Airports On Alert To Look For Symptoms…

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry locations in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it will evaluate any travelers with signs of dangerous infectious diseases and isolate them when necessary.
U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
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The advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where Ebola has killed more than 700 people this year.
“The bottom line is Ebola is worsening in West Africa,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, who announced the travel warning. He called Ebola “a tragic, dreadful and merciless virus.”
The purpose of the travel warning is to not only protect U.S. travelers, but limit their use of overburdened clinics and hospitals for injuries or other illnesses, he said.

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wins audio logo Area Airports On Alert To Look For Passengers With Ebola SymptomsGlenn Schuck reports
For more than a month, the CDC has advised travelers to simply take precautions when in the outbreak region.
Thursday’s alert is the highest-level. The World Health Organization, however, has not issued a similar travel warning for the West Africa region. The last time the CDC issued a high-level warning was in 2003 because of a SARS outbreak in Asia.
The current outbreak is the largest since the disease first emerged in Africa nearly 40 years ago.
“This virus, if not taken care of, will be a global pandemic,” said Liberia Deputy Chief Medical Officer Tolbert Nyenswah.
The virus is contagious and is spread by direct contact with blood or bodily fluids from a sick person. Ebola can’t be spread like flu through casual contact or breathing in the same air.
In Liberia, one American has died and two American aid workers are in serious condition.
The two American aid workers are Dr. Kent Brantly, who works for the group Samaritan’s Purse, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM.
Samaritan’s Purse said Friday that medical evacuation efforts are underway for both.
A small private jet based in Atlanta has been dispatched to Liberia. Officials said the jet is outfitted with a special, portable tent designed for transporting patients with highly infectious diseases.
The plane can only carry one patient and officials have not said who is to be picked up. Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital said it expects one of the patients to be transferred there “within the next several days.” The hospital has a special isolation unit.
The second patient is expected to arrive a few days after the first, CBS 2’s Sonia Rincon reported.
“We feel that we have the environment and expertise to care for these patients and offer them the maximum opportunity for recovery from these infections,” said Dr. Bruce Ribner, with the Emory Hospital Isolation Unit.
The hospital has put in place every precaution possible to protect staff and visitors the same way they would against hepatitis or HIV, Rincon reported.
There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola, so the doctors at Emory University Hospital said treatment will be as with any severe infection: supportive care to help the body’s immune system do its job.
At JFK Friday morning, there were mixed feelings from travelers about bringing Brantly and Writebol back to the U.S.
‘They’re Americans, they belong in their country,” one person said. “Who’s going to take care of them if we don’t?”
“How is that going to affect others? I also think the risk is going to be much greater if they come here than if they didn’t,” said travel Tony Bushell.
The CDC has said that the risk of a traveler bringing the Ebola virus to the United States remains small.
“We’re fairly comfortable that if a patient were identified here in the U.S., the normal kinds of barrier nursing precautions that would be in place would prevent spread, even before the person was confirmed to be a case of Ebola,” said the CDC’s Dr. Stephan Monroe.
On Monday, the agency sent a health alert to U.S. doctors, updating them about the outbreak. The alert stressed they should ask about foreign travel in patients who come down with Ebola-like symptoms, including fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea.
Even if a traveler infected with Ebola came to the U.S., the risk of an outbreak is considered very low, Frieden said. Patients are contagious only when they show symptoms and U.S. hospitals are well equipped to isolate cases and control spread of the virus.
Frieden said a widespread Ebola outbreak in the United States “is not in the cards.”
Many travelers at Newark airport Friday morning weren’t too concerned.
“Travel as usual,” one man told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.
Others called the quarantine zones an excellent idea.
“Absolutely a good thing,” another man said. “We don’t need any viruses coming to the country by people who are contaminated.”
The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response, which includes sending more medical personnel to the impacted region. The CDC plans to send 50 experts, aiming to stop the crisis.
President Obama said the CDC will be working closely with WHO and that there are steps in place to screen travelers from the affected countries on both ends, Rincon reported.
“We feel confident that the procedures we’ve put in place are appropriate,” Obama said.
U.S. companies are helping too. AmeriCares, based in Stamford, Conn., is sending three shipments of medical supplies.
“With over 1,300 people infected already and the virus spreading rapidly, there is virtually an endless demand for safety equipment,” AmeriCares Vice President of Emergency Response Garrett Ingoglia said in a statement on the group’s website. “If we don’t support the frontline health workers, there is no hope for controlling the epidemic.”


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Lacking adequate resources to retire, a larger percentage of adults over 65 are working than before the recession

BY Peter MoriciFollow| 08/01/14 – 11:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The Labor Department reported the U.S. economy added only 209,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2%, but that hardly tells how tough the labor market has become for ordinary folks.

The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10%, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, who have quit altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work. Factor these people, among others such as students, and the rate is closer to 18%.

Only about half of the drop in the adult participation rate may be attributed to the Baby Boom generation reaching retirement age. Lacking adequate resources to retire, a larger percentage of adults over 65 are working than before the recession.

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Many Americans who would like full-time jobs are stuck in part-time positions because businesses can hire desirable part-time workers to supplement a core of permanent, full-time employees, but at lower wages. Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandates will not apply to workers on the job less than 30 hours a week.

Since 2000, Congress has enhanced the earned income tax credit and expanded programs that provide direct benefits to low-income workers, including food stamps, Medicaid, Obamacare, and rent and mortgage assistance.

Virtually all phase out as family incomes rise, either by securing higher hourly pay or working more hours, and impose an effective marginal tax rate as high as 50%. Consequently, these programs discourage work and skills acquisition, and encourage single parents and one partner in two adult households not to work. Often these motivate single people to work only part time.

Undocumented immigrants face more difficulties accessing these programs, and lax immigration enforcement permits them to openly take jobs that government benefits discourage low-income Americans from accepting.

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Employers can, intentionally or unintentionally, abuse the H-1B visa program, which permit businesses to employ foreign workers when qualified Americans are unavailable. Americans may be overlooked because they demand higher wages or are not networked with immigrants that are already employed in technical and managerial positions.

Obama Has Hispanic Blood on His Hands, But Democrats Say Republicans Hate and Despise Hispanic Children

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RUSH: You know, last night something — I don’t know what it was. It might have been a TV show I was watching, but I just had sort of like a flash thought in my brain. All these kids flooding our southern border and we’re being told, “We’ve got to let them in, they’re children, Rush, we’ve got to let them in.” Why now? I don’t think anybody’s really thinking about that, because that was then, this is now. Now they’re on the border. But it takes 45 days to get here. And I just don’t believe that out of the clear blue 65,000 children decided to leave their homes in El Salvador and Guatemala and come here, Honduras.

There has to be a reason why they’re on the way here. Somebody has to have convinced somebody down there that it’s going to be utopia when they get here. That when they get here they’re going to be able to stay. That when they get here they’re going to be readily assimilated and moved into our society. They’re going to be fine. Why else come? Some would say, “Rush, you know what they’re fleeing.” Well, yeah, but that’s not new. The circumstances they’re fleeing are not new. Why now? Why, when we have Barack Obama as president, why now is this happening?

I’m telling you, folks, there’s a reason this is happening, and it’s not coincidental. It’s not accidental. And I think at some point we’re going to find out why this is happening. I think we’re going to uncover proof. We’re going to find out later on, somehow, quirk of fate, we’re going to find out what is really behind this. Because this just doesn’t happen on its own. And no, I’m not talking about any kind of conspiracy. It doesn’t have to be a conspiracy. All it would take is some Spanish language ad campaign in some obscure publications in these countries, and that’s all it would take. But it is clear the Democrat Party is not upset by this. It is clear the Democrat Party wants this.

So we’re going to find at some point that this is not just the result of America being a great place. And this is not the result of some kids finally getting old enough to realize what a great place this is. You just don’t leave your family like this in these numbers. And your parents don’t just kick you out of the house and put you on a train for 45 days or to hook you up with coyotes.

I think that gets lost in this because this is an actual on-the-ground crisis with circumstances that have to be dealt with independent of why. To most people, the why is irrelevant now because they’re here. Well the why is really interesting to me. The why and the how are fascinating me, because there has to be a reason. I think we all pretty much have an idea what it is.

The UK Daily Mail has a story that I guarantee you will not see in American media. Headline, and naturally it’s an exclusive: “‘A lot of people die out here’ and ‘all this blood…is on Obama’s hands': Shocking images show corpses of illegal immigrants left to die after border crossings.”

Here are the subheadlines. “Rancher shares grotesque photos with MailOnline, saying Obama bears the blame for a rising death toll among illegal immigrants. Volunteer patrol network in south Texas has found 259 bodies in one county alone, maybe 20 percent of the actual body count. Border Patrol source concedes the agency has no idea how many are perishing between the border and official government checkpoints.”

Now remember what Rick Perry said, that Obama has moved the border patrol checkpoints 45 miles inland. I don’t mean in places like San Diego and Juarez and El Paso. Other border checkpoints, not major crossings. The border patrol, they’re 45 miles inland. So you cross the border and you still have 45 miles before you encounter anybody. It’s in that sliver that dead bodies are being found. And a rancher, for example, has documented it with photographs and shared the photographs with the Daily Mail. They published some with the grotesque nature of the photos pixeled out.

Another subhead: “Filmmaker says he warned Congress in 2007 that children were becoming drug cartels’ newest pawns on the border.” In 2007, drug cartels, coyote. Well, yeah, but that’s been the case for a long time. This mass arrival and there’s no end in sight to it? This is more than the drug cartels, is my point. I understand that people are fleeing drug cartels and crime in native countries, but this is more than that. Because this, politically, is a godsend for the Democrat Party.

I’m sorry, folks, that’s how I look at things. Every major event is always used to advance the Democrat Party agenda. They politicize everything. Some of you new arrivals in the audience, you can think I’m a little wacko on this if you want, but you wait. Time is going to prove me right as it always has on these things.

“Dead bodies of illegal immigrants are turning up in south Texas as Central Americans pour across the U.S.-Mexico border, and a veterinarian who ranches cattle 70 miles from ground zero has the photos to prove it.” You can see it, go to Daily Mail online. And on Drudge. We’ll link to it at

Now let’s go to the audio sound bites, Luis Gutierrez. We talked earlier, “Why are the Republicans doing this? Why are they voting on an immigration bill that’s not going to go anywhere?” It’s not going to ever see the light of day in the Senate. If it did, Obama’s not going to sign it. I don’t want to repeat the first half hour of the program, but the Republicans do not have a position or policy of their own. They’re trying to please two different groups of people. A, their donors. B, their voters. And they’re trying to occupy positions that satisfy both of us. The voters, they want you to think that they’re trying to stop this. They want their donors to think that they’re making it happen.

So how do they do that? By having these votes the last two days. Now, the vote today, there are two bills, the Marsha Blackburn bill which freezes DACA, which is the legalization of all illegal children 16 and under. Obama did that in 2012. The Blackburn bill would freeze it. No more. Obama would have to counter it with an executive order, which he will. Everyone expects this. But the Republicans want to go on record, the conservative Tea Party Republicans want to go on record and vote for that. So they’re going to do that.

Then the other bill is the supplemental, which is the money to give Obama that he wants to deal with this crisis. And the Republicans are going to do that to show the Hispanics they love them, to show the Hispanic voters that they don’t hate them. That’s the whole point. Everything the Republicans are doing here: satisfy their donors, try to satisfy their voters who don’t like any of this.

But there’s a third thing they’re trying to do, and that is they’re trying to show — and they’re desperate to show — the Hispanic voters that what the Democrats are saying about them isn’t true. Democrats are saying that they hate the Hispanics because they’re racist and they don’t like stupid people and the Hispanics are stupid, and they’re bigots and they’re exclusionary.

“The Republicans only like rich bankers and so forth and they don’t want you here,” and the Democrats position themselves as the only ones standing up for these poor Hispanic voters. “If it weren’t for Democrats they wouldn’t have a chance! Republicans, if they could, would just get rid of all of them, deport all of them, and never allow another one in.” That’s what the Democrats say.

No matter what the Republicans do! No matter what they do. And here’s proof: The Republicans, the past two days, are doing everything they can. Right, wrong, indifferent, they’re doing everything they can! They’re practically begging Hispanics in this country to love them. They’re begging! They’re desperate! “Please don’t hate us. We love you! We want your votes. We care about you. We have compassion for you.” That’s what they’re trying to send out.

So now on Capitol Hill, Democrat press conference, responding to what the Republicans are doing, here is Illinois representative Luis Gutierrez.

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GUTIERREZ: For weeks they have been calling those that have come fleeing murder, mayhem, terror, drug dealers — they have said that they are disease-ridden, lice-filled, gangbangers, drug dealers, mules of the drug cartels — who have come here in hordes to invade our nation, and now they are demonstrating that’s how they feel in their legislation. Because they have to go down to the least common denominator of hatefulness towards an immigrant community — and when they say it about the children, they say it about all of us!

RUSH: That’s what you’re getting, Mr. Boehner, and all you Republicans. This is what you’re getting for your efforts. You’re just hoping that your donors don’t care, but this is what they’re saying about you, and this is what happens when you don’t have a position. This is what happens when you don’t have a position you can articulate, a policy or series of policies that you can articulate. This is what happens when you’re not willing to stand up for what a great place America is, and how and why, and how you get here, and you welcome people in.

This is what happens when you pander.

This is what happens when you’re on defense.

Gutierrez, by the way, was just getting wound up.

GUTIERREZ: It is (as) though the Republican caucus that began to reach out after the 2012 November debacle as we re-elected President Barack Obama, and they said, “We need to do something different! We need to reach out to the Latino community.” It’s as if they have amnesia and forgotten and abandoned that road and they have taken the road of those who will be filled with spitefulness and hatred toward our community. The way you treat one of us today is the way you have treated all of us, and we will remember that. Lastly, not only do they treat the children that are in such need of protection, it is almost as though they despise and hate all of our children!

RUSH: “[T]hey despise and hate all of our children.”

They despise and hate all of our children, the Republicans — who are doing what? They’re doing everything they can think of, everything they know how to do to convey just the opposite. They’re trying to pass “comprehensive immigration reform,” so-called. Amnesty. They’re doing everything they can to send a signal to the Hispanics that they don’t despise them, and that they don’t hate them or their children — and look what it gets.

My point is that the Democrats — and this has been the way for, I don’t know, 30 years. They’re going to say whatever they’re going to say no matter what you do. It’s like Carville last night. He goes on Ted O’Baxter show and lies through his Serpent Head teeth, and says that I came out for impeachment yesterday. I did not.

You heard me say that they would say this about me, and you heard me say I’m not proposing impeachment. All I said is, “I don’t think it should be taken off the table as a future option,” but I did not come out for it. Well, if you didn’t hear me yesterday and you’re watching Fox last night, then you probably think I’m one of these groups of people in the groups demanding impeachment. But I’m not.

Here’s Gutierrez just lying through his teeth, but that’s what they do!

That’s my point. They are going to do this no matter what. The Republicans cannot buy off Luis Gutierrez. The Republicans can’t do a thing to make him stop doing this. There’s not one thing they can do to stop him lying about them. Doing what he wants will not make him stop lying! If Luis Gutierrez supports blanket amnesty, and the Republicans come out for it, Luis Gutierrez is still going to say that they hate and despise Hispanic children!

That is the technique.

That is the politics.

Here’s another example: Sheila Jackson Lee on the House floor today.

LEE: (screaming) To think of the words, “No room at the inn!” Our Republicans are confuse. (sic) They are prosecuting the children. Why? Because they’re taking away basic due process rights for humble children who have come just for opportunity. Not only that, they don’t even want to give resources to all the cities in America who are helping the good Samaritans, and then they want legislation that literally undermines due process for these children. This is a bad bill! Do not pass it!

RUSH: Isn’t it amazing?

LEE: Pass comprehensive immigration reform! Pass it now!

RUSH: Right, and the Israelis hate children, too. The Republicans hate children. Everybody the Democrats oppose. It’s just amazing how that happens!

RUSH: This is Gretchen in Long Beach, Mississippi. Great to have you on the program, Gretchen. How are you?

CALLER: I’m fine. Happy anniversary. It sounds like you’re having a great time.

RUSH: I appreciate that. Thank you very much. I’m doing well.

CALLER: Well, this is kind of a comment or idea that just kind of popped in my head but it seems to solve a lot of problems. Why don’t we offer territorial status to Guatemala, Honduras, whoever wants it down there and repatriate their kids.

RUSH: That wouldn’t stop them.

CALLER: Get them back with their families.

RUSH: You could call it anything, and they’re still going to want to get out of there.

CALLER: Well, but you know then they’ll be part of the territory like Puerto Rico. They’ll have all the benefits of being part of US.

RUSH: Puerto Rico protests all the time. We’ve got bomb ranges down there where we test explosions and so forth. They called Jesse Jackson.

CALLER: That’s a recent development because some people want to develop that land for resorts over in Puerto Rico.

RUSH: Right. Let me just tell you: Your idea is not as farfetched as an idea that’s been advanced by Luis Gutierrez. You may not know this. The man who I just played sound bites from who said the Republicans hate Hispanic children, despise them? Luis Gutierrez has said in the past that we need to find every Hispanic that has been deported and bring them back, because none of it has been legal and none of it has been compassionate, and we owe these people an apology for sending them back home and we should find them and bring them back.

Luis Gutierrez.


Obama vows to ‘act alone’

By Amie Parnes – 08/01/14 03:44 PM EDT

President Obama on Friday vowed to “act alone” if Congress fails to pass a supplemental funding bill to deal with child immigrants crossing the border.

Obama said federal authorities don’t have the resources to deal with the wave of unaccompanied children unless action is taken.

“I’m gonna have to act alone because we don’t have enough resources. We’re going to run out of money,” he said.
He also ripped into Republicans for failing to approve legislation. The House is set to consider a $694 million funding bill later today — far less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama.

Obama torched the GOP legislation, calling it is “a message bill” and saying Republicans are “not trying to solve the problem.”

He accused Republicans of “trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere,” and said the current legislation wouldn’t pass the Senate and if it did “I would veto it and they know it.”

A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) quickly returned fire, calling Obama AWOL on the crisis.

“When it comes to the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, President Obama has been completely AWOL — in fact, he has made matter worse by flip-flopping on the 2008 law that fueled the crisis,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner.

The legislation the House is preparing would change that law to make it easier for authorities to return young people seeking asylum from Central American countries to their homelands. The Obama administration had initially sought flexibilities, but the White House has criticized the provisions in the House bill as denying asylum seekers due process.

The Senate left town Thursday night after failing to move their own $2.7 billion bill.

“Senate Democrats have left town without acting on his request for a border supplemental. Right now, House Republicans are the only ones still working to address this crisis,” Steel said.

The House was supposed to start its recess Thursday, but stayed after members decided to make a second effort at approving a border bill. GOP leaders pulled their legislation from the floor on Thursday after it appeared it did not have the votes to pass.

Obama said Republicans had made the bill “a little more extreme” hoping they could pass it before they left town for the August recess.

He didn’t accept blame for Republican unwillingness to pass the legislation, saying, “This is a disagreement between House Republicans and House Republicans.”

And he slammed Republicans for not being able “to act even on what they say their priorities are.”

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Detention Center Has Hair Salon, Child Care, Basketball Courts, Gym, Soccer Field…


KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — Federal immigration officials on Thursday sought to show the softer side of immigrant detention, complete with cartoon wall murals, stuffed animals, playgrounds, snacks and a hair salon at a South Texas facility that will house women and their children who crossed the border illegally.
With a surge in illegal immigration in recent months, especially children traveling alone and parents bringing in children from Central America, authorities moved to convert an all-male detention facility about 50 miles Southeast of San Antonio into one that could temporarily house families.
The Karnes County Residential Center is the third such family center in the nation, with the others in the New Mexico and Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way.
The facility will start receiving immigrants on Friday and can house up to 532 people at a cost of about $140 a day per person.
The Karnes County local government contracts the day-to-day operation with the private prison company The GEO Group.
Border Patrol agents have detained more than 57,000 immigrant children crossing the border alone since October.
President Barack Obama has called it a humanitarian crisis, warning parents of the dangers of sending children with smugglers.
No adult males will be housed at the Karnes County facility and the families placed there will be from those picked up in Texas along the Rio Grande Valley. Officials said they didn’t know how many it will get the first day or how long it will take to fill up.
Enrique Lucero, field office director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said while each case will vary, officials are planning an average stay of 23 days per family.
Federal immigration officials gave separate tours for media, local governments, consular officials andimmigrant advocates on Thursday to show what residents will be afforded once they pass through the 15-foot gate to temporarily live behind high concrete walls.
The only person allowed to be quoted during the media tour was Lucero.
Once they enter under the welcome sign — in English and Spanish — immigrants will be processed through showers and health screenings and allowed to select clothes for themselves and their children. Mothers also can request diapers, baby bottles, pacifiers and blankets.
Further inside they will have access to a dental care, a bilingual library, playrooms, child care, pay phones, flat-screen TVs, free Internet access, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, weightlifting equipment, a small soccer field and a soon-to-be installed playground play scape.
Many of those amenities were already in place. The center opened in 2012 and was built to meet standards set after immigrant advocate groups complained the government previously held children behind razor barbed wire in facilities with strict rules and run by staff trained to deal with hardened criminals.
Officials still moved to further soften the edges of the Karnes County facility, with touches like the painted cartoon murals with rockets ships, colorful fish and zoo animals, “to make it more family friendly,” Lucero said.
For example, a look inside a family sleeping room revealed a stuffed animal and a copy of “Green Eggs and Ham” laid near the pillow of child’s bunk.
Staff that previously worked with adult males also had to be trained to oversee children, including lessons in pediatric CPR. The facility also contracted with a local school to bring bilingual elementary, middle school and high school teachers to the on-site classrooms. School-age children will be required to attend classes while they live there, Lucero said.
Even the building name was changed to make it sound less severe, from the Karnes County Civil Detention Center to the Karnes County Residential Facility.
Despite the amenities, authorities insist that immigrant families should not consider it a desirable destination. It is a detention facility and residents cannot leave until they have been legally processed for asylum or deportation, Lucero said.
“Our borders are not open to illegal immigration; if you come here illegally and don’t have a legal basis to stay under our laws, we will send you back,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a statement. “The opening of this additional facility represents our continued commitment to provide temporary facilities for adults with children while they undergo removal proceedings.”
Because officials had run out of room at holding facilities, they began releasing immigrant families and requiring them to report back within 15 days.

FAIL: Sheila Jackson Lee: Democrats Never Tried to Impeach Bush… Oh Wait, We Did…

July 31, 2014 By Greg Campbell

On Wednesday, the House voted to sue the president for his unprecedented abuses of power in issuing numerous executive orders and circumventing Congress. Time and time again, President Obama has operated outside the law to enforce his will and the Republican-led House has had enough.

For Rep. Jackson Lee, however, the call for suing the president was unacceptable and something the Democrats would never, ever think of doing.

She actually said,
“I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job. A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.”
I seem to recall fervent Democratic opposition to Bush’s presidency that, by comparison to Obama’s, makes Bush seem humble and meek.

Was I imagining that?

It turns out that not only was there a Democrat attempt to impeach President Bush, but that Jackson Lee was actually a sponsor of the legislation.

In June 2008, Dennis Kuchinich introduced H.Res.1258. Jackson Lee was one of the 11 co-sponsors of the legislation.

On Thursday, Jackson Lee’s spokesman Mike McQuerry claimed, “She misspoke.” He did not offer any explanation as to what she meant to say.

In today’s leftist lapdog media, offering an explanation of “She misspoke” appears to be a good enough explanation for the Fourth Estate that once took down Nixon.

Watch: What This Dem Just Said May Go Down As One Of The Most Brazen Lies In Congressional History

Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, in an address from the floor of the House, joined a growing chorus among those in her party that the suit initiated by Speaker John Boehner is just a step toward impeachment proceeding. Republican leaders have continually denied this assertion.

“I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution,” she said Wednesday, “for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job.”

Sticking with the impeachment narrative, Lee attempted to evoke memories of Obama’s predecessor to make her point.

“A historical fact,” she continued, “President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush because, as an executive, he had his authority.”

She went on to claim that, as it stands today, “President Obama has the authority.”

While her rhetoric might strike some as reasoned, a cursory review of the facts reveals a fundamental misrepresentation in her assertion. In 2008, not only did Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich move to initiate impeachment proceedings against Bush, Lee was one of the bill’s 11 co-sponsors.

At that time, she testified that she believed the House had “a very firm basis of suggesting high crimes and misdemeanors” against Bush, suggesting the body should not be “intimidated by the process or time” in determining whether to move forward with the inquiry.

“This is not a personal question,” she maintained. “This is a question of protecting the institution of the Constitution.”

Lee went so far as to cite the president’s sworn duty to uphold the nation’s laws, an issue to which proponents of impeachment against Obama have frequently alluded.

“One of the oath of office is to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” she said, “and our colleague Congressman Kucinich has included those very, very precise words in one of his articles.”


U.S.S. Obama Hits Immigration Iceberg


The new Fox News poll showed that Obama’s immigration policies are approved of by only 25 percent of independent registered voters. According to the poll of 1,057 registered voters, Sixty-seven…

No news here — just another poll showing that President Obama’s immigration policies are making him as popular as ice on the Titanic’s forward deck.

The new Fox News poll showed that Obama’s immigration policies are approved of by only 25 percent of independent registered voters. Sixty-seven percent of independents disapprove of his immigration policies, according to the poll of 1,057 registered voters.

Even 58 percent of self-described Democratic voters disapprove of his immigration policies.

That’s nothing but bad news for Democrats, whose long-term political strategy seeks to grow the number of immigrant voters.

But it’s especially tough for Democratic incumbents in the November election, when few of the at-risk Democratic senators live in states with a significant percentage of immigrant citizens.

Obama’s immigration policy has suffered a 25-point negative since February 2013, when he had 47 percent approval and 46 percent disapproval among all registered voters, said the Fox poll.

He’s now at 34 percent approval and 58 percent disapproval, said the poll, which was taken July 20 to July 22, and was fully released July 28.

When asked about Obama’s handling of the border crisis, 31 percent of respondents approval of Obama’s performance, while 56 percent disapproved.

The dour results match other polls that show the public is increasingly alarmed by out-of-control illegal immigration over the southern border, and increasingly skeptical about the impact of legal immigration on Americans’ wages and jobs.

Obama’s ratings on immigration are so low that even The Washington Post has noticed. “Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama’s worst issue — definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency,” said a July 31 Washington Post article.

Republican leaders have spotlighted this growing public concern, but they haven’t managed to craft a popular alternative that would help elect more Republicans.

However, GOP leaders say they’re trying.

The federal government’s acceptance of more than 100,000 illegal immigrants from Central America has caused “intense concern within our conference – and among the American people – about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the president’s refusal to faithfully execute our laws,” said a July 31 statement from House Speaker John Boehner after conservative legislators rejected a lengthy and complex bill that purported to fix the Central American inflow.

“We will continue to work on solutions to the border crisis and other challenges facing our country,” Boehner added.

One political solution adopted by Boehner was reminding Americans that Obama is responsible for Obama’s policies. “There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries,” Boehner said in his Thursday statement.

Numerous polls suggest Boehner’s statement is on target.

For example, a July poll of 1,044 Americans by the Associated Press and GfK Public Affairs showed that public approval of Obama’s immigration policies has slipped from 22 percent in May, to only 18 percent strong approval in July. Strong disapproval climbed from 43 percent to 57 percent, marking a 18-point shift away from Obama since May, said the AP/GfK poll.

This shift in public opinion goes far beyond criticism of Obama’s policies.

For example, the Fox News poll polls shows the public is adopting a hawkish attitude towards the illegal immigrants, especially the 100,000-plus Central American adults, youths and children that have crossed the border since last October.

Even when the migrants were generously described as “children,” 45 percent of registered voters — including 52 percent of independents, 63 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of Hispanics — said they should be repatriated “as soon as possible,” according to Fox.

That hawkish response might have been higher if Fox had told the registered voters that more than 80 percent of the 57,000 border-crossing “unaccompanied alien children” claim they’re still teenagers.

In the Fox poll, 40 percent of respondents said the “children” should be allowed to stay because they’re fleeing a “humanitarian crisis.” That score included 28 percent of independents and 52 percent of Hispanics.

During the last two years, the sky-high crime rates have either dropped or leveled off in the three countries providing the migrants, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Fox’s respondents also offered a realistic view of politicians’ attitudes towards the migrants.

Fifty-one percent said that Democrats want to increase immigration because they “simply believe Hispanic and Latino immigrants will vote for Democrats.” Only 29 percent of all respondents said Democrats “truly believe increasing immigration will help the country.”

When asked about the Republicans, only 40 percent of respondents said they want to decrease immigration because they believe the immigrants will vote Democratic. Thirty-six percent said Republicans want to reduce immigration because it will help the country.

Hispanics were evenly split. Thirty percent of Hispanics said that Democrats support immigration out of concern for the country, and 30 percent said Republicans oppose immigration out of concern for the country.

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