Clueless House Republicans Cheer After Passing Racist Border Security Spending Bill


A cheer broke out on the House floor among Republicans after their border security spending bill that is grounded in racism passed.

The bill passed 223-189 with four Republicans voting no, and one Democrat voting yes.

House Republicans broke out some of their moldy oldies. They claimed that the president has failed to lead on the crisis on the border. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) accused the president and the Senate of not doing their jobs.

Republicans repeated the same line over and over again that the House was working on a solution while the Senate hasn’t passed anything. What the Republicans left out was the reason why the Senate didn’t pass anything. The Senate bill that would have provided $2.7 billion in funding failed when Republicans blocked it. House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) claimed that President Obama’s immigration policies have caused this crisis.

Democratic Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) accused Republicans of taking two bad bills and making them worse. Hoyer suggested that what the House was doing was nothing. He said the bill will not pass and will not solve the problem. Hoyer said that the bill was brought to the floor in near secrecy.

Before the vote, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said, “For weeks … they have said that they are disease-ridden, lice-filled, gang bangers, drug dealers mules of the drug cartels who have come here in hoards to invade our nation, and now they are demonstrating that that’s how they feel in their legislation.”

Earlier today, President Obama made his disdain clear for the House Republican stunt, “This is a message bill that they couldn’t quite pull off yesterday, so they made it a little more extreme so maybe they can pass it today. Just so they can check a box before they leave town tomorrow.”

House Republicans cheered after it was announced that the bill passed. They could have been cheering their legislative accomplishment, or most likely, the laziest Congress in history was cheering because they can now go on vacation for five weeks.

While the Republicans were cheering millions of Hispanic Americans were getting the message that Republicans don’t like them. Republicans don’t want them in the country and that racism rules the day in the GOP.

The border spending bill gave money to border enforcement based on the Republicans favorite race based scare tactic that the border is not secure. The rationale behind this bill was based on playing to racists in their party.

House Republicans were cheering while all around them their party burned.

32 Replies to “Clueless House Republicans Cheer After Passing Racist Border Security Spending Bill”

  1. May crap like this be the motivation needed to “burn” the GOP to the ground, so that we, as a nation, can move FORWARD to be competitive against other nations again. We are falling behind everyone now, and the GOP wants to put the nation EVEN FURTHER into reverse. Goddess help us all, until we can shift left, move forward, and leave the Conservative idiocy in history.

  2. Won’t happen. We are gonna wake up on Nov. 7 with a GOP House and Senate, and nothing will get done for 2 years. Unless the Dems actually show up and vote, that is what is going to happen.

  3. Dragon, You hit the nail on the head!


  4. Veto, veto, veto I hope the Senate and the POTUS get their chance while the teabags are cheering like little hateful racist spoiled school children, to put this where it belongs “where the sun don’t shine” these people cheer everytime they get a chance to screw anybody out of their life. How it must feel to hate everyone. The people that voted them in have to be real assholes.

  5. We are in the middle of a revolution. we need to accept that fact, embrace it and move on.

    Get over yourselves, people. You can’t avoid dying. Deal.

  6. Once again, the GOP had the chance to prove me wrong about how they’re adhering to FIVE of the defining characteristics of Fascism on this issue ALONE and completely blew it.
    The five “DCs” of Fascism the GOP are employing here:
    —Avid Nationalism
    —Disdain for the Importance of Human Rights
    —Identification of Enemies and Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
    —Obsession with National Security
    —Obsession with Crime and Punishment

    So, what people should do at the town halls these Fascist bastards have this month is tell them to stop being Fascists. They should also tell ’em that they’ll vote Democrat and watch ’em squirm.

  7. The new version of the House border bill has all of the characteristics … and inherent value … of a freshly-generated, steaming turd.

  8. Disgraceful. They have no soul. How can you treat children this way. No wonder our minorities in our states suffer with their legislation. They are truly evil.

  9. We need to secure our borders and stop the flood of illegal aliens coming across our border every day. Our country is becoming a more dangerous place to live with the gang members and terrorists coming across the border. I’m not talking about children, either. I live in a border state, and I fear for the safety and security of my children and grandchildren. I want to leave them in a better environment, and that is becoming less likely every day. There is a right way to become a citizen of our great nation…our nation was built on great immigrants. We just need to make sure that immigrants come to our nation legally. That is the only way to make our country a safe melting pot.

  10. And take somebody with you to vote.

    Some people you know might not be registered yet. It wouldn’t hurt to ask if they would like some help. Voters laws are changing all over the place right now.

    If not now, when? If not you who?

    As long as so many people are talking about past presidents I’ll add this one.

    “And so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.

    My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Inaugural speech. 1961

  11. Man you got that one right.The damage these morons have done might take years to fix if ever. God help us if we have to go though anther 2 years of this crap. VOTE BLUE..

  12. You ignore the right-wing terrorists and militia members pointing weapons at federal agents, to make a xenophobic case against immigrants. The Vietnamese boat people were also accused of being communist spies, and of having terrorist ambitions. Many arrived illegally, and they not only assimilated, they excelled, in any community they located to. Your fears are stoked by a right-wing hate machine, and your situational outrage is quite unbecoming, to someone with ancestors who were likely illegals themselves when they entered the country.

  13. Well said. Thank you. I will add that refugees are not illegal migrants. They are refugees, seeking safety by turning themselves in to our border patrol. I’m completely disgusted with the extreme conservatives’ hatred toward the refugee children at our southern border. I am appalled at the extreme conservatives’ apparent lack of empathy, morality and decency. They simply have no shame. These so-called followers of Jesus Christ truly need to learn what Jesus Christ stood for, what he demands of his followers, and what he did with the poor, with the children, and with the meek.
    @ Josh: How can you dismiss the plight of a child? Is it because these children aren’t yours? You talk about the loss you and your family is facing but can not see how much the children who are seeking our help have already lost and will continue to lose. Is it decent to be so snug in selfishness that others must continue to suffer for you to have it all? You can’t share your good fortune? Sad.

  14. I’m seriously tired of the GOP/Republican and their teabag loonies. Blatant stupidity and racism has run rampant long enough amongst them and it has been gradually pulling this country down into a deep hole as a result.

  15. I clearly stated that I was not talking about the children. I have compassion and sympathy for the children. We simply and absolutely need to secure our borders so that we can protect our families from those who intend to do harm to our citizens. We cannot continue to allow criminals to cross our borders and come into our country when many clearly hate Americans. I am in full support of those who go through the proper channels in order to become citizens of our great nation…as I stated before, our country has been made great by immigrants. Every citizen here has immigrant roots. We just have to wake up and realize that there are people crossing our borders that intend to do harm to the citizens of our great nation. Again, I have full compassion for the children and their refugee families. We just must police our borders to prevent those who are entering our country that have sinister motives. I want our nation to remain safe and for it to continue to be the land of opportunity that…

  16. Josh, I agree with you, the borders need to be secured. But there’s a right way to do it and a harsh, immoral way. Unfortunately the Republicans have chosen the latter. Mass deportations are immoral, especially when you’re talking about children. Also they are not the solution to the border problem as more illegal immigrants will continue to come in. What’s needed is a comprehensive plan, not something that’s simply a bone thrown to the most extreme tea-baggers.

  17. Wait until they hear the cheer from the People when we flip the house retain control of the senate. Then we will beef up our constitutional security to keep this terror group from destroying our nation.

  18. Dems will burn then down..bring those votes in your local primary.. These are most important..August & NOVEMBER..BRING EVERY DEMOCRATIC VOTE & BURN THIS RIGHT WING TEA PARTY DOWN..DEMOLISH THEIR CONTROL….

  19. So closing our border against 50 thousand children who are fleeing hunger, disease, death, rape and then death is the big strong GOP thing to do. And don’t even start on jobs, it is the republican owners of hundreds of manufacturing plants that were shut down for personal and corporate greed, sending millions of good paying manufacturing jobs overseas to slave labor, leaving nothing but poor paying service and retail jobs for Americans. That was another big GOP thing to do. You have nothing to stand on and spout you GOP BS but a platform of racist hate and lies and now everyone knows it. Stop the verbal damage control, to late.

  20. “I clearly stated that I was not talking about the children. I have compassion and sympathy for the children.”

    Not really:

    “We need to secure our borders and stop the flood OF ILLEGAL ALIENS (my emphasis) coming across our border every day. Our country is becoming a more dangerous place to live with the gang members and terrorists coming across the border. I’m not talking about children, either.”

    By including them as “illegals” of course you’re talking about them as well.

    This issue didn’t become so important to right-wingers until children began arriving, because it’s harder to make the case that they are some sort of threat.

    “We cannot continue to allow criminals to cross our borders and come into our country when many clearly hate Americans. ”

    You completely missed my point, and I have to think it was deliberate. You must be quite young, and don’t remember the Vietnamese boat people’s arrival after the fall of South Vietnam, but the exact same case….

  21. Disgusting! Apparently the whole bit in their Bible about ‘Love thy neighbor’ is one of the many aspects they as good Christian’s presently ignore.

  22. Division seems to be a part of rethug thinking since the days of the civil war. They too thought split the nation, and then they would be able to conquer. The South, where there are more people without medical, more people in debt, then the rest of the country,more people who work for less. must be a great place to from?(FAR FROM)

  23. That is not the only thing from the bible these so called Christians ignore. They prefer to ignore the whole message taught and done by the example of Jesus.
    Christians they are not Dominionst they are.

  24. Finally the Republicans prove the support the PEOPLE of the United States! Deport all illegals !!! Irish, Korean , Latino, all of them!

  25. “Wait until they hear the cheer from the People when we flip the house retain control of the senate. Then we will beef up our constitutional security to keep this terror group from destroying our nation.”

    Wait until you see the tears and hear the cries of the American People when you flip the house and retain control of the Senate. You my beef up the boarder but you will destroy our benefits and lay waste to OUR constitutional rights. Woe to us as you destroy everything that is good for the People.

  26. The “Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country” is as purely conservative as it gets!

  27. Josh, we need to hear more from people at border states,those seeing,experiencing first hand the extreme dangers of an unsecured border.NO nation on Earth has open borders,nor can we take every poor/ailing child.Its just a fact,they are far from all poor children but very dangerous gang members,drug dealers and yes, terrorists too. The naivete of those who think we can cure the world of hunger and disease by simply opening our borders is astounding…and damned dangerous.Massachusetts,a very liberal state,is a great example.They’re all in for liberal causes,but not in their backyard with people demonstrating in the streets against government relocating illegals to their towns/cities.

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