Key Take-Away: These are some good Take-Aways. I think the Foreign Affairs angle is spot on. And I predict it will come back to bite us in the ass. The Filibuster Proofing Angle is worth watching. I think they have at least 70 votes +. I also agree this puts enormous pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he’s essentially a lame-duck. If he wants to leave a legacy, he might just buck the Freedom Caucus.
Key Take-Away from Rubin: To many Americans, Trump is a flat-out racist. The danger for everyone with an “R” after his or her name is that the public may conclude the same is true for the Republican Party as a whole. When Cotton and Perdue act this way, they reinforce the image that the GOP is the party of and for whites.