Senate Conservatives Fund: Republicans Eye Year of Liberal Policies
This is an important update. I hope you will read it and respond with any feedback or insights that you have.
Republicans in Congress have foolishly decided to pursue a number of liberal policies this year.
They want to bring back earmarks, pass some form of amnesty, raise (and possibly eliminate) the debt limit, bail out the health insurance companies, and spend billions on "stimulus" projects.
Also, GOP leaders do not plan to pass a budget resolution this year, which means they can't use "reconciliation" to pass a conservative bill in the Senate with 51 Republican votes. There will be no Obamacare repeal and no entitlement reform.
Everything Republicans do this year will be approved by the Democrats, which means more spending, bailouts, and debt.
I'm not going to sugarcoat it – this is very bad news.
The decision by GOP leaders to take a big left turn will likely cost Republicans the House and possibly the Senate. Democrats will be energized by their desire to impeach President Trump while Republican voters are depressed by a party that breaks its promises.
I know this is discouraging, but we need to understand what is really happening so we can take the right actions.
There are two things SCF will do to respond:
Pressure Republicans to enact the right policies. If we don't make our voices heard and hold their feet to the fire, there's no telling how much damage the swamp will do.
Support conservative candidates. Republicans are going to suffer losses in November, but we can minimize those losses and protect the best conservative candidates.
Conservatives must remain engaged and work strategically to minimize our losses this year both in terms of the policies that are enacted and the candidates that are elected.