Rep. Louie Gohmert and other conservatives are pushing for a short-term continuing resolution that could potentially lead to a standoff with President Obama over his executive action on immigration. The Texas Republican and his allies are threatening to use the budget process after that short-term spending bill runs out to threaten a government shutdown by insisting that the government “totally defund the amnesty.”
But Gohmert wants to take it even further, suggesting that Congress also go after any golf outings and family trips the president may take.
“I think we’ve got to make it clear that ought to be a short-term CR and we ought to keep holding that over the president’s head and if he grants an amnesty we just do massive cuts in programs that Americans won’t notice the bureaucrats being gone that he cares deeply about, including his own staff,” Gohmert told Dan Cofall earlier this month.
He added: “But if we’re funding everything he wants except for certain items that are his little pet piece or saying, like, we’re not going to fund any more golf outings or any more trips, vacations where he and his family travel on different planes. Just things in America go, really Mr. President, you can keep the government running and yet you’re the one saying, ‘No I want my golf outings, I want my czar for this and my czar for that,’ really, you will shut down the government over that?”
Right-wing talk show host Michael Savage isn’t exactly pleased with President Obama’s reaction to the Jerusalem synagogue attack this week, saying that the president’s remarks prove that he is “pulling for the other side.”
On his radio program Tuesday, Savage said that Obama has terrorist sympathies, which reveal his plan to become world dictator: “Do you think a megalomaniac like him is going to just settle down and write a book? No, he wants to take over the world. He’s angling for the job of the United Nations presidency and so therefore every speech that he gives you must listen to it through the ears of the massive populations of Muslims and Africans in the world and understand that Obama is speaking to them. He’s not speaking to you, in fact, he’s condemning you, he told you your election didn’t count.”
“He is speaking to another audience, he marches to a different drummer,” he added.
“Obama wants to become dictator of the world after he leaves the presidency so he’s crushing our military, de-balling our police, changing the laws so that we have to defend ourselves and can’t count on the government to defend us from the riots that are coming, and all with an intent to run the United Nations as the world king, king of the world.”
A national organization of county sheriffs will be gathering in Washington next month to protest President Obama’s executive action on immigration, and anti-immigrant activist William Gheen has an idea for what they can do in their spare time: arrest the president!
Gheen, the head of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, told WorldNetDaily today that the sheriffs have the “power and ability to arrest the president of the United States” and should consider deciding to “use their power to do this.”
Bristol County, Massachusetts, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who is organizing the event, did not comment on Gheen’s suggestion, but did tell WND that the Obama administration is using immigration to “overburden the existing system until it collapses” in order to replace it with a “socialist system.”
He also suggested that the U.S. government emulate Israel’s intense militarized border security on the southern border.
Hodgson said he has been calling for officials in Washington to bring in Israeli border security officials as consultants to help map out a comprehensive border security plan.
“Frankly … because nobody is better at border security than the Israelis,” he said.
Hodgson said he believes there’s more to it than just Washington lacking the will to do what’s right. He believes the Obama administration has sinister motives.
“They want to build a socialist system,” he said.
And how do you do that?
“You overburden the existing system until it collapses,” he said. “We can’t let it happen. Our Founding Fathers would disown us if we let it happen.”
Gheen, of ALIPAC, said he had a suggestion that he wishes the sheriffs would consider when they pay a visit to the nation’s capital next month.
“If the sheriffs are heading to Washington, how about suggesting the sheriffs take some of their best men to D.C. and they use their power and ability to arrest the president of the United States?” Gheen said. “I think if the sheriffs are going to Washington on Dec. 10 and the president continues to violate the Constitution of the United States, that they should consider arresting the president of the United States. What if the sheriffs decided to use their power to do this?”
In an interview with WorldNetDaily today, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared the congressional GOP’s standoff with President Obama over immigration reform to the fight against ISIS, saying that the Republican caucus should be prepared to “use all the constitutional means at our disposal” and not take a government shutdown or impeachment proceedings off the table.”
“The president is holding a right hostage to an ultimatum,” he said. “We have a right to secure borders, we have a right to demand and expect that our president enforce the law, but he’s giving us an ultimatum that Congress can either pass amnesty or he’s going to commit it by a constitutional violation.”
“I think that we can’t take cutting off funding off the table,” he continued. “It’s about the equivalent of saying in the fight against ISIS that there will be no boots on the ground. Republicans should not make those kind of mistakes that the president has made in his messaging to ISIS. So that means that we should use all the constitutional means at our disposal.”
He added that “I want to do the minimum possible to restore the constitution,” which could include “cutting off the funding,” passing a motion to censure the president, or impeachment, which he called “the last resort, not one that I favor at all.”
On his Tuesday radio program, conservative talk show host Michael Savage attacked President Obama for his remarks condemning the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this week, but ended up criticizing the piety and “liberalism” of the Jewish victims.
After calling Obama a “snake” who is “pulling for the other side,” Savage chastised the Jewish victims for not being armed with guns to defend themselves:
It reminds me of the fact that had these Jews in the synagogue been armed with side arms, all of them wouldn’t have died, they wouldn’t have run out screaming with their prayer shawls stuck to their feet. They would have shot the Palestinians dead in their tracks. I don’t know what it’s going to take for Jews to understand that they’re at war and that they have to defend themselves, I just don’t understand what world they live in, I don’t understand for the life of me what it takes for people to wake up to the fact that they have to defend themselves.
A lot of good the prayers did them, huh? Where was God while the Palestinians were running around the synagogue with axes? Did the Bible save them? Did the prayer shawls save them? Did their genuflecting save the Jews? Did doing everything religiously correct save them from the axes that came down on their head? No the only thing that would’ve stopped the Palestinians would’ve been a bullet in their head.
Liberalism, according to Savage, was also to blame: “The country has been so infiltrated with liberalism, many of whom are just there to ride off the fat of the land, they expect somebody else to take care of them.”
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a leader in the anti-immigrant movement, said during his Sunday radio program that it’s possible that a Hispanic majority in the U.S. could conduct an “ethnic cleansing.”
Kobach made his remarks in response to a caller who asked, “What happens, if you know your history, when one culture or one race or one religion overwhelms another culture or race?”
Claiming that immigrant rights groups are “calling for the return of the Spanish territory, which could be almost half of the United States,” the caller warned, “When one race or culture overwhelms another culture, they run them out or they kill them. And it’s a bigger issue than just being Democrats. And they know in numbers, once the numbers are so bad, they can pretty much do whatever they want to do.”
“What protects us in America from any kind of ethnic cleansing is the rule of law, of course,” Kobach responded. “And the rule of law used to be unassailable, used to be taken for granted in America. And now, of course, we have a president who disregards the law when it suits his interests. So, while I normally would answer that by saying, ‘Steve, of course we have the rule of law, that could never happen in America,’ I wonder what could happen. I still don’t think it’s going to happen in America, but I have to admit, things are strange and they are happening.”
Earlier in the program, Kobach used a more subtle form of racial dog-whistle by accusing Democrats of “replacing American voters” with "socialist" Hispanic voters. While reading polls about political attitudes broken out by race, Kobach said that “if you look at it through an ethnic lens,” Democrats want to create a “a locked-in vote for socialism” by “replacing American voters with newly legalized aliens.”
Today, President Obama is scheduled to announce that he will grant temporary deportation relief to some immigrants living in the country illegally. Today also happens to be the Mexican holiday of “Revolution Day,” which commemorates the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. At least two anti-immigrant activists think this is not a coincidence.
In a press release today — which has already been dotingly covered by the Washington Times – anti-immigrant extremists William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and James Neighbors of Overpasses for America claim that by picking today for his announcement, Obama is creating “a permanent symbolic relationship between his actions and Mexico’s violent revolutionary and civil wars from 1910-1920!”
"Obama is making a powerful and dangerous symbolic declaration to large Spanish media audiences today comparing his new immigration orders to the violent Mexican revolution and civil war!" Gheen writes in the release, claiming that the decisions of major networks not to air the speech are meant to “keep most US citizens oblivious” as Obama sends a revolutionary message to Spanish-speaking viewers.
Unbeknownst to most Americans, Barack Obama currently plans to issue an edict that defies current US Laws and the US Constitution by establishing amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants on Mexican Revolution Day 2014, which is traditionally celebrated on November 20 in Mexico and by Mexicans everywhere.
November 20 is Mexican "Revolution Day" or Mexican "Civil War Day" which is the equivalent of America's 4th of July. Obama's choice of this date for his departure from his Oath of Office and the US Constitution creates a permanent symbolic relationship between his actions and Mexico's violent revolutionary and civil wars from 1910-1920!
"Obama is making a powerful and dangerous symbolic declaration to large Spanish media audiences today comparing his new immigration orders to the violent Mexican revolution and civil war!" said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "Obama is timing his move to thwart the American public's voice in Congress to coincide with Mexican Revolution Day and the Ferguson verdict while CBS, ABC, and NBC will keep most US citizens oblivious tonight!"
In case it wasn't clear what they were getting at, Gheen included this image in an email to supporters promoting the press release:
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the influential architect of anti-immigrant and voter suppression measures throughout the country, said on his radio program this week that President Obama was shaped by an “affirmative action culture” that handed him achievements that “he was not winning…himself.”
Kobach spent a good part of the Sunday night program discussing President Obama’s election night press conference, where he said that he heard the concerns and frustration of the voters who sat the election out, which Kobach took to mean that Obama had made those nonparticipating voters into an imaginary “communist” voting bloc.
In response, a caller shared her theory that the president thinks “everything is all about him” and “is mentally incapable, I think it’s rendered him somewhat handicapped in his ability to process things” in a logical manner.
“You know, I wonder if goes all the way back to his upbringing, where, and I’m thinking more in terms of college and law school, where the affirmative action culture just lavished praise upon him and he could do no wrong,” Kobach responded. “And he got into Harvard Law despite not being that impressive a student and once there, he became law review editor because, ‘Oh my goodness, we have this wonderful student.’ He was not winning it himself, but he was told that he was great from the moment he set foot.”
Later in the program, Kobach lashed out at an Al Jazeera story exposing the deep flaws in a national program he has coordinated to help states purge their voter rolls of voters who they believe no longer live in the state.
“Let’s get down to bare bones here,” he said, “ultimately, some Americans care enough to vote and some Americans don’t.”
Calling Al Jazeera "a left-wing crackpot network in addition to being apologists for Islamic extremism,” he mocked the story’s conclusion: “Disenfranchising? Give me a break. Photo ID doesn’t disenfranchise anyone. Taking someone off the voter rolls because they moved from one state to the other and taking them off the first state doesn’t disenfranchise anyone.”
“But this is what the left does. Elections don’t matter to them because now they have this ridiculous, absurd excuse.”
Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly believes that President Obama’s upcoming announcement on new steps to relieve some undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation could trigger a second Civil War.
She told WorldNetDaily’s Paul Bremmer yesterday that Obama’s executive action on immigration resembles the Southern bombardment of Fort Sumter, which led to the beginning of the Civil War, adding that the move is even more inscrutable than Pearl Harbor bombing because “with Pearl Harbor, the American people knew what was happening.”
President Obama’s looming executive action on immigration reform represents a Fort Sumter-type moment, according to conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.
Schlafly at first considered comparing the Obama amnesty to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but decided that Obama’s plan is much more subtle.
“With Pearl Harbor, the American people knew what was happening,” she said.
But Fort Sumter, where the opening shots of the Civil War were fired, represented the beginning of a ruinous conflict, and Schlafly, like fellow conservative luminary Richard Viguerie, speculates that an executive amnesty might touch off a sort of modern-day conflagration.
She is also skeptical of the idea that beneficiaries of Obama’s amnesty will be barred from receiving health-care subsidies.
“No, I don’t think he will deny them Obamacare,” she said.
So is the president lying?
“I think he lies about everything,” Schlafly said.
Former Florida congressman Allen West, who has previously called for Congress to impeach President Obama, said on Newsmax today that after Obama makes his planned announcement on immigration, Americans will express an “incredible cry” for his impeachment.
When host Steve Malzberg asked him whether Republicans push for impeachment, West responded that the president’s immigration announcement will provoke “an incredible cry from the American people” so that Republicans won’t even “need to talk about it.”
Rep. Mike Kelly, Republican of Pennsylvania, reacted angrily today to President Obama’s indication that he will soon temporarily relieve some undocumented immigrants of the threat of deportation, telling Newsmax host Ed Berliner that such a move will push the country into an “internal crisis” not seen since the days leading up to the Civil War.
Kelly told Berliner that House Republicans shouldn’t take impeachment off the table:
“The country is witnessing something right now that I don’t think in our entire history we’ve ever looked at, a constitutional crisis,” he said, calling it “sickening” that many Democrats have applauded Obama’s immigration stance.
Of course, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush also used executive action to change status of certain undocumented immigrants.
He also harkened back to the Civil War and recommended that the president read Rick Warren’s book “A Purpose Driven Life” to temper his ego: “Right now in the history of our country we have never had such an internal crisis as we’ve had, not since the mid-1800s, of what we’re going through right now. Why would this president choose this issue and cause a constitutional crisis? I really suggest to him, there’s a book out that I read years ago, it was really a turning point in my life, by pastor Rick Warren and it’s called ‘A Purpose Driven Life’ and the very first words: ‘It’s not about me.’ This is the president who everything is about him, it’s about his legacy or what he’s going to say is his legacy. I would hate to see him go down in history, or maybe he wants to go down in history, as the guy who tore America apart.”
Anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller yesterday appeared on “The Janet Mefferd Show” where she warned that President Obama’s expected executive action on immigration will be a boon to terrorists.
After Mefferd said that radical Islamic militants might as well “gather at the Mexican border and just come across because executive amnesty is a-coming,” Geller cited false claims about border patrol agents finding Muslim prayer rugs at the southern border. Federal officials have also denied allegations that terrorists are crossing into the U.S. through Mexico.
“If you’re going to open up amnesty, I mean, that is the death knell,” she said.
“America better get a clue,” Geller said later in the program. “These beheadings are not going to stay contained in Iraq.”
Lamenting that “we were enormously safer under Bush,” Geller said that the U.S. is like a “stagecoach that’s careening off towards a cliff, the driver has fallen off and America is in the backseat of the carriage drinking tea.”
Alan Colmes invited Gun Owners of America’s executive director, Larry Pratt, on his program yesterday and asked the gun lobbyist about some of his more incendiary comments, including his assertion that elected officials should have a “healthy fear” of being shot and his warnings that President Obama might start a race war.
When Colmes asked him about his comments on threatening elected officials, Pratt responded, “Sure, that’s what the Second Amendment is all about.”
“Otherwise I’m not quite sure how we restrain them,” he said, citing the armed standoff at the Bundy ranch as an example of gun owners stopping the government from “imposing their will tyrannically.”
Pratt also cited the 1946 “Battle of Athens” as an example of this system working.
Colmes then asked Pratt about his conversations with extremist talk show host Stan Solomon, in which Pratt agreed with Solomon’s predictions that President Obama would "put together a racial force to go against an opposite race resistance, basically a black force to go against a white resistance” and instigate attacks “on Christian, heterosexual white haves by black, Muslim and/or atheist…black have-nots.”
Pratt told Colmes that anybody who reads racial politics into these conversations is playing the “race card” because the term “black force” referred to “the way ninjas dress.”
A race war, however, is “something that the president wouldn’t mind seeing,” he added.
One of the featured stories on today’s “700 Club” was that of a viewer who suffered complications after undergoing Lasik surgery, but says she was healed after watching Pat Robertson’s show. This was followed by a number of letters from viewers who reported being cured of ailments after watching “The 700 Club,” including a mother who wrote in to say that her son had been cured of a neck injury after she watched the program and texted her son about it. “He read the text and claimed the word,” the viewer reported. “Immediately, he was healed!”
Robertson was not surprised. God, he said, “can heal cancer, He can heal leukemia, He can heal arthritis, He can heal any condition you’ve got in your body. He made, you He can fix you.”
Robertson proceeded to conduct a faith healing on a viewer with a tumor and his cohost Wendy Griffith assured a woman with a lump in her breast that “the Lord is healing you right now” and it’s “not serious.”
On “The 700 Club” today, Pat Robertson argued that President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who he called “a snaky sort of individual,” will push for temporary deportation relief for some immigrants as a “set-up to trap the Republicans into making some extreme move” such as shutting down the government.
“It’s just incredible because it’s a political grab and you wonder what are they playing for,” he said. “I said yesterday and the day before that it’s no question it’s a set-up on this immigration thing, it’s a set-up to trap the Republicans into making some extreme move or to build a constitutional crisis where it looked like they have shut the government down.
“We can’t have that happen, so they’ve got to take a very cautious approach to how they stop the president. But they can shut him down in a number of other ways, and they have got to do it.”
The anti-LGBT group MassResistance is upset with companies like Staples and CVS for sponsoring an upcoming Human Rights Campaign fundraiser, and is accusing the businesses of supporting the criminalization of Christianity.
“Most people don’t know that major corporations in America are funding the massive push to introduce homosexuality and transgenderism into the elementary school grades, pass laws across the country to criminalize Christian belief in the workplace, force ‘gay marriage’ through the federal courts, viciously harass pro-family groups, and much more,” the group said in a statement on Sunday.
Before asking conservatives to contact HRC’s donors, MassResistance warns parents to fear the day “when your child comes home from school reading homosexual books.”
Most people don’t know that major corporations in America are funding the massive push to introduce homosexuality and transgenderism into the elementary school grades, pass laws across the country to criminalize Christian belief in the workplace, force “gay marriage” through the federal courts, viciously harass pro-family groups, and much more. They're companies you likely buy from.
1. Fascist-like campaigns to harass and threaten individual pro-family leaders, their families, and their organizations
2. Funding to homosexualize children in the nation’s public schools
3. Funding and grassroots roots lobbying for laws across the country to criminalize Christian belief and morality and push transgenderism into public places
What are you going to do when your child comes home from school reading homosexual books? Are you going to be the next one who is sued -- for a huge amount -- for standing up for your beliefs at your own business? How do you feel watching federal judges force “gay marriage” in state after state as the voters watch helplessly?
Discussing President Obama’s likely executive action on immigration with the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios today, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez suggested that the president wants to swap freedom-loving Americans with government-worshiping Latinos as part of his plan to weed out liberty from the country.
After Rios read an excerpt from a Federation for American Immigration Reform report claiming that an executive action would “open up federal and state benefits to individuals that are illegal immigrants,” Gonzalez said “Obama’s calculus” is to use undocumented immigrants to breed support for “big government.”
(Noncitizens under the Obama administration’s current deferred action program — which would be expanded under the proposed executive action — are not eligible for any federal benefits and do not have a path to citizenship and voting rights.)
“The reason he wants to do this is because he believes that these people, when they become voters, will support Big Government,” Gonzalez said. “For them to be assimilated into the ‘new America’ that the president and the progressives around him are trying to create, they need to be acclimated right away to being on government services, to liking government services, to think of the government as being a benevolent dispenser of goodies.”
He added that Obama plans to undermine the country’s “experiment in human freedom and prosperity” by replacing native-born Americans with immigrants who want a bigger government: “In order to change it, they need to create a people that like and look upon government as benevolent and a provider.”
Rios agreed, saying that Latino immigrants are “accustomed to government sort of being the ruler, they’re not used to self-rule or self-decisions.” She insisted that the “poison pill” of government will weaken Latino families just as she believes it damaged the black community.
Rep. Lamar Smith, Republican of Texas, said today that the “extreme fringe of the Democratic Party” is supporting an executive action providing deportation relief to some undocumented immigrants because it “wants to treat those from other countries better than we treat our own American citizens” and ultimately is “banking” on the votes of new immigrants.
“It’s amazing that an American president, a United States president, would put the interest of those who don’t live in the country or are in the country illegally ahead of the interest of American citizens,” Smith told Newsmax host J.D. Hayworth.
When Hayworth asked Smith about far-right columnist Selwyn Duke’s argument that deportation relief would amount to a “get-out-the-vote drive” for Democrats, Smith agreed, saying “demographics” indicate that immigrants covered under the proposed executive action — which does not include a path to citizenship or voting rights — will give 80 percent of their votes to Democrats.
“I wish that weren’t the case, but those are the demographics and the president and the Democratic Party are banking on them, and that’s why I say they’re putting the interest of other individuals ahead of the interests of U.S. citizens,” he said.