Boehner gets angry on immigration: When is Obama going to take some responsibility for something?

posted at 2:01 pm on July 10, 2014 by Allahpundit

Is this a trick question?

Seriously, I hate to hassle the guy when he’s scoring a righteous point on President Buckpasser and I really hate to do it at a moment when even some liberals are in agreement, sniffing that O’s sad little presser last night had more to do with blame-shifting than with actually solving the border crisis. But listen: Obama ain’t the only one who’s been signaling “permiso” to would-be illegals in Mexico and Central America with nonstop chatter about amnesty over the past 18 months. He’s the guiltiest culprit, sure. He issued that DREAM amnesty for young illegals in 2012 as an election pander and he’s spent his days ever since whining that Republicans aren’t doing enough to bring adult illegals “out of the shadows.” Even when there’s a surge in illegal border crossings that could be partially solved by undoing a law that prevents kids from being summarily deported back to their home countries, he decides not to ask Congress to undo it for fear of annoying his pro-amnesty base. This is mostly his fault.

Mostly. If you’d been following U.S. immigration politics from afar since election 2012, you would have heard lots of blather by now about “reform” from prominent Republicans too, including and especially the Speaker of the House, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, and the Senate’s biggest Republican Latino star. Go figure that foreign media would have inferred that newly arrived illegals stand a better chance now of being allowed to stay in the U.S. than they have in years, partly because even the opposition party is led by people who are “hellbent” for their own political reasons to reward illegal immigration. Boehner, more than anyone outside the Chamber of Commerce on the right, shares the blame he’s pawning off on Obama. And I guarantee you: As angry as he appears to be here, he’s still quietly trying to game out a way to bring a comprehensive reform bill to the House floor without blowing up the party in the process. Maybe next year.

Oh, and the answer to the question in the headline is, “Next month, if we get another good jobs report.”


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Meow, what do you think of Boehner?

Bmore on July 11, 2014 at 12:39 AM

One Boner is in collusion with the current resident of the White House. I won’t be voting GOP if he’s re-selected as Speaker. If he’s Speaker, one can be assured that no conservative agenda will be put forward.

The GOP has left the conservatives, and we need to stop trying to fix them from the inside. Time for them to go the way of the Whigs.

Wino on July 11, 2014 at 1:33 AM

My favorite part is his looking down at his notes to see what he’s angry about. *reads* Oh yeah, and another thing! *reads* This really has me fuming *reads* My face goes from deeply tanned to red.

bour3 on July 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Well, Mr. Speaker, the US House has plenty enough power to hold the Executive accountable even before you get to impeachment.

That power of the purse that allows the House to snap the spending shut in a heartbeat via the contract officer’s certification by the US House would be a direct exercise in accountability by curbing the abusive tendencies of the Executive without having to even go to the US Senate.

On budgetary matters you could budget per agency and department, and stop the slush-funding of multiple agencies and allowing the Executive to shift funds between them. That, too, is a direct power and is done by passing single bills for each agency and department and putting the onus on the Senate to pass them. If it doesn’t want to, then IT IS THE PROBLEM, not the US House. You could make the case for fiscal accountability, fiscal rectitude and needing to obey the law to get funded.

All within what the US House can do.

Sadly, Mr. Speaker, you have no back-bone to hold the President and the Executive power accountable nor to curb spending to abusive agencies and departments. You could make the President accountable and give him fights he doesn’t like and comes off looking the worse by just DOING YOUR DAMNED JOB THAT YOU VOLUNTEERED FOR.

No one is forcing you to be a craven idiot and coward, Mr. Speaker.

You could just walk away from the position and let someone who wants the job and will do it take over from you. As it is you are tooting a horn and not holding it up to your lips to do so, but holding it up to your posterior where the notes sound flat.

ajacksonian on July 11, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Boehner gets angry on immigration: When is Obama going to take some responsibility for something?

One could make similar complaints about Boehner.

zoyclem on July 11, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Boehner & company allowing Prez Barry a free reign for 6 years, now they cry outrage. Whose kidding who? Greasy slicksters figure we don’t know any better.

RdLake on July 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Obama and his administration, in less than six years has made this country the laughing stock of the world. Boehner and his RINOs have done the same thing to the Republican controlled House of Representatives. It is apparent to those of us that love our country that the inmates are in charge of the asylum. We had better do better in the up coming election or all is lost.

savage24 on July 11, 2014 at 3:38 PM

The current immigration crisis with adults, not kids, entering the country and being released by the border patrol to go their way is one more example of Obama ignoring the law.

It’s true that current law says that unaccompanied kids from non-contiguous countries that enter the US can remain while their situation is investigated and delt with by immigration courts.

However, Adults and kids traveling with adults from any country can be denied entry to the US or if apprehended after entry deported immediately. There is certainly no law that says the border patrol should release them to go their way or transport them to cities across the US and release them there.

Nomas on July 11, 2014 at 11:02 PM

I still blame the Congress for the mess we are in, and the politicians think they are playing a game, which inside the BeltWay it is a game I guess.

mixplix on July 13, 2014 at 3:54 PM

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