Insurrection Sends House Speaker Reeling





Boehner Crying

In politics, it’s important not to look too far ahead. Things change quickly on the Hill, and what’s here today could be gone tomorrow.

But with that in mind, Barack Obama’s dream of amnesty and citizenship for the millions of people living here illegally is dead. The rule of law has triumphed, if only for a short while.

What makes me so confident? Well, I spoke with members of Congress who attended John Boehner’s Republican conference retreat and the ensuing discussion about immigration policy. They told me that, despite Boehner’s attempt to sway his fellow Republicans into voting for immigration reform, the Speaker of the House failed miserably.

Boehner has been working feverishly to keep the issue alive after facing constant pressure from the hotel, tech, construction, and restaurant industries. They all want to keep their low-wage workers and continue to fatten profits. You see, legalizing millions of illegal immigrants is a much cheaper prospect than raising wages to draw more workers.

And Boehner, ever the compliant politician, would like to keep the dollars that these industries contribute to Republican campaign funds.

But at the party conference, where Boehner planned to surrender to corporate interests, the Speaker instead faced an insurrection. The rank-and-file members of the GOP caucus were, by most accounts, against even the concept of immigration reform – by a ratio of more than three to one!

Eventually, as the discussion between members droned on, Boehner and his allies saw the writing on the wall. If they did bring an immigration vote to the floor, they’d split their party so deeply that Boehner would be in jeopardy of losing his job as House Speaker. And for Boehner, maintaining power has always been more important than any individual issue.

All told, it’s now extremely unlikely that Boehner will continue pushing for immigration reform this year.

Like Freddy Krueger, It Keeps Coming Back

However, this doesn’t mean that the issue is put to rest.

The potential savings are too great for the corporate titans to forget forever. They want the low-wage workers, and they’ll keep pushing.

Just look at Facebook’s (FB) FWD.us campaign. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is so desperate for low-wage workers that he’s taken the rhetoric to unhealthy levels, charging that opponents of immigration reform are tied to white supremacy groups and supporters of eugenics.

I guess when you can’t win the argument, it pays to spend millions disparaging your opponents.

At the same time, business interests are charging hard for increased immigration. Just think: Homes to house immigrants must be built. Autos, furniture, and food must be produced for the newcomers. There’s almost no end to the products that could be sold to America’s newest consumers.

Finally, because of the agreement between big business and liberal special interest groups, immigration reform is never far from passage. Between the desire to please the masters in big business and the political impact of giving millions of noncitizens the right to vote, the immigration issue is pretty much impossible to kill.

 

This commentary originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 





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Comments

  1. Dee Glover says:

    I am pleased for our people need those jobs so Boehner stop giving them to the illegals,…..
    ..

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    Speaker John Boner is one of the biggest assholes going when it comes to illegal alien amnesty.I just hope that they get rid of this cretain and replace him with a non crying person with a backbone to stand up to Obutthole.We know that Boner has big business at heart but ship illegals back to wherever and hire Americans with good hourly wages.John should retire like that mole looking Henry Waxman and become Obongos caddy.

  3. Don't get too gleeful yet,
    This will go away until after the mid term elections, then it will come back and get passed.
    Don't ever trust them to fight for we peons out here, because they love those ILLEGAL criminals.

  4. Whoopie to the insurrection in the House (and, pointed at Boehner and Cantor). They just do not get it that the borders must be secured first before there is any talk of amnesty or an immigration bill. The old GOP Rhinos need to take a back seat to the Tea Party and then we will win the Senate in November

  5. nexgenesis says:

    THE REPUBLICANS THAT HAVE BEEN IN WASHINGTON DC FOR WAY TO LONG LIKE BONER, NEED TO STEP ASIDE AND LET SOME REAL REPUBLICANS TAKE THE REINS. THE IN CROWD OF RINOS ARE AFRAID OF THEIR OWN SHADOW AND PARALYZED BY THEIR FEAR OF THE LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE PRESS THAT THEY WILL GIVE THE DEMON-CRATS ANYTHING THEY WANT, WITH THE ONLY CONDITION BEING, PLEASE DON'T PICK ON ME.

  6. David Eastwood says:

    Is this page SATIRE like The Onion? Impeach Obama for WHAT??
    p.s. I love the funny photo of Boehner weeping.

    • Seeks_the_truth says:

      Constitutional law can't be explained to someone who can't identify the obvious multiple infractions we have seen from this 'administration'.
      Picture of Boehner weeping? Where did you see that? The picture on top of this article looks suspiciously closer to a man blowing his nose.
      Apparently some just see that which they wish to.

  7. Seeks_the_truth says:

    The people should let the thief Zuckerberg know how they feel. When they delete their facebook accounts, if they have one, let him know that you made your decision because of his belief.
    Since you are anti-illegal immigrant believers, he feels you are either tied to white supremacy groups and/or supporters of eugenics. Since this is as far from the truth as it gets, he must not welcome your support.
    Maybe it's time for people to return to MySpace if they must have social networking.

  8. Wiseoldlady says:

    I believe actual UN employment is 31.2 ….so any politicians wanting amnesty has rocks in their heads. Illegals need to be shipped back to their countries of origin….not allowed to enter without a visa and passport. Not allowed to work here unless American citizens are given FIRST choice. Amazing how we are NOT allowed to travel anywhere WITHOUT a passport, with numerous countries requiring visas. Some 30 day, 6 month, etc. Visas. When I went to China…I required one visa for Hong Kong and another visa for mainland China…..2 visas….!!!!!!! Yet we allow illegals to enter our borders without even a passport. If we pulled that stunt on Mexico we would be arrested.
    Time to stop the sick dilutional games called the selfish NWO. Time to focus on the 1% elite and destroy them….they are the cause behind every destruction on this planet….be it war or hunger! or convenient so called suicide. They rule nearly every country, own ALL elements. Murder or threaten or jail those with cures for cancer or free energy or vehicles doing 100 miles per gallon. They have kept us as slaves especially with the false history written in school books and constant lies. Research the 13 bloodlines….the cause of it all….the synagogue of satan. That s them. The destroyers of planet earth. Everything we buy…everything we do…puts money in their pockets. Yet they use HAARP, GMOs and Chem trails to destroy us. Time to send mercenaries after them. Then freedom can once again reign.

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