Skip to comments.HOUSE CONSERVATIVES PLOT TAKEDOWN OF GOP LEADERS' AMNESTY PLANS (Fireworks at GOP Amnesty Retreat?)
Posted on 01/24/2014 6:02:56 AM PST by jimbo123
As House Republican leaders prepare an immigration proposal that could go much further towards amnesty than their prior public stances, conservative lawmakers are quietly plotting to push back.
Aides from over a dozen House offices secretly convened today on the Senate side of the Capitol at a meeting organized by Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a top immigration hawk who has recently involved himself more aggressively in the affairs of the lower chamber.
Over here in the Senate working for Senator Sessions, we learned a lot last year about the strategies employed by the powerful forces pushing bad immigration policies--and how to counter them, reads a copy of the invitation to the meeting provided to Breitbart News by a House staffer.
Officials close to the matter say 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, one House GOP aide said in an email to Breitbart News, adding that many on the right find the political logic of riling up the party's base so close to a low-turnout midterm election baffling. Do we really want to just give up the midterms like this? the aide asked.
The building backlash could create for a tumultuous three-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.
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A very good start would to force Boehner to step aside from the Speaker-ship position.
screw the Boner.... conservatives ought release their own ‘guidelines’ before he does anyway. He is a putz and will follow where they push him
i completely agree. However, I think the reason they don’t is that they don’t have the votes to put in a real Conservative. I suppose they are going with “the Devil you know” meme.
There is a decided lack of GUTS and INTEGRITY in the House.
I’m sure there are plenty who know that a vote in favor of amnesty will end their political careers.
For crying out loud Republicans.
Bring back American jobs. Stop importing illegal employees.
I wish somebody would deport Boehner and send him to North Korea or Iran. Any place but here.
For the record, I’m opposed to amnesty, but this isn’t even the right fight at this point. By focusing on what to do abut the illegal immigrants already here, we overlook the far more crucial point that nothing else matters if we don’t close the border in the first place.
This is total “cart before horse” stuff. Or, to put it another way, let’s say we were magically able to craft some sort of perfect solution for the illegals already int eh U.S. that all sides can agree on. Even then, that solution breaks almost immediately after it it implemented, when the next illegal immigrant crosses the border.
Full or partial amnesties, guest worker programs, whatever, are not just bad policy, they’re a distraction from the more pressing policy issue.
I think the GOP-e would be perfectly happy with Speaker Pelosi even with a Republican majority rather than let conservatives toss Boehner and pick one of their own. The two wings of the government party will move to protect itself against those nasty tea partiers.
>>A very good start would to force Boehner to step aside from the Speaker-ship position.>>