Picture the Oval Office as the boardroom in The Apprentice. The Congressional team loses and Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are summoned.
Normally, on The Apprentice, the losing team is given a chance to explain. President Trump makes sure the cameras are there and rails at both of them.
I thought of this, when I realized in the last two weeks, President Trump is going after his own party more than the Democrats. Then it occurred to me. You’d think Trump would blame the Democrats. No. Why? The Democrats aren’t doing anything. They don’t have to. The Republicans control both houses of Congress, but haven’t gotten the job done.
Now look at President Trump’s history and how he’s run his business interests. The Democrats are a rival company. He sees the Republicans in Congress as his employees Except Trump realizes a problem. He can’t fire these employees.
Or can he? Four-fifths of the Republican Party now support the president. What if the president just finds other Republicans to run against the established ones? Think of this as a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. Like the hostile takeover of a corporation. The presidents supporters are the stakeholders, the Republican congressman his employees, the Democrats the competition. Maybe both parties can become casinos. (In Tucson our two tribes, the Tohono O’odham and the Pascua Yaqui, each have casinos).