Our 2020 book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. Among other things, it discusses the state of the parties. The state of the GOP is not good.
Jim Jordan has never sponsored a bill that became law, even though he has served in the majority. Newt Gingrich developed the modern "outside game" of congressional politics. Jim Jordan is bringing it to peak -- so far without success.
The latest round of House Republican infighting has badly damaged the G.O.P. brand. It has left the party leaderless and one chamber of Congress paralyzed for more than two weeks. The chaos is raising the chances that Democrats could win back the majority next year, and it has given them ample ammunition for their campaign narrative, which casts Republicans as right-wing extremists who are unfit to govern.
“It hurts the country; it hurts the Congress; it’s hurting our party,” said Representative Don Bacon of Nebraska, one of 18 Republicans who represent districts won by Mr. Biden in 2020. “It’s putting us in a bad hole for next November.”
He said his hard-right colleagues who moved to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier this month and touched off the intractable scramble to replace him “want to be in the minority.”
Mr. Bacon added: “I think they would prefer that. So they can just vote no and just yell and scream all the time."
A bizarre, unforced error. Tom Cole has been both executive director and chair of the NRCC. He should know better than any of his R colleagues that he just cut an ad for @dccc. https://t.co/83VszXMfdn— Jack Pitney 🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@jpitney) October 18, 2023
Yikes -- Stefanik is jeered when she mentions Jordan's background "on the wrestling mat" pic.twitter.com/ZnLDmpJx8j— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 17, 2023
Trump's America: "Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) said that after she flipped from voting for Jordan on Tuesday to Rep Kay Granger on Wednesday, she received “credible death threats & a barrage of threatening calls” Threats now woven into US politics https://t.co/3NaP8uXnRc— Ronald Brownstein (@RonBrownstein) October 19, 2023