We can’t afford to throw rocks at each other in public or nit-pick at each other’s ideological purity.
Winning back the Senate and the White House has to be the GOP’s master plan, and it can’t be sabotaged by things like intramural budget fights.
Budget fights? In the real world, the federal budget is never going to be 100 percent of what anyone wants.
Is a budget fight to the death by hardliners really worth another government shutdown that causes future Ken Cuccinellis of the world to lose and makes the GOP look like the party of dumb bad guys?
I don’t think so.
Once Republicans win back the White House and the Senate, conservatives can make all the budget changes they want.
Until then, if Republicans in Washington are going to attack each other, they should learn to do it behind closed doors.