Discussion: Boehner Caves In Shutdown Fight Against Obama's Executive Actions

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Well this should be interesting…is it too early in the morning for popcorn? Does anyone else think its convenient that he will put the bill on the floor for a vote the same day that Netanyahu speaks to congress? Will more eyes be on Bibi or the DHS vote?

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Finally, Boehner does the right thing and is hiding it with today’s news on Bibi. Anyway, people should not forget how anti-immigrant the GOP is.

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That was always how it was gonna play out. ALWAYS.

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Boehner said he was going to fight the President’s actions on immigration “tooth and nail.” Clearly he has no “teeth” and no “nails.” “Jihadi” John Boehner is “all hat and no cattle.”

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Which begs the question of why Bibi wants to address a body that makes promises it knows it can’t fulfill.

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What exquisite timing. The media will be chattering breathlessly about Netanyahu, and this complete cave will be scarcely noticed at all.

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“[Conservatives] feared that caving in the DHS battle would set the tone in Congress for the next two years.”

Damn straight and indeed it does. Did you really think that the sane majority of this nation was going to roll over for you nut-jobs? Thank FSM, the answer to that is a resounding “NO!

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Because no one else will listen to him?

Sure, but it’s still kinda tasty.

Boehner is making his problems much worse by being a spineless panderer to the tea party. If he truly cared about the Country more than the GOP, he would marginalize the tea partiers and get things done with the help of Democrats.

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Haha

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Personally I believe that he does not respect President Obama. He would have never schemed behind George W Bush’s back to undermine his foreign policy decisions.

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Boner is the weakest Speaker in history.
He should resign.

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Norm Ornstein nailed the GOP perfectly, and Noam Chomsky noticed:

“The Republicans stopped being an ordinary parliamentary party some years ago. They were described, I think accurately, by Norman Ornstein, the very respected conservative political analyst, American Enterprise Institute; he said the party has become a radical insurgency which has abandoned any commitment to parliamentary democracy. And their goal for the last years has simply been to undermine anything that Obama might do, in an effort to regain power and serve their primary constituency, which is the very wealthy and the corporate sector. They try to conceal this with all sorts of other means. In doing so, they’ve had to—you can’t get votes that way, so they’ve had to mobilize sectors of the population which have always been there but were never mobilized into an organized political force: evangelical Christians, extreme nationalists, terrified people who have to carry guns into Starbucks because somebody might be after them, and so on and so forth. That’s a big force. And inspiring fear is not very difficult in the United States.”

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.

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So John and his best bud, Jack Daniels, went back to his office to commiserate:

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The Freedom Caucus is going to be so mad!
Remember in the conservative lexicon: Family=Christer, Freedom=Teabagger.

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The big question now: Will they take up separate immigration legislation, or will they find another government agency to hold hostage in a few weeks?

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I am so tired of hearing about the lawlessness of MY PRESIDENT. If he is so lawless and unable to abide the Constitution then bring the impeachment proceedings, if not STFU.

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