The GOP in Suspended Animation
The latest shot-across-the-bow at the GOP is that instead of Grand Old Party it now means Greed Over Principle. Which I suppose is clever enough, but the fact is that no one knows what the hell is going on and only the brave and foolish will offer an opinion.
I am brave enough, but not so foolish.
And we thought Donald Trump was only damaging himself
Ah, not so my friend. Today’s NPR reports that Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt has announced he will not seek another term next year, making him the latest in a string of long-serving Senate Republicans to decline a reelection bid. Those names include Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio and Richard Shelby of Alabama.
There are fifty Republican Senators, so 10% are voluntarily leaving and we’re twenty months from the next election.
…eight Republican Senators (none of those retiring) and 139 Republican members of the House of Representatives officially objected to the result…