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The general election is a yet a year away, and like the budget deal, there may be a few more bi-partisan bills passed to minimize the possible negative image of a "no compromise" Freedom Caucus controlled Congress. Voters will be deceived.
All the Democrats need to do is get out and vote...a coalition of the Hillary Clinton supporters and the Bernie Sanders supporters, but that might be wishful thinking. There are many Sanders supporters who are "anti-Clinton" and may not feel so inspired to vote on election day. I don't know if the reverse is true.
One thing we cannot ignore. The Republican base of the Freedom Caucus and the Christian Crusaders are a formidable force driven by anger and hate. They will vote in large numbers.
Getting back on subject, if Clinton or Sanders wins the presidency, we can expect four more years of polarization of Congress and "no more compromises" by the Freedom Caucus. Paul Ryan will find it hard slogging.
The midterm elections in 2018 will be pivotal. Ground Hog Day repeating 2010 and 2014, but with a different cast of characters. Democrats are historically a bit fickle about voting in midterms. Republicans are obedient.
I hope I'm wrong.