Most of the major players are exactly the same players from the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s.
Particularly Newt Gingrich. Mind you, there’s one or two things about him that I’ll give credit for. But he’s been shaping things for quite a time and this is a desired result.
It’s very Ends Justifies The Means.
Congress has always lacked a soul but it used to know how to fake it.
No more though. It’s all raw now.
The thing: Public Opinion Does Not Matter.
It _can_ if it gets beyond breaking point.
But it won’t.
It’s the power players that have the power and Trump is just an enabler to an existing Congressional mental illness, not the puppetmaster.
Worst thing is: There’s not a human puppetmaster even though just above I gave a name.
It’s deeper and it’s sad.