Skip to comments.JOHN BOEHNER DOES NOT MENTION IMMIGRATION IN OP-ED ON OBAMA LAWSUIT
Posted on 07/28/2014 6:07:34 PM PDT by jimbo123
President Obama is practically shouting from the rooftops that he's about to grant a new unilateral amnesty to as many as six million illegal aliens, but the topic of immigration does not come up in a new op-ed from Speaker John Boehner explaining his lawsuit against Obama for lawlessness.
In the op-ed, Boehner explains why he chose to focus the lawsuit only on Obamacare.
On the advice of legal experts, the House action will focus on his decision to extend--twice--the deadline to institute the employer mandate in his healthcare law, Boehner wrote. We believe this targeted lawsuit offers the best chance of success.
In the op-ed, Boehner mentioned other issues in which he thinks Obama has acted outside the bounds of the law--but he ignored immigration, and specifically the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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well, isn’t that special - wonder when Johnny is getting his marching orders on that omission???
Look up “dumb as a stump” and you will see a picture of John Boehnor.
Keep it focused. The immigration thing is very recent and ongoing. Strike at the root, which is his whole pattern of behavior, starting with the already accomplished and documented acts that have identifiable people with standing to sue.
Preparing a suit on the immigration issue would mean going back to square one, by which time he will already be out of office.
We need him stopped now.
Thanks for getting it.
This posturing “lawsuit” will stop nothing. Defunding major portions of this administration will. boner is limp...flaccid.
Boehner’s lawsuit is kabuki theatre to buy time for Obama to legalize 8 million illegal aliens. You’re touting the same talking points as the chamber of commerce.
Exactly. The amnesty pimps only want a lawsuit on Obamacare so Obama can grant administrative mass amnesty without any barriers from the House.
It’s just theater from the Obama-Boehner Axis.
LOL. Yeah.... ok.
Where in OH are the people yearning for these “migrants” to come and stay permanently? Certainly not at the Boehner house
OH people haven’t chosen anyone much good since Robert Taft, Sr., and he had his flaws. Also John Ashbrook, who opposed Nixon. I understand they do have a good congressman named Jordan though.
So the #3 guy in the US Government, who happens to be in control of a Separate but Equal branch of Government, which has the Power to Impeach,IMPRISON and Defund anything or everything it so chooses, is going to ask another Separate but Equal Branch of Government to ?Decide? who’s right.
How frikkin pathetic.
Boehner and his fellow RINOs are democrats to the core. Nothing that Obama or democrats do in lawlessness is worthy of any verbal or actual action by them. Supporting any of them is simply voting democrat.
I do not think that the DNC would fund a Conservative, but the GOP would fund a RINO-leftist.
>>Defunding major portions of this administration will.<<
The budget is already passed for this year. Defunding is not an option until next year.
On the other hand, if the Supreme Court takes up the lawsuit and finds for the plaintiffs, Obama’s actions could be reversed. The employer mandate, which Obama very much wants to see delayed, would take effect immediately if the Court rules his delay an unconstitutional move. Ditto for all the other changes he’s unilaterally made to the law as written.
All adding immigration would do is confuse the issue while giving Obama and the Dems more ammo to convince Hispanics that the GOP is out to get them. Better to let the immigration situation play out as it is now, because Americans are starting to wake up to the fact that the administration has way overplayed its hand lately.
Why would Boehner want to include the immigration mess in a lawsuit that has a decent chance of winning?
Does it not strike you as a questionable strategy to mount a suit that, if you win, you get what you don't want?
The idea of the House suing the President is bad enough. But creating a situation where, if you win, the people lose seems absolutely absurd.
While Boehner is supposedly filing a “winning” Obamacare suit, you will be on the sidelines watching Obama give 8 million illegal aliens permanent legal status and work authorization without any interference from the GOP. But that’s the plan, right?
You mean the PLANNED INVASION of our country by our PINO and his collaborators? I would have 10 separate lawsuits going against this tyrannical lawless regime, but that’s just me, and I would have done it long ago.
What good will lawsuits do in the illegal immigration situation? They’ll take a year or better to implement, and the outcome would be highly uncertain anyway.
This is a political situation that the GOP had better get a handle on, and fast. The American public is on the side of closing the border tight, but unfortunately the GOP leaders of the House and Senate are two of the GOP’s weakest leaders when it comes to making political hay.
But make no mistake, there’s political hay to be made right now, if the GOP can find anyone capable of making it. On that, I have my doubts.
Obama has delayed several parts of Obamacare for one reason only: those provisions are politically toxic.
Forcing their implementation is the best way to build public pressure to bring down the law altogether. Otherwise, he can pick and choose the provisions to implement and as time passes repeal becomes more and more difficult.
Furthermore, if Halbig holds, the Employer Mandate will only be triggered in those states that have established their own exchanges, meaning that the people in mostly Democrat-run states will be yelling the loudest, telling their governors/legislators to dump their state-run exchanges so they, too, can keep their employer-provided insurance.
Forcing their implementation is the best way to build public pressure to bring down the law altogether.
I understand what you're saying.
But, if these politically toxic provisions are implemented because of the suit, who is likely to be blamed? And who is likely to bear the onus for the chaos that will then ensue?
I know, I know. It's not only unfair, it's inaccurate. But you know damn good and well that the Democrat media machine is going to pin the blame on the Republicans -- who will be unable to defend themselves.
On the other hand, had they picked an issue where the desired legal outcome would also produce a desirable political outcome, they would clearly get credit for their actions.
I agree with what you say - for some odd reason unbeknownst to me, the Repub Establishment has no desire to play to win or to make any political hay out of so much to choose from - just unbelievable. There is no need for any new immigration laws - just enforce what we already have and close the dang border like any other sovereign nation would do.
No it’s not. A specific, targeted suit is the only way to deal with this. The rest is just gestures and the true kabuki theater.
Sessions and all the rest should get behind the lawsuit.
If the GOP gets enough seats to take the Senate - which I increasingly doubt - then it will be time to talk impeachment.
But frankly, I’m not even sure we’re going to keep the House majority, in which case all bets are off. But if the lawsuit is proceeding, that can’t be stopped.
Spoken like a true amnesty pimp.
>>...the Democrat media machine is going to pin the blame on the Republicans — who will be unable to defend themselves.<<
I think even the present GOP leadership will be able to come up with the following defenses:
1) We don’t like the law either. In fact, not one Republican in either the House or Senate voted for it.
2) We do respect the Constitution, however, and sued to prevent the President from violating it, which he was doing, according to the court.
3) We stand ready to take up a reconsideration of the law that is causing all these problems.
4) The more Republicans you re-elect, and the more Democrats you turn out of office, the better the chances that this law will be repealed so we can start over and design a plan that addresses the real weaknesses of our health system.
Not eloquent, I’ll grant you, but factual.
And beyond the ability of the current Republican leadership to articulate.
I don’t have much confidence in either Boehner or McConnell when it comes to making a convincing case in public, although I do think they’re a hell of a lot smarter about politics than people in here are willing to grant.
That said, the GOP has better candidates this year than it did prior to the 2012 elections, and I suspect some of them will be making very convincing cases, so I’m not nearly as pessimistic as others are.
This president, with his truly miserable performance across most fronts, is offering the GOP the chance of a lifetime to make long-term gains and I think some candidates will be able to take advantage of that. I suspect a great many traditional Democrats are disturbed with the direction their party has taken recently, and many Independents have got to be reconsidering their prior support for Obama and his team.
Consequently, they become the party's spokesmen by default. And, as a rule, presenting a case to the public isn't their strong suit. As you note, their skills are political and best practiced on the "inside".
That said, Boehner and McConnell are among the worst ever at this act -- incapable of inspiring confidence among the party faithful
We won't regain an effective public voice until we have a candidate in 2016. And he damn well better be the best candidate we can put forward.