Tag: Freedom Caucus

Politics

How to Neuter a Crossing Guard

This is for my conservative friends who are celebrating the healthcare bill’s demise. You’ll want to read it all. Let’s begin with a little story about a¬†crossing guard. Imagine you are standing at a dangerous intersection now. Cars whizzing by nonstop in all 4 directions. You feel powerless and frustrated. There are no structural safeguards, …

Political Strategy

Without Power, Principles Are Platitudes

Without power, principles are platitudes. Consider this a favor to the Freedom Caucusers.¬†Those folks can’t see past the end of their own principles. Knowing the Freedom Caucus people pretty well, I know they’re very happy with Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. I know they’d be very miserable if Gorsuch were rejected and Trump had …

News

7 Questions for the Freedom Caucus

Yesterday, I placed blame for the healthcare debacle at Speaker Ryan’s feet. I also wrote that I expected the Republican establishment to blame the tea party. To blame us for aborting the Trump presidency in his first 100 days. Today, I’m going to beat the establishment to that punch a little. Because the Freedom Caucus …