That explains a lot.
says most House Republicans would support a comprehensive bill that is considerably more robust in its trigger structure and enforcement provisions.
There you go, he thinks Tea Party people are toothless hillbillies who will swallow anything with the word "enforcement" in it.
Simpson wants badly to pass some of the piecemeal bills so that the House can go to a conference committee with the Senate, where he hopes the two chambers can strike a deal on a comprehensive bill.
Itching to go and sell us out.
But when I asked him about his colleagues who fear that the outcome of a conference committee would be amnesty for illegal immigrants, he was frank: They have a point, even if he disagrees with where theyre coming from.
IOW they are right about the conference committee, but they just don't fit in with the new Obama-friendly GOP.
Theyre legitimate complaints from their point of view, Simpson says. And I dont know how youre going to do an immigration bill that doesnt [somehow] deal with the 11 or 12 million who are here. Thats going to be a part of any final deal. And thats what stops them from wanting to go to conference, because theyre afraid that will be in any conference report. But I dont know how you do immigration without doing that, he adds.
Res ipsa loquitur.
The argument that passing any amnesty just because its linked to enforcement is suicidal because Obama will just refuse to enforce any part he wants is a very strong political argument, now that Obama delayed enforcement of O-care. I feel very comfortable with this.
This Obama decision is very convenient for us in this national debate.
Now how about ‘the kids’ ?? (newest argument by Bohner)
Every path the GOP can take on 'the kids' is dangerous for us.
Citizenship, no citizenship, and even opposing them are all losers for GOP and winners for libs.
My least dangerous(if I was in charge) idea which no-one would go for , I mean no one(so I am safe), would be to simply make Obamas exec order into a law with some new regulations added. Its Temporary renewed every 5 years and they have to out themselves to get it. And the GOP could use for once : 'Obama is opposing his OWN idea' as payback as they been doing to us over and over.
But in real terms I agree that we must stop anything from reaching Obama;s desk. If Obama sign anything on this it must be bad.,