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  1. Jon Murphy

    Considering all the noise out there, the global warming poll numbers surprised me.

  2. Virtually every poll shows that the GOP’s image is badly tarnished.

    As it should be. The GOP chose an unprincipled fool like Romney as its candidate after choosing another fool before him. The party is not serious about sound money, individual liberty, or fiscal discipline and limits its handouts to powerful companies that cannot muster many votes. While the Democrats are just as unprincipled and corrupt at least they spread the goodies around and use them to buy votes just as the system was designed to eight decades ago.

  3. David Kloth

    About McCain, if by a fool you mean he moved to the right on some key issues in order to win the nomination, and then proved even more foolish by choosing Palin as his VP running mate, I agree. On every other issue, McCain has proven to be a great American and a pretty damned good US Senator.

    About Romney, if by a fool you mean he moved to the right on some key issues in order to win the nomination, and then proved even more foolish by running a poor campaign, including some terrible open-mouth-insert-foot mistakes which he didn’t defend properly, I agree. On most other issues, Romney proved to be a good choice for president and almost won.

    Obama captured 50% of the electorate in a poorer showing than he had four years earlier. Romney was wiped out by terrible showings among women (women’s rights and abortion), non-Cuban Hispanics (immigration), and young voters (gay rights).

  4. Dave Francis

    IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T SPEAK UP NEXT MONDAY, THEN THEY DESERVE WHAT THEY GET FROM THE OPEN BORDER ORGANIZATIONS? THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER MUST SPEAK OUT AGAINST ANOTHER POTENTIAL PATH TO CITIZENSHIP.

    Of course President Obama is going to Nevada to debate Illegal Immigration, as the state is snowed under with illegal aliens. Thousands of them voted in the general election for President, as well as many of the 50 States in the clutches of Liberal assemblies. I just hope the Congress knows they are committing self inflicted Hari-Kari, if they presumed to know what the taxpayers want..? Only the ‘Deadbeats” don’t care as they are not paying a nickel into the federal and state tax pool, as they live like parasites of the people who have jobs, same as the illegal alien parents who have smuggled their offspring here and then apply for welfare for all their 6 kids, free schooling, health care and a lump sum of benefit money. Adds up to a nice tidy sum, which goes towards the underground job their relatives have marshaled them into? For me an Independent voter, that only the TEA PARTY makes sense and can return America to country it once was? Also don’t trust the mainstream press polls, as I am sure that they are fixed or at least engineered for positive results. The only one that can be trusted forthwith is the Rasmussen polls, as far as I am concerned. My personal poll is the thousands of comments in the newspapers—rural and national press—that gives a good indicator of what people are thinking; they are angry and frustrated with Washington issues, especially Immigration. If politicians want to comprehend the thought process of the average American; people believe that the Congress is pandering to the invaders from other countries.

    The only way that I see to clean up the pandemonium called Immigration enforcement, is a strict and 100 percent mandatory E-Verify? A mandatory E-Verify, perhaps even run by a security company or a charge card company as Visa or Master card and not lax government employees? Spend the money and make it as foolproof as possible and use whatever resources are available. If the U.S. government can make vehicular unmanned probes that can detect a license plate from thousands of feet above us, they can surely build computer software that can detect illegal aliens in jobs meant for Americans and legal residents? E-Verify has expanded its information sources to include State driver’s license records, which strengthens the veracity of the program. Florida and Tennessee initiated this innovation allowing USCIS to collect data using their vehicle agencies for worker discrepancies. It is pastime that the Congress enact Lamar Smith’s “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL” R-Texas) bill to (Phone: 202-225-4236), as proposed will make E-Verify a mandatory law and will no longer be voluntary. America has come to this paramount point, because of years of corruption by both parties.

    An estimated 23 million Americans are still jobless, in part time work or just gave up looking, while millions of illegal aliens still have jobs. This is very sinister situation and those responsible should be held accountable, but never are? With President Obama’s ultimatum of another path to citizenship, we could be seeing a repeat of the rampant fraud that existed in the 1986 Amnesty. Like a giant magnet millions of more foreign nationals outside the United States are going to try and break into our sovereign nation. Illegal aliens will funnel somewhere along the border regions or by lying to the Embassy staff in foreign countries to obtain a visa as a tourist. Before any new Comprehensive Immigration Reform we must secure our borders, constructing the two fences to the former plan of President Bush, the 2006 Secure Fence Act.

    Lastly, the second bill that must be passed is Steve Kings (R-Iowa) THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT (H.R. 140). Contact his main Washington office at (Phone: 202.225.4426) or his subsidiary offices in Iowa. The Birthright Citizenship bill will bring to an end the “Anchor Baby” legal-corruption, meant for the past generation of slaves. By passing this law, we can stop any more DREAMERS’ ACT or sponsorship of family members who arrive here under CHAIN MIGRATION. There is no real statistics on the cost, but smuggling young children or unborn into the U.S. pays off for the illegal alien parents, in hundreds of billions of dollars a year—and over decades TRILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS, including child tax refunds that should never paid in the first place. The IRS has turned a blind eye to this robbery of more taxpayer’s money. These two laws should be strongly endorsed right now, to eradicate the corruption in high positions. The insistence from lobbyists that our politicians should not pass these laws, as it would cut into the incredible profits of corporations and businesses, large and small. That is why the 1986 Amnesty became a terrible mess, because millions of foreigners poured into our country as soon as President Reagan signed the bill.

    Least we not forget that Obama’s people passed the Affordable Care Act, which has endless possibilities for illegal aliens. Supposedly foreign nationals cannot apply for ObamaCare, but I know as well as millions of TEA Party members and a large proportion of average Americans that a loophole will materialize or using procured Social Security numbers or feeder identification that in the endless bureaucratic chaos to follow, they will benefit from it, costing the legal population even more billions?

    Even with millions of Americans jobless the labor visa program still brings into this country over a million legal immigrants a year. A limited number come under the highly skilled category of STEM workers, who are top engineers and other heavily credentialed staff for different high level jobs. But the majority comes sponsored by years of immigration corruption going back decades. Immediate family members who are sponsored eventually become the U.S. taxpayer responsibility in the majority of cases.

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