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Boehner Super-PAC Aides Push Senate Immigration Bill [BOEHNER IN THE TANK FOR AMNESTY]
National Review ^ | August 21, 2013 | Jonathan Strong

Posted on 08/22/2013 5:59:36 AM PDT by Alter Kaker

Senior GOP aides of a super PAC linked to Speaker John Boehner are lobbying House Republicans to pass the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, legislation that Boehner has said he will not bring to the House floor.

The lobbying effort is coming under the umbrella of the American Action Network, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) “action tank” led by former senator Norm Coleman, which is touting the “major positive economic impact” of the Senate bill in e-mails sent to individual House Republican offices.

AAN is housed in the same office as the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC associated with Boehner, and the two organizations share senior aides, including Brian O. Walsh, the president of both organizations, and Dan Conston, the spokesman for both.

Boehner spoke at a fundraiser for CLN earlier this summer and also headlined the organization’s inaugural event. The group’s website has posted links to numerous news stories that refer to the group as “Boehner’s” super PAC.

The AAN’s e-mail, sent to GOP offices, touts the number of jobs the group estimates the Senate bill would create for the congressional district and state of that office. The group also released an embeddable “widget” that allows users to find out how many jobs the Senate bill would create in the district of their representative.

Conston, the spokesman for both AAN and CLN, said the analysis, based on the Senate bill, is “simply about broadly showing the local economic benefits of reforming a broken visa system — a problem House Republicans want fixed.”

“If similar studies are produced showing the economic benefit of House legislation, you can be sure we’ll produce a similar product,” he added.

Still, AAN’s efforts to tout the Senate bill ruffled feathers on the Hill where some aides were not pleased to feel pressure from Boehner’s super PAC to pass legislation that Boehner and the rest of GOP leadership has dismissed as dead on arrival in the House.

“The Speaker has been clear that the Senate bill will not be considered by the House, and that we will insist on fixing our broken immigration system through a step-by-step approach that starts with securing our borders and enforcing our laws,” Cory Fritz, a Boehner spokesman, said when contacted about the AAN’s push for the Senate bill.

The American Action Forum, a third organization housed at the office where AAN and CLN both reside, 555 13th Street NW, Suite 510 West, is a 501(c)(3) think tank led by noted GOP budget guru Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

Conston noted AAN has supported the House’s step-by-step approach on immigration in the past. For example, a press release announcing an effort to push the House GOP to embrace immigration reform broadly launched at the outset of the August recess said, “We support the House’s effort to deal with immigration reform in a methodical step-by-step conservative way.” Conston also said AAN has supported immigration reform since before CLN was brought into existence in October 2011.

During consideration of the Senate bill in the upper chamber, senior GOP aides aligned with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, and others helped push the bill across the finish line, the Huffington Post reported in June.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; boehner; immigration; randsconcerntrolls

1 posted on 08/22/2013 5:59:37 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

“Super PAC” implies “super bribes.”


2 posted on 08/22/2013 6:01:24 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: Alter Kaker

Why can’t we all just get along, right?

Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, they’re just regular guys, right?

Doesn’t their point of view have as much value as ours?

Shouldn’t we just compromise?


3 posted on 08/22/2013 6:01:52 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Alter Kaker

I SO hope the “Freedom Party” ascends to the national stage if the GOP bows to amnesty. The GOP will need to be destroyed for that kind of treachery.


4 posted on 08/22/2013 6:02:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Bastard should be tarred and feathered.

The GOP is over.


5 posted on 08/22/2013 6:04:26 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: Alter Kaker

Boehner may actually be historically seen as responsible for ending the GOP. What a complete failure.


6 posted on 08/22/2013 6:06:52 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Alter Kaker

Norm Coleman, another liberal GOP loser. The man rolled for his senate seat.


7 posted on 08/22/2013 6:09:19 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Alter Kaker; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; ...

So does this defund Obama-care govmt shutdown distraction make it easier or harder for Bohner to pass amnesty?

I am am not sure myself. Maybe amnesty will be put on hold till a budget agreement is worked out and passed, or maybe not.


8 posted on 08/22/2013 6:10:03 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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Secure our borders - Defend our Constitution!
Uphold your oath of office.

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Please donate today.

9 posted on 08/22/2013 6:10:48 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: ilgipper

Someone asked me recently: why do you wish to destroy the republican party. He is basically a RINO btw. I said simple, why do we need two parties who basically follow the same course of action and frankly I don’t intend to be complicit in that relationship.

He looked as if he had been hit by a pie in the face after registering that comment.

A distinction of one is not a difference at all.


10 posted on 08/22/2013 6:12:40 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Touting the “major positive economic impact” of the Senate immigration bill?

What are these people smoking?

Are they seriously THAT stupid?
11 posted on 08/22/2013 6:16:11 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.

Were are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?

Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?

Have Welfare Republicans formed a pact with Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?


12 posted on 08/22/2013 6:30:46 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Alter Kaker
The lobbying effort is coming under the umbrella of the American Action Network, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) “action tank” led by former senator Norm Coleman..."

Ah yes, the same Norm Coleman who was prominently advising Romney and the GOP to not even attempt to repeal Obamacare ...

This guy is a dangerous, opportunistic fraud, and people like him who have wormed themselves into the GOP power circle need to be exposed.

13 posted on 08/22/2013 6:42:55 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Mouton

Rush always advises us not go third party but try to reform the Republican party instead. I must disagree with Rush on this after seeing how the party big wigs didn’t support the conservative in Alaska but the loser of the primary in the last senate race,pushed Romney and McCain on us and have run down Palin and other conservatives as both unelectable and too extreme.I’m also tired of the surrender and roll over strategy and the let’s legalize the illegals they won’t vote for us but our cheap laborer donors will be happy and let’s expand hb 1 visas and invite more muslims in while we’re at it too. But you need to vote for us or the democrats will enact their agenda... oh wait ... we need a two party system to ah preserve freedom and if you don’t vote for us the government will run your health care! No give me a minute I got it this time you need to vote for us because....


14 posted on 08/22/2013 7:09:02 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: Alter Kaker

Duh, I knew from the get go that the ruling republican elite is supporting this bill and Obamacare, in fact they are no different then Democrats, that’s why I refer to them as Republocrats.

We are now run by a fascist government, our voices don’t count, our votes don’t count, the only thing they want from us is our money, ALL OF IT.........

Seig Heil


15 posted on 08/22/2013 7:32:57 AM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer's are: The New World Order slaves for the collective.)
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To: sickoflibs
I am am not sure myself. Maybe amnesty will be put on hold till a budget agreement is worked out and passed, or maybe not.

Either my congressman lied to his staff, or they lied to me. Earlier they had assured me that he was not for a path-to-citizenship, but yesterday he told the local Chamber of Commerce he was for a path-to-citizenship. You see, he explained, "If we provide no workable court process to some form of legal status for some of our current illegal population, we will never gain the votes of the amnesty crowd." So he becomes part of the "amnesty crowd" for the sake of - you guessed it - "border security."

But perhaps the good news (if he is telling the truth about this) is that he does not think "immigration reform" will become law.

Called his office again today and said, although I have always voted for him in the past, if he persists in pushing amnesty, I will not vote for him again.

16 posted on 08/22/2013 7:49:16 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
RE :”Either my congressman lied to his staff, or they lied to me. Earlier they had assured me that he was not for a path-to-citizenship, but yesterday he told the local Chamber of Commerce he was for a path-to-citizenship. You see, he explained, “If we provide no workable court process to some form of legal status for some of our current illegal population, we will never gain the votes of the amnesty crowd.” So he becomes part of the “amnesty crowd” for the sake of - you guessed it - “border security”

Trying to understand exact wording.

Citizenship is not the only ‘court process to some form of legal status ‘ as we know.

But I think he means the rather obvious by now:
We really need guest workers and new consumers and border patrol but Obama wont let us have it wo citizenship, so we must give citizenship to them to get a deal.
But the good news is we will delay them voting for 13 years till we sell our businesses and retire and flee the country, by then the Ryan plan will start cutting medicare anyway. So party now and party hard.”

17 posted on 08/22/2013 8:19:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; All

I get a real kick out of these FReepers who say that if amnesty passes, we will either vote them out, or start a new party. I got news for you folks, if this amnesty passes, it won’t matter what you do.


18 posted on 08/22/2013 10:38:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

“But I think he means the rather obvious by now:
“We really need guest workers and new consumers and border patrol but Obama wont let us have it wo citizenship, so we must give citizenship to them to get a deal.
But the good news is we will delay them voting for 13 years till we sell our businesses and retire and flee the country, by then the Ryan plan will start cutting medicare anyway. So party now and party hard.” “

I really wish I could laugh.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 10:40:47 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Alter Kaker

I never had any doubt he’d go for it.


20 posted on 08/22/2013 10:42:31 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Alter Kaker
The RAT blackmail pressure has to be tremendous on Boehner.

Wish something would leak out so we could sink this bastard and be done with his treason.

There has to be rumors of what they have on him.

21 posted on 08/22/2013 10:52:53 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker
We really need guest workers and new consumers and border patrol but Obama wont let us have it wo citizenship, so we must give citizenship to them to get a deal. But the good news is we will delay them voting for 13 years till we sell our businesses and retire and flee the country, by then the Ryan plan will start cutting medicare anyway. So party now and party hard.

Exactly.

22 posted on 08/22/2013 12:36:53 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne
I get a real kick out of these FReepers who say that if amnesty passes, we will either vote them out, or start a new party. I got news for you folks, if this amnesty passes, it won’t matter what you do.

It's sickening. Freepers defending Rubio's betrayal because he ssys he is for all other conservative goals. These politicians make promises to lobbyists, and that matters to them more than the voters. When GWB teamed up with Kennedy to push his amnesty bill he didn't care if he destroyed the GOP as a conservative force (or maybe that's what he did want). Here we go again.

23 posted on 08/22/2013 1:11:18 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne

” It’s sickening. Freepers defending Rubio’s betrayal because he ssys he is for all other conservative goals. “

Fortunately, only the dumbest do this : )

” These politicians make promises to lobbyists, and that matters to them more than the voters.”

And the lobbyists raise big money for them in return.

” When GWB teamed up with Kennedy to push his amnesty bill he didn’t care if he destroyed the GOP as a conservative force “

One of the 106 reasons I despise GWB.


24 posted on 08/22/2013 1:17:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
RE :”It's sickening. Freepers defending Rubio’s betrayal because he ssys he is for all other conservative goals. These politicians make promises to lobbyists, and that matters to them more than the voters. When GWB teamed up with Kennedy to push his amnesty bill he didn't care if he destroyed the GOP as a conservative force (or maybe that's what he did want). Here we go again.”

Didnt they swear the same thing about Romney and McCain then rally around them in the general 2008 and 2012?

‘Vote for Romney or Obama death panels will kill us all’

'I thought you hated him'

'That was then this is now.'

25 posted on 08/22/2013 1:39:13 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
RE Either my congressman lied to his staff, or they lied to me. Earlier they had assured me that he was not for a path-to-citizenship, but yesterday he told the local Chamber of Commerce he was for a path-to-citizenship. You see, he explained, “If we provide no workable court process to some form of legal status for some of our current illegal population, we will never gain the votes of the amnesty crowd.” So he becomes part of the “amnesty crowd” for the sake of - you guessed it - “border security.”

That reminds me of a well deserved 'I told you (all) so'. NA-NA-Na-NA (SOL Childishness LOL)

Whose been consistently preaching that lack of citizenship will kill a deal?
That is why it always creeps in. They will always sneak it in, Cruz seems to understand this clearly.

If I had a representative worth calling I would focus on how unfair and destructive handing them citizenship would be(many reasons easy to articulate) , and that would do the rest.

26 posted on 08/22/2013 6:40:29 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs
Didnt they swear the same thing about Romney and McCain then rally around them in the general 2008 and 2012?

Yep, people telling us that we HAD to vote for Romney and McCain because they were the only choice.

They are the only choice if you want to vote for a liberal with an (R) next to their name.
27 posted on 08/22/2013 7:58:18 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

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.

[but he’s not against amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]


28 posted on 08/23/2013 8:24:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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