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Whose Idea Was This Amnesty Defunding Mess Anyway?

Boehner and McConnell Fail

The Capitol Hill Republican establishment leadership is now on the verge of caving-in to the Senate Democrats on defunding Obama’s unconstitutional “executive amnesty,” so it is fair to ask how, in the face of the overwhelming victory Republicans won in the 2014 midterms, they find themselves in the middle of this mess.

The answer is they put themselves there, because back in December they wouldn’t fight for conservative principles and instead chose to worm their way out of the immediate crisis of passing the hated “CRomnibus” to fund the government, get off to their Christmas and holiday vacations, and avoid a potential government wide “shutdown” that fighting Obama’s amnesty then would have entailed.

The answer to worm their way out of that crisis was to split DHS funding off, pass the CRomnibus and promise they would fight Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty when they had majorities in both Houses of Congress.

Now the answer to the crisis they created over funding DHS – which is actually not a crisis at all since the essential parts of the agency will continue to function with or without a bill passing by Friday – is not to engage in the kind of hardball tactics Democrat Harry Reid used when he was Senate Majority Leader, it is to, for all intents and purposes, hand control of the Senate back to Reid and the Democratic minority.

Of course part of the problem is that many Capitol Hill Republicans are happy as all get out with the result of Obama’s amnesty, even if they don’t like the means by which he achieved it.

These members of the Jeb Bush “act of love” caucus are happy to put up the appearance of opposing amnesty, but when push comes to shove they are not willing to fight amnesty.

And that goes double for Mitch McConnell and his establishment Republican allies, such as Senators John Cornyn and Ron Johnson.

After the new Congress was sworn-in and the establishment GOP was falling all over themselves to look tough on amnesty we really thought McConnell would at least a bill through the Senate before folding.

In our prediction in our article “Alabama Rep. Martha Roby’s Fake Bill To Defund Amnesty,” we quoted a December 26, 2014 article by The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler who quoted an anonymous “GOP committee aide” as saying that “a rollback of the executive action might initially be attached to the border bill but would have to eventually be stripped.”

“If the intent is to pass a bill I’d want this decoupled. Otherwise, it will be vetoed,” Meckler reported the staffer saying, and that is now exactly what is happening.

From that we concluded the ultimate outcome of Martha’s Roby’s HR 31 and the other House Republican DHS defund bills would be that Congress would first pass a bill that had Roby’s language to defund the Department of Homeland Security amnesty plan, then when that failed pass a bill does not have Roby’s language to defund the Department of Homeland Security amnesty plan, but has some border security measures in it -- that will be the McCaul bill. 

Obama will sign the bill, but never implement the border security measures and America’s workers will get another poke in the eye from Martha Roby and Washington DC’s Republican establishment.

But we were way too optimistic in predicting defeat coming in that manner.

Mitch McConnell, the renowned parliamentary genius of the Senate, wasn’t even able to get a bill out of the Senate and on to Obama’s desk for him to veto, so standby for Speaker Boehner, the House Republican leadership, and their hapless toadies like Markwayne Mullins, Lynn Jenkins and Martha Roby to cave right along with the Senate. Indeed, the House leadership has already scheduled time for the Senate bill, leaving us to wonder if they ever intended to make good on their own plan to stop Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty.

As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie has said many times in his 50+ years in the conservative movement at the national level, and documented at some length in his book TAKEOVER, the greatest obstacle to governing America according to conservative principles is not the Democrats and the liberals, it is the Republican establishment and their lack of commitment to conservative principles.

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The Republicans Caving on Amnesty

CHQ is exactly right. While we all know where the Democrats stand on all issues, the Republicans pay lip service to conservative principles and then constantly cave in to the opposition.The Republicans are continuously outwitted by the Democrats. If this is the kind of leadership that we can expect from the GOP, I may just sit out their next Presidential election.

DHS Defunding for Illegal Amnesty

So true, the current leadership in the house and senate for the Republicans is turning into the biggest group of pansies anyone has seen in the government in recent times. Since they can't cook, can someone please remove them from the kitchen. We really want someone who can stand up to the other bullies like BZO, Dirty Harry, dem wit dems on all levels, and the other BZO supporters like Holder, Sharpton, the new nominee for Holder's job, etc. That was the point of the November election win in 2014. The GOP said then that they needed to have more votes than the dem wit dem lemmings that just can't help but follow BZO and his orders. Since all who voted don't like BZO's fundamental plans for this country we thought the GOP might, could, should step up. But at this point McConnell and Boehner are basically just obviously not going to fill the post. Vote em out, move em out. They and many other rinos are simply DOA.

House leadership to cave during CPAC

House leadership is going to cave right during CPAC. Boehner must be a glutton for punishment.


Please correct: "...the overwhelming victory Republicans won in the 2016(?) midterms"...