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Tea Party Protesters Threaten to Bring Down Boehner if He Supports Amnesty

“The House must not negotiate with the Senate bill."

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Nicholas Ballasy

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July 17, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Conservative activists from across the country told Congress that supporting “amnesty” hurts American workers and the unemployed during a “March for Jobs” in Washington.

“Why do they get the priority from the Congress over the interests of American workers? About 7 million of these illegal workers hold American jobs,” said Frank Morris of the Black American Leadership Alliance, who organized the event.

Ken Crow, co-founder of TeaPartyCommunity.com, got cheers from the hundreds in attendance at the rally when he delivered the tea party’s message to House Speaker John Boehner.

“Mr. Boehner, if you want to run this bill through, you want to have subcommittees, you want to tailor something similar but not quite, do so at your own political peril because I’m going to tell you now, the tea party community and the tea party world and conservatives across this nation will ensure that next year you’re going to get to send your resume out and I can promise you ‘gang of 8,’ the same goes for you,” said Crow on Capitol Hill at Upper Senate Park.

The Senate passed an immigration reform bill in June that offers a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

“Do you think Senator Rubio can hear us now?” Crow asked the crowd.

Former Florida Rep. Allen West, director of Next Generation programming at PJ Media, said the Senate and President Obama think legalizing illegal immigrants is more important than addressing America’s unemployment situation, particularly among African-Americans.

“When you think about what is happening with black unemployment, when you think about what is happening with black teenage unemployment, all those voices that were down in Sanford, Florida — why aren’t they here today, standing with us now?” West said, referring to those protesting George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin.

“The real tragedy of what is happening in the black community is that a community that once was very proud, strong families, now only 28 percent of black children have mothers and fathers in the home and now we have a Senate, we have a president, we have people up here on Capitol Hill that think it is more important to reward people who came here illegally than to look to the inner cities, and strengthen the inner cities, and strengthen the black community.”

According to U.S. Labor Department data, the unemployment rate among African-Americans is currently 13.7 percent while it stands at 7.6 percent nationally.

PJ Media asked Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who spoke at the “March for Jobs,” if he is confident at this point that the House will not pass a pathway to citizenship.

“I’m more optimistic than I was. Three months ago, it didn’t look like there was a very good opportunity to put an end to the destruction of the rule of law and it looks now like there’s a better opportunity to do that, but it’s a long ways between now and a president who won’t respect the rule of law,” said King.

“If he wanted to sign some bill that had amnesty in it, he really damaged his chances of doing that when he decided that he could rewrite Obamacare by whim and by let’s say the website of the US Treasury, second in command. He used to teach the Constitution. He has no constitutional authority to rewrite Obamacare, immigration law, No Child Left Behind, Welfare to Work – he has no constitutional authority to do that.”

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Jeff Sessions of Alabama also addressed the rally.

“If this bill is passed, it will increase unemployment,” Cruz told the crowd. “If this bill is passed it will increase African-American unemployment. If this bill is passed it will increase youth unemployment. If this bill is passed it will increase Hispanic unemployment.”

Sessions called the Senate bill a “hammer blow to working families” that are “hurting” in today’s job market.

“The House must not negotiate with the Senate bill,” he said.

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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I'm tired of the lot of them - as in a pox upon both houses!

I tired of these creeps treating my citizenship - my birthright - as though it was some penny-anti two-bit joke that can be given to the scofflaws that don't give a damn about this country.
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I am sick to death of the spineless cowardly Republicans.
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What the House does not fully grasp is that constituents out here beyond the Beltway see enforcement of existing immigration laws as far more important than writing new ones. Amnesty for illegal aliens is unfair to American citizens who wages have been depressed, jobs lost, language and culture diminished. It is also unfair to legal immigrants who are welcomed because they followed the rules to earn the splendid gift of American citizenship.
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NO AMNESTY, PATH TO CITIZENSHIP, GOVERNMENT BENEFITS, JOBS OR VOTE ..... EVER...

NO MORE MISTAKES LIKE WE MADE IN 1986 BASED ON PROMISES NEVER KEPT!

SECURE THE BORDER AND ENFORCE OUR LAWS AS WAS PROMISED IN 1986. IF ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE CAUGHT HERE, DEPORT THEM...AS WAS PROMISED BY CONGRESS IN 1986...

IF THIS ADMINISTRATION OR ANY OTHER REFUSE TO ENFORCE THE LAWS THEY SWORE TO UPHOLD....IMPEACH THEM AND REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE.
39 weeks ago
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John Boehner, you are fired/toast if you pass an AMNESTY BILL.
You work for us. We don't want AMNESTY.
If you won't listen to the American people and do the job you were sent to DC to do....it's time we sent you home.
39 weeks ago
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As far as I'm concerned, John Boehner has his head up his rear. Memorializing Nelson Mandela was the last straw. What a bleeping communist sympathizer.
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There are just two things one needs to know re "Amnesty." One, the Democrat party is hungering and thirsting for another era like FDR's and Johnson's, where they have a one party government. You can only imagine what Obama and his Dem advisers could do if they install a Democrat House in 2015. Two: Obama and his vital Dem advisers will (and do) push the limits of our Constitution to the breaking point to inflict their unconstitutional goals on the American people. It is perfectly obvious that legalizing and giving the vote to many millions of illegal aliens will give them a permanent majority in federal elections and certain state and local ones, as well. Think about it......
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Obama has something on Boehner ... he's caving on "citizenship" after his liatest little chat with Obama.
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When is enough enough? Well, when it becomes apparent that the RINOS are in bed with the Demsters, one would think that this would be the case!

As it stands, to allow Boehner to lead is to allow the nation to fall. It is not as if Conservatives have an obligation to support those who are unable to meet the challenge. Therefore, getting rid of weepy eyed, alcoholically challenged Boehner is a start, but there are MANY more who have to be swept/thrown out - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/07/11/mama-janets-dhs-loses-226-illegals-deemed-national-security-threats-too-how-did-this-happen-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Faster....faster....

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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Boehner comes from Ohio, a state full of RINO politicians. Living in Ohio, I know that as fact. The governor cut the state income tax but raised the sales tax, with help from all the RINOs in the State Legislature. True conservative Republicans would not have raised the state sales tax.
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That's what I'm kind of thinking. The Tea Party can threaten to "bring down" Boehner all they want; it's the voters of Ohio who are in charge. And who makes him, not Jeff Sessions or Trey Gowdy, the speaker? People whom the Tea Party has no control over.
39 weeks ago
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They is a growing number of us in Ohio 8 who no longer support Boehner. Just how large of a group and if a good candidate will challenge him is still unknown.
39 weeks ago
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The disengaged loons leading the 'loyal opposition' can't grasp that if you try to be all things to all people all the time...well, you end up meaning absolutely nothing to anyone. Truly, the Stupid Party.
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It's interesting how the democrats and republicans both have managed to side-step the serious issues we are facing, like unemployment and the economy - spending (yes even the republicans (RiNO's) don't really mind) - foreign relations (could it get any worse) - Even gun control has been put on the back burner (heard anything of Sandy Hook lately?). We now get the flavor of the week 'issue' and this week it is
immigration. And as usual that flavor is a manufactured issue compliments of the democrats who seem to be able to gin up the voices in the rear so that everyone seems to think we're all talking about immigration out here in fly-over country - even when its quiet in the rear.

All this helps to distract from one very simple truth - we have a president that is as inept as ever there were one. And the RINO's are in cahoots with the democrats. WTH is the payoff for the RINO's?

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I agree totally. And McConnell can join Graham and McCain in the ash can along with Boehner.
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