Jason Lewis and Doug Discuss 'Comfortable Conservatism'


Right now in the United States House, it's less than 8 years. Did you and most people don't realize this, that in this next Congress, they'll be less than 40% of the membership of the Republican caucus have ever served with anybody that they came in before Donald Trump. So, I mean, I mean, it's huge turnover. And you see it a little bit in the Santa. It's always the anomalies. It's always the Schumer as the Pelosi's the Dan youngs even. I put that. But what happens is, is what you just touched on. Is the staff on Capitol Hill, which you got a lot of great folks, but a lot of those committees have been there 30 years and they don't like change. Then you go into the bureaucracy. That's where I think the biggest problem is, you know, I got, you know, if you want to talk to me, it's fine, but let's have a some kind of at least turnover in Washington and these cubicles up and down these streets because that's where the real governess is going because we in Congress sort of gave our power away to them. Right. No, you're right. We don't do civil service reform. All is lost. I think incoming president has control over three or 4000 employees out of 2 million. So, you know, he's going to come and go and you're going to get those political appointees. But really, Peter strzok and Lisa page proved where the departments are. And the same with these committee staffs and all of that. So I couldn't agree with you more. Look, what I write in the book, Doug, is that too often Republicans want to revert back to what I call comfortable conservatism. And by that, I mean, what are you going to alienate related advocate for term limits? And I happen to be in favor of them, but I agree with you that I'm in favor of them for everybody. But who are you going to alienate? Nobody. Wearing a Ukrainian flag lapel pin. We really going to alienate nobody. You talk about a tax cut. We believe in tax cuts, but it's about as safe a political position as you can get. But if you start talking about we really shouldn't have a biological male swimming against my daughter swim team in college. We really shouldn't have lawlessness in the streets, although they are talking about that. But we ought to close the borders. Or how about this? We get to the point right now with China. We're not too many generations ago of you unleashed a bioweapon on the world. That would have been considered an act of war.

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