THIS is a good piece explaining the win for conservatives in Congress. Is it a perfect bill? No. There is no such thing as perfect in governing.
There’s some grumbling on the right, of course, but that is to be expected. It’s not a perfect vehicle and not, one hopes, what would have been put forward if there had been a Republican president in office ready to sign legislation sent up Pennsylvania Avenue by a Republican House and Senate. Nevertheless it is a strategic victory that strengthens the hand of the GOP, even at the expense of what are arguably tactical setbacks.Listeners to talk radio need to stop being willing advocates for those who make a very handsome living off dividing the voters in the Republican party. They are paid dividers - professional complainers.
Culberson made the right decision to support the passage of this bill. It was the right thing to do. Those criticizing the elected officials who voted to pass the bill refuse to accept the reality of a minority Republican party. That all will change in January, with the new majority Republican party in Congress.
In January, Republicans will right the process of appropriations and do it the correct way. While Democrats have controlled the Senate and the White House, the elimination of the normal appropriations process brought about the prospect of government shutdowns, which Republicans are blamed for and only recovered from the last one because of the utter failure of the Obamacare website failure. Do not believe any "conservative" who states that government shutdown was a win for Republicans. It wasn't.
Sometimes a bit of experience in working inside the legislative process comes in handy. Culberson's choice to support the CRomnibus brought as big of wins for the Republicans as was possible.
Want a more perfect bill to the liking of conservatives? Stop the divisions within the Republican party and work harder on unity. Work harder to support and elect our nominees to higher offices. Stop staying home if you are not 100% happy. Start acting like a winner.