SOTU

On Immigration The “Do Nothing Senate” Should Do Nothing

On immigration the Senate should do what it does best; nothing. If Congress does nothing the law stays as it is, illegal aliens get arrested and deported, the quality of life of American workers and their families is protected, and America protects itself from a future of One Party rule. Now, that’s what we call win – win.

If Trump talks bull, he needs to beware the bear

Editors, Washington Examiner

Good news is plain good news for most people who are working, looking for work, or running businesses. It probably won’t be bad news much longer for investors, either, as wealth is created and more money is thus injected into the national economy. What Trump has discovered is the tactical need for humility in this area. When a president takes credit for the unpredictable ebbs and swells of the stock market, he has to accept blame as well. And presidents, in reality, have very little business taking either credit or blame.

Trump Shoots Down McCain Amnesty Bill

Speaker Ryan’s comments that the House would only take up a bill that President Trump supports puts to rest (at least for the moment) conservative concerns that the open-borders oriented Ryan might try to force through an amnesty bill.  Trump’s rejection of the McCain – Coons amnesty plan puts the pressure back on the Republican Senate to pass a bill that meets the President’s requirements.

Trump’s nationalism is a serious play to unify America

Rich Lowry, New York Post

Trump ended his SOTU by hailing people from all walks of life, saying, “above all else, they are Americans. And this Capitol, this city, and this Nation, belong to them.” If he resolved to routinely live up to that sentiment, he would do himself, and our political culture, immeasurable good. In political terms, it isn’t Trump the alleged tool of the Russians or Trump the budding dictator whom Democrats have to fear most; it’s Trump the nationalist unifier.

Sourpuss Democrats Self-Immolate at State of the Union

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi watching Trump's speech looked like a pair of sullen six-year olds on a sugar crash the day after Halloween. Bernie Sanders looked mummified. Schumer was slumped so deeply in his chair he was almost falling through the crack. Other Democrats, even ones who should have known better or secretly felt otherwise, sat on their hands. You could see them glancing at each other, wondering whether they were allowed to applaud or stand up. What a bunch of cowards.

The Most Important Thing Trump Said That No One Is Talking About

There was one very important “this changes everything” moment in President Trump’s State of the Union message that no one is talking about – the President’s announcement that he has signed an Executive Order on Protecting America Through Lawful Detention of Terrorists.

CHQ and Ear to the Ground Survey Reveals Trump Supporters Will Not Support President On Amnesty

Trump supporters couldn’t be clearer: 71% of his base they will no longer support the President if amnesty is included in immigration reform. However, they also said they are confident President Trump will follow-through on his campaign promises regarding immigration.

The Elephant In The Room Last Night

There were many things conservatives could applaud in last night’s State of the Union address, but the President’s eloquent paean to the economic promise of America was largely drowned-out by opposition to the notion of giving a path to citizenship to 1.8 million illegal aliens.

Nikki Haley to Conservative Grassroots: Sit Down and Shut Up

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In my 50+ years of being active in the conservative movement at the national level I can’t think of another time when the Republican establishment so blatantly hijacked a national television opportunity to rebut a liberal President and used it to attack the voters they need to win the presidency.

Cruz: 'Less A State of the Union Than a State of Denial'

Susan Jones, CNS News

Cruz noted that Obama began his speech by telling Americans "how wonderful the economy is." "You know, if you're a big-government lobbyist in and around Washington, that's right -- six of the ten wealthiest counties in America are in and around Washington. If you're a billionaire hedge fund manager in New York, that's right -- the rich have gotten richer under Obama."

Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet: GOP Leaders Pre-Surrender

Republican leaders will talk a good game for the next year, but don’t expect Obama to leave office with his agenda unfinished, because, as we explain here, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have already “pre-surrendered.”

Cruz to skip State of the Union

Curt Mills, Washington Examiner

Sen. Ted Cruz will skip Tuesday's State of the Union, the final such address of President Obama's time in office. "It's not a snub. He's going to be in New Hampshire, working hard to win New Hampshire," Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler told the Dallas Morning News.

DeMint Blasts Obama Over Exec. Orders

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

"Obama and his apologists insist that ruling through executive action is the only option because we live in an exceptionally partisan age. Tell that to Ronald Reagan who worked with a Congress led by liberal Democrats, or Bill Clinton, who found ways to work with a Congress that had impeached him," said Jim DeMint.

Obama’s SOTU Brings Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to Life

Whatever they said in response to Obama's State of the Union address, until Republicans actually fight Obama’s agenda to a conclusion that does not involve caving-in to the President’s plan to bring about the dystopian world of government enforced income equality that Ayn Rand envisioned in Atlas Shrugged they will remain irrelevant.