Does GOP Have Guts to Stop Obama’s Amnesty Decree?

Here we go again. Regarding his clearly intolerable not to mention unconstitutional plan to impose amnesty for millions of largely welfare-dependent foreigners by executive decree, Obama is once again playing chicken with the GOP, smug in his belief that Republicans would rather veer off the road and crash into a ditch than stand up to his extremely unpopular agenda and risk a collision in the form of a harmless government shutdown.

A bloc of Republican lawmakers is seeking to use must-pass spending legislation in the final weeks of the year to place limits on President Barack Obama ’s ability to loosen immigration rules, threatening to split the party in Congress.

Mr. Obama has said that he would act unilaterally by year’s end to change immigration policy, likely by giving many illegal immigrants new protections against deportation. Republicans and some Democrats have said Mr. Obama shouldn’t act without congressional approval.

Now, some Republicans are pushing for Congress to make a move before Mr. Obama does. More than 50 House lawmakers have signed a letter saying that language barring the president from acting alone should be attached to legislation needed to keep the government operating after Dec. 11, when its current funding expires.

Sounds like a no-brainer. The Founding Fathers gave Congress the power of the purse so as to defend the country from wannabe dictators like Obama. However…

Others in the party, including GOP leaders, are wary of forcing a budget showdown with the president over the issue, saying voters are eager for politicians to work together. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), who is poised to become Senate majority leader in January, has said flatly that there will be no government shutdown like the one in 2013 that was politically harmful to his party.

What kind of an idiot goes into a showdown announcing in advance that his gun is loaded with blanks?

The real struggle now is not between Republicans and Democrats, but between Republicans with the character to rise to the mandate the 2014 election gave them to stop Obama before he destroys the country, and those who just want to go along to get along while the ship sinks under the waves, bleating fatuously about “working together” until the very moment that the cold seawater fills their open mouths.

The message from voters was obvious.

On a tip from Petterssonp. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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