Only Gridlock Can Save America Now
Excerpt: Trump is undermining the GOP’s ability to block liberal initiatives. When Republicans lost the presidential election back at the Republican National Convention in July, many elected GOPers feigned support for the party’s doomed nominee in an effort to placate the base and hold their majority in Congress. After watching Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood tape (honestly, does anyone believe this is the last, or most odious, of the October surprises?), some of these candidates have decided the gambit wasn’t worth it. So naturally, Trump has targeted down-ballot races in his own party – those of such candidates as House speaker Paul Ryan and Arizona senator John McCain. As it turns out, cult leaders are less concerned about the long-term philosophical aims of your political party than they are about your personal loyalty and subservience.