Boehner ‘Hell Bent’ On Passing Immigration Reform This Year

House Speaker John Boehner hasn’t given up on immigration reform. In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal he is “hell bent” on getting it done, despite massive opposition from the base of his own party.

Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.

Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was “hellbent on getting this done this year,” according to two people in the room.

A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn’t dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama proves himself a trustworthy partner to Republicans. (Read More)

Well, that’s kind of ridiculous. Obama hasn’t been and never will be a trustworthy partner to Republicans. So if he really meant that there would be no talk of amnesty going on. It would be a non issue.

Da TechGuy wants to know if Boehner is a trustworthy partner to Republican voters.

The question apparently isn’t if Barack Obama is a trustworthy partner to the Republicans, the question seems to be instead is the GOP a trustworthy partner to its base?

What is the point of having a party and a platform and asking people to join, contribute or work for a party if it ignores the best interest of its members and only takes care of the higher ups? If GOP members wanted that, they could join a union. (Read More)

The other day it was noted that Nancy Pelosi is quietly reaching across the aisle to enlist GOP support for amnesty. Any Republicans who go along with this are stupid. They’ll either be voted out of office, and if not Pelosi and the Democrats will forget all about how they helped ram through amnesty and go back to using them as punching bags. It happens every time Republicans compromise with Democrats, the Democrats always come back wanting more, more, more.