Skip to comments.Boehner Comments on Immigration Draw Fire
Posted on 04/25/2014 1:41:44 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner drew criticism from left and right Friday over comments mocking his own Republican lawmakers for their reluctance to take up immigration legislation, rekindling election-year debate on the contentious issue even as President Barack Obama weighs acting on his own.
Boehner said at a Rotary Club lunch at home in Ohio Thursday that House Republicans don't have the appetite to deal with immigration because it's too tough. He imitated them whining in protest, "'Ohh don't make me do this, ohh this is too hard.'"
Latino advocates and Capitol Hill Democrats responded with derision, saying it's Boehner's job as leader of the House to bring the issue to a vote, not to blame others. "He's acting like he's not the speaker of the House," said Lynn Tramonte, deputy director of America's Voice, an immigration advocacy group.
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Sounded like someone who isn’t running again. Or a slimebag who passes crap like this in the lame duck session.
I get the feeling he already made some deal to ram this through.
Which would ensure Democrat majorities into the forseeable future.
He won’t step down, it’s up to republican in congress to vote to dump him.
The law is not the problem. The problem is the administration will not enforce it. Boner, pass another law which sets fines at $10,000 per day for any individual or company which employs an illegal. It will also fine at $10,000 per day, an individual or company which leases accommodations to an illegal. Without places to live or work, it would be unreasonable to stay. But it wouldn’t be enforced either.
I tried to call his office to tell him to resign his speakership but his mailbox was full. I hope its filled with similar demands from others who are fed up with this clown. He’s gotta go, now.
These people would see the gates of unlimited immigration thrown open into our country and see our country , as we know it , lost forever . Like with Britain ....These people would see an amnesty given to any and all illegal border jumpers that have ever managed to enter and infest our country , attracting countless millions more , and certainly all their own relatives . ( say goodbye to jobs in America ) This was Ronald Reagan’s greatest error ; the 1st Amnesty.
The doors of immigration need to be shut , not opened wider , and NO amnesty for those that have illegally entered given . The anchor baby scam needs to be addressed and all legality offered by that rescinded .
The Democrats and Boehners of today are just like the utterly misguided idiots in the U.K. who allowed unlimited immigration to flow in after WW2 . For the original Brits , it’s all but over , the surge of birth demographics will now ensure it’s doom . Will we accept that as our fate also ? I say NO .
When are the House conservatives going to admit that he is not a Republican.
His daughter married a dred-locked Jamician.
Boehner added two Mexicans to his voter rolls and promptly lost about 2 million Republicans.
“congrats Boehner, you got the two gay guys from Illinois.”
I dont think K-Zinger or Schock are gay but they do have whiny voices and come across as pretty wimpy.
it’s a done deal during the lame duck session after the Nov vote. If they haven’t already shoved it down our throats before then.
He wants to sell out the American people by legalizing another 20 million illegals.
I guess that is rough for people with a conscience... Here’s what he needs to do - and this is REALLY ROUGH - because the press won’t like him... he needs to send the illegals home. Then take in 20 million people from countries willing to vote for Republicans. Let’s see how the New York Times deals with that...
Two million? That is a conservative number.
If Bonehead passes amnesty, the GOP will see a bottomless pit
of anger from grassroots. The likes of which we have NEVER seen
before. And that will finish off the once Grand Old Party.
This crap is going through in the lame duck Congress after election day this fall. Mark it.
Remind me again why we should support this moron.
Let every national Republican office holder know that if they pass scamnasty their employment will cease at the next election and let the RNC and State party be on notice that no donations will be made. Let the Chamber of Commies support them!
We are really talking about 30-60 million NEW immigrants.
The reason for my statement is this: The 10-20 million illegals will get lonely. So what will they do if granted AMNESTY?
Why. they will send for their wives, husbands, children, parents, cousins, and other relatives, and cowardly politicians like Sen. McCain will quickly grant their requests.
So, instead of just 10-20 million illegals receiving American benefits when they receive AMNESTY, we will now have 20-60 million new immigrants suddenly trying to take advantage of AMNESTY.
So AMNESTY must NOT be granted during Obama's LAST TERM in office.
And when the next 10 million illegals come in, we’ll hear...”Well you let the last 10 million in, why not these 10 million?” Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
No it sounds like someone who has the crap blackmailed out of him.
Rand Paul's immigration speech...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
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.
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reformLatinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
Part of the 95% of Congress that is compromised.
No , i think you were right the first time. Always go with your gut instinct.
Agreed. If the GOP push amnesty down our throats, they are dead to me. I’ll waste my vote until a true conservative party forms, and pushes the GOP into the dustbin of history.
If they do it I hope they push it before the election, so we can punish them with a voters strike in November. If they are going to be RatLite, we might as well get the real deal.