It was thought after the last election Republicans would finally be able to get some legislation to at least reach the President’s veto pen. However, it appears as if even a Republican “bomb expert” would have a hard time defusing the device in this cartoon. On a relevant note, the Republicans have established two new precedents since the election. For the first time, the leader of another country was invited to speak to Congress by someone OTHER than the President; and, 47 Republican senators sent a letter to Iran in violation of an established and long respected law preventing legislators to take such actions. The former is not illegal, but is considered improper etiquette and WHEN Democrats do the same thing some time in the future, the Republicans will be very upset. The latter issue IS illegal, but the law making it illegal may be unconstitutional. Had Dems taken such an action, it is highly likely some Republicans would have been crying “Treason!”Our nation is facing an explosive future if our two party oligarchy fails to set aside its tribal and self serving behaviors and start doing the jobs they were elected to do.Respectfully,C.