Our recent 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. Jordain Carney and Caitlin Emma at Politico:
House Republicans are heading home early for Thanksgiving recess after a conservative revolt tanked plans to pass more spending bills on Wednesday.
Hardliners sunk any chances of passage for two additional funding bills this week — marking a major setback for Speaker Mike Johnson less than 24 hours after working with Democrats to pass a bill that would thwart a shutdown deadline Saturday.
“It’s odd to me that these are the hostages they take, particularly when a number of them are taking a hostage that is unrelated to their concern. This is retaliation when something doesn’t go their way,” said Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), chair of the more mainstream GOP Main Street Caucus.
GOP leadership then canceled the rest of the votes for the week, with Republicans predicting that Johnson’s spending headache won't get any easier once they return at the end of the month.
GOP Rep. Roy: I want my Republican colleagues to give me one thing that I can go campaign on and say we did. One! Come and explain to me one meaningful, significant thing the Republican majority has done pic.twitter.com/Es8Sqy4SGj— Biden-Harris HQ (@BidenHQ) November 15, 2023