It’s Not Tribalism to Oppose What We’ve Always Opposed 


Phil’s, ahem, strong views on the Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill have gotten a lot of attention. You can argue that he’s wrong on the merits or the politics (I don’t believe he is), but you can’t say he’s inconsistent:

Someone came at me with the same argument, but then backed off when I tweeted back a link to one of our editorials criticizing one of Trump’s nascent infrastructure proposals:

As a general matter, we’ve never been kind toward Republican supporters of big spending, no matter who is president or what the circumstances (within limits, of course — sometimes there are genuine national emergencies).

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