Last Thursday House Speaker John Boehner again demonstrated his disregard for 20 million jobless Americans by mocking members of his GOP caucus who have chosen not to jump on his illegal alien amnesty bandwagon.
Speaking to the Middletown Rotary Club, Boehner said in a whiny voice, "Here's the attitude. Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard." The self-righteous Boehner added: "We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it's remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don't want to ... They'll take the path of least resistance."
You can watch his childish performance here.
But wasn't Boehner primarily elected to represent the interests of constituents who just happen to be citizens? To honor his oath of office to uphold those immigration laws created to protect Americans and their jobs? Or does his see as his only responsibility to sit on the knee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and parrot that organization's goal of flooding our labor market with cheap foreign workers to compete in a job market that is nothing to write home about? Standing up to a greedy and unprincipled business community is a hard thing to do for politicians because it jeopardizes their jobs, so what we're seeing here is Boehner & Co. doing the same thing they are accusing others of i.e. taking the path of least resistance that in this case is amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens.
After years of looking the other way while illegal aliens invaded the nation and stole American jobs, the GOP leadership now says it has a "problem" and knows how to fix it. Just how do you fix the problem of illegal immigration by creating incentives for others around the world to also disrespect the rule of law and American sovereignty?
Once again, we have to ask: What's in it for the 20 million Americans being denied their search for a better life?