Failing to get its agenda passed, GOP returns to Clinton-bashing – California News

Failing to get its agenda passed, GOP returns to Clinton-bashing – California News

Hillary Clinton is back, as Republicans try to make people forget its failure to do much this year by bashing the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.

The GOP is returning to a time-tested strategy for rallying its base. It’s a tactic crucial to the party’s hopes for retaining control of the House and Senate next year, because so far, Republicans can’t promote their effectiveness.

Despite control of the White House and both Houses of Congress, the party has been unable to repeal and replace Obamacare. Next month, it’s likely to struggle to revamp the tax code or spending significantly. And Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

But now, Republicans can eagerly remind voters, they’re at least making sure Clinton doesn’t get away with anything.

Clinton-bashing is a strategy that helped the GOP win control of Congress in 1994, President Bill Clinton’s second year, as well as the White…

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