Ted Cruz meeting with House conservatives to try to block Boehner’s border crisis bill

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

Cruz wants something in the bill that would bar new illegals from applying for DACA, Obama’s 2012 amnesty for DREAMers. DACA’s the root of the problem, says Cruz; the huge spike in kids coming from Central America didn’t begin until after Obama announced that policy. If you want to reduce illegal immigration, take away the incentive by making sure that O can’t expand his program to other kids.

Boehner’s resisting that because he’s nervous about attacking a program that helped Obama consolidate Latino support in 2012, especially one that deals mainly with kids. The stakes here are low — Democrats will kill Boehner’s bill in the Senate even if Cruz and tea partiers don’t kill it in the House — so it’s an easy opportunity for conservatives to score points at Boehner’s expense. They’re not derailing a bill that would otherwise become law, they’re simply showing righty voters that the leadership’s bill is a sellout.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), an influential tea party leader, will meet with a group of House Republicans Wednesday to urge them to oppose House Speaker John A. Boehner’s plan to stem the flow of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to several House members who plan to attend the 7 p.m. gathering at Cruz’s office…

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) will be at Cruz’s closed-press session, as will more than a dozen other House Republicans. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), a member of the House GOP’s working group on the border, is also planning to attend…

Cruz has said he would like House Republicans to defund Obama’s Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program, a suggestion Boehner has so far resisted. At Wednesday’s meeting, Cruz is expected to ask House Republicans to tell Boehner to include this in his plan or risk defeat on the floor and outrage from grassroots activists.

Harry Reid also wants the House bill to fail, naturally. If the bill passes, both parties will be blamed for the resulting stalemate over their competing bills. If the bill fails to get to 218, Reid gets to say that the Senate did something productive, passing its own bill to handle this crisis, but once again Republican internal divisions mean that there’s no opposition to work with. Politico suspects that’s why Democrats are trying to revive the Gang of Eight bill: They know that House conservatives will be nervous about passing something and letting Boehner go to a conference committee when Reid already has comprehensive immigration reform on his mind. That’s another reason for House conservatives to vote no.

Is the House bill a sellout, by the way? Assuming this analysis by conservative groups is accurate, sure is:

The bill appears to abolish voluntary return for UACs [unaccompanied children].

Under current law, UACs from contiguous countries are subject to voluntary return, which can be accomplished by Border Patrol in as little as one day.

Thus, the bill appears to put the majority – if not all – in the new court proceedings, where they are permitted to withdraw their application for admission to the U.S. at any time “in the discretion of the Attorney General.”…

Perhaps most troubling, the House bill states that the DHS Secretary “shall permit” UACs who have received Notices to Appear (issued since Jan. 1, 2013) to appear before an immigration judge in the new proceeding created by the bill, move to have the NTA “replaced,” and apply for admission to the U.S. While the language is not entirely clear, it very well could result in UACs who have been ordered removed or who have failed to appear for removal proceedings and thus are fugitives to get another bite at the apple to remain in the U.S.

Under the House’s scheme, illegal immigrant children would get no fewer than five chances at various points, starting with apprehension by the Border Patrol, to convince authorities that they have a credible fear of being returned home and therefore qualify as refugees. The current scheme for returning kids from neighboring countries, i.e. Mexico, allows the feds to send them home expeditiously if they agree to be deported. Immigration advocates hate that, partly because they fear that the agreement is being coerced and partly because they know that the more convoluted the legal process is, the more illegals will be able to elude it once they’re here. They loathe voluntary deportations. And apparently, so does the House bill. Go figure.

Here’s Jeff Sessions anticipating the executive mega-amnesty to come.


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Huge. Stop this bs from happening because the House bill by design may conference with the senate amnesty bill. Not good at all.

Also, Cruz is looking real strong: http://www.businessinsider.in/TED-CRUZ-CHANNELS-REAGAN-Mr-Putin-Give-Back-Crimea/articleshow/39260053.cms

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Go Ted – do it

jake-the-goose on July 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Also, my headlines thread comment:

N. Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: US think-tank

http://news.yahoo.com/n-korea-may-closer-full-icbm-test-us-020239314.html

Here’s the video of Obama saying: I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems: http://www.mrctv.org/videos/obama-i-will-cut-investments-unproven-missile-defense-systems

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

The devil is in the details and I suspect we haven’t really seen the details yet.

Johnnyreb on July 30, 2014 at 6:08 PM

the House bill by design may conference with the senate amnesty bill

Some may say “trust Boehner to make sure that doesn’t happen.” Right. Like for sure: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/04/25/boehner_mocks_conservative_colleagues_on_immigration.html

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Listen – GOP tempers are on the rise – November is our target – remember that.

Ted Cruz is doing good work here.

Stay pissed people – our anger is our stimulant to the November voter booth.

jake-the-goose on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz are heroes.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Here’s the video of Obama saying: I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems: http://www.mrctv.org/videos/obama-i-will-cut-investments-unproven-missile-defense-systems

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

For the first 200 years of the United States of America’s existence, the word Traitor was spelled Benedict Arnold, for the next 200 it’s going to be spelled Barack Obama…

oscarwilde on July 30, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Also, Cruz is looking real strong: http://www.businessinsider.in/TED-CRUZ-CHANNELS-REAGAN-Mr-Putin-Give-Back-Crimea/articleshow/39260053.cms

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM

I like Cruz, but Reagan was not a neocon, and the people of Crimea are majority Russian and don’t want to be “given back.”

Jon0815 on July 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz are heroes.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

This cannot be said too often.

It’s good to know someone in Congress is working for the good of the nation and is actually holding to their oath of office.

INC on July 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz are heroes.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

I wish Sessions would run for president.

Jon0815 on July 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

It is NOT “llegal immigration” and they are NOT “illegal immigrant children”.

It is usurpation and they are illegal aliens, as the US statute legally classifies them.

Anything else implies legality.

Immigration reform is NOT amnesty.

obama doesn’t deserve a new bill, not even a penny either.

He and Zuckerberg, and all the traitors of the Land of Laws are free to adopt/house any of the usurpers with their own dough.

Pelosi may do the same.

All traitors of the Land of Laws, go to Hell. The hottest layer is too cold for all of you.

All traitors, be cantorized.

Blacks, other minorities, middle/lower legal classes and taxpayers, pitchfork all the traitors, politically, with NO exceptions.

The Rs enable the D-rats and are, thus, more culpable.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

“You have to pass it to know what is in it!”

-John Boehner.

portlandon on July 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I’m so confused about all this shenanigans, I think I’ll take a trip to Honduras and find out the ‘truth’. Hmmmm, I’m a conservative; may not be allowed to return.

vnvet on July 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

So do these kids deserve to live ? as refugees ? Or only latino gang bangers / disease bombs deserve to live off US taxpayers ?

http://shoebat.com/2014/07/29/rare-footage-muslims-create-literal-river-human-blood-butchering-1500-innocent-people/

docflash on July 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM

burrata on July 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Stay pissed people – our anger is our stimulant to the November voter booth.

jake-the-goose on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Make up your mind, Goose. That’s the opposite of what you told me yesterday.

bimmcorp on July 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I love how the leftist media put out extreme pictures of Ted Cruz.

Will they do the same with Hillary?

Did they ever do that to obama?

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Is the House bill a sellout, by the way?

.
Boehner supports it.

Ted Cruz wants it defeated.

Say No More KILL IT! BURN IT WITH FIRE!!!

PolAgnostic on July 30, 2014 at 6:20 PM

The Reagan Ds are with the Rs for Nov. The border fiasco and ISIS have made them look up.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Cruz isn’t doing anything subversive, he just wants to take Amnesty for those who were brought here as children off the table. The illegals think there is amnesty if you are a child because of that executive order.

He is not asking much, why does the media on both sides see this as a crisis?

Fleuries on July 30, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Go Ted!

Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz are heroes.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Agreed.

celt on July 30, 2014 at 6:23 PM

God Bless Ted Cruz!

crrr6 on July 30, 2014 at 6:25 PM

I like Cruz, but Reagan was not a neocon, and the people of Crimea are majority Russian and don’t want to be “given back.”

Jon0815 on July 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

I’m thinking that “neocon” as a criticism is starting to be overused. I myself came to use that term as a criticism, really in response to the idiocy of Obama’s Libya invasion, and support for that by Republicans like McCain and Rubio.

But the deal is now that the world is getting crazy and a Rand Paul policy, where we are not even sure what his policy would be exactly, but we do know it would be to some degree to reduce our military and it’s engagements. Its already being heavily reduced and disengaged. We need to go the other way now. And Cruz is not calling for war with Russia, but instead to do what we can to provide disincentives to a Russia that may be inclined to try to reconstitute the old Soviet empire, and that could lead to WWIII. Kudos to Cruz.

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz are heroes.

cat_owner on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

This cannot be said too often.

INC on July 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM

They aren’t, and would be the first to say so.

They are doing the job they were elected to do.

cozmo on July 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM

They aren’t, and would be the first to say so.

They are doing the job they were elected to do.

cozmo on July 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM

It seems to be a time when people who are doing their jobs are treated as heroes. It means not very many people are.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 6:34 PM

The current scheme for returning kids from neighboring countries, i.e. Mexico, allows the feds to send them home expeditiously if they agree to be deported.

No matter how many times the media repeats this it’s still NOT TRUE.

Ann Coulter’s column this week helps outline why the legal text of the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act in fact DOES NOT prevent us from immediately deporting most of these unaccompanied criminal aliens…

This lie is becoming accepted as true merely by repetition until it becomes true, the same way they made up the crap about anchor babies being citizens. Repeat often enough and eventually SCOTUS will acquiesce to your B.S.

CapnObvious on July 30, 2014 at 6:34 PM

I knew the House bill would facilitate amnesty before I even read it. The rumor is Rebecca Tallent, Boehner’s chief amnesty strategist played a big role in crafting the bill.

Wigglesworth on July 30, 2014 at 6:35 PM

The kids belong with their parents. Send them home.

Wait, many of their parents are in the US, illegally.

Send all home.

The USA is now a Land of stupid Men.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2014 at 6:36 PM

It means not very many people are.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Unfortunately, the only way to send that message is to give those rat bas*ards an epic victory this fall.

cozmo on July 30, 2014 at 6:37 PM

San Francisco provides one more reason why our laws against ILLEGAL immigration must be enforced.

A San Francisco man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual assaults while impersonating a police officer will be in court today to set a preliminary hearing, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.

Jeffrey Bugai, 35, was arrested July 10 after investigators said he would allegedly target newly arrived immigrants from Central America with limited English-speaking ability and convince them he was a police officer before bringing them to his home and forcing them to commit sexual acts.

Investigators said Bugai would reportedly use drugs or alcohol on his victims before forcing them to perform sexual acts. He would reportedly threaten to deport his victims if they said anything to police.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/man-accused-of-kidnapping-immigrants-while-posing-as-cop-back-in-court/Content?oid=2860006

Allowing ILLEGAL aliens to be in the United States ILLEGALLY creates dangerous situations for BOTH American Citizens/Legal Residents AND ILLEGAL ALIENS.

wren on July 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM

The House bill was likely written by Rebecca Tallent, a Boehner pro-amnesty staffer who formerly worked for John McCain.

bw222 on July 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

There are no winners in this illegal alien invasion.

crankyoldlady on July 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Existing law is being rewritten in such a way that we will get even more illegal immigration which will bring calls from these same politicians to ‘fix’ or broken immigration system.

Wigglesworth on July 30, 2014 at 6:46 PM

On the Protect America from Invasion from Tens of Millions of Low Rung Third World Invaders, Cruz is pulling and Boehner is just sitting in the cart drinking, which makes Boehner worse than worthless.

VorDaj on July 30, 2014 at 6:47 PM

jake-the-goose on July 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Make up your mind, Goose. That’s the opposite of what you told me yesterday.

bimmcorp on July 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

no sh!t. I read that and thought, “isn’t he pretty much usually ok with being inundated by God’s children?”

arnold ziffel on July 30, 2014 at 6:48 PM

All but the Southern Border mind you:

Congressman: Close Border to Ebola Countries
Florida Democrat cites ‘enhanced danger’ to the public.
The dreaded Ebola virus has spread from the jungle into major cities in West Africa, and at least one American congressman believes it’s time to ban citizens of the three hardest-hit countries, as well as foreigners who recently visited them, from entering the U.S.

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., requested the travel ban in a Tuesday letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry.
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/07/30/congressman-close-border-to-ebola-countries

DinaRehn on July 30, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Sessions in the video: “Let me state a warming for the purely political in Washington. The results of recent primary elections show that the American people are being aroused to action. And once activated their power will be felt.” [as it was felt by Eric Cantor!]

Exactly, and the next primary of great importance is on Aug 7th, that of pro-amnesty Lamar Alexander in Tenn who voted Rubio’s bill. If we don’t beat Lamar this will be a major setback to anti-amnesty forces. If we win, though, it will be a major victory for us.

anotherJoe on July 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM

The Establishment Republicans have the smallest minds and the selfishist souls and the cowardlyist hearts that God makes.

VorDaj on July 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM

San Francisco provides one more reason why our laws against ILLEGAL immigration must be enforced.

Allowing ILLEGAL aliens to be in the United States ILLEGALLY creates dangerous situations for BOTH American Citizens/Legal Residents AND ILLEGAL ALIENS.

wren on July 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM

You mean that it’s not just for the reason of keeping out Terrorists, deadly diseases like Ebola and Cloward-Pivening the economy?

DinaRehn on July 30, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Good on Cruz for making sure, but I would pass nothing.

You can’t trust Democrats.

formwiz on July 30, 2014 at 6:53 PM

The USA is now a Land of stupid Men.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2014 at 6:36 PM

America has become a self-mutilating nation.

VorDaj on July 30, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Can’t trust Republicans,either!

redware on July 30, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Allowing ILLEGAL aliens to be in the United States ILLEGALLY creates dangerous situations for BOTH American Citizens/Legal Residents AND ILLEGAL ALIENS.

wren on July 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM

They found this wretched piece of dung near Bakersfield :

STOCKTON, Calif. —
Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.

Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a 25-year-old transient, went to the San Joaquin General Hospital’s emergency room in March, complaining of a severe cough. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, medical staff told him to stay in a Stockton motel room, where a health worker would deliver his medication and watch him take it. But officials say he took off.

County health officials asked prosecutors to seek the warrant, in part, because Rosas Cruz comes from a part of Mexico known for its drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. County health officials are searching for Rosas Cruz, and his name is in a statewide law enforcement system, San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said.

“He could be in a homeless shelter. He could be around the corner from the courthouse,” Taylor said. “We don’t know.”

http://www.ktvu.com/ap/ap/health/arrest-sought-in-california-tuberculosis-case/ngm5b/
and here is the kicker, paid for by US taxpayers ofcourse :

In mid-2012, officials in San Joaquin County arrested Armando Rodriguez, who refused tuberculosis treatment. Taylor said Rodriguez, age 34 at the time, was released Jan. 7, 2013.

By law, health officials can’t force a patient to be treated for tuberculosis, but officials can use the courts to isolate him from the public. That is when officials offer treatment.

Taylor, who did not know the status of Rosas Cruz’s residency, said he is not interested in punishing him through the criminal court system. Rather, Taylor said he is using the courts to protect the public’s health.

“We’re interested in this guy because he broke the orders of the health officer,” Taylor said. “It’s all that’s left on the shelf.”

burrata on July 30, 2014 at 7:08 PM

America has nation self-injury or self-mutilation disorder. Much of Western Europe has it too. Many think that only individuals can get this. They are wrong. China and Russia don’t have it and aren’t likely to get it. They will eat America’s lunch in another generation.

VorDaj on July 30, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Love this guy….

But good luck with the entrenched establishment.

I think a Ted Cruz Rand Paul ticket would be a winner. And, good for the Nation.

Key West Reader on July 30, 2014 at 7:11 PM

You mean that it’s not just for the reason of keeping out Terrorists, deadly diseases like Ebola and Cloward-Pivening the economy?

DinaRehn on July 30, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Terrorists, Ebola, Cloward-Piven are more than enough reasons to convince me that ANYBODY who is in the U.S. ILLEGALLY needs to be DEPORTED ASAP.

In addition to other reasons like:

- Stopping the ILLEGAL Drug trade
- Protecting our Education system from being overwhelmed
- Protecting our health care system from being overwhelmed
- Reducing crime
- Ending Prison overcrowding
- Preventing the ILLEGAL aliens from distorting our political representation since they are included in the Census which determines congressional districts.
- Not allowing ILLEGALS to take jobs that should go to American Citizens and/or Legal Residents
- etc.
- etc.
- etc.

But since Liberals evidently don’t think these reasons are enough to require the ENFORCEMENT of our laws against ILLEGAL immigration, I wanted to provide a reason that the Liberals would get upset about.

wren on July 30, 2014 at 7:16 PM

wren on July 30, 2014 at 7:16 PM

They would probably only care if the illegal invasion were contributing to Global warming or something.

Seriously, I don’t think there is anything that will change their minds about the illegal invasion – they have the insane idea that chaos will yield them a permanent power base – that is, until the country goes the way of ancient Rome.

DinaRehn on July 30, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Boehner’s resisting that because he’s nervous

He’s a sack-less wonder.

magicbeans on July 30, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Is the House bill a sellout, by the way?

Yes. ANY bill is intended as a sellout because no new bill is required to address the issue. The ONLY reason for any new legislation is to reward illegals by relaxing enforcement provisions that are already on the books.

xblade on July 30, 2014 at 7:57 PM

no sh!t. I read that and thought, “isn’t he pretty much usually ok with being inundated by God’s children?”

arnold ziffel on July 30, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I am flattered you little girls follow me around.

I am all about winning in November and winning in 2016

Somehow you find that difficult to understand.

Hang in there ladies

jake-the-goose on July 30, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Poor baby.

Immigrant Teen Claims He Was Mistreated By Border Officials

“I walked 30 minutes to the immigration station where I was placed in a big room with 200 children aged 10 and up,” Saul told the caucus. “The room was very cold, I was shivering the whole time. There weren’t any beds. They gave us nylon which barely kept us warm and they gave us cold ham sandwiches twice a day. I was very hungry because it wasn’t enough food.”

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/30/immigrant-teen-claims-he-was-mistreated-by-border-officials-my-time-in-the-ice-boxes-was-worst-experience-of-my-life/

xblade on July 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM

They would probably only care if the illegal invasion were contributing to Global warming or something.

Seriously, I don’t think there is anything that will change their minds about the illegal invasion – they have the insane idea that chaos will yield them a permanent power base – that is, until the country goes the way of ancient Rome.

DinaRehn on July 30, 2014 at 7:21 PM

I agree with you that Liberals are hard to convince, especially since basic common sense rarely works with them.

But here is another attempt to wake up at least some Liberals with an Environmental perspective on problems caused by ILLEGAL immigration.

BTW – These Environmentalists are also against Legal immigration to the U.S.

A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington’s bitter fight over immigration reform: Most of the nation’s population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast.

According to Negative Population Growth Inc., 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants.

“With increased population, we see a direct increase in the problems our nation faces on a daily basis: pollution, over-consumption, traffic gridlock, crowded schools and hospitals, overburdened social services, unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, urban sprawl, over-development, threatened or extinct animal and plant species, and dwindling natural resources,” said said Tracy Canada, the group’s deputy director.

She added, “Immigrants to the U.S. are also found to greatly increase their consumption — and their resulting footprints — upon settling here, which furthers our nation’s environmental impact.”

The group just published a new report warning that continued population growth could top a worldwide 10 billion by 2100. The report, “Our Plundered Planet,” said the result will be less energy and other resources for humans.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/shock-80-of-u.s.-population-growth-is-from-immigrants-resources-being-sucked-dry/article/2551464

wren on July 30, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Good job, Houston!

Let’s see more sentences like this one!

HOUSTON (AP) – Three men have been sentenced to at least nine years in prison for operating a human-smuggling ring that held 115 people captive in a small Houston home.

Federal prosecutors announced the three were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Houston after pleading guilty in April to conspiracy and firearms charges.

Officials have said the captives were held against their will until a ransom was paid to allow their illegal entry into the U.S.

Thirty-year-old Jonathan Solorzano-Tavila was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20-year-old Eugenio Sesmas-Borja and 26-year-old Jose Cesmas-Borja each to more than nine years.

They were among five men arrested March 19 when investigators discovered their stash house that day. The two others have also pleaded guilty to charges and are scheduled to be sentenced in September.

http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/07/30/3-sentenced-for-texas-human-smuggling-operation/13366831/

wren on July 30, 2014 at 9:02 PM

I wish Sessions would run for president.

Jon0815 on July 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Can’t wait to vote against him.

Jaibones on July 30, 2014 at 9:15 PM

The House bill was likely written by Rebecca Tallent, a Boehner pro-amnesty staffer who formerly worked for John McCain.

bw222 on July 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Thanks for posting that info. It was driving me crazy to remember Tallent’s name and her role as an amnesty shill.

Sens. Cruz and Sessions are terrific patriots, heroes on behalf of the Constitution and its limitations on government overreach.

onlineanalyst on July 30, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Listen – GOP tempers are on the rise – November is our target – remember that.
Ted Cruz is doing good work here.
Stay pissed people – our anger is our stimulant to the November voter booth.

Can’t wait to vote for those same amnesty shills you all cry everyday about can u?

farleftprogressive on July 30, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Ted Cruz is too extreme. Cruz is going to make the GOP lose the opportunity to win back the Senate this year, because there are just too many low-information voters out there!

Obama clearly intends to create huge messes at the border. A five-week recess will definitely leave a grand window for misleading and massive political attacks from the left, if the House GOP does nothing to address this ongoing border crisis.

sohumm on July 31, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Here is a note from a friend who works at the House GOP and is involved in developing the border bill.

“The (border) bill’s opponents, as you can see, are against the bill mostly for sins of omission, rather than of commission. They want it to be a “comprehensive” border bill, solving all of the woes down there at one time and in one bill. Language on DACA is the primary omission but there would be other problems even if we were to add that to the package.

The thrust of the bill is to require the agencies down there (HHS, DHS, etc.) to reorder its priorities and their budgets top address the crisis at hand. Process the children quickly and humanely within 10 days of their apprehension. Bring the National Guard to the border and give them duties that will free up the Border Patrol to do its job. Demand that the Central American countries do more to address the problem in their own backyards. More immigration judges and other resources to expedite the handling of the surging caseload. And we offset all the new spending ($659 million) from other government accounts, and all in this year. No net increase in federal spending. Tougher on drug cartels; tougher on traffickers, etc.

Very scaled back from where the Democrats want to be. Push the decisions relating to the next fiscal year (2015) to the regular appropriations process so that any funds allocated to this will be spent under the current budget caps.”

sohumm on July 31, 2014 at 2:07 AM

Here is a note from a friend who works at the House GOP and is involved in developing the border bill.

“The (border) bill’s opponents, as you can see, are against the bill mostly for sins of omission, rather than of commission. They want it to be a “comprehensive” border bill, solving all of the woes down there at one time and in one bill. Language on DACA is the primary omission but there would be other problems even if we were to add that to the package.

The thrust of the bill is to require the agencies down there (HHS, DHS, etc.) to reorder its priorities and their budgets top address the crisis at hand. Process the children quickly and humanely within 10 days of their apprehension. Bring the National Guard to the border and give them duties that will free up the Border Patrol to do its job. Demand that the Central American countries do more to address the problem in their own backyards. More immigration judges and other resources to expedite the handling of the surging caseload. And we offset all the new spending ($659 million) from other government accounts, and all in this year. No net increase in federal spending. Tougher on drug cartels; tougher on traffickers, etc.

Very scaled back from where the Democrats want to be. Push the decisions relating to the next fiscal year (2015) to the regular appropriations process so that any funds allocated to this will be spent under the current budget caps.”

Is it true that the Republicans love for being called “the Party of NO” on everything? Because this is how the liberal mainstream media is going to describe the GOP to low-information voters.

sohumm on July 31, 2014 at 2:13 AM

Boenher is still pandering to Hispanics? I am shocked?

BTW, is an illegal alien from some Central American country whose native language is not Spanish but that of some indigenous people group really a Hispanic? Do we force them to use Spanish when their case is before the court or find an interpreter for them?

Nomas on July 31, 2014 at 7:30 AM