Lee Drutman · Monday, March 27, 2017, 1:44 pm
All signs point to a hard road ahead for the GOP.
Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is now receding into the rearview mirror. So it's a good time to take stock. What lessons have we learned? And what do these lessons tell us about what to expect going forward?
Here are my three lessons:
1) Policy capacity and expertise matter.
2) Lobbying matters.
3) The GOP civil war really is real.
In a sense, these are all things we should have known all along. But they continue to be relevant. Taken together, these lessons tell us that Republicans are going to have a hard, hard road ahead.