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God Help Me; I Agree With Bob Beckel

Varin Tsai (CC)

Varin Tsai (CC)

Something happened that made me stop and question myself as a Republican, am I one, or have I drifted over to the dreaded Liberal side of the aisle? After all, I have considered myself a Republican since I was sixteen years old.  That question rang in my head and I could not get it out, after all, me becoming a Liberal is like Bill Ayers joining the NRA, or Sandra Fluke buying her own birth control pills, it just would not happen. So the only conclusion that I can come to, is that Mr. Beckel is finally coming to his senses and he is starting to lean right on his thinking.

The two things that started me thinking, were when Mr. Beckel said that we should stop letting Muslims into this country with student visas and also admitted that Muslims are indeed the enemy, something that Obama still refuses to admit, I agree with him on both counts. Our enemy are Muslims, so why wouldn’t we scrutinize them more than anyone else? Now if anyone else on Fox had said the same things that Mr. Beckel said, they would have been branded a racist on every Liberal outlet, but because he belongs to their club, he gets a pass, funny how that works.

“I think we really have to consider, that given the fact so many people hate us, we’re going to have to cut off Muslim students from coming to this country for some period of time, so that we can at least absorb what we got, look at what we’ve got and decide whether some of the people here should be sent back home or sent to prison,” As Mr. Beckel spoke those words while I was watching one of my favorite shows The Five, I immediately got up and grabbed a Q-Tip to clean out my ears, because I thought there might be something wrong with my hearing.

Mr. Beckel also said, “If the FBI could not deal with this fellow in Boston with all they had on him, it seems to me that we ought to give time for them to clear up their problems with the current Muslim population here and then let students come back in.”

Mr. Beckel is correct. There are now 75,000 foreign students from Muslim countries attending college in the U.S. and 20,000 more on the way in the fall. According to unofficial inquiries made to the Department of Homeland Security, agencies involved in screening students after they receive visas are said to be backlogged on making contact with the new U.S. arrivals. The big problem here is that some of these foreign students never enroll in a U.S. college once they get here. When their visa runs out, they stay here illegally without identification or residence notification.

There was also another time I found myself agreeing with Mr. Beckel, it was during the Amazing Race controversy. On the show, the twisted metal of the downed plane is treated as any other prop, with a bright “Amazing Race” “Double-U-Turn” signed planted in front of it, signifying to contestants the next phase of their scavenger hunt.
“There are 850,00 American Vietnam veterans alive today, and you owe them an amazing, big apology,” Beckel said, noting he once worked for CBS, and had even been against the war for “policy” reasons.

That’s three times I found myself agreeing with a Liberal, that’s more than I agreed with a Liberal in my sixty years on this earth, so I naturally had to question my Republican thinking. Then it dawned on me, I wasn’t the one who was changing, it was Mr. Beckel who was coming over to my side. I guess after all those years working on Fox, his head is finally getting out of the clouds and he is finally coming down to reality. Good for you Mr. Beckel, every Liberal has to wake up and smell the coffee and realize that Liberal policies just don’t work. Keep up the good work Mr. Gutfeld, Mr. Bolling, Miss Perino, Miss Tantaros, Miss GuilFoyle, you will have him voting Republican in 2016.

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Is Anyone Awake at the State Department?

Just in case you were dead or otherwise indisposed last week, Iran plotted to kill Saudi Arabia‘s ambassador to the U.S. The plot, which Iran denies, was uncovered when an undercover informant posing as an associate of a Mexican drug cartel was approached by Manssor Arbabsiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and Gholam Shakuri, an Iran-based member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Arbabsiar and the undercover informant discussed using explosives to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador. The informant said his price was $1.5 million. Arbabsiar sent a $100,000 down payment, telling the informant his “cousin” had deep pockets.

Mohammad Khazaee, Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said late Tuesday that he was “shocked to hear such a big lie.” He continued in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accusing the United States’ “warmongering and propaganda machine against Iran,” which he said threatened stability and peace in the Persian Gulf.

Two days later (October 14, 2011), the State Department, headed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, granted 4,453 “Diversity Visa” applications to Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism. The U.S. State Department defines state sponsors of terrorism as follows: “Countries determined by the Secretary of State to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism ….” Let’s see, does Iran ring a bell?

So you know, “diversity visas” are designed to encourage immigration from countries that do not otherwise send significant numbers of immigrants to the United States, which include the State Sponsors of Terrorism.. The State Department, in 2011, awarded 2,427 Diversity Visas – 1,842 for Iran; 553 for Sudan; and 32 for Syria. In 2012, it plans to award visas to 4,453 applicants from Iran, 292 from Cuba, 757 from Sudan, and 160 from Syria.

In a related move, President Obama froze the 2011 Visa Security Program (VSP) budget, despite the fact that only 14 of the 57 U.S. consulates identified as being at “high risk” for potentially providing visas to terrorists received anything from VSP. VSP, established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, places Department of Homeland Security officials at U.S. consulates to vet the backgrounds of people applying for U.S. visas.

And I’ll wager that ALL of the diversity visa recipients from Iran, Syria, and Cuba would never spy on us, will not receive any kind of indoctrination, and will always have our best interests at heart, just like the 19 “pilots” to which we were rudely introduced on September 11, 2001. I’ve heard of “compartmentalization,” but this is ridiculous.

But that’s just my opinion.