Obama Sets The Amnesty Trap – Will Boehner Take the Bait?

Posted on 3 February, 2014 by Rick Wells

The trap has been baited and set. The ever-crafty and incessant Democrats have played the next card in their drive to import their insurmountable voting bloc.
Barack Hussein Obama has reportedly indicated that he might be willing to compromise with Republicans on what he calls an immigration bill, offering the “concession” that he wouldn’t necessarily required it include a “path to citizenship.”
Anybody who has ever bought a car knows that the sticker price includes things that are only there so that something can be traded away to make the deal, providing the illusion of a concession.
The path to citizenship is of no consequence. Non-citizens vote now and the motor voter legislation has made certain that the federal standard form, along with the federal standards for id verification, will ensure that non-citizens continue to vote. Any concession is merely theater and the reality will be the same with or without it.
The same economic destruction and cultural destruction will take place path or no path.
It would appear that the Democrats are hoping that the Republicans have backed themselves into a corner, demonizing a lack of cooperation on the part of the administration, so that when the offer was made, they would be hard pressed not to accept or offer something in return.
Obama made his statement to CNN, saying, “If the speaker [of the House, John Boehner] proposes something that says right away, ‘Folks aren’t being deported, families aren’t being separated, we’re able to attract top young students to provide the skills or start businesses here and then there’s a regular process of citizenship,’ I’m not sure how wide the divide ends up being,” Obama told CNN, according to the New York Times.
Obama continued, “What I’m encouraged by is the fact that Mr. Boehner and others seem to recognize our country will be stronger if we are able to resolve this issue in a way where, you know, kids, for example, who have grown up here and for all practical purposes are Americans but don’t have the right papers are not being punished.”
Obama has his roller in the tray and there is paint on the floor. He continues the soft –sell, saying, “The question is, is there more that we can do in this legislation that gets both Democratic and Republican support, but solves these broader problems, including strengthening borders and making sure that we have a legal immigration system that works better than it currently does,” he said.
House Speaker Boehner stated his position on Thursday, when he released his itemized capitulation called the Statement of Principles. He said, “I have been clear that I oppose the massive, flawed immigration reform bill passed by the Democratic-controlled Senate.”
“I’ve been clear that the House will not take it up or engage in negotiations with the Senate on it… We will address this issue in a step-by-step, common sense fashion that starts with securing our nation’s borders and enforcing our nation’s laws.”
Boehner seems to be looking for a way to give in and the very fact that the conversation is being directed towards this topic means that the negotiations are under way. They are being conducted a public manner but there is no doubt that they have started.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated so on Friday, saying “this is the beginning of a process in the House, not the end, and what [Obama] is saying is he isn’t going to prejudge that process.”
“We have seen significant and important progress,” Carney added. “First in the Senate, with the bipartisan bill that embodies the principles the president laid out. And now in the House, where it’s fair to say that the operating position a year or so ago was self-deportation.
“Now there is movement, and that’s a good thing. But were still early in this process, and we are mindful of the fact that the House needs to take action, and we look forward to a debate being engaged in the country about why it’s so important to have comprehensive immigration reform.”
Carney calls it “early in the process” so therefore we are already in the process. There will be attempts to frame this in such a way as to create the appearance of the Republicans being the cruel and inhuman bad guys who are abusing these poor people who just want to support their families.
If Republicans allow the debate to be framed in that manner and take the bait, they will betray us all in a manner not unlike the “party before country” Democrats. We expect subversion from a majority on the left. Republicans are generally held by their constituents to a higher standard.
Let us hope the Speaker has the fortitude to recognize and avoid an obvious trap and honor the wishes of the majority of working class Americans.

Rick Wells is a conservative Constitutionalist author who contributes to conservative media outlets. “Like” him on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter.