Many Republicans are giddy over the smashing election victories that brought the GOP back into control of the House. But many of the freshmen Republicans are wary of repeating the mistakes made by their brethren in the class of 1994, Politico reports
“They came in, and they had the great Contract with America, and, of course, by 2006 you saw what happened,” Rep-elect Allen West of Florida explains, referring to the GOP’s loss of both houses of Congress four years ago.
“I think the difference for the class of 2010 is that we’re not going to get 10 years. We have got to turn this thing around in two years, or at least start showing the indicators that we’re going on the right track. I think the first 90 to 120 days are going to be very important, and it’s going to set the tone. The American people are not patient right now.”
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