The 2 a..m. Hillary Clinton phone call we won’t soon forget.
Forget concerns that immigration reform will only create Democratic voters. Canadian conservatives have figured out how to do immigration reform right. “In Canada’s 2011 election, the Conservatives outpolled the Liberals decisively among voters who weren’t born in Canada, a historic transformation that was the result of a strategic decision by Harper during the 2000s to reach out to Canada’s immigrant communities.” Read the whole thing.
Don’t forget that the industry with high-paying STEM jobs needs immigration reform. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “We will also expand the highly skilled H1-B visa program from the current 65,000 to a program with a new floor of 110,000, a ceiling of 180,000, and an additional 25,000 exemptions for persons who graduate from a U.S. university with an advanced degree in science, technology, engineering or math. . . .These measures, which we hope to improve on as the bill moves through the legislative process, are at the heart of our efforts to modernize our legal immigration system to help meet the needs of our 21st century economy, make it more merit and skill-based than ever, and allow our economy to remain a dynamic global leader.”
You can’t forget that Cheryl Mills has been a Clinton confidante for years. “The star witness at Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi said that a top State Department official called him after he met with a congressional delegation demanding a report from the meeting and upset that a State Department lawyer was not present. . . . Hicks also said that Cheryl Mills, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff (who Ohio Rep. Jordan referred to as Clinton’s ‘fixer’ while questioning Hicks), had attempted to monitor the meeting between Hicks and the delegation consisting of Rep. Jason Chaffetz.” Oops.
You can forget all the polling for a while. Very few people are paying attention. “A new survey shows Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II and businessman Terry McAuliffe essentially tied in the race for governor, a slightly different result from a recent Washington Post poll that found Cuccinelli opening up an early lead.”
Forget about the immigration fight for a moment. This is not a Wall Street Journal headline conservative think-tank donors want to see: “Heritage Foundation Immigration Author Under Fire.” Moreover, the Heritage author who thinks different racial groups have different IQs has been saying so for some time now.
Forget that idea. ” Police and officials at the funeral home where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body is being held say that a plan has fallen apart to bury Tsarnaev at a state prison.”
Forget the “mandate.” This sounds like Bush 43’s second term: “[The] public perception of the president’s effectiveness has slipped from 57 percent to 49 percent.”