Awwww… my liberal hears just bleeds for the poor widdle Republicans. Their tantrum didn’t work. The didn’t get to defund ObamaCare. They didn’t get to delay ObamaCare. Even when it devolved to ‘We don’t know what we want, but we want it now!’, they walked away empty handed. So now, they have a new baby tantrum. They vow to not share the sand box. At l;east, that’s what they want you to believe.
House Republicans have been subtly angling for months to quash immigration reform. But after getting rolled by Democrats in the spending and shutdown fights, conservatives who call the shots in the chamber are more determined than ever to block an overhaul and imperil President Barack Obama’s second-term priority.
The government shutdown fight has given House conservatives a new pretext: Obama refused to deal with us on the debt, so we won’t deal with him on immigration reform.
"I know the president has said, well, gee, now this is the time to talk about immigration reform," Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) told TPM. "He ain’t gonna get a willing partner in the House until he actually gets serious about … his plan to deal with the debt."
And a new talking point: Obama simply wants to use immigration reform to "destroy" the GOP… [emphasis added]
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However, if you think for a minute that those racist bigots EVER intended to negotiate immigration reform in good faith, come see me about purchasing my Amazon ice fishing resort.