Monday, July 10, 2017
GOP: Great At Demonizing Dems - Terrible At Governing
The top cartoon (from bobdiven.com) represents the Republican officials before January of 2017. They were a powerful party when out of power, because all they had to do was demonize the dominant Democrat (and oppose everything the Democrats tried to do).
The bottom cartoon (from davegranlund.com) represents the Republicans since they took over the White House and both houses of Congress in January 2017. They have been exposed as a dysfunctional machine, whose parts no longer fit together. They are now expected to govern, and they don't seem to have a clue as to how to do that.
They are learning that while demonizing and obstructing are easy, governing is much harder.
The following is much of an excellent article by Stan Collender at Forbes.com on the current situation GOP officials find themselves in: