Say What?

TNR’s Eve Fairbanks:

That shows what a political vote this was, but it also highlights an increasingly dominant House dynamic: the rise of the conservatives, what a friend calls the proponents of “free trade, libertarianism, true free markets, freedom from government intervention in a wide range of sectors, true, rock-ribbed, hard core conservatism,” led by younger Reps. Jeb Hensarling and Mike Pence. Hensarling and Pence flexed their muscles and showed their power by opposing this bill. Most of this year’s retirements are from the more moderate wing of the party, which is feeling less and less comfortable in the House these days.

If Mike Pence is a libertarian, I’m a bloody cockatoo.


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