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    Boehner’s Tantrum

    April 28, 2014 4:30 PM
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    In his home district, Speaker John Boehner offered an explanation for why the House has not moved an immigration bill. “Here’s the attitude: ‘Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhh. This is too hard.’” He continued: “We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to. . . . They’ll take the path of least resistance.”

    We do not doubt that some large number of Republican congressmen fit Boehner’s description. They agree in outline with the immigration bill that the Senate passed last year, which offered legal status to many illegal immigrants, created new guest-worker programs, and promised to tighten enforcement of the immigration laws to block new illegal entrants. They would like something along those lines to pass, but fear that voting for such a bill would anger some of their voters.

    To the extent Boehner is right, though, the system is working as it should: Fear of political repercussions is keeping congressmen from voting for unwise legislation. The Senate bill is too flawed to be the basis for useful legislation. By legalizing illegal immigrants before we are sure enforcement is working, it runs the risk of drawing in more illegal immigrants in the future. It dramatically and recklessly increases low-skilled immigration, which is bound to impede assimilation. Its guest-worker programs formalize rather than solve part of the problem of illegal immigration: They invite a large class of people to contribute their labor to the U.S. but not to participate as equals in our culture and politics.

    What Republicans should do, then, is to drive a stake through the heart of this legislation and move on immigration once the powerful groups behind it have given up on this model of “reform.” At that point it would become possible to discuss a more sensible set of policy changes that waited to see how enforcement worked before implementing any large-scale legalization, and refrained from increasing low-skilled immigration altogether.

    This course of action would require taking on the Chamber of Commerce, La Raza, most newspaper editorial boards, and so on. We will not attribute the Speaker’s failure to take this course on a desire to take the path of least resistance; he may, after all, genuinely disagree with us. We will even, with a superabundance of charity, assume that Boehner would extend the same courtesy to those who disagree with him on this issue.

    What we cannot do is redeem the spectacle of a man who treats his fit of pique as though it were an act of leadership.

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    Rasmussen Poll shows 53% think neither Democrats nor Republicans represent the American people

    Posted on Apr 28, 2014

    Here are the key findings from a survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters conducted on April 19–20, 2014, by Rasmussen Reports and other recent surveys:





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    Give Speaker Boehner a box of Kleenex as a parting gift and send him on his way. His mocking of fellow members in Congress who are opposed to amnesty, those who may actually want to represent the best interests of the American people and the interests of the nation, reveals his disconnect from the reality and impact of illegal immigration. He and others of like mind in Congress have no clue to the magnitude of damage outside their bubble of privilege, the real world impact to American lives.

    The majority of citizens want immigration enforcement, secure borders, and the closing of any loopholes that allow for illegal aliens to profit as they bleed the American people of taxpayer dollars. Citizens have been ill served in Congress and in the White House for thirty years on the matter of illegal immigration.
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    He and others of like mind in Congress have no clue to the magnitude of damage outside their bubble of privilege, the real world impact to American lives.
    That is the truth....Most in DC live in a bubble, working class is far removed, the progressives in DC(both parties) want a secular society, do not view morals, standards, or doing the right thing for the country as necessary, if we continue down this path in 20 years or less this country will be in a third world class country. I believe some in DC see that as a good thing.
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    Boehner and the Tea Party: LIONS, TIGERS AND FREE THINKERS, OH DEAR!

    By Candace Hardin / 29 April 2014





    Today’s established Republican Party is tiptoeing around in fear.

    Perhaps it is because the people of the Tea Party are hiding behind corners and bushes, jumping out and yelling, “Boo!”
    At least it seems like it is the case.

    You would think that the people who identify with the Tea Party were like the Wicked Witch of the East, and Senators and Congressman like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are gunning to drop a house on them.

    Officials like these and the mainstream media are out to paint a picture of the breakdown of civilization whenever Tea Party backed candidates are mentioned. Just let Sarah Palin utter the simplest of sentences and chaos reigns in the land.

    Of course, when it comes to backbone, the Republican leadership is in short supply. They are more afraid of being called a racist or an independent thinker than anything else. They want to play nice, rather than stand strong.

    So, in the spirit of “some of my best friends are Tea Partiers,” John Boehner has come out with his huge participation and knowledge case.
    He has claimed to have attended hundreds of Tea Party events in his state, but only four can be confirmed. When challenged, this statement changed from attending hundreds of events to simply talking to hundreds of members.

    This experience had made him an expert on the ebb and flow of the average Tea Partier.

    That’s good to know. He has called them basically simple, and patronized their efforts as “bringing energy to the process.” I guess it isn’t too hard to figure out such simpletons, but it doesn’t explain the threat level that has been assigned to such “ordinary folk.”

    Of course, it could just be that he can’t stand anyone with new ideas or a possible backbone.

    No one knows for sure if the Speaker was directly involved, but an independent candidate that is running for the seat Boehner holds in his home state has lost his job at Cedarville University in Ohio.

    The college stated specifically that his commercial criticizing the Speaker was the cause for his dismissal.
    Politics is a dirty business, and like war, all is fair.

    There is no reason to run a political race if one side is not allowed to state their views in a way that is favorable to them.

    It appears that the political process is in terrible peril. It doesn’t bode well for the state of freedom either.

    It appears that the deterioration of America is well underway and anarchy is on the horizon.

    I suppose that is why the “Establishment” is so afraid of American Patriots, ordinary, simple people and those who choose to think for themselves.

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    Boehner's mockery of GOP caucus also insults jobless Americans

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    April 27, 2014

    Last Thursday House Speaker John Boehner again demonstrated his disregard for 20 million jobless Americans by mocking members of his GOP caucus who have chosen not to jump on his illegal alien amnesty bandwagon.
    Speaking to the Middletown Rotary Club, Boehner said in a whiny voice, "Here's the attitude. Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard." The self-righteous Boehner added: "We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it's remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don't want to ... They'll take the path of least resistance."
    You can watch his childish performance here.



    http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/video-...n-immigration/


    But wasn't Boehner primarily elected to represent the interests of constituents who just happen to be citizens? To honor his oath of office to uphold those immigration laws created to protect Americans and their jobs? Or does his see as his only responsibility to sit on the knee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and parrot that organization's goal of flooding our labor market with cheap foreign workers to compete in a job market that is nothing to write home about? Standing up to a greedy and unprincipled business community is a hard thing to do for politicians because it jeopardizes their jobs, so what we're seeing here is Boehner & Co. doing the same thing they are accusing others of i.e. taking the path of least resistance that in this case is amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens.
    After years of looking the other way while illegal aliens invaded the nation and stole American jobs, the GOP leadership now says it has a "problem" and knows how to fix it. Just how do you fix the problem of illegal immigration by creating incentives for others around the world to also disrespect the rule of law and American sovereignty?
    Once again, we have to ask: What's in it for the 20 million Americans being denied their search for a better life?

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    John Boehner clarifies immigration joke







    By SEUNG MIN KIM | 4/29/14 11:29 AM EDT

    Speaker John Boehner clarified his recent jabs at the reticence of House Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul this year, while giving no signals that reform bills were coming to the floor anytime soon.
    Several lawmakers who attended the closed-door party meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters Tuesday said that Boehner explained his comments back home in southwestern Ohio last week, where he theatrically mimicked House Republicans’ reaction to doing immigration reform in remarks that went viral.
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    “There’s no mocking. You all know me. You know, you tease the ones you love, all right?” Boehner told reporters following the meeting. “But some people misunderstood what I had to say.”



    (DRIVING THE DAY: What's next for Michael Grimm?)
    The Ohio Republican reiterated an old line that the party has used as a reason they couldn’t move forward on an immigration overhaul this year: “I wanted to make sure the members understood the biggest impediment we have to moving immigration reform is that the America people don’t trust the president to enforce or implement the law that we may or may not pass.”



    When asked whether there will be a vote on immigration reform, Boehner responded: “We continue to work with our members. We all know we have a broken immigration system. We’re going to continue to work with our members and have discussions to see if there’s a way forward.”
    A handful of House Republicans interviewed after the private party meeting Tuesday seemed to hold little grudge against Boehner for his remarks, and there was minimal opposition to Boehner raised during the meeting, lawmakers said.



    Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said Boehner outlined several key points during the meeting: That House Republicans will not go to conference negotiations with a sweeping bill passed by the Senate last June; there is no “secret conspiracy” to do comprehensive immigration reform; President Barack Obama needs to prove to lawmakers that he will abide by existing laws; and the House may pass laws written in a way that Obama couldn’t “flout.”


    “He was really just, I think, trying to get ahead of any criticism that he may get from,” Fleming said of Boehner. “Because I do think some members were offended by that, and I think he was trying to put it in proportion in saying that it was not as serious as maybe it seemed to be.”


    “Look, people say all kinds of things,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) when asked for his reaction to Boehner’s remarks. “No big deal.”

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