Skip to comments.Aide: Political Logic of Angering GOP Base Over Immigration So Close to Midterm Election "Baffling"
Posted on 01/25/2014 11:07:39 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
"Do we really want to just give up the midterms like this?"
Breitbart- ...conservative critics of Speaker John Boehner's planned immigration push are working to issue their own rival immigration principles to vie with the document Boehner is drafting. There is definitely a growing mood of confusion and aggravation among conservatives in the House over the immigration issue right now,The building backlash could create for a tumultuous 3-day retreat next week as Republicans gather in Maryland to plan the party's future. Upping the pressure, a key outside conservative today requested access to the retreat to brief lawmakers on the issue.
Top GOP officials, meanwhile, are becoming bolder in their embrace of immigration reform. House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) emerged Thursday to discuss how House GOP leadership plans to bring immigration legislation to the floor, while on House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)--the third highest House GOP leadership official--endorsed "legal status" for illegal aliens on Wednesday.At a recent Tea Party convention in S Carolina, conservative lawmakers expressed anger at Boehner's plan to push immigration reform after opponents seemed to stave off the effort last year.
I don't know why in the world House Republicans would move on immigration legislation in 2014, said Representative Jeff Duncan of S Carolina.Representative Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma said securing the border is a far more urgent priority than discussing the citizenship of illegal aliens in the U.S. because of the savage violence at the border.We have on the border of the United States 100,000 dead bodies just south of our border, Bridenstine said. We focus on Syria because thats where the president wants to focus, while we have a crisis on our own southern border. And its because we have an insecure border.
The GOP are very scared that they will win big in 2014 ,so they will try to sabotage themselves as mush as they can ,because THEY HATE BEING IN CHARGE
Never underestimate The Stupid Party... which is closely affiliated with Monty Python’s Silly Party, apparently
Exactly. The GOPers have become experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Not very bright.
Boehner-Romney-McConnell-Rove-McCain are the GOP
and continue to keep the border open,
continue to coverup crime both foreign and domestic,
and have nothing in common with any conservative.
That was to be ‘you can NEVER underestimate the Stupid Party’ (Gee Oh Pee)
Best way to handle this is the way businesses handle management
Businesses fire employees every day when business goes south...whether or not it was the specific employees doing
Put such on House members. “Even if you vote against Amnesty...I will vote against you if it passes”
Require leadership from your representative. They will not fight if they are not expected to lead
There is a part of the GOP for a strong America.
However there is an equally strong segment which would gladly crush American strength for the sake of their own profit.
The democrats have no “strong America” segment. So the democrats do not offer a solution, but the crush American strength Republicans are every bit as bad for America, and they are unfortunately in control right now.
America has no party currently in favor of a strong America.
Sure the Republicans are for a currently high defense budget, but are meanwhile sending American jobs to China.
We need a party to KEEP America the strongest SOB on the block.
Neither party is currently just for America.
They are conflicted about what to do because their corporate masters want amnesty and to increase the flow of illegals into the country.
Imagine the Republicans spending tens of millions of dollars running against conservatism
and then we will lambasted as “letting Democrats win” if we refuse to vote for these nut jobs
Piss poor and gutlessly stupid people passing as “leadership”. Nothing “baffling” about it...
au contraire, mon amie.
Republican leadership is aligned with statists and socialists in a combined effort to bring down constitutional government and the economy. They have no interest in opposing the Democrat party. Their sole interest is maintaining their status quo. They are as much the enemy of the republic as are progressives. There is no other logical explanation for their attempts to destroy the influence of patriots.
The problem isn't the labor pool. The problem is there is no incentive for people to change their behavior and work for less than what they believe they are worth because the "nanny state" will take care of them. I don't see the welfare state changing and creating the need for people to find work by reducing or eliminating benefits.
I think the GOP-e is just trying to position itself as a partner with the Rats rather than a noble alternative.
Can’t stand Boehner and company, Rove is always wrong about everything yet still is on Fox frequently.
Nothing from these people have worked, yet they keep saying the same thing, Boehner is Speaker because of the Tea Party yet he blasts them. EGAD, get rid of him.
I get solicitations from the Republican Senatorial Campaign, and from Speaker John Boehner on behalf of the Republican National Congressional Committee, with a prepaid envelope and a long questionnaire, and I respond the same way every time, stating that I do not believe they even CARE what I think, they are fighting against the T.E.A. party far more vigorously than ever they would fight a Democrat, and fire it right back to them (not with a contribution).
I do support individual Republican races, even some that seem hopeless (yes, I supported Sharron Angle against Harry Reid), if only because every dollar Harry Reid had to spend defending his seat, was one less dollar he has to share out with somebody else whom I do not like in the least.
Do not feed the beast, or at least, do not feed the wrong one.
This presupposes the GOP is smart. They aren’t.
I stuck with them for a lot of years, including McCain & Romney.
Now that the damage is done and I see that they exempted themselves from obamacare (giving themselves and their staffs special subsidies) I will only contribute to Tea Party supported candidates and I will not vote for anyone who is not a Tea Party supported candidate.
Is it (baffling)? They know that most of us would never vote for the crazies & we’ll vote because we don’t dare not vote. They get to suck up all the perks & the corruption, either way. (They’ll just go to work for lobbyists if they get voted out. Or retire, handsomely)
We need new, *conservative* people if we have to drag them in off the street.
Some of you have already walked away from the GOP. If these hacks pass
amnesty, that will be the last straw. Tens of millions of conservatives
will walk away from the GOP for good.
Dialing for $$$.
Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structureone world, if you will. If thats the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. (David Rockefeller, p. 405
“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” — David Rockefeller - New World Order globalist
“Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective a New World Order can emerge. . . Now, we can see a New World Order coming into view. A world in which there is a very real prospect for a New World Order. . .A world where the United Nations, freed from a Cold War stalemate, is poised to fulfill the historic vision of its founders.” — George H. W. Bush told the U.N. on September 11th 1990
The Rebuttlickin Party has never been, is not now, and never will be the natural home for conservatism. There had been odd moments, namely the Coolidge and Reagan Administrations, where they were congenial to conservatism, but not much any other time.
Tellin it like it is. I am sending my rep an email with similar sentiments that he needs to pass on to Boehner and his merry band of RINO sellouts at that retreat.
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When the republicans become such a minor party, what will Rove do for a living? His services will not be needed by either party.
Ahhhh the wonders of having a nice fat NSA file on one’s political enemies....
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
I agree with you; that has to be our attitude. Why? It would've only taken 17 (or so) conservative votes to stop Boehner from being Speaker again. If the numbers of HOR reps that were elected to stop the invasion of the US couldn't do that, there are only two possilities. Either they have no leadership or they're frauds.
I wouldn't be astounded if the puppet masters who are trying to keep control of the Republican Party haven't decided that they'd rather lose control of the HOR than to support constitutional conservative principles.
the GOP now a days seems to find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
It does not matter. The payoffs are good and they still get retirement and health care.
I don’t think that they will do anything on immigration except maybe border security & e-verify as starting points (throw in Dream ACT).
The Mexican government probably knows all about Boehner’s and McCarthy’s skeletons, whatever they might be.
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
They don’t call it the STUPID Party for nothing.
It’s not baffling at all. All you need to do is read my tag line and it all becomes quite clear.
I don’t think they are stupid . I think we don’t know something they know,which is scarier.
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