Well, I have to admit, I didn't see this coming. President Trump was sounding like he was willing to work with Democrats. I thought it was a bluff, or more accurately, a threat to get Republicans to work with him instead of being obstinate and locking in to the status quo. Instead, it appears Republicans are the ones willing to work with Democrats to the exclusion of the Tea Party caucus. Just, wow.
I suppose this should have been predictable. A vast swath of establishment Republicans are pretty much RINOs anyway. So openly and eagerly working with Democrats is not a big stretch for them. Nonetheless, it stings as much as Bill Whittle et. al. discuss here: