every single day for eight years.
All by himself Obama proclaimed that he did not even need Congress. He said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” – so forget the rules.
So much, then, for the claim that Obama did not have the Constitutional right to wiretap Trump….which is the hot news of the day.
That assumes that Obama as President cared about the Constitution, taught the Constitution, or ever learned the Constitution.

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A Post of No Import

Let’s make something perfectly clear: Obamacare is a disaster. It was designed to be. When for-profit healthcare providers are forced to compete with the government juggernaut the outcome is predetermined. All the democrats cared about was getting something in place because they knew full well that once a government program is instituted it never, ever goes away. They did not anticipate the republicans taking over all three branches of government as soon as they did, but they were only too happy to hand this convoluted mess over and let the GOP worry about doing something with it while they sit back, obstruct, and criticize every move that the republicans make to try to fulfill their promise to their voters.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FELL ASLEEP CHRISTMAS EVE 2010, DREAMING OF A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS, ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICES, AND ANTICIPATING FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS. WHAT THEY FOUND WHEN THEY WOKE UP WAS THAT THEIR HEALTH CARE PLANS, MANY THAT COVERED THE MEDICATION AND TREATMENT THEY NEEDED TO STAY ALIVE, HAD BEEN RIPPED AWAY FROM THEM AND GOVERNMENT CARE HAD BEEN SHOVED DOWN THEIR THROATS, BECAUSE IT SUITED ONE MISERABLE BASTARD’S DREAM OF CONTROLLING EVERYONE’S LIVES.

Cory Booker: Republicans Cannot Just Force GOP Healthcare Bill Down Our Throats
THIS RACE-BAITING MORON IS BEING TOUTED AS THE DEMS’ CANDIDATE FOR 2020

I don’t know everything about the competing versions of the American Health Care Act, as it’s being called, But there are two competing versions being considered. One is the brainchild of Paul Ryan. I’ve stated before and likely will again that his district is just north of me and is heavily democratic. Once he’s gone that district will never elect another republican. His family has been there for many, many years so he’s like the neighborhood kid everybody knows. His only risk is becoming too conservative, so never be fooled into thinking he’s anything but a moderate democrat posing as a republican.

Obamacare Creators Tell GOP: We Told You So
“Maybe I should just say karma is a serious thing,” said Neera Tanden, who was a top health official in the Obama administration. “Health care is hard. Governing is hard. And Republicans are now living with the fruits of never putting forward a plan and making promises they can’t keep.”

It’s a strange place to be for the Democratic operatives and elected officials who saw their party devastated in part by Obamacare. And some can’t help but feel a bit of cosmic justice as they watch Republicans, who passed their plan Friday in the House Ways and Means Committee, stuck in a policy quagmire they know all too well.

Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who helped design the Affordable Care Act, said health care policy is both extremely complicated and extraordinarily personal.

“It’s healthcare, it should be easy. Everyone goes to the doctor. But it’s super hard,” Gruber said. “As a result, it’s easy to demonize everything.”

Ryan Warns: If We Don’t Pass My Bill, ‘The System Is Going to Collapse’
Look, when you are a governing party getting consensus among your wide, big-tent party, not — everybody doesn’t get what they want, but we are getting much better policy here,” the Speaker of the House said of his conservative critics. “Let me put it this way: Obamacare is collapsing. If we just did nothing, washed our hands of the situation, we would see a further collapse of the health insurance markets. So we feel an obligation to step in front of that collapse and replace this law with one that works, that has more freedom.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is another Republican critic of Ryan’s handling of ObamaCare’s repeal. He says Ryan’s bill makes the current problems in ObamaCare even worse, and is calling to slow down the process.

Cotton: AHCA will end the GOP House majority, cannot pass in Senate

UNDERSTAND, ANY ACTION THAT REQUIRES AS MUCH AS A SINGLE DEMOCRAT VOTE HAS NO CHANCE OF PASSING. THEY WILL GIVE TRUMP NOTHING. NOT AN INCH. NO HEARING, NO COMPROMISE, JUST ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK.
“I would say to my friends in the House of Representatives with whom I serve, ‘Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote,” Cotton told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. …

On “This Week,” Cotton said, “I just do not think that this bill can pass the Senate, and therefore I think the House should take a pause and try to get as close as we can to a good result before we send it to the Senate.”

Paul Ryan Confronts Healthcare Bill Critics: “Everybody Doesn’t Get What They Want”

Exclusive–Rep. Dave Brat: RyanCare a Perverse Economic System
Brat said the speaker is worried about the insurance companies, who backed the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, because the system they created cannot be sustained because of its perverse incentives, regulations, and costs.

In addition to the flaws in the Obamacare legislation and buildout, the congressman said it is foolish to attempt a political solution to an economic problem that forces you to accommodate the needs and values of 300 million Americans — such as people in both California and Texas — at the same time.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/11/exclusive-rep-dave-brat-ryancare-a-perverse-economic-system/

Obama admin spent $77M to hype ObamaCare in 2016
They show the federal government contracted with Democratic-leaning p.r. firm Weber Shandwick to spend $74.15 million on July 28, 2016, and another $3.69 million on Sept. 9, 2016, promoting the plan.

Of that, $64 million funded an advertising blitz — including TV, digital and radio — $4 million went to creative development and production, $5 million to direct response marketing, $2 million to campaign strategy, $1 million to branding and $1.5 million to encourage small business enrollment.

An official of the current White House dismissed the Obama administration’s last-ditch efforts to try to swell enrollment numbers.
Tens of millions in hard-earned taxpayer funds spent on TV ads won’t sell a fundamentally flawed approach to health care,” the official told The Post.

Ted Cruz uses brilliant legal mind to help solve Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ dilemma
Conservatives such as the Texas Republican believe that the House’s three-tier approach to the bill doesn’t go nearly far enough to address the concerns of Americans seeking an affordable choice for medical insurance.
And it all hinges on neither Congress nor even the White House — but rather Vice President Mike Pence, a person often overlooked.
House Republicans chose the three-tier approach, knowing that Senate rules dispense with filibuster on matters concerning taxation or the budget under a procedure called reconciliation.

It normally takes 60 votes in the Senate to override a filibuster; reconciliation requires a mere simple majority of 51. Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.

With that in mind, the first tier of the House bill deals only with financial matters and is silent on those issues popular with conservatives — including tort reform and the ability to purchase insurance across state lines.

Cruz argued that as president of the Senate, Pence has the authority to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and permit what are normally thought as non-budgetary issues to be addressed.

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Democrats Learned Nothing From 2016

Dear Leftists

From Hannity:

Priorities USA, a liberal action group, published a memo on Friday outlining progressive strategies to oppose the Trump administration.

The paper advises liberals to slander the president as being weak on the economy, looking out for the super-rich, and attack his personal character and temperament.

“Trump is buoyed by his Republican base who remain overwhelmingly behind him,” says the memo. It also adds that he is vulnerable on economic issues where “voters, by a large margin, believe that Trump is ‘looking out for the wealthy and big corporations.’”

Sound familiar?

That’s because these are the same failed talking points the Obamas and Clintons used extensively during the 2016 general election.

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Stilton’s take on RINOcare

CtH: Having been disabled lo these many decades, I have been on Medicare since forever.  IOW, I’ve got no skin in this game and zero knowledge worth imparting.  However, I did really appreciate reading something that made some kind of sense AND that wasn’t all hair-on-fire hate about the proposed plan.

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Stilton:  Donald Trump and the Republicans have rolled out their initial plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, but for many Trump voters the plan (the first of three steps intended to address all aspects of reforming the ACA) isn’t finding acceptance.

Why? Because they know (correctly) that Obamacare is riddled with serious problems and is harming our healthcare system and they voted to get rid of Obamacare in its entirety. And that’s by God what they want!

Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is very much akin to the scenario depicted above: if you simply cut out the problems all at once with no replacement ready, the patient will die. And in this case, the bloodsoaked, flailing patient happens to be your health insurance.

We can’t simply return to “the way things used to be” because Obamacare destroyed that system. It’s gone. Kaput. It is not simply pining for the fjords, but has joined the choir eternal. Which is why doing an immediate and total fix is practically and politically impossible.

Rather, we need to accept (unhappily, and perhaps with an adult beverage in hand) that the Republicans only have two choices right now: a series of slow and messy patches to Obamacare that will gradually push the insurance industry back toward free market solutions, or a quick amputation of Obamacare in its entirety which will accelerate the industry’s crash and make single-payer care inevitable.

We don’t have to like those choices, but to deny that those are the choices can only lead to disaster.

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https://stiltonsplace.blogspot.com/2017/03/details-details.html

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News and Views

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Miguel Estrada was nominated to the federal bench by President Bush but was filibustered by Democrats.  He was asked if he would consider the job of solicitor general.  “I would never accept a job that requires Senate confirmation or, for that matter, willingly place myself in any situation (e.g., a hearing room) in which convention requires that I be civil to Chuck Schumer.”

ABC’s relentlessly-hyped LGBT miniseries When We Rise collapses in ratings, beaten by three networks. http://cvote.it/2maHgR5

Cecile Richards said that if Planned Parenthood is defunded, she’s “terrified” that women won’t be able to get abortions. But haven’t they been telling us that federal funding of Planned Parenthood had ‘nothing’ to do with abortion? http://cvote.it/2maMYT3

SPEAKING OF STUPID!  Democrats face a daunting 2018 landscape, with 10 senators up for reelection in states that Trump won. Making it more difficult, the party’s left flank is convinced that a full embrace of progressivism is the only way to return to power and are threatening primary challenges for Democratic lawmakers who don’t commit to full obstruction of President Trump’s agenda. http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/321685-left-threatens-trump-friendly-senators-with-primary-challenges

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I’ll add more in comments if I see anything worth sharing.

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Trump, Jobs, and Pelosi’s latest lying rant

“He has no jobs bill”

The hypocrisy of this woman to sneer at whatever Trump may or may not do to benefit “his rich friends.”  During the recession in 2009, when the rest of us were getting poorer, HER NET WORTH DOUBLED.  

As for Trump not having some kind of jobs bill … this is typical Dem thinking that you have to LEGISLATE to get jobs.  No, you have to GET OUT OF THE WAY and let entrepreneurs create jobs.  Trump has done a lot already to free up the private sector to create jobs, something Pelosi either can’t understand or refuses to admit.

And the jobs numbers show that it’s already working.

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During Obama’s first month in office, the Employment Population Ratio was 60.6%.  Despite the so-called “action” Pelosi says was taken by Obama “in his first four weeks”, this number DROPPED into the 58s and stayed stuck there until June 2014.

During all 8 years that Obama was in office, it only got as high as 59.9% twice, once in March of 2016 and again in January of 2017, the same month that Trump took over.

Below is a historical look at Employment Population Ratios correlated with political party control in D.C.  I think it’s fairly obvious that Republicans are much better at promoting JOBS than Democrats are.

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