Hypocrite Boehner Demands Obama Act Alone On Border Crisis While Suing Him For Executive Action

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was forced to cancel the vote on his border legislation after he didn’t have enough votes to pass it. Boehner then issued a press release demanding that Obama act alone to secure the border.

Roll Call reported, “We don’t think we have the votes,” said Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, one of the architects of the bill. But she said the whip count was “very close” with about 214 supporters, including Democrats. “There are people who just don’t want to do anything,” she said. “They don’t want to spend the money.”

After being forced to pull their own bill, House Republican leaders issued a statement that was full of the sort of crazy-making that the nation has come to expect from the GOP.

The statement told the president that the House is useless, so the president needs to act alone on the border crisis, “This situation shows the intense concern within our conference – and among the American people – about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the president’s refusal to faithfully execute our laws. There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries. For the past month, the House has been engaged in intensive efforts to pass legislation that would compel the president to do his job and ensure it can be done as quickly and compassionately as possible. Through an inclusive process, a border bill was built by listening to members and the American people that has the support not just of a majority of the majority in the House, but most of the House Republican Conference. We will continue to work on solutions to the border crisis and other challenges facing our country.”

So, it is not okay for Obama to take executive action unless the House is paralyzed by Republican infighting? Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans can’t have it both ways. They can’t claim that President Obama is a tyrant, and then tell him to act without them.

On an issue as important as the humanitarian crisis on the border, the House of Representatives must weigh in. Boehner has to realize that his own inability do the most basic part of his job is not going to help his lawsuit.

Laughably, the neutered House Republican leadership is demanding that President Obama stop the flow of children over the border by just telling them to stop coming. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), who is the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said, “It’s stopping the inflow. He can do that just by his word, to announce that the policies he’s had in the past are rescinded and he’s not going to let these people in. Be more forceful; I don’t think it’s a matter of money, it’s a matter of sending the message out there.”

Rogers also said that Obama should use his power responsibly to stop the crisis. Thus confirming that Republicans only think that President Obama is a tyrant when he is doing something that they disagree with.

The next time someone in the media laments that both sides do it, and Washington is broken, remember this moment. Both sides don’t do it, and Washington isn’t broken. The Republican Party has broken Washington because their constant infighting has made it impossible for the House Republicans to accomplish anything.

It isn’t President Obama’s fault that John Boehner has let the lunatics run the asylum.

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42 Replies to “Hypocrite Boehner Demands Obama Act Alone On Border Crisis While Suing Him For Executive Action”

  1. The House GOP has really stepped in it this time. Is Obama a tyrant? Is Obama a dictator etc etc etc. Those are really big words they have no understanding of. They voted to sue the President for doing his job yesterday giving Obama the bully pulpit to go out and totally destroy them for the midterm elections. I say Obama should totally destroy their unearned vacation, and their campaigns by repeatedly calling them back in to session to pass bills to help the middle class and Americans such as the Highway trust fund, infrastructure projects, jobs bills, unemployment insurance, and immigration control. And while is is repeatedly calling these lazy, worthless House republicans back in to session use that bully pulpit to badger them relentlessly to do their fucking jobs.

    The President has the authority to call them back in to session. He should do so.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_the_US_President_call_a_special_session_of_Congress

  2. Message being sent to Obama from Congressional Republicans:
    “The House Republican caucus is not going to work toward solving any of the nation’s problems, and we’re going to make damned sure that the POTUS can’t either.”

  3. I sent an email to my representative Congressman Denny Heck (D-10th Dist, WA) and expressed that Congress as a whole has not done their job and this vacation was not justified.

  4. That is a horrible message that they send. Why, even stuff they used to support they now are against. It is obstructionism at its ugliest.

  5. I agree with you but let them suffer for a few days and then call back in. Because the media is going to have a field day with this. They can’t run away from this and this is great for them with pie all over their face. Hope they like the taste of it.

  6. Boehner why don’t you articulate what steps Pres. Obama can take right now on the border crisis, so that Republicans can’t try and impeach him, if does take such steps. So steps up to the microphone and suggest the steps Pres. Obama should take on the border crisis.

  7. Republicans are laughable. I have to think that they haven’t done anything not only because of legislative paralysis due to infighting, but I also think they have been trying to bide their time in the belief that they were going to take the Senate and keep the House because they would make Democrats look bad.

  8. The House statement reads like it was written by professional lawyers and makes no mention of the child trafficking law that was signed by President Bush in 2008. Republicans are trying to pretend like the border was locked tight and there were no undocumented immigrants prior to January 20, 2009.

  9. The lunatics have truly taken over the asylum, the drinker of the house is incapable
    of leading and Cruz seems to be in the house calling the shots just like when he shut down the government.
    Cruz needs to go back to Canada and Boehner needs to resign and go to rehab!

  10. They are not calling their leaving for 5 weeks a vacation.

    the new dog whistle talking points is, “Going home to our districts, to do the people business, and to meet with the American people”.

    Same old BS from the do nothing HOUSE.

  11. Don’t want to spend money to secure borders???

    Guess the Tea Party faithful in Congress have no locks on the doors at home.

  12. Translation for those who don’t understand Republican thinking:

    While I know that I’ve directed and led the House Republicans to delay, lie about, defund, obstruct and sue you on everything you’ve tried (and on many occasions succeeded) to implement to help our country, I was only kidding. Do me this one favor and I’ll never delay, lie about, defund, obstruct or sue you again. You have my word on it.

  13. …In other words, “campaign for re-election”.
    “The People’s business” means in political-speak, “meet with my major donors”.

  14. Just wondering…is a class-action lawsuit against Congress signed by millions of Americans legal based on their failure to fulfill their duty to govern on the behalf of America? Their salaries should be recalled as well as their farm subsidies. Congress as well should be REQUIRED to have all asses in their seats working 9-5, m- f, 2 wks vacation.PERIOD. If they are treated like regular people, maybe they would care.

  15. I’ll take a crack at it.

    In the first place, the Wilberforce law is narrowly written and protects ONLY children who are victims of human trafficking. Even though we keep hearing about it, this law is largely irrelevant to the situation at hand, which involves illegal aliens WILLINGLY smuggled into the country so they can live here, not coercively trafficked into the country for purposes of sex slavery or other indentured servitude. But just for fun I’ll even put that aside and say this law does apply to recently arriving UAC’s.

    The 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Act EXPLICITLY contains an “exceptional circumstances” provision allowing a president to suspend the requirement that unaccompanied minors must be turned over to HHS. And a suspension has already been justified by the statute itself. You can ask Sen. Feinstein.

    IOW, Obama ALREADY HAS the authority to suspend the 2008 Trafficking Act, he just doesn’t have the political will to do it.

  16. Wow. you are trying to use a 19th century thought to try to lay blame on Obama? Please cite a credible source where Bush use this when he signed the law for refugee status

  17. Humane? Meaning government by sob story?

    The problem isn’t so much the 56,000 here now, but the 56,000 that will follow… and the 56,000 that will come after that… and so on. Unless you want the population of the US to be 3.2 billion with half of all immigrants (historically) receiving financial aid from American taxpayers.
    A country that does not control its own borders does not have ANY immigration policy. There may be laws on the books, but such laws are just meaningless words if people from other countries can cross the borders whenever they choose.

    The large majority of American citizens now view illegal immigration as a serious problem.

    http://ap-gfkpoll.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/AP-GfK-July-2014-Poll-Topline-FINAL-Immigration.pdf

    They’re all extremists?

  18. Oh listen to you. You have the sob story.
    And now you pop up with “A country that does not control its own borders does not have ANY immigration policy.” ALl you are saying is we have never had an immigration policy.

    This is just hilarious watching you take the low road

  19. And guess why its important all of a sudden. The gop is going laughably insane over this. Its got focus. Thats the only reason. Once the gop latches onto their next big scandal the importance will go right back down to a dull roar.

  20. ALl you are saying is we have never had an immigration policy.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Forgive me, but when was the last time a tidal wave of illegal aliens crossing the border caused a humanitarian crisis?
    Of course illegal immigration is in focus because there is now total chaos and a complete breakdown in border security. When was the last time BP was so overwhelmed that illegal aliens needed to be flown secretively all over the entire country for “processing”? When was the last time that 56,000 UAC’s showed up within a period of months?
    Now don’t get me wrong because I blame Bush and Republicans for this mess too. But Obama will now share in the blame.

    We would all love to be able to help the entire world, but we can’t. We can’t even survive on our own if you take note of our budgets and foreign borrowing & printing of money.
    A line has to be drawn.

  21. When? The last 40 years. They were not children and they wernt flown any place. The only difference here is the kids are turning themselves in. The adults dont and you never hear the numbers. Millions of adults.

    Yeah, lets kill the kids. Send the militia. We give billions to Israel yet we cant help kids. Please go away

  22. Yeah, lets kill the kids. Send the militia.
    ~~~~~~~~~
    One giant strawman. I expected better.

    We give billions to Israel yet we cant help kids.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Only 20% of recently arrived illegal aliens are unaccompanied “kids”. (And the vast majority technically aren’t “unaccompanied” either.) 80% of recently arrived illegal aliens are entire family units.
    You make it sound like the problem is about orphans that wandered out of the desert.

    Please go away
    ~~~~~~~~
    Your house. If I’m not invited I won’t show up.
    Too bad illegals don’t have the same good manners.

    Please go away

  23. There was nothing better to give to that piece of utter stupidity you left behind

    And which are the ones going directly to the BP?

  24. Your house. If I’m not invited I won’t show up.
    Too bad illegals don’t have the same good manners.
    ———————————
    Really? Do you want to go there. IRS. Benghazi, ACA ? Really Charlie

  25. Just thinking of the hundreds of children and young from Central America coming here crossing thousands of miles, then turning themselves in to border patrol. all because the story being told is:( America will take you in). Just who, STARTED THIS STORY?
    Sounds to me like maybe it’s another way of trying to destroy this administration. Rethugs and teabaggers see no problem with making up story’s. Why should this be any different? They also refuse to do any thing to help or elevate the problem. It smells like them…

  26. Yesterday, Boehner stated, ” There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action…”.

    Last week, Boehner stated, “I think that when the president acts on immigration reform it will certainly up the likelihood that they (House of Rep) would contemplate impeachment at some point.”

    At the same time Boehner and the House Republicans are suing the President: “Obama’s use of executive orders equals an abuse of power because it’s Congress’s job to make laws.”

    Conclusion: Boehner insists that the President take unilateral action to solve the border crisis but will consider adding impeachment proceedings to his current lawsuit if he does so.

    When did the house of representatives become the republican insane asylum? 2010?

  27. How do the GOP’s sleep at night and call themselves christians. I am a born again Christian and I an ashame to be linked to be linked with such people

  28. In the $3 billion private prison industry, Texas has more for-profit prisons than any other state. But because of a growing inmate shortage, some private jails cannot fill empty cells.
    Littlefield, Texas is stuck with a 372-bed, medium-security prison with double security fences, state-of-the-art control room, gymnasium, law library, classrooms and five living pods. Due to a nation-wide decrease in crime, it is empty. For the past two years, Littlefield has had to come up with $65,000 a month to pay the note on the prison. That’s $10 per resident.
    The Texas Legislature is contemplating shedding 2,000 contract prison beds. Statewide, more than half of all privately operated county jail beds are empty, according to figures from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the total correctiona

  29. RAN OUT OF ROOM.
    These prisons are standing empty all over the country and there are 50,000 inmates now behind bars for marijuana offenses at a cost of $1 billion a year. With more states legalizing marijuana and more lenient treatment of these offenses by authorities where it has not yet been legalized, even more private prisons will become empty. The private prison industry may soon disappear leaving a lot of empty buildings that must be adapted for more constructive uses.
    I don’t mean innocent children should be put in jail but I wonder if Austin or Washington will ever wake up and realize that, right in front of them, there is a huge part of the solution to the influx of unaccompanied minor refugees at our southern border.
    It’s better than spending $17 million a month for ‘boots on the ground’ border security.

  30. No wonder there’s a civil war brewing between Dem & Rep voters. It’s biased, blaming, divisive, misleading & outright LIES in articles like this rag that perpetuates Obama’s ruining America.
    The ONE FACT they got right is:
    OBAMA *CAN* ACT ALONE TO **SECURE THE BORDER**…yet he refuses to do so.
    You’d better ask yourselves why he will NOT protect & defend OUR country from this outright invasion & his self-created “humanitarian crisis” while terrorism, crimes, diseases, infestations & incurable plagues (EBOLA) are running rampant….and while our country runs dry of money & borrowing power…and while our OWN legal citizens & veterans go homeless, hungry, sick & dying.
    Obama CAN do something about our border crisis (SECURE THEM!) WITHOUT violating our Constitution via executive order again and again and again.
    Quit fighting with your fellow citizens and start fighting for your dying country!

  31. LOL! auntie may auntie may its a twister its a twister!

    No, Obama cannot secure the border without the money that the house should allocate. They tell him to act on his own and then will use that against him.

    Stop listening to the hysteria. it makes you look like you fell into a lens grinder and made a spectacle of yourself.

  32. Maybe President Obama can build moats and fill them with gators. The stupid runs deep with the xenophobic teahadist

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