Obama Wins As Boehner Announces His Plan To Cave To The President’s Executive Orders

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John Boehner announced his plan to both respond to the president’s immigration executive orders and keep the government open. The Speaker’s scheme is a thinly veiled cave to Obama that equals another presidential victory.

Politico reported,

Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday in a closed Republican meeting that the House would vote to disapprove of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration this week and will vote to fund the government next week.

The two-part plan, which GOP leadership laid out Monday evening to some lawmakers, is designed to give Republicans an opportunity to express displeasure with the White House’s move on immigration while avoiding a shutdown.

Boehner’s allies are claiming that the Speaker’s plan isn’t a cave, which is a big sign that the Speaker has caved. Rep. Rob Pittinger (R-NC) said, “I don’t think you’re caving when you’re trying to restrict the president who has been unconstitutional. I think you’re taking every initiative that is possible at this point so he’s not a position to enact the provisions he chooses to do.”

The fallback position of the Speaker’s allies appears to involve throwing their arms up in the air while screaming at the top of their lungs that President Obama is a dictator/emperor. What this means in practical terms is that House Republicans are going throw a tantrum and stomp their feet, but at the end of the day, they don’t have the guts to shut down the government right before Christmas.

To put it another way, President Obama won.

The passage of Boehner’s plan depends on his ability to sell it to his fellow Republicans. Since John Boehner is the worst salesperson in American politics, it is very possible that his plan crashes and burns as his own Republicans refuse to support it.

If the Republicans support Speaker Boehner’s scheme, their vote will be a tacit admission that the president has outmaneuvered and defeated his Republican opponents again. The plan that Boehner is floating is a cave to reality.

Republicans don’t have a leg to stand on as it relates to opposing the president’s executive orders. There is nothing that they can do. Rep. Boehner has already lost. The Ohio Republican’s plan is a smokescreen that is intended to hide another crushing defeat.

31 Replies to “Obama Wins As Boehner Announces His Plan To Cave To The President’s Executive Orders”

  1. Gloating is so adolescent.

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  2. I don’t think you’re caving when you’re trying to restrict the president who has been unconstitutional.

    Unconstitutional??? If President Obama had done anything truly unconstitutional the GOP would have fallen all over themselves starting REAL impeachment procedures.

    Their whole line of unfounded accusations is intended to keep media attention and incite their base, and the media has fallen hook, line and sinker for the ploy.

  3. Yes, indeed….
    You are so childish…
    Jumping’ in the air
    Ta show you really, really care…

    See me jump.
    See me smile.
    See me laugh
    And dance…and…and….
    LOVE THIS PRESIDENT EVEN MORE!!!!

  4. Love this! I wish we could publish that throughout the land. I bet Boehner’s face looks like he always does after defeat and with a hangover….

  5. Boehner’s plan is the legislative equivalent of lighting a fart to impress his backwater buddies. Next, he’ll blow up a frog with a firecracker stuck up it’s butt. They all think that’s hella bitchin.

  6. I am not taking the Speaker’s side, but I don’t think he caved as much as he realized it was not practical. I don’t believe Boehner and the Republicans care about America or the average American anymore, but this path of shutting down the government hurts the wealthy. However, this was not a win for the President, as much as I wish it was, because at the end of the day..the Republicans are in charge.

  7. Why will they never say how Obama has been “unconstitutional”?

    All they are doing is saying it for the dribble heads that bow down to them

  8. Obama > DADDY KNOWS BEST..
    No matter how much they scream ,cry , whimper , yell ,stomp , etc.
    ” Daddy ” will always win …

  9. I know. IN CHARGE OF SAYING NO TO EVERYTHING OBAMA. NO JOBS. NO HEALTHCARE. NO FDA. NO EPA. NO IMMIGRATION. NO VAWA. NO HC FOR VETS. NO BIRTH CONTROL FOR WOMEN. NO ABORTIONS FOR MEDICALLY NECESSISARY ABORTIONS. NO TO CLIMATE CHANGE. NO TO INFRASTRUCTURE JOBS. NO TO TAX BREAKS FOR THE LOWER INCOME. They plan to take your measly credits to give to the already so rich they have to stash their cash in the Cayman Islands but cant create a job for you because the GOP convinces corps to use the 3rd world peoples to do their cheap labor slavery work that the GOP love and know they cannot get away with in America. Oh wait. They do. As they make their millions in America they do not give one dime back for its existence. I say you need to leave if all your money is not in America. That’s like a loser ex spouse who doesn’t pay child support. GOP & the RICH ARE NOT SUPPORING OUR COUNTRY. WHY ARE THEY HERE? Why are we allowing this???? Immigrants have to pay taxes to stay in America. Why not Y…

  10. He’s a loser alcoholic and he caved. But perry would probably think that’s okay in a leadership position when your a GOP. no laws in the GOP circles. They can do whatever they want. Yes, Barbara at the end of the day “the republicans are in charge”. So we just sit back and take their abuse? NO we don’t! You may but we won’t. The GOP every last one of them should be recalled for such traitorous acts. If the Dems this they would have done that already. You peole in red states need to REMOVE THEM RECALL THEM NOW! When January comes they are going to push thru some of thee most barbaric laws..I strongly suggest you WW pay close attention. Because you will not be protected. Remember they don’t believe in VAWA. So you will go first. They don’t believe in feeding starving children. So you children will go second. Just watch how they hurt this country starting in Janury. I hope then I see a bunch of RW citizens finally speaking up yelling at them when they get BURNT REAL BAD by them. W…

  11. Why doesn’t the House of Representatives pass the Immigration Bill? That would be a true victory. (For all of us.)

  12. Boehner and the GOP want kudos for NOT shutting down the government? Why don’t you SOBs pass some legislation that makes progress for America? Infrastructure, jobs, environment, no, wait. Doing that would require caring more about helping the 98% and actually working with Obama. Never happen.

  13. Boehner wanted to hold off on immigration until close to 2016 so that they would pass the bill and get the latino votes – hahaha – it backfired on him like everything else and now he claims he is caving – mr president watch your back.

  14. Back in ’09 or so there was an audio clip online, and which I can no longer find, of Boehner going on to some $$ group about how he was kicking Obama’s ass all over the legislative field and that when it came to negotiating with Obama he had Obama, “melting like on icecream cone on a hot sidewalk.”

    Sure wish I could find the link to that bit of audio.

  15. so has the base..they fall for every single lie they tell them.. as they starve without a job for the GOP…fkn incredible those RWers

  16. Hmmmm…can’t help but wonder what will be “attached” to these maneuvers. Probably will attach permanent tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations to this.

    I am very, very skeptical. Snakes in the grass…that’s what Boehner and his cronies are.

  17. It’s very clear that Boehner doesn’t have know the Constitution. Boehner has no choice! Better he should keep his mouth shut and get to work!

    Now, after four years of goofing off on the job, repeating the TGOP mantra of “no”, stealing our money by not working for his salary, and wasting taxpayer money, Boehner must grow up, stop being anti-American, stop worshiping at the altar of greed, and start working for the American people as he’s supposed to do!

  18. It’s very clear that Boehner doesn’t know the Constitution. Boehner has no choice but to do his job! Better he should keep his mouth shut and get to work!

    Now, after four years of goofing off on the job, repeating the TGOP mantra of “no”, stealing our money by not working for his salary, and wasting taxpayer money, Boehner must grow up, stop being anti-American, stop worshiping at the altar of greed, and start working for the American people as he’s supposed to do!

    Racism mixed with envy!

  19. Boehner’s constitution in the Koch rodents. They set the rules, Boehner is a sheep. I’m sure he has a lot of money riding on his masters and pleasing them.

    Americans are not his masters, Koch idiots are and they are the most Un-American, perverted people on earth.

  20. Three cheers for the POTUS……….The GOPers including Tea Partiers have lost face. Let’s hope the voters stay with the Democrats in 2016 and take back OUR COUNTRY from the corporate and Koch ring kisers.

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