Voters have given the GOP an opportunity to make Washington work.
By: Steve LaTourette and Sarah Chamberlain
Republicans woke up last week with the largest House majority in more than 60 years and a new Senate majority with eight new Republican Senators. It has been a remarkable comeback for the GOP when you consider that when President Barack Obama took office, Nancy Pelosi was speaker of the House and Harry Reid controlled a super-majority in the Senate.
It’s clear that many Americans are rightfully angry at the tone and direction of a Washington that simply doesn’t listen. Families are working harder, yet saving less, while small business owners are hammered with more and more government regulations. As a result, Democrats paid the price last week for years of arrogant leadership and government overreach.
But to be equally clear, this was far from a referendum for the Republican Party either. Poll after poll shows us that voters are equally frustrated with the GOP as well, and let’s not forget the 2016 presidential and Senate elections will be fought on far less favorable territory than this year.