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VIDEO: George Will (yes, George Will) calls out Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for ignoring "facts" on immigration reform


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Relevant segment at about :53, right at the beginning.

In my previous post of Marco Rubio’s Sunday Stand-up: GOP isn’t “characterized by intolerance or looking down on anybody.” Ha!, the Senator made an ass of himself. Again. His position was so full of holes, it resembled Michele Bachmann's head. Oh, but I kid Michele.

(The sequel: Part 2 of Marco Rubio’s Sunday Stand-up: He hasn’t “fully read the Toomey/Manchin compromise” but he’s against it)

Apparently, Rubio wasn't the only one who needed to be called out.

It was refreshing to see someone in his own party take on Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for ignoring "facts." Yes, that George Will.


Every conservative sympathizes with what Jeff Sessions was saying about not rewarding lawbreaking. However, conservatism begins with facing facts.

The facts are 11 million people are here illegally. Two-thirds have been a decade or more. 30%, 15 years or more. They’re woven into our society. They’re not leaving. and the American people would not tolerate the police measures necessary to extract them from our community.

Therefore, the great consensus has to be on the details of a path to citizenship. The most important thing Rubio said in your interview was, even if the system weren’t broken, if we had no illegal immigrants, we’d need to do something about this 'cause we need the workers. As the baby-boomers retire, and as the birthrate declines, we need something to replenish the workforce to sustain the welfare state.

Oh that. Facts, schmacts.

Via Think Progress:

As economists have explained, immigration reform not only stops under-the-table exploitation of workers from driving wages down; it also fills gap in the economy by creating a labor force for jobs that are complementary to low-wage jobs typically held by native worker. “Contrary to common fears, immigrants are not frequently in direct competition with native-born American workers, in part because they tend to have different skill sets,” a Center for American Progress analysis of economists’ research explains.

 Think Progress has more.


VIDEO-- George Will on marriage equality: "Opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people.”


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How adorable that Republicans are finally scrambling around trying to accept the inevitable: Marriage equality is in America's future, and *gasp!* it's even going on all around us as we speak!


George Will on "This Week":

“There is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying.  It’s old people.”


A recent ABC News-Washington Post poll found 51 percent of Americans support gay marriage, while a recent Pew poll shows national support at 48 percentup from 35 percent in 2001.

And Think Progress notes that another poll from USA Today and Gallup showed 53 percent in support of marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

But per Think Progress, Republican strategist Mary Matalin said single moms and all those bastard children are what's really important, not marriage equality:


Well, because Americans have common sense. There are important constitutional, biological, theological, ontological questions relative to homosexual marriage. But people who live in the real world say the greater threat to the civil order is heterosexuals who don’t get married and are making babies. That is an epidemic in crisis proportions. That is irrefutably more problematic for our culture than homosexuals getting married."


Video- George Will: Early Voting is "Deplorable"




VIDEO- Romney surrogate Eric “Etch A Sketch” Fehrnstrom: Women’s health issues are "shiny objects" that "distract people's attention"


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Earlier today I posted a video of  Paul Krugman and Stephanie Cutter out-arguing Mitt Romney surrogate Eric “Etch A Sketch” Fehrnstrom on the economy on “This Week”.

In this segment, Stephanie Cutter, Eric Fehrnstrom, George Will, and Donna Brazile talk about the "women's vote" and the gender gap. Apparently Eric forgot people could still hear him speaking and opened his big, Republican mouth to present America with this gem:

“Mitt Romney is pro-life. He’ll govern as a pro-life president, but you’re going to see the Democrats use all sorts of shiny objects to distract people’s attention from the Obama performance on the economy. This is not a social issue election.”

... Says the campaign that uses social issues to distract people's attention from President Obama's accomplishments, their own failures, lies, ineptitude, dishonesty, hypocrisy, self-interests, disastrous policies, and destructive GOP obstruction tactics.


VIDEO- George Will: Donald Trump is a "low IQ... bloviating ignoramus... What [benefit] is Romney seeking?"


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On ABC's “This Week," conservative commentator George Will blasted Donald Trump. And if anyone needs blasting, it's Trump and his colossal ego:

I do not understand the cost benefit here. The costs are clear. The benefit — what voter is gonna vote for him (Romney) because he is seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious it seems to me.

“Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics. Again, I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?

Willard Romney is intent on proving to America that he has no judgment whatsoever. Yet he and his party insist that he is perfect presidential material. You just keep thinking that, GOP.

Oh, and speaking of colossal egos...


VIDEO- George Will: "They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh."


George Will-- yes, that George Will-- responded to John Boehner's spokesperson's tepid response to Rush Limbaugh's non-apology, "The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation":

"Using a salad fork for your entree, that's inappropriate!"

And the piece de resistance:

"...The Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh."

Yes, they are afraid, very afraid.

And speaking of weak, Limbaugh's "apology" was only about his choice of words, not the intentional misogynistic smears, the labeling of women (specifically Sandra Fluke) who use contraception as sluts, and on and on.

FYI: I'm in the middle of editing a Blunt video about this very thing. I'll post it tomorrow.

So can George Will-- who equates the "excesses" of the left with what Limbaugh did-- cite an example of a Progressive who smeared a law student or other non-public figure who had no access to a mic of her own with which to defend herself?

And in the very few cases in which a left-leaning pundit used inappropriate language, to my knowledge they apologized (and in the case of Ed Schultz, suspended himself) and no Dems that I know of defended them.

H/t: Think Progress


VIDEO- George Will on Allen West's complaint about gas prices: “He drives a Hummer!... This is economic nonsense.”


Here is what mentally ill Congressman Allen West posted on his Facebook page:

People have asked me before is there any area where I could praise President Obama? Certainly, he has an impeccable penchant for understanding the power of the bully pulpit. President Obama is also very adept at promulgating deceptive language masquerading as policy, actually just insidious political gimmickry. This "tax policy" is an example as well as today's speech on his "energy policy" shall be. Here is the bottom line, last night it took 70 dollars to fill the tank of my 2008 H3 Hummer, what is it costing you? What does it cost the President to fill his gas tank?

Here's what conservative commentator George Will had to say about that on "This Week":

Here's what I have to say to Allen West: