Sunday, June 26, 2016
Posted by Steve Bartin at 6:29 AM
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Ed Rendell. While testifying for the man who gave the Fattah family $18,000 ostensibly for a Porsche - except that the Fattahs mysteriously retained possession of said Porsche - Rendell accused the prosecutors of being "cynical."
The Philadephia Inquirer has an editorial slamming the one party town of Philadelphia:
The elder statesman of this corrosive laissez-faire philosophy is of course Ed Rendell. While testifying for the man who gave the Fattah family $18,000 ostensibly for a Porsche - except that the Fattahs mysteriously retained possession of said Porsche - Rendell accused the prosecutors of being "cynical." Politicians happen to have friends, the former mayor and governor remonstrated. "We're not all bad. We're not all evil."Laissez-faire philosophy has always meant freedom and limited government: not theft by politicians.
Sure, but no one asked Rendell whether all politicians are bad - only whether one of them was.
But no less than one of the nation's highest-ranking Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, refused to admit that much, preferring to praise Fattah's service and declare his conviction "heartbreaking."
Heartbreaking? How about blood-boiling?
It's no wonder Fattah himself attempted to cling to office even as a convict, initially declining to resign and then offering to leave at a leisurely pace three months hence. When he finally quit under pressure from Congress' Republican majority, he did so in a letter singing his own praises, offering not a word of contrition, and thanking his colleagues - without whom none of this would have been possible.
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Be nice to Hillary or her superPAC Correct the Record may attack in comments on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram--Daily Beast & LA Times
Be nice to Hillary or her superPAC Correct the Record may attack in comments on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram--Daily Beast & LA Times— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) June 26, 2016
Posted by Steve Bartin at 5:46 AM
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The New York Post reports:
In his huffy remarks after the Supreme Court decision, Obama said when Congress refused to act on so-called comprehensive immigration reform he “was left with little choice but to take steps within my existing authority to make our immigration system smarter, fairer and more just.”We are sure Strongman Obama would start enforcing immigration law if he thought too many white people were coming to America illegally.
But there is no clause in the Constitution giving the president the power to legislate in the absence of congressional enactments. The president’s own sweeping description of the supposed benefits of his action — a smarter, fairer, more just system — implies its breadth.
It certainly doesn’t sound like a mere act of discretion around the edges — and it isn’t. The appeals court noted that nearly 150 pages of instructions were issued on how to carry out the president’s previous executive amnesty, and only about 5 percent of more than 700,000 applications were denied.
The president of the union representing the immigration workers charged with processing those applications said DHS worked to ensure that they were “rubberstamped.” President Obama himself had said DHS officials who didn’t implement his latest edict would face “consequences.”
Posted by Steve Bartin at 5:19 AM