Skip to comments.Video: Boehner Ridicules Conservative Opponents of Immigration Reform
Posted on 04/28/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT by jimbo123
This strikes me as an unforced error by the Speaker of the House:
"The appetite amongst my colleagues for doing this is not real good...here's the attitude: 'Ohhhhh, don't make me do this! Ohhhhhh, this is too hard!' You should hear them. You know, we get elected to make choices."
In the clip, Boehner acknowledges the camera in the back of the room, so he knew full well that his comments would become public. What was he thinking? I recognize that Boehner is a supporter of immigration reform. He's said so on the record, he's said so to major donors (most of whom are on board, too), and there are rumors percolating that House leadership may try to take up the issue once primary season is over.
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Another link to Boehner’s video:
The last laugh is going to be on The Weeper.
Let’s se, 2.5 - 4 million Tea Party’ers sat out the 2012 election.
What if 5 - 6 million of us sit 2014?
Though it’s in bad taste, more and more the reference to John Boehner as a “turd burglar” seems to be appropriate.
Frankly, the man was loaded on booze in my opinion. He was feeling good, secure in his support and was reckless enough to taunt his detractors. I honestly think he’s a drunk.
Understand the sentiment.
But whose nose will we be cutting off...???
Boehner has become something you scrape off of the bottom of your shoe. Maybe he needs to start dodging shoes thrown at him when he shows his drunken face.
Boehner is starting the Republican circular firing squad because he knows that his days as majority leader are numbered. I think that what we are seeing is the takeover of the party by the Libertarians, who would rather kill off the Republican Party than see conservatives take control of the government.
Ironically I first heard this on Levin last week, he played the clip and went off about it, and its sounds almost identical to Levin's characterization of some GOP house and Senate members pushback on shutting down the government last year.
Levin would do the ‘Ohhhhh, don't make me do this! Ohhhhhh, this is too hard!’ line referring hesitancy in shutting down the government and then give a lecture on American soldiers at D-day and how they had it tough.
Re: ‘But whose nose will we be cutting off...???’
Just don’t care any more.
Been betrayed by the RINOs too many times.
Who’s the bigger fool? Me, who will cut my nose off? Or the others of you who keep voting these pecker-heads in and then end up moaning like old women that the MAN done you wrong, again?
The Yukons finally figured it out.
If Boner and the GOP Establishment were secretly controlled by the same men that controlled Obama and the Democrats would they act any differently than they do now?
Boehner is trying to influence the primaries. He wants to keep as many conservatives out as possible.
So a Jesuit-educated alcoholic isn’t trustworthy?
I believe you are correct.
He's trying to dispirit the conservative base -- use our innate pessimism against us.
I think that Boehner is trying to help the Libertarians take over the GOP as punishment for the Conservative criticism.
Yes, and I think the sitting out started in 2006 and continued in 2008 for some after W tried to force amnesty for illegal aliens on the party in 2006 and 2007.
This issue is poison and the blockheaded Republican idiots who've been pushing it at least since 2006 have greately weaked the party, and might succeed in making it irrelevant in presidential races for years to come.
So I guess now we know what the February 25th meeting in the white house with odumbo was about;
It is time to retire this crying RINO to the old folks home.
Maybe Boner should dust off W’s old lines to further ridicule amnesty opponents:
“Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande.”
“Doing jobs Americans won’t do.”
“See you at the bill signing.”
Frankly, the man was loaded on booze in my opinion. He was feeling good, secure in his support and was reckless enough to taunt his detractors. I honestly think hes a drunk.
I think you’re on to something here... The man DOES sound drunk in that video! Being under the influence of alcohol would sure go a long way to explain his sudden hubris and uninhibition.
I wish JUST ONCE the members of the GOP leadership would mock and impune the Democrats with the passion and vigor that they do with their own conservative colleagues and base!
At this point, when it comes to Boehner, and his open antagonism towards conservatives, I'd vote for the Dem if I lived in his state. At least then fewer people might not be duped into thinking that actual conservatives are for amnesty.
For the 'more practcal' conservatives, consider this: A Dem replacing Boehner would unseat a terrible face of the Republican party, and I don't think we'd lose control of the house. Plus, losing that seat to a Dem would only matter in the few cases where Boehner might actually vote conservatively when the vote was close.
LOL, in an article about Bohner talking about betraying us, you're still going with the RINOS because they're "better than the dems"? He's not even trying to hide the fact that he's no different than a dem!
He saw the camera and then acted like the fool he is
Who said I was voting for RINOS?
I'm going to the polls to vote for a more conservative House and a Republican Senate that should have more conservatives in it.
I'm not going to be able to effect a more conservative Congress if I stay at home. Or do you have another solution?
“He’s trying to dispirit the conservative base — use our innate pessimism against us. “
You’re giving him too much credit. He didn’t plan anything, he’s just a drunken politician displaying the contempt he feels for Americans.
Who will replace bonehead, Cantor?
Even the used car salesmen at lou’s used car lot and Dept collection agency don’t want Cantor there for fear he would ruin their stellar reputation.
Quite possible. But conservative reaction to his comments -- more inclined toward pessimism and giving up, rather than doubling up on destroying his power -- is actually helping him to achieve his aims.
Give him something to really cry about.
Republicans don’t want to pass immigration legislation because it is not the right thing to do; not because it is “too hard”. Also, Congressional members are not elected “to make choices” but rather to represent those in the states that elected them. Listen to the people, please.
If this is what he is willing to do publicly, just imagine how much more he is say or do in a private setting.
He is one dispicable oompa loompa.
“I think that what we are seeing is the takeover of the party by the Libertarians, who would rather kill off the Republican Party than see conservatives take control of the government.”
You couldn’t be more mistaken. What you ARE seeing is the GOP elite attacks on both the Libertarian and Conservative wing of the party. The Conservative and Libertarians have their difference, however they are very aligned in their desire to defeat the mushy moderate GOP that is entrenched in DC.
I am pretty sure that Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a Libertarian. The Libertarians are very strong in the Republican Party in WA State and her positions are very much in tune with the WA Libertarians.
If she is aligned with Boehner then she is not Libertarian. She might be an open borders shill masquerading as one.
Boehner is not interested in governing, nor does he have any interest in representing Americans. He is only interested in maintaining his power in DC. That allows him to yuck it up on the cocktail party circuit.
Anyone aligned with Boehner is a fake Conservative, Libertarian or whatever they want to call themselves.
He isn't crying with all the Chamber of Commerce money, since grass-roots financial support has dwindled.
Let's assume , hypothetically, that immigration policy gets though the House, and that 66 % of those immigrants vote Demorat.
There is a move afoot in most of the Demorat States to change from the 'Electorial College' to a popular vote,thus eliminating the College.
All those 'new voters' suddenly represent a significant voting block, resulting in changes in those States with significant Latino populations
such as Texas ,Arizona ,Florida, and more significantly diminishes the importance of "Swing States" .
The "Electorial College" was set up so that cooler (political) heads would prevail, rather that have a 'Miss America' beauty pagent
where the emphasis is on beatuty and crowd pleasing appearance , rather than on substance and political acumen.
I see a move to the popular vote as being more politically devisive , explosive , and not uniting the country.
We already have had the "Beauty Contest" with no substance ,or background information , and that is how we got where we are today.
Haha, Rush just called out CMR as the french republican that she is.....
Youre giving him too much credit. He didnt plan anything, hes just a drunken politician displaying the contempt he feels for Americans.
There is a definitely GOP consultant driven PR game plan for the GOP to publicly strut about as “moderates”. These back stabbing and disparaging base attacks are part of it. There have been too many of these incidents for it to be just random “drunken displays”.
Boehner’s fondness for alcohol is well known.
“I wish JUST ONCE the members of the GOP leadership would mock and impune the Democrats with the passion and vigor that they do with their own conservative colleagues and base!”
It won’t happen. They LIKE their Democrat opponents. They hold conservative America in contempt.