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    cue the circus music

    House GOP calls off vote on immigration bill

    Washington (CNN) -- On the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

    House Republicans called off a vote on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do.

    After first saying the bill was pulled, the GOP leaders called a caucus meeting for later Thursday after some Republicans said they wanted a vote.

    The confusion showed the deep divisions between conservative and more moderate Republicans that has caused similar episodes in the past on other spending matters.

    Meanwhile, the fate of a separate $2.7 billion Senate measure remained uncertain, with increased doubts that the Democratic majority will push for a final vote after the failure of the House to act.

    Now politicians go home for five weeks to campaign for the November congressional elections without sending President Barack Obama legislation to address what both parties agree is a humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

    The inability to compromise, let alone even pass any kind of legislation, showed the volatility of the immigration issue in America just over three months before the November elections.

    Obama asked for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to strengthen border security and speed up the processing of the tens of thousands of arrivals -- many unaccompanied minors -- from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in the past 10 months.

    House Republicans slashed that figure and added changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that would remove the guarantee of an immigration hearing for children arriving on their own from Central America.

    Facing Democratic opposition, GOP leaders needed almost all of their majority caucus to support the bill.

    However, many Republicans -- mostly conservatives -- argued against approving any new money and argued the measure failed to effectively limit Obama from acting on his own to allow illegal immigrants to stay in the country.

    They contend he has failed to enforce immigration laws by halting deportations of some child immigrants who arrived years earlier. And they now expect further unilateral steps signaled by the White House that would allow more undocumented immigrants to work in the United States.

    After a partisan debate on the measure, an expected vote suddenly was canceled.

    "This situation shows the intense concern within our conference -- and among the American people -- about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the President's refusal to faithfully execute our laws," the House Republican leadership said in a statement.

    Shortly after, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted: "By pulling their own bill, the House GOP once again proves why the President must act on his own to solve problems
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/politi...html?hpt=hp_t2

  • #2
    I find the tension between practical conservatives cut from the Coburn cloth and those who are fringe hardlines in the Cruz mold a very fascinating story...

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    • #3
      I invite all the righties to step right up and offer their opinion on this charade. Beavis, Cut, barry, Bobo

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rigs11 View Post
        Shortly after, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted: "By pulling their own bill, the House GOP once again proves why the President must act on his own to solve problems
        http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/politi...html?hpt=hp_t2
        You know, the 'Constitutional' thing to do would be get your Democratic buddies in the Senate to pass their own bill.

        But they don't want to be any more accountable than Republicans do. So instead they'll bow to Pfeiffer's new Caesarian view of the American Republic. You know, the one they called impeachable back when Caesar was from Texas.

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        • #5
          You repubs are running around screaming like chicken littles blaming this on Obama,can't even pass a bill to shut yourselves up. Honestly what does your party do other than complain and whine?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rigs11 View Post
            You repubs are running around screaming like chicken littles blaming this on Obama,can't even pass a bill to shut yourselves up. Honestly what does your party do other than complain and whine?
            Yep.

            They had the better part of eight years to reform immigration on the smirking sociopath's watch, and they didn 't do squat.

            Talk about having zero cred.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rigs11 View Post
              You repubs are running around screaming like chicken littles blaming this on Obama,can't even pass a bill to shut yourselves up. Honestly what does your party do other than complain and whine?
              Cool how you kids vacillate between criticizing Republicans for passing futile legislation that'll never go anywhere to criticizing Republicans for NOT passing futile legislation that'll never go anywhere.

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              • #8
                The corrupt are giving the country away to a third world human tidal wave for votes and ultra-cheap labor.

                And the "party of the working American" is leading the way.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                  The corrupt are giving the country away to a third world human tidal wave for votes and ultra-cheap labor.

                  And the "party of the working American" is leading the way.
                  What "tidal wave"?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                    The corrupt are giving the country away to a third world human tidal wave for votes and ultra-cheap labor.

                    And the "party of the working American" is leading the way.
                    Or not.
                    http://www.voanews.com/content/us-de...e/1899942.html

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                    • #11
                      The nativists won't be pleased until all the brown-skinned folk are gone.

                      It's the same ugly bigotry as always...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
                        You know, the 'Constitutional' thing to do would be get your Democratic buddies in the Senate to pass their own bill.

                        But they don't want to be any more accountable than Republicans do. So instead they'll bow to Pfeiffer's new Caesarian view of the American Republic. You know, the one they called impeachable back when Caesar was from Texas.
                        The funny thing is that the senate already passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill with 68 votes dem and rethugs.

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                        • #13
                          Obamas bypassing of, and selective enforcement of provisions in legislation has led to Congress not wanting to pass anything without strict enforcement written in. Now they can't agree on anything.

                          Senate not any better though.

                          We have laws on the books to deport all those kids. They only get to stay under the 2008 law if they were trafficked and exploited. It doesn't cover the incredible journey.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                            Obamas bypassing of, and selective enforcement of provisions in legislation has led to Congress not wanting to pass anything without strict enforcement written in. Now they can't agree on anything.

                            Senate not any better though.

                            We have laws on the books to deport all those kids. They only get to stay under the 2008 law if they were trafficked and exploited. It doesn't cover the incredible journey.
                            Going through due process will determine that.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                              The corrupt are giving the country away to a third world human tidal wave for votes and ultra-cheap labor.

                              And the "party of the working American" is leading the way.
                              Funny how we didn't hear a word of protest from you when your hero GeeDubya was calling for amnesty and work visas.

                              And who do you think benefits the most from that cheap labor?

                              That's right: the corporate fat cats you venerate.

                              I'm surprised your head doesn't explode from all that cognitive dissonance.

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