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

Friday, January 13, 2017

Long Way From The Breaking Point

As Ed points out, the downfall of Nixon enjoyed strong support from the GOP right up until he didn't.  Once the smoking gun tape came out, he was toast and resigned rather than destroy his party.  As it was, 1976 was the only year Democrats won the White House from 1968-1992, and it was exceptionally close.

Republicans in Congress have to understand that their continued support for a Trump administration that looks to be breathtaking in its kleptocratic practices needs to be negotiable.  He's not "one of them" and Pence can sign their shitty bills just as easily as Trump.

Once a GOP Congressman decides that her fortunes are being hurt by Trump, she will abandon him to save her skin.  This, however, presumes two things: that their districts are not so gerrymandered that they have to worry about the electorate and that they aren't fucking kleptocrats themselves.

This is not a promising start.

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