RealClearPolitics by Caitlin Huey-Burns
-- Conservative advocacy groups made a name for themselves in the Obama
era by holding members of their own party accountable on policy issues.
They funded primary campaigns against Republicans they perceived to be
squishy, ran score cards on key votes, poured millions of dollars into
various campaigns, and mobilized grassroots activism to great effect.
And they aren't letting up now, even as Republicans control both
chambers of Congress and the White House and the chance for major
reforms hangs in the balance.
But while their mission hasn't changed, key dynamics have: namely, a GOP
president who isn't an ideologue and didn't campaign as a