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Dems to Call GOP Bluff on DHS Funding

It looks like the Democrats are going to call the Republican bluff regarding funding of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Republicans in the House passed a DHS funding bill that includes provisions to stop President Obama’s immigration executive orders.

House Republicans told the Senate that if a bill comes out of the Senate that does not include the immigration reform riders, the bill will not pass the House, and the Department of Homeland Security will be shut down.

Well Senate Republicans are sending the House a clean funding bill without the immigration issues attached to it. So now it’s up to the House GOP whether they are going to do what they have been threatening, which is to shoot the proverbial hostage.

Of course if one were to ask a Republican member of congress who is holding DHS funding hostage, it’s the Senate Democrats who filibustered the original House bill, thus forcing Senate Republicans to strip out the immigration language. That’s the same argument a terrorist would make if a government didn’t cough up the money they asked for. “We had to kill the hostage because our demands were not met. So it’s not our fault we killed the hostage.”

Now House Republicans are talking about a short-term bill to fund DHS for a few weeks and to go into conference with the Senate to iron out the legislative differences. Democrats aren’t inclined to support a stop-gap spending bill, so it really does look like the GOP might have to shoot this hostage when it’s over.

If they do, let’s hope there’s no major event requiring DHS support, like a terrorist attack.

(h/t HuffingtonPost)

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Governor Scott Walker Says His Experience Crushing Labor Unions has Prepared Him to Take on Global Terrorism

Speaking at a conservative conference this week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said that he has the experience to be president, and that his experience busting up labor unions in particular makes him especially qualified to battle global terrorism.

“If I can take on 100,000 protesters,” he said, “I can do the same across the world.”

The protesters Walker is referring to were teachers, firefighters, police officers and a few Green Bay Packers football players.

The terrorists on the other hand have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. They have brutally murdered hundreds, if not thousands of people. The terrorists sometimes video record the murders and publish them on the Internet and in some cases the videos get rebroadcast on Fox News. That one Fox News is publishing shows a man being burned alive.

In 2011, when Walker was working to break the back of government-sector organized labor, at one point nearly a 1,000 protesters slept in the Madison, Wisconsin capitol rotunda. With signs like, “Kill the bill,” I’m sure those sleeping bags were quite intimidating.

Those sleepy protesters eventually would lose many of their rights to bargain collectively. Gov. Scott Walker didn’t just win the battles, he won the war against government workers organizing. So watch out global terrorist network of well-armed brutal murderers, if Scott Walker becomes the next president of the United States, don’t even consider organizing. Walker will peg your raises at no more than the consumer price index, so don’t even ask.