Chad’s Morning Brief: Greg Abbott Says Compassion Doesn’t Trump the Law, Scott Walker Takes the Lead Among Republicans, and Other Top Stories
Here is your Morning Brief for February 26, 2015.
Compassion Doesn't Trump the Law
Texas Governor Greg Abbott was interviewed by ABC News about the lawsuit that stopped President Obama's executive actions. In the interview, which is heavily biased to make Abbott appear the cold-hearted mean guy, Abbott is shown a video of a woman discussing how the executive actions effect her. In the video the woman says that it isn't about President Obama, it's about not having to live in the shadows. Though the reporter failed to say how he found someone who was apparently afraid and in the shadows. After the video the reporter asks Abbott if he had any compassion for the woman. The Governor gave a great answer.
"I've got compassion for everyone," Abbott told ABC News in response. "But in the Constitution, it requires the president to follow the law. There's no article or Bill of Rights in the Constitution that says compassion allows the president to circumvent the rules of the Constitution. And that's exactly what the president has done."
Boom! Spoken like a man who reads the law. We can't bend laws just because we feel bad for people. At the end of the day we are a nation of laws and we should adhere to those laws.
In the story ABC News also reported this:
A study this week by a pro-immigration reform group put the cost of deporting 11 million undocumented currently living in the United States at $50 billion.
What? Why put that line in the story? Oh that's right, because ABC News wants to make Republicans like Greg Abbott look as though they are ready to kick 11 million people out of the United States. However, no one is talking about that. No serious politician has said we should round up all illegals and kick them out.
Just another hit piece from the media to make Republicans look bad. I thought Abbott did well.
Walker Leads... For Now
In another way too early poll, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the favorite for now among Republicans in Iowa. That according to a report from CNN. According to the report, Senator Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee are doing well in Iowa as well.
Walker is leading a crowded field of potential presidential candidates in Iowa with 25% of likely Republican caucus-goers throwing their support to Walker in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. The Iowa caucus will be the first test for presidential hopefuls and while the last two GOP winners didn't get far in the primary process, the caucus is a crucial test of conservative credentials and can help signal some candidates off the campaign trail.
Libertarian favorite Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky came in second in the poll with 13% of support while former Gov. Mike Huckabee, the 2008 caucus winner, and Tea Party darling Ben Carson closely followed with 11% each.
It's very early but it is worth nothing that Jeb Bush doesn't even fall in the top 3. According to the report, Bush only pulled 10% support in Iowa. Again, it's very early but Scott Walker does appear to be the main challenger to Jeb Bush.
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