Even though Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress, it hasn’t been able to get much of anything done when it comes to the big ticket items they have been promising for years.
That is especially true when it comes to the big ticket items like healthcare. They haven't even really started the process when it comes to tax reform. Gary Polland with the Texas Conservative Review tells KTRH the problem is that while Democrats are unified, Republicans are not.
“We don’t have a majority in Congress that’s conservative. I think that’s clearly the case,” Polland stated.
The party is split between moderate and conservative members. Polland says Republicans simply don't have the kind of leadership they did about 15 years ago, when former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay was the House Majority leader.
“We miss that kind of forceful leadership. It seems like members of the Senate and the House are like sheep wandering out into the wilderness,” Polland explained, adding that leadership has the power to make the rest of the caucus do what it wants to do, but hasn't used that power yet.