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House GOP Blames Obama, Lack Of Desire To Do Hard Work In Refusal To Take Up Immigration Reform

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Buenos dias, Wonketeers. After weeks of pointless grandstanding by modern-day Dr. Suess El Senor Canadiano Ted Cruz, aren’t we all ready for Congress to, you know, do something positive rather than just tank fourth quarter economic output? Hey, how about that comprehensive immigration reform that the Senate was all positive about. Could be a good idea, what with midterm elections and the grand GOP plan to do more outreach to people who are not white male bible-humpers. Perhaps Tea Party hero and perpetually unquenched Senator Marco Rubio can take a leadership role?


Other prominent immigration supporters like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have also backed off any deal, saying the Obama administration has “undermined” negotiations by not defunding his signature health care law.

Sorry, Messicans and other browns with harder-to-mock country of origins, looks like that damn Kenyan socialist screwed it all up for you by absolutely refusing to defund his signature legislative achievement. 

The Senate has already passed an immigration bill, so once again it is up to the House.

House Republican leadership has no plans to vote on any immigration reform legislation before the end the year.

The House has just 19 days in session before the end of 2013, and there are a number of reasons why immigration reform is stalled this year.

There must be really good reasons for not moving on this legislation, because the GOP desperately needs a win, and to do something to make Americans hate them less than the Ebola virus.

Perhaps House leadership ally Tom Cole (R-OK) has some thoughts?

He said it was unrealistic to expect the House to be able to tackle what he called the “divisive and difficult issue” of immigration when it can barely handle the most basic task of keeping the government’s lights on.

“We’re not sure we can chew gum, let alone walk and chew gum, so let’s just chew gum for a while,” Cole said.

Glad to know that with 435 members, plus countless aides, staffers, and advisors, the House can only concentrate on one thing at a time. After all, most Americans work in jobs where there is no pressure to accomplish more than, say, one thing per year, so why should Congress be any different?

But assuming that you have more coordination than a drunken Rick Santorum stumbling out of an all-night buttsechsathon, perhaps you could work with El Presidente B. Barry Bamzito. What say you, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho?

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) went further, saying Obama is trying to “destroy the Republican Party” and that GOP leaders would be “crazy” to enter into talks with Obama.

So, basically, the House won’t move on immigration reform because:

  • Obamacare;
  • Work is hard; and
  • Obama.

With this kind of nose-to-the-grindstone, balls-to-the-wall effort to court Hispanics, we are shocked by this recent New York Times poll:

More than 6 in 10 Hispanic respondents said they felt closer to the Democratic Party than they had in the past, while only 3 in 10 said they felt closer to the Republican Party.

Thank god for gerrymandering the ever-loving shit out of states, eh, GOP? Otherwise, that 2014 election might have been tough.

[Politico / The Hill / New York Times]

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