Liberals and establishment Republicans often talk about partisanship
in Washington, lamenting that there are not enough people working
together to grow the size of government. In a lot of ways, that
complaint is like peeing in navy blue pants. It’s warm and may make the
wearer feel good, but no one can see it.
The complaints come to
mind in the wake of Wednesday’s passage of a $1.1 trillion omnibus
spending bill in the House, which funds ObamaCare and passed by a vote
Earlier this month, House Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chair Steve Scalise fired Executive Director Paul Teller for allegedly working
with conservative organizations like FreedomWorks and Heritage Action.
It was especially ironic in light of how often liberals and pretentious
academics use the RSC as an example of how the movement to limit
government has grown out of hand.
Has Washington really been overrun by people trying to limit government?
Mann & Norm Ornstein, scholars at the Brookings Institution and the
American Enterprise Institute, respectively, like to lecture on the
idea that the Republican Party is too conservative.