The immigration order is an abuse of power that fails as a policy reform.
President Obama ’s decision to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants by his own decree is a sorry day for America’s republic. We say that even though we agree with the cause of immigration reform. But process matters to self-government—sometimes it is the only barrier to tyranny—and Mr. Obama’s policy by executive order is tearing at the fabric of national consent.
The first question to address is Mr. Obama’s legal rationale. At least he finally rolled out a memo from the experts on presidential power in the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel, but it’s fair to wonder how much time he gave them. The OLC made its justification public about an hour before the speech.
Gov. Scott Walker is making moves for a 2016 presidential bid.
Riding the waves of a successful reelection, the Wisconsin Republican is taking the steps necessary to launch a presidential campaign next summer, which would put him in position to use his successes at governor to rail against the stagnation of Washington.
“The problem is it’s a political nightmare, and people say ‘no, you can’t tax my benefits’…so what we did a lot in that room was think a lot about well how could we make this work? … And [Obama] is really a realistic guy. He was like, ‘look, I can’t just do this.’ He said ‘it’s just not going to happen politically. The bill will not pass. How do we manage to get there through phase-ins and other things?’ And we talked about it. He was just very interested in that topic.”
Obamacare Architect: Yeah, We Lied to The “Stupid” American People to Get It Passed Katie Pavlich | Nov 10, 2014
Meet Jonathan Gruber, a professor at MIT and an architect of Obamacare. During a panel event last year about how the legislation passed, turning over a sixth of the U.S. economy to the government, Gruber admitted that the Obama administration went through “tortuous” measures to keep the facts about the legislation from the American people, including covering up the redistribution of wealth from the healthy to the sick in the legislation that Obamacare is in fact a tax. The video of his comments just recently surfaced ahead of the second open enrollment period for Obamacare at Healthcare.gov.
How Scott Walker Keeps Winning Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on his brawls with public unions and the key to conservative governance in a state with populist liberal traditions. By JOSEPH RAGO Nov. 7, 2014
‘Wow. First off, I want to thank God for his abundant grace and mercy. Win or lose, it is more than sufficient for each and every one of us,” Scott Walker said, taking the podium on Tuesday night at the Wisconsin state fair grounds after being re-re-elected for governor. It was a curious register, given that Mr. Walker’s religious faith, even though his father was a pastor, has never seemed central to his economic and political identity. But then maybe the intervention of a higher power is as good an explanation as any for the commanding victory that unions and liberals went all-out to prevent.
Mr. Walker suggests a more secular reading: “People actually saw, they saw with their own eyes,” he says. “Once they got past the myths and the half-truths and sometimes the outright falsehoods, they could see in their own families, in their own homes, they could see in their own workplaces and towns and cities and villages and counties that life was better.” In a word, despite the political convulsions of his first term, his reforms worked, and voters rewarded him for the results.
Rush Limbaugh recently called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a “demonstrated star,” saying that every labor union, the rigged media, and the Democratic Party have “thrown everything they’ve got at Scott Walker, and he has beat them back without one syllable of complaint.”
Walker was on “Hannity” tonight to discuss the campaign against him and his win on Tuesday.
Gov. Scott Walker made his first post-election stop in Green Bay on Thursday, saying he plans on serving the state for four years, a term that includes providing funding for worker training.
Walker spoke at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where he reaffirmed campaign promises to continue funding job training programs in areas where the state’s employers say workers are needed.
Walker’s name has come up as a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential election.
Sturgeon Bay veterinarian and School Board president Joel Kitchens was elected Tuesday to succeed state Rep. Garey Bies, R-Sister Bay, in the 1st Assembly District.
Kitchens defeated retired Sevastopol Schools principal Joe Majeski with 56.8 percent of the vote, a margin of 16,067 to 12,238.
“I’m thrilled; I really appreciate the support of the community. I love this area and I couldn’t be happier,” Kitchens said.
Door County voted with the rest of Wisconsin for the most part on Tuesday, re-electing Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to their positions.
In Door Walker received 53.7 percent of the vote and Burke received 45.1 percent, a slightly larger margin of victory than across the state, which was at 52.8-46.0 percent with 84 percent of the votes county.
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Kaukauna, was elected to a third two-year term in the House of Representatives. Ribble received 59.4 percent of the Door County vote to Democrat Ron Gruett’s 40.4 percent.