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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) departs after a closed-door meeting of the House Republican caucus during a rare Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 28, 2013. With conservative House Republicans promising not to back d
Lying to his caucus's face.
House Speaker John Boehner:
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday told a private Republican Party meeting that there is no “secret conspiracy” to jam through an immigration overhaul, according to one member in the room [...]

Boehner instead put the blame for inaction back on President Obama, saying public and congressional distrust of the president was why the issue had not advanced in the House.

Boehner, last week:
"Here's the attitude. Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard," Boehner whined before a luncheon crowd at Brown's Run County Club in Madison Township.

"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." [...]

Boehner said he's been working for 16 or 17 months trying to push Congress to deal with immigration reform.

"I've had every brick and bat and arrow shot at me over this issue just because I wanted to deal with it. I didn't say it was going to be easy," he said.

So clearly Boehner thinks his caucus is full of morons who can be satiated with a "LOOK, OBAMA!" and they'll all whip themselves up into a frenzy and forget that their leader spent an entire Town Hall talking about what a bunch of lazy cowards they all were. I mean, "secret deal"? It's not as if they're being stealth about it.

So the only question is whether they really are that stupid.

Originally posted to kos on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT.

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