House Republican leaders, having dispensed with the debt limit and put immigration reform on the back burner, will return to their political comfort zone with a legislative agenda focused on attacking the Obama administration and government excess.Let me translate: House Republican leaders, having done nothing but the bare minimum to avoid catastrophic economic collapse, will return to their political comfort zone with a legislative agenda focused on doing nothing.
That's the GOP 2014 game plan in a nutshell: doing nothing and bragging about it. Meanwhile, Democrats will be doing things like pushing the GOP to extend emergency unemployment benefits, enact immigration reform, and raise the minimum wage.
There's no question in my mind about which agenda is more popular: It's the Democratic one. The question is whether Democrats will have the resolve to see it through to the finish line—and, if so, whether voters will bother to show up and cast ballots. Tom Perkins certainly hopes not.