The Future of the GOP
One key test of the GOP’s resolve to reconstitute its reformist credentials will come when the House Steering Committee meets in January and parcels out committee assignments. If the GOP’s big spenders are back at Appropriations en masse, don’t expect much in the way of even rhetorical change going forward.
Anuzis and Steele are both committed to closing the tech gap quickly which will be fairly easy if resources are applied, and Eric Cantor promises that the NRCC under Pete Sessions will be much more aggressive than in years past. If this is the case, Congressman Sessions will have an overhauled web presence and a list of the top fifty targeted seats posted asap, as well as a “challengers’ fund” established that will take contributions only for the purpose of winning back seats in 2010.