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July 10, 2014 - 2:48 pm

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blasted President Obama’s demand that Congress pass a $3.7 billion supplemental before he’ll consider border-security measures such as Gov. Rick Perry’s request that the National Guard be deployed to help out.

“Along our southern border, we have a true humanitarian crisis under way with children caught in the middle. Unfortunately, it’s a crisis of the president’s own making. His actions gave false hope to children and their families that if they entered the country illegally, they would be allowed to stay. Our priorities are clear, take care of these children, return them safely home to their home countries, to their families, and secure the border,” Boehner told reporters at a news conference Thursday.

Obama laid the blame at lawmakers’ feet on Wednesday in Dallas, saying “Congress has the capacity to work with all parties concerned to directly address the situation. They’ve said they want to see a solution. The supplemental offers them the capacity to vote immediately to get it done.”

Boehner said House Republicans are reviewing the president’s request, but vowed to “not give the president a blank check.”

“I sent a letter to the president last month laying out specific actions he should take to address the crisis, including sending in the National Guard. The National Guard is uniquely qualified to address these types of humanitarian crises. And utilizing their expertise would free up border agents to focus on their job of securing the border. Now the president said yesterday he would consider doing that, only if he gets more money with no strings attached. In other words, he won’t do it for the kids. It’s all about politics. The president assured the American people the border was secure but clearly it is not,” Boehner said.

The Speaker said the House “should act this month” on some sort of legislation to address the influx of illegal immigrants, which could include fixing the law that allows amnesty proceedings for immigrants who come illegally from countries other than Mexico or Canada.

“What that action would be is yet to be determined. We’ve got the chairman of the Appropriations Committee doing his due diligence and the members of the working group looking at options and those discussions are going to continue,” Boehner said.

“We’ll let the working group work out the details. But I think we all agree that the noncontiguous countries that now we’re required to hold those people, I think clearly we would probably have language similar with what we have with Mexico.”

When pressed on whether Republicans would agree to give Obama his requested funding, Boehner snapped, “Listen, this is a problem of the president’s own making. He’s been president for five and a half years! When’s he going to take responsibility for something?”

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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As soon as congress finds its collective cojones and stands up to King Obama... everything else is just rhetoric. No one has made Obama accountable for anything so why should he take any responsibility at all?
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When has he ever taken responsibility for anything in his life?
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Boehner on Obama: ‘When Is He Going to Take Responsibility for Something?’

When are you going to hold someone, somewhere truly accountable for something?
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The Progressive becomes upset when you accuse him of his liberal views being a sign of a mental disorder. Well, check your talking points Mr. Progressive. “An illegal alien isn’t really illegal.”

That is your stance. So if you are going to utter such an anti reason then how do you expect to be treated with any sort of regard for rational thought? For logic?

Let’s see what are your other defenses for the illegal invader who breaks our laws crossing our border in the night.

“You’re a racist.” Ah, brilliant. That does take some thought doesn’t it? No matter what, no matter how illogical you are shown to be you can always throw out the race card. Talk louder and faster in angered tone and call us racists. Yet we don’t have a problem with legal immigrants. But we are still racists, per the intellect of Progressive thought.

“Where did your ancestors come from?” Another well thought out adage of anti reason Mr. Progressive. You see that bait and switch is ridiculous as well. My ancestors came from Poland. Legally. And they learned English and got jobs. The border jumper is illegal. That would be the common sense rebuttal. But the liberal doesn’t understand common sense.

“They were here first.” Well not really. You see the ones left after the Mexican-American war stayed and generations passed. The illegal came from Mexico. He wasn’t here first. He was from down south in another country. As that war was centuries ago.

“They do the jobs we don’t want.” Ok fair enough. Let’s decrease welfare which would solve that problem. Oh that’s right, you champion American entitlement parasites as well with your anti reason.

“No human is illegal.” I have no comment for that one. Check the stupid definition in Websters.

If we continue this line of thought we will fall as a nation as my own fiction predicts as no nation that leaves borders open will survive. When we return to reason and common sense and ignore the above imbecilic arguments only then will we have a prayer of restoring America.

Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE blog.
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Boehner & crony RINOs have let him get his way for 6 years & now cry outrage. These cockroaches are all in it together.
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Where are the DHS Public Service Announcements where they seek to link up these kids with their American resident relatives?

I don'ts speak Spanish, so I can't monitor Univision, but there would be SOME spillover into the Anglophone media.

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the problem with Boehner is he has been so weak in the past, that this comes across as theater,

Boehner may be right, and nice to see he seems to be growing a pair.

But I don't trust a person who has attacked the tea party conservatives and had that mocking of them.
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I think we should just all lay off on President Obama.

Poor guy was told that the collective intelligence services of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have the same intel on him that is also ascribed to the FSB and Mossad. You know; his father's Frank Marshal Davis, went to college as a foreign exchange student, told that group in Los Angeles that he would personally order a nuke on Tel Aviv when Abbas gave the order, etc.

So naturally, he's gotta look the other way when those countries send their kids up to the border on a massive beer run. Besides, he's saving that stuff for his third and fourth "auto" biographies.

Cut him some slack.
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for satire to be good there must be truth in the comments. nicely put.
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So its not our law makers fault for failing to make laws? Is it Obama's fault that congress will not bring up a comprehensive immigration law? It is Obamas fault that he is bound by a 2008 law signed by Bush which slows down the deportation process. Is it Obama's fault that there is wide spread violence in Latin America? I guess the better question is there anything you do not blame on Obama. My guess is no.
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Governor Perry is commander in chief of the Texas National Guard, when they aren't deployed. If he's serious, why doesn't he call them up himself? He's got an entire Infantry division at his disposal. Put them on state active duty orders.

Call it a humanitarian crisis for the Texans who are being forced to live with and pay for these diseased, uneducated, and in many cases violent invaders from South of the border.

If he's waiting around for the likes of the amnesty-hawk Boehner to help out, he'd better not hold his breath.
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But doesnt B.O. and holder sue states that look to enforce immigration laws?

And then there is the cost. This is a federal problem and texas should not bear all the cost.s
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Texas has one of the top ten economies in the world in terms of GDP. Yes, it's a federal job, but they've refused to do it. American citizens are giving up their jobs, and volunteering to man the border themselves for as long as they can afford to. TX could probably divert all the money they spend housing, feeding, educating, and medicating the illegal alien invaders, and shut down the border using the National Guard.

And as far as the lawsuit? He could put one of his brigades along Texas' northern border and tell obama to come and make him stop.
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After nearly six years in office, when Obama takes responsibility is a moot question! A more relevant query should be, when are PRINCIPLED Republicans who really care about our country going to push back against his policies? In the meantime, Boehner is leading the charge to nowhere.
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He took responsibility for leading the raid by Navy SEALs and killing bin Laden. I believe he was in the first helo, the first one through the door, and fired the first shot. Cough, sputter, gag.
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Johnny could have chosen to defund this madness in 2011, but he chose to kick the can down the road and hope for another Tea Party rejection of the obvious in 2014. Now Johnny has read the current Tea Leaves after his Establishment puke squad propped up Thaddeous The Incompetent down in 'Ol Miss, and his Fantasy Island might be in jeopardy. Foxtrot Uniform, Johnny Boy......and good luck with that!
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