Left-leaning Politico is circulating the idea that leading Republican candidate Mitt Romney is not sufficiently adored by Republican voters so therefore former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is the obvious choice.
Mitt Romney’s tortured triumph in Michigan put him back in the GOP driver’s seat — but that hasn’t quelled the desire among some Republicans to trade up.
Yes, Republicans are still pining for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush despite his repeated and vehement refusal to be sucked into the 2012 Republican vortex.
And Democrats continue to cast a wary eye on a guy they see as more dangerous — and capable of connecting with middle-class and Latino voters — than Romney.
The Bush murmurs persist, even as a resilient Romney marches toward Super Tuesday with a commanding lead in cash, delegates and momentum over a sagging Rick Santorum.
“I have the perfect candidate — Jeb Bush. But he’s not running,” former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card told Charlie Rose on CBS on Wednesday, echoing the sentiments of many in his party.
“What Democrat would not worry about a popular leader from a critical state who sounds pretty moderate and can rescue the GOP from its anti-Latino death grip?” asked former Bill Clinton press secretary Mike McCurry, who said he’s yet to find a Democratic elder who thinks the GOP is truly “unhinged” enough to consider ditching Romney for Bush.
Bush — who has refused to endorse Romney in 2012 as he did in 2008 and whose son endorsed Jon Huntsman — has fanned the flames himself, possibly to whet his party’s appetite for a 2016 run. After keeping a low profile during the hotly contested Florida primary in January, he popped up last week at the height of the Romney-Santorum duel in Michigan to declare his problems with the GOP presidential field.
“I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I’m wondering, I don’t think I’ve changed but it’s a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people’s fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective,” Bush told a gathering in Dallas last Thursday, according to FOX News. Continue reading this article
Canadian TV Host Michael Coren recently interviewed Peter Brimelow on the topic of assimilation. Both agree that most of the immigrants and citizens of the receiving country want to assimilation to occur. However, some politicians may see new residents and future voters as people who can be manipulated through creating dependency on the party handing out the most goodies. Multiculturalism then leads to a class of professional ethnic mouthpieces, with social disintegration following on.
Secure Communities is a federal system in which the fingerprints of persons already arrested are run through a federal database to check their immigration status so that dangerous criminals can be deported. Most people would consider that strategy to be basic common sense. Secure Communities is supposed to be implemented in every state by 2013.
But the Catholic church favors open borders and amnesty for the foreign lawbreakers who now fill its pews. It’s a market-share thing: numerous American Catholics bailed after the priest pedophilia scandal and for other reasons. In fact, a Pew survey found that “roughly 10% of all Americans are former Catholics.” So importing newbie Catholics is seen as desirable by church leaders, despite the crime problems associated with millions of unidentified foreigners.
In one example of how intelligent law enforcement is meant to prevent crime, the family of Matthew Denice called on Massachusetts Governor Patrick to “enact Secure Communities” to avoid future deaths caused by illegal aliens.
Anyone who assumed that religious officials condemning a successful public safety program was just a California aberration would be wrong. Leading Catholics in Baltimore favor coddling criminals just as much as their comrades on the left coast:
The recent article about the expansion into Baltimore of the Department of Homeland Security’s program to crackdown on illegal immigrants (“Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks,” Feb. 26) makes clear the need for real immigration reform. Programs such as Secure Communities, regardless of aim, are succeeding in spreading fear and division and in threatening the stability of the family. Moreover, the program is altering the relationship between federal immigration enforcement and local law enforcement.
The Catholic Church’s concern for the welfare of migrants stems from its belief that immigration is ultimately a humanitarian issue because it impacts the basic human rights and dignity of the human person. The Church believes this dignity is undermined by this program’s alleged channeling of immigrants into the criminal justice system through racial profiling and pre-textual arrests for the purpose of vetting them for their immigration status. Because Secure Communities is operated at the point of arrest, rather than post-conviction, it casts a wide net over virtually any immigrant who has come into contact with the criminal justice system. Continue reading this article
In addition, the video report below is distinguished by the appearance of now-retired Cardinal Roger Mahony (pictured with anti-borders pal Sen Ted Kennedy) of Los Angeles speaking in support of freebies for diverse foreign lawbreakers. “We all benefit by this small, relatively small amount of money helping these families, helping them get up and out of poverty. No family is going to pick up from Mexico or Central America and come all the way up here and try to cross the border for this small tax break,” he remarked.
“The payment of Federal funds through this tax benefit appears to provide an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside, and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts Federal law and policy to remove such incentives.”
Of course, lawbreaking foreign moochers don’t come for just the tax benefit; they come for the whole enchilada of American jobs and free taxpayer-supplied stuff, like healthcare, food, education and subsidized housing.
Judge John Gleason was unimpressed by Kaziu’s last moment expressions of regret, although the judge did not agree with the prosecution’s recommendation of a life sentence.
The takeaway lesson here is how a US-born Muslim who was educated in American schools was nevertheless susceptible to the message of jihad and became willing to murder fellow citizens. America’s traditional engine of assimilation often does not work with followers of the totalitarian ideology of Islam. Diverse Muslim immigration is a worsening threat and one of the worst public policies ever.
A New York City man was sentenced to 27 years in prison Friday for traveling to the Middle East in a failed bid to join al-Qaida and avenge abuse of Muslims by killing American troops.
“I wish I had not gone down that path,” Betim Kaziu told U.S. District Judge John Gleason before hearing the sentence in federal court in Brooklyn. “I completely regret what I did in that phase of my life.”
But Gleason said it was first time he’d hear the defendant express remorse — and that it wasn’t convincing.
“You grew up in Brooklyn and you decided to murder your own country’s soldiers,” Gleason said. “There’s still an element of defiance in you. … You’re still way too proud of becoming a jihadist.”
The government had sought a life term, arguing that Kaziu could resume his quest to commit terrorism if given anything less.
A jury found the 24-year-old Kaziu guilty last year of conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization and other charges last year at a trial that featured the testimony of a would-be terrorist and childhood friend of the defendant who became a government cooperator. Continue reading this article
It’s a relief to see another European (like Geert Wilders) say straight out that Muslim immigration has been disastrous and must be stopped, as British Freedom Chair Paul Weston did recently. I read anti-sharia websites all the time that never mention how Islam got into the West, like the worsening threat of jihad just plopped out of the sky rather than arriving in the cultures of immigrants.
The message that demographic change to an Islamic society is suicidal is not an easy one for politicians to pronounce. Newt Gingrich has been pleasantly outspoken on the dangers of Islam but has never said America should stop Muslim immigration.
The demographic revolution started at the end of the second World War when Europe wanted cheap labor to rebuild. But liberal politicians saw an opportunity to increase their party’s market share with statist-friendly cultures. Paul Weston, in the talk below, discussed how Tony Blair’s Labour Party had thrown the doors open to Muslims to replace the British people with subjects more amenable to the liberal viewpoint.
Paul Weston, the Chairman of the British Freedom Party, spoke in New York City on February 23, 2012, during a tour of the US and Canada:
What I really want to talk about tonight is to warn America not to go down the same Islamic road that Europe finds itself on, particularly so Britain, which is almost on the point of no return — or perhaps no peaceful return. Samuel Huntingdon was not necessarily writing about Britain when he penned his prescient book “The Clash of Civilisations”, but one particular theme he raised very much applies to my poor old country where he refers to the dying of civilisations and the lack of concern amongst their native people, due to what he terms the “Illusion of Permanency.”
No one in Britain expects tomorrow to be very different from today. No one really expects things to be particularly different this time next year, or the year after that. People find it inconceivable that the future could possibly be radically different to the recent past, but certain things have happened in Britain over the last 50 years that will make the next 50 years a period of total and utter transformation.
The reason for this is very simple, mass immigration and Muslim demographics. Now, when I talk about the illusion of permanency, this illusion is easy to maintain when the vast majority of the British people are racially as they have been for hundreds and hundreds of years, or when the Muslim presence in Britain amounted to just a few tens of thousands, as was the case in 1960. But that is no longer the situation.
Tony Blair’s Labour government opened the doors to mass immigration, with the express intention of destroying our traditional culture, which was so hated by the Left wing. The cat was let out of the bag by Blair’s speechwriter, a Mr Andrew Neather, who said they wanted “to change the cultural face of Britain and to rub the noses of the right wing in “diversity.”
Well, the left has been very successful, which is hardly surprising. Britain is a very small country, it makes up less than 1% of the worlds habitable land mass and contains just 1% of the world population. It also has a no questions asked welfare state, which enables immigrants to live far better lives than in their former countries. When such a comparatively rich, generous and tiny country invites the impoverished billions from the third world to enter, then it can only expect to be swamped. Which indeed it has been.
Sam Solomon’s book about Islamic immigration into the West and Jihad, called the Trojan Horse, describes the jihadist ideology behind mass Muslim migration. The liberal/left denounce it of course, but the Islamists are well aware of the effectiveness of infiltration. Abu Baseer, is a London based spiritual adviser to Ansar ul-Islam, a jihadist organisation. He had this to say about Islamic immigration to the West. Quote:
“One of the goals of immigration is the revival of the duty of jihad and enforcement of power over the infidels. Immigration and jihad go together. One is the consequence of the other and dependent upon it. The continuance of the one is dependent upon the continuance of the other.”
Or how about Col Gaddafi, who stated:
“We have 50 million Muslims in Europe, there are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe — without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.” Continue reading this article
In 2000, 16-year-old Ashton Cline-McMurray (pictured) was beaten and stabbed to death by four diverse gangsters as he walked home from a football game near Boston.
One of the killers, Cambodian illegal alien Loeun Heng was sentenced in a weak 2003 plea deal to prison time to be followed by deportation, as promised to the victim’s mother. But now, the convicted killer is back on the streets of Massachusetts, free to commit more violent crimes against citizens.
The reason? A 2001 Supreme Court decision (Zadvydas v. Davis) which limits to six months the time an alien may be held if the home country refuses to accept a deported criminal.
And that’s just one case. Many violent foreign criminals have been released because of the Supremes’ ruling, although the numbers reported are all over the map:
● Since 2008, ICE says it’s been forced to release 1,748 criminal aliens because of the Supreme Court ruling, including 80 in the Boston area. [Link]
● Lamar Smith says ICE has released nearly 4,000 dangerous criminal immigrants every year since 2008. [Link]
● ICE has released more than 8,000 criminal illegal aliens into U.S. since 2009. [Link]
Clearly, releasing even one deportable foreign criminal is too many.
It would be easy enough to solve this problem if the State Department would announce that no more visas would be issued to countries unaccepting of their criminal deportees, but it’s hard to imagine Hilary Clinton using her diplomatic power to protect Americans.
The release of an illegal immigrant who pleaded guilty in the killing of a Revere teenager is getting national attention and leading to a call for Congressional hearings.
The response to the case exposed by FOX Undercover comes as the federal government released new data showing the how many other immigrants were released from detention because they couldn’t be deported within time standards.
That was the case with Loeun Heng , an illegal immigrant from Cambodia, who along with three others pleaded guilty to stabbing and beating to death 16-year-old Ashton Cline-McMurray in 2000.
The Suffolk County District Attorney charged Heng and three others, all believed to be gang members, with murder. But they pleaded guilty to lesser charges ranging from manslaughter to second degree murder.
Cline-McMurray’s mother, Sandra Hutchinson, agreed to the plea deal after being told, she says, that defendants in this country illegally would be deported.
“They said that they would never set foot, basically, on American soil again. In other words, they’d be like in jail until they got sent back,” she told FOX Undercover’s Mike Beaudet.
Heng’s case seemed to be headed that way when the Parole Board released Heng into the federal immigration custody last March. The U.S. Burea of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, planned to deport Heng to Cambodia.
A new documentary called They Come to America looks interesting:
The following clip reveals the unpleasant truth, that many invasive Mexicans come for the dollars only, not to become Americans as earlier “immigrants” intended. They don’t even like America. It’s money that they love.
When filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch was driving to the South Fork during the making of his first film, “King of the Hamptons,” he never paid much mind to the man standing in front of the 7-Eleven in Southampton with signs like, “When they jumped the fence, they broke the law.”
That is, until one day, when he got stuck at a red light and the Neil Diamond song “America” came on the radio. With a video camera in hand, he pulled over and started interviewing the protestor, Tom Wedell. It was the start of his second film, “They Come to America,” a documentary that takes a nonpartisan look at the human and financial cost of illegal immigration.
“I decided I would travel the entire country, especially the hot spots, and just focus on ordinary people and how illegal immigration was affecting them — positively and negatively,” said Lynch, who moved to East Hampton in 2010. “I didn’t take a left-tone or a right-tone. I took a truth tone.”
He finished the final cut just two months ago, but already the film is causing a stir. Lynch was a guest on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning. [WATCH] Continue reading this article
Most Americans find our Constitution to be quite adequate for the nation’s legal framework. We do not need any foreign law. Muslims residing in this country who prefer Mohammed’s dictates should relocate to locales where it is practiced, which are welcoming to fellow ummah members:
Never forget how all this objectionable diversity got here: immigration.
CNN’s blog report unsurprisingly portrayed Muslims as the victims and Constitution-preferring Americans as meanie Islamophobes. Incidentally, the best way to “repair Sharia’s reputation” would be for Muslims to stop murdering non-Muslims on a daily basis in the name of Islam.
Washington (CNN) – A major American Muslim group is embarking on a national campaign Friday to clarify a word it says has been given a bad name by recent global and domestic politics: Sharia.
The Islamic Circle of North America says its effort is aimed at “educating Americans” on what it says is the noble meaning of Sharia through conferences, billboards, and TV and radio PSAs.
The group is also launching a national hot line to answer questions about Sharia and Islam.
For more than a billion Muslims around the world, Sharia describes a way of life, from dietary laws to a code of moral life. For some conservative American critics, the word is sinister – connoting a draconian legal code that they contend threatens to subvert American law.
Sharia was politicized in the post-9/11 world as the U.S. paid more attention to perceived threats from the Muslim world, said Zahid Bukhari, president of Islamic Circle of North America.
More recently, Bukhari says Republican presidential candidates have used the word to foment Islamophobia.
“We should have a federal law that says Sharia law cannot be recognized by any court in the United States,” Newt Gingrich said to a standing ovation at the Values Voter Summit in Washington in 2010? “No judge will remain in office that tried to use Sharia law.” Continue reading this article
Recent Muslim news from Europe illustrates the poor aptitude of Islamic persons for traditional immigration, where assimilation to the receiving country is still expected.
A German government study shows a stubborn rejection of Western values by a substantial number, something that shouldn’t surprise anyone who has followed the failed social diversity experiment of Muslim immigration in Europe. Germany is home to three million Turks, who maintain strong ties with their cultural homeland.
Below is a video revealing one symptom, the violence in a German school against teachers by Muslim students. One boy said the education offered was useless to him because he saw his future as assaults and stealing.
Nearly every fourth non-German Muslim rejects integration, questions western values and tends to accept violence, according to a study commissioned by the German Interior Ministry and released late Thursday morning.
Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said the study’s results were worrying, according to in an interview published on Thursday.
“Germany respects the background and cultural identity of its immigrants. But we don’t accept the importation of authoritarian, anti-democratic and religiously fanatical points of view,” Friedrich told the Bild newspaper.
Whoever fights against freedom and democracy will not have a future here, said the minister – a member of the ruling Christian Democratic Union’s sister party, the Christian Social Union.
The survey showed that of Muslims living in Germany who were not German citizens, 52 percent favored integration, while 48 percent “strongly leaned toward separation” and clearly rejected German majority culture. Continue reading this article
Below, the Islamic Center of America located in Detroit is the largest mosque in America
Of course, more Islamic buildings are the expected result of increased Muslim immigration, which Washington still permits in spite of continued domestic terror attacks.
CAIR has made its report available online: The American Mosque 2011. It has a section titled Major Findings, from which I have pulled some noteworthy items:
• The number of mosques and mosque participants continue to show significant growth. The US Mosque Survey 2011 counted a total of 2,106 mosques; as compared to the year 2000 when 1,209 mosques were counted—representing a 74% increase from 2000.
• The American mosque is a remarkably young institution: over three-fourths (76%) of all existing mosques were established since 1980.
• Mosque leaders endorse Muslim involvement in American society. Over 98% of mosque leaders agree that Muslims should be involved in American institutions; and 91% agree that Muslims should be involved in politics.
• The vast majority of mosque leaders do not feel that overall American society is hostile to Islam. Only 25% of mosque leaders in 2011 believe that American society is hostile to Islam. In 2000 the majority of mosque leaders (54%) agreed that American society is hostile to Islam.
Obviously we citizens are doing something wrong if Muslim leaders think that America is compatible with totalitarian Islam.
Another nugget in the report is how 24 percent of Muslim leaders agree with the statement that “America is immoral.” Why do they choose to live in America when ummah territory is vast and diverse? Perhaps they would be happier in Riyadh or some other cheerful community where religious police enforce Mohammed’s morality.
Following is a chipper MSM article that reflects the idea that Islam is just another religion.
The number of American mosques grew by 74 percent in the past decade and are increasingly found in the suburbs, according to a national survey by a coalition of Muslim groups.
The 2011 U.S. Mosque Survey counted 2,106 mosques in the United States, 246 in California and 62 in the Bay Area.
“This building boom is indicative of the growing financial resources of the Muslim community as many Muslims have lived in the U.S. for many decades now and their financial resources have improved,” wrote study author Ihsan Bagby, an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky.
Ravi Mohiuddin attends one of the Bay Area’s newer mosques, though as with many Islamic centers in the Bay Area, his West Valley Muslim Association in Saratoga is a work in progress.
The mosque opened in a rented hall in 2007 amid two insurance offices, a hair salon and lighting store. Just a mile from Apple headquarters, the storefront attracts Apple employees and other Silicon Valley Muslims who come for daytime prayers. Continue reading this article
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