As new facts are uncovered about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last September, it’s become increasingly clear that many in the mainstream media really did cover up the severity of the attack during their initial reports, choosing instead to paint it as a overreaction by Washington Republicans.
With so many proposals for immigration reform floating around Washington these days, it’s hard to keep track of what’s in each of them.
As a result, we here at Red Alert Politics have taken the time to dissect three of the major immigration reform proposals on the table to show you what each of them encompasses and where the major differences in the plans can be found.
Does this sound familiar?
1) There is an important problem that requires Congress and the President to act. (entitlement reform, viable budget, sequestration, fiscal cliff, debt limit hike, etc.)
2) House Republicans propose and pass a bill with what they consider a good solution to the problem.
3) President Obama and Senate Democrats realize it is easier to attack the Republican plan than propose their own, so they refuse to propose a real bill.
4) President Obama delivers several campaign-like speeches filled with strawmen portraying Republicans as unreasonable, uncaring and somehow responsible for a lack of solution.
5) No permanent solution is achieved.
It should. This cycle has been repeated on every major issue that has come up since Republicans took over the House in 2011.
This week, CNN reported on what they labeled a “secret” provision put in the Healthcare law by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that was aimed at keeping gun-right groups from opposing the law. Conservatives have long argued that since most members of Congress did not read the law, there are several parts of it that we do not yet understand. This CNN report gave conservatives hope that some of those parts may even have ended up benefiting some conservative causes.
The only word to describe what is currently occurring in Michigan is insanity.
Today democratically elected state representatives in Michigan are set to pass a bill to make Michigan a right-to-work. This bill will be passed in the context of Michigan essentially suffering a one-state recession for the past decade and Michigan voters rejecting several pro-union referendums in the November election. Instead of respecting the democratic process and attempting to sway voters in future elections, Democrats and their union allies have reacted by threatening a political war and throwing a public tantrum.
Republicans are in a tough position on negotiations regarding the upcoming fiscal cliff.
President Obama knows this and therefore has no interest in a deal. His proposal for a deal is essentially his budget, which did not get even one Democratic vote in either the Senate or the House earlier this year. In addition, his negotiations began by demanding Republicans not only give him everything he has previously requested, but also included several new, unreasonable demands, proving he is not interested in a compromise. But Obama knows that the media will support his unwillingness to compromise with Republicans, so he can get away such audacious proposals.
Republicans do not have that luxury.