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Thursday, November 19, 2015

To Refugee or Not to Refugee

It is quite amazing to find the majority of Democrat politicians and their media lackeys in support of Obama's plan to import 10,000 Syrians a year under the guise of refugees escaping from the war-torn country; a situation created by the President's own policy. The President referred to the refugees as women and 3-year old orphans. Mica Brzezinski and Juan Williams claimed most of the refugees were women, children and old men.  Of course all three claims are false. As New York Congressman Peter King said to Mica: You are 1000 percent wrong. In fact in Europe most of the refugees fleeing are men of fighting age. People may lie about it, but the video tells the truth. Despite the effort by media to emphasize video of women and children, video tape tells you what you need to know. Look into the crowds-what do you see. Men, men and more men. Some dragging children along. Once in a while you see a women in a Hijab, but mostly it's men. Young men who could be and should be in uniform fighting except Jihadis have no uniforms. They kill and murder indiscriminately. Some of these men have already been caught with forged Syrian passports in Turkey and Hondouras. The Federal claim of a strong vetting process that takes up to two years does not explain where this process takes place. Where do these refugees live while the process is ongoing? Answer: They will be living here. In our cities and towns with freedom to move and inflict heavy damage if they choose. Do not let yourself be lead to the slaughter by rhetoric that says most of the refugees are women and children. As Warner Wolf would say "Roll the video tape."

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Republicans: If You Want To Win Pay Attention

There is little doubt that immigration, whether you call it illegal, undocumented, reform or whatever adjective you choose,  will be a major issue in 2016. If Republicans want to win the argument they must change the liberal premise that Republicans want to deport 11 million illegal Mexicans and break up their families. Unless Republcans dispel and nullify this notion with policy prescriptions  that deal with illegal immigration and does not target Mexicans they are giving a great advantage to Hilary Clinton and the Democrat Party. The immigration issued should be framed as enforcing the current law on those who have overstayed their visas. After all that is the largest group of people here illegally. It should also include deporting convicted felons when their sentences are served. And, finally the focus should be on all of our borders, which includes securing our physical borders as well as our ports of entry. Reforms to the immigration system, in addition to enforcement, should include a targeted work program, a streamlined citizenship program and reform of the often abused political asylum system. When the media frames the issue as deporting 11 million Mexcans they should be corrected. Democrats and special interest groups have successfully framed the issue this way and 90 percent of journalists and analysts who vote Democrat willingly carry the strawman argument. Republicans must reframe it and make the argument about illegal aliens from all countries. They must memorize and repeat every time the issue is brought up, after all that is how the Democrats made it about Mexicans.  This seems like such an obvious solution to what has been a vexing problem for the Republican Party. Quite frankly I am surprised they haven't figured it out yet. I'm not sure any of smart guys will take my advice; It will be mistake to ignore it.