Boehner Signals Return Of Hastert Rule For Immigration Bill

This isn't the least bit surprising.

House Speaker John Boehner is not going to bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it, sources familiar with his plans said.

"No way in hell," is how several described the chances of the speaker acting on such a proposal without a majority of his majority behind him.

Boehner, R-Ohio, does not view immigration in the same vein as the fiscal cliff last December, when he backed a bill that protected most Americans from a tax increase even though less than half of the GOP lawmakers were with him, said multiple sources, who spoke anonymously to allow greater candor.

I just don't see Republicans passing anything that a) grants SHAMNESTY!; b) adds to Obama's legacy; and c) riles the rubes.

There are a few not-quite completely crazy Republicans who understand that the demographics are stacked against them, and that immigration reform might help the GOP move the needle a bit with non-white, non-Southerners.

But the Teamams could care less about tactics and brand building. They care deeply, however, about law and order preserving America by keeping out the brown people.

Who do you think will win out in the end?


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