There is a growing, persistent stoicism about the ability of our Congress to do anything but campaign. This is a big swing election coming up. Those unwilling to govern will be crowded out. The strength of a democracy is that the will of the people, not the media show “Peoples Will” starring Ted Cruz, but the actual will of the masses, will not be denied forever.
It happens more like millions of voting machines switching political magnet polarity, than the bombast and burning of the French Revolution, but it effectively is the same thing. A shift in power and legislative control. The crazies eventually give way to the sincere.
California is already there: Dem legislature and Governor, Gerrymandering administered by census science bureaucrats, carbon regulation and caps forcing development of electric cars and mass transit, water use restrictions driving life style changes, Right2Die returned to public control, increasing taxes to invest in infrastructure and services, gun control rolling out…
People in other states see what is going on behind the media noise and they want their Statehouses to do some of the same for them. They also know the Conservative brand is a front for blocking them from better circumstances. Those in S. Carolina see the dams Raleigh maintained with a $2M budget still standing and those maintained by Columbia with a $240k austerity budget are collapsing.