This is typical politician, party affiliation has nothing to do with it. They like to take credit for popular accomplishments, and deny or limit responsibility for unpopular items.
A straight party ticket is often a foolish way to go. Just because someone has an R by their name doesn't mean they're the best candidate. In the last election, I voted mostly democrat, but voted for McCrory over Perdue. She's definitely wasn't the best one for the job.
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