Friday, January 31, 2014

Speaker De La Casa

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Following a recent appearance on the Jay Leno show during which he disparaged Tea Party members for creating a national "disaster" (the short-lived government shutdown which closed access to Mount Rushmore and Old Faithful),  House Speaker John Boehner has now announced a major push for amnesty-style immigration reform just in time to completely screw up any chance of the GOP retaking the Senate in the midterm elections.

The arguments against amnesty are reasonably simple: a flood of cheap labor will further destabilize our already out-of-whack employment picture and further drain taxpayer-funded resources. It will also reinforce the idea that our laws mean nothing.

Then again, to counterbalance that notion, perhaps Boehner could also propose a "get out of jail free" card for law abiding citizens, allowing each to commit one major federal crime and get away with it with no consequences whatsoever...the same deal he's offering to non-citizens.

Boehner seems to believe that the GOP could at least score some political points by completely caving on the immigration issue. Unsurprisingly, he's dead wrong according to surveys which show that immigrants almost always favor the big government, big benefit policies of the Democrats.

And in the process of not winning new votes, he'll also be losing the votes of many conservatives who've simply grown tired of being sold out by the GOP on virtually every issue.

These are the same conservatives who, for a brief shining moment, believed that the disastrous failure of Obamacare would be enough to tilt the midterms in our favor.

Too bad we didn't reckon on the disaster that is John Boehner.


TrickyRicky said...

I am speechless. On the verge of taking the Senate, largely due to the massive clusterfark that is O-care, and the Marlboro Man is going to throw it all away. For what? I simply do not see the upside.

Maybe if he were to start smoking 3 packs of Camel straights per day, the problem might solve itself, sadly not in time to help us out of this mess.

Where is my "coffee"?

Geoff King said...

Hmmm. Perhaps we all should renounce our American citizenship while remaining in the country. Then we could be patriotic ex-pats and get all the free government hand outs. I wonder if, once the flood of illegals gaining amnesty in the U.S. completely destroys our economy, there will be illegal smuggling operations set up to sneak people across the border back into Mexico? You know the Mexican government will never grant amnesty to illegal aliens.

Reiuxcat said...

Spawn of the unkown bastard of Benedict Arnold!

Eff you Boehner!

Bruce Bleu said...

Treeky Reeky,
We are "leeving la vida bool-sheet" my friend! Juan Boner is a certifiable imbecile, and should resign as "altavoz de la casa de mierda".
We are a nation of LAWS, and have a CONSTITUTION... what the hell is the difficulty with these morons FOLLOWING THEIR OWN OATH OF OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, it's a rhetorical poser, but Stilton DID tell me to "stop bottling up my feelings".
Oh, and regarding the Affraudable Careless Act... it was DESIGNED to do EXACTLY what it's doing... lamont wants such a "fustercluck" that the "people" will demand that the gooberment take over, because "people" can't run it. (Those same people don't consider the FACT that the gov't is made up of fallible people who no longer fear being incompetent idiots because their union contract protects them from the fact they are COMPLETELY worthless!)

Anonymous said...

Boehner needs to call this legislation what it actually is, "The Chamber of Commerce Protection and Affordable Lawn Care Act of 2014," AKA BoehnerCare.

Titan Mk6B said...

"Speaker Del Culo" is a bit more accurate.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@TrickyRicky- Personally, I'm not seeing the upsides either. The WSJ's traditionally conservative editorial page actually supports immigration reform, because it can supply cheap labor for business, and because somehow such "reform" can help attract more of the best and brightest to our shores. Color me skeptical.

The other oft-repeated upside to immigration reform (and we've all seen what "reform" did for health insurance) is that it will bring 11 million illegals "out of the shadows." My preference? Eliminate the freaking shadows, giving those who break our laws nowhere to hide.

@Geoff King- Renouncing our citizenship is almost unnecessary at the point both major political parties are devaluing citizenship to this degree. Still, the idea is somewhat tempting.

@Reiuxcat- Yes, but what about the horse he rode in on?

@Bruce Bleu- Either all laws mean something, or no laws mean anything. And I think the Left is pushing the latter idea pretty hard. Why? Because lawlessness soon becomes chaos, and chaos will allow those in power to take extraordinarily restrictive measures to restore order. The new order, of course.

@Anonymous- Catchy!

@Titan Mk6B- Despite having taken Spanish in college (back when the Earth was a cooling ball of gas), I had to Google "Del Culo." Apparently it means "Ass House," which is a more apt description!

CenTexTim said...

It's not just Boehner. Establishment republicans have decided that the Tea Party and Libertarians are more of a threat than the democrats. Meanwhile, big business in the guise of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is thirsting for cheap labor (which won't be so cheap once the dems raise the minimum wage - but I digress..).

I'm afraid this will cause many voters (myself included) to turn their support to a third party alternative. Short term this will result in a lost opportunity to halt, or at least slow, the country's drift to the left.

Long term there are two possible outcomes. Either a shrinking difference between the dem and repub parties (already in process), or a rejuvenation of We the People's participation in the political process.

The latter is devoutly wished for, but sadly unlikely.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Creme Puff John strikes again.

John the Econ said...

So what's it going to take for the GOP to get it that we do not want this? Maybe I should just hold my nose and start voting for Democrats? I mean, if we know that the end result is going to be the same, why not?

Yeah, we get it that big business (which supports both parties) loves immigration because it depresses wages. And the GOP certainly wants the dollars from big business.

What the GOP really doesn't seem to get is that the vast majority of the aliens that are coming into America come from totalitarian countries and are used to and like the idea of big government (even most are actually coming here because they are fleeing the collateral damage of "big government") and are ideologically predisposed to favor the Democrat agenda of class warfare and generous redistributionist benefits. How smart is that?

It's almost as though they've long entered a suicide pact.

So maybe we should all just vote for Democrats until the GOP dies, and the Tea Party can rise from the ashes. I don't know anything else that will work.

Colby said...

This is nothing more than an attempt to woo the Latino voter, but Beaner is proving himself to be out of touch with reality. The vast majority of Latinos are going to vote Democrap no matter what because the Democraps have been busy sailing our country down the Rio Grande for decades now. Nothing Beaner et al can do will change that because the press will give all credit for their emancipation to Turdboy.

For those of us with Republican Congressmen.... we need to launch a "Fire Boehner" phone call and letter writing campaign. It likely won't do any good, but let 'em know where you stand. Writing to your Democrap Congressman will do no good. They actually want to KEEP Boehner.

rickn8or said...

Why does the GOP insist on running barefoot through a cow pasture?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@CenTexTim- You're right that it's not just Boehner. Paul Ryan is out there cheerleading this mess as are many others.

There's no question that this makes me even more disgusted with the GOP. Am I being "unrealistic" by wanting morality and legality to still play important roles in public policy rather than expediency and alleged pragmatism?

I would sooner saw my arms off rather than vote Democrat. But I'm increasingly open to voting third party or not at all rather than continue to enable the current Republicans.

@Woodsterman(Odie)- At least he's consistent.

@John the Econ- It is like a suicide pact between the two parties, although sadly the politicians will all land on their feet while we're the ones who'll be strapped to the gurneys and getting the lethal injections. Metaphorically speaking, I hope.

@Colby- Amen to dumping Boehner. It chaps my hiney that he's always mouthing off about how annoying he finds the Tea Party contingent, while ignoring the fact that if it weren't for the Tea Party the GOP wouldn't now be the majority party in the House of Representatives.

And now the mainstream GOP, the Chamber of Commerce, AND the Dems are actively working against the Tea Party. I increasingly think it's time for us all to go John Galt.

@rickn8or- My guess is it must feel good to step in a big wet cow patty after shooting yourself in the foot.

American Cowboy said...

I echo the sentiment that it matters not one iota whether one were to vote (D) or (R). They have increasingly become nothing other than different sides of the same counterfeit coin. And just as a counterfeit coin is worthless, so BOTH sides of this political coin are worthless to real Americans.
No matter which side one were to vote for the same ol' s--t is going to keep running downhill, and anyone who has helped put any of those worthless politicians into office bears responsibility for the mess we get covered with. IMO.
The option of just not voting is looking better all the time. George Carlin had a pretty good bit about voting.

pfdr said...

Obviously he is smoking from the same pipe the chief executive is smoking. He should have been replaced the last time we had the chance. Unfortunately not voting doesn't really solve the problem, it just makes the takers look like they are doing the right thing. Looks like it is time to start investing in ammo instead of stocks. Tea party needs to take over the Republicans, at least they have a backbone.

Queso Grande said...

@StiltonJarlsberg, in your response to CenTexJim you mention " wanting morality and legality to still play important roles in public policy rather than expediency and alleged pragmatism?".
I think that two generations of Post Modernist teaching has so scrubbed the concept of morality in public policy as to render "legality" just another flexible, situational 'option'.
Being Judgemental is BAD!! the kids are taught, and indoctrinated.
The two panels above are perfect. Brevity is the soul of wit said the Bard, and you are the wittiest.
A good weekend to all,

Colby said...

scuse me while I hijack this fine blog.... GO BRONCOS!!!

PRY said...

Frustrating, frustrating, FRUSTRATING!

You guys are soooo right! But, as John the Econ implies, things seem to want to roll with the left, as they have in the recent past, and it will probably be the NEW NORMAL to not enforce our laws for political reasons. And it's especially idiotic when a blind man can see pandering to the illegals will not work!

Bohner and many others need to go...term limits anyone?

John the Econ said...

Thanks @Queso Grande for this morning's shining ray of brilliance, by stating that "...two generations of Post Modernist teaching has so scrubbed the concept of morality in public policy as to render "legality" just another flexible, situational 'option'."

To live without the ability to judge" is living without intellect. Even amoebas are smarter that than. You're just another ant serving the queen. You aren't supposed to think. You're just supposed to shut up and do what you're told by your betters. It's one of the great Progressive elitists conceits; only they are qualified to decide what is "good" and "bad". You are just to accept what they shovel you.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@American Cowboy- To try, rather desperately, to find any silver lining in the huge dark supercell storm cloud which is the current government, I think that things would be even worse at the moment if the Dems still held the House.

But that's about the best I can do. Clearly, being "barely better, upon occasion, than the Democrats" isn't enough to inspire thinking voters.

@pfdr- The Tea Party is the only thing keeping me from being utterly despondent about politics these days.

@Queso Grande- Sadly, you're exactly right. All ethics are now considered situational; there is no absolute right nor wrong (except what is declared by the politically correct Left).

@Colby- In complete candor, reading your comment was the first time I was aware that the Broncos are in the Superbowl. I'm not exactly a rabid sports fan...though I enjoy the annual tradition of watching the games with friends. And, uh, lots of "coffee."

@PRY- I'm all for term limits, but who the heck is going to impose them? Certainly not the same jackasses we want to ship out of Washington.

@John the Econ- Amen, brother.