Skip to comments.GOP Appears to Tap Immigration Brakes
Posted on 02/12/2014 5:55:50 AM PST by lbryce
Senior House Republicans appear to be tapping the brakes on their push for immigration reform after rank-and-file members raised questions about the wisdom of tackling the issue in an election year under President Obama.
In interviews and television appearances over the last several days, top GOP lawmakers have repeatedly refused to commit to moving legislation this year, and they have reported that widespread distrust of Obama by their members is a significant obstacle to an immigration overhaul.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), appearing Sunday on CBS, said a lack of trust in the administration to implement a new law passed by Congress was the takeaway from an hour-long conference meeting on immigration at the House GOP retreat in Maryland, where the leadership presented its draft principles for reform.
Republicans have long complained about lax border enforcement and the Obama administrations moves to unilaterally make changes to the Affordable Care Act without congressional approval, but lawmakers said the presidents emphasis on expanding executive orders during his State of the Union address took the problem to a new level.
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Good - finally something that is not counterproductive.
Selective enforcement of laws has a price 0bama.
Keep hitting 0bama and dems on being liars. Keep on.
They’re just gonna delay it until after November, hoping some of us out here think “they finally got our message! they actually listened to us!”
BS, I’ve made up my decision for November, and it does not include any Republican that I can actually name right now. The ones I know about and can vote for will not get it.
All true, but, the fact is these progressive, back stabbing, RINO sellouts, have stepped on the Conservative base once too many times and now fear the coming electoral backlash this 2014 season. They sowed the wind, may that traitorous bunch of scum reap the whirl wind.
As an Ohioan I plan to support Gurr as much as possible, look him up and decide if you can pitch in a little.
The GOP will bend over and do a Bawny Fwank to the Obamadork.
With Bonehead being the first to present his to mr limpoid..
The GOP is dead, dead, dead.
Bring out your GOP, bring out your GOP.
Well said. And like those who endorse suicide, the GOP is expecting us to believe there’s 72 virgins waiting for US, and all we gotta do to claim them is to simply do as they say.
Having a Republican majority in the House has not helped us, because in truth the GOPe is only slightly less terrible than Democratic leadership.
I now believe that the most important thing to do, even if it results in Democrats winning the Senate AND the House, is to make it absolutely clear to the GOPe that the Republicans cannot win an election without the conservative base. And if that means the Democrats control the House, the Senate and the White House, so be it.
What difference, at this point, does it make, when our country is all but gone already? Unbelievable, today we have a Republican party that cannot sell liberty and limited government to the American people, because it no longer believes in those concepts.
So I will NOT vote for a GOP RINO in any election. I won’t vote for a Democrat, but I will not pull a lever for a RINO. Period.
Either the GOP becomes a conservative party, or let it die.
Under the current leadership the Republican party is to be referred to as the Cave Party.
Yesterday it took bonehead and cantor 33 minutes to cave, outstanding give them a resounding cheer for total incompetence.
Maybe instead of standing before the TV cameras highlighting their total incompetence and embarrassing themselves they should spend a few dollars on a rubber stamp that just says “CAVE” and be done with it.
No surprise. Immigration is another time waster and distraction for the GOP leadership. Like all the do nothing House hearings.
The beltway GOP will do anything to avoid directly engaging the kenyan. They much prefer attacking their own to base to governing in a conservative manner.
The good thing is the RINOs are all exposed for what they are now. Carpet bagging careerists without an ounce of conservatism in them.
Actually in a sane world, Boehner would be tossed out of the Speakership on his ear after the way he threw the Hastert Rule under the bus yesterday.
Agreed. Too comfortable in their second-tier power and so entrenched in the DC milieu that they actually hate their own constituents.
They've all sold out to multi-natSional corporations demanding slave labor wages doing business in the U.S.
These "representatives of ours" aren't representing us any longer, they're representing whomever will give them the most money - the easiest!
The gop/e bush doctrine... turn America into the worst that mexico offers.
Why would any congress person want to bring in millions more to compete with the ones already here?
I know why.
Because Democrats have told Republicans a pack of lies about why more ‘workers’ are needed. Democrats are lying because they want MORE registered Democrats. Period.
Lots of 'workers' here who can't get jobs...
Employ the ‘immigrants’ who were made citizens during the last bullsh*t ‘democrat voter drive’... AKA immigration reform.
...after rank-and-file members raised questions about the wisdom of tackling the issue in an election year under President Obama.
IOW, let’s wait until we get elected and then ram it through?
The lying scum are just backing off due to the heat from their voters.
They’ll be trying to sneak Amnesty through as soon as they think they can get away with it.
I’m listening to Joe Scarborough being interviewed by Hugh Hewitt and these two GOPe phonies ought to get a paycheck from Mexico.