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When It Comes To Who Really “Poisoned” The Immigration Reform Well, Paul Ryan Is Just As Awful As John Boehner

Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to get some pats on the back for saying he prefers a path to legalization over mass deportation. “I’m a person who believes that for the undocumented, we have to come up with a solution that doesn’t involve mass deportation, that involves people the opportunity to get right with the … Continue reading »

LOL: After Letting A Bipartisan Immigration Bill Die On His Desk, Boehner Blames Obama For Lack Of Immigration

Who knew Speaker John Boehner moonlighted as a comedian? During a Sunday morning show yesterday, Boehner said President Obama was the one to blame for the lack of immigration reform last Congress. “He’s stirred up the American people in such a way that it would almost be impossible to do immigration reform, given the environment … Continue reading »

Kevin Drum: One Man Should NOT Control Immigration Policy — That's Why Boehner Should Allow a Vote

Check out this brilliant piece by Kevin Drum at Mother Jones.  Republicans have been complaining about President Obama’s executive announcement on immigration, saying that Obama is behaving like a “tyrant” and that one man should not be in control of the nation’s immigration policy.  On the latter part, Drum completely agrees.  One man should not control US … Continue reading »

The Comments on John Boehner's Facebook Page Are Amazing

Speaker John Boehner posted some Republican talking points on his Facebook page re: President Obama’s executive action for immigrants, but the response is probably not what he hoped for.  Here’s what he posted: The president has said before that he’s not king and he’s not an emperor, but he’s sure acting like one.  Watch my video message … Continue reading »

After Giving Steve King Multiple Anti-immigrant Votes, Boehner Has Adopted King's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

As we wait for President Obama to announce his plans for executive action, the anti-immigrant rhetoric has been ratcheting up. Of particular note is the ugly tone adopted by Speaker John Boehner: The first, favored by the GOP leadership, would have Republicans denounce what House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has called “executive amnesty” and use … Continue reading »

On Immigration, the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne and Jonathan Capehart Remind Us Who Really Poisoned the Well

As we wait for President Obama to announce his plans for executive action on immigration, anti-immigrant Republicans are in full battle mode. They are spitting out talking points designed to undermine the President — without taking any responsibility for their own failures on the issue. Some pundits still seem to think bipartisanship is possible — because … Continue reading »

GOP Leaves Obama with No Other Choice but to Act on Immigration

In 2012, Republicans lost the White House in part because of their over-heated, anti-immigrant rhetoric. In 2014, they’ve doubled down on that strategy of attacking immigration reform. That was on full display yesterday as Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) campaigned for Scott Brown in New Hampshire and the Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) … Continue reading »

Friday Must-Reads: Salon and Vox Highlight Boehner’s Immigration Trap and Warn Obama Against Falling In

As two must-reads by Jim Newell of Salon and Dara Lind of Vox highlight, recent comments from Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) suggesting the possibility of reform in 2015 are a trap designed to prevent the President from taking executive action that would protect millions of people.  Here’s why the President would be wise to blow past Boehner’s comments … Continue reading »

Boehner and Ryan Are Trying to Stop Executive Action, But GOP Has No Credibility Left on Immigration

This week, both Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) are warning President Obama not to take executive action on immigration reform — lest it ruin the chances for immigration reform next year. What chances?  Commentators have been noting that there’s little likelihood immigration reform will pass until at least 2017 — after Republicans have once again … Continue reading »