Amash is a principled conservatarian. One of the “good guys.”
And Massie is absolutely correct.
Right… Because the few congresspeople who seem to generally stand up for the Constitution are the treasonous ones.
As we have said, it is/was a different game with Trump. Today he tacks away from the Freedom Caucus.
We’ve got to admit. Trump is exasperating, fascinating, and just fun to cover.
Again Politico, The Freedom Caucus is not “far Right.” If anything theirs is the classically liberal position.
There are people who care about principle on Capitol Hill and many (if not most) of them are in the Freedom Caucus.
I would have put the word “risky” in quotes in the headline. Shoot, what isn’t risky in Washington?
The congressional conservatarian wing is asserting itself with Trump. It does not like Obamacare-lite. Steve Bannon understands this wing and why it is so important to give the members of this group a seat at the table. Can Mr. Bannon broker a deal? Probably.
Watch out. Repealing Obamacare is obviously a good thing. Inflating the debt is stupid.
Winds of Change.
We expect more of the same from Speaker Ryan, but we hope for the best. Indeed if Ryan can get the big spending establishment under reins this will be an historic achievement. Truly something to be proud of. His position in history will be unique. And you know pols love that sort of thing.
We think it is possible that Ryan has it in him. Possible. Not probable though.
They haven’t learned. Thing is they don’t want to learn. The power is too addictive.
It is disappointing if not surprising. As we’ve said, this is a long slog.
Given that the President is for the TPP, the Senate has basically said that it is on board, and the House leadership is pushing the thing, a derailment of the trade deal would constitute a significant coup. Such things are rare in American politics.