Maybe, Republicans have won: ruin the USA by doing without government. That way “little thiefdoms of Wealth” are the only functioning fiefdom. Look at Flint. Phil Powers makes this point: Phil Power: Second thoughts on the Flint water debacle http://s.mlive.com/ahqYwLXorigins of the crisis are widespread and suggest a systemic breakdown of systems of government — local, state and federal.
The Electorate gets it and wants change! We want a government that functions; does what it says it does. Rules enforced.