Some will chafe at the description of congressional leadership as executive or middle management. Yes, Congress is collectively one leg of the balance of power in Washington, and members should be the voices of their districts. Congress has to check the president.

That said, McConnell and Ryan are managers of a dysfunctional division within the GOP brand that possesses approval ratings just this side of ambulance-chasing attorneys. Most Republican voters believe McConnell and Ryan manage the “division” that can’t get anything done and is focused on trying to satisfy suppliers (lobbyists, K Street, etc.) instead of their customers and the CEO.

This also one of the reasons McConnell and Ryan now have the current CEO whom voters sent to Washington, in large part, to clean up their dysfunctional operations.