The State of the GOP
Andrew Sullivan reflects on the state of the Republican Party in light of its recent behavior on several issues on The Daily Dish.
This is the party that wants to be seen as an alternative. It is rather, an unpredictable cauldron of crazy now grasping for more than the House. Perhaps it will win the Senate on a wave of Obamacare hysteria and opposition. But its conduct in the House does not bode well for coherent governing. They’re for immigration reform but not really. They want to repeal Obamacare but their only alternative covers way fewer people, and makes coverage for pre-existing conditions dependent on continuous coverage in a labor market far from anything close to full employment. They oppose a deal with Iran but remain fearful of persuading Americans of the need for another war in the Middle East. They now agree the Iraq War was a disaster but refuse to take ownership of the mistake. Today (the House passing a clean debt limit increase) was another meep-meep for Obama, but a continuing weep-weep for the country.
Cross-posted from The Sensible Center