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Is John Boehner planning to hold a “symbolic” vote on Barack Obama’s Executive amnesty?

December 3, 2014

 You remember all of that tough talk before the election which spewed from the mouths of Republicans warning the President not to issue Executive amnesty or they would fight him tooth and nail to reverse it right?

  Well, that was then and this is now. According to this story John Boehner is preparing a plan which would allow the Republicans to hold a symbolic vote on Barack Obama’s Executive amnesty.

  Here is more:

“The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the President’s plan: work permits, Social Security and Medicare to 5 million illegal immigrants — reducing wages, jobs and benefits for Americans,” Sessions said in the statement expressing his dissatisfaction with the results of a House Republican conference meeting today.

In the meeting, “the lawmakers began coalescing around a two-part plan that would allow a symbolic vote to show their frustration with President Obama’s executive action on immigration, before funding the government ahead of a Dec. 11 deadline,” according to the New York Times.

john-boehner-crying  So, on one hand John Boehner is saying to the American voters “see, we really do oppose amnesty and we really tried to stop it” but on the other hand John Boehner is giving Barack Obama the money he needs to fund the Executive Action the Speaker claims to oppose.

  You can chalk this up to what John Boehner likely considers the “stupidity of the American voters” but is it really surprising or unexpected? The Republican leadership supports amnesty, we all know that, and Barack Obama’s Executive Action gave them a campaign issue to run against but in the end both sides got what they wanted. They both got amnesty and the Republicans got a campaign issue, but in reality all they really oppose is the way amnesty was instituted and not the policy itself–or do the Republicans really disapprove of the way amnesty was passed? That is up for debate as well.

  This is an example of the Hegelian Dialectic in perfect display:

Thesis: Create the Problem: The immigration system is broken, people are flooding over the border and living in the shadows. We need to bring them out of the shadows by passing amnesty and fixing the system.

Antithesis: Create the opposition: Republicans step up to oppose amnesty claiming it is not fair to legal immigrants and those potential immigrants who are still waiting in line, and it will hurt the American worker.

  This created a conflict and a campaign issue but once that nasty little election was out of the way came the synthesis: Implement the predetermined solution: Amnesty is passed through Executive Action allowing Barack Obama and the Democrats to get credit for acting while allowing the Republicans to continue to oppose the action even though the support the policy.

  There could be one potential problem with John Boehner’s plan and that is it looks like the conservative House Republicans are not going to go along with the symbolic vote. However John Boehner has a plan to deal with that as well, he is turning to Nancy Pelosi to help him thwart the conservatives in his caucus. Still don’t think the leadership of both parties is not on the same side…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2014 9:12 am

    Right you are. Along with the Omnibus spending bill that Boehner is determined to pass. Meanwhile in the Senate they will make sure Sessions doesn’t become Chair of the budget Committee. The only articulate man out there fighting the cause. I called my Rep’s office. Pretty much a Conservative and could get nothing out of the staffer as to his position. None of this is being covered in the MSM. I did a post a few weeks back and got little interest. But I won’t repeat myself. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 3, 2014 7:43 pm

      It is so frustrating when you write a post which you think is important and it doesn’t go very far, I know that feeling all too well! Keep repeating yourself, somebody has to try to get the word out there!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. December 3, 2014 10:43 pm

    I see this post so far as been as much of a hot seller as mine.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 4, 2014 6:46 am

      Nobody seems to care about this and that is troubling.


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