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The Stupid Party Finally Gets Smart on the Court

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

The GOP learned, not just from Republican failures but from Democrat obstructionism, particularly regarding the conservative nominees of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Trading Miers for Samuel Alito and Garland for Gorsuch looks a lot like the deals Red Auerbach once pulled on hayseed general managers throughout the NBA.

Half-baked Obamacare is recipe for GOP failure

Editors, Washington Examiner

Instead of reforming a system, this bill would simply check a box. It is a bill intended to fulfill, on paper, the campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare. But because it is bad policy, it is also bad politics. It won't improve much in the sector, and it will lead voters to blame Republicans instead of Democrats for all the costs and confusion of the healthcare system.

House Republican Leaders Shouldn’t Misread The Election

Adam Brandon, Daily Caller

McCarthy and House Republican leaders would be making a serious mistake if they misread the results of the election. Voters wanted to “drain the swamp,” not maintain the cesspool that is the status quo in Washington. If McCarthy wants respect the results of the election, he should have the House Freedom Caucus play a prominent role in 2017 and push a pro-growth agenda.

California GOP’s Final Death Throes

Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

California long ago shifted to the left demographically and economically, and there’s basically nothing the GOP can do to stop it. The state’s party has been particularly mock-worthy, with its goofy strategies, poor candidates and lack of fundraising prowess. But it doesn’t really matter at this point.

Poll: GOP voters trust Trump more than Ryan to lead party

Harper Neidig, The Hill

A majority of Republican voters in a NBC/Survey Monkey poll released Tuesday says they would trust presidential nominee Donald Trump to lead the GOP over Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The survey shows that 63 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning voters say they trust Trump more than Ryan to lead the party, while 34 percent put their trust in the Speaker.