Report: Boehner eyeing mid-June for vote on immigration reform; Update: Pentagon to let some young illegals enlist

posted at 6:01 pm on May 30, 2014 by Allahpundit

Outrageous. Not the fact that the House leadership wants to do something on immigration; that’s been common knowledge for 18 months. What’s outrageous is the timing, which, if this AP report is accurate, would confirm our most cynical suspicions about just how gutless and unaccountable Republicans are on this issue. I remember critics predicting last year that Boehner wouldn’t bring something to the floor before the House primaries for fear that a backlash among conservative voters would knock out a bunch of incumbents. He’d wait until just after the primaries had ended to do it, so that conservatives would be powerless to exert any influence over the process.

And sure enough, that’s allegedly exactly what he’s going to do.

At this point, it doesn’t matter what the bill looks like. You can guess — some sort of modest ENLIST/DREAM amnesty with new security measures built in, designed to irritate conservatives as little as possible. It’s not the substance of it that’s so egregious, it’s the scrupulous unaccountability they’ve demonstrated in trying to pass it. They could have been honest brokers about this by pushing a bill last fall and letting the political chips fall where they may. If that meant primary challenges, so be it; a party that’s as committed to serving its masters in the business lobby as the GOP is should be willing to brave that risk. If the public, including the Republican electorate, is as eager for reform as they claim, they would have been just fine. Instead they’re waiting until practically the minute the primaries are over to reveal their plan, which, let’s face it, is a form of deception. Just like Marco Rubio running in 2010 against “an earned path to citizenship” for illegals and then backing it in 2012 was deception. Just like Mitt Romney pushing “self-deportation” in 2012 and then urging immigration reform before the midterms this year is deception. Just like Eric Cantor campaigning as some hard-ass amnesty opponent before he inevitably pushes a DREAM/ENLIST bill this summer is deception. These people keep lying to you on the assumption that you’ll eat an infinite amount of garbage and then still happily pull the lever for them in November. It won’t stop until you stop. So stop.

What’s the worst that could happen if you stay home? Republicans will still end up holding the House. Their advantage is too great to be lost by any modest conservative boycott. They might lose seats, but which big-ticket legislative items are going to pass with a slightly bluer House that wouldn’t have with a slightly redder one? Amnesty will pass either way. Repealing ObamaCare is basically dead either way as well, as Republicans are increasingly willing to admit. (“One thing you’re beginning to see in surveys is the sense that we’re so far down this path that repeal is not realistic any more.”) The GOP’s giving up on blocking gay marriage too, in case you’re one of the many social conservatives bothered by that. Nate Silver argued a few weeks that the 2014 election is the least important in years, so the time has never been more ripe to use your vote, or non-vote, to send a message to your own party. The only truly terrible outcome I can imagine from righties staying home to protest is that a Democratic Senate would be much more helpful to Obama in confirming a new Supreme Court justice than a Republican one would be. Even there, though, what’s the worst that could happen? Another Sotomayor or Kagan lands on the Court instead of someone slightly more centrist? Regardless of their individual ideological nuances, Democratic appointees are the most reliably partisan hacks on the Court; there won’t be any aisle-crossers a la Kennedy or O’Connor or Stevens no matter whom O appoints. So how much does it matter really?

Reward Boehner and the GOP for their deception and unaccountability and it’ll keep happening, quite possibly in the lame-duck session this fall. (Which, I assume, is when they’re planning a mass amnesty, not something small like ENLIST.) That’s how incentives work. Your call.

Update: Annnnnd, just to lower the stakes a bit further, looks like His Majesty, The King, has decided that some DREAMers will be able to join the military whether the GOP passes ENLIST or not.

The move, which has not been formally announced by the Obama administration, would affect some of the roughly 550,000 undocumented young people granted the ability to remain in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many of whom have pled with the government to allow them to enlist…

The new change, under a Pentagon recruitment plan called Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, would allow some undocumented immigrants with critical language or medical skills to enlist in the armed forces — considerably limiting the number of Dreamers who would be eligible. Roughly 3,000 legal immigrants have enlisted through the MAVNI program since 2009, and now the program will be open to those who are in the country illegally.

Shinseki, Carney, the Medicare/sex-change ruling, now this. Four separate news dumps on the same Friday afternoon must be a record.

Update: Commenter sentinelrules argues that they can’t vote on a bill by mid-June since nothing’s been marked up yet in committee. I’ll let people who know House procedure better than me respond to that, but whether the vote is held in mid-June or the bill is introduced in mid-June is beside the point here. The point is that, if the AP’s right about a looming immigration push, the leadership’s chosen a strategy of deliberate unaccountability. If they want DREAM or ENLIST or something more ambitious to pass, don’t wait until after Republicans have gone to the polls. Introduce it beforehand and make your case. If you win your primaries then you’ve got a mandate to pass it. If you don’t, you don’t.


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Ms. Anthrope on May 30, 2014 at 6:51 PM

I haven’t seen you here for years. Of course, I don’t spend as much time here as I used to.

jaime on May 30, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Ugh. So now Allah makes it official after Amnesty Timing Rumor #2636363627 and tells us all to stay home. Give me a break.

cdog0613 on May 30, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Then the Republicans will suffer even more severely in 2016. In fact, they might even come in third, behind the new conservative party that is inevitably going to emerge by the end of 2014 if the GOP does this thing. The GOP really seems to have no idea… or really doesn’t care.

de rigueur on May 30, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Joana is delusional. The GOP becomes more conservative or it dies. There is too much voting power for conservatives/libertarians to unrepresented, so that demand will be met. Who is going to vote for the now non-conservative GOP. The Democrats? I know the Hispanics!

DFCtomm on May 30, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Thanks again to the ohioan voters.

Diluculo on May 30, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Pentagon to let some young illegals enlist

MOre of those jobs that Americans won’t do apparently.

How will they do background checks?

Sven

With a rubber stamp.

xblade on May 30, 2014 at 8:23 PM

The GOP’s giving up on blocking gay marriage too, in case you’re one of the many social conservatives bothered by that.

And you’d be ecstatic about that huh , allahpundit? Republicans better be careful. Social conservative votes are important votes and they better not take us for granted.

sadsushi on May 30, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Democrat, Shemocrat, Republocrat whatever . . . they are going to screw us. It doesn’t matter if you vote, or who you vote for. The bottom line they don’t care about us or the downward direction the country is headed in. They plan to turn this place into Mexico instead of turning Mexico into a respectable neighbor.

Nat George on May 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Military cuts and they’re going to open the limited slots to illegal immigrants. I guarantee the illegals will get preference for those slots as the Pres and Pentagon will make it a priority to prove how great the new recruits are (and how many of them are recruits) to help pave the way for staged or full on amnesty for all.

Boehner sucks as does the GOPe (hence why I left it). I’ll still be calling my Rep about this and asking them to dump current leadership and urge all to support Brat and kick Cantor out on his a**.

Hope McDaniel trounces Cochran too!

batter on May 30, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I’m a little late to the party but I don’t think I’ve missed much because the storyline remains the same:

THE GOP WILL BETRAY YOU (ht: True_King).

These snakes will never learn as long as the lemmings keep voting them into power. If their shenanigans on Amnesty does not outrage you, then I am afraid nothing will.

I, for one, will NEVER vote for an Establishment Republican again. I consider them to be the greater evil in comparison with Democrats. I will do my part to ensure that they become an endangered species in politics.

TheRightMan on May 30, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Alas I don’t think staying home will matter. The people running the GOP will just see this as even more reason to pass even more immigration reform (aka amnesty) to get more votes.

There are only two possible routes: One remove the GOP leadership in the house OR scuttle the GOP and form a new party. That of course will mean about a dozen years more of political mayhem and democrat presidents, but then again with the current GOP leadership running the show that probably will happen anyway…or just as bad a Jeb presidency in which he will scuttle the GOP personally and finish off the term “conservative” forever.

William Eaton on May 30, 2014 at 8:58 PM

William Eaton on May 30, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Whether conservative voters stay home or actively vote for Democrats, the end goal is the same. Take these power-hungry snakes away from the levers of power. Even if it means ceding their seats to Democrats.

We might as well experience life with amnesty passed NOW and the resultant Democrat super-majorities than waiting for our children to experience it some few years down the road.

TheRightMan on May 30, 2014 at 9:03 PM

So, your out in the other peoples woods, your going to go outside the wire and do a 5 day recon into the snipers den to slow the snipers killing of your unit as the go about the daily work of camp, laundry, shaving, showers, sleeping.

You ammo up, you check your gear, you do the face paint, you make sure nothing dings aginst any other ding thing, you look at the guy who will walk in front of you, you check him out, he on his game, he checking himself out, the guy who will walk drag, is he the good one who has never allowed a rear ambush,, it all looks ok.

Then you find out the E-6 who has kept you all alive for the last 6 months is laid up with a bad case of the flu.

The Lt. John Boehner says he will take point and command this time.

………………………………………………………….

You look at one another and your eyes meet, you know praying will not be enough.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 30, 2014 at 9:17 PM

About two klicks out from camp,,, Lt. Boehner turns to you,,,,
“Did you bring the maps?”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 30, 2014 at 9:21 PM

I’m just wondering about these Dreamers. How do they determine when and under what circumstances the “Dreamer” came into the country? I’m just saying. I don’t think they punch some kind of clock when they sneak across the border.

I think the reality is: anybody who meets those age qualifications gets the “Dreamer” designation, whether their parents brought them when they were 10, or whether they voluntary sneak in at age 25 and just tell the authorities they qualify as a Dreamer.

TarheelBen on May 30, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Everyone will get it. The law will be written in such a way that the DHS Secretary can decide on what he thinks should be necessary documentation. A note from their mother will probably suffice.

Wigglesworth on May 30, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Whether conservative voters stay home or actively vote for Democrats, the end goal is the same. Take these power-hungry snakes away from the levers of power. Even if it means ceding their seats to Democrats.

We might as well experience life with amnesty passed NOW and the resultant Democrat super-majorities than waiting for our children to experience it some few years down the road.

TheRightMan on May 30, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Oh I agree…you know I was only half-joking sometime ago when I pushed for the idea of all conservatives and libertarians joining the Democrat party. We might have a better chance influencing that party from within and thus influence America. Waiting for the GOP to get its act together is not getting it done.

A moderate Democrat (a DINO) who wins a Democrat primary would owe their allegiance to those who got him/her elected, in other words a return of the conservative southern Democrat. Granted that means Hillary would have been our president today, but she would at least be forced to listen to us some, and her husband did balance the budget, restricted welfare rolls, etc.

I think the thing that has really hurt the GOP the most is its ties to Wall street. The crony capitalist wing of the GOP (aka Bush/Bloomberg wing) turns the average middle class voter off, even though most conservatives and libertarians are not rich we don’t have the levers of power in the party…they do.

Therefore they think the prescription for turning around the party is another Bush…

William Eaton on May 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Wow.

Excellent article .

Thank you AllahP.

lynncgb on May 30, 2014 at 9:42 PM

I think the thing that has really hurt the GOP the most is its ties to Wall street. The crony capitalist wing of the GOP (aka Bush/Bloomberg wing) turns the average middle class voter off, even though most conservatives and libertarians are not rich we don’t have the levers of power in the party…they do.

Therefore they think the prescription for turning around the party is another Bush…

William Eaton on May 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

+5555555!!!!

TheRightMan on May 30, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Hey joana, are you ashamed yet? Just a few days ago you wrote that I was wrong to say that Boehner and the RINOs were waiting until after the primaries to push amnesty. You claimed I was wrong and had no shame. You also said that Boehner would never do this. Of course the RINOs are waiting until the primaries are over because they know they might lose if they told their constituents that they were going to vote for amnesty. They are counting on republicans voting for them in November because they will be the “lesser of two evils.” Well, 4 million republicans stayed home in 2012. These RINOs are slow learners.

fight like a girl on May 30, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Thanks again to the ohioan voters.

Diluculo on May 30, 2014 at 8:19 PM

The Ohio GOPe drafts a district that is impossible for Bohenor to be primaried out of. Plus that stupid, stupid “electile dysfunction” ad doomed any chance by Winteregg. A corruptocrat like Bohenor will eventually meet his doom, unfortunately, karma wasn’t in effect this time.

Wanna bet that the Dems have something truly scandalous on him and/or Cantor and Ryan, and are threatening to disclose it if he doesn’t destroy the GOPe through amnesty? (Think Matt Foley.)

Myron Falwell on May 30, 2014 at 10:34 PM

About two klicks out from camp,,, Lt. Boehner turns to you,,,,
“Did you bring the maps?”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on May 30, 2014 at 9:21 PM

.
Three klicks from camp, Lt. Boehner mistakes a fragmentation grenade for his radio …

… and is still cussing it for a worthless POS that doesn’t work when it goes off.

[from Sargeant's report with attached, sworn affadavits from the other members of the patrol]

PolAgnostic on May 30, 2014 at 10:36 PM

The only truly terrible outcome I can imagine from righties staying home to protest is that a Democratic Senate would be much more helpful to Obama in confirming a new Supreme Court justice than a Republican one would be.

Given the fact that 2016 is nearly as bad a Senate playing field for the GOP as 2014 is for Democrats, the GOP needs to pick up nine or more seats this year to have a realistic shot at controlling the chamber in 2017. So sure, staying home this November is one option. Just don’t take that line this year and then complain come 2017 that the GOP agenda is DOA.

Setarcos O. Eltotsira on May 30, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Allah, the AP story is a piece of crap. Besides getting the basics like the calender wrong, it is a rehash of what she has “written” over the past year. It reads like a press release from the CoC. Bottom line, nothing has changed for Boehner and the GOP House leadership. They do this, they die. The GOP Rank and File will rip them apart with their bare hands. Blood on the floor and all that. This is his (Boehner) last chance, cause he might be forced out as speaker in the new session. But he has no real support, behind him in the GOP House. So we get this stream of planted stories, coming from the speakers office about what the brave speaker and GOP leadership struggling to help the poor ill legal find his or her place in this great country of ours. Just remember, this mid term election could be a “wave”. If it is, then any chance for Boehner putting this on the the calender, is nonexistence, and John Boehner is a DPW.(Dead Politician Walking)

flackcatcher on May 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Allah, the AP story is a piece of crap. Besides getting the basics like the calender wrong, it is a rehash of what she has “written” over the past year. It reads like a press release from the CoC. Bottom line, nothing has changed for Boehner and the GOP House leadership. They do this, they die. The GOP Rank and File will rip them apart with their bare hands. Blood on the floor and all that. This is his (Boehner) last chance, cause he might be forced out as speaker in the new session. But he has no real support, behind him in the GOP House. So we get this stream of planted stories, coming from the speakers office about what the brave speaker and GOP leadership struggling to help the poor ill legal find his or her place in this great country of ours. Just remember, this mid term election could be a “wave”. If it is, then any chance for Boehner putting this on the the calender, is nonexistence, and John Boehner is a DPW.(Dead Politician Walking)

flackcatcher on May 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM

So you honestly believe, despite Boehner and Cantor’s explicit statements *themselves* (not some ‘press release from the CoC’) that they will do this… you honestly believe they won’t, because they’re more afraid of the base than the are in love with CoC money?

Pffft.

Midas on May 30, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Just don’t take that line this year and then complain come 2017 that the GOP agenda is DOA.

Setarcos O. Eltotsira on May 30, 2014 at 10:47 PM

I won’t complain if the GOP agenda is DOA in 2017.

As a conservative, I f*cking hate the current GOP agenda. They can shove their agenda up their spotted behinds.

Midas on May 30, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Just like Mitt Romney pushing “self-deportation” in 2012 and then urging immigration reform before the midterms this year is deception.

On the Charlie Rose show in May-June 2012, Rose asked Romney THREE times what should be done with illegal aliens now in the country. THREE times he said to the incredulous Rose, “They have to go home.”

And I foolishly volunteered for his campaign after that promise.

Maybe I will run myself – can’t trust anyone else.

And check what he and all GOP candidates ran on in the 2012 GOP platform. “No amnesty — it only encourages more illegal immigration.”

That promise lasted all of 3 weeks after the 2012 election.

fred5678 on May 30, 2014 at 11:25 PM

What is there to like about the GOP agenda today?

Amnesty?

Not abolishing Obamacare?

Continuing to work *with* the Democrats to over-regulate, over-tax, and over-spend?

I’m sorry I’ve come to this place, but as a conservative who has reliably voted Republican since my first vote for Reagan in 1984, f*ck the GOP.

Midas on May 30, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Today’s GOP is NOTHING like Reagan’s GOP. Amnesty, tax hikes, spending like DimocRats, what debt ceiling?, “fixing” ObamaCare.

I’m a single issue voter for November. They do Amnesty and I’ll be first in line with my torch to burn the GOP to the ground.

Meople on May 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Can’t wait to phone Bonehead’s office, offer him a hanky and promise I’ll vote against any Illinois Republican who supports an amnesty bill.

Jaibones on May 31, 2014 at 12:35 AM

flackcatcher on May 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I can believe that this is but the latest in a never-ending series of Boehner trial balloons, intended not only to test amnesty opposition within the GOP but also the Chamber of Commerce’s credulity. The problem with this unceasing dithering and temporizing is that if there was to have been a wave in 2014, Boehner’s already done a good deal to depress it. While, paradoxically, increasing amnesty opposition antagonism. It might– just might– cost his lieutenant Cantor his primary election.

de rigueur on May 31, 2014 at 1:15 AM

So you honestly believe, despite Boehner and Cantor’s explicit statements *themselves* (not some ‘press release from the CoC’) that they will do this… you honestly believe they won’t, because they’re more afraid of the base than the are in love with CoC money?

Pffft.

Midas on May 30, 2014 at 11:22 PM

.
Let me reiterate what I posted to AP on the first page for those who refuse to see the obvious …

Love the fire, AP; but if Boehner et al do something that costs the GOPe the Senate and, potentially, the House – he not only WON’T be Speaker, there will probably be some embarassing revelations that cause him to resign and NOT get a cushy K Street job.

What’s the worst that could happen if you stay home?


Ask President Romney.

And let explain that statement for anyone to obtuse to understand it.

ALL the Chamber of Commerce money and ALL the GOPe Donor Class money NEVER gets anyone elected.

If you can’t get people to go out and vote for you – YOU LOSE.

Romney and his idiots forgot this is the ONLY thing that matters and blew an election they should have won believing MSM horseshite about “you have to be state of the art and tied into social media to win”.

PolAgnostic on May 31, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Unnamed sources from the AP. Well, can’t get more reliable than that, can you?

If you aren’t willing to familiarize yourself with congressional procedures, perhaps you should step back from pontificating upon them until you do. It isn’t rocket science. Heck, it isn’t even climate science.

But one guy is on the record. Boehner told The Hill in response to direct questions that his preference would be to pass a series of smaller bills, beginning with enforcement reforms, but that Obama has lost the trust of the Congress and it would be impossible to do so until that is restored. And that it is up to Obama to do it.

That’s pretty clear. No rumors, no guesses, no unnamed sources. And it comes from the one guy who decides what bills come to a floor vote in the House.

Notice that all these stories come from the “advocates” or “pro-amnesty” people? And that they never amount to anything.

One would suppose that after a dozen or so incidents of being deceived by the same ploy, a professional opinionator would be more circumspect about trusting them. Heck, even a lazy halfwit would begin to get suspicious.

↔↔

Despite the whining about him, Boehner is far smarter than his critics. There have been rumbles, but no actual opposition to him since was first elected to leadership. Sure, the lunatic fringe supposes that a core of 35 or so conservative GOP Representatives might commit suicide for the Party to force him out. As they have before – and yet, here he is. Still Speaker, chumps.

And remember that of those theoretical “core 35,” Boehner is more conservative than 75% of them. In the decade from 2001-2010, the ACU rated him the 8th most conservative member of the House.

If he didn’t want to remain Speaker, he would retire. He does, so he isn’t going to anything stupid to screw up what is shaping up to be a very successful midterm for the GOP – or his own future, with perhaps a Republican Senate to work with at last.

↔↔

Allah, the AP story is a piece of crap. Besides getting the basics like the calender wrong, it is a rehash of what she has “written” over the past year. It reads like a press release from the CoC. Bottom line, nothing has changed for Boehner and the GOP House leadership. They do this, they die. The GOP Rank and File will rip them apart with their bare hands. Blood on the floor and all that. This is his (Boehner) last chance, cause he might be forced out as speaker in the new session. But he has no real support, behind him in the GOP House. So we get this stream of planted stories, coming from the speakers office about what the brave speaker and GOP leadership struggling to help the poor ill legal find his or her place in this great country of ours. Just remember, this mid term election could be a “wave”. If it is, then any chance for Boehner putting this on the the calender, is nonexistence, and John Boehner is a DPW.(Dead Politician Walking)

flackcatcher on May 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Quite so. It makes no sense.

But immigration is a “hot button issue” that gets hits and comments and keeps the suits at Salem happy.

Adjoran on May 31, 2014 at 1:41 AM

I have had enough of these Boehner Immigration Reform Legislation alerts.

When an actual piece of legislation is announced, I’ll judge Boehner, the legislation, and the GOP. These continual “did you hear what Boehner is about to do” cries have become annoying and not very believable.

pilsener on May 31, 2014 at 2:01 AM

If we can derail someone like Cantor in the primary, it might send a message to Boehner and company.Donate to: davebratforcongress.com.Remember the infamous Ozzie Myers’s dictum,”Money talks and bullshit walks.”

celtic warrior on May 31, 2014 at 2:47 AM

I don’t know who Allah’s rep is, but mine is John Flemming, and just told him to roll up Boehner’s reform bill and set it aflame. I think Flemming is on my side, here.

hurricane567 on May 31, 2014 at 2:52 AM

PolAgnostic on May 31, 2014 at 1:27 AM

The most sensical post I’ve ever seen on HotGas.

But immigration is a “hot button issue” that gets hits and comments and keeps the suits at Salem happy.

Adjoran on May 31, 2014 at 1:41 AM

Always knew that AP is a clickbait kinda guy at times. Look at when he turned HotGas in GayGas and ChristieGas…

Myron Falwell on May 31, 2014 at 3:44 AM

HotGas into GayGas and ChristieGas…

Myron Falwell on May 31, 2014 at 3:45 AM

It seems like the GOP is getting a little schizophrenic out there. I wonder if Cantor will change his view on immigration again

Brock Robamney on May 31, 2014 at 6:08 AM

If we can derail someone like Cantor in the primary, it might send a message to Boehner and company.Donate to: davebratforcongress.com.Remember the infamous Ozzie Myers’s dictum,”Money talks and bullshit walks.”
celtic warrior on May 31, 2014 at 2:47 AM

You are not going to convince many people here. The Krispy Kremers will support Cantor saying he is tough on immigration and that Dave Brat is a liberal because he is a college professor. Then they will be totally oblivious when Cantor switches back to pushing amnesty mode and supporting McConnell’s move to preserve Obamacare

Brock Robamney on May 31, 2014 at 6:13 AM

I have had enough of these Boehner Immigration Reform Legislation alerts.
When an actual piece of legislation is announced, I’ll judge Boehner, the legislation, and the GOP. These continual “did you hear what Boehner is about to do” cries have become annoying and not very believable.
pilsener on May 31, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Which I am sure you Krispy Kremers will be glad to support claiming we must fix a ‘broken’ immigration system through Amnesty

Brock Robamney on May 31, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Today’s GOP is NOTHING like Reagan’s GOP. Amnesty, tax hikes, spending like DimocRats, what debt ceiling?, “fixing” ObamaCare.
I’m a single issue voter for November. They do Amnesty and I’ll be first in line with my torch to burn the GOP to the ground.
Meople on May 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The Krispy Kremers have destroyed the GOP. They don’t care about winning. Otherwise Boehner wouldn’t mock conservatives by screaming that it is too hard to pass Amnesty. You think they care about who you vote for? They all subscribe to the Irving Kristol doctrine of ‘a smart and more acceptable’ liberalism. If they actually fixed something, then how do they get votes and campaign cash? The CoC will give them money for amnesty, and they will get money from the Krispy Kremers to fight Obamacare. If they actually repeal Obamacare then there would be no mantra to raise cash for the fight on Obamacare. Follow the money

Brock Robamney on May 31, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Some things call out for oversimplification…
So, I break into your house to steal your jewels and silverware, but we’re going to forget about it if I come back and shovel your walk.

Mr. Grump on May 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Bring it on Boehner.We will destroy you and your craven political party.No amnesty! No GOP!

redware on May 31, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I am not a fan of “immigration reform.” However I am happy with the chance for people to enlist. There is no better way for someone to show that they are loyal, and do deserve to be here.

eski502 on May 31, 2014 at 11:08 AM

eski502 on May 31, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Problems I have with this:

1. The pentagon is currently cutting troops. Some are being told they cannot stay in even though they would like to. If we don’t have room for our own citizens, why do we have room for illegals?

2. We have a great military because it is generally made up of folks who wish to serve their country. Folks joining for the specific benefit of…well…benefits are joining for the wrong reason.

3. We will be asking the NCO’s and officers of our Military to babysit folks who have only joined so they could get citizenship. This presents a myriad of other problems. I see discipline being a huge issue.

4. Most illegals English skills are poor to nonexistent. I don’t really need to explain this problem.

gator70 on May 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Let’s just fast forward to the apocalyptic end so we can start over soon instead of contributing to this slow bleed. Bring it on Boehner. Looking forward to having some “fun” in my lifetime instead leaving it to my descendants to destroy and reconstruct.

Carnac on May 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Some things call out for oversimplification…
So, I break into your house to steal your jewels and silverware, but we’re going to forget about it if I come back and shovel your walk.

Mr. Grump on May 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM

To be fair, it’s more like your parents break into a house to steal money to pay for food and rent, and they bring you, their kid, with them, but your part in it will be forgotten about and they’ll adopt you if you protect their geeky kid at school.

Sounds somewhat reasonable, doesn’t it? They leave out the family reunification part where you then get to sponsor your parents plus endless others in now that you’re a citizen.

This is the way the pro-amnesty side works it. They hold up these kinds of seemingly reasonable things to justify letting the camel’s nose into the tent and before you know it the camel is all in.

fadetogray on May 31, 2014 at 2:53 PM

PolAgnostic on May 31, 2014 at 1:27 AM
Adjoran on May 31, 2014 at 1:41 AM
gator70 on May 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM
We all know Alah will troll for clicks, but this AP story was too much for me. I was on the hill during the shutdown(TDD. What a….taxing experience.) AP and the various hill news outlets under counted the number of GOP House members who wanted Boehner out. If anything, the numbers have firmed and gone up. Last count was around 50 plus and still climbing.(Take these numbers with a grain of salt. The politics of this is really, really fluid.) What hasn’t changed, is the GOP House members anger at Boehner and the GOP leadership. Lying to your members is a deal killer, and then having your leadership go out and repeat that lie is certain death in D.C. politics. Things got so bad, Boehner had Paul Ryan acting his mouthpiece. The GOP House members understood that Ryan was taking a hit for them,so that the GOP House members would stay together. The House staff members then, and now all say pretty much the same thing. Even if John Boehner wins reelection, his ability to hold on the the Speakership of the House is no greater the 50%. With all that on the table, why write what amounts to a piece of crap. There was so much four-O I could smell it off my laptop. The real story in all of this is the national security draw-down that the writer glances by. To be honest, I wish the CoC PR team had written this story, at least it would have understandable.

flackcatcher on May 31, 2014 at 10:18 PM

“Pentagon to let some young illegals enlist.”

Is this not what the Roman Empire did much to their regret?

paulus1 on June 1, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Just curious.Will some of you RINOs,moderates,Republicans at any cost,gonadless conservatives,etc. please explain to me how the Republican Party expects to get self-identified Tea Party types and other conservative activists to show up at the polls this November amid all this amnesty talk,retreat on repealing Obamacare and anti-conservative hate messaging coming from McConnell and Boehner.I mean,if not enough of us showed up in 2012 to support Romney,has anything changed to make us more likely to do so now?I did show up for Romney,and for Mccain before him.I will show up this month to vote against Lindsey Graham but if he wins I won’t show up in November.

redware on June 1, 2014 at 11:31 AM

These people keep lying to you on the assumption that you’ll eat an infinite amount of garbage and then still happily pull the lever for them in November. It won’t stop until you stop.

Really the whole post is concentrated shining truth, not just this. But quoted for truth anyway.

David Blue on June 2, 2014 at 4:15 AM

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