70 House Republicans Prepared To Revolt

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. pspr


    As well they should if Boehner plans to go forward with the amnesty bill.

    Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country.

    The 70 members are petitioning for a special Republican conference meeting on the bill, a “highly unusual” move to go head-to-head with the speaker, according to Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (Texas), who are serving as spokespersons for the group.

    Bachmann, King and Gohmert told TheBlaze the group is invoking the Hastert Rule: requiring support from a majority of the majority to bring a bill forward.

    The petition is expected to go to the House leadership on Friday, but it’s possible some signatories might remove their names due to political risk, or that Boehner could head off the challenge by striking a deal. Going against leadership in such a way could have harsh political consequences for the signatories, including retaliation such as permanently getting passed over for chairmanship positions.

    A Boehner spokesman did not immediately comment on the letter.

    Boehner is on a tight schedule for getting immigration reform passed in the House, predicting this week that Congress could finalize a bill for President Barack Obama’s signature by the end of the year. Any major challenge could ignite pushback from the American public that could force lawmakers to scrap the bill, as happened in the 2007 immigration effort.

    The three representatives told TheBlaze that more than half of the Republicans in the House were elected after 2007, and have no concept of how strongly the public opposed the bill.

    In an interview with World Net Daily this week, Bachmann predicted that if the immigration bill becomes law, “the whole political system will change.”

    “This is President Obama’s number one political agenda item because he knows we will never again have a Republican president, ever, if amnesty goes into effect. We will perpetually have a progressive, liberal president, probably a Democrat, and we will probably see the House of Representatives go into Democrat hands and the Senate will stay in Democrat hands,” Bachmann said.

    She also said that if it passes, the bill will create a permanent progressive class.

    “That’s what’s at risk right now. It may sound melodramatic, I don’t mean it that way, but this is that big and that important,” Bachmann said.

  2. pspr


    This amnesty crap has got to stop.

    Mine the border and start ejecting illegal aliens. It's as simple as that.
  3. "Boehner is on a tight schedule for getting immigration reform passed in the House, predicting this week that Congress could finalize a bill for President Barack Obama’s signature by the end of the year. Any major challenge could ignite pushback from the American public that could force lawmakers to scrap the bill, as happened in the 2007 immigration effort."

    First we were told that amnesty was essential for the republicans to have a political future. At the same time, republicans are desperate to ram it through before the voters known what's going on.

    So which is it? If this is so freakin" popular, you'd think they would want to milk it for maximum publicity, not sneak it through.

    We all know the real answer. This is popular with big companies, who see an influx of big families with lots of young kids. The Chamber of Commerce small business types also like the prospect of getting even more low wage workers. The rest of us stand with our mouths open wondering how they could sell out our country.
  4. http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2013-06-12.html


    As journalist Steve Sailer recently pointed out, the Hispanic vote terrifying Republicans isn't that big. It actually declined in 2012. The Census Bureau finally released the real voter turnout numbers from the last election, and the Hispanic vote came in at only 8.4 percent of the electorate -- not the 10 percent claimed by the pro-amnesty crowd.

    The sleeping giant of the last election wasn't Hispanics; it was elderly black women, terrified of media claims that Republicans were trying to suppress the black vote and determined to keep the first African-American president in the White House.

    Contrary to everyone's expectations, 10 percent more blacks voted in 2012 compared to 2008, even beating white voters, the usual turnout champions. Eligible black voters turned out at rate of 66.2 percent, compared to 64.1 percent of eligible white voters. Only 48 percent of all eligible Hispanic voters went to the polls.

    No one saw this coming, which is probably why Gallup had Romney up by 5 points before Hurricane Sandy hit, and up by 1 point in its last pre-election poll after the hurricane.


    As Byron York has shown, even if Mitt Romney had won 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, he still would have lost. No Republican presidential candidate in at least 50 years has won even half of the Hispanic vote.

    In the presidential election immediately after Reagan signed an amnesty bill in 1986, the Republican share of the Hispanic vote actually declined from 37 percent to 30 percent -- and that was in a landslide election for the GOP. Combined, the two Bush presidents averaged 32.5 percent of the Hispanic vote -- and they have Hispanics in their family Christmas cards.

    John McCain, the nation's leading amnesty proponent, won only 31 percent of the Hispanic vote, not much more than anti-amnesty Romney's 27 percent.
    Amnesty is a gift to employers, not employees.


    But rich businessmen don't care. Big Republican donors -- and their campaign consultants -- just want to make money. They don't care about Hispanics, and they certainly don't care what happens to the country. If the country is hurt, I don't care, as long as I am doing better! This is the very definition of treason.

    Hispanic voters are a small portion of the electorate. They don't want amnesty, and they're hopeless Democrats. So Republicans have decided the path to victory is to flood the country with lots more of them!

    It's as if Republicans convinced Democrats to fixate on banning birth control to win more pro-life voters. This would be great for Republicans because Democrats will never win a majority of pro-life voters, and about as many pro-lifers care about birth control as Hispanics care about amnesty.

    But that still wouldn't be as idiotic as what Republicans are doing because, according to Gallup, pro-lifers are nearly half of the electorate. Hispanics are only 8.4 percent of the electorate.

    And it still wouldn't be as stupid as the GOP pushing amnesty, because banning birth control wouldn't create millions more voters who consistently vote against the Democrats.

    Listening to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus burble a few weeks ago on "Fox News Sunday" about how amnesty is going to push the Republicans to new electoral heights, one is reminded of Democratic pollster Pat Caddell's reason for refusing to become a Republican: No matter how enraged he gets at Democratic corruption, he says he can't bear to join such a stupid party as the GOP.
  5. LEAPup


    Mark my words, if that happens, America is tee totally finished.:mad: :mad: :mad:
  6. LEAPup


    Yeah, but we have allowed the parasites to LEGALLY vote. Political whores can't fight that. We need Libertarians, and Patriots defending America, NOT these piles of political shit we have now!!!!!:mad:
  7. It is amazing what they'll do to keep their spot and the government trough. Once a Democrat is brainwashed with leftist ideology, they become closed-minded as if defending a religion. Once a republican is brainwashed with cheap labor as the path to prosperity, they'll defend it as if that is the only way to protect capitalism. And that's who's running the show.
  8. jem


    I find it hard to believe these republicans are ready to sell out their voters again.

    Before any talk of temporary or permanent amnesty... there should be a fence and 100% enforcement of everify for work and govt benes.

    Then we can talk about what we do next.

    By the way... thank you for pointing out that this was not about the hispanic vote... it was about turning out the black vote and suppressing the Romney vote including the use of the IRS.

    The IRS abuse brings into question the legitimacy of the entire election.

    What would happen if there was no tea party suppression.

    The establishment republicans better not sell out their party.