February 7th, 2014
11:45 AM ET
6 months ago

Inside Politics: Boehner says 'never mind' on immigration

Washington (CNN) – Whatever you think of his politics, House Speaker John Boehner has a great sense of humor. So perhaps he won't mind the question framed this way: What happened, in the course of just one week, to make Speaker Boehner the Miss Emily Litella of immigration reform?

(If I have lost you already, take a moment and search the Web to understand the reference - you won't regret it.)

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  1. Sniffit

    ""Nothing the House would do would ever become law," Castellanos said - meaning that even if the House passed something, it was unlikely that differences with the Senate could be worked out this year."

    Which argument is just a distraction and a lie, because the Senate bill would pass in the House if brought up for a vote.

    February 7, 2014 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    Like Emily Litella, Boehener has a hearing problem. The country overwhelmingly wants immigration reform.

    "I'm trying to find some way to get this thing done. It's, as you know, not easy - not going to be an easy path forward. But, I've made it clear since the day after the election that it's time to get this done." – John Boehner 11/13/13 at breakfast

    What's the hold up Boehner?

    February 7, 2014 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    It is most refreshing to me to discover that John King enjoys playing "Friday Funnies", too.

    February 7, 2014 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. Bill from GA

    What's wrong with a piece-meal approach?

    Find some common ground and go for it.

    Obama has been targeting those who hire 'undocumented' workers. I haven't heard much about that lately, but it is something that works. Unless the plan now is to totally capitulate.

    February 7, 2014 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Reality set in.

    February 7, 2014 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  6. Sophie Meyer

    No problem republicans, don't do anything on immigration. Attrition will take care of you in future elections. Think of the cost savings – you'll be able to hold your national convention in a denny's parking lot.

    The "trust" excuse is laughable.

    February 7, 2014 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  7. Fair is Fair

    Crack down – HARD – on anyone hiring illegals. They'll leave in droves.

    February 7, 2014 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  8. smith

    Build a wall and then create a pathway to citizenship...Gotta plug the hole in ship to stop the water flowing in and then you bail out the water already taken in.

    February 7, 2014 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Crack down – HARD – on anyone hiring illegals. They'll leave in droves.
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    Yeah, but, Republicans keep saying that will hurt businesses because those are "jobs that Americans don't want to work."

    February 7, 2014 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Crack down – HARD – on anyone hiring illegals. They'll leave in droves.
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    Yeah, but, Republicans keep saying that will hurt businesses because those are "jobs that Americans don't want to work."
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    Name the Republicans who said that... otherwise, your comment is baseless.

    February 7, 2014 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Bill from GA

    What's wrong with a piece-meal approach?

    Find some common ground and go for it.
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    There is nothing wrong with a "piece mean approach", except for one thing. Republicans won't propose anything specific, much less bring a piece of legislation to the floor for debate or a vote. Standing in front of microphones and pontificating about how we need a piece meal approach, without actually doing anything about it, is nothing more than a delaying tactic to maintain the status quo. Republicans prefer to have a cheap labor force readily available because it is good for big business, and bad for big unions.

    February 7, 2014 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    "Yeah, but, Republicans keep saying that will hurt businesses because those are "jobs that Americans don't want to work.""

    Name the Republicans who said that... otherwise, your comment is baseless.
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    You don't like it when I say "the right wing", so I said "Republicans" instead. I shall revert back to saying "the right wing" because it is more accurate. Fox News reported about it on July 24, 3012. During the Bush years, every time the right wing talks about jobs that Americans don't want to work, they have pointed out that mass deportations would hurt businesses because it would create a vacuum in the labor pool.

    February 7, 2014 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  13. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @Fair is Fair
    Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Crack down – HARD – on anyone hiring illegals. They'll leave in droves.
    --–
    Yeah, but, Republicans keep saying that will hurt businesses because those are "jobs that Americans don't want to work."
    --–
    Name the Republicans who said that... otherwise, your comment is baseless.

    February 7, 2014 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |

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    "Crack down–HARD– "
    How? What methods? Please tell us how otherwise your comment is baseless.

    February 7, 2014 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  14. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @Fair is Fair
    Crack down – HARD – on anyone hiring illegals. They'll leave in droves.

    It's usually wealthy Republicans who hire poor day laborers hanging around street corners in the morning. God forbid they could pay a living wage to someone!

    February 7, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    The difference being of course: Gilda was engaged in constructing funny malapropisms and misunderstanding prior to delivering her "never mind"...whereas, Boehner saying that immigration reform needs to happen and recognizing that his party is in deep doody if they don't do it is in no way funny nor a misunderstanding.

    February 7, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  16. Thomas

    Corruption is world wide , the GOP doesn't want to deal with the problem.

    Mexico , China , Russa , africa .

    When resources become less and more valuable , so will the corruption .

    February 7, 2014 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. vic , nashville ,tn

    No immigration reforms, which mean GOP give up on white house bid in 2016

    February 7, 2014 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |