The American political system has remained stable mainly because its political parties have remained rational over our history. That rationality has been mainly based on the accepted principle that there isn’t more to power in our system than winning elections, which can create short-sighted leadership at times, but also discourages sweeping changes to the country by a party on a political suicide mission. A party with a leadership of zealots, though, could choose to use a two-year session of Congress to fundamentally remake America if it accepted a humiliating loss of power as the necessary trade-off. [Emphasis mine]
And don't count on the next Republican Congress categorically undoing this remake. Once a majority of the electorate gets a taste of all these expensive benefits (and most of the ones who will are ones who pay little or no income tax so won't care about rising tax bills), it will be all but impossible to take the benefits away. And I use the term "benefit" rather loosely here, as none of this truly benefits any of us. Least of all our grandchildren. Try paying back $10 trillion before they pull your credit line.
Are Democrats choosing to run off a cliff with ObamaCare?