The Hatch Rule: if a GOP politician without a conservative record starts cozying up to the tea party, you can be sure he’ll veer back left as soon as he is out of danger of losing his seat.
Some lessons you just have to learn the hard way. Tigers don’t change their stripes, and RINOs don’t change their ways. We made a mistake believing this one would.
One way to prevent making the same mistake twice is to give the mistake a simple name as an easy reminder not to make that mistake again. “The Hatch Rule” will work just fine as a reminder.