Skip to comments.How immigration reform died
Posted on 06/27/2014 6:42:42 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
President Barack Obama paused for what felt like an eternity to the immigration reform activists seated around the Roosevelt Room.
Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, had just explained why she declared him the deporter in chief in a speech in early March. Obama, who was infuriated when he first heard Murguias remarks weeks earlier, sat in silence, trying to keep his anger in check, according to advocates in attendance.
In January, King held a key piece of paper in his jacket pocket during the immigration discussion at the House GOP retreat in Cambridge, Md.
Scribbled on it was a list of about 50 names of fellow House Republicans that King considered allies, having talked personally to each of them and urged them to speak out against immigration reform. Now, he would need every one of them as the GOP leadership introduced principles that included legalization for most undocumented immigrants.
Many of the 50 had cycled through a series of meetings that King and Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) began in February 2013, when King became convinced that an overhaul was coming.
Sessions and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) were the most active senators, while Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) played supporting roles. Key House lawmakers included King and Reps. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), John Fleming (R-La.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), among several others, according to lawmakers and aides involved.
Once the Senate passed its bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a key leader in the upper chamber for reform, embarked on a campaign to persuade House Republicans. He kept meticulous spreadsheets of more than 100 GOP lawmakers who might let reform proceed and convened calls with key activists to urge them to keep pushing.
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Apparently Hussein, the left, and too many Republicans don’t even think there should be an “opposition party” in the government. They think that they are there to just rubberstamp whatever the tyrant in chief wants.
The masks came off in Mississippi. The “ruling class” proved my tag line. It’s us against them.
Obama has deported far fewer illegals than Bush!
This was a meeting to plan future illegal actions by Obama, his regime and the illegal jack-holes!!
Politico is full off BS and is trying to cover for this naked President!!
Yes. They would rather risk losing conservatives (though I think they really thought, probably with good reason up till now, that we’d cave again and forgive them for calling us racists to Democrat voters, in order to keep a conservative “outsider” out), than rock their little party boat. IMO, no man of integrity could have have called the likes of Ted Kennedy, “my esteemed colleague”.
It will be revived once the Kenyan recharges his cell phone and gets a refill for his pen.
The Mahdi is acting like a bull con in a prison shower perpetrating a sodomite rape on a fresh fish, America and all loyal Americans, with his illegal, traitorous amnesty.
“As recently as this month, however, there was more movement in the House than previously known. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) had been quietly shopping a PowerPoint presentation of a border enforcement and legalization bill to his colleagues and secured soft commitments from at least 120 Republicans, according to multiple sources familiar with the process.”
WE KNEW IT!!! They were plotting it, and not telling us. It’s like trying to read the Politburo with this bunch, doable, but not easy.
AND CANTOR WAS LYING, as this shows...and Brat was telling the truth. They were set to run.
Oh well, better luck next time - LOL!!!
There was a list of events but I didn’t see what killed the immigration law surge
100% Deportation. If not, then you have Amnesty