Division Marks The GOP Party
Recent votes in Congress have shown just how hard it will be to get the modern party to coalesce.
“………These divides come on the heels of intraparty feuding earlier this year over an extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut, not to mention lingering bitterness over last summer’s debt-limit deal. On foreign policy, the Republican Party lacks a united vision for dealing with the pace of withdrawal in Afghanistan.
For Republicans heading into the general election, the challenge is to produce a vision that unites the party and can court disaffected Democrats and independents — while also not overpromising to voters.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, who would become majority leader if the GOP wins the Senate, seems willing to tamp down any great expectations at this point.
“All the majority leader can do is set the schedule,” McConnell (R-Ky.) told POLITICO when asked if he had raised the bar too high by calling for immediate action to repeal the Obama health care law in a GOP Senate. “That would be my responsibility and opportunity if I were leading the majority, and that’s what we would try to achieve.”……”
However, weren’t they complaining about this in the past: