Not really a surprise from the spineless jellyfish RINOs. The Republicans, rather than explain how they would fund all of DHS except for Obama’s amnesty, instead chose to surrender completely.
The “Hastert Rule” says that a Speaker shouldn’t let any bill reach the floor unless a majority of his own caucus supports it. In the end, when the Great Executive Amnesty Sellout reached its final act, a supermajority of Boehner’s caucus opposed it. He passed the bill anyway — with all members of the minority party voting yes.
All the Democrats voted for it, and a handful of Quisling RINOs did, too.
All they had to do was explain that they would fund everything but the illegal amnesty.
Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution lists the powers of Congress – among them:
To establish a uniform rule of naturalization
That’s all they have to say. Explain that it’s for Congress to do, not the Executive branch. Explain that the executive doing it is unlawful and illegal, and it will be stopped. Explain that impeachment is an option, but one that Congress would rather forgo by shutting down the illegal amnesty and correcting the petulant and wrong “constitutional scholar” Obama.
Or they can crap all over the working people, poor, and middle class in the US who will now have to deal with illegal aliens who compete for their jobs, take their benefits, and take their taxes. No one benefits from illegal aliens being allowed in except for illegal aliens and the people who exploit their labor or their persons.
There will be more illegal aliens when amnesty is granted. This is not really a surprise. If you tell some illegals they can stay, others will try to do the same. Following the law is shown to be for suckers.
Or maybe it’s time to get used to Republicans intentionally losing, like the impotent jackasses they keep showing themselves to be. The handful that are worth a damn can’t get rid of the useless establishment toadies who knuckle under to every leftist demand, and every time the sniveling pusillanimous cowards surrender, they drive away more and more of the people who would be their base.
Why vote for them or support them when they’re going to surrender at every turn and abandon every principle they were elected to hold? And why can’t the establishment Republicans see that they’re committing suicide with those who would support them?
The new blood Tea Party Republicans need to put the screws to the establishment until they either grow a spine or go join the Democrats (like the stuff we’ve already seen them do in the last few elections).