There’s an astounding difference between the Republican rhetoric in the 2014 midterm elections and what America is seeing now.
“Senate leadership and House leadership by Republicans have failed to deliver what they promised. This is a very basic item. One of the two most important issues of the election, along with Obamacare, was the president’s illegal actions on amnesty,” said Cuccinelli, who served as attorney general in Virginia from 2010-2014 and was the GOP nominee for governor in 2013.
In 2014, Republicans campaigned vigorously on the theme that a Republican majority in both the House and Senate would give the party much more power to stop President Obama’s agenda. So why didn’t it make any difference in this debate?
“They really don’t have any backbone! If they had principles at any point in their political lives, they don’t have them anymore. They’ve constructed their own view in their head of what everybody thinks of them. What they care about most is people thinking they are nice fellows instead of principled fighters or anything really meaningful. They’re scared to death to be painted as mean,” said Cuccinelli, who argued that GOP mindset is a dream come true for President Obama.
“If you’re the president, that is awfully easy to deal with, and we’re watching the president deal very effectively because it is so easy for him,” he said. “This is very poor negotiation.”