Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight panics conservatives

Conservatives saw it as raising a white flag when Republican congressional leaders pledged not to withhold funding for the Department of Homeland Security in the fight over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, stoking fears that for the next two years House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will consistently surrender.

For the Republican base, Mr. Obama’s unilateral move to grant legal status and work permits for up to 5 million illegal immigrants was an unlawful power grab that created a constitutional crisis.

If Republican leaders were not willing to use Congress’ power of the purse — the most potent weapon possessed by lawmakers to restrict a president — to stop a brazen unconstitutional act, conservatives reasoned, would the GOP-controlled Congress ever go to the mat to fight Mr. Obama?

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • ijohnc1 says:

    I was reelected to serve the people I will do just that…Mitch (the Lying ) McConnell, acceptance speech on election night
    Reelect me and I will bring home more pork than an Iowa farm, first speech on his campaign for reelection, Ohioans you’ve been had

  • NHConstitutionalist says:

    I blame congress for electing those two corrosive old junkers to the
    position they hold.What a bunch of panty waist eunuchs and dried up

  • Ralphinphnx says:

    So, face it folks Speaker Weeper of the House John Bonehead and Old Sour Owl Face Chinless Mitch McConnell see to live on another planet or solar system far far away from this one! Absolute power is said to corrupt absolutely!

  • metheoldsarge says:

    What else would expect from two RINOs? No matter what the election results were last November, the liberals still control both houses.

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