Skip to comments.Reid: Boehner will cave in on immigration reform next year
Posted on 12/21/2013 1:43:06 PM PST by Hojczyk
I think that John Boehner will conference with the Senate. Why wouldnt he? Hell have a lot of pressure from his members now that the election is getting closer, Reid said in an interview with The Hill. Some of his members are in very marginal districts where they need to do something on immigration, he added.
Boehner has vowed he will not let the Senate bill, which spans more than 1,200 pages, reach the negotiating table. The most controversial element of the package is a provision granting a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.
We have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill, Boehner told reporters last month.
A spokesman for Boehner said his boss is sticking to his strategy.
The Speaker has been very clear that the House will only address immigration reform in a step-by-step common-sense manner, said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel.
Boehner has been under pressure from conservative members of his conference not to pass even smaller pieces of immigration reform.
They fear being strategically outmaneuvered. Narrowly-tailored legislation on border security or work visas could be combined with the Senates comprehensive bill and then returned to the House floor for an up-or-down vote, they fear.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a Tea Party favorite, has organized a group of conservatives pledging to vote against any immigration reform bill to prevent Democrats from using it as a legislative vehicle to enact the pathway to citizenship.
Even Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a co-sponsor of the Senate bill, has backed away from calls to go to conference with the comprehensive measure.
At this point, the most realistic way to make progress on immigration would be through a series of individual bills, Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said in October.
Reid, however, thinks Boehner will eventually take on King and conservative groups on the issue. Last week, Boehner slammed conservative groups for opposing a Senate-House budget deal that reduced the automatic cuts known as sequestration and trimmed the deficit by an additional $23 billion.
Of course he will.
Secure the border and come back after 2016.
But Harry....will you be around to gloat?
should change his name to flaccid....
Yep. He will and that will be the final death blow to the GOP.
Of course he will.
Boehner embodies the backstabbing of conservatives
which has come to BE THE MAIN BEHAVIOR of the GOP.
The only way to make progress on immigration is
to SECURE the BORDER!
Putting live traps out to catch the mice then
releasing them in your garage is NOT going to work!
Nope, Boehner won’t cave in. Cave in means somebody holds out then surrenders.
He will be marching in the front line with the amnesty crowd.
Got to wonder about people that let the enemy — and they don’t get any more hostile than harry reid — get them all excited about someone on their side.
you’re getting played, people.
Bonehead is totally on their side and has been, how is he “caving”?
I agree. No matter what we think of Boehner, why should we EVER trust anything Reid says? This is a psych job.
Harry “THINKS” Boner will cave?
Sheesh.. I KNOW he will! Can I be speaker of the House?
Guess he is out of the hospital. Oh well.
Yep. There are many at FR that get an “F” in enemy identification. John Boehner didnt hijack our health care, that weazen bastard making all the noise did.
people that dont understand that are totally unreliable in a fight. People like that lose elections for us.
But maybe those republicans facing re-election next year will find the courage to do the right thing and shove Harry's amnesty bill up his wrinkled arse.
Boehner will give them every thing they want and not an inch more.
Did Reid struggle to say this from his hospital bed?
Time to go old man.
1,200 pages?????!! Another nightmare of bureaucracy, red tape, waste, and abuse awaits if that becomes law...and a lot of it will have nothing to do with immigration one way or the other, I would suspect.
No, unfortunately the POS was released from the hospital.
Hopefully it is a pre attack.
don’t look but hes caved now ...
Stopping amnesty is good in a primary and in a general election.
There are not enough potential adult hispanic swing voters in any of these Republican districts.
Even in half hispanic district Blake Farenthold’s district 60 or 70% of the voters who will turnout to vote are white.
If Denham or others vote for amnesty they will lose if enough white Republicans stay at home.
Yes Reid has a photo of weepy and a goat.
Those four sentences spoken by the leader of the U.S. Senate neatly summarize what is wrong with this country. Our elected officials and representatives are motivated by getting elected and staying in office; not by what is needed by the country and its citizenry. Its all about them, not us.
We have been betrayed, played and bamboozled by our elected government. And this has been going on for decades. There is one ultimate solution to this problem; and it seems to be the only one left. I think that John Boehner will conference with the Senate. Why wouldnt he? Hell have a lot of pressure from his members now that the election is getting closer, Reid said in an interview with The Hill. Some of his members are in very marginal districts where they need to do something on immigration, he added.
Sorry about the doubling of the text there.... Don’t know what happened. It wasn’t in the preview...
Ann Wagner who replaced Todd Akin is for amnesty.
Wagner said “I understand the need for reform. The system is broken and, if we do nothing, it is the de-facto amnesty that we have currently. We need to do something.”
The article assumes the weeper will cave. Not true! How can a supporter cave on a bill he vehemently supports?
you want akin back
Mmmmmm.....I kinda like it when Boehner gets ballsy---even if he got the courage by swilling down Desperation Shots (straight 180 proof gin).
Boehner's doing the Christie Act---the way Christie told Repubs he won in a landslide in a Dem stronghold.
Pro-life Christie won big, decimating Dems, slapping down liberal teachers, and refusing to finance Planned Parenthood---all at the same time.
Dual messaging---it's kinda like the trick you did as a kid: patting your head and circling your tummy at the same time.
But all she does is trash Republicans, and especially conservatives, with a unpleasant accent.
She is one fat young woman. Really annoying woman.
Of course she’s well-fed——she’s on the US gravy train using multiple identities to buy groceries.
Even more annoying-—these latino spox-whiners are financed w/ our tax dollars, probably chauffeured back and forth..... on an expense account.....all on our dime.
That's slightly off my point.
Someone is putting her on these shows labeled as a Republican strategist, as someone who is supposed to be arguing FOR the Republican party, supposedly to lure Latinos to the GOP with her heavy Mexican-like accent. And she is obese.
If it were a Dem or a media person I wouldn't have noticed.
guess I was thinking of the duo of mccain / lindsey
Those two were elected and have been in office forever.
But Ana Navarro appears to be a creation of the media (CNN, NBC and ABC) and John McCain's
“One minute she can be the most attractive person and the next very disagreeable,” said a chuckling Sen. John McCain, a close friend of Navarro's and her boss during his 2008 presidential campaign. “She's plainspoken and she loves controversy whatever the topic may be, whether it's Mitt Romney's problems or John McCain's problems.”
Long a behind-the-scenes political player, Navarro these da ys is often showing off her frankness and impeccable fashion style on cable TV. Last year, CNN and CNN en Espanol hired her as a political analyst.
GOP operative Ana Navarro a warrior for the cause (February 1, 2013 )
Gosh ... johnny boy mccain strikes again. Thank You for the info. Did not realize she was his creation.
She’s very annoying. Fat too.
Her attacking Rep Steve King on a Sunday network show set-off alarms.
She basically called him a racist and she is labelled a ‘Republican Strategist’
Maybe am off base and I pray I am but am not hearing good things regarding any of them lately and what really hurts is some of those things are true.
Nothing much happening on immigration right now.
I heard a MSM type on a Sunday show speculating next year or after the election, its amazing how they keep get asked about it by the hosts when they know nothing.
They are not repeating ‘Republicans will pass it because they need it.’ as much as they were last summer.
They sure don't need ‘it’ for 2014.
I agree, at this point would be suicide. The rats always do look for those that are suicidal.
I don't know if it would be suicidal because Obamacare is the #1 issue but I miss the part where giving Obama a huge victory on amnesty helps the GOP at all.
I dont see the GOP getting any credit for it, and someday in future the new voters would all be Dems anyway.
McCain and Grahamnesty and fatso Ana Navarro never tell us exactly what positions GOP must take to get Hispanics to vote GOP, they just say that the GOP needs immigration reform.
The GOP desire (with some like Ryan) for passing amnesty ASAP relates to 2016 election.
They don’t want it an issue in the 2016 GOP POTUS primary. They don’t GOP candidates arguing about it in those debates.
They figure if its passed now the GOP wont talk about it, just like you dont see many in GOP talking about gay marriage anymore.
They are scared that the 2016 Dem candidate will turn out Hispanic votes again as with 2012.
Merry Christmas, sickoflibs. My Merry Christmas goes out to you and yours.
Thanks and you too, I enjoyed our back and forth.
Thank You for saying so but I assure you the Pleasure Was Mine.