Which senior official wrote this op-ed is less important than the possibility that any senior official inside this administration could have written it. On the flip-side, Cabinet Secretaries lining up to say “I didn’t do it” like antsy first-graders adds another layer of paranoia and absurdity to the Trump White House vibe.
The 241 to 194 advantage House Republicans have over Democrats was seemingly a sure deathblow to the signature achievement of the last administration. Indeed, the GOP was complacent with no help at all from Democrats. But Republicans’ range of likely to pass alternatives arrived with what I call a "Ryan's Choice."
Here are a few analysis and prediction-heavy notes spinning out of what Democrats may eventually come to see as the most damaging event of this election cycle.