Sometimes things that are not said are more telling than what is said. This was true Thursday when four Republican governors told us how they balanced their states’ budgets, but forgot to mention how much of that came from federal funds.
They were quick to comment on the inability of House and Senate members to talk to each other and compromise, but never mentioned that the far right of the Republican Party hijacked the entire party and moderate Republicans were afraid to stand up to them. And when the conversation focused on the pending immigration bill, these governors waffled. They were proud to let us know there were some 30 Republican governors but never mentioned that in spite of all the negativity about Obama, they lost badly nationally the second time. Some disconnect. And if there is no meaningful immigration bill soon they will lose again in 2016.
One positive note: When the governors talked about how they worked closely with their constituents and found compromise solutions rather than vitriol, the system worked! Hopefully this will be what the rhetoric will be from them in the national election.