After a historic election that put Republicans in control of the White House and both Houses of Congress, many are beginning to feel a little like the dog that finally caught the car – not quite sure whether to hang on and try to get control before they crash or jump off and hope they don’t break their necks when they land.
As of this writing, President-elect Trump (11 days away from his inauguration) has named his choices for most of the Cabinet and top White House positions. While many are likely to draw stiff opposition from Democrats, most if not all will probably be confirmed. That’s due in part to the fact that Democrats made changes to Senate rules in 2013 (when they were the majority) that allow most nominees (except Supreme Court Justices) to be confirmed with only 51 votes instead of the usual 60. What goes around comes around.