Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Coming Crisis

Let's assume that Hillary Clinton is elected the 45th president of the United States.

Let's assume that the Republic survives whatever sore-loser outburst from Donald Trump that could undermine faith in our democracy.

Let's assume that we don't see a wave election that delivers the House to the Democrats.

What the hell happens next?  Martin Longman is usually right about this stuff, and he thinks Ryan is doomed.  Maybe he secretly wanted the job last time and his disavowals were just kabuki, but maybe he really doesn't want to herd the kittens of his caucus.

The GOP is splitting at the seams, but their crack-up could have profound implications for our government.

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