Dana Milbank

Republicans were elected last November on the strength of Tea Party populism, but their behavior as they prepare to assume control of the House of Representatives closely mirrors that of their Democratic predecessors. Republicans have agreed to a significant increase in the deficit and they’ve taken up the closed debate style of legislation that conservative voters railed against. They speak of a strong mandate while the poll numbers show a very even split among the electorate.

Milbank writes about political theater in the nation’s capital.

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