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Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding
Reuters ^ | July 31, 2014 | By Richard Cowan

Posted on 07/31/2014 5:18:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.

Tea Party-backed Senator Ted Cruz of Texas had his fingerprints all over Thursday's debacle for Boehner. Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential contender, had lobbied his House Republican colleagues to reject the legislation on the grounds that it was too timid.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski tried to contrast her party's approach to that of Republicans when, during Thursday's floor debate, she said she had spoken to a 15-year-old girl whose parents were killed in gang violence in Honduras.

"You're going to send her back?" Mikulski asked.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; border; illegalimmigration; invasion
The media does not report a word about the content or merits of these bills - all they report is about the money and the politics. Our republic suffers when the media doesn't do its job.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 5:18:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The MSM has treated critical news events like a sports event for decades now.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 5:20:13 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You can look up Boehner, Scalise, McHenry, Wagner, Schock and others views on immigration and contrast them with Sessions, Steve King, Cruz, Vitter, Fleming, Mo Brooks and others.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 5:20:42 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis “

What humanitarian crisis?
The one Obama created?
Drop the illegals off at the Mexican embassies, prevent them from leaving the embassies except to head back to where they came from.
And why is it our responsibility to “deal” with them?
Send them all the heck home!


4 posted on 07/31/2014 5:22:27 PM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Grabbed this off Facebook. Sad and scary if true.
5 posted on 07/31/2014 5:23:06 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“You’re going to send her back?” Mikulski asked.

You are damned right we are.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 5:23:57 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anyone believe the girl with the dead parents is real? Another fake story to promote the agenda.

Pray America wakes up


7 posted on 07/31/2014 5:24:32 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Battle is now. Please call . fax email and yell outside in the street. That sorry Boehner/cornyn/rove/bush bunch would sell you for a nickle to get power . Stop them — Halt them. Your congressman must hear from thousands tonight!! They are buying votes to give obama a $ BILLION for his contrived “Crises”. GET THESE ILLEGALS ALIENS OUT OF OUR COUNTRY NOW!! ( only 20% are under 15 and 2% of those are sex trafficked) ((% are returnable NOW!! And get off this no impeachment crap! Why take this off the table?


8 posted on 07/31/2014 5:27:07 PM PDT by rlapuma
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

good. i wish it had literally blown up in his clown kabuki face.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 5:29:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Someday, Republicans will wise up and stop listening to Ted Cruz," a disgusted Representative Peter King

RINO Peter King speaks out for 0bama and the RATS, nothing new about that.

Go Ted Cruz and Conservatives!

10 posted on 07/31/2014 5:30:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Lurker

she rips us, and not honduras.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Lurker

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski tried to contrast her party’s approach to that of Republicans when, during Thursday’s floor debate, she said she had spoken to a 15-year-old girl whose parents were killed in gang violence in Honduras.

“You’re going to send her back?” Mikulski asked.

You bet. Not my problem.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 5:31:53 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

” - - - Our republic suffers when the media doesn’t do its job. - - - “

Yup. That is why we have to step up a little more, here on Free Republic!


13 posted on 07/31/2014 5:32:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Darksheare

The crisis is not immigration, the crisis is our government. It must be replaced if the nation is to survive.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 5:34:14 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: Darksheare

“Drop the illegals off at the Mexican embassies,”

The governors of the states where illegals were dumped should pack Greyhound buses with them and instruct the chaperon on each bus to leave them on the sidewalk in front of the White House.
The buses drive away, the chaperon goes to gate and tells the guard, “We brought your problem back to you.”

Instead, we’re treating them like they won game shows.
Hey .... what do you get when you reward bad behavior?
Obama and more illegals!


15 posted on 07/31/2014 5:34:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They sent that GOP Rep Salmon out on Fox News this morning to push the bill. Two times he said it would send the national guard to the border. If I didn’t happen to have read the letter Sessions sent around yesterday I would not have known it was an outright lie. The bill gives the President the authority to send the guard to the border if he wants to. We all know he will never do it.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 5:35:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yep, their meme is “attack Ted Cruz and to h=== with the facts!”.

An informative report:
http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/immigration-news-new-border-funding-bill/?dcz=
“... The House GOP initially thought it would be voting on language identical to that contained in a pair of bills sponsored by Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee that would prevent the government from spending any more money on the DACA program. The text of Blackburn’s bill, however, was quietly changed on Wednesday night to only prohibit the government from issuing “guidance, memorandums, policies, or other similar instruments” relating to the initiative...”

IE: Leadership lied and that’s why the bill died.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 5:35:43 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mandaladon

“The crisis is not immigration, the crisis is our government. It must be replaced if the nation is to survive.”

That’s a fact.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 5:36:30 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: tumblindice; mandaladon

Exactly.
We have a predatory government taking advantage of lunacy by our government to foist criminals and undesirables off on Zero.
And us.

Flipside, the solution is as Tumblin and I said, move the problem to the source.
Drop them off in Pelosi’s place, Obamahut central, etc.
Make them deal with it up close and personal.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 5:38:57 PM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I'm currently reading General William Tecumseh Sherman's autobiography. And what strikes me most about it is that how venal and partisan the press was to Gen. Sherman even then, 150 years ago. It would seem some things have not changed.

CC

20 posted on 07/31/2014 5:45:57 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Congress doing “nothing” will not secure the border. Congress passing a 3.7 billion bill will not secure the border.
Congress passing a 50 billion bill will not secure the border.

This is not a failure of the Congress or the GOP. It’s a deliberate act by Obama, for which the MSM will, of course, blame Conservatives.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 5:48:17 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon
The crisis is not immigration, the crisis is our government. It must be replaced if the nation is to survive.

Every American better get this through their heads, pronto.

22 posted on 07/31/2014 5:49:48 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let me try that headline again:

Citizens out-muscles Boehner’s bosses.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 5:54:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I called Mo Brooks (Al 5th) today and, even though he is one of the good guys, I gave his receptionist an earful. Told her I expected Brooks to be calling for Boehner’s resignation as SOTH.

Boehner is sabotaging the conservatives in the House..


24 posted on 07/31/2014 6:10:18 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

>>”You’re going to send her back?” Mikulski asked.

You can adopt her...


25 posted on 07/31/2014 6:45:09 PM PDT by struggle
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To: mrsmith

The text of Blackburn’s bill, however, was quietly changed on Wednesday night to only prohibit the government from issuing “guidance, memorandums, policies, or other similar instruments” relating to the initiative...”

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In other words: “BOHICA America”.

Thank God for the Tea Party to Stand up to and provide some opposition to the Obama enablers, complicit in the destruction of our country.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 7:06:13 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Lurker
You’re going to send her back?” Mikulski asked. You are damned right we are.

I'd ask the sinator at what point would she draw the line?

When is enough enough?

There are thousands, millions, around the world in dire straits. Do we let them all in??

27 posted on 07/31/2014 7:10:21 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: mandaladon

You summed it up in 5 sentences and still some people can’t understand it.

This was planned as far back as 2011, Obama isn’t about to stop it.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 7:36:37 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
during Thursday's floor debate, she said she had spoken to a 15-year-old girl whose parents were killed in gang violence in Honduras.

"You're going to send her back?" Mikulski asked

yes, Babs, we're going to send her back, to her own country, where her own government can best take care of her special needs with their own government programs. We have 15-yo's in America who's parents have been killed by "gang violence" too. When was the last time Mikulski made that an issue?

29 posted on 07/31/2014 11:52:16 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Our republic suffers when the media doesn't do its job.

Correction: Their job is the destruction of the Republic and the Constitution and they are doing it well.

30 posted on 08/01/2014 12:36:58 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
...she said she had spoken to a 15-year-old girl whose parents were killed in gang violence in Honduras. "You're going to send her back?" Mikulski asked.

Or, even worse - they could send them to any typical left wing hellhole in a Detroit/Chicago, etc...

31 posted on 08/01/2014 3:11:37 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The leftist Democrats and their media NEVER miss an opportunity to blame something on Ted Cruz.

It was Jeff Sessions (AL) who actually caused the (good) fail in the House, even though Cruz did have a private meeting with Pubs on Wednesday.

If the House passes some bill on this, Reid and his fellow thugs will alter it and add it to that massive “comprehensive” bill (that Rubio and McCain helped to craft) and send it back to the House to put it in Conference.

The House should not pass ANY related bill to the Senate at this time.


32 posted on 08/01/2014 4:23:55 AM PDT by octex
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The bill gives the President the authority to send the guard to the border if he wants to. We all know he will never do it.
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The POTUS has a Constitutional duty to secure and defend our borders! There is no need for a new bill to “permit” POTUS to assign the NG to the border.


33 posted on 08/01/2014 4:35:05 AM PDT by octex
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To: Celtic Conservative

... how venal and partisan the press was to Gen. Sherman even then, 150 years ago.
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It was probably Yankee press and they liked that Sherman was doing the slash/burn/kill thing in the deep South. He commanded his army to burn cities, plantations, destroy courthouse and bank records. ....That opened the door for the f’ing carpetbaggers to go South and claim properties because the white AND black owners could no longer prove their ownership. F Sherman!


34 posted on 08/01/2014 4:54:58 AM PDT by octex
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But but but Mister Ministry of Information HOW could this be? You told us the TEA party movement is dead and the Uniparty has NOTHING to fear from it. You wouldn’t lie to us Mister MoI now would you?


35 posted on 08/01/2014 5:51:20 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: octex

“The POTUS has a Constitutional duty to secure and defend our borders! There is no need for a new bill to “permit” POTUS to assign the NG to the border.”

This is true but the point of my comment is that the GOP was being disingenuous when they sent Rep Salmon out on TV saying their bill would sent the National Guard to the border when in fact it does no such thing. It merely says they will provide funds for it if the President so chooses.

So the GOP bill which fortunately failed to pass the House was just another watered down cave in to Barack Obama. The GOP leadership has no intention of securing the border. If it was not for guys like Cruz, Sessions, Gohmert, Lee, Paul etc you would not be able to differentiate between the GOP and the Dems.


36 posted on 08/01/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: octex

I give you credit. You didn’t use the phrase “war of northern aggression”.

CC


37 posted on 08/01/2014 11:11:06 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Qiviut
Thank God for the Tea Party to Stand up to and provide some opposition to the Obama enablers, complicit in the destruction of our country.

Hey wait a minute! All I've heard for the past several months, with a couple of exceptions, is that the Tea Party has been destroyed by GOPe.


38 posted on 08/01/2014 11:18:01 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Hey wait a minute! All I’ve heard for the past several months, with a couple of exceptions, is that the Tea Party has been destroyed by GOPe.

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It’s called “wishful thinking”. :-) If illustrated, you would see an ostrich with GOPe written on it, head buried in the sand.


39 posted on 08/01/2014 11:25:56 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Qiviut
Unfortunately, I see this as only a short-term victory. Amnesty will come in the lame duck session, and Boehner will not run for Speaker again.

Wouldn't surprise me if he retires and joins the Chamber of Commerce in a senior role.

40 posted on 08/01/2014 11:31:21 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Unfortunately, I see this as only a short-term victory. Amnesty will come in the lame duck session, and Boehner will not run for Speaker again.

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Notice I said “some opposition” in my original comment. Unfortunately, I don’t think this is a victory, just a slowing down of the GOPe/Obama enabler train. The TP kept the House from rolling over and giving it all up to Obama without a whimper. But, it’s better than full speed (enabling) ahead and I think it shows the value of the hard work to get more TP folks in Congress .... they can make a difference and with bigger numbers, the difference will be bigger and more significant.


41 posted on 08/01/2014 11:43:22 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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