Editorial: Speaker John Boehner is ir...

Editorial: Speaker John Boehner is irresponsible for not acting on immigration reform

There are 30 comments on the Seattle Times story from Feb 13, 2014, titled Editorial: Speaker John Boehner is irresponsible for not acting on immigration reform. In it, Seattle Times reports that:

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner's latest attempt to blame the White House for his chamber's failure to pass any immigration bills lacks credibility.

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Faith

Shrewsbury, MA

#23 Feb 14, 2014
Nothing is impossible when you have
God by your side....
You can believe it.....
I wish this message could be reach our president....

Thanks....
spud

Weatherly, PA

#24 Feb 14, 2014
Boehner is irresponsible all right but not because he didn't bring amnesty up for a vote. Be betrayed his constituency and his party because he's afraid of corporate lobbyists and the corrupt media. He stands for nothing and he will destroy the Republican party if he keeps his position.
Juan Too

United States

#25 Feb 14, 2014
Beohner is like a deer caught in the headlights. He is petrified frozen and unable to move right or left as the Obama machine bears down on him.

He can't go left or the Teabaggers will lynch him and he can't go right coz the GOP centrists will kick him down the road.

So the status quo remains: illegals remain, more enter, Obama parcels out amnesty like Halloween candy, the GOP and their corporate master reap the profits, and the middle class get stuck with the bill.

Gotta love it.
Bizarro Bill

Colonial Heights, VA

#28 Feb 14, 2014
Never trust a man who spends 8 hours in a tanning booth.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#29 Feb 14, 2014
Khuan wrote:
Usually about 39% of Americans identify as conservative and about 19% identify as liberal, yet there are 5 or 6 times as many demorats than republicans in the lamestream media. Clearly conservatives are grossly underrepresented and liberals are grossly overrepresentated. How did this happen? Did it happen naturally or did the marxists plan for this to happen? It does appear that for some reason there are a lot of unemployed and underemployed conservative journalists out there.
Boehner knows all to well that the American main stream media has become a propaganda arm for the liberal left socialist demoratic party. Boehner is thinking that in order to reach the low information voters he must cleverly make moves that will somehow be interpreted to the low information voters by the biased lame stream media in ways to benefit the GOP. The GOP needs to give Boehner some slack and should realize that Boehner has to function every day in the blatantly liberal biased media and has to strategize accordingly.
So in other words, Boehner has to bow to Obamas democrats if he wants to get good press coverage. Do you hear what you're saying? You're saying that the press runs this country and you may well be right. But to give in to that idea is definitely not American. The people who vote run this country and the sooner we realize that the media is nothing but self serving liars, the sooner we will get our country back. In other words, we, the voters, are going to have to do what the coward, John Boehner, is afraid to do.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#30 Feb 14, 2014
Bizarro Bill wrote:
Never trust a man who spends 8 hours in a tanning booth.
I hear that Bill. The dude definitely has some kind of complex to be spending that much time in the booth.
Human Debasement Team IV

San Antonio, TX

#32 Feb 15, 2014
Boehner is simply responding in kind to Reid in the senate along with Obama.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#33 Feb 15, 2014
To win the Senate the GOP will have to disqualify millions of voters as had been the plan in 2012

With a 9% approval there is no light in the tunnel.
spud

Weatherly, PA

#36 Feb 15, 2014
Khuan wrote:
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Glad you asked. Hell no Boehner doesn't have to bow to the obamanation and his tyrannical regime but if the goal for the GOP is to win the Senate in 2014 realizing before hand that with a 7-1 ratio of demoRats to Republicans in the obamanation pravda press corps propagandizing the dumbed down American electorate with the liberal progressive agenda at the expense of any conservative agenda means that Boehner needs to be very very smart in everything he does. The GOP needs to get an effective aggressive counter to the demoRatic dominated liberal leftist media for this election go around. Hit the liberal lame stream media in the face on any and every perceived media leftist bias charge in a way that creates a lot of publicity and makes the dumbed down American electorate at least aware of every instance of leftist media bias that occurs so that the leftist media is aware that a price will be paid for any leftist biased reporting, for this election go around.
I know you make some good points and you're mad at the corporate media but conservatives have been trying to counter the liberal MSM for years without results. It's a nice sounding idea but one that is easier said than done. If a person believes he is right, then he should take a stand. Boehner really wants amnesty so it's easy for him to follow Obama and the Democrats. He's not being strategic except in a pandering kind of way. I've already blown off Boehner, he sucks, and if his ridiculous leadership continues, I'll blow off the Republican party completely. Maybe they will come up with a libertarian party that is against open borders and free trade. That would be my ideal.
Human Debasement Team IV

San Antonio, TX

#37 Feb 16, 2014
spud wrote:
Boehner is irresponsible all right but not because he didn't bring amnesty up for a vote. Be betrayed his constituency and his party because he's afraid of corporate lobbyists and the corrupt media. He stands for nothing and he will destroy the Republican party if he keeps his position.
Actually, Boneer is literally in bed with the lobbyists and media.

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