August 5, 2017

...UNTIL IT POURS DOWN LIKE JUSTICE...:

Republican Discontent With Trump Rising Like A River (Jamie Stiehm, August 5, 2017, Creators)

If you listen, you can hear it coming closer.

The rumble of resistance to President Trump is rising faster than a river this summer. It's not the Democratic minority in Congress. What's new, at the seven-month stretch, is Republican rebellion growing within the government. Even the rock-ribbed Republican House approved a Russian sanctions bill Trump unwillingly signed.

Anxious thoughts on the Senate side of the Capitol dome shadow Republicans. What have we wrought? Can we govern going forward? Tell us how this president ends.

The sea change is, they don't fear Trump's power anymore. Now they're running scared of his plummeting unpopularity.

Typically, you damage your own electoral chances if you run against a president of your party, as the GOP did by opposing immigration and SS reform in '06 and the economic rescue of '08.  But W is the very definition of a Republican and a conservative.  Donald is neither, so there is no damage to opposing him. Indeed, they all ran ahead of him in their states and districts and carried him in incidentally.

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