The coming month looks to be a testing time for the Republican Party, maybe “the most important month” in over a decade.
That’s because, for “the first time since 2006, the GOP controls the White House and Congress.”
It gives Republican lawmakers “the opportunity to fundamentally change federal policy and win legislative victories desired since the height of the Tea Party movement — if they can unify behind a common agenda.”
First up will be “passing a budget, reforming the tax code and repealing and replacing ObamaCare.” All three are big issues that will have to be tackled head-on in the coming weeks.
With the cards now stacked in its favor, this is the Republican Party’s golden opportunity to show it still has what it takes, to get things done.
Presently, however, there’s scant sign that anything momentous is likely to happen.
Key conservatives, including Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report, Sean Hannity of Fox News and radio talk show host Mark Levin, are already getting restless with the lack of action.
Anne Coulter, a prominent Trump backer, recently wrote, “This is the Silence of the Lambs Congress. They’re utterly silent, emerging from the House gym or their three-hour lunches only to scream to the press about Trump.”
Republicans had better deliver, or “Trump may follow conservative pundits in directing fire at GOP legislative leaders.”