The TexasFred News Digest – Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Rep. Pete Sessions backs Dan Branch for Texas attorney general
Pete Sessions, one of the most powerful members of Congress, is supporting state Rep. Dan Branch for Texas attorney general.
Branch, R-Dallas, announced Sessions’ endorsement Tuesday in a news release.
The Dallas Republican joins U.S. Reps. Ted Poe, Pete Olson and Bill Flores in backing Branch over Texas Sen. Ken Paxton in the May 27 Republican runoff for AG. SOURCE
Pete Sessions is my Congressman and my friend. He’s never steered me wrong, and to be honest about it, I had planned on voting for Dan Branch anyway. I guess you can call this MY endorsement of Dan Branch for the office of Texas Attorney General!
Dem Congressman: ‘Republicans Don’t Like Immigrants’
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern said Tuesday that Republicans “don’t like immigrants,” prompting a fiery scolding from Republican House Rules Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions.
McGovern, complaining that the House has yet to vote on comprehensive immigration reform, began to offer a question in a House Rules Committee hearing “For my friends on the other side of the aisle, who don’t like immigrants -” SOURCE
How can Democrats be SO stupid? Republicans have nothing against immigrants, but we have serious issues with ILLEGAL immigrants. Apparently McGovern isn’t the best or the brightest bulb on the string. And just in case a post tag garners McGovern’s attention; I am the grandson of an immigrant, a LEGAL immigrant. Stick that where the sun doesn’t shine Rep. McGovern!
Republicans turning up the heat in IRS probe
The Republican-led House this week plans to take up one of the most politically-charged issues before Congress with two votes relating to the way the IRS unfairly targeted certain tax-exempt groups.
On Wednesday, the House will vote on whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. SOURCE
If the GOP is going to turn up the heat let’s make sure it’s not just hollow words. Do you remember when Fred D. Thompson was running, sort of, for President? “I’m testing the waters and the waters are warm!”
Warm waters don’t mean a thing, turn the heat on HIGH and scald these Democratic cretins. Boil the nasty off of them and start over with a fully disinfected lump of clay that can be molded into something useful. From further down the article:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said that it was “almost comical” to suggest appointing special counsel, given that the Justice Department is still investigating the IRS. Furthermore, she said that if Republicans wanted Holder to appoint a special counsel, they could simply write him a letter to make the request, rather than using up time and resources to hold a vote on the House floor.
She called the vote “pure political theater” and an “unfortunate charade” designed “to get C-SPAN coverage.”
As for the contempt vote, Lee and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, noted that dozens of independent legal experts have concluded the contempt proceedings are constitutionally deficient.
Regarding a cleansing process; there is just so much boiling water can do, some things just need to be thrown in the fire and burned to ashes. Just sayin’…
Senate GOP: We want in on probe
Senate Republicans want to broaden the new Benghazi special committee to include members of the upper chamber.
Their call for a bipartisan, bicameral panel similar to the 9/11 Commission puts pressure on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is resisting the idea.
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday spoke out after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) outlined her conditions for establishing a select committee in the lower chamber to probe Benghazi. She said Democrats would participate only if the panel were “equally divided” between Democrats and Republicans. SOURCE
What is Pelosi afraid of? Does she believe that a Senate committee and a House hearing and investigation, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy might turn up real evidence of Democratic corruption, malfeasance and a direct and deliberate attempt to cover up 4 MURDERS?
Administration issues dire global warming report, amid regulatory push
A new and dire global warming report from the Obama administration warns of a growing link between human activity and extreme weather across the country — but Republicans charge the findings will be used to muscle through costly emissions regulations.
The National Climate Assessment, four years in the making, gave a region-by-region breakdown of how climate change is impacting the United States — in the form of droughts, heat waves and increasingly intense hurricanes, though it is still uncertain how much of that is due to “human activity.” The report stopped short of definitively attributing a rash of extreme weather to man-made climate change, concluding “there is new and stronger evidence that many of these increases are related to human activities.”
Have you ever noticed? When the heat gets turned up on the Dems they immediately come out with a *Climate Change* or *Global Warming* story in an effort to deflect the attention of the public away from whatever scandal happens to be grabbing headlines?
Yes, we do have climate changes in affect; it’s called SEASONS, and all this *Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky and Chicken Little* running around screaming *the sky IS falling* has grown about as tiresome as the *Race Card* the Dems try to play every time a Conservative GOP politician or blogger criticizes Barack Hussein Obama.
Happy Hump Day America!