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Obama to Dems: Boehner will pass immigration reform in 2014
thehill.com ^ | 1/17/14 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 01/17/2014 5:41:45 AM PST by cotton1706

President Obama has told Senate Democrats he expects Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to pass immigration reform this year, defying predictions the issue is dead for 2014.

Obama believes Republicans will feel politically vulnerable if they fail to advance the issue, a high priority among Hispanic voters, according to Democratic senators who met with the president this week.

Obama sees immigration reform as a source for optimism in what has otherwise shaped up as a tough year for Democrats. “He predicted the House would pass something this year,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who attended the meeting.

Obama cautioned senators to brace themselves for difficult negotiations with House Republicans later this year.

“He said we’re then all going to have a challenging conversation,” Kaine added. “He said it was more likely than not the House would do something.”

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the lead sponsor of the Senate-passed immigration bill, described Obama as “cautiously optimistic” after the meeting.

ADVERTISEMENT “I think our Republican colleagues realize that to be blocking immigration reform is not good for them,” Schumer added. Boehner has made several recent moves giving Obama and his Democratic allies hope, such as hiring Rebecca Tallent to serve as his new director of immigration policy. She previously worked for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a co-sponsor of the Senate immigration bill.

Boehner plans to unveil a set of Republican principles for immigration reform before Obama’s Jan. 28 State of the Union address.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Kentucky; US: New York; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: agitprop; aliens; amnesty; arizona; boehneramnesty; demagogicparty; elections; kentucky; newyork; obamaamnesty; ohio; randnesty
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1 posted on 01/17/2014 5:41:45 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Bring back American jobs.

Don’t import more workers. Bring back jobs.

Jobs.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 5:42:58 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: cotton1706
"Republicans will feel politically vulnerable if they fail to advance the issue"

Well then, they are between a rock and a rock, working on being crushed rather than on extracting themselves from the crevice they are in.

3 posted on 01/17/2014 5:43:49 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

The Chicago thugs have something on Boehner as potent as the file they have on Chief Justice Roberts. Otherwise, why would he lead the GOP to the political gallows by giving amnesty to millions of new Democrat voters?


4 posted on 01/17/2014 5:44:54 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

Someone remind me again why I should vote Republican in November.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 5:45:44 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: cotton1706

Only 3% of the American people consider “immigration reform” an issue. 97% do not. Why does the GOP consider it their number one issue? Talk about politicians being out of touch with the people. Republicans are clueless.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 5:51:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Why does the GOP consider it their number one issue?

Because that is what their #1 source of corporate money is telling them.

7 posted on 01/17/2014 5:54:24 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: cotton1706

The easiest thing is just to ignore the issue. That’s what Harry Reid does to everything that comes from the House. If you ignore an issue, it will go away.

The political campaigning for November begins In about 3 months. No Republican running for office would be craze to come out in support of amnesty. If Boehner can’t ram this issue throughout the house before the campaigning begins, the issue is dead.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 5:54:33 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

As Joe Biden brilliantly put it: “A simple three-letter word... J-O-B-S!”


9 posted on 01/17/2014 5:54:45 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

As Joe Biden brilliantly put it: “A simple three-letter word... J-O-B-S!”


10 posted on 01/17/2014 5:54:46 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: cotton1706
Never in these articles does the writer mention how unpopular the issue of amnesty is with the majority of American voters. And unpopular it is in poll after poll.

Apparently only what hispanics (supposedly) want matters.

The media is a bought and paid for arm of the state.

11 posted on 01/17/2014 5:55:10 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Carry_Okie

The GOP is riding “corporate money” directly to historic failure.

America needs to GROW.

America needs jobs. America needs American jobs.

Stop selling out GOP. Bring back jobs right here. Grow.

Stop selling out what had once been the most dynamic country on earth.

Bring back American jobs.

Right here. Bring jobs back home.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 5:57:09 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: cotton1706

President Obama has told Senate Democrats he expects Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to pass immigration reform this year, defying predictions the issue is dead for 2014.

Obama believes Republicans will feel politically vulnerable if they fail to advance the issue, a high priority among Hispanic voters, according to Democratic senators who met with the president this week.


So tell me WHY would the Republicans consider hispanic non-citizens more important than American citizens who do vote in elections?

MY guess is Lobbyist’s money and blackmail from “0” and the Democrats. Add in the overwhelming vote fraud the Democrats control and the inconvenient ‘appearance’ that the GOPe is just another wing of the Democrat plantation.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 5:57:38 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: txrefugee
The Chicago thugs have something on Boehner as potent as the file they have on Chief Justice Roberts.

All the better reason to primary Boehner's can out of office so the Chitown fascists don't have that leverage anymore.

Support FReeper Eric Gurr to oust John Boehner in OH-8

Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker - or Ryan, either!

14 posted on 01/17/2014 6:00:32 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: cotton1706

Until and unless the GOP removes its present leadership, it is just the slightly less liberal arm of the uniparty. Boehner is the litmus test. He stay and the Republicans throw away the November elections.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 6:00:38 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Carry_Okie

That is exactly the reason. What I find laughable is that corporate America is anticipating an influx of cheap labor, but once all these illegals realize how much the government takes in taxes and fees they won’t be working so cheap any more.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 6:02:08 AM PST by cbvanb
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To: cotton1706

Wonder what blackmail they have on Boehner.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 6:03:02 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: cotton1706
Obama to Dems: Boehner will pass immigration reform in 2014

Last time I checked, Boehner only had one vote in the house same as any other Representative....

18 posted on 01/17/2014 6:05:45 AM PST by apillar
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They are paid whores. It’s that simple.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 6:07:46 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: cbvanb
...once all these illegals realize how much the government takes in taxes and fees they won’t be working so cheap any more.

Nonsense, they'll ignore the law just like they do now. They'll continue to work for cash, send their kids to public schools, and show up at emergency rooms because it is in their interest to do so. Uncle Sugar will continue to cater.

20 posted on 01/17/2014 6:07:50 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: apillar

“Last time I checked, Boehner only had one vote in the house same as any other Representative....”

He’s the Speaker. He has the power to bring bills to the floor, and pass them with democrat votes.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 6:07:58 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: txrefugee
Otherwise, why would he lead the GOP to the political gallows by giving amnesty to millions of new Democrat voters?

Two other options come to mind. 1) He's bought and paid for by the big business lobby. 2) He's dumber than the 3rd squirt of goose shit.

22 posted on 01/17/2014 6:13:22 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: cotton1706

a first class idiot that Boehner.

He now has Obama shilling for him.

If this was all about cheap labor, don’t pass amnesty for the Latin Americans who have crawled over the wire to get here.

Just import millions of Somalians and Bangladeshis.

They are much more plentiful


23 posted on 01/17/2014 6:15:01 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: bestintxas

and would work for 1/10 the wages that a Mexican would


24 posted on 01/17/2014 6:15:46 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: bestintxas

a first class idiot that Boehner.

He now has Obama shilling for him.


Here the kenyan is running the Dem game plan: divide the GOP.

The GOP response to these jabs has been ham handed and buffoonish. Instead of returning fire they happily stab conservatives in the back. The beltway GOP would rather attack us than engage the rampaging marxists. That’s why they lose.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 6:21:57 AM PST by lodi90
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To: cotton1706

Well then... I expect the end of the gop.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 6:22:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cotton1706

I wonder if this bonehead Bweno likes being told what to do by a master that isn’t qualified for his job?


27 posted on 01/17/2014 6:22:52 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: cotton1706

Good for Democrats = bad.

Can somebody send the above to Boehner? I don’t think he has this equation memorized.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 6:38:46 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cotton1706

Is Boehner deliberately trying to destroy the Republican Party?


29 posted on 01/17/2014 6:46:49 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cotton1706
GOP Suicide


30 posted on 01/17/2014 6:49:57 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Rummyfan

“Is Boehner deliberately trying to destroy the Republican Party?”

No, I’ve concluded they’re plan is to do literally everything to piss conservatives off...intentionally. From spending to amnesty to whatever. They are pissed that we are standing against them and threatening their power so they are fighting back. They want us to abandon them so they’ll have their party back all to themselves and can continue their fun game of power.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 6:55:35 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

” - - - President Obama has told Senate Democrats he expects Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to pass - - - “ anything that Obama wants him to pass.

Obamacrat Boehner is doing his best for Obamanation.


32 posted on 01/17/2014 6:57:32 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706
They want us to abandon them so they’ll have their party back all to themselves and can continue their fun game of power.

And what party will that be other than a permanent minority one?

33 posted on 01/17/2014 7:02:02 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cotton1706
we all needed to get behind Tom Tancredo when he ran for president . why didn't we?

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34 posted on 01/17/2014 7:10:03 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Republicans are responding to their corporate paymasters.


35 posted on 01/17/2014 7:13:50 AM PST by kabar
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To: Carry_Okie

“Because that is what their #1 source of corporate money is telling them.”

The more we lowered their taxes the less conservative they are. The fewer wealthy conservative Republicans thier are and the more feckless the remaining ones are. Big mistake.


36 posted on 01/17/2014 7:16:24 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: Arm_Bears
Someone remind me again why I should vote Republican in November.

This is Barry talking. I'll believe it when Boner slams the gavel down.

37 posted on 01/17/2014 7:18:44 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: cotton1706

Breaking News (News/Activism)

Obama to Dems: Boehner will pass immigration reform in 2014

Obama to halt part of NSA phone program

Boner will pass immigration reform, thus ending the Republican party, because Obama’s NSA phone program has dug up Boner’s dirt.


38 posted on 01/17/2014 7:19:30 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cotton1706

Bunch of crap. With this tools approval rating, his agenda should be finished for the rest of his term.


39 posted on 01/17/2014 7:20:29 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
No Republican running for office would be craze to come out in support of amnesty.

They are not going to call it amnesty. From the article:

A Senate Democratic aide said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will take the lead on the trickiest element of reform, legislation to legalize an estimated 11 million illegal residents.

“The path will likely be a legalization bill that offers a path to citizenship through existing channels,” said the aide.

Left-leaning advocates of immigration reform say a proposal that would use existing processes to grant citizenship to a greater number of immigrants could serve as a viable alternative.

“Yes, with the provision that the existing channels are large enough,” said Brent Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

“These things may sound arbitrary, but they give different members in tough districts the ability to vote against different parts of immigration reform,” he said. “If some members need to take a walk on certain aspects of it, House leaders will let them do it.”

Obama expects these bills will add up to a series of reforms that can then be negotiated with the Senate.

The bottom line is that the GOPe think they can fool us. They will not call it amnesty, just using existing channels to provide a path to citizenship.

40 posted on 01/17/2014 7:21:54 AM PST by kabar
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To: txrefugee

It may be as simple as Roberts and Boehner being closet Democrats who believe in “helping the poor”.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 7:23:50 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Arm_Bears
Someone remind me again why I should vote Republican in November.

As far as I'm concerned unless you're voting for a Tea Party member you shouldn't.

42 posted on 01/17/2014 7:24:35 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: Cowboy Bob
The easiest thing is just to ignore the issue. That’s what Harry Reid does to everything that comes from the House. If you ignore an issue, it will go away.

No can do! The United States Chamber of Commerce wants amnesty and they're not going to let their bought and paid for Speaker off the hook.

The USCC is a big an enemy to Liberty loving Americans as the democrat party.

43 posted on 01/17/2014 7:26:43 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: Cowboy Bob

It only takes a couple of dozen, really fewer, treasonous Republicans to pass anything Obama wants.


44 posted on 01/17/2014 7:28:09 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Cowboy Bob
The political campaigning for November begins In about 3 months. No Republican running for office would be craze to come out in support of amnesty. If Boehner can’t ram this issue throughout the house before the campaigning begins, the issue is dead.

That's why our message to each of our representatives needs to be clear. We will not only expect a no vote, but we will hold our representative responsible for what their leadership team does here. If the Speaker and the other leaders push through any reform that even has a sniff of amnesty, we will stay home and they will lose in November. It's not just THEIR vote, but the leadership THEY put in place that will determine our decision in November. Even if the House pushes through more sensible reforms, the conference committee in this environment will add the worst of the Senate's bill into the final and the House will pass bad law. We will vote in November based on the final bill, not the House bill. It is near impossible to consider any immigration reform in this toxic environment because any reform will be soured by the Senate and abused by the unlawful executive branch.

45 posted on 01/17/2014 7:42:11 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Carry_Okie
Why does the GOP consider it their number one issue? Because that is what their #1 source of corporate money is telling them.

I believe that is absolutely the case. America is a corporatist state.

46 posted on 01/17/2014 7:44:52 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: txrefugee

Exactly. They have something on Boehner.

For fun - call his offices and ask them why he is being blackmailed. Some of them will know or suspect. Probably an attractive staff member.

Butler County Office
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
Suite B
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 779-5400

Miami County Office Clark County Office
12 South Plum Street 76 East High Street
Troy, OH 45373 3rd Floor
(937) 339-1524 Springfield, OH 45502
(937) 322-1120

Washington, D.C. Office
1011 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6205
(202) 225-0704 fax

The gal at the D.C. office seemed particularly unhappy when I told her I was going to join the Tea Party to get rid of representatives with no backbone.


47 posted on 01/17/2014 7:49:43 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Rummyfan

“And what party will that be other than a permanent minority one?”

Exactly! They want the happy days back when types like MINORITY leader Bob Michael and MINORITY leader Howard Baker ran things. They want to rebuild the “American Consensus” that was shattered when conservatism began its long march to Washington, upsetting their apple cart.


48 posted on 01/17/2014 7:53:37 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: hattend

I have no doubt that Boner agrees with Zero 102%.

There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the DemoncRATS and the Republicans anymore.


49 posted on 01/17/2014 7:54:26 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: amnestynone

It is not so much that we lowered taxes.

What happened is we chased a good number of formerly American jobs elsewhere, many to China.

That made American businesses a great deal of money.

Unfortunately it has also made a great deal of formerly American companies, now Chinese.

A whole lot of the GOP is now sold out to China.

The problem with that is, the GOP has no ownership.

So what has happened is, an ever smaller segment of “American” interests have an ever larger interest in maintaining the current situation, which will eventually blow up in America’s face.

And Democrats will be in control, when that happens.

The GOP has made a great deal of money, but now we need to bring back American jobs to America.

That is just the deal.

We cannot continue to send America jobs elsewhere.

We need to repatriate American jobs.

The biggest issue is how that is done.

We need jobs.


50 posted on 01/17/2014 7:58:58 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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