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Jeff Sessions for President

March 4th, 2013 - 12:09 am

We found a leader, but hardly anybody noticed. Never mind Rubio and Ryan, or people named Bush. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is the best we’ve got, and he’s plenty good. In fact, his words on the Senate floor when he implored his colleagues to reject the nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury secretary are as good as it gets. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard anything as elegant, compelling, honorable, and philosophically coherent as Sessions’ speech on the 27th of February.

You probably missed it, what with all the excitement of the epic gladiatorial combat between Bob Woodward and the White House, and the Hagel confirmation carnival, and the Rodman diplomatic mission to Pyongyang.

Sessions laid out Lew’s incredible record of catastrophic budget proposals, which, as Sessions noted, had been unanimously rejected by Congress and decimated in scholarly and editorial analyses. But all that, terrible though it was, and quite sufficient to disqualify anyone from running Treasury, was in a way the least of it. The worst was Lew’s nonchalance in lying to the Senate.

I have discussed his repeated, knowing, and deliberately false statements about those budget plans—most notoriously his claim that “Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we’re not adding to the debt anymore; we’re spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt.”

All false, knowingly and deliberately false. Sessions refused to sit for it. He moved into more philosophical territory, urging the rejection of Lew not only because the man himself is unworthy of the office, but to “defend the integrity of the Senate, to defend the right of our constituents to hear the truth from government officials, and to defend the idea, the very concept, of truth itself.”

Because if you vote for Lew, you’re refusing to stand up for the truth, not just about this one nomination, but about what’s happening to America. About what President Obama is doing to us. Sessions put it so clearly that even the proverbial blind man could see it: whereas the president has repeatedly said that he had a plan to “pay down our debt,” he doesn’t. It’s totally false. The proof? “This is the 1,400th day since Senate Democrats passed a budget.”

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By Paul Nachman on February 27, 2013 at 11:22am

That's Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Why phone his office (202-224-4124) to register your approval? Because he's been our Rock of Gibraltar on immigration sanity in the Senate for a decade, so he deserves our applause.

For example, VDARE.com's Patrick Cleburne recently wrote that the senator was unintimidated by illegal-alien Latinos who attended his townhall meeting for constituents and that he remained coolly unstampeded by their sob stories (Sessions For President? Immigration Patriot Faces Down Reconquistas).

The 66-year-old Sessions was first elected to the Senate in 1996, after stints as a private-practice lawyer and as U.S Attorney for Alabama's southern district. His all-important NumbersUSA career grade for immigration reduction is A+.
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I've always liked the guy, but we live in a low and dishonest time. Nobody will listen to him.
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However attractive any person is as potential POTUS, the holder of this office is ONLY the biggest star in the show. Works to a script written by people we know nothing about.

Facts which might put damper on their goals don't get a look in. The POTUS importance is in setting the tone of the production. Handsome, glib, tellng fairy tales to the chillun. Often in code. Smiling, or as in the present case smirking his utter contempt for the people with the gift of the job. For example in SEALING documents that presumably speak to his true identity and lawful qualifications for the job.

BUT BUT the really important players on the stage are members of the Congress and Senate. They know this when it comes to their own perks and exemptions from penalties in laws they enact for the People, and for special privileges they vote themselves.

They are also ADEPTS at putting their hands into the pockets of the working population enforced by their own Secret Police/IRS when they want some special privileges for their pets. Otherwise, it's every citizen for himself.

It Is Congress that decides what money from the public purse is to be spent for whatever. It is Congress that enacts laws that control the entire population. It is Congress that works via Commmittee with results - e.g camel as horse designed by committee .

Congressmen/Senators are the most immediate, the most "local" and "in our faces" parasites/depredators. Either independently or in collusion with the POTUS that cannibalise us. In Law and Economics. Congressmen members who work on the premise theirs is a charitable club and as ever "charity begins at home".

But membess of Congress are not free agents but employees/servants of the householders. The householders in the USA are the citizens.

The householders responsibility to protect and secure the household means they MUST hold their servants feet to the fire to insist their servants to do their contracted jobs or be sacked.

It is Congress that makes things happen, either independently from within their own exclusive gentlemens club or as collaborators to their front man the POTUS.
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No president or political party knows how to pay down the debt today. Everybody loves to reference Reagan as being the economic standard for which will control government growth spending and the national debt.

In 1981, the supply-siders referred to as voodo economics by Pappy Bush took over the Reagan Presidency. It is worthwhile to take a good look at the national debt historical charts from that point forward. Makes no difference whether the democrat-progressives or the GOP-tea party, neither have any ideas on how to deal with the economic problems of today domestically and or globally -- crash the global USD currency or keep the printing presses runninng to prop everything up. Which set of resulting consequences should the government promote?

http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/debt_deficit_history

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The p r i m a r y reason for our budgetary fix is that we're living too long.

That factor over arches a l l others.

If, and only if, the retirement age is lifted it will be possible to redress other follies.

All of the other issues/ solutions/ travails pale in comparison.

It is impossible for humanity to work only thirty-years, maybe forty, and then live until eighty-five while still supporting the replacement generation.

The collapse in the NFR is a consequence to that math.
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Indeed
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It's a real problem. Most of us seem to find the cult of personality - as in Clinton and You-Know-Who - repulsive and dumb. Yet when it comes time to find another GOP POTUS candidate we hope to find someone who can equal the media grabbing wattage of the other side. There was only one Reagan and I don't see a replacement on the horizon. Even with his many flaws Newt was the closest I've seen. He probably couldn't have beaten The Big O but at least he would have put up a fascinating and educational fight.
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I lived in Alabama and absolutely love and respect Senator Sessions. He's that rare politician with unimpeachable character and integrity. He'd make a great president.
The problem though is the process. The media liberal blowhards would have a field day with Sessions. They would compare him to their idol, the cosmopolitan Obama. His southern roots and accent would immediately inspire the Sharptons and Waters of the world to invoke fears of lynchings,etc. The media would frame the campaign as a return to the days of segregation (never mind all the Klansmen were Democrats)
In the final days of the campaign his image would morph onscreen into Bull Conner and the low intelligence Dem voters would buy it.
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Is Jack Lew the right guy for Treasury? Maybe, maybe not. But does Jeff Sessions' opposition to him, which doesn't appear to founded in anything beyond opportunism, qualify Sessons to be President? Hardly. What is the rest of his record? Hmm, pretty thin. Not as thin as Obama, but we can do better.
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For POTUS in '16, Paul(Rand)/Rubio. Why? Because both of them were elected to the Senate by the Tea Party and they also bring some contrasting talents like Rand Paul (one of my fav US Senators aside from my own) who appeals to Libertarians like me. I also think he'll be more successful if runs in '16 than was his father cause he plays down or even rejects some of the more unpopular elements such as foreign policy which his father got criticized for often times. But he still embraces the hard core elements of fiscal responsibility and a simpler tax code. Rubio (aside from the obvious) has enormous talents in communicating what America is and should continue on being. Bottom line; both are Tea Party elected senators who champion Freedom and Liberty. But still a great point on Jeff Sessions. He is a very reliable voice in the Senate. But I doubt he'll ever have interest in pursuing the WH. Even if so he'll have tough clime (but I've been wrong before). PS to commenters: I've had it of Romney being picked apart. Give the guy a break! It's over and done with so leave him alone! Though I don't care what's said of McCain.
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Since Strom Thurmond is no longer available, I guess you'll have to make do with Sessions. Of course, since Sessions represents everything the rest of the country doesn't like about Southern politicians, he won't play well outside of Dixie; but you've already decided you want the Republicans to be a regional party...
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Anti-Southerner bigot = Jim Harrison

Haters gonna hate.
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Jim you are such a predictable tool. The segregationists were all Democrats as was Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the Klan. Thurmond was a Democrat in his worst days. If you're going to dredge up names, how about Bull Conner or Lester Maddox or Ross Barnett or Al Gore Sr. who fought against the Civil Rights bill or Bill Clinton's racist mentor, Orville Faubus or any number of other Democrats.
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Yep, the segregationists were all Democrats, Democrats who left their party and took over yours.

Thanks for playing.
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Don't worry Jim, we hate lefties a LOT more than any of the segregationists hated blacks. It's coming to it; soon.
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You missed it trangbang, we are all just Deliverance extras and George Wallaces and Bull Conners down here in the minds of bigots like Jim Harrison. Ignorant stupid racist hillbilly rednecks.

Imagine if one was to essentialize Black Americans in such a manner, with the worst stereotypes you can amalgamate. That is exactly what Jim Harrison has done with regards to Southerners.

Haters gonna hate.
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Accept it, EV, Southerners are the only ethnicity that are still fair game. If Jeff Foxworthy said the same things about any other people, they'd hang, draw, and quarter him and bury the parts in an unmarked grave.
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There are all kinds of people in the South, good and bad. Thing is, though, the South as a whole is like a disreputable uncle in a family. You don't want to throw him out, but you don't want him to be alone with your children either and as much as you'd like to be nice, the guy has a long history of bad behavior and treachery. (Note that no Southern state has ever apologized for getting 600,000 Americans killed in defense of slavery.)
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Only the names have been changed...for clarity.

There are all kinds of Black people, good and bad. Thing is, though, that African Americans as a whole are like a disreputable uncle in a family. You don't want to throw him out, but you don't want him to be alone with your children either and as much as you'd like to be nice, the guy has a long history of bad behavior and treachery.

There are all kinds of Jews, good and bad. Thing is, though, that Jews as a whole are like a disreputable uncle in a family. You don't want to throw him out, but you don't want him to be alone with your children either and as much as you'd like to be nice, the guy has a long history of bad behavior and treachery.



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"The Northern onslaught upon slavery was no more than a piece of specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states."--Charles Dickens, 1862.

"The war between the North and the South is a tariff war. The war is further, not for any principle, does not touch the question of slavery, and in fact turns on the Northern lust for sovereignty."--Karl Marx, 1861.

When asked "Why not let the South go in peace?" President Abraham Lincoln replied: "I can't let them go. Who would pay for the government?"
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No Northerner has ever apologized for the egregious war crimes of General William Tecumseh Sherman, done in their name. Well some tried but were silenced and had their Constitutional rights abused by the Lincoln administration...for their troubles.

The upper South seceded after Abraham Lincoln declared war on what he considered US citizens and their sister states.

It wasnt a war to end slavery, but rather a war of imperial subjugation.

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First, I really wish my ancestors had picked their own damned cotton. Second, I wouldn't mind another run at that damned hill shoulder to shoulder with my ancestors and be able to destroy those arrogant damned Yankees once and for all. I've live two-thirds of my life about as far from The South as you can get, but I still hate Yankees. The arrogant condescention is just as intolerable today as it was to my ancestors in 1860. There's a line in a Reconstruction Era song called "I'm a Good Old Rebel" that goes; "I ain't asked no pardon for anything I done." Five generations later, I still hate you people and I ain't asked no pardon for anything I've done - or might do in the future.
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The last three comments show that when you scratch at modern radical conservative, you find an apologist for slavery and treason beneath the thin coating of talk about limited government or free markets. In Germany, the analogous behavior would take the form of claiming that the allies were responsible for the unfortunate things that happened in the 1940s. Imagine some guy named Hans writing "I ain't asked no pardon for anything I've done - or might do in the future."
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Here we go again ... an old white fart for POTUS yeah!!!!!! Sessions is a solid guy but he won't be POTUS. Stop with the dreaming of one man that will save us all from Obama crap ... it ain't gonna happen. We'll get a POTUS that loves this country, from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head ... yes a male. We will aslo have a woman POTUS down the road sometime ... but I reckon that woman is currently being prepared and spared the agony of horrendous attacks from the militant left.
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All that it takes for Evil to triumph is for Good Men to do nothing!
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