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April 29, 2014 - 8:17 am

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) denied today that he mocked conservative last week on immigration, telling reporters that you “tease the ones you love.”

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Boehner’s remarks about GOPs who don’t want to move a bill at a Thursday Rotary Club speech in his district. “Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,” Boehner said. “We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to … They’ll take the path of least resistance.”

Boehner told media outside of a closed caucus hearing on the Hill today that “there was no mocking.”

“You all know me. You know, you tease the ones you love, right? But some people misunderstood what I had to say and I’m going to make sure the members understood that the biggest impediment we have moving immigration reform is that the American people don’t trust the president to enforce or implement the law that we may or may not pass,” he said.

“It’s — it’s — I’ve said it here. It’s the truth. And our members know it’s the truth.”

Asked if there’s going to be any immigration bill coming to the floor, the Speaker replied, “Listen, we continue to work with our members.”

“We all know we have a broken immigration system,” Boehner continued. “And we’re going to continue to work with our members and have discussions to see if there’s a way forward. But the president has to take action himself. He’s got to show the American people and show the Congress that he can be trusted to implement the law the way it may be passed.”

Boehner added that “sometimes I can rib people just a little too much sometimes. This wouldn’t be the first time.”

“We can’t trust the president to carry out Obamacare the way it was passed. I made that point perfectly clear,” he said. “It’s the same point I’ve made to the president for the last four months, that he continues to make these arbitrary changes to the law and just raises more angst with our member and with their constituents.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Your taxes will be assigned to support illegal aliens when Amnesty is the law. If you don’t believe that surprise is buried in Obamacare, see
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2012/october/11/health-care-immigrants.aspx/.
This is your money being given away. Please get out and VOTE in the Primary elections and in the 2014 November mid-term election.
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---- “We all know we have a broken immigration system,” Boehner continued ...

Wrong, RINO Boy, what WE all know is that we have a broken Congress that simply refuses to enforce existing immigration laws and policies. We have no need for immigration reform. What we need, speaking as a member of the GOP base, is PARTY reform: the party is being led about by the nose (or trunk) by "pragmatic" elites who not only ignore the base, but smear and insult us as well. Fix THAT you jerk.
33 weeks ago
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"tease the ones you love"?

No. He mocked the ones he hates.

Damn you JB. Retire already and rid us of your presence.
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Actually, teasing is a form of disguised aggression meant to hide hostility beneath a pretension of fun. Tsk, tsk.
33 weeks ago
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Boehner is an alcoholic Rino aligned with the Republican Establishment bent on forever being a minority party in this country.
33 weeks ago
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It's not ribbing Boehner--it's your GOP about to lose its third presidential election in a row because you're that ignorant.

So let’s see GOP. You have lost the last two elections. Why is that you wonder? Didn’t you say the right things at the debates and speeches?

Yes you did. And we have been listening to that litany since 2000. And then you do the opposite.

You expect us to believe that you are any better than the Democrats? When did you reduce spending? Oh that’s right you didn’t reduce it—you massively increased it all through the Bush era. And then when the Democrats do the same thing you shrug your shoulders, yell at Cruz and state it isn’t your fault. If only we would vote you in again. Never mind we have and you continue the treason. Then you think that traitor McConnell standing with a rifle raised is somehow going to make us forget that you have no intention of solving the border invasion or reducing a debt which will be the downfall of the country. Because a collapse will be less painful when you’re sitting in the Oval Office. Sure, we all buy that. That’s why you took second place for the last two elections.

Try this GOP. It’s called following the law and doing the right thing. You start massively deporting illegals. And you tell La Raz to get out of your face. You don’t meet with them you don’t negotiate because they cry racism or color. You follow the law. And if half of southern California is offended then they are. Then you cut the spending—as massively as you deport illegals. You reduce benefits. You reduce Medicaid. Because most of those permanently disabled could find a job of some sort. You say that---out loud. That you’re not going to let a forty-five year old live off the rest of us because he is obese and has an anxiety disorder. Try that. You’d win in a landslide.

If you’re not going to say that then be prepared to lose the third election. Because a lot of us aren’t useful idiots that think the impact of the car going off the cliff will be less if you’re at the wheel. And we’ll be staying home or voting third party when you put a Jeb or McCain in. You’ll lose again. Because if you are going to continue the corruption then we will collapse anyway. Don’t just trust my fiction—take a look at history. It agrees with me.

You want our vote. Tell McConnell to put down the rifle, shut his mouth and start voting for America. You too Boehner.

Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE
33 weeks ago
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The Republican Party AKA The Whig Party of the 21st century. Our grandchildren will learn about the Republican party in history class.
33 weeks ago
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If Boehner is so brain dead that he didn't know how this would be reacted to by the media, he just confirmed he isn't right to be speaker of the house.
33 weeks ago
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Boner and these other establishment so called Republicans can't be stupid enough to think they are going to get one, count em oh-en-eee, vote from the amnesty millions. So all I can think of is that our "elections" are more rigged than I thought and therefore Boner et al go along in order to get "re-elected" by the election riggers. Afterall, some Repubs have to be "elected" or even some of the idiots might think something is wrong.
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WHILE OBAMA SLEEPS ON THE RIVER OF DENIAL, MIKE LEE AND FOLKS LIKE ME ( THE JIMMY TRAVIS BAND OF AUSTIN, TEXAS ), ARE BUILDING “THE NEW REPUBLICAN SHADOW PARTY”… NOW, IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR KARL ROVE TO SUCK A PIANO THROUGH HIS NOSE THAN TO RESCUE WHAT IS LEFT OF THE OLD REPUBLICAN PARTY…IT’S A BLEACHED OLD SHIP WRECK ON THE SANDS OF POLITICAL TIME…ITS SUN-WHITENED BONES ARE VERY MUCH LIKE THOSE OF A LONG DEAD SPERM WHALE, NO LONGER FERTILE OR IMPORTANT…ROVE AND HIS PALS HAVE KNOWN FOR QUITE A WHILE THAT TRUE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES VIEW THEM AS “OLD AND IN THE WAY”…ROVE AND HIS FRIENDS WILL END UP A ATTENDANTS IN THE PARKING LOTS THAT USED TO BE THE BLUE STATES. PARKING LOTS FOR THE BUSINESSES IN THE RED STATES…THE BLUE STATES WILL ALL LOOK LIKE DETROIT.
33 weeks ago
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Your taxes will be assigned to support illegal aliens when Amnesty is the law. If you don’t believe that surprise is buried in Obamacare, see
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2012/october/11/health-care-immigrants.aspx/.
This is your money being given away. Please get out and VOTE in the Primary elections and in the 2014 November mid-term election.
33 weeks ago
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>>> I’m going to make sure the members understood that the biggest impediment we have moving immigration reform is that the American people don’t trust the president to enforce or implement the law<<<

There is also the impediment that we don't trust the Institutional Republicans, led by Boehner in the House, not to surrender AGAIN to anything the Left wants.

And as far as "teasing"; was that [insert long and involved Chinese insult going back several generations here] "teasing" in the same speech when he said that Obamacare could not be repealed because it was too late?

Time for another Party. No, it won't be a "Third Party" because after they get done betraying us over both Amnesty and Obamacare, the Republican Party will dissolve, with the Institutionals following their hearts and trying to become Democrats.

Subotai Bahadur
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---- “We all know we have a broken immigration system,” Boehner continued ...

Wrong, RINO Boy, what WE all know is that we have a broken Congress that simply refuses to enforce existing immigration laws and policies. We have no need for immigration reform. What we need, speaking as a member of the GOP base, is PARTY reform: the party is being led about by the nose (or trunk) by "pragmatic" elites who not only ignore the base, but smear and insult us as well. Fix THAT you jerk.
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