Find a disturbing historical analogy before they're all taken!
Trotsky? Taken. Col. Kurtz? Spoken for. The punditocracy is dangerously low on unique historical analogues for the GOP.
Think 1996 was bad for the GOP? This time will be much, much worse
The year 1996, the last time the GOP took its toys and went home rather than fund the government, hasn’t loomed so large in Washington since it actually was 1996. Democrats, the media, and a not insignificant number of Republicans are convinced the looming shutdown will be just as disastrous for today’s GOP as the previous one was for Newt Gingrich’s.