A Trumpnami is coming, but Trump isn’t the only cause. Republicans have to have a reason to turn out in 2018. Trump’s presence in the White House is the Democrats’ reason. Legislative victories are the only possible Republican reason. Without those, why shouldn’t they spend Election Day on the couch with a bag of Cheetos and a fist full of Clint Eastwood movies?
But what type of legislative victories? That ought to be clear by now. Practical solutions to problems people have asked Washington to fix for years. People are tired of hearing excuses. They want solutions, now. Deliver or suffer the consequences.
A sweeping reform that took power from Washington and returned it to the people would be ideal. Unfortunately, ain’t nobody got time for that. So focusing on practical, tangible results is the best option.