So how about that election?
Somebody told me that we recently had one and that Republicans creamed the opposition, giving control of Congress to the GOP.
Perhaps someone forgot to tell Speaker of the House John Boehner, because there’s talk going around that he is looking to gain Nancy Pelosi’s support on a spending bill so that he can skip out on legislation blocking amnesty and burn conservative Republicans.
Fresh off the Election Day clobbering of the Democrats, Republican leaders should be looking for ways to help Democrats dig themselves into an even deeper hole.
But Boehner’s problem has always been that he’s too complex for his own good.
He doesn’t much like Obama, who generally treats Boehner like dirt. On the other hand, he likes big donations from the National Chamber of Commerce and people like Mark Zuckerberg who want amnesty because it gives access to more cheap labor they can exploit at the expense of the American worker.
As much as he dislikes Obama, he hates conservatives more because they expect him to live up to their standards and do the right thing. However, he likes being speaker and having all that power, for which he needs at least some support from conservatives.
He wants to pass a yearlong spending bill, but he doesn’t want to go along with conservative demands for tough language that would block Obama’s amnesty. The plan was to distract conservatives by giving them a bill to vent their anger at Obama, then introduce a bill to fund most of the rest of the government.
But the language against amnesty was watered down and failed to win over conservatives during negotiations this week.
Sen. Jeff Sessions said in a released statement, “The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the President’s plan: work permits, Social Security and Medicare to 5 million illegal immigrants — reducing wages, jobs and benefits for Americans.”
According to the New York Times, the amnesty legislation would amount to nothing more than a symbolic vote. But if Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership cut out conservatives, the spending bill could fail for lack of support.
Which is where Boehner’s Plan B to betray America comes in. The story going around Washington is that Boehner has been talking with Pelosi and is seriously considering cutting conservatives out of the legislative process altogether, in exchange for Democratic support on his spending bill and perhaps other future legislation.
If he were to do that, it would mean empowering the Democrats when they’re on the ropes and ruining any chance the GOP has of rescuing the country from His Royal Majesty in the White House.
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