(HUMAN EVENTS) — President Barack Obama’s campaign for a second term in office has essentially ground governing in the White House to a halt, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) told HUMAN EVENTS in an exclusive interview Thursday.

“Once they get the payroll tax holiday for another ten months, they basically don’t want to do anything else with us,” said McConnell, referring to negotiations between Republican and Democrat lawmakers to extend tax cuts for the middle class.

“And he’s not into governing. He may be serving what I hope is the last 10 or 11 months of his term, but the purpose has nothing to do with getting anything accomplished for the country — it’s all about the campaign,” McConnell said.

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