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Speaker John Boehner Changes Hard-line Tone and Pledges Immigration Reform
FOX NEWS Latino ^ | 11/9/12 | Elizabeth Llorente

Posted on 11/10/2012 6:53:18 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks

House Speaker John A. Boehner, one of the most hard-line members of Congress on immigration, now says that comprehensive reform – which includes a pathway to legalization for the undocumented -- will be a priority in 2013.

For years, Boehner, an Ohio Republican who placed some of the House's most controversial immigration hawks in leadership positions on the committee overseeing the issue, said that under no circumstances would Congress consider comprehensive immigration reform.

"This issue has been around far too long," Boehner said in an interview Thursday with ABC News' "World News." ''A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I'm confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all." Boehner’s vow to prioritize overhauling the immigration system is significant.

It comes from someone in a key position to block, or facilitate, efforts in Congress to take up a reform bill. And it’s an indication of how the highest ranking Republicans are absorbing Latinos’ role in President Obama’s re-election as a clear message that they must be willing to compromise on issues of importance to them.

More than 70 percent of Hispanic voters supported Obama, who has been more open to comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws.

"I'm not talking about a 3,000-page bill," Boehner said at a Friday press conference. "What I'm talking about is a common-sense, step-by-step approach to secure our borders, allow us to enforce the laws and fix a broken immigration system."

Two years ago, Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said that under no circumstances would Congress consider comprehensive immigration reform.

Boehner, who in his position at the helm wields considerable influence over how far a bill can get in the House, and even whether an issue gets attention in committees and on the floor, has been...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: idiotsdidntvote4mitt
Had no idea there was such a thing as "FOX NEWS Latino".

But I did know Boner was a sell-out!

1 posted on 11/10/2012 6:53:23 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Boner needs to be fired. Has he no clue??? The Republicans did not lose the House — they are the majority party there. Act like it.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 6:56:40 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Boner is begging like a puppy:


3 posted on 11/10/2012 6:57:19 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I got an email from my congressman last night that we can still count on his NO vote on amnesty.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 6:58:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
So how do you guys like YOUR party now? Apologies, if you are not that stupid.
5 posted on 11/10/2012 7:04:44 AM PST by nomad
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To: Clint N. Suhks

If the GOP supports anything that involves some hint of amnesty, watch as even more of the base feels alienated and refuses to vote on election day.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 7:04:44 AM PST by eekitsagreek
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Boehner, one of the most hard-line members of Congress on immigration, now says that comprehensive reform

Boenher a hard-liner - on what planet?

Congress caving to illegals - wow, they've had 3 days since Tuesday, so what took so long?

7 posted on 11/10/2012 7:05:05 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

It does not matter what Boehner says or does. From the time that obama won/stole the election, everything now is just a bunch of hyneas fighting over the bones of what was once a great Nation.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 7:06:32 AM PST by sport
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He’s a sheep in wolf’s clothing.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 7:06:42 AM PST by relictele
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To: eekitsagreek

Don’t you know, we lost because we weren’t democrat enough. Man oh man. I can’t wait for 2014 now that we’ve got the amnesty supporters in the bag.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 7:06:44 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: bgill

The only immigration reform I accept is enforcement of the law.


11 posted on 11/10/2012 7:07:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

You know what this country needs? More Democrats. Let’s get some from Mexico.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 7:08:37 AM PST by BinaryBoy (I'm anti-socialism because I'm anti-slavery.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

So the Republican Party is now pleading for amnesty FROM the “Latino community.”
NAFTA wrecked traditional Mexican agriculture and the population of whole villages headed al Norte looking for survival. We are told that not to welcome them is (1) unfair, (2)impractical, and (3) racist.
So now they are voting here. Reality bites.
Milton Friedman warned that you cannot run a welfare state with open borders. We’ll see.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 7:09:46 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Hey Boner!

How about doing something for AMERICANS for once?


14 posted on 11/10/2012 7:09:46 AM PST by Roccus
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To: relictele
The Fabian shield is a wolf in sheep's clothing. (Fabian socialists)

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15 posted on 11/10/2012 7:10:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“This issue has been around far too long,” Boehner said in an interview Thursday with ABC News’ “World News.” ‘’A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”

Oh, like we did in 1986??

The democrats for years have held the border hostage, so they can get more democratic voters legalized. Well, we all know they’re voting anyway so to hell with the comprehensive approach.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 7:10:18 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Did he cry when he changed his mind? Pandering to Latinos won’t get the Republican party anywhere. All people want is the free stuff. “Iran and Israel are going at it.” “So what, gimme my check.”

It’s disgusting.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 7:10:37 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Scru u Boehner. ANY bill that doesn’t deport first is crap. Stop believing false memes.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 7:13:25 AM PST by Adder (Holy Crap! Now what?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Well for those of you who wanted it, you are witnessing the destruction of the republican party.

They are about to increase the democrat victory margin by 5 or 10 million votes. There will be no meaningful enforcement of the border. The republican party and eventually America will be gone.

Evil, craven, and corrupt.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 7:14:35 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

What about cracking down on voter fraud? That would gotten a few million more votes.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 7:15:17 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Guys,

We simply have to get this issue behind us. The good news is we’re in a good position for getting a guest worker program, e-identification, updates social security cards, penalties for emplyers...things of that nature...if we frame it the right way. The right way is: You give us what we want and we’ll give you Amnesty as long as the illegal folks here pay some sort of fine.

I know it bites the big-one but, this issue has to to be dissapeared before the next presidential election.

Another way this can be sold to the public is to claim that a real guest worker program will stop the exploitation of hispanic labor who mostly get paid under the table. That’s a winning argument!!!

If Marco Rubio takes the lead, we can turn this thing around into a plus for our side but, we absolutely can’t be labeled as the party that ‘wants to deport grandma.’


21 posted on 11/10/2012 7:15:57 AM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

It’s like saying WWII has been around too long so let’s just solve it once and for all. It’s impossible.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 7:16:20 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Andrei Bulba
What's it matter? The left is already to the blatantly, in your face stealing elections with over 100% of the population is some areas voting and Obama getting 98,99, 100 percent of the vote.

Now that the left has seemingly digitize vote fraud. They can conjure of votes needed and disappear votes cast. Not a word about any of that though.

We are strangers in a strange land in our own country.

23 posted on 11/10/2012 7:20:29 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Mustangman

We have too many US Citizens that can fill any unskilled labor jobs if their wages were higher than unemployment, food stamps and welfare. Amnesty has already been tried and look what happened! More illegals were attracted since Reagan tried it! I don’t give a damm if a head of lettuce costs $5, it’s what it’s worth if there’s a demand for it.

You may want to throw your fellow citizens under the bus to win an election but most conservatives won’t compromise their common sense principals.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 7:34:47 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (St.Peter:"Upon this rock, I will build my church" 0:"If you've got a church, you didn't build that!")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Obama: Bend over and spread ‘em Boehner

Boehner: Yes your Majesty.


25 posted on 11/10/2012 7:49:46 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The Republicans will get no benefit from immigration amnesty. “Good fences, make good neighbors” is the only policy that will work.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 8:03:45 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06

Being “me too” never works, it just alienates your base, and the opposition will just say they are pandering and they don’t really mean it, so they won’t get anymore votes from the other side anyway.

See Scott Brown.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 8:05:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Clint N. Suhks
There are miles of FR threads on immigration "reform" -- the problem was not the 1986 reform itself -- the problem was that amnesty was performed then both government and business ignored the rest of the law -- even encouraged the millions and millions to "Come on in!".

There were heated discussions here.. many FReepers wanted the massive influx and the rest of us were racists, some said.

Don't be fooled by another "reform" -- it's not what, it's how. How will "reform" be enforced.. or better, other than amnesty, IF it will be enforced one whit.

And please don't be fooled by the argument that reform must include a shinny hi-tech ID card that goes PING!.

28 posted on 11/10/2012 8:13:16 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
House Speaker John A. Boehner, one of the most hard-line members of Congress on immigration, now says that comprehensive reform – which includes a pathway to legalization for the undocumented -- will be a priority in 2013.

Stupid stupid stupid traitor.

This is not about giving amnesty to Hispanics . Obama wants you to think it is about Hispanics which he really does not care about as they are being used to hide the fact that this will give amnesty/citizenship to the millions of muslims that Obama has been encouraging to enter our country the past 4 years .

We could not have picked a more spineless Speaker of the House if we had tried . This man has NO DISCERNMENT what so ever .

Boehner I just want to know one thing ... Are you doing this at the behest of your Roman Catholic church that has encouraged assisted and aided illegals to come into this country for years so it can fill it pews or are you doing this because the democrats have something they are holding against you like many of the others in Washington that fold like a deck of cards?
Either way what you are doing is letting the muslims hoards into our nation to help bring about the collapse of this nation even faster .

Boehner you are a traitor to the Constitution and you are just as lawless as Obama.


29 posted on 11/10/2012 8:14:57 AM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Mustangman

If you want to roll over for the Democrats and the illegals, if you want to fire the bullet that finally kills the country, go ahead and do it. But you will do it without my help.

And I am sick of the Marco Rubio worship. He’s a Cuban, as lily-white as I am. Do you really think dark-skinned Mexicans are going to hop on his bus? If you do, you’re deluding yourself.

Read Heather McDonald. Amnesty will never get Republicans the Hispanic vote. They want freebies, and the Dems are willing to give them. Though, I don’t know, maybe you’re willing to compromise there, too.


30 posted on 11/10/2012 8:20:14 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Obama says, “Jump”, Boner says, ‘How High?”


31 posted on 11/10/2012 8:21:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mustangman
We've covered all the arguments for and against "reform" in miles and miles of FR threads.. heated arguments and if I recall some FReepers left and some were kicked off FR.

In fact IIRC just days before 9/11/2001 Bush and Mexican president Fox were working out a deal to open the flood gates -- that were already in fragments -- and let a gazillion come and go as pleased the Mexican government and U.S. businesses looking for cheap, tax-payer subsidized labor.

I attempted to explain my recollection of some of those miles of threads in my last reply immediately above.

32 posted on 11/10/2012 8:25:00 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

It’s past time to show Boehner the door.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 8:27:13 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Rush got it right the other day when he pegged Obama as “Barack O’Claus” handing out the free stuff right and left. It’s not the immigration thing; it’s the free stuff. It is what it is. And we’re outnumbered by kiddies who want X-mas (they don’t allow ‘Christ’mas) every day, with cake, clowns and circuses. - No one pushed illegal amnesty any harder than McCain, and see where it got him.


34 posted on 11/10/2012 8:37:18 AM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
House Speaker John A. Boehner, one of the most hard-line members of Congress on immigration, now says that comprehensive reform – which includes a pathway to legalization for the undocumented -- will be a priority in 2013.

Speak John A. Boring needs to be CHALLENGED by someone who is from the TEA PARTY (if he wins the re-count, I'd say Allan West. If not him, Paul Ryan!!)

35 posted on 11/10/2012 9:06:39 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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If nothing else the sight of these guffawing goofballs would make me oppose "comprehensive reform."

They had just -- through "hard work and dedication" -- worked out the details of comprehensive reform in 2007. Then the whole thing blew up in their fat faces.

36 posted on 11/10/2012 9:11:00 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

We have barely even heard counter arguments that would appeal to all:

1. LEGAL vs. ILLEGAL
2. EVERY OTHER COUNTRY, INCLUDING MEXICO, protects borders
3. TERRORISTS GOING TO MEXICO AND SLIPPING IN HERE
4. PUSHING IN FRONT OF THE LINE AND PUSHING ASIDE GOOD,
HONEST, HISPANICS WHO ARE TRYING TO ARRIVE LEGALLY
5. THE PRESSURES ON YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL OVERLOAD
6. THE “EVIL” AND GREEDY BUSINESSES ESSENTIALLY USING THIS
TO HAVE VIRTUALLY SLAVE LABOR
7. REPUBLICANS GIVEN NO CREDIT FOR THE FIRST AMNESTY

Do you hear these arguments in a way that even the Jon Stewart crowd would be aware of them? I don’t. When I bring up how unfair it is for people to be given a benefit of citizenship just because they were willing to break the law and step in line in front of those who were willing to come in legally, people say, “I never thought of it that way.” Shoving yourself SELFISHLY to the front of the line is understood by absolutely EVERYBODY. It is playground unfair. We should not “admire” them for wanting the best for their family as Repubs. so often do.....what, the people who are trying to get here legally DON’T want the best for their family? Their family is less important, WHY? If the Republicans tried at all, they could have most people furious about this, including those immigrants who have come here legally.


37 posted on 11/10/2012 9:13:55 AM PST by Anima Mundi (You can lead a brain to facts but you can't make it think.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
We will bring hell down on DC like we did for illegal citizenship last time... boehner will not be Speaker much longer. West Ryan and others will be much better. Threaten to not vote for your Congressman if he votes for boehner.

LLS

38 posted on 11/10/2012 9:20:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The country left the US House in Republican hands because they do not want immigration reform. He is failing the American people.


39 posted on 11/10/2012 10:24:03 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I think it is brilliant. Removes the issue from all future Dem BS, and firmly installs Hispanics as the number one minority group in the country. I’m betting Blacks won’t like the feeling they get when they realize that they are being replaced. There will be a growing unease in the Black community, especially when they realize that Puerto Rico is going to become a state too. I’m buying popcorn for that one.


40 posted on 11/10/2012 10:29:00 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I don't know what happened to the image... try again:


41 posted on 11/10/2012 10:57:55 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: carriage_hill
The little puppy?

"http://www.thedailycute.com/pleaseshare.jpg" works ok with img src="" when I put it in a HTML file and run that file but I cannot get it to work here. Yes, I used the correct code and not what I listed here, if anyone asks.

42 posted on 11/10/2012 11:14:15 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Crap!

That’s 2x it’s gone south.

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43 posted on 11/10/2012 11:29:49 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

if we have the votes, Boehner must be out of the speakers chair in 2013


44 posted on 11/10/2012 11:30:26 AM PST by Wuli
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