GOP Rank-and-File Discusses Ways to Take on Obama over Amnesty, Including Impeachment

Jonathan Strong, Breitbart, July 25, 2014

In a free-wheeling discussion that touched on dozens of proposals for how to address the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children streaming across the southern U.S. borders, one thread connected the calls to add to or change a border crisis proposal from GOP leadership: President Barack Obama.

The proposals included trying to prevent a future executive amnesty by Obama, telling the president what he should do to enforce the law in a non-binding resolution, and even putting impeachment on the table.

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) told colleagues that the House should pass legislation with new steps to secure the border, and tell Obama if he didn’t implement it, they would impeach him.

“He either enforces the laws on the books—as he was hired and elected to do—or he leaves Congress no option. This is not our choice, this is the President’s choice and I would advise him to uphold the law on the books,” Yoho said in a written statement after the meeting.

“People were hissing at that because they don’t want to go there,” said a GOP member who was in the room.

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There were divergent views from lawmakers on whether the meeting produced a strong impetus to pass a bill in the House next week, with some lawmakers saying the conference had achieved a consensus on moving forward while critics of the border package raised questions about whether it could secure the necessary votes.

The discussion is, at this point, about optics, since it’s widely regarded that the House bill will not be enacted into law.

“Whatever we do, we gotta figure Reid isn’t going to go ahead with it, so basically it’s a message bill, well we’re going to go tell our constituents, ‘well here’s what we’ve done, Reid won’t do it.’ So this is kind of just political blame shifting,” said Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

One option discussed is a resolution outlining steps Obama should take to secure the border.

“Trent Franks mentioned he has a resolution that specifically lists all the ways the president has failed and invited the crisis, lists a number of things that the president could actually do to solve the crisis. I think there’s a lot of sense that that’s a good idea, right out of the gate, to do that. And then whatever you do after that, we’ll see,” DeSantis said.

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  • Tiny Bubbles

    As usual, this is just about politicians running their mouths. If they had any backbone, the house would be preparing for it to start after the 2014 election if the GOP controls the senate. Unfortunately, there are so many RINOs who would never vote to convict, like McConnell and McCain.

    In the end, a lot of words will be said, nothing will be done, and the American taxpayer gets the shaft again.

    • me

      Election year posturing and farting into the wind….

    • Ella

      Talk is tough but no congressmen will do the courageous walk.

    • Commissar Kirov

      Tiny:
      You have more commonsense than 90% of our elected representatives. You are absolutely right, the taxpayer will get the shaft.

    • JohnEngelman

      Republican politicians talk a good line on immigration restrictions. Nevertheless, they know who writes the biggest campaign contribution checks. They are businessmen who want cheap labor.

      • Cecil Broomsted

        True.

        • Sick of it

          It’s rather easy to accept such low pay when one is being taken care of by the welfare system. White people have to pay their own bills.

  • Manaphy

    This is great news, but six-and-a-half years too late. Bush should have been taken on too, but the GOP didn’t have any spine then, and sure as hell doesn’t have any spine now.

  • MekongDelta69

    GOP Rank-and-File Discusses Ways to Take on Obama over Amnesty, Including Impeachment

    Yeah ok – Wake me up when THAT happens.

    But hey – thanks for the ‘weekend’ laugh…

  • Ted Yoho was one of the handful of Republicans who voted for someone else other than John Boehner to be House Speaker at the beginning of the current Congress.

    Of course all this is a good start, but the first thing they have to do is entirely replace the House Republican leadership and find a new Judiciary Committee chairman while they’re at it, other than Eric Cantor, that was already done for us last month, because what remains of it is just as amnesty and open borders as Obama.

    If there is impeachment, it should be on one count and only one count: Obama’s administrative amnesty.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Yoho? I had to Googleimage that.

      Wonder what derivation that is? Yoho. Looks a great guy.

      Yoho-ho! Bet he’s never heard that one…

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Maybe he’s that 2016 dark horse appearing on the horizon?

        • propagandaoftruth

          Has that big lovable lug sorta look. Almost a baby face, but definitely masculine. Veep potential at least. And great surmane.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Well, he’s no Ann Coulter. But, he’s heeding Ann’s advice. Anti-amnesty/pro-deportation/pro-impeachment are all winning planks on a Republican platform.

            Yoho probably has a large number of strange bedfellows in Florida, too. The long-since naturalized Cubans, etc. don’t want to share the Latin welfare mother lode with the new arrivals. No honesty among thieves.

            Much like the Indians (feather, not dot) did when the reservations started making big dollars with casinos. Suddenly, the Injuns got really fussy about who got Injun status.

            Coulter/Yoho? Yoho/Coulter? Yikes. A little cringe worthy. Is it too late for a name change?? <;-D

          • Ringo Lennon

            Yoho ho and a bottle of rum.

      • Ringo Lennon

        Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Rum.

      • SentryattheGate

        Yoho is of Viking heritage; a big, tall (6’3″?) man with a powerful handshake and voice. He’s a large animal veternarian in north Florida, well-intentioned, humble man but rather naive and uneducated re.the roots of the decades-long conspiracy against historic Americans and US sovereignty. He ran because he knew there was something very wrong going on in gov’t, and promised to stay no longer than 8 years in gov’t.

        • propagandaoftruth

          That makes sense. Probly too good for politics. I like him.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    Hats off to those men for at least a step in the right direction. Media creation and fraud Ted Cruz went down to the border and helped psycho man, Glenn Beck, pass out candy to the illegals. Cruz, playing right into the hands of Bill Gates, is also calling for a massive increase in H1B visas for 3rd world high-tech workers to be brought in and put thousands more American workers in the unemployment line or holding worthless degrees in various high-tech disciplines. Remember Ted Cruz for your Christmas list.

    • Put aside the crankiness for just a while.

      Ted Cruz is doing pretty good work in the practical nuts and bolts down in the mud politics of trying to stop Obama.

      But it’s his very poor understanding of legal immigration, H-1B and otherwise, which is an overall deal killer when it comes to the Presidency. I’m not casting a vote for anyone for President who doesn’t have a Jeff Sessions or near Jeff Sessions understanding and/or track record of the issue.

      Besides, I don’t think Ted Cruz is running for President at all.

      • Diversity Fatigue

        “What is generally not known is that among the provisions of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the legislative betrayal of American citizens, is that it would provide for a huge increase in the number of H-1B visas for high tech workers and a provision that would, for the very first time, permit the spouses and adult children of H-1B visa holders to be granted Employment Authorization Documents (EAD’s) that would give these nonimmigrant family members as much right to any job as an American worker.”
        “Senator Ted Cruz, however, is truly leading the charge against American high-tech workers. He provided an amendment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform (S.744) referred to as “Cruz 5.” The goal of his amendment was made crystal clear in the video of statements by Cruz at a Senate hearing on this issue. His amendment provides for a 500% increase in the cap for H-1B visas, increasing the current annual cap of 65,000 such visas to an outrageous 325,000 Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals.”
        ~ Michael Cutler
        Cranky? You bet I am. Take five minutes and read this for the full info. This is an immigration impact that few fully grasp.
        http://www frontpagemag com/2014/michael-cutler/immigration-reform-engineered-destruction-of-the-middle-class/

        • me

          Well, Cruz is another politico, bought and paid for by the globalists….

          • Diversity Fatigue

            You are correct, Sir. Firstly, let’s have a look at the relevant law as it exists today concerning the employment of H-1B immigrants:

            “(5) Labor certification and qualifications for certain immigrants

            (A) Labor certification

            (i) In general Any alien who seeks to enter the U.S. for the purpose of performing skilled or unskilled labor is inadmissible, unless the Secretary of Labor has determined and certified to the Secretary of State and the Attorney General that —
            (I) there are not sufficient workers who are able, willing, qualified (or equally qualified in the case of an alien described in clause (ii)) and available at the time of application for a visa and admission to the U.S. and at the place where the alien is to perform such skilled or unskilled labor, and
            (II) the employment of such alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the U.S. similarly employed.”

            Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others have out-right lied to members of congress with the claim that American workers for high-tech positions simply cannot be found. Of course, it’s all about undercutting the American worker for the much cheaper Third World immigrant.

            Mr. Cruz is aware of this situation but nevertheless is pushing for a 500% increase in H-1B immigrants. He wouldn’t want to completely alienate his own people and would have this as proof that he is pro diversity and pro immigrant.

          • Cecil Broomsted

            This also directly ties into illegal immigrants. The mantra from construction contractors to the hotel industry and everyone in between is that American workers can’t be found or these are the jobs Americans won’t do. Anything to increase diversity and enrichment, i.e., keep the cheap labour flowing.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            What they conveniently do not mention is they cannot find Americans who will tolerate being treated like indentured servants and paid poverty wages. Indeed, business interests are as addicted to cheap, and soon to be outright slave labor as a crack addict is to crack cocaine.

        • 1. Everything you say, I already know, and have ever since it first became public knowledge. You might to re-read my post above yours.

          2. But for the time being, we don’t have to worry about any piece of legislation that liberalizes immigration in any way. Which means that Ted Cruz’s poor understanding of legal immigration isn’t relevant for that same time being. What is very relevant is trying to figure out a way to stop the Coyote-in-Chief, and that’s what he is trying to help do, with the one exception of going to help Glenn Beck and his teddy bear/soccer ball crusade.

          Once there is another legislative putsch for some immigration liberalization bill, then this all becomes relevant again. If he runs for President, then it becomes relevant again. But like I said above, I don’t think he is. First off, only one Texan will run, which means it’s either him or the Rickroller but not both, and for another, of the younger Republican Senators, only one will run but I don’t think any more than one, and I think that’s going to be Rand Paul. Both Rand Paul and the Rickroller are open borders all the way; my suggestion is to worry about those two before you worry about Ted Cruz.

        • Ella

          It is about dismantling middle class Americans who happen to be mostly European descent. EU allowing Eastern European skilled labourers also affected working class wages in Western Europe. By how much, I really don’t have the statistics.

          • dd121

            I read the other day that the wealth of the middle class wealth is down 40% since Obama took office. His destruction of the middle class seems to be working.

    • me

      Yeah, but what was in that candy?

      • Cecil Broomsted

        Not sure what kind of candy Mr. Beck would have available but I’m guessing something in a bourbon or rum flavor.

        • me

          Que? No me gusta!

    • WR_the_realist

      Ted Cruz now joins my “do not vote for” list, which already has every Democrat and most of the other Republicans. Will there be any presidential candidate who is any good? We know the mass media will promote Jeb Bush, because they always promote the Republican with the worst immigration policies.

  • guest

    “Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) told colleagues that the House should pass legislation with new steps to secure the border, and tell Obama if he didn’t implement it, they would impeach him.”

    He should have been impeached a long time ago. But of course we know it still won’t happen. They won’t secure the border and Obama will not be impeached. This is just more hot air coming from politicians.

  • dd121

    Impeachment might not stand up in the Senate, but it would give wide exposure to Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional acts.

    • me

      So would a good, old fashioned day or two of media truth-telling. But, since our ‘media’ is owned by globalist elitist scum, that won’t happen either….

      • WR_the_realist

        A prostitute sells what belongs to her. A congressman sells what belongs to you. It is very unfair to ladies of the night to equate them with congressmen.

        • me

          Yup. Also, one is free market capitalism, and the other is communism.

  • Tucker

    The House controls the purse strings, right? What’s stopping them from zeroing out the entire White House budget? No one thin dime going to the White House. Not even to pay the electric bill.

    This guy is an arrogant, out of control monster and he is exactly the monster that our 100 percent White European Founding Fathers worried about and tried to warn us about when they created our government and built into it our system of checks and balances – which has been broken and not functioning properly for many previous administrations, but in this one – this Communist-Marxist-Socalist is clearly demonstrating to the Republic that he is a psychopath who is hell-bent on ensuring the final destruction of Western Civilization.

    Which RINO rats like Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, John Boehner, Lindsay Graham, Juan McStain, Paul Ryan, Mittens Romney and the rest of the pro-amnesty crowd are fully on board with, folks.

    As I’ve said before, our Founders were naive to believe that they could implement a policy where politicians and legislators would be required to take an oath of office and then those politicians and legislators would be placed on an ‘honor system’ whereby they would be expected to adhere to their oaths. Clearly, this is not happening today and it hasn’t been happening for well over the last full century. What has to be done is to put some ‘teeth’ into the oath of office principle.

    Something along the lines of anyone who gets caught violating their oath of office gets the death penalty within 24 hours of being exposed for their violation.

  • Greg Thomas

    “People were hissing at that because they don’t want to go there,” said a GOP member who was in the room.”

    This is why this invasion will never be stopped. The GOP does not have the stomach to do what needs to be done.

  • MBlanc46

    Impeachment is the instrument that the framers left us, but the presidency has become too imperial–perhaps was made so in the Constitution–for it to be used in any but the most extreme cases. Merely ignoring or flouting the law is not enough.

    • dd121

      The Founders were mostly Christian gentlemen who pledged their “sacred honor” to the cause. May sound corny but that’s why our system worked pretty well for the first two hundred years. These politicians that run things today are Marxist scum and have sworn to undo the work of the Founders.

      • IstvanIN

        The system stopped working pretty much with Lincoln and all the laws he suspended and members of the press he imprisoned.

        • dd121

          There were definitely some rough spots.

    • IstvanIN

      Impeachment without removal from office is pointless. We need a constitutional amendment that disallows executive orders.

      • MBlanc46

        I meant the entire process –impeachment and removal from office. That it’s never happened might be indicative that it was never up to the job (although it very likely would have had Nixon not resigned).

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Nixon took the easy way out while he still had the option of doing it. And at that, he would have been impeached if he didn’t because of the actions of his underlings.

          • MBlanc46

            I believe that Nixon would have been removed from office had he not resigned. I’ve been practically obsessed by the Watergate events since the McCord letter of 1973. I’ve read a great deal, but by no means, everything on it. One thing is pretty clear: no evidence has come to light about what NIxon knew and when he knew it. I doubt that he was not in control of his underlings enough that such a thing could have happened without at least a general authorization; however, no trace of such authorization has ever surfaced. One other thing is pretty clear: the thing they got him on, the “smoking gun”, the attempt at obstruction of justice, was NIxon himself. He taped himself doing it.

  • LHathaway

    “tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children streaming across the southern U.S. borders”

    This is more an invention of the news than a reality. In this case whether true or not, they want us to think it’s caused by ‘lax immigration enforcemen’t. Who knows why it is in the news, perhaps to make the colored hoards feel guilty at a later time. Perhaps in some round about way, as impossibly as it is to believe, perhaps this is actually about finally have immigration controls (even tho the number of legal immigrants coming to the USA is higher than ever). This time it’s for real. . . THIS decade concession on immigration will be matched by border controls. This time Lucy will not pull away the football. It’s about border control, that is, to take our minds of the millions of Legal immigrants entering the USA, every year in increasing numbers.

    This is like news stories talking about the millions of white victimized by interracial crime every years since ‘the civil rights movement’. I have news for readers, whites were victims of interracial ‘crime’ at the hands of people of color long before the civil rights movement began and well-before these ‘group attacks that are increasing’ and suddenly alarming people.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Impeachment isn’t good enough. He needs to be charged with treason.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Impeachment, then Guantanamo. We can bunk him with Gutierrez.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    Exactly right and I know people personally who have been affected by this. People who spent years in college working for a degree that was supposed to be in high demand only to find out later that the demand is for Third World immigrants — not American citizens. I know how they feel, all that work, time, and money for nothing. Senator Sessions is one of the very few that is really on top of this.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    I had high hopes for Cruz. He was saying all the right things for awhile there, then I find this out about him. What a let down. We keep looking for our knight in shining armor in vain it seems. As we know, someone really good on the issue like a Sessions would be murdered by the media in every way possible in a presidential run. The uneducated and unaware masses are easily swayed by the media. No wonder Chairman Obama was elected twice.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Talk is cheap–neither Congress or the majority of the American people will actually force things to change.

    Until or unless Americans start to practice Civil Disobedience en mass; Obama will continue to be embolden.

  • Ringo Lennon

    GOP Rank-and-File Discusses Ways to Take on Obama over Amnesty, Including Impeachment

    Republicans are controlled opposition. Also, I think a lot of these so called conservative talk shows who speak out against the illegal invasion are also nothing more than controlled opposition. Glenn Beck, OReilly, Van Susterin, Medved. I thought Greta was going to cry the other day when she seen all those illegal “children”. The NWO would never allow legitimate conservative shows on the air. Trust no one except local community groups.

    • jayvbellis

      Go local. That local talk radio host outside of Boston seems to be able to get 5,000 folks to take to the streets.

      We have real fighters, they are just at the local level and our side always makes the mistake of looking for leaders at the top of big media, big business , the Federal government.

      • Ringo Lennon

        All the national people are against you. Go to local town hall types. They would listen to your concerns. If everybody did that……

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Indeed, it should have been painfully clear to white Americans that Republicans are nothing more than a controlled opposition party, and have been so for at least three decades. When I was in college in the late 1980’s and early 90’s, it was obvious to me that was what they were then.

  • jayvbellis

    Lots of talk. Hairsplitting on “Constitutions”. We need to find men of action. sherif Joe A in Arizona is a man of action. We need to find and support more men like Sherif Joe A.