A Vision to Unite America
Friday, February 14th, 2014 @ 6:49PM
Most of the political world’s attention this week was focused on Speaker John Boehner’s decision to let President Obama continue borrowing without limit until next March. Speaker Boehner’s decision to break with his conference — and break with his own dollar-for-dollar rule in raising the debt limit — shows that the House GOP conference is without leadership today. While this should strike fear in all who hope to see a conservative governing majority by 2017, Heritage Action’s Conservative Policy Summit showed that there is a path out of the wilderness, if only Washington’s political class can find the courage to walk on it.
Unfortunately, courage is in short supply in Washington. Republican leaders have no compelling vision for the future, which means their only strategy is to recede to the shadows and hope that Obama’s unpopularity produces a Republican Senate. Majorities are important. But majorities with ideas are essential if we are ever to dismantle the mess this administration has made. We owe it to the American people to show them how we would govern as conservatives. The best way to do that is to legislate in the House.