To the editor:
The GOP lost the recent shutdown/budget battle because they have no communications strategy, and many are weak in the heat of battle. Sen. Dan Coats and Rep. Todd Young voted with Harry Reid when this battle got tough, so they could be called “responsible Republicans” by Barack Obama.
Harry Reid and other Democrats called the GOP “terrorists” and “murderers,” while the Republicans were politically polite and totally inarticulate.
Because Republicans kept compromising to make the media think they were reasonable, no one knew what they really wanted. All we knew was Republicans were against Obamacare and committed the unpardonable sin in PC culture: They have convictions, and they are willing to disrupt the flow of government spending for them.