A Note to the GOP Senators- Some Backbone Please
The Duty of An Opposition Party Is to Oppose!
It CAN be done. Just ask Bob!
It looks as if the new Congress will have 44 or 45 Republican senators. I understand the temptation they might have to cry in their beer over the election results. But the people have spoken, and it’s time to move on.
The GOP Senate minority has the strength it needs to mount an effective opposition. If they need pointers, all they need to do is pick up the phone and ask Bob Dole how it’s done. He confronted an incoming Clinton administration with just 43 GOP senators, an administration determined to roll over opposition to its ambitious health care plans. Dole maneuevered and bobbed and weaved, and the lengthening of the deliberations gave the American people time to realize that the Clinton health plan sucked.
We expect the same vigor from you. The duty of an opposition party is to OPPOSE- honorably but energetically.
(PS- Harry and Louise, if you’re online, please call Mitch McConnell!)