As Greg Sargent noted earlier, top House Republican Patrick McHenry has just elucidated the principle goal for his party. We’ll note that it reveals (unsurprisingly, given the modern party and movement) a singularly partisan understanding of the political enterprise. No mention or consideration of the financial plight of the nation. The goal stands directly opposed to bi-partisan effort.
It’s depressing to acknowledge that many of us have understood for a long while that the modern Republican Party and conservative movement would be expected to operate in such a manner. It is the nature of the creature it has become over the last three decades.