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Romano: GOP Must Keep Word To Fight Executive Amnesty

MICK MULVANEY AMENDMENT SHOULD BE ADOPTED By ROBERT ROMANO  || “[T]he House will work to keep the government open while keeping our leverage, so that when we have reinforcements in the Senate, we’re in the strongest position to take additional actions to fight the President’s unilateral actions.” That was House Speaker…

MICK MULVANEY AMENDMENT SHOULD BE ADOPTED

By ROBERT ROMANO  || “[T]he House will work to keep the government open while keeping our leverage, so that when we have reinforcements in the Senate, we’re in the strongest position to take additional actions to fight the President’s unilateral actions.”

That was House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)  on December 4, outlining his conference’s two-part strategy for combating President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty of 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children.

It included only funding those agencies that would be implementing the executive action in the Department of Homeland Security through February 27, presumably so the House and Senate could then defund the action when the 114th Congress convenes.

Now Republican leaders need to keep their word, and go through the motions.

That means there can be no action to either continually fund or authorize the amnesty. Instead, the legislation would have to be an outright prohibition of the action.

On that count, and as for specific language, leaders should consider using the amendment to the omnibus legislation that was offered by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) on December 9.

That measure stated “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by this division or any other Act, or otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the policies,” including those from memoranda issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security on November 20, 2014 and memoranda issued by the President on November 21, 2014.

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Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government.  This piece (reprinted with permission) originally appeared on NetRightDaily.com.

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18 comments

Rocky December 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Let me start this and be perfectly clear. Jeb has started his exploratory committee, and that committee will be made up of the Establishment and Consultant Class, and they will force Boehner and McConnell to put together an amnesty bill by end of January, passed in February, signed in March.

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Smirks December 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

I guess we’ll see if you’re right.

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FastEddy23 December 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Jeb runs, Hillary wins.

Any other popular republican runs, Hillary loses.

Period, end of story.

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Actually, latest polls show, any breathing Republican runs, any – and Hillary wins. See you later Muchacho.

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okay December 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

FastEddy23 — that’s about the least educated statement I’ve seen on this site in a long time. And that says something.

Jeb will have a tougher time in the primary than he will in the general. He’s capable of pulling in a sizable hispanic and female vote, something that almost none of the other potential contenders can do. Please explain how anyone is going to win when R’s are getting sub 30% of the hispanic vote? I’m very curious how your enlightened mind could reason that one out.

That being said, it’s going to be nearly impossible for anyone to beat Hillary.

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FastEddy23 December 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

Enlightened? Really? … No, I just read the west coast (depressed) press. West of the Rockies, Jeb will forever be tarred by the “Bush did it” brush by all of the “enlightened” democrat Helots.

(I don’t believe any of the few libertarians or other alternate “parties” would vote for him, either. … Too much Florida tax-increasing baggage.)

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SCBlues December 18, 2014 at 4:37 am

“Any other popular republican runs, Hillary loses.”
(sound of push lawnmower sputtering in the background)

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FastEddy23 December 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

LOL … thanks, I needed that. And now I need a fresh glass of iced tea, too.

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Bible Thumper December 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Rand Paul says the Republican brand it tarnished.

More Republicans have been elected to Congress than any other time since 1928. There will be 247 Republican held seats when the new Congress convenes in January.

NYTIMES [By RICK ROJASDEC. 17, 2014] – “Election officials in Arizona said Wednesday that the last undecided congressional race from the midterm elections has been won by a Republican challenger who edged out the Democratic incumbent by just 167 votes.
Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly a combat mission and command a fighter squadron, will hold elected office for the first time after beating Representative Ron Barber for Arizona’s Second Congressional District…”

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FastEddy23 December 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

… and Arizonans are finally ride of the Tucson Triad, the vote peddling liberal democrat wigs in the desert. It may be a very long time before Arizona gets completely rid of the vote fraud in Arizona, but this latest recount shows how bad it can get: from +2700 for the demo-Fascists to +167 for the republican … a swing of three thousand votes out of 220K … and most of the “provisional’ votes seem to have been for the democrat (and in Spanish) … wonder how that happened?

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Just to keep you up to date – the Supreme Court of the US just said Arizona has to issue drivers licenses for DREAMERS covered under Deferred Action. Boy, and you’re counting on Roberts to get rid of Obamacare and the Executive Order? Guess again. Muchacho.

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FastEddy23 December 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

OK. So now the “dreamers” will have to pay their past due taxes, buy insurance and get in line … like the rest of us.

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Getting on is easy. Keeping it up – that can be difficult.

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SCBlues December 18, 2014 at 4:38 am

“Rand Paul says the Republican brand is tarnished.”
Who?

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Nice article. Because they did such a good job standing up to him last Friday. Or yesterday. Or today.

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GrandTango December 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

These are FITS Liberal-Tarians calling themselves Republicans DESTROYING the name of the GOP.

We either OBLITERATE them, as we must kill off the Ds (figuratively) or we lose the nation.

Boehner lied…like FITS, Graham, McCain and Sanford…I think the low-life scum woke up the sleeping giant when he did that…No more Sanford, Liberal-Tarian, waffling liars…the CONSERVATIVES will win this time…and we’ll take no prisoners when we do…

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Rockito December 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Yo no understando. They will stand up like they did last week? Oh yeah!

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SCBlues December 18, 2014 at 4:44 am

Look at Boehner’s facial expression in the photo accompanying this article. Sour-faced, withered up, old orange prune.
And probably thinking to himself . . . . “What the fuck? Is orange the new black? All the white folks sitting at the other table and I get stuck sitting with the nigger!”
(Even though in the photo he actually looks a shade darker than The President)

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