Boehner: Yes, our lawsuit against Obama might include immigration

posted at 4:01 pm on July 9, 2014 by Allahpundit

I’m honestly surprised. You can see the leftist spin coming from a mile away: “REPUBLICANS SUE TO KEEP LATINO MIGRANTS OUT.” (Here’s Brian Beutler at TNR with a sneak preview.) That’s the precise opposite of the message that the GOP leadership wants to push before 2016. The obvious move is to leave immigration out of the House’s suit and to target less politically fraught examples of Obama’s executive power grabs, like suspending ObamaCare’s employer mandate, instead.

So why is Boehner considering it?

Speaker John Boehner said he is considering including executive actions on immigration as part of the House’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

“Yes we are,” the Ohio Republican said on Wednesday…

Boehner did not elaborate on what immigration policy the lawsuit may consider, many GOP lawmakers have zeroed in on a 2012 directive from the Obama administration that effectively halted deportations for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who grew up in the United States.

They’re going to sue O to overturn his 2012 amnesty for DREAMers? “REPUBLICANS SUE TO KICK LATINO CHILDREN OUT.”

Three possibilities here. One: Plain and simple, the politics have changed. Dave Brat beat Cantor by calling him an amnesty shill while voters were watching tens of thousands of illegals from Central America stream across the border. Independents might have tolerated a soft-on-amnesty push before, but now Boehner’s concluded that they want to see stern action on security before the midterms. Adding immigration to the lawsuit is a nod to that, however liberals might spin it.

Two: It’s just blather. Boehner knows they’re not going to include immigration in the Obama lawsuit — his masters at the Chamber of Commerce would never allow it — but he needs to pretend for the time being, while conservatives are zeroed in on the border crisis. The whole point of the lawsuit is to show righties that House Republicans object to O’s threat to separation of powers. If he refuses to add immigration to the litany of complaints, at a moment when Obama’s promising a mass amnesty of illegals who are already here and tea-party hero Sarah Palin is demanding impeachment, it’ll defeat the whole purpose. He’s got to give righties some hope that immigration will be part of this, at least for now.

Three: Boehner really does intend to include immigration in the suit, knowing full well that the left will brutalize the GOP over it. He has no choice, though. Remember, the ultimate goal of Beltway Republicans in their now years-long amnesty push is to impress Latino voters by showing that the GOP is willing to play ball on legalizing illegals, which in turn will (eventually) make Latinos more inclined to vote Republican. That’s what all of this has been about politically. If Obama now turns around and issues a mass amnesty on his own, the Republican dream of a mega-pander to Latinos will be up in smoke. As much as they hate to give the left a new reason to call them the “party of deportations” a la Beutler, they’d hate even more if Obama ends up earning all of the goodwill with Latinos that Republicans were hoping to share. If the lawsuit’s successful, it could in theory block Obama from issuing that mass amnesty, whereupon Boehner could turn around next year, swallow hard, and pass comprehensive immigration reform, thus fulfilling the establishment’s pander-y hopes. At the very least, the mere prospect that a federal judge might nullify an executive amnesty may make Obama think twice about going ahead with it.

That makes me wonder. If National Journal’s right that the GOP is planning a “potentially dramatic” vote to authorize the suit at the end of July, right before they head out for their August recess, what will this do to Obama’s timeline in issuing his amnesty? I’ve explained in other posts why I think he’ll wait ’til next year — the politics are simply too unpredictable right before the midterms — but lefties like Greg Sargent are nudging him to go big and to do it soon, notwithstanding the daily news about more illegals coming across the border. Maybe the lawsuit will inspire O to act sooner rather than later. Lefties will appreciate the act of defiance if Obama turns around in August and issues his order, right after being slapped with the suit. And the longer the new policy is in effect, the more a federal judge might hesitate to strike it down — in which case, Obama has a strong incentive to get it done quickly. Cross those fingers and hope for the best, red-state Democrats!

While you take all of that in, enjoy Mika Brzezinski being reduced nearly to tears at the thought of Precious facing an impeachment charge.


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Sweet home.

http://youtu.be/XzbdY_rPtjw

celtic warrior on July 9, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Sure, it might include immigration. Until Weepy Bohner gets that 3AM “Are you sure you don’t want to be invited to play golf with the President” call.

Jedditelol on July 9, 2014 at 4:05 PM

enjoy Mika Brzezinski being reduced nearly to tears at the thought of Precious facing an impeachment charge.

I did enjoy it. Thanks.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

He doesn’t need a lawsuit to stop it, alas.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

terryannonline’s bullshit on the illegal invasion w/b glorious.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

When are they going to stop sucking up to the Democrats’ victim groups.

crankyoldlady on July 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Four : Boener is a dbag who just wants to go all Cochran on us.

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Don’t fund obama’s request.

Let Zuckerberg and obama take care of the illegal invaders and fly them back to their homes, first class.

It’s way cheaper and more humane on their part. They enabled this.

Of course, Boner did too.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:08 PM

I’d like to see Sarah Palin debate Mika on the reasons why Obama should be impeached.

portlandon on July 9, 2014 at 4:08 PM

“I’m gonna sue the President.”

“What for?”

“Um, I haven’t figured that out yet.”

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 4:09 PM

You can see the leftist spin coming from a mile away: “REPUBLICANS SUE TO KEEP LATINO MIGRANTS OUT.”

At this point what difference would that make?

I hope the Rs who enabled obama, and all the illegal slave labor and child abuse, diseases and all, get punished, harshly.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Hopefully reality sets in at the DC corridors. Certainly obama is missing, which might be good.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The fact that Boehner doesn’t know what will or will not be in this lawsuit tells you all you need to know. Maybe enough people will wake up to the stunt this is that he’ll be forced to do something actually substantial rather than this theatre. But that’s probably being too hopeful.

sandbun on July 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM

One: Plain and simple, the politics have changed.

You be totally right.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM

I wish a conservative voice would buy one of the Big 3 TV networks. The truth needs to be spread wider.

Lord Whorfin on July 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Legal Latinos hate all this even more than the others.

Jobs, jobs, jobs, and long waiting, following the rules/laws, being good…then watching how easy and rewarding it is not to.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Greg Sargent = certified loon.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on July 9, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Hey, John… pssst…

If you have a case that warrants bringing suit… you have grounds for impeachment, m’kay?

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Cross those fingers and hope for the best, red-state Democrats!

Schadenfreude, pure!!!

While you take all of that in, enjoy Mika Brzezinski being reduced nearly to tears at the thought of Precious facing an impeachment charge.

Heh “Precious”…laughing tears

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Ok we need a new speaker of the house I’m tired of this spineless douche. Defund,impeach sue actually defund the whole White House….

sorrowen on July 9, 2014 at 4:16 PM

“REPUBLICANS SUE TO KEEP LATINO MIGRANTS OUT.”

I like the reverse headline. “CITY OF AUSTIN CONTINUES TO BURN AFTER LIBERALS, DESPERATE TO ERADICATE NEW CROSSBREED OF SCABIES AND DREADLOCK MITES THAT CONTINUE TO CHEW THROUGH THEIR HOSTS, BURN DOWN THEIR OWN HOMES.”

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Three: Boehner really does intend to include immigration in the suit, knowing full well that the left will brutalize the GOP over it. He has no choice, though. Remember, the ultimate goal of Beltway Republicans in their now years-long amnesty push is to impress Latino voters by showing that the GOP is willing to play ball on legalizing illegals, which in turn will (eventually) make Latinos more inclined to vote Republican. That’s what all of this has been about politically. If Obama now turns around and issues a mass amnesty on his own, the Republican dream of a mega-pander to Latinos will be up in smoke. As much as they hate to give the left a new reason to call them the “party of deportations” a la Beutler, they’d hate even more if Obama ends up earning all of the goodwill with Latinos that Republicans were hoping to share.

So chock full of lunacy, I’m not sure where to begin.

Oh, nevermind.

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 4:17 PM

The biggest domestic issue, along with the illegal invasion and all it brings, is that there is a Hitlarian media blackout in place, in 2014, in the USA.

This is truly dire.

The hacks who are paid by your taxes forbid the media to communicate, take pictures, etc. of what obama has brung at the border, in the camps, in the churches, at the mil. bases.

This is naziism and the media are culpable for not exposing it.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Boehner is brining a lawsuit to a gun fight…

… Just defund everything then start handing out pennies.

Seven Percent Solution on July 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

It’s funny how Mica’s lover ridicules her on TV.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Hornet, what a riot you are.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I wish a conservative voice would buy one of the Big 3 TV networks. The truth needs to be spread wider.

Lord Whorfin on July 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Not sure it matters since no one watches them anymore.

Tater Salad on July 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Unlike many on the right, I think the lawsuit approach is a smart move. When Presidents lose in court, their image is negatively affected at least a little bit. What concerns me is that it needs to be approached with care, handled by top counsel, and be relatively narrow/selective. Just throwing a bunch of crap at the wall is going to tick off the judges.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I wish a conservative voice would buy one of the Big 3 TV networks. The truth needs to be spread wider.

Lord Whorfin on July 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Caught a headline on Fox…..Undocumented Immigrants. I thought I had accidentally left it on CNN.
Our own side has useful idiots trying to undermine the law.
A few more years, those 47% of 15-17 yo males will be ready to be bussed to the local voting booth, from their tax payer subsidized home after attending college on the tax payer dime and eating tax payer meal ticket, competing with your own citizen children who will be overlooked for jobs in the name of affirmative action.
We’re talking another aggrieved victim class, you know.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

He included it because it was Sarah Palin’s main point she raised in calling for Obama’s impeachment.

Boehner is brining a lawsuit to a gun fight…

… Just defund everything then start handing out pennies.

Seven Percent Solution on July 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Yes. If Boehner had guts he would tighten those purse strings.

Andy McCarthy on Boehner’s lawsuit:

Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight
A congressional lawsuit is precisely the wrong weapon to combat Obama’s lawlessness.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 4:24 PM

National Guard to the entire southern border…

Military transport plans fueled up and ready…

Capture and fly them back…

Raid every sanctuary city and hideout, capture and send back immediately…

Pretty simple…

PatriotRider on July 9, 2014 at 4:25 PM

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

And you forgot obama’care’.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:26 PM

…what will this do to Obama’s timeline in issuing his amnesty? I’ve explained in other posts why I think he’ll wait ’til next year — the politics are simply too unpredictable right before the midterms

Obama will declare amnesty on the second day of summer recess. Why wouldn’t he? His job as lame duck progressive president is to do what he can to further the progressive agenda.

Can he win more democrat votes in 2014? How? In 2016? How?

Declaring an amnesty now gives the Right a good eye poking, which will make the Lefties ecstatic and will also increase the 2016 voting base. What could crybaby Boehner really do about it?

ROCnPhilly on July 9, 2014 at 4:26 PM

It was rather out of the blue, wasn’t it, AP?

Any chance that Boehner would suddenly remember to maybe/might/thinking about it/will consider including immigration in his Obama lawsuit right after Sarah Palin made immigration both the touchstone of her case for Obama’s impeachment and for identifying whether the GOP was left with any principles that would induce her to stay in it, knowing that enough GOPers are disgruntled enough to bolt after her if she leaves?

Nah…

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 4:26 PM

I like the reverse headline. “CITY OF AUSTIN CONTINUES TO BURN AFTER LIBERALS, DESPERATE TO ERADICATE NEW CROSSBREED OF SCABIES AND DREADLOCK MITES THAT CONTINUE TO CHEW THROUGH THEIR HOSTS, BURN DOWN THEIR OWN HOMES.”

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Truth in humor.

Seriously, public perception will be beyond anything Obama and the Dems can spin if TB & parasites goes from border problems to epidemic to pandemic. It’s why on another thread I said the CDC needs to be there.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM

I’m gonna sue, I’m gonna sue, believe me, I’m gonna sue………..thud.

d1carter on July 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Let Zuckerberg and obama take care of the illegal invaders and fly them back to their homes, first class.

It’s way cheaper and more humane on their part. They enabled this.

Of course, Boner did too.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:08 PM

I suggest we house illegals in Hussein’s Chicago home, in Zukerberg’s and Biden’s and Clinton’s and Yeb Bush’s estates, and they can join resources with Glenn Beck to feed and clothe the lice infested gang bangers.

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM

INC on July 9, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Beat me to it. They do not want her pumping up the volume. The lawsuit’s supposed to keep the base quiet. Nothing more.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Starting this fall when liberal’s kids start to have TB and Lice and Scabies they will agree with Boehner in getting those illegals out of this country.

BroncosRock on July 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Honestly, do optics matter anymore? The media just lies when the narrative doesn’t quite fit.

The current meme is that the Hobby Lobby case took away birth control from women, which is patently false and transparently tendentious, but the left’s base laps it up like ambrosia-tinged nectar from Olympus.

The Nutella Jesus can do no wrong. Weep on, Mika…weep on.

Good Solid B-Plus on July 9, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Unlike many on the right, I think the lawsuit approach is a smart move. When Presidents lose in court, their image is negatively affected at least a little bit.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

So… after 13 unanimous strike-downs by the SCOTUS, is there even a smidgen of negativity attached to Obama for that?

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 4:32 PM

You Sir are a charade. Please retire post haste.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:32 PM

*sans the space

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:33 PM

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM

I’m thinking Sarah Palin is now living rent-free in Boehner’s head.

It’s ironically amusing to see him come out with this right after she made illegals the big issue.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The list of BO’s unconstitutional power grabs is long, and, as

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

mentioned, they need to be selective in what they include. For those who missed it –

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/382021/lawyers-behind-lawsuit-against-obama-ian-tuttle

Syzygy on July 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 21m

The partisan press would love to make this a story about Republican hard hearts. Many on right are complicit if that narrative takes hold.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Unlike many on the right, I think the lawsuit approach is a smart move. When Presidents lose in court, their image is negatively affected at least a little bit. What concerns me is that it needs to be approached with care, handled by top counsel, and be relatively narrow/selective. Just throwing a bunch of crap at the wall is going to tick off the judges.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I think you’re correct in that it’s a PR stunt intended to drum up points for the Republicans. The problem is, it does basically nothing to actually stop or punish Obama’s abuses of power and makes the Republicans appear unserious about it. Obama only barely cares about public opinion anymore, given how unpopular he is and how unpopular all his signature policies are.

If we want to stop Obama’s abuses of power, something more serious than “symbolic” actions and victories need to be won. Because while we take “symbolic” and “moral” victories, the left is winning all the policy victories.

I also think this lawsuit will be totally forgotten the day after the election this year.

Doomberg on July 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 21m

The partisan press would love to make this a story about Republican hard hearts. Many on right are complicit if that narrative takes hold.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM

It’s true, our hyper-principled MSM would never push a false, misleading narrative.

Good Solid B-Plus on July 9, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Unlike many on the right, I think the lawsuit approach is a smart move. When Presidents lose in court, their image is negatively affected at least a little bit. What concerns me is that it needs to be approached with care, handled by top counsel, and be relatively narrow/selective. Just throwing a bunch of crap at the wall is going to tick off the judges.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 4:20 PM

We are not talking about a US President here,
we are dealing with a racist jihady who is an actual enemy of this nation and it’s people . He leads an organized gang of dependent low IQ racists who bite the hands which feed them.
“Image” is not what drives them to do anything.

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 4:37 PM

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

And you forgot obama’care’.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Oh Schad….they have 24/7 healthcare at their beck and call. Obamacare is for the common folk. Forced on you, like an aggressive date.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Complicit in the media’s lies?

Well, gee, I never knew the object of propaganda would be guilty of complicity in the propaganda.

Conservatives have been doing many good things for many years. Studies show over and over again they give most to charities. Southern Baptists have an emergency response organization that is in the big top three–along with the Red Cross, and I believe the other one is Good Will.

It’s lovely getting a backdoor twitter insult.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Yes this is a political stunt aim at getting money from conservatives. It will not work cause we know this is a stunt.

BroncosRock on July 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Four: Obama’s plan to push amnesty by breaking the immigration system isn’t as popular as Dems hoped it would be. You know, people protesting in Michigan, Dick Durbin fighting to keep them out of Illinois and the bad optics and all.

obladioblada on July 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Obamacare is for the common folk. Forced on you, like an aggressive date.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 4:38 PM

But he isn’t. He will not even take a picture with them :)

He just has them fooled. obama hates people, most of all the middle class and the poor.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Two: It’s just blather.

This.

sauldalinsky on July 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Five: obama’s illegal invasion is really unpopular with the Reagan Democrats. Mark it.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

That’s the precise opposite of the message that the GOP leadership wants to push before 2016.

Apparently the message the GOP leadership is looking for involves handing out teddy bears to the invaders.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 4:42 PM

The lawsuit is pretty much pointless and will likely go nowhere.

If the aim was to fire up the base and garner some support for the establishment, not going to work.

Sorry guys, everyone knows you’re just phoning it in at this point. A meaningless, toothless suit doesn’t begin to make up for decades of backstabbing, and the Mississippi primary.

Meople on July 9, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 21m

The partisan press would love to make this a story about Republican hard hearts. Many on right are complicit if that narrative takes hold.

This is the perennial Republican excuse to meekly go along with the Democrat policy proposals. “Think of the media reaction and optics!”

I’m not sure why people who really think like this (as opposed to people who cynically lie because they support the Democrat policy) are even in politics if they are this scared of the other side saying anything negative about them.

Doomberg on July 9, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Andy McCarthy on his new book on impeaching Obama–a long column, but worth the read:

Faithless Execution:

His conclusion:

There are really only three constitutional ways to stop presidential lawlessness.

The first is the ballot box. But this president will face no more elections

The second check on presidential lawlessness is the power of the purse. The Constitution empowers Congress to deprive the administration of funds. That makes it much harder for the administration to abuse its powers. As Faithless Execution argues, however, just as the president has violated his constitutional obligation to execute the laws faithfully, so, too, has Congress ignored its constitutional duty to guard against presidential lawlessness.

That leaves impeachment as the final, ultimate check.

If these three tools — elections, the power of the purse, and impeachment — are not used, that is a political choice the country can make. Faithless Execution simply argues that we should make it with our eyes open. President Obama’s brand of lawlessness is not like what we saw from President Clinton. It is an attack on the constitutional framework itself. A decision to do nothing about it is not without consequences.

It would mean the separation of powers that is the key to safeguarding our liberties has been permanently eroded. It would mean the president is no longer accountable for the wrongs that he and his subordinates commit. It would mean the United States of America has been fundamentally transformed: from a nation of laws, to a nation ruled by presidential whim.

I really hope we don’t let that happen.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I agree with Glenn Beck on wanting to give out water and soccer balls and teddy bears to kids who cross the border. Giving them soccer balls will give those kids something to do until we drive them back across the border.

BroncosRock on July 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM

The fact that Boehner doesn’t know what will or will not be in this lawsuit tells you all you need to know.

sandbun on July 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Exactly. Boehner’s ‘lawsuit’ will be like a mirage. Anything you want it to be.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 4:47 PM

While you take all of that in, enjoy Mika Brzezinski being reduced nearly to tears at the thought of Precious facing an impeachment charge.

Wow! Considering it is a moot point so long as the Dems are in control of the Senate and fully a two year process even if the GOP gains majority in January…….

Mika being upset over this shows one of two things. What an idiot she is or what a snit Valarie Jarrett was in this morning.

Happy Nomad on July 9, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Expect Obama to travel to the border and give this speech:

“Tear down this wall”

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Retweeted by Noah Rothman
Seung Min Kim ‏@seungminkim 39s

Obama delivering statement from Texas on border crisis at 6:45 p.m. ET

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

If Boehner can sue the President, can Republicans sue Boehner?

huckleberryfriend on July 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Remember, the ultimate goal of Beltway Republicans in their now years-long amnesty push is to impress Latino voters by showing that the GOP is willing to play ball on legalizing illegals, which in turn will (eventually) make Latinos more inclined to vote Republican. That’s what all of this has been about politically.

Both you, AP, and the GOP are wrong. This misguided strategy will LOSE the GOP base, and gain not one vote from “Hispanics”.

This strategy says, “Let’s cater to a certain minority by rewarding criminals with their ill-gotten gains so we can stay in power”. I can picture the bumper stickers now.

The 54% of Hispanics (the noisy ones) who demand amnesty ARE ALREADY DEMOCRATS (and card-carrying La Raza members). The 40% who demand law enforcement will not be impressed with more competition in the labor market. So no gain either way.

And the GOP will LOSE ITS BASE. Dumb all around.

http://www.jmisys.com/immigrationmarches/zogby5.html

fred5678 on July 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Doomberg July 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I agree that this isn’t enough, but the Left attacks from many different directions at the same time and so should we.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I’m thinking Sarah Palin is now living rent-free in Boehner’s head.

It’s ironically amusing to see him come out with this right after she made illegals the big issue.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 4:33 PM

There is also the possibility that, both of them being politicians, Palin and Boehner each sensed a shift in the winds of public opinion on Obama and immigration at about the same time. The difference between them being that the principled, proactive Palin would use it to begin making the case for Obama’s impeachment (and directly criticizing the Boehner lawsuit in the process), while also putting the amnesty wing of the GOP on notice that this is a deal-breaker for party loyalty and unity; whereas Boehner is purely reactionary, to hang on to the base: “Hey, look at us, too!” But as usual, Boehner’s timing is lousy and he looks like he’s reacting to Palin.

Her goals are long-term, his extend barely beyond the midterms. And his own retirement.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

I agree with Glenn Beck on wanting to give out water and soccer balls and teddy bears to kids who cross the border. Giving them soccer balls will give those kids something to do until we drive them back across the border.

You really think Hussein purchased all these walking biological grenades to send them back ?

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Anybody seen this deal that was announced on Monday?

“On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico….

The official announcement only confirms what many of us have known all along…the current chaos on the border which the Obama administration has sympathetically (and dishonestly) characterized as a “humanitarian crisis,” only exists due to collusion between the governments of Mexico, Guatemala and likely the United States.

http://www.examiner.com/article/mexico-made-deal-to-send-more-illegal-aliens-to-the-u-s

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 21m

The partisan press would love to make this a story about Republican hard hearts. Many on right are complicit if that narrative takes hold.

If you like your pro amnesty, pro abortion squish blogger who spits in the eye of HA commenters/readers/sharersonsocialmedia, you can keep your pro amnesty, pro abortion squish blogger who spits in the eye of commenters/readers/sharersonsocialmedia.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Impeachment of the President isn’t an option. That’s one weapon we can’t use unless we have the votes and public support. And if the argument is that just the process will hurt him, well, look at Clinton. It doesn’t turn out that way. Suing, trying to defund, removing his evil minions at the different agencies, etc. is all we can do at this point.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Good points. I think Boehner is scrambling around for the best political front to present on illegals. I do think Palin forced his hand yesterday.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Anyone still thinking legal mechanisms can deal with these people needs to rent the movie CONSPIRACY, a dramatization based on the surviving notes from the Wannsee conference. In the face of hideous demands made by the SS, some of the bureaucrats keep appealing to the Nuremburg Laws and even to promises made by Hitler himself. It’s fascinating, and chilling, to watch as each one realizes how irrelevant their proud legal system now was, and how inescapably in the control of the SS each of them now were. That’s basically where we are now.

S.P. Link on July 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Whoa – I literally watched that last night. What an awesome and sickening movie.

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The Tea Party needs to start talking about the Establishment’s ‘New Serfs’.

PersonFromPorlock on July 9, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Retweeted by Noah Rothman
jon gabriel ‏@exjon 3m

“There are some who say we should nuke all border crossers, while others say we should give them each a mansion. This is a false choice.”

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Anybody seen this deal that was announced on Monday?

“On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico….

The official announcement only confirms what many of us have known all along…the current chaos on the border which the Obama administration has sympathetically (and dishonestly) characterized as a “humanitarian crisis,” only exists due to collusion between the governments of Mexico, Guatemala and likely the United States.

http://www.examiner.com/article/mexico-made-deal-to-send-more-illegal-aliens-to-the-u-s

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Revoke all aid immediately and send our military to the border.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Anybody seen this deal that was announced on Monday?

“On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico….

The official announcement only confirms what many of us have known all along…the current chaos on the border which the Obama administration has sympathetically (and dishonestly) characterized as a “humanitarian crisis,” only exists due to collusion between the governments of Mexico, Guatemala and likely the United States.

http://www.examiner.com/article/mexico-made-deal-to-send-more-illegal-aliens-to-the-u-s

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 4:59 PM

and this is just the one ” agreement” we know about,
imagine what meheecans will do for muzzies ?

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Revoke all aid immediately and send our military to the border.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

STOP donating money to churches and STOP donating to charities like Salvation Army and others. They are screwing us while spitting on us and calling us racists .

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Related topic: What the h*ll is wrong with Lindsey Graham?

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/211739-graham-gop-must-pony-up-border-funds-or-take-blame

Good grief. Don’t ask; don’t tell, Lindsey.

onlineanalyst on July 9, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I like the reverse headline. “CITY OF AUSTIN CONTINUES TO BURN AFTER LIBERALS, DESPERATE TO ERADICATE NEW CROSSBREED OF SCABIES AND DREADLOCK MITES THAT CONTINUE TO CHEW THROUGH THEIR HOSTS, BURN DOWN THEIR OWN HOMES.”

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 4:17 PM

And somehow it will be the fault of the GOP and conservatives, and HotAir will be right their clucking their tongues in harmony. If only conservatives had sent more teddy bears and diapers, or something.

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Retweeted by Noah Rothman
jon gabriel ‏@exjon 3m

“There are some who say we should nuke all border crossers, while others say we should give them each a mansion. This is a false choice.”

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Did Gabriel originate that? He’s usually not the type to throw out silly strawmen like that. I’m guessing I’m missing context, or he was making fun of (if not outright quoting) Obama…

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I’ll look at his page. Give me just a minute.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Midas on July 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Here. His page. You judge.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 5:16 PM

but lefties like Greg Sargent are nudging him to go big and to do it soon, notwithstanding the daily news about more illegals coming across the border

Ever since Podesta came on board as chief of staff, Obysmal has been urged to go big and dare anyone to do anything about his decisions.

onlineanalyst on July 9, 2014 at 5:17 PM

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 5:09 PM

That’s it. The Salvation Army and not Good Will is the other one in the top three emergency relief groups.

I see no reason to stop donating to churches or charities of one’s choice.

As far as I know, only one Catholic diocese (or archdiocese) in CA was pushing having parishioners take in illegals.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 5m

It insults intelligence to argue that the border is secure because border crossers are being captured, and yet I’ve heard it 3 times today.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Maybe because Obama’s “optics” in this situation are clearly that he is the Human Trafficker in Chief?

RushBaby on July 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Obama is flooding Texas with illegals dumped by Mexico…Guatemala…the whole southern half of the continent…

In May 48,000

In June 47,000

At least 10,000 are children without parents.

I hope Gov. Perry is speaking plainly to Obama in the helicopter…and using OIL as the big stick.

The State of Texas found in June that there is no medical screening…no vaccinations…no TB screening…no screening of MS 13 gang members – WFAA

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Ted

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Revoke all aid immediately and send our military to the border.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

STOP donating money to churches and STOP donating to charities like Salvation Army and others. They are screwing us while spitting on us and calling us racists .

burrata on July 9, 2014 at 5:09 PM

The Catholic Church wants their flock to “adopt” a border jumping lawbreaker…….don’t do organized religion and only donate locally.
The beginning of the school year is going to make August Townhalls look tame. Don’t want Johnny getting MRSA or H1N1.
And, MS13 says gracias.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Boehner: Yes, our lawsuit against Obama might include immigration

…sue yourself while you’re at it crybaby!…you have been in charge of the purse strings since 2010!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 5m

It insults intelligence to argue that the border is secure because border crossers are being captured, and yet I’ve heard it 3 times today.

I don’t think that walking up carrying pre-printed signs and chanting “Hope and Change” in the middle of the day is considered ‘captured’.

faraway on July 9, 2014 at 5:25 PM

The Tea Party needs to start talking about the Establishment’s ‘New Serfs’.

PersonFromPorlock on July 9, 2014 at 5:02 PM

That is exactly what is happening…the creation of a permanent underclass in a new euro-style class system.

It is the antithesis of America masquerading as an immigration policy to force amnesty.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 5:26 PM

The current immigration mess, like BarryCare, will eventually effect a lot of people, if not everybody, either by disease, crime, or national security.

The Demo wheeze about how can we separate these families or give us your tired, your poor is already falling by the wayside as we find out the Border Patrol was told to turn a blind eye to gangbangers or the newest disease to cross the border is hoof and mouth.

formwiz on July 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM

The State of Texas found in June that there is no medical screening…no vaccinations…no TB screening…no screening of MS 13 gang members – WFAA

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM

This is reprehensible and dangerously irresponsible. IOW typical of Obama and his administration.

Murrieta Protest Leader: I Joined Movement When My Granddaughter Caught Hand and Foot Disease (Video)

For eight months they’ve been bringing in immigrants but they’ve been doing it in the middle of the night… Basically, they come in with shipments every 72 hours. I became aware of it and started really researching it when my granddaughter, three years-old, was diagnosed with hand and foot disease and the doctor made the comment, ‘Hey, I don’t understand this. We got this sudden spike in disease here lately. So, I started researching and found out it was a direct result of the illegal immigration coming in.

INC on July 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM

The current immigration mess, like BarryCare, will eventually effect a lot of people, if not everybody, either by disease, crime, or national security.

The Demo wheeze about “how can we separate these families” or “give us your tired, your poor” is already falling by the wayside as we find out the Border Patrol was told to turn a blind eye to gangbangers or the newest disease to cross the border is hoof and mouth.

formwiz on July 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM

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