It must be a real challenge being a Republican lawmaker these days. Not only do you have to find increasingly creative ways to explain your opposition to positions you once supported; you simultaneously have to keep coming up with ideas that are even worse than the last ones your colleagues just promulgated. The race to the bottom is never won.
Republicans who've shuddered at the notion of raising taxes on the super rich and cried foul with accusations of ‘class warfare' have ignored the steady disintegration of the American middle class and the ever-increasing divide between rich and poor.
About half of the people who watch the Super Bowl aren't watching it for the actual game. They're watching it for the commercials.