If you’re a Republican congressional candidate, the news keeps getting worse. Even the Wall Street Journal has weighed in with an editorial tracing “the roots of Republican failures in Congress.”
Just a few of the shortcomings cited: failure to make tax cuts permanent, failure to repeal the estate tax, failure to do anything on health care, failure to handle immigration, and an “epidemic” of earmark spending. Then there’s the steady drumbeat of corruption allegations.
“Too many Republicans now believe their purpose in Washington is keeping power for its own sake,” the editorial says.
Harsh words for an editorial board as conservative as the Journal’s. And to the extent that it reflects frustrations among fiscally conservative Republicans, another ominous sign for the GOP next month.
Posted by Dave Knadler
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