My personal little nightmare scenario is playing out in real time.

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    Desperately searching for a silver lining for Trump's win in November, I was hoping that the Democratic party's deep nationwide debacle would force it to look inward and realize that its cynical commitment to Identity Politics played a significant role in its demise. Maybe the party would realize that it could do just fine electorally by stopping its obsession on splitting us into little grievance groups as part of their decades-long "divide and conquer" approach.

    In short, I was hoping that Trump's shocking win would lead to a Reformation of the Democratic Party.

    But I knew - and said here many times - that there was one (1) thing that could stop that from happening, and that would be if Trump screwed up so quickly and so completely and so badly that the Democrats would not have to go through a Reformation, that the Regressives who control the party would be able to just jump right back in the saddle in 2018/2020 and continue on with their crusade.

    Well, so far, my little nightmare scenario - Trump screwing up bigly in office and the Regressives licking their chops - is playing out just as I feared.

    Maybe I'll take up gardening, huh?

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    You do realize that the criticism of those who already hated him; has as much value today, as it did in November, don't you?
     
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    Much of what Trump wanted to do with Obamacare, taxes, immigration is dependent on cooperation from his party in the House and Senate.
    So far they have let him down BIGLY. Because of this, I won't put all of the blame on him.
    Second, instead of simply being the party in opposition, the Dimocrats have acted no better than the alt-left with their "resist, resist, resist" campaign.
     
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    I'm usually really BAD at predicting political stuff, so I guess it's possible that support for him is stronger than it seems, just as in November.

    But this sure doesn't look good.
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    It was the only card they could play.

    The most important polls right now are the internals run by GOP congresspeople facing tough races in 2018 and maybe 2020. If they look bad, those folks are gonna keep their backs turned on Trump.
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    A great many of those republicans up for re-election, have their necks on the chopping block, precisely for not backing our duely elected president. Time will tell I suppose.
     
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    Well, the problem for the GOP is if those guys get primaried by Trump supporters, the Trump supporters win, and Trump's numbers stay low - that's all a recipe for Democratic wins.
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    And that's why the only way today to get an agenda passed is to have term limits.
    Once lawmakers know their job is only temporary, they are likely to perform their duties without always thinking about the next election.
     
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    Absolutely. Imagine how differently these people would behave.
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    Then I guess, for a change... The Dems and I, are hoping for the same outcome...
     

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