He’s also a very partisan Democrat and wants the GOP to lose. Again, that’s not exactly a stunning revelation.
So when someone like Eugene Robinson starts offering advice to the Republican Party about tax policy, a logical person instantly should be suspicious that he’s actually trying to advance his own ideological and partisan agenda.
An obvious analogy would be me giving the Alabama coaches some advice as they prepare to play my beloved Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night (“hey, Coach Saban, you should have your quarterback play like he’s left‐handed… that surely will surprise the Georgia defense… oh, and have your secondary and D‐lineman trade places… I’m serious, that would be a brilliant strategy… I only want what’s best for you guys”).
In this spirit, Mr. Robinson wants the GOP to abandon the no‐tax‐hike pledge.