Take the premises
1] That congress is less popular than pond scum.
2] That you must be seen to be holding partisan lines firmly by your base.
How do you pass legislation?
Well you can put together a piece of legislation [preferably proposed by an "independent" committee] that everyone in congress can say is obviously stupid even though there are things in it that both opposing sides like.
You can then apparently fight like crazy about taxes, cuts, cuddly toys and winged pigs,
Then when you have satisfied the base you can hold up your hands and deny any responsibility whatsoever when the legislation comes into effect.
Government by denial.
You can of course repeal anything that annoys you personally and make a lot of noise about repealing sections that may be infuriating your friends.
Phew, saved from any consequences, hell we cant get any less popular and we cannot be blamed because we all said it was silly. Woot! Now we can get back to posturing.
Could this be the new way of governing? Having your cake and eating it, then spitting out the crumbs in faux outrage.
You can always fall back to the old gold standard of just lying about how you supported a piece of legislation but voted against its implementation, and just hope everyone was asleep at the time. For example; background checks.
You can still vote to give the president war powers and then say afterwards that you never thought he would use them without asking for permission a second time.
You can still waste time in creating and then voting upon legislation that you know has no chance of ever becoming law.
However, this new methodology would allow you to posture much more successfully and avoid nasty things like actually having a voting record on specifics.
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