I am a member of neither party but:
1. The GOP won handily in the 6th House District in Georgia. The Democratic Party inclined MSM is doing all it can to whittle away at the numbers each day but their defeat is apparent. This make four in a row that the Democrats have lost in special elections conducted to fill open seats. The Dems poured money into the election in this suburban Atlanta district. They hugely outspent the Republicans. Most of the money came from the film industry and Silicon Valley. In California the local media continue to reflect an attitude of "we came close." IMO the out of state money increased the turnout for Karen Handel the local Republican politician. The Democrats keep saying that her predecessor won by 20 points but in fact he won unopposed by anyone significant. Nevertheless the national Democratic Party shows no sign of coming down from whatever kind of trip they have been on since November. Since that time they have been controlled by the street jihadis in screeching slogans in harmony, a chorus of secular maenads. What they need to do is formulate a party wide economic program but they show little interest in doing that. They would rather screech insults at the other side while implying publicly that the Republicans would be Democrats of they were not so ignorant and deplorably Southern. Mike Barnicle on the Mika's Joe program actually said yesterday that the Republicans won Atlanta because it was all "Chinatown" there. This is a reference to the Polanski film and it implies a total lack of order and civilization in the 6th District of Georgia. If I were a Republican I would hope that the Democrats stay on their present "high" for a long time.
2. The health bill is not going to receive a single vote from any Democratic senator. Harry Reid abolished the senate rule that required 60 votes for cloture. 51 votes will pass an action in the senate. The law does not require hearings before a floor vote. The health care bill is a roadblock to passing the rest of DJT's program. A lot of Trump's presumptive legislature program looks very promising. They should pass the bill and send it back to the House so that the process is visibly under way. Whatever needs be given or promised to dissident Republican senators should be presented to them with a nice red bow tied around it. There will time enough later to bargain over what has been promised.
3. Trump himself is a menace to the party's future. His erratic behavior, egotism and uncontrolled statements will eventually come to irritate far more people than now. At his rally last night he actually told the world that he has a low regard for poor people. A corollary of such an attitude is usually "I don't care how you got your money." There will be a cost attached to such statements. And then there is his mindless bellicosity with regard to foreign policy. I am told that his hair trigger temper has brought us very close to war in Korea. Such a war would be a disaster for all concerned. He listens to no one except his daughter and son-in-law. In Syria he is being "advised" by neocons, Zionist operatives and jingoist generals who desire war against the SAG and Iran. The GOP has to find a way to get this man under control. BTW the Salman action making his young son crown prince may seem like a good idea now but there will be intense resentment withing the royal family over this violation of the principle that established the idea that the most able in the family should rule. pl