What does an undocumented supporter of amnesty look like? It’s someone who publicly votes against amnesty so as not to raise the ire of the unwashed masses in his state, but lobbies hard for it so as to placate his special interest bundlers and consultants. In other words, he looks like Mitch McConnell.
You see, while Obama is embroiled in multiple scandals, an Obamacare meltdown, and the crashing and burning of his foreign policy, there is nothing more important to Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders than bringing some sort of immigration bill to conference. Why let Obama stew in his misery? Mitch wants to bail him out like he bailed out the failing banks. What better way to do so than by giving him his biggest legislative victory since Obamacare?
Here’s the latest and greatest from Mitch McConnell, courtesy of The Hill:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Sunday urged Republicans in the House to move on immigration reform legislation.
Even though McConnell voted against the Senate immigration reform bill, he hopes the House will pass something that can be melded with the Senate proposal in conference negotiations.
“I don’t think anybody’s satisfied with the status quo on immigration,” he said in an NBC “Meet the Press” interview. “And I hope the House will be able to move forward on something and we can get this into conference and get an outcome that will be satisfactory for the American people.”
What exactly does it mean that anything is better than the status quo? It’s like saying, “well, what we have now is defacto cap and trade from Obama’s EPA, so let’s go to conference with Barbara Boxer on compromise comprehensive energy reform so we can solve the problem.
The broader question is why would we attempt to solve a 20-year-old problem right now when we only control one branch of government, and the only outcome of any conference can and would be amnesty now; enforcement never? Unless, of course, that is precisely the outcome McConnell desires, much like he did in 1986 and 2006.
We all know that you don’t raise $2.2 million in one quarter from standing for national sovereignty and the rule of law. There is no special constituency for that position aside for We the People. Amnesty, on the other hand, is an auspicious fundraising tool. Just ask McConnell’s former staffers who run the RINO group putting out the scandalous amnesty ads with millions from Mark Zuckerberg.