WaPo: Lawmakers on both sides believe immigration reform is dead for the rest of Obama’s presidency

posted at 12:01 pm on June 26, 2014 by Allahpundit

Can’t be true. Between this and “The Walking Dead” being on hiatus, what am I going to whine about now?

Here’s how grim it is or amnesty fans. The Hill quotes Nancy Pelosi this morning as pining for the days of … George W. Bush.

The two-year attempt to push immigration reform through Congress is effectively dead and unlikely to be revived until after President Obama leaves office, numerous lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue said this week…

Two recent developments … appear to have doomed whatever slim chances remained, advocates and lawmakers said. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost a primary election this month to a tea party challenger who ran on a strong anti-immigration platform. In addition, a new crisis erupted on the Mexican border, with tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children apprehended crossing the border illegally into Texas over the past several months…

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing this week, some GOP members suggested that the United States should, among other things, cut off all economic aid to Mexico until the border is secure, build hundreds of miles of new fencing to help prevent more illegal immigration and immediately put the children arrested by Border Patrol officers on buses back to their home countries.

WaPo frets that replacing Cantor with a moderate like Kevin McCarthy won’t do much to restore immigration’s momentum, which is doubtless true in the short term. McCarthy’s eager to show conservatives that he’s One Of Us; meanwhile, new House majority whip Steve Scalise, who’s supposed to be the conservative brake in leadership on Boehner’s and McCarthy’s RINO-ier tendencies, isn’t going to turn around and push amnesty as one of his first official acts. (Michele Bachmann claims Scalise told her that he doesn’t support legalizing illegals.) So, sure, it’s done for the year, which is why Luis Gutierrez was hyperventilating on the House floor yesterday.

But done until 2017? After spending $23 million and counting to crush the tea party in GOP primaries this year, Republican business interests aren’t going to let Boehner sit on his ass for two more years. Neither are Republican consultants, who seem uniformly to believe the party will never get a fair shake from Latinos until it proves its good faith by adding a few million illegals to the Democratic voter rolls. The pressure on Boehner to pass something next year, before Obama, Hillary, and other Dems go into immigration-pander overdrive for Latino voters in 2016, will be enormous. The one X factor, as WaPo notes, is the surge of illegals at the border lately. That’s expected to continue through 2015; if it does, the politics of introducing some sort of amnesty bill in the midst of it may be simply too toxic for Boehner to try. I thought he and Cantor would end up settling for a smaller amnesty, like DREAM, in lieu of comprehensive reform to mitigate upset among conservatives while building goodwill with Latinos. But Cantor’s gone now and DREAM seems harder than ever considering how many of the illegals crossing into the U.S. now are minors. (And most of them aren’t going home.) Irresistible force versus immovable object next year, then: Does Boehner obey his business masters and make Republican strategists happy by passing amnesty in spite of it all, or will the facts on the ground in Texas and Arizona kill the whole project until there’s a new president? If you’re the Chamber of Commerce, having vomited endless attack ads at the right this year in the name of securing cheap labor, how’d you like to be told now that you may have to take your chances with a White House that’s more conservative than the current one?

Democrats are at a fork in the road too. Which way do you go next year if you’re O, towards a minimum or maximum pander? He’s going to do something small soon on deportations to appease advocates like Gutierrez; Biden is meeting privately with immigration groups about it today. But as long as the surge of illegals at the border continues, the politics of a broader amnesty are risky even for liberals. The more people come across, the easier it’ll be for the GOP to convince voters that we need to add border security and postpone legalization, lest it create a further incentive for people to come. For Obama to do something dramatic on immigration in the midst of that, he’d have to be sure that he’d gain more Latino votes for Democrats in 2016 by doing so than he’d lose votes from the rest of the electorate. How could he be sure? And if he does do something bold, like a mass moratorium on deportations, what does Hillary do? If she comes out in opposition, she risks alienating the very voters that Obama’s pandering to. The only way to make the politics of this easier, both for the White House and for Boehner, is for O to stop the surge at the border from illegals. The worse it gets, the more paralyzed all key actors will be.

Here’s Marco Rubio, who used to talk a lot about immigration reform and doesn’t bother much with it anymore, speaking yesterday about ways to economically empower the middle class. You don’t suppose that message might attract some Latinos — and members of every other group — to the GOP as a 2016 platform, do you?


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– the White House

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:02 PM

The guide
ISIS slips in through the open borders.

It’ll wake America up, soon.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:03 PM

And that was said about obozcare. Amnesty will get passed only when people aren’t paying attention.

Flange on June 26, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Unfortunately, that isn’t good news as the porous border will continue to be porous, illegal aliens won’t be rounded up and shipped back to their countries of origin, and the 20 million illegal aliens we “have” to give amnesty to becomes 40 million illegal aliens we “have” to give amnesty to.

Steve Eggleston on June 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

A pro-amnesty bed-peer won in Miss. this week, by being a perfect leftist thug.

He can’t hold his thingie on his own and couldn’t even debate his legitimate opponent.

Plus, he has no clue who Cantor is or that he lost, or why.

Congratulations America for being so stupid.

Meanwhile, schadenfreude pure, because Mississippi will go D and the Rs don’t deserve the senate in 2014. Rejoice, Cochran-goats!

What was it King Pyrrhus said after his “victory” over the Romans that cost him many of his best officers and troops?

One more such victory and we are lost.”

How many more “victories” like the one Thad Cochran won yesterday can the GOP stand without shattering to pieces?

All amnesty traitors, your heads should go first.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

The one X factor, as WaPo notes, is the surge of illegals at the border lately. That’s expected to continue through 2015; if it does, the politics of introducing some sort of amnesty bill in the midst of it may be simply too toxic for Boehner to try. I thought he and Cantor would end up settling for a smaller amnesty, like DREAM, in lieu of comprehensive reform to mitigate upset among conservatives while building goodwill with Latinos. But Cantor’s gone now and DREAM seems harder than ever considering how many of the illegals crossing into the U.S. now are minors. (And most of them aren’t going home.)

Amnesty was always going to be toxic for the GOP. They just deluded themselves into believing otherwise. But if passing amnesty a few months ago was like playing with fire, trying to do it now with the crisis at the border would be like fooling around with an atomic bomb.

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Why would anyone want to pass “immigration reform”, knowing that King Barack the Magnificent will ‘change’ the law to suit his political purposes.

GarandFan on June 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Unfortunately, that isn’t good news as the porous border will continue to be porous, illegal aliens won’t be rounded up and shipped back to their countries of origin, and the 20 million illegal aliens we “have” to give amnesty to becomes 40 million illegal aliens we “have” to give amnesty to.

Steve Eggleston on June 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

ISIS will fix all that, soon.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM

It doesn’t matter what congress does. People will continue to pour across the border.

freedomfirst on June 26, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Put the military on the border to stop the invasion.

darwin on June 26, 2014 at 12:10 PM

You can whine with the rest of us about illegals flooding over anyway, there are all sorts of ways for Dog Eater to make certain that the border is wide open, un-patrolled, and if not welcoming at least not hindering to any of them.

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Neither are Republican consultants, who seem uniformly to believe the party will never get a fair shake from Latinos until it proves its good faith by adding a few million illegals to the Democratic voter rolls.

Fools, Latinos will never vote for you. Get over that. I hope all your heads get cut off by ISIS, if you don’t close the borders.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM

After spending $23 million and counting to crush the tea party in GOP primaries this year, Republican business interests aren’t going to let Boehner sit on his ass for two more years.

$23M is chump change in this game and anyone with a brain realizes that they squeaked by. This is not a “big victory” no matter how much the MSM trumpets it.

Neither are Republican consultants, who seem uniformly to believe the party will never get a fair shake from Latinos until it proves its good faith by adding a few million illegals to the Democratic voter rolls.

“Republican Consultants” are the death of the Republican party. They are usually Democrats who like taking the 40% off the top for campaigns. I watched them destroy the Republican party in California and they will do the same everywhere if allowed. They really don’t care who wins as long as they keep getting paid. The figure that they are immune from the disaster sweeping the country.

CrazyGene on June 26, 2014 at 12:12 PM

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost a primary election this month to a tea party challenger who ran on a strong anti-immigration platform.

It never fails. If you oppose open borders and the illegal invasion occurring on the southern border, the media will call you “anti-immigrant.”

TarheelBen on June 26, 2014 at 12:12 PM

You don’t suppose that message might attract some Latinos — and members of every other group — to the GOP as a 2016 platform, do you?

NO – the smart ones already don’t vote for the gimme-latrine-rats.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:12 PM

ISIS will fix all that, soon.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The southwest will go to aztlan and the rest will go to islam.

Powder dry and all that.

freedomfirst on June 26, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Que Lastima…!

Seven Percent Solution on June 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Immigration reform dead? Now if we could only same for all the iilegal invaders destroying our country!

redware on June 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost a primary election this month to a tea party challenger who ran on a strong anti-immigration platform.

Flukers and Cochran-goats, NO TEA partier is against immigration reform, which is NOT amnesty.

Now, go to Hell, into the 20th layer of heat.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:14 PM

WaPo frets that replacing Cantor with a moderate like Kevin McCarthy

Excuse me? “Moderate”? Moderately what? Moderately traitorous?

bofh on June 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM

This will give the Democrats the opportunity to run on their pro amnesty/Caucasian Minoritization platform during the campaign season. Sounds like a winner!

Buddahpundit on June 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM

You can whine with the rest of us about illegals flooding over anyway, there are all sorts of ways for Dog Eater to make certain that the border is wide open, un-patrolled, and if not welcoming at least not hindering to any of them.

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM

ISIS will use said open borders and will fix him too.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Excuse me? “Moderate”? Moderately what? Moderately traitorous?

bofh on June 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM

McCarthy is Cantor’s twin bro.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Gators, spiders, snakes – start dumping them in the Rio Grande and that will stop many crossers….

redguy on June 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Lawmakers on both sides believe immigration reform is dead for the rest of Obama’s presidency

If only Obama’s continued ignoring / violation of Immigration laws and the on-going ‘invasion’ by illegals was ‘dead’ / ended!

easyt65 on June 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Second look at Rubio? (Ducks lightning bolt.)

cdog0613 on June 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Shad they had to have Cochran in there so he could quit in a year or so in order to put Haley’s son or nephew in that seat. Ms. repubs need to write for McDaniel. Almost6 20% of Cochran’s votes are not going to return for the election. And after seeing what the GOPe did to get the win, there may be quite a bit more.

DanMan on June 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

That type of speech is why I support Rubio. He speaks to the middle class.

terryannonline on June 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

The guide
ISIS slips in through the open borders.

It’ll wake America up, soon.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:03 PM

One can hope and pray that will occur, but probably not until we have another Pearl Harbor, or 9/11, quite possibly on a more massive and widespread scale.

And we can take to heart the quote attributed to Japanese admiral Yamamoto’s regarding the attack on Pearl:

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

I hope the USA still remains that sleeping giant it was at the outbreak of WWII and we can be filled with such resolve again.

hawkeye54 on June 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

WaPo: Lawmakers on both sides believe immigration reform is dead for the rest of Obama’s presidency

…so then…what is bluegill going to be able to talk about…for two or three years?

JugEarsButtHurt on June 26, 2014 at 12:20 PM

A pro-amnesty bed-peer won in Miss. this week, by being a perfect leftist thug.

He can’t hold his thingie on his own and couldn’t even debate his legitimate opponent.

Plus, he has no clue who Cantor is or that he lost, or why.

Congratulations America for being so stupid.

Meanwhile, schadenfreude pure, because Mississippi will go D and the Rs don’t deserve the senate in 2014. Rejoice, Cochran-goats!

What was it King Pyrrhus said after his “victory” over the Romans that cost him many of his best officers and troops?

“One more such victory and we are lost.”

How many more “victories” like the one Thad Cochran won yesterday can the GOP stand without shattering to pieces?

All amnesty traitors, your heads should go first.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

And today Rove is spiking the ball. I am told that I must vote for rovian slime. I will not compromise core principles any longer for by doing so I am no better. This is an existential moment in American history and compromise with establishment rulers will not end or even ameliorate the disintegration of the American ideal. We must be as extreme in the defense of freedom, per Goldwater, as the left is with their Marxist agenda. Compromise is defeat.

cthemfly on June 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

In addition, a new crisis erupted on the Mexican border, with tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children apprehended crossing the border illegally into Texas over the past several months…

I believe they are pretty close to 100K now with no sign of letting up in the near future.

Johnnyreb on June 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

What a great morning.

Chuck Schick on June 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Just one or two enforcements with extreme prejudice would stop the flow of illegals immediately. This would be the most humane thing to do as many illegal border crossers are killed or suffer true misery under the coyotes and cartels.

jukin3 on June 26, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Gators, spiders, snakes – start dumping them in the Rio Grande and that will stop many crossers….

redguy on June 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

It would make for some great National Geographic footage.

“See how they cluster at the river’s edge, nervously eying the dark water. A few of them wade hesitantly into the river before hastily retreating at the merest ripple which could mean an alligator. Then one jumps in and begins swimming, two more join him, then a small rush surge into the river, frantically paddling for the other side.

There! The alligators make their move! They swim quickly towards a straggler who sees the threat but doesn’t have the speed to escape. A quick strike. A flurry of crimson splashing. A small squeak of dismay. And the gators have taken another victim.

Such is the circle of life on the banks of the Rio Grande.”

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 12:26 PM

After spending $23 million and counting to crush the tea party in GOP primaries this year, Republican business interests aren’t going to let Boehner sit on his ass for two more years. Neither are Republican consultants, who seem uniformly to believe the party will never get a fair shake from Latinos until it proves its good faith by adding a few million illegals to the Democratic voter rolls.

-Allahpundit

Ha! Well put, AP. That made me chuckle. So true.

bluegill on June 26, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Why would anyone want to pass “immigration reform”, knowing that King Barack the Magnificent will ‘change’ the law to suit his political purposes.

GarandFan on June 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM

EXACTLY!!! He is breaking and ignoring existing law now! Every time I hear some RINO say we need reform right away, I want to scream at them “JUST ENFORCE EXISTING LAW”!

fight like a girl on June 26, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Republican business interests aren’t going to let Boehner sit on his ass

Allah said ‘ass’. Nanny nanny booboo.

faraway on June 26, 2014 at 12:27 PM

That type of speech is why I support Rubio. He speaks to the middle class.

terryannonline on June 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Thanks, I needed a laugh today….

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

That type of speech is why I support Rubio. He speaks to the middle class.

terryannonline on June 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Yea, when he needs to shore up his base. He also speaks Spanish to his amigos on Telemundo, thinking us dumb crackers don’t know what he is saying.

I believed Rubio once, voted for him. I was naive and stupid. Don’t follow my example, he is a snake oil salesman.

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Here’s Marco Rubio, who used to talk a lot about immigration reform and doesn’t bother much with it anymore, speaking yesterday about ways to economically empower the middle class. You don’t suppose that message might attract some Latinos — and members of every other group — to the GOP as a 2016 platform, do you?

-Allahpundit

AP is on a roll lately. He should be formally advising some of these politicians. Yesterday AP offered a much better way for how Rand Paul could have spoken about the Thad Cochran winning with Dem votes issue, and now this.

Thank you, AP! Pushing illegal alien amnesty is not the only (or even an effective or good) way to attract more Latino and other voters.

bluegill on June 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM

This POS doesn’t need congress. After granting blanket amnesty to all the illegals flooding in right now, he will then grant it to everyone.

Congress? who needs congress?

rightside on June 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM

…so then…what is bluegill going to be able to talk about…for two or three years?

JugEarsButtHurt on June 26, 2014 at 12:20 PM

HEH!

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Europe self-destructs too.

It’s so much fun to watch.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Good, it should be dead. We don’t need “immigration reform”, and for damn sure not the “comprehensive” variety. All we need is an executive branch that will enforce the laws of the land.

slickwillie2001 on June 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing this week, some GOP members suggested that the United States should, among other things, cut off all economic aid to Mexico until the border is secure, build hundreds of miles of new fencing to help prevent more illegal immigration and immediately put the children arrested by Border Patrol officers on buses back to their home countries.

HaHa, loved it!

sohumm on June 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM

It’s so much fun to watch.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:34 PM

We’re locked and loaded at my place.

Let it burn.

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Ms. repubs need to write for McDaniel. Almost6 20% of Cochran’s votes are not going to return for the election. And after seeing what the GOPe did to get the win, there may be quite a bit more.

DanMan on June 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Write-ins are tricky. He should run as an indie. Let them lose, one way or another. I don’t care if the D wins.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:38 PM

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:34 PM

terryannoncrack is here too!………I’m making popcorn!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 26, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Two recent developments … appear to have doomed whatever slim chances remained, advocates and lawmakers said. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost a primary election this month to a tea party challenger who ran on a strong anti-immigration platform. In addition, a new crisis erupted on the Mexican border, with tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children apprehended crossing the border illegally into Texas over the past several months…

Cantor Schmantor, it’s the kids whose families swallowed zero’s BS DREAMers amnesty and other illegal immigrant-aimed propaganda who are bringing this about. Overwhelm the system and call attention to EXACTLY how much the Central Gubmint (CG) has failed this country by ignoring the national security lapses at our southern border.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Palate cleanser

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Thank you, AP! Pushing illegal alien amnesty is not the only (or even an effective or good) way to attract more Latino and other voters.

bluegill on June 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Agree. Courage of conviction would transform a politician into a leader. Use that privilege of being a politician to teach, to inform, to convince all people that we benefit from respect for sovereignty. What a bunch of cynical cowards who control the republican party. I am sickened by the Rovians and the Barber-arians and the bushites.

cthemfly on June 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Gators, spiders, snakes – start dumping them in the Rio Grande and that will stop many crossers….
redguy on June 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Don’t forget the piranha…very important… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing this week, some GOP members suggested that the United States should, among other things . . . put the children arrested by Border Patrol officers on buses back to their home countries.

That’s not going to happen. It appears now that there is one U.S. law (and only one) about which the Obama administration intends to be a stickler for enforcement.

It’s called the “Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2007,” and was a pet project of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein that was signed into law by George W. Bush.

The Feinstein law requires ICE to turn over unaccompanied child illegal aliens (UACs) to HHS and re-settle them in the U.S. as refugees. The law gives the UACs all sorts of legal protections, including the right to a lawyer, and forbids them from being subject to quick deportations. In fact, the law requires HHS to act in the best interests of the children, meaning it basically forbids deportation of UACs in most instances.

It’s clear now what is happening on our southern border. The Obama administration decided to use this law to import hundreds of thousands of Central American illegal alien kids (the Feinstein law doesn’t apply to Mexican and Canadian kids) during the last two years of Obama’s term. They knew that if they got the UACs here, the Feinstein law would prevent them from being deported. That is why all these kids started showing up recently, talking (until they were told to shut up) about how they had come because they had been told that they would get “permissos” — i.e., special permission to stay in the U.S.

The Obama administration placed in ad in January for a contractor who could handle 65,000 UACs — despite the fact that ICE had never apprehended more than 5,000 UACs in any prior year. How did the administration know that such a huge, and unprecedented, number of UACs would be coming into the U.S.? It is obvious that they knew it because they are the ones who planted the rumors in Central America about the “permissos.” They knew that once they got the kids here, they could keep them here permanently, using the Feinstein law to do it.

AZCoyote on June 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM

AZCoyote on June 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Laws can be repealed…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Quite a record for a so-called ‘professor of constitutional law’ or more likely an indicator that you’ll never read in the MSM of how much he’s been trying to expand his powers…

Obama Suffers 12th Unanimous Defeat at Supreme Court

Drained Brain on June 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Hi ya Beauty! Long time no see :)

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

…terryannoncrack is here too!………I’m making popcorn!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 26, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Does this mean I am in charge of “entertainment”?

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:45 PM

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing this week, some GOP members suggested that the United States should, among other things, cut off all economic aid to Mexico until the border is secure, build hundreds of miles of new fencing to help prevent more illegal immigration and immediately put the children arrested by Border Patrol officers on buses back to their home countries.

HaHa, loved it!

sohumm on June 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM

More than that. What has happened to uanccompanies toddlers “crossing the border” amounts to child abuse. If you can be charged with a crime for leaving your child in a parked car for five minutes, you should lose your child for putting them on a bus through the hellhole that is Mexico.

Those children should have their identities washed and they should be put up for adoption.

slickwillie2001 on June 26, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 12:26 PM

LMAO.

If you aren’t one, you should have been a novelist …

ShainS on June 26, 2014 at 12:45 PM

In addition, a new crisis erupted on the Mexican border, with tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children apprehended crossing the border illegally into Texas over the past several months…

I believe they are pretty close to 100K now with no sign of letting up in the near future.

Johnnyreb on June 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Not only no sign of letting up, but signs that indicate significantly more will be coming over the next several months.

We will have our own versions of Palestinian refugee camps.

hawkeye54 on June 26, 2014 at 12:45 PM

This just in: From MSLSD.

Palin-Cruz want Ethnic Cleansing in Miss.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Andrew McCarthy has just written a book on building a political case for Obama’s impeachment and for starters would like to see lower-level officials impeached.

Drained Brain on June 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM

This just in: From MSLSD.

Palin-Cruz want Ethnic Cleansing in Miss.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Me too. The “ethnicity” is known as “Progressive”.

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:48 PM

and immediately put the children arrested by Border Patrol officers on buses back to their home countries.

NO! Put them on buses and send them right back over the border they crossed and drop them in Mexico, where they came from. They’re Mexico’s problem. We have no responsibility to return some illegal who crawled through the Mexican border to any other country. They came from Mexico, they need to just be dumped right back over the border into Mexico.

And, not only should ALL aid of any sort to Mexico be immediately stopped, but Mexico should be charged for the cost of dealing with the invasion they are aiding/abetting/instigating across the southern border.

Of course, none of this will happen because we have nothing but despicable, lying scumbag traitors infesting Washington. Barky, his whole junta, the dems and the Vichy GOP leadership all need to stand trial for the treason they have committed. Traitorous lowlifes.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Palate cleanser

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Heh.

Brilliant …

ShainS on June 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Andrew McCarthy has just written a book on building a political case for Obama’s impeachment and for starters would like to see lower-level officials impeached.

Drained Brain on June 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Start small and work your way up, not a bad idea. Like taking a few warm up swings before walking up to the plate.

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Obama, the great law-giver, will executive order amnesty the day after the election. The gop will cheer.

ROCnPhilly on June 26, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Hi ya Beauty! Long time no see :)
captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Welcome back, Capt! Got yer landlubber legs on, I see ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Andrew McCarthy has just written a book on building a political case for Obama’s impeachment and for starters would like to see lower-level officials impeached.

Drained Brain on June 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Sorry but even assuming a republican lead senate, McCain, Graham, Cochran,et al won’t impeach anyone, let alone Boehmer and his cronies doing anything in the house. They are all very busy “impeaching” conservatives.

cthemfly on June 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Laws can be repealed…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Sure, in theory. If you can get Harry Reid to schedule a vote (on a repeal law) in the Senate, and then get 2/3 to overrule the inevitable presidential veto.

AZCoyote on June 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Yeah. Sure. My advice:

F E A R T H E L A M E D U C K

Robert_Paulson on June 26, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Sure, in theory. If you can get Harry Reid to schedule a vote (on a repeal law) in the Senate, and then get 2/3 to overrule the inevitable presidential veto.
AZCoyote on June 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Guess we’ll have to wait until November to see how that shakes out, AZ–until then, it will be interesting to see how long the howling, wailing and gnashing of teeth lasts with the “Legalize Illegals” contingent lasts.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Welcome back, Capt! Got yer landlubber legs on, I see ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Now if the darn ground would stop moving….

captnjoe on June 26, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Note the “Working Families” text behind Obama in the video screenshot.

Bertha Lewis was previously the Executive Director of ACORN’s New York affiliate and is a founding co-chair of the New York Working Families Party.

It appears that Bertha Lewis was the person who called upon the Communist Party USAas family” when they wanted “lots of red flags at the march…”:

Remember the president of NY NOW telling us she wanted to see lots of red flags at the March for Women’s Lives. And the chair of ACORN and Working Families Party who called upon us as family to make our contribution known. Did we respond? YES, we responded!

From: “The Communist Party USA and the 2004 Elections: Build the Party, Build the Coalitions

Is it just coincidence that Obama presents himself in front of a “Working Families” backdrop?

ITguy on June 26, 2014 at 1:02 PM

All legislation is dead for the rest of Obama’s term in office.
There is no way to compromise with the Democrats.
Any concessions that the GOP gets can be ignored by the Executive Branch ignoring those parts of the legislation.

barnone on June 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Is it just coincidence that Obama presents himself in front of a “Working Families” backdrop?
ITguy on June 26, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Nope–but look who the left calls “McCarthy-ites”…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM

All amnesty traitors, your heads should go first.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM

As much as I loathe Democrats, and everything they stand for, I would be tempted to vote for Cochran’s opponent in November. If they weren’t a State full of morons, they wouldn’t allow Democrats to decide the Republican candidate.

cajunpatriot on June 26, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Neither side had any intention of doing anything but allowing as many folks from Latin America to come here whenever they feel like it.

I guess in a way it’s a good thing-when they start leaving in droves and quit wanting to come here, then we know that our economic system has indeed completely collapsed. Guess they’re kind of like an economic barometer or something.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 26, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Emperor obama doubles down.

I hope ISIS will get his attention in the toughest of ways.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM

That type of speech is why I support Rubio. He speaks to the middle class.

terryannonline

You’ll make a wife beating husband a very happy man one day.

xblade on June 26, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Neither are Republican consultants, who seem uniformly to believe the party will never get a fair shake from Latinos until it proves its good faith by adding a few million illegals to the Democratic voter rolls

.

Which means they are totally clueless in regards to history, or they are deliberately trying to take down the republican party and the country. If amnesty were the key to getting a “fair shake”(as if caving to blackmail is a fair shake), then we wouldn’t be having this discussion today because republicans would already be getting a fair shake as a result of the Reagan amnesty.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost a primary election this month to a tea party challenger who ran on a strong anti-immigration platform.

Umm…no. He ran on an anti-ILLEGAL immigration, anti-AMNESTY platform.

xblade on June 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Can’t be true. Between this and “The Walking Dead” being on hiatus, what am I going to whine about now?

So I guess this means the rumors of your departure are now dead?

nobar on June 26, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I think I remember hearing the same thing about “Health Care Reform” = right before they crammed it down our throats.

Shay on June 26, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Who will tell the illegal invaders?

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Palate cleanser

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Lolz! ; )

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 2:03 PM

From beginning to end

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM

This link

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Ho-hum.

If only someone had been telling you this for two years. Oh, wait, someone did – me.

Any remaining doubts even the whiniest Eeyore might have should have been wiped away by the flood of young immigrants pouring over the border now in reaction to Obama’s unilateral relaxation of the rules.

Adjoran on June 26, 2014 at 2:25 PM

He already won “immigration reform” by fiat. The border is finished as a viable concept or entity. He destroyed it.

rlwo2008 on June 26, 2014 at 2:41 PM

LEGAL reform is dead (blame the Dems and president for that. They’ve made it impossible for Republicans to work with them through their illegal, open-border actions, AND they had two years of legislative/executive control to get it through and couldn’t be bothered then, so…WOOPSIE on the ‘evil conservatives’ excuse!).

ILLEGAL reform is alive and well, through the president’s illegal actions and the open-border La KKKRaza crowd.

xNavigator on June 26, 2014 at 2:43 PM

After spending $23 million and counting to crush the tea party in GOP primaries this year, Republican business interests aren’t going to let Boehner sit on his ass for two more years.

Pyrrhic victories. They’re having to spend fortunes to get their people back in, and each time they do, more people get fed up with being expected to vote for the same old crowd, knowing the only reason the old fossil is still in place is an entrenched leadership determined to keep their grip on power.

The establishment GOP has money from donors, but they are increasingly losing all popular support. They can only fight that trend for so long.

And if the Dems ever get their new Democratic voters, the GOP establishment has nothing.

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Yep, this is a huge win for the Democrats. They can do pretty much whatever they want with immigrants through executive fiat and with Cantor gone, there is no high profile Republican leader pushing them to “secure the border first”. They can now do whatever they want and the border security issue is off the table.

crosspatch on June 26, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I hope it’s dead. Wrong.

Boehner needs to spend this year impeaching Obama appointees – not Obama, not the law suit, but the employees. he can start w/ Holder. Heck, hit a few high-ranking IRS people (those requiring Congressional approval) and someone will start singing.

MN J on June 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM

A lot of innocent Americans will probably be dead too–killed by gang members and drunken drivers here illegally…

zoyclem on June 26, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Ms. repubs need to write for McDaniel.

That’s what I’d do. Not only are you making Cochran lose, you’re telling him why.

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on June 26, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Boehner needs to spend this year impeaching Obama appointees – not Obama, not the law suit, but the employees. he can start w/ Holder. Heck, hit a few high-ranking IRS people (those requiring Congressional approval) and someone will start singing.

MN J

I like your thinking.

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on June 26, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Escondido CA is the latest community to object to having young ILLEGAL Invaders housed in their city.

The Escondido Planning Commission voted unanimously against allowing a 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children to open in a former nursing home. Commissioners cited concerns about insufficient parking for staff, and potential noise and safety impacts on neighbors, among others.

Some 500 people showed up for the hearing Tuesday night at the Escondido City Council chambers, packing the hallways and spilling out of the building.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/jun/25/escondido-planning-commission-votes-down-shelter-i/

FYI – Another tidbit of info from the same article above:

Anyone can appeal the Planning Commission’s decision. A representative of Southwest Key, the government contractor that would have run the shelter, declined to talk about the decision.

Hmmmm….Need to learn more about Southwest Key.

wren on June 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I think I remember hearing the same thing about “Health Care Reform” = right before they crammed it down our throats.

Shay on June 26, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Exactly. Immigration reform not dead. Again.

I don’t know that it ever will be killed simply because it is more beneficial to the political ruling class than any other “reform” (which is politician-speak for taking power and money away from the people and redistributing it to themselves and their cronies).

They say it’s dead because they want us to look away and let our defenses down while they scheme to attack on a different front.

The humanitarian crisis on our southern border is an example of one such prior attack.

Manufactured by our government’s leaders it stands as a grim sign that they are willing to use any means necessary to cram-pass yet another “reform” down our throats.

That their means endanger children and burden the nation illegally and against the will of American citizens means nothing to them. I honestly would not be surprised to find out they enjoy it, as that’s what evil does.

Were our nation just, Obama and other culpable leaders and followers would be prosecuted vigorously for willfully and/or negligently using and endangering thousands of children to create and save a humanitarian crisis to gain more power and more money… Among other things.

But there will be no accountability much less justice, and that only encourages them to do worse next time. That’s the state of American government today.

DrDeano on June 26, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Here is some information about Southwest Key, the government contractor that runs shelters for “unaccompanied immigrant children.

Looks like Southwest Key has been funded by our tax dollars for many years.

Immigrant Youth Shelters

Mission: Reunifying unaccompanied immigrant children with their families while providing shelter and services in a nurturing and therapeutic environment.

Over 85,000 unaccompanied children enter the United States every year coming from countries all over the world such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, China, and Honduras. Some are orphans, some are trafficked into the country, some come here to work, others to escape abuse and poverty. All of the children Southwest Key serves through its Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Programs are under 18 years old and here without a parent or guardian. Most are in search of their families and a better life.

Southwest Key has been the largest provider of services to unaccompanied children in the United States for many years. Our programs encourage the development of personal and academic skills while facilitating permanency for these refugees. We honor and respect individual cultures and traditions and provide humanitarian services in a nurturing and therapeutic environment.

….

Southwest Key’s system of shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors are funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Administration of Children and Families under the Department of Health and Human Services.

http://www.swkey.org/programs/shelters/

There is also an interesting map on the website above that shows where Southwest Key’s shelters are.

El Presidente/CEO of Southwest Key Programs is Dr. Juan J. Sánchez

When is the media going to interview El Presidente?

Victor Garza

Board Chair, July 2004 to Present
Retired Veterans Services
Chair, La Raza Roundtable
Resident of Fresno, California

wren on June 26, 2014 at 5:29 PM

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