National Review said the idea that Republicans now need to prove their ability to govern is bad politics. The editors mocked Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, for urging the GOP to work on issues like immigration reform, trade, and corporate tax reform.Republicans don't care about governing. They care about the privileges of their wealthy donors and the politics of keeping everyone else in a fit of counterproductive rage.
"With all due respect to the senator and like-minded Republicans, this course of action makes no sense as a political strategy," National Review wrote.
They argued that people don't actually care about issues like trade. But mostly National Review said that trying to govern would just make the GOP vulnerable. Democrats will filibuster, Obama will veto, and the party will continue to divide between the Tea Party and the establishment.
Instead, it should be all about 2016.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Whatever you do, don't try to "actually govern"
National Review reminds incoming GOP congress to dance with the obstructionism that brung em there.