Quote of the day

November 10, 2012

Congressman John Fleming (R-LA):

“I’m concerned that Speaker Boehner is getting ahead of House Republicans when he commits to getting a ‘comprehensive approach’ to immigration taken care of ‘once and for all.’ There’s been zero discussion of this issue within the conference, and I’m urging the Speaker to talk with House Republicans before making pledges on the national news. The Speaker needs to pull back on this issue and stop negotiating in public.”

Indeed, the House Republican majority remains almost completely unchanged, except that the new caucus is more conservative than the old one. If John Boehner wants to remain speaker, he should make sure that 120 Republican Congressman don’t vote against him.

Boehner knows this, of course. So he’s walking back his comments:

“I’m not talking about a 3,000-page bill,” he said. “What I’m talking about is a common-sense, step-by-step approach that would secure our borders, allow us to enforce the laws and fix a broken immigration system,” he said. “I’m not going to get into any of the details of how you would get there. It’s just time to get the job done.”

14 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Setnaffa on November 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

    “Crying Game” needs to go…

    • David on November 11, 2012 at 2:04 am


      Boehner has made it clear that he doesn’t have a backbone so he needs to be tossed back into the drink, with the rest of the jellyfish.

  2. RedStateGal on November 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Why do we trust the Dems to keep ANY of their promises? Secure the border for one year first, then talk to them. They’ll never do it. Not only that, it seems to foolish to think people from Socialist countries are going to vote Republican.

  3. artist on November 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

    No deal.

    We crash America first.

    This is the endgame.

  4. Arizona CJ on November 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Bohner should not be doing things without consulting with his caucus.

    Would anyone happen to know the rules regarding the voting for choosing a speaker? Is it tradition, or a set rule, that only the majority party gets a vote?

    The reason I ask is that I remember reading that, many years ago, Willie Brown (a democrat) became speaker of the CA legislature because Republicans unexpectedly voted, and voted for him.

    My nightmare scenario; the R’/s split on a vote for speaker, but the Democrats pull a surprise and vote: for Pelosi.

    I’m hoping that someone tells me that this is impossible.

    • ip727 on November 11, 2012 at 4:54 am

      The House of Representatives elects the speaker of the house on the first day of every new Congress. Each party nominates a candidate. There is usually some degree of consensus within each party’s leadership as to who the favored candidate will be. Whoever receives a simple majority of the votes is elected. The new Speaker is then sworn in by the Dean of the House, the chamber’s longest-serving member.

  5. bobo on November 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    “Bohner should not be doing things without consulting with his caucus.”

    Boehner should also probably make sure he’s actually going to be the Speaker still before shooting his mouth off…

    • Arizona CJ on November 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      “Boehner should also probably make sure he’s actually going to be the Speaker still before shooting his mouth off”

      Yes. And doing so anyway might be making his continued tenure less likely.

  6. Goonions on November 11, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Why didn’t we use a lot of that stimulus money to build the border fence and if they want jobs there are miles of unsecured turf down there that needs to be patrolled by new border patrols. But hey, we can’t do something like that that makes sense. No, we gotta invest in wind mills and solar panels.

  7. fremont on November 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

    republicans don’t get the pedophile or pothead vote, should we go after that? you only need
    to look at california to see what adding illegals does.

    • Anonymous Paulbot on November 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Ron Paul supports pedophiles and illegal immigrants.

      FUCK RON PAUL and FUCK every idiot who is stupid enough to support such blind idiocy!!

  8. Ka on November 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    We all ‘know’ Ohio. Boehner’s public pronouncements are always to the national base, then in action, he caves. We KNOW Ohio! That is Boehner’s constituency. Ryan would be a good choice, maybe. Kantor? Give it to the young Turks.

    • Zed on November 12, 2012 at 1:07 am

      Agree, time for Boehner to go.

  9. Tibby on November 14, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Ditto. Time for someone under 50 at least!