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Exactly As Predicted, Establishment GOPer Ed Gillespie Blowing VA Senate Race


Ed Gillespie / Mark Warner

Virginia GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie claimed he had “not seen” Ted Cruz’s bill to combat Obama’s Administrative Amnesty and declined to endorse it during his debate with Democratic Senator Mark Warner Saturday night. [Mark Warner on offense in Virginia Senate Debate, by James Hohmann, Politico, July 26, 2014] Typical: Ed Gillespie is a caricature of an Establishment Republican—former lobbyist, George W. Bush advisor, Republican National Committee head. Needless to say, offering voters a corporate cartoon at a time of national crisis isn’t working. Because the GOP has allowed the demographic transformation of Virginia, the only way Republicans can now succeed is by winning over working class white voters and increasing white turnout. But Gillespie can’t do it. He’s the latest example of the GOP Establishment’s dirty little secret: it’s terrible at winning elections.

How bad a candidate is Gillespie? Let us count the ways.

  • He’s never actually been elected to anything before – he’s simply a consultant, lobbyist, and political insider. As a result, his name recognition is terrible.
  • He’s being crushed in...

A GOP Ultimatum To Vlad

With the party united, the odds are now at least [...]

GOP Leadership Not Interested In Impeaching Obama (Or Doing Anything Else) But Impeachment Is Interested In Them

The headline was New GOP Leader Won’t Take Impeachment Off The Table (by Zach Carter,, July 27, 2014) but in fact it’s obvious that incoming GOP House Whip Steve Scalise was just clumsily trying to avoid the subject in his Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace, no doubt because substantial majorities of Republicans—57% according to this recent CNN/ORC poll—want Obama impeached. Symptomatic of Scalise’s sell-out: in the same interview, he ruled out a government shut-down, although the power of the purse is about the only other hold legislators have on the Executive Branch.

But it no longer matters what the GOP House Leadership wants. (They seem to want to pass a “small” border crisis bill—to which, of course, Amnesty/ Immigration Surge could then be attached in conference). The White House has signaled it intends to ratchet up its Administrative Amnesty in defiance of law and the GOP, And, as the heroic Rep. Steve King responded, this could well “ ‘cause a thunderclap of eruption in Congress and from the American people’ that Republicans will not be able to ignore” (Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment If Obama Grants Executive Amnesty, by Tony Lee,, July 26, 2014).

In the words of’s James Kirkpatrick: “Seemingly without warning, the crisis is at hand.”

Impeachment has come a long way since I posted Obama’s Border Dissolution Is Treason. The Answer Is Impeachment. It Would Workon July 6. To summarize my argument:

Needless to say, the big news since I wrote has been Sarah Palin’s endorsement of impeachment and her repeated defense of the tactic in the face of extraordinary (even by her standards) elite hostility.

It’s always been obvious that Palin sends a powerful implicit signal to the historic American nation. She has shown imagination and courage, for example facing down the Ruling Class’s developing witch-hunt of conservatives after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting by describing as a “blood libel” the claim that they were somehow implicated. Now she is showing both superior legal understanding—see also Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama, by Ruth Marcus, Washington Post, July 15 2014—and a grasp of the immigration issue’s political potential.

Thus in her July 27 Facebook post Palin writes:

Let’s go around the media filters and acknowledge this ourselves: many Americans haven’t heard what impeachable offenses really are; but when they do, more citizens will rise up to hold their government accountable…


The Constitution says “high crimes and misdemeanors” are the basis for this serious remedy. The Framers used that term to mean a dereliction of duty, and the first duty of the president is to enforce our laws and preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution.

Alexander Hamilton described impeachable offenses as “the abuse or violation of some public trust.” He called them “political” offenses because they “relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.”

No serious person who is paying attention can deny that Obama and his administration have abused and violated the public trust and the Constitution.

The White House is counting on...

Why Does America Tolerate Indian Immigrant Medical Fraud?

Third World levels of corruption in our health care system are an inevitable consequence of welcoming Third World doctors, especially when large amounts of money can so easily be extracted from our loosely monitored Medicare and Medicaid bureaucrats. Hence the latest scandals involving Asian Indians running diagnostic imaging centers and other clinics.

Rehan “Ray” Zuberi, owner of Diagnostic Imaging Affiliates (DIA) of Hackensack, was recently arrested along with twelve others for running 10 imaging centers that defrauded the New Jersey Medicaid program and the Department of Health. Zuberi and his fellow defendants—including Humara Paracha (his wife), Faisal Paracha (brother-in-law), Nawqab Zuberi (father), Babar “Bob” Eskar, Rohit Gupta, and Salman Siddiqui--allegedly gave hundreds of thousands of illegal kickbacks to physicians for referrals.

In addition, they are accused of “submitting fraudulent applications to the New Jersey Medicare Program and the Department of Health, and evading paying income and franchise taxes.” The investigation took up the time of more than 100 investigators from thirteen law enforcement agencies.

Why Does America Tolerate Indian-American Medical Fraud?

Owner of Numerous MRI Centers and Twelve Others Arrested in Scheme That Allegedly Paid Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Illegal Kickbacks to Doctors in Exchange for Patient Referrals State Of New Jersey, Office of The Attorney General, June 19, 2014 readers will not be shocked to see these Asian Subcontinental names attached to medical scams. But this case and others like it have some chilling aspects that go beyond the usual enterprising-immigrants-cheating-the-system story.

  • First, “Ray” Zuberi isn’t new to this game. He was convicted of second and third degree charges of Medicaid fraud back in 1998. He was sentenced to six years and barred from the Medicaid program.

On getting out, he could no longer bill the government himself. So he started DIA’s menagerie of front imaging businesses.

It’s noteworthy that he chose close relatives to man his operation. The authorities make no mention of any cooperation from them.

  • Second, Zuberi, in addition to scamming insurance companies and the government, is charged with bald-face tax evasion. While cheating the system, he just didn’t pay any taxes!

Some nice pics of his mansion and exotic cars can...

John Derbyshire On Science Education And Affirmative Action: The War Against Human Nature Continues

Following on from my last week’s analysis of the International Math Olympiad results (here, with supplementary posts here and here), I have a couple of items on science education and the Left’s continuing war against human nature.

First, an opinion piece for the blog of The Smithsonian magazine. The author is one Shannon Palus, [Email her] described as “a science writer and a researcher for Popular Science.”

Ms. Palus’ blog post laments the under-representation of blacks, Hispanics, and women in American college science faculties.

In the matter of racial under-representation, we get this:

According to the new survey data, just 2.1% of physics faculty in the country are African American and 3.2% Hispanic … The overwhelming majority—79.2%—of physics faculty are white.

[We Know Physics is Largely White and Male, But Exactly How White and Male is Still Striking by Shannon Palus,, July 14, 2014]

As one of Ms. Palus’ commenters points out, adding the three numbers there gives a total of 84.5 percent. Who are the missing 15.5 percent? Perhaps they are some analog of the mysterious “dark matter” that physicists tell us lurks in the interstices of spacetime?

Answer, of course: Asians. For some reason, Ms. Paulus isn’t interested in them.

If you factor in sex, which Ms. Palus needless to say calls “gender,” the discrepancies are even greater:

In the entire United States, of the thousands and thousands of college physics and astronomy faculty, only 75 are African American or Hispanic women, says the American Institute of Physics. According to a new survey by the AIP, female racial minorities make up less than 1% of the 9,050 physics faculty members in the country.

Presumably “racial minorities” does not include that 15.5 percent of dark matter.

What accounts for these under-representations, though? You have one guess: Bias!

The roots of bias run deep, and in some part stem from the idea that physics is a select club, the exclusive realm of brilliant, excentric [sic] white men.

Eliminating irrational biases in faculty hiring, supposing such biases exist

Perdue Defeats Kingston Because Georgia GOP Voters Got Message About Chamber Of Commerce’s Support For Amnesty

David Perdue, Jack Kingston

David Perdue and Jack Kingston

Businessman David Perdue’s victory over Congressman Jack Kingston in the Georgia GOP Senate runoff is being touted as another Tea Party defeat. And most Tea Party and Conservatism Inc. types did indeed support either Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey or Secretary of State Karen Handel in the primary; then supported Kingston in the runoff. But the real news: the role that Georgia’s immigration patriotism played in the race—and above all, the disastrous backfiring of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of Kingston, because of its support for Amnesty.

John Gizzi of Newsmax explained the race in boilerplate Conservatism Inc. terms:

Backed by Newt Gingrich, Steve Forbes, the National Rifle Association, and the Club for Growth, Kingston campaigned to the right of Perdue in the run-off. Reminding voters he had never voted for a tax increase, he slammed Perdue for a statement that increasing tax revenues was a “reality” to get the country “out of the economic ditch.” He also campaigned as “100 percent pro-life” and supporting traditional marriage, while Perdue rarely mentioned social issues. Big Money, Outsider Image Gave David Perdue Upset in Georgia, July 23, 2014

Gizzi did not mention immigration—although on that issue, Perdue got decisively “to the right” of Kingston.

Both candidates took the same unobjectionable but uninspiring positions that we’ve come to expect in GOP primaries. They both made it clear they were against the Gang Of 8 bill and Amnesty generally. They claimed to support increased border security. But they were otherwise silent. In other words, they tacitly acknowledged the strength of immigration patriotism in Georgia but, either because of stupidity or fear of the donors and the Main Stream Media, they ignored the “Brat Playbook” and did not run on it.

However, what made this race really interesting was that both candidates

Is Putin Really Worse Than Stalin?


In 1933, the Holodomor was playing out in Ukraine.

After the "kulaks," the independent farmers, had been liquidated in the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, a genocidal famine was imposed on Ukraine through seizure of her food production.

Estimates of the dead range from two to nine million souls.

Walter Duranty of the New York Times, who called reports of the famine "malignant propaganda," won a Pulitzer for his mendacity.

In November 1933, during the Holodomor, the greatest liberal of them all, FDR, invited Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinov to receive official U.S. recognition of his master Stalin's murderous regime.

On August 1, 1991, just four months before Ukraine declared its independence of Russia, George H. W. Bush warned Kiev's legislature:

"Americans will not support those who seek independence in order to replace a far-off tyranny with a local despotism. They will not aid...

Still Fighting: The Delphi Workers Obama Robbed

The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation." But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support—and inching toward justice.

It was five years ago this summer that 20,000 white-collar nonunion workers from Delphi (a leading auto parts company spun off from GM in 1999) had their pensions sabotaged as part of a rotten White House deal with Big Labor. Two court rulings this summer have given the victims hope. Their plight must not be forgotten.

Remember when Washington rushed to nationalize the U.S. auto industry with $80 billion in taxpayer "rescue" funds and avoid contested court termination proceedings? Behind closed doors, the Obama administration's...

Memo From Middle America | “Who Would Jesus Deport?” Is The Wrong Question For Christian Patriots

When Nancy Pelosi said that illegals should be treated like the “baby Jesus,” the former Speaker became the latest liberal politician to opportunistically use Christianity to guilt trip Americans into giving away their country. [Pelosi: Border Children Should be Treated Like Refugee Baby Jesus, Breitbart, July 22, 2014] Unfortunately, the former Speaker the American Thinker called an “occasionally devout Catholic” is not alone, as evidenced by the widespread use of the deeply dishonest slogan “Who Would Jesus Deport?” [Nancy Pelosi’s Baby Jesus’ Argument, by Jeannie DeAngelis, July 23, 2014]

“Who Would Jesus Deport?” is widely deployed by open borders advocates in articles, cartoons, t-shirts and even its own Facebook page. And as you might guess, those asking the question already have an answer—certainly not illegal aliens. The loaded question is designed to force American Christians into supporting destructive policies out of misplaced morality.

Elvira Arellano, an illegal who made a great show of holing up inside a church to avoid deportation and used her anchor baby son Saul as a prop, tried to cast herself as a Christian martyr using the slogan. Here’s a photo of Elvira back in 2006 wearing a “Who Would Jesus Deport?” t-shirt.


Things to know about immigration activist Elvira Arellano,, May 7, 2014

Though some are simply misguided idealists, many of the activists who use this slogan are less concerned with living a Christian life than with...