Skip to comments.With Anger Building, Boehner Puts the Brakes on Amnesty
Posted on 02/06/2014 10:04:06 AM PST by servo1969
In an abrupt switch from his months of work to bring immigration reform back from life support, Speaker John Boehner told reporters today that the issue cannot move forward until President Obama proves he can be a trustworthy partner to implement the law as written.
There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes, Boehner said.
The change in tack comes after rank-and-file members pushed hard against action on the issue this year when immigration principles when unveiled at a retreat last week and top immigration hawks had begun to discuss how they could thwart Boehner in his march to bring the issue to the floor.
In the hours before Boehner made his surprise announcement, lawmakers and aides had told Breitbart News that early discussions had begun about whether to force a special leadership election in the event Boehner moved forward with immigration legislation.
Its going to require blood if this happens, one GOP member said.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Well, I guess the unicorns have spoken.
I don’t know what is going on but the Wall Street Journal offices are CLOSED today?
He responds to pressure from grass roots. Good. Put on more.
We’ve been furious since he announced his plans, so how exactly is it that anger could build?
After months or years, this jackass finally heard us on this one issue.
Heaven only knows how many centuries it would take him to hear us on all the others.
Retire this..., well never-mind.
Bloody jackass idiot. And this surprises him, after the last ten times he tried it? Whether he drops it or not, a lot of damage has been done. Which, I suppose, was his purpose.
Was the vehicle ever moving or was it all just talk?
Who runs Bartertown, Boehner?
Good. Perhaps the Tea Party is calling the shots. Now let’s nominate Ted Cruz as our candidate.
‘In an abrupt switch from his months of work to bring immigration...’
This is propaganda pure and simple. He’s done no such thing. This is a ‘quiet’ time while he and the dems figure out how to ram it thru under the cover of darkness on a w/e or holiday and how to keep it under wraps until then.
Boehner is desparate to save his job or rather the humiliation of getting kicked out by his own party.
Freepers should be proud of the role we have played in this attempted power play by the Vichy Republicans
Sure the brakes are on. Just like the light bulb ban, when people learned about it and made noise, the ban was rescinded, ten guess what! It was put back in when nobody was looking.
Expect the same with amnesty for criminals.
I still don’t believe him. I think he’s saying what he has to say for public consumption, but these “representatives” don’t represent anyone except the lobbyists who fatten their bank accounts. I don’t doubt for a minute that behind the scenes, they’ll still be weaseling ways to push this down America’s throat. They saw the ‘rats get away with it with CommieCare, now they know it can be done, especially since both sides in DC want it.
“There’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes, Boehner said.”
He still doesn’t get it. The statement above is true in general about anything involving Obama but is NOT the reason we should oppose amnesty. Obama picks up phone and calls Boehner and says he “promises” he will enforce the law and then this all goes away and amnesty is on again. :-)
All Obamacare all the time - will lead to major gains in the House and winning back the Senate.
Kill the lame duck before it heals.
Exactly. They haven’t stopped pushing this for decades now, they want it bad, and their backers are losing patience, considering all the money they’ve forked out over the years to get it. The incumbents don’t need to care if they ever get the majority or the White House again, as long as they keep their own jobs. Which, looking at the likes of McCain and Lindsey Graham, they seem to be able to do just fine.
I wonder if the evil Tea Party people made Boehner cry?
John “the Weathervane” Boehner.
He’s a lyin.
So then, he's saying the issue cannot move forward as long as Obama is president, right?
I hope so.
Don’t trust Soetoro or Bonor to do the right thing.
I don’t trust that he’s dropped it, and if he really has he’s demonstrated enough poor judgment here to warrant him resigning the speakership.
If he doesn’t then he should be ousted.
Quisling. Really the only way to put it. In his perfect world he’d have waved a wand and wiped us out for good. Why leave that in charge?
I would love to see Ted Cruz and other (true) Republicans to come out and say “I oppose immigration reform. I support Americans first!”
Oppose ObamaCare and oppose Amnesty. Support the American worker who will be hurt by both.
Now we have to watch every damned amendment to raise the squeal in time.
Rush had mentioned that the Grammy performances and social messages were designed to insult and mock their audience... I really feel that Republicans) are insulting and mocking Conservatives (their base) on purpose. I just don’t know why.
I agree. Taking the headline for what it was, I agreed, but you folks are right to push the issue. One never knows with this guy. Just when you think it’s safe, he pops his head up to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
You Betcha...he will soon claim he was taken out of context, he's been learning at the feet of obama.
Riiiiight. More kabuki theater. I don’t trust any of them.
But by definition Obama is NOT a trustworthy partner. What does Boehner expect to certify a change? Obama saying so? Crossing his heart and hoping to die?
The bottom line is neither Boehner nor anyone should trust their political opponents to change over to their ideology. It is simply not going to happen. In the case of Clinton after 1994, he didn’t have the votes so he coppormised a tiny bit. In today’s case, it is both Obama and Harry Reid that call the shots and has to be trusted. No way that is going to turn out good.
A damn stupid idea BEFORE the elections, John. Wait until we take out Reid.
Oh, wait, you WANTED amnesty!!! Not sorry YOU lost that fight.
Boehner realized his position as Speaker was about to be up so he decided to get smart. He had no support because both conservatives who are defending the country from traitorous perfidy and lib RINOs who don’t want to lose their jobs this election year were ready to vote him out.
He realized he can always bring amnesty up after the election. No point in giving conservatives tons of ammunition and getting other lib RINOs into trouble before the election. Better to bring up amnesty in a lame duck session after the RINOs have been voted out and have no office left to lose by voting their true lib beliefs.
He is doing the “right thing”....wasting time
Thats his job
Oh and provide a pityfull example of white male weakness.
for the world.........to laugh at.
until President Obama proves he can be a trustworthy partner
excuse me now as I try to me regain what little composure I may still be capable of.
when DONKEYS FLY...cou;d oba,a PROVE anyting of a positive nature
a trustworthy purveyor of tyranny INDEED
a trustworthy partner?...not to anyone posessing a Moral Compass.
given obamas “carrying out” of the ACA..ObamaScare..the likelihood that strikes me is that Boehners bright enough to know that narry cant RESIST fiddling with the law to meed his NEEDS and Goals.
Who can trust Obama about anything as he has shown his willingness to break Constitutional Law and lie about what he said when there are YouTube videos with him saying what he said he wasn't saying......Obama is a Liar...Period.
Boehner/McConnell do not want major gains in the GOP House and Senate; this year, or any other year for that matter. They brought up the amnesty issue on purpose. Why? Why do they always play to lose? Does Barry have the goods on them?
Obama cannot be trusted to implement the laws as given. Come on BoneHead file articles of Impeachment. Bonehead has no spine and is a emasculated male. He is no better than a spineless jelly fish or an amoeba that changes it shape whenever pressure is applied.
More pressure. More pressure. More pressure. They want to be reelected. That’s the only hold the public has on them.
They know what they are doing. Don't be fooled. And pay no attention to the amateurish ping-pong of Breitbart "news" stories (remember, just ONE DAY ago these same authors told us: "BOEHNER, UNDETERRED, MOVES FORWARD ON IMMIGRATION". Huh? Realize that Boyle and Strong know NOTHING about the actual plans, just speculation from Numbers USA and Sen. Sessions' staffers. Boner and the Chamber of Crony Capitalism are taking the LONG VIEW. They will wait for their chance -- and seize it, and we must be ready.
That’s okay Yoe. Give him time... :^)
People here continue to buy these lies and deceit...It's just incredible...
It's like they've all got political battered wife syndrome.
These people keep getting lied to, hoodwinked, kicked in the teeth while being financially and politically gang banged and they keep coming back for more.
We’d like to believe he is responding to the folks but according to the info in the story he’s more likely responding to getting his speakership voted on. And that is just plain dishonest and has nothing to do with honoring his oath of office.
This says the eGOP WANTS amnesty but they also want to win the 2014 elections.
He could just as easily have said, "until monkeys fly out of Hillary Clinton's butt".
Theoretically, both are 'possible', but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for either one.