Conservatives scoff at Boehner deal


#1

politico.com/story/2014/12/conservatives-scoff-at-boehner-deal-113280.html#ixzz3KqHFRKWp

< A cadre of the House’s most conservative members will meet Wednesday morning at the Capitol Hill Club for Rep. Steve King’s regular breakfast to discuss lame duck legislation. Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who often serves as a de facto spokesman for congressional hardliners, is expected to attend.

These hard-line Republicans are already expressing their dissatisfaction with the plan outlined by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) during a closed door meeting Tuesday morning. Instead of a spending bill that keeps the government funded through September with a chance to review the the Department of Homeland Security’s funding in March, the lawmakers want to pass a much shorter resolution. >

Sessions: House GOP Is On the Verge Of Breaking 2014 Campaign Promises

nationalreview.com/corner/393815/sessions-house-gop-verge-breaking-2014-campaign-promises-joel-gehrke

< Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) suggested that House Republicans are on the verge of breaking their campaign promise to fight President Obama’s administrative amnesty, judging by the legislative text currently being circulated.

Sessions said that the proposed language “fails to meet [the] test” established by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who promised earlier this year that the GOP would do everything possible to thwart Obama’s executive orders.

“The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the President’s plan: work permits, Social Security and Medicare to 5 million illegal immigrants — reducing wages, jobs and benefits for Americans,” Sessions said in the statement expressing his dissatisfaction with the results of a House Republican conference meeting today. >

Ted Cruz Pushes the House to Have All-Out Spending Fight on Obama Immigration Action

nationaljournal.com/congress/ted-cruz-pushes-the-house-to-have-all-out-spending-fight-on-obama-immigration-action-20141203

< Sen. Ted Cruz is playing de facto House conservatives leader once again.

Taking the podium Wednesday at an outdoor presser beside the House’s most vocal border security hawks, Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann, Cruz slid comfortably back into a familiar place: being a thorn in the side of elected House leaders.

While House Speaker John Boehner has been trying to rally Republicans around a plan to fund the government before the Dec. 11 deadline, the most-conservative members in the chamber want to confront President Obama’s executive action on immigration more aggressively.

At Wednesday’s press conference, it appeared that some of the House’s hardliners are rallying around Cruz’s strategy–gut Obama’s effort on immigration by defunding it in the must-pass spending bill, now. Cruz is calling for a rider stripping funding for the executive action. >


#2

They have reached a new level of inefficiency! Now they are even fighting with each other!


#3

Not each other, against the closet liberal Speaker Boehner.


#4

Exactly

He has performed as a catalyst for trouble.


#5

John Boehner and many other Republicans reside in the back pockets of billionaire elitists who disdain the middle class and the U.S. Constitution. Thank God SOMEONE has the guts to stand against the madness of wasting our grandchildren’s inheritance. :thumbsup:


#6

He, Obama and McConnell are traitors to the Constitution, the republic, and the American people.


#7

washingtonpost.com/opinions/president-obamas-unilateral-action-on-immigration-has-no-precedent/2014/12/03/3fd78650-79a3-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html

Even the apparent original source of the 1.5 million figure — Gene McNary, who led the Immigration and Naturalization Service at the time — told Mr. Kessler he believes the number is false and was based on a misunderstanding from testimony he gave to Congress. And no underlying data or methodology to justify the 1.5 million figure has been uncovered.

This is not a game of gotcha; facts matter — even in Washington — and so do the numbers. Under close scrutiny it is plain that the White House’s numbers are indefensible. It is similarly plain that the scale of Mr. Obama’s move goes far beyond anything his predecessors attempted.

The charade is about over. Obama previously denounced such EO’s being used to bypass Congress but now that he is in office it is all roses and bon-bons.

The American middle class is being attacked in its pocket book and civil rights and they are too busy watching the NFL to bother with the details.


#8

In polite society, that is called internal discussion.


#9

The amazing thing is that many people believed that Obama was sincere when he said this (two dozen times), and thought that he wasn’t simply spewing a safe, popular line for political expediency sake. :rolleyes:


#10

Amen! They have all grossly violated their oaths of office. None of them are fit to shine George Washington’s boots. :sad_yes:


#11

nationalreview.com/corner/394028/senate-conservatives-huddle-house-members-plot-immigration-revolt-joel-gehrke

Senate Conservatives Huddle With House Members to Plot Immigration Revolt

< A trio of senators crossed the Capitol last night to discuss the congressional response to President Obama’s recent executive orders on immigration. The consensus: Republican leadership doesn’t want to fight Obama, so the lawmakers have to hope that grassroots activists can goad their colleagues into a more aggressive posture. >


#12

I will say a prayer for them, but one thing Boehner does know how to do and does it with fervor is squelch any opposition to his right.

Funny that RINOs be this way so much.


#13

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