This article appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday:
Gov. Scott Walker shouldn’t dismiss social issues
By Francis Cannon And Maggie Gallagher
Dec. 9, 2013
The Democrats’ unfolding Obamacare disaster is in danger of temporarily distracting Republicans from their most important task. The Grand Old Party is in the middle of one of those periodic intellectual funks that will lead in the end either to renewal or to defeat.
The Democrats’ hubris in passing a fundamental health care transformation without a single Republican vote combined with President Barack Obama’s lethal combination of deliberate deception and utter incompetence in the Obamacare rollout has breathed new life into the GOP for the 2014 elections.
But the conservative movement, as a movement, cannot depend on reaction to overreach by Democrats as an ongoing governing strategy, and the smart political leaders are recognizing that fact.