March 12, 2013
gun control, Guns, hypocrites
AR-15, buy, hypocrite, Mark Kelly
Hypocrite Mark Kelly now claims that his plan all along was to purchase the AR-15 and then hand it over.
Kelly responded that he went into the gun store with a plan to buy a .45, “and if we had the opportunity, to buy the AR-15 as well.” He said he didn’t “know the timing,” but he and his people “had a plan for when [they] were going to announce it on Facebook.”
Sure it was! That’s why Kelly described the purchase on Facebook as an “impulse buy.”
February 15, 2013
corruption, elections, government, hypocrites, politics, Republicans
corruption, elections, government, politics, Republicans, Virginia
“Oh, hi, here I am with my completely apolitical spouse, being a big political outsider!”
I’ve gotten the “plastic” vibe from him ever since he first came to speak to the Arlington County Republican Committee last year, after he was made the titular head of the RPV Victory operations by Mitt Romney and Bob McDonnell. But ‘Lovettsville Lady’ over at Virginia Virtucon has done some digging and exposed Pete. Not only is his campaign being run by a bunch of former Bill Bolling staffers like Marissa Pugmire, but he’s being bankrolled by out-of-state donors, one of whom is a former major Democrat donor. Even better, apparently he’s married to the deputy COS for Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri. Yes, the same establishment GOP hack Roy Blunt who, while in House ‘leadership’, arm-twisted good conservatives into supporting big government Bush garbage like “No Child Left Behind” and the bogus Medicare drug boondoggle. Well done, Ma’am.
Pete Snyder is far from the ‘outsider’ he claims to be. He will not be getting my vote for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, or for any other office, ever. You’re excused, Pete. “Bring the heat” back to the finance industry at Disruptor Capital.
January 29, 2013
America, FAIL, government, homeland security, hypocrites, illegal aliens, immigration, law enforcement, politics, Republicans
debate, government, illegals aliens, Immigration, politics, Republicans
Right now, the President is trying, along with Dianne Feinstein and the other usual suspects, to push legislation that would further abrogate our Second Amendment rights. Most Republicans in Congress are finding their courage, despite the bizarre sideshow that is Piers Morgan, and standing up to this to one degree or another.
But we’re not here to talk about that, at least not this evening. No, the focus is on the subject of the other great push about to be made by (most) Democrats and (some) Republicans, ‘comprehensive immigration reform’, aka AMNESTY. Yes, kids, that’s what it’s called when you reward people for illegal behavior. And make no mistake, when you let people who have entered the United States illegally stay, pay their kids’ college tuition, and make it possible for them to gain citizenship, you are REWARDING that behavior. The President will team up with Democrats and RINOs in Congress like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who tried this in 2006-07 and were shocked when the people rose up and made it clear they weren’t having any of this. Now, the usual suspects say, the political environment is different. Republicans supposedly need to bow down, give up their principles, and pursue the Hispanic vote by offering them special privileges, free stuff, and amnesty, as the “Cafe Con Leche Republicans” insist.
Like hell. As I stated after the election, the LAST thing we need to be doing is rolling over. This will allow the left to import more third-world collectivists who will vote for the nanny state and handouts and strain our health care system and infrastructure even more. These people also may not share our culture. Libertarians might be apoplectic at this idea, and that’s fine. What they’re missing, as Ilana Mercer put it, is the civilizational aspect to libertarianism. In their rush to see who score the highest on libertarian purity tests, they’re missing the place where purist neolibertarian philosophy crumbles when it comes into contact with reality. Immigration is one such area. Aaron Alghawi, a national board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus, has come up with what I consider a reasonable starting point for a pro-liberty immigration platform. It’s lacking in two areas. Firstly, we need to secure the border in a serious and sustained fashion. A wall/fence with vehicle barriers and geophones from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico. No excuses. Second, everyone here illegally should have to go ‘home’ and get in line behind everyone else and apply for re-entry. Again, no excuses. No one gets treated any better or worse, and no one gets a break because of whom they know. This will meet with opposition from many libertarians, including much of the RLC national leadership. So be it. As the Virginia state chair of the RLC, I’ll fight to see such a platform on this issue adopted at our national convention in a few months.
Purist libertarians will call me racist, classist, nativist, etc. That’s fine. Bring it on. I’m ready. My policy prescriptions here are buttressed by reality. Rhetoric doesn’t scare me, whether it comes from the left, or from libertarians of one stripe or another. As such, I proclaim it is the duty of every patriot to prevent ANY immigration policy from becoming law that gives amnesty, retards enforcement of existing immigration law, or gives out privileges or rewards to those here illegally. And please… stop referring to illegal aliens as ‘undocumented’ and the like. It just makes you look cowardly, and worse, politically correct.