Thursday, June 20, 2013
What House Republicans should recognize is that the call for reform at any cost, of any kind, is coming only from the top down, not the bottom up (opinion on the Gang of Eight bill is split 52-45 at last count). They were elected not to support thousand page bills designed to please industry instead of solving policy problems, but to oppose them. This strikes me as not just wise, but necessary for their survival. Consider the alternative: say House Republicans had buckled on the sequester, on guns, and on immigration, in response to the calls from on high – would they go into the 2014 election with any brand left at all?