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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, March 3, 2017

How Long Can They Hold Out?

The GOP - at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue - needs to find its breaking point on investigating the foul smell coming from their own nest.  At what point will GOP members of Congress (besides Lindsey Graham) finally decide to call for a special prosecutor?

We have seen since 2008 that the GOP is primarily concerned with the GOP.  Their policy prescriptions come pre-packaged from ALEC, the Heritage Institute and various other Koch sucking entities.  These policy prescriptions have little to no relevance to actual problems facing the country and the world.  Hence the ongoing chaos of their efforts to repeal Obamacare.  Under the guidance of a 21st century John C. Calhoun in Mitch McConnell, the GOP has become the party of nullification, but that is insufficient to actually running the government.

So their policy agenda is in tatters, besides regulatory rollback within the executive branch.  Their president is at the nexus of swirling and persistent rumors of illegal and unethical behavior with fucking Russia of all places.  They can't hold a town hall without getting yelled at.

Self preservation would argue for distancing themselves from Trump.  One of McConnell's insights was that the public at large doesn't pay attention to details, they simply hold the president and his party accountable for everything.

At what point does the GOP throw Trump overboard?  Or are they willing to go down with this very leaky ship?

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