Surprise: Democrats want to link comprehensive immigration reform to House GOP’s border crisis bill; Update: No way, says Boehner

posted at 5:21 pm on July 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, a rational move if you’re an amnesty shill, no? Obama and Reid know the House won’t pass a mega-bill legalizing all of America’s illegals simply to get O to agree to slow the influx of Central American kids at the border, but that’s okay. When the House ends up choking on this counteroffer, Democrats can get back to their “Republicans hate Latinos or else they’d pass reform” talking points. If they can’t get an amnesty deal out of this crisis, at least they’re going to exploit it to stoke the GOP leadership’s panic over losing Latino voters for good.

Here’s today’s reminder that Democrats will never agree to improve security for the sake of improving security, even during a sustained surge of illegals across the border. There needs to be a concession to make them undertake something so unpalatable.

If House Republicans pass a pared-down funding bill for the border crisis, Senate Democrats are warning they may try to attach the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill to the package…

“The only way any piece of the House proposal could become law is if it was conferenced with the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, which is something we’d certainly consider,” a senior Democratic aide said Tuesday.

The four GOP members of the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill have already warned against any proposal that links President Barack Obama’s request for border aid money with the immigration legislation that cleared the Senate last year with the support of 14 Republicans.

“While we continue to support the goals of comprehensive immigration reform, none of us would support including that bill in legislation needed this year to address the current humanitarian crisis on our southern border,” said Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina plus John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

Border hawks like Mickey Kaus are forever worried that an innocuous House bill on immigration could be transformed during a conference committee into a trojan horse for the Gang of Eight bill, but it’s hard to see that happening if Republican Gang-of-Eighters are themselves opposed to a grand bargain on amnesty right now. As for the House bill itself, Matt Boyle notes that it does nothing to undo Obama’s 2012 amnesty for DREAMers (a.k.a. DACA):

The final legislation that Boehner’s border crisis working group, led by Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), introduced on Tuesday afternoon includes no plan to fight the president on his executive amnesty plans, despite numerous efforts by senior conservative Republicans to get the speaker to do so. Instead, Boehner’s plan offers $659 million for the border crisis and makes a few minor changes in policy that don’t get close to solving what key immigration hawks say is the root cause of the problem: the perennial promise of amnesty to illegal aliens by executive order from President Obama.

Ted Cruz wanted a bill that would end DACA eligibility for future illegals without quite repealing it for illegals already enrolled in the program. That’s a small concession to the political reality with which Republicans have been coping since election day 2012, namely, while they’re willing to delay comprehensive immigration reform and have minor skirmishes with Obama on executive amnesty, they won’t engage in a high-stakes battle for fear of alienating Latinos. They won’t try to repeal DACA; Democrats will say “Republicans hate Latino children.” They won’t categorically rule out comprehensive reform, even now, despite the fact that the border crisis has proved Democrats have no intentions whatsoever of enforcing the border. They’ll complain about executive overreach in Obama’s promise to legalize millions more illegals by presidential order later this summer, but they won’t impeach him over it — in fact, they won’t even include immigration in their separation-of-powers lawsuit. Clearly, fear of demographic change means Republicans will never take a firm “security first, legalization later” approach, so why even hold out at this point? What does delaying the inevitable achieve? Public opinion would have to turn heavily towards enforcement for them to be willing to do that; it’s turned a little (maybe?), but not so much that Republicans are going to risk long-term alienation of Latinos by gambling on “security first now. So what are they waiting for?

Update: As expected, Boehner says no way to comprehensive immigration reform — for now.

“Senator Reid, embarrassed that he cannot strong-arm the Senate into passing the blank check President Obama demanded, is making a deceitful and cynical attempt to derail the House’s common-sense solution. So let me be as clear as I can be with Senator Reid: the House of Representatives will not take up the Senate immigration reform bill or accept it back from the Senate in any fashion. Nor will we accept any attempt to add any other comprehensive immigration reform bill or anything like it, including the DREAM Act, to the House’s targeted legislation, which is meant to fix the actual problems causing the border crisis. Such measures have no place in the effort to solve this crisis, and any attempt to exploit this crisis by adding such measures will run into a brick wall in the People’s House.

“While the White House has abandoned all pretense of governing and the Senate is doing almost nothing to address our struggling economy, Republicans remain committed to addressing the American people’s priorities, and that includes passing a responsible bill this week to help secure our border and return these children safely to their home countries.”

He can’t turn around in the middle of a border crisis, three months out from the midterms and with Dave Brat having nuked Eric Cantor on immigration, and agree to amnesty. Try him again next year, though!


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Republicans and Democrats are simply two heads of the same snake.

tcufrog on July 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Hopefully it’s obvious by now that the actions of democrats are treasonous.

Nothing they do is in the best interest of the US or it’s people. They simply do whatever they need to get richer and more powerful.

darwin on July 29, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Wow. What a surprise. /sarc

IrishEyes on July 29, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Republicans remain committed to addressing the American people’s priorities, and that includes passing a responsible bill this week to help secure our border and return these children safely to their home countries.”

What you should do Boehner, is publically encourage state governors to ignore the federal government and start deporting on their own. Border states should use NG if possiblle or call up a militia to secure their borders. Deputize thousands.

darwin on July 29, 2014 at 5:32 PM

If enough Islamic crazies are slipped in across the border and start blowing up Democrat donors, the Demos will be the first to support border security.

formwiz on July 29, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Public opinion would have to turn heavily towards enforcement for them to be willing to do that; it’s turned a little (maybe?), but not so much that Republicans are going to risk long-term alienation of Latinos by gambling on “security first now.”

Again: let’s see a specific poll on this as well as Barry’s plan for a massive executive amnesty fiat. The CNN/Pew polls already gave us an idea. A landslide issue is in the making…..

cdog0613 on July 29, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Try him again next year, though!

Just as likely as to be during the lame duck session after the mid-terms, AP.

Athos on July 29, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Here’s today’s reminder that Democrats will never agree to improve security for the sake of improving security, even during a sustained surge of illegals across the border. There needs to be a concession to make them undertake something so unpalatable.

I think you meant: there needs to be a concession to make them pretend to undertake a hollow facade of something so unpalatable.

Fenris on July 29, 2014 at 5:35 PM

If enough Islamic crazies are slipped in across the border and start blowing up Democrat donors, the Demos will be the first to support border security.

formwiz on July 29, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Nope, they will say our pro-Israeli policies are forcing the terrorists to attack us – and that we need to abandon Israel.

It’s always, Blame America First…..

Athos on July 29, 2014 at 5:35 PM

It’s not a “border crisis.”

It’s a “colonization crisis.”

And the people pouring into the U.S. are not “illegals,” “migrants,” “children,” “waifs,” etc.

They are colonists.

Call them that. It’s true. They are.

The Far Left sees this invasion as payback for the colonization of America by European whites way back when.

And that jet Obama’s sending to Honduras to fill with kids to bring to the U.S.? I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re calling it “Mayflower II.”

FlameWarrior on July 29, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Nancy Pelosi On Illegal Immigrants: “We Cannot Have Deportation Without Representation”…

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 5:37 PM

How will the elections in November change anything..?

d1carter on July 29, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Joe Carr beating Lamar Alexander might stiffen their spine a little more.

LilyBart on July 29, 2014 at 5:38 PM

If enough Islamic crazies are slipped in across the border and start blowing up Democrat donors, the Demos will be the first to support border security.

formwiz on July 29, 2014 at 5:32 PM

They may be stone age barbarians, but they’re not quite that stupid. Of course, if they’re Jewish donors they won’t be able to help themselves. But mostly they’ll probably start with agitating and protests.

Fenris on July 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM

After the Nov. elections the GOP House and Senate need to pass a bill that permanently denies citizenship to any illegal given DACA amnesty and finally revoke the birthright citizenship scam. The public, I believe, will support both, especially if Obama gives amnesty via diktat.

Charlemagne on July 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM

It’s time we did everything we can to purge out of the party those Republicans that voted for the Gang of 8 amnesty bill.

The biggest offender is Lamar Alexander.

Or I should say he is the only offender that has a primary. Alexander voted for the Rubio bill. And now Alexander takes a cue from the leftists by getting Orwellian and saying he “voted against amnesty” by voting for amnesty. No. Making an example now out of the betraying Alexander (who said he wouldn’t vote for amnesty) will hopefully to a large degree silence the Chamber of Commerce shills that keep calling for amnesty even in the face of this unprecedented border invasion.

Vote Alexander OUT of office on August 7th, and donate or blog or do whatever you can do in the last 10 days to help Joe Carr win. Here are couple of developments:

** Laura Ingraham records a great robocall for Carr. Listen to the call at the link.

Join the National Movement To Throw Amnesty Alexander Out of Office in 9 Days! (With on the ground immigration protests against Alexander & Obama in Tennessee on Saturday!)

anotherJoe on July 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM

John, you sure impeachment is off the table….?

d1carter on July 29, 2014 at 5:40 PM

CAN I QUESTION THEIR PATRIOTISM NOW?

Tard on July 29, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Boehner and the other Republicans should tell Obama to go f–k himself.

Why give him $659 million more to piss away on more bus and plane tickets for illegal aliens to get to their U.S. destinations?

Obama wants open borders and massive Third World illegal immigration, let him figure out how to pay for them.

Meanwhile, let Dim politicians go back home and explain to their constituents this fall how they’re not willing to pass any laws to secure our border, because they want amnesty for millions of illegals first. That will go over well.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 5:41 PM

As expected, Boehner says no way to comprehensive immigration reform

Oh no he di’in’t!

Dongemaharu on July 29, 2014 at 5:42 PM

You can’t always get what you want…But if you try real hard you just might find you get what you need… – Mick Jagger

workingclass artist on July 29, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Americans get taxed with little representation.

Criminaliens get representation and no deportation.

Up is down.

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 5:46 PM

“Here’s today’s reminder that Democrats will never agree to improve security for the sake of improving security, even during a sustained surge of illegals across the border.”

Everyone make sure to remember this fact…

… Especially in today’s world.


How the Deadly Ebola Virus Almost Got to the United States

Seven Percent Solution on July 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Joe Carr beating Lamar Alexander might stiffen their spine a little more.

LilyBart on July 29, 2014 at 5:38 PM

EXACTLY!

Another link: http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/will-gang-of-eight-amnesty-vote-come-back-to-haunt-rino-lamar-alexander-21240/

anotherJoe on July 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Latino voters should feel insulted that politicians assume they can only be swayed if one party legalizes illegal aliens.

And if some Latino voters don’t feel insulted, then that’s pretty pathetic. And if there are voters who truly will only be swayed by the passage of illegal alien amnesty, then such voters are a disgrace to this country.

Is their obsession with ethnicity more important than the well-being of the country?

bluegill on July 29, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Beyond sleazy move by the left – but not a surprise – Boehner better hold firm

jake-the-goose on July 29, 2014 at 5:53 PM

it’s hard to see that happening if Republican Gang-of-Eighters are themselves opposed to a grand bargain on amnesty right now

I no longer trust Republicans on the immigration/border security issue – PERIOD! I have no doubt that the gang-of-eighters would go for comprehensive immigration reform in a heartbeat. I believe Boehner’s buy-in fee to his future career as a well-paid partner in a lobbying firm is delivery of comprehensive immigration reform. The campaign cash being dangled before Republican pols for support of amnesty must be large, because they are drooling to get it.

If most of the GOP sees any path to win election while signing onto amnesty, they will take it.

Keep the pressure on!

pilsener on July 29, 2014 at 5:53 PM

CAN I QUESTION THEIR PATRIOTISM NOW?

Tard on July 29, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Not quite yet.

On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

Okay, now you can question away.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 5:54 PM

“Comprehensive” legislation should be banned. Laws should be short enough to be read and understood before voted on.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 29, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Latino voters should feel insulted that politicians assume they can only be swayed if one party legalizes illegal aliens.

And if some Latino voters don’t feel insulted, then that’s pretty pathetic. And if there are voters who truly will only be swayed by the passage of illegal alien amnesty, then such voters are a disgrace to this country.

Is their obsession with ethnicity more important than the well-being of the country?

bluegill on July 29, 2014 at 5:51 PM

If it’s “pretty pathetic”, then nearly all of human history is pathetic. You might even say that the US is exceptional.

Fenris on July 29, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Defeat pro-illegal alien amnesty Lamar Alexander.

bluegill on July 29, 2014 at 5:53 PM

I like your post. Much more to the point than I am usually!

So here’s still another link, you got to hear Laura humorously impale Alexander if you haven’t already: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/22/Laura-Ingraham-Skewers-Lamar-Alexander-As-Old-And-Out-Of-Touch-in-Rally-For-Joe-Carr

anotherJoe on July 29, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Raise your hand if you did not see this coming. Election year ploy and the Dems are panicking big time. They are tossing anything they can come up with at the wall to see if something will stick to get them out of the mess they made.

Johnnyreb on July 29, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Get the senate and we control appropriations to the IRS, EPA, immigration, HHS, and more.

But none of this is possible without a GOP senate majority. So don’t give me any crap that control of the senate doesn’t matter.

It matters w judicial confirmations as well.

We can make obama’s last two years a living Hell

matthew8787 on July 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM

On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

Okay, now you can question away.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 5:54 PM

You didn’t build built that!

Resist We Much on July 29, 2014 at 6:01 PM

obama doesn’t deserve a penny for the mess he created at the border.

He can house as many kids as he wants, along with Zuckerberg and all the R traitors of the land. Send a bunch to Michael Moore’s homes.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

Okay, now you can question away.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Notice how they never actually name any of those “many achievements and contributions” that Muslims have made to building our nation and strengthening our democracy.

Which would come first, I wonder. The nearly 3,000 Americans murdered by Muslims on 9/11? The billions of dollars’ worth of damage to our economy caused by the Muslim attacks on 9/11? The billions we have spent on security since 9/11, including the millions spent defending meritless CAIR lawsuits? The dozens of Americans maimed and/or killed by the Muslim Boston Marathon bombers? The dozens of Americans killed by Muslim Major Hasan in the Fort Hood massacre? The Muslim underwear bomber? The Muslim shoe bomber? Gee, so many Muslim-American “achievements and contributions” to choose from.

Just once I’d like to see some reporter quiz Obama about this. Ask him to name the top three Muslim contributions to making the U.S. the great nation that it is — and no pointless, nonsensical blather about how “diversity is our greatest strength” allowed.

Then wait for the awkward silence.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Senator Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is Surrender To A Lawless President

Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the President go forward with these lawless actions. Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the President’s executive amnesty.

That the House leaders’ border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless President. And it is a submission to the subordination of congressional power.

Welcome to Cuba Norte

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

matthew8787 on July 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM

The House already controls funding for the Executive.

The GOPe “Leadership” won’t use it.

But hey! Sure would have been nice if the GOPe hadn’t pi$$ed away the whole debt ceiling thing and kicked THAT can into 2015, huh?

I’m thinking the whole idea of giving Obama a blank check to spend as much as he wants until sometime next year doesn’t look so “good” now, does it?

And lastly, the Senate Rollover Caucus hasn’t proven in the LEAST (Cruz and Lee excepted) that they have the sack, even IF they had the majority, to do anything OTHER than exactly what Obama wants.

So you go right ahead and hold your breath, waiting for an (R) controlled Senate to all of a sudden grow a sack and stand up to Obama, I’m not.

Meople on July 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Sessions is absolutely right.

Why give the lawless Obama another dime, let alone another $659 million of our dollars. All he’s going to do is spend it on ushering more Third World illegal aliens into the U.S.

Tell him to go f–k himself. Not one more dime. If he wants open borders and unlimited illegal alien immigration, let him pay for it himself.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Just once I’d like to see some reporter quiz Obama about this. Ask him to name the top three Muslim contributions to making the U.S. the great nation that it is — and no pointless, nonsensical blather about how “diversity is our greatest strength” allowed.

Then wait for the awkward silence.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

No kidding. How have Muslims been involved in building the very fabric of our nation? How many of the Founding Fathers were Muslim?

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Tell him to go f–k himself. Not one more dime. If he wants open borders and unlimited illegal alien immigration, let him pay for it himself.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Not one more dime but we could offer him a teddy bear or soccer ball just to show the GOP cares. /

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Another shutdown is exactly what Reid and Obama want. We have to control the senate in order to effect budget reductions and tie the hands of he agencies and executive branch itself. That is why the rats are terrified.

matthew8787 on July 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

He can house as many kids as he wants, along with Zuckerberg and all the R traitors of the land. Send a bunch to Michael Moore’s homes.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Careful. Moore’s estranged spouse just got picked up for DUI. Putting kids in the home she is squatting in would be a harmful environment for a child.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

No kidding. How have Muslims been involved in building the very fabric of our nation? How many of the Founding Fathers were Muslim?

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I would really like to know how many hundreds of Billions (with a “B”) of taxpayer dollars have been given to terrorist groups by Obama and his Jew-hating Regime?

Meople on July 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Another shutdown is exactly what Reid and Obama want. We have to control the senate in order to effect budget reductions and tie the hands of he agencies and executive branch itself. That is why the rats are terrified.

matthew8787 on July 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

No one’s talking about another fake “shutdown”. The House committees can impose all kinds of pain on Obama and his minions, the House “Leadership” won’t do it, any of it.

Meople on July 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Just once I’d like to see some reporter quiz Obama about this. Ask him to name the top three Muslim contributions to making the U.S. the great nation that it is — and no pointless, nonsensical blather about how “diversity is our greatest strength” allowed.

Then wait for the awkward silence.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Well, they gave the Marines something to do in their early years, and inspired a line in a song. Does that count?

Fenris on July 29, 2014 at 6:26 PM

why does boehner keep spending our money?

renalin on July 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM

AZCoyote on July 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

I agree with you 100%. Jeff Sessions is a patriot.

The failures of these members of the political class who have the gall to call themselves lawmakers, congressmen, fill me with sorrow. Sorrow for the trampling of the constitution, for the abandonment of US citizens, our tax payers and workers, to the wanton predation of illegal aliens and cheap foreign labor, and sorrow for the loss of our nation to criminals who have no love for this nation, its citizens, its unique culture, or our constitution.

Boehner will cut a deal with the Obama administration and Democrats, just as he and the GOP have always done. He will seek to service the needs of the GOP establishment, his own career goals, and their donors, and he will ignore the needs and interests of the American citizens, the rule of law, and the constitution.

thatsafactjack on July 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM

why does boehner keep spending our money?

renalin on July 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Because the GOP no longer believes in smaller government, less spending OR lower taxes. And they’re less and less concerned with the Constitution and fighting for it these days as well.

Meople on July 29, 2014 at 6:40 PM

On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

That statement is more chilling than anything they’ve said so far. They are promoting muslim terrorists in this country. We’ll be seeing the results soon.

crankyoldlady on July 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Just remember 1986. The Democrats assured everyone that amnesty for TWO MILLION would result in MORE border security.

They lied then.

They’re lying now.

GarandFan on July 29, 2014 at 6:42 PM

obama and boehner are two peas in a pod.

i get the same sick feeling in my stomach when i hear them speak.

we are screwed…..we are screwed…..we are screwed……

renalin on July 29, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Latino voters should feel insulted that politicians assume they can only be swayed if one party legalizes illegal aliens.

And if some Latino voters don’t feel insulted, then that’s pretty pathetic. And if there are voters who truly will only be swayed by the passage of illegal alien amnesty, then such voters are a disgrace to this country.

Is their obsession with ethnicity more important than the well-being of the country?

bluegill on July 29, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Biggest myth in the country, swallowed by GOP leadership and propagated by La Raza and Democrats.

40% of Hispanic voters favor attrition through law enforcement, NOT amnesty. Only 54% favor amnesty.

So GOP leadership, urged on by Sheldon Adelson, Chuck Schumer, and Dick Durbin, are stupidly trying to out-pander the Democrats by catering to the 54% (the noisy, already-committed Democrats) and LOSING their conservative base, instead of appealing to the 40% (quiet, peaceful, and law-respecting who respect our laws and realize THEY will suffer economically from a huge surge in their neighborhood labor pool) and KEEPING the GOP conservative base.

Read the numbers and weep:

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

Check the poll, the only one to offer all 3 choices, and taken at same spike in Gallup poll about illegal immigration being biggest issue.

fred5678 on July 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM

fred5678 on July 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Gates looking like a fool right about now too:

Bill Gates’ Tech Worker Fantasy

Business executives and politicians endlessly complain that there is a “shortage” of qualified Americans and that the U.S. must admit more high-skilled guest workers to fill jobs in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. This claim is echoed by everyone from President Obama and Rupert Murdoch to Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

Yet within the past month, two odd things occurred: Census reported that only one in four STEM degree holders is in a STEM job, and Microsoft announced plans to downsize its workforce by 18,000 jobs…

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Border hawks like Mickey Kaus are forever worried that an innocuous House bill on immigration could be transformed during a conference committee into a trojan horse for the Gang of Eight bill,

And he should be, because the only reason for passing a bill is for this very reason. Otherwise they wouldn’t pass anything because they don’t need to pass anything.

but it’s hard to see that happening if Republican Gang-of-Eighters are themselves opposed to a grand bargain on amnesty right now.

Good point. Those guys are extremely honest when it comes to this issue. We can trust them on this.

Bwaaaaaa ha ha ha hahahaha ha haha ha….

xblade on July 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Public opinion would have to turn heavily towards enforcement for them to be willing to do that; it’s turned a little (maybe?), but not so much that Republicans are going to risk long-term alienation of Latinos by gambling on “security first now.”

And right on cue. HotAir’s self-appointed border hawk never fails to slip in amnesty shill talking points every chance he gets.

xblade on July 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM

We can make obama’s last two years a living Hell

matthew8787

No we can’t. That would be racist. Plus if we did that, Obama and the dems would use that to raise money and encourage turnout. Republicans just can’t win. Our only chance is to coast for the final two years by giving Obama everything he wants, and then hope the dems don’t run anyone for president in 2016. If they do, it’s over because we can’t oppose whoever they run. Opposing their candidate will only help them raise money and encourage turnout.

We won’t even be able to control spending if we take the senate, because if Obama doesn’t like our budget, he’ll veto it. Then we’ll have to give him what he wants or shut down the government. And we know we can’t shut down the government, because only dems can benefit from a shutdown. They’ll then use that to raise money and encourage turnout.

But this is all a moot point anyway. We can’t win the senate. The shutdown earlier this year killed that chance.

/sarc

xblade on July 29, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Boehner and the republicans in congress are pathetic! why can’t they explain to the American public that bringing in more unskilled people will only take up the over-burdened entitlement programs we already have.

American minorities are the ones who will suffer the most when those illegals settle in. they’ll move into black neighborhoods, lower school performance because they don’t speak English and increase crime.

minorities need to understand, the pie is only so big, do they want their slice of the pie cut in order to help people who aren’t even citizens???

jetch on July 29, 2014 at 10:38 PM

OF COURSE they want to do this! The self-appointed dictator and his self-elevated oligarchy once again want to ram what they want down America’s, throat. F* You, Obama!

easyt65 on July 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I met with my GOP mentor last week in DC who is one of those helps form House GOP’s immigration strategies.

I was told that the House border bill is only to avoid the political attack during the 5-week recess. The House GOP will NOT conference the border bill with Senate’s immigration bill. And the focus is to help take back the Senate this year.

Obama is about to grant executive amnesty and create another huge mess at the border within next few months, and his allies will certainly blame the GOP for doing nothing on border crisis.

The problem is that average Americans are not nearly as informed as we are, and could easily be mislead by the biased liberal mainstream media.

sohumm on July 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM