Where does one begin. The gang at the lake has been sitting back and watching it all happen. An amazing election season. The most amazing thing is the utter shock and misunderstanding displayed by the mainstream GOP folk. They truly have and still have, no idea of how far they have become near traitors and idiots to their following. The “anger” of the Trump crowd mystifies them. It should not. They need only look at their dubious performance over that last eight years to see that they spoke one way and acted another.
Mitch McConnell's actions are the best example. Bills not pursued because the Democrats might filibuster. The Cruz filibuster brought the ceiling on him, but Democrats would assume the positions of gods? Let their filibuster shut the government down. Let them take the honest blame for once. Instead he was afraid they might speak. Oh the horror as Sheldon might say.
An in the end , if you look the last few years over, even the most minimal of cuts has been restored. Could they even go for a 1% cut in the automatic 8% raise each year? Nope. The GOP failed to understand who voted for them. They should not be mystified, they should be ashamed.
The other issue they failed to grasp is that the whole Democratic Party platform has emotions at its base. It has been hard to attack because they are always emotional. The Biggest thing Trump has put his finger on, is that the GOP can be emotional too. Just look at that border response that started the Trump movement. It was all emotion. The has been the key to the Democrats moves for decades. Child do not get educated. Grandma is pushed off a cliff. People starve even if 50 cents is cut from the budget for the Tea Office (inspects tea). Emotion, always emotion. Now the GOP has it, too.