Congressional Republicans lost their excuse for inaction and seem to be floundering without it

Washington Post:
Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

The president's allies on Capitol Hill have described the dynamic between the White House and GOP lawmakers as a “disconnect” between Republicans who are finding it difficult to accept that he is the leader of the party that they have long controlled.
The Republican Congress seems to be having a problem getting out of its own way.  It no longer has an excuse for not passing legislation its base wants but seems incapable of moving.  It is like it struggling against movie quicksand.

While I had my reservations about the President, I do not think he is the problem.  He has shown flexibility with Congress and they still can't get much done when it comes to major legislation like healthcare and taxes.

The bulk of the problem seems to be concentrated in the Senate.  It is not enough to make people want to vote for Democrats, but it is enough to make them want to challenge recalcitrant Senators in a primary.


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