Mitch McConnell: Being Party of Yes More Important than Defunding Exec Amnesty

To incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), it is more important for Republicans to be the party of yes than go all-out to defund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty.

According to the New York Times, McConnell “acknowledges that changing the mind-set of opposition” in the next Congress “will be crucial to advancing legislation that will attract Democratic support and force” Obama “into difficult choices over whether to sign measures pushed by his adversaries.” The Times notes “that is why his focus will be lawmakers he thinks he can meld into a governing coalition.”

“All of us from time to time make a point,” Mr. McConnell told the outlet. “But it is time now to make a difference.”

But on the issue that is arguably most important to conservatives–defunding President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty–McConnell is squeamish.

The Associated Press noted that in a recent interview, “McConnell stopped short of pledging that Congress would block Obama’s recent executive actions curbing deportations for millions of people who are in the United States illegally.” The Times emphasized that, “as for immigration policy, the leader seemed unclear himself just how the new Republican Congress would approach the issue, saying only that ‘we will be back at it in February.’”

FK – Are we surprised that it would rather play political games than stand on some real standard? I voted for the Libertarian.

Some interesting things in the comments on this one:

mccommie corporateFK – Yeah, I agree they should ALL have to wear patches from their donors. But it wouldn’t make any difference to the hard corps commies who’re voting for a check or to soothe their guilty consciences nor to the republicrats who’ll vote for anything with an ‘r’ in front of it.

FK – The bureaucracy has become so absurd and the emperor so arrogant in his nakedness that nothing short of expensive suits hanging along Pennsylvania Ave. is going to fix this mess if it can be fixed.