Democratic strategist Shripal Shah writes:
Only in Washington can people argue that doing something the public hates is better than not doing it. But that’s where we are with the post-game analysis of the tax fight, where a historically unpopular president teamed up with a historically unpopular Republican Congress to pass a historically unpopular bill that further rigs the economy for the rich at everyone else’s expense.
Anyone who thinks this bill will improve the Republican Party’s electoral prospects is ignoring history and common sense. In reality, 2018 just went from bad to worse for the GOP thanks to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump.
Shripal Shah concludes:
The 2010 parallels are striking, and the Republicans ignoring them do so at their own peril. As someone who has been on the receiving end of a wave, I say this with certainty: thanks to this tax scam, 2018 just got a lot more daunting for Republicans trying to keep control of Congress. They have no one to blame but themselves.