1. Gerrymandering sounds like a potent stimulus for the GOP refusal to deal, even with a winning hand..
However, the Speaker could not get the GOPers to follow his recommendations based on his deal worked on with our President who caved on SS. The GOP is in major disarray, and I still think they are trying to be true to Grover and his pledge. Their peeps are the 1%, and they don't care what happens to the Nation's Economy let alone the severe damage this will do to the 2 Million families that will lose their unemployment check. This is just nasty and who knows how it will be resolved, but it ain't a'gonna be none too good.