What some call “irrational contrarianism,” James R. Rogers points out, might also be “the true belief that the government perhaps ought be smaller.” From today’s On the Square:
Mann and Ornstein, as well as other GOP critics in the media, miss the deep frustration that has developed over decades among a wide swath of GOP voters. For better or for worse, these voters actually want to see a change in the trajectory of the national government. They’d be happy with compromise and problem solving, as long as compromise meant that the size of the national government decreased—even if at a slower rate than they wanted. Perhaps GOP voters finally elected representatives who will do in Washington what they say they’ll do in the district.
Read the rest here.