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Rep: Boehner Border Bill Includes
McCaul Security Language,
National Guard Deployment

Bretbart´s Big Government, by Jonathan Strong

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Posted By:mikkins2, 7/18/2014 6:37:57 AM

A border security proposal from Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) that has already prompted fierce criticism on the right is included in the forthcoming proposal from a working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner, according to Rep. John Carter (R-TX), a member of the group. “On the issue of border security, their bill has the McCaul´s border security bill in it,” Carter told Breitbart News in an interview, adding that it would also deploy the National Guard to the border. The inclusion of the McCaul bill is likely to prompt conflict between Boehner and immigration hard-liners. The main criticism of the McCaul

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Boehner and the Republican Establishment playing word games hoping to dupe Americans into thinking they are serious about securing the border. Unfortunately for them people are paying attention and Breitbart is around to report it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/18/2014 6:58:25 AM     (No. 9929803)

Absolutely right, OP. Boehner himself asked rhetorically, of course, why bother passing anything to do with closing the border and immigration (legal and illegal) when they know Obama will enforce only what he wants.

What´s the plan, boys? For the GOP this is all election year politics.

Cornyn´s plan to grab some judges and adjudicate as fast as they can must have been hatched in the Chamber of Commerce offices. I know, Cornyn says they will send the kids back, but I bet the Chamber has other ideas. Kids here first, then the chehap labor moms and dads to follow.

It´s beginning to look like these guys are all working with the President to get as many illegals here and processed as fast as they can.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/18/2014 7:18:55 AM     (No. 9929827)

Why do we need a border security bill when we already have one which promised to build the fence? Just enforce it and build the dam* fence already! And while it´s being built, put the National Guard on the border with orders to shoot illegal invaders.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mikkins2, 7/18/2014 7:46:12 AM     (No. 9929867)

Spot on #1! Great point about Cornyn taking a page out of the democrat special interest playbook and using sentimental to the cause judges to subvert debate and attain what they want.

When one sits down and quietly thinks about it....
Obama didn´t need to hide behind a wall of immigrant children to get what he wanted. His party was always for it. Why would he need this "crisis"?

It is the Republican Establishment who needed this "crisis" to have an excuse to give the Big Business and the Chamber of Commerce what it has always wanted, "immigration reform".

The children showing up to over run the border out of the blue are about as spontaneous and coincidental as a flash-mob dancing to a pop song in a airport terminal paid for by a cellphone company.
Someone had to organize it, and more importantly, pay for it. A railroad company had no problem with 1500 "immigrants" hijacking a train headed to the U.S. border?

Anyone with an ounce of intelligence and has been paying attention to the Republican Establishment dealings with a "crisis" knows what happens next.

"Its for the children." and "bad optics" sound familiar?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/18/2014 7:55:19 AM     (No. 9929881)

Oh, why didn´t we think of that? It´s the Republicans who created this border mess. Poor uninformed folks that we are, we thought the president and the attorney general encouraged, promoted and exacerbated chaos on the border so the GOP could be charged with racist views and discrimination against Hispanics.

Silly us. Posters OP/3 and #1 have figured it all out.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford, 7/18/2014 8:04:59 AM     (No. 9929896)

Troops should have been augmenting the border police on 9-12-2001

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kerryman, 7/18/2014 8:20:01 AM     (No. 9929926)

I agree that this is a Trojan Horse bill being pushed by representatives who have the horse´s namesake product pulled firmly down to below their ears which defines what they are.

Semper Fi

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mikkins2, 7/18/2014 8:32:56 AM     (No. 9929946)

"so the GOP could be charged with racist views and discrimination against Hispanics."

Thanks for supporting my argument:

"Anyone with an ounce of intelligence and has been paying attention to the Republican Establishment dealings with a "crisis" knows what happens next.

"Its for the children." and "bad optics" sound familiar?

Another round of "compassionate conservatism" anyone?

The fact that this argument is even conceivable speaks volumes of the state of the republican establishment. Remember Mississippi? Surly the Republican Establishment would never convince stalwart democrat voters to cross over to defraud their very own Republican primary?

This has nothing to do with charges of racism or discrimination. The republican establishment just blames the Tea Party for that. This is all about getting what Boehner and crew have been paid off to deliver. An excuse to pass "Immigration Reform" was needed. Now, all of a sudden, it conveniently arrives.

No longer does one have to ponder if the republican establishment will deliver "immigration reform". Nor does one have to how or why it will be done.

Its just a matter of when.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/18/2014 8:39:17 AM     (No. 9929956)

Got balderdash, #7?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/18/2014 8:53:00 AM     (No. 9929975)

"Silly us."

Couldn´t agree more.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/18/2014 9:06:37 AM     (No. 9929998)

OK #4/8, I will bite on your patronizing replies. What exactly has the GOP Leadership accomplished to stop all this? Please name one successful move.

I see lots of posturing in front of cameras. I see a useless lawsuit that keeps getting touted as brilliant by the establishment cheerleaders, even though it will take years to get resolved, and never enforced.

I don´t see any real accomplishments, just like the last 5 1/2 years.

So, can we drop the ´Look, a squirrel´ routine and talk about what Boehner and McConnell has actually done to behave like an opposition party.

If you don´t like people assuming the worst motives about your heroes, maybe they should behave differently.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/18/2014 9:09:40 AM     (No. 9930002)

#10, more than 2 comments on a thread is considered chatting. If you want to debate, my email address is available.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/18/2014 9:14:45 AM     (No. 9930012)

This is my second, that was your third.

I already have a mother. I don´t need another. Thanks for chastizing me, though. I know everyone one the site appreciates it when the local cheerleaders point out the rules that don´t apply to them, and I am no exception.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/18/2014 11:09:22 AM     (No. 9930212)

The people who call for Chris McDaniel to fire then aim in MS are the same people who are okay with the Republicans dithering over this illegal immigration mess that has been going on since November, fine with doing nothing about the executive orders for years at a time, fine with the failure of DOJ to enforce the laws on the books.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: shamus, 7/18/2014 11:14:18 AM     (No. 9930225)

No bill is necessary.

Obama has complete authority to handle the problem, yet he does nothing. Obama will ignore any parts of a bill that he doesn´t like, so there will be no improvement at the border.

This is an exercise in election year politics by the Democrats. The best response is to ignore it, as they´ll hijack any bill that gets to committee and use it to garner votes.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: horacer, 7/18/2014 11:31:42 AM     (No. 9930242)

Any border security bill that doesn´t have specifics in it should be trashed. Don´t wait for Obama to come up with a plan, he won´t.

We already know what sectors of the border are secure and what it took to make them secure. Put the language of operation jumpstart, which called for a surge of guard troops and border agents, constructing barriers and fencing and operation streamline which made crossing a federal crime in the bill. They worked. It´s amazing how knowing you´ll do time in a Federal prison as opposed to just being deported deters people. If you won´t talk specifics you aren´t serious about doing what´s needed.

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