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Boehner just can't trust Obama to do Immigration Reform

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Mediaite, May 22, 2014: Jorge Ramos Confronts Boehner for Playing Obamacare Card on Immigration

    "Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos confronted John Boehner at a press conference today about why the House has stalled for a year on immigration reform. "Boehner insisted he’s not blocking immigration reform, it’s just that the president “continues to ignore Obamacare, his own law,” and so he “reduces the confidence” of people who would otherwise like immigration reform. Ramos responded, “What does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?”

    "He challenged Boehner on how the House could do it if they really wanted to, but they haven’t because Boehner hasn’t brought it to a vote. Boehner simply answered, “I appreciate your opinion. Thank you.”"


    This is the lame excuse John Boehner is now offering up for not doing immigration reform...that he can't trust Obama because Obama ignores ObamaCare? Wow.

    In other words, the House will not pass any legislation period...because they don't "trust" Obama...or is there a more truthful word than "trust"?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    So if I was President Obama, here's what I would do:

    I would issue an executive order stopping all deportations until Congress acts on comprehensive immigration reform. I would tell Boehner: "get off your behind...no more lame excuses...the time has come for action. Now do something. And on this you can trust me...I will not deport anyone until you act. No legislation...no deportations. Suck on that."

    I don't know if Obama has that authority, but it will drive the Tea Party crazy...perhaps calling for Obama's impeachment. So what.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Most legal scholars agree he has the Constitutional authority to stop all deportations, but it would take an act of Congress to give undocumented immigrants legal status in the United States. That means these immigrants wouldn't have to worry about being deported as long as President Obama is in office, but they would still be unlawfully living in the United States and wouldn't have access to any of the constitutional guarantees that legal residents are privy to. They would still have to continuously look over their shoulders and could very well see Obama's executive order discarded by a future Republican Administration.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    The most important election in November for all of us is the Senate race. We've already seen the damage done by the Republicans in the House, and I shudder to think what would happen if the Republicans gained control of the Senate AND retained control of the house.

    A couple of articles this morning mentioned that the guy in the tan suit is thinking about delaying any action on immigration until after the November elections. In view of the fact that goofball Steve King thinks that Obama should be impeached for proceeding on his own regarding immigration, delaying action on immigration is a very prudent choice:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2014/08/king-obama-immigration-move-should-spark-impeachment-193337.html

    According to a poll conducted by the Tea Party Patriots (sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?) a majority of the Republicans surveyed thought that "securing our border" should be THE number 1 priority of our country. Gun safety, infrastructure repair, environmental protection, and protection of voter rights (which I think are far more important) aren't even on their radar screen:

    http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Poll-GOP-Obamacare-immigration/2014/08/01/id/586318/

    If you review the comments in this morning's columns in the New York Times, you'll notice that there are strong opinions on both sides of this issue:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/politics/obama-said-to-weigh-delaying-action-on-immigration.html

    As reported in Al Jazeera, 125 people were arrested on Thursday for protesting against deportation, and the very next paragraphs states that Republicans are threatening legal action (again) is he takes any action at all:

    http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/29/obama-sets-no-timelineforactiononimmigration0.html

    It's no wonder that he has a lot more gay hair these days!
  • Independent
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: The most important election in November for all of us is the Senate race. We've already seen the damage done by the Republicans in the House, and I shudder to think what would happen if the Republicans gained control of the Senate AND retained control of the house.

    A couple of articles this morning mentioned that the guy in the tan suit is thinking about delaying any action on immigration until after the November elections. In view of the fact that goofball Steve King thinks that Obama should be impeached for proceeding on his own regarding immigration, delaying action on immigration is a very prudent choice:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2014/08/king-obama-immigration-move-should-spark-impeachment-193337.html

    According to a poll conducted by the Tea Party Patriots (sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?) a majority of the Republicans surveyed thought that "securing our border" should be THE number 1 priority of our country. Gun safety, infrastructure repair, environmental protection, and protection of voter rights (which I think are far more important) aren't even on their radar screen:

    http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Poll-GOP-Obamacare-immigration/2014/08/01/id/586318/

    If you review the comments in this morning's columns in the New York Times, you'll notice that there are strong opinions on both sides of this issue:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/politics/obama-said-to-weigh-delaying-action-on-immigration.html

    As reported in Al Jazeera, 125 people were arrested on Thursday for protesting against deportation, and the very next paragraphs states that Republicans are threatening legal action (again) is he takes any action at all:

    http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/29/obama-sets-no-timelineforactiononimmigration0.html

    It's no wonder that he has a lot more gay hair these days!
    GAY HAIR? is that the reason for the suit? ( I guess you meant GRAY HAIR) Anyway these elections will be" nerve wracking" especially because of all the things going on inthe world; can you imagine if we would have had a GOP president and Senate; then the whole middle east would be in rubble and McCain a super billionair thanks to the war industry!!