Now, to get real, what Boehner really said was “there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our [immigration] laws.” There is no “doubt” about Obama enforcing law. He doesn’t enforce immigration law. Obama will not allow Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce law, and every Republican in office knows it to be the truth.
Boehner all but ruled out passage of immigration legislation before this fall’s elections, saying it would be difficult for the Republican-led House to act on the issue that President Barack Obama has made a top domestic priority. ..
In his most pessimistic comments, Boehner blamed the stalemate on widespread skepticism that Obama would properly enforce any immigration reforms that Congress approved. The GOP leader didn’t mention that his own members have balked at acting on the contentious issue, which could enrage core conservative voters in the midterm election year.
“The American people, including many of our members, don’t trust that the reform we’re talking about will be implemented as it was intended to be,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly news conference. “The president seems to change the health care law on a whim, whenever he likes. Now, he is running around the country telling everyone he’s going to keep acting on his own.” Source: Fox News
My guess is, the real story here is that his own Republican caucus has laid out how things are going down for him, should he join the U.S. Senate’s amnesty legislation. Boehner promised the House that he would not bring votes to the floor without a majority voting in favor. I don’t think he has that or, can get it without kickbacks, and maybe, just maybe our caucus, this time, is too principled to sell out the Constitution.
The Washington Times quotes Boehner saying Obama has not worked with Republicans on other issues — House bills already sitting in the Senate awaiting action. Well, thank you Lord for that. Had Obama “worked” with us on anything (which he has not, not on a single important issue), I believe Boehner would use that ‘cooperation’ as a springboard to push through the Senate’s amnesty. He desperately wants to. Message to Paul Ryan, do you really want your future tied to Chuck Schumer?
If, for now, waiting until after the 2014 elections is the plan, that’s a good thing. As so many Republican’s in the House have said, we don’t have to do a damn thing right now (maybe I improvised), so don’t…and why would we? Combine ObamaCare with the current immigration “reform” and America is finished. Thanks to all those strong Republicans in the House, who behind the scenes, told Boehner, no, you will not do this!