It may pass but what finally emerges might not suit political hobbyists such as yourself, the racist schmks or the manifest destiny crowd.<quoted text>
There was a time - twice, actually, in my lifetime - that Democrats were the party considered to have lost its way and on the ropes.
As for Republicans, they will regroup. This, too, shall pass.
For now the (R) party is the stupid party unable to collectively find real solutions to real problems. Take reasonable gun control for instance, forming a national data base for those with serious mental problems requires unwinding HIPPA and then facing years of legal challenges at enormous co$t and perhaps sprouting another new government agency. Rebuilding (bulletproofing) existing schools and turning new schools into fortresses would create unimaginable expense for all school systems perhaps putting parochial schools out of business.