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“Republicans” Capitulate On Barack Obama’s Amnesty Plan

HOUSE GIVES UP FIGHT AGAINST EXECUTIVE OVERREACH …  || By FITSNEWS || “Republicans” in the U.S. House of Representatives have capitulated to the administration of Barack Obama … again. By a 257-167 vote – the “GOP-controlled” chamber send the administration a bill funding U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the…

HOUSE GIVES UP FIGHT AGAINST EXECUTIVE OVERREACH … 

|| By FITSNEWS || “Republicans” in the U.S. House of Representatives have capitulated to the administration of Barack Obama … again.

By a 257-167 vote – the “GOP-controlled” chamber send the administration a bill funding U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the end of September.  And yes … the measure contained money for Obama’s dictatorial executive amnesty program.

Just like that, Obama’s most blatant unconstitutional overreach has received the imprimatur of the “Republican” controlled Congress.

Conservative members of the House were livid.

“Today, Congress capitulated on its duty to protect and defend the Constitution against executive overreach,” U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) said. “If we are truly going to make the American people’s priorities our priorities, then we must be willing to have more than a halfhearted fight against the President’s constitutional violations. It’s hard to explain to constituents that something a majority of House Republicans oppose can pass out of the Republican controlled House of Representatives.”

We agree … although FITS readers will recall we predicted this outcome back in January when the House defunded Obama’s initiative (just as we predicted the broader GOP cave).

Of course it didn’t exactly take a crystal ball … the GOP has caved again, again and again on critical issues like this.  Which is why we supported getting rid of its “leader” in the House.

This website has consistently opposed Obama’s amnesty – especially the constitutional crisis he created by appropriating unto himself the authority to create (and fund) new government programs and benefits.

“You can’t ‘solve’ a problem by perpetuating it nor can you solve a problem by creating a much bigger one – which is precisely what (Obama) has done on the immigration issue,” we wrote last fall.

Congress’ decision to fund the measure also undercuts the legal push against Obama’s amnesty.  Seriously  … how can judges block the measure now that it has been affirmatively funded by Congress?

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68 comments

Limbaughsaphatkhunt March 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Fits, this is basic politics 101.

It plays well back home to cater to demographically homogenous districts by assailing anything Obama and pushing back against the GOP leadership but what you failed to note was that this passage required Dem votes to save Beohner…as it has in the past.
At first, the Dems withdrew their support and let the GOP stew in their own shutdown juices. If they had not thrown a lifeline and the GOP shutdown the DHS…there would be far reaching repercussions against the GOP and their favorability index would plummet amongst the general public beyond their base.

Long story short, the GOP House Leadership will only give the conservative caucus so much rope to hang themselves, not the entire GOP controlled house.

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dems are finished! March 3, 2015 at 8:14 pm

What the fuck does it matter? Obama fucked the Hispanics by illegally violating the Constitution and his E/O on immigration.

Congress will NEVER give illegals a path to citizenship nor will be there be immigration reform that gives them that or voting rights for 50 years. the judge in Texas stopped it as will the 5th Circuit AND SCOTUS IF it gets there and IF they even hear the case.

Boehner has fucked ya’ll big time INCLUDING the invitation to BiBi.

By June we will have NO Obamacare per SCOTUS AND Obama’s E/O on immigration will be finished.

But hey, gays can legally marry.

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Dems vs Dims March 4, 2015 at 1:44 am

You are crazy and unhinged, if Dems were finished like you claim you wouldn’t have to come here day after day to spam it.

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 9:22 pm

The Matrix. It is no longer compromise for the greater good, dog eat dog. They themselves are sick with the compromise and lies they have eaten. Or are they just power hungry?

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euwe max March 3, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Republicans have bent over backwards to pass every bill, every initiative of the president – they are traitors to the United States.

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 9:16 pm

They have common goals. They both want to be king and will use whatever tool at their disposal. Is that why America was formed? I think not, but are we becoming the very thing (s) we fought so hard to achieve? That simple word that means so much…..freedom. Do our rulers give us liberty?

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watchin rev.wright tapes? March 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm

What aren’t you allowed to do? What liberty has been taken away from you? My goodness…the Constitution says you can even murder your own unborn child…ain’t that liberty..????

You just have a hard on for Christians and the church

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 10:42 pm

You are just like every dogmatic zealot I’ve ever known. I am pro life, but I believe there are some exceptions to that rule I have never personally exercised. You prove my point, stereotypes.

I used to think I was a Christian, you will never guess who convinced me otherwise. CHRISTIANS!

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prayin 4 u March 3, 2015 at 10:51 pm

What are you now? Awfully late in life to not know what the f### you are, ain’t it?

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 10:53 pm

A lot of assumptions on your part. I yam what I yam :)

Rocky March 4, 2015 at 7:41 am

Can’t disagree there. If I was you I’d never vote for them again.

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Peasant March 3, 2015 at 7:02 pm

SILENCE, peons! Gowdy & Mulvaney’s Speaker has spoken!

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vicupstate March 4, 2015 at 9:08 am

Exactly. They keep voting for him as the leader, yet they expect different results. The definition of insanity.

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GrandTango March 3, 2015 at 7:29 pm

LMAO…the rallying cry for you stupid MoFos is to bash the GOP for not stopping your NAZI b@$ t@rd from destroying the country….Did loser Pootlian invent that strategy. …????….this just makes a Republican more imperative in 2016….

PS: The court has something for you…LMAO…

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm

You know what Grand Tango, Mr know it all. I have sit back and watched you bash Republicans and can’t recall saying anything. BUT…tonight I will. While I have typically voted Republican, they are far too intolerant. It’s a two party system fighting on how to spend OUR money.

Bottom line seems to be in support of Pagans or Christians.

My question is, who is really stupid enough to buy total anarchy or for one second believe Christianity is anything more than a belief system meticously designed to control society with the promise of after life, without a single shred of evidence to support this nonsense?

I suppose I’ll be hearing from the courts too? Damn, truth is so unpopular these days only resort is false claims to keep truth hidden. Then again, not much has really changed?

Have we not been arguing red vs blue for a VERY long time? Thus my liking for purple.

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Monica March 3, 2015 at 8:43 pm

FRAUD ALERT! You sir, have NEVER voted Republican.

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Ha! Your ability to read internet labels is poor to start with, therefore everything else should be discarded. I am no Sir.

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give it up March 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm

My apologies.Transgender? Christ hating lesbian?

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 8:57 pm

You really should “give it up” you are outwitted and I am giving you nothing.

Guest March 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I seriously doubt you have the brain span to digest this, but I digress, here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXqHOF1B808

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 9:02 pm

THAT is too funny!

FastEddy23 March 3, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Yawn … and yawn again. egghead alert:

“… in this beam of light there are thousands of little atoms of Sun light coming down …” – One hour and two minutes into this drivel.

LOL

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm

What you too lazy to watch, dang just when I thought you were fast ;)

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 10:12 pm

You know what I find very interesting? Not the atoms or first glimpses, but the slayed child. Epicurus was against that but another philosopher later picked it up and thus it became biblical as a sign of faith.

Do you not find it interesting in the least how one philosophy plays into another, the role art took in silence and fear, the evil committed in name of Christianity and their determination to hide the truth so they might destroy free thought? Epicurus was apparently a threat to this belief system, little of his works remain today. He didn’t promise afterlife, but suggested a life that brings moreally pleasure than pain.

More than I can say for modern day indoctrination and politicians who lean on that pedalstool of righteousness, so they can indiscriminately take advantage of the weak, regardless of party.

deer hunter March 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Gop ,what in the hell did y’all do.you just lost a vote for 2016.

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Sorry Deer Hunter, but GOP don’t give a shit, they only care if you are sending money. The Democrats are no better, they only care if you are giving money. We need an Independent thinker.

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FastEddy23 March 3, 2015 at 9:25 pm

… double dittoes on that … But we need many, many independent thinkers.

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 10:24 pm

That we do! Unfortunately seem to be in short supply. Maybe if we talk enough enough they will realize they can think for themselves. I strongly believe every man and woman have that ability, but so few seem to recognize it. I want them to realize their own independent thought and power – that is my wish.

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Uberdeke March 3, 2015 at 8:42 pm

I would like some enterprising, young politico researcher to take a good look at who or what is stoking democrat enthusiasm for amnesty and then do the same for Boehner’s doner base. I ain’t a prophet but I suspect you’ll find Boehner feeding at the same trough as the democrats. In other words Boehner has been bought off and he hides it by appearing as a blithering incompetent. The guy has to go!

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BiBi's buddy John March 3, 2015 at 8:44 pm

John is kicking your Democrat ass and why you want to get rid of him.

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Who is John Galt?

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 8:54 pm

They have all been bought off! I cannot fathom what is so confusing about this. It doesn’t take a prophet, psychologist or even a philosopher to know this is a bunch of BS spewed that We The People are paying for. Gimme some idiot independent brave enough to run, the GOP will be yesterdays history.

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LMAO March 3, 2015 at 9:06 pm

radical muslim didn’t work so now an ‘independent’?

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 9:24 pm

Laugh your arse all the way to the bank, I assure you they are, in my most humble opinion?

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jesse or ted NOT a RINO March 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Independents are moderates are RINO”S. They have NO core/moral/cultural values and their world view is shaped by being liked.

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Independents can think for themselves. They don’t require a man made moral code. They call them Independent because they are independent thinkers, inventors, businessmen, and leaders.

I find nothing moderate about that idea, but something rather extreme, enlightening, exciting even. They don’t need sound bytes that are rehearsed or a teleprompter, they have a stronger podium than even the priests, it is a podium of conviction and truth. THAT is my vision of an Independent regardless of religious affiliations. A man/woman who runs for office because they DO believe, but unwilling to sacrifice values, beliefs for a party system, nor willing to be bought out. A thankless job for the nobles no doubt, but admirable.

u ain't foolin NObody! March 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Problem you have is independents are actually Democrats…they are social liberals and often times NOT fiscal conservatives.

Kansas governor’s race in 2014 was a great example.

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Ross Perot a democrat? Step outside…..

say what? March 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm

He proved himself to be a NUT. Best you can do…?? :-)

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 10:26 pm

He does not fit your mold above as a democrat, he was a fiscal conservative a businessman and an independent.

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Probably not the best, but would require some research otherwise I might mislead. I “think” Jefferson was an Independent?

hmmm? March 3, 2015 at 10:48 pm

He was a bit of a weirdo…a ‘deist’…okay…independent… :-)

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 10:52 pm

A weirdo you say? Interesting choice of words for the man who drafted the Declaration Of Independence. I ponder if he would even call himself in today’s time. :-)

FastEddy23 March 3, 2015 at 11:37 pm

Jefferson has always been my hero.

FastEddy23 March 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm

Jefferson was not either. The two major parties were not even around at that time. (It really was not until Lincoln that the democrats (mostly southern slavers) and republicans (mostly eastern industrialists and Midwest farmers) appeared.

Two things both [D] and [R] had in common: all fed elected legislators were unpaid … So the sold out to the highest bidders. (That’s what my great, great, great granddaddy did, he bought and sold politicians … and was considered the best poker player in West Virginia, the state he helped found.)

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 11:41 pm

He was what I “think” they called a whig? I am on phone w/o ability to look stuff up, so relying on memory. I know the rest of your comment is nothing more than bs.

Did you know that WV is considered by the South the most Northern Southern state and by the North as the most Southern North state?

Their motto is “Mountaineers Are Always Free.”

You should look up some facts on WV vs spewing untruths. Ha!

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 11:44 pm

If you are really interested in WV you should be familiar with Capt. Ralph Stewart and JD Rockefeller. Anything familiar? ;)

Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 11:48 pm

I will say this, I used to admire Lincoln far more yesterday than today. I still have respect for him, but find it interesting that after he supposedly abolished slavery, that only applied to the South?

Purple Rain March 4, 2015 at 10:48 am

Interesting, according to wiki Jefferson and Madison formed what was called the Jeffersonian Democratic-Republican party, later called the Republican Party.

vicupstate March 4, 2015 at 9:03 am

Spoken like a true right wing nut job, totally incapable of independent thought or reasoning. Just because someone is not reliant on billionaire media mogul generated talking points in order to have a political opinion, does not make them without values.

Purple Rain March 4, 2015 at 10:01 pm

I did not vote for President Obama, however, I was not initially disappointed. I had hopes that the system of equality was working, race would no longer be an issue. I also had high hopes that he would be a great President. Never in my lifetime do I recall more race baiting. There are other Presidents who worked around the constitution every bit as much, but none have done a better job dividing America IMHO.

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FastEddy23 March 3, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Now we need the names: the names of those congress critters who endorsed and/or voted for this covert power and cash grab.

Nothing works better than a vote of no confidence and/or a recall threat.

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Purple Rain March 3, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Why, so we can call, big the shite out of them while they continue their game of chess? Would like to know for secondary reasons mentioned above :)

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FastEddy23 March 3, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Putin plays chess. US politicos and poli-wogs play poker … with your money.

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Purple Rain March 4, 2015 at 12:06 am

While I love both games, prefer black jack, but hey Vegas has it all and soooooo much fun, I prefer the “cash management strategy.” Chess, much more challenging, you need to think ahead, but I believe America does that better than any country in the world. I don’t like the politics here, but I do like them better than those of other countries.

Come on Eddie, I thought you were faster than that ;)

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FastEddy23 March 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm

I have been thrown out of casinos for winning at black jack.

Speaking of cash management strategies, the ^VIX is up again today, so the broader markets are down again today. … I’ve just about stopped buying and selling stocks, preferring to buy and hold exchange traded funds … With the markets moving sideways and close to exhaustion on the charts (head and shoulder tops abound).

Purple Rain March 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Ha! I used to buy and sell my own stock, Esp during dot.Com bust. Bought Lucent at 66 cents per share and held it for 60 days or so, then sold it for $2 per share. Very time consuming to buy sell your own stock, unless you buy the blue chip, but not nearly as much fun ;)

FastEddy23 March 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm

As Bob Dylan says: “Don’t look back.”

Lucent was killed and then revived for a short time by the hedge funds and institutional investors. … Now owned by the frogs and not traded.

I’ve explored some BK companies and have tried to play that fiddle. If one gets it 40% right, one can come out ahead … or not.

Purple Rain March 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Another thing we have in common – do like Bob Dylan, best lyrics!

As for the rest, in some cases I agree. One thing that I think you may be missing. Wealth Management companies use algorithms to determine when to buy/sell. Sophisticated software that quickly crunches the numbers. I watched an interesting documentary on the topic. There is this big debate between economist the logical and behavioral psychology of the stock market. IMO both can work together, however, but software to my knowledge does not exist that takes into consideration Consumer Confidence, which IMO is what drives the markets.

FastEddy23 March 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

You should read Dylan’s book. Every few pages there are hidden songs. One reads along and discovers paragraphs with meter and “rhyme”, streaming consciousness songs … and not just parts of songs, but the whole deal.

Rocky March 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Gracias Senor Boehner y gracias Senor Turtleneck.

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oblunder took ship down March 3, 2015 at 11:07 pm

lol…
Nada el voto quad ocho cinco

Just like Obamacare…NO subsidies

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truthmonger March 4, 2015 at 12:19 am

Talk tough to pacify the voters, but make sure to protect business interests (cheap labor). Americans got sold out YET AGAIN….

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Purple Rain March 4, 2015 at 12:53 am

It’s the southern states who suffer most in my opinion, but possibly benefit the most in the future, if there is a little kindness AND discretion. No one knows the answer, but unless you are full bred Indian, we are all immigrants. The question remains how to do this the right way? I don’t have an answer, but some ideas.

Unfortunately it is political, but I find it interesting that both the English and French were fighting to gain control of America. It never occurred to me why the French spent something like 10 plus years creating Statue of Liberty until I realized ….. hell they had an interest in America too!

Maybe one day, Mexico and America will be one?

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Purple Rain March 4, 2015 at 12:34 am

I have been all over the board with talks of amnesty, so I can only imagine actually impacting/affecting that decision. Some information on the topic is only speculative. I often ponder, what if there was no America for me? I have family members who fled other countries seeking a home here. Had that not been the case, would I even exist? My family never expected a free pass and to my knowledge did it the legal way, which at that time seemed as simple as signing a roster? Maybe it was harder. However, America has always been the great melting pot. My bloodline goes back to 1600s in Scottland, does that make me a purebred American?

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Purple Rain March 4, 2015 at 12:36 am

Having said all that is below, I detest those arsed who want to speak Spanish when they clearly know English. What is your point?

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nitrat March 4, 2015 at 11:10 am

Capitulate?
Actually, this is was a simple case of majority rule.
You know, like when you give every voter’s representative in the House a chance to vote, rather than letting one party’s caucus prevent a vote by all the members of the House because that caucus is held hostage by a fringe that operates in the very same extortionist manner of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson – but, think it’s OK when they do it.
Or, are the voters who put the GOP fringe in the House, the only voters who are entitled to have representation?
If Jeff Duncan wants to do something about Obama’s immigration executive action, where is his support for a clean immigration bill to overturn them? And, why does he have such a problem with the concept of majority rule?

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Purple Rain March 4, 2015 at 10:13 pm

I have given some thought to this comment. I believe I largely agree with you – checks and balance, was that not the intent? I like Jeff Duncan as a person, so it pains me to disagree with him. However, I prefer majority rule v. one man. I appreciate his boldness in speaking out, but I disagree with him. I don’t want to live in a country with dictators, prefer checks and balances.

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