by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
The American political system has never quite seen anything like the current opposition to President Trump and his unusual reaction to it.
Republicans should have been delighted with control of both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court, state governorships and the legislatures, and the White House. In principle, they laud Trump's efforts to appoint strict constructionists to the federal courts, to increase oil and gas production, to reform Obamacare and the tax code, and to restore deterrence abroad.
Yet the Republican-controlled Congress is nearly paralyzed. It simply cannot unite to deliver on promised major legislation. Some senators and representatives find Trump too uncouth to support his otherwise agreeable proposals, and they fear (or hope) that he may not finish out his term. Some worry that Trump's low approval rating might hurt their own reelections. Some are careerists who value getting along more than fighting for the White House agenda.
The result is that when factions of the Republican Congress are not battling one another, they are feuding with Democrats and often with the Trump White House. Full Story....Here