And The Beat – and The Status Quo - Goes On
Below is a link to an article from Politico, illustrating that the Republicans not only have done almost nothing since the election but that they are unlikely to do much of anything during this session of the Congress. As readers of these pages should recognize, none of this is surprising. Preserving the status quo, in the face of widespread popular anger and dissatisfaction, is what our ruling political class is all about.
Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. Has anyone noticed thaGt the Republicans not only have "failed" to repeal and replace "Obamacare" - it isn't a "failure" if they never intended to do it - but that they have passed no significant legislation? And Trump's tax "reform" is dead as well. But these are not failures because the Republicans, like the Democrats, are essentially status quo politicians, uninterested in real change because that would undermine their power and threaten their reign. And the Trump circus serves to hide this agenda, including the hysteria over those oh-so-dangerous Russkies!! Gee whiz: The latter bleating by the Democrats and the media sounds just like JFK in the 60s predicting "the apocalypse!"