It’s a new day in Washington.
Republicans are in charge of both chambers of Congress, and President Barack Obama is the only national Democrat who will wield any major power for the next two years (though that power is still considerable). “It’s morning in America,” one giddy politico said, greeting another giddy politico Wednesday morning.
So how did incoming Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner unveil their new agenda to an eager American people?
Republicans have been battered for decades for catering to Wall Street (a charge both parties in Washington are guilty of), and in 2012, Mitt Romney was bludgeoned into submission with the rich-guy baseball bat. So we’d think that, having earned a little breathing room in 2014, Republican leaders would be particularly careful with their party’s fragile image. But who are we kidding.
“Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate,” the joint op-ed begins. “We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans who are clearly frustrated by an increasing lack of opportunity, the stagnation of wages, and a government that seems incapable of performing even basic tasks.”
If we squint really hard, we can make out one final, ghostly line: “Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on…”
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