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… This is a Dandy Interview [Daily Caller — J. Christian Adams]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 20th,2013

.. the interviewer is Virginia Thomas . She writes on a part – time basis for the Daily Caller , and does these interviews , periodically . Yes , She is that Ginny Thomas , the political activist and bride of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas . She is , as always , incisive and informative .

.. the following is the text from the article [h/t — theDailyCaller] ..

J. Christian Adams is a talented lawyer who worked inside Eric Holder’s Justice Department until he could take it no longer. He left in 2010 and wrote a New York Times bestselling book, “Injustice,” to expose what he saw and learned.

Today, he is practicing law, speaking out against the Justice Department, writing for PJ Media and battling his first Internal Revenue Service audit on the side. In the second of this three-part interview, Adams says he believes the institution of law is under attack like never before.

“[The law is] meant to be a leveler, and that’s what’s unique about our country, about America, is we’re the first country ever founded for the principle that every individual has individual dignity, divine inspired individual dignity, to be treated by their government as an individual, not differently than somebody whose brother is an earl,” he said. “These people in power reject at its core that principle. They believe that power is given out based on political donations, ideology, opposition to coal — name it. It’s something that you gain favor and are treated differently by your government based on who you are, and that’s so anti-American.”

Adams went on to say that Republicans and their consultants are stuck in the ’90s and not battling the left effectively.

“We’re in a different kind of world now where the left is on the march through the institutions, through the government, through the academy, and they have brass knuckles,” he said. “And they have their media outlets, and they have Media Matters, and MSNBC, and ThinkProgress and George Soros, and I can go down the list. And the right is just getting started. And they don’t have the same sorts of institutional weaponry that the left does. So it becomes very easy to deceive when your arsenal is bigger. And I think that was the problem in the last election.”

Under the Obama Justice Department, he said, “law is a tool to help those in power aid those they agree with. It is not a great leveler. It’s no longer a means to make everybody equal and to create those fences that everybody must stay within. It’s a way to punish your opponents and reward your enemies.”

Adams puts some hope in the power of the purse, if the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would just “line out” radical policies and budgets with the authority our founders gave them.

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… It figures , and It explains A Lot …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 19th,2013

.. the House G.O.P. has evidently been making excellent strides towards an immigration bill . Maybe not as comprehensive as the Senate bill . But close .

.. However , they have also been making efforts towards a genuine bipartisan bill .

No , not a lapdog surrender-to-the-democrats bill . They are trying to make it one .

But it is having a big problem .

.. As you might think … the DemoCraps …

.. the GOP “Gang of 8” with the dems keep having problems reaching an agreement . Efforts seem to be halting , at best . They are working hard , but it seems other powers-that-be are interfering with their efforts . It may end forcing the bill to be a partisan one , instead .

.. Why ? Neil Munro for the Daily Caller , Ryan Lizza (the New Yorker) , and  Bryan Preston for PJMedia all seem to have nailed it down —

chief problem # 1 — Pelosi — She obviously wants the issue , not a bill .

chief problem # 2 — same reason — POTUS

… make it a partisan bill , then go to conference . If the Dems are screwing around , and the ObamaCraps are running their mouths off , screw ‘ em . Jam a partisan bill through , though not a nativist one , and then go to conference with the Senate .

LEC here — it makes you wonder , if the ObamaCraps have enouh self – discipline to keep their mouths shut . It (for them) may be and will be necessary , especially if any of them , or senior staff are involved in the burgeoning scandals …

[h/t — pjmedia/the tatler– bridget johnson]

.. I am reposting just about all of her post on pjmedia.com , so that you can understand what is happening from the folks themselves ….

 

A Republican member of the House’s version of the Group of Eight indicated there’s still some distance to cross before they arrive at a bipartisan agreement in the lower chamber.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) said he’s been working with the House immigration reform group, which includes Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), for four years.

Ideally, he said this morning on MSNBC, they “would be able to finalize a bipartisan agreement.”

“That just hasn’t happened yet. So the House is going to continue to move forward,” he said in reference to House Judiciary Committee’s plans to move ahead with standalone immigration bills.

“I’m hoping that we’ll be able to have a bipartisan proposal to bring forward to the House in relatively short order. In the meantime, however, it’s important the House do what it’s gonna do,” Diaz-Balart continued. “And, you, ultimately, hopefully, there’ll be a bill that we can conference on, that we’re — the Senate passes a bill, we’ll pass, hopefully, either a comprehensive bill or a number of different bills, and then we can go to conference.”

The Florida Republicans said they had an agreement at one point, but it was torpedoed by the Dems, not the GOP side.

“We had an agreement once. And then, unfortunately, and I think it’s coming from the Democratic leadership and not from the group that I’m negotiating with, a deal that we had already agreed on and, again, I think it’s coming from Nancy Pelosi, we had to reopen the deal,” Diaz-Balart said.

“We had a second deal what was announced to the press, where we all announced, the bipartisan group, that we had reached an agreement in principle. On a second occasion, we had to reopen the same issue that had already been reached, where we had already reached an agreement on a second time. And, again, I think the problem that we’re running into is — is Nancy Pelosi. I’m not quite sure if she wants a bill.”

He said the negotiators are working on border security, interior immigration enforcement and “a modernized visa” system.

“We’ve only had one outstanding issue, which is the health care issue. We’ve had two agreements on that issue. And both times, the folks that I’ve been negotiating with have had to back track on their agreement. That’s not coming from them; that’s coming from likely a higher pay grade,” continued Diaz-Balart.

“Can we get a bipartisan proposal? That’s where I think Nancy Pelosi has frankly become part of the problem. Then, you’re talking about the issue of can we pass anything in the House. And that’s also gonna be a very difficult issue.”

One hangup is healthcare costs, he added.

“And here’s the issue there that we’re dealing with, is should the taxpayer be stuck with the bill of the health care of the 10 million or 11 million people? Or should those folks who are going to be legalized, earn legalization, should they be responsible for their health care bill? That’s the issue we haven’t solved yet. I think once we do that, we’ll hopefully have a bipartisan proposal,” Diaz-Balart said.

“Then comes the, frankly, the second big hurdle, which is can we pass a bipartisan comprehensive bill through the House? That will be difficult, but I’m optimistic.”

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