Speaking of Reagan, his old gang yesterday, the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, unanimously passed a resolution supporting the valiant efforts of Rep. Mike Pence and the Republican Study Committee to cut spending through “Operation Offset.” It’s a real shot in the arm for Pence and his fellows, and a much-needed shot across the bow of the GOP leadership. The 32-member ACU Board is made up of the likes of David Keene, Grover Norquist, Wayne LaPierre, and Steve Moore — the leadership would be wise to pay attention.
This is a happy development. For the base has been incredibly patient with this Congress and indeed the Bush administration. A little public cage-rattling is very much in order — perhaps overdue.