Skip to comments.Inside Boehner's Strategy to Slow Walk Immigration to the Finish Line
Posted on 07/30/2013 5:52:30 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Keeping immigration on the back-burner helps avoid a recess filled with angry town-hall meetings reminiscent of the heated August 2009 protests where the backlash against health care reform coalesced. Doing nothing also starves Democrats of a target, Republicans argue.
But for Boehner, who by all accounts wants to see some kind of immigration reform pass, that raised serious strategic problems.
First, passing tougher enforcement measures before August would take all the momentum away from other more divisive measures, such as giving Dreamers, the children brought to the United States illegally, a legal option for staying in the country. While House leaders publicly insist on dealing with the immigration issues separately, they privately are wary of letting their piecemeal approach be taken out of context.
So Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy have privately discussed holding off on immigration until October. (September has only nine legislative days that will be jammed with fiscal negotiations as House Republicans and Senate Democrats scramble to fund the government after the fiscal year ends Sept. 30.) The August break gives Republicans time to chart a course on immigration ahead of a packed fall schedule that leaves little time for strategizing.
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slow walk to HELL
I am sure we are all shocked by this. NOT
Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy = GOP Axis of Evil.
Contact your congress critter, people. You know the other side is.
I would like to see Limbaugh and Levin publicly call for his political head. No more. We have to create a turning point or our RINO leaders will destroy the country.
I’m voting straight tea party from here on out.
The illegals will be 1st in line for 0bamacare.
“Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called experts deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?
Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life and death decisions about your loved ones?”
Boehner aint walkin anything anywhere. This party is NOW finished. It is all out political war with Dr. Paul ( my leader) and fat head from New Jersey who is a front for another Bush. I now commit to repent for my vote for Romney by never doing that RINO crap again. Karl Rove is a socialist Devil. Let us get it on!!!! If you are in the middle of the road — you get RUN OVER!! FREEDOM from NSA— FREEDOM to keep my money!!.
Can’t wait to watch you hand the gavel to Nancy, John.
You left out Ryan.
Actually, I can't wait to return him to the private sector.
Bonehead Cantor and that evil McCarthy
Have lined up there Amnesty traitors to sell it to the bubbas
They all need to be defeated and removed from congress
I shouldn’t say what it is that I really can’t wait for, so I won’t.
—— Im voting straight tea party from here on out. -—
No more compromise candidates. Might as well vote for Dems.
Sending this as a *reply* to all the RNC cr@p fundraising mailers I receive.
Boner may have a primary challenge that he can be thinking about while he lies to the country.
Is there a difference, anymore, between Dims and RINO's?
RNC/DNC both love Amnesty, Spending and don't give a hoot about Benghazi/IRS/NSA REAL scandals.
but it would have been worse if the House passed some immigration related bill to merge with the Senate Amnesty bill as the Senate passed their Horrible amnesty bill without reading it
that they didn't do anything yet is great news. We have a chance to contact them and tell them “no bill from the House”
It’s time for a targeted boycott now. If they don’t want to read their email, answer a phone or a fax, then stop buying anything related to mexical illegal slave labor. They shall receive the voting-with-feet they’re ignoring financially if they don’t want to listen to the voices of the electorate.
They plan to shove it down our throats, let’s slim their wallet for them while they try.
Buy imported (not from mexico or US) produce, chicken, and only non-illegal labor.
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