John Boehner Finally Confirms Bush is Responsible for Immigration Crisis, Admits Obama is Trying to Fix It

boehner-spineless-hypocriteI’m sure you won’t hear about this on Fox News or any other right-wing media source, but House Speaker John Boehner actually admitted that George W. Bush was the president responsible for the current immigration crisis at our border.

Not only that, but he basically admitted that Republicans are the reason why nothing is being done about it.

While checking Twitter, I ran across this post from Boehner:

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Which linked this letter he wrote to the president.

In both, he admits that it’s the 2008 law that was signed by George W. Bush that caused this situation in the first place.

Boehner wrote, “One of their key recommendations is changing the 2008 law which created the disparate treatment for migrants from nations other than Mexico and made it more difficult to resolve this crisis.”

It should be noted that this law also pertains to Canada, but we know that when Republicans talk about immigration, they’re typically only referring to immigrants from south of the border.

But this comment is a direct contrast from the lies and misinformation conservatives like Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and just about every other Republican have been spreading.

Even some on Fox News have tried to claim that President Obama actually “planned” this crisis.

Not only that, Boehner then admitted that it’s Republicans in Congress who are trying to use this crisis to force through immigration reform instead of dealing with this situation first, then moving on to reforming our immigration laws.

“The American people will not support providing additional money unless you work with both parties to address the causes of this tragedy,” he continued.

In other words, Republicans in Congress aren’t going to do anything to address this situation (making it easier to deport immigrants from non-contiguous countries) unless they can force the president to agree to some kind of immigration reform to which they know he won’t agree.

Though ironically the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill last year that Boehner refused to bring up for a vote in the House.  So it’s rather hypocritical for him to act as if nothing has been done on immigration when he is one of the reasons why we didn’t pass immigration reform last year.

So, in this letter, not only did Boehner admit that George W. Bush’s 2008 law caused this situation, but he also admits that President Obama is actually trying to fix the law – but it’s Republicans in Congress who are refusing to do anything because they want to play partisan politics at the expense of these immigrant children.

I’m not sure what’s more stunning, to see Boehner admit that:

  • A law passed by Republican George W. Bush is what caused this crisis.
  • President Obama is actually trying to fix the law.
  • Republicans are trying to use these children to force through broad immigration reform that they know won’t get signed into law just so that they can say, “See, President Obama doesn’t want to do anything about it.”

But really no matter how you want to look at this letter, it essentially debunks just about every conservative lie Republicans have been using to attack President Obama concerning this immigration crisis.


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Eg Kbbs

    Also Boehner’s tweet says “letter to POTUS if he ***STILL*** supports fixing….”
    More evidence that president has supported fixing things all along.

    Only problem is that if Boehner is true to form, he will negotiate with the POTUS to a compromise. But then, when it comes up for a vote, he will vote against it and blame the president.

    • maybritton

      he can’t make up his mind if he’s for the people or for Obummer –need to impeach him to

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        ” 4 the people”
        ,,,,,,,,,,those shrinking MINORITY of low IQ regressive aging white trash religious scum? THOSE people?
        PRAISE JEEEESUS– and pass the tax free tithe again

      • Bea

        It shouldn’t be about him or the President — it should be about what is good, right and moral for you, me, them (the immigrant children brought here when too young to have a say. The problems this country are facing should not have sides. This (politics) should not be treated like team sports the people who lose our you and me – the tens (politicians) just keep going and getting richer. Mainly because we just keep electing the same people because it is easier for us not having to research just what have they done for me (you) or the betterment of the country while in office

      • onwego4k

        we are out of money for the kids he got here and the border protection and everything our dollar is collapsing the world doesn’t want it anymore all because of this debt it was more in 5 years of this group than all presidents put together that is why we need to clean house both sides and new faces and term limits

      • Raylusk

        Bull. The more than 5 years is a complete myth. That you repeat it tells me that you are one or the low information voters that conservatives always cry about but fail to recognize its almost all conservatives.

      • Brian

        No we aren’t out of money for the kids, do you have any idea how budgeting works? The dollar isn’t collapsing, that is ridiculous. The world still buys tons of dollars from the US Treasury. You really don’t understand macroeconomics at all, do you?

      • strayaway

        In 2013, the Federal Reserve purchased 71% of treasuries (“printing” money). Meanwhile China reduced its purchases from $68B to $47B. Microeconomics: We’re not broke because we can print money and bill the debt to our children.

      • Adam Smith

        Or we can return to the average 60% tax rate on the wealthy like we had for the last 100 years or so.

      • strayaway

        Although I was just responding to the comment, “The world still buys tons of dollars from the US Treasury”, a 45% rate on incomes of more than $1 million would generate $31 billion, while an even more progressive tax, with rates of 50%, 60%, 70% on incomes of $500,000, $5 million, $10 million respectively would generate an added $133 billion.

        That is roughly 10% of the current annual budget deficit. Then what? The President promised he wouldn’t raise any taxes on anyone earning more than $200,000. At least the Fed’s ‘printing press’ would get a breather.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

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      • ryan cole

        Those jobs they create for chinese and people in india..those jobs..or the dead end low wage jobs at wal mart?

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        all above ryan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, my sarcasm drippeth over!

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        funny how u regressives said NOTHING when the prior administration was saddling the FUTURE “kids” with inescapable debts,,,,,,,,,,,,,funny aint it?

      • strayaway

        I often do. Here, because you must have missed me saying this in the past, Bush raised the national debt $5B in 8 years and Obama, so far, has raised the national debt $7+B in 6.5 years making Obama even more regressive. To repeat what I wrote JKess above, “For the record, to make you feel better, I thought Bush was a disaster too.” Satisfied?

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        satisfied,,,,u have been one of the FEW on here who show reason
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but without question Obama is NOT a disaster considering the obstruction and hatred he deals with

      • Lee Roy Ponke

        I think you missed something since Clinton balanced the budget when he left office. In fact we had a 500 million dollar surplus. Then eight years and 2 wars and a terror attack on American soil our deficit was 10.5 TRILLION when George W Bush was done.

      • docbets

        Clinton balanced the budget and signed NAFTA.

      • Lee Roy Ponke

        Bush responsible for killing and wounding of thousands of people. He profited off his war crimes by lying to Congress to get use back into a war with Iraq over WMD and links to Bin Laden that didnt exist.

      • 2collect

        the worlds central banks still holds 60% of USD IN THEIR coffers! wow how did some of you graduate high school being a follower? the lies you`ve been told about conservatisim it`s all lies and i guess once you guy`s wake up to the facts you go into deny deny deny!!!

      • JKess

        If we’re out of money, child, then why did the GOP just give half a trillion dollars to the 1%?

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        so they can get new ” job creators” T shirts

      • Adam Smith

        Look up what sovereign currency means and why we can’t run out of money. And your “more debt in 5 years” line was debunked a long time ago. Do try and keep up.

      • Nathan Frigerio

        Term limits. The only feasible answer.

      • Nathan Frigerio

        Well, the truth is: we are full. The old immigration policies were fine when this nation was expanding. Why don’t we just adopt the same (illegal) immigration laws these provincial countries use?

      • Raylusk

        Are you still in High School or just a typical uneducated conservative who never grows up. Using terms like “Obummer” shows a true lack of intelligence or maturity.

      • Cheryl A Byrnes

        “Typical uneducated Republican “..Please enlighten me with these statistics..So you lump all the republicans into one group and you call yourself intelligent and mature..What I see is ignorance and little else…

      • Adam Smith

        What I see is that intelligence is an exception among Republicans, not the rule. If your party doesn’t like being labeled stupid, try not being stupid.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        based upon what the NOISY regressives who are crying in media all the time ( y’know,,,,,,Benghazi,,,,spending,,,,,Kenya,,,,,, muslim/radical Christian……obamacare fails…….repubs shutting down GOVT etc) I would agree that overall they are maybe not ignorant; but certainly full of sh*t
        =======================================
        and then,,,,,,,,,,,,,they PROVE true ignorance by TRYING to drag some 21st century amalgamation of a dead jewish fisherman/carpenter’s teachings into GOVERNMENT legislation??
        I..G..N..O..R..A..N..T.. and followers of superstition and VOODOO

      • terry burns

        Let go Cheryl, your party has been hijacked. There’s nothing in it for you.

      • Curt Oostveen Sr.

        Not to mention that there is a difference between, “to” & “too.” I doubt maybritton has even made it past the third grade. 🙂

      • Nathan Frigerio

        Republicans really ought to look up the word impeachment when using in this context. To be impeached, one must be charged with a crime. You know, break the law. Being half black isn’t an impeachable offense. Neither is reducing the deficit, creating jobs, making the rich pay their fair share of taxes, trying to help people get health insurance, or anything else the POTUS has done.

      • Howard Chadwick

        In no way has Obama done any of what you just said especially decreasing the deficit. He is sending our money to terrorists organizations. I hope that end up at your house first.

      • Wjr Wjr

        what terrorist org asshat????

      • strayaway

        It would be more correct to say that Obama’s incompetent meddling achieved the same thing. It was probably not intentional that weapons given to friendly rebels in Syria wound up in the hands of ISIS, that automatic weapons given to drug lords in Mexico have resulted in some deaths, or that surface to air missiles stored in Libya wound up in the hands of Al-Queda. Although such things have much the same result as sending money to terrorists organizations, I have never been convinced of that being the goal.

      • JKess

        Oh you mean unlike the gops desire to arm Isis in Syria? and W being the one to start the guns to Mexico bit?

      • strayaway

        There were some Republicans like McCain who supported Obama but, no, I meant Obama who actually sent those weapons to Syria and Mexico. I was responding to Howard Chadwick who made no reference to Bush. For the record, to make you feel better, I thought Bush was a disaster too.

      • Nic Valle

        Just making things up to fit your twisted fantasy world, fueled by Fox and it’s incessant lies, simply exposes you as an idiotic sheep.

      • RickFlash

        “I hope that end up at your house first” is not a sentence. And Obama has done a lot of the things mentioned above, please check your facts. As of now, you are supporting the claim of a lack of intelligence and education in the Republican party. Thanks!

      • Nathan Frigerio

        Correct.

      • Nathan Frigerio

        Also, the world is 6,000 years old, God created Adam and Eve, evolution is bunk, Obama is an abortion loving, America hating, racist, welfare queen, commy, gun stealing, dictator. Did I miss anything? OH, I’m afraid Bluto, the terrorists are waiting outside my door with explosives. Chicken hawks, “support the military, but are too cowardly to serve, see shrub and dickhead cheney, oh, and Rummy as well. If republicans would dump the phony christians, and the oligarchs (look it up) they would appeal to the mainstream middle. Why do you think we lean left? The stench from the right is palpable.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        just ask him if his “god” can fully cure an amputee

      • Howard Chadwick

        Nathan I was serving my country in the US Marine Corps back when you were still playing you’re spiderman guitar in your pajamas with the feet in them. What the fuck have you done lately!?

      • Nathan Frigerio

        Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12 Marines, Kaneohe Bay, Hi. (honorable discharge, by the way)Now that’s out of the way. I surely haven’t been continuing following marching orders from morons and idiots. Also, there should have been a comma after Nathan in your post. It just sounds like a run-on sentence. Is it any wonder that a majority of the best educated, and experienced people are dems? Yes, we hold our collective noses whilst we vote dem. But, think about it, what is the ultimate position these bought and paid for politicians want? A theocratic oligarchy? Do you want politicians that have no position other than Obama sucks? Look at the political signs on the corner. There is one for 2 ‘pubes that are running for the Arizona corporation commision that starts “fighting Obama”. Can’t make this stuff up. Lee Atwater, Karl Rove. These guys ring a bell? They took muckraking and demagoguery to a new level. Basically turning brother against brother. Southern strategy? Southerners that became Democrats because Lincoln was a republican, then those same Dems turn republican as soon as L.B.J. signed the civil rights bill, effectively letting those niggers and spics drink out of the same water fountain, and putting their kids in our schools? Come on, any rational adult can see the hypocrisy in all of the right wing platform. Who needs gov. regulations? Not the greedy that send our jobs overseas. Guess what, more industrial accidents happen in red states because of the laxness on regulations. Republicans; beholden to the flat earth society. Was it cons that opposed slavery, civil rights, the concept of a round earth, the EPA…….. Conservatives have always lost the major battles, and they always will, because this is a progressive nation.

      • srapplebaugh

        Well done, Nathan! I am glad to see that you are both intelligent and energized — prepared to provide exceptional retort to the ignorant reactionary/-ies participating in this dialogue. I would prefer more authentic global-progressive thinking candidates to support in our election cycles, Nathan, but I do not hold my nose when I cast my ballot, brother. I vote my conscience every time, and I sleep well afterward. I am thankful that I have had the privilege to vote for Barack Obama, twice. No apologies; none needed. (Twenty-year Navy veteran, including 4 years of memorable service with the Second Marine Division!)

      • terry burns

        I am proud to have supported Barrack. It’s really nice, to have an intelligent President. I cringe at the prospects of another Bush term.

      • terry burns

        You go boy

      • J P

        It is great that you served, but how does that mean that you have any greater knowledge or insight into politics, economics, or immigration?

      • terry burns

        U ya

      • Russell Hanson

        I feel for you and excuse your ignorance in light of the brain damage you obviously suffered while bravely serving your county. I was lucky to come through unscathed but I know many suffered brain damage of one type or another. Thank you for your sacrifice.!

      • terry burns

        Whatever

      • srapplebaugh

        I think you covered it. Ty.

      • 2collect

        are you just as stupid as your party of clowns? everything just mentioned is true a REALITY what are you white folks smoking? leave the FAUX NEWS BUD alone it`s killing your brain cells!

      • Raven Smith

        Deficit spending has gone down a trillion $ a year since Bush left office. BTW, are you concerned about the trillion $ in tax cuts the GOP has recently given corporations adding to the deficit because there were no offsets.

      • william wilson

        That’s bs

      • terry burns

        Your a dick and not smart. You should be embarrassed to repeat such drivel.

      • Howard Chadwick

        Obama’s it’s trying to get votes from illegals. I am a dick to stupid people like you!

      • Heather Dawn White Jackson

        Nathan, where have you been living? Obama has not done any of the things you mentioned with exception of breaking the law. Which he did during the 2014 Taliban leader exchange for Sgt. Bergdahl. Lets talk about largest cover-up in American History: Benghazi. That’s probably too deep. I know how about the law he broke in 2011 when he failed to obtain congressional approval for U.S. military actions in Lybia. Or how about when he illegally fired the Inspector General in 2009? Then every day we get to hear, see, or somehow have the glorious Obama Care shoved down our throats. Now look at our borders. POTUS, what are you doing to our country.

      • srapplebaugh

        Heather, with all due respect, I recommend a Political Science 101 course. Most of our community colleges offer the course at reasonable rates. At least a rudimentary refresher in the Constitution would help. As you recall, perhaps, the fundamental roles for the three branches of government are detailed in Article I, Article II, and Article III. Of course, the judiciary (Supreme Court) increased its role with judicial review over the course of time, so you may need to check out a summary of interpretations (case law). Our president obviously angers you. I get that. Let me share that I am so much more angry and disappointed with our legislative branch — both parties, by the way — Congress’ failure to act in the way our Founders’ planned and hoped is despicable! Blame them!

      • Nathan Frigerio

        Really, shrub and cheney are paragons of virtue when compared to a law professor that worked for everything he got. Benghazi? So much more important than 9/11 or the Iraq invasion. What, exactly, is being covered up? The embassy was hit by terrorists, to think it could have been prevented would mean 9/11 could also have been prevented. Applying a double standard does you no credit, and makes your accusations seem as silly as they are. It’s obvious you hate the president because all the religious phonies, and the oligarchs told you so. The right is controlled by big business, has been for 30-40 years. Do you think for a second they’re on the level. Because all through out history the rich have lied to get support from poor folks that get all excited about bullshit. You think the civil war was fought over slavery? NO, it was fought so the southern elite wouldn’t have to pay taxes on their slaves, by poor farmers that owned no slaves, fooled again. All the excrement spewed by the right ought to give you a clue. They doth protest too much. Just how gullible are you?

      • william wilson

        Could not have said it better

      • JKess

        Sorry, may, its you conservatives acting against the wishes of the people. do remember that a majority of aericans voted to reelect Obama. so..sorry..you don’t get to impeach him just because he’s black.

  • fedupwithrep

    What good does it do to read these articles if the mainstream media doesn’t report these things and the Democrats don’t mention them. Who knows these things other than the people who read the articles

    • William Fite

      The reason the main stream media does not report these things like the article does, is that they know the article is full of sh!t.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        what part of the 2008 bill signed by repub bush is “full of sh*t”?

      • Nathan Frigerio

        But doesn’t the right claim that is what the mainstream (liberal) media does, anyway? They are so busy giving equal time to liars, they haven’t the room for intelligent news.

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    @Eg Kbbs—exactly what I was thinking!! He’ll say he tried so hard to negotiate with the Pres. and get his “side” to vote with him and he had no choice but to veto because there was something in the new law that he couldn’t vote for. I’m so sick of him and his antics!

    • Eg Kbbs

      Yeah. It also gets me that the text of the letter linked to by the article comes across to me as whining that Obama didn’t include what Boehner wanted and that is why the House can’t work with Obama. Doesn’t sound like trying for reconcilliation at all.

  • William Fite

    Hey Allen you are leaving out a lot about the 2008 law. And what both near said in the tweet never mentions Bush. So you are wrong as hell again.

    • udicks

      Who was the president in 2008 you dolt!

      • Marty Zonkoski

        Sorry, William can’t come to the phone right now….he’s got his foot in his mouth.

      • onwego4k

        it wasn’t bush Boehner is trying to get back at republicans that don’t support him anymore that’s all

      • Brian

        What are you talking about? Bush signed the law in 2008. That is simply fact.

      • srapplebaugh

        A bill that was passed with support from members of both leading parties! (<— admittedly silly sounding since there are only two!)

      • Trodeski

        Onwego4k: Have you ever heard of punctuation?? It might make your points a bit easier to decipher!

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        I suspect his pet hound named DUKE is typing as ‘onwego4k’ cannot spell ; thus the glaring mistakes

      • srapplebaugh

        But do not forget the fact that the bill Bush signed originated in Congress. How come the public and our representatives keep blaming one president or another … do not let the folks in Congress off-the-hook!!!! By design (per our Founders) the legislative branch has more power than the president. Nathan is correct in suggesting that term limits would help. In any case, face the fact that our congress is failing at its job! Its ability to function as planned is tragically hampered by exceptional partisanship. Shame on all of them – Democrat and Republican! (Foresight is 20/20, and our first president was right in abhorring political parties!)

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      hey billy bob crybaby:
      Im not very smart; can U tell me who was the president who signed that 2008 bill?
      HINT: he wasn’t invited to the last RNC convention in tampa a few years ago even though hes a republican )

      • William Fite

        Who sponsored those bills? It is not all Bush’s fault.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        as we all know— when something POSITIVE or NEGATIVE happens upon a presidents watch,,,,,he owns it.

        after all; aren’t U clowns still crying about how we lost our AAA rating due to congress stalling on raising debt ceiling? that falls to Obama,,,,,,,,,,,,,ergo: bushs shit is,,,well: bushs shit

  • Skeptical

    I am surprised. Probably because elections are coming.

  • Robert Babcock

    If Bush was responsible, then why didn’t Obama have this law rescinded over the last 6 years ?? Did he lose his ‘ pen ‘ or did somebody steal it ??

    • Jason

      “Though ironically the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill last year that Boehner refused to bring up for a vote in the House. So it’s rather hypocritical for him to act as if nothing has been done on immigration when he is one of the reasons why we didn’t pass immigration reform last year.” There was an effort and he stopped it. Obama isn’t a dictator and can’t make laws pass on his whim alone.

      • maybritton

        then how can he by pass congress to get what he wants? he’s doing a pretty good job of it –he’s been in 6 yrs and hasn’t done anything but throw us under the bus –a sorry good for nothing prez if you ask me –people over here can’t get any help but he can bring illegals over here and gives them food stamps housing and all free the taxpayers is footing the bill–maybe they need to do away withthe irs then there’ll be no taxpayers

      • Michael Keudel

        He hasn’t bypassed congress, and he DIDN’T bring illegals here, they came on their own on feet. He isn’t giving anything to anyone, the laws on the books dictate what is allowed to be done with them. His administration has deported more illegals than any president has before him. Maybe you need to turn off Fox News and look at the facts, and learn how laws are created in this country. Congress and the Senate need to write them, and bot houses need to vote on them, and then they are sent to the President to either be signed or vetoed, but thats not happening since the House doesn’t work more than 5 days a month and hasn’t passed anything, and in the Senate the GOP filibusters EVERYTHING. So therefore the President can’y sign or veto anything since nothing is being sent to him to sign.

      • onwego4k

        Michael again you don’t have your facts you are liar for the dems the senate harry reid has 250 bills the house passed but he wont bring to the floor jobs vets immigration everything you name it so you are full of the BS doesn’t make you too informed makes you look ignorant you just passing the propaganda we are sick of it

      • Raylusk

        No you are full of it. The bills that Boehner calls jobs bills are really bills that destroy our environment and provide even more tax cuts for the wealthy and business. List 3 of those supposed 250 bills that would create a single job.

        As far as vets the House GOP has voted against every VA bill that would actually help veterans. You are just a clueless ideologe.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        ray baybeeeeeeeeeeee—————
        there U go again: annoying a regressive with FACTS!

      • Michael Keudel

        51 of those bills the House sent to the Senate are Repeals of all or parts of ObamaCare as you idiots call it, 60+ of them deal with somehow restricting abortion, ther is no jobs bill sent to the Senate, just more tax cuts for the Wealthy and the Paul Ryan Screw America Budget. The Senate has sent some Bills to the House that died on the House floor since Boehner won’t let them come up for a vote. Theres over 140 appointments for Judges and other positions tied up in filibuster in the Senate, some of those positions have been open for over 2 or 3 years now waiting for the Senate to fill. Your living in a dream world filled with lies if you think the House or the Senate are passing any real legislation.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        to quote “saint” Reagan,,,,,,,,,,,
        ” ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, there U go again……..”
        annoying regressives with FACTS

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        you do view the political landscape with one eye shut; donnnncha?

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        –a sorry good 4 nothing prez if U ask me–
        who asked? who? the white trash regressive religious scumbags at FOX “news”?

      • Raylusk

        Nobody asked you. But conservatives (provably the same ones you voted for) have blocked every single effort to provide help for people. But in your hate and refusal to take personal responsibility you can’t see what is really happening.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        “cant” see?
        ray babeeee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, these scurvy regressives WONT see!

      • Trodeski

        May: “… 6 years and hasn’t done anything but throw us under the bus” Are you F*’in kidding me?!! He has been obstructed EVERY STEP OF THE WAY by your GOP HoR!! You conservatives have an incredible amount of “selective amnesia”, no doubt!

      • RickFlash

        He’s had far less executive orders than Reagan, Bush I, or Bush II. Please look it up and learn proper grammar if you want to debate with educated people. Have a great day!

    • Jackie

      The Constitution is a great document. You should read it. It says the Presidential ‘pen’ has nothing to do with rescinding law, Congress does that. Unless you’re alleging that Congress did and he vetoed it, in which case please cite the bill because I’d like to read it.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        to quote “saint” Reagan:
        “,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,there U go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,”
        –annoying regressives with facts

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      hey bobby baybeeee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
      allow me to ask:
      in YOUR stultified ‘mind’………………
      who is MOST to blame? ( and PLEASE provide details to concrete your answer)

      • onwego4k

        no wonder we have a fraud in the WH look at these comments and see who is voting not a one knows what they hell they are saying all attacks name calling no facts accurate wow we do have trouble so many so ignorant

      • Trodeski

        “ignorant” says the one who has no clue about how punctuation is used ! ROFL!

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        didn’t U get new pampers yet?

    • RickFlash

      Now you want him to act? He’s been trying to act for years and whiny conservatives filibuster, block, stall, shut down, threaten, misinform, and label him as a terrorist, socialist, fascist, tyrant. NOW your solution is for him to act? Please read or watch something other than Fox “news”.

  • onwego4k

    Boehner probably had a few drinks he is turning typical rino sees the writing on the wall he is not to be trusted flip flops a nd a flop as speaker and knows he is on the way out .he is no different than McCain or graham I don’t care what he has to say he is not believable he as speaker has don’e nothing to stop the money going out and the debt he is a traitor to the people . he controls the purse and does nothing he isn’t sure where or who he is maybe the dems had it right he drinks too much who knows I just don’t pay no mind to him

    • Brian

      Making everything you say an incomprehensible mess doesn’t lend credit to you.

  • strayaway

    It was Bush’s bill as passed by Congress. The more important issue is whether posters here want to support Bush’s legislation or repeal it. It was Obama, however, who talked up amnesty and legislated keeping ‘dreamers’ here by executive fiat thus giving hope to everyone wanting freebee US citizenships for their kids and the resulting invasion. Only $25M(.0067%) of the $3.7B Obama request is even allocated to removing these kids this year.

    Pew Research just got its hands on some statistics using the freedom of information Act. it turns out that 91% of the ‘children’ apprehended at the border in 2013 are teenagers. I had earlier read that the average age was 14 and that 80% were male. Of the nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant “children” who were apprehended since October of last year, 84% have been teenagers. Pew goes on, “the number of apprehensions of children who are accompanied by a parent or guardian has increased at a far faster clip, nearly tripling (160% increase) in less than a year.””In the partial fiscal year 2014 data provided, 22,069 accompanied children were apprehended, up from just 8,479 during all of the previous fiscal year.””The number of apprehensions of children who are accompanied by a parent or guardian has increased at a far faster clip, nearly tripling (160% increase) in less than a year.” Nearly 60,000 “children” who have crossed the border since October. At least 150,000 more are expected enter the country next year.

    85% of illegal aliens crossing the border are adults so this is focus on “children” diverts attention from the larger issue. Our Border Patrol has been tied up in paperwork and delivering these “children” gratis to their relatives. one result is that our border is largely undefended from gangs, terrorists, and whatever they choose to import. Oklahoma has received 1,200 of these children. Ninety of them who crossed the Mexican border were from India. That’s how porous our border is. We will have to keep our fingers crossed that no WMD’s are being smuggled across our border while our Border Patrol is busy changing diapers, doing paperwork, and serving as coyotes.

    • Cemetery Girl

      Why write it as “children”? Legally, someone under 18 is considered a child. If 90% are teens and the average age is 14 then we are looking at quite a few kids in the 13-15 range. They’re children. Even when they think they aren’t, they are. They lack the developmental maturity that we hope to see in adults.

      • strayaway

        The reason I write it as “children” has to do with statistics already provided. Most are teenagers. “Minors’ is a more accurate word than “children” to denote anyone under 18. “Children” can refer to anyone since we will always be someone’s child. I guess I don’t like CNN and Democrats pretending these are mostly six year olds when 84-91% are teen agers. You know how it is. We all have much more sympathy for little girls than we do for 16 year old boys with gang tattoos. Today, I read that Obama is looking into making the “children” from Honduras, which has the highest murder rate in the world, refugees so they can all stay here. Our bigger problem might be the almost unguarded border. We are being put in peril and at the mercy of our enemies behaving themselves.

      • Cemetery Girl

        So being a teen boy is unacceptable? What is the age for both boys and girls that they become unredeemable? My 13 yr old is growing up in the suburbs, not surrounded by violence, but at 13 and 14 they just don’t have the mental and emotional maturity that we hope to find in adults. If the average age is 14 then based on statistical bell curves we can expect to find a decent number of kids 10-12. Yes, there are children that are 16-17, but based on bell curve expectations not enough to make it sound like a bunch of drug cartel thugs are being coddled and the media is just trying to claim they’re kids.

  • Westwoodman

    Well, he knows that he’s not going to get anywhere lying to the President. He can, of course, continue to lie to everyone else…and will.

  • gardoglee

    Here’s an interesting thought. Perhaps as Boehner looks forward to his inevitable T-party challengers, he realizes that he is a lame duck, so he just doesn’t feel the need to support the reactionary rightists who are throwing him out of the GOP. In such a position, he might well still try to trick Obama into yet another Boehner Bait and Switch to salvage his creds with whoever will hire him as a lobbyist, but he can afford to modify his language a bit because he no longer has to pander so obsequiously to the wingnut fringe.

  • Brian Siemer

    Fools fighting party lines -these guys all live in a different world , you think they really care? Obama has more scandals than Nixon did . Journalist get sued and intimidated to write about anything going on behind the scenes. Bush is on the same team Obama and McCain are- that is to limit your freedoms and take way any if not all your rights. Wake up stop arguing party lines you guys have been conned. All the presidents Bush senior to Obama all should be arrested and investigated along with the Goldman Sach boys behind everything. Defense Secretary Panetta saying “we answer to United Nations” wake up just wake up! Cheney and his Halliburton making tons of money from war there all connected. You guys to busy rolling your eyes saying its conspiracy when its all happing right in front of you-like your programmed to accept it and walk around like a brain dead zombie. .

  • Ferny

    Would anyone join me? I’m going to the local movie theater to watch Lucy. It’s a movie that gets conservatives angry out of their pants. ^_^