Boehner Mocks GOP Colleagues on Immigration Reform

Sheila McLaughlin, Cincinnati, April 24, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner theatrically mocked his fellow Republican Congressmen for being afraid to reform immigration policy when he spoke Thursday before the Middletown Rotary Club in his home district.

“Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,” Boehner whined before a luncheon crowd at Brown’s Run County Club in Madison Township.

“We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to . . . They’ll take the path of least resistance.”

Boehner said he’s been working for 16 or 17 months trying to push Congress to deal with immigration reform.

“I’ve had every brick and bat and arrow shot at me over this issue just because I wanted to deal with it. I didn’t say it was going to be easy,” he said.

The GOP-controlled House has refused to pass the immigration proposal passed by the Democrat-led Senate that includes a path to citizenship for millions of people living illegally in the United States. Critics characterize it as amnesty. Boehner is advocating for a step-by-step process that starts with securing borders and enforcing immigration laws. He can’t get the House to consider it.

Boehner’s appearance in Butler County Thursday was part of a barnstorming effort in his home district leading up to the primary. Boehner faces three opponents in the GOP primary May 6.

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  • Boner has it backwards. The real courage is being an immigration patriot, even within the confines of the House Republican caucus. The donor class driven wind is firmly to the backs of those seeking to bust what’s left of the borders wide open.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Yes, he really has attempted to re-position the other side with his drivel. The “path of least resistance” is the one that mollifies liberals and gives short-sighted businessmen a nominally cheap wage, subsidized by my unborn grandchildren and all the crime victims that become so at the hands of the invading hordes.

      • Sick of it

        Why would he care? His daughter married a Jamaican…he’s part of a different tribe.

  • D.B. Cooper

    People of Ohio, remove this tool as soon as you are able. It is better to have a democrat in his place. At least funnel all of your enemies into only one political party.
    THIS is not your salvation.

    • Eagle_Eyed

      For once I agree with you about voting Democrat. If Boehner loses, he cannot be Speaker of the House, and maybe the Stupid Party could get someone in that role who appeals to its base. Whatever freshman Democrat who’d win that district would just be another amnesty voter; at least he wouldn’t be leading it.

      • MBlanc46

        “Stupid Party could get someone in that role who appeals to its base.”

        Which base would that be? The millionaire and billionaire donors?

    • Alexandra1973

      People of the 8th Congressional district of Ohio, you mean. I’m in the 16th.

      Currently our representative (in the 16th) is James Renacci (R) and our senators Rob Portman (R) and Sherrod Brown (D).

      • evilsandmich

        I went to a Renacci town hall and he said that no immigration work at all until the borders are secure (i.e., that Americans can trust the Feds in this regard). However, he also said that he wouldn’t down vote an defense authorization bill, which may be why they’re scheming to put DREAM stuff in the bill.

        • Alexandra1973

          Personally I’d take it a step further and say NO immigration (unless for extreme cases, to be decided on a case-by-case basis) until the dust settles and we can determine whether or not we can take on more people.

    • evilsandmich

      It looks like from his remarks that he wants to get an enforcement-first policy through. This is obviously not serious as the reason it won’t go through is because none of the (R)s trust Obama to enforce the law (and properly so). If so, then Boehner should be slamming Obama, not his fellow Republicans.

  • Boner’s wrong. It is easy. Two words. Operation Wetback. Problem solved.

  • Dave4088

    Boner is a liar. He told his fellow Republican House members NOT to vote on amnesty then turns around and throws them under the bus for not being tolerant and progressive enough. That was a complete set up to put House Republicans who actually honor the law on the spot. If you can’t trust a man with orange skin and crossed eyes, then who can you trust?

    Boner has 13 million dollars while his challenger, Winteregg, has cobbled together a mere 50K. Unfortunately, this means that Boner will win his primary and remain speaker.

  • Shadow

    If there were ever a book written exploring why voters,in an ongoing display of stubbornly clinging to their ethno-masochistic tendencies (in Derbyshire’s famous phrasing),continue to elect politicians like Boehner,Cantor,McCarthy & Co.,knowing full well the intractable contempt that they have for their constituents,it would no doubt be titled “Republican Leaders Who Hate Their Base,And The Delusional Voters Who Love Them”.

    And Boehner’s ugly mug would be pictured on the cover.

  • JSS

    “We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to . . . They’ll take the path of least resistance.”

    The path of least resistance..funny choice of words. Like how the invaders he is championing take the path of least resistance and don’t bother with things like immigration law. You get elected because to many Whites think we can vote our way out of this sinking ship. When he says “solve problems” I wonder who he is talking about solving problems for. The people of Mexico? Billionaires? It certainly isn’t us.

    • DonReynolds

      I am firmly convinced we are not going to talk our way out of this mess, or vote our way out of this mess, or pass more laws to make the mess go away.
      No friends, we may have to fix this the old fashioned way…..with strong willful men and bloody constraint.

  • DonReynolds

    Boehner is a bloody liar.
    He knows the path of least resistance, since he travels by that path most of the time.
    The path of least resistance is SURRENDER.
    No resistance at all.

  • So CAL Snowman

    ““I’ve had every brick and bat and arrow shot at me over this issue just
    because I wanted to deal with it. I didn’t say it was going to be easy,”
    he said.”

    Maybe it’s time to improve the arsenal.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Boner seems like the kind of guy who’s never been pelted with rotten eggs.

      • Shadow

        Boner doesn’t need to be pelted with rotten eggs,because he’s a rotten egg himself.

    • model1911

      Or the aim.

  • IstvanIN

    Facing overwhelming odds, and not wishing to see their nations and people devastated, both Marchall Petain and King Leopold III made difficult, but ultimately correct decisions regarding making peace with Germany. Germany was far more powerful, had decisively beaten both countries an little was to be gained by continued fighting. Both men, especially Petain, paid terrible prices for their decisions. Now compare those two men to John Boehner. John Boehner wants us to surrender to an inferior nation, Mexico, and an inferior peoples, the Indians of Mexico and Central America. Both Petain and Leopold put up a fight, stayed with their people and faced the consequences of their actions. Boehner, and McCain, and Graham and the whole lot are worse than traitors and cowards, I just don’t have a word for them. I’d rather a Petain or Leopold who fought along side their people and lost honestly than these creeps who threw up the white flag before an attempt at defense was made.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Someone once suggested to me that Petain and DeGaulle had an understanding that each would go his way with a contingent of troops so that no matter who won the war, there would be French on the winning side, even though the leader of the losing French side was a good bet to end up hanging from a noose. If true, I find it touching that France had such men willing to give up their lives to preserve their countrymen. I wish we had some in power in the USA, but I just don’t see it. The closest I see to good guys are Jeff Sessions, Steve King, and Lou Barletta. As Elrond says in the movie “The Fellowship of the Ring”: “Our list of allies grows thin.”

  • WR_the_realist

    The path of least resistance is to do exactly what the Democrats, mass media pundits, and cheap labor advocates in the Chamber of Commerce want you to do, and pass that immigration bill. That’s what Boehner is doing.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The Weeping Orange Queen’s brain is fried form spending too much time passed out drunk under the sun lamp.

    Boehner is worse, IMO, than commie RATS Pelosi, Reid, Shumer, Biden and Obama, all of whom lack integrity and core values.

    Bonehead Boehner is a duplicitous traitor to his country and to his party by making sure the GOP will never win another national election — he is also pathetic, evil and disgraceful for joining up and willingly collaborating with the democrat political whores who wish to transform the U.S. into a third world sewer forever

    Q: What country does John Boehner have his offshore bank account in?

    A: The same one as John Roberts.

    Someone on another forum also informed me that the RATS have a photo of Bonehead with a farm animal and I don’t doubt it.

  • MBlanc46

    I’m sure that speech went over very well at the country club.

  • wildfirexx

    Don’t fall for this amnesty BS…They did the same thing in Canada in the 70’s when the Pierre trudeau liberal government, gave amnesty to about a 100,000 illegal refugees from Punjabi. Since then they’ve brought over their whole families, including grandparents and cousins…now we have well over a million Sikhs living in Canada, because of this bogus amnesty program!

    • Bobbala

      Did you point out to them how racist white people are? … That’s why they picked N. America. Racism pays.

      • wildfirexx

        Did you know under the caste system in India, before Gandhi changed the rules…Europeans were considered untouchables.
        Which always surprised me, since the Aryan race were the ones, that established the caste system, so they could protect their white heritage!

        • Bobbala

          It was my understanding that the reason Gandhi detested the English was their opposition to the caste system and their abolition of slavery every place the British Empire expanded without exception. Those filthy untouchable white European Christians.

  • Bobbala

    The same GOP that funded Obamacare “against their will” couldn’t get the funding for the signed into law years ago-border fence …. Hmmm. This is why you are the stupid party.

    • bilderbuster

      They’re not stupid. Their voters are.
      They lie and say what their voters want to hear then do exactly the opposite.
      I hear people ask “Why do they lie like that”?
      I always answer that why wouldn’t they lie like that when it works for them every time?

      • Bobbala

        That is who I was speaking to …

        • bilderbuster

          I gave you an up.
          I was expounding on your post.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    They’ll take the path of least resistance. Bohner just admits that there is more opposition to amnesty than for it. Hey dummy, you are supposed to do what has the least resistance amongst your constituents. Wait, now I am talking crazy. That part of American politics set sail long ago.

  • IKUredux

    Every single solitary elected official who is for Amnesty, or whatever those traitors to America call it. is our sworn enemy. Period. Every vote for amnesty by whomever is a vote against White people. It is our country, it still is our country! Why are we just sitting around and complaining? Maybe the more intelligent of us could come up with a contrived situation that forces the hand of government. Sorta like Mr. Bundy. Except we orchestrate it. Why shouldn’t we use “Rules for Radicals”? Why shouldn’t we play them? I mean, how hard would it be to create a situation where the Libs are made to look like asses. How hard could it be? We already know how they will react to any given contrived situation. Let’s play them. You could do this on your own. Pretend to be a gay Muslim. Wear a burka and commit mayhem.It is sorta like the first American Revolution. Guerilla warfare.

  • RisingReich

    I have to believe there’s a special place in hell for traitorous people such as this.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    Comprehensive immigration reform by August is what I hear.

    It will be the best present for Cheap Labor Day that a weasel could get.

  • Annabelle Pettyjohn

    When Jews perceive a problem, they write a check. What amount bought Boehner?

  • LHathaway

    ” They’ll take the path of least resistance”.

    The path of least resistance would be to allow anyone to come here for most any reason. No claims of ‘racism’, ‘hatred’, ‘ethnocentrism’, ‘nationalism’. The media would say ‘they’ve finally got it right and come to their senses’. They’d be considered less racist.