Getting Close to Nut-Cutting Time, As They Say In Boehner’s Home District

PJ Media » GOP House Negotiator Says Immigration Reform Not Dead, Has ’50/50 Chance’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is on record saying he wants to address the immigration issue during the current congressional session but he has been unable to generate sufficient support among his fellow Republicans to move ahead. He has thus far agreed to impose the so-called Hastert Rule, an unofficial dictum that leads the leadership to offer only those bills that carry the support of a majority of the majority.

Note the emphasis, which indicates to me that the writer, Bill Straub, is by no means convinced that Boehner will continue to honor the Hastert Rule.

I’ve been saying for a while that he will not.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Getting Close to Nut-Cutting Time, As They Say In Boehner’s Home District — 2 Comments

  1. If the GOP and Boehner actually do this, my Let It Burn strategy will be put into practice. There won’t be any reason to go to the polls ever again, so it’ll be time to implement my bugout scenario. Which, you know, I’m not entirely prepared for.

    Fuck him and the rest of the GOP. I voted for Brat today over Cantor. He likely won’t beat Cantor, but Cantor will never receive another vote from me.

  2. The final push is beginning, with polls like Poll: 62 percent support pathway to citizenship:

    Split down by party, 70 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of political independents and 51 percent of Republicans said they supported a pathway to citizenship with requirements, according to the survey. The poll did not define what those specific conditions are … The data — from the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute and the center-left Brookings Institution — demonstrates a level of support for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship that cuts across party lines.

    I can’t believe the Repugs buy into such blatant propaganda, but Cantor and Ryan are out trying to make the sell. If the establishment candidates survive their primaries, I’m sure they will take that as evidence they should do some type of reform with a path to citizenship.

    Meanwhile, Obama encourages tens of thousands of juveniles to come across the border, and warehouses them. You know they will never be deported, and soon there will be cries to let their families in too.

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