From Zero Hedge:
[B]oth healthcare and tax reform are now indefinitely dead, which means that a suddenly pivoting Trump, who earlier today said he had “changed his mind” on Syria, may have no choice but to begin war with Assad to distract from everything else that is going on in the US.
From Andrew Clarke on the Freedom Caucus:
The group has worked hard to develop its own war chest with the support of major players in conservative politics (such as the Koch Industries Inc. PAC). The House Freedom Fund brought in about $1.4 million during the past election cycle. That enables Freedom Caucus leaders to insulate their members from Republican establishment threats to pull funds.
The demise of the Dem establishment is a quaint dumpster fire. Meanwhile, Trump is bent on creating Galt’s Gulch:
You don’t need to listen for long to the very rich to realise that many see themselves as the “independents” Friedrich Hayek celebrated in The Constitution of Liberty, or as John Galt, who led a millionaires’ strike against the government in Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged. Like Hayek, they regard freedom from democracy as an absolute right, regardless of the costs this may inflict on others, or even themselves.