Democrats Successfully Kill GOP Bill To Overturn Obama Immigration Executive Action

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Congressional Republicans tried to provoke a confrontation with President Obama by, not funding Homeland Security for a full year, but Mitch McConnell admitted that Senate Democrats have successfully killed the Republican effort to overturn Obama’s immigration executive actions.

McConnell announced that Senate Republicans can’t pass the House’s Homeland Security bill, “The next move obviously is up to the House,” McConnell said following a Senate GOP conference lunch. It’s clear we can’t get on the bill. We can’t offer amendments to the bill. And I think it would be pretty safe to say we’re stuck because of Democratic obstruction on the Senate side. I think it’s clear we can’t go forward in the Senate, unless you’ve all heard something I haven’t.”

In other words, McConnell was telling Boehner that the bill to overturn Obama’s immigration executive actions is dead as a doornail.

If Republicans want to fund Homeland Security for the rest of the year, John Boehner is going to have to pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill. For months, Boehner has been promising that the House would take action against Obama’s immigration executive orders.

The nation has been down this road many times since Republicans took control of the House. Speaker Boehner promises action. The House passes a bill that will never pass the Senate. The deadline for the Republican manufactured crisis approaches, Boehner backs down and passes a clean bill thanks to the support of House Democrats.

The only difference is that Republicans thought when they won the midterm election that it would be different. They believed that McConnell could strong arm unpopular legislation through the Senate. Republicans thought that they could pass their agenda by dividing Democrats. They were wrong on all counts.

Mitch McConnell can whine about obstruction forever, and the irony of Mitch McConnell complaining about obstruction never gets old, but the reality is that Senate Republicans can’t to pass anything without Democratic support.

The dreamed of utopia that Mitch McConnell promised during his reelection campaign is in tatters as Republicans keep themselves caught in the traps that they set for President Obama.

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23 Replies to “Democrats Successfully Kill GOP Bill To Overturn Obama Immigration Executive Action”

  1. Cry us a river Bitch. Now go off and have that stroke you so rightly deserve. You’ve been useless for thirty plus years anyway.

  2. I love how KARMA works so well for the GOP. They thought they could do whatever they wanted–because they have control of Congress.

    Someone obviously forgot to tell Mitch and John Boy about that. Because they still think they have a “man date” over Obama.

  3. After what Rep. Boehner pulled with Netanyanu, I think he wouldn’t want to make any LOUD noise’s for a while! Every thing they have done to undermine/embarrass this President has back fired on them. An what Rep. Boehner did out of his Anxiety that he needed some one to pay attention to him bordered on Treason. We had a Republican Senator last week revolt an become a Democrat. An now you got a Hyper Chief Justice in Alabama who can’t control himself as they loose an order every state judge not to go by the Federal Court orders an ignore the Supreme court if it rules for gay right.

  4. A great start for democrats in the 114th congress. Apparently Mitch and John did not read the tea leaves correctly when they made statements indicating they had the power to make things happen. Are they really this inept?

  5. Wait until DHS funding runs out and then the Democrats will change their mind. They do not want to put illegal aliens ahead of national security.

  6. You have it precisely backwards. It is Republicans who will shrivel before they will shred national security in the name of tearing families apart over immigration.

  7. republican think there is no karma in till it slaps you in the face

    ahhh poor tea-party cant get what they want and now will cry a river B)

  8. Life is Grand!!

    How’s that ‘obstruction’ workin’ for ya Mitch!! Hee, Hee, Hee, Hee – ROFLMAO!!

    Couldn’t happen to a better douche!!

  9. Unless and until Republicans have 60 seats in Congress, there is NO WAY any Teabagger bill from the House is going to get out of Congress.

    And even if there are a handful of treacherous Dems willing to stand with Mitch McConnell and Republicans, there aren’t enough of those Democrats to override a presidential veto.

    Enjoy two years of a lame-duck Republican Congress, Teabaggers! Either play ball with President Obama or prepare to get NOTHING through. President Obama has already solidified his legacy as one of America’s most successful presidents, and everything on out from here is pure gravy.

    What lame-duck president?

  10. History will judge this Republicans/tea party VERY harsh! Short-sightedness and ignorance is a chronic disease.
    Obama will go down in history as one of the most great leaders of our time.

  11. NO, It was the Republicans who added the Immigration Bill to the Homeland Security Bill, and GW Bush has already passed by executive action the Immigration Bill.
    Senate
    Comprehensive immigration reform
    On May 25, 2006, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill (S.2611), 62-36. The measure, considered more favorable to illegal immigrants because it offered some a chance to work towards eventual citizenship, had called for 370 miles of triple-layer fencing along the Mexican border, as well as a three-tiered system for determining who could stay and who needed to leave the country (based on how long one had been in the U.S.). Specifically, those illegal immigrants who had been residing in the U.S. for five years or longer would be allowed to stay and apply for citizenship, provided they pay back taxes, learn English and had no serious criminal records. Those who had been in the country for two to five years would eventually have to return to another country and apply for a…

  12. Americans are laughable, ignorant and need to have a dictator run them. They fight among themselves because fake news stations like MSN S and FOX brain wash them. Would not be surprised if their economy and infrastructure is destroyed by a small foreign entity.
    Banks, oil, big business and money have bought their government. They are sheep ready for slaughter.

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