As I watched events unfolding in Washington, D.C., I recently had an immediate visual image that encapsulates what is happening to the GOP in present times. I do not have the artistic ability to put this image forward to the editorial page of The Forum, but please let me describe it.

My wife and I visited Niagara Falls a few years ago. We took a boat tour below the falls which the chaos of water falling all around us and the clouds of water vapor rising upwards. There is a fenced-off viewing area of the wide and very fast-moving river with white caps moving toward the not yet visible falls.

The image — A large rubber raft full of oblivious GOP leaders paddling downstream and enjoying the adventure. On shore is a large group of tourists behind the fence gesticulating wildly, warning of the unseen catastrophe lying ahead.

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