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Obama Lets His Inner Marxist Out, Calls For 2 Years Of “Free” College

marxistOn Friday President Barack Obama showed a little ankle and let his inner Marxist out to promote his newest idea, two years of free tuition at community colleges nationwide.

Of course no benefit/entitlement the federal government doles out is free, we the taxpayers will have to pick up the tab for everyone who is/wants to attend community college.  That or see the annual budget deficit go back up to a trillion dollars a year.

The actual price tag for Obama’s free college proposal is in the neighborhood of $60 billion.

O’ and this program is also going to cost your states a bunch of money too because they, the states, are expected to cover 25 percent of the cost of this “free” program.

But, we shouldn’t expect less from someone who was mentored by a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, and who attended a Church for 20+ years that espoused Black Liberation Theology which is rooted in Marxism, and said that if you’ve got a business “You didn’t build that”.

As the tenth and final plank of the Communist Manifesto states, “Free education for all children in public schools”, is necessary transform a free, democratic, capitalist society, into a totalitarian, command-in-control, police state.

Now that Republicans control both chambers of Congress don’t expect this initiative to go very far in a legal, constitutional manner.

Any resistance or obstruction to this new entitlement freebie will cause Obama to pull out his pen and his phone and go full Mussolini, again.

 

The One Illegal Immigrant The Obama Admin Isn’t Amnestying, Yet

Maria E. Romero

Maria E. Romero

Since President Obama announced his unconstitutional expansion of his executive amnesty in November to allow some 5 million illegal immigrants to stay and work in the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) has released more than 600 illegal immigrants in its custody.

That is on top of the fact that 90% of illegal immigrants who came to the country, including from Central America, in the border surge of the past spring and summer have failed to show up for their immigration hearings.  Tens of thousands of those border surge illegals have been sent by the Obama administration to all parts of the country including as far away as Alaska, Hawaii, and the Virgin Island.

When you combine that with the 36,000 criminal illegal aliens released by the Obama administration last year including murders and rapist, it is easy to come to the conclusion that the Obama administrations policy towards illegal immigrants is to catch and release them.

However, there is one illegal immigrant in Obama’s home state of Illinois that isn’t getting her deportation deferred, or a work permit, or being let out of ICE custody(Sorry Gov. Quinn).

Emilio Perez

Emilio Perez

That woman, is 42 year old Maria Romero who is currently awaiting trial in Rock Island for the hit-n-run death of 17 year old Emilio Perez.

Romero was arrested in September after police and the Perez family spent six months looking for clues in the March hit-n-run death of Perez along I-88 near Joslin, IL.  An anonymous tip led police to Romero and her vehicle in Rockford.

Romero has since been held on an ICE detainer as she awaits trial in March.  All told Romero is facing between 5 and 18 years in prison.

Court records and proceedings show that Romero’s husband Rafael Sosa of Rockford was in the passenger seat at the time of Emilio’s death.  At a hearing Monday $25,000 in bond posted by Romero’s son was returned to him due to the ICE detainer.  Rock Island prosecutor John McGehee says that if Romero is released from federal custody she will have to be returned to the Rock Island jail and faces a $250,000 bond.

What makes this travesty worse is the ironic fact that Emilio is the son of a Cuban immigrant.

Al Perez will be remembering his son with a 5K run fundraiser April 26th in Villa Park with the money to go towards a scholarship in Emilio’s name.

Facebook-Remembering Emilio

*Update: I want to make clear because there seems to have been a little confusion with some readers, Maria Romero is and will remain in custody.  Currently that is ICE, but even if the feds want to let her go they MUST give her to Rock Island authorities.

Obama Admin To Release 5 Gitmo Terrorist Within Days; Dozens By June

Club Gitmo

Club Gitmo

CNN is reporting that the Obama administration is set to release 5 terrorist currently held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within the next few days and hope to have dozens of terrorist detainees released from US custody before June.

Earlier this month President Obama released four terrorist to their native Afghanistan days ahead of the official end of US and NATO military combat operations in that country.

Other recent terrorist detainees that have been released have been sent to South America.

Before that Obama traded 5 senior Taliban leaders from Gitmo in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a likely deserter.

Congressional efforts lead by Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have kept President Obama from closing Guantanamo Bay and from sending any Gitmo terrorist to the United States for detention.

Both the recently passed CRomnibus and the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) contain language that continues Congresses longstanding prohibition on the use of any funds to open a prison to house Gitmo terrorist like 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed or of those terrorist being brought to the US.  However, the CRomnibus did contain tens of millions of dollars that Sen. “Little” Dick Durbin and Rep. Cheri Bustos are trying to steer towards to opening of Thomson prison in Thomson, IL.

That leaves President Obama with sending Gitmo terrorist to their home counties is possible or to a third nation that would be willing to hold onto known Taliban and Al Qaeda combatants and operatives; options the President is using to empty the prison as much as possible in accordance with his day one effort to have the terrorist detention facility closed.

Of course President Obama can always use his pen and his phone and ignore those congressional bans just as he ignored the legal requirement that he notify Congress 30 days before releasing Gitmo terrorist when the Bergdahl deal took place.

14 IL Community College Prez Heading For 1 Week Trip To Cuba

Raul and Fidel Castro

Raul and Fidel Castro

WIFR TV is reporting that 14 unnamed community college presidents from Illinois will be spending a week in Cuba to learn about how the Communist dictatorship of the Castro brothers does education and indoctrination.

This trip is said to have been in the works prior to President Obama’s announcement that trade, travel, and diplomatic relations with the Cuban regime would be changing, unilaterally, on our part earlier this month.

 

Obama Admin Paid $5 Billion In Bowe Bergdahl Trade

President Obama with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents

President Obama with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s parents

Not only did the Obama administration release 5 senior Taliban commanders, without notifying Congress, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; they also paid $5 billion in the deal.

From Monday nights Bill O’Reilly show h/t The Gateway Pundit

Bill O’Reilly: Let me just stop you. There were three trade scenarios, there were three things they could have done. You were involved to try to work that out to some extent?

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: Not all of them involved trade. One of them essentially was a direct action. One of them involved my aspect, which was not again a trade. It was something working the issue. And, obviously the one the president went with was the $5 billion to Qatar and the trade of the five Taliban.

O’Reilly: Are you surprised this report… Why hasn’t been released? The Pentagon, they’re not supposed to be political.

Lt. Col. Shaffer: Bill, I understand General Dahl, the investigating officer did an incredible job… I understand he confirmed what was in previous report… Effectively, he deserted.

 

Kirk, Kinzinger Oppose Obama’s Cuba Policy Change, Durbin, Bustos Support

Raul and Fidel Castro

Raul and Fidel Castro

President Obama is using his pen and his phone to change JFK’s policy towards Cuba that has more or less been followed by every President since; isolating the nation and hoping for an internal rejection of Communism once the Castro brothers die.  Now the US will have trade, travel, and diplomatic normalcy with the Communist dictatorship as part of a prisoner exchange.

Illinois Republican Democrat Sen. Mark Kirk is against the move.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Kirk said in a statement that with the spy swap “and normalizing relations without any sign of real democratic reforms, President Obama has continued the practice of treating our friends like enemies and our enemies like friends.”

“He is giving concessions to dictators and is offering all carrots and no sticks. Such appeasement puts American soldiers, diplomats and humanitarian workers in danger and sets a dangerous precedent for nations that respect democracy and defend human rights,” Kirk said.

Illinois 16th district RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger was also against the move by President Obama.

More from 1430 WCMY:

– Cong. Adam Kinzinger isn’t so sure normalizing relations with Cuba is a good idea. He says every country must be treated differently. Kinzinger’s not so sure Cubans exposed to American goods and culture will want so much more of it they topple the Castro regime.

Kinzinger says trade with Vietnam has made things better for the Vietnamese. On the other hand, he says trade with North Korea would make an enemy more powerful without benefiting the Koreans, so every country should be treated differently.

On the other side Sen. “Little” Dick Durbin loved them policy change.

WREX TV has more:

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says restoring diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba was long overdue.

The Illinois Democrat said during a news conference Wednesday that the 50-plus-year policy of isolation “didn’t work” and a new approach was needed that would benefit both nations.

And 17th district Democrat congresswoman concurred because of Agriculture or something.

Peoria NPR has more:

President Barack Obama’s announcement to normalize relations with Cuba could benefit Illinois. The president’s announcement includes re-establishing economic ties with the country.

Bustos says that could eventually lead to lifting a long-standing trade embargo with Cuba.

“This perhaps is a first step in that direction after many many decades. It could be a direct impact and a direct improvement for our family farmers in this region.”

Boehner CRomnibus Contains Tens Of Millions For Thomson Prison, The Potential Home Of Gitmo Terrorist

Thomson Correctional

Thomson Correctional

There is now a new reason for conservatives to oppose Speaker Boehner’s $1.1 trillion CRomnibus spending bill on top of its full funding of Obamacare for the rest of the fiscal year and its funding of President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty for the next 3 months.

That reason is over $100 million dollars tucked away in appropriations for the Federal Bureau of Prisons for the construction, upgrading, and maintenance of federal prisons.

According to Illinois Democrat Sen. “Little” Dick Durbin and Democrat congresswoman Cheri Bustos a large portion of that money will be sent, because there is no legislative language saying otherwise, to the recently acquired Thomson prison in Thomson, IL.

The federal government bought the never used prison from the state of Illinois two years ago and Durbin and Bustos have been leading the charge to get the prison funded and open.

QC Online has more:

Sen. Durbin’s office stated the bill gives the Federal Bureau of Prisons the funding necessary “to allocate $43.7 million for equipment and staffing” for Thomson “as well as $15 million for modernization and repairs for the building.”

The reason this should be a major concern is that Thomson prison has been widely considered the likely eventual home of any terrorist detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay that President Obama cannot release to another country.

Earlier this year President Obama released 5 senior Taliban commanders from Gitmo, to spend a year being supervised by Qatar, in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a likely deserter. In recent weeks President Obama has released more terrorist from Gitmo this time to South America. It has been President Obama’s stated goal since his first day in office to close Guantanamo and send the terrorist elsewhere. It has been widely speculated that part of the reason Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel was made to leave was because he wasn’t approving the release of Gitmo terrorist fast enough. The thinking is is that President Obama wants Gitmo emptied as much as possible so only a handful of terrorist are brought to the US.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn have been leaders of Republican efforts to keep Thomson prison from opening so that it cannot be used to house Gitmo terrorist and to ensure that a prohibition that is keeping President Obama from sending any Gitmo terrorist into the country remains in place.

Speaker John Boehner on Thursday delayed a vote on the $1.1 trillion CRomnibus after it barely passed a procedural vote and has been working with Democrats to try and get the spending bill passed before a midnight deadline and the onset of a partial shutdown of the governments non-essential functions.

*Update:

Breitbart contributor Warner Todd Huston found inside the Cromnibus a provision that continues the prohibition of Gitmo transfers into the US(plus more good, bad, and ugly):

Guantanamo Bay Transfers Prohibited

Obama will once again be prevented from transferring detainees in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to facilities inside the USA. It will not prevent him from transferring detainees to other countries, though.

Rush Limbaugh On Fox News Sunday: “Republicans Want What Obama Wants On Immigration”

In a rare appearance on Fox News Sunday the nations most listened to talk show host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the executive amnesty President Obama has taken to allow up to 5 million illegal immigrants to stay in the country and to get work authorization.

Limbaugh said of that “Republicans want what Obama wants on immigration” in regards to the talk from GOP leadership including Speaker John Boehner that there will be no real fight to defund Obama’s executive amnesty in the continuing resolution that needs to be renewed by December 11th to avoid a partial shutdown of 15 or so percent of the federal governments non-essential functions.

Ted Cruz: Keep Your Promise(GOP Leadership)! #StopObamasAmnesty

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has put out a web ad from his portion of a press conference held earlier this week by House and Senate conservatives to fight President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty.

The message is simple; Keep your promise(GOP leadership and stop Obama’s amnesty.

h/t The Right Scoop

Rick Santorum: Immigration Should Put Americans First

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was on CNN Sunday talking about President Obama’s lawless executive order amnesty.

Sen. Ted Cruz On Fox News Sunday Discusses Fighting Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Texas Senator Ted Cruz was on Fox News Sunday and talked about ways to fight President Obama’s executive amnesty including holding up nominations, and denying funding.

Texas Gov. Elect Greg Abbott: Obama’s Executive Amnesty Violates The Constitution

Texas Governor Elect Greg Abbott was on Fox News Sunday and said that President Obama’s executive amnesty was a violation of the Constitution.

#ConstitutionBurning

obama-dictatorFolks Ceaser Benito Obama has finished with his executive amnesty decree and all I have to say is

The Constitution is burning

#ConstitutionBurning

My live tweeting of the dictatorial speech.

 

Obama’s Executive Amnesty Should Be Meet With Articles Of Impeachment

obama-dictatorPresident Obama is set to announce his executive amnesty in a prime time address Thursday night.  While the details of Obama’s executive amnesty haven’t been finalized it is likely to include the expansion of his Deferred Deportation program, known as DACA, to cover at least 4 million illegal immigrants as the program will now cover anyone who crossed the border as children(under 16) prior to January 2010, as well as the parents of children already given deferred deportations as well as the parents of legal immigrants.

Fox News-Obama to announce 10 point immigration plan

While mouthpieces for the administration have been trying to claim that Obama’s upcoming dictatorial fiat is nothing out of the ordinary, the fact of the matter is this is a lawless action being taken by an imperial President.

President Obama’s original DACA program in and of itself was an unconstitutional assault on Congresses Article I, Section 8 power over immigration and any expansion of this executive amnesty should be viewed as an unabashed attempt to eviscerate the Constitution.

House and Senate Republicans are looking at using the upcoming need to issue a new Continuing Resolution or omnibus spending bill to attach language that would bar any funds from being used to implement Obama’s planned executive fiat amnesty, and that is a good thing.

However, it is insufficient to curtail a growingly dictatorial despot.

What House Republicans should do on Friday morning after President Obama’s nationally televised address is file Articles of Impeachment against President Obama with trial in the Senate starting in early January.

Here is what those Articles of Impeachment should look like(rough draft):

Count 1-Violation of his duty to faithfully uphold the Constitution, namely usurping Congresses Article I, Section 8 power over immigration via executive amnesty, actions the President himself on numerous occasions has said he could not do.

Count 2-Violation of his duty to faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress, examples of this include unilaterally altering and delaying various aspects of Obamacare, changing the work requirements of welfare reform(passed in the 90s) without congressional approval, ordering Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol to ignore/not enforce the nation’s immigration laws.

Count 3-Violation of a duly passed congressional notification requirement on the release of terrorist enemy combatants from detention at the Guantanamo Bay prison by releasing 5 senior Taliban commanders, while hostilities are ongoing, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Count 4-Violation of Congresses appropriation powers by using funds to facilitate the trade of 5 senior Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that was not allocated by Congress.

Count 5-Violation of the recess appointments clause of the Constitution by unconstitutionally, per the Supreme Court, making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, and of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

All five of those charges are easy to prove, easy to show violations of the plain text and meaning of the Constitution, and are easy for the American people to understand that their President, no matter who he is, is not above the law, and the supreme law of the land is the Constitution.

Go ahead Mr. President issue your executive amnesty. Go ahead a become a Benito Mussolini. And rightfully get impeached for it.

 

 

 

Wave Election Redux: GOP Takes Senate, Pads House Lead, Takes Governorship In Obama’s Home State

55955330In 2010 the Republican Party nationwide netted themselves some 700 legislative seats across the nation in a wave election propelled by the rise of the Tea Party.

Tonight/this morning the 2014 midterms look to be a redux of that historic election as the GOP has gained the net 6 seats it needed to take control of the US Senate and make Harry Reid the minority leader, with several seats to spare. Additionally Republicans are on their way to adding 10-12 seats to its majority in the House of Representatives.  And the wave carried through into Governors races(and state legislative seats) with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner becoming the Governor elect of President Obama’s home state of Illinois.

It was a bad night to be a Democrat.

In fact it was so bad that the only good news from the election for Democrats is that they picked up the Governorship of Pennsylvania.

Aside from that it was a down-right bloodbath for President Obama and his party.

In the Senate races Republicans Tom Cotton(Arkansas), Thom Tillis(North Carolina), Cory Gardner(Colorado), Shelley Capito(West Virginia), Steve Daines(Montana), and Mike Rounds(South Dakota) all won their races easily giving the GOP the six seats it needed to take control of the upper chamber of Congress.

The Joni Ernst victory in Iowa is just icing on the cake.

And we still have undecided contest in Alaska(and expected GOP gain), and Virginia where Ed Gillespie is running neck and neck with Democrat Sen. Mark Warner(who saw that coming?).  Louisiana’s Senate race, as expected, is heading into a run-off, which given the current political winds spells almost certain doom for Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Democrats had a slim chance of knocking off Republicans in Senate races in Kentucky, Georgia, and Kansas, those chances evaporated within two hours of the polls closing as Mitch McConnell and Pat Roberts won reelection and businessman David Perdue won outright the race in Georgia.

Over in the House of Representatives Republicans appear to be on their way to having at-or-near historic highs in terms of their numbers(post WWII) adding 10-12 seats to their majority.  Here in Illinois two House seats flipped as former congressman Bob Dold won back his House seat in the 10th CD(Lake county, North suburbs) and former state Rep. Mike Bost won in far southern Illinois’ 12th CD. After a two year wait Mia Love of Utah will become the first African-American female Republican member of Congress in history.  She will get to hang out with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, who easily won his Senate race to become the first African-American of either party to be elected to both the House and Senate(Scott had previously been appointed Senator following the retirement of Jim DeMint).

As stoked as the GOP faithful should be about the wins in the House and Senate it is the Governors races that have me the most excited.

For the third time in four years Scott Walker has been elected Governor of Wisconsin.  Greg Abbott also easily defeated his opponent, Abortion Barbie herself Wendy Davis, to take over the reigns from Gov. Rick Perry in Texas.  Iowa Gov. Terry Bransted also won his reelection, as did Nikki Haley in South Carolina, and John Kasich in Ohio.  Florida Gov. Rick Scott was able to hold off the chameleon and charlatan Charlie Christ.

But the big wins for Republican where Charlie Baker becoming the next Governor of Massachusetts, and Larry Hogan winning the Governors race in the deep blue state of Maryland.

Aside from the Walker and Ernst wins the biggest single election for me was for Illinois Governor.  Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn has raised taxes, driven taxpayers and businesses to other midwestern states, and is marred in corruption scandals involving patronage hiring at the Department of Transportation and the misuse of funds from the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative which seem to have been used to help his 2010 campaign.  If reelected Quinn had promised to make a massive “temporary” income tax hike permanent along with trying to increase the states minimum wage(which would further depress our states meager economy), while not doing much of anything about the states $100 billion pension debt or billions of dollars in overdue and unpaid bills(which was what the temporary tax increase was supposed to eliminate).

Simply put reelecting Pat Quinn would have been ruinous for Illinois.

Thankfully ruination will be avoiding us for the near term as the blue state of Illinois, the land that gave the nation Barack Obama(as a political figure), and keeps sending “Little” Dick Durbin to the Senate, did the unthinkable and made Republican businessman Bruce Rauner the Governor elect.

If you are a Republican, a Tea Partier, a conservative, a lover of liberty and freedom, someone who values fiscal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution, and limited government, rejoice these next few days because we have all accomplished quite a lot.

But come next week, our work starts again as we will have to force Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to not squander the advantages given to them, which means first and foremost making sure no budgeting deal is reached during the lame duck that funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year.  We’ll have to fight to get a short term funding measure so that the new Republican Senators can be sworn in and have an impact on crafting a long term funding bill.

And of course before half of the races where even called the battle for the White House in 2016 has already started.

Joni Ernst Slams Obama Over Sgt. Tahmooressi(Video)

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is finally home after having spent more than 200 days in a Mexican prison after he was detained at the border when he mistakenly crossed into Mexico as he was moving from Florida to San Diego.

Iowa Senate candidate and National Guard commander Joni Ernst slamed President Obama over his handling of Andrew’s plight.

Obama Planning Executive Order To Ship Gitmo Terrorist To Illinois Prison

Thomson Prison located in Thomson, IL(Carrol County)

Thomson Prison located in Thomson, IL(Carrol County)

Ever since the federal government began the process of taking over the Thomson prison in Thomson, IL the fear has always been that the facility built by the state of Illinois but never opened would be used to house the terrorist currently held at Guantanamo Bay.

That fear is quickly turning into a reality as President Obama is threatening to use an executive order to close the Gitmo military prison and send possibly hundreds of terrorist prisoners to the middle of the country.

And Speaker of the House John Boehner is none ot happy about it.

Fox News has more:

House Speaker John Boehner has denounced any potential White House effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, saying that such a move is “dangerous,” could result in terrorists being relocated into the United States and that overriding Congress is another example of the Obama administration’s “legacy of lawlessness.”

Boehner made the statement Friday, following a Wall Street Journal story stating the White House is “drafting options” that would allow Obama to close the detention facility in Cuba by overriding congressional restrictions on bringing detainees into the U.S.

The White House has responded to the story, reportedly based on information from senior administration officials, by saying the president opposes the restrictions but his first choice is to work with members of both parties.

“For many years now, we’ve always looked at options to close Guantanamo Bay,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters Friday. “For now, our position is clear that we’re seeking support from Congress to lift those restrictions.”

Boehner argued that closing the facility — which would send some detainees home and bring others to the U.S. for trial — is opposed by an  “overwhelming majority of Americans” and that bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate have passed legislation that prohibits the president from transferring the terror detainees to U.S. soil.

He was joined Friday by Florida GOP Rep. Vern Buchanan, who said such a move would be “a huge mistake,” particularly as the U.S. tries to destroy Islamic State, or ISIS, militants.

“As America battles ISIS in the Middle East, the last thing we should do is close a facility used to interrogate and house dangerous terrorists,”  Buchanan said.

The restrictions were included in the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act passed in May by the GOP-led House.

Schultz on Friday noted the legislation, now sitting in the Democrat-controlled Senate, included a Statement of Administration Policy, in which the White House officially opposes the restrictions.

Pat Quinn Embraces What Few Other Democrats Will, President Obama

President Obama with IL Gov Pat Quinn(D)

President Obama with IL Gov Pat Quinn(D)

All kinds of Democrats are up for election/reelection this November and about the only one that wants anything to do with the leader of their party, President Obama, and that is the hapless Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn.

Fox News has more:

Unlike some other Democrats whose jobs depend on the November elections, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is not dodging an association with President Obama.

Despite a tough election, Quinn is embracing both the president and first lady.

“They do us proud. They stand for progress. They stand for doing the right thing. I’m with the president all the way,” Quinn said.

The president attended a fundraiser for the governor on Thursday, before delivering a speech on the economy that was heavy on election-year rhetoric.

Earlier, first lady Michelle Obama cut a radio ad for Quinn. “Pat’s fighting to raise the minimum wage,” she says in the ad, before reminding listeners she votes in Chicago. “For this election, Barak and I are casting votes for Pat Quinn.”

Quinn is in a statistical dead heat with Republican challenger and political newcomer Bruce Rauner. A few polls have put one or the other out in the lead, but the RealClearPolitics average puts the incumbent only a point-and-a-half ahead, 43.3 to 41.8 percent.

Rep. Adam Schiff(D-CA): Congress Has Abdicated Its War Powers To Obama

Rep. Adam Schiff(D-CA)

Rep. Adam Schiff(D-CA)

During the week the House and Senate approved funding to arm and train “moderate” Syrian rebels in our fight against the genocidal Islamic barbarian horde known as ISIS.

There is another vote, not likely to be scheduled or ever called, on authorizing the use of military force against ISIS, aka “declaration of war”.

The Obama administration and way to many members of Congress believe that the military use authorization that President Bush got in 2001 to fight Al Qaeda following the 9/11 terrorist attacks is sufficient to give President Obama the authority to launch air strikes against ISIS targets inside Iraq and Syria.

That line of thinking is absolutely wrong.  ISIS is not Al Qaeda.  ISIS are not the ones who hit us on 9/11.  ISIS is a new threat bent on creating an Islamic caliphate and destroying the United States and our European allies.

ISIS has already attempted to commit genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.  They have beheaded American journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff and most recently beheaded British aid worker David Haines.  They have made threats against american cities, namely New York City and Chicago, they have proclaimed that they will raise their evil black flag over the White House.

It shouldn’t be that hard for President Obama and Congress to huddle together and come up with a resolution authorizing the use of military force against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  Last polling I saw should some 70 percent of the American people supported air strikes against ISIS.  So why are Obama and congressional leadership so afraid of issuing a new military authorization to deal with a new threat to the homeland?

I don’t fully understand why Washington is afraid of use of military force vote, but I’ve got to agree with California Democrat congressman Adam Schiff that by not holding a vote Congress is abdicating its powers and authority to President Obama, and that is never a good thing no matter who the President is.

Jeanine Pirro To Obama: “Who Do You Think You Are? Jack Bauer”

Saturday night Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro gave another terrific talking down to President Obama over his pathetic ISIS speaking and his rapidly failing strategy to deal with them, even invoking the use of Jack Bauer to make her point that Obama and his team are getting this whole foreign policy and war on terrorism thing completely wrong.

(h/t Sooper Mexican via The Right Scoop)