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Obama to Dems: Boehner will pass immigration reform in 2014
The Hill ^ | February 17, 2014 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 01/17/2014 1:16:19 PM PST by C19fan

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; boehner; gop; immigration
If House passes immigration "reform" I'm done. Notice Obama did not say when. We could stabbed in the back after the primaries or during the post-election session.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 1:16:19 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I’m sure they’re working on a 20k “comprehensive” Amnesty bill that no one will bother reading as we speak. :)


2 posted on 01/17/2014 1:18:55 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: C19fan
If it passes we will have the US Chamber of Commerce to thank.

We ought to start thanking them now, and every day until the Republican majority takes office next January.

3 posted on 01/17/2014 1:21:29 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: C19fan

They knew and said publicly that ObamaCare was in the bag at the Roberts’ court. They seem similarly confident about Boehner. Probably for the same reasons.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 1:22:52 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: C19fan
Smoke his phone lines...both in DC and OH.In fact,smoke the local *and* DC phone lines of every Republican in Congress!
5 posted on 01/17/2014 1:23:21 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The Republican Party suicide run


6 posted on 01/17/2014 1:23:46 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: C19fan

“Obama believes Republicans will feel politically vulnerable, if they fail to advance the issue, a high priority among ILLEGAL Hispanic voters”


7 posted on 01/17/2014 1:25:14 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: C19fan
This is step 1. Obama publicly says to his side that Boehner will pass amnesty.

Step 2 is to now go to Boehner and say, "John, you're not going to make me out to be a liar in front of the country, are you?"

That's all it will take to smoke Boehner out and roll him.

-PJ

8 posted on 01/17/2014 1:25:35 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: C19fan

The Republican Party doesn’t seem to want to win. They seem to want to be wiped out in 2014 elections, thereby “vindicating” Obama


9 posted on 01/17/2014 1:25:43 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: C19fan

10 posted on 01/17/2014 1:27:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: C19fan

.....now Odungo can blame Spineless.........


11 posted on 01/17/2014 1:27:57 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: C19fan

Republicans: when all else fails, keep doing the same thing.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 1:28:21 PM PST by Starboard
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To: C19fan; All

U6, or real unemployment, is about 11%. Only a Congressperson who is actively working AGAINST the interests of American workers could pass this at this point in history..


13 posted on 01/17/2014 1:33:24 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: C19fan; All

PERFECT ..!!!!!!

Approximately 6.5 NEW VOTERS FOR THE DEMS.

I guess that’s how you kill your party in one fell swoop! Plus, YOU CAN KISS AMERICA GOODBYE!!!

When are these elites going to stop believing they are getting even one of those voters for themselves ..??

When are these elites going to STOP LISTENING TO THE DEMS TELL THEM HOW TO RUN THE COUNTRY ..??

When are these elites going to STOP BELIEVING THE DEMS WHEN THEY TELL THEM TO DO STUPID STUFF LIKE - AMNESTY ..?????

Good grief ..!!!!!!


14 posted on 01/17/2014 1:34:19 PM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

CLARIFICATION: U6 is 13.1% a of Dec 2013. The 11% rate I mentioned is what the U3 would be if people who dropped out of the active labor force were included in the rate.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 1:35:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The US Chamber of Crony Capitalism is a better name for that organization.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 1:37:39 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: C19fan

Me too. If they pass this, then they have lost the majority of the Republican party, I reckon. Then, it’s time to build a REAL Tea Party.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 1:37:54 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Starboard
Republicans: when all else fails, keep doing the same thing.

Isn't that the definition of insanity? When (not if) amnesty passes, the pubbies will become a permanent minority. There is a reason they are called the stupid party.

18 posted on 01/17/2014 1:38:01 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: C19fan

It will happen. Witless Republicans will do nothing to p!$$ off all those potential Hispanic voters...even though they fail to realize they have no chance of getting their votes anyway.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 1:38:13 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember how we were told by several on FR they’d vote conservative?

And then 75% voted for Obama?

Nancy Pelosi: We have to pass Illegal Immigration so you can find out what’s in it?

Remember when identity theft was almost unheard of except in rare cases? Like around 1990?

And do we have Mr. Identity Theft Harrison J. Bounel in office?


20 posted on 01/17/2014 1:40:25 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: C19fan

From all I seen Obama has lied so many times how can anybody trust anything he says ? Obama want enforce the laws now and making new laws resolves nothing


21 posted on 01/17/2014 1:46:59 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: C19fan

it’ll be in the lame duck session. There is no doubt.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 1:48:05 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: C19fan

Dissolve the Union, get rid of DC’s grip on power and the money pouring into it. Every State on their own.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 1:50:31 PM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
We ought to start thanking them now, and every day until the Republican majority takes office next January.

They probably keep the House if they do this, but they won't win control of the Senate.

They have already turned off their most enthusiastic part of the base with their attacks on the Tea Party. Why vote if they are going to be the Rats puppets.

24 posted on 01/17/2014 1:54:01 PM PST by wmfights
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To: Mark17

There is a reason they are called the stupid party.

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They have earned the title. They are literally stuck on stupid. World class fools.

They don’t even realize that the Democrats play the game on a whole different level than they do.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 1:59:27 PM PST by Starboard
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To: wmfights

Agree with your every word. Good post.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 2:00:34 PM PST by Starboard
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To: C19fan

This notion of an immigration keeps Obama from taking more executive action.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 2:00:34 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: C19fan

I think it could be passed in 2015 with a Republican Senate in control.

Obama will veto any budget a Republican Senate sends to him. I seriously wonder what difference 49 or 51 GOP Senators will make with McCainiac’s still there.

It was stopped in the senate in 2010 and 2007 when Democrats had the Senate majority. With an official GOP majority in the senate I think it will be more likely to be sold as a GOP bill.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 2:03:42 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: C19fan

I don’t know what tothink. Everything I hear and read is that e are going to be sold out on amnesty by our GOP leaders. But, I call the offices of congressmen who are suposedly selling us out they are admant that their will be no amnesty. What does other people hear who are claling up congressional offices say? If you are not calling why not?


29 posted on 01/17/2014 2:06:06 PM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone

If you call back and tell them you’re in favor of amnesty, they’ll likely tell you there will be amnesty. They have pre-written letters and scripts for every side of every issue. Captiol Hill is a den of thieves. Talk to anyone who has worked there and, with a few exceptions, you will find this to be true.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 2:12:45 PM PST by Starboard
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To: GeronL

It’s time for Boehner as well as Roberts to resign. It’s obvious that BO and his goons have some pretty serious blackmail material on these two and it’s causing pain for American citizens. Boehner’s behavior is particularly bad. Does he even take calls that are outside his state? I read that he didn’t otherwise I would call his sorry ass everyday.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 2:14:32 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: C19fan
Obama sounds confident.

Eric Holder must have the goods on Boehner like he did on Justice Roberts.

Maybe something involving small farm animals this time.


32 posted on 01/17/2014 2:15:15 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: dandiegirl

bump


33 posted on 01/17/2014 2:18:16 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: dandiegirl

Boehner is a solid candidate for the worst speaker of all time.

I think his pot smoking rastafarian son-in-law would do a better job than he.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 2:18:26 PM PST by Starboard
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To: amnestynone
they are admant that their will be no amnesty.

It will sound like amnesty.

It will ;ook like amnesty.

It will work like amnesty.

It will stink like amnesty.

The illegals will call it amnesty

The democrats will praise the republicans for passing amnesty.

But the republicans will swear it's not amnesty.


35 posted on 01/17/2014 2:20:36 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: C19fan

I am still waiting for an answer as to why the amnesty bill passed in the ‘80s that was supposed to be the cure all failed. I think McCain was in on that fiasco that said it would be a one time thing and would take care of the illegal immigration problem once and for all.
Remember it was “hands across the aisle comprehensive compromise” agreed to by Repubs that gave us the shaft.
So, again, what the hell went wrong. Let’s discuss this first before committing the same atrocity.


36 posted on 01/17/2014 2:20:49 PM PST by Islander2
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To: Iron Munro

Boehner has to be seriously compromised. That’s the only logical explanation. He’s a puppet on Obama’s string.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 2:20:56 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Islander2

Remember it was “hands across the aisle comprehensive compromise” agreed to by Repubs that gave us the shaft.

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I can’t remember that particular instance. The Repubs do this so often I can’t keep track of every one of their caves ins. And how many times have we gotten the shaft from them? Who can count that high?


38 posted on 01/17/2014 2:23:15 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Iron Munro

and we will be told that not voting for them is the same as voting for the Democrats.

Looking more and more like a vote FOR them is the same as a vote for the Democrats


39 posted on 01/17/2014 2:23:47 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: C19fan

I’m already done with the GOP — have been since Bush41’s cheerleading on tax increases and never returned — but I have said and will stick by my prediction that the next election after the GOP is complicit in alien invader amnesty will be the day the GOP disappears from the national stage. Like the Progressive Conservatives in Canada they will go from viable to extinct in one election.


40 posted on 01/17/2014 2:32:30 PM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: C19fan

Bonor is a traitor if he promotes this nonsense.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 2:37:48 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; C19fan
Outside the beltway , only 3 % of Americans feel that this shamnesty about illegal aliens
is of any great importance .. !
Only the politcal pundants , and news editors inside the beltway feel otherwize .
All the more reason for retireing any legislator who listens to the voices inside the beltway
those legislators need to be retired ,... or else tried
for voting for the suicide of the Nation's natural born citizens.
42 posted on 01/17/2014 2:38:44 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: C19fan

Personally I think we have already passed the point of no return but republicans passing amnesty for illegals with employment levels at record lows will hasten the demise since I believe it will result in vast numbers of conservatives swearing off the voting booth.


43 posted on 01/17/2014 2:43:42 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Patrick Buchanan was talking about the illegal alien problem turning America into a 3rd world nation with the help of Dems and RINOs over time, 20 years ago. Most people thought he was a nut. He was a nut that hit this nail on the head.


44 posted on 01/17/2014 4:02:48 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: C19fan

When Obama starts feeling or thinking it means another disaster is about to shoved down our throats.


45 posted on 01/18/2014 8:01:35 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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