We’ve been here before. Well, not exactly here, but it was a similar situation.
Twelve years ago the Republicans controlled The White House and both houses of Congress. Ten years ago they lost Congress. Eight years ago The Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress with supermajorities. Six years ago they lost the House. Two years ago they lost the Senate. Earlier this month the Democrats lost the White House too, leaving the GOP in control of two branches of the federal government, and poised to give them the Supreme Court in the next few years.
That’s kind of a wild pendulum swing in only twelve years.
In 2004 some Republicans were talking about a “permanent GOP majority”. In 2008 some Democrats were talking about a “permanent Democrat majority”. Neither of those dreams survived the next election. Will history repeat itself again?
If Trump and the GOP leadership want to stay in charge for an extended period they need to do something different. Scrape away the ideology and what the majority of the American people want is simple:
3. Clean government
4. Competent/efficient government
If the Republicans can figure out how to give the country those things, they’ll get reelected. If not, expect to see the Democrats make a comeback.