Rep. John Boehner, who tends to forget that the president is not the only one with a telephone, has canceled a vote on the cynical amnesty-lite bill he was flogging in the House after phone lines in Washington suffered a total melt-down from alarmed and angry constituents demanding that the bill be killed. It ultimately became obvious, even to the Grim Weeper, that he didn't have the votes to pass this thing.
Which doesn’t mean he won’t be trying some kind of amnesty prestidigitation again in the near future. Boehner is not to be trusted – and there is probably no better proof of this than the role played by Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz, who had to sound their warnings from over in the Senate. It will be interesting to see how much longer Boehner’s “Damn the constituents, full speed ahead!” strategy will continue to work – or rather, will continue, with impunity, to not work. I believe pro-amnesty wealthy donors only have one vote each, same as the rest of us.