Valerie Jarrett: We have a commitment from Boehner on immigration reform

posted at 11:21 am on May 16, 2014 by Allahpundit

A commitment to pass something or a commitment to try? You trust a man who tells donors privately that he’s “hellbent” on enacting reform this year not to agree to a crappy deal with the White House, don’t you?

Here’s the quote, via Breitbart:

Jarrett believes Boehner will allow a comprehensive immigration reform bill, or a package of bills, to come up for a vote after the primary election to avoid spoiling some GOP candidates’ chances.

“I think we have a window this summer, between now and August, to get something done,” Jarrett said. “We have a commitment from Speaker Boehner, who’s very frustrated with his caucus.”

And now comes the walkback:

Boehner’s spokesman says Republicans are “committed to reforming our immigration system” but that it’s hard to make progress when they can’t trust Obama to blah blah blah blah. The fact is, this is news even if Jarrett’s telling the truth about Boehner merely promising to try. I thought he would after the primaries are over, but there was a chance that the thought of rolling the dice on something this inflammatory so close to the midterms would end up scaring him off, at least until the lame-duck session. Sure sounds from Jarrett like he’s intent on doing this over the summer, though, come what may. Maybe there’s a two-step strategy at work — bring a bill to the floor over the summer that deals only with security and pass that before the midterms, thus reassuring conservatives. Then, after the election, bring everyone back and pass a legalization bill during the lame-duck. The votes are there to do it: A White House official tells the NYT they estimate Boehner has no fewer than 60 Republicans willing to pass a compromise bill. That’s far fewer than he needs if he’s committed to passing everything with a majority of GOPers onboard, but if he isn’t committed to that, he can pass whatever bill he likes by comfortable margins with Democratic help.

Exit question: How good do you feel knowing that Valerie Jarrett, indisputably the most powerful advisor to the most powerful man in the world, is stupid enough to reveal something like this publicly given how fragile immigration negotiations are? The more conservatives doubt Boehner, the harder it is to pass anything in the House — and here she is, babbling about secret commitments he’s made to Democrats. We’re in good hands, America.


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Sick of them all. Can’t trust any of them.

gophergirl on May 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Boehner needs to be replaced as speaker now.

kpguru on May 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM

You trust a man who tells donors privately that he’s “hellbent” on enacting reform this year not to agree to a crappy deal with the White House, don’t you?

The GOP is “hellbent” on self destruction.

climbnjump on May 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM

*sigh*

Bitter Clinger on May 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM

meh, at least it gives you something to stir us up with Allah

comprehensive immigration reform would be enforcing our laws, anything else is accommodating lawlessness

DanMan on May 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I’m thinking that she is trying to bring public pressure to bear on Boehner. Why else speak of it publically? Why not just do the deal behind closed door and be done with t?

307wolverine on May 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Ron Boehner out on a rail

sandee on May 16, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Two Party Evil Money Cult.

Boehner just a whore dog low life gofer for the cult, not even a “made man” of the cult. Useful fool.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 16, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Ron Boehner out on a rail

sandee on May 16, 2014 at 11:28 AM

That should read “run”

sandee on May 16, 2014 at 11:28 AM

You’re assuming Jarrett wants to pass immigration reform, not pretend to try and then bash the Republicans for failing to make it happen while at the same time telling conservatives that the leaders of the Republican party want to do it.

sandbun on May 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

It’s good to know he’s willing to work with the president.

rogerb on May 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Our immigration system is in shambles.

They could start by hiring competent people to work in immigration.

And they could also start by hiring more people to process visas, etc. For people trying to enter the country legally, it’s a nightmare.

Bigbullets on May 16, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Here is a real good bet on how sorry and useless the whole of the leadership in Washington D.C. is current.

10 to 1 that the islamic ones of terror who shot up the Bengazie compund and killed our guys are known by name by these hot shots.

Yet none caught and more likely not even on the no fly list.

R’s and D’s have U.S.A. in a “Failed State” condition.

Do a quick list on the dept’s of the Goverment that are now in failed condition.
Do a quick list on the dept’s that will be soon in a failed state.

It is like that.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sick of them all. Can’t trust any of them.

gophergirl on May 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM

.
You can trust Valerie . . . . . she’ll take the “communist” path, every time.

Boehner’s the one, we can never tell which way he’s gonna go.

listens2glenn on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

He will retire once he jams it through.
I have a feeling he wants to stick it to the tea party before he leaves.

weedisgood on May 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM

They could start by hiring competent people to work in immigration.

And they could also start by hiring more people to process visas, etc. For people trying to enter the country legally, it’s a nightmare.

Bigbullets on May 16, 2014 at 11:31 AM

A better start would be to put people in jail who refuse to enforce existing immigration laws or who make their cities counties and states Sanctuary zones.

oscarwilde on May 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Exit question: How good do you feel knowing that Valerie Jarrett, indisputably the most powerful advisor to the most powerful man in the world, is stupid enough to reveal something like this publicly given how fragile immigration negotiations are? The more conservatives doubt Boehner, the harder it is to pass anything in the House — and here she is, babbling about secret commitments he’s made to Democrats. We’re in good hands, America.

No, this is a good move by Jarrett. If Boehner’s going to do it, he’s going to do it. No reason not to embarrass him and make things as hard for him as possible with his supposed base in the meantime.

Remember that in a lot of these “negotiations” with the White House, the Republicans start off with, “We agree with you 100% Mr. Obama, but what kind of fig leaf will you give us?” The Democrats are increasingly at the point where they don’t even both to give the Republicans fig leaves, given how irrelevant the Republican party is today (why both if the Republicans just obediently do everything the Democrats order them to?).

Doomberg on May 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Boehner’s parting gift to GOP will be Amnesty.

Boehner is set to become a Lobbyist. He already has bought a condo in Florida. I don’t believe he wants to be a speaker starting January 2015. It is a thankless job trying to corral GOP House caucus anyway.

Boehner’s spokesman Brandon Buck already became a Lobbyist this week.

The tea leaves are all there to read.

Keep voting GOP??

Ned Pepper on May 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Question is, which liar do you trust?

ConservativePartyNow on May 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Valerie Jarrett: We have a commitment from Boehner on immigration reform

…Boehner the Bastard!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

And not sure why I kept typing “bother” as “both.”

Doomberg on May 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Exit question: How good do you feel knowing…

Hey AllahPundit, you’re not peppering this post with “righties”, so you must agree with the righties on this. So I feel great, just fantastic. We’re sure to defeat amnesty now!!! Oh wait, nope, it’s still going to pass; it’s only stupid if it matters. And anyone with half a brain knows that the DC insiders love them some cocktail parties to get business done, so this really isn’t news. This without half a brain aren’t going to be aware of this in the first place.

Fenris on May 16, 2014 at 11:36 AM

She’s doing it on purpose. What better way to piss off the conservatives while calling us racists, light a fire under the lunatic left & the illegals and dangle that cheap labor in front of the Chamber of Commerce folks all while giving Boenher heartburn?? Win,win,win,win & win. Evil witch.

graywaiter on May 16, 2014 at 11:36 AM

comprehensive immigration reform would be enforcing our laws, anything else is accommodating lawlessness

DanMan on May 16, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Exactly. In politics the word reformer used to mean somebody elected to weed out corruption.

To channel Humpty Dumpty, now this and other words means exactly what the left chooses them to mean — neither more nor less.

Drained Brain on May 16, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Do a quick list on the dept’s of the Goverment that are now in failed condition.
Do a quick list on the dept’s that will be soon in a failed state.

It is like that.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Do a quick list on how many departments of the Government have armed military styled response teams. Who does the Department of Agriculture need machine guns to subdue? Are the Potatoes and Carrots planning an armed insurrection? Are the Amber waves of Grain plotting terrorist attacks?

oscarwilde on May 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

keep voting Establishment GOP. They are “electable”.

Oil Can on May 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Boehner’s an old purchase. Someone suddenly expect patriotism of this cheap skag of a mole? Look for his prints on the I.R.SS harassment of conservatives. Retirement doesn’t give you immunity Boehner. Fear the days you’ll be squealing in a federal cell while some 300 lbs democrat is reforming your system. Rule of law, it’ll be back soon.

onomo on May 16, 2014 at 11:38 AM

“I have a pen and a phone….
I am going to call John….
And write a check….”

Electrongod on May 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM

She’s WALKING THAT BACK, NOW, BIGTIME.

Valerie JarrettVerified account
‏@vj44
.@chucktodd lost in translation– I said Boehner has made commitment to trying, not that he has made commitment to us or time frame.

tree hugging sister on May 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Not that I would put this past Boehner – but how much of this is just VJ stirring the pot?

Hill60 on May 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Hill60 on May 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

At least Speaker Pelosi actually fought her opposition.

faraway on May 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Time to retire to the bar, John…

JohnGalt23 on May 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

graywaiter on May 16, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Exactly. They never do anything without a reason, which is why uncle joe has been locked up since he let the cat out of the bag about the Preazy changing stances on gay marriage. Whatever the reason may be, Jarrett has been quiet and behind the scenes this whole time, and now she comes out and says this?

JAGonzo on May 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

It’s good to know he’s willing to work with the president.

rogerb on May 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

You mean Boehner working with the guy who doesn’t want to enforce current immigration laws. Laws (for emphasis). You know that stuff passed by the majority of the legislature and signed by a president? But I guess you feel kleptocracy is an effective form of government.

DaveDief on May 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

She’s doing it on purpose. graywaiter on May 16, 2014

It may be disinformation from the White House – BUT THE PROBLEM IS – it’s completely believable.

Conservatives have good reason not to trust Boehner, and far too many incumbent Republicans seem determined to pass amnesty on any terms. Obama/Holder have proven that they view immigration laws as not binding on the Obama administration, but would like the fig leaf of bipartisan legislation.

pilsener on May 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

If any “Immigration reform” opening our borders is passed, the Republican Party will be dead (I personally will never vote Republican again) and in the long-term the country as we know it will be dead.

The only honorable thing for Boehner to do is to strongly deny he has made any commitment to “reform” and in fact will refuse to bring it up this session because of Obama’s blatant criminality in gutting immigration enforcement. He should also apologize to the American people Party for misunderstandings about immigration attributed (correctly, I believe) to him.

He should then fall on his sword and resign immediately as Speaker as he has lost the confidence of the Republican base.

ptolemy on May 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Soon.

=

Whigs

Bmore on May 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Republican Congressman Joe Barton to Introduce Major Immigration Reform Bill

During a recording of Lone Star Politics Friday, which aired this morning, Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News asked Republican Congressman Joe Barton (TX—6) what the chances were that some kind of immigration reform would be coming out of Congress this year.

Rep. Barton responded that he will be introducing a major immigration reform bill within the next month to six weeks, that if passed, will solve our nation’s problem of a broken immigration system.

“It takes care of the minor children, it puts them on a path to citizenship, it puts an emphasis on controlling the border, and it has a real guest worker program that will work. On the adults who came here illegally without documentation, we’ll do an individual check by check by check, and if the only illegal act they committed was coming into the country without the proper documentation, we will put them on a path to legalization, but not citizenship.”

When asked if a pathway to citizenship or guest worker program would get through the House, Rep. Barton answered:

“Well Republicans need to start talking about it. I’m part of a majority party in the largest state that’s still majority Republican, and I want to keep it that way. My little boy is 8-years-old. He’s in the public schools in Ennis, Texas, and half of his class is Hispanic and his two best friends are Hispanic. They start everyday raising their hand and Pledging Allegiance to the American flag and then the Texas flag. They’re Americans, and we need to acknowledge that and find a way for those who wish to be part of the American dream an opportunity to make them legal.”

http://www.texasgopvote.com/issues/fix-immigration/republican-congressman-joe-barton-introduce-major-immigration-reform-bill-006631

Ned Pepper on May 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Or if you prefer.

Soon.

=

Bait.

Bmore on May 16, 2014 at 11:45 AM

We need to pass new laws because we refuse to enforce existing laws …

Brilliant!

ShainS on May 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

You can trust Valerie . . . . . she’ll take the “communist” path, every time.

Boehner’s the one, we can never tell which way he’s gonna go.

listens2glenn on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

I would just like to trust someone – anyone on our side.

gophergirl on May 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

oscarwilde on May 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

No silly, its the corn.

Bmore on May 16, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I”d like to see Boehner gone as much as anyone, but to quote someone, “what difference does it make?”. The next three in line are cut from the same cloth. I will say that if (when) the GOP does this, and Boehner resigns, Eric Cantor will have a very difficult time rebuilding the party. The leadership seems to think we’ll be mad for awhile, and then come back into the fold. They think wrong.

pehrsson on May 16, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Its always the corn.

Bmore on May 16, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Says a lot about Boehner that you can never really tell what the heck he means. It could be that he’s going full amnesty. Or maybe he’s talking about enforcement…. who could tell.

Free Indeed on May 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM

The more conservatives doubt Boehner, the harder it is to pass anything in the House — and here she is, babbling about secret commitments he’s made to Democrats. We’re in good hands, America.

Boehner loves the grand bargain. The only problem is he sucks at negotiation. He always gives away the cards he has without getting anything in return. So essentially he screws over the GOP and then does this victory lap as if he had the enemy right where he wanted them.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2014 at 11:49 AM

“Says a lot about Boehner that you can never really tell what the heck he means. It could be that he’s going full amnesty. Or maybe he’s talking about enforcement…. who could tell.

Free Indeed on May 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM”

That isn’t by accident.

pehrsson on May 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM

It’s good to know he’s willing to work with the president.

rogerb on May 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

You mean Boehner working with the guy who doesn’t want to enforce current immigration laws. Laws (for emphasis). You know that stuff passed by the majority of the legislature and signed by a president? But I guess you feel kleptocracy is an effective form of government.

DaveDief on May 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

I think rogerb was making a quip about Boehner working with the de facto President Jarrett …

ShainS on May 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM

DaveDief on May 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

I think rogerb was making a quip about Boehner working with the de facto President Jarrett …

ShainS on May 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Yes-

bazil9 on May 16, 2014 at 11:52 AM

As ahem… ‘unreliable’ as Boehner has become, this really stinks of some serious agitprop from valjar. Let’s just admire what a cunning stunt this woman has pulled off. She’s driving a nasty little wedge between the conservative base and the gopE, and setting us up to be demonized further by Hispanics and the rest of the leftards. Well played, biitch.

Harbingeing on May 16, 2014 at 11:53 AM

She’s driving a nasty little wedge between the conservative base and the gopE

Your point would be a good one if it weren’t for the GOPe leadership jumping up and down on the wedge.

pehrsson on May 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM

rogerb quipping? Never!

Bmore on May 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Boner sniffs Jarrett’s panties.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Boehner trusts Obama to enforce any “comprehensive” law they agree to?

Boehner trusts Obama to not CHANGE THE LAW after it’s passed and signed?

Does Boehner believe in the tooth fairy?

HondaV65 on May 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Here is a lady born in Iran who is really running the Country. What possibly could go wrong?

rjoco1 on May 16, 2014 at 12:01 PM

If Boehner tries this, the fury of middle class Democrats, Republicans and Independents will be intense. I have been all over the net reading articles about the imminent push for amnesty and even the far left readers at the New York Times have been adamant about no amnesty in the comments section of those publications.

Check out this editorial at Investors Business Daily that was published on Wednesday declaring amnesty the GOP’s electoral death warrant:

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/051414-700940-obama-knows-more-immigrants-mean-more-democrat-votes.htm?ref=HPLNews

There will be hell to pay if Boehner pushes forward to please his big business donors.

KickandSwimMom on May 16, 2014 at 12:03 PM

She’s driving a nasty little wedge between the conservative base and the gopE …

The gopE seems to be doing a fine job of that on their own … just sayin’.

ShainS on May 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM

As ahem… ‘unreliable’ as Boehner has become, this really stinks of some serious agitprop from valjar. Let’s just admire what a cunning stunt this woman has pulled off. She’s driving a nasty little wedge between the conservative base and the gopE, and setting us up to be demonized further by Hispanics and the rest of the leftards. Well played, biitch.

Harbingeing on May 16, 2014 at 11:53 AM

What do you say about Tea partier Congressman Joe Barton from Texas is preparing a big immigration reform bill?

What will you say when the bill is introduced within the next month or so?

How long will people be in denial?

Ned Pepper on May 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Azzhole Boner, focus on the Marins who’s in prison, for crossing the border by mistake, and why preezie Jarrett opened the US prisons for all the criminals from down South.

May your brain go splash, from idiocy alone, you traitor.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM

I have to admit, part of me is almost wanting Boehner to do this just to see the reaction from the Beltway Republicans when they get destroyed in every subsequent national election once their base abandons them. And at that point, there is nothing they’ll be able to do to kiss and make up.

Doughboy on May 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Sellout.

The reasonable RINOs just think they are reasonable.

What they accomplish is anything but.

Sherman1864 on May 16, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Traitor Boehner is busy cavorting with Valerie Jarrett, on amnesty.

Boehner and obama hate the Veterans, dead and alive.

See the Va.

See the Marine in the Tijuana jail.

See the released 36,000 criminals, by obama, with Boner’s blessings.

All of you who stand with Boehner, go to Hell with him.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Jarrett is a liar, just like her boss. So there is that.

She is also the ultimate political animal, with absolutely no scruples. Again, just like her boss.

Wouldn’t be at all surprising to learn that the marching orders to the IRS to gum up the applications from conservative groups came from Jarrett. Remember her “promise” to punish anyone who opposed Obama’s re-election?

Meredith on May 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I believe her. I believe he has told the White House in private, just as he told that group in private, that they will do this.

It would be one thing to push this because they honestly believe it is sound policy, but instead they appear to be doing so out of nothing more than erroneous electoral posturing. The idea that passing amnesty will attract Hispanic voters to the GOP is dangerously foolish and naive, as is taking the focus off the lousy economy and the consequences of Obamacare in order to push this garbage.

changer1701 on May 16, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Jarrett is a liar, just like her boss subordinate. So there is that.

Meredith on May 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Fixed it, for realism’s sake.

Rix on May 16, 2014 at 12:18 PM

One only has to go back to Reagan when amnesty was passed. It did little to nothing to attract Hispanic voters to the GOP.

rjoco1 on May 16, 2014 at 12:19 PM

And we have a firm commitment from the Obutthead Administration that they will dissemble at every opportunity.

NOMOBO on May 16, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Jarrett is a liar, just like her boss. So there is that.

She is also the ultimate political animal, with absolutely no scruples. Again, just like her boss.

Wouldn’t be at all surprising to learn that the marching orders to the IRS to gum up the applications from conservative groups came from Jarrett. Remember her “promise” to punish anyone who opposed Obama’s re-election?

Meredith on May 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Is Tea Partier from Texas Congressman Joe Barton lying too?

During a recording of Lone Star Politics Friday, which aired this morning, Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News asked Republican Congressman Joe Barton (TX—6) what the chances were that some kind of immigration reform would be coming out of Congress this year.

Rep. Barton responded that he will be introducing a major immigration reform bill within the next month to six weeks, that if passed, will solve our nation’s problem of a broken immigration system.

“It takes care of the minor children, it puts them on a path to citizenship, it puts an emphasis on controlling the border, and it has a real guest worker program that will work. On the adults who came here illegally without documentation, we’ll do an individual check by check by check, and if the only illegal act they committed was coming into the country without the proper documentation, we will put them on a path to legalization, but not citizenship.”

When asked if a pathway to citizenship or guest worker program would get through the House, Rep. Barton answered:

“Well Republicans need to start talking about it. I’m part of a majority party in the largest state that’s still majority Republican, and I want to keep it that way. My little boy is 8-years-old. He’s in the public schools in Ennis, Texas, and half of his class is Hispanic and his two best friends are Hispanic. They start everyday raising their hand and Pledging Allegiance to the American flag and then the Texas flag. They’re Americans, and we need to acknowledge that and find a way for those who wish to be part of the American dream an opportunity to make them
legal.”

http://www.texasgopvote.com/issues/fix-immigration/republican-congressman-joe-barton-introduce-major-immigration-reform-bill-006631

Ned Pepper on May 16, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Anybody else starting to think Allah is Bishop or at the very least Joana? ;)

melle1228 on May 16, 2014 at 12:22 PM

And just to make a punny: Allah has a Boehner for Amnesty lately..

melle1228 on May 16, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I don’t recall Valerie Jarrett ever being on a ballot.

John the Libertarian on May 16, 2014 at 12:23 PM

CIR is nothing but a government sanctioned invasion of the Republic.
It should be responded to by armed citizens enforcing the LAW of self preservation.
The politicians who support this abomination should be summarily tried for sedition and deported.
One can dream.
III/0317

Sgt Stryker on May 16, 2014 at 12:24 PM

The good news is that Boehner has eliminated the middleman and is now dealing with the real decision-maker.

slickwillie2001 on May 16, 2014 at 12:28 PM

What better way to piss off the conservatives while calling us racists, light a fire under the lunatic left & the illegals and dangle that cheap labor in front of the Chamber of Commerce folks all while giving Boenher heartburn?? Win,win,win,win & win. Evil witch.

graywaiter on May 16, 2014 at 11:36 AM

If that were true, why hasn’t Boner strongly denied it?

Mimzey on May 16, 2014 at 12:38 PM

And you believe any of this…?

Seven Percent Solution on May 16, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I just don’t understand the STUPIDITY inherent in the GOP leadership.

The GOP leadership thinks that if they just throw an immigration bone, hispanics will flock to them. None of them seem to understand that they are in a lose-lose situation if they pass amnesty. First, the base will desert them in record numbers, leaving them high and dry. Second, Democrats will spin this as a positive for them because they were able to pressure Republicans into passing amnesty. If you are amnesty supporting, who would you credit as passing it… not Republicans, but the Democrats who claimed (and did) pressure them to pass it. No matter what they do, if the pass amnesty, THE GOP WILL LOSE BIG!

GOP leadership is STUCK ON STUPID, and continuing to dig…

dominigan on May 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Valerie Jarrett is the brains behind the biggest liar in the world. Why should anyone opposed to her policies trust her?

Steve Z on May 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM

See the Va.

See the Marine in the Tijuana jail.

See the released 36,000 criminals, by obama, with Boner’s blessings.

All of you who stand with Boehner, go to Hell with him.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

That^
Not a peep about border agents stopped from enforcing what laws are still enforceable or punished if they do. Not a word about taxpayer funded water and emergency phone kiosks on know smuggling routes. Again..paid for and maintained by your tax dollars.

Why?
Who wrote up that jewel of a project and why didn’t anyone know about it? Names please.

Mimzey on May 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I’m thinking that she is trying to bring public pressure to bear on Boehner. Why else speak of it publically?…

307wolverine on May 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM

+1

NavyMustang on May 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM

See the Va.

See the Marine in the Tijuana jail.

See the released 36,000 criminals, by obama, with Boner’s blessings.

All of you who stand with Boehner, go to Hell with him.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM

+100000

melle1228 on May 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM

This is all about votes and cont’d Dem power.

rjoco1 on May 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Do a quick list on how many departments of the Government have armed military styled response teams. Who does the Department of Agriculture need machine guns to subdue? Are the Potatoes and Carrots planning an armed insurrection? Are the Amber waves of Grain plotting terrorist attacks?

oscarwilde on May 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608040714979380121&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0

katy the mean old lady on May 16, 2014 at 12:56 PM

I’m thinking that she is trying to bring public pressure to bear on Boehner. Why else speak of it publically?…

307wolverine on May 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM

That makes no sense imo. Public pressure on Boner, for what? The public doesn’t want it. Why would they want to agitate them, unless they simply don’t care and will jam it thru anyway, just like all the other things this administration has done to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”?

Mimzey on May 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM

even if Jarrett’s telling the truth

SINCE WHEN?

GarandFan on May 16, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I’m thinking that she is trying to bring public pressure to bear on Boehner. Why else speak of it publically?…

307wolverine on May 16, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Think about it. If Boehner really didn’t want amnesty, then all he has to do is say not only is she wrong, but he has no intention of doing anything amnesty-related. She would be doing him a political favor.

IF!

pehrsson on May 16, 2014 at 1:12 PM

…and the persian demon b!t@h denies.

If I held my breath waiting for an investigation into the level of corruption and treason jarrett has brought with her to this government I’d have expired a long time ago.

Diluculo on May 16, 2014 at 1:17 PM

If not true why hasn’t Bonehead come out and said so?

neyney on May 16, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Sick of them all. Can’t trust any of them.

gophergirl on May 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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You can trust Valerie . . . . . she’ll take the “communist” path, every time.

Boehner’s the one, we can never tell which way he’s gonna go.

listens2glenn on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

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I would just like to trust someone – anyone on our side.

gophergirl on May 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

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Oh . . . . . well, in that case … we ALL would … : (

listens2glenn on May 16, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Boehner is denying he said it, Jarrett is already walking back her statement.

This is a load of baloney (as usual from Tony Lee at Breitbart). Think about it for a moment. When you want to find out what the Republican strategy is on an issue, do YOU turn to Valerie Jarrett for the inside scoop? Apparently Tony Lee does.

crosspatch on May 16, 2014 at 1:44 PM

How good do you feel knowing that Valerie Jarrett, indisputably the most powerful advisor to the most powerful man in the world, is stupid enough to reveal something like this publicly given how fragile immigration negotiations are? The more conservatives doubt Boehner, the harder it is to pass anything in the House — and here she is, babbling about secret commitments he’s made to Democrats. We’re in good hands, America.

I do believe our leaders are both this incompetent and this stupid… and I still believe Boehner will try and pass something even if it costs Republicans majority status for generations to come.

Ukiah on May 16, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Boehner is denying he said it, Jarrett is already walking back her statement.

This is a load of baloney (as usual from Tony Lee at Breitbart). Think about it for a moment. When you want to find out what the Republican strategy is on an issue, do YOU turn to Valerie Jarrett for the inside scoop? Apparently Tony Lee does.

crosspatch on May 16, 2014 at 1:44 PM

What about Texas Tea party Republican Joe Barton preparing a big immigration reform bill??

Everybody here keeps calling Valerie J a liar but no one talks about Joe Barton actually working on bill. Very strange.

Ned Pepper on May 16, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Public pressure on Boner, for what? The public doesn’t want it.

Mimzey on May 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM

The Chamber of Commerce has been very public about what they want. Polls of the general population or even likely voters don’t matter so much when the big money wants something.

Amnesty is a done deal.

sauldalinsky on May 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

crosspatch on May 16, 2014 at 1:44 PM

You make a good point..:)

Dire Straits on May 16, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Amnesty is a done deal.

sauldalinsky on May 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Folks have been saying that for years..:)

Dire Straits on May 16, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Folks have been saying that for years..:)

Dire Straits on May 16, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Yep, since the Reagan amnesty. And if we don’t secure the borders this time (likely) they’ll keep saying it for the next amnesty

sauldalinsky on May 16, 2014 at 2:06 PM

OK, how much do you believe ValJar?

OTOH, how stupid is Boehner?

formwiz on May 16, 2014 at 2:46 PM

It makes it doubly hard for conservative candidates to run successful campaigns against the Democrats when they have both their opponents and the leadership of their own party working against them. Boehner has to know that pushing “amnesty” (let’s call it what it is) before the November elections would be a death knell for Republicans gaining large majorities and maybe even for keeping the majority in the House, forget the Senate. Why then does he persist in this political suicide? The answer to that question methinks, would infuriate.

Dan_NV on May 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM

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